Cooperative missions for DCS rotorheads
Close Air Support
Troops and Logistics
Cooperative missions for DCS rotorheads
Reconnaissance
Search and Rescue
Cooperative missions for DCS rotorheads
AFAC
Anti tank, convoy escort, spec ops

 

1-1 INTRODUCTION

This training table briefly describes training requirements for pilots flying with the Black Shark Den. It is based off of real world tasks and references real world Army Regulations (AR) and training circulars (TC). Aircrew training manuals from the AH-64, OH-58D, UH-1 and MI-8 were used, excluding many things are not applicable to us in DCS.

Our training philosophy here at BSD focuses on progressing new aviators through basic and advanced tasks (1000 and 2000 series tasks). New aviators will be assigned the designation Readiness level (RL) 3 once the aviator show proficiency in each of the base tasks below they will be progressed to RL 2 and will gain the privilege to join RL 2 level missions. Once the aviator shows competence in mission tasks listed below they will be progressed to RL1 and will have full access to all missions. Additional qualifications are available and may be required for some mission based on the role selected in the mission (DECK for Naval operations, NVG for night operations or SLING for Slingloading). Our instructor pilots and unit trainers will do as much as possible to help you through your progression but you need to meet us halfway and take advantage of all training opportunities and practice and study in your free time.

1-2 TRAINING TASKS OVERVIEW

TASKATTACKUTILITYOBSERVATIONTITLEDUDE'S SPEAK
0000AH*UH*OH*CONNECT ON A BSD SERVER AND USE SRSGot your Openbeta, SRS client and OVGME with Mods Packs ready to go
1000AH*UH*OH*PARTICIPATE IN A CREW MISSION BRIEFINGBe familiar with the hasty brief in the SOP
1004AH*UH*OH*PLAN A VISUAL FLIGHT RULES FLIGHTPlan a small navigation in VMC
1010AHUHOHPREPARE A PERFORMANCE PLANNING CARDDo some math (details coming soon)
1013AHUHOHOPERATE MISSION PLANNING SYSTEMGet to know CombatFLite
1026AH*UH*OH*MAINTAIN AIRSPACE SURVEILLANCEDon't crash into each other
1028AH*UH*OH*PERFORM HOVER CHECKHover close to the ground with your torque in the green
1030AH*UH*OH*PERFORM HOVER OUT-OF-GROUND EFFECT CHECKHover high above the ground with your torque in the green
1032AH*UH*OH*PERFORM RADIO COMMUNICATIONS PROCEDURESBe concise and short, don’t blabber over the radio
1034AH*UH*PERFORM GROUND TAXITaxi to the runway with your wheels on the ground
1038AH*UH*OH*PERFORM HOVERING FLIGHTMaintain a decent hover over a fixed point
1040AH*UH*OH*PERFORM VISUAL METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS TAKEOFFPerform a decent takeoff in formation
1044AH*UH*OH*NAVIGATE BY PILOTAGE AND DEAD RECKONINGKnow where you are and when you will reach your destination at any time
1046AH*UH*OH*PERFORM ELECTRONICALLY AIDED NAVIGATIONKnow how to use your GPS or Inertial Navigation system
1048AH*UH*OH*PERFORM FUEL MANAGEMENT PROCEDURECompute you fuel comsumption and how much time you have left
1052AH*UH*OH*PERFORM VISUAL METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS FLIGHT MANEUVERSFly your chopper with a decent accuracy in VMC
1058AH*UH*OH*PERFORM VISUAL METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS APPROACHPerform a decent approach and landing in VMC
1060AHUH*OHSELECT LANDING/PICKUP ZONE/HOLDING AREAEvaluate correctly how suitable for landing the area is
1062AHUH*OH*PERFORM SLOPE OPERATIONSLand and take off from sloped terrain
1064AH*UH*PERFORM ROLL-ON LANDINGLand like a plane. Understand when you need to do that
1066UH*OHPERFORM A RUNNING LANDINGLand like a plane except you don't have wheels. Understand when you need to do that
1068AHUH*OHPERFORM GO-AROUNDFormation go around. Described in the SOP
1070AH*UH*OH*RESPOND TO EMERGENCIESAutorotations (straight on and 180 deg)
1114AHUHPERFORM ROLLING TAKE OFFTake off like a plane. Understand when you need to do that
1134AH*PERFORM INTEGRATED HELMET AND DISPLAY SIGHT SYSTEM OPERATIONSUse the head mounted reticle
1155AH*UH*OH*NEGOTIATE WIRE OBSTACLESHow to avoid crashing into powerlines and associated brevity
1172AH*UH*OH*PERFORM RADIO NAVIGATIONUse ADF and ILS systems
1178AHUH*OH*PERFORM PRECISION APPROACHLand using ADF or ILS systems
1182AH*UH*OH*PERFORM UNUSUAL ATTITUDE RECOVERYClose your eyes, move the cyclic randomly, open your eyes, don't crash
1184AHUHOHRESPOND TO INADVERTENT INSTRUMENT METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONSWhat to do when you are flying into clouds
1262AH*UH*OH*PARTICIPATE IN A CREW-LEVEL AFTER-ACTION REVIEWTake part or write an AAR
1300OH*PERFORM MAST/TOP -MOUNTED SIGHT OPERATIONSUsing the top mounted sight, like Viviane or the 58D's ball
1415AH*OH*PERFORM DIVING FLIGHTGet some cover fast
1425AH*UH*OH*EMPLOY AVIATOR'S NIGHT VISION IMAGING SYSTEMUse NVG
2000UHPERFORM FM RADIO HOMINGHome on a FM emitter (aircraft or ground)
2012AH*UH*OH*PERFORM TACTICAL FLIGHT MISSION PLANNINGPlan your combat mission and brief your winmen
2013AH*UH*OH*OPERATE AIRCRAFT SURVIVABILITY EQUIPMENTKnow how to use Flares, Chaffs and RWR/LWR
2017AH*PERFORM TARGET ACQUISITION DESIGNATION SIGHT SENSOR OPERATIONSUse your forward looking sensors (Shkval) to find and lock a target
2023AH*UH*OH*TRANSMIT TACTICAL REPORT (DIGITAL/VOICE)Use Datalink
2025AH*UH*OH*PERFORM TERRAIN FLIGHT (NAV/TO/LD/APP/DECEL)Stay low, very low all the time
2027AH*OH*PERFORM MASKING AND UNMASKINGPop up, pop down, pop left or right, but stay hidden the rest of the time
2029AH*OHPERFORM FIRING POSITION OPERATIONSDon't Leeroy Jenkins!
2033AH*UHOH*PERFORM FIRING TECHNIQUESLearn how to shoot down stuff wihtout being shot down yourself (SOP)
2035AH*OH*ENGAGE TARGET WITH POINT TARGET WEAPONS SYSTEM (GUIDED MISSILES)Shoot missiles and don't miss! (Vihkr, Kh25, Hellfire, HOT3)
2039AH*UHOH*ENGAGE TARGET WITH ROCKETSShoot rockets and don't miss!
2041AH*UHOH*ENGAGE TARGET WITH AREA WEAPON SYSTEMShoot your gun and don't miss!
2042AH*UH*OH*PERFORM ACTIONS ON CONTACTLet everybody know that someone is shooting at you or your friends and what to do about it
2043AHUHOH*CALL FOR INDIRECT FIRELet another chopper or a unit on the ground shoot the target you found
2048UH*PERFORM SLING LOAD OPERATIONSLift heavy stuff under your chopper
2068AHUHOHPERFORM SHIPBOARD OPERATIONSLand on ships with the correct procedure (SOP)
2093AHUH*OHPERFORM SIMULATED MAXIMUM GROSS WEIGHT APPROACH AND LANDINGLand in tight spots when you are really heavy
2095AHUH*OHPERFORM SIMULATED MAXIMUM GROSS WEIGHT TAKEOFFTakeoff in tight spots when you are really heavy
2112UH*OPERATE ARMAMENT SYSTEMUse your side gunners or shoot your side guns yourself!
2125UH*OHPERFORM PINNACLE / RIDGELINE OPERATIONLand and take off from pinnacles or ridgelines. Perform one skid or one wheel landings.
2126AH*UH*OH*PERFORM EVASIVE MANEUVERSAvoid missiles
2127AH*UH*OH*PERFORM COMBAT MANEUVERING FLIGHTFly your chopper in a hostile/target rich environment. Don't die, don't kill friendlies
2164UHOH*CALL FOR TACTICAL AIR STRIKERequest a Close Air Support on a target or area
2169UHOH*PERFORM AERIAL OBSERVATIONFly as an AMC and inform/guide all the flights
3010AH*UH*OH*PERFORM MULTI AIRCRAFT OPERATIONSMulti aircraft/ multi flights missions
3043AH*OH*PERFORM TEAM TACTICAL EMPLOYEMENT TECHNIQUESWork as a wolfpack.
9999AH*UH*OH*USE THE SCRIPTS INSTALLED ON THE BSD SERVERS OR DURING MISSIONSBe knowledgeable with CTLD, CSAR and any new scripts that are running on the servers.