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SNFO B. Renard

  • VT-3 Red Knights
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Bill Renard Application 01JAN21
« on: January 01, 2021, 05:56:32 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): Billy Renard

Provide your Discord ID (including the pound sign and the following 4 digits): Rabbit09#7683

Provide your age: 27

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


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)?: 1 year

How many days do you play DCS per week on average?: 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?: Reddit recruitment post on Hoggit

Why do you want to join CSG-2?: I want to learn the RIO seat and fly with mature and like-minded individuals. Flying by yourself gets boring quickly.

What is your availability for training and how much time can you spend on CSG-2 activities per week?: I have a unique work schedule of 2 weeks on and 2 weeks off. The 2 weeks off I can fly pretty much any time any day as long as I have decent notice. During my 2 weeks of work I will be much more limited, but will try to make what I can during that time. .

What do you enjoy about DCS? What keeps you interested in DCS in the long term?: What I enjoy most about DCS is the steep learning curve. Thereís few better feelings then working at a module for days/weeks/months and then doing a successful sortie from takeoff to landing with targets neutralized. Iíve been playing flight sims for a long time, probably always will, and DCS is the best one out there and itís hard to go back to say IL2 after flat spinning your F14. The level of realism is just a step up in DCS and makes it addictive. 

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 am a professional helicopter pilot currently flying in the Gulf of Mexico supporting the oil platforms that are out there. I went to college for aviation and have a bachelors in aeronautical science. I am a flight instructor and IFR rated and just got my private fixed wing license. Skills unrelated to aviation that would help in DCS would be an appreciation for teamwork and willing to help out if I can. Honestly as far as computer skills downloading mods and playing around with files and stuff I have no clue, lol. The best I can offer you is my aviation experience.
What do you think is important for us to know about you?: I love military sim games and really getting into the roles and treating it like youíre really in the plane or on the battlefield. I understand that this is a mature group filled with real people that put a lot of their free time into this so I will always try to be respectful of that and not waste the time and effort you put in.

CDR M. "Bill" Wertz

  • 1310 Naval Aviator
  • VF-154 Black Knights
  • Posts: 36
  • Country: us
Re: Bill Renard Application 01JAN21
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2021, 05:01:20 PM »

Mr. Renard, 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.

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. 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.

Thank you, and we look forward to flying with you!
Knight 101 / Commanding Officer