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#3974654 - 06/29/14 08:21 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart ***** [Re: Olham]  
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I am moving to a new house, so I will be without Internet connection for 2-3 weeks. I will be flying as soon as possible, in the meantime, stay safe up there and come back home in one piece. Good luck guys!

#3974656 - 06/29/14 08:23 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Hope the move goes well. Safe journey to you and your family.


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#3974658 - 06/29/14 08:27 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Congrats, Olham

Especially on getting the big girl down safely with a bad Benz.

I put my BBW down here one day last week after saying a prayer.



#3974664 - 06/29/14 08:40 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: ArisFuser]  
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Originally Posted By: ArisFuser
I am moving to a new house, so I will be without Internet connection for 2-3 weeks. I will be flying as soon as possible, in the meantime, stay safe up there and come back home in one piece. Good luck guys!

Hope the move goes well Aris, we will keep a spot at the mess for you.


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#3974669 - 06/29/14 08:48 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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#3974671 - 06/29/14 08:51 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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All the best for your move, Aris!

Ha, a church AND a cemetery... just in case...
Good one, MudWasp!



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#3974679 - 06/29/14 09:10 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Great reports guys ... lots of activity out there.

Here's the view from my cockpit as we headed out over Dunkirk yesterday on a rainy artillery spotting mission. A rather beautiful vista on an otherwise dreary flight.


#3974685 - 06/29/14 09:32 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Beau-ti-ful!
The North Sea coast might well be my next pilot's field of operation, if Bernhard Harms should fall.


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#3974689 - 06/29/14 09:42 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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I miss Sophie, my Sopwith...but rolling and diving in my Baby Blue Whale, BBW, is better than I expected.

Hopefully my transfer to Jasta 14 down in Alsace goes through soon. Been practicing in the EIII with a quick combat pilot. I named my EIII Squirrelly Shirley, SS, for short.

#3974706 - 06/29/14 10:27 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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In Alsace with an EIII, you will mostly have to fight mountains. smile2


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#3974710 - 06/29/14 10:36 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Beautiful screen shot Scout. It could be picture, and a nice one at that!


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#3974731 - 06/30/14 12:05 AM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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June 29

My first mission in the early morning was to patrol the nearby airfield of Savy, some 3 miles distant. We were a flight of five.

At first it looked like we were going to be bounced, as I noticed these chaps above and behind us as I climbed out to 1,000 feet.



They were definitely German, but not that interested in us. Four flew right over my airfield, but I didn't see any bombs go off. The fifth followed us for a bit, but apparently decided he didn't want to fly that low against all of us and took off.

The rest of the patrol was...dull. We saw no one until the very end, when I noticed eight planes approaching Savy. I zoomed in and learned they were friendlies: BE2cs escorted by Airco DH2s.

---------

I returned and there was a driver waiting to take me to RFC 70 in Fienvillers. Apparently my transfer went through. The Sopwith Strutter, though still a two-seater, is a huge step up from the Fee.

We immediately went out to recon, and I was given command of a flight of four. No problem, except one of my peeps had some sort of engine trouble. He refused to turn back, but steadily lost ground. Which, in the end, turned out to be the problem.

We arrived over the front lines, and I decided instead of just cruising back and forth while the 21 minute timer ran out, I'd turn more or less in place until # 4 could catch us. So I banked sharp left.

Crunch.

Tear.

FIRE!

I collided with a wingmate, who was apparently unharmed. The same could not be said for myself.



Albert was still at 20% health, so I tried to stay with it and see if I could somehow glide to safety. No dice. My engine had failed in the collision and I couldn't get lift from my wings. Then around 3,000 feet my 'health' updated to 0% as the flames caught me. Then at 1,000 feet another crunch/tear as my wings sheared off.

Ouch.

So ends Albert Nuts. He lived just long enough to get out of the Fee, to realize the Strutter can kill you too.

#3974737 - 06/30/14 12:13 AM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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R.I.P. Albert Nuts ~S~

#3974755 - 06/30/14 01:30 AM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Ouch, bad luck there CatKnight. A sharp bank to the left (or right) will take you right into the path of flight-members if you are leading a standard vee formation. But with a name like 'Nuts', we kind of expect a few crazy maneuvers (grin). Call you next pilot Bertam Slowbanker? smile

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#3974769 - 06/30/14 02:18 AM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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#3974806 - 06/30/14 03:29 AM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: corsaire31]  
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Originally Posted By: corsaire31
In Alsace with an EIII, you will mostly have to fight mountains. smile2


Yes, I Love flying bush planes in FSX, but never have to worry about being shot down by other planes.
Squirrelly Shirley needs Tundra tires!

#3974822 - 06/30/14 04:04 AM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Catknight:

Wow, Roasted nuts winkngrin

#3974825 - 06/30/14 04:10 AM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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29 Jun 16.

A slight matter over my Taylor Bill and the local police came up. I will be slightly delayed returning to 20 Sqn. I should arrive on the 1st of July.

#3974872 - 06/30/14 09:38 AM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: MudWasp]  
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Originally Posted By: MudWasp
Originally Posted By: corsaire31
In Alsace with an EIII, you will mostly have to fight mountains. smile2


Yes, I Love flying bush planes in FSX, but never have to worry about being shot down by other planes.
Squirrelly Shirley needs Tundra tires!


Me too, I run an Air Hauler company in western Canada / Alaska. I fly a C185 Skywagon with tundra wheels among other planes.

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#3974874 - 06/30/14 09:49 AM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Can not wait until I can get back to flying - my nurse doesn't seem to have a sense of humour!



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