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  1. Dear Bill, Can't tell you how much I'm gonna miss hearing that relaxed, easy-going drawl calmly emanating from my headphones; the easy-going grace with which you tackled any challenge - in the DCS cockpit anyway, as that is unfortunately the only arena I was able to witness it first hand - and the dichotomy of your quiet, almost befuddlingly laissez-faire, determination, all these made you a pleasure to be around in the virtual skies. The matter-of-fact way in which you treated your illness, knowing your time was limited, was of much the same spirit - and I will take some solace in t
    9 points
  2. When: This Sunday, 22nd November 2020. Where: DangerDogz Dog Fight Server. What Time: The event will start at approximately 20:00 UK time For How Long: The server will be set for a maximum of 2 hours however the event itself has a built in timer for 90 minutes. The game will announce when there is 30 minutes remaining of the 90 minutes. A decision can be made at this point to extend if required. Scenario: Capture The Flag. By driving a tank to within 75 meters of the flag it will change to your sides colours (German for Axis, Russian for Allies). You do not have to leave a
    7 points
  3. Apologies to all that last night was a bust; obviously there were a number of technical issues, many of which that were no one persons fault, but considering it took 40 minutes to get from server up (2120) to ultimate scrubbing (2200) there is obviously some work that is required. I have my suspicions that my internet connection is partially to blame; it may also have to do with the server being hosted by a player - DCS seems to run happier with a segregated host/client architecture and I suspect GBS may be the same. I will look into options hosting the campaign on the DDz dedicate
    7 points
  4. I stand and salute the big BG. Always remembered, sadly missed.
    7 points
  5. Tom has asked me to post some news relating to the discussions and polls recently and the new schedule which will be run initially on a trial basis with a view to it becoming permanent in the fullness of time. So, after due consideration, starting from Sunday 16th June (this coming Sunday) the flying schedule will be changing to; Sunday - GBS Monday - IL-2 '46 Tuesday - GBS Wednesday - CloD Thursday - DCS I have also been asked to point out that this is NOT necessarily the final version and there is always room for changes to be made, but the key thing is that if you want to
    7 points
  6. Some pix from this weekend. I had forgoten what burnt nitro smelled like
    7 points
  7. 410 BG. 2 pilots, 2nd lt Major Major and 2nd lt David Crosby flew straight to the target area, as we didnt have a flight plan,and searched for targets. We flew low level and located several groups of enemy forces. We then proceeded to drop bombs on them scoring 7 hits each. Not wishing to get shot at more than we needed to, we headed home and made safe landings at our home field.
    6 points
  8. So, as I did back at the beginning of November (campaign date) where I presented the months summary, here are the 2nd Months operations Top-Trump stats for you guys to ruminate on (last months total in brackets): 370th Fighter Group total missions flown to date: 62 (28) 370th Fighter Group total sorties flown to date: 422 (200) 370th Fighter Group total Air Kills to date: 157 (60) 370th Fighter Group total Ground Kills to date: 752 (266) Top Scoring Squadron, Air Kills to date: 402nd - 95 Top Scoring Squadron, Ground Kills to date: 402nd - 391 Top Scoring P
    6 points
  9. I am 60 in may so decided to treat myself
    6 points
  10. Something to see here.... nice work Dogs! (full screen, sound on)
    6 points
  11. Debrief 410th BG What started as a flight of four A20s soon became a flight of three as unfortunately Sheriff encountered a recurring technical issue that prevents him from moving beyond the hangar. I really hope you can get it resolved mate. The 410th BG were given transport and road targets at Remegan so the usual load of 100% fuel and twenty 200lb bombs were loaded with a view to level bombing with a two second bomb 'walk' over the target. Cloud base was below 6000ft so the climb out and rendezvous with Spitfires relatively close to Eindhoven was a simple task as we didn't need to
    6 points
  12. VICTORY IS MINE!!!! Or, more accurately, victories are now FTs and Reggies. Only took four hours. I will complete the forum debrief when I have re-invigorated my stocks of give-a-sh*t, 'cause right now I'm fresh out.
    6 points
  13. Debrief from the 410th BG A flight of 3 A20s took off from Eindhoven and, showing great airmanship and engine management skills, carried out a steep climb out and up to the fighter rendezvous at 14,500ft together and with no engine overheating. We met the Spitfire escort and continued on to the target at Zulpich. The cloud above the cloud base at 10,000ft was dense and with virtually no visibility through it or adequate gaps it was decided to level bomb from just below the cloud base. The target was marked as being in the centre of Zulpich so our job was made easier as we had an obvious a
    6 points
  14. Heads up gentlemen: Thanks to postponement of last Sundays Campaign mission the next event day is now Tuesday October 27th 2020. Apologies for any disappointments at Sundays cancellation but thank you for your understanding.
    6 points
  15. Here's some footage from Tuesday to whet your appetite for today's mission and to mark the first time both squadrons operated from home base. I hope to capture some combat on film in future missions: Capturing the Cacophony (turn it up loud 😉)
    6 points
  16. Gentlemen, I have some news... As many of you are aware, at the inception of this campaign, both the 402nd and the 485th were supposed to be based, as in reality, at the same airfield, that is Florennes/Juzaine (A-78). However, due to apparent limitations with PWCG and GBS, this was not to be; we had issues with aircraft from one squadron spawning inside or partially interfering with aircraft of the other and it resulted in my being obliged to move the 485th to another airfield, some 50km to the NE in order for the campaign to be playable and to get us started. It has stuck in m
    6 points
  17. Quite an eventful sortie for the group today; both the 402nd and 485th were assigned air patrols in the area east of Verviers between Malmedy & Eupen. It was a beautiful, clear dawn, however that blinding eastern sun held some surprises as both squadrons ran into e/a well behind friendly lines, with 485th encountering a mixed force of long nose Fw 190s and Bf 109s around Angels 10 - needless to say, a robust engagement ensued. 485th took some casualties but the Krauts paid dearly for it, 8 e/a being shot down. However, we are sad to report that Lt Denny Pook is missing presumed killed
    6 points
  18. New man cave, still waiting on sky to sort out interweb
    6 points
  19. Well, gents, for the first time I get to say... Welcome to Debrief! (Whoot!) 01/10/1944 Firstly, great job guys on all making it back. Particularly well done to the 485th for hitting their targets so unequivocally. 402nd - Reconnaissance of the frontline East of Bastogne. Great takeoff, form up and ingress to recon area, cruise alt Angels 16. Well flown gents. Spotted two contrails high over frontline, shortly after two Fw 190s dived through the formation. Broke formation and pursued one through cloud, lost him then reacquired him twice then came up on his 6 as he cl
    6 points
  20. One more quote from my grandfather...and one of his best ever. Back in 1970 when I was 11, he took me down to Biggin Hill to see the air show and have a look at the Battle of Britain memorial flight first hand. I can't tell you my disappointment when instead of heading straight to the airfield he stopped at the old pub in the village...which had a closed sign up. When we got into the pub it was full of old blokes all shouting and laughing at eachother...turned out it was a few of my boyhood heroes...ones that I had read about and had most of their their photos on my bedroom wall... F
    6 points
  21. Painless inspired me to post this topic - having a natter on TS, conversation fell to the motorcycle thread; it then evolved to a similar for cars. At this point I confessed I've flown more different aircraft than I've owned cars and my car collection was decidedly under-whelming! So Painless suggested why not an aeroplane one? So here goes. First, the aircraft I can legitimately claim to have flown, hands-on, didn't crash it! My first flight! Headcorn, aged 11 and I lost my aviation virginity to... a Cessna 172 Skyhawk II! : Then to the cadets, where I became a some
    6 points
  22. 6 points
  23. Howdy chaps. Results are in. Before I announce the results, a quick explanation of how the voting was scored: For simplicity, I went with a "points based on preference" philosophy, so First place = 1 Point, Second place = 2 points, etc. As such it was a "lowest score wins" structure. Ergo, for the sims a voter had a total of 10 points (1+2+3+4=10) to distribute amongst the sims. For the days a voter had a total of 28 points (1+2+3+4+5+6+7=28) to distribute amongst the days. Where a voter only applied a preference position to one or a few of the total available s
    6 points
  24. Personally, I'll be sorry to see '46 and CloD go. For me, DCS requires too much effort to be moderately competent let alone competitive and GBS doesn't have the planeset or scenarios that hold my interest all that much. It doesn't matter really though - I fly so little now anyway that my input to the group is token at best. That said, I do think that the group as a whole needs to find a way forward that suits the majority of regular flyers. Our decisions when '46 was THE sim were easy - now there are 4-5, making everyone happy is going to be nigh on impossible. I will go along with the ma
    6 points
  25. From the album: FT

    Yeah, basically, just push it off its tracks!
    6 points
  26. The results of my PFT were very encouraging. I am stable; little to no change in my lung capacities over the last 2.6 years.. While the numbers are nasty bad, they haven't changed much from the initial 25% function. I am now at 23% function (getting oxygen in to my blood stream). With supplemental O2, I will be able to poke around this earth a bit longer. So, tomorrow I have to stick to my word and preorder the F-14 ?,
    6 points
  27. Great pics chaps thank you! I got some footage on my smartphone again this year so threw together another little video for those that couldn't make it:
    6 points
  28. And the final batch from Sunday;
    6 points
  29. Some more photos - Friday arrivals and practice - Saturday show.
    6 points
  30. Huge thanks to all the Dogz for being such splendid company at the weekend, I had a blast. The show was fantastic, the weather was sublime and the curry was tasty as usual. Plenty of highlights to choose from, but if I had to be specific, probably the Battle of Britain film salute with four Buchons attacking the field from the south, three Sptifires to defend and all accompanied by the soundtrack over the tannoy. Wonderful stuff! All aircraft involved were actual stars of the film too (50 years ago this July). I'll be putting together a little video again when I get some time later
    6 points
  31. Some pix (quite a few of the spit formation were taken at 100th of a second )
    6 points
  32. Curry done, more pics to follow soon
    6 points
  33. Theresa (my daughter) flew from Eindhoven to Manchester today of all days. Storm Doris made it interesting..... "Take off was bumpy. Above the clouds was pretty. Manchester closed their airport while we were in-flight. Then they opened it for landing. Circled for landing for 20 minutes. Tried to land twice...couldn't. Got diverted to Liverpool. 10 minutes before landing at Liverpool a fight broke out. Three minutes to landing and a very drunk idiot decided to walk up and down the plane....laughing and cheering at himself while 100 people are screaming at him to sit his butt down. 1minute
    6 points
  34. Whoopsie-daisy! Just been handed this footage by a member of the USAAF 9th AF film crew who had a narrow escape filming P-38s of the 370th FG land after an early November sortie on the frontline. Pleased to say no injuries reported and only two aircraft written off for spares. We've had a word with his commanding officer, totally irresponsible of him to be out there distracting our pilots whilst busy landing. Their minds are already overloaded by deciding on what to drink that evening.
    5 points
  35. Server now running 4.501 Unfortunately, we have lost some of the GoodCoops missions - there are only four left at the moment. Sure, will start saving them again, but this time we should only put missions in that have the original .mission file, as with bigger updates (like 4.501 is) the .msbin can no longer be loaded... Oh well... Looks like I found a workaround for this...
    5 points
  36. Hi guys! Ribbon and me are very grateful, and many many thnx for voting!! Ribbon is winner and he win a Hurrycane,so Ribbon is decided to give his winning plane to von_Greif(post on il2 forum: https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/63861-this-forum/),he is sick and he have a cancer,so this is gift from all of us,because you helped to win this plane!! Thnx again guys!!
    5 points
  37. New Years day and my 'new' toy is nearly seven years old Went for a walk on the beach. I'd like to say it was a bright, crisp and clear winter's day. It wasn't. It was urghhhhhhh......... "Look grandad. Even the freakin' seagulls are walking!"
    5 points
  38. I flew as number 2 in the 5 ship formation of Harvards on Tuesday and Wednesday, it was sort of surreal flying a WWII aircraft in formation flying over formations of Daks. from an operators perspective the whole 4 days was a total clusterfu*k but as a spectator it was amazing to see all those Daks. (I will never complain about Legends ever again) Sorry Crash for not immediately recognizing you, I had no idea you were there and I see familiar faces all the time.
    5 points
  39. My suggestion: GBS BoX is now our primary and logically occupies the #1. Tuesday slot. DCS would logically be then the #2 Thursday slot. However in order to give members a better chance of flying the primary sim in a social manner, I believe GBS deserves two nights a week in order to allow exposure to the greatest number of members. Ergo #3. Sunday should also be GBS. CloD then moves to Monday, and Il-2 1946 to Wednesday.
    5 points
  40. It was great to meet up with the guys again, had a great day, planes, sunshine and great banter, what more can a man ask for.....even had a pretty singer blowing me a kiss and lusting after me and not Sid standing dirctly behine me in her line of sight...it was me honest...
    5 points
  41. That is a major pain in the harris m8. The writing has been on the wall since Shoreham I suppose : (. Perhaps a solution would be to create a venue especially for air shows far enough away from population centres and main roads to be deemed safe. I vote for that instead of a high speed rail link @£82bn. If only.......... Maybe re route the M11 a bit ? Any slightly more practical ideas ? If they keep on legislating the risks out of life like this, in another 50 years 25 million people will suddenly drop dead of boredom on a wet Tuesday afternoon.
    5 points
  42. I recall, maybe incorrectly, one of our members (Friar?) lamenting the fact that he was unable to find the rather exquisite score written for the Horsemen warbird formation display team by the late James Horner. Hitherto fleeting snatches of it were available on some you tube videos but invariably cut about and overdubbed with hairyplane noises and much talking - anything but the full, unadulterated piece. Well, I recently discovered this; please enjoy. I know I do very, very much:
    5 points
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