This module creates a radio menu (VEAF / CARRIER OPERATIONS) that allows the players to manage the aircraft carriers (CV) in the mission, at runtime.
For each CV, they can get information (including ATC) and start/end carrier air operations (CAO). During CAO, the CV will sail into the wind at a speed and heading computed to get a specific wind speed right in front of the runway. A rescue helicopter (Pedro) and an emergency tanker can be placed in the mission and will be launched and recovered at appropriate times. After some time (45 or 90 minutes), it will automatically sail at flank speed to its initial position.
Let’s start by saying that you can clone the VEAF-Demo-Mission repository and use it as an example (or fork it and create a new mission from your fork).
In DCS mission editor, set up a “mission start” trigger that will :
The name that is given to the CV is central to all the configuration of this module. For example, let’s consider a John C. Stennis aircraft carrier steaming along its escort group.
The script first searches for aircraft carriers in the mission. For each aircraft carriers, it searches for units with the same name concatenated with " Pedro” (these are the rescue helos) and with " S3B-Tanker” (these are the emergency tankers)
Use the radio menus to :