OCA Strike: A Falcon 4 Air to Ground Mission Report Page 4

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After a couple minutes we go feet-dry as the beach flashes below the cockpit rim. After a couple minutes we go feet-dry as the beach flashes below the cockpit rim.
...we flash by some high-rise buildings, no doubt startling the occupants... With the TFR giving me a smooth, undulating ride we flash by some high-rise buildings, no doubt startling the occupants, many of whom are looking DOWN at us!
I decide to skirt a bit around waypoint #3 and head directly for waypoint #4 (the IP). I decide to skirt a bit around waypoint #3 and head directly for waypoint #4 (the IP). We are doing Mach .82 with 7.7 miles and 55 seconds until the turn point. I click off the TFR autopilot and let my altitude climb to between 300 and 400 feet.
Just short of the IP deselect “QUIET” mode and fire up the air-to-ground radar. Just short of the IP deselect “QUIET” mode and fire up the air-to-ground radar. The radar is preset to focus on the steer-point (STP) so I already know the cursors will be directly over the airfield.

I cycle to DBS2 (Doppler Beam Sharpening) to get a nice picture of the airfield and since I’m now emitting I go ahead and flick the ECM pod on.

I cycle to DBS2 (Doppler Beam Sharpening) to get a nice picture of the airfield and since I’m now emitting I go ahead and flick the ECM pod on.

I order my wingmen to energize their radars and turn their ECM pods on also. No sense being quiet now…they know we are coming!

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