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Haigotron
09-22-2006, 02:01 PM
Anyone have a link to a site that explains the way pilots would communicate together (how they take turns) and how bomber groups and escort groups would communicate.

Im not looking at how crews within a bomber would communicate, but between leaders and copilots.

Haigotron
09-22-2006, 02:01 PM
Anyone have a link to a site that explains the way pilots would communicate together (how they take turns) and how bomber groups and escort groups would communicate.

Im not looking at how crews within a bomber would communicate, but between leaders and copilots.

slipBall
09-22-2006, 02:12 PM
Mostly it was.....What the hell, stay with your leader! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

WB_Outlaw
09-22-2006, 03:49 PM
I have some modern day examples if you want me to post them but I don't have a set of rules. Not sure if they did it the same back then though.

An old roommate of mine flies F-15s out of Belchase, LA for the guard. I've been meaning to try and get in touch with him for a while. That's on my list of stuff to BS with him about when I find the time.

From what I've heard, it goes like this (assuming you have Red-1 and Red-2)...

Red-2: Red-2, Red-1 over.
Red-1: Red-2 Go ahead.
Red-2: Red-1, my a$$ is on fire, any chance we can cut this patrol short.
Red-1: Red-2, I told you not to eat the chili for lunch. Your request is denied. Out.

I believe that, technically, you should end each transmission with "over" if you expect some form of return message and "out" if there is no return required. However, lots of the comms I've heard are pretty lax on this.

--Outlaw.

F6_Ace
09-22-2006, 04:04 PM
If you add 'wizard show, what' and 'simply spiffing old boy' to any RAF chatter then you are half way there.

Divine-Wind
09-22-2006, 04:56 PM
Google? Wikipedia?

Hanglands
09-22-2006, 05:12 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Red-2: Red-2, Red-1 over.
Red-1: Red-2 Go ahead.
Red-2: Red-1, my a$$ is on fire, any chance we can cut this patrol short.
Red-1: Red-2, I told you not to eat the chili for lunch. Your request is denied. Out. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Not too far from the truth. When comminicating with the flight leader they, the RAF at least, had to ask the leaders permission to speak in this very way

Red-2: Red-1 over.
Red-1: Red-2 Go ahead.

(although even the flight leaderwould have to add 'over')

berg417448
09-22-2006, 05:15 PM
A wingman is only allowed to say three things: "Two", "Bingo", and "Lead, you're on Fire"

Bearcat99
09-22-2006, 10:39 PM
I thnik there is a brief section on brevity in In Pursuit.... Look in the Essential Reading section of the Essentials thread.

Also look here (http://www.simhq.com/_air/acc_library.html).

Haigotron
09-23-2006, 12:07 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Google? Wikipedia? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

heavens no....why use them, when we have one of the best sources and smarts in the world right here in this community?

AKA_TAGERT
09-23-2006, 01:37 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Haigotron:
Anyone have a link to a site that explains the way pilots would communicate together (how they take turns) and how bomber groups and escort groups would communicate. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Negative Ghost Rider, Over