Working on recons now. Getting the camera to work is a bear, but I think that I have a working model. Putting it into code now. The player will be required to take a picture at each recon WP in the mission path. As each picture is taken the next WP is activated. This is for players only. AI will continue to do what they do since there is no real difference in terms of flight path.
Once recon is done artillery spot is next. That promises to be even more difficult,but maybe I will be pleasantly surprised.
Thanks to all for the links. They have been very helpful.