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Birddog IQT Progress

Post by Zeus » Tue May 05, 2020 9:49 pm

Cadet/IP: Birddog / Zeus
Check Ride #: IQT-1
Check Ride Date: 4 May 2020
Score: Pass

Debrief: Please give a warm welcome to Birddog, our newest cadet. Birddog joins us with a good deal of BMS experience even if most of it is in SP mode. But he's got some good MP experience as well and it showed last night during our first flight. He already has a solid grasp of our SOPs and handles the jet like a pro so I'm looking forward to a quick and fun set of IQT flights and expect he will be joining regular wing flights in no time at all!

Lined up, ready to go...
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Showing some nice formation skills
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Nice tac turns
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Connecting just as the tanker rolls out of a turn
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Ready for the OHB at Kunsan.
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Great flight Birddog - looking forward to chucking spears on the next flight.
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Re: Birddog IQT Progress

Post by Tech » Tue May 05, 2020 9:56 pm

Welcome Birddog! Enjoy the IQT. This is a great place to enjoy Falcon BMS!
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Re: Birddog IQT Progress

Post by Elf » Tue May 05, 2020 11:01 pm

Welcome m8 and good luck !
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Re: Birddog IQT Progress

Post by Derk » Tue May 05, 2020 11:48 pm

Welcome Birddog! Enjoy your run through IQT!
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Re: Birddog IQT Progress

Post by Badger » Wed May 06, 2020 12:33 am

Off and running
Go get ‘em Birddog
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Re: Birddog IQT Progress

Post by MailMan » Wed May 06, 2020 12:56 pm

Nice job Birddog!

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Re: Birddog IQT Progress

Post by DHawk » Wed May 06, 2020 1:15 pm

Looking good, Birddog!

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Re: Birddog IQT Progress

Post by Battman » Thu May 07, 2020 3:38 am

Looking real good Birddog!
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Re: Birddog IQT Progress

Post by Nick » Thu May 07, 2020 9:18 am

Looking good! 8-) :thumbsup:

... and the Birddog is really incredible.
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Re: Birddog IQT Progress

Post by Birddog » Fri May 08, 2020 1:46 am

It took me a little while to figure out what you did there Nick
Very impressive

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Re: Birddog IQT Progress

Post by Zeus » Wed May 13, 2020 11:42 pm

Zeus wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 9:49 pm
Cadet/IP: Birddog / Zeus
Check Ride #: IQT-2
Check Ride Date: 11 May 2020
Score: Pass

Debrief: Birddog completed IQT-2 the other night easily downing everything from bombers to MiG-29s while executing sound tactics and understanding of the Viper and its systems. We grabbed a quick splash of fuel as well and returned safely to Kunsan ready to take on additional enemies at short range in our next flight. At this point Birddog is more than capable of hopping in any CAP or Escort type role in any pick up flights so if you see him around be sure to invite him along.

Ramping up at Kunsan...
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Splash 2 x Tu-16s
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Grabbing some fuel
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safely parked back home
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Looking forward to our next flight Birddog!
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Re: Birddog IQT Progress

Post by Battman » Fri May 15, 2020 2:23 pm

Keep getting after it Birddog!!
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Re: Birddog IQT Progress

Post by Zeus » Fri May 15, 2020 7:09 pm

Cadet/IP: Birddog / Zeus
Check Ride #: IQT-3
Check Ride Date: 14 May 2020
Score: Pass

Debrief: Birddog and I went up for a quick exercise in dogfighting last night. Birddog has definitely got a handle on our SOPs and the jet and continues to demonstrate some great piloting skills. We dispatched the first MiG with relative ease and managed to drag the second MiG into our CAP area then quickly turn back for a nice kill before he could run away. Birddog did a nice job on the tanker again so he should be good to go for any A-A roles in pick up flights. We headed over to the eastern coast for one more round with some upgraded MiGs carrying all-aspect missiles. And while he took a head-on shot that found it's mark, unfortunately the MiG did as well while disguising his missile launch with a volley of flares. so unfortunately we didn't get a chance to run the TRP back into Yechon but Birddog has a good handle on tact turns and we will get a chance to try it on our next flight. That's good enough for now, so on to A-G training. Nice work Birddog.

A nice no-interval departure...I really like doing these
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Just checking...yep, that MiG is done
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And splash another one...nice.
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Patiently waiting for his IP to get off the boom
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Tucked in nice
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Tally, Visual...splash...splash(?)....ruh roh.
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Well, at least you got him as well. I think you're ready to move on. Looking forward to IQT-4.
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Re: Birddog IQT Progress

Post by Derk » Sat May 16, 2020 4:21 am

Nice job BirdDog! Just 'flyin' through IQT.
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Re: Birddog IQT Progress

Post by Venom » Sun May 17, 2020 10:35 pm

Very nice no-interval departure! 8-)

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Re: Birddog IQT Progress

Post by Tech » Mon May 18, 2020 3:45 am

Nice work and great take-off!
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