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Greetings, All!

 

It is my pleasure to announce here in the Flying Circus forums that the 3rd Pursuit Group USAS is officially seeking new pilots to join our roster! We are a heavily historically-based SPAD 13.C1 squadron, operating primarily (but not exclusively) on Eastern Time. 



The Historical 3rd Pursuit Group USAS
 

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Capt. Robert Soubiran, 103rd Aero Squadron.


Formed in July of 1918, the 3rd Pursuit Group USAS consisted of four squadrons - the 28th Aero Squadron, the 93rd Aero Squadron, the 213th Aero Squadron, and the famous 103rd Aero Squadron of Lafayette Escadrille Heritage. The 3rd P.G has a rich history within U.S Aviation, with some of America's first combat pilots serving among its ranks. Upon America's official entry into the war, the pilots of the famous Lafayette Escadrille, the American volunteer squadron flying with the French air service, were transferred into the U.S. Army. The pilots were reorganised into a new American squadron - the 103rd Aero Squadron. As the United States Air Service grew, the 103rd was organised into the 3rd Pursuit Group, commanded by the legendary American aviator Maj. William 'Bill' Thaw, one of the Lafayette Escadrille's founders. 

 

The Virtual 3rd Pursuit Group USAS

 

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SPAD XIIIs of the 28th Aero Squadron


In late 2016, a new Rise of Flight unit was formed, named the 103rd Aero Squadron. Quickly this new unit built itself a fearsome reputation. In 2019, with the official release of Flying Circus, the 103rd was joined by a new squadron, the 93rd, and shortly afterwards the 213th, to officially form the 3rd Pursuit Group USAS. We hope soon to activate the fourth, and final, unit of the group - the 28th Aero Squadron.

We are a historical realism based unit, meaning we focus on developing Squadron Tactics, we take our Virtual Lives seriously, and we have a defined chain-of-command. In addition, our members  take on the names of historical 3rd P.G pilots (For example, my historical namesake is Capt. G. DeFreest Larner of the 103rd). A big part of the fun is researching your historical namesake! All that being said, we are, first and foremost, out to have a good time! We are currently exclusively WW1-based, although some of our members fly other sims together. 

 

What happens when I join? 

 

Upon joining the 3rd Pursuit Group, you will start off with the rank of Corporal for your initial training. During this period you will get to know your fellow pilots and will begin your initial flight training and will learn to fly and fight in our unit's aircraft- the SPAD XIII. You will be trained in individual air fighting tactics, squadron tactics, gunnery, engine management, and more! 

 

Once you have gone through the initial training period, you will be promoted to Sergeant and assigned to one of our active Squadrons. The 3rd P.G is divided into the 28th, 93rd, 103rd & 213th Squadrons. You will also be assigned your own personal Skin for the SPAD XIII, bearing the Squadron Insignia, your Flight markings (red noses for 1st, white for 2nd, and blue for 3rd), and your own personal fuselage number. 

During your training period as a Sergeant you will have the opportunity to be awarded the Médaille Militaire, one of the rarest medals in our squadron, and only available to NCO pilots! This can be done by shooting down 5 enemy aircraft within one virtual life while holding an NCO rank. After roughly a month of active flying with the Squadron, you will be promoted to Second Lieutenant and your initial training will be completed. 

From day one your name will be added to our Squadron Scoreboard, where we track pilots' victories on Operations Nights (Thursdays). After each Operations Night, we fill our after-action reports and submit our victory claims, which are confirmed (or rejected!) based on our own confirmation system, modelled after the USAS' historical confirmation rules. However, if you are killed on an operations night your score is reset to 0! Can you become your squadron's next leading ace? 

 

 

Flying with the 3rd P.G comes with several perks, such as:

 

- Safety in numbers! Our pilots always look out for their wingmen. 

 

- Regular training nights every Monday, hosted on our private Training server. 

 

- A unique Great War aviation experience: Squadron-vs-Squadron Furballs, daring offensive patrols, an in-house claiming and scoring system, etc. Flying with the 3rd P.G offers a new and exciting approach to WW1 Flight Simulation. 

 

- A great sense of camaraderie! Despite our historical approach, we have tons of fun when we fly together. You'll soon know all the in-jokes!


- Access to training manuals & videos produced by 3rd P.G members, designed to convert even the greenest pilots to hardened aces! 

- Access to our 'Tactics & Strategy' sub-forum, where we discuss everything from Lone-Wolfing tactics to full-blown Squadron vs Squadron strategies! 

 

-And, of course, your own Squadron Aeroplane, marked with a personal identification number and your squadron's markings.

 

 

What are the requirements? 

 

The 3rd P.G is all-inclusive! We have no age or skill limitations - anybody from seasoned veterans to brand-new rookies are welcome to apply. That being said, the following prerequisites should be met before applying: 

 

- Members are expected to fly and work together during operations. 
- Members must have TeamSpeak 3 and a microphone. 

- Members are expected to have a reasonably 'mature' outlook. 

- Members must be willing to primarily fly our historical Squadron Aircraft during Thursday Ops Nights (SPAD XIII) 



You can find out more about us at www.us3pg.enjin.com,  or on our Discord!

TO APPLY, FOLLOW THIS LINK: https://us3pg.enjin.com/recruitment

 

 

 

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We also attract only the highest in quality of french women and have the best looking hair of any flying corps around- we in the 213th that is.

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Just now, US213_Talbot said:

We also attract only the highest in quality of french women and have the best looking hair of any flying corps around- we in the 213th that is.

 

Pubic ????  The 213th manscapes ????

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This is a serious outfit and here you are bringing us down.

 

 

Carpets match the drapes to answer your question. 

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On 12/1/2019 at 2:30 PM, US213_Talbot said:

This is a serious outfit and here you are bringing us down.

 

 

Carpets match the drapes to answer your question. 

Bald? Well at least you won't be spreading them creepy crawly  things anymore.

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17 hours ago, NO.28W_Barker said:

Bald? Well at least you won't be spreading them creepy crawly  things anymore.

 

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Hey, hello, can we keep it serious here for a moment?

 

This thread quite literally serves the future of this multiplayer community. There’s no Entente squadron as gallant and as respected as the 3rd Pursuit Group, and if you have any wits about you at all, you should consider signing up with them, so you may learn the lost art of SPAD combat.

 

Good luck, though, getting that camembert smell out of your uniform.

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Actually I know they need a bomber/recon squadron to escort,  And I do take them serious, just having a bit of fun, I even subscribed to their youtube channel and watch them lots. something all you virtual pilots should do to learn how a squad can fly together. 

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On 12/1/2019 at 7:54 AM, US93_Larner said:

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Greetings, All!

 

It is my pleasure to announce here in the Flying Circus forums that the 3rd Pursuit Group USAS is officially seeking new pilots to join our roster! We are a heavily historically-based SPAD 13.C1 squadron, operating primarily (but not exclusively) on Eastern Time. 



The Historical 3rd Pursuit Group USAS
 

HYFyoWX.jpg

Capt. Robert Soubiran, 103rd Aero Squadron.


Formed in July of 1918, the 3rd Pursuit Group USAS consisted of four squadrons - the 28th Aero Squadron, the 93rd Aero Squadron, the 213th Aero Squadron, and the famous 103rd Aero Squadron of Lafayette Escadrille Heritage. The 3rd P.G has a rich history within U.S Aviation, with some of America's first combat pilots serving among its ranks. Upon America's official entry into the war, the pilots of the famous Lafayette Escadrille, the American volunteer squadron flying with the French air service, were transferred into the U.S. Army. The pilots were reorganised into a new American squadron - the 103rd Aero Squadron. As the United States Air Service grew, the 103rd was organised into the 3rd Pursuit Group, commanded by the legendary American aviator Maj. William 'Bill' Thaw, one of the Lafayette Escadrille's founders. 

 

The Virtual 3rd Pursuit Group USAS

 

L2FwWEt.jpg

SPAD XIIIs of the 28th Aero Squadron


Our unit's formation draws quite a nice parallel with the historical 3rd Pursuit Group! In late 2016, a new Rise of Flight unit was formed, named the 103rd Aero Squadron. Quickly this new unit built itself a fearsome reputation. In 2019, with the official release of Flying Circus, the 103rd was joined by a new squadron, the 93rd, and shortly afterwards the 213th, to officially form the 3rd Pursuit Group USAS. We hope soon to activate the fourth, and final, unit of the group - the 28th Aero Squadron. As it so happens, this follows the same historical order in which the four pursuit squadrons were activated with the historical 3rd P.G! 

We are a historical realism based unit, meaning we focus on developing Squadron Tactics, we take our Virtual Lives seriously, and we have a defined chain-of-command. In addition, our members  take on the names of historical 3rd P.G pilots (For example, my historical namesake is Capt. G. DeFreest Larner of the 103rd). A big part of the fun is researching your historical namesake! All that being said, we are, first and foremost, out to have a good time! We are currently exclusively WW1-based, although some of our members fly other sims. 

 

What happens when I join? 

 

Upon joining the 3rd Pursuit Group, you will start off with the rank of Corporal for your initial training. During this period you will get to know your fellow pilots and be introduced to our training regime. You can also join us in Squadron Operations nights to face off against the Bosche! During this period you will have the opportunity to be awarded the Médaille Militaire, one of the rarest medals in our squadron, and only available to NCO pilots! This can be done by shooting down 5 enemy aircraft within one virtual life while holding an NCO rank.

 

Once you have gone through the initial training period, you will be promoted to Sergeant and assigned to one of our active Squadrons. The 3rd P.G is divided into the 28th, 93rd, 103rd & 213th Squadrons. You will also be assigned your own personal Skin for the SPAD XIII, bearing the Squadron Insignia, your Flight markings (red noses for 1st, white for 2nd, and blue for 3rd), and your own personal fuselage number! 

Your name will be added to our Squadron Scoreboard, where we track pilots' victories on Operations Nights. After each Operations Night, we fill our after-action reports and submit our victory claims, which are confirmed (or rejected!) based on our own confirmation system, modelled after the USAS' historical confirmation rules. However, if you are killed on an operations night your score is reset to 0! Can you become the your squadron's next leading ace? 

 

 

Flying with the 3rd P.G comes with several perks, such as:

 

- Safety in numbers! Our pilots always look out for their wingmen. 

 

- Regular training nights every Monday, hosted on our private Training server. 

 

- A unique Great War aviation experience: Squadron-vs-Squadron Furballs, daring offensive patrols, an in-house claiming and scoring system, etc. Flying with the 3rd P.G offers a new and exciting approach to WW1 Flight Simulation. 

 

- A great sense of camaraderie! Despite our historical approach, we have tons of fun when we fly together. You'll soon know all the in-jokes!


- Access to training manuals & videos produced by 3rd P.G members, designed to convert even the greenest pilots to hardened aces! 

- Access to our 'Tactics & Strategy' sub-forum, where we discuss everything from Lone-Wolfing tactics to full-blown Squadron vs Squadron strategies! 

 

-And, of course, your own Squadron Aeroplane, marked with a personal identification number and your squadron's markings.

 

 

What are the requirements? 

 

The 3rd P.G is all-inclusive! We have no age or skill limitations. That being said, the following prerequisites should be met before applying: 

 

- Members are expected to work together during operations. 
- Members must have TeamSpeak 3 and a microphone. 

- Members are expected to have a reasonably 'mature' outlook. 

- Members must be willing to primarily fly our historical Squadron Aircraft during Ops Nights (SPAD XIII) 



You can find out more about us at www.us3pg.enjin.com,  or on our Discord!

TO APPLY, FOLLOW THIS LINK: https://us3pg.enjin.com/recruitment

 

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Hey Wolfe, er.... I mean, Lancalot.... or wait.... LARNER! Ya that's it!

 

Nice job on the skins! Just a question, those pics, are they taken with HR on or off?

 

Your goofy, looney pal,

Adam 

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On 12/1/2019 at 10:54 AM, US93_Larner said:

 


We are a historical realism based unit, meaning we focus on developing Squadron Tactics, we take our Virtual Lives seriously, and we have a defined chain-of-command. In addition, our members  take on the names of historical 3rd P.G pilots (For example, my historical namesake is Capt. G. DeFreest Larner of the 103rd). A big part of the fun is researching your historical namesake! All that being said, we are, first and foremost, out to have a good time! We are currently exclusively WW1-based, although some of our members fly other sims. 

 

 

 

 

I researched mine.  Look at that head of hair.

 

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8 minutes ago, J5_Klugermann said:

 

I researched mine.  Look at that head of hair.

 

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Yes and nice cans too!

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42 minutes ago, Zooropa_Fly said:

Looks like a man with bottle.

and a can.

This is my boy, even in the D7, probably one of the easy shoot downs he had. Na he used the d7 for racing in Toronto.

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3 hours ago, Adam said:

Nice job on the skins! Just a question, those pics, are they taken with HR on or off?

 

On, I believe! 

I'll double-check once we get your application. It'll be the 93rd for you, I think ;) 

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35 minutes ago, NO.28W_Barker said:

and a can.

This is my boy, even in the D7, probably one of the easy shoot downs he had. Na he used the d7 for racing in Toronto.

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He shoulda used an FC Camel to race with... they are faster than D7s🤣

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1 hour ago, NO.28W_Barker said:

Why? what good would that do in a race?

 

See the icon on the finish line.

20 hours ago, US93_Larner said:

 

On, I believe! 

I'll double-check once we get your application. It'll be the 93rd for you, I think ;) 

 

Corporal Adam.....LMAO.  I guess it could be worse.  Join J5 and star in the feature film

 

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On 12/5/2019 at 12:01 PM, J5_Klugermann said:

Corporal Adam.....LMAO.  I guess it could be worse.  Join J5 and star in the feature film

I just hope Adam doesn't get to bored being on his own, Our time zone sucks for multiplayer. And again congratulations on your new baby girl Adam. 

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3PG is on a temporary recruiting hold while we get the new men caught up and integrated into the Group. If you have questions shoot me a PM.

 

S!

Hunter

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On 12/11/2019 at 9:22 AM, US103_Hunter said:

3PG is on a temporary recruiting hold while we get the new men caught up and integrated into the Group. If you have questions shoot me a PM.

 

S!

Hunter

 

I guess you got a lot of requests after Talby posted a recruitment  notice on Grindr.

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We've been remiss in officially welcoming some of our new recruits. Allow me to introduce: 

Sgt. Bridgman, 93rd Aero Squadron. 
Cpl. Giroux, Unassigned. 
Cpl. Cauffman, 103rd Aero Squadron. 
Cpl. Bellows, 213th Aero Squadron. 
Cpl. Frost, Unassigned. 
Cpl. Baker, Unassigned. 


Welcome to the 3rd P.G, boys! Now go bag some Huns! 

A word on our current recruitment status: 

With six brand new recruits to the 3rd P.G, we have our hands full with training at the moment. As a result, we are considering temporarily pausing recruitment while we get the new pilots trained and ready for the front. Pilots are still welcome to apply, but it may take a little while for the application to be approved! 

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Just now, US93_Larner said:

Pilots are still welcome to apply, but it may take a little while for the application to be approved! 

 

Talby's office is still open conducting rectal exams tho. He stated that it's mandatory to check your six.  Don't lose your place in line.

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We know you don't actually have too many recruits, you just have a shortage of sheep.   Please accept this gift from your friends in the Luftstreitkräfte .  We hope this will assist you in maintaining order with your recruits.  This is what you were referring to when you spoke about bagging Huns, right?

 

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The 3rd Pursuit Group has now officially reopened for pilot applications! 
See the first post for more details.

 

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