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8 Ship Hornet IFR Mission

8 Ship Hornet IFR Mission

Author - JV44Bubi
Date - 31.12.2018 06:42
*****New update with triggered Tanker*****12/29/18

For those who enjoy the flying part as much as the shooting part....

Ferry your aircraft from Tbilisi to Kutaisi. Refuel at Kutaisi then fly to the Stennis for recovery.

This flight will exercise both your IFR flying skills as well as your use of the navigation equipment of your Hornet.  In addition your ability to land aboard the carrier in foul weather will be tested.

There are two hornets available for launch on the Stennis for abbreviated fun play.

Mods required
USN Equipment mod, search this in user files on DCS website

Rename your Eagle Dynamics\DCS World OpenBeta\Mods\terrains\Caucasus\Kneeboards Folder to kneeboards_orig - hides the Caucasus kneeboard maps.

The mission has all the required maps and plates on your kneeboard, Mission Card, Charts and Case2 diagram, all put together with CombatFlight.

Please report any issues or problems.  Enjoy!!!

Ferry your aircraft from Tbilisi to Kutaisi. Refuel at Kutaisi then fly to the Stennis for recovery.  Refueling assets, S-3B Shell on station Tacan (15X). 131.0

TACAN Frequencies

Shell 15X
Tbilisi 25X (GTB)
Kutaisi  Tacan 44X (KTS)
Batumi Tacan 16X (BAT)
USS John C Stennis Tacan 74X (STN), ICLS 15

This flight will test your airmanship and exercise both your IFR flying skills as well as your use of the navigation equipment of your Hornet.  In addition, your ability to land aboard the carrier in foul weather will be tested.

Have a Safe Flight!


- Depart Tbilisi RWY 13R. WP1 is FAF for VOR 31L Approach for return, should an emergency arise on takeoff.  Procedures are in the briefing plates on your knee board.  Study them.

>Section departure at 10 second intervals
>Fly RWY heading 5 degrees nose up pitch for climb to 6000
>Above 6000 cleared left turn direct to WP2
>Continue climb to 10000
>Once above the weather and begin join procedures
  >max formation four ship element

Continue en route to WP2 10000ft, 375 IAS
- At 10nm DME Batumi (16X) descend to 6000 en route WP3
- WP3 will be solid IFR at 6000 to WP5 in the soup
- Initial Fix WP6(15.6 DME) 4000ft, 250 IAS, configure for landing
- Final Approach Fix(FAF) WP7(5.7 DME) 2000ft, 250 IAS configure to land

***Missed Approach***
   >Fly RWY Heading climb and maintain 3800
   >At 7nm DME LEFT turn to HDG 247 until abeam field
   >Descend to WP7(FAF) to land

- Take on 10000 lbs of fuel
- Depart RWY 08 fly RWY heading 300 IAS 5 deg nose up to 10000 for join up
- Fly to WP9 en route 375kts
- Locate USS John C. Stennis on 74X ICLS 15 BRC 032
  >Marshal on the 221 radial, 15 DME, 2000 feet for lowest aircraft
- Perform CaseII recovery and shutdown
Have a beer!

***Marshall Stack notes***
>Minimum aircraft separation 1000 feet
>300 IAS in stack
>1 minute outbound leg
>Standard rate 2 min left turn
>1 minute inbound leg
>Standard rate 2 min left turn
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