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Workshop 2: Cockpit Tour

In this session, we cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to the multi-role F/A-18C Hornet fighter,
  • Overview of the cockpit and systems,
  • Briefing and Preflight (Refuel & Rearm),
  • Cold start procedure,
  • Communication radios:
    • TeamSpeak “SRS Radio Comms” Channel
    • DCS “\” menu,
    • Squadron CTAF frequency,
    • Flight Lead frequency,
    • Flight “Wingman” frequency,
    • Radio checks,
  • Shutdown procedure,
  • Pilot Proficiency Demonstration,
  • Discuss next sessions homework

Multiplayer Conduct: At DigitalThemePark we want every citizen to have an enjoyable experience. Just as you deserve this, others around you do as well.

  • Conduct yourself in a mature professional manner.
  • Be connected to our TeamSpeak when flying in our servers.
  • Conduct airfield operations and patterns as you would in real life.
  • Takeoff & landings are what runways are for; not taxiways.
  • Violations will get you a Direct-To the Wing Commander’s office.

If you take just one thing away from today’s workshop,
THINK FIRST, RESPOND SECOND

Course Prerequisites:
– Watch “DCS: F/A-18C Hornet – Episode 2 – Cockpit Tour”,
– Watch “DCS: F/A-18C Hornet, Episode 3: Preflight, Startup”,
– Download “F/A-18C Checklist – pg 1” and “F/A-18C Checklist – pg 2”
– Download “NATOPS Flight Manual F/A-18A/B/C/D” (unclassified)

Comm frequencies (Commit to Memory!)
Com 1 – Squadron and Flight Lead Comms
– Flight Leads/CTAF – 264.00 MHz (channel 2 default)
– Guard/Emergency – 305.00 MHz (channel 1 default)
Com 2 – Flight “Wingman” Comms
– Flight 100 – 311.00 MHz
– Flight 200 – 312.00 MHz
– Flight 300 – 313.00 MHz
– Flight 400 – 314.00 MHz
– Flight 500 – 315.00 MHz
– Flight 600 – 316.00 MHz
– Flight 700 – 317.00 MHz

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.

Benjamin Franklin