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by Derk
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Cadet Flight Reports
Topic: Wheelchock IQT Progress
Replies: 1
Views: 9

Wheelchock IQT Progress

Cadet/IP: Wheelchock / Derk Check Ride #: IQT-1 Check Ride Date: 20 February 2019 Score: Pass Debrief: Please welcome “Wheelchock” to IQT. Tonight we completed the objectives for IQT-1. Wheelchock comes to us after recently finding BMS and looking to advance his knowledge and ability in the F-16. H...
by Derk
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 440th VFW Podcast - "Flight Lead"
Replies: 0
Views: 56

440th VFW Podcast - "Flight Lead"

Finally got back to recording a Podcast for the YouTube channel. This one is focused on one perspective of the flight lead role in BMS. There was enough content on this one that I can easily see it being a future topic from other perspectives.

https://youtu.be/NLnnkve7Tcw
by Derk
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Public Discussion
Topic: Solid Truss Mission 3
Replies: 6
Views: 145

Solid Truss Mission 3

Today the 222nd got to play in the sand box with a mission out of Ben Gurion Israel. Gypsy 5 flight was tasked with a low level runway strike after the area was cleared of SA-6, SA-10, and HAWK defenses by the package SEAD flight. Supporting this mission was an escort flight and a TARCAP flight that...
by Derk
Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: News
Topic: New Video - Multi-perspective Air Interdiction
Replies: 1
Views: 75

Re: New Video - Multi-perspective Air Interdiction

Thanks for this one Micro. It was entertaining and a very nice production. Takes a minute to get used to the three views, but then it's nice to watch each one as each pilots talks.
by Derk
Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Public Discussion
Topic: Flight Nights ?
Replies: 20
Views: 486

Re: Flight Nights ?

Sometimes its only a matter of putting the interest to fly out there. Either a post in the Flight Planning channel or on the wing Discord pickup channel. Timing helps too....(like tonight not good for me.)
by Derk
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Public Discussion
Topic: Flight Nights ?
Replies: 20
Views: 486

Re: Flight Nights ?

There are none planned and none on the ATO at this time. Are you proposing a flight?
by Derk
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Public Discussion
Topic: Flight Nights ?
Replies: 20
Views: 486

Re: Flight Nights ?

Sweet! Probably even a relief tube plumbed in. (Would be in mine...lol)
by Derk
Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Public Discussion
Topic: BARCAP from FNPU/Scramble Jan18,2019
Replies: 6
Views: 205

Re: BARCAP from FNPU/Scramble Jan18,2019

Thanks for posting that and for the kind words. I had my concern with a no-notice 'Scramble' mission, but it sounded fun and exciting. We did learn that we could take-off and be ready to engage from a cold start in under 10 minutes. Stalker definitely help me look good as a lead with good solid shot...
by Derk
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: Cadet Flight Reports
Topic: Welcome Stalker!
Replies: 11
Views: 274

Re: Welcome Stalker!

Nice job Stalker! Welcome.

Stalker flew on my wing on our FNPU scramble flight and did a solid wingman job. He'll be a fine asset to our wing flights.

(The sig looks fine. It has all the essentials. Squadron numbers and an F-16.)
by Derk
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: News
Topic: 222 Hour Badge
Replies: 0
Views: 72

222 Hour Badge

Congrats to Zeus being the first to earn the 222 Hour Badge! We thought this number would be fitting to represent the 222nd Gamblers and a substantial amount of flying time invested in the Wing. These hard-earned hours came from 134 total flights with 68 being combat sorties. This is a well-deserved...
by Derk
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Public Discussion
Topic: Fodder flyby!!! (And landing?)
Replies: 11
Views: 319

Re: Fodder flyby!!! (And landing?)

Would love to run through IQT (hopefully a much smoother process than my first!!!) again when settled,
IQT is open for cadets when you're ready. We'll even get your bore-sighting working smooth!

Good luck with the move.
by Derk
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Cadet Flight Reports
Topic: Sidestep IQT Progress
Replies: 36
Views: 877

Re: Sidestep IQT Progress

Congrats and Welcome Sidestep!
by Derk
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Public Discussion
Topic: JD “Chameleon” Jesonis: RIP
Replies: 13
Views: 381

Re: JD “Chameleon” Jesonis: RIP

Ah Crud! He was such a nice guy to me when we hung out in TS over at the first. We shared active duty time together in the AF and always had something to chat about. Such a loss. Thanks for passing on this bitter news. RIP Cham...
by Derk
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Public Discussion
Topic: Flight Nights ?
Replies: 20
Views: 486

Re: Flight Nights ?

I'll second that. Most week nights I like to fit in a flight if able. Just drop a note here or in PM with a few days notice and we should be able to scrape some guys together for a mission.
by Derk
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Cadet Flight Reports
Topic: Lefty IQT Progress
Replies: 31
Views: 1168

Re: Lefty IQT Progress

Last night I flew with Lefty so he could give the flight lead position a try. He studied up on the SOP items and was well organized so the flight went very well. Thumper happened to pop into TS just before flight, so we dragged him along into a short BVR flight. Our task was a BARCAP to prevent a ho...
by Derk
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Public Discussion
Topic: Fodder flyby!!! (And landing?)
Replies: 11
Views: 319

Re: Fodder flyby!!! (And landing?)

Hi Fodder. Thanks for stopping by and checking things out.
by Derk
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Cadet Flight Reports
Topic: Sidestep IQT Progress
Replies: 36
Views: 877

Re: Sidestep IQT Progress

Nice job Sidestep. One to go!
by Derk
Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Cadet Flight Reports
Topic: Rambo IQT Progress
Replies: 9
Views: 202

Rambo IQT Progress

Cadet/IP: Rambo / Derk Check Ride #: IQT-1 Check Ride Date: 26 December 2018 Score: Pass Debrief: Please welcome “Rambo” to IQT. Tonight we had a good introduction to formation flying and tac turns with a solid showing after having limited time in multiplayer flights in BMS. He’s done well with stu...
by Derk
Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Public Discussion
Topic: Holidays
Replies: 7
Views: 202

Re: Holidays

Merry Christmas to all!
by Derk
Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Cadet Flight Reports
Topic: Sidestep IQT Progress
Replies: 36
Views: 877

Re: Sidestep IQT Progress

Nice job Sidestep! Moving right along.
by Derk
Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Public Discussion
Topic: X52 help
Replies: 1
Views: 76

Re: X52 help

Hey Stalker. What's not loading in your X52 profile? Is it the Saitek software, or BMS? Someone here is running the X52 successfully. I'll see if we can get some info if its something I don't know about.
Will get your forums name changed.
by Derk
Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Public Discussion
Topic: Merry Christmas to the 440th
Replies: 6
Views: 218

Re: Merry Christmas to the 440th

Thanks Cham. Merry Christmas! Happy New Year.
by Derk
Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Cadet Flight Reports
Topic: Lefty IQT Progress
Replies: 31
Views: 1168

Re: Lefty IQT Progress

Cadet/IP: Lefty / Derk Check Ride #: IQT-6 Check Ride Date: 19 December 2018 Score: Pass Debrief: The 222nd Gamblers Squadron grows again as Lefty completed IQT tonight. Moosedog came out to join us for a nice smooth run thought the IQT-6 strike engagements. The GPS strike was well timed with all o...
by Derk
Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Cadet Flight Reports
Topic: Lefty IQT Progress
Replies: 31
Views: 1168

Re: Lefty IQT Progress

Cadet/IP: Lefty / Derk Check Ride #: IQT-5 Check Ride Date: 15 December 2018 Score: Pass Debrief: Last night Lefty completed IQT-5 - a night time SEAD flight with HARM and Maverick engagements. We were were joined by Hurl who was very helpful with the SAM's. The flight was nice and smooth and well-...
by Derk
Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Cadet Flight Reports
Topic: Hagerd IQT Progress
Replies: 39
Views: 1461

Re: Hagerd IQT Progress

Welcome to the Gamblers Hagerd!