Wheelman IQT Progress

Post Reply
User avatar
Derk
176th C/O
Posts: 719
Joined: Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:45 am
Location: Pennsylvania, USA

Flight Activity

Certifications

Mission Participation

Wheelman IQT Progress

Post by Derk » Tue May 26, 2020 4:22 am

Cadet/IP: Wheelman / Derk
Check Ride #: IQT-1
Check Ride Date: 25 May 2020
Score: Pass

Debrief: Please help me welcome “Wheelman” to IQT with the 440th VFW. Wheelman joins us with limited MP experience, but the flight tonight showed solid piloting skills and a good handle on the IQT-1 objectives. Comms were sharp and jet handling well under control. We ran through most of the formations and tac turns before hitting the tanker. This too went very well as he was able to connect to the boom in a turn and complete without disconnect, along with making all of the SOP calls. After the tanker we spun through some faster maneuvers and wrapped up with a nice overhead break approach into Kunsan.

Nice solid start Wheelman! Looking forward to flying IQT-2 with you.

Derk

Nice echelon formation
1a.jpg
1a.jpg (286.43 KiB) Viewed 349 times
Multiple tac turns in the practice range
1b.JPG
1b.JPG (33.96 KiB) Viewed 349 times
On the boom through the turn
1c.jpg
1c.jpg (469.85 KiB) Viewed 349 times
Close formation for the overhead break into Kunsan
1d.jpg
1d.jpg (363.42 KiB) Viewed 349 times
Parked. IQT-1 Complete!
1e.jpg
1e.jpg (329.13 KiB) Viewed 349 times
Image

MailMan
Posts: 220
Joined: Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:39 pm
Location: Tampa, Florida

Re: Wheelman IQT Progress

Post by MailMan » Tue May 26, 2020 12:05 pm

Very nice job Wheelman!

User avatar
Ghastly
Posts: 28
Joined: Tue May 12, 2020 4:44 am
Location: (Zulu-05:00) Eastern Time

Flight Activity

Re: Wheelman IQT Progress

Post by Ghastly » Tue May 26, 2020 12:13 pm

Rock and Roll, Wheelman!
HOTAS Warthog | Deltasim slew | Cougar MFDs | TPR Pedals | TrackIR5
Ryzen 2600 4Ghz | 32GB DDR3 2933Mhz | RTX2080 | Vizio 4k 40" | Reverb

User avatar
Battman
Posts: 23
Joined: Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:16 pm
Location: Saint. Petersburg Florida

Re: Wheelman IQT Progress

Post by Battman » Tue May 26, 2020 12:30 pm

Looking good Wheelman!
Intel i5-2400 3.10Ghz Quad Core
8GB RAM
500GB
Dedicated Nvidia GT 1030 2GB Video card (HDMI + DVI-D)
Windows 10 Home 64 BIT
Saitek x52 FCS

User avatar
Badger
Posts: 250
Joined: Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:50 pm

Flight Activity

Re: Wheelman IQT Progress

Post by Badger » Tue May 26, 2020 3:42 pm

And he's off and running.....

Good start...
Image

Wheelman
Posts: 6
Joined: Tue May 12, 2020 4:56 pm

Re: Wheelman IQT Progress

Post by Wheelman » Tue May 26, 2020 5:13 pm

Thanks everybody! It was a memorable flight and definitely satisfied my hunger for more structured next level learning in BMS. My pulse absolutely went up in AAR - I'd been lucky in multiplayer so far and not had to hook up mid turn. Looking forward to MORE!

User avatar
Zeus
222nd C/O
Posts: 990
Joined: Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:08 pm
Location: Wisconsin, USA
Contact:

Flight Activity

Certifications

Mission Participation

Re: Wheelman IQT Progress

Post by Zeus » Wed May 27, 2020 12:03 am

Nice flight Wheelman!
Win 10 Pro 64 bit | i7-5820 @ 3.30 | Cooler Master CPU cooler |16 GB Corsair 2400 DDR3 ram |
NVidia 1080 gtx| 3x24" plus 1x22" for gauge extractions | Cougar w/ FSSB| Cougar MFDs | Saitek rudders | Home Cockpit

User avatar
Derk
176th C/O
Posts: 719
Joined: Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:45 am
Location: Pennsylvania, USA

Flight Activity

Certifications

Mission Participation

Re: Wheelman IQT Progress

Post by Derk » Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:44 am

Cadet/IP: Wheelman / Derk
Check Ride #: IQT-2
Check Ride Date: 2 June 2020
Score: Pass

Debrief: Last night Wheelman completed the objectives for IQT-2. The flight was pretty smooth overall since Wheelman keeps good formation through the tac turns and on the CAP, and has a good understanding of our SOP's already. His shots on the bombers were text book and made one a ball of flame and the other running north trailing smoke. We no sooner got joined and MiG-23’s were upon us. We both had good shots but my hostile contact turned and burned with my AIM-120 in close trail without a hit! Wheelman responded quick to my directives and turned in to finish him off once he turned back hot. We CAP’d for the MiG-29’s for a while, but gave up and headed to the tanker. After a quick AAR the 29’s were back inbound, but only as a tease as they turned cold and we chased them deep into red territory before giving up. No worry as all of the engagement profiles, comms, and situational awareness were solid with Wheelman.

Nice work Wheelman - on to the dog-fighting!

Derk

Lineup for the combat departure
2a.jpg
2a.jpg (355.9 KiB) Viewed 287 times
Nice Route formation passing Kunsan heading to the CAP
2b.jpg
2b.jpg (470.47 KiB) Viewed 287 times
Fox 3 two-ship from Wheelman
2c.jpg
2c.jpg (229.86 KiB) Viewed 287 times
Good hits on both bombers
2d.jpg
2d.jpg (104.88 KiB) Viewed 287 times
Leaker MiG-23 finished by Wheelman
2e.JPG
2e.JPG (51.98 KiB) Viewed 287 times
Image

MailMan
Posts: 220
Joined: Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:39 pm
Location: Tampa, Florida

Re: Wheelman IQT Progress

Post by MailMan » Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:05 am

Great job Wheelman!

User avatar
Venom
Posts: 70
Joined: Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:47 pm
Location: Michigan - USA

Flight Activity

Certifications

Re: Wheelman IQT Progress

Post by Venom » Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:23 pm

Looking good! Keep it going! 8-)

Wheelman
Posts: 6
Joined: Tue May 12, 2020 4:56 pm

Re: Wheelman IQT Progress

Post by Wheelman » Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:04 pm

Thanks Derk, that was fun picking those bandits apart as a twoship. And thanks Venom and MailMan - looking forward to some wing flights with you guys!

User avatar
Derk
176th C/O
Posts: 719
Joined: Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:45 am
Location: Pennsylvania, USA

Flight Activity

Certifications

Mission Participation

Re: Wheelman IQT Progress

Post by Derk » Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:50 am

Cadet/IP: Wheelman / Derk
Check Ride #: IQT-3
Check Ride Date: 9 June 2020
Score: Pass

Debrief: Tonight Wheelman completed the objectives for IQT-3 with a dominating performance in all of the WVR engagements. After the mission I sat sorting through all of the awesome pictures I took of his handy work and thought I seemed to be along more as a photographer. Well, I did lend a hand on the MiG-21 he chased to the deck close on its tail until it started the high G - slow speed game. But his fast comms had me in the right spot to support and finish it. The other two engagements with MiG-23’s and one with a MiG-29 were handled well all on his own as I easily followed in a safe supporting position helped out by his good engaged fighter call-outs. We wrapped up the flight with some close formation practice and into a smooth TRP approach into Yechon.

Nice job on the air engagement part of IQT! Looking forward to the ground strike part with you.

Derk

First MiG-23 finished off smoothly
3a.jpg
3a.jpg (540.78 KiB) Viewed 229 times
Gulp of fuel between engagements after Wheelman lead us to the tanker
3b.jpg
3b.jpg (468.13 KiB) Viewed 229 times
Next MiG-23 with wing swept the whole time could not out run Wheelman
3c.jpg
3c.jpg (466.2 KiB) Viewed 229 times
Long wait for the MiG-29, but worth the 'thousand words' this picture tells
3d.jpg
3d.jpg (281.18 KiB) Viewed 229 times
Close formation shows his clean wings
3e.jpg
3e.jpg (339.51 KiB) Viewed 229 times
Image

User avatar
Ghastly
Posts: 28
Joined: Tue May 12, 2020 4:44 am
Location: (Zulu-05:00) Eastern Time

Flight Activity

Re: Wheelman IQT Progress

Post by Ghastly » Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:14 am

Should be WINGman instead of WHEELman because that's some fine flying! Good job dude!
HOTAS Warthog | Deltasim slew | Cougar MFDs | TPR Pedals | TrackIR5
Ryzen 2600 4Ghz | 32GB DDR3 2933Mhz | RTX2080 | Vizio 4k 40" | Reverb

User avatar
schnidrman
Posts: 359
Joined: Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:48 pm
Location: Kansas City Mo.

Flight Activity

Certifications

Re: Wheelman IQT Progress

Post by schnidrman » Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:36 am

Good work Wheelman!

Nice camera work Derk!
Image

User avatar
Zeus
222nd C/O
Posts: 990
Joined: Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:08 pm
Location: Wisconsin, USA
Contact:

Flight Activity

Certifications

Mission Participation

Re: Wheelman IQT Progress

Post by Zeus » Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:23 am

That's some nice flying there guys! Looking forward to seeing you more in the Wing flights.
Win 10 Pro 64 bit | i7-5820 @ 3.30 | Cooler Master CPU cooler |16 GB Corsair 2400 DDR3 ram |
NVidia 1080 gtx| 3x24" plus 1x22" for gauge extractions | Cougar w/ FSSB| Cougar MFDs | Saitek rudders | Home Cockpit

User avatar
Battman
Posts: 23
Joined: Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:16 pm
Location: Saint. Petersburg Florida

Re: Wheelman IQT Progress

Post by Battman » Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:53 pm

Can I say stick a fork in this IQT journey. Inspiring Wheelman for real!

Batt,
Intel i5-2400 3.10Ghz Quad Core
8GB RAM
500GB
Dedicated Nvidia GT 1030 2GB Video card (HDMI + DVI-D)
Windows 10 Home 64 BIT
Saitek x52 FCS

User avatar
Elf
Posts: 229
Joined: Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:39 pm

Flight Activity

Mission Participation

Re: Wheelman IQT Progress

Post by Elf » Sun Jun 14, 2020 4:19 am

Well Done WM !
Regards,

Elf
—————————————————————
Image
“The One You Can’t See Is Going To Shoot You Down”

User avatar
Derk
176th C/O
Posts: 719
Joined: Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:45 am
Location: Pennsylvania, USA

Flight Activity

Certifications

Mission Participation

Re: Wheelman IQT Progress

Post by Derk » Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:15 am

Cadet/IP: Wheelman / Derk
Check Ride #: IQT-4
Check Ride Date: 29 June 2020
Score: Pass

Debrief: After a short summer break away, Wheelman was back at it and completed IQT-4 tonight. The overall flight was smooth and all of the objectives were completed with good proficiency. The first run to hit a runway with BLU-107 from low level resulted in good spacing. Shortly after climb out from the runway Wheelman spotted the tank column at the next objective and made one smart turn out for alignment, then a quick run in for a well-spaced release of 3 CBU’s - direct hits with all. After the short air refuel we headed for KOTAR and into the pattern. His pattern form looked well practiced, so I tightened it up to see if I could give him a challenge. No problem, he kept right with me and probably didn’t realize how fast and tight I made the pattern until after the flight when we found it was a short flight time. Nice hits on the targets at the range with the BLU-33’s also, and we wrapped up with a TRP approach into Yechon for a safe recovery.

Nice job on a smooth flight Wheelman!

Derk

BLU-107 hits on the runway
4a.jpg
4a.jpg (710.87 KiB) Viewed 38 times
CBU run on the tank column - nice alignment
4b.JPG
4b.JPG (37.49 KiB) Viewed 38 times
Wheelman demonstrating a nice close formation through the turn
4c.jpg
4c.jpg (404.01 KiB) Viewed 38 times
Very tight pattern at KOTAR
4d.JPG
4d.JPG (45.87 KiB) Viewed 38 times
BDU-33 hits from each of us, right on target!
4f.jpg
4f.jpg (796.24 KiB) Viewed 38 times
Image

Post Reply