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    In-Game Name: -NW-FourSpeed Squadron affiliation: New Wings (https://newwingstraining.org) Timezone: GMT - 7 (USA - MST) PS> I'll have to look into Discord (not a fan) -- TeamSpeak does everything I need without the excess bloat...
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    Vonrd

    What are you guys watching?

    Interesting discussion about it on Quora: https://www.quora.com/In-1946-the-UK-government-agreed-to-sell-Rolls-Royce-Nene-jet-engines-to-the-USSR-as-long-as-they-dont-use-it-for-military-purposes-The-Soviets-quickly-started-putting-them-into-jet-fighter-aircraft-Was-the-British#:~:text='In 1946%2C the UK government,British government really that naive.” I tend to agree with the first guy: The Cold War did not really kick-off until 1947, and the Labour government in the UK were not knee-jerk anti-communists like most American politicians. Moreover relations between the US and UK were not warm. The Truman administration had abruptly terminated Lend Lease after Japan had surrendered, forcing the UK to negotiate an emergency loan from US banks. This was considered to be an economic attack on the Labour government and its policies. It was therefore considered to essential to maintain an amiable relationship with the Soviet Union. If only to stop the US from taking us for granted. Selling the Nene to the Soviets was regarded as a good will gesture without great strategic significance: the Soviets already had access to German jet technology and the British had decided to concentrate future jet development on axial flow engines rather then centrifugal compressor engines like the Nene. If the Soviets did renege on the no military use clause and reverse engineer the Nene it would give them a temporary benefit but it would also send them down a technological dead end. Still, it did allow the Soviets to field the MiG-15 sooner than they would have been able to without having the Nene to copy and it turned out to be a nasty surprise for the US. BTW: This book is a pretty good read and he makes a strong case that the supposed 10 : 1 kill ratio of the Saber over the MiG was basically BS: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Z1FQHXD/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1
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    Rookie

    Application - Rookie

    Hi my names Michael AKA Rookie and i'm interested in joining JG1 What is your Timezone? I am in GMT, i live in the UK, but i'm a bit of a rubbish sleeper so it normally rolls over into EST Do you have a joystick or HOTAS? I own an Rhino X-56 Do you have TeamSpeak installed,as well as a working microphone? I can install teamspeak and yes i have a mic. Do you have TrackIR, or a FreeTrack system for view control? Track IR What sims are you currently flying? I've been out of the game for a while but early this year i had been flying DCS particularly the A10c and the Viggen - i also have a lot of of experience in P3D flying civvies mainly the 747/400/8 and 737 How did you hear about JG1? DCS forum. Is there anything else that you'd like us to know? Is it only teamspeak or do you run discord as well? I'd like to start flying the Mig-21 but i'm totally green so are there training exercises? Cheers, hope to hear from you soon. Rookie
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    @Klaiber Turned out to be some weird problem with my browser. Link is fine, but thanks!
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    Rookie

    Application - Rookie

    I'm so Sorry Firefly i didnt see this question! No no Choppers yet but i concidered the Shark at one stage. I was so engrosed with the A10 though that i never came about. I bought the MiG-21 today and had a start up and quick circuit. Crashed it on landing of course!
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    Rookie

    Application - Rookie

    Hi Klaiber, I've responded to the email. Cheers. Rookie
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    Ludwig

    What are you guys watching?

    "Hey whatcha doinMan..... "I'm just watchin TV man.... Watchin TV...??? whatya watchin Man? I don't know.....it's a movie about indians but it's really boring.... Hey Man....that's not a movie Man....that's a TEST PATTERN..... Hey.... far out.......
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    TedsOnMeds

    What are you guys watching?

    I love, love LOVE LOVE AV Web! He reminds me of my ex USAF Cargo pilot Godfather Pete. He's got an amazingly dry sense of humor while he talks about the general aviation topics. Check him out!!!
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    Britchot

    What are you guys watching?

    I’m not sure they’d understand “On the Air”, either.
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    Thanks all! I'm still balancing the teams at the moment. So far (as of this post) we have 49 pilots registered. I will contact everyone with their team assignments within the next week. FIF starts on Saturday, 10 October 2020 at 6PM UTC (2PM EDT). No forum permissions on the JG1 boards will change! All team discussions must happen on FIF's Discord: https://discord.gg/GRErqzP
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    I Got Shot N/A GMT/UTC +10 Entente.
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    Vogel

    Microsoft Flight Simulator Back.

    From what I remember of my flying days the 152 feels very realistic for stalls. I never did spin recovery but for a regular stall with wing drop it felt very lifelike. I'm trying to learn how to use the G1000 systems but all my IRL flying has been with the traditional six pack of instruments. I bet guys who are used to the SA afforded by the moving map display get REALLY disorientated when they're forced to fly without it. Being able to place yourself on a map using traditional methods is a skill every pilot should know like the back of their hand. GPS is cool until something happens or the company/state that owns them decides to not play ball. Germany in particular has spent a lot of time and money investing and upgrading their VOR stations as it's still very much needed.
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    The 172 is a VERY stable aircraft, and is actually very difficult to spin. It isn't surprising that people are having problems spinning a 172. When we did our incipient spin training in flight school, the first thing our instructors taught for 172 recovery is feet on the floor, hands in your lap, the 172 flies out of a spin. Then we were taught the proper technique. For CFI spin training we used a Citabria, not the 172.
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