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Nicholaiovitch
04-26-2008, 05:32 AM
There is a very interesting poll at M4T with ages of the community.
Since I fall into the very last section (oldest)it seems that there are just a few old timers around. (60+)
Having just got properly connected to the world (broadband) here in the sticks, I was wondering if anyone could suggest a home for an "old timer"!?
I have only once explored HLobby and the experience lasted about 4 minutes!
When you reach my age, reflexes, situational awareness etc. are not be the same as when I started my IRL aviation career, so all the sharp cookies amongst you will run rings around me with yelps of glee!
Having flown IL-2 for two years using AI, I am not totally in the dark, just need to fly with other slightly less demanding types, good sense of humour, probably not too serious and the British trait of being able to laugh at oneself.
Any offers considered for this high mileage retired airframe driver!
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Nicholaiovitch
04-26-2008, 05:32 AM
There is a very interesting poll at M4T with ages of the community.
Since I fall into the very last section (oldest)it seems that there are just a few old timers around. (60+)
Having just got properly connected to the world (broadband) here in the sticks, I was wondering if anyone could suggest a home for an "old timer"!?
I have only once explored HLobby and the experience lasted about 4 minutes!
When you reach my age, reflexes, situational awareness etc. are not be the same as when I started my IRL aviation career, so all the sharp cookies amongst you will run rings around me with yelps of glee!
Having flown IL-2 for two years using AI, I am not totally in the dark, just need to fly with other slightly less demanding types, good sense of humour, probably not too serious and the British trait of being able to laugh at oneself.
Any offers considered for this high mileage retired airframe driver!
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

gizmo60
04-26-2008, 05:41 AM
Take a gander at the Squadron Forum

You could pop into our mess for a chat and I'm sure someone will shout you to a G&T http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://www.chuffysheroes.com/

Bearcat99
04-26-2008, 08:23 AM
WEll next time you are on Hyperlobby PM anyone from the 99th... Feel free to hop into one of our coops.... most of us are between 40 & 56.. with one guy up there with you.. We are very diverse.. ethnically & nationally.. although most of the folks in the 99th save one who are from outside the US do live in the US... feel free to hop into a coop anytime.. which is mostly what we do.

astro_ninja
04-26-2008, 08:36 AM
Hi there. And welcome again. Any time you see me on HL feel free to say hi and jump on coms with me.

buzzsaw1939
04-26-2008, 09:58 AM
Love your sig Nicholaiovitch!.. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

DD_crash
04-26-2008, 10:44 AM
Hi there http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I'm surprised that BG hasn't chipped in yet! DangerDogz (http://www.dangerdogz.com/)

FA_Retro-Burn
04-26-2008, 11:03 AM
Check out the Fallen Angels. We have many members that are seasoned. http://www.fallenangels.dyndns.org/

blairgowrie
04-26-2008, 11:41 AM
Nicholaiovitch. I have sent you a Private Topic message.

sakai2005
04-26-2008, 08:09 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Nicholaiovitch:
There is a very interesting poll at M4T with ages of the community.
Since I fall into the very last section (oldest)it seems that there are just a few old timers around. (60+)
Having just got properly connected to the world (broadband) here in the sticks, I was wondering if anyone could suggest a home for an "old timer"!?
I have only once explored HLobby and the experience lasted about 4 minutes!
When you reach my age, reflexes, situational awareness etc. are not be the same as when I started my IRL aviation career, so all the sharp cookies amongst you will run rings around me with yelps of glee!
Having flown IL-2 for two years using AI, I am not totally in the dark, just need to fly with other slightly less demanding types, good sense of humour, probably not too serious and the British trait of being able to laugh at oneself.
Any offers considered for this high mileage retired airframe driver!
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


good friend of mine just turned 70 and he can fly with the best.

Nicholaiovitch
04-27-2008, 04:05 AM
To all who have replied both here and in PM's, my sincere thanks.
I am going through all your entries and will attempt to see you all online one day, probably in your 12 and still gasping at the technology that allows this amzing thing to work!
Please allow me time enough to step on to the wing and open my umbrella as my left leg does not work well. If you are really kind and have left me some control, I like to turn over and fall out (much easier on my aching limbs) in which case I will buy you a virtual beer!
Cheers to you all,
Nicho
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gizmo60
04-27-2008, 04:45 AM
What ho old boy,

I find most people here are very considerate and shoot off one of my wings so I roll and fall out quite easily.

A little extra wax on the old tasche before a sortie will mean you always hit the ground looking as a gentleman should http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

pip pip