Who are we
We are an international squadron that has been active since 2003. Our current simulator of choice is DCS World.
The goal and purpose of Black Tails Squadron is to have fun while flying sorties using realistic tactics and procedures.
Aircraft of choice
Currently our main platform is the F/A-18C. Occasionaly we also fly other platforms, which we use in aggressor, support and escort roles, but F/A-18C is our mainstay.
When & what we play
We run missions and campaigns on every Sunday at 20:00 Central European Time and training sorties during the week.
In campaigns, we have a theater of operations and a dynamic set up which keeps track of everything that is going on. Flight leaders decide on the mission type and objective, make a flight plan and give a brief to other members.
We use DCS Simple Radio to communicate during our missions.
After a mission, we do a debrief, using the Tacview in order analyze all aspects of the flight so that we can constantly improve ourselves.
How we play
Our community is based on semi-serious fun and we fly to have a good time. We base our tactics, techniques, procedures on various public military documents, use fighter pilot lingo and fly in an organized manner.
We believe that too much realism can negatively impact the DCS experience and therefore we do not aim to replicate military life or implement certain tactics or procedures, that serve no use in a flight simulation other than waste time. There are no ranks or addressing people as »Sir«. We're here to have a good time.
Take a Look at our YouTube Channel when you need to find out more: https://www.youtube.com/user/SloMamba/featured
We also have a superb ATC / AWACS with experience from real-life: