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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 21, 2023
Black Ace Earns Air Victory Ribbon

In recognition of 20 or more air-to-air kills of enemy aircraft in VFA-41 squadron missions, LCDR Rhino has been awarded the Air Victory Ribbon.  Nice shootin'!

March 21, 2023
US Aircraft Engage Russian Artillery

In continuing efforts to halt Russian aggression, US Navy warplanes supporting NATO's Operation Noble Tempest were launched to provide close air support to allied ground forces.  Forward air controllers guided the F/A-18 Hornets to Russian mechanized armor units which were subsequently dispatched with precision guided air-to-ground weapons.  The Navy aircraft returned to the carrier battle group stationed offshore.  Additional details were publicized HERE.

February 27, 2023
Russian Navy Submarine Sunk in US Navy Attack

Responding to reports of a Russian Kilo-class nuclear submarine operating near the US carrier battle group in the Black Sea, aircraft were launched to locate and destroy the sub.  An S-3 Viking sub hunter located and attacked the Kilo with a torpedo, forcing it to the surface with some apparent damage but still underway.  The Viking vectored a flight of F/A-18 Hornets armed with Maverick F guided missiles to the submarine's coordinates where it was subsequently sunk by a missile hit.  A Navy Public Affairs press release was posted HERE.