Membership: Expectations and requirements

General code of conduct

  1. Respect. Respect everyone on teamspeak, on the website, the forum and other websites when representing 132nd Virtual Wing. Treat others the way you want to be treated. If there is a new guy to the wing, welcome him and ask if he has any questions. Don't make fun of other members, even if it's only a joke. You may think it's not a big deal but to them it may be. Posts that violate the rules can be moderated. We were all new pilots at one point. During debriefing, don't point out every mistake a pilot made without saying the stuff he/she did well too. Being respectful to others also includes following our rules. Making pilots wait for you because you were unprepared or late is disrespectful. Racism, bullying and arguing beyond normal disagreements will not be tolerated
  2. Do not speak negatively about other Virtual Wings or embarrass the 132nd Virtual Wing in any way. When you are using the 132nd teamspeak tag, ingame tag or have 132nd graphics in your signature or avatar, you are representing the 132nd Virtual Wing. This includes when you are on ED forums or other community websites. If you are using any 132nd artwork you must follow these rules. Be respectful when you are on other group's Teamspeaks or participating in events with other groups.
  3. Members are prohibited from publishing, posting, distributing, disseminating or using any kind of defamatory, infringing, obscene, vulgar, profane and unlawful or other such types of communications materials or information through the use of chat boxes, voice server(s) or the 132nd Web, forum or wiki.
  4. Should problems arise online between individuals, the parties should first attempt to resolve any issues among themselves. If this should fail, then the parties should locate and request the services of the command staff to resolve the dispute.
  5. Members are prohibited from using 132nd facilities to threaten, harass, abuse, intimidate or stalk others or to otherwise violate the legal right of others, including expectations to the rights of privacy and publicity.
  6. Individuals violating any of the 132nd rules may have their membership revoked.

Membership

  1. 132nd Virtual Wing is created for individuals that want to fly the DCS series of aircraft in a realistic manner. Every trainee and member has to be able to use suspension of disbelief in order to simulate that the trainee or member is a real pilot operating in the real world. This is what a simulator is all about. The 132nd Virtual Wing is not for member that are out for filling up their logbooks with kills, or pilots that not are interested in flying in a realistic manner as described in the wing and squadrons SOPs and Training Manuals, and teached throughout the training program.
  2. Membership is open for all individuals within +-2hours from GMT/UTC+1 time zone (Norwegian time zone).
  3. We do not have a set age restriction; however, we are accepting members that are mature and reliable. If a person shows during the training toward becoming a full member that he does not match those criteria, we reserve the right to not allowing that person becoming a member of the wing.
  4. Membership experience. You must have a basic knowledge of DCS, defined as the level you will obtain from having completed the single player, training missions. Online experience and routine will be provided by the 132nd Virtual Wing Instructors, flightleads and other members. Although online experience is a plus in any candidate we do not expect a candidate and a new member to be fully familiarized with the online environment within DCS. We do however, expect that a member applies himself towards learning how it works
  5. After application is sent, and the individual is registered on the 132nd Website, the individual is considered a trainee. Once the trainee have completed Initial Qualifications Training (IQT), the trainee will be considered a full member of the wing, and moved to the Mission Qualification Training (MQT) in order to prepare the member for participating on missions with the 132nd Virtual Wing. All members must pass MQT before joining ATO missions (exception is training missions, which will be regarded like ATO missions when it comes to realism, but are open for trainees and members)

General Airmanship

  1. Members shall, at all times, follow Wing and Squadron Standard Operating Procedure to the best of their abilities
  2. Members shall, at all times, adhere to the mission briefing and the mission commander/leads directives and/or intent to the best of their abilities
  3. Members shall, to the best of their abilities, try to maintain and advance their flying skills.
  4. Since this is also a learning environment, everyone should remember to exercise patience and courtesy to new members and strive in all situations to help members/recruits by "showing the way" in a positive manner in order to improve our skill and capability to fly "as real as it gets"
  5. Dedication. 132nd Virtual Wing is not a wing for the common flyer. Every member must be willing to commit to fly in a realistic manner, according to the rules laid down in paragraph X.X.

Communications

  1. Callsigns. The callsign must be unique within the wing and must not sound phonetucally similar to another member's callsign. A single word should be used or multiple words joined together like MadMAn, WildCat etc.A callsign cannot be a brevity term.It should not be easily confused with an existing callsign, including a variation of it (Hawk/HellHawk or Ghost/MadGhost etc)It should be a callsign that is easy to pronounce. Should there be a problem with a person's callsign and that person is unable to find a suitable callsign, one may be assigned to him by his peers, with or without consent. A vote will be put up in the forums to decide the callsign.
  2. Communications Software. Every member must use Teamspeak installed according to wing standard. The Wing standards is located here: MÅ SETTES INN LINK NÅR DET ER PÅ PLASS. In the application, a new member must provide an e-mail account for registration and membership purposes. Any e-mail adress submitted to the 132nd Virtual Wing will not be shared outside the organization without your express prior permission.
  3. If you sign onto a flight channel where guys are flying and you choose to remain on their channel to listen in, be quiet. It's perfectly ok to listen in to a flight(If by chance they're not using TARS), but don't start a conversation with a buddy who is also listening in while guys are trying to fly. If pilots are in briefing, please wait until the briefing is over before asking if they have an extra spot for you. Do not interrupt the briefing.
  4. When flying, make sure you are in one of the Flying channels on our Teamspeak server.
  5. Do not drag a pilot to another channel without asking him first. It's very rude to be dragged to another channel without your knowledge. The person you are dragging may have been listening, or worse participating, in a conversation and you dragging them to another channel can be seen as very rude. If you want to speak to a pilot privately, ask them if they have time to talk to you on a different channel. This rule applies to admins too. Being an admin doesn't give you the right to move users wherever whenever.
  6. For ATO missions: When flying, keep comms to a minimum and related to the flight. This rule means to use brevity as much as possible. Your goal as a virtual pilot using brevity is to say as much as possible with as few words as possible. That's the idea behind brevity codes. You want to keep the comms clear for important radio calls. Not everyone knows al the brevity codes, so be patient with new pilots. However, talking about what you and your girlfriend did last weekend during the ingress to Russia is not ok. Aside from jamming up comms over the radio you're also ruining other pilots immersion in the game. We're all polite and don't want to tell you to clear comms, do please don't make us do it.
  7. Move to Idle/AFK if you step away when on Teamspeak. All members are advised that if they expect to be away from keyboard(AFK) for longer than 15 minutes, please move to the AFK Channel. This is to allow those conducting briefs/flights can be done without distraction. For your information, pilots believed to have been idle for some time will be moved to the AFK channel.
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