|Flying Circus Doctrine|
|Parent Tree||Early Fighter Doctrine|
|Parent Field||Air Doctrine|
|Specialties|| Aircraft Testing|
|Main Effects||Improve fighter org/morale|
|Prerequisites||Air Superiority Doctrine|
|Required for|| Battlefield Destruction Doctrine|
Operational Destruction Doctrine
Strategic Destruction Doctrine
The term Flying Circus was applied originally to Jagdgeschwader 1 in World War I, the famous flying unit commanded by von Richtofen, the Red Baron. The unit continuously moved locations to where it was needed along the front, utilizing rail transport to carry support equipment and personnel to new airfields.
The value of flying circus tactics is in the improved utilization of existing air units--experienced air units in particular--versus static stationing. This allowed veteran pilots constantly to improve their experience and stay sharp no matter where the activity was on the front. It also allowed commanders to rapidly focus air power on a particular point to support offensive or defensive actions.
|Aircraft Testing||5||Peacetime Training|
|Aircraft Testing||5||Extensive Performance Testing|
|Fighter Tactics||5||Small Unit Training|
|Piloting||5||Basic Flying Experience|
Flying Circus Doctrine provides a 2% boost to morale and organization of interceptors, escorts, fighters, and carrier air wings. Along with Force Substitution Doctrine, it allows access to the basic bomber doctrines: Battlefield Destruction Doctrine, Operational Destruction Doctrine, and Strategic Destruction Doctrine.
Any significant air force must develop this doctrine, as without it, they will not gain access to the basic bomber doctrines. Even a pure fighter force should rapidly gain this doctrine as its boost for fighters is important.
See also Edit
| Early Fighter Doctrines|
|Air Superiority | Flying Circus | Force Substitution|