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03-15-2007, 02:07 AM

I am very new to flying online and im afraid i have become addicted to it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
I want to join a squad but not feel intimidated by being usless compared to the other members who will obviously be way better than myself.

If you were a novice (hate to use noob)would you still apply to join the best squads or would you join a squad thats ok.(There are squads that kick *** in every server they enter and there are squads that dont)

There are a few squads that i would like to join that fly german planes and i love to fly the FW but i am usless in it at the moment so if you were me would you still apply to these squads?

03-15-2007, 03:26 AM
Greetings Dormy and welcome to IL-2 flight sim.
Since you are new to this sim and want to join a squad, I highly recommend Joint Ops Virtual Flight School. If you got the time, they got you covered. Everything from basic flight to, well, skies the limit here. The instructors are first rate and the members are super cool. You do not have to belong to a squad to join JO. Here is the address.

Hope you find this helpfull sir. S!

03-15-2007, 03:31 AM

03-15-2007, 10:01 AM
Just remember...Joint Ops is not a squad.
It's an excellent school with an excellent group of people who can help you with just about anything you need to know about the sim.

03-15-2007, 10:04 AM
I'm a one man platoon.

Boom hedshawt

03-15-2007, 10:08 AM
The Fallen Angels are always looking for folks at any skill to join in the fun. We have a dedicated server, Winds of War, and it is run by the best (Ikkyo,Cheech,Zodiac,CanArt to name a few). We have skills that range all over, but the most important is the fun.


03-15-2007, 10:44 AM
II./JG1 is definitely a group you should look into.
Check out our post in the squadrons section:

JG1 thread (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/48310655/m/9401001135)

We are a German/axis based squad so you will get plenty of time in the Focke-Wulf. We recruit regardless of skill, and have a training course that we use to teach new recruits the basics as well as some of the more advanced stuff.

JG1 website (http://www.jg1.org)

03-15-2007, 10:46 AM
S! Dormy

If your interested in learning to fly the Fw190

take a look at our website


03-15-2007, 10:52 AM
Quite honestly in selecting a squad you should first look if their scheduled mission times fit in with your flying times. Second see how active they are, look at the dates on their forum posts, what wars they are running in etc.
After that apply for membership see how they react and try it out for one month to see if you are comfortable.

Any of the LW squads will fly 190s and 109s.

If you are looking in American timezone try JG51 http://www.jg51.net/

If looking in European timezone try JG10 http://www.luft10.com/

Both these are from my experience organised but easy to get along with - but there's plenty others.

03-15-2007, 11:10 AM
Be sure and check out the 334th Eagle Squadron. (http://www.334theaglesquadron.com/portal/default.asp)
Jump into our dedicated server from hyperlobby - there are always 15-30 people there regardless of the time or day. Many of the people on our server, squad members or not, have been active in the sim for years and are a great source of information and help. If you do not have teamspeak I highly recommend that you get it - talking with other pilots and having some "mentoring" while flying with a more experienced player is the best way to learn. We have a great varied plane set - I'm a 109 driver most of the time, and a number of the squad guys are exceptional BnZ 190 and Ta pilots. Hope to see you there http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

03-15-2007, 11:13 AM
Quite honestly in selecting a squad you should first look if their scheduled mission times fit in with your flying times. Second see how active they are, look at the dates on their forum posts, what wars they are running in etc.
After that apply for membership see how they react and try it out for one month to see if you are comfortable.
What he said.

* _54th_Speeder *

TgD Thunderbolt56
03-15-2007, 11:40 AM
You should also get on TS with any of the prospective squadmates if at all possible. The fact is some people simply aren't compatible and it could leave a bad taste in your mouth.

Even if you get discouraged (which in all reality is the exception and NOT the rule) there is enough diversity in this community that you can definitely find a group that is compatible beyond the love of this sim and that will deliver mutual benefit to you and the squad.

Some squads are formal with 'mandatory' practice dates/times while others are simply a loose bunch that enjoys the teamwork and comraderie. Don't be too eager to jump. Your legwork will pay off.

You should also try the Squad forums listed in the above post.


03-15-2007, 12:35 PM

Hey Dormy, trust me on this one find a squad that you think you would fit in with, join them and dont feel bad about your skill level.. Flying with a squadron helps loads. Back when I joined BSS I was a hopless noob, noobing out and getting pwned everywhere. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
Having friendly squad mates watching your butt helps a lot. You can learn loads from them as well.. It still takes a while to get good but having some squadron mates to help lead the way is amazingly usefull. As for pure skill building joint ops is definatly a good idea. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif


03-15-2007, 03:40 PM
lol we are aktually battling to get the guy to our own squad. lol. Dormy you have plenty to choose from lol.

but not feel intimidated by being usless compared to the other members who will obviously be way better than myself.

CPS( Casual Pilots Squad) is the squad for you
no requirements other than good behavior.
there are both good and bad(or not as good if you want) pilots here but it doesnt matter as long as you like the sim and enjoy flying together.

if you wanna join you could page a member in HL (got CPS tag) or send me a PM.
heres our website

we have just got new website host so the forum might not work correkt.
send me a pm instead.

i repeet theres no requirements. you dont have to fly there and then etc.
also theres no rank order.

read the website

03-15-2007, 04:05 PM
I recommend that you come on Hyperlobby... and just hang out for a while. Don't join a squad right away... by that I mean... visit several... like Thunderbolt said... get on TS with whomever you can... very often what seems like a perfect fit in theory becomes a handle changing nightmare... or an exercise in frustration. IMO it is more important for you to learn the sim... and to do that you don't necessarily have to join a squad .. but associate with a few... that way if you move on there are no issues. No one has to change a roster.... or anything like that. Then once you find the right mix of participation, personalities, goals (Do you want to be the "most feared squad on Hyoerlobby".. or do you just want to hang out... do you want a more rigid structure.. or something more loose... etc.) then you can ask to join that squad.... in the meantime you will develop a rep as stand up guy or a jerk.... depending of course on how you act.. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif but either way... you will be able to make a more informed choice of who you want to fly with. Sometimes a really big squad gets ..... cumbersome.... but a squad of 20 where only 3 show up on any given night.... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif play it by ear.... but don't hesitate to participate. Feel free to jump into any of the 99th coops usually hosted by 99th_Patches, 99th_WindDancer, 99th_RockStar or myself. Our website is linked in my sig.

Welcome aboard..........

03-15-2007, 05:08 PM
In 3 words............GO FOR IT

I in my dim and distant past was the CO of one of the most successful Squads ever on UBICOM....

we had one pilot that although young could not even take off... through my persistants he was accepted and we all worked with him to become an invaluable and linchpin to the squad..........

Why bother you may ask, well at the time he was 12 I believed his skills were good......... take offs he had never mastered but I saw something in him that fired his passion and that was drive.......... he was fired up with the passion to become the best and he got there.... He became one of the squads most skilled pilots and a crack shot at that............. we got to a point where we became one if not in my eyes the top squad on UBICOM..................

so in that respect............ do it.. after all what else do you have to lose?

03-15-2007, 05:26 PM
If you are looking for a laid back group with some excellent pilots please check out the Danger Dogz.

I believe that one of the key things you should look for is the days and times the squad gets together. No point in joining a group which flies when you are still at work.

03-16-2007, 05:06 AM
The CPS boys are the best: very friendly, laid back and into the sim big time. And they also encourage a sense of humour which is a plus - I recently resigned from a UK squad due for being too seriouso for my taste.

Give the CPS boys a try - you won't regret it! Hey Vamp: let's have another dogfight tonight!


03-16-2007, 01:56 PM
Originally posted by Megile:
I'm a one man platoon.

Boom hedshawt
Oxymoronic, no?

03-16-2007, 02:30 PM
Dormy, I would invite you to check out the RAF662.

We one of the oldest squads in existance and started back in the CFS1 days. We are an International Squad with members in Europe, Asia, and the Americas.

We fly at all settings from 'Full Real' to VERY easy. We feel that there are times for 'realism', and times for FUN

Just stop in at www.raf662.com (http://www.raf662.com) and check us out, or if you see anyone with the RAF_ tag on HL give us a PM. The US Squads are on HL starting at 21:00 or 21:30 Eastern time Monday-Thursday, and we host Carrier Deck Partys on HL most Sundays.

03-16-2007, 02:55 PM
Find a squad that fits you.
I'm a 10-1/2 regular so I fly with the Dogz.