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  1. I survived, the Flight and the 1hr and a bit drive there and back :). Which is good, especially due to the state of my car (getting that fixed in the AM, one reason I take these things in for oil changes, let them check the car out, the other is that I don't have the facilities). It was...Amazing, there was an Australian WW2 vet who had flown all the way just to get on the flight, I overheard him saying he flew Hurricanes and lost his front teeth while doing so. When I talked to him briefly he mentioned Lancasters and too, not sure if people would move from flying to navigator, but he mentioned doing that. You do get transported back to the 40's, to a degree anyway as Palm Springs and its desert like features is a far cry from the green and wet weather the UK experiences, but with a little imagination...I was actually quite surprised how squeaky the wheal breaks are and how much of a jolt there is during take off roll. Oh, for the final picture, Bermuda Dunes area is where my ex-wife is from lol.
  2. It was unfortunately canceled, but safety first imho. never know with the French, they have that flair within them that can spark and put away any team, and then a week later everyone is wondering what happened to it. I have seen it called a super Typhoon, maybe the Scot's will be less whiny on Sunday when they see the storm for themselves. It sucks for them, but if you don't get those points...
  3. For me the golden age was the old Tornado and its ile like Falcon 4 with its massive campaign, online was also secondary. As I was more of an offline player the original Il2 didn't hook me as much, but I had other factors which were more intrusive at the time lol.
  4. Thanks for the personal messages, I will be flying out of Palm Springs.
  5. Gotta love the World Cup, springing surprises. I am still hoping the US has the ability to cause one too, maybe the French will have an off day lol.
  6. I think my credit card can handle the $425 it takes for a flight on a B-17G...Gotta do it once right? Anyone else plumped for a flight on a warbird?
  7. Nice update :). Cannot wait for it to land.
  8. Good luck Russia, against Japan in the opening game :). Good luck USA :). https://www.rugbyworldcup.com/
  9. Glad you're in :). I don't think volume 1 will have an official campaign or career choice, although I think there might be the unofficial PWCG careers, we may get that in volume 2 depending on how well volume 1 sales.
  10. I'm kind of going out for the Meteor, probably won't have another chance at an Allied jet until either Korea (which is a long way off, if perhaps ever) or against Divers (V1's), although constantly having the only mission type of V1 intercept could get a bit boring (they did simulated attacks against B-17's, 24's etc for training, but that's even less likely) as far as I know that's all they did before they were dispatched to the continent just after BoBp.
  11. Buffalo had quite an interesting history, my first encounter with it was with the Matchbox 1/72 model kit. I'd like it too in context, but it's a bit ugly which gives it its charm. This is the matchbox kit:
  12. It seems there has been an upswing of votes for the Meteor; having the Meteor III opens up possibility of having the earlier mark too if we have Operation crossbow (although limited to V1 rocket intercepts) and the associated attacks over Northern Europe. I have brain farted the other tactical operation at the time, and if we're not heading to the Pacific next then maybe this period could be a good one to cover... But, would we likely get to two British collector Planes? Meteor, Mosquito or Spitfire XIV? Axis plane? Me410?
  13. Hmm guess the collector planes? Mosquito. Very good choice, and a popular one. Can they choose a version and get the info in the time allotted? Hurricane: Doesn't really fit in the Bodenplatte period. If an earlier, popular "not used by another product" Western Front campaign is used then yes, but it would probably feature as part of the standard set. Me410: Sure Flyable B-25: Don't know, would seem a bit odd only having it AI driven with the option to upgrade to full flyable. The work entailed doesn't seem worth it..? Again, like the Hurricane maybe another Western Front or even Pacific expansion. B-17, were they around Bodenplatte map at? I think the Lancaster was, however a lot of investment and I suspect (could be wrong) the first 4 engine heavies could be AI. Typhoon: Probably between this or a Mosquito. Maybe easier to get the Typhoon into the sim than the Mosquito within time frame tey have given themselves. Spitfire XIV: Same as the Typhoon... Meteor: I would love this one, wasn't allowed to sky over Soviet or too far into enemy lands as they didn't want to give away the secret of the alloys used in the engine construction (there are interviews on Youtube stating this from what I recall and well not that it mattered, the Soviets were given engines by the succeeding Labour govt). It didn't face a lot of Luftwaffe opposition, by the time it deployed to the continent there wasn't much left of it. This doesn't matter here... Avro Anson: All time winner here: https://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/blog/avro-ansons-vs-messerschmitt-109s-dunkirk-1940/ No prize to whoever actually gets it right, but a fun guess that plane nevertheless... Looking forward to the whole new update, another glad they're not asking for my vital statistics to be inputted lol. Add the picture feature isn't one I had thought of, what are you going to put in the cockpit with you? I might use my great-uncle...
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