This mission is a little over an hour with three parts. If you like to defend against random Migs coming in at you a few at a time, this is a good script for just that. After you defend against a bunch of random Migs, there is two more bombing missions to conclude the adventure. Lots of different things to do. Might be a little more intermediate skill then beginner, but good practice. Nothing serious, just a fun single player challenge.
The mission is to get out of the enemy airbase through a river valley full of ground to air defenses. Then immediately face off with multiple Migs hot on your tail. Then get to the Carrier and land, Change planes, get back in the air and defend some more. The ground crew will always have a new plane fueled and armed, hot for action. You just change planes and keep defending. This goes on several times until the enemy throws everything they have at you. That's when you literally "call out the big guns". Since they have escalated the conflict, you call in a ship-to-air strike. Then, you will report for a bombing mission to take out their G/A defense for a Marine helicopter invasion. Never a dull moment for a little over an hour. Whatever you do, don't let any Migs get behind you, always attack head on and depend on your superior fire power. (AIM 120's and 9X)
I consider myself a beginner to intermediate player and usually finish the script until dismissed at "The End." Some Migs have both Radar and IR missiles, and from average to excellent pilots, so it's a fund challenge.