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Fodder IQT Progress

Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:12 pm
by Zeus
Cadet/IP: Fodder / Zeus
Check Ride #: IQT-1
Check Ride Date: 6 Sep 2020
Score: Pass

Debrief: Please give a hearty welcome to Fodder as our newest member. A former 1st VFW member back in the days when they were on BMS, Fodder comes to us after a brief hiatus and is itching to get back into the Viper. Yesterday we went up for a quick IQT-1 flight to clear the cobwebs and as Fodder said during the flight "it's like riding a bike". HE made quick work of the formations and tac turns and grabbed on to the tanker for a quick gulp of fuel as well before we landed at Kunsan. Looking forward to the rest of IQT and having Fodder in our Wing flights soon.

Ready for departure
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Tucked in nicely
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Tac turns looked good
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Grabbing a quick gulp of fuel
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Touchdown at Kunsan
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Nice work Fodder.

Re: Fodder IQT Progress

Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:34 pm
by Elf
Welcome Fodder and good luck in the rest of IQT, you got an amazing IP and I am sure you are going to enjoy it !

Re: Fodder IQT Progress

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:43 am
by fodder
Thanks Zeus. While being back in the Falcon does feel like riding a bike again, MP definitely still adds that extra realism and tension that you can't get on your own. What I had really smoothed out with a ton of practice this week turned into a fairly bouncy AAR but its great to be back in the pit.

Was also very interesting hearing about the changes in tactics necessitated by the improved 4.34 AI, having experienced some of it by myself in my SP campaign. Having SAMs go silent on me causing missed HARMs as well as the old tactic of being able to bully a Mig by launching early causing them to split-s and snip, then chasing them down and launching at M-pole not a safe tactic anymore are just two more reasons why BMS is the best sim.

Looking forward to getting a first hand view of these in IQT 2 and 3!

Re: Fodder IQT Progress

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:50 pm
by Derk
Welcome back to the Viper pit, and to the Wing fodder!

Re: Fodder IQT Progress

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:35 am
by Battman
Keep getting after it Fodder, let me know if I can be of service!

Batt

Re: Fodder IQT Progress

Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:26 pm
by Zeus
Cadet/IP: Fodder / Zeus
Check Ride #: IQT-2
Check Ride Date: 11 Sep 2020
Score: Pass

Debrief: Fodder breezes through IQT-2 killing 5 bandits and graciously letting his IP score a kill! Despite his absence from BMS for a bit Fodder hasn't lost anything when it comes to BVR work so look for him to join in on Wing flights in an A-A capacity while we finish off the A-G portion of IQT. He's also got a good grasp of the SOPs so if you're looking for a good wingman he's your man. We finished off the flight with a quick splash of fuel (in the turn) and some missile evasion practice finally recovering at Kunsan. Looking forward to the next flight.

Ramping up at Kunsan
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Fox-3 times two
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Splash both bombers
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Launched at 25nm out, both slammers will find their respective MiG-23...nice kills.
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Grabbing some fuel in the turn.
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Keep up the good work Fodder!

Re: Fodder IQT Progress

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:10 am
by Derk
Nice work fodder!

Re: Fodder IQT Progress

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:28 pm
by Tech
Looks like fodder will fly through IQT quickly!

Re: Fodder IQT Progress

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:37 pm
by fodder
Thanks everyone and Zeus for another great flight. Was neat to see the new BVR tactics the 29s brought to the table.

The 2 ship did a bracket going east west forcing us into 2 separate solo-engagements. I was nose hot while Zeus was pumping from the last bandit and was very relieved to see that splash. They are a much bigger threat than they were in 4.33!

Re: Fodder IQT Progress

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:09 pm
by Elf
Nicely done m8, keep it going !