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79th Fighter Squadron "Tigers"

"Victory by Valor"

Recruitment is OPEN

The 79th Fighter Squadron is part of the 20th Fighter Wing at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina. It operates the General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft conducting air superiority missions.

In vTF-77 They fly the F-16 with the callsign "Gambler", and is ran by LtCol "Shiny" Lee (CO) and LtCol "Doodles" Driggers (XO)


Available Slots and Requirements

Slots Available

  • 15 Full-Time F-16 Pilots CLOSED

    • Minimum of 50% attendance

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

    • 79th FS "Gamblers" members may also dual-qualify on additional airframes

  • RESERVE SLOTS - Closed

    • 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, Persian Gulf, and AH-64D modules

    • NTTR Map is recommended

    • Supercarrier is also 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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