Etcher IQT Progress

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Etcher IQT Progress

Post by Zeus » Sun May 19, 2019 5:35 pm

Cadet/IP: Etcher / Zeus
Check Ride #: IQT-1
Check Ride Date: 19 May 2019
Score: Pass

Debrief: Please help me welcome “Etcher” to IQT. He comes to us with some experience from that "other" combat flight sim and clearly he is going to make the most of that. We had a great IQT-1 flight this morning. Etcher had never done and Tac Turns or connected with the tanker but on the flight today he showed that not only does he have the concepts down, he knows how to handle the jet with multiple tanker contacts. Great work Etcher - on to IQT-2!

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Joined up.
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One the boom.
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Setting up for the OHB.
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Great flight - time to start chucking spears!
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Re: Etcher IQT Progress

Post by Nick » Sun May 19, 2019 5:42 pm

Hey Etcher, Good to have you with us! ;)
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Re: Etcher IQT Progress

Post by Mulligan » Sun May 19, 2019 11:20 pm

Welcome Etcher

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Re: Etcher IQT Progress

Post by schnidrman » Mon May 20, 2019 12:13 am

Nice work, welcome to the 440th!

Good luck in IQT2...Enjoy TWS!
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Re: Etcher IQT Progress

Post by etcher » Mon May 20, 2019 1:41 am

Thanks guys !

Zeus had the patience of an angel at the tanker and managed to talk me into my first connection with the boom; I'm still in awe hours later :D

Now on to committing all that into memory, practice, and getting ready for IQT-2 !

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Re: Etcher IQT Progress

Post by Tyrant » Mon May 20, 2019 11:11 am

Way to go!

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Post by jasrags » Mon May 20, 2019 2:20 pm

Good job! Keep it up.

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Re: Etcher IQT Progress

Post by Derk » Tue May 21, 2019 5:30 pm

Welcome to IQT Etcher!
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Post by Stalker » Tue May 21, 2019 6:29 pm

Outstanding 👍
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Re: Etcher IQT Progress

Post by Micro » Wed May 22, 2019 7:07 am

Great Etcher!!!
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Re: Etcher IQT Progress

Post by Wheelchock » Wed May 22, 2019 10:51 am

Nice job, keep up the good work!


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Re: Etcher IQT Progress

Post by Sly » Fri May 24, 2019 8:15 pm

Good job! Welcome Etcher! :-)
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Re: Etcher IQT Progress

Post by Zeus » Sun May 26, 2019 5:46 pm

Cadet/IP: Etcher / Zeus
Check Ride #: IQT-2
Check Ride Date: 26 May 2019
Score: Pass

Debrief: Another awesome flight with Etcher this morning. This time we did some BVR work with Etcher leading the first engagement against some incoming bombers and then us dividing the work on the next two engagements against nasty, clever MiGs. Great SA dureing the fights and a really nice job on the tanker - this time a single connection taking on a full fuel load. We topped it off with some missile evasion practice (Etcher said he didn't like the feeling of shooting at another Blue aircraft - I asked him to remember that going into IQT-3.., :) ) and finally an OHB bank into Kunsan. Great job Etcher!

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Fox-3 long on the TU-16s.
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Etcher getting a nice long shot on the -29 as it fires at me.
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Grabbing some gas
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Setting up for the OHB
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On to IQT-3!
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Re: Etcher IQT Progress

Post by Micro » Wed May 29, 2019 12:17 pm

Nice stuff Etcher!
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Re: Etcher IQT Progress

Post by Nick » Wed May 29, 2019 1:50 pm

Good Job!
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Re: Etcher IQT Progress

Post by Derk » Thu May 30, 2019 10:13 pm

Nice job Etcher! Good to see that burner running when chucking a spear. (awesome pic)
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Re: Etcher IQT Progress

Post by Sly » Fri May 31, 2019 9:33 am

Well done, Etcher!
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Re: Etcher IQT Progress

Post by Zeus » Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:20 am

Cadet/IP: Etcher / Zeus
Check Ride #: IQT-3
Check Ride Date: 16 June 2019
Score: Pass

Debrief: Today was Dog Fighting day for Etcher and he didn't disappoint. We went up against 3 separate MiGs and Etcher came away victorious each time. He even managed to connect and tank in a turn and we wrapped it up with a TRP into Yechon. Etcher has good a good handle on SA and is good on comms in a fight. Now it's on to A-G stuff.

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Formed up
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Splash one MiG-23
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Splash the -21
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Tanking in the turn
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And a final quick kill on another -23
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Awesome job Etcher!
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Re: Etcher IQT Progress

Post by Raytio » Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:12 am

I see your "etching" a niche for yourself "ETCHER"!

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Re: Etcher IQT Progress

Post by Dan » Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:55 am

Good job!
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Re: Etcher IQT Progress

Post by Magic » Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:01 am

Congrats etcher, looks good!

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Post by Micro » Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:04 pm

Great stuff Etcher!
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Re: Etcher IQT Progress

Post by etcher » Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:18 pm

Thanks guys ! I'm really proud that all my missiles managed to somehow avoid Zeus' aicraft ! :)

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Re: Etcher IQT Progress

Post by Nick » Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:04 pm

Lessons learned. Throttle idle, empty flare bucket and pull 9G when cadets call "Fox 2". :D

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Re: Etcher IQT Progress

Post by Badger » Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:33 pm

Good Job Etcher!!
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