On Line Evening 18 October 2016

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On Line Evening 18 October 2016

Post by Phantom » 18 Oct 2016, 16:02

OPERATION “HELLFIRE”

Background:

The SAVAF recently mobilised its fighter/bomber and AWACS squadron to Makhado Air Base for a reason.

Intel received would indicate that rebel forces are mobilising in Zimbabwe with an apparent intent to cross into Mozambique to cause trouble. An unnatural build-up of troops and vehicles has been detected close to the Mutare airfield (FVMU) on the eastern border of Zimbabwe.

The Mozambique Authorities have expressed concern, as they do not have the resources to retaliate, and have asked the SAVAF to step in to assist.

The SAVAF Squad are standing by.

Objective:

Scramble out of Makhado (FALT) (FSX: FALM) and route to the Mutare airfield area to investigate and perform any actions required to calm the situation. When complete recover to Hoedspruit Air Base (FAHS).

Orders:

Take off from Makhado (FALT/M) and route heading 049* and 350KIAS to Mutare (FVMU).

NOTE: Squadron to remain low level (below 1500ft AGL) until Mutare in order to remain undetected by radar.

AWACS will be in the vicinity to assist with the operation.
Locate the forces on the ground, and perform any action as required.
When complete climb to Angels 34 (FL360),M096 and route 211* to recover to Hoedspruit Air Base (FAHS).

Flight Details:

Date: 18 October 2016.
Take off time: 18h00Z
Departure: Makhado (FALT, or FALM if in FSX)
Arrival: Hoedspruit (FAHS).
Equipment: SB39/F14/F4/EC35 AWACS.
Rules: IFR/VFR as required.
Weather: Unknown
Fuel load: As required for the distance, plus reserves.
Distance: Approximately 633Nm.
Leg Time: Approximately 2:00 hours.
Time: Daylight.
Route: FALT/M-FVMU-FAHS.
Comms: 122.80 and ATC where available.
Lost Procedure: Don’t fly into the ground, or get lost! The bogeyman will eat you! Alternatively recover to Waterkloof Air Base (FAWK).
VOR/NDB: VOR LTV 115.00, HSV 114.00, WKV 116.90. NDB LU 472.5, MU 405.0, HA 265.0, WL 345.0.

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 18 October 2016

Post by Phantom » 20 Oct 2016, 19:37

Debrief: Operation "Hell Fire"

Seven pilots reported for duty.

The AWACS duly scrambled out of Makhado approximately 40mins before the rest of the flight and positioned close to the area of Masvingo.

The Bomber Squad scrambles at 18h05 and routed to Masvingo, under the watchful eye of the AWACS.

A successful run was completed by the bomber Squad, after which the entire flight recovered to Hoedspruit Air Base.

Thanks to the pilots who took part:

ZAV32 Genl Jan (Smokey) Jacobs
ZAV64 Maj Genl Eddy (Phantom) Evans
ZAV70 Col Nico (Sidewinder) Engelbrecht
ZAV92 Maj Hugo (Ironman) Nel
ZAV112 Capt Ruan (Dart) Venter
ZAV113 Capt Gustav (Night Fury) Le Roux
ZAV126 CO Celia (Athena) Eloff (Welcome, Ma'am!!)

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Magic ready at Makhado
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View from Ironman's cockpit
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Watchin over the run at Masvingo
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Athena in formation
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Safe at Hoedspruit
Lt Genl Eddy(Phantom) Evans
Officer Commanding: Air Command/SOA2/ZA-EC/ZA-SOC
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