Accession Number : ADA194363

Title :   Future Air-to-Air Training for the RF-4.

Descriptive Note : Student rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Drain, John W

PDF Url : ADA194363

Report Date : Apr 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : This study examines the adequacy of current RF-4 upgrade and continuation training programs if the AIM-9L is mounted on the RF-4 and two-ship formation tactics are increasingly employed. Current training at Lead-In Fighter Training (LIFT) and the RF-4 Operational Training Course (OTC) are shown to inadequately train crewmembers in the air-to-air skills they require. This study proposes a new RF-4 OTC air-to-air program based on the air-to-air phase of the F-4 OTC syllabus. Mission Qualification Training (MQT) and Continuation Training (CT) are shown to inadequately maintain and air-to-air skills taught at LIFT and the OTC. Changes to the MQT syllabus and CT program are proposed. The result is a complete training program for the RF-4 crewmember in offensive and defensive Basic Fighter Maneuvers and defensive Air Combat Maneuvers.

Descriptors :   *AIR TO AIR MISSILES, *FLIGHT CREWS, AERIAL WARFARE, MANEUVERS, MISSIONS, PHASE, QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS, TRAINING, FLIGHT TRAINING, SURFACE TO AIR MISSILES, RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT, TACTICAL AIRCRAFT

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Air- and Space-launched Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE