Trout

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  • Birthday 03/14/1970

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  1. S~ Gents! We have this huge super awesome surplus store here in Kitchener (yes, as in THE Lord Kitchener BTW). I had not been by in a few years though as its not in my area of town. Today I found myself driving by. What's great about the exterior is they have a full real T34/85 tank in the front parking lot and a full real Spitfire mounted on the roof. I'm not able to ID the version of this Spit, so I'd be greatful if someone can make a positive ID. See pics (tank not included). So I drive by and I'm admiring the Spit and the tank and quizzing my girlfriend on what they are - she's been told this info before so she's expected to remember! LOL - when I notice they've built a small addition onto the front of the huge surplus building. I swear my breath caught in my throat and I fealt slightly faint when I yanked the wheel over and we screeched into the parking lot. There in front of me was a new shop nestled right under the Spitfire on the roof. It was a glory to behold... it's name... The Spitfire Emporium. We parked and as I ran up to the front doors my girl friend informed me with a laugh that I am apparently "a plane nerd". I'm ok with that. I proved her right immediately as I asked her to take my pic in front of the store. (See pic) So in we go. Everything Canadian military aviation you could imagine assailed my senses all at once. WII aviation paintings, images of Buzz Beurling, RCAF (vintage and current) T-shirts, hoodie sweaters, model aircraft, Spit's Hurri's, Mosquitoes and the iconic Lancaster all coming at me at once!!! Aaarrrrrgg!! My vision narrowed and I think I almost passed out because when the ringing in my ears eased a bit my girlfriend said "You'll be ok honey. Just breath, and go play." Man, she's awesome. There was too much to get pics of everything I wanted but I did grab a pic of a model Stuka that had about an 18" wing span and a huge Corsair that was at least 2.5 feet wide. (See pics) After I had my fill (or I had had enough impatient looks) it was time to go. No purchesses today as wisely advised by my partner, as the state I was in I was preapred to blow the budget in one fowl swoop! I do know however, that for the next decade my birthday and x-mas ideas will be coming from The Spitfire Emporium.
  2. Great info and links Arthur!! I knew of this event by name only... I'm now much richer for having watched the videos. Thanks S~
  3. Thanks Gustang! I've now bought about a dozen aircraft. They all burn and crash on me the exact same though I find..... LOL Thanks for hosting last Monday. I had an absolute blast! Tried a couple new planes I've never been in before and ended the night with a 3 - 0 record!! I'll be looking for more action tonight (Wed) if there's anyone around, if not cya next Monday! Found this link which was VERY helpful IMHO... Newcomers Guide to Buying Multiplayer RoF aircraft http://riseofflight.com/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=26651 Even if you're not new it might be worth a quick read. S~
  4. Wow! Looks awesome Brando, thanks for the heads up! Did a little research and it appears that in North America this show will be on the Military Channel. But I can't find when or anything on their website...... keep your eyes peeled lads!
  5. Hahaha that's beautiful in its simplicity and truthfulness. Unreal....
  6. Hey guys, long time no see! Thanks for the birthday wishes, it means a lot. Hopefully you'll be seeing me a lot more (hope thats ok!). I still fly IL2 (SEOW) in which case you'll see me BEHIND you guns blazing, as well as being a recent RoF convert where you'll see me perfectly lined up IN FRONT of you. BOOYA!
  7. Hi! See BA's post right above this one! lol Thanks for the well-wishes Toad! I want to make some RoF nights where I'll be a target drone. Trying to get BA to start up "Wenesday Nights with Host BadAim" again with IL2 where I should be able to hold my own! LOL
  8. Why thank you. What a gentleman. S~
  9. Wow... after months of periodically trying to sort through numerous techy issues that kept me out of this game, looks like I'm now a bonafide menace of the skies! Or at least a bonafide target for everyone else..... whatever. I've been popping in on TS recently so hope to see ya in the skies soon. S~
  10. http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/dailybrew/william-barker-canada-greatest-war-hero-gets-overdue-192239180.html
  11. S~ BG S~ Gentlemen It is with heavy heart that I return to these boards. I have just heard the terrible news, although it was deemed inevitable, nothing takes the pain away except fond memories and a little bit of Father Time. My condolences to friends and family. "High Flight" Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds, — and done a hundred things You have not dreamed of — wheeled and soared and swung High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there, I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung My eager craft through footless halls of air.... Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace. Where never lark, or even eagle flew — And, while with silent lifting mind I have trod The high untrespassed sanctity of space, - Put out my hand, and touched the face of God. John Gillespie Magee, Jr. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Gillespie_Magee_Jr
  12. HOOEH!!! Eh?
  13. A sad sad day indeed.... http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703779704576073703340092680.html