I wrote this guide for the same reason as my Freefall and Vertical Bird Guides i was sick of seeing N.O.E. SnP's. It is one of the missions people always have trouble with for some reason. So i have wrote this guide hopefully you will read it and use the information contained within it to complete this mission yourself rather than asking someone else to do it for you.
Obviously you need to load up your game so do it. I find it's easier if you have saved at the abandoned air strip which you bought earlier in the game. When your game has loaded the mission marker is a little bit down the runway so go to it. There will be a cut scene play explaining what you need to do in the mission. You will start the mission like this.
Do you see those little packages underneath the aeroplane? I've circled them, they are the packages that you need to deliver to Mike's agents. So obviously with them being strapped to the bottom of the plane you need to use the plane to deliver them so jump into it and pull out of the hanger take it steady and line yourself up with the runway. While you are lining yourself up Mike is talking in the background explaining some information to you i suggest you listen to him.
That shows you the direction to head when you take off it will lead you straight out to sea, which i have found to be the easiest route. So when Mike has finished talking take off, raise the landing gear and head in the direction i showed you.
Like that keep flying in that direction and you will come to the sea eventually.
Here it involves a little concentration to avoid the radar but not to crash. Watch and as soon as you can dive do it but be controlled you need to get low so you avoid the radar and you also need to turn so you head in the right direction. I can't really explain an easy way of doing this but i can give you a tip don't hold down the flight controls only tap the buttons it gives you more control over the planes and allows you to make sudden changes in direction. Anyway essentially you need to "hug" the coast for alot of your journey.
Right now i will explain to you the reason why this mission becomes a little more difficult you may have hear Mike talking about a radar this is why it is hard the radar will detect your plane if it reaches a certain height, Jets will be dispatched to check it out and they are a little trigger happy. So obviously it would be in your best interests to avoid this radar height limit. Unfortuantely for us the plane will rise in height during flight just making our job a little more difficult. So we have to keep lowering the plan we can do this by tapping the button that will lower your nose (for PC it is the down button), the crucial word being tap for reasons i explained earlier. But you will need to avoid the sea aswell you can do this by tapping the button that will raise your nose (for PC it is the up button), you need to use a combination of these buttons to keep you below the radar and above the sea.
But eventaully you will go above the radar but don't worry you are allowed a few seconds above before the jets are dispatched. The planes will start to beep and the message "Above radar limit" will be placed on screen. This is were you need to go down again using the careful method i explained earlier. Just incase you don't get down in time a jet will be dispatched and as i said earlier it is trigger happy.
In that screenshot i went deliberately above the radar limit to show you what happens. A message will pop up telling you that you have been spotted and to get below the radar i suggest doing this. If you are below the radar the jet doesn't fire at you because he can't see you. Eventually if you are under the radar the little bar that displays your visability will go down and you will be safe again. The jet will pop up as a red marker on your mini map.
Now i've explained that i will carry on with the guide. Carry on flying with the coast on the left of you but eventually you need to turn with the coast.
Like in that screenshot the coast will turn which means the end of the land so unless you feel like a big plane journey out into the vast ocean i suggest you turn with it. I find it's easier if you use the rudder to turn rather than banking. With banking you need to level the plane out again after but with rudder the plane stays level. Eventually when you have turned enough the coast will be on your left side again so carry on flying but now there is a little obstacle.
Ship masts if you fly to low you will hit one which is extremely bad for the plane and the mission. So to avoid this we need to fly a little further out to sea. Oh and for the reference i know that screenshot has got the coast on the right hand side i took it on th return journey.
Carry on flying and eventually Chilliad Mountain will come into view it is now you need to ready yourself for the drop. After the mountain has passed you need to turn a little carry on hugging the coast and line yourself up like in this screenshot.
You are on a direct course for the drop site. Carry on flying and eventually a huge corona will come into sight.
Like that, to trigger the drop you need to fly into the corona. But while flying into the corona you also need to avoid the radar and other obstacles that you now face trees for example. Here there isn't really any particular way of flying through the corona it's really down to luck and a little skill. It's easier if you tap the flight controls and line yourself up good. It doesn't matter if you miss you can easily line yourself up for another run just focus on not hitting any objects. It is likely you will go above the radar limit here but just try your best to get below it when it's safe too.
When you do eventually fly through the corona it will display the message saying fly back to the airfield so go ahead go back out to sea and head back for the airfield. Carry on with the coast on your right hand side and eventually you will hit the corner again.
Edited by YeTi, 07 December 2005 - 05:51 AM.