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  1. I'm happy to be the first to congratulate our own Hotlead on completing all of the requirements for his college degree. This being an extremely unusual year, he will more than likely be deprived of the standard graduation ceremony that normally would take place at any American university. Regardless of this, he has his family who are undoubtedly and deservedly very proud of him. I want to add my own congratulations for a person who I am sure will be able to overcome any challenges ahead. S! and Well Done, Hotlead!!
    13 points
  2. Hello everyone! As you all know, WW1 aviation has long fascinated me. I believe the story of WW1 (and even more specifically, WW1 aviators) tends to be overshadowed by WW2 and doesn't get as much press as it deserves. I also enjoy reading/writing and now that I no longer have to write college papers (woo hoo! ), I occasionally get the itch to research something and write about it. That being the case, I present to you, "Climbing Higher" - my personal blog on all things WW1 aviation! Every so often, when I have the inclination and free time, I'll be posting articles about WW1 aviati
    12 points
  3. Labroisse

    Humor

    Thought you all might enjoy a little levity:
    11 points
  4. Some Impressions of a bombing run with P-38s by @=GenMarkof007=, @loopy, @TedsOnMeds and me on Finnish Virtual Server from today. Overall it went fine, allthough we unfortunatly lost Loopy on our way home, because we were feeling to save and some fighter simply surprised us from behind and shot Loopy down. Later on Gen got that guy, but if we would have taken more care on our formation we might have avoided that loss... Gen was leading , Ted #2, Loopy #4, both on Gens 4 Postion and me #3 on his 8 Turning in for the attack Dropping the bomb as #2 in the attack
    10 points
  5. Snaggle

    Merry Christmas to All

    To all my friends Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Joyeux-Noel One of two Christmas Movies that are a must watch in my house the other is It's A Wonderful Life! https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0424205/
    10 points
  6. Butzzell

    We can dream

    S! All found this on Adler legion and had to share.
    9 points
  7. Lipfert

    New Doggo !

    Introducing Charlie
    9 points
  8. Aww, thank you guys! We’ll be getting married this coming June. I’m definitely blessed to have found her and can’t wait to start our life together!
    9 points
  9. So another illustrated short report of a mission we had yesterday on TAW: @Vonrd and me in Ju-88s on a long range bombing mission to enemy depot, @Heinrich, @loopy, @Greif in fighters to escort us and help to distract and surpress ground fire. Due to heave cloud cover and strong windy situation we decided to make it a dive bomb run. We flew straight from As airfield just on top of upper cloud layer and arrived there according to plan: First trouble we had than was that we missed the point of pushing down because of the cloud cover, so we overflew and had to turn back towards
    8 points
  10. Had some other great action tonight with @Greif @loopy @Heinrich @Erhardt and @=GenMarkof007=: We just skip the mission Greif and me flew on TAW... So first action was at Combat Box where we attacked Port of Antwerp, where Erhardt and me flew the 110s and others gave escort: ....package delivered: Our fighter escort had fun meanwhile doing aerobats with some enemy fighters over the city After that we flew on FinnishVirtual and did ground attacks on 2 enemy depots, Greif & Heinrich providing fighter escort, other in 110s At t
    8 points
  11. Yogi

    DCS Screenshot Thread

    Meh... It will buff out... I took a cpl hits testing a mission. With part of the wing blown off but it was controllable albeit with allot of aileron input so I decided to try to RTB & land it. As I neared the base & got below 600kph it was clear I had no shot at landing it so I pointed its nose at a clear patch of ground & punched out. A remarkable thing happened. It kept flying in a circle around me. Is that damned thing ever going to come down? I watched it circle me for 10min with no sign of it ever coming down. Getting bored I logged off
    8 points
  12. Happy New Year to all... The lights of the new Champlain Bridge are not showing on this photo... but on the right side window, I can see a bridge with white, green and red lights for the Holidays! This is the view you get living on an Island! Cheers, GenMarkof
    8 points
  13. Klaiber

    Official JG1 Skins

    All, As apart of on our ongoing Paint Pack Revision Project, we are posting new Bf 109 skins, created by @Vonrd for use by Stab/JG 1 and II./JG 1. All active pilots within Stab and II. Gruppe have been included: https://jg1.org/oesau/roster/#stab https://jg1.org/oesau/roster/#ii-gruppe All Bf 109 variants are included in this pack, with the clear exception of the Bf 109G-6 Late. The Bf 109G-6 Late was released as this pack was being compiled. It will be added in an update. Please note that all new Bf 109 skins within this paint pack should replace all prev
    8 points
  14. Everyone knows it's "catses's"
    8 points
  15. Hour 56 of the download. Food supplies are almost depleted, fresh water is scarce, and the natives are getting restless. Send help. I'm looking forward to seeing how the game handles the ICON A5 water landings and wave physics in general. I still occasionally load up RoF just to mess around with the seaplanes, it's a lot of fun to surf around the heavy seas in a Felix.
    8 points
  16. Got it, took about 2 hours for the install and control set up. Did a night flight from KMKE to KJVL in the Bonanza. The visuals are stunning. Very impressed overall
    8 points
  17. US103_Baer

    Congrats Hotlead!

    Just heard Hotlead announce on his stream that he got engaged. Big congrats to you both! What a wonderful journey you have ahead. Really happy for you
    8 points
  18. Britchot

    Remembering Joint-Ops

    I was clearing out my inboxes and came upon my certificate. I spent a lot of time in their courses, finishing all but the last bomber course, I believe. It was a wonderful flight school based on IL-2:1946. I met a ton of fine pilots and instructors and I hope they are all doing well. I only know of a few that are no longer with us, such as Lily. I wish I had all the material they had, it was all great theory.
    8 points
  19. Wow guys! I had been off the forums for while due to working on finals, so I didn’t see this until now. Wow. I seriously didn’t expect this; my heart is so full! Thank you for the well wishes, gentlemen! It’s definitely the end of a journey for me and it feels surreal being done. I’m going to be starting full time work on June 1st as a customer service rep/social media coordinator for Heart of Dakota Publishing. Definitely very excited for this next stage of my life! But I am also thrilled for some of the things that will stay the same. Like my involvement in WW1 flight si
    8 points
  20. Hess

    II. Grupe in action

    S! Guys! Attack to the strategic warehouse at Tarutino city, south west Moscow. The attack was carried on by 4. Stafell and 5. Stafell of II. Grupe (JG1 Oesau): Oblt. Heinrich (Bf 110 E2) Lt. Greif (Bf 109 F4) Obfw. Loopy (Grounded due mechanical issue). Stabsfw. Hess (Bf 110 E2). Target destroyed: 22 (Builds, vehicles and ammo depot). No losses. Wing of Liberty Server: http://il2stat.aviaskins.com:8008/en/mission/21014/
    7 points
  21. On Saturday after FiF @=GenMarkof007=, @loopy, @Greif and me did fly some missions in Tempests at Finnish Virtual again, inlcuding a ground attack on enemy depot: 2 Germans came in but in with great team action Loopy and Gen killed one of them, the other one hit the road... After that attack we did some defensive patroling and overall on that map we downed 7 enemy planes while loosing none of our pilots... unfortunatly I did not record any of those actions. Highlight was the last sortie where Loopy and Gen where RTB with empty guns while my Tempest was damaged by
    7 points
  22. Barton

    I’m a movie star!

    https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/40260-30th-fighter-squadron-cinematic-series-lelv30/ Did some voice acting for a video project (“The Tiger”) LeLv30_Redwing put together and I like the way it turned out. Going to redo the first video he did before he had (such amazing) voice actors. So stay tuned for more!
    7 points
  23. Some Impressions from a Mission we flew at Combat Box yesterday, where I flew Ju88 again and @Heinrich and @Vogel provided escort: Dive bombing with the 6 x 250 kg: Results of this pass seen out of Heinrichs and Vogels perspective... In the 2nd pass I dropped all the 50kgs pretty late, so only half of them went down in target zone.... => need much more practice in that Flight back home was cancled by a Spitfire... But finally also that Pilot had to walk back home by foot If anyone is i
    7 points
  24. Salutations everybody! I hope everybody is having a wonderful Holiday season, my family celebrates Christmas and we've put our tree up and it got me to thinking it would be nice to see a little bit of everybody's setup, if they were comfortable sharing? I'll start! Ours is a cute LED number that was on sale at one of the local Hardware stores, fits perfectly on our smaller Refrigerator downstairs near the Fireplace room for my pre-prepped meals. I set out the Tree-Skirt and assembled it, as well as splayed out the branches. Mother and Sarah did the ornamentation! It's humble
    7 points
  25. Despite my nephews' best efforts my mum's Christmas tree is still standing. Apparently my dog likes it, but not as much as the 19th century family heirloom carpet that my mum rolled out for the occasion.
    7 points
  26. Happy Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Merry Christmas! (The photo is my sister in law and her adopted Black daughter - who is now in college and over 6 ft tall ) Baruch Atah Adonai Eloheinu Melech Ha'olam, asher kidshanu b'mitzvotav v'tzivanu l'hadlik ner shel Hanukkah (blessing said as each candle is lit..."Blessed are You, Adonai our God, Sovereign of all, who has kept us alive, sustained us, and brought us to this season"). And BTW... I'm a Buddhist, so Happy Bodhi Day!
    7 points
  27. S! All The event was somber, respectful and beautiful. The best part was not the flyover but the personal stories. He lives forever as people share those memories.
    7 points
  28. Vonrd

    Sharkmouth 190s

    Posted on the 1c forum: https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/67402-fw-190-a3-sharkmouth/
    7 points
  29. S! All, The following JG I pilots are being recognized for their overall contributions to JG-1 "Fritz Schmenkel." Congratulations! . . . JG-1 "Fritz Schmenkel" Promotions Offz.-S., 3 Martin Balge (II.JS) - promoted to Offiziersschüler 4. Studienjahr (Offz.-S., 4) Offz.-S., 3 Gustav (Gus) Hegel (II.JS) - promoted to Offiziersschüler 4. Studienjahr (Offz.-S., 4)
    7 points
  30. There's a lot of otherwise intelligent humans out there that allow themselves to look like drooling morons because they don't know how to operate the apostrophe to standard. https://www.wikihow.com/Use-Apostrophes I'm on a mission to civilize.
    7 points
  31. My dad was a tank gunner and his tank was also "Shanty Irish"! I found a P51 that was also Shanty Irish but didn't have any luck with Mr. Maley. M5A1 “Shanty Irish” 12th Armored Division Rouffach, France, February 1945 1st Lt. Gilbert O’Brien, 357th FG, P-51B “Shanty Irish”
    7 points
  32. Gus

    Pimax 8kX VR

    As VR is getting more and more popular for flight sims, I just thought to write down some of my experience and impressions with the new Pimax 8kX headset if anyone considers to purchase or preorder one. VR is now technically on the edge of fullfilling its expectations for the user, in particular: the visual quality of high resolution headsets provides an image quality in VR very close to a regular monitor. Before I got the 8kX, I had the Pimax 5k+, Samsung Odyssey ( and the Odyssey+ ) and before a HTC Vive. In terms of resolution the 8kX surely is the next step up and it does provide
    7 points
  33. Hi guys! What do you mind to join Adler Legion in small event in ROF this Friday? Do you miss WWI heavy bombers and adequate DM? In short, the event is dedicated to Gothas and their historic raids on cities in England. Several Gothas take off from the mainland and fly to Dover to bomb strategically important targets such as the port infrastructure, railway station, etc. The port is protected by small Entente fighter forces and flaks. We flew this event in December 2017 and it was quite interesting. Having the stupid situation with DM in the Flying Circus, all our pilots, withou
    7 points
  34. All, This is a new full paint pack for JG Nr. I Richthofen. This WW1 paint pack is important, and replaces all previous packs for Richthofen. It is highly recommended that all JG1 pilots download and install it. Please join me in thanking @Vonrd and @Heinrich for their countless hours of work on this project. This update would not be possible without their dedication. . . . This is a full Flying Circus - JG1 paint pack. All skins match JG1's current naming standards: v_!_JG1_[aircraft folder]_[pilot name].dds All skins follow JG1's posted Paint Polic
    7 points
  35. What is your current Timezone: US Central Standard Time (CST) Do you have a Joystick or HOTAS? I have a very basic Logitech 3D Pro w/ Twist rudder and plastic throttle tumb-rotor - luckily it also has hat-switch and base buttons for engine management controls and a weapon trigger. Do you have TeamSpeak installed, as well as a working microphone? No Teamspeak currently as I mostly use discord, however I can and will install Teamspeak again - I used to use it for many iRacing leagues between 2013-2016 Do you have TrackIR, or a FreeTrack system for view control? I do have
    7 points
  36. Britchot

    I’m a movie star!

    Here's a different F/A-18 campaign, I've had the privilegec of recording voice for:
    7 points
  37. Butzzell

    FiF Spring Campaign

    Salute to the Flight Sim Community. Normally we would be offering Flanders in Flames Spring Campaign. Unfortunately we are not going forward with FiF at this time. The recent changes to the DM have created a huge disparity in plane survivability. We have made a commitment to FC as being the next generation WW I flight sim but do not want to put forward an event based on a sim with obvious problems. The developers are aware of the situation and are actively seeking a solution to the DM problem. Hopefully it will be fixed soon. At that time we will re-evaluate. Thank you for your
    7 points
  38. Razwald

    Zuper VR!

    Lets all chip in on one. We can keep it at my house for safe keeping.
    7 points
  39. Kliegmann

    Europe in Flames

    After FIF tomorrow, I would like to test the WWII tourney, EIF (Europe in Flames). Most of the pieces I have verified as working, so I want to load up a server with pilots and see what happens to the mission. Things to test 1. At mission start each side has a "Destroy enemy building" icons located at intersections of 4 sectors (ie: 2204, 2205, 2304, 2305). This indicates a target is located somewhere within 1 of those four sectors. The side only needs to fly near one of the targets, then they get a message "Enemy target has been found", and the old icon disappears, and the true t
    7 points
  40. McDonnell

    New Application

    Hullo All, Coming back to flightsims after years away as a result of an introduction to FC from a friend. I play a few detailed sims with steep learning curves and have always found that it's best to learn from experienced players to get the most out of the simulation and the epxerience so I'm applying to Join JG1 What is your Timezone? UTC Do you have a joystick or HOTAS? HOTAS Do you have TeamSpeak installed, as well as a working microphone? YES Do you have TrackIR, or a FreeTrack system for view control? TrackIR What sims are you currently flying? FC,
    7 points
  41. Etzel

    II. Grupe in action

    Some impressions from a mission where @=GenMarkof007=, @loopy, @Vonrd, @Greif, @Heinrich and me attacked a depot at the nw finnish virtual loose deuce server; Gen in a B110, Greif in 190, Loopy in 109 and the rest of us in Ju88s. Heinrichs 1st pass: Vonrd: Etz Unfortunatly enemy fighters jumped in and got Heinrich Much action around: Bomb Carpet: Finally also Greif dropped successfully: Finally the fight against the enemies was not recorded because of the 500 MB limit of the in-game recordings, unfortunatly I w
    6 points
  42. Due to my next DCS tasking, I had to keep motivated. This photo gives me motivation:
    6 points
  43. I lied, on my iPad I have this one:
    6 points
  44. Britchot

    DCS Screenshot Thread

    There's a great story in Gunther Rall's autobiography where he talks about testing the F-104 out of Edwards AFB. They'd fly them low with the Balkenkreuz markings and confuse everyone in southern California.
    6 points
  45. Vogel

    DCS Screenshot Thread

    I do love a good screenshot thread, these are mixed bag of some of my favourites in my folder. Hope you like them . Loved the colour of the clouds against the aircraft in this one, the lighting really makes it. Keeping up relations from the RIO seat, where'd I put that Polaroid?! Hawkeye against the ocean. China Lake skin is so clean! Cabbage crates coming over the briny!
    6 points
  46. Wufnu

    History

    S! Wufnu of J4, previously of JG6, reporting. I remember some ~24 years ago when Somonul, Leep, myself, and others from JG6 were incorporated into JG1 to form J4, it was a very exciting time. I don't remember if Kessler and Flybert were with us prior or if they were the ones that recruited us. Had to leave around the time FIF came about due to college but came back later in the early 2000s and few some bombing runs of some sort. Apparently Lowen & Strick went onto great things afterwards I remember something about promised lands, I still have my WFP folder (apparently they're up
    6 points
  47. So recently I remember my grandfather’s best friend and next door neighbor flew P38s and P39s in the war. His name was Joseph B. Maley. He was a part of the 32nd Air Operations “the spitting wolfhounds.” So I started diving deep into Internet searching and to my surprise, I found an AWESOME picture of him posing on his P38 “Shanty Irish”. Was wondering if anyone could help me out with finding markings or paint colors? Seeing I only have one black and white photo, I feel like there’ll be a lot of guessing. But would love to recreate it and fly it in his honor. I feel bad that I was too young at
    6 points
  48. Saw Nolan's new film Tenet this weekend. For those that don't know, it's about time travel. It made me want to time travel back to just before I lost 2 1/2 hours of my life watching Tenet.
    6 points
  49. @Butzzell @Heinrich @Dudley Thanks guys for the paticipating in our small cozy event! Here is small gift for you for your coming Guys flew for Entente have received their own awards. Maybe this also helps to attract another pilots of your squad to join the next round. I remind it will be on Friday this week, same time at 19:00 GMT. There will be same massive Gotha flight to an English town to bomb strategic targets there. An Entente defence is included This time, there will be another town, more targets to bomb and another weather conditions.
    6 points
  50. When you said you were in it I was expecting to see a 109 or 190 come down like an eagle and blow those Thunderbolts out of the sky....
    6 points
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