The 107th JAS is an entity within the Through The Inferno (TTI) community. Its goal is to offer an advanced online collaborative PvE experience in DCS, for various pilots and in a respectful and developmental environment.
We focus on overcoming dynamic and challenging scenarios,we achieve this by working collaboratively with each other. During our events, we try to replicate real life tactical situations that can only be completed by everyone pulling their weight. Therefore, we operate differently from other virtual squadrons out there, this is why we are a JAS; Joint Aviation Squadron. We think we can offer more than just flying and operating an aircraft.
In contrary to a regular squadron that might focus on a couple of aircraft/platform and run a catered mission for those, Through The Inferno (TTI) provides us with a dynamic battleground and environment. Randomized targets, moving assets and AI mixed with real life weather just to name a few. All this combined with human AWACS / ATC / FAC services enable us to offer the most wholistic PvE experience out there, using everything that DCS has to offer.
Because of this philosophy, we organise the squadron based on what is best for our Mission Commanders (MCOMs) to use during an event. Like a strategy game for DCS, some units are used for certain roles or some units can be specialized into one. As a member of the 107th, pilots train to be as proficient as possible in the role that they are to provide during an operation. Providing an efficient assets to the whole squadron is the key to succeeding in the very challenging situations the JAS has to tackle.
Each flight resultant of this organization is a different entity with its own operating rules as well as specific attitude and values. We proud ourselves in the fact that we can fit people of various interest in flight-simming into the right flight.
Another way to describe where the 107th is in terms of simulation and gameplay is how you would describe the difference between Squad and a full fledge Arma 3 combined arms COOP mission. They both are realistic and cooperative, but only one of them does it on full scale and collaboratively.
A simple way to put it is to say that a 107th pilot is someone that is interested in more than just flying an aircraft but also interested in how it’s done in real life. That includes being a good teammate, procedures so that everyone gets to fly safely and not crash into each other and just a good dose of common sense.
As a way to try to describe what being a 107th pilot is, here is a list what a 107th pilot is not:
During many events, the 107th refined which roles are valuable to effectively succeed in an ever-changing tactical scenarios . Here is a quick detail of them, see if there is one you like:
Each role specialization come with cons as well (not detailed here) so that’s why working together makes up for it.
To assume all these roles, the 107th created a ‘flight’ per role. Each of this flight utilizes the platform(s) (module(s)) of their choosing to best accomplish their mission / role within the 107th. Some flights use a single aircraft, some use more than one, some use all helicopter modules. Some even use the same aircraft as another flight, especially with upcoming modules. The goal of the 107th is to have have pilots as who perform to a high standard in their chosen role, no matter the aircraft.
The 107th flights are autonomous in a sense that internal organisation is left up to the single flight lead. This is made to keep a very flat structure at the top of 107th. Training and different positions within the flight is also left at discretion of the flight lead.
All flights only share two common items: the check ride and basic proficiency. Regardless of flights organisation and training course, each pilot must pass their check ride that validates that they can perform the role assigned to their flights proficiently in an event. Said pilot should also demonstrate a basic proficiency in skills shared by all the flights to operate together, namely Communication and Traffic rules for ATC. Carrier operational qualifications is an added requirement to operate aboard the 107th ships.
This organization lets us provide various level of flight-simming for pilots looking for the right level of rigor or sim experience to suit their liking. Some roles require a high level of decision making or rigor, while others are more specialized and require a large amount of knowledge to operate the various kinds of weaponry associated with their flight compared to others that are more about pure flying skills for example. A complete list of 107th flights is available for browsing and each flight member can easily answer questions regarding their flight on Discord.
As stated before, each flight is different from the other. Take the time to learn about them and see where you could fit based on the kind of role you want to play within the JAS. Pilots get to choose which one they want to apply for and they can only train in one at a time. The AWACS club is the only one that can be trained for in parallel of another flight. Some flights allow “dual-membership” with others while some don’t.
To apply please fill in the template provided below in our Discord channel called #flight_applications. A new web based application will also be available soon(™)
|Flight||Role||Current aircraft||Future aircraft||Link to page|
|Grizzly||Rotary Wing||Ka-50, Mi-8MTV2, UH-1H, SA342||Bo-105, Mi-24|
|Bear||SEAD / DEAD||Su-25T, Su-25, F/A-18C
|Gryphon||General CAP||F-15C|| F-14B
|Shark||Carrier Based CAP||Su-33, F/A-18C||F-14B|
|AWACS Club||AWACS||Goggles, Paddles|
Tag the FLIGHT you are interested in joining so that the flight lead will be notified:
DCS IN-GAME username:
Timezone and Location:
Can you speak and understand English fluently?
If applicable; What is your aircraft of choice within the flight you are interested in?
Approximate flight time of your chosen flight’s aircraft:
Describe your proficiency with your chosen flight’s role & aircraft:
Describe your weaknesses with your chosen flight’s role & aircraft:
Describe your goals as a member of the 107th JAS and your prospective Flight group:
List all flight-sim related hardware, if any:
Do you need further assistance with SRS setup even after following our setup guide?
What days/hours are you available?
Tag and list current 107th JAS members you have flown with previously, if any: