Sunday, May 9, 2010

LOMAC Flaming Cliffs 2.0: Close Air Support (Part 3)

This a continuation of this previous entry.

We left the contact point and we are a few miles short of the initial point ALAMO (IP ALAMO). The chat with the JTAC continues.

Talk to me JTAC ... (laser spot is the green diamond in the HUD)

The "talk-on" is a very common part of type-1 CAS because this type requires the aircraft to have visual tally to where the JTAC wants the ordnance delivered. "Contact" is the brevity code for having visual contact and "spot" is the one for being able to receive the reflected laser signal emitted by the JTAC. I still can't see the target, but moving a few miles forward solves that issue.

I see the target now ... (laser spot is the green diamond in the HUD)

The "readback" is just to make sure that both the JTAC and the attack aircraft are on the same page. The attack aircraft reads back items 4 and 6 of the 9-line brief plus some items from the remarks given by the JTAC.

Once the readback is acknowledged by the JTAC, he clears us for the attack run.


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