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389th Fighter Squadron "Thunderbolts"

"Tonitrua desuper"

Recruitment is OPEN

The 389th Fighter Squadron is part of the 366th Fighter Wing at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. It operates the McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle and the General Dynamics F16C Viper.

In vTF-77, Pilots fly the F-15E or the F16C. Currently, this Squadron is commanded by LtCol "Quack" Sanger (CO) and LtCol "Casper" Franger (DO) with Capt "Loon" Bell (DO) leading the viper contingent.


Available Slots and Requirements

Slots Available

  • 16 Full-Time F-15E Pilots and WSO

  • 16  Full-Time F16C Pilots ​
    • Opportunity to dual-qualify on other airframes within the Task Force. 

  • Minimum of 50% attendance


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


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, Persian Gulf, F15-E and F16C Module.

    • NTTR Map is also recommended​

    • Supercarrier is recommended

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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