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    Serving Jesus Christ in the world, history in general, reading, music, military aviation, military history, go kart racing, board gaming, and flight sims.

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  1. Mine's the Pfalz D.IIIa. I love its sharklike fuselage! Speed and climb rate leave something to be desired, but it is a flying tank of a plane. It can take a lot of punishment and still remain viable. Its handling characteristics are very straightforward and you can get very good accuracy from the guns by just using the radiator cap on the front of the engine as a gunsight. Allied, I'd have to say either the SPAD XIII or the Sopwith Camel. If I'm in a hunter/killer boom n' zoom mood, I'd go with the SPAD. More than any other Allied plane, I'd say that one will bring you home alive. I love its sheer speed and how you can dive away from almost anything if you have enough altitude. It's visibility is fairly confining though and getting a gun solution on a bandit is much more difficult than in a turnfighter. You have to make every bullet count. Also, although its climb is spectacular compared to most German scouts, the D.VIIF can outclimb it and gets progressively nastier to face at higher altitudes. The Camel is a hoot to fly. It's got excellent energy retention, can turn on a dime, and can get a guns solution on anything...provided you don't black out or spin out due to the gyro effect. When its flowing your way, you are practically unbeatable in a turnfight. One screw up will send you down like a lawn dart however. All it takes is a little hamfisted handling and it'll snap into a spinning stall. Or just one turn a little too tight, and you'll totally black out...leaving you a sitting duck for your relieved German adversary.
  2. Last Sunday's action on Flying Circus was EPIC! JG1 had quite a few memorable moments, including huge high altitude furballs with massed Camels and Bristols and seeing the Third Pursuit Group fielding large formations of SPADs in synchronization. Add a bunch of freelancer pilots to the squadron patrols scattered throughout the map, and you have multiplayer like ROF in its heyday. A truly great time. ๐Ÿ˜Ž If you want a taste of what the action was consistently like, here's one highlight of last Sunday's action. (And talk about cool game details, check out the pilot leaping out of his flaming scout without a parachute at 3:05!) You can view my full livestream here as well: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/535066500
  3. Awww...you had to ruin my moment! I was feeling pretty good about that bounce lol! ๐Ÿ˜‚ But seriously, that is very odd. ๐Ÿค” We had you guys in sight the whole time and just assumed you guys didn't notice us. This probably would explain some of the times we've gotten bounced too. Thanks for documenting this! I really hope it gets fixed.
  4. Lol! Had I known I was in your bombsight just as you were preparing to drop bombs, I would have been less willing to pull a shot like that. ๐Ÿ˜‹ I remember running into you later that day. You flew the Bristol like a virtuouso! I was lucky to get away alive.
  5. Last Sunday's action on Flying Circus was EPIC! JG1 had quite a few memorable moments, including huge high altitude furballs with massed Camels and Bristols and seeing the Third Pursuit Group fielding large formations of SPADs in synchronization. Add a bunch of freelancer pilots to the squadron patrols scattered throughout the map, and you have multiplayer like ROF in its heyday. A truly great time. ๐Ÿ˜Ž If you want a taste of what the action was consistently like, here's one highlight of last Sunday's action. (And talk about cool game details, check out the pilot leaping out of his flaming scout without a parachute at 3:05!) You can view my full livestream here as well: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/535066500
  6. This is totally AWESOME!!! I look forward to seeing you gentlemen over the front! And big congrats to @J5_Zorliton-Sch27B! You've joined a fine unit. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
  7. It was great fun indeed! We had quite a few memorable moments, including the SYN squadron diving in massed Bristol formation to attack our aerodrome. It looked so magnificent...and frightening. Believe me, I was glad to have already taken off! ๐Ÿ˜… Other memorable moments included huge high altitude furballs with massed Camels and Bristols and seeing the Third Pursuit Group fielding large formations of SPADs in synchronization. Add a bunch of freelancer pilots to the squadron patrols scattered throughout the map, and you have multiplayer like ROF in its heyday. A truly great time. Thank you for making this server available, J5! ๐Ÿ˜Ž
  8. Congratulations Matthias!!! Well-deserved. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
  9. Merry Christmas guys! Thanks for being such a passionate, fun, dedicated community to do flight sims with. WW1 may be a niche, but because of you guys, it is IMHO the finest niche to be a part of. ๐Ÿ˜Š Salute and clear December skies to you all! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
  10. Out of upvotes for today. But I think this is a Great Idea! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘
  11. I love it! That was a nice touch for including the FiF awards in the side bar!
  12. Fantastic stuff! Very comprehensive and well-balanced. Thanks for putting the time and effort into writing this! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
  13. So excited for this new chapter of your squadโ€™s - ahem, pursuit groupโ€™s ๐Ÿ˜ - growth! Will be nice to see some new Allied tags over the front.
  14. Last Sunday, I had the opportunity to hop on Jasta 5's Flying Circus server and test out the Arras Map for the first time. Typically, numbers are around 50 or so people for this event (I have seen server logs listing as many as 120 for one mission last month! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ). This particular week, numbers were more like 30 or so, but I still had some super cool fights! And hey, just flying around the Arras Map was so much fun in and of itself. ๐Ÿคฉ Here's one particular dogfight I got into over the mud: You can view the full livestream here: Flying Circus looks to be taking off gents! I'm super excited to see what the community does with it in the future!
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