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352nd Oscar
02-17-2005, 11:17 AM
This is old but by no means outdated. Always keep these fundamentals in mind when flying:

Leader/Wingman Contract

There can be only one leader at a time. The role may change several times in a leader/wingman pairing and responsibilities must be handed off using radio call and/or maneuvers.

Leader Responsibilities

- Kill the bandit as quickly as possible. Fly best BFM.
- Clear the Wingman to engage if he is in a better position.
- Keep the Wingman informed of bandit position and keep informed of any future plans.

Wingman Responsibilities

- Keep a tally on bandit and visual on the leader.
- Watch for other bandits
- Maintain energy and position to be able to engage when able or called upon.
- Maintain overall SA for the section (fuel, area orientation, etc).
- Advise the leader of additional threats and engage these when they become a threat.

Flight Leader Responsibilities (Non-Combat)

- Navigate the flight accurately
- Keep flight informed of known threats at given waypoints.
- Maintain overall tactical awareness and more importantly maintain overall command of the flight.

Wingmen Responsibilities (Non-Combat)

- Maintain formation with flight leader
- Watch for enemy air/ground threats (the flight lead is navigating and focusing on mission objectives, so its your job to keep the flight safe)
- Follow all orders of the flight leader

02-17-2005, 02:32 PM
Good stuff Oscar.

In the past we have had wingman training that focused on combat tactics but I don't think we have ever specifically practiced these rules. Might be a good time to set up some wingman missions that have 8 or so wingmen pairs, with different flight paths and different objectives.

Don't happen to have anything like that laying around do ya?

352nd Persecutor
02-17-2005, 04:12 PM
Great information, Oscar, and excellent ideas, Jinkers.

Now, where the heck did I leave my Flight Leader??

12-02-2005, 05:46 PM
He mentioned something about catchin' a train... :wink: