OAC

Omega Air Command

is a competitively minded virtual online squadron currently centered around the IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946 simulation series. OAC is composed of members from both Canada and the United States. We are predominantly a fighter squadron with a heavy emphasis on team coordinated flight tactics. We do not worry much about candidates’ initial skill level, but are looking for serious individuals interested in developing their skills as fighter pilots against other live opponents.

Our Goals

OAC’s primary focus is to achieve combat excellence through commitment, study, and fun. We provide a structured, but flexible environment that allows our members to progress at their own rate. We also provide a wide assortment of tools to quickly become very competitive online pilots. OAC members are competent pilots, professionals, display strength of character, and exhibit loyalty to fellow squadmates.

Code of Conduct

All members of Omega Air Command are expected to act as mature adults at all times and to treat fellow squad members and members of other squads in the same manner. This also applies to communication through TeamSpeak, in game chat, and on user forums.
OAC Members are not allowed dual squadron membership and may not appear publicly as members of other squadrons.
When flying in non-OAC servers, remember that your behavior reflects on everyone in our squad. Be courteous and always read and follow the rules of the server.
Disputes within the group will be settled internally by the Command Staff after investigation.
Always adhere to the Chain of Command.
Violations to the code of conduct may result in disciplinary action or in the worst case, discharge from the squadron.

General Code of Conduct for IL-2:

Always read and respect the rules of any server you visit.
Do not shoot friendly aircraft.
If you salute when winning a fight, make sure you salute when losing a fight as well.
No kill stealing.
No cheating of any kind.

NOTE: This code of conduct is not all-inclusive. Additional items may be considered at the commanding officer’s discretion.

Participation Expectations

Individual members are expected to remain active within the squadron. Members are expected to attend official training sessions and other formal squad related activities.
Squad members are encouraged to be available online at least once a week. Members who are consistently unable to meet this standard may be placed in reserve or have their membership reviewed.
If a member is going to be unavailable to fly for a period of a week or more, they should submit a leave of absence in the squadron Ready Room.

Realism Settings We Prefer to Fly

OAC uses full realism settings which include:

Cockpit always on
No external views
No icons
No padlock
No map icons

What We Offer Our Members

Home:
Being in a squadron means that you are not alone in the virtual skies anymore. We provide you with a home and a base of operations. OAC members are more than a group pilots, we are friends who form an efficient fighting unit. We are loyal to each other and to the squadron. We are always ready to help each other with every problem (squadron or life related). You will receive formalized training, study materials, immediate answers to many issues, and most of all – friends who will fly on your wing and be there for you in the fight.

Training:
Training at OAC is done through a comprehensive and semi-professional flight school program. The subjects taught range from beginner to advanced level studies of WWII aerial combat. This includes basic airmanship, gunnery, air combat maneuvering, air combat tactics, and much more. We conduct weekly training sessions on Saturdays at 2230 ET (1930 PT).

Teamwork:
OAC members are focused on bettering themselves personally, but the most important growth is our pursuits as a group. To that end, OAC members fly together a vast majority of the time. Each individual pilot will learn and grow through his experience and training, but the real goal is to improve the squadron as a whole.

Enlistment Requirements

Personal:

Individuals 18+ years of age and of mature standing
Motivated to fly on a regular basis (except for the Reserves)
Focused on teamwork

Hardware and Software Required:

High speed internet (cable, DSL, or better)
Decent and working joystick
Headphones with mic (voice communication is mandatory)
IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946
Hyperlobby
Teamspeak 3 client

Recommended:

TrackIR optical head tracker

Structure and Rank

Omega Air Command hierarchy:

Executive Staff: Commanding Officer (CO), Executive Officer (XO), Staff Adjutant (SA)
Senior Staff: Senior officers selected specifically for the Command Staff
Active Members: Full-time pilots
Reserves: Part-time pilots
Cadets: Pilots in training and on probation

Ranks:
Note: Rank in the Omega Air Command does not denote position or authority. Members with a higher rank do not have authority over lower ranks. Only the executive staff has authority over other pilots. Ranks are given based on membership length, active participation, outstanding service to the squadron, and skill.

Wing Commander (Wg Cdr). Commanding Officer of the Omega Air Command.
Squadron Leader (Sqn Ldr). Executive Officer of the Omega Air Command and long-standing members who have been active and dedicated over the course of many years. These are the elite of the OAC. This rank is given based on merit and a variety of aspects both in and out of game are used to determine suitability.
Flight Lieutenant (Flt Lt). A special rank for members who have shown particularly excellent dedication, activity, and service on a consistent basis. Typically awarded 12 months after receiving Flying Officer.
Flying Officer (Fg Off). Second promotion based on meritorious service or seniority. Typically occurs 6 months after receiving Pilot Officer. Demonstrated skill, group cohesion, good conduct, and desire to improve are hallmarks of pilots with the rank of Flying Officer.
Pilot Officer (Plt Off). First promotion based on meritorious service or seniority. Typically occurs 6 months after receiving Warrant Officer. Almost all members will reach Pilot Officer if they are regularly involved.
Warrant Officer (WO). Full membership in the OAC. These pilots have demonstrated maturity and a desire to participate on a regular basis as well as developed a rapport with the group.
Cadet (OCdt). New recruits. Cadets are on probationary status and not yet full members of the OAC. Their membership can be reviewed at any time for termination or promotion.

Recognition and Promotion:
Promotion reviews for all members will occur every six months. A member will be evaluated based on his participation, conduct, initiative, attitude, and other squadron contributions. Citations and medals can be awarded at any time by the command staff and other members’ recommendations are highly considered.

For more information contact us at OACSquad@gmail.com



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