Yeah, the decision to have the 1916 dates and our 2014 calendar dates 'match' came later in the thread, so it's easy to miss if you just read the rules in the first post.

As Corsaire said, just fly when you can, but the campaign date in 1916 should be advanced to match the current date in real life.

The purpose is to re-live the year 1916 day by day, but in the real-time year of 2014. It also keeps us all on the same date, which just seems to be more fun.