What, if any, are the Carrier Ops improvements?
Ron, I flew the F/A-18 CV landing TE earlier today. Please keep in mind this is a very early impression with about 30 minutes of flight time, but I had sen you had asked and I was also curious.
1. The F/A-18 3D pit is unfinished. No working AoA, fuel flow, nor clickable cockpit.
2. No VASI/(can't remember what the meatball is called on the boat- too much rum) working on the carrier.
3. ILS comes on, but can't tell if it's accurate.
4. No LSO.
From what I could tell in a 15-minute test, this isn't what you're looking for at VNAO. You can shoot a visual to the boat, but the AoA is F-16, no carrot lights in the pit, and no clickable pit. I did see my wingman trap, recover, taxi on the boat; I don't think you care so much about AI performance though.
In some ways it's better than FF5, but it's far below Jane's F/A-18. I haven't tried VRS yet.
Sorry man. I was really hoping to see you guys transition to Falcon so I could join up.