THE FIGHTING 99TH AIR WING
Who are we looking for?
The great thing about DCS is that it can cater to all types of gamers from the teamworkers to the lone wolves, and from the arcade casual to the mil-sim serious players. When it comes to recruiting, we are not only looking for people we enjoy playing with, we look for people who would enjoy being with us. If we think that you'd be better served in a different squadron we will tell you so. After all, there are many different squadrons in DCS each catering to a specialized niche. Some key characteristics of a good F99th member are as follows:
A squadron is a team, and if you want to be in the F99th you should want to work as team. Getting your wingman a kill should be as important to you as unleashing fury on the enemy yourself. Working as one should be rewarding to you.
Respectful, Good-Natured, and Mature-
The fun we have is a direct testament to the quality of our pilots. We do our best to keep out people with a chip on their shoulder or who have problems with self-control or whining.
Motivated to Helping the Group-
Our members all improve our gameplay and our squadron experiences in their own way. This can be as simple as helping new pilots to creating videos and graphics, or even by advancing your flight element; but if you have no intention of contributing anything then you won't be considered a highly valued member to us. As the old saying goes: you get out what you put in.
Long Term Membership-
We don't want to have new pilots that are gone again in a month. Although we are understanding that real life takes precedence over the squadron we also purge the roster of people who we believe are 'gone'. New members who miss checking the website for days on end are not sending us good signals.
Skill is not a requirement. A unskilled pilot can still have fun with us. We have some very gifted teachers in our squadron who can teach you anything you need. Wingman teams are also meant to accelerate the learning process. That said, we aren't going to necessarily walk you though every key-bind you'll need.
-Must have teamspeak3 installed and own a working microphone
-Must have DCS: World installed
-Must have discord installed
-Must speak English fluently and clearly
-Must not be in another DCS squadron
-Must be 21 years of age or older *
*Pilots under the age of 21 may express intent to join using the same application. However, an added prerequisite is that the pilot must already be known to the squadron as a 'regular' as we want more time to get to know younger pilots. After expressing intent to join, we will acknowledge it and answer as timely as possible, but decisions may take longer to make.
If you have studied who we are and what we are about and you believe that we could mutually benefit from your membership, then you should apply for membership by clicking the link below.
After your application is submitted, we will want to play with you in-game and talk to you in teamspeak. This is not a formal interview but rather to spend a bit of time with you to get to know you better. You will be notified of our decision as soon as we make it. If you're already a known pilot on our server, we will make a decision without regard to the formal policy.
If your application is accepted, you will join the squadron as a 2nd Lieutenant. You will be asked to adjust your teamspeak and in-game name to match our format, and admins will grant membership permissions to the website and teamspeak. Additionally, you will be invited to our private discord server.
If your application is declined, you will have to wait a year before submitting another application. We only decline applications because we didn't think the individual was a good fit with us and would most likely be better served in a different squadron.