Discussion in 'EU Community' started by Jedi-Knight-Corran, Jul 12, 2004.
You just wait until I mod the you know what out of my Y-Wing!
WHOA!! WHAT IS THAT MONSTROSITY!!
Deep fried wings, boneless wings, buffalo wings, teriyaki wings...wait, we're not still talking about fast food?
Ooh, here's an idea! Porg wings! When this war is over, we're gonna be rich!
Hey mods, we need a porg smiley. This doesn't cut it.
Your request has been acknowledged...............and filed.
We have the FAA approved approach procedure to our Lifeday landing field:
To which I say, YA... NO!
Here's a tribute to a trifecta of cool: she was a pilot, a Canadian, and she flew the C-130. . Well done, ma'am, rest easy now.
Leah Mosher, 1954-2021: Pioneering RCAF Hercules pilot later became schoolteacher | Ottawa Citizen
Daughter showed me this today,........dropped about an hour ago. Some interesting ships, battles and pretty impressive graphics.
Brig. Gen. McGee celebrates 102nd birthday - AOPA
The Tuskegee Airmen are legendary, and General Charles McGee is a legend among the Tuskegee Airmen. Happy birthday, sir!
High Flight – Sierra Hotel Aeronautics
80 years ago today, the 19 year old pilot who wrote the poem High Flight died in an airplane crash. RIP, sir.
Pictured: A group of midshipmen snuck onto the grounds of Colorado's USAF Academy during nighttime, and repainted a USAF F-4 Phantom in USN Blue Angels colors.
Special mention to the crew of this B-52, who not only had the inspiration to attempt a carrier approach just to mess with the Navy guys, but the fact that they dropped gear and flaps has to make you smile...
Just a heads up for any one who wishes to unwind and mingle IC, there’s a party we can go too... the RPF Awards after party / Christmas party.
I may have made a referenced to Max, Kayn and Finnefrael...
December 15th 1944 – Noorduyn Norseman, 44-70285, disappears over the English Channel with Maj. Glenn Miller, pilot John Morgan and Lt. Col. Norman Baessell on board after departing RAF Twinwood Farm, England. It is believed that the plane was lost after straying into a forbidden zone in mid-channel which was a designated area for the jettisoning of surplus ordnance. On that day, a squadron of RAF Lancasters had aborted a mission and were salvoing their bombloads over the channel. One crewman, a navigator, claims to have looked down and seen a Norseman flying low over the water apparently overwhelmed by bomb splashes and disappeared...
A-10 Pilot Talks Challenges of Landing Plane That Was Falling Apart (businessinsider.com)
There's a gravestone to memorialize him in the cemetery at Yale University. Great loss, there.
On the night before Christmas my ship was at sea,
A big flat-top "bird farm" from the land of the free.
Cruising the ocean at "the tip of the spear",
So everyone home could sleep sound with no fear.
Flight ops had ended hours ago,
The day crew had turned in and gone down below.
Night crew was doin' their maintenance checks,
The aircrews and pilots were gettin' some rest.
The cooks in the galley were fixin' Mid-rat's,
The Air Boss and Cap'n could finally relax.
CIC called up said something's inbound,
Prob'ly the mail plane, a C-2 Greyhound.
Stand clear of the foul-line, one to recover,
"Angel" is airborne, to starboard he'll hover.
Spotters see only one red blinkin' light,
No markers on wing-tips, now somethin' ain't right.
All eyes are watching but no one believes,
What comes o'er the round-down, bold as you please.
Nine deer and a sleigh, no tail-hook or tires,
How does Paddles grade a trap with no wire?
A red Nomex flight-suit, of course gloves that match,
And S. Claus printed on his aviator patch.
Why, it's old Santa Claus wearin' goggles and leather,
With bags full of Christmas cards, presents and letters.
Don't stand there gawkin', froze in your tracks,
Give him a hand with unloadin' those sacks.
The bags are all carried to the mail room below,
And after a pre-flight, Santa's ready to go.
The cat-crew is wondering now which hold-back pin?
Santa just laughs then he's airborne again.
We didn't hear jingling bells from his sleigh,
Ol' Santa was whistling Anchors Aweigh.
Off the angle-deck, over wave-caps of white,
Even without afterburners he's soon out of sight.
We all stood there doubting what we had just seen,
But the deer left a present, smelly and green.
Over the side with all the deer turds,
Don't want them things FODin' one of our birds.
Tho' that night happened many long years ago,
Santa still travels to our ships on the foam.
With all due respect @Sarge, (and I do mean that I do have that for you) I feel like the X Wing Fan Club is getting off course, very few of your posts have anything to do with Star Wars or X Wing (or their associated craft) Whilst your tidbits are interesting, they aren't really X Wing related other than they have wings (an addition to space craft that really doesn't make much sense till they are in the atmosphere - not lost on me). So can we please tone down the history of military flying and focus more on the topic at hand? Not an official Mod warning, not my territory, but a friendly neighbourhood Mod one, make sense?
Since this is the thread for the Black Sheep RPGers and most of us are RPing fighter pilots, I've shared a lot of things to help players understand the techniques and culture of fighter combat, which is a big part of our slice of the GFFA. I've gotten a lot of likes on most of the stuff I've shared so I've been assuming that it was welcome. If not, I'll be more selective about what I share here.
I wasn't going to write in or comment but I personally feel that this discussion should have been made private through the PM function on the forums. Obviously nobody is trying to offend anyone here but I think if we have issues with things that people are posting we should try and address it personally versus publicly on this thread. Just my .02 cents.
I happen to like the many, many, different things that all of us here with the Black Sheep put on these threads. From military history to the latest Star Wars news to some really hilarious comments and images that help keep the mood light and fun. I sincerely hope that this continues, especially as our game has fallen by the way side due to DRL for the GM, as we have a great group here and its been nothing but four years of great memories.
We did get off course about a year ago and @Sinrebirth addressed it publicly, I was only following that lead. I have always felt a social thread for our game should be in teh RPG area anyway, then it wouldn't matter what was being posted and we could all just 'hang' there as I know a few X Wing fans have tried to come here and are lost due to our groups knowledge of what we are up too. That way all the information @Sarge procures for us will be relevant and won't affect a club as such. Thoughts?
I'm sure this is applicable to Star Wars, considering how in many SW flight games I'm able to fly my X-wing up to all these unescorted Imperial bombers and transports and burn them out of the sky.
There isn't much X-wing stuff to discuss at the moment, is there? Patty's film is on hold or cancelled, depending on which rumors you listen to. Not much else going on, really, unless you're gaming. I don't mind the military stuff myself.
But it might be a good idea to move the Sheep chat to the appropriate RPG forum. I do worry it makes us seem a bit cliquey and unwelcoming. Squadron vote for a Sheep chat thread in RPG?
I feel the RL military stuff doesn´t really fit here. Its a SW discussion, and not one directly tied to the Black Sheep even. So I agree with @Adalia-Durron that we should have these parts of a seperate discussion.