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Persecutor_352
05-14-2005, 09:50 AM
352nd Ramblin'Jack is a pilot in real life, a flight instructor, and a former air traffic controller. He has applied his considerable talents and experience to writing a training program/manual for flight sim pilots, combat or otherwise.

His explanations are clear and very helpful. He attempts to describe, in simple language, why aircraft react the way they do and, with that understanding, how to make them do what YOU want them to do.

He describes a variety of flight maneuvers, from normal take off and landing approaches, a variety of landing patterns, controlling an aircraft in slow flight, and what is probably most important to the majority of us, anticipating and dealing with the snap and spin.

You can view his work at the 352nd Virtual Fighter Group (http://352ndfg.com/IL2/index.php?module=pagemaster&PAGE_user_op=view_page&PAGE_id=77) site.

No matter how good a simulation pilot you think you are, there is useful information here and you'll be better for having read it.

Enjoy.

Persecutor_352
05-14-2005, 09:50 AM
352nd Ramblin'Jack is a pilot in real life, a flight instructor, and a former air traffic controller. He has applied his considerable talents and experience to writing a training program/manual for flight sim pilots, combat or otherwise.

His explanations are clear and very helpful. He attempts to describe, in simple language, why aircraft react the way they do and, with that understanding, how to make them do what YOU want them to do.

He describes a variety of flight maneuvers, from normal take off and landing approaches, a variety of landing patterns, controlling an aircraft in slow flight, and what is probably most important to the majority of us, anticipating and dealing with the snap and spin.

You can view his work at the 352nd Virtual Fighter Group (http://352ndfg.com/IL2/index.php?module=pagemaster&PAGE_user_op=view_page&PAGE_id=77) site.

No matter how good a simulation pilot you think you are, there is useful information here and you'll be better for having read it.

Enjoy.

Owlsphone
05-14-2005, 10:54 AM
Reading it now and so far I have to say I am extremely impressed. I think everyone should read this as there is very valuable info here.

Thanks a lot for sharing and kudos to Ramblin'Jack.

This is great info for veterans but a must read I think for new pilots. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Dr2GunzOD
05-14-2005, 12:06 PM
looks good

thanks

SeaNorris
05-14-2005, 12:14 PM
I waant the German P-51 but the page cannot be displayed http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Persecutor_352
05-14-2005, 12:24 PM
@SeaNorris

Sorry, the link was mistyped. It's fixed now, and the skin should be available.

Our apologies, and thanks for pointing out the mistake for us. Lots of pages, lots of typing, I'm surprised there aren't more typos.

Persecutor_352
05-21-2005, 08:00 AM
**Bump**

VF51_Flatspin
05-21-2005, 08:34 AM
Wow! Great stuff! Thanks!

TC_Stele
05-21-2005, 02:07 PM
Your friend has an impressive background. Is there a way that I could get in contact with him? I'm interested in the field of ATC just having finished college but I'd like his opinions and or suggestions on the matter.

Persecutor_352
05-21-2005, 03:17 PM
@ Stele

You'll find an email link to RJ on the first page of his flight manual, in the gray box, last line.

The page is here (http://352ndfg.com/IL2/index.php?module=pagemaster&PAGE_user_op=view_page&PAGE_id=77).

Edit: You must have javascript enabled in your browser to see the link, or for that matter to navigate the site.

Persecutor_352
06-11-2005, 06:55 PM
Ramblin'Jack has done some very preliminary testing of version 4.00 to judge the changes in the flight model against 3.01m and against the real world of aviation. His comments include the effect on snaps, spins, and rolls as well as the oft-mentioned take-off/landing changes.

You can read his conclusions at the 352nd Virtual Fighter Group's Forum (http://352ndfg.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=515)