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Tuesday, 2 May 2017

AERO150

On Sunday April 30th we had the pleasure of attending AERO150 in Gatineau Quebec.

The airshow was featuring La Patrouille de France and the Canadian Snowbirds plus a few other performances.

La Patrouille de France have only come to North America twice before - for Expo 86 in Vancouver and to Quebec City in 2009.  The team is including this one Canadian performance only on a tour of the United States commemorating 100 years since the USA joined the Allies in the First World War.  

They are here to commemorate Canada's 150th birthday and 100 years since the Battle of Vimy Ridge.




The weather was terrible, freezing rain in the morning and pouring rain in the afternoon.  Low shows were done by the performing flights but they didn't disappoint.

You can view some of the pictures we took of the static displays and performances here.


Happy flying!    

Saturday, 8 April 2017

The (re) Making of an A-10C Pilot by BeachAV8R on Mudspike

Recently BeachAV8R completed our A-10C Basic Flight Training Qualification Campaign.




You can read his detailed After Action Reports (AARs) on each mission here.

He has also included a number of screenshots while flying the missions.

If you weren't sure if this campaign is for you his AARs will give you some background.

Many thanks to BeachAV8R and the Mudspike staff for all their support.


Happy flying!    

Friday, 17 March 2017

F-5E Aggressor Air Combat Maneuvering (ACM) Campaign Released!

We are pleased to announce that ED have released our F-5E Air Combat Maneuvering (ACM) Campaign!
F-5E Aggressors Air Combat Maneuver Campaign
LINK TO TEASER VIDEO HERE
This new campaign is set in the Nevada map flying the F-5E out of Nellis Air Force Base.

The campaign features 12 missions against dis-similar aircraft including the F-4E, F-5E, F-14A, F-15C, F-15E, F-16C, F/A-18C, M-2000C, MiG-29G, CF-188, MiG-21 and unknown. 
  
Each mission is a 2 vs 2 engagement with AIM-9 Heat Seeking Missiles as well as Guns so you will have a wingman for help.

Also included are 11 air-start practice missions so you can perfect your ACM tactics, techniques and procedures.

Documentation includessthe 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!    

Friday, 24 February 2017

A-10C Advanced Aircraft Training Qualification Campaign Now Available on STEAM!


The A-10C Advanced Aircraft Training Qualification campaign
puts you in the cockpit of an A-10C Warthog, and tests your ability to use the aircraft's weapon systems successfully.

Based on real world qualification requirements you will fly 10 performance check rides to execute against pre-defined performance objectives. If successful you will rate a Qualified rating and proceed to the next performance objective.

The campaign covers a number of key areas including Air to Air Refueling Day and Night, Countermeasures and Threat Avoidance, Target Area Ingress Preparation, Illumination Flare Employment, Air to Air Gun and Missile Employment, Air to Ground Gun & Rocket Employment, Unguided and Guided Bomb Employment, and Missile Employment.

There are over 1200 voiceovers and over 206 pages of briefing material including the A-10C Amplified Checklist, Maps, Target Diagrams, and Mission Data cards.

Additionally 10 Practice Missions are included so you can perfect your Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTPs) prior to taking th
e qualification check rides.

Friday, 27 January 2017

A-10C Basic Flight Training Qualification Campaign Now Available on STEAM!


The A-10C Basic Flight Training Qualification campaign puts you in the cockpit of an A-10C Warthog, and tests your ability to fly the aircraft successfully. 


Based on real world qualification requirements you will fly 12 performance check rides to execute against pre-defined performance objectives. If successful, you will rate a Qualified rating and proceed to the next performance objective. 

You will be rated on the following areas and these results will form your final rating: 
 
General knowledge, airmanship and safety. 
Pre-takeoff, and takeoff. 
 Navigation and maneuvers. 
Approach, landing and after landing. 
Communications and task prioritization. 

The campaign covers a number of key areas including Start-Up and Shutdown, Takeoffs and Landings, Traffic Patterns, Basic, Advanced and Aerobatic Maneuvers, Emergencies, Formation Flying and Instrument Flight Plan Navigation. 

There are over 2300 voiceovers and over 170 pages of briefing material including the A-10C Amplified Checklist, Maps, Diagrams, and Mission Data cards.

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Our 2017 Roadmap has just been updated here.

We want to thank all our customers and supporters for another great year and we look forward to continue to serve this great community.

All the best to you and your families for 2017. 

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Friday, 25 November 2016

F-5E Aggressor Basic Fighter Maneuvers (BFM) Campaign Released!

We are pleased to announce that ED have released our F-5E Basic Fighter Maneuvers (BFM) Campaign!
This new campaign is set in the Nevada map flying the F-5E out of Nellis Air Force Base.

The campaign features 12 missions which include 1 Familiarization Flight around the NTTR and 10 BFM campaign missions.  Also included are 10 BFM practice missions so you can perfect your BFM tactics, techniques and procedures.

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

Happy flying!