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Welcome Guests.

A place for all Tangmere guests to come along and say hello, have a pint and get to know who we are, and what we are up to.

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Elric
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Jacko wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:52 am
Depends.... are you from Barcelona

Don't mention the war!

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Eddie
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Did someone mention slavs speaking English?
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Leutnant der Luftwaffe, Engelbert von Raben - Jagdflieger der Jagdgechwader 26, Westfront, 1944

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Jacko
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Eddie wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:02 pm
Did someone mention slavs speaking English?
With the 30 different variations of English spoken at the European Space Agency I have a a good understanding of any English now. I should add 1 more Canada..... they are tough to understand :Dodgy
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Hello Tangmere,
The last I flew online with IL2 I was using an old beat up machine with Windows XP. Back then it was TeamSpeak and HyperLobby. As I'm now supposed to be Retired it's time to get with it again. Of course am now Windows 10 and with a fairly decent setup, only I'm not sure exactly how to go about getting things up and running again. Am residing in the U.S. (Texas) so the time change might be somewhat of an issue, but I can work that out and if you've got a spot open I'd like to give it a go. Training is no problem, I'd expect as much.

Looking forward to challenge,

Chako

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Yeah - give it a go! You will be most welcome. I'll leave the details to the OTU team , hope to see you in the skies. Si.
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Sparky
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Hi Chako,

I'm retired near St. Louis. The timing makes for mid-afternoon flights at 3 pm with daylight savings. Quite convenient hours. The training fellows will square you away with information. They're very helpful. Your previous experience will be of great help to you and you'll be amazed at how IL2 progressed.

See you in the air.

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Thanks for the welcome, looks like timing won't be any problem. In reading the posts in this section a few things have become clear - #1 Shoot Tom down in practice, #2 - keep a lookout for Bunny, #3 - Cold Beer is a staple. Except for #1 it all sound reasonable so far. BTW my callsign isn't exactly associated with British WW2 pilots and I am not attached to it - sure to find something more suitable.

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Hi Chako and welcome. Big weekend coming up with the annual pilgrimage to Imperial War Museum Duxford's Flying Legends display. it may be a little quiet here for a day or two, so don't be disheartened :)

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Wow, Looks like all the great war birds should be there. Enjoy the show!

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No need to worry about the name.
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LW Rank: Feldwebel

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"The only proper defense is offense"
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except "Chako" sounds like "Jacko" which is the radiotelephone proword for "disregard the following transmission" :Peace
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"No smoking within twelve hours of mission brief. No drinking within fifty feet of the aircraft."

"The mission...is...to fly and to fight, and don't you forget it."

"You have to go out. You don't have to come back."

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Post by Tom »

Chako

ordinarily we are reluctant to consider cousins from across the pond - bar Sparky (and historically a couple of others) most people based in the Americas have fallen by the wayside when the time difference made things not work especially mid-afternoon on a Sunday - life, kids, wives and so on getting in the way.

Think carefully about whether or not you can commit to Sundays especially Sunday afternoon. If you think you can do it, complete the application form here:

http://www.tangmerepilots.co.uk/recruitment.htm
In selecting the motto... 'all for one and one for all'... I have done so because it expresses what should be the creed to every Fighter Pilot. Never forget that you are an essential cog in the wheel, and if you break or fail it will let down your brother pilots, and the grimness of war allows for no such weakness.

Air Vice Marshal Saul in the foreword to 13 Group's 'Forget-Me-Nots for Fighters'

"They fly Hurricanes, isn't it?, them's shit planes for remtards on free dinners..."
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Re: Welcome Guests.

Post by Cowboy »

I completely understand your hesitation, normally Sundays are not a problem and I'd really like to get back up in the skies again. I'll move on with the paperwork, look forward to flying with you guys!

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Post by Cowboy »

Gents, I'm putting together some equipment as I've installed BOS and have started running some quick missions. Figure I ought to be able to get these birds in the air and then bring them back in one piece, but I need to pick up is a head tracking system for looking around. I'm wondering if TrackIR is still the preferred device? It's cumbersome as heck trying to use the mouse or stick to do this!
Thanks,
Chako

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Bunny
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Post by Bunny »

trackir is a very useful tool and most of us used it before VR support was introduced. If you buy an Oculus Rift or other supported VR device, I would recommend it.
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