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TFS-409 RCAF Tactical
Fighter Squadron

"Midnight is our noon"

Recruitment is OPEN

409th Canadian Tactical Fighter Squadron is a unit of the Royal Canadian Air Force. The squadron operates the CF-18 Hornet from CFB Cold Lake in Alberta, Canada.
In vTF-77, They are a wing that flies the F/A-18C with the callsign of "Nightmare", and is currently ran by LtCol "Stormy" Christian (CO) and LCol "ColdKutz" Dafoe (XO)


Available Slots and Requirements

Slots Available

  • 15 Full-Time F\A-18 Pilots

    • Minimum of 50% attendance

    • 409 RCAF members may also dual-qualify on any other airframe. 


    • 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 


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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