The SAVAF comprises of a vibrant, professional group of Flight Sim pilots (some of them real life pilots) who share a passion for flying “beyond the envelope”. Imagine: one minute you are powering through the sky at Mach 1.5 at forty thousand feet in a SAAF Gripen fighter, and the next you are flying low level through the valleys and mountains at night in an Augusta A109 helicopter to rescue some hapless soul. The next moment would find yourself on approach for what would seem like an impossible landing on an aircraft carrier somewhere in the open seas!
The SAVAF, established in 2007 as a Military SOG operating separately but within the XZ IVAO Division, goes beyond the borders of mere General Aviation or Commercial “A to B” type of flying and ensures its members of many adrenalin filled hours of virtual flight. With more than twenty members, this SOG is very active, regularly taking part in all the XZ IVAO Division hosted events, as well as actively involving itself in International Special Operations events. Furthermore, the SAVAF hosts its very own “Special Ops” on line events every fortnight. It is in these events, which are specifically developed along with appropriate extra scenery, where the pilot who fits in with a military type discipline and who sees him or herself as a professional, will excel and enjoy.