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Sunday, 11 November 2018

In Honor of All Veterans Today...

We want to thank all veterans across all armed forces who have and continue to combat the forces of evil so that freedom and democracy can continue.


Thank you for your dedication and commitment.    


Thank you for your contribution  and sacrifice.


We are eternally in your debt.

 



Friday, 19 October 2018

Awesome CF-18 Pilot Interview and HD Cockpit Video

We recently came across this cool CF-18 Pilot Video from the 2012 Waterloo Air Show. 

ENJOY! 




 Safe Flights!

Friday, 24 August 2018

F-15C Aggressors BFM Campaign Available on Steam!

We are pleased to announce that ED have released our F-15C Aggressors BFM Campaign on STEAM!



The F-15C Aggressors BFM campaign puts you in the cockpit of an F-15C Eagle as a new Aggressor pilot with the 65th Aggressor Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base.

Based on real world procedures, you will fly as "Red Air" against "Blue Air" forces. Upon arrival you will fly a familiarization flight around the Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR). Then you will face a series of challenging Basic Fighter Maneuver (BFM) missions against similar and dis-similar aircraft.

Your opponents include the F-4E, F-14A, F-15C, F-15E, F-16C, F/A-18C, M-2000C, MiG-29G, CF-188 and MiG-21.

Additionally, there are 10 single player practice missions with in-air starts so you can perfect your BFM tactics, techniques and procedures.

There are over 1,000 voice-overs and over 45 pages of briefing material including the F-15C Amplified Checklist, RED FLAG Spins, Red Forces In Flight Guide, Maps, Diagrams, Custom Kneeboards and Mission Data cards.

Safe Flights!

Sunday, 19 August 2018

Great FA-18C Hornet Videos!

Our CO of VFA-113 Stingers (JAR) found some awesome Hornet videos on youtube recently.  
They are from a real VFA-113 Stingers pilot flying the CAG 300 jet.  
He has numerous videos posted covering start-up, taxi, catapult launches, recovery and carrier landings.

What sets these videos apart is that the camera is attached to the pilots helmet so you see what he sees.  You also hear what the pilot hears as there is no music overlay to distract the viewer.

We hope he posts many more new videos of his Stinger experiences. 

We have deep respect and admiration for all veterans and we thank him for his service.

ENJOY! 


 Safe Flights!

Thursday, 26 July 2018

F-15C Aggressors BFM Video Teaser

Here is the new video teaser for our F-15C Aggressors BFM Campaign.  We hope you enjoy it.



This was done by video artist SeongJun.  He has many other great DCS videos here.

Happy Flying.

Friday, 29 June 2018

VFA-113 Stingers LSO Training Video

Our CO JAR has done a great job putting together an LSO Training video that complements the Plat Cam MOD released earlier.  Well worth viewing if you want to learn how the Stinger's do LSO.


We hope to see many PLAT Cam videos from different squads soon.

Happy Flying.


Chuck's FA-18C Guide is available!

 Charly_Owl on the DCS Forums is famous for his excellent guides.  He has recently released an FA-18C Guide.  Here is the TOC:


 Here is a repost of an earlier blog post with references for his other guides:

Recently on the forums we stumbled upon some very excellent training guides done by Charly_Owl.  


His guides have excellent explanations and good graphics which make learning the various aircraft and helicopters in DCS much easier.  

If you want to print them best to take them to a print shop as there are many graphics to use up your ink!  Using them from a tablet would be a better option.

Here is an example from the DCS MiG-15bis:


Here are the links to the current set of Charly_Owl's guides and related forum threads:


We highly recommend them.

SABRE OUT!

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

FA-18C VFA-113 First Carrier Landings and PLAT Cam Mod

With the release of the FA-18C Hornet our squad has posted our first carrier landing attempts.  

This new module is much better than our previous mod but our landings are not! I'm sure with practice we will get much better.  Enjoy!

Our CO JAR has also done a great job on his PLAT Cam Mod and has decided to release it to the public so you and your squads can make videos similar to his.

Here is his video with the details of how to set it up and use it.
We hope to see many PLAT Cam videos from different squads soon.

Happy Flying.


Wednesday, 25 April 2018

F-15C Aggressors BFM Campaign Now Available from the ED Store!

We are pleased to announce that ED have released our F-15C Aggressors BFM Campaign on the ED Store!

F-15C Aggressors BFM Campaign
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This new campaign is set in the Nevada map flying the F-15C out of Nellis Air Force Base.  It's very similar to the F-5E Aggressors BFM Campaign but updated for the F-15C.

Based on real world procedures you will fly as Red Air against Blue Air Forces. Upon arrival you will fly a familiarization flight around the Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR). Then you will face a series of challenging Basic Fighter Maneuver (BFM) missions against similar and dis-similar aircraft.

Your opponents include the F-4E, F-14A, F-15C, F-15E, F-16C, F/A-18C, M-2000C, MiG-29G, CF-188 and MiG-21.

Additionally there are 10 single player practice missions with in-air starts so you can perfect your BFM tactics, techniques and procedures.

There are over 1000 voiceovers and over 45 pages of briefing material including the F-15C Amplified Checklist, RED FLAG Spins, Red Forces In Flight Guide, Maps, Diagrams, Custom Kneeboards and Mission Data cards.


We have many more campaigns in the pipeline and will share information about them when we can.

Happy flying!    

Sunday, 15 April 2018


With the DCS Hornet coming out soon (end of spring hopefully) we wanted to give a shout out to JAR - the CO of VFA-113 Stingers.  

He is the man behind all the excellent plat cam videos seen on his YouTube channel:






JAR has been involved in Virtual Navy Ops for many years and was part of the original VNAO (Virtual Naval Air Operations) team as well.

If you are interested in the Hornet and learning how to land according to NATOPS regs then his videos are worth checking out.  

Please don't be too critical of that Sabre guy though - he is trying his best!

Happy Flying!



Wednesday, 28 February 2018

The Fighter Pilot Podcast


With the DCS Hornet coming out soon (end of spring hopefully) we think many will appreciate this reference.






The author is an ex navy fighter pilot and he talks about his experiences flying the F/A-18 and other fighter pilot topics.

It's well worth listening too.

Happy Flying!



Saturday, 24 February 2018

Virtual Naval Air Operations



Just wanted to give a shout out to one of our squadmates MAX who is restarting the Virtual Naval Air Operations squads for DCS Multiplayer.



You can read more about it in this forum post!

Max is a great guy and was instrumental in running VNAO many years ago.  

Now with DCS planning to release the F/A-18C Hornet and an F-14A/B (A+) Tomcat plus new maps the future looks very good for virtual Naval Operations in DCS.

If you are looking for a multiplayer squad to join you won't do better than the VNAO!

Thanks.



Wednesday, 31 January 2018

DCS World 2.5 OpenBeta Released - Changed A-10C BFT Campaign Structure




Greetings,

With the release of 2.5 we took the opportunity to update the BFT Campaign structure to match the other campaigns we have in the series.



A-10C Basic Flight Training Campaign


Only the Qualification missions are in the Campaign now. The practice missions are no longer part of the campaign order (but are still included in the campaign package).

To play the practice missions you can open them in the Mission Editor and using the file browser select the path where the campaign is stored:

<your drive letter>:\Program Files\Eagle Dynamics\DCS World OpenBeta\Mods\campaigns\A-10C - Basic Flight Training Qualification

This is based on user feedback that indicated the majority preferred the campaign to just contain the qualification missions.

We recommend you restart the campaign (to see the new beautiful Caucasus map) but if you want to maintain your current status you can manually update your logbook using the instructions in this forum post.

If you have any questions or problems please email us at mapleflagmissions@gmail.com and we will be happy to assist.

Thanks.