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Joint Ops Virtual Flying school - Part 7: ATC, Wingman Tactics and mud moving

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Ill be a bit short today as I have some reallife commitments, but I won't cheat you

On yesterdays menu was wingman tactics, my Air Tracffic Control test and an introduction to mud moving.
As usual we went over an online power-point show.
The stuff was a lot easier to understand in theory than in practice. In this session I unfortunately managed to try the Patience of one of my instructors and it shows how difficult it can be for an old dog like me to forget what he has learned in the past. It also showed to me how important to train these kind of thing with the same person again and again.

Later on I got the chance to be an Air Traffic controller. For a while my two instructors just made ordinary touch and go's but after a few T&G they began to stress me. I soon found my self with two wildcards trying to make trouble. Very soon the other declared an emergency and I had to deal with it. I blessed all the Air Crash Investigation programs I have seen over the years. It all ended without anyone getting hurt ;-)

After that we went to the gunnery range. While my instrutor flew a Cadillac (P-38), I had to stick to my Skoda (A6M2).
We went over strafing, rocketry, glide bombing and skip bombing. I saw a few new tricks which was new to me
It seems that their glide bombing technique is based on the US Navy's methods; papers I just received at the end of last week. I really hope it will improve my performance in the future


Wednesday is reserved for qualifying and I am already getting nerves
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  1. EAF602 Red's Avatar
    Good luck for Wednesday Starfire
  2. Apollo_EAF331's Avatar
    Can't wait to hear about it! Good luck.
  3. Mikke's Avatar
    The stuff was a lot easier to understand in theory than in practice. In this session I unfortunately managed to try the Patience of one of my instructors and it shows how difficult it can be for an old dog like me to forget what he has learned in the past. It also showed to me how important to train these kind of thing with the same person again and again.
    Tell us more? What did you do in the "wrong" way?
  4. Starfire_EAF331's Avatar
    First defensWe were practicing a wingman defence. My wingman and me was in a line abreast, combat spread of 500m. Just like our bracket training it was very formalized. I was told exactly what to do! The maneuver is called a split. The left man goes left and the right man goes right when one of them was attacked. The defensive man makes a relaxed turn calling out when he passes every 90 degree. The offensive wingman makes a tighter turn and starts calling out flying orders when he got tally on the bandit. On my try I did a break turn, pulling max G. On my 2 I did the same with the throttle all back to make him overshoot :-/ All by reflex..