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Congratulations to 104th_Dozer and 104th_Tiger

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to 104th_Dozer and 104th_Tiger,

who today have passed their Carrier Qualification, the final exam in a 104th cadet's training programm. While showing mastery of their aircraft they passed with flying colors! It has been a long time in the making and well deserved!

Welcome to the family, Dozer and Tiger, we hope you both will feel at home! Never forget: Honor. Excellence. Integrity. 1f609.png;-)

This was also a special Carrier Qualificaton for the 104th Phoenix VFBS, as it was the last time that we used the Su-33 for it (we will show you pictures of our farewell in the next post). In the future it will be done of course in either the Hornet or the Tomcat.

We say thank you to the beautiful swan, that helped cadets for over 12 years to get their wings in the 104th Phoenix VFBS. Fare well, Su-33!



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Thank you all in 104th for everything S! o7. For your time and patient, For the trainings (I know there are more ;) ). Looking forward for what is coming up.

Congrats Dozer ;) 

Now I can relax little bit (Soon this week work starts) 


Looking forward my new birds




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A proud day, welcome to both of you!


We win together and we lose together, honour, excellence and integrity!


This means responsibility and ownership, ownership of your own actions and behaviour.  Ownership of your own mistakes and failures, OWN them and learn from them, never look outside the cockpit for reasons of failure, you are responsible for every decision made in that aircraft and its fate is your responsibility. 

Find success in failure!  If all you do is get angry when you get killed you are never going to improve.  Question why you failed and evaluate solutions, be honest with yourselves, if you think you are hot shit but keep getting shot down all the time.... you are not hot shit!  Never allow your ego to believe you are better than you are.  You ARE going to fail ... a lot!  What will decide if you make the jump from 'good' pilots to 'great' pilots is your ability to learn from these failures or not.


Be there for your wingmen because they will be there for you, never run from a fight and leave your wingman in the shit, he has a duty to protect you and you have a duty to protect him, your wingman will die for you, you better make sure you are ready to die for your wingman!


Remember that you are part of something that is bigger than yourself no matter how good you get, no pilot is bigger than our Squadron, YOU are part of the 104th, the 104th is NOT part of your programme! 

This means you are to conduct yourself like a professional when online and show respect to your opponents.  Remember that everything you do and say represents our Squadron and all the work that has gone in to it since 2006, disrespecting this 12 years of heritage with inappropriate behaviour is seriously bad for your prospects as a 104th member.  Never test our resolve on this, it will not end well for you.


LISTEN TO WHAT YOU ARE BEING TOLD!  Every winged member of this squadron is someone you can learn an incredible amount from, do not waste this opportunity, learn from everyone you fly with, ask questions, breakdown successes and failures and evaluate.  Your journeys have just started welcome on board gentlemen, you're in for a hell of a ride!




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