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K. Collins

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Kurt C. Application 12AUG2020
« on: August 12, 2020, 10:12:34 AM »


Provide the first and last name you wish for us to use on your personnel file (it does not have to be your real name): Kurt Collins

Provide your Discord ID (including the pound sign and the following 4 digits): TheFlyingPanda #2477

Provide your age: 33

Provide your desired role or airframe (F/A-18C, F-14B, F-16C): F/A-18C


Have you read and understood the requirements for our unit, the criteria for being active, and do you understand that failure to complete said criteria will place you into the reserves squadron? (Y/N): Yes

Have you read and understood the unit's definition of realism gameplay and is it the kind of experience you're looking for? (Y/N): Yes

Do you understand that this is a U.S. Central time zone unit (GMT -5/-6) and that all events will be scheduled as such? (Y/N): Yes

Do you understand that by applying to this unit you are applying for a slot within a training squadron, that training squadron personnel compete for available slots, and that as a member of a training squadron you are not a fully fledged member of the unit unless selected? (Y/N): Yes

Do you understand that after the pipeline attendance by all qualified and slotted pilots is mandatory on Saturdays at 1800 hours (U.S. Central time zone). Will you be able to attend these times? (Y/N): Yes (Real world Corporate pilot with a sometimes chaotic schedule)

After finishing the pipeline you will be required to attend approximately one squadron training per week with your assigned squadron. Can you commit to attending training at least this often? (Y/N): Yes (see answer above)

Do you understand that you will be required to complete a training pipeline which includes formation flying and carrier procedures and that all procedures must be performed to standards in order to pass? (Y/N): Yes

Do you understand that personal practice and self-study will be required to successfully complete the pipeline? Are you able and willing to practice and study materials given to you? (Y/N): Yes

On average, a new pilot will need a minimum of one month and in some cases as much as six months to complete the entire training pipeline. Are you willing and able to complete the entire pipeline? (Y/N): Yes

Do you have the time and availability in your personal schedule to fly with instructors regularly until the pipeline is completed? (Y/N): Yes (See stipulation regarding my real world flying)


How much total experience do you have in DCS (total hours or periods of continuous play without breaks)?: Flying DCS since 2012 (4-6 hours)

How many days do you play DCS per week on average?: 5 or so depending on my flight schedule

On a scale of 0-10 with 0 being never and 10 being always, how likely are you to read the training materials given to you when required?: 10

How did you find out about us?: Google search

Why do you want to join CSG-2?: To participate in a serious group and better myself as a Sim pilot

What is your availability for training and how much time can you spend on CSG-2 activities per week?: Varies, but I will give what I can.

What do you enjoy about DCS? What keeps you interested in DCS in the long term?: Best combat flight sim out there. I have invested a lot of money and time so far and don't see myself giving up.

What personal experience, knowledge, skills, or training do you have that has some relation to DCS? What experience, knowledge, skills, or training (Not necessarily DCS-related) can you provide that benefits everyone?: Real world Corporate pilot and Flight Instructor. I am type rated in the G550,450,V and BE400 with a 61.55 in the Falcon 50EX and 2000. Prior civilian contract flight instructor for the USAF Aero club at KDOV. Worked for FlightSafety Int. for several years and now flying Part 135 in the BE400/Hawker 400XP

What do you think is important for us to know about you?: That is a tough question. I enjoy a combination of seriousness yet still 'getting the job done'
« Last Edit: August 16, 2020, 09:02:13 PM by theflyingpanda »

LtCol J. "Buzz" Lees

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Re: Kurt C. Application 12AUG2020
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2020, 10:43:28 PM »
Application Accepted

Mr. Collins, thank you for your application to Carrier Strike Group 2. Your application has been accepted. Within a few minutes, you should receive access to the rest of the forums and access to the modifications that we use. I am processing you into TRARON THREE (VT-3) "Red Knights", where you will undergo training with your desired airframe and squadron. After a few training sessions to get you up to speed on the basics of the airframe, you will join your desired squadron and finish your training with them.

Several things to do before officially flying with CSG-2: Join our Discord Server HERE and check in with CAPT S. Clark. We will assign you your proper member groups and you can ask us any questions you may have, and/or schedule your first training session. Secondly, be sure to download any DCS mods that are required. You can ask your Squadron CO for that information, or check on the forums if you have access to it. Third, make sure you are running the DCS Open Beta client. All of our pilots utilize this client, and it is considered the main version of the game by most of the DCS multiplayer community.

Finally, when you are properly processed into the forums (given a proper name, rank, permissions, etc), you will need to check into your respective training squadron both on the forums and in Discord. Failure to do so within 7 days will result in an administrative discharge. Please do so HERE.

Thank you, and we look forward to flying with you!

Lancer 401 / Commanding Officer
Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 212, CVW-3
Lancer 401 / Commanding Officer
Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 212, CVW-3