Rules and Administrative Structure
 
The European Air force is a group of WW2 online flying simulation enthusiasts. We believe that this is a game. We also believe that part of the pleasure within the game is a full immersion in role playing and historical accuracy.
All EAF squadrons must obey these rules and use them as their own. All squadrons are free to add their own rules and policy as long as they do not conflict with the rules of the European Air force.
 
General Rules
  1. To join the EAF, you must be at least 16 years old. For time zone and lag reasons, the European Air Force only accepts players from Europe. Exceptions can be certainly considered, by the approval of the EAF HQ.
  2. We consider the EAF membership as an "exclusive" membership. Therefore EAF members are not allowed to be part of another virtual squadron playing the same online flying simulator. Members who like to play other simulation games, not supported by the EAF, are obviously allowed to join other virtual squadrons and communities too as long as they inform their Commanding Officers.
  3. All EAF members should be "active" pilots. Flying at least once per week on average is suggested. Of course we understand there may be some exceptions: some people work in shifts, or may have work and/or family duties. In that case things can be arranged.
  4. The common EAF language is English. EAF Squadrons are formed by people from one country or people speaking the same or similar language. To enable players from other countries to join squadrons, any EAF squadron shall adopt these players if they want to join. All pilots will be identified by a nickname and their squadron number. Squadrons have to be identified by adding the squadron number to the call sign of the pilots (e.g. EAF331_Mikke is pilot Mikke belonging to the 331 Norwegian (Scandinavian) squadron).
  5. We respect our members privacy. The e-mail of each member should be known to the C.O. of his squadron. That said, a members e-mail address will be not be published or distributed to others without prior permission. IP addresses will be also never disclosed or published.
  6. Within the EAF we use military ranks. Those are part of the simulation and the role-playing, and are useful to the virtual community organization. This is a virtual hierarchy and should not be considered as a limitation of personal freedom. Nevertheless, within the simulation and community life, ranks of authority and the chain of command should be respected by all EAF members. This is a virtual military unit, not a democracy.
  7. We have fixed flying nights, this gives us an opportunity to fly together. These night are Mondays and Thursdays. Every pilot should try to join at least one flying night per week.
  8. We believe in gentlemenly behaviour, correctness and respect for people, both in virtual and in real life. You shall never use offensive language, either in the game or in public or restricted forums. Neither will there be references to Nazi's. Terms that are 'in the spirit of things' are allowed, as well as historically correct markings on planes. You should never open fire on a member of the EAF or against any other pilot flying on the same side, unless previously authorized by him/her. You shall not deliberately pick on any particular person for a prolonged amount of time.
  9. During coop missions and dogfight, you shall not fire on a damaged pilot attempting to land, unless previously agreed at the beginning of the game. Gear down with an heavily damaged plane is considered as a sign of surrender, and you shall respect it. This rule does not apply for War missions, unless specific rules are applied.
  10. You shall respect all rules of any online war in which you are engaged. You will not influence your kill score or someone elses (e.g. firing on a plane which is already fatally damaged). Your behaviour reflects the sense of honour of the whole European Air Force. Be proud of it.
  11. Using cheats hacks etc. is not allowed. Anyone suspected of such actions will be expelled from the EAF without hesitation.
  12. Do not pass EAF tactics and forum passwords to others.
  13. Check in at your squadron HQ on a regular basis. Read the messages in the Officers Club at least once a week. They contain useful information for you!
  14. All those who want to leave the EAF can do it in any moment, by communicating their decision to their Squadron Leader. If you plan to stop flying on-line for a while, let us know. If you are on holiday for a month then tell us you want LEAVE. If you don't feel like flying any more tell us to you want to RETIRE. This way you can rejoin again when you feel like it. If we don't hear from you and don't see you for 2 weeks you get the status MIA (Missing In Action), after a month POW (Prisoner Of War) and after a longer time KIA (Killed In Action). When you have the status K.I.A. you are banned from the EAF and are not able to rejoin the EAF anymore. When you come back from M.I.A. or P.O.W. it is very likely that you loose your rank, especially when you have a leading rank.
  15. Trainees can only fly War Missions after passing Stage 4 of OTU (formation flying) and approval of his Sqn Ldr. Ask your Training Officer or Squadron Leader if you are unsure what this means.
 
Responsibilities
Group Captain
  • The structure of the European Air Force.
  • Changes to rules and the way "we" do things.
  • Top level decision maker
  • Delegate necessary tasks out to the other members of the EAF.
 
Wing Commander
  • Executive Officer to the Group captain.
  • Motivation and Morale of the EAF community.
  • Leading by example.
  • Come up with ideas for improvement or change to the EAF leadership.
  • Operationally responsible for the EAF.
 
Squadron Leaders
  • Keeping track of personel status in the squadrons.
  • Leading by example.
  • Make sure the orders from the Group Captain and HQ are followed according to their intention.
 
Executive Officers
  • Helping his Squadron Leader to keep track of personel and with other S/L duties.
  • Stand in for the Squadron Leader when he is away.
 
Training Officers
  • Responsible for training the EAF personel.
  • Evaluating the progress and dedication of trainees until they get their wings and become fully operational EAF personel.