SO Tours Rules:

The Special OPS Tour Manual can be found here. You can also see each leg details below.
On this tour, you can fly a maximum of 2 legs per day.

It is mandatory to Include as remark in your flight plan «RMK/PTSO17a LEGxx» (Replace ‘xx’ with the leg number)

There is a mandatory scenery for this tour, without it you will not be able to finish this tour. The scenery can be found,
For FS9/ FSX/ P3D – http://ivao.pt/specialoperations/PTSOTOUR_fsp3d.rar 
X-plane – http://ivao.pt/specialoperations/PTSOTOUR_X-Plane.zip

Portuguese airfields scenery can be found, http://ivao.pt/oldportal/index.php/community/ivaopt/scenery

and in our forum, thanks to our members, here

 

Upon completing the tour, you will receive the

Special Operations Tour Award

 

We want to leave a Thank You note to Nuno Carneiro, for the idea of the tour and initial design, and to Albino Santos for creating the mission scenarios needed for the tour.

Flight Type: VFR

ZZZZ -> LPST

Take your old light propeller plane, take-off from the Azambuja airfield, the first Military Aeronautic School located in Vila Nova da Rainha village. This airfield is also known as the Cradle of Portuguese Military Aviation officially created at May 14th 1914. Fly to Sintra Airbase, the actual Portuguese Airforce Academy, the airbase which every year new pilots get their wings and start learning the steps through the skies.

RMK: Azambuja LP0050
Note: you can find also Azambuja UL airfield scenery as LP35 (has been update to LP0050)

Flightplan:

DCT SERRA DE MONTEJUNTO DCT PENICHE COASTLINE DCT

Flight Type: VFR

Max altitude: 1500 ft AGL

LPST -> LPMT

Hello again rookie, hope you like your first introduction to the clear skies. Now it’s time to start navigation skills.
Take you old light propeller and fly from Airbase nº1 (LPST) direct to Cabo da Roca, fly as low as possible to avoid LPPT traffic conflict, overfly the “Mosteiro dos Jeronimos”, the gardens near the building were once the place where once was the Hippodrome formerly site where first Portuguese airshows took place. After you see the sights, fly direct CP NDB, and perform a 089º QDR and in about 19nm where you might find a Historic Aircraft statue.
Report position of the aircraft in Comments.

Flightplan:

LPST DCT CABO DA ROCA DCT MOSTEIRO DOS JERONIMOS DCT CP DCT CP089019 DCT LPMT

Flight Type: VFR

Max Altitude 1000ft AGL

LPMT -> LPBJ

You are starting to spread your wings!
Now you are in one of the most historical airbase, the original name was Escola da Aviação Naval do Bom Sucesso a navy airbase where Seaplanes were stationed. At the 0700Z on March 30th 1922 departed from this naval base two Portuguese aviators Artur de Sacadura Cabral and Carlos Viegas Gago Coutinho, who flew 5209 miles on the first aerial crossing of the South Atlantic. Despite the troubles along the route that forced them to use 3 different aircrafts to complete the crossing, Lusitania, Patria and Santa Cruz, they
arrived Brazil in June 17Th 1922.

Now the mission, fly a low and slow to LPBJ airbase plan flight as you wish.

Flight Type: VFR

Max Altitude: 6500ft AGL

LPBJ -> LPMT

Welcome to Beja Airbase, this airbase was built and used by the German Luftwaffe since 1967 with their F-104 Fighters and later, the Dassault-Dornier Alpha-Jet. Germans stayed in the airbase until 1993.

Now it’s time to introduce some Radio Navigation (VOR and NDB).
Take off and fly Radial 090º BJA NDB for 15NM to intercept Guadiana river, and fly upstream until you find Alqueva Dam, one of the largest dam and artificial lake in Europe, perform an inspection on the dam, then fly direct Évora and find a roman temple. After this, fly to LPMT.

Flight Plan:

LPBJ DCT BJA090015 DCT BJA080022 DCT EVR DCT MOJ DCT LPMT

Flight Type: IFR

LPMT -> LPLA

Congratulations the Beginner phase is completed, now it’s time to start the multi engine aircraft!
Take you Heavy transport plane and take 2 EH-101 engines to Lajes airbase to repair the EH-101 stated there covering the Search and Rescue and MEDEVAC on the Azores Archipelago.

Flightplan:

LPMT ESP DCT GUNTI DCT 39N020W DCT BAVAS H121 LM LPLA

Flight Type: VFR

LPLA -> LPLA

That engine arrived right on time, the Helicopter is ready to fly again.
Take the Heli and fly as soon as possible to find a fishing boat who is drifting due to a storm last night and needs your help to rescue the crew to safety.
Take off from LPLA, capture the TRM VOR 116.20 and fly the 328º Radial for 61NM, which is the last known position of the boat. The exact location of the boat is unknown, the information is the currents in the area are From Northeast to Southwest.
After you see the boat, retrieve the crew using the hoist, take note the coordinates of the boat and fly back to LPLA the emergency team is there to extract the injuries.

Flightplan:

LPLA DCT TRM32861 DCT LM LPLA

Flight Type: IFR

LPLA -> LPPS

The lives of 5 fishermen were saved by you! Thank you for your help!
But don’t relax yet because we have been advised that there is an human organ which needs to be delivered ASAP to Madeira Island! Take your medium transport aircraft and fly to LPMA to deliver the organ and get back to LPPS Porto Santo airfield where the second Portuguese Airforce SAR and MEDEVAC detachment is stationed.
Take the next day off you really deserve it!

Flightplan:

LPLA MIPRU DCT ETROX 35N020W IRKID DCT NIKAV LPMA
LPMA SNT LPPS

Flight Type: IFR

LPPS -> LPPT

Hi Captain, this tropical island is really enjoyable, right? But now it’s time to get back to work!
One critical sick person needs to be transferred to Lisbon Hospital to have special medical care. Take the medium transport plane and fly to Lisbon ASAP.

Flightplan:

LPPS DEGUN DCT UNPOT LPPT

Flight Type: VFR NIGHT

LPMT -> LPTN

Hope you set you NVG’s because you will need It today.
Take off from LPMT with your heavy transport plane and fly direct to LPTN Tancos Airbase, the Paratroopers Airbase. They need to practice night jumps so perform 3 paratrooper launches over Santa Margarida Military Field at 8500 ft, you need to make full stop landings to let the troopers enter the aircraft, take note of the times you land to pick the military.

Flightplan:

LPMT DCT SANTAREM DCT TANCOS DCT SANTA MARGARIDA DCT LPTN

Flight Type: VFR

Altitude for the Flight: FL210

LPMR -> LPMR

Are you ready to start the party?
Welcome to Monte Real Airbase, the home of the Portuguese Jet aviation, here are stationed the F-16 Fighting Falcon.
This time you will fly your fighter aircraft over the sea direct to Alcochete Airbase where the aircraft firing range is located and deliver 2 MK82 bombs on the site located on the map.

Flightplan:

LPMR MREAL DCT PENICHE DCT CABO ROCA DCT ALCOCHETE DCT PENICHE DCT MREAL LPMR

 

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Flight Type: IFR

LPMR -> LPLA

The President of the Portuguese Republic will attend an international meeting in Lajes Airbase, we will need you to fly to LPLA if you were able you are cleared to air refuel and secure the area for the meeting.
Perform at least 4 Holdings over the island and watch for any kind of threats you may encounter, then land on LPLA. If you find anything suspicious, report it on Comments.

Flightplan:

LPMR MTR DCT GUNTI DCT 39N020W DCT BAVAS H121 LM LPLA

Flight Type: IFR

LPLA -> LPPT

SCRAMBLE SCRAMBLE SCRAMBLE
The national Intelligence services reported an imminent attack on a meeting and the President is most likely the target so you will take the PR in your Twin seated aircraft back to Portugal safely.
Plan the flight as you wish and fly over FL420 and Supersonic Speed is allowed.
Pay attention SUPERSONIC flight only permitted over FL420.