About 79 Squadron Virtual Royal Air Force

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Current Activity

79vRAF is a group located in Northern Europe and North America that come together on a regular basis to ‘fly’ in combat flight simulators online. Our main focus is DCS World, with occasional forays into IL2 Great Battles.

79vRAF, as part of the wider EAF, mostly flies the AV8B NA Harrier II from Razbam and the ED F/A-18C Hornet Lot 20 and the ED Spitfire LF.MkIXe. EAF also fly the Viggen from Heatblur, the Gazelle from Polychop and we’re eagerly awaiting the F-14, also from Heatblur. We are happy to support other aircraft and helicopters as well.

EAF have our own TeamSpeak 3 server and also use Simple Radio to communicate while online. There is also a freshly revamped forum, backed up by WhatsApp groups and Facebook.

As well as this EAF79_Topsy has been producing a line in PC controllers with 1:1 scale with a Spitfire Mk IX cockpit.

History

79vRAF was formed in 2003, starting off in Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 1, progressing through the CFS series to IL2 1946 and on to IL2 Cliffs of Dover and DCS World and IL2 Battle of Stalingrad.

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79vRAF members on a strike mission: Storm of War Server: June 2015

We pride ourselves in flying to the highest standards and like to ensure that we are well regarded online with an active participation in the community and on our favourite servers. 79vRAF joined the European Air Force in the summer of 2015, allowing us to offer new recruits a comprehensive Operational Training Unit experience with experienced flight simmers showing recruits the ropes and passing on their knowledge and experience, in addition to our own.

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European Air Force and 79vRAF Crests

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We are an apolitical grouping and do not endorse or condone any politcal party. We do not discriminate on the grounds of race, gender, sexuality or disabilities, our only exception is to say that members should be in a time-zone condusive to participation on Sunday evenings from 19:00 (GMT time).

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