The Australian government has issued this latest game for would-be pilots interested in joining the Australian Defence Force. Operation Thunderbolt is a Flash game consisting of mission based levels that have you flying an F/A 18 Hornet aircraft by using the mouse to guide the plane. You must keep the plane with the boundaries of the gates as you follow the lead aircraft. Missing 6 gates in a row will cause the lead plane to escape and end the mission. If you succeed, you will then have 10 seconds to get a missile lock on the enemy, by positioning the crosshairs with the mouse over the enemy for 2 seconds or more, then firing by pressing the mouse button.
And that's just the first level. It is not easy... I tried several times before I was even able to follow the lead for just a few moments. I suggest using the training facility first off to get your bearings with the controls.
The game is very well done, and requires a bit of serious attention to it if progress is to be made. So, you think you have what it takes to fly an F/A-18 Hornet?