View Full Version : Maturation of an online Pilot....

11-23-2007, 06:46 AM
We've had some new recruits in the 99th lately and I've kinda been reliving my noobness while watching them. It is an amazing thing to watch someone go from wobbly legged upstart, good for nothing but catching lead, to competent pilot and wingman right before your eyes.

A few months ago 99th_Warlock from Peru, via South Beach, couldn't get of the ground with a tow rope. He primarily ground pounded as you get shot down less that way. His landings were more adventurous than a trip to the Casbah. Nothing new or unusual in this. Hell when I first joined the squad I couldn't take off or land and was told by 99th_Flyby to "go home and practice". Which I did.

Two nights ago I was flying with Warlock and was amazed. He no longer ground pounds but flys escort now. He goes LOOKIN FOR TROUBLE. He's no Hartman or Boyington but there's a few "breathers" in the virutual bone yard with his name on their butt. This is one of the things I love about this sim.

Da Worfster

PS we got a "prospect" named Firecage who's a real humdinger, look out for him as well.

11-23-2007, 07:55 AM
It is a great feeling. Whilst not online, my story is applicable as I am a Sergeant in the AAFC, and I see the exact same thing, in one case what I thought to be one of our worst cadets ever becoming a reliable, genuine cadet. And of course this sort of thing is reflected through all walks of life, and it is a very nice feeling http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif