So I was browsing the Internets the other day and came across a post on Reddit about a user who had discovered the fun activity of flying logistics support on the Reddit run Georgia At War (GAW) and Persian Gulf At War (PGAW). In the post, the user described picking up supplies and delivering them to his assigned location, after which the supplies assembled themselves into a Hawk battery which promptly started blasting away at enemy aircraft overhead.
But, before I get to that point - I’ll need to get back up to speed on some things. First - I’ve decided I want to be a Huey pilot in the logistics role. Having not really spent any time with the Huey in the past few years, it will take some time to get reacquainted. Once I’m feeling competent enough, I’ll have to figure out Simple Radio Standalone (SRS), which is the communications overlay that I think the Hoggit servers use for communications. Of course, I’ll also have to figure out how to use the radios in the Huey too.
Fortunately - we know a guy!
I started out with the stock Huey cold start mission that goes through the motions of bringing the cold and dark Huey to life. I’m using a really cool skin provided by @EightBall with an instrument panel borrowed from Sprool’s 61st Squad Huey with a light grey background, which provides a bit better visibility in VR.
The cold start tutorial still works fine and gets you up and running - the Huey is pretty simple to get moving, which is a nice break from the more complex DCS aircraft. I also added the nice start-up checklist by Joe Rowe to the kneeboard.
Working through the switches…
Up and running…!
Figuring out the radios and SRS might be a bit of a challenge - but I’ll get there…
Couldn’t resist the temptation to take her for a spin. I’m an OK helicopter pilot, but did notice I get some roll oscillations in the hover - I’m not sure if that is a controller sensitivities artifact, or just me not quite having the touch yet.
Survived my first short circuit. Looking forward to the next training lesson. I’m not sure if weapons are part of the logistics roll at all, or if I’m just going to be running supplies with no offensive action.