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    The 104th, 51st and SA-Sim are pleased to announce the first Joint Warrior Event of 2016.

    Joint Warrior 5 is a symmetrical force on force event that consists of 4 teams of 25 Pilots battling for the top spot in a 2 day competition. Participants are grouped into either the Blue, Red, Green or Orange teams.

    All teams fight on Saturday 27th of February at 18:00z and the winners from each match progress on to the finals held on Saturday 5th March 18:00z.

    READ MORE HERE

  2.  all done thanks to that wonderful option that Adobe Photoshop has, ACTIONS,  the best friend of any skin maker IMO :)

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      I uploaded to the server new files ,  they replace the existing templates with updates not new versions.

      they come in 3 versions:
     
      painted aluminium

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      weathered (dirty)

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      Air Show

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      not all have all three versions, some have and some have only the weathered

      you can find them here, in this category

      http://www.lockonfiles.com/files/category/419-a2a-p-51d-military-civilian/


    here are some screenshots I took of Miss Stephanie today

     
     
       
       
     

    and for a change :

       

     

     

  3. I decided to do a DCS 1.5 Video demo , even though this is the beta build, most of my audio productions should run np in 2.0.

    Some of the aircraft have still to be adjusted, but in this demo video it will give newcomers a chance to hear all the different models with the sound mods added in build 1.5 , and again the mods should run in build 2.0 ok once its launched.

     

    video demo below, enjoy all the beautiful audios here in beta 1.5 note the new L-39 audios  :>).. .

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSymGAxI1ME&feature=youtu.be

  4. I was not one to ever look at the Microsoft Flight Simulator series. But it was one of Tom's uploads that sparked my interest and then I waited for a sale of the FSX Steam.

    He uploaded a model for the deHavilland Canada DHC-6 TwinOtter Extended - Air Inuit from Aerosoft

    http://www.lockonfiles.com/files/file/3016-aerosoft-twinotter-extended-air-inuit-3b-p-3b-t-3b-sw/

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    It was just a reminder of all the lore and tales I had learned just from knowing the history of Canada.

    I suddenly recognized that there had been a small hunger to fly above my home and native lands (Canada) The story of Canada is more geography than history. The Far North, the Laurentian Shield and the Rockies are all steeped with winter tales of flying daring-do.

    Popular Culture

    Much more than American or European popular culture, there is a certain romance(covering a gritty realty) of frontier cultures. Not just the Canadian North but various places in the world served often only by aircraft. Beyond the end of the road.

    From Russian Siberia to distant landing strips in Brazilian jungles (be careful when googling "brazilian landing strip"), there are many regions between total isolation and a freeway connection. Tough places that require tough people to get it done.

    And another cultural feature is there being are a lot more television shows in Canada like Arctic Air (http://www.cbc.ca/arcticair/) and Danger Bay that feature these types of flight tales . And following the recent trend of reality-TV shows about working people, there is Ice Pilots NWT(http://www.icepilots.com/). Interesting and it digs down into the details that propeller-heads like ourselves really like. A recent episode had the ground-crew of Buffalo Airlines trying to fit urgently-needed generators into the cargo bay of a DC-4 and flying a water-bomber to Turkey and training a Turkish crew for the sale.

    Loaded a Default DHC Beaver

    Not yet willing to shell out cash for the Otter, I chose the default DHC Beaver plane, winter conditions, and tried to take off from the runway.

    No go

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    Apparently it is a float-plane. Float as in water. Needed water for that but I was fooled because I have seen combo float-ski planes. But there was also something about the winter terrain. Something austere and moving like when I had flown the original IL2 campaign in winter.

    I then tried flying on another location (showing an anchor at the location) and lifted off for some touch-and-go's on the water.

    Conclusion

    So I will occasionally take a whirl in the sky flying through winter and having a gentle good time. All I need now are ski kits modded onto my MiG-21 and I am ready to go.

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