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VF-143 
"Pukin Dogs"

"Sans Reproache"

Recruitment is OPEN

Fighter Squadron 143 (VF-143), nicknamed the "Pukin Dogs" is a United States Navy fighter squadron established in 1950.

 

In TF-77, they fly the F-14B Tomcat with a callsign of "Taproom". Providing Fleet Defense and Close Air Support/Strike as their main missions.

VF-143 is currently run by CDR "Shiny" Lee (CO) and LCDR "Judge" Bennett (XO). 

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Available Slots and Requirements

Slots Available

  • 5 Full-Time F-14B Pilots

    • Ability to CASE I and Aerial Refuel preferred 

    • Minimum of 50% attendance

    • 15+ hours in the F-14A/B recommended

  • 12 Full-Time F-14B RIOs

    • Basic knowledge of the AWG-9 recommended 

    • Minimum of 50% attendance

    • HOTAS  is NOT required for RIOs

  • 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. 

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Membership Requirements

  • Minimum age of 18 

  • Regular attendance to at least one night a week

    • Training nights Tues / Thurs at 2000 PST

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

    • Requirement waived for RIOs

  • Head-tracking solution OR a Virtual Reality headset

    • Requirement waived for RIOs

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

  • Ownership of the Syria, Persian Gulf, Supercarrier, and F-14 modules

    • NTTR Map 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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