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Old 11-29-2018, 10:04 PM   #121
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Nice record keeping. I have an old copy of OFF (from years before the team made WOFF) and even then it was an excellent successor to classic games like Red Baron 3d.

I usually fly campaigns late in the war, so I can jump into action flying a high-powered fighter like the SE5a, Camel, or Fokker DVII, but to each his own! I imagine flying in 1914 can still be fun.

My campaigns usually end with me crashing my Sopwith Camel due to its handling characteristics - the Camel is as deadly to me as German fighters!
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Old 12-01-2018, 09:49 AM   #122
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It's funny - even with Silent Hunter I've sort of had enough of "jumping into the action". I just like flying around, and I prefer doing it in a Caudron G.4 to a Cessna 172. I figure the war will come to me soon enough.
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Old 12-01-2018, 09:49 AM   #123
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14 November 1914

Saint-Pol-Sur-Ternoise
Noel Kay writes: "0911: Much nicer weather today. Big artillery battle west of Lens. 1 hour 6 minutes."

Saint-Omer Extension
Ries Meismer writes: "1212: Routine patrol. Light scattered clouds. 1 hour 26 minutes."

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Odis Först writes: "1319: Got to try out our new job today. We circled an enemy battery near Reims for some time guiding our fire onto their guns. We weren't exactly accurate, but it was good exercise and we got a good close-up view of the action. 2 hours 19 minutes."

Saint-Omer
Corrigan Aujla writes: "1338: Another lovely day. Standard patrol. 1 hour 28 minutes."

Saint-Pol-Sur-Mer
Filimor Hance writes: "1547: Last patrol of the day. Not much to see. Returned to field after dark. 1 hour 19 minutes."
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Old 12-01-2018, 04:55 PM   #124
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15 November 1914

Yet another rainstorm sweeps across the Flanders front, grounding everything.

Down at Verdun the story is much the same, except that the cause is the perennial fog returning again.
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Old 12-02-2018, 06:31 AM   #125
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16 November 1914

The rain and fog continue as everyone waits for a chance to fly again. With winter here it that chance does not appear to be good.
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Old 12-02-2018, 02:04 PM   #126
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Yet another winter day with bad weather all over the front.
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Old 12-02-2018, 11:36 PM   #127
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18 November 1914

And another day passes with no one flying.
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Old 12-03-2018, 08:58 PM   #128
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19 November 1914

Still the bad weather goes on. Soldiers are fighting in ankle-deep mud and aeroplanes can't take off in those conditions.
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Old 12-03-2018, 11:41 PM   #129
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20 November 1914

The world is still wet and miserable.
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Old 12-07-2018, 09:18 AM   #130
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Sorry I haven't posted in four days. I had my first cataract surgery and I'm still not fully healed.

Not that it matters. As of November 21 1914 it's still raining everywhere.
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Old 12-09-2018, 01:50 AM   #131
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No need to be sorry Steve, take good care of yourself, and follow doctors orders, you don't want to mess up the surgery and make it worse.
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Old 12-09-2018, 11:46 PM   #132
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22 November 1914

The sun has come out over Flanders, and the pilots in that area are once more flying their usual patrols. Nothing exciting is happening, though, and everything is routine.

North of Verdun the Germans are still locked in fog.
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Old 12-10-2018, 09:05 AM   #133
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23 November 1914

After one day's flying the rain and fog return, and everyone is once again grounded.
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Old 12-11-2018, 03:10 PM   #134
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24 November 1914

The sun comes out, kinda sorta, and all too briefly, but the Flanders crowd are able to get into the air one more time.

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Corrigan Aujla writes: "0801 Transferred to Gonneham. 50 minutes." (from Saint-Omer)

Saint-Pol-Sur-Mer
Filimor Hance writes: "1045: Overcast skies. Heavy gusts over patrol area. Wondered a coupld of times whether we were going to make it back home. Make it we did, however, and landed in drizzling rain. 1 hour 24 minutes."

Saint-Pol-Sur-Ternoise
Noel Kay writes: "1150: Took off into a light rain shower. Normal patrol. Hit by machine-gun fire over Arras. Minor damage only. 1 hour 6 minutes."

Gonneham
Ries Meismer writes: "1530: Followed No 3 Sqdn to Gonneham. 36 minutes." (from Saint-Omer Extension)

Meanwhile at Pontfaverger FFA 13 is still grounded by fog.
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25 November 1914

After one day of flying the rain and fog return. Again no one is flying.
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