It’s been a while since we tried this event, this is merely an attempt to see if there is any new interest for semi realistic fighter events.
Server: Training Server 1
Region: Southern California
Airport: KNKX, Miramar MCAS
Day: Saturday, September 10th
Time: 1600Z, (0900T Local Pacific Time)
Aircraft Type: F-14 Tomcat, Default Configuration
Primary Objective: Familiarization with Formation Launch & Overhead Recovery procedures for fighter aircraft
Secondary Objective: Familiarization with Finger Four Formation & Left Echelon Formation
NOTAM: Parking locations designate formation assignments. For this exercise, #1 is in charge of filing the flight plan, leading the route, and of all ATC communications; #2 stays on #1’s wing; #3 is in charge of formation change to Left Echelon; #4 stays on #3’s wing.
Recommend all wingmen copy #1’s flight plan for better situational awareness.
Max Sends: @Down4Double…Now that’s a piece of work! “Outstanding”! Unable to fly this one, in the Catskills Fishing till 1 Oct with extended family. Will Practice and hope to join up as “Missing Man” if necessary. “Do Good Work” , Regards All Concerned END
Yes that interpretation is correct. I probably made it sound more complicated than it actually is. If you’ve never tried an overhead, they are a lot of fun. Especially if you are breaking up a large formation.
Yes defiantly, your assignment is all based on where you park… First come, first serve… I’ll try to get there early and park off to the side with the flight plan filed. Once the spots are filled, FL will callout taxi.
If the spot you want is filled, try taxiing across to the B flight spots.
Idk, I can’t speak for anyone else. Life tends to get in the way a lot! However these type of events don’t require a ton of people to show up to be successful. If you can get a group of 3 or 4 good pilots, you can have a lot of fun. As long as you keep it respectful (9/11 is a sensitive subject, especially in aviation), I bet you might be able to organize something via PM afterwards.
If you or anyone else is interested in using the material in the original post for other events, please feel free.
Thank you. I will try to keep it to only people who understand the idea behind this flight, remembering the ones who where lost that day. I think you can be apart of that. I am still at the beach for another one and a 1/2 weeks, so I’m not sure I even make it.
very much looking forward to this event and practicing my flying 8’s!!! both in my F14 and Cirrus(for familiarity with the airport, landmarks etc) I hope I can be part of the formation. practicingfor man number 4. we’llsee, regardless. this sounds like amazing event to just watch and see. Thank you for the well thought of event.
Caught the tail end of it. Thought I was joining in on the overhead pass, but was joining in on the recovery leg. That was fun! Maybe try to do this every week? This seemed like great practice! Please arrange another, even one exactly like it!