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The ANGOLAN WONDERS Special Operations Tour, will get you to know the great historical and touristic references of Angola, 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 ANGOLAN WONDERS, vai levá-lo a conhecer as grandes referências históricas e torísticas de Angola, 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.

* 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).

* NOTE: scenery is mandatory.

Airplane Ref. Model
Medium Transport (An26, c130, or similar)
Helicopter Heavy (Mi-8, HC101, or similar)
Hydroplane (C208 amphibious, or similar)

 

Author:  Alexandre Silva

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

In order to improve your experience in P3d and FSX, you can download and install the following scenery files.

Para melhorar sua experiência no P3d ou no FSX, você pode baixar e instalar os seguintes cenários.

P3d : HERE

FSX : HERE

Charts : HERE

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 Special Ops. team (SOG), that it is being trained by the Angola Special Operations Group (AO-SOG).

 

SOP 1

FNHU – Huambo

FNHU – Huambo

...NM

After a week of theoretical training and physical preparation, it's time to move on. Your first mission consists of transporting two biologists from the Gove dam project, and quickly bring them to Huambo, as they need to catch a connection flight to the North. 

Aircraft to be used: Helicopter or light single engine.

 

Flight type: VFR


 

Leg 2

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.

 

SOP 2

FNMA – Malanje

FNMA – Malanje

...NM

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

Aircraft to be used: Helicopter or light single engine.

 

Flight type: VFR


 

Leg 4

FNMA – Malanje

FNCP – Capanda

...NM

Prepare your transport plane and head to Capanda.

 

SOP 3

FNCP – Capanda

FNCP – Capanda

 
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 north and locate the Rocks. According to the police detachment here, was recently set up in that area, a camp of biologists. Use this oportunity and take some groceries and medicines. Return to Capanda.

 

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

Aircraft to be used: Helicopter.

 

Flight type: VFR


 

SOP 4 FNCP – Capanda FNCP – Capanda ...NM
Take advantage of this place and practice some water landings, on the Dam reservoir. You might need it in the future. Takeoff from the main rwy and make 3  T/G circuits on the water rwy just East of the ariport, marked by buoys.
Aircraft to be used: light hydroplane

 

Flight type: VFR/IFR


 

Leg 5

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.


 

SOP 5

FNUB – Lubango

FNMT – Matala

 

A report from the the Matala dam project, mentions that it is necessary to replace a part of one of the turbines urgently. This piece was being transported by train when a problem occurred with 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.

Aircraft to be used: Helicopter (Heavy)

 

Flight type: VFR


 

SOP 6

FNMT – Matala

FNMT – Matala

 

 Taking advantage of your presence 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. Fly from Matala airport to the ramp, pick him up and take a scenic flight across the reservoir, up the bank on your left and round the entire reservoir to the dam. Go back to Matala airport

Aircraft to be used: Helicopter (Heavy)

 

Flight type: VFR


 

Leg 6

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 company's cessna caravan to make its checks. Take the plane and fly to Lubango and join your squad.

 

SOP 7

FNUB – Lubango

FNRC – Ruacaná

 

The cessna caravan 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 Hydroplane 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.

Aircraft to be used: Cessna caravan hydroplane (or similar)

 

Flight type: IFR/VFR


 

Leg 7

FNRC – Ruacaná

FNUB – Lubango

 

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

 

Leg 8

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).


 

SOP 8

FNMO – Namibe

ZZZZ – Tómbua

 

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

Aircraft to be used: Helicopter (Heavy)  

 

Flight type: VFR


 

SOP 9

ZZZZ – Tómbua

ZZZZ – Tómbua

 

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 south of 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.

Aircraft to be used: Helicopter (Heavy) 

 

Flight type: VFR . 


 

Leg 9

ZZZZ - Tómbua

FNMO – Namibe

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

 

Leg 10

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 11

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 souther east of Angola, near the border with Namibia on 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.


 

SOP 10

FNCV - Cuito Cuanavale

FNCV - Cuito Cuanavale

...NM

 Take the team to Rupara Mission ...navigate south along the river and use ABAPU fix as a Navigational reference, to help you locate the Mission, which is located on the southern bank of the Cubango River. Land on the river to drop off the team. Remember that for alternate you can use the Rundo airport in the vicinity. Return to CV
Aircraft to be used: light hydroplane

 

Flight type: VFR/IFR


 

SOP 11

FNCV – Cuito Cuanavale

FYRU - Rundu.

...NM

 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 in the town of Rundo, where they can make a stop.

 

Your mission is to get on the plane and fly as fast as possible to Rundo and back to CV, as another plane is already flying from Luanda to pick up this sample.

Aircraft to be used: light hydroplane or the Medium transporter

 

Flight type: VFR/IFR


 

Leg 12

FNCV - Cuito Cuanavale

FNHU – Huambo

...NM

Your support mission is over as the expedition continues south and has entered Botswana ...

 

Pack your stuff and fly back to our initial base in Huambo.


 

SOP 12

FNHU – Huambo

FNHU – Huambo

...NM

We were asked for air 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

Aircraft to be used: Helicopter (Heavy)

 

Flight type: VFR


 

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

 

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.