F-8F echelon parade led the lead plane Raymond Lee: Two big difference by reading
F-8F echelon figures led the lead plane
Raymond Lee Biography: Raymond Lee, F-8F echelon led the lead plane.
Xinhua military: military parade training in how to pilot performance?
Raymond Lee: We force the intensity of training or whether it is more difficult, are relatively large. Entered the parade, especially after the flight station, to a new airport, meet all the conditions, to the pilot pressure. But the officers and men to participate by reading to the pressure into motivation, excluding negative factors, actively involved in flight training and are reflected out of our department pilot pungent and tenacious style. To maximize the performance of aircraft, ground staff have done a lot of auxiliary work. Xinhua Military: general people feel that fighter pilots to participate by reading, a formation that is very easy to just how you look?
Raymond Lee: not seem so simple. Although there is no air flight by reading a complex tactical action, just a simple straight and level flight, but the air parade involving many different units and models, the distance between the different formations is only 1 km, the aircraft formation interval is 20 meters speed but must maintain a speed of 650 km in. Once the slightest mistake, it will blink of an eye close to or even dangerous mid-air collision. Therefore, the risk of which can be seen. Xinhua military: there are users that parade is equipped only show that people “see.” Then the parade of military air training and development is what is the point?
Raymond Lee: parade, not just a spectator, but rather for the prestige, and military might of a reality show. The Air Force to participate in the air parade, for example, this is an outcome of people’s air force public display. Because the Air Force to participate by reading equipment, from AWACS to fighter aircraft, a considerable part of all our self-developed a new type of aerial equipment.
in fact, participate in the air parade, the air force also reflects the ability of deployed forces as a whole. Parade training, the first is the ability of mobile training units, followed by other aspects of the standardization has been improved.
Xinhua military: You had 10 years ago to participate in the 50th anniversary of the parade, this time to participate in the 60th anniversary of National Day military parade, and I feel different?
Raymond Lee: I feel very lucky. Because as a fighter pilot, to have twice the opportunity to participate in the National Day parade, is still very rare. In the sense of excitement, I also feel the pressure is. I participated in the air as the lead plane echelon parade through this period of joint training, my goal is to lead the entire echelon, m s not bad to fly over Tiananmen Square, to accept President Hu, the Party and the people of review. Xinhua Military: When you over time through Tiananmen Square, the grand occasion to see what the ground?
Raymond Lee: The Invisible. Pilot because it was the spirit of each echelon are highly concentrated, and my echelon lead plane pilots but also to ensure “zero meter zero seconds” error flying Tiananmen Square, that is, time and tracks to be very accurate. This makes my efforts are concentrated on the manipulation of the aircraft, with no time to watch the outside of the event.
Xinhua military: In addition to parade outside the high standards required, the pressure is also reflected in what areas?
Raymond Lee: Unlike aircraft ground equipment. Ground equipment onto the road can be bad side. The fighter once the problems in the air, the pilot requested an emergency on the disposal problems. As part of our equipment by reading this, the most serious even “air double parking.” Because once this happens, it means that the aircraft lost power, the pilot can not control the aircraft. At the same time, by reading off than lower-altitude flight, which further increased the difficulty of disposal. (Xinhua interview by the military correspondent Jin Hao)
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