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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

October 15, 2019
Air Victory Ribbon Awarded

In recognition of having logged 20 or more air-to-air kills against enemy aircraft in squadron missions, LT Ticman has been awarded the Air Victory Ribbon.  Save some for the rest of us!

October 15, 2019
Iran Military HQ Struck In US Air Attack

The US Defense Secretary held a press conference today to announce that US Navy attack planes had successfully bombed and destroyed a military headquarters complex at the Jiroft airfield, deep in the Iranian desert.  The Navy F/A-18C Hornets conducting the daylight raid, flying at extremely low "nap of the earth" altitudes to avoid detection, delivered precision GPS-guided bombs and returned to the carrier battle group from which they had launched.  Several Iranian warplanes were also reported destroyed, though it is not clear if they were in the ground at the airfield or in the air.  Three US jets were lost in the mission; one to an unknown aircraft systems failure, and two to surface-to-air missiles guarding the Iranian coastline.  Publicly released mission details are available HERE.

October 11, 2019
US Navy Warplanes Destroy Iranian Aircraft Factory

Iranian intelligence reportedly acquired blueprints for the F/A-18C, and built an aircraft manufacturing facility deep in the desert with the intent of building their own Hornets!  Of course, the Pentagon was not going to allow this.  The VFA-41 Black Aces were tasked with destroying the complex to ensure no Hornet would ever take to the skies with Iranian markings.  Mission details were released HERE.  

October 10, 2019
Black Ace Earns Wings

Having completed the multi-phased basic qualification curriculum and demonstrating the requisite knowledge and skills necessary to earn the designation, ENS Raid has been awarded his wings as a Naval Aviator in VFA-41.  Well done!