With the experience of four previous versions, the new Flight Deck 5 keeps the
excitement in aircraft carrier operations.
The USS Gerald R. Ford is your new base where you'll perform launch and
recovery missions. The powerful catapult gets you airborne in just a few hundred
feet. And during recovery, you'll want your tail hook to catch the steel cable
and bring your aircraft to a screeching halt.
Flight Deck 5 for FSX now even includes a moving carrier!- you'll takeoff and
land from a moving surface using super-accurate launch and recovery 3WireX
technology. There is also five great missions and 60+ mini training missions
that add a maverick missile to FSX
Deck 5 incorporates brand new AI traffic on and above the carrier. You'll see
why cable recovery on the short flight deck is both thrilling and nerve
wracking. This is our fifth iteration of our world-renown Flight Deck series
bringing you the excitement of aircraft carrier based flight.
From the flight deck of the new USS Gerald R Ford, you'll fly
these 7 exciting aircraft: F/A-18C Hornet F/A-18E Super Hornet E-2C Hawkeye S-3B Viking SH-60 Seahawk C-2A Greyhound EA-6B Prowler
Hurry onto the deck. It's launch time and
you're next in line.
Taxi into position over the catapult. The
launch team connects you. The steam is flowing and the catapult armed.
Set your brake. From his crouching position,
the yellow jacketed shooter gives you thumbs up.
It's game time.
As you return to base, the USS Gerald R Ford
is almost invisible. Drop down and you'll see your the carrier.
Hear the LSO as he orders you to lose
altitude. Fly past the carrier and do a 180. Lower those flaps and back off on
As you approach, you can feel your fingers
tighten around the stick.
Giggle it back and forth as you line up with
the swaying deck.
Drop your gear and tailhook. Don't loose too
much height. The LSO gives you the green.
Hold steady. Over the edge hit the deck and give it full power.
Exciting Carrier Missions
Fly these FSX missions from the USS Gerald R
These missions are top quality - just like our
highly regarded Mission Series (Mission: Blackhawk and Mission: Combat Force)
add-ons. They feature exciting action and narration.
- Day of the
- Crisis in
Heads Up Display
You can also use the HUD display to guide you
onto the deck.
On the left you can see that the aircraft icon
is above the "center" mark meaning that you need to lose altitude to stay on the
On the right, the aircraft if right on the
mark and set for the trap. Good luck!
These special effects add to the realism of
Flight Deck 5.
Steam vents from the deck surface at the
catapult and the engine afterburners blast hot to get the aircraft airborne.
Launch and recovery: simplified operation of
catapults and cables with steam and sound effects
Aircraft: HUD, tail hook, folding wings, cowl
flaps, afterburners, cargo door
Aircraft carrier: navaids, AFD, AI traffic,
The USS Gerald R Ford is positioned near these
five locations: Bay of Bengal English Channel South Pacific Coastal San Diego Persian Gulf
Moving carrier, catapult/recovery operations using 3WireX, missions and
mini-missions available for FSX only; Static carrier, simplified
catapult/recovery operations and 200 pre-saved flights are for FS2004.
The real life
USS Gerald R Ford is now in development and construction and is
scheduled to enter service in 2015.