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    I most often play online in either dogfight or co-op servers. Invariably, lead goes stright to max power on course and the rest of his flight turn into a disorganised rabble strung out over several miles of sky trying to catch up. If you do catch him, he will do his best to lose you by flying through every cloud in the area. He will also fly out of trim, porpoising through the sky while you push and heave on the stick just trying to keep sight of him. You can't really help scan for bogies, because your lead is so unpredictable you dare not take your eyes off him! He sights a bogey? He'll never tell you or his flight, will most likely break into you and after you've finished taking evasive action to avoid hitting him, you've lost him. Some players seem to have an grasp on how to lead a flight, but not many.
    Any chance someone could run a server where we could teach formation flying and tactics for leaders and wingmen?
    I have some teaching materials and lesson plans and would be glad to help.
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    I most often play online in either dogfight or co-op servers. Invariably, lead goes stright to max power on course and the rest of his flight turn into a disorganised rabble strung out over several miles of sky trying to catch up. If you do catch him, he will do his best to lose you by flying through every cloud in the area. He will also fly out of trim, porpoising through the sky while you push and heave on the stick just trying to keep sight of him. You can't really help scan for bogies, because your lead is so unpredictable you dare not take your eyes off him! He sights a bogey? He'll never tell you or his flight, will most likely break into you and after you've finished taking evasive action to avoid hitting him, you've lost him. Some players seem to have an grasp on how to lead a flight, but not many.
    Any chance someone could run a server where we could teach formation flying and tactics for leaders and wingmen?
    I have some teaching materials and lesson plans and would be glad to help.
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    Nice formation. How long did it take to assemble? Can you get a 4 ship together in 180deg of a turn? Do you guys always fly and fight as a team? Which servers do you fly on?
    Do you provide a server or server time so that players can learn from you? Are you accepting members?
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  5. #5
    great skins on those corsairs!
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  6. #6
    heh Vidar you shamless *****
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by cafflier:
    Nice formation. How long did it take to assemble? Can you get a 4 ship together in 180deg of a turn? Do you guys always fly and fight as a team? Which servers do you fly on?
    Do you provide a server or server time so that players can learn from you? Are you accepting members? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    forming up doesnt take long once you get the hang of it.

    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Do you guys always fly and fight as a team? </div></BLOCKQUOTE> usually while we do fly by ourselves at times. if you find 1 BSS you'll usually find another on his wing.

    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Which servers do you fly on? </div></BLOCKQUOTE> for the Most part you'll find alot of us on Warclouds, but we do coops and fly alot of different servers. we prefer to fly cockpit on but do not limit our members to that.

    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Do you provide a server or server time so that players can learn from you? Are you accepting members. </div></BLOCKQUOTE> we have a teamspeak server up all the time. PM one of us on HL to get the IP and PW, we do alot of work around the boat, as Vidar is an EX-Naval aviator we have an experienced teacher. yes we are accepting members, but we fly the Merged version. look us up and we'll be glad to help you out regardless of if you join or not. we teach other squad members on Carrier Quals regularly
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    on Greater Green and Histora we fly like this alot;
    element leader never goes over 75% throttle.







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  9. #9
    As wingman, keep the throttle moving... adjusting all the time to keep station.
    When your leader flies against a target you could go trail to watch his 6 'till he's finished and clear, unless you have a plan via comms.

    It's a drag, 'cos close is cool, but the main problem with keeping close formation is that while concentrating on your leader, you can't be looking for the enemy, unless there's a bunch of you using the old finger four.
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