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Established 2006


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

July 4, 2022
Black Ace Earns Air Victory Ribbon

In recognition of his prowess as an aerial assassin, LCDR Mr. Bean has been awarded the Air Victory Ribbon reflecting 20 or more confirmed air-to-air kills in VFA-41 squadron missions.  Nice shootin' Tex!

July 4, 2022
US Navy Fighters Defend USAF B-52s in Strike on Syrian Airbase

Launching from the USS George Washington off the coast of Syria, US Navy F/A-18 Hornets and F-14 Tomcats escorted USAF B-52 long-range bombers on an airstrike on a military airfield near the city of Jirah.  Multiple Russian-built MiG fighters operated by the Syrian air force were reported shot down, with one US aircraft lost in the fighting.  The airbase was put out of service, dealing another crippling blow to the Assad regime's warfighting capability.  Additional details and imagery were released HERE.

July 1, 2022
VFA-41 Squadron Recruiting Open

Due to the departure of a VFA-41 Hornet pilot to train in other airframes, there is currently an open slot on the squadron roster.  Accordingly, the 'Join VFA-41' button has been re-added to the squadron website.  Those interested should thoroughly review the website, especially the Rules and Regs, before submitting an application.  NOTE: The VFA-41 Commanding Officer is on leave for the month of July.  Applications will be collected automatically, but responses will be delayed!  Applicants may wish to create an account on the Black Aces Message Board in order to maintain contact and check on status.