Welcome to the VUSN
Welcome to the Virtual United States Navy (VUSN) and your opportunity to learn and enjoy virtual naval aviation at it’s finest. The VUSN was established in December 1999 with the goal of affording opportunities for fellow simmers that enjoy naval aviation. Membership is open to mature individuals (at least 21 years of age) of any nationality and our membership currently covers many time zones. You must have Microsoft Flight Simulator X with Acceleration in order to participate in the VUSN.
The VUSN was built on the philosophy of setting the bar high while at the same time allowing pilots to enjoy our hobby of Naval Aviation simulation. Pilots joining the VUSN are given the opportunity to choose between Active Duty Navy or Naval Reserves. By providing alternative pipelines for our pilots, the pilot has the opportunity to choose what level of participation and commitment fits their schedule and desire best.
The VUSN is a VERY unique MILITARY organization that conducts training and operations in the VATSIM environment and on our FSX Multiplayer Server. The VUSN is NOT a virtual airline, but rather a virtual military organization that emulates REAL world naval aviation to the best of our ability in the virtual environment. Our expectations are HIGH and we are looking for aviators that have a strong interest in naval aviations and carrier operations and willingness to learn, train and fly OFTEN. We are looking for dedication and commitment and in return we will offer you a challenging, and unique adventure to your flight sim experience.
Just like our real world counterpart, you will be expected to proceed through the VUSN training programs in order to master the complexities of naval aircraft operations. Training means reading manuals as you progress through training pipelines and learning the nuisances of naval operations whether you choose Active Duty or Naval Reserves. This isn't about entering the organization and strapping on an F/A-18 your first day and heading out to the training carrier. You will train in your assigned Fleet airframe and eventually transition into your fleet or reserve squadron.
The VUSN is designed for an active participant and requires a certain amount of flight time per month. Given the amount of missions available at any given time, you can certainly fly much more than required. If you're serious about flight simulation, want to experience virtual naval aviation at its finest, and you are willing to be a dedicated part of our team, then click on the Naval Personnel menu tab and select Enlistment information to read more and complete your enlistment application. We look forward to your participation and new friendship.
FLY NAVY ..... FLY THE BEST ..... FLY VUSN
CURRENT ACTIVE DUTY NAVY FLEET SQUADRONS:
VFA-31 "Topcatters" - VRS F/A-18E - TacPack Required
VF(A)-103 “Jolly Rogers” – VRS F/A-18E/Aerosoft F-14B - HQVUSN Squadron
CURRENT RAG SQUADRONS:
VFA-106 “Gladiators” – VRS F/A-18E – TacPack REQUIRED
CURRENT NAVAL RESERVE SQUADRONS:
VR-1 "Star Lifters" - C-12 (Freeware and Payware)
VR-58 "Sunseekers" - C-40 (Freeware and Payware)
VR-62 "Nomads" - C-130 (Freeware and Payware)