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Post by 47driver. on Sun 1 Jun 2014 - 14:23

I have done some reading in the forum and I really like this community. It lacks a lot if the BS I've seen in some of the other ones. I have been flight simming for a decade or so; mostly FS 9-10 but also some Lock-On and DCS. I got hooked on Blackshark and the flight dynamics. After I found out about DCS Huey, I decided to build a new computer and upgrade several peripherals. Next to the AH-1, that is my favorite helo.

I've used teamspeak before as well and I have a good internet connection. Once I get my rig built and figure out which flight controls to buy, I will look forward to flying (and possibly building) some online missions.

I am also a (Warrant Officer) CH-47 PC in the US Army, currently on a 3 year assignment flying the LUH-72 Lakota.

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Post by Guest on Sun 1 Jun 2014 - 14:29

PS: l am 39 and currently live on the upper east coast of the US.

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Post by (HHC/229) flyer on Sun 1 Jun 2014 - 14:45

Welcome 47driver...I think you'll like flying with this group.  We have many real world military and civilian aviators and everyone is a disciplined virtual pilot.  We maintain a military like structure and teach real world UH-1 technique.  Just like in the U.S. Army, the aviator badges reflect the level of training a member has attained.  I'm also a 16 year Warrant Officer (honorably discharged in 2000) and GunfighterSix is a current warrant. We have members from around the world and again many are ex-military so you'll fit right in.  Again welcome to the 229th, I look forward to flying with you.

Go to the top of the page and select "Usergroup" and then select North American.  Once that is complete you will be sent directions that will help you get situated.

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Post by (C/229) LiveBait on Sun 1 Jun 2014 - 15:01

hello 47driver, welcome

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Post by (A/229) BBall on Mon 2 Jun 2014 - 1:48

Hey 47driver....welcome!

You’ve hit the nail on the head, little (to no) BS around here. Truly a great bunch of guys who just love flying, flight sims, and giving each other a bit of “chin music” every now and then (good naturedly of course).

Son of an Army Warrant here. Lost him in ’93, and have often wondered just how much he would have fallen in love with our little hobby if he were still with us (a ton I’m sure....he LOVED this kind of stuff). I currently reside in the left seat of a Boeing 757/767 for a major (Atlanta based) airline, but spend most of my time “trying” to UN-learn all of my bad “fixed winged” habits with the help of RW helo aviators like Flyer, SIX, and Extra...

BTW...how do you like the Lakota? Looks like a pretty sweet little machine. Oh, and if you have any questions about computer hardware for your new rig, may I suggest dropping “Griff” a line... on top of being a “super cop”, he’s a whiz at that computer building stuff....

Again....Welcome!
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Post by (B/229) NeF on Mon 2 Jun 2014 - 3:40

Welcome 47driver, like BBall I'd like to know your thoughts about the lakota, very good looking machine indeed.
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Post by (A/229) Hawkeye on Mon 2 Jun 2014 - 4:17

Welcome aboard 47Driver !!


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Post by 47driver. on Mon 2 Jun 2014 - 12:59

The Lakota is a great bird IMO. Not nearly the power that the 47 has, but its awesome having a pair of Garmin 430's. They are coupled to our autopilot upper modes, which makes IFR much easier and reduces pilot workload considerably. Overall its a nice, stable airframe and its got reasonable enough power even with pax. The only real issue is the extra care that needs to be taken during landings (especially slopes) due to it having a rigid/ hingeless rotor system. I really enjoy flying it.

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Post by (HHC/229) Strut on Mon 2 Jun 2014 - 17:08

Great to have you with us 47. I like the look of your Lakota. they look ideal for "small group ops". We dont have BS here because we dont have to tolerate it, so feel free to call a "spade a spade".

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Post by (B/229) Razorback on Sun 8 Jun 2014 - 3:47

Welcome 47

The CH-47 right?

Dammit, why is the whole world flying helicopters for a living and I am not? Somewhere in live I must have taken a wrong turn. I am jealous of all you real flyboys out there  Very Happy 

Enjoy your stay, 47  Wink
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Post by (HHC/229) GunfighterSIX on Thu 12 Jun 2014 - 13:51

Great to have you, look forward to having a heavy lift guy around. I almost ended up going to S&S myself a few months ago, didn't work. Look forward to you getting online.

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Post by Guest on Mon 20 Oct 2014 - 13:36

Haven't forgotten about you guys. Just barely got my new rig built over this weekend. I ordered all three helo's from DCS on their sale today. Now just need to get some flight controls together.

I found out I'm moving to Texas soon to fly Lakotas over there. How legit is that?!

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Post by (D/229) Chalky on Mon 20 Oct 2014 - 21:40

welcome aboard 47 look forward to flying with you:)
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Post by (HHC/229) Strut on Mon 20 Oct 2014 - 23:31

[quote="47driver"]Haven't forgotten about you guys. Just barely got my new rig built over this weekend. I ordered all three helo's from DCS on their sale today. Now just need to get some flight controls together.

I found out I'm moving to Texas soon to fly Lakotas over there. How legit is that?![/quote

All good 47, we will still be here, its heavens waiting room for past and present wanabes (me) and those nearly out to pasture............but seriously we look forward to flying with you mate but whats important is getting your personal admin squared away. Hope you move works out for you.

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Post by (C/229)Samri on Tue 21 Oct 2014 - 8:21

Welcome 47

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Post by (C/229) Wallaby on Wed 22 Oct 2014 - 0:34

Gday 47...
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