Joining ACG

ACG welcomes new pilots of any standard or experience. Even if they’ve never flown before, ACG consists of experienced virtual pilots who can help with anything new pilots need, regardless of the simulator flown.

If you have come here to check us out, then you're in the right place! You will find lots of information about us here. If you would like to get to know us, have questions or need help with something, register on our forums and introduce yourself! Alternatively, there are always people on our Teamspeak and Discord!

We want YOU!

To fly the ACG Campaign with all the trimmings (persistent characters, victories, After Action Reports, medals etc.) you will have to sign up as an ACG member.

And that is really quite easy. You don't have to pass an interview, or complete training and there is no standard procedure. If you are interested in joining you only have to create an account on our forum. From there you can introduce yourself in the reception area, if you so wish (it is recommended, so that people know you are interested and will look out for you). Another thing people usually do before considering membership, is to join us on a Sunday Campaign mission. Just join Teamspeak at around 1900 GMT or BST and there will usually be someone about who will put you in the right squadron for the mission. We also recommend you join our Discord server, especially if you need help with something, there's always people on there to help you out. After flying a Campaign mission, just ask to be signed up by talking to a member of Staff and the Squadron Leader of the relevant unit. They will advise you accordingly and will sort the admin stuff out and sign you up!

You must be registered on the forum with an email address which you use. You will need to edit your Teamspeak ID, Steam ID (for Cliffs of Dover Blitz) and your in-game name (for IL-2 Great Battles). You will have also been offered an aircraft tail number from those available for your unit and there is a skin available for you. Please ask your commander about these.

ACG does not care for flying experience a jot, what matters is that you make a commitment for the longer term and in the right spirit. As a member,your attendance is recorded by your attendance in the weekly campaign combined with the after action flight report written into our Pilot and Mission Database. The rest of your time is up to you; however we do want people who are willing to integrate with ACG for the long term.

In short

To be an ACG member means to fly our Campaign. We don't expect you to forgo real life to fly with us, but we would like you to drop people in your squadron a message to let them know you will not be making it. In general, if you can make more or less 7 out of 10 missions then that's fine. We would also like you to keep abreast of what is going on in ACG and, out of respect, should you wish to leave then notify your ACG commander.

Join us if you are

  • interested in immersing yourself in the history of flight combat ('being there') and not so interested in 'winning'
  • want to fly in a large group of like-minded people on historical missions
  • are a relaxed and helpful person with a good sense of humour

Your commitment to ACG

  • Make every effort to be a regular pilot for our Sunday campaign, at 1900GMT (most Sundays).
  • Write your flight report within 1 week of that flight.
  • Notify command via PM/Forum/email if you decide to leave us, or for any extended period of absence.

If you wish to know more then of course ask in the forums, or better still, come and fly a mission with us. Remember, there is no standard to reach to join ACG, we will help you into the sky with us.