Warbirds 4th Fighter Group Virtual Squadron

April 20, 2010

4th FG Training Syllabus

Filed under: — jfrisby @ 5:57 pm

The following is an outline of topics to be covered during introductory training:
1. Team Speak 3 Set-Up
2.  Input Mapper and Personalizing Control
3. Control Set-Up
4. Keyboard Keys and functions
5. Views – Basic
6. Radio Bar
Communications
Dot Commands
Basic
Advanced
7.  Single Aircraft – Basics
Aircraft and Weapons Selection
Fuel Load
Base and Spawn Point Selection
Take off
Climb
Autopilot settings
Basic Flight – Visual Cues
Rolls, A & B
Turns, normal and hard turns to observe energy management
Stalls and Recovery
Chandelle
Lazy 8
Loop
Immelman
Cuban 8
Cloverleaf
Maneuvering close to the ground – DAR
Navigation
Descent &  Landing
Straight In
Overhead Pattern
Landing techniques.
Aim point & Views (U key)
How to slow, approach and landing speeds
How to control bounce.
Gear up technique.
8. Discussion of Aircraft Characteristics for 4 FG Primary AC
Hurricane
Spitfire
P-47
P-51
Others
P-38
P-39
P-40
F-4 series
F-6
9. Discussion of Enemy Aircraft Characteristics
109
190
110
J2M
Others
10.  BFM – Basic Flight Maneuvers
Energy Management
One v. One
Views – How to maintain situational awareness. Checking 6.
Avoiding the Head On Attack – HOE
Maneuvering to Gain Advantage.
Gunnery – When and How to shoot.
Disengage – When and How to Run.
Emergencies – How to deal with Fire, Fuel loss, Oil loss, control surface loss.
Air to Ground
Dive Bombing
Views – How to Acquire the Target
Aiming and release altitudes
Maneuvering for re-attack
Weapons effects – 500 lb, 1,000lb etc.
Views – Maintaining situational awareness.
Low Angle Bombing
Defuse
Aiming and release technique
Maneuvering for re-attack
Strafing
When and When not to Strafe
Aiming
Maneuvering for re-attack
11. Two Ship Formation
Using views to maintain formation – What to look for.
Views – How to maintain situational awareness and formation position
Close Formation “Fingertip” – Why and How
Communication
Take off
Climb
Tactical Spacing
Line Abreast and Views to maintain formation and situational awareness.
Turns in formation
Echelon turns
Tactical turns
BFM – 2 ship
Practice basic maneuvers with 2 maintaining position.
Trail – Same
2 v. 1
Practice maneuvering against a “cooperative” target. (i.e. Bomber or friendly)
Views to maintain situational awareness.
Rejoins
Straight ahead
Turning
Maneuvering against “uncooperative” target.
Leader set up and disengagement
2 attack and disengagement
Reforming and Re-attack
2 Ship Ground Attack
Views to maintain situational awareness
Reforming and Re-attack
Recovery
2 ship overhead pattern and landing.
2 Ship formation (continued)
2 v. 2
Basic does and don’ts
Wingman responsibilities and positioning.
Practice maneuvering in “cooperative” environment (i.e. no shooting)
Practice maneuvering in hostile environment
Disengaging
Disengaging under threat. (Magoo Retreat)
12. 4 Ship formation
4 Ship formation positions
Using views to maintain formation – What to look for.
Views – How to maintain situational awareness and formation position
Close Formation “Fingertip” – Why and How
Communication
Take off
Climb
Tactical Spacing – 4 ship
Line Abreast and Views to maintain formation and situational awareness.
Turns in formation
Echelon turns
Tactical turns
BFM – 4 ship
Practice basic maneuvers with 2, 3 & 4 maintaining positions.
Trail – Same
4 Ship Rejoins – Reforming
4 Ship Descent approach and Landing
4 Ship Overhead pattern
Since we normally fight in wing pairs at this point training becomes a matter of practicing more of what has already been taught but in an “uncooperative” environment.
4 v 2
4 v 4
4 Ship Ground Attack
Multiple 4 Ship formations
13. Flying C-47 or JU-52
14. Flying Bombers
15. Mission Planning and Briefing

 

 

 

 

 

 

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