In the air combat arena, the BFM acronym stands for Basic Fighter Maneuvers; although most maneuvers can be mastered with a bit of practice, some are more advanced and need a lot more training to pull off. However, it is, especially, deciding which maneuver to go for in a given situation that turns out to be a challenging task, no to mention the very dynamic and fast evolution of an aerial battle, which gives a pilot very little time to pick the next move.
Today’s video is a courtesy of Sinan “A.S” Akkaya, a veteran virtual pilot, having flown all major air combat simulations and accumulated a lot of experience over the years. This is running in IL2: Battle of Stalingrad.
I’ve personally had the chance to share the skies with A.S several times and I can say with a lot of confidence that he is one of the very capable virtual fighter pilots I’ve ever met and surely one of the very few top BFM aces out there. We’ve trained together in Flaming Cliffs, Falcon, IL2, you name it and each time, I felt coming out with a better understanding of the BFM thing.
So today, through this video, I’d like to share with you, BFM fans, a couple of things that I learned from him and that helped me a lot in honing my dogfighting skills. Continue reading
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Back on topic – BFM or Basic Fighter Maneuvers! Two of the very best pilots in the history of virtual BFM in my opinion, ‘A.S’ and ‘KidVicous’ are also training partners and fly together regularly in a high-paced, top-notch, 1 on 1 cannon only dogfights.
Today, we have the pleasure to share with you their latest training material. We are sure, so many BFM fans are around, and no matter what simulation you fly, we are confident you can learn, improve something while watching these videos.
I, personally, had many of those ‘aha’ moments and breakthroughs in the past by just watching similar trainings. Chances are also high to have a BFM competition soon, it might be good to start off by getting some good inspiration out of this.
Check-out the latest video from the now very popular DCS video editor Slamraamprod, better known as ‘Slam’.
Beautifully shot and edited, it features the Virtual HAF “Zeus” F-16 Demo Team in a magnificent fashion.
This is the kind of videos that makes you dream of a Viper module from DCS developers.