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#4162500 - 08/28/15 11:17 PM Re: So few of us on the forum these days!! [Re: RamblingSid]  
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Originally Posted By: RamblingSid
And where the hell is Olham?
Miss his posts.

RS



Sid, where have you been hiding or have I been missing your posts! Welcome back. Olham has been very busy with personal life stuff. I'm sure he will be back soon. We all miss him, particularly his "Mmmmmmhuahuahaaaaaaa"!


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#4162516 - 08/29/15 01:18 AM Re: So few of us on the forum these days!! [Re: Robert_Wiggins]  
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Hiya Robert,

haven't posted much lately but I check here every day.

WOFF is a wonder, but I have other interests too - music, fishing -
it is difficult to fit it all in sometimes.

Glad to hear that Olham will return after his spell of
compassionate leave.

Hope to visit your wonderful country one day.
All the best

RS

#4162531 - 08/29/15 02:21 AM Re: So few of us on the forum these days!! [Re: Robert_Wiggins]  
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Herr Olham is a true friend to the forum. I do wish him and his well and I too miss him
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#4162594 - 08/29/15 11:15 AM Re: So few of us on the forum these days!! [Re: Robert_Wiggins]  
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CW3SF, I've got you; check your PMs.

Other than that, I've just figured that I've not had anything worth mentioning. Kinda bummed at my two Did pilots going the way they did, but I've "unofficially" got replacements in the air. Just flying when I can, before I have to go back to the classroom next week (teacher.)

#4162601 - 08/29/15 11:47 AM Re: So few of us on the forum these days!! [Re: Robert_Wiggins]  
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The clouds just parted and I hear his Albatros approaching.


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#4162605 - 08/29/15 11:58 AM Re: So few of us on the forum these days!! [Re: Robert_Wiggins]  
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Nice. Got a great visual allusion there Hauksbee.
Well done and very appropriate.

#4162614 - 08/29/15 12:27 PM Re: So few of us on the forum these days!! [Re: Robert_Wiggins]  
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An Albatros D.III approaches a big Entente airfield and roars over the mess at treetop level.
A little parachute comes swaying down and lands right outside the mess door.
The pilots come rushing out to see what this roaring noise was, and find the tiny metal capsule.
A fight begins about who is the one to open it and read the message.

Lieutenant Hauksbee finally gets it and reads the note loud for all:

"Ze qviet times vill soon bee over - der Albatros-Man vill return to der skies over Flanders fields!
I hope you made zome progress vizz flyink ant fightink - I desperately need some entertainment!
Mmuahahahahaaa!"

Lieutenant "Duke" Ironhand raises his fist to the skies and shouts: "What cheek the man has!"

Lieutenant Carrick shrugs and asks: "Is this good news or bad?"

Captain Louvert reads the note again and mutters: "I guess we will learn soon enough..."


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#4162615 - 08/29/15 12:55 PM Re: So few of us on the forum these days!! [Re: Olham]  
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Originally Posted By: Olham
An Albatros D.III approaches a big Entente airfield and roars over the mess at treetop level.
A little parachute comes swaying down and lands right outside the mess door.
The pilots come rushing out to see what this roaring noise was, and find the tiny metal capsule.
A fight begins about who is the one to open it and read the message.

Lieutenant Hauksbee finally gets it and reads the note loud for all:

"Ze qviet times vill soon bee over - der Albatros-Man vill return to der skies over Flanders fields!
I hope you made zome progress vizz flyink ant fightink - I desperately need some entertainment!
Mmuahahahahaaa!"

Lieutenant "Duke" Ironhand raises his fist to the skies and shouts: "What cheek the man has!"

Lieutenant Carrick shrugs and asks: "Is this good news or bad?"

Captain Louvert reads the note again and mutters: "I guess we will learn soon enough..."


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#4162632 - 08/29/15 01:39 PM Re: So few of us on the forum these days!! [Re: Robert_Wiggins]  
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That is the worst german speaking british accent I have ever heard in my life... it's a ruse chaps, Herr Olham was shotdown and killed weeks ago...

#4162641 - 08/29/15 01:49 PM Re: So few of us on the forum these days!! [Re: Trooper117]  
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Originally Posted By: Robert Wiggins
biggrin Hes Back!!

Well, not fully back - I'm wearing a bandage round my head, which makes the cap
sit a bit high and silly-looking. But I often get mistaken for Manfred von Richthofen
with that headwound - which I shamelessly use to my favour, when beautiful ladies
come to wish me a speedy recovery! Mmuahahahahaaa!!!

Originally Posted By: Trooper117
... it's a ruse chaps, Herr Olham was shotdown and killed weeks ago...

Shot down - yes. Killed - no.
German intelligence spread that rumour, hoping the British might draw more squadrons
back to Britain for home defense duties.


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#4162663 - 08/29/15 02:42 PM Re: So few of us on the forum these days!! [Re: Olham]  
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Originally Posted By: Olham
Originally Posted By: Robert Wiggins
biggrin Hes Back!!

Well, not fully back - I'm wearing a bandage round my head, which makes the cap
sit a bit high and silly-looking. But I often get mistaken for Manfred von Richthofen
with that headwound - which I shamelessly use to my favour, when beautiful ladies
come to wish me a speedy recovery! Mmuahahahahaaa!!!

Originally Posted By: Trooper117
... it's a ruse chaps, Herr Olham was shotdown and killed weeks ago...

Shot down - yes. Killed - no.
German intelligence spread that rumour, hoping the British might draw more squadrons
back to Britain for home defense duties.


I thought as much! Albert "Mushroom" Ward sent me a couple of photos he took on a recent pass over Boistrancourt! How he managed to capture colour in his photos I will never know! Perhaps it is some secret film development testing going on, but here is some interesting evidence!!

Those call letters invoke some memories!!


Is he a new conscript or a visiting ace?



Who could be the owner of this black Mariah?


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#4162671 - 08/29/15 03:01 PM Re: So few of us on the forum these days!! [Re: Olham]  
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Originally Posted By: Olham
Originally Posted By: Robert Wiggins
biggrin Hes Back!!
German intelligence spread that rumour, hoping the British might draw more squadrons back to Britain for home defense duties.

Careful! He's lulling us into a false sense of security.


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#4162709 - 08/29/15 04:39 PM Re: So few of us on the forum these days!! [Re: Robert_Wiggins]  
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About me,I am not flying since late June I think,summer here is a "serious and hot matter" and I have little time to play WOFF ( time and "will" of course)better stay in open air, but check the Forum almost every day,just in case.When October'll put an end to all this,I'll resume flying for sure,hoping also for new stuff incoming thumbsup


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#4162714 - 08/29/15 04:49 PM Re: So few of us on the forum these days!! [Re: Robert_Wiggins]  
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Haha, you guys are priceless!
Great pics, Robert - I wonder how you got those caught - and even in colour!
Cavaliere, if I was in Italy in summer, I would probably also not find much time for simming.

PS: Damn, this "Boistrancourt" appears much advanced compared to my version.
Guess I have to catch up with things quite a bit.


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#4163412 - 08/31/15 03:21 PM Re: So few of us on the forum these days!! [Re: Robert_Wiggins]  
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I just went over to CombatAce to see the OFF pilot maps. Many pilots seem to have disappeared although maybe they just don't post here any more. Some have changed names eg. Robert Wiggins = RJW. The Australians seem to have disappeared all except Hood.


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#4163435 - 08/31/15 04:08 PM Re: So few of us on the forum these days!! [Re: JimAttrill]  
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Originally Posted By: JimAttrill
I just went over to CombatAce to see the OFF pilot maps. Many pilots seem to have disappeared although maybe they just don't post here any more. Some have changed names eg. Robert Wiggins = RJW. The Australians seem to have disappeared all except Hood.


Yes it seems that those of us who have migrated to WOFF from OFF, tend not to go over to Combat Ace very frequently and post there less so.
I still visit off and on to see what's up.


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#4163443 - 08/31/15 04:23 PM Re: So few of us on the forum these days!! [Re: Robert_Wiggins]  
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Well, Olham is back! Bless the Lord!

As for me, R/L is very consuming, especially in the summer. It's very tough to find the time to fly. But I do check in here and post when I can. As Olham noted on his comeback thread, this is one of the most gentlemanly and civilized forums I've ever encountered, and I really enjoy keeping up with y'all!


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#4163524 - 08/31/15 07:23 PM Re: So few of us on the forum these days!! [Re: Robert_Wiggins]  
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I haven't posted anything in the old forum in a long time. And now it seems to be pretty much dead. I suppose the WW1 flight sim community is not big enough to adequately populate several forums at the same time, especially when this is the official forum of WOFF now.


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#4163626 - 08/31/15 11:55 PM Re: So few of us on the forum these days!! [Re: Robert_Wiggins]  
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Yep I'm still here to fly the Aussie flag.I turned 93 two days ago and still get a kick every morning when I see WOFF lists me as a junior member.I do check Combat Ace every now and again.

#4163643 - 09/01/15 12:54 AM Re: So few of us on the forum these days!! [Re: Robert_Wiggins]  
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Enjoying this thread as we all figure out how to get in some flight time in the midst of r/l. I'm in the same boat as most everyone, and at the same time we're all just dying to see what the dev's come of with next. Haven't begun to wear out Balance of Power but they just keep coming up with the best new stuff. Gotta' love it! I'm not addicted or anything, I can quite at any time, (yeh, right). hood, I'm four months from age 66, so I'm just a pup to you, keep 'em flying! I go over to Combat Ace some but this seems like the 'real' WOFF forum to me. Different direction, good book, The Unsubstantial Air, by Samuel Hynes. From the US point of view, without politics, really breathes life into the pilots. Author was a WWII pilot, young, came in late, only flew at Okinawa. He really knows how to write as an airman. Best to all

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