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     Top Gun is a DCS online dogfighting tournament organized in association with the Art of Warfare squadron, the 104th Phoenix squadron and the 51st PVO Regiment in an attempt to provide DCS virtual pilots with a competitive environment that would allow them to practice BFM (Basic Fighter Maneuvers) and hone their skills in the art of dogfighting.

    In this competition, participants go head to head in 1v1 or 2v2 formats trying to shoot each other down using short-range heat-seeking missiles and internal guns only.

    After two successful rounds, Top Gun was back in its third edition featuring some of the finest pilots the DCS community has to offer:

    Defending champion Stuge achieved an incredible performance by winning again both the 1v1 and the 2v2 tournaments.
    His first match in 1v1 against Teknetinium proved to be his toughest; Stuge managed to score a kill in the first round with an R-73 missile but failed to exit the combat station, which forced the round to be replayed.

    Full article:

    http://sa-sim.com/top-gun-3-stuge-and-razer-blast-past-the-competition/

     

  2. 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

  3. 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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