107th Joint Aviation Squadron
We are looking for very active community members who uphold the highest standards of Through The Inferno and go above and beyond the standards set forth within our community standards. In short, we expect a 107th prospect to be extremely active on both the server, and discord, insanely friendly within the community, and a person who other community players both instantly recognize, and highly respect.
In contrary to a regular squadron that might focus on a couple of aircraft/platform and run a catered mission for those, Through The Inferno provides us with a dynamic battleground and environment. Randomized targets, moving assets and AI mixed with real life weather just to name a few. All this combined with human AWACS / ATC / FAC services enable us to offer the most wholistic PvE experience out there, using everything that DCS has to offer.
As a way to try to describe what being a 107th pilot is, here is a list what a 107th pilot is not:
- Not being interested in flying and helping other members of 107th
- Endangering and impairing other pilots’ experiences by lack of communication or collaboration.
- Only interested in how many kills you can get, regardless of the tactical situation.
- Disrespectful with others and incapable of having mature discussions.
Our goal is to offer an advanced online collaborative PvE experience for our players, and as a member, you are expected to uphold that by overcoming dynamic and challenging scenarios, we achieve this by working collaboratively with each other. A simple way to put it is to say that a 107th pilot is someone that is interested in more than just flying an aircraft but also interested in how it’s done in real life.
Once someone becomes a 107th-Recruit, they are expected to finish a basic airmanship qualification within an allotted time, this lets us know that the player understands some basic concepts like landing patterns, navigation and formations in order to safely fly with the squadron. After a basic qualification is completed, a recruit will need to complete the airframe qualification they applied for before he or she becomes a full member.
Role & Platforms:
During many events, the 107th refined which roles are valuable to effectively succeed in an ever-changing tactical scenarios . Here is a quick detail of them, see if there is one you like:
- CAS (Close Air Support):
- Maximum air to ground support for troops in contact.
- Offer long loiter time for countering enemy ground assets.
- Maximum versatility in weapon employment
- Carrier based BAI (Battlefield Air Interdiction):
- Provide command with an easy to project flight package. Utilizing carrier or FARP brings that valuable flexibility
- Medium-fast speed response to CAS if needed
- Medium versatility in weapon employment
- Strike / Anti-Ship:
- Deliver strike capability on hard to access targets while guaranteeing a safe return
- Autonomous flight package that can execute pre-planned assault on land or sea with little to no guidance from AWACS
- Take ownership of the anti-ship mission
- Excel in the technique of “Wild Weaseling” to secure a hot AO fly-zone before the rest of the package arrives.
- Medium fast response time with medium loitering time.
- Long range weapon employment and other specialized weapon delivery.
- Rotary-wing multi mission:
- Utilize the capabilities of rotary-wing platforms to perform various mission from attack / CAS to escort and the transportation of cargo
- Operate as a single unit while flying different platforms together
- Provide recon capabilities
- CAP (Combat Air Patrol – Air to Air):
- Provide air interdiction in an offensive setup. Can be deployed from an aircraft carrier for added flexibility
- Provide escort for strike / attack groups / HAVCAP (High Asset Value Combat Air Patrol – To protect AWACS, JSTARS etc…)
- Specialize in close combat and utilizing terrain for getting behind enemy BARCAP (Barrier Combat Air Patrol)
- Secure the airspace friendly forces operate in. Establish BARCAP and excel in BVR combat in order to suppress enemy air assets.
- Assume the fleet defense mission. Can be carrier based for the purpose of the mission but not necessarily.
- Maximize BARCAP time. Keep weapon use to a minimum to assume multiple engagement during a sortie.
- Carrier based Multirole (Support):
- Provide the tactical commander with assets that can respond quickly in-flight for air to air or air to ground tasking.
- Excel in reading tactical situation and able to re-plan quickly
- Carrier based for maximum flexibility
- Provide Mission Command
- Provide GCI (Ground Controlled Interception) services to aircraft under their command
- Provide ATC services
Each role specialization come with cons as well (not detailed here) so that’s why working together makes up for it.