What is Aeronautica Militare Virtuale Italiana
The Aeronautica Militare Virtuale Italiana (AMVI) has its roots at the end of the year 2000 when a group of friends passionate about simulation and real flight decided to get together and start what it would become the first Italian multi-simulator community. Since then 20 years have passed, the community has grown numerically and educationally claiming under its name over 60 active pilots.
AMVI follows the same hierarchical structure as the Italian Air Force. It is comprised of an Headquarter (Stato Maggiore Aeronautica Virtuale) responsible for defining the guidelines of the whole community while the Air Combat Command (Comando Squadra Aerea Virtuale), Air Education and Training Command (Comando Scuole Virtuale), and Public Affair Agency (Reparto Affari Generali) that constitute the beating heart of AMVI, managing planning, public relations and overall training of the pilots. Every organism above mentioned is managed by selected AMVI member on the basis of availability and knowledge on the subject.
After almost 15 years of using Falcon 4.0 (Falcon BMS) and IL2 Sturmovik AMVI decided to employ DCS World from Eagle Dynamics as its simulator of choice. This decision has unified all pilots under a single simulator facilitating and enhancing interoperability of all the parties involved. DCS has given the opportunity to employ more assets such as Helicopters (Ka-50 Black Shark and UH1) and task such as flight controllers, AWACS operators and JTACs for the coordination of CAS procedures. As of today, AMVI employs the following aircrafts: F-16C, F/A-18C, A-10C, Ka50, UH-1H, F-5 and BF109.
Having such a wide variety of aircrafts with difference performance and requirements calls for an absolute respect for procedures and regulations. We pride ourselves of following to the letter the operational procedures used in real life by real pilots.
Our academic syllabus in structured in a way that no prior experience before entering this world is needed to start, the only real requirements is your passion and your time. Our instructors will guide you through the learning process from the ground up. Along with you there will be others with whom you could train and ingrain discipline, love for flying and comradery.
The love for flying is not enough to prosper in AMVI, at the base of our community there’s a perpetual need to read, learn and practice the fundamentals of flying. It is a long process but it’s the most rewarding of all.
The learning process never ends, there is always something to revise, learn and put to practice. When the time comes you will take part in multiple campaigns aimed at consolidating the procedures you’ve learned. International campaigns with other virtual squadron usually take place twice a year, quite an effort really considering the amount of players involved (over 70).
If what you have read so far meets your expectations, come to our website (hyperlink) or forum and think about joining our community.
DCS World modules: Combined Arms, DCS: A-10C II Tank Killer, DCS: Black Shark, DCS: F-16C Viper, DCS: F/A-18C Hornet, DCS: P-51D Mustang
Employed tools: DCS Simple Radio Standalone, LotAtc
Covered roles: Air Traffic Control (ATC), Airborne Warning and Control (AWAC), Joint Attack Terminal Controller (JTAC), Pilot