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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