Organized within the World War Two framework of the Royal Canadian Air Force, RCAF_FB_SQUADRON strives to enhance flying skills, learn from each other, and pass on this knowledge to new members. We take pride in flying as a Royal Canadian Air Force virtual squadron. Our RCAF uniform, "RCAF_FB_Pilot Name" gives us individuality and historically accurate military protocol. Rank designations, e.g., W/C "Pilot Name," translates into Wing Commander "Pilot Name," a title designation used by the Royal Air Force and RCAF during World War Two. Squadron members must understand that the military rank system is an important part of our historical re-enactment of WWII campaigns of the RCAF.
Our squadron is comprised of adults who love to fly, not as individuals, but as team members. Our purposes can be summarized as follows: to learn from each other, to fly as a team, and, to play the game with honor and integrity. These three purposes all underscore the basic assumption that we are flying together TO HAVE FUN.
All organizations are comprised of people from varied backgrounds, experiences, and personalities. Behavioral conflicts can occur in any organization. To minimize difficulties, we have adopted our "Code of Conduct" . This Code is a must read for all members. It is our firm commitment that all members must abide by these elements of conduct.
CODE OF CONDUCT
1. RCAF_FB_Squadron members are to act as responsible adults at all times. A member must always greet Senior Officers, fellow Squadron mates, and ALL pilots with a "Salute" (~S~) and with respect, via Game Chat, or e-mail.
2. In Game Chat, the use of foul language or any derogatory remarks directed to Pilots in a room, whether a member of our squadron or another squadron, will not be tolerated. All Pilots must be treated with dignity and respect. There may be times when a pilot from another squadron will direct an uncomplimentary comment toward you or our Squadron. Do not engage in a mutual exchange of derogatory remarks. Remain silent, and shoot the culprit down with extreme prejudice! Remember: Whether we win, lose, or draw, we will play the game in the spirit of good sportsmanship.
3. If you are playing outside our server, always respect the Host of the game. Read the rules of the server. If you do not want to follow them to the letter, do not enter the room. We do not use our rank designations in any room. We use only our uniform: "RCAF_FB_Your Name." Since we know the rank of our members, when you are in a room, always respect the rank of the Senior Officers present. If a Senior Officer gives you an order, "I want you on my wing," acknowledge and follow the order.
4. Your uniform name is mandatory in the game. Example: your name as a member should appear as RCAF_FB_Name. Any modification of your uniform name is unacceptable.
5. Our squadron selected TeamSpeak as the communication medium. The use of TeamSpeak is mandatory for all members.
6. Our Squadron stresses TEAMWORK. We must play together to be a successful combat unit. No individual should be concerned more with accumulating points in a game than flying cover for a squadron mate. RCAF_FB_Squadron is the winner of a session, not an individual pilot. Part of effective teamwork is to work together in combat. If you see an enemy plane engine smoking, you must ask the Squadron member responsible for the hit if he has the situation under control and does he need assistance. Do not, at any time, fly between a Squadron pilot and an enemy plane under attack unless you are given permission to do so. In virtual combat there may be times when such action is unavoidable. Do not reprimand the pilot via TeamSpeak, or Game Chat. Discuss the incident with the Senior Squad Leader at a later time!
7. Membership is by invitation after making application with Command. As a member, you are obligated to fly only with RCAF_FB_Squadron in IL-2, IL-2AEP+Pacific Fighters. You may not join another virtual squadron for membership in these games. You can fly with members from another squadron by keeping your RCAF_FB_Uniform intact. You may join another squadron in any other game, e.g., Fighter Ace, Microsoft FS2004. You may not use your RCAF_FB_Uniform in other games.
8. An Active Membership is defined as: attending one (1) regularly scheduled squadron meeting and one (1) Squadron Training Session (either Bomb Run or Fighter/Bomber Training) within three weeks. If a Member cannot participate in Squadron activities in the three week time frame, he should send an e-mail to Command requesting a leave of absence. If a Member does not request a leave of absence, he will be listed as Missing in Action and after two months, he will be removed from the Active list on our website. Active Membership means participating in Squadron activities with some degree of regularity. It is your responsibility to inform Command about your situation. Any Active Member of the Squadron can resign his Commission, by submitting an e-mail notification to Command. Upon acceptance of such notification, Command will authorize removal of the Member’s name from the Squadron Roster.
9. Any member leaving the Squadron in good standing, can reapply to Command for Active Membership.
10. Promotions and medals will be awarded for merit in game play. While piloting skills are essential, attitude, interest, leadership abilities, and regular participation with the Squadron are more important for promotion and the awarding of medals.
11. The Chain of Command requires an understanding of military organization and discipline. All members must study the Ranks and Duties Section on our website. For anyinfraction of our Code of Conduct, Wing Commanders have the authority to ground a pilot Member for a period of seven days or until such time Command can deliberate and take appropriate action. RCAF_FB_SQUADRON Command is comprised of the Commanding Officer, which is the Air Chief Marshal, the Air Vice Marshal, Air Commodores, Group Captains, and Wing Commanders. Command reviews the complaint against a Member, and decides the appropriate disciplinary action which can be a reprimand, probation, demotion in rank, or removal from the Squadron. Command has "zero tolerance" for disruptive behavior, insubordination to a Senior Officer, disrespect to our RCAF_FB_Squadron, or to any Member in any situation or in any form of communication e.g., Game Chat, TeamSpeak, or sending an e-mail to all members.
12. All Members of RCAF_FB_SQUADRON must understand that our flying together in virtual combat is a game. We band together to learn from each other and, to have fun!