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#12345522 May 02, 2016 at 10:38 PM
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Hahaha I love the 707, great plane.

And yeah, one thing I love to do is set up a "real" flight using skyvector to find appropriate routes, go VOR-to-VOR, the whole nine yards. Its a great way to train, and it'll make even ferry flights pretty busy.

KTCM is in my home state, and is one of my favorite places to fly to-from. I love all the mountains around there.
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#12345638 May 02, 2016 at 11:27 PM
Captain
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#12345522 pinto wrote:


And yeah, one thing I love to do is set up a "real" flight using skyvector to find appropriate routes, go VOR-to-VOR, the whole nine yards. Its a great way to train, and it'll make even ferry flights pretty busy.



Still gradually working up to that. Should I care to try navigation with only NDBs and the ADF? Maybe this can be used to simulate navigation in some environments with only NDBs, such as various arctic areas or some parts of eastern Europe.
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#12345774 May 03, 2016 at 12:35 AM
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705 Posts
When I first started doing radio navigation I pretty much solely on ADF/NDB. Then worked my way up to VOR/DME. I did NDB for a good couple months too. There's a REALLY good radio nav guide I have bookmarked. It's a little long, but it is geared towards simming and was my bible for a while. If you want a link lemme know. I'm down a hand and on my phone at the moment or I'd link it now.

I can help you too if you have any radio nav questions.
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#12349428 May 04, 2016 at 06:38 AM · Edited over 1 year ago
Colonel
259 Posts
Could you add the SH-60J to the list of aircraft tracked by the hour/rank system? Maybe the F/A-18B, but it isn't ready yet.
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#12349543 May 04, 2016 at 07:43 AM
Colonel
535 Posts
I'd like the same about the KC-137R since it has working damage code and is serving during the Festival activities.
Mav
Breakin' the sound barrier everyday!
Peace through superior AIRPOWER
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#12362536 May 08, 2016 at 11:32 PM · Edited over 1 year ago
Major General
705 Posts
Notice:
The following aircraft have been added to the hour tracker list:

SH-60J
KC-137R
SR-71 (-A, -B and the Bigtail)
A-10
KC-10A

If you already have mpserver15 flight time in these, up to 10 hours of that is counting towards your total.

Also, if you have flown at all for the Festival activities in the last week, you have received an hour bonus proportional to time flown in OPRF aircraft.

If I don't have your callsign, or you have recently changed it, please post here so I can update the tracker.
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#12363607 May 09, 2016 at 12:37 PM
Colonel
535 Posts
Nice, thanks Pinto!
I'll try to add the damage code to the EF2000 when I have some time, it would be nice to have it in the crew as it can do A/A, A/G and A/S.
Mav
Breakin' the sound barrier everyday!
Peace through superior AIRPOWER
5 YEARS OF FLIGHTGEAR (2012 - 2017)

Reaper Eagle Driver, 493d FS.
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#12377167 May 14, 2016 at 08:34 AM
Major General
705 Posts
mpserver15 is acting up. If you're planning a big flight and you want hours counted, you'll need to find some way to log the flight and then send that log to me. The log should be automated, and moderately detailed. Hopefully this is fixed quick.

Thanks!

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#12416055 May 28, 2016 at 07:06 AM
Major General
705 Posts
Hours updated, with one promotion going to SNOWY1!
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#12416897 May 28, 2016 at 04:25 PM
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Congrats to Snowy1!
Raider1

(Combat call-signs: Raid-1, Raid-2)
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#12416908 May 28, 2016 at 04:31 PM
Colonel
142 Posts
Congratulations SNOWY1.
When no one can be a winner, we will have a nation of losers. - Me -
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#12458126 Jun 13, 2016 at 04:13 AM
Major General
705 Posts
IF I DO NOT HAVE THE CALLSIGN YOU FLY UNDER THEN I CANNOT TRACK YOUR HOURS.

SEND ME THY CALLSIGNS

Hours updated!!

Promotions going out to Lt. Col. Swamp, and 1st Lt mav!

Our top 3 gainers, hours-wise, in order are...

  1. Yesrev - 20.53
  2. swamp - 18.42
  3. mav - 16.28

We had 14 pilots gain at least 1 hour.

Good job!
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#12478546 Jun 20, 2016 at 05:35 PM
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705 Posts
IF I DO NOT HAVE THE CALLSIGN YOU FLY UNDER THEN I CANNOT TRACK YOUR HOURS.

SEND ME THY CALLSIGNS

Hours updated!!

No promotions this time around.

Our top 3 gainers, hours-wise, in order are...

  1. swamp- 24.85
  2. pinto - 13.24
  3. yv-187 - 12.03

We had 14 pilots gain at least 1 hour.
long live the 88th
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#12500908 Jun 29, 2016 at 12:08 AM · Edited over 1 year ago
Major General
705 Posts
IF I DO NOT HAVE ALL OF THE CALLSIGNS YOU FLY UNDER THEN I CANNOT TRACK YOUR HOURS.

SEND ME THY CALLSIGNS

Hours updated!!

1 promotion going out to Col. YV-187!

Our top 3 gainers, hours-wise, in order are...

  1. YV-187 - 28.62
  2. swamp - 20.50
  3. pinto - 10.7

Special congrats to swamp, who is the first (and currently the only) to crack the 300 hour mark!

We had 14 pilots gain at least 1 hour.
We had over 10 pilots gain no time.
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#12501440 Jun 29, 2016 at 06:08 AM · Edited over 1 year ago
Colonel
259 Posts
What's the minimum hour requirement for Brigadier General rank, among the rest of the higher ranks?
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#12501489 Jun 29, 2016 at 06:48 AM
Major General
705 Posts
The max rank you can get with hours is Colonel - to get up to Brig Gen (and above) you have to have an event victory as the team leader. I'll update the Ranks/Hours page with how-to-gain-ranks info.
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#12502651 Jun 29, 2016 at 04:40 PM
Colonel
142 Posts
You may want to congrats Yesrev more on his promotion for those who in the past were apposed to the ranking system. The promotion may be confusing.
When no one can be a winner, we will have a nation of losers. - Me -
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#12509108 Jul 02, 2016 at 12:34 AM
Colonel
259 Posts
Congratz Yesrev!
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#12519916 Jul 06, 2016 at 02:35 AM · Edited over 1 year ago
Major General
705 Posts
IF I DO NOT HAVE ALL OF THE CALLSIGNS YOU FLY UNDER THEN I CANNOT TRACK YOUR HOURS.

SEND ME THY CALLSIGNS

Hours updated!!

1 promotion going out to Maj. J Mav!

Our top 3 gainers, hours-wise, in order are...

  1. J-Mav - 33.28
  2. YV-187 - 14.81
  3. pinto - 11.16

We had 11 pilots gain at least 1 hour.
We had over 10 pilots gain no time.
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#12520155 Jul 06, 2016 at 05:17 AM
Colonel
259 Posts
Congrats J-Maverick16
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