South African Special Operations Tour

The South African Special Operations Tour

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This tour consists of 17 (seventeen) legs, and will showcase all the Air Force Bases(AFB) still currently in use in South Africa. Although strictly not in use anymore, Durban has been included, and for the purposes of the Tour, landing will be done at King Shaka (FALE). However if you do not have the scenery for King Shaka International, you may use Durban International (FADN).


The tour consists of a mixed batch of military aircraft. Where the aircraft is not available to you, you are welcome to use something else similar in size and speed. There is a collection of short, medium and long legs (VFR and IFR), as well as some exciting and challenging take offs and landings for you to test your skills with.


Please use approved routing and airways when flying the IFR legs. Semicircular rules must also be adhered to with all legs flown.


Legs are to be flown in the order as set out. Do not continue the next leg until the previous one has been validated and approved. A short script is included with each leg to make the tour more intriguing.


If you would like to fly the aircraft as specified you can find them at Flight Sim sites such as http://simviation.com/1/front-page, or http://www.hovercontrol.com


Feel up to the challenge? Then start this tour today!!!


On completion of the tour you will be awarded the SA SO Tour Badge

LEG Nr
DESCRIPTION
AIRCRAFT TYPE 
DEPARTURE
DESTINATION
FLIGHT RULE
APPROXIMATE DISTANCE
1
You are to take off from FAYP (Ysterplaat), and fly some supplies out to Robben Island (RIV). Once complete fly back to Table Mountain and perform an inspection of the cable car system. You are to land at the top next to the cable car house to give your report to the officials waiting there. The co ordinates for the cable car head is 33*57.45’S 18*24.18’E. From Table Mountain, fly west to the coast, then south and perform a patrol along the coast around the point and back up through the bay to land at Ysterplaat(FAYP). Oryx, Augusta A109, B206 or similar helicopter Ysterplaat – FAYP
Ysterplaat – FAYP
VFR
88nm
2
You are to ferry a C208 Caravan and some pax from Ysterplaat (FAYP) to Langebaanweg (FALW). C208 or similar Ysterplaat – FAYP
Langebaanweg – FALW
VFR
60nm
3
Some supplies and equipment that are at Langebaan (FALW) are urgently required in Upington (FAUP). It is your task to get these supplies there as quick as possible.  C130 Hercules or similar Langebaanweg – FALW
Upington – FAUP
IFR
320nm
4
A battalion of Parabats have completed their exercises at Upington (FAUP) and require transport to their home base at Bloemfontein (FABL). You are to fly the Parabats home.  C130 Hercules or similar Upington – FAUP Bloemfontein – FABL
IFR
280nm
5
The Base Commanders of all the Army bases at Bloemfontein (FABL) have to attend a conference in Pretoria. You are to ferry the Commanders to Waterkloof (FAWK).  B1900, King Air or similar Bloemfontein – FABL Waterkloof – FAWK
IFR
220nm
6
One of the Gripens stationed at Makhado (FALM) was in for a service at Waterkloof (FAWK), and is required back at its base. Your job is to ferry the Gripen back to Makhado (FALM).
Gripen, similar fighter, or Lear Jet if absolutely nothing else is available Waterkloof – FAWK Makhado – FALM
IFR
190nm
7
Some very important and sensitive documents need to be airlifted from Makhado (FALM) to Hoedspruit (FAHS). You have been tasked to do the job.
C208 or CASA Makhado – FALM Hoedspruit – FAHS
VFR
110nm
8
The Base Commander at Hoedspruit (FAHS) is urgently required at Swartkops (FASK) for a meeting. You have been asked to transport him there.
King Air or similar Hoedspruit – FAHS Swartkops – FASK
IFR
180nm
9
The usual pilot who flies the weekly supply run from Swartkops to Durban (FALE) has reported sick. The supplies are urgently required, and the job falls on you. Alternatively, if you do not have the scenery for FALE you may land at Durban International (FADN) – NB if you use FADN, report FALE on the Tour System C130 or similar Swartkops – FASK King Shaka – FALE
IFR
290nm
10
A CASA on loan for exercises in Durban is required at Port Elizabeth. Your job is to ferry the aircraft from Durban to Port Elizabeth (FAPE). Use a CASA or similar. (IFR)(385Nm). NOTE: You may use Durban International (FADN), if you do not have the scenery for King Shaka (FALE) – NB if you use FADN, report FALE on the Tour System CASA, King Air or similar King Shaka – FALE Port Elizabeth – FAPE
IFR
385nm
11
You are required to assist with a coastal patrol to check for illegal fishing between Port Elizabeth (FAPE) and Overberg (FAOB). Fly about 10Nm off the coast all the way to Overberg at 1500’ASL.
Dakota, BE58 or similar Port Elizabeth – FAPE Overberg – FAOB
VFR
295nm
12
Some faulty radio equipment must be taken to Cape Town for repairs. You are to ferry the equipment from Overberg to Ysterplaat (FAYP). C208 or CASA or similar Overberg – FAOB Ysterplaat – FAYP
IFR
100nm
13
Test your flying skills! The President’s 737, presently hangared at Ysterplaat, is urgently required in Pretoria for an upcoming foreign visit. You are to ferry the aircraft to Waterkloof (FAWK). It is a very short field, so all your skills (take off, weight and fuel management etc) will be required to get the plane off the ground!
Boeing 737
Ysterplaat – FAYP Waterkloof – FAWK
IFR
720nm
14
The President is to hold talks in Zimbabwe. You are the lucky pilot to take him and his entourage there! Take off from Waterkloof (FAWK) and fly to Thornhill (FVTL).
Boeing 737 Waterkloof – FAWK Thornhill – FVTL
IFR
420nm
15
The talks are over and hopefully successful. The President has indicated that he would like to take a look at Hoedspruit to inspect the base readiness there. Fly from Thornhill to Makhado Air Force Base (FALM).
Boeing 737 Thornhill – FVTL Makhado – FALM
IFR
230nm
16
Some pax and equipment are required to be ferried from Makhado (FALM) to Langebaan (FALW). You are happy to leave the President to someone else and oblige!
C130, C17 or similar Makhado – FALM Langebaan – FALW
IFR
890nm
17
A helicopter that had broken down while on Operations at Langebaan (FALW) has been repaired, and is required back at its base at Ysterplaat (FAYP). You have been tasked to get the aircraft back to Ysterplaat.
Oryx, A109, B206 or similar Langebaan – FALW Ysterplaat – FAYP
VFR
30nm

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