by Richard Sheffield
ACM Checkride #2
The purpose of this checkride is to let you demonstrate that you've learned to finish off an opponent when you have the advantage.
Simulation setup: Setup and objectives are the same for both versions of F-15 Strike Eagle except where noted.
Objective: To achieve success using all the maneuvers just discussed.
Procedure: Start the simulation and take off. A MiG should appear close by, but out in front of you. Let him go for a second or two; then use one of the offensive maneuvers to get back on his tail and shoot him down with either a short-range missile or guns. After a successful attack, restart the simulation and try a different tactic.
When you find a maneuver that works well for you, practice it until it becomes second nature. Every great fighter has one good knock-out punch.