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Am I missing new pilots ?

Post by Bunny » Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:46 pm

Hi OTU,
I thought we had some new chaps currently in OTU AF's ?

Have the names all been posted here ? I cant seem to find Fritz on here ? My apologies if he is
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Re: Am I missing new pilots ?

Post by Bunny » Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:16 pm

Ah, welcome to TP Fritz, I hope you pass AF4 soon and join us on Ops.

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Re: Am I missing new pilots ?

Post by Fritz » Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:04 am

Fritz here - just one more OTU flight to go. Thanks Bunny - looking forward to flying with all of you.

Just an FYI... I didn't realize that my Steam ID and my IL2 BoX ID are actually different. Changing my Steam ID to Fritz did nothing, so you guys were seeing me as "casimir06" while in practice flights. My apologies... that's been fixed - I should now show up as TP_Fritz.
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Re: Am I missing new pilots ?

Post by Tom » Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:07 am

Superb. Get that last one done then you’re operational.
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.

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Re: Am I missing new pilots ?

Post by Bunny » Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:12 pm

Tom, Merlin,
Isn't it normal TP practice to post all the new chaps names into the OTU room so we can welcome them correctly ?
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Re: Am I missing new pilots ?

Post by Tom » Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:36 pm

Historically it was after AF1 but we had quite a few dropouts so I think we delay it slightly. Merlin will correct me if I'm wrong on this.
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: Am I missing new pilots ?

Post by Merlin » Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:40 am

As Tom has said, we have decided its better to introduce new recruits on comms and congratulate them on finishing OTU in the forum.
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Re: Am I missing new pilots ?

Post by Bunny » Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:55 am

Ah ok.
Cheers Merlin.
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Re: Am I missing new pilots ?

Post by Tom » Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:06 pm

Just a follow up on this.

We tend not to make a big hoo-hah about new chaps because whilst we absolutely make them welcome them on comms, if they don't bother continuing, or are not quite up to scratch, or simply won't fit, we'd rather they had they impact of someone who was simply moved on from the squadron they were assigned to i.e. none at all. If it wasn't approached that way it'd cause a lot of grief and we all like a quiet life.
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..."
Armstrong & Miller Show

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Re: Am I missing new pilots ?

Post by Sparky » Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:37 pm

Tom wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:06 pm
...we all like a quiet life.
Yes, Tom's lazy inverted low high-speed pass and roll through the landing pattern full of crippled, smoking aircraft trying to land with bits falling off.

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