The Special Operations Tour, will get you to know the great historical and touristic references of Angola "our wonders", in an unconventional way, giving you a different challenge to each stage of the Tour, which will test your navigation and piloting ability.

O Tour Special Operations, vai levá-lo a conhecer as grandes referências históricas e turísticas de Angola "as nossas maravilhas", de uma forma não convencional, dando-lhe um desafio diferente a cada etapa do Tour, que porá à prova as suas capacidade de navegação e pilotagem.


OPERATION

* Make sure you have all the needed charts for each aerodrome.
* All legs must be flown in the order given.
* All legs must be flown in real time.
* No slewing allowed.
* No direct flights (VFR plans should contain Visual references such as roads, rivers, coastline or landmarks).


RESOURCES

SCENERY

           

* NOTE: Scenery packages below are mandatory.

P3d : HERE Capanda (FNCP) Bushstrips (Leg22,23,24)  Mount Moco (Leg28)    
FSX : HERE Capanda (FNCP)        
X-PLANE :  HERE          

Note: For a better simulation in Angola, you may want to download some extra airport files  HERE


AIRCRAFT

Aircraft Ref. Model
Medium Transport (An26, An12, Casa235, c130, or similar)
Helicopter Heavy (Mi-8, HC101, or similar)
Helicopter Light (Mi-2, Al3, A119, or similar)
Amphibious (C208 amphibious, or similar)
Jet Trainer/Recon (L-39, K-8, Ajet, or similar)
Fighter Jet (Su27, Mig29, F15, F16, or similar)

 

Note: For a better simulation in Angola, you may want to download some extra aircraft texture files

FSX / P3D

C337 IL-76 C-130 SuperTucano
         
Xplane C172 Su-30 SuperTucano  


CREDITS

Author: Alexandre Silva
Colaboration: Gonçalo Figueiredo
Scenery Development
FSX/P3D: Alexandre Silva
Xplane: Gonçalo Figueiredo

 


 

Upon completion of this tour, you will be awarded with the badge.

 

 

Leg

Departure

Arrival

Distance

Leg 1

Any airport

FNHU – Huambo

...NM

You will depart from your homebase airport and fly to Huambo (FNHU) to join a multi-task team that it is on a Drill with the Angola Special Operations Group (AO-SOG).

 

Leg 2

FNHU – Huambo

FNHU – Huambo

...NM

SOP 1

After a week of theoretical training and physical preparation, it's time to move on. Your first mission consists of a short training flight with a Light Helicopter in the Huambo area...     ...oh, wait!  We just receive some extra orders: Taking advantage of this flight, we will be transporting two biologists from the Gove dam, and quickly bring them to Huambo, as they need to catch a connection flight to the North. 

> Depart FNHU, fly south to FNGV (Gove  dam), pickup the two men and fly back to Huambo.

Aircraft to be used: Light Helicopter or light single engine.

Flight type: VFR


 

Leg 3

FNHU – Huambo

FNMA – Malanje

...NM

Your commander is satisfied with the outcome of your first mission. You have everything to be a successful cadet. The new orders are for the team to move to Malanje for a series of exercises in an area with different characteristics...  ...So prepare your medium transport plane and head to Malanje this morning.

> Depart FNHU, fly North to FNMA (Malanje).

Aircraft to be used: Medium transport.

Flight type: IFR


 

Leg 4

FNMA – Malanje

FNMA – Malanje

...NM

SOP 2

Being in an area of dense vegetation, it is time to practice the VFR flight and know some of the visual landmarks of this part of the territory. Make a visual navigation, using roads and rivers and locate the Calandula falls (Quedas de Calandula).  Take some pictures and return to Malanje and report the exact coordinates of the Falls in your PIREP.

NOTE: Calandula Falls is an Angolan wonder

> Depart FNMA, fly West, overfly the Falls, fly back to FNMA.

Aircraft to be used: Helicopter or light single engine.

Flight type: VFR


 

Leg 5

FNMA – Malanje

FNCP – Capanda

...NM

Prepare your transport plane and head to Capanda.

> Depart FNMA, fly West, to FNCP.

Aircraft to be used: Medium Transport.

Flight type: IFR/VFR


 

Leg 6

FNCP – Capanda

FNCP – Capanda

 

SOP 3

You are now more familiar with this area. But you can not miss one of Angola's most iconic landmarks, which are the black rocks of Pungo Andongo. (Pungo Uá N'dongo).  Navigate NorthEast and locate the Rocks. According to the police report, a camp of biologists, was recently set up in that area. Lets use this opportunity and transport some groceries and medicines to the Camp. Return to Capanda.

NOTE: the black rocks of Pungo Andongo is an Angolan wonder

> Depart FNCP, fly NorthEast, find the Camp and land, fly back to FNCP.

Aircraft to be used: Helicopter Heavy or light.

Flight type: VFR


 

Leg 7 FNCP – Capanda FNCP – Capanda ...NM

SOP 4

Take advantage of this place and practice some water landings, on the Dam reservoir. You might need it in the future.

> Depart FNCP, Takeoff from the main rwy and make 3  T/G circuits on the water rwy just East of the airport, marked by buoys..

Aircraft to be used: Light Amphibious

Flight type: VFR


 

Leg 8

FNCP – Capanda

FNUB – Lubango

...NM

Ok, we are done here, head to Lubango in your medium transport plane, and take one of the biologists with you. His name is Kostadine. Apparentely they have some work in the South.

> Depart FNCP, fly South to FNUB.

Aircraft to be used: Medium Transport

Flight type: IFR


 

Leg 9

FNUB – Lubango

FNMT – Matala

 

SOP 5

A report from the the Matala dam project Management, mentions that they need to replace a part of one of the turbines urgently. This piece was being transported by train when a problem occurred on the railway line at a point west of Matala.

Your mission is to navigate East and find the Railroad. Follow the line until you find the train and the part. Look for a good position to hoist the package safely and transport it to Matala. You must place the package on the river access ramp for watercraft. The ramp is located  just East of the rwy. It is important that you use daylight, as Matala has no night lighting.

> Depart FNUB, navigate East along the Railroad until you find the train. Hook up the part and fly East to FN18.

Aircraft to be used: Helicopter (Heavy)

Flight type: VFR


 

Leg 10

FNMT – Matala

FNMT – Matala

 

SOP 6

As you are in Matala with a helicopter, there are a number of other jobs that can be done.

Help the company do a new survey of the reservoir for the environmental impact study. Do you remember the photographer and biologist Kostadine from Gove and Capanda missions? Yes, he is already waiting for you, at the river access ramp.

> Depart FN18, Fly from Matala airport to the ramp (Dock), pick up the scientist and take a scenic flight across the reservoir, up the bank on your left and round the entire reservoir back to the dam. Land at FN18

Aircraft to be used: Helicopter (Heavy or Light)

Flight type: VFR


 

Leg 11

FNMT – Matala

FNUB – Lubango

...NM

This helicopter is still needed here in Matala, but you have to follow your program. Since the helicopter will be staying longer here, it is the ideal time for the Dam Company's Amphibious plane to make its checks. AS you don't have your helicopter, take the plane and fly to Lubango and join your squad.

> Depart FN18, fly West to FNUB

Aircraft to be used: Light Amphibious

Flight type: VFR/IFR


 

Leg 12

FNUB – Lubango

FNRC – Ruacaná

 

SOP 7

The Amphibious of the Matala Dam Project is ready after the Check.

We were asked to dispense one of our pilots to make the test flight. As this is an Amphibious model needs to be tested in pavement and water runways. At the moment these tests cannot be done in Matala, as dredging works take place in the area of the reservoir.

Your mission is to take this plane to the Ruacana Dam on the border with Namibia, locate the waterway on the north side of the dam and do the necessary tests.

> Depart FNUB, Fly South to FNRC

Aircraft to be used: Light Amphibious

Flight type: VFR


 

Leg 13

FNRC – Ruacaná

FNUB – Lubango

 

All tests with the Amphibious in the aquatic environment were successful. It's time to return to Lubango and take the pavement landing test. 

> Depart FNRC, Fly North to FNUB

Aircraft to be used: Light Amphibious

Flight type: VFR


 

Leg 14

FNUB – Lubango

FNMO – Namibe

 

There is not much to say...   ...we have all the team and equipment ready and our work here is over. Take our transporter and make a very short flight to Namibe.

Oh! I almost forgot! ... Your, (by now well-known) photographer and biologist, knowing about our new destination, asked for a ride. Looks like he has something to do in the desert! 
NOTE: In your or way to Namibe, find and overfly the Tunda Vala Gap wonder (Should be NorthWest of the city).

> Depart FNUB, Fly West to FNMO

Aircraft to be used: Medium Transporter

Flight type: VFR/IFR


 

Leg 15

FNMO – Namibe

ZZZZ – Tómbua

 

SOP 8

Guess who asked us for support on a job?   Yes!    It seems that biologists are doing an update on the study of Welwitschia Mirabilis, which as we know is endemic in the Namib Desert. They need to take some photos and samples.

Your mission is to accompany the expedition and fly to Tómbua. There they will make a basecamp and we will be on call for any needs.

NOTE: Welwitschia Mirabilis is an Angolan wonder

> Depart FNMO, Fly South for 37nm and land at Tômbua Village

Aircraft to be used: Helicopter (Heavy)  

Flight type: VFR


 

Leg 16

ZZZZ – Tómbua

ZZZZ – Tómbua

 

SOP 9

It looks like they have information about species forgotten in the Bay of Tigers (Baía dos Tigres). So, requested a flight there, to try to find such species.

We know that the Bay of Tigers (Baía dos Tigres) is a longtime abandoned place and as such, we do not have precise data. But we know that in the abandoned town there was a runway and a few landmark buildings, such as churches and factories.

Try to locate the town. The runway should be in town (it must be covered in sand) or locate some other safe place to land. Keep the engines running, you never know!!!

Return to the camp at Tómbua.

NOTE: The Bay of Tigers, is an iconic place of Angola, considered one of the most abandoned places in the world.

> Depart Tômbua Village, fly South along the coast until you see the island...  or just fly for 50nm Hdg190° and land at FNBT. Return to Tômbua Village

Aircraft to be used: Helicopter (Heavy)  

Flight type: VFR


 

Leg 17

ZZZZ - Tómbua

FNMO – Namibe

 

Just grab the helicopter and take everyone back to Namibe...

> Depart Tômbua Village, fly North to FNMO

Aircraft to be used: Helicopter (Heavy)  

Flight type: VFR


 

Leg 18

FNMO – Namibe

FNGI – Ondjiva

...NM

Enough of desert. It is time to move on to the more rocky areas of Angola. Take the transporter and fly to Ondjiva.

NOTE: In or way to Ondjiva, find and overfly Serra da Leba, an Angolan wonder SouthWest of Lubango city.


 

Leg 19

FNGI – Ondjiva

FNGI – Ondjiva

 

SOP10

We are close to the border with Namibia and it is a good area to train patrol formation flights. Here, we will do low altitude reconnaissance and patrol exercises.

> Take your jet fighter and fly south directly to the border, then fly west along the border, overflying Ruacana dam, and return to base using the same route.  NOTE: Mention any unusual situation in your Leg report.

Aircraft to be used: Fighter Jet / Jet trainer  

Flight type: VFR


Leg 20

FNGI – Ondjiva

FNCV – Cuito Cuanavale

...NM

After a good night sleep in Ondjiva, it is time to continue the flight to Cuito Cuanavale, which will serve as a base for the next missions.

Cuito cuanavale is in the southern east of Angola, near the Caprivi Strip, where the Okavango Delta begins, fed by two of the main rivers of Angola, the Cuito River and the Cubango River.

Kostadin team will do a detailed survey of the Fauna and Flora of this region and the repopulation of animals that has occurred in recent years.

Our team, having done recent work with these biologists, was chosen to continue supporting their expedition. We will be based at Cuito Cuanavale.

> Depart FNGI, fly East, NorthEast to FNCV

Aircraft to be used: Medium Transporter  

Flight type: IFR


 

Leg 21

FNCV - Cuito Cuanavale

Rundu (FYRU)

...NM

 SOP 11

Take the biologists team to Rupara Mission, in Namibia.

> Depart FNCV, navigate south along the river and use ABAPU fix as a Navigational reference, to help you locate the Mission, which is a few miles East of that point, on the southern bank of the Cubango River. Land on the river to drop off the team. As your aircraft has limited range, fly directly to Rundo (FYRU) in the vicinity, to see if you can refuel there.

Aircraft to be used: Light Amphibious  

Flight type: IFR/VFR


 

Leg 22

FYRU – Rundu

FYRU – Rundu  

SOP 12

Taking advantage of our presence in Namibia, and on the basis of a good cooperative relationship between the two countries, we were asked to participate in a joint patrol mission (in formation flight) along the border.

Invite a fellow pilot to be your "Wingman", and complete the mission, showing your flying skills.

Note: Inform the identity of your wingman, in your leg report

> Depart Rundu and fly East along the Caprivi strip to Singalamwe and return to Rundu

Aircraft to be used: Fighter Jet / Light Recon  

Flight type: VFR


Leg 23

FYRU – Rundu FNMG - MAVINGA  

SOP 13

The team of biologists cataloged a new species of plant. In addition to all data already collected, they need to send some samples to the lab. As the expedition is going down the river, the closest meeting place is at Rundo, where they can make a stop. Your mission is to get on the plane and bring the samples to Angola.

On our return to Angola, we have orders to fly over the locations of Dirico, Luiana and finally land in Mavinga, to assess the operational condition of these runways.

> Depart Rundu flying East, overfly Dirico, Luiana, then NorthWest and land at Mavinga

Aircraft to be used: Transport  

Flight type: VFR/IFR

http://airportsbase.org/Angola/all/Mavinga/Mavinga

https://airportguide.com/airport/info/AG5634

http://airportsbase.org/Angola/all/Dirico

 


Leg 24

FNMG -MAVINGA

FNCV - Cuito Cuanavale

 

> Depart Mavinga and return to FNCV

Aircraft to be used: Medium Transport

Flight type: IFR/VFR


Leg 25

FNCV - Cuito Cuanavale

FNCN - Cangamba

...NM

We have a mission in Cangamba.
The new "Commandos" are now deployed in Cangamba and need to conduct PARADROP training.

Fly directly to Cangamba and report to the local Officer to receive your orders

> Depart FNCV, fly NorthEast to Cangamba.

Aircraft to be used: Medium Transport

Flight type: IFR/VFR

http://airportsbase.org/Angola/all/Kangamba


 

Leg 26 FNCN - Cangamba FNCN - Cangamba  

SOP 14

Your orders are to make two "Para Drops" at Cangamba.

> Board the troops, climb 5000 feet above the ground, locate the "Drop zone" at the aerodrome and make the 2 drops overhead.

Aircraft to be used: Medium Transport/Helicopter Heavy

Flight type: VFR


 Leg 27  FNCN - Cangamba  FNHU – Huambo  

 Fly West to Huambo and report to the local Officer.

Aircraft to be used: Medium Transport

Flight type: VFR/IFR

Leg 28

FNHU – Huambo

FNHU – Huambo

...NM

SOP 15

While waiting for the result of our training and a possible promotion, we were asked to do one more flight, for a support to install a telecommunications antenna and some light signals, at the top of Mount Moco (Morro do Moco)

Your mission is to take the technicians to the top of the mountain, land in a safe place that allows quick access to the area. after completion, bring the technicians back to Huambo

NOTE: Moco Mount, the highest elevation in Angola and one of its wonders. You should find the Mount northwest of the Huambo town

> Depart FNHU, fly West Hdg300° for about 30nm, and land at the top of the Mount, at the antenna site. Fly back to FNHU.

Aircraft to be used: Light or Heavy Helicopter

Flight type: VFR


 

Your training is complete and the Command is very pleased with your performance. 

First Lieutenant, congratulations on your promotion.

You are now an effective member of the Special Operations Group and we count on you for future missions.

Note: Kostadin also sent you a postcard to thank for your support.

 

Rules - Regras



All legs must be flown in the order given
All legs must be flown in real time
No slewing allowed
No direct flights
After connecting to the network, your aircraft must be stationary while online, on the apron or gate for a minimum of 6 minutes
Before taxiing out and after parking at the gate or apron, you must be online for a period of minimum 6 minutes
Include as a remark in your flight plan RMK/AO Tour, mandatory!

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Todas as pernas devem ser voadas na ordem indicada
Todas as pernas devem ser voadas em tempo real
Não é permitido o modo Slew nem aceleração do tempo
Não são permitidos voos directos no plano de voo
Após conectar-se à IVAO e antes de se desconectar, a sua aeronave deve permanecer parqueada, por um período mínimo de 6 minutos
Inclui nas tuas observações no seu plano de voo RMK/AO Tour, obrigatoriamente!



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We wish all members a lot of fun flying this new tour!
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