What is the Falcon Lounge Training Academy?
The instructors have only on purpose, helping you in mastering the F-16 (F16C Block 50 or 52 mostly).
Instructor role is limited though:
Instructors will help you validate your knowledge. You will be asked to review / train the lessons before the training schedule...
Now you understand the basics of our Falcon BMS training, let us give you more details.
I am learning and want an Instructor’s help?
How do I enroll?
Learning Falcon BMS is not easy it requires a lot of dedication to succeed in mission. There are obviously some pre-requisites the student must comply with before enrollment:
- The student must have a HOTAS + TrackIR (or equivalent device)
- Be over 18 years old
- Falcon BMS (last stable version) must be installed and fully configured
- Register an account on this website
- Post a motivation letter for student program in the Forum dedicated section
Your profile will be reviewed by our Staff team and decision will be communicated to you. As we are a limited number of Instructors, we cannot take more than a couple students per Instructors, so places are limited…
PS: Those requirements are for the “Academy” not the “Falcon Lounge” community 🙂 .
What will be requested from the student?
There are some commitments we ask from our students:
- Respect training schedule
- Respect Instructor decision (unless proved otherwise)
- Work outside of lessons to assimilate and prepare next lesson.
- Become a Falcon Lounge instructor yourself after you are qualified…
Basically, this community can only work if the time we spend with you will be given back from you to other new comers. We obviously don’t ask you to be perfect, but in regards with the training you took, there will be something you can teach to new comers.
This last commitment (N°4) is key, this community can't work without it... Take that into account before you apply!
What will I learn?
Well, to be honest, we won’t cover all aspects of a Falcon Pilot’s life but we consider that you’ll learn enough to be mission efficient…
Check our Falcon BMS “training school program” page and you’ll see the content of each and every lesson.
Each lesson on this website will consist of a guideline for you to prepare the theory behind.
Remember: We are here to validate your knowledge and complementing it, but if there is no work from your side, you won’t get far…
At the end of each lesson, the instructor will post a debrief on the forums to give you a tracking of your progress, strengths and weaknesses.
What makes my instructor legitimate to teach me?
Well honestly, nothing… We do require from our instructors to go through and validate our training so they understand the structure and requirement behind the lessons and courses.
The only thing we can tell is that instructor will give of his personal time to help you and for free!!! Just for that, that’s already enough!
Remember, this is a simulator and a passion. We won’t make real fighter pilots out of you… (if we do, then please invite us to fly with you!!!)
I think I have the skills, how do I become an Instructor?
Well, that’s easy! contact MaxWaldorf or Ripper through the discord channel and we will evaluate if you are compatible with our training spirit.
If you already went through our Flight School then the Staff will grant you the ability to teach some courses (depending on your level).
Some will think that is a tough selection but we want to stand by our reputation and offer quality to people, we will indeed ask the same of the people joining us!
So, if you think your are interested, then go ahead! You are just one step away from a world of fun and friendship!