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  1. Hi Guys, Getting close to the deadline to turn in any participant forms. Hope some of you can make it. There is a block of room on a temporary hold at the Comfort Inn across from the Museum. Should any participants wish to make a reservation there, please let me know and I will provide more details. Good luck with your flying. Regards, Stache.
  2. Hi, Planning for this event continues - To those interested in being a participant - please find the forms attached. Participant Agreement - Registration - Overnight Camping. Please let me know if there are any questions. These forms must be returned by July30, 2022 This is a great opportunity to promote WOFF. And also see a lot of WW1 Aircraft. And meet a lot of great people. Thanks Stache 2022 DPR Gamer-Simulator Form.pdf 2022 DPR Participant Agreement.pdf 2022 DPR Request for Overnight Camping.pdf
  3. HI, It is on for this year - plans are progressing. Mark it on your calendar. https://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Upcoming/Events/]https://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Upcoming/Events/ World War 1 - Dawn Patrol Rendezvous National Museum of the USAF Dayton Ohio. Friday October 7th and Saturday October 8th 9AM - 5PM. (Schedule is different this year, no Sunday) This two-day event features replica World War I flying aircraft, re-enactors, radio-controlled model aircraft, period vehicles, music and more. Check our website closer to the event for additional details. Thread from 2018 https://SimHQ.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/4440754/1 As before I hope to have two systems there for flying WOFF. I will have a third showing some of the excellent movies that others have created. Who is planning to attend - it is a great time to market WOFF. Are there any volunteers to bring additional equipment to allow visitors the experience of wonders of WOFF? What say you?
  4. What? A Rick Rawlings Challenge?

    Hi Guys, Playing a bit of catch up here. Glad there are still some flyboys up there slugging it out. Sorry to report that Reed will be one of those lost in action. Mission 11 - No video This was a scramble from the airfield - while we got up to altitude to find some two seaters, just a we were getting close, they disappeared into some clouds and our flight leader just took us back home Mission 12 This was a recon mission just across the lines. We never did find the flight we were supposed to escort and our flight leader took us home again. I spotted some two seaters up high, started heading east and climbing. I lost the first set of EA, but then spotted another. When I got close I saw there were five of them. Was not real keen about taking on five by myself, followed them for a bit, then spotted another behind me to the west. This was a lone straggler - perfect - I swung around and attack, shooting off an upper wing. Was awarded the DFC and a victory Mission 13 Another recon - lousy weather never spotted any EA. This was in full winter with some weather video. Mission 14. An escort mission behind enemy lines. Weather was a better - managed to link up with two seaters. We were jumped by a lot of DVa's . Managed to get on one and shot him up, but then others shot me up. Wounded I dove and headed west with the EA taking pot shots here and there. Got close to the lines but was loosing blood fast and had to set her down quickly. Which Reed did, but being in the middle of no mans land, help was unable to arrive quickly enough. Carry on the good fight!
  5. What? A Rick Rawlings Challenge?

    Great Video Catch - Congratulations on your first confirmed victory. Trooper - Sorry to hear of Pixie's demise... oh so close.
  6. What? A Rick Rawlings Challenge?

    That was a hot landing, though the fields. Glad you managed to not find a fence and survived. Them two seaters are dangerous to a pilots health.
  7. What? A Rick Rawlings Challenge?

    Great results to all. Keep up the good work. It is just me.... I have been running into a lot of German fighters hanging out well behind enemy lines. I do not believe this was as common on previous incarnations of WOFF. I thought the Germans mainly stayed on their side of the lines except when escorting. Mission 8 Another crazy furball, spent the first part just trying to keep them DV's off my tail. Managed to do so, plane got a bit shot up but managed a victory Mission 9 - Yet another big furball - least the weather was nicer. Reed had one he was working on stolen from me but still managed a victory at the end. Close call on landing, Reed landed the wrong way at an unfamiliar airfield almost had a head on collision. Mission 10 - This was different - out flight was following some two seaters heading home. When our flight leader got close he did a 180 and went after something way behind us. I stayed with the leader while the rest of the flight carried on. Our flight leader eventually found his prey and shot it down. Reed spotted another two seater and went after it. Big mistake - Reed as severely wounded at altitude. Reed broke off immediately and managed to get the plane on the ground just inside our lines before passing out. But Reed is back in the fray after 24 days in the hospital.
  8. What? A Rick Rawlings Challenge?

    Thanks - sure which we could edit posts... Lets try again Mission 5 WOFF BH&H II Rick Rawlings Challenge - Mission 5 - YouTube Mission 7 WOFF BH&H II Rick Rawlings Challenge - Mission 7 - YouTube
  9. What? A Rick Rawlings Challenge?

    Reed's last missions of week one. 5th Mission was airfield attack, but spent more time going after DV's, of which Reed. managed to bag two. 6th Mission - no video - was an escort mission - no enemy sighted. 7th Mission - attacked shortly after forming up. DV damaged the radiator. Managed to hang around long enough to put a few hits on an enemy just before it crashed, earning a seventh Victory. The almost bought the farm, trying to put her down, just missing some trees, but coming down hard. Still was able to walk away unscathed. Mission 5 https://studio.youtube.com/video/uVThiydDJLI/edit Mission 7 https://studio.youtube.com/video/4qvz5LHYIJY/edit
  10. What? A Rick Rawlings Challenge?

    Nice flight Trooper - that first Alb flew on for quite a while with only half an upper wing. Harry - was surprised you were left alone for that long going after that railyard. Reed too survived week one with yet another close call on mission 7. Videos will be posted later.
  11. What? A Rick Rawlings Challenge?

    Very nice dead stick landing Rick, you nailed it. Good Shooting also, got that pilot with only a few rounds.
  12. What? A Rick Rawlings Challenge?

    Reed's Fourth Mission. A beautiful sunrise mission with great clouds! Managed another victory, Reed's first two seater. Reed had a second lined up but realized he was alone and decided to let it be and go find his buddies. Which he did, but then lost them again as they dove on some other planes. Reed decided to head for home.
  13. What? A Rick Rawlings Challenge?

    Reed's second mission (sorry I was off a day) - made up for it on the third mission. A sour day but managed another victory and was awarded the Military Cross. Reed's third mission - managed another victory and a second landing my chief was happy with.
  14. What? A Rick Rawlings Challenge?

    Reed managed to survive his first mission but just barely with a crashed landing Southwest of Arras. Did manage to get one victory and put holes in a couple others. Next time he will not be pressing his luck following an enemy down low over the lines.
  15. What? A Rick Rawlings Challenge?

    This time around I have chosen to honor a real WW1 Pilot. Reed Gresham Landis While his action with RFC 40 did not start until May of 1918, I think the scope of this challenge is close enough. In Reed's short stint with RFC 40 he achieved 12 victories and became squadron commander before joining the US Air Corp in September 1918 as commander of the 25th Aero Squadron. Unfortunately the 25th was not assigned enough aircraft, before hostilities ceased, to become truly operational. The current U.S. Air Force 25th Space Ranger Squadron traces its linage back to Landis and the 25th Aero Squadron. Reed was awarded the British Distinguished Flying Cross and the USA Distinguished Service Cross Reed went on to serve in WWII, achieving the rank of Colonel. Here are few links with more information on Colonel Landis https://encyclopediaofarkansas.net/entries/reed-gresham-landis-8995/ http://www.theaerodrome.com/aces/usa/landis.php https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reed_G._Landis https://www.jstor.org/stable/40022467?seq=1

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