Thanks, AJ. I get that, the first squadrons/escadrilles that I flew when I first got OFF in 2010 was the Laf. Esc. I have always been interested in them and I think one of the very first books I read on WWI was 'Falcons of France' by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall. Being from the US I've read much about them and the Flying Tigers in WWII. I like the idea of volunteering, and of course there was the 'adventure'. So yeh, I like the Laf Esc a lot and I usually go until I run into SPADs. And what I meant was that I don't really care for 1918 much, but will fly for US 'cause I like the Nieuport 28. Sandbagger mentioned the upper wing images that the US pilots were painting on their aircraft, posters, etc. In 'Falcons of France' they asked Nordhoff what he wanted painted there, he said he hadn't really given it any thought, but decided on a palm tree because of the familial connections to the South Pacific. I guess they thought it was kinda 'different', but he kept it. Of course the two of them went on to write my first and favorite 'high seas' adventures, the 'Bounty' trilogy, and I think he lived his life there. Anyway thanks Actionjoe I appreciate the thought. SW
I got some cockpit time this weekend. Sharing a few videos from my Jasta campaign. Man can OBD put together an awesome campaign experience. And thanks to all the modders who manage to keep pushing WOFF UE even higher. View in 720P for best quality.
Started an SE5a campaign just to see how I liked it. Admittedly went off course to go look for trouble. That didn't work out so well. I wonder who the last guy I tangled was. He had red and white stripes on his fuselage. Anyone know if he was a historical ace?
You are very lucky to have survived the encounter with the Tripehounds! I would have stalled and spun out of there and onto the deck ASAP and to heck with flying mates! Live to fly another day and make amends, right? lol
(*while making his personal skin, I discovered that there was no Manfred v.Richthofen Albatros skins in my folder. Before I re-download and re-install the skinpack-I'm pretty sure I already done it-could someone tell me if it is normal? Thanks.)
Man. I know I have said it a dozen times over the years but I will say it again...this game is the prettiest damn thing on a monitor screen. Every time I come here, and fly myself - with everything being different every time due to weather, light, etc - I always come away with a bit of awe.