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  1. 2 hours ago, Britchot said:

    Pretty normal first results.  With the MiG-21, you have to fly it to the ground, not allowing yourself to get too slow trying to flare. 

    No kidding. Very tricky aircraft, i can see that. Looking forward to getting to grips with it though. 

  2. On 10/1/2020 at 1:49 PM, Firefly said:


    Do you own any helicopters? We fly those too. Many of us are eagerly awaiting the Mi-24. 

    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! 

  3. 32 minutes ago, Firefly said:

    Sounds like a workable plan. As Brit said, a few of our EU pilots have the Viggen (not me though, I could join you in another airframe), so the evaluation shouldn't be too much of a problem. The MiG-21 has rather limited air to ground capability, but until we get a Cold War-era Soviet ground pounder (think Su-17 and MiG-27) it's one of the best assets we have. We've done both A-A and A-G in tournaments before (we even sank an imperialist CV once! :P), so we're no strangers to mud moving. 

    As for A-A training, we'd be happy to give you some guidance. As long as you know basic flight manoeuvres and can navigate your way around the cockpit (which is a loose collection of switches and buttons scattered around the cockpit) you should have no problems dogfighting in a MiG. Just remember that the 21 is a difficult machine to master, as it's actively trying to kill you at every opportunity. It's like training your own Russian attack bear - it may not always work as intended (and you may get eaten along the way), but when it all comes together it's great fun. In Soviet Russia aircraft fly you! :P

    Thanks Brit and Firefly,

    Dont talk to me about Su-17s - pretty much my dream plane! I think there is a player made mod coming though so maybe? Who knows! Yeah i'm up for a challenge, mate, no problems. I've flown the A10c so if i can work that crazy system out i hope i can with the MiG-21!

    Looking forwards to it



  4. Hi Firefly,


    Thanks for your reply. 

    I am well up for that. I have been looking for a cold war flight crew for a while. I'm about to pull the triggar on the Mig-21 but wanted to see if i could join first before doing so. In terms of the Mig-15/19 and L39; the autumn sale might actually be a great time to snap them up. I am primarily (as you can see from my other airframes) a ground pounder so i have a lot to learn with interception and dog fighting though i have some experience with the eastern european style of cockpit with the Viggen.

    Thanks for your reply, mate.


  5. 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.


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