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Post by Guest on Tue 7 Jun 2016 - 9:46

...don't worry about the callsign. It was given to me when I was testing European Air War for MicroProse back in the day. The AI wingmen used to get in my way for testing purposes, so I always made it a point to shoot them first as soon as I took off.
I'm 46. I live currently in South Carolina, U.S., where I play drums for a living. I used to (as the more astute of you may have already surmised) work for MicroProse Software, and then Hasbro Interactive. I tested both European Air War and Falcon 4.0. I take no blame for the latter--If you look in the database, I promise the release-bugs were there...those decisions happened on a Higher Level... Regardless, look what it became! There are people out there -still- playing sims based on Falcon 4 code...
Anyway... I've just started getting annoyed with the scripted campaign for DCS Huey, and was curious if there were any squadrons about. I'm not great at it, but have started to manage landing without killing myself or others. Combat seems (ahem) hit or miss, since it mostly relies upon AI to hit things. They don't appear to do a very good job. I doubt I can do better at the moment.

Anyway, for what it's worth, I'd like to join, assuming I can get all the gear working on my PC...

Thanks in advance for your consideration.
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Re: Friendly Fire requesting permission to join

Post by (A/229) Utley on Tue 7 Jun 2016 - 9:50

There's no such thing as friendly fire........

You'll like it here or love it here. A lot of us have been here for years, and there are a lot of real world aviators that fly here too. Someone will get you squared away with Teamspeak and your callsign shortly. Feel free to ask any questions you might have!


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Post by (HHC/229) Dabomb on Tue 7 Jun 2016 - 9:51

Welcome, FF. Good to see an old MicroProse guy! Those were the days...

You'll be getting a welcome letter shortly from the A Co. Commander that has all the stuff you'll need to get on the TeamSpeak server, our DCS servers, etc.

We're a pretty laid-back and friendly bunch of misfits, so you should fit right in. Very Happy


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Post by (HHC/229) Dabomb on Tue 7 Jun 2016 - 9:53

There's no such thing as friendly fire........

Or, as they say, Friendly fire... isn't.

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Post by (HHC/229) Strut on Tue 7 Jun 2016 - 9:55

Welcome in FF, so your one those that is responsible for my sim addiction, il have to thank you, i think i got most of your sims and games back in the day. Anyway welcome ! I dont know how long you have been flying in DCS but i think you might relate to its mission editing, coding and scripting as another potential for frustration...

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Post by Guest on Tue 7 Jun 2016 - 10:02

Thanks! I joined MPS in `95, and then again in `98 (after a HUGE layoff in between that spawned a bunch of Baltimore-based software companies--one of which, Firaxis, is still going very strongly) and left in `01. But I logged MANY hours in: Gunship, F-19 Stealth Fighter, F-15 III, F-14, Falcon 3, Pacific Air War, blah blah blah...
DCS is -really- impressive! I've been mucking around with it since Black Shark (the first one) and toyed with A-10... Huey is the first one that's really got my attention.

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Post by (HHC/229) Skullz on Tue 7 Jun 2016 - 10:19

Welcome! Man, what a suprise! The very first flight sim I bought for PC was Falcon 4.0 and I sill have it as well as the second version, I think it was Falcon Allied Force or something like that. Actually I bought a PC just to play Falcon, and later bought a math processor for the PC just to be able to run it faster, lol. You'll be assigned to A Co and Capt Haweye is the CO. He'll be on shortly and get you a welcome letter with further information. For the time being, just request to join A Co under the user groups menu.

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Post by Guest on Tue 7 Jun 2016 - 10:20

Done! Thank you very much!

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Post by (HHC/229) Skullz on Tue 7 Jun 2016 - 10:45

Okay I sent you a PM with a link to your orders.

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Post by (A/229) Hawkeye on Tue 7 Jun 2016 - 10:54

Welcome  Friendly Fire  

I see our Illustrious Leader Beat me to your Welcome letter by 9 Minutes....    LOL

Soooo........ you now have TWO Letters....  Suspect

I've sent you a PM with all the details you'll need to  help us "Beat the Air into Submission"!

Le us know if you have any questions.... we're here to help.

Our Pixel Mail Department  needs to have the Pilots Program tweaked   (**Throws the DECAF Coffee in the Coffee maker ( Without telling anyone))


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Post by Guest on Tue 7 Jun 2016 - 11:38

Thank you very much!

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Post by (HHC/229) flyer on Tue 7 Jun 2016 - 12:24

Welcome to the 229th Friendly Fire. Your talents will serve you well here. I also did some time as a professional guitar player and singer before, during and after serving as an aviation Warrant Officer in the U.S. Army so we have a few things in common. Samri was also a professional drummer (presently a commercial heavy pilot) so hit him up for a little drum talk. I look forward to flying with you.

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Post by Guest on Tue 7 Jun 2016 - 15:20

Thanks very much! I'm retired from 'professional' drumming--the last band I was in pissed me off to the point of Not Wanting To Play With Anyone Else I Don't Invite To My Home. And playing live was never really the rush it seems to be for everyone else. I always outwardly cringe whenever I've had an 'off' night and some drunk person gets WAY closer to me than I'm comfortable with an shouts in my ear, "THAT WAS AWESOME, MAN! FREAKIN' AWESOME!!!" and I can smell clearly not only what beer he's drinking but the past 30 shots as well...
Ugh...
I'm an introvert who can present like an extrovert for short bursts--and people misread it all the time. Not be best personality for live performance...

Anyway...I'm old. I know a guy who would give me a pilot's medical, and even though I'd love to fly and can actually now afford it, I'm vetoing myself because I've had two heart attacks, and I really don't think 'up there' is the best thing for anyone else around me.

So it goes. PixelPiloting (As Strut calls it) is good enough for me. I have some great gear and a 43" monitor to lose myself in.
And if I'm bitten really badly by the bug, I can take another Discovery flight at the local FBO and maybe ask them to let me try to land this time and only yank the controls unless I'm really screwing things up...

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Post by (B/229) evilivan on Tue 7 Jun 2016 - 17:51

...how do you know that you have a drummer at the door? They knock three times and then come in late ;-)

Welcome FF, look forward to flying with you....

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Post by Guest on Wed 8 Jun 2016 - 0:12

How do you get the drummer off your porch?
Pay him for the pizza.

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Post by (B/229) evilivan on Wed 8 Jun 2016 - 0:45

Friendly Fire wrote:How do you get the drummer off your porch?
Pay him for the pizza.

Nice Very Happy

How do you know if the drummer's platform is level? He dribbles out of both corners of his mouth. (Or her of course).

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Post by (B/229) Cib on Wed 8 Jun 2016 - 2:47

Welcome friend

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Post by (A/229) Utley on Wed 8 Jun 2016 - 3:07

You know what the best thing is about a drummer? You cant see them behind everything else.
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Post by (D/229) Froggy on Wed 8 Jun 2016 - 4:09

Welcome to the Cav FF. Like many here I too got really immersed in sims because of F4 so thank you for your work on that.

Did you hear about the drummer that was so depressed about his bad timing he decided to commit suicide and threw himself behind a train?

I'm sure that I'll fly well with you if we meet up in the virtual skies, I'm a bassist. Laughing
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Post by (D/229) Guinness on Wed 8 Jun 2016 - 13:23

Welcome to the unit!
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Post by Guest on Thu 9 Jun 2016 - 1:03

Thank you all very much!

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