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Tech IQT Progress

Post by Derk » Sun May 05, 2019 5:13 pm

Cadet/IP: Tech / Derk
Check Ride #: IQT-1
Check Ride Date: 4 May 2019
Score: Pass

Debrief: Please help me welcome “Tech” to IQT. Tech’s been hard at work for the past couple weeks getting up to speed with the BMS sim, training materials, and the SOP’s, and it showed in last nights flight. We had a good flight on Star Wars Day with some long runs in many formation positions along with a flurry of tac-turns. Tech has adapted quickly to our new 4.34 comms procedures and has a good understanding on SOP items. The solo and MP practice flight with Stalker has helped in his correct position and stability, and we’ll keep working to refine that along with air refuel operations over the next few flights.

Keep up the good work Tech!

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Line-up at Kunsan for departure
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On the boom for a little fuel
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Tac-Turns in the practice range
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Earlier flight in the Red Tails
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Inside on the Route Formation
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Re: Tech IQT Progress

Post by Tyrant » Mon May 06, 2019 11:01 am

Great start! Keep up the good work!

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Post by Micro » Mon May 06, 2019 1:43 pm

Very nice Tech! Keep it up.
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Post by Nick » Mon May 06, 2019 1:58 pm

Good to have you with us Tech.

I feel the force is strong in this one.
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Post by schnidrman » Mon May 06, 2019 6:11 pm

Nice work Tech! 👍
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Post by Sly » Mon May 06, 2019 6:46 pm

Great work, keep it up Tech!
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Post by Stalker » Mon May 06, 2019 6:58 pm

OUTSTANDING 👍👊
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Re: Tech IQT Progress

Post by Badger » Mon May 06, 2019 8:08 pm

Keep on rockin' Tech
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Re: Tech IQT Progress

Post by Wheelchock » Mon May 06, 2019 10:18 pm

Nice job tech!!


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Re: Tech IQT Progress

Post by Raytio » Tue May 07, 2019 8:52 am

Woo your turns they look so "tech"nical :P

Im the pun master lol
Nice work keep it up.

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Post by Derk » Sun May 26, 2019 9:19 pm

Cadet/IP: Tech / Derk
Check Ride #: IQT-2
Check Ride Date: 25 May 2019
Score: Pass

Debrief: Last night Tech finished up the objectives for IQT-2. Tech has put in a lot of effort towards book study and flight practice to get up to speed for BVR engagements and his efforts were well worth it. During our various engagements we’ve experienced some interesting things like MiG-23’s that jumped from 430 kts to 640 kts when a missile was shot at it, Bombers that jammed our radar at 5 miles in trail, making us shoot in DF Mode, and MiG-29’s that were able to evade some solid shots. Tech was also able to make a few good moves and avoid a close-range IR missile as well as learning to air refuel in the meantime. We still plan to continue working on BVR tactics since 4.34 has up’d the game, but know that Tech is up to the challenge.

Nice effort learning BVR Tech! Looking forward to working on dogfighting next.

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Combat climb out of Kunsan
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Tu-95 bomber takes an AIM-120
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MiG-29 engagements left leakers we had to chase
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Missile evasion tactics - out ran the shot very well. This will happen a lot in 4.34 campaigns
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Air refuel operations getting much smoother.
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Post by Stalker » Mon May 27, 2019 12:31 am

Outstanding 👍
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Post by Nick » Mon May 27, 2019 4:43 am

Well done! 🖒
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Re: Tech IQT Progress

Post by Elf » Wed May 29, 2019 4:51 am

Nicely done !
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Post by Sly » Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:35 pm

Nice job!

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Re: Tech IQT Progress

Post by Derk » Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:52 pm

Cadet/IP: Tech / Derk
Check Ride #: IQT-3
Check Ride Date: 1 June 2019
Score: Pass

Debrief: Last night Tech completed the objectives for IQT-3. Tech has been practicing and studying hard to learn our 2v1 tactics. We had a preliminary run in the DF arena with good results that improved on each run. Last night’s flight started and ended with some challenges, but overall, he was able to show his ability to get engaged, move into a shot position, and support the lead during the merge dogfighting. We finished the flight off with an intro run on the TRP approach into Choongwon. Tech’s overall piloting and comms are coming along well over our past flights and know he will continue to work hard at improving as he is excited to join in our Wing flights.

Keep up the good work Tech!

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Kunsan ramp start in the ROK hard shelters
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Some nice kills in the DF arena I was able to get by chance.
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Turning in for the tanker for AAR.
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Post by Nick » Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:57 pm

Goodness gracious great balls of fire! :D

Good job Tech!
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Post by Derk » Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:23 pm

Cadet/IP: Tech / Derk
Check Ride #: IQT-4
Check Ride Date: 8 June 2019
Score: Pass

Debrief: Last night Tech completed the objectives for IQT-4. The BLU-107 low level strike on the runway went smooth with good hits. Tech spotted the moving tanks and took a few turns to get setup for a run-in to release the ripple 3 of CBU’s. Tech will continue to work on the setup flow before delivery, but clearly showed he knows how to get the bombs on target. Then off to the tanker for some fuel before heading to KOTAR. The pattern and comms looked really nice even though this was his first time there in multi-player. So, his hard work at solo practice and prep paid off. Unfortunately, we both were unable to see his BDU-33’s hit which we contributed to an odd graphics issue because the ACMI showed them coming off and hitting his intended target. After a couple strafing runs we headed to Choongwon for nice TRP pattern in for a safe landing.

Nice strong start with Air to Ground operations!

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Low level run in for the BLU-107 runway strike
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Off target - good hits
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Pulling off from the strafing run at Kotar
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Kotar pattern
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Parked in the big puffy marsh-mellow at Choongwon. (what is that thing anyway?)
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Post by Wheelchock » Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:39 pm

Nice job Tech...looking good!


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Post by Sly » Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:30 pm

Looking good, keep it up!
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Re: Tech IQT Progress

Post by Micro » Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:24 pm

Looking strong Tech. Nice engagements
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