FIGHTER (FTR)

QUALIFICATION

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES

 

OBJECTIVE 1: Learn how to properly employ all air-to-air ordinance such as the gun, short range missiles and medium range missiles

OBJECTIVE 2: Become familiar with the sensor suite of the F/A-18C Hornet and the ability to detect and track airborne threats

OBJECTIVE 3: To quickly and effectively maneuver with your flight lead as a section, using coordinated tactical formation maneuvering

OBJECTIVE 4: To learn and employ standard squadron tactic, techniques and procedures for Beyond Visual Range (BVR) engagements

OBJECTIVE 5: To become familiar with Basic Fighter Maneuverings and the art of Air Combat Maneuvering (ACM)

FIGHTER SYLLABUS

1.  ORDNANCE EMPLOYMENT​​

1.1.  Unguided Munitions

1.2.  Infrared (IR)-Guided Missiles

1.3.  RADAR Operations

1.4.  RADAR-Guided Missiles

1.5.  Helmet Mounted Display (HMD) Operations

2.  FIGHTER OPERATIONS

2.1.  Fighter Operations & Theory

2.2.  Fighter Formations

2.3.  Sensor Management

2.4.  BVR Operations

2.5.  ACM & BFM Operations

A.  CHECKRIDE 7:  AIR-TO-AIR MUNITIONS EMPLOYMENT

7.A.  Objective 1:  Air-to-Air Gun

7.B.  Objective 2:  IR-Guided Missiles

7.C.  Semi-Active-RADAR Guided Missiles

7.D.  Active RADAR-Guided Missiles

B.  CHECKRIDE 8:  FIGHTER OPERATIONS MISSION

8.A.  Objective 1:  Fighter Formations & Maneuvering

8.B.  Objective 2:  BVR Engagement Procedures

8.C.  Objective 3:  ACM Engagement Procedures

8.D.  Objective 4:  BFM Engagement Procedures

QUALIFICATION CHECKRIDES

CHECKRIDE 7: AIR-TO-AIR MUNITIONS​​

LOCATION & DURATION                                                                      

Location:  Caucasus Map

Duration:  1 Hour

RECOMMENDED LOADOUT                                                                           

                                                                   STATIONS

     1               2               3               4               5               6               7               8               9

 AIM-9X        AIM-9M      AIM-120C   AIM-7MH         FUEL        AIM-7MH     AIM-120C     AIM-9M        AIM-9X 

WAYPOINTS                                                                                                    Launch:        Carrier via CASE I

Waypoint 1:  High-level turnpoint

Waypoint 2:  Air to Air Refuel waypoint

Waypoint 3:  Air to Air Practice Range

Waypoint 4:  CASE I dropoff

Recovery:     Carrier via CASE I

PASS/FAIL CRITERIA                                                                                    

  • Demonstrate proper air-to-air formations and formation maneuvering 

  • Successfully damage/destroy air-to-air target using M-61 Gun

  • Successfully damage/destroy air-to-air target using AIM-7MH Sparrow

  • Successfully damage/destroy air-to-air target using AIM-120 AMRAAM

  • Successfully damage/destroy air-to-air target using AIM-9M Sidewinder

  • Successfully damage/destroy air-to-air target using AIM-9X Sidewinder with JHMCS

NOTES                                                                                                

  • ​N/A

                                                                                                                        

                                                                                                                        

 

 

CHECKRIDE 8: FIGHTER OPERATIONS MISSION​​

LOCATION & DURATION                                                                      

Location:  Caucasus Map

Duration:  1 Hour

RECOMMENDED LOADOUT                                                                           

                                                                   STATIONS

     1               2               3               4               5               6               7               8               9

 AIM-9X     AIM-120C     AIM-120C   AIM-120C        FUEL        AIM-120C    AIM-120C     AIM-120C     AIM-9X 

WAYPOINTS                                                                                                    Launch:        Carrier via CASE I

Waypoint 1:  High-level turnpoint

Waypoint 2:  Air to Air Refuel waypoint

Waypoint 3:  Air to Air Practice Range

Waypoint 4:  CASE I dropoff

Recovery:     Carrier via CASE I

PASS/FAIL CRITERIA                                                                                    

  • Demonstrate offensive BVR tactics, techniques, and procedures

  • Demonstrate defensive BVR tactics, techniques, and procedures

  • Demonstrate offensive BFM tactics, techniques, and procedures

  • Demonstrate offensive BFM tactics, techniques, and procedures

NOTES     

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TRAINING AIDS & REFERENCES

1A. SENSORS                                                  

1B. ORDNANCE EMPLOYMENT                              

2A. FIGHTER OPERATIONS: BFM THEORY               

2B. FIGHTER OPERATIONS: BFM MANEUVERS          

2C. FIGHTER OPERATIONS: BVR THEORY                

2D. FIGHTER OPERATIONS: BVR MANEUVERS