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72nd Virtual Fighter Wing  -  Home of the 72nd VFW - A FalconBMS flight sim community
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Welcome to the 72nd Virtual Fighter Wing.

We’re glad you stopped by!

Who are we? We’re a bunch of people, from all over the world, who enjoy flying Falcon together in a multiplayer environment. As you can see from our posts on the forums, we don’t take ourselves too seriously, but we strive for excellence and realism in the cockpit. We have "official” missions and campaigns that our fully-winged members fly almost every night, but by registering on our forums you can also pick up an impromptu flight every night as well, and if you want to join us, the gateway to the Wing is our 55th "Double Nickel" Virtual Training Squadron, which flies a fun/training mission every weekend for our new recruits, trainees and fully-winged members.

We’re not much into dogfighting competitions (been there done that and it makes some people angry). We’re much more into team flying, against the AI and also against each other. Don’t get me wrong, we have some incredibly skilled dogfighters in the wing. But the pinnacle for us is large multiplayer missions, where dozens of people can all fly at the same time. In fact some of our members are real-life fighter pilots. We just enjoy learning, and continuing to learn, about the awesome F-16 "Viper” and using it to blow virtual stuff up!

Each of our fully-winged members has been through extensive training in the virtual cockpit, provided by volunteer instructors who know their stuff. Some are Certified Flight Instructors in real life. We have lawyers, doctors, cops, crew chiefs, professors, pilots, people from every walk of life, as well as a bunch of active duty and retired military in our ranks. We enjoy helping each other, giving each other crap, handing out the occasional knock on the head, and beer.

Curious about membership? Membership gets you access to the official campaigns, thorough initial flight training, and a cool patch you can wear on your shirt, guaranteed to pick up chicks, make you money, and win you friends. All we ask is that you show a desire to learn, teach, and show up on time. All applicants have to be at least 18 years of age, but the web site is open to all ages.

What is Falcon? It is not so much a game, really. It’s the most accurate F-16 simulator you can buy for the home computer. It’s also a complete battle simulator, complete with all manner of ground and sea forces. But best of all, it’s an environment where people can fly an amazingly realistic F-16 "Viper" together with other people!

You can peruse our forums by clicking on the Forum link above for all kinds of helpful stuff about Falcon, as well as pictures, jokes, and some completely useless stuff.

Our library of helpful documents, maneuver tactics papers, checklists, wing standards and the like is open to the public and available from the Downloads section in the Media tab on the menu bar above. And if you’d like to apply for membership and join the wing, you may do so at the top of the page using the Join Us button. Please have your Visa card ready. Just kidding... we prefer PayPal!