I head for the first time the Air Force refueling planes driving the success of a one-time docking
FANG Bin first flew aerial refueling demonstration.
FANG Bin-head ready to go.
side shore with his comrades in the drill tactics.
emergency call .
photography and the author Dai Jingtao special correspondent Guo Tianhai correspondent fancies peak
side shore, Hefei, Anhui Province, who, in 1966 Born in October, enlisted in June 1984, January 2003, appointed head of a university degree. Headed more than five years, he led the implementation of major tasks dozens of times, has awarded the second class 1, third class three times, four general headquarters and was rated “excellent command of army officers.”
major task as a pioneer of high difficult subjects to take the lead fly, discuss pain research study … … FANG Bin-headed, there has been to learn and practice the scientific concept of development mission, standing on the forefront of training transformation, has led the troops create more than 30 sets of tactics and training methods, a series of major tasks well done, a lot of training to overcome difficulties, which he wrote from the “air refueling,” low-cone “theory,” a text, to fill the gap theory of military aerial refueling.
create new tactics Station Pai Tau
2005 In May, an inspection and assessment of new methods in the northeast border of an airport opened.
when the flight captain Li Yong-sheng, deputy head of the Chow Wai-tung driving new aircraft roared to new tactics of the “Blue Army” before the formation of block after the closure, lock strikes, suddenly, as if to enter the rapid passing of the aircraft the air, “Bermuda”, an instant, on-board radar screen, alarm devices and communications equipment, all the failures … …
Consequently, for the two pilots lost face, head complaining party damage assessment rules, do not say hello to strong electromagnetic interference. Square head, but seriously speaking, this loss was the face value, today lost his assessment of “small face” tomorrow on the battlefield in order to earn back the “big face.”
crisis gave birth to a sense of urgency. To lead the troops break through the complicated electromagnetic environment as soon as this pass, FANG Bin-led research team while exploring, sum up, while perfect. Training does not “opponents”, he made use of two models of the advantages of group equipment, set up a “Red Army, Blue Army” unit, usually combined with flight training, often offensive and defensive training against each other, increase the intensity of combat training. And to seize the brothers to participate in higher unit exercises and joint training with the play “Red Army Blues” opportunity to organize men to carry out reverse thinking, the role of exchange “attack”, “defensive” measures, to seize every opportunity to exercise, adhere to in practice constantly revised and improved tactics.
several quenching, try new tactics edge, very impressive. This October, led his unit to participate in shore side of the tactical air force organization co-assessment exercise, the face of the “Blue Army” of strong electromagnetic interference, he started directing decisive fleet aircraft electronic warfare equipment, accurately identified the nature of interference, location and intensity, rapidly changing course, the use of own “both sides of the encirclement, three-way to defeat the enemy” tactics, biting live in “enemy”, decisive touch of a button. Suddenly, several missiles toward the target, just listen to “bang bang …” several more loud noise, “enemy” aerial explosion.
tactics won in the training field, he led the forces have the momentum, has explored the complex electromagnetic environment, “luring in deep, left surround” and “real pretend combine, divide our forces attack” more than ten set of tactics, which “learn” Babylon action “the successful experience of playing contingency operations” first shot “” tactics by the Air Force Special Award measures to make forces fighting to achieve a breakthrough.
challenge to risk the tablets before
aerial refueling training as a high and difficult subjects, the other shore, and his comrades is a new challenge. Aerial refueling tanker and fighter aircraft is in flight speed of 700 km/hour, less than 2 meters of air space docking, the slightest mistake, the consequences could be disastrous.
At the time, neither the same type of force trainer, and no ready-made material. Additionally, the regiment was a young pilot flying an average of only 600-700 hours, 1000 hours participating in the training conditions and requirements are very far.
mission as a mountain of responsibility such as pan. FANG Bin-aware, even though the task is difficult, high risk, but as long as pioneers, the difficulties, you can break a new path. Mobilization in the whole group meeting, he made loud to the officers and men, “there are challenges have achievements and missions have the opportunity” to launch men to offer their ideas and actively participate to the general air refueling training mission. Soon, the air refueling risk aversion, innovative simulation training equipment such as five research groups have been established.
always stood side shore line of research first, to lead the research team daytime separate ways, breaking tackling difficult. No information available, he organized the compilation of “100 air refueling theoretical review questions” and “air refueling 10 kinds of plans for handling special situations” such as 15 sets of learning materials; not the same type of trainer, he organized the pilots and crew do it yourself fuel simulator, used for ground training; no ready-made materials, he personally organized the production of refueling teaching films, and explore summed up the air docking “mentioned by the drive transfer, steady increase of pushing” character formulas. During that time, his dorm room decked out with air-refueling training, formation and other diagram, pilots memorize the organization every day, silent picture, positive psychological well as air refueling, ideological and theoretical preparation.
general training mission began, with a whole regiment shore side of hope and trust the officers and men flew off first, for the first time in team history, aerial refueling. Aircraft scheduled to fly to the airspace, and tanker rendezvous, formation, move closer, then closer. FANG Bin feel each step near the tanker, the tanker was more severe shaking sleeve, issued by the roaring engine tanker more harsh. Although the tanker seemed to be beaten to a sleeve-like cockpit cover, the slightest mistake could come to naught, but the shore side with excellent technology and good psychological quality, and grasping the steering column, breathless, when the fuel pipe from the sleeve to requirements, the decisive docking probe to break open sleeve valve, fuel a successful docking.
shore side to “dare to last nine days the moon,” the ambition and fighting spirit of our mission trip out a new way, in his words and deeds and well-organized, the regiment’s only 8 days S & P completed the aerial refueling training mission, a short time created a miracle in the history of military air refueling.
the courage to explore for example
flight training in the face of new emerging issues, shore side of the officers and men often say, we must perform a task once Summary experience, sum up the innovation process is the process of thinking, an ability to summarize it step by step. Time, perform a transition task force, a new pilot for landing speed large parachute release too early, the occurrence of parachute pulled off the runway and out of the incident. He cause of the accident after an in-depth analysis, to reduce landing weight control your speed, stability, roll, first put the speed brakes recapture parachute and other methods, proper use of the new pilot parachute device inspired great help to avoid a similar problem happen again. He also fighter and trainer aircraft for the military equipment of different types, is easy to bring to the pilots flying skills “negative transfer” problem, summarized the fighters’ four defense “and trainer” six defense “measures, to explore mixed to adapt equipment to ensure flight new road safety.
come across live, and resolved not to give up. It was with this stock enterprise and the spirit of hard study, he concluded in his spare time has written a “fighter-type aircraft of a formation of lights for night use of formation”, “air refueling flight experience” more than 100 articles and other academic research articles, which, In the “equipment maintenance”, “aviation magazine” and published 58 publications within the military and the Air Force as a number of articles to be important military documents, and some ideas were also incorporated into the flight training materials. At the same time, he used to write research also guide the troops have solved the “fighter-type aircraft of a small speed away from the land”, “fighter-type aircraft penetration of a law of war” and more than 40 training and difficult problems, a strong impetus to the combat effectiveness of troops improved.