United States Coast Guard Virtual || Protecting our Borders || HIRING: PR Officer

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EST. 2017

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S E M P E R • P A R A T U S — A L W A Y S • R E A D Y

Since USCG Virtual formed on February 15, 2017, we have always strived for professionalism and realism within our ranks and with all of our missions. Whether patrolling the coast, rescuing passengers from a stranded cruise ship, conducting drug interceptions, or flying through hurricanes to rescue and evacuate people in danger, USCG-IF Virtual is always on call and ready to serve.

Our most junior pilots begin their career at USCG with our Aviation Academy. Here they will earn their Type Rating for their chosen aircraft, and improve their personal piloting skills through our basic and advanced training missions. From there, our pilots have the opportunity to progress through the ranks and the most elite will earn leadership roles commanding a group of pilots. Don’t worry though, even our most senior pilots have to fly check rides to keep their skills up to date!

USCG prides itself on having a close-knit, hard-working team of senior Command Officers who provide the day-to-day operation of the service. Click on the arrow below to see who's who.

Commandant of the Coast Guard: Admiral Z Davis (@ZaneDavis)
Vice-Commandant of the Coast Guard: Admiral Declan Moody (@Declan_Moody)
Officer Commanding Operations Division: RADM mach1 (@Mach1)
Officer Commanding Transport Division: RDML Rocky (@SSGTRocky)
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard: MCPOCG Corvus Novak (@Corvus_Novak)

Here at USCG, we strive to provide the best pilot experience as possible. Have a look at what we do!


General Officers

Admiral [ADM] image
Vice Admiral [VADM] image
Rear Admiral [RADM] image
Read Admiral (Lower Half) [RDML] image

Senior Officers

Captain [CAPT] image
Commander [CDR] image
Lieutenant Commander [LCDR] image

Junior Officers

Lieutenant [LT] image
Lieutenant (Junior Grade) [LTJG] image
Ensign [ENS] image


Master Chief Petty Officer of Coast Guard [MCPOCG] image
Master Chief Petty Officer [MCPO] image
Senior Chief Petty Officer [SCPO] image
Chief Petty Officer [CPO] image
Petty Officer [PO1] image

Airman [AN] image
Airman Recruit [AR] 50px-USCG_AA

USCG Virtual Hub Command Centre

Here at USCG, we use a state of the art virtual hub system that utilises a sleek interface to provide the smoothest experience possible for our pilots. Check it out yourself!

Pilot Life

When a pilot starts with us, they will first undergo basic training in our Cessna 208B airframe through a self-guided learning package which builds up to an initial assessment. This can all be done at the pilot’s own pace, as we absolutely understand that life comes first.

From here, a pilot will then go on to advanced training on an aircraft of their choice. Whether it’s the Hercules or the KC-10, our pilots will never be bored with the variety of missions available.

Once a pilot has undergone their advanced training, they will be assessed to earn their type rating. Should they pass, they will then be eligible for operational service and will be posted to either Transport or Operations, where they will be lead by their LCDR and CDR.

When a pilot is with their operational group, and when they are not deployed, they will have a series of inter-wing competitions and other training missions to complete. These are all optional for participation, but, as they say, the more you put in, the more you get out!

Pilots will always have the opportunity to progress into roles of responsibility as they become available, as promotion to ENS and onwards is by merit and competitive selection.

Perhaps the most interesting part of USCG is our operations. See how we help the world!

Humanitarian Aid

Ever since its launch in Q1 2017, USCG has offered humanitarian support to all sorts of situations around the world - including a tornado in Hawaii and a tsunami in the Caribbean! Service is at our heart, and if we can serve others, we can make the world a better place.


USCG also exists to “Protect our Borders”, and we do just that. USCG is often tasked with deploying to warzones of United States interests utilising the C-130 and AC-130 to drop supplies, and even provide ground attack. Our pilots will experience the best of this during their time with us, landing in intense environments often with no real runway!

Training Operations

Throughout the course of the operational year, USCG partners up with a variety of other military organisations to provide joint training exercises, which simulate the warzone in the comfort of home territory. This aims to train our pilots to see operational environments and to develop everybody’s skills, before deploying to an active warzone or engaging with hostile forces.


USCG operates a varied fleet. Whilst we understand that our fleet is not true to the real world, we make up for the shortfall of USCG aircraft with a range of other aircraft in the generic livery.

Cessna 208B

The Cessna 208 is our primary elementary training aircraft for new pilots at USCG. When a pilot starts with us, they will perform their first training missions on the 208. Its light handling and easy flying allows pilots to work on not just their flying skills, but their airmanship, including Air Traffic Control and Navigation.

Lockheed-Martin C130J (USCG Livery)

Our flagship aircraft, the C130J allows us to take part in a number of operational roles, from search-and-rescue to ground attack. It is capable of assault landings and takeoffs - all skills you will learn during your time as a pilot at USCG.

Bombardier Dash 8 Q-400
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The Dash 8 is used for search-and-rescue missions, with its long range and large passenger capacity making it ideal for patrolling remote islands. With short landing capabilities, the Dash 8 is perfect for landing on remote airstrips, allowing our troops to find casualties who have been lost for any number of reasons.

Cessna Citation X
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The Cessna Citation is used by USCG for VIP and senior officer transport to conferences and other important events. Our transport pilots fly these when required, but often, our senior officers like to fly the aircraft themselves!

Embraer RJ-170
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Here at USCG, we use the ERJ-170 in a multi-role position. It is used as a step-up aircraft for pilots training to fly the A330MRTT. In addition to this, the 170 is used for troop transport for officers when the Citation is just too small, when we need to transport a number of our officers to important events.

Boeing 737-900
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The Boeing 737, like the E-170, is used for larger scale troop transport within the Continent where the A330MRTT is not necessary. It is also used as a transition aircraft for our pilots wishing to fly the MD-11F and KC-10 Extender aircraft.

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We use the A330 for long-range troop transport between continents, with a maximum operational range of 6350nm. It allows us to operate intercontinentally, and deploy troops anywhere where they may be needed.

McDonnell-Douglas MD-11F // KC-10 Extender

Like the A330, the MD-11F is used for long-range transport, but in this case for cargo. It allows us to deploy tonnes of operational equipment to anywhere around the world with ease.

The KC-10 Extender is our flagship tanker, used for refuelling operations supporting our C-130 fleet and other organisations’ fleets around the world. It allows us to sustain air-time for hours on end, helping us provide our most efficient service.

USCG is recruiting! Use the form below to submit your application.

USCG Virtual Application Form

Want to learn more? Ask us a question below!
Got an issue? Send one of our Command Staff a message.

Connect with us!




Now here’s a VA post and thread if I’ve ever seen one. What a beauty, with such a great consistency in the setup and detail of info. I expect it would have taken a few hours to put this together.
The size of the VA team and the large rate of activities, it’s all there. Respect!

All we need now is a feature request for border attacks and some shooting capabilities 😊

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Thanks a lot for your kind words! Our organisation would not be what it is without our fantastic Command team. I’ll pass on your message to our boardroom - I’m sure they’ll be thrilled to see this support.

Safe flying
ADM D Moody


We're looking for new pilots!

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fly at 60ftAGL in formation with three of your close colleagues? Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a part of one of the closest knit and friendly teams in the VO world? Probably - and that’s why we exist.

USCG is currently recruiting, and our doors are open to anyone who is prepared to give their best efforts whether they are an elite pilot or just getting started.

Interested? Apply today. Link in the top post.

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Thank you for taking the time to stop by our thread!

If you have comments to make about feature requests, we kindly ask that you make those comments in the relevant places. That way, the people who make the requests can see the community’s thoughts on the matter without it cluttering our thread.




Looking good Gents!

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In response to the current world climate and the situation that so many of us are currently in, USCG is releasing this statement for its members and associated people.

During this unprecedented time, many of us will be exposed to new risks, new challenges, and new experiences. It is the responsibility of each of us to come together to help our wider community to continue to develop with as little disruption as possible.

We stress that all USCG members are very, very strongly advised to fully comply with all of the regulations and advice of their local jurisdictions. For many, this means working or studying from home. It certainly is not an easy task but it is one that everybody can get through if they stay focused and keep themselves and others in high regard.

In an effort to help our community as much as possible, we will, over the coming days and weeks, be holding several group events, flights and missions that will be open to any member of the Infinite Flight Community whilst they are at home. We want to make this period as easy as possible for those affected, and we are doing our little bit to help by inviting anybody who would like to come along to our flights. Details of these flights will be posted as soon as we have organised their specific logistics.

USCG’s operations and recruitment remains fully open, and unless we experience serious staff shortages, this will not change.

We are committed to providing the best experience to our members, and at this time, our community. Remember: follow your government’s advice, wash your hands, and avoid non-essential contact. Spending time with us in the air will reduce your social interaction!

Good evening, and stay safe.

The Executive Command Board


USCG is recruiting!

As governments around the world are telling people to #StayHome, are you getting bored? If so, join USCG today to add a bit of change to your routine!

You could be patrolling our waters, conducting narcotics busts or even search-and-rescue missions, all from the comfort of your own home!

Apply today to be a part of this elite team of armchair heroes.


Now Hiring: PR Officer

USCG is looking for a Public Relations Officer! If you are interested, please send a private message to @Declan_Moody on this forum.


  • Have experience with PR work for other organisations
  • Have a sound knowledge of the IFC, Twitter, and Instagram
  • Be of good standing in the community
  • Be fluent in English and have an excellent working knowledge of the language
  • Professional and mature (but with a good personality!)

Please note: this position is a Direct Entry Commander role, on successful completion of the application process the applicant will be appointed directly to the rank of Commander.


How are your assault landing skills? Come and show us!

USCG Virtual is hosting a revival of their popular assault landing competition! Sign up today on the event’s page and get your gate secured.

We hope to see as many people as possible there, and of course, USCG is always open to new recruits! If assault landings float your boat, we are the VO for you. Click the link in the top post of this thread with joining details!

Follow us on Instagram!

Stay up to date with what we’re doing and give us a follow on Instagram.

You can find us at @uscgvirtual, or use this handy link!

If you haven’t signed up for our landing competition and airshow, make sure you head on over to the link in the post above to get a taste of the action.

This is the best VO I’ve ever been in!
Hlle Yeah 🤘🤠🤘

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Lockdown is getting pretty boring for most of us having to sit through it - but here at USCG we’ve been making the most of our extra spare time. Take a look at this amazing shot from one of our pilots who is a part of our elite Demo team!

Would you like to be a part of this, and add a whole new level of excitement to your Infinite Flight experience flying with friendly, like-minded people? Click the link at the top of our thread; you won’t regret it.