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Venom IQT Progress

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:10 pm
by Derk
Cadet/IP: Venom / Derk
Check Ride #: IQT-2
Check Ride Date: 7 August 2019
Score: Pass

Debrief: Please help me welcome “Venom” to the 440th IQT. Venom and I go back a couple years as I was his IP with another vWing, and glad to see his return. During our ‘IP Intro’ meeting, I snuck in an extended BMS test connection where Venom basically proved he was solid on the IQT-1 objectives. So, his first official flight into IQT was IQT-2, which went very well considering the advanced difficulties of these 4.34 MiG’s. The first engagement was in and over in no time with both Tu-16’s splashed from his TWS shots. The feisty MiG-23’s bracketed us and dropped from radar and caused some issues with one leaking by, but we both coordinated a plan and got a splash on him quickly. For the MiG-29 engagement we set up a counter-rotating cap which allowed Venom to drive in at both, getting a quick kill on one. Again, they bracketed causing one to drop from radar, but after a second turn-in Venom got the second one too.

Nice job, and welcome back Venom!

Derk

Line-up for the Combat Departure at Kunsan
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Splash on a Tu-16. The second one was hit and smoking (far left of pic)
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MiG-29 engagements 1 and 2. Venom got hits even after having to go Defensive quickly after Pitbull
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Splash of fuel
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Echelon left for the approach to the over-head break at Kunsan.
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Re: Venom IQT Progress

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:05 pm
by Tech
Welcome Venom! Even as an experienced Sim Pilot I am certain you will enjoy the IQT experience, discussions and SOPs. The IPs here are without a doubt extremely engaged! Again Welcome and have fun!

Re: Venom IQT Progress

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:34 pm
by Sharpe
Welcome Venom :)

Re: Venom IQT Progress

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:29 am
by Buttons
Damn fine formation, I’m envious of that skill

Re: Venom IQT Progress

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:48 am
by Nick
Fantastic job! I knew you have forgotten nothing. :D

Keep it up!

Re: Venom IQT Progress

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:34 pm
by Tyrant
Welcome! Great to have you here!

Re: Venom IQT Progress

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:45 am
by Elf
Welcome and good luck in the rest of IQT !

Re: Venom IQT Progress

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:37 pm
by Derk
Cadet/IP: Venom / Derk
Check Ride #: IQT-3
Check Ride Date: 10 August 2019
Score: Pass

Debrief: Venom was quickly back at it again last night, completing the objectives for IQT-3. This was another good flight considering the ‘technical issues’ with the MiG’s while in ACM. (that’s our story and we’re sticking to it!). So after a restart Venom was able to knock down all four MiG’s with missiles or guns, and I don’t believe I needed to fire a shot. His ability to keep an eye on the fight and close quick for a kill looked easy, though I’m sure he was right on top of the stick with a high stress level…as I was. These 4.34 bandits are quite tricky now. Communications in the merge and the entire flight was solid and we wrapped it up with a nice TRP approach into Yechon.

Nice work Venom! On to the air to surface part of IQT.

Derk

Zero Interval departure from Kunsan
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Venom in close for a guns splash
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Got this one running low
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Nice turn-in for a quick splash
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This was the MiG-29 hardly into the merge
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Re: Venom IQT Progress

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:27 pm
by Elf
Nicely Done V !

Re: Venom IQT Progress

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:01 pm
by Venom
These 4.34 bandits are quite tricky! Almost like they don't want to be shot down! 😜

Kudos to the Falcon BMS team for impressive AI realism in this new release. SAM sites too! Whoa!

Continued thanks to Derk for fantastic training! Surprised he's still willing to be my IP, as I almost shot him down (darn MIG got in my way). :D

Re: Venom IQT Progress

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:55 am
by Micro
Good job Venom!

Re: Venom IQT Progress

Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:29 am
by Dan
Nothing but greatness :)

Well done!

Re: Venom IQT Progress

Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:37 pm
by Derk
Cadet/IP: Venom / Derk
Check Ride #: IQT-4
Check Ride Date: 17 August 2019
Score: Pass

Debrief: Last night Venom completed the objectives for IQT-4. Thanks to Blitz for coming along for extra credit and to help full the KOTAR pattern. Since both of these guys have been through the standard BLU-107 strike, we mixed it up a bit and did a run in using Offset Angle points entered into the Destination page. These are handy to learn if you don’t want a straight and level approach into a hot target as these can make you an easy target. After this run, we climbed up and spotted the moving tanks that eventually all lined up in a nice easy row to pick off, though CBU’s released from 15K can miss as we found out. After a bit of time on the tanker we were in on the KOTAR range for the dive bomb run which went well. We all kept a nice tight pattern with good comms and really good hits on the dive bomb runs. I think we all had 100% hits on the strafing runs too. Soon we were in the TRP approach at Yechon to wrap up the flight.

Looking nice and solid so far in IQT Venom!

Derk

EOR Line-up at Yechon in the Red Tails
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Venon in fast and low for the OA1
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Mass destruction of the runway from our Durandals
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Looked very smooth on the boom, so I pulled in for a close-up
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Direct Hits like this for many of the releases.
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Bonus pic - Blitz dragged some CBU's all the way to KOTAR - let them out at the end for grand finale'.
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Re: Venom IQT Progress

Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:52 pm
by Buttons
That CBU drop looks great mate!

Re: Venom IQT Progress

Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:13 pm
by Dan
Looking great!

Re: Venom IQT Progress

Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:47 pm
by Nick
Rock'n Roll Baby! 🤘

Re: Venom IQT Progress

Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:16 am
by Derk
Cadet/IP: Venom / Derk
Check Ride #: IQT-5
Check Ride Date: 24 August 2019
Score: Pass

Debrief: On Saturday night Venom completed the objectives for IQT-5. We had Blitz along for the ride again who helped silence the SA-3 with a Maverick for us after our HARMs failed to do it. But we were able to hit the SA-2’s pretty good, so our path was clear for the Mav run. Before we did that we needed some fuel and Venom showed his ability by closing in and connecting in a turn in minimal time. After our AAR we made a run at some SA-2’s and SA-3 launchers before coming off the coast and shooting the ILS approach into Kangnung. It was a nice smooth flight and we’re excited to move on and wrap up IQT soon.

Looking forward to our final IQT soon Venom!

Derk

TGP view of the Fan Song in flames from Venoms POS HARM shot
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SA-2 site silenced
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Connecting in the turn at night - nice!
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Shack on the SA-3 launcher target sent to Venom via data link ground target
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Kangnung ILS approach short final (a little low for a better picture angle...yea....thats my story - sticking to it!)
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Re: Venom IQT Progress

Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:04 am
by Nick
Great! 😎🤘

Re: Venom IQT Progress

Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:54 pm
by Derk
Cadet/IP: Venom / Derk
Check Ride #: IQT-6
Check Ride Date: 31 August 2019
Score: Pass

Debrief: Please help me welcome Venom to the 222nd Gamblers! Last night we completed the objectives for IQT-6 to wrap up the IQT course. Venom brought some good experience from a previous wing, but I was glad to be able to share some new things with him along the way through IQT. Our flight went well and we were joined by Blitz for a bit. The GBU-38 strike went very well, on the second run, as we learned that CBU’s don’t do much to solid harbor targets. We were greatly challenged by low clouds for our buddy lasing run with LGB’s on moving tank columns which drove us under 10K altitude. This became a big issue for Blitz who dipped barely into manpad range and was unable to pull clear after we both realized the SAM launch. Venom and I completed the run and headed south for a short air refuel, then went on to make two lofting passes on ground units. Leaving many units in flames we headed south to wrap up the flight with Venom leading us back to Kunsan for a nice approach into the overhead break.

Congrats on completing IQT Venom, and welcome to the 222nd!

Derk

EOR checks at Kangnung loaded with a large mix of ground attach weapons
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Direct hits on GBU targets
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Venom on the boom through the turn
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Quick peak to verify shacks on ground units from lofting run
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Venom leads us back to Kunsan for the overhead break
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Re: Venom IQT Progress

Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:44 pm
by Nick
Welcome to the Gamblers!

Good to have you back, mate. 8-)

Re: Venom IQT Progress

Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:59 pm
by Dan
Welcome Venom! Great to have you here!

Re: Venom IQT Progress

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:43 am
by Boomer
Nice shots, welcome Venom!

Re: Venom IQT Progress

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:51 am
by Micro
Congrats Venom!!!

Re: Venom IQT Progress

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:18 am
by Raytio
Nice work man!

Re: Venom IQT Progress

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:28 pm
by Tyrant
Awesome! Welcome!