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SNA B. Naughten

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Brad Naughten Application 15MAR21
« on: March 15, 2021, 12:33:26 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): Brad Naughten

Provide your Discord ID (including the pound sign and the following 4 digits): Naughten#2203

Provide your age: 28

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


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)?: 5 Years. I'd guess 500 hrs

How many days do you play DCS per week on average?: 3

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?: Friend shared a YouTube video and I went from there

Why do you want to join CSG-2?: I'm tired of all the unorganized chaos on the public servers. I'd like to join a much more serious group that organizes events with realistic missions.

What is your availability for training and how much time can you spend on CSG-2 activities per week?: Up to 5 evenings per week

What do you enjoy about DCS? What keeps you interested in DCS in the long term?: I love the combat flight sim experience. It is always a different encounter every time you get in the jet. It is a thrill that the civilian flight sims cannot obtain.

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 real world airline pilot. I fly large turboprops for a living and those skills and the knowledge gained from that transfer over to DCS. I was also part of an Arma3 milsim unit at one point and was regularly active for ever a year.

What do you think is important for us to know about you?: I enjoy helping other people and working together as a team. I read operating manuals for fun so I think I would be a pretty good fit around here.
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CDR M. "Bill" Wertz

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Re: Brad Naughten Application 15MAR21
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2021, 01:06:33 PM »

Mr. Naughten, thank you for your application to Carrier Strike Group 2. Your application has been accepted. You should receive access to the rest of the forums and the modifications that we use. I am processing you into TRARON THREE (VT-3), the "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 in Discord and you can ask us any questions you may have, and/or schedule your first training session. Second, 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