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227th Company
"Vampires"

"Scouts Out"

Recruitment is OPEN

The 1st Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment is an attack helicopter battalion of the Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division. The battalion is an AH-64 Apache battalion based at Fort Hood, Texas.
 
In vTF-77, They are a wing that flies the AH-64D with the callsign of "Vampire", and is currently ran by Cpt "Whiskey" French (CDR) and TBD (XO)

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Available Slots and Requirements

Slots Available

  • 25 Full-Time AH-64D Pilots

    • Minimum of 50% attendance

    • Opportunity to dual-qualify on other helicopters in the Squadron. 

    • 227th members may also dual-qualify on any other airframe. 

  • RESERVE SLOTS - OPEN

    • Members that cannot make 50% of our Tuesday/Thursday training nights will be transferred to RESERVE status. Reserve pilots are always welcome to continue flying with the Squadron and the wing 

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Membership Requirements

  • Minimum age of 18 

  • Regular attendance to Tuesday and Thursday training nights at 2000 PST

    • Life comes first. If you are unable to attend for any reason, all we ask is you notify your squadron leadership via the Leave of Absence channel. You will never be penalized for missing a night if you put in a LoA

  • Willingness to self-study, read provided materials, and schedule times with Instructor Pilots  

  • Fortitude to sit through dad jokes, adult humor, and assorted shenanigans

  • Hands-on Throttle and Stick (HOTAS)

  • Head-tracking solution OR a Virtual Reality headset

  • Ability to use Discord and SRS (or at least willingness to learn)

  • Ownership of the Syria and Persian Gulf maps

    • NTTR Map is recommended

    • Supercarrier is also recommended 

  • (Recommended) 25+ Hours in DCS World or other simulator OR Real-World flight experience​

Apply to the Squadron

If you meet these requirements, use the following link to join our Discord and use the command "/apply" and follow the in chat prompts to fill out an application.

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