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FR_004

Reaper Report: August 15, 2002

Date Filed: 08/15/2002
Callsign: Sparky
A/A Missile kills: 0
A/A Gun kills: 0
A/G Missile kills: 0
A-G Unguided Bomb Kills 0
A-G Guided Bomb Kills 0
A-G Gun Kills 0
Type of Mission Other: Unofficial Basic Flight Training
Flight Hours 2.5
Mid-Air Refueling 0
Airfield Landing 8
Off-Field Landing 0
Carrier Trap 0
Flight Report: 1)Guppy and Sparky flyin' today
2) not really a combat flight so there were no threats nor targets
3)all told about 2.5 flight hours
4)Procedures Practice: Did an cold-engine startup,
practiced Nav using waypoints with time critical points.
Also used outside references to locate airfields greater than sight distance.
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I would like to point out several small factors:
1)We really need to instill a fear of low fuel landings, Guppy somehow
burned 13k more then I even though we were flying almost the same
Alt and Speed.
we also need to work on landings; both Short field and normal operations.
2)We need to setup some protocol about radio commands, such as the
definition of Weapons Cold, Fights on/off I've found that even after giving
weapons cold, master OFF I still see tracers whizzing past my canopy!

 

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