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DCS: F/A-18C Workshop-REVISIT

A fast-paced revisit of the DCS F/A-18C workshops

We will be conducting a series of fast-paced ongoing weekly training workshops to revisit the F/A-18C. It is recommended that you have our previous qualification in this aircraft as this will be a series of weekly workshops covering multiple areas. This time around we will work with the Syria map. If you don’t have the map, no problem as we will also have a Caucasus map operational as well.

When: Saturday (repeating weekly), 11:00a PT / 2:00p ET / 1800 UTC
Where: TeamSpeak3 @
Prerequisite: Previous DTP qualification in this aircraft

– DCS World 2.7 Open Beta
– DCS: Syria Map
– DCS F/A-18C (purchased add-on)
– TeamSpeak 3 & SRS

Comms by Section/Element
UNICOM: 305.00 Mhz
100: 311.00 Mhz
200: 312.00 Mhz
300: 313.00 Mhz
400: 314.00 Mhz
500: 315.00 Mhz

Laser Guided Bombs
– Read “Chuck’s Guide – F/A-18C”, Section 10.2.6

– Read “Chuck’s Guide – F/A-18C”, Section 9.3

RADAR Usage, part 2
– Jim92T will again be sharing his vast knowledge as more of an exclusive classroom event.
– Read “Chuck’s Guide – F/A-18C”, pg 202-223, Radar and Sensors

RADAR Usage, part 1
– Since this is going to be a new workshop, Jim92T will be sharing his vast knowledge as more of an exclusive classroom event.
– Read “Chuck’s Guide – F/A-18C”, pg 171-202, Radar and Sensors
– Read “Chuck’s Guide – F/A-18C”, pg 202-223, Radar and Sensors
– Watch “How to use the Hornet Radar like a Boss”

Workshop 11
– Review previous course material

Workshop 9
– Review previous course material

Workshop 6 + 7 + 8
– Review previous course material
– Waypoints:
>>> WP0: Home-Ramat David
>>> WP1: N33°, E35
>>> WP2: N35°, E34
>>> WP3: N37°, E35
>>> WP4: N36°, E36
>>> WP5: N36°, E37
>>> WP6: N33°, E36
>>> WP0: Home-Ramat David

Workshop 6 + 7
– Review previous course material
– Visual Workshop Chart

Workshop 5 + 6
– Review previous course material
– Active airfield Ramat David, Departure RWY 33, Arrival RWY 15
– Route will be 3 TACAN legs, ~370nm, fuel load 7000 lbs max, WP1-79x (Paphos), WP2-107x (Akrotiri), WP3-84x (Ramat-David)

Workshop 3-4
– Review previous course material
Sectionals and Ramat David Airfield Chart

Workshop 1-2
– Review previous course material
Basic Checklist and Binding Assignments

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 v2.7 (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 multi-role F/A18C Hornet fighter aircraft.
  • Tour of the cockpit and systems overview.
  • Preflight, startup, taxi, takeoff, and shutdown procedures.
  • Heads-Up Display (HUD), Up-Front Controller (UFC), and the Integrated Fuel & Engine Indicator (IFEI).
  • Visual Flight Rules (VFR) patterns and airfield landings.
  • Automatic Direction Finder (ADF) and Tactical Air Navigation (TACAN) Navigation.
  • Waypoint Navigation.
  • MIDS/Link16 Datalink and Situational Awareness (SA) Display.
  • Flight Performance Advisory System (FPAS)
  • Formation Flying and Tanker Refueling
  • Carrier Operations, Taxi, Takeoff, and CASE I Recovery.
  • Carrier Operations for CASE III Recovery
  • 20-mm M61 Vulcan Gun (Air-to-Air Mode).
  • AIM-9L/M “Sidewinder” Short Range Air-to-Air Missile.
  • AIM-7 “Sparrow” Short-Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile.
  • AIM-120B/C Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile.
  • Track While Scan (TWS) Radar Mode.
  • Air-to-Ground (AG) Rockets and Gun.
  • AUTO to CCIP Bombing and Unguided Bombs.
  • Litening II Pod and Laser Guided Bombs.
  • AGM-65F and AGM-65E Maverick Bombs.
  • AGM-62 ER/DL Walleye II Bomb.
  • AGM-88C HARM Missile.
  • AGM-84D Harpoon.
  • AGM-154A and AGM-154C, JSOW, and JDAM Bombs.

Below are the Workshop events: (latest to earliest)