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Feldwebel Sparky arrives at Kalach

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Re: Feldwebel Sparky arrives at Kalach

Post by Silk » Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:08 pm

Well Done Sparky - one more to go

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Re: Feldwebel Sparky arrives at Kalach

Post by Sparky » Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:56 am

Thanks to Merlin and Silk and whoever else helped in the substantial work recreating the AF's after update 3.001 rendered the old missions inoperative. I just hope today's update 3.002 doesn't mean- :Sad

One more AF and I'll achieve the lofty status of sprog and begin to collect a matched set of bullets from the political officer for real or imagined offenses, or just Voltaire's "...to inspire the others...."

I downloaded the campaign skins. They'll have to find another reason to shoot me, like for being a Yank, or first name starts with S, or birthday 7-17...
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Re: Feldwebel Sparky arrives at Kalach

Post by Tom » Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:32 am

The most important thing when you're approaching AF4 is...

Relax

Take it easy. Cut down on chatter, concentrate on where you should be and what your objective is.

I think that tomorrow you and me will pair up and go huntin'!
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Re: Feldwebel Sparky arrives at Kalach

Post by Sparky » Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:22 pm

Tom wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:32 am
I think that tomorrow you and me will pair up and go huntin'!
That will be grand.
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Re: Feldwebel Sparky arrives at Kalach

Post by Bunny » Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:47 pm

Sparky wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:22 pm
Tom wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:32 am
I think that tomorrow you and me will pair up and go huntin'!
That will be grand.
Not Wabbit though ?
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Re: Feldwebel Sparky arrives at Kalach

Post by Sparky » Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:06 pm

Bunny wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:47 pm
Sparky wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:22 pm
Tom wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:32 am
I think that tomorrow you and me will pair up and go huntin'!
That will be grand.
Not Wabbit though ?
"Wascally Wabbit?"

Maybe it's not hunting wabbits, maybe it's spring chicken to shite hawk in one easy lesson.

"takka, takka, takka"
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Re: Feldwebel Sparky arrives at Kalach

Post by Sparky » Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:17 pm

If you don't mind I'd like to carry 'Black 2' of 5./JG 52 as it's not being used according to the ops roster.

"Fighter Staffel 5./JG52 (Bf109 G4)
Blackjack - Black 17 (Staffelkapitan)
Reggie - Black 10
Bloomster - Black 5
Tom - Double Chevron
Merlin - Black 6
Malc - Black 7
Roycon - Black 4
Wardy - Black 3
Gosho - Black 1"
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Re: Feldwebel Sparky arrives at Kalach

Post by Merlin » Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:28 pm

Please congratulate our latest pilot TP_Sparky who completed AF 4 and celebrated with a dazzle of flying under bridges afterwards.
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Re: Feldwebel Sparky arrives at Kalach

Post by Silk » Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:32 pm

Well done Sparky - welcome to TP as a fully-fledged member

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Re: Feldwebel Sparky arrives at Kalach

Post by TP_Andy » Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:33 pm

Congrats! Welcome Sparky and have fun!
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Re: Feldwebel Sparky arrives at Kalach

Post by Bunny » Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:38 pm

Well done Sparky !!!

S!
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Re: Feldwebel Sparky arrives at Kalach

Post by Blackjack » Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:59 pm

Well done Sparky. I’m sure black 2 will be fine as long as it’s available. Your first Ops in a G4 beckons.
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Re: Feldwebel Sparky arrives at Kalach

Post by Sparky » Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:09 pm

Thanks, gentlemen. Many thanks to Merlin for his persistence despite the general server problems. He's a great instructor.

By the way, the Pe-2's definitely shoot back in the new AF4. I shot up one pretty good, but he touched me back. Your AF4 can come to a quick fini if you roll in from six o-clock like I did. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice...

As I circled ponderously around Merlin wheeled in tight passes and turns through the bombers [which I instantly realized shows how it should be done].

Now the learning starts. My lofty goal is to survive the first operation.
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Re: Feldwebel Sparky arrives at Kalach

Post by Jacko » Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:10 pm

Congratulations Sparky we have sll followed the same path anx even after the 10 years I havd been with the gang here I am always learning new things. Also I never forgit the OTU experience and my first ever ops mission in a P40 over North Africa
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Re: Feldwebel Sparky arrives at Kalach

Post by Dutch » Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:50 pm

Well done old boy, see you on ops.
I wanna go full-horrible. Take me to the nasties.

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