Hotlead, if you can edit the video, I would like the section of video demonstrating the Thatch Weave in actual combat action for the Fliegerschule. Seeing the maneuver in action being performed may help the Kadetten understand what we're trying to teach and show them.
Hey Kleigmann! I edited out a highlight of the engagement, starting from when I first spot the SPADs to when Shadepiece and I finally exfil. The part with the Thatch Weave starts at 7:00. It wasn't "air-show perfect," but it was effective. After a little weaving, we try to disengage, but the SPADs get on Shade at 9:30. He angles slightly right and drags the bandit for me as I turn left to pursue. I lay some hits but am forced to duck away as the wingman SPAD dives in on me.