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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

February 20, 2024
VFA-41 Training Cycle Continues at Nellis AFB

Having returned recently from their overseas deployment in support of Operation Enduring Resolve, the Black Aces have transferred to Nellis Air Force Base near Las Vegas to take advantage of the training ranges in the desert.  The initial air-to-ground phase, comprised of gunnery, rockets, and unguided bombs, is now complete.  Range Operations has tallied up the results of the exercises.  Those pilots who met the high accuracy criteria at the CCIP bombing range have been awarded the Bombing Proficiency Ribbon shown here.  Squadron training is planned to continue for the next several weeks.

January 3, 2024
Carrier Battle Group Departs Eastern Med

Marking the end of its participation in activities related to NATO's Operation Enduring Resolve, The USS George Washington battle group, including the VFA-41 'Black Aces' squadron, has departed the conflict region and is headed back to home port.  VFA-41 pilots have already received orders to report to Nellis Air Force Base near Las Vegas for some Inter-Deplyment Training Cycle work-ups designed and developed by the squadron Training Dept.  Additionally, all squadron pilots who participated in the requisite number of sorties during the deployment have been awarded the campaign ribbon shown here.

December 21, 2023
New King of the Greenie Board Crowned

Having reached the end of the line period that began in June, the VFA-41 Greenie Board reveals CDR Rhino as the clear victor in the number of arrested carrier landings during squadron missions.  As is squadron tradition, the outgoing King has elected to keep his crown, and has selected a new crown to present that reflects his deep respect and admiration for his successor, and is now proudly displayed beneath the Greenie Board.  Congrats!