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We are a combat flight simulation squadron primarily flying the F/A-18C Hornet in carrier-based combat missions on the DCS World simulator platform.

Black Aces News

March 20, 2019
They Seem to Come in Pairs

As if on cue, new pilot Elsie has also been commissioned as an Ensign (ENS) and joined the ranks in VFA-41.  He intends to primarily fly the F-14B Tomcat, the newest bird in the Black Aces roost.  He will begin his basic qualification program as well toward earning his Naval Aviator wings.

March 19, 2019
VFA-41 Commissions Hornet Pilot

F/A-18C Hornet pilot Papa Joe has been commissioned at the rank of Ensign (ENS) in Strike Fighter Squadron Four One.  He will immediately begin the basic qualification program in order to earn his Wings of Gold as a fully qualified Black Ace.

March 15, 2019
Legendary Tomcat Joins The Black Aces Stable

With its long-awaited release this past week, the iconic F-14 Tomcat has been added to the VFA-41 squadron stable.  Several pilots are immediately involved in familiarization training in this airframe.  The Tomcat has a storied history in the real VFA-41 (then VF-41), including the first ever air-to-air kills for the F-14 against two Libyan Su-22 Fencers in 1981.  The Black Aces will be flying the Tomcat alongside the F/A-18 Hornet and other carrier-borne aircraft in ongoing squadron missions.

February 18, 2019
US Navy Warplanes and USAF Strategic Bomber Attack Iranian Military Target

Following a bombing raid by a US Air Force B1-B strategic bomber to seal a railroad tunnel in a mountainous region in Iran, US Navy F/A-18C Hornet all-weather fighter/attack aircraft of the VFA-41 "Black Aces" squadron were sortied to destroy railroad bridges to effectively trap a train suspected of carrying military armament.  The Hornets encountered moderate resistance from Iranian fighter aircraft and ground forces, but were able to inflict substantial damage to the bridges.  Mission details may be viewed HERE.