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Uncalled Turns

39th_SeaQuark a posted Oct 20, 18

39th VFS will soon be making "uncalled turns" SOP. To review uncalleld turn procedure, see this excerpt from "Air Combat Maneuvering" below:

To help an inexperienced wingman, or to prevent confusion in Tumbleweed scenarios, lead may make any uncalled turn a "called turn" simply by announcing the new heading beforehand over R/T.

Other methods of announcing turns are:

1) mic click

2) wing-rock (as shown above)

However, no announcement is strictly necessary, as uncalled turn procedure will allow an experienced wingman to keep position even without any advanced warning, as described in the film.

Called & uncalled turn procedure will replace the "Tac Turn" procedure we have been using so far. "Cross turns" and "Split Turns" remain valid options for 180 degree turns, and should be announced over the radio beforehand.

The full "Air Combat Maneuvering" training film is available in the Squadron Library.

New SOPs 9-4-18

39th_SeaQuark a posted Sep 4, 18

The SOPs have been updated. Please review to make sure you are current on the latest procedures. As usual you can download the .PDF by clicking "Standard Operating Procedures" on the sidebar.

Sections that have seen the most significant changes are:

Section 5: TAKE-OFF

Section 6: JOIN UP

Section 7: FENCE-IN

Section 10: LANDING

Section 13: FORMATIONS

39th VFS Discord

39th_SeaQuark a posted Feb 6, 18

Notice: 39th VFS now has its own Discord server again.

All members, please check-in on the new Discord server:

All news / announcements / events will be posted there going forward.

You can of course continue to use the public Korea Discord at any time  (roles + Voice channel will remain), this will just make it easier for me to post more 39th-specific news + info without cluttering up the Korea discord channel list.

The Fighting 51st

39th_Invisibull a posted Nov 21, 17

Jag Interesting video - thx for posting. A certain kind of romantic nostalgia about these fighter pilots, crews and their je...
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