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Strength In Unity
Welcome to the Infinite Flight Air Force! We are offering pilots a little more than the ordinary boring Point A to B routes. Fly our state of the art 5th Generation F22 fighter aircraft or join our Air Transport fleet to provide aid & assistance to civilians across the globe, or transport passengers from all walks of life wherever and whenever the need arises.
We simulate a real world military organisation with a realistic rank structure. We are breaking new ground in how VAs operate by changing how we certify pilots on aircraft, how flights and missions are allocated and bringing a real community feel by encouraging formation flying during fighter patrols and combat missions.
A pair of C208's during a training flight on our old syllabus
We have 3 groups building the structure of our forces:-
1 Gp deals with all aspects of training and has centres based all across the world. Our Ab Initio package takes pilots through the basic principles of flight, flight planning and ground school. Here pilots will develop knowledge and skills as part of a small “squadron”, with a class of 4-10 pilots going through together at the same time. Following our carefully planned syllabus, the pilots learn as part of a team, unaided by instructors unless there is a particular query. Post this phase our crews are sent to either the ME or FJ wings, our Multi-Engine training gets our pilots ready to fly our larger aircraft - beginning training in the Q-400 Dash-8. While our FJ crews learn how to fly the faster, “pointier” fast jets, starting in the dual seated F14 Tomcat.
No. 2 Gp
2 Gp is our fighter wing, encompassing components from frontline, ground attack and display airframes. A small number of airbases across the globe are home to these specialist units, however our display team is based at our HQ. From our legendary training group aircraft, the F14 Tomcat to our brand new F22 Raptors we conduct a wide variety of tasks, with our pilots able to cross train amongst all the airframes - our pilots gain a well rounded skill set. We currently own just 1 squadron of F22’s, numbering 18 aircraft, with a further 18 aircraft on order.
No. 3 Gp
3 Gp is made up of our Air Transport fleet, transporting essential supplies, passengers and equipment right across the globe. From our C130, to the B777-200F and now the MD11F - these aircraft transport airframes to airshows and conduct air drops to troops on the ground. Our passenger carrying fleet consists of the B737-700, B757-200 and B777-200LR. Our future fleet plan is being amended, and pending funding agreements we will be purchasing a number of B787 aircraft to accommodate our longer range routes and tasks.
The additional of Air to Air refuelling has seen 3Gp take on an additional role using one of our our most recently upgraded aircraft, the KDC10. Pilots require a special qualification to fly this aircraft for IFAF.
The IFAF fleet is an ever evolving and adjusting machine, with aircraft recently “retired” to take on additional and secretive roles our training fleet has received an entire overhaul by giving our Officer Recruits turbojet aircraft right from the beginning and only getting bigger and faster from there.
F/A-18 Super Hornet
F-16 Fighting Falcon
IFAFs regular routes, available for indulgence bookings.
An F14 Tomcat during a routine interception
Our personnel are the core of our business, operating to the very best of their abilities through our training packages and excelling even further with our state of the art technology. Our Air Force has 4 core values that we abide by, these are where our rules are based and any violation has consequences ranging from 24 hour posting all the way to dismissal.
Respect - of those around you, of the protocols in place and of the IFC. Respect means you aid and assist any member of the IFC or our VA.
Integrity - means truthfulness. Being honest and truthful allows a full account of any situation, it means you will fly each and every mission to the very best of your ability and should an unfortunate event occur - give our support network all the information required to assist you both within IF, IFC and the real world.
Life - nothing is more important than your real life. Taking care of yourself means you will perform to a higher standard within IF. Family, friends and outdoor hobbies make you who you are and we aim to embrace that. So, if you can’t make a flight or mission - don’t sweat! Do it when you don’t have external engagements instead!
Excellence - achieving excellence is our aim, we want to be even better than your best and as a team we can reach the stars. Abiding by the first 3 core values will bring Excellence naturally, but never forget this can be achieved in a huge number of ways.
An F22 takes off during Operation Cold Horizon.
Ranks, Positions & Vacancies
Ranks, positions & vacancies
Each and every officer of Infinite Flight Air Force is an essential cog in our vast network.
Chief of the Air Staff
Air Chief Marshal
Chief of Staff
Head of Events & Marketing
Air Vice Marshal
Head of Recruitment & Retention
Air Vice Marshal
Air Officer Commanding Frontline Operations
Air Officer Commanding Station Support
Colonel No. 1 Group
Head of 1 Gp, it’s operations and manpower.
Colonel No. 2 Group
Head of 2 Gp, it’s operations and manpower.
Colonel No. 3 Group
Head of 3 Gp, its operations and manpower.
Lieutenant Colonel x4
Group executive officers carry out secondary tasks while conducting a management role within their groups.
Flight Logging Officer
What it says on the tin.
Media Communications Officer
You are in charge of managing our Instagram account and taking promotional videos and photos, the MCO is a member of the Station Support Wing and has a special lapel badge mounted to his/her uniform.
Our VO tailor issues and ammends all IFAF uniforms. This person is an essential cog in the background activities within IFAF.
Our squadron leaders are the heads of our 4 squadrons. These individuals manage at the lowest level, ensuring activity, event planning and flights are being logged.
The most senior and skilled members achieve this rank. Majors act as a squadron level executive officer and carry out tasks given to them by their Sqn commander. They will also act as the SqnLdr during periods of absence.
Now beginning to show serious promise, these pilots tend to be going places and will be monitored for comma d role potential
More senior to the 2nd lieutenant, our 1Lt’s can lead individual sorties or missions.
Now able to fly frontline operations anywhere around the world, our pilots maintain on type currency to whatever aircraft they have qualified on every 4 weeks.
Our most junior pilots are able to fly peacetime missions and missions in direct support of frontline operations.
Not an official officer of IFAF, recruits are required to undertake on type training ready to move into frontline operations.
We have recently transitioned to Discord and all applicants are expected to download and access our server.
To join our ranks, please visit: http://ifairforce.weebly.com and see how far you can go.
Features & Awards
IFN Spotlight (Dec 2017); https://infiniteflightnews.uk/va-spotlight-infinite-flight-air-force
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