- Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:41 pm
Brad Crockett 921002 wrote:Hey, Thomas!
We're looking at putting on a simple Cold Lake to Comox event March 9, 2019, so I've been doing a bit of research on the VATSIM policy around military stuff.
Looking at section 1.7, the following operations are restricted to VSOs:
- Conducting joint training exercises with other approved VSO organizations
- War games
- Air to air refueling
- Carrier operations
- Flying low level military training routes
- Flying escort missions
- Executing air combat maneuvers
- Interception/scramble of other aircraft
- Having access to special use airspace
- Search & Rescue and Firefighting
However, there's nothing in the policy to stop military flights from being conducted on the network. The policy goes on to say:
VATSIM does allow anyone to fly military aircraft on the network, as designated on a filed flight plan with separate departure and destination locations.
So it's the activity that's restricted, not the fact that it's a military flight.
You are correct in the fact that Vatsim does allow any member to fly military aircraft on the Vatsim network but only in a point A to point B manner as a regular VA would do. Any and all military type activities listed in the update VA/VSO Policies and Procedures Manual are only to be flown be Vatsim certified VSO's.
22.214.171.124.1.1 VATSIM sanctioned Military flights/activities:
1. Conducting joint training exercises with other approved VSO organizations
2. Simulated online military activities such as Peacetime military exercises, range practice, and any other non-hostile event or activity implied or expressed as military in nature.
3. Online Air to air refueling
4. Carrier operations
5. Flying low level military training routes
6. Flying escort missions
7. Military transport operations (using military aircraft or their civilian
equivalent, i.e. (737-700/C-40, 747-200/VC-25, 757-200/C-32). NOTE: The
flying of civilian airliners for CRAF purposes is not considered to be a VSO
activity since it is what it stands for; a Civilian Reserve Air Fleet flown by
civilian airlines/companies. (777,767, DC-10, etc)
8. Executing air combat maneuvers
9. Interception/scramble of other aircraft
Note: Although intercept operations are allowed, the interceptor
organization must have a letter of agreement (LOA) on file with the
intercepted organization detailing procedures and the LOA must include
signatures by all parties including Air Traffic Control. A copy of the LOA must
be submitted to vapartners(at)vatsim.net for final approval.
10. Search & Rescue and Firefighting
11. Formation flying expressly for the purpose of simulating any
You can find any and all necessary information concerning VSO type operation at: https://www.vatsim.net/documents/specia ... guidelines
Director of VSO Relations