EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT Tutorial! I just flew it for the first time (is 4 hours a record?), and died for the first time.
Well, actually, I played about 7 or 8 and I could not hover. In "Shooting Range" mission, I have achieved pretty much 'mastery' of the initial hover after take-off (I love to just watch it from so many different angles). In this one, I kept losing it and going side to side and could not get a handle. Finally, I went to "Shift + F4" view, and I was able to bring it up, hover and then get down to 50 m. Weird!
I did have a question, though I think I know the answer. The guide says "As we approach waypoint 2, we should..." It is really waypoint 3, right? I never got the message, but as I approached waypoint 3 I did get the weapons message, and there was a ridge there, too. I went crazy looking for that ridge at waypoint 2. So I think I understand now.
Also, as tremndous as this is, it would probably help people to also put the link to the Adobe *.pdf file in the opening post. *.pdf guide to Training Missions, pt. 1 & pt. 2
I copied it and pasted it to MS Word, and because of the pictures, I had to go in and manually edit all of them. Then today, I went to the second page here and almost died when I saw that *.pdf was available. Literally took about 2 hours to fit the thing within the margins...ugh!
The last thing, and don't get me wrong, I appreciate the mission, but WHAT IS UP WITH THE 3/4 TANK OF GAS?
I am sitting, hovering just behind the ridge blocking out waypoint #3, my targeting and weapon systems are all-a-go, and I get a beeping...sure enough before I rolled her on the ground, side over side, I was able to look at the fuel guage and see I HAD RUN OUT OF GAS!!!
I just can't do it again right now, but tomorrow, THOSE TANKS ARE DUST-IN-THE-WIND!!!
By the way, keep the missions coming, whether training (very welcome) or regular (also welcome)!!!