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rnzoli
06-14-2009, 12:02 PM
... and I only get to know this, after so many years know him http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

OK, he started flying after World War 2, and didn't fly combat missions in it, only practice shooting. Gathered only about 70 hours, before switching to new type. He told me about an Il-10 story when he practiced stall recovery at 3000m, when the rudder cable snapped. He had trouble getting it out from the spinning, but then brought it back for landing. After opening the hatches on the plane and seeing the failed cable, the squadron commander hugged him and kissed him on his face on the spot for bringing back the a/c and himself alive. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Later he flew the MiG-15 a lot, and then various transport planes, like Li-2, Il-14 etc.

Now, how I suddenly got to know this? He is about 80 years old, but he was a bit curious about computers (he still works part time as a security manager in a small hotel). So one of their close relative, a young boy wanted to swap his fairly new PC for a laptop. So he paid for the old and got MSFS 2004 on it. When he was shown briefly, he got really happy, he says it's a great program, but he loves to repeat trips and exercised with it, what he did in real life. It brings back a lot of good memories to him. He got a joystick, yes, he had to get used to small throw, but he says its possible, and he got the way hatswitch works pretty quickly by now (3 months). He says when he takes the MiG-15 (got it as an addon) for a flight, he can go through very well the 360 turns, immelmans, etc. just like in real life! He has even got pedals http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

It was interesting how he revived talking about this subject, just like the other veterans we read about. I asked him how about G-forces missing etc., he said he doesn't worry, he remembers that part quite well, doesn't disturb him. But as a typical RL pilot, he takes things very seriously - he had an unstable landing approach on a DC-3 and he immediately powered up and went around! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif He also refused taking off in an An-2 in winter time, because he didn't know where is the Pitot-tube heating switch... no that's proffesionalism http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

He also has IL-2 on his rig (no clue which version), but didn't try it yet. He read about the plane descriptions (Object Viewer, I guess) and he was please how much detail is presented there about the different planes, it is quite interesting for him.

Maybe one day I would visit him and sit "behind him" as he makes a few circuits or manouvers, and perhaps in the autumn I can convince him to get online and fly in formation etc. But he said that playing with the game shows his age, he really has to concentrate hard on landings, which were his daily jobs a few decates ago.

rnzoli
06-14-2009, 12:02 PM
... and I only get to know this, after so many years know him http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

OK, he started flying after World War 2, and didn't fly combat missions in it, only practice shooting. Gathered only about 70 hours, before switching to new type. He told me about an Il-10 story when he practiced stall recovery at 3000m, when the rudder cable snapped. He had trouble getting it out from the spinning, but then brought it back for landing. After opening the hatches on the plane and seeing the failed cable, the squadron commander hugged him and kissed him on his face on the spot for bringing back the a/c and himself alive. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Later he flew the MiG-15 a lot, and then various transport planes, like Li-2, Il-14 etc.

Now, how I suddenly got to know this? He is about 80 years old, but he was a bit curious about computers (he still works part time as a security manager in a small hotel). So one of their close relative, a young boy wanted to swap his fairly new PC for a laptop. So he paid for the old and got MSFS 2004 on it. When he was shown briefly, he got really happy, he says it's a great program, but he loves to repeat trips and exercised with it, what he did in real life. It brings back a lot of good memories to him. He got a joystick, yes, he had to get used to small throw, but he says its possible, and he got the way hatswitch works pretty quickly by now (3 months). He says when he takes the MiG-15 (got it as an addon) for a flight, he can go through very well the 360 turns, immelmans, etc. just like in real life! He has even got pedals http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

It was interesting how he revived talking about this subject, just like the other veterans we read about. I asked him how about G-forces missing etc., he said he doesn't worry, he remembers that part quite well, doesn't disturb him. But as a typical RL pilot, he takes things very seriously - he had an unstable landing approach on a DC-3 and he immediately powered up and went around! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif He also refused taking off in an An-2 in winter time, because he didn't know where is the Pitot-tube heating switch... no that's proffesionalism http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

He also has IL-2 on his rig (no clue which version), but didn't try it yet. He read about the plane descriptions (Object Viewer, I guess) and he was please how much detail is presented there about the different planes, it is quite interesting for him.

Maybe one day I would visit him and sit "behind him" as he makes a few circuits or manouvers, and perhaps in the autumn I can convince him to get online and fly in formation etc. But he said that playing with the game shows his age, he really has to concentrate hard on landings, which were his daily jobs a few decates ago.

FoolTrottel
06-14-2009, 12:38 PM
Cool Stuff... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Wildnoob
06-14-2009, 12:52 PM
wat nice buddy, congratulations!

the IL-10 was one the last and thefore more update and pherhaps one of the more accurated modeleted airplanes in IL2. guess he would love to fly it on this sim. when possible introduce him to IL2, it's quiet provable that he would love it. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

one of my ex fligth professors in the civilian aviation school told me that IL2 was the most realistic fligth sim he know, and he is a comercial pilot with over 400 fligth hours.

PS: wish I could have the oportunity meet a person like this. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

cmirko
06-15-2009, 02:50 AM
phew.... snapped rudder cable during a spin ? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif, I bet he was very drunk that evening http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif


nice story http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif, heated pitot-tube dilemma http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

cheers

FlatSpinMan
06-15-2009, 06:35 AM
That's awesome. Great attitude to life too, it sounds like.

Daiichidoku
06-15-2009, 08:51 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by rnzoli:
But as a typical RL pilot, he takes things very seriously </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

hope you have a relief tube setup for him then http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Metatron_123
06-15-2009, 10:22 AM
Heart warming story, I love it when the older generation views technology with an open mind, and manages to enjoy the things it has to offer! You're only as old as you feel after all.