for FS2004

author: Vit Storch


About the L159B

"The Aero L159B Albatros II is the latest member of the L-39/59/159 aircraft family which has continuously evolved during last three decades. As combat aircraft technology, operational tactics and customer requirements changed over the years, AERO Vodochody a.s. responded with the development of new jet training and light combat aircraft. The L159B Albatros II is the latest addition to Aero designed jet aircraft inventory and it is designed to provide effective training for pilots of latest generation of multi-role fighter aircraft. The Albatros II features many technological advances not found in competitor aircraft. On the other hand it benefits from proven features of the L-39/59 aircraft and their yet unsurpassed operational record. To satisfy training requirements of international customers, the aircraft is supplemented by integrated logistic support and training systems which together with mission planning and debriefing aids form then L159B Total Training System." - source and more information:

About the Addon:

The idea of creating a 3D model of this beautiful aircraft occured to me when I was taking AutoCAD classes at California State University Long Beach. Soon I learned that while AutoCad is perfect for engineering purposses, it's no go for fancy modeling. So I started in Gmax (freeware game 3D modeling tool), and after a few sleepless nights I finally began getting used to it. I always had in mind the posibility of seeing my work in FS , but only after a couple of months I decided to make a complete addon for flight simulator.

Quick Instalation:

  • Copy the L159B folder into your FSroot/aircraft directory
  • Copy the content of Gauges and Effects folders into their respective twins in fs root dir.


  • For adding your own smoke effects, first delete entry (gauge) with "alcasmoke" in the panel.cfg. Warning: this will also disable the flaps contrail effect.
  • A matt model is included for military versions.
  • If you downloaded this aircraft without soundset (w/ default sound), download Hawker Hunter soundset from or visit



Cold start up :

  • carefully plan your fuel. For cross country flying, you should load max fuel. For demonstration, 50% in center tank only will do the trick. And for catching up with airplanes flying in high altitudes (i.e. that lost radio contact)
  • Make sure avionics, battery, pitot heat (if necessary) are ON and parking brake set.
  • Switch master Engine ON, check if apu is running, move the throttle 1/3 forward, wait for the engine to reach about 30% rpm and move the throttle back to "idle".
  • check apu OFF, engine light shows ON
  • Check if canopy is sealed (canopy warning light is not on)

Take off:

  • Set flaps to 1st position (20degrees)
  • check if landing lights are on
  • set the elevator trim to +3
  • Full throttle, built up power a bit and release the brakes
  • be prepared to use the rudder a lot in crosswind situation
  • Lift the nose at about 140-150kts
  • retract gear, retract the flaps (or let the airplane do it herself)
  • begin ascend with IAS more than 250kts
  • note: flaps cannot be used if airspeed exceeds 196kts


  • maximum design speed 0.81 MACH
  • speed brakes can be deployed at any speed
  • be prepared for downward momentum upon spoiler deployment
  • for aerobatics, keep the IAS above 300kts for better roll rate
  • Don't activate the autopilot less than 500ft above ground level,
  • The fuel and engine systems allow safe inverted flying
  • Use yaw damper near maximum speed to reduce oscilation


  • begin the landing procedure early enough, a few touch-and-goes will make you confident
  • decrease the power to about 10% and slow down to 240kts using speed brakes
  • extend the landing gear, check if the indicator shows "down" position
  • check if landing lights are on
  • slow further down to 190kts, set flaps to 1st position, you should be on final by now
  • Increase the throttle, but still allow the airspeed to drop to 160kts
  • Set full flaps (45degrees), increase the throttle and hold the airspeed around 150kts
  • Touch down at 130kts

Shut down:

  • parking brake SET
  • lights OFF, avionics OFF,
  • Engine Master OFF
  • battery OFF

Emergency Procedures :

  • In case of fire: Emergency Fuel CUT, backup vacuum pump ON,
  • In case of extreme emergency eject (meaning: close flight)

Multi-Functional Display (MFD)


    • You can choose from five modes in menu (HSI, AP, VSI, AP, COM)
    • General flight data displays in menu mode:
      • date / time
      • GPS position
      • indicated speed
      • indicated altitude
      • radio height (works up to 2500ft)


    • Set the required heading, altitude using side buttons
    • activate autopilot (A/P ON is indicated on several places)
    • choose A/P mode (wing level, heading hold, altitude hold, approach)
    • disable autopilot by the same button used for activating
    • Yaw damper toggle is also located on the A/P page

    Navigation HSI:

    • Radio panel can be accessed by clicking on the icon bellow lights switches
    • Open HSI mode in one of the MFDs
    • choose NAV1 or NAV2
    • HSI mode has these features:
      • heading bug
      • course
      • glideslope
      • localiser
      • distance to VOR/ILS in nm
      • heading/course set buttons
      • marker (OM,MM,IM)

Note: Course for NAV1 can be set on analog HSI indicator and on right mfd. NAV2 course can be set on left mfd only.


  • Simple attitude indicator
  • indicated altitude and speed


  • COM1, NAV1,COM2, NAV2, active and standby, frq. listing


Thank you for downloading L159 and flying with us. We reserve rights to make mistakes both in this manual and in the addon. For updates and news visit DoughBree Design's homepage.

Copyright 2007 Vit Storch