Welcome to VAFFU

We are an organization dedicated to simulating real world aerial firefighting operations on the VATSIM Network. We strive to be as realistic as possible in our procedures, and value the teamwork that makes aerial firefighting possible. 

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to provide a realistic and fun environment for pilots to learn about the complexity and excitement of aerial firefighting. Our operations focus mostly on the United States, and we aim to replicate the real world AirAttack, Lead Plane, and Air Tanker companies that operate in this region. We take training very seriously and understand that while it may feel overwhelming to immediately be met with training obligations, it makes the experience much more enjoyable overall. We highly recommend that you have an understanding of basic VATSIM procedures before joining us, but we are happy to provide some basic training to get you flying as soon as possible!

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Upcoming Events

  • 2022 North America Fire Season
    2022 North America Fire Season
    Feb 01, 12:00 AM – Nov 30, 12:00 AM
    VAFFU Discord | VATSIM
    The 2022 fire season is expected to to begin February 1st and end on November 30th. Mission Ready pilots are allowed to participate. Dates and times will be updated as the year progresses.

UNIT MEMBER ACHIEVEMENTS

11-23-2021 | Reagan L. | DISPATCHER & BASIC TANKER PILOT RATING

11-29-2021 | Robby R. | BASIC TANKER PILOT & BASIC HELI PILOT RATING

1-2-2022 | Robby R. | INSTRUCTOR PILOT RATING

1-2-2022 | James K. | BASIC TANKER PILOT

HOW TO JOIN

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Become a VATSIM Member

All applicants MUST have active VATSIM memberships and be in good standing in order to join.

Sign Up On Our Website

Use the Login button at the top to login to your VAFFU account, or to make one! Applicants will receive an email from the VAFFU staff with more information, and a link to our official discord server. 

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Join Our Discord Server

Once in the server, you can receive training from our training staff, and eventually join our regular operations!

Simulators & Plugins Used At VAFFU

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This Organization Is Proud To Be In Association With The VATSIM Network, USAFv, & SATO

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Background Photo Credit | MATT C.