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by Derk
Mon Oct 03, 2022 4:00 am
Forum: Cadet Flight Reports
Topic: Wheaties IQT Progress
Replies: 8
Views: 294

Re: Wheaties IQT Progress

Cadet/IP: Wheaties / Derk Check Ride #: IQT-5 Check Ride Date: 2 October 2022 Score: Pass Debrief: Debrief: Tonight Wheaties and I had fun in the Dogfighting arena completing IQT-5. I say 'fun' since he made it easy work for me as he was able to get quickly into the Control Zone position, maneuver ...
by Derk
Sun Oct 02, 2022 10:23 pm
Forum: Flight Planning
Topic: Operation: Downtown
Replies: 4
Views: 153

Re: Operation: Downtown

Awesome mission today from Zeus! Thanks for the efforts and to those that came out to support the flight. It had a challenge of night-time operations, but low level is always an exciting time. Good productive post-flight briefing too to discuss how to improve our efforts in these coordinate strike m...
by Derk
Thu Sep 29, 2022 12:09 am
Forum: Cadet Flight Reports
Topic: Wheaties IQT Progress
Replies: 8
Views: 294

Re: Wheaties IQT Progress

Cadet/IP: Wheaties / Derk Check Ride #: IQT-4 Check Ride Date: 27 September 2022 Score: Pass Debrief: Debrief: Wheaties completed the objectives for IQT-4 last night to wrap up the air to surface weapons missions. This was a DEAD flight with strikes on SAM guidance and EWR units using the HARM's, a...
by Derk
Sat Sep 24, 2022 3:53 am
Forum: Flight Planning
Topic: Birddogs Double Dragon Reload
Replies: 8
Views: 338

Re: Birddogs Double Dragon Reload

We lost some aircraft tonight, but overall it was a strong start for DD-R1. We racked up a few Su-30's and Su-27 kills, the SA-4 Pat Hand, and shut down the runways at Kwail in just under 1.5 hours of flight time. This clears the way for a lot more work in the SW peninsula area while holding off the...
by Derk
Fri Sep 23, 2022 8:50 pm
Forum: Flight Planning
Topic: Birddogs Double Dragon Reload
Replies: 8
Views: 338

Re: Birddogs Double Dragon Reload

I had to Google search T-16, womp-rat, and Beggars Canyon from the mission brief, but 'Good To Go Now'! :lol:

Looking forward to facing the 10 various air defense threats and 4 types of air threats briefed for DD Reload! :o
by Derk
Fri Sep 23, 2022 8:27 pm
Forum: Cadet Flight Reports
Topic: Wheaties IQT Progress
Replies: 8
Views: 294

Re: Wheaties IQT Progress

Cadet/IP: Wheaties / Derk Check Ride #: IQT-3 Check Ride Date: 21 September 2022 Score: Pass Debrief: Debrief: Wheaties has now completed the non-precision strike objectives to wrap up IQT-3. Our first objective for the flight was to clear out AAA units from a highway strip to make is safe for a pl...
by Derk
Fri Sep 23, 2022 8:18 pm
Forum: Public Discussion
Topic: Yes I'm still alive !!!
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: Yes I'm still alive !!!

Thanks for dropping by to say Hi and the kind words Skat! Glad your time with the 440th was positive and entertaining, and things are looking up in life.
by Derk
Fri Sep 16, 2022 3:42 am
Forum: Cadet Flight Reports
Topic: Wheaties IQT Progress
Replies: 8
Views: 294

Re: Wheaties IQT Progress

Cadet/IP: Wheaties / Derk Check Ride #: IQT-2 Check Ride Date: 15 September 2022 Score: Pass Debrief: Debrief: Last night Wheaties completed air interdiction operations in IQT-2. It was a full flight starting with Maverick boresighting, and right into spotting and engaging moving tanks with the Mav...
by Derk
Sat Sep 10, 2022 6:19 pm
Forum: Cadet Flight Reports
Topic: Wheaties IQT Progress
Replies: 8
Views: 294

Wheaties IQT Progress

Cadet/IP: Wheaties / Derk Check Ride #: IQT-1 Check Ride Date: 9 September 2022 Score: Pass Debrief: Debrief: Please help me welcome “Wheaties” to IQT. The IQT-1 flight last night went very smooth owning to Wheaties preparation and practice since he’s had very little MP flying in BMS. His piloting ...
by Derk
Fri Sep 02, 2022 3:30 am
Forum: Public Discussion
Topic: 222 Hour Congrats - Boomer
Replies: 6
Views: 173

222 Hour Congrats - Boomer

Congrats to Boomer for reaching 222 Flight Hours and being awarded the 222 Hour Patch! Thanks for your continued efforts over those flight hours building combat and training proficiency in support of Wing missions.
by Derk
Fri Aug 26, 2022 5:05 pm
Forum: Public Discussion
Topic: Wheaties Speed Test
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Re: Wheaties Speed Test

Wheaties wrote:
Fri Aug 26, 2022 2:20 am
REF: Speed Test
Hi Wheaties,

Thanks for stopping by. Speed test meets minimum requirements to fly MP with us. Application has been received and in review. Check later today for Private Message reply.
by Derk
Sat Aug 20, 2022 1:21 am
Forum: Flight Planning
Topic: Birddog's Double Dragon
Replies: 24
Views: 3444

Re: Birddog's Double Dragon

DOUBLE DRAGON 16 TIME:14:00z (23:00LT) WEATHER:Clear Briefing: The 222nd is tasked with continued efforts to strike hostile ground troops north and north west of Pyongang in support of advancing blue forces. Air picture is under control with only a few annoyances to deal with, but the ground pictur...
by Derk
Sun Jul 24, 2022 3:49 pm
Forum: Cadet Flight Reports
Topic: Costa IQT Progress
Replies: 20
Views: 1629

Re: Costa IQT Progress

Cadet: Costa IP: Derk Check Ride #: IQT-6/B] Check Ride Date: 23 July 2022 Score: Pass Debrief: Please help me welcome Costa as the newest member of the 222nd Gamblers. Last night we wrapped up IQT in a BARCAP flight joined by Zeus and Blade. It’s been a very busy two months for Costa with learning...
by Derk
Tue Jul 12, 2022 2:28 am
Forum: Cadet Flight Reports
Topic: Costa IQT Progress
Replies: 20
Views: 1629

Re: Costa IQT Progress

Cadet: Costa IP: Derk Check Ride #: IQT-5/B] Check Ride Date: 10 July 2022 Score: Pass Debrief: Last night Costa and I worked in the dogfight arena for a second round to complete the objectives for IQT-5. Our first round showed Costa had really good ability to spot the hostile, keep an eye on the f...
by Derk
Mon Jul 04, 2022 2:54 pm
Forum: Cadet Flight Reports
Topic: Costa IQT Progress
Replies: 20
Views: 1629

Re: Costa IQT Progress

Cadet: Costa IP: Derk Check Ride #: IQT-4 Check Ride Date: 3 July 2022 Score: Pass Debrief: Last night Costa completed the ground strike portion of IQT with a DEAD run on SA-2’s and SA-4’s. Using Hunter/Killer tactics on the SA-2, Costa engaged the site in POS – EOM mode and got a hit on the Spoon ...
by Derk
Sat Jun 25, 2022 5:08 am
Forum: Flight Planning
Topic: Birddog's Double Dragon
Replies: 24
Views: 3444

Re: Birddog's Double Dragon

Double Dragon: Mission 7 Time:22:00Z (07:00LT) Weather: Weather is Sunny Briefing: With a small break in J-15 and Su-30 flights, now seems to be a good time for a TASMO strike on the PRC carrier group. Still armed with 50 nm range SA-10 type SAM, we'll make our strike with AGM-84 Harpoons in two wa...
by Derk
Sat Jun 25, 2022 4:57 am
Forum: Flight Planning
Topic: Birddog's Double Dragon
Replies: 24
Views: 3444

Re: Birddog's Double Dragon

Double Dragon 6 - Debriefing Panther 7 - 3-ship Air Interdiction (Derk, Blade, Buttons) Panther 7 was on their 'A' game tonight for the DD7 mission wracking up 32 KIA on ground unit, and three AA KIA from Buttons. Our flight was tasked with AI on the east side of the western kill box. Loaded with 6...
by Derk
Fri Jun 24, 2022 7:15 pm
Forum: Cadet Flight Reports
Topic: Costa IQT Progress
Replies: 20
Views: 1629

Re: Costa IQT Progress

Cadet: Costa IP: Derk Check Ride #: IQT-3 Check Ride Date: 23 June 2022 Score: Pass Debrief: Last night Costa completed IQT-3 with a busy flight demonstrating his ability to use unguided weapons in CCRP and CCPI mode. The flight started with a takeoff out of Jungwon (formerly Choongwong) with a hea...
by Derk
Wed Jun 15, 2022 3:02 am
Forum: Cadet Flight Reports
Topic: Costa IQT Progress
Replies: 20
Views: 1629

Re: Costa IQT Progress

Cadet: Costa IP: Derk Check Ride #: IQT-2 Check Ride Date: 13 June 2022 Score: Pass Debrief: Last night Costa completed IQT-2 after a short break from IQT-1 to grow his family by one. (Congrats again!). Our flight was pretty smooth over all as Costa is experienced with LGB’s and GPS weapons, and ha...
by Derk
Fri May 27, 2022 9:07 pm
Forum: Cadet Flight Reports
Topic: Costa IQT Progress
Replies: 20
Views: 1629

Costa IQT Progress

Cadet/IP: Costa / Derk Check Ride #: IQT-1 Check Ride Date: 26 May 2022 Score: Pass Debrief: Debrief: Please help me welcome “Costa” to IQT. Last night we completed the objectives for IQT-1 with a busy flight. Our first flight a few days ago was a good intro to SOP’s, communications, and his first ...
by Derk
Sat May 07, 2022 5:06 pm
Forum: Public Discussion
Topic: 100 Hour Congrats - Badger
Replies: 8
Views: 791

100 Hour Congrats - Badger

Congrats to Badger on reaching 100 Hour Flight Time with the 440th VFW! Thanks for your support with our Wing flights and interesting 'insights' with BMS developments. Looking forward to more hours flying with you.
by Derk
Thu May 05, 2022 1:35 am
Forum: Cadet Flight Reports
Topic: Hornblower IQT Progress
Replies: 14
Views: 1543

Re: Hornblower IQT Progress

Welcome to the 222nd Gamblers Hornblower! We're in transition to 4.36 now, but soon we'll be up to speed and looking forward to flying with you in some active combat mission flights.
by Derk
Fri Apr 29, 2022 12:07 am
Forum: Cadet Flight Reports
Topic: Hattrick IQT Progress
Replies: 33
Views: 11166

Re: Hattrick IQT Progress

Welcome back, and welcome to the 222nd Hattrick! See you soon in the Wing mission flights.
by Derk
Wed Apr 27, 2022 11:44 pm
Forum: Public Discussion
Topic: 4.36 Trailer
Replies: 9
Views: 986

Re: 4.36 Trailer

We definitely put on a good display of BMS with our custom skins, so I can only be hopeful the BMS Dev team would be supportive of this continued effort. I was baffled by the .dds number changes and was hoping you'd be able to check into this for us. Thanks in advance! Really love our custom skins y...
by Derk
Sat Apr 09, 2022 3:46 am
Forum: Cadet Flight Reports
Topic: Hornblower IQT Progress
Replies: 14
Views: 1543

Re: Hornblower IQT Progress

Sounds like good accolades in dogfighting. Well done Hornblower!