The SOUTH AFRICAN VIRTUAL AIR FORCE – SAVAF

The SAVAF comprises of a vibrant, professional group of Flight Sim pilots (some of them real life pilots) who share a passion for  flying “beyond the envelope”.
Imagine: one minute you are  powering through the sky at Mach 1.5 at forty thousand feet in a SAAF Grippen fighter, and the next you are flying low level through the valleys and mountains at night in an Augusta A109 helicopter to rescue some hapless soul. The next moment would find you on approach for what would seem like an impossible landing on an aircraft carrier somewhere in the open seas!

The SAVAF, established in 2007 as a Military Virtual Airline operating separately but within the ZA IVAO Division, goes beyond the borders of mere General Aviation or Commercial “A to B” type of flying and ensures its members of many adrenalin filled hours of virtual flight. With more than twenty members, this VA is very active, regularly taking part in all the ZA IVAO Division hosted events, as well as actively involving itself in International Special operations events. Furthermore, the SAVAF hosts its very own “Special Ops” on line events every fortnight. It is in these events, which are specifically developed along with appropriate extra scenery, where the pilot who fits in with a military type discipline and who sees him or herself as a professional, will excel and enjoy.
The SAVAF prides itself in its strict discipline, yet friendly and
approachable members and staff. Always questing for new
heights and challenges, the pilots of the SAVAF continuously
strive to achieve the impossible: closer formation flying,
aerobatics, exciting missions, highly skilled flying: faster and always higher!!!
The aspiring SAVAF recruit will begin his or her flying career
at Langebaan Central Flying School for a short training stint,
and on successful completion can progress up the ranks as
far as he or she pleases. With a host of Task Force
Missions, On Line Events, more than four hundred and fifty
official flight schedules to choose from and an advanced
Pilot Reporting System (PIREPS) ,
the possibilities and the fun are endless!
The SAVAF is more than just on line Flight Simming.
It is a serious virtual career and requires commitment,
dedication, perseverance and the will to succeed.
It takes a very special type of person with all the right
characteristics to fit the profile of a SAVAF pilot.
The SAVAF is not for the mundane and the faint hearted

FORUM

We use our FORUM extensively for various discussions, ranging from mission orders to pilot promotions. You first need to be an approved ZAVAF member to access the forum.

ACARS

The SAVAF ACARS system, also called VAM, is used for all operational management of the VA. Here you may enlist in ZAVAF and start your virtual air force career

Humanitarian

World Aid Programs

Disaster Relief

MEDIVAC

Fire Fighting

Search & Rescue

Police

Crime Prevention

Suspect Location

Aid

Escort

VIP

Cargo

Military

Reconnaissance

Formation

Training

Combat

Cargo

Escort

Miles flown

Hours flown

PIREPS filed

Ranks

Candidate Officer

Second Lieutenant

Lieutenant

Captain

Major

Lt Colonel

Colonel

Brigadier General

Major General

Lieutenant General

General

ZAVAF SQUADRONS

FABL

Bloemspruit

FAHS

Hoedspruit

FALM

Makhado

FALW

Langebaanweg

FAOB

Overberg

FASK

Swartkops

FAWK

Waterkloof

FAYP

Ysterplaat

PER ASPERA AD ASTRA

Through hardships to the stars
Since the dawn of time
man has been fascinated by flight
that fascination is a physical reflection
of what we long to return to

We all fly in our dreams
and when we awake
we long for that inner freedom.

I hope,
The fantasy of flight
will help light that spark within
to continue you on your journey

For information regarding virtual aviation and online networks,
see this excellent Article by Ryno Albrecht.

Also see Online Virtual Organisations IVAO and VATSIM

Ready to join the SAVAF ? Sign up  HERE