ENERGY IS LIFE!
I would not post much of my own crap here because the role
of energy is duscussed much better elsewhere.
Denker's book is the best material I found so far:
John S. Denker
"See How It Flies"
[ISBN not available]
The publication on paper was cancelled.
The author was so kind to put it up on the Net:
Over time, the book had loads of debunkers, notably "Hilton",
but it just gets more respected. Here's a couple of messages:
Harvey vs. Hilton and
Julian vs. unknown.
This is what an Air Warrior old hand said (unfortunately,
I forgot who it was):
Many pilots say "speed is life".
It is largely true but inaccurate.
The fact is that the energy is the currency of your life.
You have two accounts to keep it:
checking (speed) and savings (altitude),
with vastly different top limits.
You can accumulate 100 times more energy in your altitude
than in your speed.
This is why AW3 pilots always climb when not in combat.
Air Warrior III
with 1st NASTY Squadron in 1998-2000.
It was an extremely valuable experience.
The AW3 was bought and shut down by EA.com in December 2001.
Aces High have picked the fallen banner.
- BOER TLAs: Three Letter Acronims which
we use for tty communications.
Cage's maneuver: In common speach
the Cage's maneuver means his unconventional way to deal with higher
flying enemy which is extremely effective.
Capt. HELP developed this maneuver originally but Cage made it popular.
This memo also discusses a looping fight and other elements of ACM.
SCAV page: Old times account. In those
times a "dweeb" was not a swearing word ... yet.
Slash Commands: Air Warrior commands
typed after a slash when you are on the ground.
Vader Roll by Jigster.
This is one incredible film, showcasing slow speed handling
with flap and rudder, plus roll performance compensating for
This was started with postings to the Bigweek newsserver
but includes all sorts of newsgroups now.