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#4478083 - 06/14/19 01:45 PM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Hmmm, five or six, but all but one of them has left SimHQ for one reason or another.

Back a zillion years ago a bunch of us Red Baron 3D guys used to meet up once a year at Rinebeck, NY to see the WWI planes fly.

And OG, of course, because who the hell hasn't met him? There's a special punch he carries for one's Man Card, after all.


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#4478096 - 06/14/19 02:46 PM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Yeah OG with the Cardinal is a little more mobile than most of us.


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#4478333 - 06/16/19 09:10 AM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Gone flying and shooting with EAF331 MadDog on a couple of occasions. Bumped into him at the airport the other day, too. We need to go flying and shooting again soon!

Also met Troll, he’s a pilot for another airline here in Norway.

Quite a few I would like to meet, though most are in the US, so that complicates things a bit.


In all my years I've never seen the like. It has to be more than a hundred sea miles and he brings us up on his tail. That's seamanship, Mr. Pullings. My God, that's seamanship!
#4478445 - 06/17/19 03:22 AM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: oldgrognard]  
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It can be a bit rough. My mates and I used to go to Blackpool in our teens ti get drunk and pick up birds. Had the odd bar fight there too.... happy daze.


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#4478446 - 06/17/19 03:49 AM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: Mad Max]  
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Originally Posted by Mad Max
It can be a bit rough. My mates and I used to go to Blackpool in our teens ti get drunk and pick up birds. Had the odd bar fight there too.... happy daze.


I would think there would be lots of sea gulls there. biggrin


There was only 16 squadrons of RAF fighters that used 100 octane during the BoB.
The Fw190A could not fly with the outer cannon removed.
There was no Fw190A-8s flying with the JGs in 1945.
#4478480 - 06/17/19 12:04 PM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Haha! I’m not even from the UK and I knew what Mad Max was talking about.


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#4478517 - 06/17/19 03:11 PM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Hmm, have met a couple.

Problem is I don't know how many of my EAF buddies was SimHQers biggrin

But I've met Semmern several times and one or two of the other norwegians on here as well.

#4478621 - 06/18/19 08:56 AM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: KraziKanuK]  
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Originally Posted by KraziKanuK
Originally Posted by Mad Max
It can be a bit rough. My mates and I used to go to Blackpool in our teens ti get drunk and pick up birds. Had the odd bar fight there too.... happy daze.


I would think there would be lots of sea gulls there. biggrin


Blackpool, like most British seaside resorts went into decline in the late 1960s with the nascence of cheap package holidays to Spain & The Balearics with it's guaranteed sun and cheap booze.
There was an attempted rebirth as the venue for hen & stag parties but this backfired due to the unruly drunken behaviour of the revellers discouraging families who went there longer term for their annual holidays. It maintained some popularity due to the annual 'Blackpool Illuminations', though once again visitors were discouraged by the massive traffic jams that ensued.

I worked there on a Store Refurbishment a number of years ago. During the daylight it looked very rundown and tired, and as darkness descended the streets became awash with vomit, discarded kebabs and supine drunks. Along with seminar-attending middle-aged sales representatives trying to make most of their few days of freedom from humdrum lives and marital ties desperately trying to 'pick up birds'. smile

It is said that Hitler loved Blackpool and ordered it not to be targeted as he had plans to make his English 'Wolfschanze' there following a successful invasion. It probably wasn't 'blitzed' as it had no strategic value unlike nearby Liverpool.


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#4478626 - 06/18/19 09:48 AM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Hitler loved Blackpool? That would be very far down on my list of expected sentences to read for today :/


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