Battman IQT Progress

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Post by Derk » Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:13 pm

Cadet/IP: Battman / Derk
Check Ride #: IQT-1
Check Ride Date: 09 April 2020
Score: Pass

Debrief: “Holy Falcon! It’s ‘Battman’!” Please help me welcome “Battman” to IQT as we wrapped up the objectives for IQT-1 last night. Battman’s been with us for a few weeks now as he has been working steadily on stick and jet handling skill solo and in some MP training sessions. The learning curve is steep, but his dedication and hard work solo to “do it right” has paid off and we were able to run through a series of formations and tac turns last night. These showed improvements over past training flights and were solid enough to push north to engage a group of hostile transports to practice some AA engagement basics while working on flight SA and rejoins. There’s more work to do and Battman is very positive to get it done, and done right.

Nice work on the continued effort, and looking forward to flying IQT-2 with you.

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Lineup and ready to go!
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Battman pulling in for the Route formation
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Tac Turns mixed in between the Tanker and AWAC
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Battman connects to the boom!
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Parked on the ramp at Kunsan - IQT-1 complete!
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Re: Battman IQT Progress

Post by Zeus » Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:27 pm

Looking good Battman! Hang in there - the fun is just beginning!
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Re: Battman IQT Progress

Post by Boomer » Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:31 pm

Welcome and enjoy IQT, Battman!
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Re: Battman IQT Progress

Post by Elf » Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:36 pm

Way to go m8, Good luck in IQT-2 !
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Re: Battman IQT Progress

Post by Badger » Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:08 am

Way to get after it.
Stick with it, way worth the journey.
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Re: Battman IQT Progress

Post by Battman » Sun Apr 12, 2020 3:54 pm

Thank you 440th for the kind words!

I have to keep telling myself, I am only experiencing just what others have met while going through IQT. I have seen and experienced why the 440th is considered among the best VFW's in the world, and I will continue to do my part by learning to fly from the best!

Thank you again,

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Re: Battman IQT Progress

Post by Wheelchock » Sun Apr 12, 2020 4:49 pm

Nice Job Battman and keep with it. We all know the challenges you're currently facing. They are tough ones but you will be proud of the accomplishment once you complete it and then the real fun can begin.
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Re: Battman IQT Progress

Post by Mulligan » Wed Apr 15, 2020 12:51 pm

Way to go. You got this

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Re: Battman IQT Progress

Post by Sly » Fri May 01, 2020 8:21 pm

Well done, keep it up Battman! :-)
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Re: Battman IQT Progress

Post by Derk » Sat May 02, 2020 1:17 am

Cadet/IP: Battman / Derk
Check Ride #: IQT-2
Check Ride Date: 30 April 2020
Score: Pass

Debrief: Last night Battman completed the objectives for IQT-2 after some hard work and study to get the BVR operations 'down right'. This has taken a few practice flights and ground school time to get him up to speed on the systems, but Battman has stuck with it well and showing improvement in flights. Last night we were joined by Tech and able to setup a 3-ship grinder with two elements. Battman's hit ratio with the AIM-120 was 100% with 5 off and 5 hits. Battman will continue to work on situational awareness and learning all there is to know to tame the Viper, but he’s ready for the job.

Nice job completing BVR operations Batt – now on learn Dogfighting!

Fox 3 on the Tu-16 bombers
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MiG-23 engagement
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Heading for the tanker
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Ended up refueling at Osan
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Clean wings? Battman had fun!
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Re: Battman IQT Progress

Post by DHawk » Sat May 02, 2020 7:28 pm

Way to go, Battman!

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Re: Battman IQT Progress

Post by Wheelchock » Mon May 04, 2020 1:58 pm

Nice work Battman....Keep it up!
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Re: Battman IQT Progress

Post by Badger » Mon May 04, 2020 3:37 pm

Keep on, keepin' on.

Gettin' better and better.
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Re: Battman IQT Progress

Post by Derk » Sat May 16, 2020 4:39 am

Cadet/IP: Battman / Derk
Check Ride #: IQT-3
Check Ride Date: 14 May 2020
Score: Pass

Debrief: Last night Battman completed the objectives for IQT-3 with a HAVCAP flight using only AIM-9’s. We had just one practice round in the dogfighting arena to get his skill level up, but his practice solo seemed to work well in the mission flight as he finished the first two engagements in short time. After grabbing some fuel on the tanker, we engaged a MiG-23 with Battman spotting and pressing into shot position. This disrupted the MiG enough that I was able to finish him with an easy missile shot to wrap up the flight since we were getting low on fuel. Battman continues to work hard at building proficiency in BMS and the effort is paying off.

Good work Battman! Keep with it as we hit the ground strike flights in IQT.

Line-up for the close formation takeoff from Kunsan
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Splash on the MiG-23
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Nice job spotting and getting into shot position
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Battman flies through the aftermath of his run against the MiG-21
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White knuckles on the boom, but it's looking better all the time.
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Re: Battman IQT Progress

Post by Venom » Sun May 17, 2020 10:32 pm

Nice job Battman!

Your hard work and dedication shows! Keep it up! 8-)

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Re: Battman IQT Progress

Post by Derk » Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:44 pm

Cadet/IP: Battman / Derk
Check Ride #: IQT-4
Check Ride Date: 3 May 2020
Score: Pass

Debrief: The local storms delayed my post, but the storm of Battman’s drive to complete IQT-4 paid off a couple nights ago as he successfully completed the assigned objectives. With minimal knowledge in air to ground employment going in, Battman has studied and practiced solo and in our small training sessions to learn Targeting Pod operations, Mark Points, and KOTAR range operations using the 20 and 30 degree dive bomb techniques. He’ll continue to work and refine his proficiency in these areas, but continues to press on, picking up more and more on each flight. Our flight completed with a safe landing after the TRP approach into Yechon.

Keep up the good work Battman!

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Battman skims the tree tops running in for the BLU-107 run
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Three away on the far end of the runway
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Tank column spread wide, but one hit on the CBU run
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Grabbed a full load before KOTAR
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Battman hits his mark with BDU-33's at KOTAR
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Re: Battman IQT Progress

Post by Ghastly » Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:46 pm

Nice flying, Battman!

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Re: Battman IQT Progress

Post by Wheelman » Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:04 am

Excellent work man! Looking forward to another flight again one of these days.

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Re: Battman IQT Progress

Post by Derk » Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:12 am

Cadet/IP: Battman / Derk
Check Ride #: IQT-5
Check Ride Date: 25 June 2020
Score: Pass

Debrief: Tonight Battman completed the objectives for IQT-5. This came with some hard lessons learned about overflying air defense units on a previous flight, but he learned well from the lesson and it was much safer and successful on tonight’s flight. We had the typical issue with the SAM’s not lighting up for us, which I directed Sidestep in to take out with SDB’s as we pressed on and found other SA-2’s and Search radars to hit, showing his ability to deploy HARM’s. After the air refuel, we pressed back in and made a couple quick Maverick runs at SAM missile launchers. The flight wrapped up with Battman leading us in for the ILS approach to Kangnung in bad weather.

Nice job Battman with your continued efforts to take on BMS! On to IQT-6.

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HARM hit on SA-2 Fan Song site
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Proof the SA-2 was live and active
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Battman on the boom with Sidestep in observer position
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Hit on SAM launchers with Mavericks
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ILS 26 short final
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Re: Battman IQT Progress

Post by Ghastly » Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:18 pm

Almost done, Batt! Finish strong!

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Re: Battman IQT Progress

Post by Badger » Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:35 pm

He IS Battman
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Post by MailMan » Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:25 am

Thanks for putting the pressure on me Bruce! Nice job. If you need bait for the SA-2's, Badger volunteers :)

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Post by Badger » Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:00 pm

Absolutely
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Re: Battman IQT Progress

Post by Sly » Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:05 pm

Well done Battman! :-)
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Re: Battman IQT Progress

Post by Battman » Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:24 pm

Thank you team!

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