Welcome to the Home of the 72nd Virtual Fighter Wing
We are glad you stopped by. To learn more about the Wing and our activities, check out the About Us page. To find out the latest, the News and Events sections will be a good place to start. After you register on the site, if you have any questions, please post them in the Forum. If you think you might want to join the fun, then feel free to submit an application on the Join Us page. Look forward to seeing you in the virtual skies!
To anyone visiting the 72nd VFW, some of our squadron and wing events for the foreseeable future will be open to the public at the discretion of wing leadership and our members. Feel free to check out our discord and events calendar. We are opening up participation to encourage more participation. 72nd members still have priority for seating but we encourage getting more members of our community to get together and fly with us.
One caveat, if you wish to participate in our flights please familiarize yourself with how we operate here at the 72nd VFW on our website and on youtube. We like to try for realism in our operations, so if you're in this for some quick Air Quake action, you might be disappointed.
This months event is an LFE planned by our own Stretch. Also, we've extended an invitation to another VFW to join us this month and I am excited to announce that this will be a joint mission with the 440th VFW!
We have a FRAGO for this next LFE. Due to the increased interest from both wings, Stretch has done some retooling to accommodate more pilots. This will be one of the biggest missions in the 72nd in recent years.
It appears that NATO command has received some intel on impending airstrikes on Israel and wants to preempt Iraq's attack with one of our own.
Here are your updated training objectives for this month:
1. Successful highspeed low-level ingress, bombing, and egress of a defended airfield.
2. Effective suppression of AD systems using SPICE bombs or Delilah missiles.
3. Successful implementation of 2vX tactics from BVR into the visual arena with AIM-9 and 20mm only.
We will still be flying in the ITO theater so start perfecting your tactics now. Keep an eye on the forums for more info. Sign up HERE!
October 16, 2018 (by SrA Christopher Maldonado) - U.S. Airmen assigned to the 55th Fighter Squadron, 20th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and supporting units, deployed to an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia in support of Operation I...
October 11, 2018 (by Lieven Dewitte) - Today around 14.10h, a violent explosion sounded at Florennes airbase in the South of Belgium when an F-16 caught fire and completely burned out.
BAF F-16AM #FA-128 from the second wing seen...
September 15, 2018 (by Lieven Dewitte) - Lockheed Martin announced that it will launch the upgrade of 85 Greek F-16s to the Block 70/72 Viper configuration on Monday.
Side view of HAF F-16D block 52 #602 during a photo shoot above ...
August 29, 2018 (by Asif Shamim) - Aircraft tail number 328 recently emerged from its 300-hour phase inspection, marking another final event for the F-16 at the 158th Fighter Wing. Aircraft 328 was the last F-16 to undergo a phase inspec...
August 8, 2018 (by Capt. Chelsi Johnson) - U.S. Airmen and F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 175th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron (EFS) deployed to Bagram Airfield in support of combat operations, July 27.
USAF F-16C block 40 #88-0452...