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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

May 14, 2024
VFA-41 Arrives in the Gulf of Oman with Carrier Strike Group

Embarked aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), the Black Aces of VFA-41 have arrived in the Gulf of Oman.  The deployment is in conjunction with activites the Pentagon has announced as Operation Hormuz Sentinel in response to rising tensions in the Middle East.  A series of attacks on commercial shipping originating from the Iranian state have necessitated US Navy assets taking a protective stance.  F/A-18 Hornets conducted area familiarization flights and readiness exercises as described HERE.

May 7, 2024
VFA-41 Awards Wings of Gold to Newest Naval Aviator

Having completed the squadron's multi-phased basic training program, ENS NoPro is now designated a Naval Aviator in VFA-41 and has been awarded his Wings of Gold.  Well done!

May 6, 2024
Black Ace Promoted

As the squadron prepares for its next deployment, Lion has completed the prescribed advancement requirements for promotion to the rank of Commander (CDR) in Strike Fighter Squadron Four One.  The first round at the O-Club is on him!