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    Hess reacted to Etzel in Pick Up Group (PUG) Announcements   
    Planning to be online in ~1 hour (10 pm UTC) for some flights. Have no preferences for WWI or WWII, but as J2 server still seems to be offline, it will probably any WW2 server (TAW maybe?).
     
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    Hess reacted to EvLeep in Pfluuut!   
    Greetings Gents! I heard my long lost beloved D-7 was left in the hanger here. Has anyone seen it? 

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    Hess reacted to Klaiber in Firefly's video archive   
    Found this on the Eagle Dynamics forums:
    https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=254502
    Great cockpit shots of a MiG-21bis.
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    Hess got a reaction from HotleadColdfeet in First multiplayer dogfight - Arras Map   
    Great  @HotleadColdfeet 
    Maybe next year I´ll be able to come back to WWI
     
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    Hess reacted to HotleadColdfeet in First multiplayer dogfight - Arras Map   
    Last Sunday, I had the opportunity to hop on Jasta 5's Flying Circus server and test out the Arras Map for the first time. Typically, numbers are around 50 or so people for this event (I have seen server logs listing as many as 120 for one mission last month! 😮). This particular week, numbers were more like 30 or so, but I still had some super cool fights! And hey, just flying around the Arras Map was so much fun in and of itself. 🤩 Here's one particular dogfight I got into over the mud:     You can view the full livestream here: Flying Circus looks to be taking off gents! I'm super excited to see what the community does with it in the future! 
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    Hess reacted to Vikner in Vikner in fire danger   
    JG1,
     
    Geyserville was the first place evacuated about 06:00 AM last Thursday since the winds were driving the fire down the ridge across from our house (see attached).  Wednesday night around 09:30 PM the lights flashed and the internet dropped off line.  That was a PG&E power line going down near the geothermal station on Pine Flat (see attached).  We had an evacuation warning as we were going to bed and a mandatory evacuation early Thursday.  There are about a mile or so of vineyards—which don’t burn well—and the Russian River between Geyserville and that ridge.  However, with the wind gusts they always worry that fires can start quickly a couple of miles away from the main fire due to blowing embers.  Plus the road network is fairly limited in our area and they want the people out so the roads are clear for fire equipment.  We went to stay with Tricia’s cousin in Healdsburg Thursday and Friday.  Healdsburg was evacuated Saturday morning at 10:00 AM followed by Windsor and then parts of Santa Rosa.  We went down to Menlo Park and Patrick got us a room at the Residence Inn that takes pets.  We sat it out there from Saturday until Thursday morning.  Tom Petty’s song “The Waiting is the Hardest Part” covers that period. 
     
    Geyserville was not under much threat after the first 48 hours since the fire had burned what it could on the ridge and moved on.  Plus the vineyard and river defenses.  However, Healdsburg and Windsor are mostly on the east side of the river and the winds were driving it that way.  They set fire lines on a couple of outlying roads and successfully kept the fire away from them.  The Pine Flat picture attached is looking east from the crest (popular local bike ride since Pine Flat and Alp D’ Huez are quite similar--attached).  Picture was taken about two weeks ago near the crest during a ride.  The fire burned a lot of stuff out east.  Fortunately, there aren’t any structures, people, roads or anything out there so they just let it go until it gets near something important.  Napa was under warning, however, looks like it is betting beaten down fast.  As we drove home, saw mucho fire equipment headed south for the fires down there.
     
    Stressful week, however, California has established pretty solid procedures from the experience of recent fires.  Get the people out and the equipment in.  Believe we had about 6000 people fighting the fire at peak.   Still, constant evacuations with three cats and two dogs aren’t fun.  Next door neighbors had to move three times; Sebastopol, Santa Rosa, Petaluma.  They’ve lived here 27 years and this was the first time they’ve evacuated so that’s encouraging.  Hopefully one gigorgous fire per lifetime.
     
    Vikner


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    Hess reacted to HotleadColdfeet in New update in Il-2!   
    (Full update text here.)
    Specifically as far as Flying Circus is concerned: 
    Here's a list of the included WW1 assets: 
    Can't wait to get home and download it! 😃
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    Hess reacted to US103_Tobin in Vikner in fire danger   
    Yes!  🤞
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    Hess reacted to Lipfert in Members' Gaming PC Setups   
    Kameraden,
    Thrustmaster TH8A Shifter was $70 off this weekend, so I bought it. Pretty close now, just need a free weekend to complete the flight gear build.

    S!
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    Hess reacted to Vonrd in Cockpit picture BOx / FC   
    Here are my completed cockpit info photos for WWII in a zip file. Either extract to your main game folder - C:\Program Files (x86)\1C Game Studios\IL-2 Sturmovik Battle of Stalingrad or into a temp folder then paste it over.
     
    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/fespqr0650h45pf/AADzzvXIdrI7UgaKGnGOnLU4a?dl=0

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    Hess reacted to Heinrich in GB New Skins Submission Thread   
    Hello all, my skins for the Fw190 family. Details in the GB discussions thread
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/az9k4dj6h8ijxdp/%21_JG1_Fw190A3_Heinrich_43.dds/file
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/vpl2gaqh7p06ayn/%21_JG1_Fw190A5_Heinrich_43.dds/file
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/mt8mvtat2pfkk5t/%21_JG1_Fw190A8_Heinrich_44.dds/file
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/c8s8n9gzyeulvj9/%21_JG1_Fw190D9_Heinrich_45.dds/file
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    Hess reacted to Heinrich in I flew over my house   
    I flew over my house in a Ju88.
    The people of 1C Game Studios did an amazing job with mapping the actual rivers, canals, streams and rail lines of the Netherlands.
    They did it so detailed, that I could identify the stream some 670 m south of where I live.

    To show more actual details we have some kms to the W, what we call, a zwaaikom (where barges can turn around).

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    Hess reacted to Klaiber in Luke Skywalker Battle Simulation Helmet   
    https://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Simulation-Electronic-Collectible/dp/B07QP49SR5
    WANT.MUST.HAVE 🤤
    Now to figure out how to use headphones and Oculus at the same time...
     
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    Hess reacted to Lipfert in Offline - Renovations   
    Kameraden,
    Started getting the flight gear setup planned.

    S!
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    Hess reacted to Vonrd in BOx Sale   
    75% off on BOS, BOM and BOK
    https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/54947-pre-release-celebration-sale-bosbombok-campaigns-75-off/?tab=comments#comment-836163
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    Hess got a reaction from Erhardt in Ed Force One   
    S! guys!
    Enjoy it
     
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    Hess reacted to Britchot in Ed Force One   
    I remember when he flew a charter for a group of Brits headed to Afghanistan, early in the war.  Pretty sweet tail art.
    I used to ride my bicycle to K-mart with my weekly allowances saved up to buy a new Iron Maiden cassette.  Something like 5-7 miles one way, between the ages of 7 and 12.  Still my all time favorite metal band. 
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    Hess got a reaction from Britchot in Ed Force One   
    S! guys!
    Enjoy it
     
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    Hess got a reaction from Butzzell in Ed Force One   
    S! guys!
    Enjoy it
     
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    Hess got a reaction from Etzel in Ed Force One   
    S! guys!
    Enjoy it
     
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    Hess got a reaction from Klaiber in Ed Force One   
    S! guys!
    Enjoy it
     
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    Hess reacted to Klaiber in JG-1 "Fritz Schmenkel" - Joint Warrior Round 6 (6 October 2019)   
    S! All,

    The following JG-I pilots are being recognized for their actions during the Joint Warrior Round 6 event (flown on 6 October 2019 on the 104th Dedicated server).
     
    Congratulations!

    . . .
    Distinguished Service Medal of the National People's Army in Bronze

    Oblt. Johann (Jonne) Engel, II.Jagdstaffel (6 October 2019), for outstanding merit and personal readiness in support of the increase of combat capability and combat readiness of JG-1 [esprit de corps]
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    Hess reacted to Barton in Nine O Nine   
    Pictures I was able to take of the B-17 that went down when it came through the local airport.













     
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    Hess reacted to Snaggle in WW2 and JG1   
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    Hess reacted to Klaiber in JG-1 "Fritz Schmenkel" - Red Flag Rumble (28 September 2019)   
    S! All,

    The following JG-I pilots are being recognized for their actions during the Red Flag Rumble event (flown on 28 September 2019 on the 104th Dedicated server).
     
    Congratulations!

    . . .
    Distinguished Service Medal of the National People's Army in Bronze

    Obstlt. Georg Klaiber, I.Jagdstaffel (28 September 2019), posthumously, for outstanding merit and personal readiness in support of the increase of combat capability and combat readiness of JG-1 [esprit de corps] Maj. Gerhard (Britchot) Heiberger, I.Jagdstaffel (28 September 2019), posthumously, for outstanding merit and personal readiness in support of the increase of combat capability and combat readiness of JG-1 [esprit de corps] Offz.-S., 4 Erich (Razwald) Vogel, I.Jagdstaffel (28 September 2019), posthumously, for outstanding merit and personal readiness in support of the increase of combat capability and combat readiness of JG-1 [esprit de corps] Offz.-S., 4 Bruno (Firefly) Henschel, II.Jagdstaffel (28 September 2019), posthumously, for outstanding merit and personal readiness in support of the increase of combat capability and combat readiness of JG-1 [esprit de corps]
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