Author: Orbis_
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Requirements: Community Base addons A3

Version: 1.3.9
Signed: Yes, serverkey included

Short description: makes ARMA 3's flight environments more realistic (GWPS, wind effect, etc.).

Date: 2020-12-12 10:38

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AWESome : Aerial Warfare Enhanced Somehow


AWESome : Aerial Warfare Enhanced Somehow makes ARMA 3's flight environments more realistic (GWPS,
wind effect, etc.). Recommended to use with ACE since it will enable ACE Interaction instead of vanilla actions
and give more specific weather data on ATIS.

This addon is SP/MP capable and basically works as a client-side mod, and gives some additional features when
used on both client/server.

1. GPWS (Ground Proximity Warning)

GPWS has two modes: F-16 and B747. F-16's Bit**ing Betty
GPWS includes missile warning and other sound-warnings
(voice informers). Gives basic warnings such as: Counter;
Warning; Caution; etc., and is suitable for fighter planes.
B747's GPWS has more familiar sounds from commercial
airliners including altitude informers during landing.
Suitable for large transport or support planes.

2. Realistic Aerodynamics (drag, lift, etc.)

Brings wind into calculation. Landing speed should be set

with TAS (True Air Speed), not ground speed. In case of
crosswinds, de-crab or sideslip landings will be required.
Can enable/disable at addon settings (enabled as default),
and effects of wind can be adjusted with "Wind Multiplier"
NOTICE : in low-FPS and high-speed situation, this feature

MAY cause some sutters. if it does so, please temporarily

disable this feature in addon settings.

3. ATC (Air Traffic Controller) radar screen

Shows friendly & civilian planes on map with name, speed,

altitude, and heading. Useful when commanding multiple

planes. Information lines are consisted of the following

three lines :
Pilot's Name
Speed(km/h) Altitude(m)

4. ATIS (Automatic Terminal Information Service)

Plays ATIS radio boradcast using real in-game atmospheric

data. Provides wind, visibility, etc. Temperature, dew point,

QFE will ve provided when ACE Weather is enabled.
With basic settings, ATIS provides real-time data, but with

addon setting changed, ATIS data should be updated on


To install AWESome : Aerial Warfare Enhanced Somehow you should use modfolders to keep it seperate from the official game content to prevent issues.
With Arma 3 you can use different ways to set up your modfolders to use custom content you have downloaded.
Please visit the Arma 3 Mod install instructions page for more information about using custom mods and addons in Arma 3.

Included files:

Recommended and/or optional addons and mods to use with AWESome : Aerial Warfare Enhanced Somehow:
- Advanced Combat Environment 3 (ACE 3)

Media: has its own Youtube channel where we will cover the Community made releases.
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Issue Tracking
To report issues, please use Github's issue tracker

Credits & Thanks:
uthors (Contributors)
Orbis2358 ( : Project Manager & Programmer

License / Disclaimer:
Although this addon is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 4.0, feel free to contact me if you need any code from this
addon for applications.

Changelog: (12-12-2020 - updated as it happens, displayed in news once every month)
Aerodynamics - TeTeTe F/A-18 Compatibility update

reupload with bugfix

Aerodynamics - atmosphere calculation update

General - minor bugfix
- hotfix 2]
PBO verify error fix (rebuilt whole addon)
- hotfix 1
ATC - ATIS bugfix
* fixed sound file error with phonetic code "C"

ATC - ATIS update
* add ATIS phonetic code designation
* add 5 / 15 / 30 min-interval auto ATIS update
* fix some bugs

Aerosynamics - Reduce parasite / wave drag value, Improve drag calculation logic

ATC - fix Earth 2.0 map error

Aerodynamics - add option for pylon mass / drag in addon settings

GPWS update - F16 stall speed beep fix for VTOL aircrafts

fix USAF F-35A error (datatype error)

ATC radar military / master mode update - check README for further detail
note: new ATC system has backward compatibility with previous script

Code optimization
GPWS update (f16 / b747 bugfix)
F-16 GPWS chaff/flare bug hotfix

ATIS/GPWS - Bugfix / optimization

GPWS update
Reduced delays between GPWS sounds
F-16 "Chaff/Flare" & "Counter" enhancecd

Aerodynamics - Enhance flap related lift calculation

Aerodynamics - flap/gear/airbrake related flight model accuracy update
ATC Radar - MP bug related to respawn fixed

updated 3rd party vehicle specific aerodynamics compatibility

Aerodynamics - throttle related enhancement, added 3rd party support on throttle & F.F.

hotfix for v 1.2.2
a bug was found for aerodynamics ans is now fixed

ATC radar update - Added missile/bombs on radar screen, enhanced optimizations
Camera shake update - Added cam shake to helicopters, works same with fixed-wing cam shakes
ATIS, GWPS bugfix - Fixed MP related issue with ATIS and GPWS
Overall - Changed addon settings description

minor ATIS update
ATC radar trail enhanced

Internal code update (CBA related)
minor feature enhancements
Added thrust config error exception handling (for USAF CV-22)
hotfix for v1.1.8
hotfix for v1.1.8

Added trandponder feature (no code, only Mode C / STBY / off)
updated ATC radar screen, display format has been changed

Aerodynamics update (adds ground effect)
ATC radar update (adds trails)
minor fixes

Aerodynamics update (fixes VTOL related issues)
TCAS basework (feature update will come in 2~4 weeks)
GPWS overhaul
Interaction enhancement

Major Aerodynamics update
- improve atmospheric characteristic calculation
- fixed-wing engine thrust is now affected by atmosphere pressure & temperature
- planes will now be able to better mimic the actual flight characteristics in high altitude (5000~10000m)

add option to manage camera shake feature

Cockpit checklist updated (aspect ratio fix)
Addon settings available in Eden-Editor and LICENCE files updated

F-16 GPWS enhancement
code refinement

Aerodynamics update
B747 GPWS update

Aerodynamics: vehicle fuel and pylon loadout now affects aerodynamic characteristics.
ATIS: fixed QNH message calling QFE values.

GPWS update (b747 altitude callout related)
JSJC F/A-18 canopy loss compatibility update

Head shake update
GPWS update
Code optimization
License change (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)

Add wave drag effect, creating so-called the 'Sound barrier'
Reduce effect of lower air density (prevents excessive speed at high altitudes)

Aerodynamic model updated

Aerodynamics update (air density works better now)
ATIS update (weather related messages improvement)

updated missing serverkey
re-upload v1.0.2 update

fixed Eden editor error (vehicles not showing)
updated aerodynamics, will now be smoother
note: this update may have a bit of performance issue. If so, increase the 'Loop Interval' value in AWESome Aerodynamics addon settings.

aerodynamics bugfix update

[v1.0.0] first stable version release
Enhanced aerodynamics
Added ATC display settings
Solved conflict issue with ACE Map BFT
and more:

bug hotfix

[v 0.9.2]
Add GPWS default setting option
Prevent checklist from turning on AP
Overall code refinement
Minor bug fix

more specific update log can be found here:

[v 0.9.1]
Russian GPWS (Rita) update (sound source provided by TECAK)
Code optimization for GPWS

[v 0.9.0]
Cockpit Utility (Checklist) feature update
stop ATIS during play feature update
Code optimization

[v 0.8.10]
enable towing of wheeled helicopters
towing mechanism update
speed limiter while towing added
disable damage to taget while towing

[v 0.8.9] ground system update (tow attachment became easier)

[v 0.8.8] error fix update (actions not showing up for AITS & GPWS)

[v 0.8.7] ATIS & GPWS bug fixed

[v 0.8.6]
B747 GPWS feature upgraded
towing became easier for many aircrafts (extended action popup area)
towing system accuracy update

[v 0.8.5] MP capability update on GPWS

[v 0.8.4] code maintenance update

[v 0.8.3] hotfix update for GPWS

[v 0.8.2] bugfix update
GPWS & ATIS : fixed co-pilot related issue (aciton not showing up)
ground (towing) : fixed planes heading sky

[v 0.8.1] GPWS system error fix & enhancement

[v 0.8] Ground system (towing car) updated

[v 0.7.3] GPWS enhanced

[v 0.7.2] hoxfix for GPWS MP error (duplicated sound)

[v 0.7.1]
improved Aerodynamics / GPWS

[v 0.7] add air density into consideration & bugfixes

v 0.6.4
volume change aciton added

v 0.6.3
update MP capability
GPWS/ATIS actions are alow avalable in copilot, gunner, commander seats. Turning on/off in one seat will also affect other seats.
Your GPWS/ATIS sound will be also heard by pilot, copilot, gunner, commander (only the ones with AWESome enabled).

[v 0.6.2]
reduce delay for 100ft~10ft message (B747 GPWS)

[v 0.6.1]
bug hotfix

[v 0.6]
add B747 GPWS

[v 0.5.2]
added 'caution and 'warning' voice informer message (warns damage level >0.1 and >0.6 each)

[v 0.5.1]
bugfix update for 0.5

[v 0.5]
Removed ACE from required addons. When ACE is disabled, this addon will run as a 'non-ACE' version, replacing ace interactions with vanilla actions and removing ace weather data from ATIS.
ATIS added to helicopters
Code Maintenance

[v 0.4.5]
Wind effect adjust setting added

[v 0.4.4]
add icon file

[v 0.4.3] icon & tags update

reverted icon change

[v 0.4.2] icon updated

[v 0.4.1] image updated

[v 0.4] updated GPWS capable planes to ALMOST all planes (only FIR F-16 and F-2 hase betty as dafault, others has to turn on using ACE Interation)

[v 0.3.6] fixed wind direction & code maintenance

[v 0.3.5] for some reason, addon builder has bothered me, now fixed

[v 0.3.4] bisign files added

[v 0.3.4] ATIS cloud disabled (WIP) & README updated
ps. Apologies for frequent updates. This addon is still on beta version, so update terms might be irregular. Thank you for your understanding.

[v 0.3.3] wind unit changed to knots & gust report disabled for now

[v 0.3.2] ATIS wind speed error fixed

[v 0.3.1] volume change & ATIS bug hotfix

[v 0.2.1] aerodynamics fixed & upgraded

[v 0.2] aerodynamics update and set enabled as default

[v 0.1] Addon rename & updated to beta version

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