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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!

Derk

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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