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YSFlight Black Dragons F/A-18A Demonstration Team

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:04 am
by YSFBlackDragons
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The YSFlight Black Dragons are a two ship F/A-18A Hornet Demonstration Team founded on 21 Feburary 2013.


Who We Are
The YSFlight Black Dragons are OfficerFlake as the Flight Lead and Varren as the Opposing Solo.
  • #1 - OfficerFlake
    OfficerFlake first started his YSFlight Career in June 2006 after joining YSPilots. Quickly gaining expertise in aerobatics, he was able to premier on such premier display teams as the YSFlight Thunderbirds as Slot Pilot in 2008/2009 and the YSFlight Blue Angels as the Lead Solo in 2011. He now enjoys a more freelance role, writing and performing various routines as airshows come and go.

    #2 - Varren
    Varren is well known and respected in YSFlight as a YSUpload Administrator and YSFHQ Mechanic. He's also the C-17 Pilot for Sky Surfer Airshows. Despite his lack of Solo demonstrations in the aerobatics field, his skill with the F/A-18A is already quite formidable.
Our Demonstration
Our demonstration is 15 to 20 minutes long including taxi time for a Local Show, or 10-15 minutes for a Remote Show. It features various maneuvers focused on demonstrating skill in airmanship and communication, not just aircraft maneuverability.
Our Local Show consists of:
  • Taxi
  • End Of Runway Checks and Flight Configurations
  • #1 Dirty Climb on Take-off, #2 Split-S on Take-off.
  • Opposing Knife Edge Pass
  • Opposing Inverted to Inverted 4 Point Hesitation Roll
  • Opposing Minimum Radius Turn
  • Opposing Pitch Rate Demonstration(Split-S's)
  • #1 MRT, #2 Split-S
  • Inverted Double Tuck Over Roll
  • Parade Pass
  • Formation Landing
  • Taxi and Engine Shutdown
Our Remote Show consists of:
  • Blue Out Head On Pass
  • Opposing Knife Edge Pass
  • Opposing Inverted to Inverted 4 Point Hesitation Roll
  • Opposing Minimum Radius Turn
  • Opposing Pitch Rate Demonstration(Split-S's)
  • #1 MRT, #2 Split-S
  • Inverted Double Tuck Over Roll
  • Parade Pass
  • Break and Vertical Climb to Exit
Display Music
Our display features a rich mix of 80s metal bands such as Metallica, Iron Maiden and Judas Priest, through to more recent artists such as Red, Coheed and Cambria and Story Of The Year.
Our Local Show consists of:
  • Taxi - Metallica - The Thing That Should Not Be
  • End Of Runway Checks and Flight Configurations - Bullet For My Valentine - Intro to The Poison
  • #1 Dirty Climb on Take-off, #2 Split-S on Take-off - Iron Maiden - The Trooper
  • Opposing Knife Edge Pass - Disturbed - Indestructable
  • Opposing Inverted to Inverted 4 Point Hesitation Roll - Judas Priest - The Hellion/Electric Eye
  • Opposing Minimum Radius Turn - Coheed and Cambria - Welcome Home
  • Opposing Pitch Rate Demonstration(Split-S's) - Funeral For A Friend - Street Car
  • #1 MRT, #2 Split-S - Red - Faceless
  • Inverted Double Tuck Over Roll - Story Of The Year - In The Shadows
  • Parade Pass - Nemesis Theory - Edge Of Faith
  • Formation Landing - Eric Johnson - Cliffs Of Dover
  • Taxi and Engine Shutdown - As Above.
Our Remote Show consists of:
  • Blue Out Head On Pass - Metallica - The Struggle Within (Heavily Modified)
  • Opposing Knife Edge Pass - Disturbed - Indestructable
  • Opposing Inverted to Inverted 4 Point Hesitation Roll - Judas Priest - The Hellion/Electric Eye
  • Opposing Minimum Radius Turn - Coheed and Cambria - Welcome Home
  • Opposing Pitch Rate Demonstration(Split-S's) - Funeral For A Friend - Street Car
  • #1 MRT, #2 Split-S - Red - Faceless
  • Inverted Double Tuck Over Roll - Story Of The Year - In The Shadows
  • Parade Pass - Nemesis Theory - Edge Of Faith
  • Break and Vertical Climb to Exit - As Above.
Contact Us
Please visit our Facebook Page to contact us.


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Thanks for your support, we look forwards to performing for you in the near future!

OfficerFlake[tab8][/tab8]Varren
#1 - Flight Lead[tab4][/tab4]#2 Opposing Solo

Re: YSFlight Black Dragons F/A-18A Demonstration Team

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:30 pm
by Scarecrow
So full of win!

Re: YSFlight Black Dragons F/A-18A Demonstration Team

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:42 pm
by Kilo 11
Looks interesting, looking forward to your first show.

Re: YSFlight Black Dragons F/A-18A Demonstration Team

Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:34 am
by Basco
Same here as well. I will be looking forward to your performance at Wings over Grand Cayman!
This is most deffinitely full of win. ;)

Re: YSFlight Black Dragons F/A-18A Demonstration Team

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:17 pm
by Flake
Unfortunately I have not been able to make contact with Gizmo's for nearly a month.

I need someone new to fly with.

If you're interested, training is provided in full with semi-daily training sessions online.

Drop me a PM. If you can do the time online for practice, you will get very good very fast. ;)

Once accepted, you will be given your very own painted aircraft.

Re: YSFlight Black Dragons F/A-18A Demonstration Team

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:19 pm
by Flake
Great opportunity targeted at our new members here... give it a go! :D

Re: YSFlight Black Dragons F/A-18A Demonstration Team

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:09 am
by YSFBlackDragons
Special Thanks to Varren for joining as our new Opposing Solo!

We are on track to perform for you for 15 or so minutes at VNAF Airfest, in just under a months time! :D

Re: YSFlight Black Dragons F/A-18A Demonstration Team

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 6:00 am
by VNAF ONE
Good to know VNAF is sponsoring the Black Dragons hahaha. Guess I'm okay with that :roll:

Re: YSFlight Black Dragons F/A-18A Demonstration Team

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 6:01 am
by Flake
I told you on a server ages ago. More then happy to cut the affiliation if you don't want it... :|

Re: YSFlight Black Dragons F/A-18A Demonstration Team

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 6:05 am
by VNAF ONE
Lol musta forgot. Totally fine with it and really need to get on the "official' part of that anyways. I'm lagging so behind the power curve these days :|

Re: YSFlight Black Dragons F/A-18A Demonstration Team

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 6:07 am
by Flake
Haha. Cheers VNAF. :)

Re: YSFlight Black Dragons F/A-18A Demonstration Team

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 6:27 am
by DD-Destroyer
How badass. Cheers~ see you at VNAF Airfest 2013. BTW no more recruit?

Re: YSFlight Black Dragons F/A-18A Demonstration Team

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 6:41 am
by Flake
No sir, not yet anyway... ;)

Re: YSFlight Black Dragons F/A-18A Demonstration Team

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 2:20 am
by Zack
well mabye ill back up hehe just a joke buuuuuut hehe