MAX's FLIGHT LOG (4)

MAX’s FLIGHT LOG (4) 1506061845Q; Out of MCAS Miramar today in an F/A-18 hunting for a hassle and a little ACM at FL250 out around fix “Barma” just south of San Clemente. Checked in VFR with SoCal Approach and got the scan going. Nearest boggie was a F-14 up around LAX. Went buster and used the radar to track him at about 60 miles. He was tooling along going SE at about FL130 and 325k maneuvering. Zoomed to FL350 tracked him on the radar while masking my approach by the clutter above and around LAX. Got a solid VID on him at about 20 miles turned him Red at 8. Going Red got his attention.
For the next 20 minutes we did our thing. Stayed on his tail the whole time until he gave it up, went low and slow then evaporated. Sure wish those wannabe fighter jocks would read a modern fighter tactic dump on the web. ( The “need for speed” (energy)is paramount in a fight, for the wannabes, a simple Split S will normally brake up the fight, give you some separation to zoom then return for another go, never go head to head this is not WWII.) Not another Fighter up within 100 miles so I escorted a trash hauler bound for San Clemente and followed him in as number 2 with expeditious ATC service all the way. Sat on the pad and listen and watched for awhile. Steady moderate flow in and out , KNUC is a great training field for all levels and can land the inventory. Lit the fire in the early afternoon with the intention of returning to Mirimar. But first wanted to practice an emergency procedure just to see what would happen since I have’ nt tried one or seen one flown in more than a year. Out of NUC hot off the active I simulated a compressor stall and flame out on number 1. Kept the bird dirtied up and called PanPanPan as I turned back in for a short final. The Tower guy (Redacted) got it. Stopped the flow and gave me a Streight in Short Final. Keep the N1 low, wobbled in a with a chopped throttle and an inability to reverse the engine hoping the bird would stay in the air. With the horn blowing I finally got her in after two misses. This would have been a strike event in the real world. All and all it was fun and I’m glad the Controller recognize the international “I have a broken wing” broadcast. Play it for real! Max Sends
(The comments above are the muses and observations of a broke wing aviator. Take’em or leave’em. No disrespect intended)

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I do know this topic is from June last year but I do have to say I really enjoyed your flight logs @Maxmustang would be happy to read more :)

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Awesome. Like it @Maxmustang

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I agree with Jasper. I wish more people posted flight logs like this. There is some entertaining and relatable story telling here… Really good debrief, felt like I was there!

Lesson learned: Watch out for the KLAX traffic cloud

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@maxmustang the crowd speaks again. You can’t use that excuse you gave me when you decided to stop writing these ;)

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@Boeing707… Stay tuned. Regards, Max

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We need a Fighter Patrol log. A Lightning will do. I love WWII.

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