The pre-deployment phase of Red Flag Alaska is in full swing with the AMC transporting equipment and munitions from various bases up to Alaska. If you haven't done so already make sure you go and signup on the event's website. Once you are registered and your application has been processed you will need to sign-up for the event and select which VUL's you will be participating in for this event. We are also looking for VUL Commanders which will be needed for every VUL. Please select which VUL's you are interested in being a commander as well. Completing this ASAP is very important to get the teams set and start the actual game plan for each side.
It's very important that all members file a complete and proper flight plan for all flights flown on the Vatsim network. You must also make sure to include the URL www.simairforce.com in the remarks section of every flight flown on the Vatsim network. This is a Vatsim VSO requirement that allows controllers and supervisors to easily check the website of said VSO to make sure the pilot is a member. Failure to place the URL in the remarks section can result in a rejected misrep for that flight. Please make sure to check this each and every time before you depart, you may even want to add it to your check list.
There is a group flight scheduled tomorrow from Randolph AFB (KRND) to Hurlburt Field (KHRT) start at 1830Z tomorrow. All pilots are welcome t attend that have at least successfully attended the Academy Phase 1.
Helos, turboprops (C-12, T-6, etc) can depart from New Orleans Naval Air Station (KNBG) and arrive at KHRT. This is a 177 nm trip between both airports.
All other aircraft (fighters, bombers, larger cargo aircraft) can depart from KNBG and expect a 606 nm trip.
Please be on the ramp with your aircraft fueled, flight plan loaded and connected to JoinFS & VATSIM.
If you plan on flying in formation, please disable your VATSIM traffic on the client you choose to connect to it.
See you on Discord!
Our dedicated JoinFS server has been updated to version 1.4.18. This new update seems to specifically be a big help to shared cockpit users on X-Plane. If you are running an older version of JoinFS, it is recommended to update to the version matching the server. Pilots will need to at least be running version 1.4.14 in order to see the server in the "Hubs" section of the application.
If you are having trouble locating or connecting to the JoinFS server, please post in the #joinfs-support channel on Discord.
Get the latest update here: http://pmem.uk/joinfs/
The SIMAF ACARS is back working and is fully functional. If you are still having any issues with the ACARS, please contact the Air Staff on Discord.
Congratulations to the following pilots who were promoted today:
James Crichton to Major General
Vladimir Linek to to Captain
Eleuterio Ramos to Major General
David Roark to Colonel
Mike Schmitt to General
Davide Taliani to 2nd Lieutenant
Vincent Thomas to 1st Lieutenant
James Thomas to Major General
Let's give them all a warm round of applause for their hard work and achievements!
Our ACARS system is currently experiencing some errors with a few pilots. We are actively working on fixing the issue and will notify everyone when the system is back working. The Events Center ACARS is still currently working.
SIMAF Staff has decided to ENDEX Exercise Inherent Vigilance at this time. We would like to thank all pilot's and VSO's who participated in this exercise. We look forward to flying with everyone agin soon at the next VATMILEX. All SIMAF ACC and AFSOC assets are to return to their respective bases in CONUS. These flights are to be flown on Vatsim as well as joinFS. If your aircraft is inside of Syrian airspace you must fly offline until over friendly territory.