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Does All That Chatter Really Mean Anything?

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When The stuff has hit the fan the radio is alive with all kinds of chatter.

"I got one" "you got one" "theres one on your tail" ect. ect.

I have to confess that I can't seem to tell who is talking to who. I mean

someone says, "theres one right behind you". I look and there is no one there.

The next time I hear that I don't bother to look and take some 20mm right through

the canopy. Are all those voices more or less for effect or is there a science to

what is going on?

Thanks...

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Play the game again and notice the color of the text...

 

a pattern will emerge.

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IIRC RED is directly for you, Yellow for your flight, and blue is for something else.

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I knew those colors must mean something.

I will pay more attention next time.

Thanks for your help...

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Hah, that seems fairly realistic though (ignoring the colours).  In most books I've read about fighter pilots in Vietnam, they all complain that when things get heated, radio chatter is full of messages with no context.  Pilots under pressure need to get a message out quick, and often forgot to mention who they were, and who they were talking about. 

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Hah, that seems fairly realistic though (ignoring the colours).  In most books I've read about fighter pilots in Vietnam, they all complain that when things get heated, radio chatter is full of messages with no context.  Pilots under pressure need to get a message out quick, and often forgot to mention who they were, and who they were talking about. 

Well that's kind of what I was thinking.

People just yelling into the radio in the heat of the moment.

But if the color coding is correct, at least that will give you some idea.

I will watch and if the copy "there's one right behind you" shows up

in red, then I will look behind me and know.

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Red is for someone shooting at YOU. Yellow is for someone behind YOU (that one is important) or anything else related directly to your flight(s), blue is any other friendly aircraft in the theater

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Yellow is not necessarily something behind you, it may be anything related to your flight, like seeing a bandit or being fired at. If you are being shot at, it will be red. 

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