On Line Evening 23 Aug 2016

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On Line Evening 23 Aug 2016

Post by Phantom » 20 Aug 2016, 16:33

OPERATION “Sky Cam”

Background:

The President has requested that an aerial survey be conducted of his residence as well as the surrounding area.
The SAVAF have been asked to perform the task using Grippen surveillance aircraft.

Objective:

Scramble from AFB Makhado and route to Nkandla. Perform the survey, then recover to Virginia.

Orders:

Scramble from AFB Makhado (FALM) and route 225* to overfly AFB Waterkloof (FAWK), Angels30 M0.95.
Overhead FAWK turn right Hdg 164*, 236Nm to position S28*50.53’ E031*05.63’ to Nkandla, Angels31 M0.95.
NOTE: 30Nm before the position, descend to Angels07 to perform a low level photo recon of the area.
When complete, route 207* Low Level to land at Virginia (FAVG) (yes you heard right: Virginia. Let’s see how good you are at short field landing with this bird!!)

Flight Details:

Date: 23 August 2016.
Take off time: 18h00Z.
Departure: AFB Makhado (FALM).
Arrival: Virginia (FAVG).
Equipment: SB39 Grippen.
Rules: VFR/IFR as required.
Weather: Unknown.
Fuel load: As required for the distance, plus reserves.
Distance: Approximately 480Nm.
Leg Time: Approximately 1:45 hours.
Time: Daytime.
Route: FALM-WKV-Nkandla-FAVG.
Comms: 122.80 and ATC where available.
Lost Procedure: Don’t get lost! Just don’t even think about it! Alternatively recover to Hoedspruit (FAHS).
VOR/NDB: VOR: LTV 115.00, WKV 116.90 KING 115.60. NDB: LU 472.5, AB 315.0, ZA10 269.0.

Good Luck and safe flying, Men!
Lt Genl Eddy(Phantom) Evans
Officer Commanding: Air Command/SOA2/ZA-EC/ZA-SOC
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Re: On Line Evening 23 Aug 2016

Post by Phantom » 30 Aug 2016, 19:00

Debrief: Operation "Sky Cam"

Six avid SAVAF fighter jocks reported for duty at Makhado.

The flight took off on time and routed via Waterkloof, to complete the "mission" over Nkandla.

Mission complete, the squad routed on to land safely at Virginia.

Thanks to the pilots who took part:

ZAV32 Genl Jan (Smokey) Jacobs
ZAV64 Maj Genl Eddy (Phantom) Evans
ZAV70 Col Nico (Sidewinder) Engelbrecht
ZAV97 Col Krause (Kous) Venter
ZAV117 Maj Nico (Brownman) De Lange
ZAV113 Lt Gustav (Night Fury) Le Roux

Screenshots below
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Ready at Makhado:
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En route:
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Passing over Nkandla for a low level photo shoot:
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Safe at Virginia:
Lt Genl Eddy(Phantom) Evans
Officer Commanding: Air Command/SOA2/ZA-EC/ZA-SOC
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