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Sharpe IQT Progress

Post by Derk » Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:36 pm

Cadet/IP: Sharpe / Derk
Check Ride #: IQT-1 and IQT-2
Check Ride Date: 13 July 2019
Score: Pass

Debrief: Please help me welcome “Sharpe” to IQT with the 440th. This is more of a refresher for Sharpe who has been through many IQT’s in past wing's on both sides of the flight. Today we ran IQT-1 and IQT-2 together which went very well in all areas. Sharpe’s precision in flight form and situation awareness was top notch. All of the A-A engagements went smooth and coordinated, and while the MiG-29’s both leaked past us, we both shared a hero’s moment clearing the six of each other to clean up the MiG’s. Air refuel operations went very smooth and we wrapped up the flight with some tac-turns and missile evasion tactic before a safe landing at Kunsan. Check out that ‘Echelon’ position he held for a 20 mile final to the ‘overhead break’.

Nice work Sharpe!

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Combat departure out of Kunsan
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Tac-Turns setting up the first engagement with bombers
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Fox Three - Two Ship - both hits
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MiG-23's splashed from each of us
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MiG 29 explodes in close as I chased if off Sharpes tail. The one on me was closer that he cleared! I was busy...didn't get a pic ;)
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Smooth AAR operations
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Echelon right for the overhead break at Kunsan
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Shut down at Kunsan - IQT 1 and 2 complete
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Re: Sharpe IQT Progress

Post by Sly » Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:30 am

Welcome Sharp! Two at once, nice job! :-)
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Re: Sharpe IQT Progress

Post by Dan » Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:05 pm

No surprises here ;)
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Re: Sharpe IQT Progress

Post by Nick » Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:06 pm

Nicely done mate! ;)
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Re: Sharpe IQT Progress

Post by Tyrant » Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:33 pm

Great to have you back!

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Re: Sharpe IQT Progress

Post by Sharpe » Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:37 pm

Tyrant wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:33 pm
Great to have you back!
Great to be (nearly) back. Thanks for all the well wishes gents.

Derk it was a really fun flight many thanks :)

For reference to all, I will be slow through IQT mostly on account of being away for 3.5 out of the next 4 weekends. Hoping to get an IQT flight done on Saturday but it's still TBD at the mo. - I'll get there though.

-S

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Re: Sharpe IQT Progress

Post by Micro » Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:03 am

Nice Sharpe! Looking very good
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Re: Sharpe IQT Progress

Post by Badger » Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:51 pm

Lookin' sharp...eh..really good. :D
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Re: Sharpe IQT Progress

Post by Buttons » Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:17 am

Sharpe like a razor blade

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Re: Sharpe IQT Progress

Post by Derk » Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:22 pm

Cadet/IP: Sharpe / Derk
Check Ride #: IQT-3/4
Check Ride Date: 20 July 2019
Score: Pass

Debrief: Today Sharpe completed the objectives for IQT-3 and 4 with a combination of ACM in the dogfighting arena and a flight to KOTAR. These were good refresher sessions and Sharpe was ‘sharp’ in the WVR engagements by always keeping a good ‘tally’ and easily working into the engaged position. After a few rounds it was easy to tell he’s got a good handle on this, so we bumped it up from a MiG-21 to a MiG-29 for a few rounds with no problems. After a short break we ran the IQT-4 flight and made a combination run at KOTAR with CCRP and Dive Bomb profiles. The pattern, run-in profiles, and comms were all spot and ACMI spotted direct hits on all DBU-33’s. Soon after we were in the TRP for an approach into Choongwon. We’re still working around real life time limitations but Sharpe’s moving along fast and will be in to support our Wing flights in no time.

Looking good Sharpe!

Derk

Splash 1 - Sharpe coming off right after MiG kill
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Chased this one to the ground as he ran from our guns
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Another of about a dozen splashes during our session
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Ramp start at Choongwon prepping for the KOTAR range
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BDU-33 hits from each of us...with remaining fire from earlier Mk-82 hits
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Nice tight pattern for the 30 and 20 degree dive bomb runs
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Re: Sharpe IQT Progress

Post by Raytio » Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:45 pm

Excellent work Sharp!

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Re: Sharpe IQT Progress

Post by Sly » Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:56 pm

Nice work Sharpe! :-)
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Re: Sharpe IQT Progress

Post by Micro » Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:20 am

Nice stuff man!
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Re: Sharpe IQT Progress

Post by Derk » Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:59 am

Cadet/IP: Sharpe / Derk
Check Ride #: IQT-5/6
Check Ride Date: 3 Aug 2019
Score: Pass

Debrief: Today Sharpe had a double-header with back to back flights to complete IQT-5 and 6, so please help me welcome him to the 222nd Gamblers. Our first flight was a SEAD strike on an SA-3 site which required HARM’s in the air with a coordinated run on the Low Blow with Maverick's since it would not light up for our HAD shot. This worked well with a shack on the Low Blow allowing us to take out some SA-3 launchers with the Mavericks. We wrapped this flight up with a night time ILS approach into Kangnung, took a short break and were right back in to run IQT-6.

Sharpe accepted the offer to lead the flight and did a great job and picked up some good pointers on the changes to the 4.34 comms flow. He led us to an easy run on harbor targets with the GBU’s, then off to spot and orbit a moving column of tanks to deploy LGB's. First he buddy lased for my two bombs, then we swapped out to let me lase for his two. All were direct hits and we were soon on the tanker for a fill up. The final engagement was two passes for a 30 degree lofting run on ground units with CBU’s. While the run in and loft profiles looked good there were a couple misses which are easy to fix with a few practice flights. Sharpe then led us to Kunsan for an overhead break approach and into parking to complete IQT.

Nice job on a smooth run through IQT and looking forward to flying with you in Wing mission flights!

Derk

Hit on the Low Blow
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SA-3 Launcher strike with Mavericks
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Sharpe's EOM delivery worked well
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GBU away on the harbor targets
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Sharpe leads us to the tanker
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"Ahh, that's a Negative. Target the TANK COLUMN!"
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Overhead Break entry at Kunsan - IQT complete!
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Re: Sharpe IQT Progress

Post by Tyrant » Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:02 am

Nice! Welcome!

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Re: Sharpe IQT Progress

Post by Micro » Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:09 am

Wow what a run!

Welcome Sharpe.
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Re: Sharpe IQT Progress

Post by Elf » Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:49 am

Welcome old m8, looking forward to fly with you !
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Re: Sharpe IQT Progress

Post by Sharpe » Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:56 am

Thanks so much for the flights Derk, it was great fun flying with you and getting back into the BMS/440th groove :)

Looking forward to flying with you all soon.

-S

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Re: Sharpe IQT Progress

Post by Nick » Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:51 pm

Congratulations mate! Glad to have you with us. ;)
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Re: Sharpe IQT Progress

Post by Dan » Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:09 pm

Congratulations & welcome to the Gamblers! Looking forward to fly with you again!
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Re: Sharpe IQT Progress

Post by Venom » Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:54 pm

Way to go Sharpe! 8-)

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Re: Sharpe IQT Progress

Post by Boomer » Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:41 pm

Nice run and welcome, ole' Chap!
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Post by schnidrman » Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:20 am

Hey Sharpe! I'm the old new guy. :lol: Congrats and welcome to the gamblers...the meanest bunch of nice guys you'll ever meet! Look forward to flying with you soon.
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Re: Sharpe IQT Progress

Post by Tech » Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:10 pm

Congratulations and look forward to your AGAT.

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Re: Sharpe IQT Progress

Post by Raytio » Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:07 am

Welcome Sharpe glad to have you!

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