132nd VW Training Mission: Op Snapshot

Training mission run last Sunday, it has been my first taste of multi-asset combined operation.. Juicy taste but also a very hard bite.

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Asset that partecipated:
3x Ka-50
1x Mi-8
6x A-10C
6x F/A-18C
2x Controllers (ATC/AWACS)

Kudos to everyone involved in the planning; in particular AssafB, great mission maker, Junior that has prepared the RW package briefing and led it and the controllers. Coordinating so many assets plus having to deal with a good number of green pilots must have been tough!

This is an extract from my stream with complete Briefing and Debriefing. The full stream was 3h59’10”.

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Introduction to CAS control

This is a brief extract from one of my streaming of the last 132nd Virtual Wing training session.
132nd.Junior has briefly introduced the CAS control and procedures. I find his explanation really clear and complete, despite being very concise due to time restrictions.

DCS 132nd VW F/A-18 Squadron is Operative!

As a rotor-head I often wonder how fighter pilots maintain their Situation Awareness: we can fly NOE, mask our presence by means of the terrain whereas fixed-wing are little yet bright dots in the sky with nowhere to hide.

While I cogitate about the lack of ground features in the sky, the first Class of the “494th Panthers“, the Squadron of the 132nd Virtual Wing flying on the F/A-18 is now fully Mission Qualified.
Congrats to all of them for this great achievement; check this neat video made by 132nd.Trollef!