If you're still visiting this section, you're probably lamenting the demise of Jane's F/A-18
and remember the VFA-41 Black Aces
as being the longest running squadron in the sim. Eventually Jane's F/A-18
was simply no longer able to support multi-player mission flying and VFA-41
Fast-forward a couple of years. DCS World
finally incorporated the F/A-18C Hornet and proper carrier ops! The sim is so good, that it sparked the resurrection of the Black Aces
has been recommissioned as a squadron, operating under the same protocols and policies that made it so successful in over a decade in the Jane's era. The Black Aces
are flying missions in the Caucuses and in the Persian Gulf.
Whether you knew the Black Aces
in the Jane's days or not, if you miss carrier ops and wish you could get back in the F/A-18 cockpit again, visit or re-visit VFA-41
. As always, you don't have to be an expert pilot to join the squadron, you just have to want to fly. The squadron has a well-developed one-on-one training program and Instructor Pilots to get you up to speed in the F/A-18C, rather than telling you to study the manual and the NATOPS.
Check out the new old Black Aces here => VFA-41 Black Aces