Pipewrench IQT Progress

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Pipewrench IQT Progress

Post by Derk » Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:17 pm

Cadet/IP: Pipewrench / Derk
Check Ride #: IQT-1
Check Ride Date: 30 October 2019
Score: Pass

Debrief: Please help me welcome “Pipewrench” to IQT. Last night we finished the objectives for IQT-1 with a second flight which helped to give Pipewrench more stick time with multi-player flying and comms as these are new to him in BMS. He’s been busy solo though as there was marked improvements in all areas on the second flight, especially with rejoins, communications, SOP’s, and air refuel. Our first flight took us out of Fukuoko in Japan to bring our jets home to Kunsan, but unable to connect to the tanker left us low on fuel so we landed at Taegu. On last nights flight he not only grabbed the boom in the turn, but we also did formations and tac turns in a mock run at some hostile transports to prep for IQT-2. He shows ready.

Looking forward to the rest of IQT with Pipewrench, and maybe even some reminiscing about -60’s, T.O.’s, B-1 stands, and speed handles!


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Nasty weather at Fukuoku when we took off. Pipewrench found me after we got through the coulds.
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Formations: Left side = first flight; Right side = second flight. Marked improvements noted!
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Blitz and Schnidrman were lurking in TS, so we brought them along for a more immersive flight
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Pipewrench chases the tanker through the turn to connect - nice!
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Working into echelon for the overhead-break approach back at Kunsan.
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Re: Pipewrench IQT Progress

Post by Pipewrench » Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:22 pm

Thanks Derk. Also thanks to sniderman and blitz for joining in the second flight. Excited for the rest of IQT. Derk don’t forget about pushing those hydraulic mules all over the flight line....

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Re: Pipewrench IQT Progress

Post by Venom » Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:28 pm

Great start Pipewrench! MP is a whole new awesome sim experience, and the 440th folks are top notch. Enjoy IQT buddy! Hope to be flying with you soon! 8-)

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Re: Pipewrench IQT Progress

Post by Buttons » Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:13 pm

If you can tank in the turn your over half way there, keep up the good work!

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Re: Pipewrench IQT Progress

Post by Nick » Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:34 pm

Nice!!!

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The final is already in sight, Pipewrench. ;)
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Re: Pipewrench IQT Progress

Post by schnidrman » Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:03 am

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Re: Pipewrench IQT Progress

Post by Derk » Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:03 pm

Cadet/IP: Pipewrench / Derk
Check Ride #: IQT-2
Check Ride Date: 9 November 2019
Score: Pass

Debrief: Last night Pipewrench and I ran through some BVR engagements to complete the objectives from an earlier IQT-2 flight. The earlier flight was smooth up to the MiG engagements as Pipewrench is picking up well on the SOP’s and comms, and had a solid TWS run against the bombers. The Grinder went well too with Blitz helping in the second element. Once the MiG showed, things got dicey as the both MiG-23’s jammed us until the last second for a quick shot at MAR. Pipewrench got a splash on one and Blitz helped finish the leaker. He also got a hit on a second run at the MiG-29 group to complete the engagement objectives. Being low on fuel we had to dip into our alternate and opted to wrap up there and planned for last nights practice as Pipewrench wanted to build more proficiency in BVR. Last night we worked on engagement formations, comms, sorting, and he even led us both into a few engagements.

Nice work with BVR, and looking to get Pipewrench in to help with our Wing flights soon!

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EOR Checks at Kunsan
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Fox 3 on the bombers
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Good hits on both
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MiG-29 engagement - good hit and missile evasion
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Re: Pipewrench IQT Progress

Post by Tyrant » Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:06 am

Nice work! Keep it up!

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