Echelon parade led F-11 lead aircraft Liu Guosheng: a safe distance only 6.5 seconds
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11 echelon figures led the lead plane Biography: Liu Guosheng, a division of the air force, fighter echelon led the lead plane.
Xinhua Military: echelon aircraft spacing is how much?
Liu Guosheng: echelon formation is “inclined team”, the distance between aircraft is 20 meters, the height difference is 1-2 meters. The distance between the squadron is 1000 meters. If this distance is 650 kilometers per hour by plane to count the words, a safe distance just 6.5 seconds.
parade this year, the air echelon, there are early warning aircraft, trainer aircraft, a helicopter, a fighter, not the same speed. And Chang An Avenue line were added to a lot of tall buildings, which gave the air parade brought a degree of difficulty. In addition, weather and other external factors also affect the air echelon parade.
course, all-weather flight had already become the basic skills of our pilots.
in the air, each squadron’s lead plane headed wingman should keep a close eye. While the pilot to manipulate the steering column, side to keep an eye on his head sideways with the lead aircraft’s position. Hold this position, each pilot is flying down the sweat.
and I, as echelon lead plane, it is stable to fly, fly level, so as to make the whole echelon over Tiananmen Square in the review by the time to achieve “m s not bad.”
Xinhua military: to achieve m seconds is not bad, there are specific measures?
Liu Guosheng: Every day we and the Central People’s Broadcasting Station for 6 pair. Before each flight training, we need the institutions on the level of command, because they judged whether the time to reach a “referee.” Now the aircraft are equipped with timing devices, and our new equipment, heavy fighters, higher degree of information, which are from the technical means to ensure the “meters s not bad.”
from flight safety point of view, a modern aircraft has tens of thousands of parts. Both the mechanical parts, there are a large number of electronic components. Once the problem occurs, the pilot must be able to accurately determine where the problem lies, and rapid response. Now we have to do is to ferret out what “dead”, and then develop a reasonable plan. All relevant plans, written material together have a meter, these pilots are required to fully grasp. Now the fighter pilots, both physical labor, but also mental.
purely from the perspective of the flight, the pilot we have no “all-weather flight” concept. Now is actually two situations: one is to rely on visual flight, one is to rely on instrument flight. Our aviation division in the 24 hours a day, and must be performed under complicated meteorological conditions flight training mission. In the morning, at midnight, at noon, we will keep pilots flying a training mission into space. Why? Because the war will not work when you broke.
Xinhua Military: pilot flying hours with growth?
Liu Guosheng: Yes. Our growth in aviation flight hours behind the division is the country’s strength, because the long flight requires a lot of fuel, aircraft materials and other aspects of the supply.
Xinhua military: How do you see the four-generation F-22 machine challenge?
Liu Guosheng: It should be recognized that our existing equipment and has a real F-22 is the “generation gap.” The F-22 stealth and supersonic cruise performance is the main advantage. However, on the other hand, if you have the means to find F-22, then the existing equipment will have a fight F-22 possible. So, modern war is against a system, involving exploration, reconnaissance, intelligence, electronic warfare, information transmission and other aspects, but one aspect of combat aircraft. Pure air, in a future war does not exist. Therefore, a simple discussion of the confrontation between the fighters, the actual significance. Xinhua military: air military parade with the ammunition it?
Liu Guosheng: We planes over Tiananmen Square in time to carry the simulation training is four empty shells.
Xinhua Military: We have foreign military exchange it?
Liu Guosheng: I head to Turkey and the CMC have been visited, visited the Turkish air force equipment and training, but also personally manipulate soil Air Force flight simulator “flying” a difficult maneuver. At that time was accompanied by the Turkish air force officer was surprised, are asked “Do you usually have such training, the Chinese Air Force?” I did not hesitate to answer, yes! Is the case.
Xinhua Military: F-11 fighters and other fighters have made there has been no fight training?
Liu Guosheng: Yes, often engage in confrontational training.
but also, as I said earlier, simply aircraft performance competition, can not determine the future of air combat as a determinant of outcome. High-tech war involves many factors, such as electronic countermeasures can neutralize the opponent, the accuracy of intelligence sources and other factors are important. (Interview by Xinhua military correspondent Zheng Wenhao)
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