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SNA J. Preacher

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Jack Preacher Application 13DEC2020
« on: December 13, 2020, 08:27:24 PM »


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): Jack Preacher

Provide your Discord ID (including the pound sign and the following 4 digits): Murse85#4568

Provide your age: 35

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): Y

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): Y

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): Y

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): Y

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): Y

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): Y

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): Y

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): Y

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): Y

Do you have the time and availability in your personal schedule to fly with instructors regularly until the pipeline is completed? (Y/N): Y


How much total experience do you have in DCS (total hours or periods of continuous play without breaks)?: 10 hours

How many days do you play DCS per week on average?: 2-4

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?: Wingman Finder Reddit

Why do you want to join CSG-2?: Looking for a serious group that'd be willing to take on a newbie and train him from the ground up. Never been involved in a group like this but it seems like something that I'd enjoy and would provide a new insight into the game. I think I'd enjoy flying with a group of people that take the game seriously as well a group that can let loose a little in between sessions.

What is your availability for training and how much time can you spend on CSG-2 activities per week?: I'm free after 2030 EST most evenings depending on what life has going on. My goal has been to get on each evening for an hour or so until I'm proficient with Case I Recovery, but depending on what the wife has planned for me will determine if that happens or not.

What do you enjoy about DCS? What keeps you interested in DCS in the long term?: I enjoy the high fidelity simulation. This is the first time I've gotten into something like this. I wanted to be a Navy fighter pilot since seeing Top Gun at young age in my neighbors basement. It still is in my top 5 movies of all time!!

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?: I'm a trained Emergency Department nurse and have experience in trauma. I worked in the ER for 5 years before taking a position that's a little more family friendly and gave my daytime hours. Becoming a nurse required discipline and education, and working in the ER taught me the importance of communication and how to cool, calm, and collected in an emergency, and those are all skills that I'd carry over to the group and my time in the cockpit.

What do you think is important for us to know about you?: As I stated above I'm completely new to the sim but it's already scratched an itch for me and has me hooked. I'm really interested in learning the game from experts. Side note: my other hobby is music and I've played bass in a country rock band!!
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LT V. "Jerry" Sprenger

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Re: Jack Preacher Application 13DEC2020
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2020, 04:46:55 AM »
Application Accepted

Mr. Preacher, 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 either CAPT J. Wolfe or 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!

LT. V "Jerry" Sprenger
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