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  1. 13 points
    Welcome to the 104th Phoenix VFBS Forum Take a moment to observe our forum rules before posting. Those who do not follow the rules will be warned or banned! FORUM RULES No Profanity (Keep It clean) No Adult content (sexually explicit and/or relating to the use of drugs and alcohol) No National, ethnic, racial, religious and sexual discrimination No Political Disputes No Piracy Links No Soliciting / Advertisement (Unless Approved) Members must treat other with respect and tolerance at all times. Material that is offensive, insulting or constitutes an attack against any individual or group will be subject to administrative actions. Administrative actions against forum members are not subject to public discussion. If you feel an action against you was unjust or otherwise inappropriate, please use the Private Messaging (PM) system to appeal the action to other forum staff members or the forum administrator. Multiple user accounts and proxy accounts are not allowed on this forum. Any such account will be removed.
  2. 6 points
    Congratulations to 104th_Stuge who on 13/06/2015 passed his final test as a 104th cadet - the 104th Carrier Qualification! On so doing he earned his wings and full membership in the 104th Phoenix Virtual Fighter Bomber Squadron. CONGRATULATIONS! (104cdt_Stuge - now 104th_Stuge - while landing at his Carrier Quals) "Stuge excelled at precision and performance and just really nailed it. The turns were accurate and precise, the calls spot on, the flight inputs as controlled and smooth as one would wish." We want to welcome you in our family and hope that you feel at home as much as you can. Remember: Honor. Excellence. Integrity. We hope that you continue your sterling career, that you always remember: no matter how good you are - there is always something to learn, it never stops. (and from time to time: shut up!) LOL Proud to have you as our member! BIG S!alute and Best Wishes! On behald of 104th Command, IronMike
  3. 6 points
    104th_Maverick

    Phoenix Trucking!

    I don't always drive a Rubbish truck..... but when I do it says Phoenix on the side!!! S!
  4. 6 points
    IronMike

    Squadron Member List

    ***104th Headquarters*** ---Fleet Commanders--- - Chief of Staff, Wing Command and Headquarters, Squadron Owner and Founder, Squadron High Command, General Management, Squadron Spokesman #06 Manawar #59 PoleCat ***104th Command Staff*** ---Commanding Officer--- - Squadron Command, General Management and Organisation, Head of Server Administration, Multiplayer Events, Public Relations, Squadron Spokesman #10 Maverick ---Senior Flight Instructor--- - Squadron Command, Head of Instruction and Training, Cadet Management, Flight Roster Management #23 IronMike ---Chief Technical Officer--- - Squadron Command, Chief Technical Officer, Research and Development, Server Administration 1 x vacant ***104th Instructors*** ---Flight & Tactical Instructor--- - Instruction and Training, Cadet Management, Server Administration #37 Stuge #666 Fallen ***104th Technical Team*** ---Technical Officer--- - Technical Officer, Research and Development, Scripting, Mission Building, Server Administration 1 x vacant ***104th Officers*** ---Officers On Duty / Combat Ready--- - Active Flight Officers, Flight Wingmen and Leaders #10 Maverick [CR] #23 IronMike [CR] #15 Spade [CR] #09 Deboman [CR] #14 Presing [CR] #90 Cobra [CR] #34 Blackbird [CR] #51 Crow [CR] #24 Knight [CR] #37 Stuge [CR] #21 Money [CR] #00 Blaze [CR] #00 Junior [CR] #301 Dozer [CR] #053 Tiger [CR] #666 Fallen [CR] #087 Beef [CR] ---V.I.P. Honorary Lifetime Members--- - In recognition of their tremendous achievements for the squadron and the community. Thank You! #69 RIPTIDE [NCR] #68 Mustang [CR] #99 Crunch [NCR] #41 MoGas [CR] #42 Moa [NCR] #32 Toadster [NCR] #72 Taipan [NCR] ---Officers Off Duty / Non Combat Ready--- #13 Airbat [NCR] #65 Saber [NCR] ***104th Recruits*** ---Cadets--- Sharken Bullet
  5. 5 points
    Gobblin

    New Guy

    Hi all, new guy here. Gobblin. Flew a little on the server the last few days and decided that rather than flying around with no SA of any friendlies I'd join up and get on TS3 and talk to people. Anyways, my background is aviation and I've been flying in DCS for a few years now. In the real world I'm checked out in the Cessna 172, 182, Diamond DA40, DA42 and DA20, T-6 Texan/SNJ, Stearman, P-51, Waco, Bonanza, Baron, Extra 300, Super Decathalon, T-33, Citation Mustang and the King Air. I hold a NATA Wing and Lead card for formation flying in the T6 and a CFII MEI. I'm an A&P/IA and avionics tech and my day job is flying most of the above airplanes and building/flight testing optics and sensors for military aircraft. The T-33 is our flight test platform. The sensors we develop are for air data measurement and we are working on the certification of a laser based air data system on civil aircraft. Hoping to get better at DCS with you guys some hopefully I can score some 1 on 1 instruction and in exchange I'll try to answer as many questions you may have about the paragraph above.
  6. 4 points
    plaiskool

    APP 7 + AFTTP 3-1

    Gents, Have a Good Reading! APP 7 For codewords in addition of the Bible "80-6" wich is not online http://www.google.fr/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CCIQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fseb.brc.free.fr%2Fressources%2FAPP7BMPP7B%2520Ratification%2520Draft.pdf&ei=Ctt1VcTpCYj9UP_6gNAK&usg=AFQjCNH_37gdODCPCtYAItfvLix07RrwLw&sig2=brZX1Q96rd_6Rbdaxs0P7A&bvm=bv.95039771,d.d24 AFTTP3-1 For Pictures https://www.google.fr/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CCEQFjAAahUKEwiVnaeHl7XHAhWHWxoKHW9nB10&url=http%3A%2F%2F13uncufilo.com%2Fdocs%2Fprocedures%2FOPERATIONAL%20BREVITY%20WORDS%2C%20DEFINITIONS%2C%20AND%20COUNTERAIR%20(AFTTP%203-1.1).pdf&ei=8HrUVZXlJIe3ae_OnegF&usg=AFQjCNGLF5yoB6iC8fLGFij2c1uWmUTMyA&sig2=9sUyEGyt-rnZI_DTcjX0jw&bvm=bv.99804247,d.d2s&cad=rja
  7. 4 points
    104th_Maverick

    Congratulations 104th_Spade

    Due to his impeccable service to the Squadron and in recognition of his outstanding ability it gives me great pleasure to announce we have promoted 104th_Spade to the newly created Senior Pilot position. Spade has been one of the Squadrons top performers over the past 5 years and has shown he can excel and dominate his opponent(s) no matter what changes are added to the sim. From being one of the top dogs in Flaming Cliffs 2 Spade has adapted to missile performance changes and aircraft performance changes over the years to remain one of the most capable Air to Air pilots in the DCS Virtual Skies today! We are very proud to have him call the 104th as his home! Well done sir S!
  8. 4 points
    IronMike

    Congratulation 104th Cadets!

    With the final cadet through his UPTs, we are glad to have come to a conclusion of our April's recruitment round. On behalf of 104th Command, we would thus like to congratulate: 104cdt_Low Blow 104cdt_Titanfire 104cdt_Octuplefire and 104cdt_pYlot While the first three are already well into their formation training, due to some hold ups (from our side) pYlot finally made it to us as well. (which is why this announcement comes a bit later as anticipated.) CONGRATULATIONS ON BEING ACCEPTED TO THE 104TH CADET WING THE FOUR OF YOU! We very much hope you will feel at home with us! But most of all, we of course wish you all best luck and endurance with your training, and of course, last but not least, plenty of fun while you're struggling for your wings. All the four of you are brilliant new assets and we are happy to have you on board! S!
  9. 4 points
    The extent of corrosion damage on the U.S. military's F/A-18 Hornet fleet is requiring more maintenance than expected, an admiral said. The Navy and Marine Corps are flying the legacy fighter jets longer than planned -- 10,000 flight hours, up from 6,000 flight hours -- because of delays in the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, according to Navy Rear Adm. Michael Manazir, the service's director of air warfare. As a result, the 1980s-era, twin-engine aircraft is experiencing a high degree of wear and tear, including corrosion. "The corrosion impacts, I would say, caught us by surprise," he said this week during a Navy and Marine Corps aviation conference on Capitol Hill. "When we opened them up and realized the extent of the corrosion damage, we realized we couldn't just replace the parts we were going to replace. We had to put those airplanes aside." There are approximately 620 F-18A/D Hornets currently in service, according to a 2015 report on naval programs. The Marine Corps still flies the aircraft as a frontline fighter, while the Navy operates the plane behind the newer F/A-18E/F Super Hornets. Marines in recent months have flown F-18s to strike militants affiliated with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS. COMPOSITE VS METAL The services had been replacing worn out parts and other components on the F/A-18 as part of a maintenance program to ensure the aircraft could reach a service life of 6,000 flight hours, Manazir said. Extending that engineering effort to yield 10,000 flight hours "would normally be a straightforward task -- if it weren't for the corrosion created by the environments we operate in," he said. Complicating the effort was an assumption made by the Navy decades ago that the Hornet, as a composite aircraft, wouldn't require the same level of corrosion-prevention work as older, mostly metal planes, such as the F-14 Tomcat, A-6 Intruder and the A-7 Corsair II, Manazir said. "We had not planned on operating the Hornet past 6,000 hours," he said. "So we did not do the normal corrosion control processes that we used to use on metal airplanes, like the Tomcats, A-6s, A-7s. We understood what corrosion was on metal. The science is different on corrosion on composites." In addition, the damage to the aircraft isn't uniform and appears to be affecting different parts and structures, Manazir said. "They made each airplane coming into the depot kind of a one-off," he said. "We realized we couldn't just replace the parts -- we also had to look at the corrosion on the surrounding framework." SITTING IDLE Manazir didn't say how many Hornets are down for repairs at depots. But they're among an ongoing aircraft shortfall that's estimated to be more than 100 planes through 2020, he said. The problem is exacerbated by mandatory spending caps that limit available maintenance funding, he said. "That equates to two to three squadrons," he said. What's more, the maintenance woes are not limited to F/A-18s. The Marine Corps wasn't able to deploy CH-53E Super Stallion heavy-lift helicopters to assist with earthquake relief efforts in Nepal this spring because of a wiring issue that required replacing hydraulic lines, according to Lt. Gen. Jon Davis, deputy commandant of aviation. The Corps instead dispatched to the country UH-1Y Huey helicopters and V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft. The deadly May 12 helicopter crash that killed six Marines and two Nepalese soldiers is believed to have been caused by bad weather in the Himalayas. Meanwhile, the Corps' F-35B jump-set variant, is scheduled to enter so-called initial operational capability, or IOC, later this year, followed by the Air Force's F-35A conventional version in the latter half of 2016, followed by the Navy's F-35C aircraft carrier variant in late 2018 or early 2019. http://www.military.com/daily-news/2015/06/05/admiral-corrosion-damage-on-f18-hornets-caught-us-by-surprise.html
  10. 4 points
    Highway

    Titanfire Night Refuel

    Since Titanfire doesn't have Facebook (just read 7 hrs after posting on Facebook), will post here so he can see and remember just how bloody dark it was! Great job Rory!
  11. 4 points
    The 104th Phoenix VFBS would like to take a moment to recognize and congratulate 104th_Highway on his promotion to Flight Instructor. This is not an easy position to earn within the 104th Squadron and takes a highly capable pilot with the right balance of attitude, work ethic and dedication to even be considered a candidate. Highway we are certain that you will excel at the position of Flight Instructor and will continue forwarding the tradition of Honor Excellence and Integrity! S!
  12. 3 points
    Recently we had some changes in the cadet roster, which opened up a slot for us. We were not quite sure, if we should fill it or not, but we had our eyes on a very nice young fella, who impressed us with his promising talent and mature character despite his young age. So, we opened the slot to him, and needless to say: he not only fulfilled our expectations, he submitted his UPTs absolutely spot on! Therefore, on behalf of 104th_Command, let me say CONGRATULATIONS to 104cdt_Junior (formerly known as Random_Pilot) for passing his UPTs and earning his cadet wings. We hope you will enjoy your training and find a virtual home among us. Good luck! S!
  13. 3 points
    Guest

    Epic chat

    On Saturday I had a funny chat on the server No screen so it's from my memory So I logged on the server. Said hi as usual. Then someone, Talon maybe it was you but not sure. He was flying the eagle. As you guys probably know i have the EagleEater nickname by my name, which was given to my by my friend Stuge! So he told me that I should eat him. Then I replied that it is restricted only for my gf. We lolled hard The funniest part was when I told this her. You guys should have seen her face :D
  14. 3 points
    104th_Maverick

    104 Subs!

    WooHoo! I reached 104 Subscribers on my YT channel... I'm shutting it down now! I'll get to work on the reaction video with me crying in it straight away!
  15. 3 points
    I am a developer for Digital Immersion. We have been planning a new combat simulator for the last two years and have recently started production on a trailer video. We would like you to register and if you feel you can purchase a module then do but please give us suggestions in our forums on top of what you read, we need you to make it the best! http://www.digitallyimmersive.com Thanks for your support in advance! Sincerely Darian A. Glinski C.E.O. & Project Manager Digital Immersion
  16. 3 points
    No0bSkiLLz

    Teamspeak Server

    I am new here and I am sure that I just have overlooked something, but the only TS info I am finding is: 84.115.44.157:9987 and it wont connect for me (Yes I am using the password). Can anyone help point me in the right direction? I want to get online and get to know some of you guys and start flying! Any help would be appreciated and I thank you in advance, Noob
  17. 3 points
    Guest

    F-16 vs F-15

  18. 3 points
    The US Air Force (USAF) has deployed its first European theatre security package (TSP) of F-15C Eagles to Graf Ignatievo Air Base, near Plovdiv in Bulgaria. As part of the development, a troop of 200 Airmen of the 159th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron arrived in Europe, where they will fly with Nato allies and support Operation Atlantic Resolve (OAR). USAFE-AFAFRICA commander general Frank Gorenc said: "These 200 Airmen and 12 F-15s, led by the Florida National Guard and comprised of Airmen and equipment from several National Guard units, provide a strategic symbol as they represent the United States' commitment to European security and stability." OAR is a demonstration of continued US commitment to the collective security of Nato and to enduring peace and stability in the region, USAF stated. "The mission of the Bulgarian Air Force is to guard and protect the sovereignty of Bulgarian airspace." The ANG has deployed to Europe as a TSP for the first time. However, the USAF has deployed Fighter squadrons to the Pacific since 2004. Gorenc added: "The mission of the Bulgarian Air Force is to guard and protect the sovereignty of Bulgarian airspace. "The men and women of this TSP look forward to working with you to further our collective defence." In February this year, the USAF deployed 12 A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft to Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, to improve interoperability with its Nato allies. The A-10 Thunderbolt will be accompanied by 300 airmen and support equipment. This deployment was the first of the several TSPS that the US is scheduled to position in Europe as part of OAR. http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-deploys-f-15c-eagles-in-bulgaria-4577281
  19. 3 points
    104th_Maverick

    Red Flag 1 BattleFacts

    Get the low down at the link below to what went on in RF1 from SA-Sim!!! Next event is in 2 weeks! http://sa-sim.com/rf1-battlefacts-the-black-eagles-reign-supreme/
  20. 3 points
    Viper

    What Planes do you want in DCS?

    Hey Comrades!!! Viper Here! Today on the server i was thinking what planes i want in DCS. It would be cool if you have more roles in the fight/war, like jamming the SAMS for the bombers, being the AWACS E3 etc... I know some pilots are bad at fighting or bombing, so DCS is useless to them, but they are good at jamming the SAMS or fighters. in DCS we only have two roles. yeah, im kinda getting off topic, but think about those things. My planes would be the F/A 18 and The Sparkbark
  21. 3 points
    airbat

    Mig 29 from cockpit

    Great video, costing 15K $.
  22. 3 points
    I don't see myself at that list, the list must be wrong.
  23. 3 points
    HotSnack

    Am I banned from the DCS server...?

    First of all I'm sorry to post this in the general froum, because I can not post anything in the banned box... I'm just wondering.... Because whenever I try to join the server, I always get a message "Connection Interrupted"...... And Its continued for several months. I remember the last time I get into the server, I taxied following an aircraft and get airborned, and without doing anthing, I got the "Connection Interrupted" message right in the midair... My callsigh in the game is "Archelon2", I am wondering why I get banned from the server (if I really got banneed), And if there is any possibility to remove me from the blacklist... Thank you!
  24. 3 points
    read title... yup. not mad!!!! just ive never seen it crash with that message before.
  25. 3 points
    dman777

    loadouts on beta modules

    hi , i was wondering if its done on purpose that the c101eb slots cant be armed with any guns aa, or ag ? also noticed some missions where the mi8 and uh1 cant arm rockets or pods/guns... thanks for explaining.
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