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Salute all and sundry! :salute:

 

As some of you know, I run a weekly livestream on Twitch that focuses on WW1 aviation. With Flying Circus Vol 1 now in the books, I thought I'd start posting my livestreams in one consolidated thread here. :cool: My links stay active for 14 days, and then Twitch deletes them from the system, so I will make sure I edit this original post each time to feature the latest livestream. ;) 

 

Latest Livestream: 

 

Salute all! Last night I did a bit of livestreaming in Rise of Flight and briefly discussed my thoughts about where the current state of WW1 flight simulations lie right now.

 

I had forgotten how much fun ROF was, especially when flying with my fantastic JG1 squadmates! We tried Albatros D.IIs, D.IIIs, Fe2bs, and (of course) my beloved Nieuport 28. 😍😁 (Even without balloon guns, she is quite the killer, it turns out!) And flying on icons-on dogfight servers without icons turned on leads to a whole ‘nother level of mayhem and excitement! 😂🤙

 

You can view the archived livestream here:

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/772274207

 
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I got on about an hour late for Thursday night's fly-in at Rise of Flight, but I got to participate in some nice furballs on the first map before we switched over to Gothas in the next map. We got 5 Gothas in a high-altitude formation at one point and level bombed an airfield, which was good fun! After this, I switched to Il-2 and tried some tanks. Conclusion? I suck as a tanker! laugh.png To cap it all off, I went to Flying Circus and had some really entertaining 1 on 1 duels with a gentleman named GCF. Was a pleasure flying with you Sir! icon_e_salute.gif

 

You can see the archived livestream here:

 

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Work + college studies combined to make me a bit late for last Thursday's fly in again, but once I joined I got right into the action! Low overcast ceilings made for some very interesting fighting for sure! Bristols bombing targets down low, Dolphins causing mayhem at the cloud base, and SPADs lurking in the clear blue above - no matter where we went, there was action! :icon_mad: Afterwards, Butzzell, Dudley, and I were joined by Baer as we tested out the new Camel's capabilities in Flying Circus. Our conclusion? The Camel there seems to have a pretty shocking flat flight to instant climb ability! Most engagements, I could handle 2 foes simultaneously and have a good shot at winning; when I was 1 on 1 with anyone, I could pretty much outclimb, outturn, and outspeed them. Dare I say it...but I think it may need to be nerfed juuust a tad. [Takes cover and puts on steel brodie helmet.] Not to the extent it was in ROF, but maybe just taken down a bit? Or perhaps it's fine and the competition (looking at you, Dr 1 and Pfalz) needs to be buffed just a bit. 

 

Following this, I had some entertaining Camel on Camel duels with GCF!


You can see the archived livestream here: 

 

See you guys on Wargrounds next Thursday! :icon_e_salute: 

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Last Thursday's Rise of Flight night started with...Metz. Ugh. Since we'd been on that map quite a few times recently, JG1 decided to trade German fighters for Allied bombers and knock out all the targets to roll the map as soon as possible. There was level-bombing, dive-bombing, and even some epic Handley-Page-vs-the-world dogfights!

 

Afterwards, we returned to the German side of life and had some good coordinated patrols. All of us scored some good kills; personally, I ended up adding 2 more victories to my One Life to Live streak and my wingmen and I RTB'd safely afterwards. Well done lads! 

 

After that, it was off to Flying Circus for some more dogfighting tests between the SPADs, Camels, Dr 1s, and D.IIIas. Really looking forward to the new planes, they'll add some new flavor to the dogfighting scene! smile.png

 

Anyway, here's the archived livestream: 

 

See you all on Cuban's next Thursday! icon_e_salute.gif

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We had a highly-eventful night that started off with a bang...quite literally lol! (I crashed into JG1_Butzzell while we were maneuvering for a shot on Baer. This was totally my fault and could have been avoided.) However, up until that point, our 4 ship Halberstadt flight did very well against enemies from above, shooting one down and sending Baer away with bullet holes and more than likely picking pieces of Halberstadt out of his flying scarf. 

 

Afterwards, JG1 switched to flying Albatrosses and patrolled over enemy lines, bursting balloons and looking for trouble. I had one moment where I dove on a Nieuport 17 and then he completely disappeared, probably due to disconnection from the server. We concluded the evening in Rise of Flight by facing off against SPADs in a well-fought draw and then returning to base. Despite my dumb collision earlier in the evening, I managed to add 1 enemy aircraft and 1 balloon to my latest "streak," so we shall see how it goes from there.

 

In Flying Circus, Butzzell, Talbot, and I conducted more outfighting tests with the Dr 1 and found that it seems to have an advantage over the Camel in a left turn, when both are loaded with 50% fuel. We also discovered what may be my new signature move...you'll have to watch the stream to find out. 

 

 

 

See you next week on Wargrounds! 

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Had a good time last night! Started things out with high-alt patrols and flying the Fokker D.VIIF, which I haven't done for a while! Still debating whether I like it or the D.XII better for high altitude operations. Then, I took the Albatros D.Va for some lower altitude defense options...and ended that by unceremoniously smashing into I_Got_Shot's Camel from behind. No excuse for that really; I got too greedy. Sorry about that mate! :(

 

Afterwards, I ran some tests in Quick Mission about the best way to attack a Felixstowe and live to tell the tale. (Hint: It ain't from directly above and behind! :P

 

Finally, I went to New Fliers and Friends for some entertaining dogfights between myself, Larner, and Baer. DH.2s, Fokker E.IIIs, Nieuports, Rolands, Strutters, Halberstadts...had a lot of fun puttering around in those old birds! 😄

 

You can see the archived livestream here:

 

See you all on Cuban's server next week! :salute:

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Hey guys! Here is the (belated) Twitch stream of last Thursday's fly-in from the German perspective! College hit me like a ton of bricks with final papers for 2 separate classes...both due tonight. I had prepared for it as best I could, but it still took me out of social life for the last several days. Got the last one submitted tonight...whew! :lol:

 

Anyway, here's last Thursday's stream:

 

 

Thank-you to Cuban for the interesting map choices you continue to offer us twice a month! Between Wargrounds and your server, Thursday nights continue to be engaging! :salute:

 

I'll catch you guys on Wargrounds this Thursday! :)

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Salute all! Had a lot of fun last night! 

 

JG1 started by conducting patrols over the mud and enemy lines with inconclusive results. Unfortunately, the map ended a few minutes too early, as we were practically diving on the tails of several bandits! Ah well, C'est la vie. Another time, perhaps.  icon_mad.gif

 

Afterwards, the map rolled to Metz, so it was time to defend our targets! JG1 took off in Pfalz D.XIIs and encountered lots of action over our side of the lines, including a dramatic furball between SPADs, Se5as, a Handley Page, and ourselves. 

 

Lots of fun and a big salute  icon_e_salute.gif to everyone who showed up last night! 

 

Following Metz, JG1 switched over to Flying Circus to try out the brand spankin' new Dolphin and Fokker D.VII! 

 

You can watch the archived livestream here:

 

We will see you all again next week on Cuban's server! 

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Salute all! Sorry about getting the stream posted up late; here it is:

 

 

Started out last Thursday by gunning for JG1_Jocassee and then flying a rather uneventful patrol in the Albatros D.Va, adding one more sortie to my scout pilot streak. Following that, I decided, "Hey, I wanna do a recon! I mean, how hard could it be?" Thusly, I lifted off in a Halberstadt CL.II to accomplish said mission...only to find over the target that my absentminded gunner forgot to bring his camera. (Totally my gunner's fault...nothing to do with the pilot.) That meant we had to go old-fashioned and start drawing what we saw. Halfway through this time-consuming endeavor, an enterprising Se5a found us. The result? Timestamp 1:03:00 tells the tale...:icon_mad: :icon_e_deadman: :icon_eek: 

 

After this encounter, we conducted fighter sweeps per protocol. We lost some pilots, the Allies lost some pilots...all in all a pretty fair exchange of blows! :icon_e_salute: 

 

Finally, I went to Flying Circus to try out the new Fokker D.VIIF. I conclude that it is a beautiful aircraft, capable of turning a mediocre pilot into a great one. It is excellent at altitude and still very capable of punishing Allied opponents who get careless around it at low altitude. Personally, I think that it is slightly better than ROF, as in the engine seems to last longer when blasted (which is still a regular occurrence for the Flying Circus model) and the plane has better wing durability. The D.VIIF can also outclimb the SPAD, true to what I believe is historical form. However, the SPAD still reigns when it comes to diving away and sheer speed. I think that if most server operators limit these planes while offering unlimited standard D.VIIs, this will make for a good historical representation. 

 

Anyway, those are my thoughts. See you all on Cuban's server next week! :icon_e_salute: (Depending on availability, I may or may not be able to make it.)

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Jasta 5's Bloody April Campaign is on! 

 

Last Saturday, I got in at 20:00 GMT in time to begin the daytime missions. I had the pleasure of winging up with Larner, FourSpeed, and Phil! :) However...it had to be in single-gun N.17s. Given how I love to hate that plane, I previously wouldn't touch it if any other alternative was available. However, I may now have to reconsider my verdict: the N.17 did surprisingly well against the Albatrosses, proving itself to be more than a match for them, provided it wasn't fully-loaded with fuel. Got into a nice scrap with 4 Albatros D.IIs after patrolling the lines for a bit. At the end of the fight, I had to wonder why I hadn't done Bloody April all these previous years. I was missing out, for sure!

 

Despite the fact that a few technical errors caused an early end to the second session, the event organizers handled it professionally, isolated the problem, and reassured the weeping pilots that all would be fixed for next Saturday. Thusly, after drying our tears, we went over to Flying Circus for some furball fun. It was great to fly with I-Got-Shot and some JG1 mates I hadn't flown with in awhile!

 

Anyway, here's the livestream: (Note - from 01:11:56-1:50:00, the stream is muted due to tactical discussions for Red Team. Since not much goes on during that time period anyway, feel free to skip...you won't miss anything.)

 

 

And here is a highlight clip of the N.17 scrap:

 

 

Looking forward to next Saturday! 😄

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Yesterday's Bloody April campaign was a rousing good time! I got to fly with Phil, Joker, and GUYNEMER in SPAD 7 150s. The weather was very overcast, with lots of fog to go around, so visibility was down to claustrophobic levels. Still, our flight had some very good successes during the first hour and a half of operations.
 
The next hour and a half saw the German pilots really step up to the plate and give us as good as we had given them. Some very staunch fighting and I barely escaped with my life! Salute to both my wingmen and my Blue Team opponents! I look forward to sharing the April skies with you again in a fortnight! :)
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Here's the livestream from last Thursday night:

 

After a long absence, it was great to be back in action last Thursday! Jastas 10 and 11 took to the skies in Albatros D.IIs. Our first mission was to take out two enemy balloons that had been giving our troops in the trenches grief. Afterwards, we patrolled the lines, intercepting a flight of brave, brave souls flying Fe2bs. This however, spiraled into a larger scrap involving some N.17s. One of them gave me a really rough time, but I got a lucky shot off and knocked his rudder off. 

 

Following that, those of us and the 103rd that remained went over to Flying Circus where we tested out the Pfalz D.IIIa/SPAD XIII, discussed rudder pedals, and traded bullets in a most congenial manner. :lol:

 

Once again, a really great experience! Thanks to all who keep this event going! 😄

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JG1 had a very good night last night! As Larner mentioned, our two groups danced around each other. Occasionally, we could see the 103rd doing their deadly work in the distance, but things never got close enough for blows. As things were, we had our hands full enough! Metz was claustrophobic as per usual, and I managed to lose a contact just as I dove on him. However, JG1 managed to keep cohesion and unity throughout the whole foggy map, which I was exceedingly pleased to see! Once we hit Verdun, things kicked into gear. Jasta 10 engaged 3 AI N.28s who had the impunity to enter the airspace directly over Sivry and promptly sent them earthwards. Jasta 11 then encountered a lone SPAD who flew with amazing daring and audacity on the deck. Refusing to run, he put up a heroic fight, but was eventually brought down by Labroisse and Vikner. Since he survived, upon our return to base, we made it a priority to invite him to the chateau to dine with the Jagdgeschwader. 

 

Afterwards, we found a train that looked lonely and in need of saving, so we guarded it until it was time for us to RTB. All JG1 pilots involved performed excellently, and Labroisse in particular did well. Due to stellar actions, the following morning I tore a page out of my notebook and placed a recommendation on the desk of our Rittmeister. (Click to enlarge.)

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(Yes...I realize I misspelled "recommend" on the original document. I needed to attend a briefing and was in a hurry. tongue.png 

 

Anyway, following that, I went to Flying Circus and had a series of 1 on 1 duels with GCF. He may be one of the most amiable fellows I've ever had the pleasure to duel with and in the course of nearly 10 duels, we never had a collision. Not. Even. One. icon_eek.gif  icon_e_salute.gif A lot of this was due to GCF's deft maneuvering. (That's not to say that stall spins, trees, and the ground ended their fair share of fights for both of us lol!  laugh.png) All in all, it was a very fun evening! smile.png

 

You can watch the livestream in its entirety here:

 

See you in the skies on Cuban's server next Thursday! biggrin.png

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Last night's livestream:

 

Synopsis:

We had a mainly-quiet night punctuated by brief periods of action. Jastas 10 and 11 (plus one Jasta 4 pilot) took to the skies and collectively accounted for 3 enemy aircraft destroyed and one balloon. The Allies were a bit understaffed for the duration of the night, so this would probably explain why we didn't see much of them. We did encounter the US103rd very high over their side of the lines and had a fairly tense face-off that never amounted to anything. In the end, we merely grimaced at each other before saluting and parting ways. :lol: 

 

Our only casualty for the night was myself. :P Basically, I got a little too greedy underneath a wounded and stalling Se5a. Usually, I love it when enemy planes stall in front of me, as it gives me great shots. I didn't realize what was wrong with that sight picture until 1 second too late to dodge away. My demise was very Boelke-like, as my wings slowly peeled off and I plummeted earthward. Ah well. Live and learn! Still a very fun evening. :)

 

Following the action on Cuban's server, Luftritter and I were joined by US103 memebers Larner, Talbot, and Hunter as we took to the frenzied skies of NFF in Nieuport 28s. Albatrosses, Dr 1s, D.VIIFs, oh my! Whatever action was lacking earlier was more than made up for during those frenetic furballs. 

 

Had a great time guys! I'll see you next Thursday on Wargrounds! 

 

PS: An artifact from last night. (Click to enlarge.)

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Here's last Thursday's livestream from the German perspective:

 

 

Last Thursday was nothing if not action-packed. You can read the details in today's (faux) issue of the Berliner Morgenpost. 

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(Newspaper idea inspired by US103_Talbot of Thursday night US Bulletin fame.)

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Here's last Thursday's livestream from JG1's perspective:

Last Thursday was unique in more ways than one! To start things off, I got some time before the "serious stuff" to fly around on NFF. Had some fun in my trusty Albatros D.III against a very aggressive SPAD pilot and actually got to unofficially wing up with one of my Twitch followers, which was a lot of fun! smile.png

 

Then it was on to JG1's "One Life to Live" flying on Wargrounds with the 103rd, J30, J5, and other friends. I'm pleased to report that JG1 did not lose any aircraft this time up, and accounted for several player-controlled Handley Pages. The aforementioned Handley Pages fought valiantly (one nearly killed me by jettisoning bombs low to the ground!) but with no escort, it was only a matter of time. Meanwhile, the 103rd managed to account for several victories themselves, despite having single-gun SPAD 150s. Also, as usual, J30 continued to menace anyone who so much as looked sideways at them. :lol:

 

Following that, we all headed over to Cuban's server, which was still running the Eagle of Lille map. Since I missed it on Sunday, I was actually thrilled to see it still up! There, we ended up with 2 massive "lawnmower" dogfights that sprawled across the skies. Good fun everyone! 

We will see you on Wargrounds next Thursday! biggrin.png

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Our time on Wargrounds was a bit abbreviated last Thursday. Nonetheless, we did get some "big wing" formation flying in and had a scrap with the 103rd and friends. As so often happens, they fight ended briefly, with one JG1 pilot's engine being shot out in enemy territory. Some good large-scale maneuvering on both sides! The 103rd had multiple 2 or 3 ship flights spread out covering a wide area of operations behind their lines, which was quite impressive to see. You can catch that all on part I of my stream:

 

After that, we nipped off a little early because the Albatros D.Va and Se5a are now live in Flying Circus!!! So of course, we had to try them. :lol:  I mainly operated the Se5a, with one rather abrupt flight in the Albatros near the end. You can see my first flights with these birds here in part II of my livestream:

 

Finally, I wanted to mention that after a long absence, we were pleased to see JG1_Sturtz drop in and fly a sortie with us on Wargrounds. Salute man, was great to see you airborne again! :) 

We'll catch you on Cuban's server next week! 😎

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Hey guys! Here is last Thursday’s livestream. I’ve been busy over the weekend, so I’ve posted it up a little later than I usually do. But hey, maybe it’s in time to whet you fine gentlemen’s appetites for tomorrow’s fly in on Wargrounds! :)

 

Last Thursday’s livestream:

 

The skies were hot for JG1 last Thursday! Following last week's counteroffensive by German troops, HQ wanted hard evidence that the attack had been successful. So, our first mission was escorting a recon aeroplane piloted by the one and only Dudley von Flederwurst. We spent a good amount of time climbing to altitude within our own lines, but we never even got to the mud before the blasted SPADs sniffed us out. One of our escorting flights was bounced and quickly a chaotic furball ensued.

 

Albatrosses and SPADs swirling and shooting - pure pandemonium! Kudos to the 103rd for a highly-surprising bounce over our own territory. Nonetheless, as soon as we found ourselves engaged, our pilots performed admirably, damaged planes spiraling down and away to save the aircraft while the undamaged pilots fought a brief rearguard campaign to keep the SPADs at bay. In the chaos, our recon slipped away and managed to photograph 2/3 of the recon objectives and RTB with the pictures. Salute to the cool nerves of sir Dudley! The pictures showed that the offensive had been marginally successful, but that fresh American troops were massing in the reserve trenches to push our lads back. The situation on the ground remains tenuous.

 

The aircraft that were forced to RTB from last flight then rendezvoused with us to continue a front line patrol. Midway through, I and my wingman Schafer were required to return to base due to low fuel. I turned over the reins to him on the leg home and, winter fog and frozen landmarks notwithstanding, he managed to navigate us all the way to our original aerodrome. Well done!

 

Then, Butzzell and I lifted off for one more patrol over our own lines. I encountered a very scrappy Hanriot HD.2 and then Butzzell and I found a Felixstowe motoring along the lines. The behemoth floatplane put up a staunch fight, getting some hits on Butzzell. Nonetheless, Herr Butzzell’s guns finished the giant off in fine fashion…with a spectacular explosion! Gotta say, Butzzell knows how to put ‘em away in style. 😎

 

Following that, we transferred to Flying Circus where I put the Albatros D.Va through its paces against the Camel. Still getting a feel for the Alb currently, but I must say, the modeling is nothing short of beautiful. It’s an awesome feeling to sit in the Alb D.Va’s cockpit in Flying Circus. 😄😄

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Salute guys! Here's the livestream from last Thursday night:
Had to say I felt really good about our boys last Thursday. No pilots lost, several enemy aircraft downed, and strategic objectives accomplished. Well done lads! 😎
We were expecting to run into scads of 103rd SPADs but it seems as if our paths were not destined to cross, at least for that fateful evening. Yet, we could still see the kill messages coming through chat as the 103rd clashed with J30 over their lines. Stiff fighting all round that night!
 
For our first sortie, JG1 conducted low-level factory defense and managed to save our tank factory from an untimely demise, despite a stiff effort on the part of 2 separate flights of bomb-laden Bristols. When the map rolled, JG1 then took to the high-altitude skies and patrolled in enemy skies while Dudley and special guest J5_Karl Loppnow nabbed all the recons on the map successfully. We were prepped for a fight, but had clear skies the whole way. However, on the return trip home, we encountered a nice surprise high and behind our lines. Timestamp 1:31:00 tells the tale.
 
Following that, I had to call it an early night. What can I say? Real life stuff has been quite busy for me lately. On that note, I will not be able to make it to next Thursday's fly-in because I will be traveling to Colorado for a cousin's wedding. Looking forward to getting back into the cockpit with you fine gentlemen soon after though! 1f603.png?_nc_eui2=AeFq4K7cX88WvRm1bd7Av😄

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Salute gents! Here is the German livestream from last Thursday: 

 

Last Thursday was a fun night! Our numbers, while still not up to full strength, were higher than expected, especially with a new recruit joining us. Please join me in welcoming Jasta 11's newest flieger, Herr von Webber! It was my pleasure to fly with him, and I think I can safely say that in time he will be a competent flight member. He already impressed me by spotting a low-flying Bristol that I totally missed, and then proceeded to assist in its destruction. :icon_e_salute: 

 

Since I didn't have a good idea of who would show up for us, JG1 also played pretty conservatively for the evening. After receiving a panicked telephone call from the foreman at one of our local aircraft production facilities, (why our engineers built the factory so close to the front lines baffles me to this day :lol: ) the Circus scrambled to rescue it from impending doom from Allied bombers. 

 

We actually ended up saving the facility from being shut down for as long as we were on station. Also, we didn't end up losing any of our defending fighters. And let's not forget J30 and J5_Karl Loppnow for accomplishing all the offensive objectives in fine fashion as well! All in all, a good night with objectives defended and enemy aircraft shot down. But you know what? The most special part of the night to me was the shared camaraderie of our small community, whether they were flying Allied or Central. I've said it a lot, but I'll say it again: the players make the game. Thank you to each and every one of you who came out and made it a fun night! :icon_e_salute:

 

Following the fly in, von Webber and I ran some training dogfights on NFF. Then, Dudley and I headed over to Flying Circus to look at...drumroll please...the new Bristol and Halberstadt two-seaters! :icon_eek: :icon_e_biggrin: :icon_e_biggrin:  You can see a permanently-archived clip of my first flights in both aircraft here: 

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Salute fellow sim pilots!
I got the opportunity to fly in Jasta 5's Black September event in Il-2: Flying Circus yesterday, and it. was. AWESOME!!! 🤩 Even though Flying Circus is still very much a work in progress, there were close to 50 pilots online and lots of intense action. So, I can honestly say I've got a lot of hope for this new installment!
I was able to livestream the entire session yesterday, which you can view here:
I will probably be traveling during next Saturday, but I fully intend to be back for the session after that! 😎

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 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! 😮). 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. 🤩
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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 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. 😎

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

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 Today's action on the Jasta 5 Flugpark server was great! It's so awesome to see the server maxed out at 75 pilots even when I show up late for the Sunday Fly In. We started off with some recon flights, and then I ended up spending the rest of the afternoon going from dogfight to dogfight, reaching a crescendo as I stumbled upon a flight of enemy bandits deep in our territory running organized ground attack missions, complete with top cover and close escort. Truly a sight to behold! 

 

You can view the livestream here:

 

Looking forward to more Sundays over the front! 😎🍻

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 I had some free time this afternoon, so I thought I'd go on the Jasta 5 Flugpark and try out the new damage model in multiplayer. While I did not end up suffering any control rod breakage personally this time around, I did end up scoring several kills. Whether or not control rod failure played a role in any of them is doubtful, but I had a fun time enjoying atmospheric WW1 multiplayer flying anyways! 😎🤙 

 

You can view the livestream here:

 

Regarding the control rod breakage introduced in the latest DM update, I still need to test it a bit more extensively. (So far have tested it in single player and will do multiplayer testing with my squadron tomorrow night.) However, I certainly think it is a step in the right direction. (The more things that can break and be damaged in a combat simulator, the better, right? 😁) However, I definitely feel like it needs some adjusting. For instance, when the control rods get broken, the elevators/ailerons shouldn't jam at the angle they were at once breakage occurred. Instead, they should flop aimlessly, being buffeted around by the atmosphere and G forces. Other findings may arise, but overall, I am glad the dev team is constantly updating the Sturmovik engine to bring more details into play. 👍

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Had a bit of time free this Sunday afternoon, so I hopped on the Jasta 5 Flugpark server for some action over the front! At first, things were a bit slow, with me not being able to find anyone despite there being 50+ players in the air 🤔🤷‍♂️😂. But then things definitely heated up as I encountered every type of aircraft in the Allied arsenal at high altitude, cloud level, and right down to the deck. I got in some very good fights, managed to bag a few bandits and also got on the receiving end of some control rod breakage (my first time experiencing this in multiplayer) and being attacked by squadron mates flying together. Very cool stuff! You can see the livestream here:
I look forward to being back in the air whenever I can! Until then, salute and blue skies! 😎
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Salute all! In today's livestream of Flying Circus, I started off flying solo and then was joined by JG1_Etzel. In my first solo flight, I got embroiled in a big ol' furball low behind enemy lines. 🙈 However, by an amazing turn of events and some timely intervention by Etzel, both he and myself were able to RTB even though my engine was severely damaged and - as I found out - my left wheel was missing. Landing was ah, ...interesting. 🤣
 
Following this, Etzel and I linked up on Teamspeak and had a hair raising run-in with some SPADs over their own territory. Death and capture found both sides quickly in that brief but deadly engagement. ☠
 
Finally, after a bit of solo scrapping after Etzel left, I joined up with JG1_GenMarkof and JG1_Heinrich to do a fighter patrol. We intercepted an Se5a and scared him off, but other than that, we weren't able to locate any other bandits before the cockade crew bombed our last target to win the map.
 
Thanks to everyone who came out! Despite there being quite a few loose ends with Flying Circus as-is, the players continue to make the game enjoyable. 🙂 Definitely got my fingers crossed for more substantial love to Flying Circus soon! 🤞🙏
 
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Always enjoy your streams Hotlead. :good: Can you turn your insightful commentary volume up a bit? I have my headset volume turned up full and it's still low. Anyone else?

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Thanks Catchov! My audio software recently scrubbed all my settings, so I’ve had a few issues with audio. 😖 I’ll look into it. 👍

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Thanks for checking it out Talby. I guess it's 'cause I'm further away from the source. :sorry:

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On 8/16/2020 at 3:51 PM, JG1_Hotlead_J10 said:
cockade crew bombed our last target to win the map.
 

Yes those cockade crew do enjoy winning the mission, And sorry for bumping in to you, Your tail end popped up as I was trying to fly over you, You shot out my elevator and ailerons so had no control to go over. 

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On 8/19/2020 at 12:44 AM, NO.20_W_M_Thomson said:

Yes those cockade crew do enjoy winning the mission, And sorry for bumping in to you, Your tail end popped up as I was trying to fly over you, You shot out my elevator and ailerons so had no control to go over. 


Hey, no worries mate! Completely understandable; especially since you had only rudder control at that point! 😯 

 

You bomber boys do good work! I enjoy seeing you over the front hitting targets and moving the mission forward. 

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Salute all! Last night I did a bit of livestreaming in Rise of Flight and briefly discussed my thoughts about where the current state of WW1 flight simulations lie right now.

 

I had forgotten how much fun ROF was, especially when flying with my fantastic JG1 squadmates! We tried Albatros D.IIs, D.IIIs, Fe2bs, and (of course) my beloved Nieuport 28. 😍😁 (Even without balloon guns, she is quite the killer, it turns out!) And flying on icons-on dogfight servers without icons turned on leads to a whole ‘nother level of mayhem and excitement! 😂🤙

 

You can view the archived livestream here:

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/772274207

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Your introductory comments on FC echo many Hotlead and well said. Very diplomatic understandably. ;)

 

On the flip side, many are rediscovering how good RoF still is with far more scope and variety. :icon_e_biggrin:

 

And N28's. :icon_e_smile:

 

 

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