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We're proud to announce a new collaboration with the IRFC and Syndicate squadrons:


Let the dogfights begin!

. . .

Fellow sim pilots,

Today is the day that we've been looking forward to sharing with you all for several months. Admittedly, the Ad Astra camp has fallen silent in recent weeks. This silence is because we have been planning a major restructure that will fundamentally shift the composition and goal of the Ad Astra project.

Today, Ad Astra ceases to be produced by one squadron. It becomes a true sim collective comprised of the Imperial Royal Flying Corps (IRFC), Jagdgeschwader 1 (JG1), and Syndicate Squadron (SYN). These three squadrons all have rich histories in the sim flying community.

  • IRFC was founded in 2010 and provided "IRFC Bomber Nights" to the fledgling Rise of Flight community; after an 11-year hiatus from server hosting, they founded Ad Astra in mid-2023. 
  • JG1 was founded in 1992 as part of the Red Baron online community; in the following decades, they have been pillars of the WWI flying community as producers of the Flanders in Flames campaign.
  • The Syndicate was founded in 2006 and, as producers of the "Sunday Vintage Mission" series, nearly single-handedly kept the Rise of Flight multiplayer community alive for three years.

These three squadrons will be teaming up to deliver you the first multi-era server in IL2 multiplayer history. Moreover, we hope to provide a WWI experience that is accessible and enjoyable to the WWII aviation community while delivering a WWII experience that is accessible and enjoyable to the WWI community.

We will focus our WWII experience on the first aerial battles of the Second World War. To start, we will deliver the Battle of Britain; the Battles of France and Belgium will follow this.

A typical week in the Ad Astra server rotation will look like this:

  • Mondays
    • WWI Rotation Maps
  • Tuesdays
    • "Aces Rising" - WWI Community Event
  • Wednesdays
    • WWII Rotation Maps
  • Thursdays
    • "Aces Falling" - WWII Community Event
  • Fridays
    • "Bomber Nights" - WWI Community Event
  • Saturdays
    • Periodical, Organized Campaign Nights on Ad Astra
  • Sundays
    • "The Sunday Roast" - WWII Community Event

Stay tuned for more updates! We appreciate your patience as we strive to deliver this new, exciting gameplay experience.

~The Ad Astra Team




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  • 3 weeks later...


If you're interested in the upcoming ACME: Aces Over the Crimea campaign, stop by the ACME Discord and make sure to register!


The ACME: ACES OVER CRIMEA event will be run on Saturday, 11 May 2024 / Saturday, 18 May 2024 / Saturday 25 May 2024 / Saturday, 1 June 2024.

Combat starts at 1800 UTC.

This IL-2 WW2 event is strictly player vs. player with the exceptions of AI supply columns, trains, ships, and the static defenses at the capture points.

Event comms will be on the Ad Astra Discord server: https://discord.gg/Swce7jD2Kp

Post below with any questions.

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I'm pretty sure that we decided on no test run. I don't know what will be on the Ad Astra server tomorrow (which is the one we will be using for the actual event.

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