Hornet Leader - Carrier Air Operations
Herge's Adventures of Tintin!
What are the first two expansions? I'm guessing Carrier ops is one of them. Also.... Does it involve more card cutting?
Almost finished cutting, just need to start glueing card back to backs before the invasion of Iraq begins!
The first two expansions are Carrier Air Group and Cold War, which together with the base game give you the full experience. The third expansion Marine Air adds AV8s.
I'm lazy, so I went for the PDF & Vassal option and use the PDFs for reference (not really necessary...) and play using Vassal, which works quite well.
Although I didn't make up the cards for HL2 I did do the ones that expand the original HL game - I just print, cut out, and pop in a card protector with no need to glue.