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DCS: A-10C II Workshop

Introduction to DCS and A-10C and A-10C II for the Beginner

We will be conducting a series of ongoing training workshops to introduce new aviators to DCS and the A-10C and A-10C II. No experience is necessary. If you have ever wanted to give DCS a try and have not known where to start and enjoy a calm and relaxed environment with like-minded others, this is the place for you.

When: < self-study >
Where: TeamSpeak3 @

– DCS World Open Beta v2.5
– DCS A-10C or A-10C II (purchased add-on)
– TeamSpeak 3 & SRS

Note: Don’t worry if you are unsure about downloading DCS from Eagle Dynamics or Steam as we can sort that out.

Here are a few of the topics we will be covering:

  • What is DCS (Digital Combat Simulator)?
  • How does it differentiate and complement other simulators you may be used to.
  • Installation of DCS World Open Beta v2.5 (Eagle Dynamics and Steam delivery systems)
  • Navigating around the DCS Graphical User Interface (GUI).
  • Recommended settings for graphics (monitors and Virtual Reality(VR) headsets), audio, etc. specific to your hardware.
  • Configuring your controller(s) and recommended tuning, etc.
  • Optimal settings for TeamSpeak 3. Later in the course, we will complement the audio with Simple Radio System (SRS) and provide setup and configuration.
  • Introduction to the A-10C and A-10C II “Warthog” Tank Killer aircraft.
  • Tour of the cockpit and systems overview.
  • Preflight, startup, taxi, takeoff, and shutdown procedures.
  • Heads-Up Display (HUD) and Up-Front Controller (UFC),
  • Helmet Mounted Cueing System (HMCS).
  • Visual Flight Rules (VFR) patterns and airfield landings.
  • Automatic Direction Finder (ADF), Tactical Air Navigation (TACAN) and Instrument Landing System (ILS) Navigation.
  • Multi-Function Display (MFD) and Control Display Unit (CDU).
  • Navigation, Flight Plans, Waypoints, Markpoints
  • Tactical Awareness Display (TAD) and Situational Awareness Datalink (SADL).
  • Formation Flying and Tanker Refueling
  • Countermeasures and AN/ALQ-131 ECM.
  • Litening II Targeting Pod
  • Digital Stores Management System (DSMS)
  • 30mm GAU-8/A Avenger Cannon
  • AIM-9 Short Range Air-to-Air Missile.
  • Air-to-Ground (AG) Rockets and Gun.
  • Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) Laser-Guided Rockets
  • AUTO to CCIP Bombing and Unguided Bombs.
  • Litening II Pod and Laser-Guided Bombs.
  • BDU Unguided Training Bombs
  • LUU Illumination Flares
  • GBU Laser-Guided Bombs
  • GBU Guided Bombs
  • AGM-65 Maverick

Below are the Workshop events: (latest to earliest)