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If so, I have one willing to chat with on us TeamSpeak sometime this weekend, Jan 9 or 10.

 

Depending on how many people are interested, I will set it up.

 

Reply here if you're interested in chatting with him. I've known him since he was a kid, and he's a good guy. Could be a unique opportunity to finally get some of your nagging A-10 questions answered. :)

 

Here's an article from 2005 about one of his exploits:

 

http://www.stripes.com/news/air-force-pilot-praised-for-helping-guide-imperiled-plane-to-safety-1.41705

 

-dabomb

 

*** TS address is ts2.229ahb.com:9984. You will be muted on entering. We will allow people voice if they have questions. ***


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Sounds great!

 

Especially looking forward to some input on the TGP (contrast of vehicles over ground clutter) in order to figure out if what we have in 1.5 is totally busted or closer to reality than we (I, at least) think. :)

 

Got a few activities planned so it depends on the time if I can make it, but I'm fairly certain Baltic Dragon will ask some of those same questions anyway. :thumbup:

 

This will probably come in handy to coordinate the time over all our different time zones:

 

http://zulutime.net/

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Okay. I will set this up. As mentioned, it will either be Saturday, Jan 9, or Sunday, Jan 10. I am guessing it will probably be either afternoon or early evening Pacific Standard Time (PST, GMT-8 ). I realize that may be inconvenient for those non-US folks, so I will try to record the session.

 

We will be using the 229th AHB TS server -- address and channel info to follow later.

 

-dabomb


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Isn't it better to gather questions here and then do QA just like with Wags?

 

I suppose it depends on how many people end up replying to this thread. It makes sense for Wags to do that as EVERYONE in the DCS community has questions about the stuff he discusses, and it would be chaos to try to do a live chat.

 

Seeing as this is just a discussion about the A-10 and not a new DCS aircraft, graphics engine, terrain, etc., I am hoping that this will be a bit more "intimate". (and maybe I'm being naive about how much response to expect).

 

If the response becomes overwhelming, we may have to resort to a formal Q and A.

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Okay. I will set this up. As mentioned, it will either be Saturday, Jan 9, or Sunday, Jan 10. I am guessing it will probably be either afternoon or early evening Pacific Standard Time (PST, GMT-8 ). I realize that may be inconvenient for those non-US folks, so I will try to record the session.

 

Yeah, a recording would be great.

 

For us Western and Central European guys I guess the question is whether we stay up late or get up early (personally, more of a staying up late guy here, and so an afternoon session that would equal something like 3 am my time would be quite okay, but I'm sure others would rather get up at 5 am, so you should probably just pick the time that suits you guys best :thumbup:).

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Want to chat with a recently retired A-10 combat and instructor pilot?

 

Thank you!

 

I haven't used TeamSpeak yet, but this a great excuse to get it setup.

 

Would be awesome to have it recorded as a backup.

 

Thanks again, greatly appreciated!

 

Mike

 

 

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better be in the form of a Q/A.

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He aint still around Spang today ?

 

One of my friends flies A-10 out of Spang,,,they might know each other.

 

 

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Fantastic. Always best to hear from the real guys. Please post when done in case we missed it. I'm a former real life commercial pilot and instructor, would love to join up with some guys as I learn the A-10C and hone my skills. Please let me know who would be best for me to approach.

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