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Tuesday 4th June 2019

PostPosted: 02 Jun 2019, 11:21
by Neil Willis
Tonights mission will be a rerun of Op Deep Valley. An opportunity to do better.

Pre-flight briefing - 19:30 hrs Alpha.

Take off - To be coordinated with the mission commander - DO NOT TAKE OFF WITHOUT PRIOR CLEARANCE.

Re: Tuesday 4th June 2019

PostPosted: 03 Jun 2019, 07:38
by Flyco
I have re-vamped Deep Valley, and reduced the number of JTACs to 2, to try and get around their intermittent responses.

This means that the F-18s and the A-10s use the same JTACs. To ease the congestion, The F-18s will launch first and route in to the target area at low level via the same valley as the A-10s use. They will enter LL 10 minutes before the A-10s, and, if they have not knocked out the Tunguskas by the time the A-10s arrive, the A-10s will remain in their planned hold 10 nm short of the target until the F-18s have finished. The F-18s will need to advise the A-10s when they have finished and what AD targets remain (if any). The F-18s will then move to CAP and/or SAM6/3 killing.

The F-14s will also delay t/o by 10 minutes or so, so as not to trigger the early arrival of the Red fighters.

More details will follow and be covered at the pre-flt brief and on the knee pad briefing cards.

Re: Tuesday 4th June 2019

PostPosted: 03 Jun 2019, 10:15
by Bonver12
This revised brief will, in my opinion, greatly improve the chances of success.
Sorry, will not be able to parcipitate. Posting this from Hurghada, Egypt.
Fly safe.

Re: Tuesday 4th June 2019

PostPosted: 04 Jun 2019, 10:44
by Flyco
The revised Op Deep Valley is now ready for use (I hope).

The only significant changes are to the Enfield (F-18) element. However, I have set take-off times to allow Enfield to get on target before we excite the incoming Red aircraft. Please note the revised take off times based on the nominal Enfield T/O of 0710.

A Common Pre-flt Brief, a detailed brief for Enfield, and the 3 revised In-Flt Kneeboard briefs, for the 3 ac types are attached below. The latter 3 will also be available on the ac Kneeboard in flight. Please try and read through the Common brief before tonight.

The major changes are the reduction of JTACS to 2 and Enfield's transit to target at low-level. The JTACS are used in turn by both Enfield and the A-10s, hence to need to delay the A-10 departure. The A-10s will also need to hold off in their appointed holds until the JTAC becomes free. Enfield will also need to advise the A-10s when they have finished their attacks on the Tunguskas and Shilkas.

I will give a comprehensive brief before flight this evening, starting at 1935. Please try to be on time.

Re: Tuesday 4th June 2019

PostPosted: 04 Jun 2019, 11:56
by Griffin
Uzi Lead copies all

Re: Tuesday 4th June 2019

PostPosted: 04 Jun 2019, 15:58
by Flyco
Revised Op Deep Valley is in the Dropbox\2.5 Missions\Flycos Op Deep Valley\Flyco Op Deep Valley V2.1.miz

Re: Tuesday 4th June 2019

PostPosted: 05 Jun 2019, 07:49
by Flyco
Still a bit below par last night, I thought - although we (and especially Mutley) were outnumbered.

Not quite sure what happened to Enfield. I would not like to hint at cold feet, but they did seem reluctant to enter the valley - I could not help but contrast it with the stirring epic …. "Onward in to the valley of death rode the etc, etc …." I presume that there was problem with contacting the JTAC?

Paul and I had just knocked out the Tunguskas when we were beset by a Mig-29. Luckily it spotted Paul first, and so I ran away through the hills to the south, at around 100 ft agl. The buggar then chased me and got to within about a mile and a half on my tail, until he went home - I presume out of fuel since I was a sitter.

All ended happily for the A-10s however, since I found a Huey and went and picked Paul up. Strangely, he could see the Huey, and even got into it when I opened the back door, but he was invisible to me. Ah, the vagaries of DCS.

Seriously, can someone let me know what happened about the F-18s and the JTACs, so I can try and mend it.

Re: Tuesday 4th June 2019

PostPosted: 05 Jun 2019, 08:06
by Griffin
Flyco wrote:Still a bit below par last night, I thought - although we (and especially Mutley) were outnumbered.

Not quite sure what happened to Enfield. I would not like to hint at cold feet, but they did seem reluctant to enter the valley - I could not help but contrast it with the stirring epic …. "Onward in to the valley of death rode the etc, etc …." I presume that there was problem with contacting the JTAC?

Paul and I had just knocked out the Tunguskas when we were beset by a Mig-29. Luckily it spotted Paul first, and so I ran away through the hills to the south, at around 100 ft agl. The buggar then chased me and got to within about a mile and a half on my tail, until he went home - I presume out of fuel since I was a sitter.

All ended happily for the A-10s however, since I found a Huey and went and picked Paul up. Strangely, he could see the Huey, and even got into it when I opened the back door, but he was invisible to me. Ah, the vagaries of DCS.

Seriously, can someone let me know what happened about the F-18s and the JTACs, so I can try and mend it.




i did try to suround them old boy but one just could not heard them up

Re: Tuesday 4th June 2019

PostPosted: 05 Jun 2019, 08:36
by dragon13
Mutley, it's Herd, not heard, sorry spelling police again.

Re: Tuesday 4th June 2019

PostPosted: 05 Jun 2019, 10:27
by Griffin
dragon13 wrote:Mutley, it's Herd, not heard, sorry spelling police again.



Matter do it ? Alan dont read to good to how lol