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Around The Boat
« on: August 14, 2017, 08:40:38 PM »
Carrier Qualification

Today I hopped in a T-45C Goshawk at Pensacola Naval Air Station (KNPA) and flew south to where the USS Nimitz was waiting, making 30 knots due east. For this event I used FSX (boxed edition) with Tacpack (for the moving carrier), and vLSO for audible LSO calls and grading. The vLSO program is an excellent tool for gaining proficiency in carrier landings. The plane I am flying is the T-45C by Dino Cattaneo, an excellent FSX/P3D addon that is free to download. Dino has some payware as well (F35 and Typhoon) but donations are a good idea.

Here is the video of my last two attempts and (finally) getting an OK grade from the LSO. That guy is hard to please! I've also included some screen shots of the vLSO program displaying the logbook, and the profile (lineup and glideslope) for the OK landing. As you can see I am just getting started and hope to improve over time!


vLSO logbook



vLSO Profile - lineup



vLSO Profile - glideslope



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Re: Around The Boat
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2017, 08:57:51 PM »
Awesome Beef

That looks like a great plane..And its FREE  :shocker.

If I get time, I will look into this  :thumbsup

Thanks for posting  :thumbsup

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Re: Around The Boat
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2017, 11:41:22 PM »
Regarding the T-45 by Dino Cattaneo, here is a video review of it (not by me) that is well put together. I'll also include a link to Dino's blog IndiaFoxTecho which is where you can get the download for the T-45 and other freeware, as well as info on his payware aircraft.

IndiaFoxTecho website

Flightsim481 video review of Dino Cattaneo's T-45C Goshawk


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Re: Around The Boat
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2017, 12:42:17 AM »
Thanx Beef.  :thumbsup

Will try and get time to give it a try

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Re: Around The Boat
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2017, 01:03:27 AM »
Great video Beef. I haven't played FSX for very long time so I didn't know the you can have a fully functional LSO there altogether with a carrier crew. Nice  8)