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slipBall
05-13-2006, 02:46 PM
Anybody had a chance meeting and disovered the person was into Il-2? I think of this because I went to a new doctor and he had a screenshot of fs2004 up. He wanted to be a airline pilot, but went into medicine instead. He flies out to Ca. once a year to rent some simulator out there for 4 or 5 hundred dollors an hour (after seeing my bill http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif, I can see how he affords to do that http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif . Anyway I raved to him about il-2, and he says he will try it. Back to my question, a bumper sticker, t-shirt, chance conversation over a beer, anybody?

slo_1_2_3
05-13-2006, 03:40 PM
Nope no one for me I think all my friend s are in to stuff like splinter cell and that stuff .

OOOO ot but I saw a B-2 bomber today do a low flyby over the poplar bluff airport (airshow) I wanted to go but I was cleaning a highway for O.A. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif and n the way home it flew over our car and we stopped and watched it was freaking awsome. sorry I hadta tell some one my parents couldn't care less. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

slipBall
05-13-2006, 03:56 PM
Must have been a great sight, that fly over. I did'nt think there would be many chance il-2 meetings. Really not that many games sold, as compared to the population. Slo clean your room after your done with that highway http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

danjama
05-13-2006, 04:30 PM
I knew a guy in my school who flew the original il2 but he gave it up because his system cudnt handle it...

i didnt like him anyway.

Wilburnator
05-13-2006, 04:34 PM
Two years ago my business partner and I built two patios and a granite wall for a couple from Ireland living in the U.S.. We had a deadline, it was to be completed in time for the arrival of friends of theirs, another couple from Ireland coming to visit them in their new home. We finished the job just in time. The customers were very pleased and they invited us to a cocktail party the next day. At this party, I was talking with their friends from Ireland, and the guy mentioned something about flying so I asked him if he was a pilot. He said he was indeed, he was an airline pilot. I told him I was only a virtual pilot and mentioned Il-2 and as it turns out he played it too, and knew all about Hyperlobby and all that. He told me the call sign he flew under, but I don't recall what it was.

Anyhow, I thought it was pretty cool at the time.

PBNA-Boosher
05-13-2006, 04:51 PM
Yesterday in my Eastern Front campaign I shot down the famous Ace "Bob."

Taylortony
05-13-2006, 05:38 PM
Originally posted by slo_1_2_3:
OOOO ot but I saw a B-2 bomber today do a low flyby over the poplar bluff airport (airshow) I wanted to go but I was cleaning a highway for O.A. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif and n the way home it flew over our car and we stopped and watched it was freaking awsome. sorry I hadta tell some one my parents couldn't care less. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif



O.A is that some sort of chain gang? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif

WTE_Pharoah
05-13-2006, 05:43 PM
I was fishing a few years ago with my father-in-law off the coast of Qld (Aust) when I saw a flight of 4 F-111s go overhead...at 100 ft!! Man that thing gives off some mean turbulence!!

slipBall
05-13-2006, 05:56 PM
danjama (quote)
I knew a guy in my school who flew the original il2 but he gave it up because his system cudnt handle it...

i didnt like him anyway



Lucky for him that he got out. You would have made his airtime hell, lots & lots of lead heading his way http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif lol



Wilburnator (quote

Two years ago my business partner and I built two patios and a granite wall for a couple from Ireland living in the U.S.. We had a deadline, it was to be completed in time for the arrival of friends of theirs, another couple from Ireland coming to visit them in their new home. We finished the job just in time. The customers were very pleased and they invited us to a cocktail party the next day. At this party, I was talking with their friends from Ireland, and the guy mentioned something about flying so I asked him if he was a pilot. He said he was indeed, he was an airline pilot. I told him I was only a virtual pilot and mentioned Il-2 and as it turns out he played it too, and knew all about Hyperlobby and all that. He told me the call sign he flew under, but I don't recall what it was.

Anyhow, I thought it was pretty cool at the time



Really http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif
When I saw that screenshot, I felt for sure that he played IL2. To my surprise, he had never heard of it

Low_Flyer_MkVb
05-13-2006, 06:39 PM
Several guys at my last job were into gaming in general and had Il-2, funny thing was they treated it as a game rather than a sim, having no interest in aviation or history and constantly referring to next levels and when would they get a bonus aircraft. Funny thing was they'd spend hours discussing the macho merits of whatever car or motor bike they'd bought or seen somewhere then extoll the values of Midtown Madness as if it were an authentic driving sim...one of them came round one night and was amazed at my X-45, went back to work next day and touted me as some kind of techno genius. That led to several embarassing episodes where I would be summoned to fix printers, monitors etc and have to explain to an amused secretary that yes, I've got loads of computer stuff, but I just play with it. Play as in games. Well aeroplanes mainly. Well, old aeroplanes in truth. Yes, like Spitfires. No, I'm not a computer technician. No, I don't know what I'm doing here either. I suppose a drink after work is out of the question now? You wouldn't like to keep me from my aeroplanes, I understand...

Feathered_IV
05-13-2006, 06:53 PM
Never met another living soul who was interested in aviation. At least not the same way I am. One guy I used to work with did buy FB, but he was easily the worst person I have ever met. His dream was to get a mod for the FS series that allowed guns, so he could shoot down defenceless airliners and spoil everyone elses good time.

slo_1_2_3
05-13-2006, 08:03 PM
Originally posted by Taylortony:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by slo_1_2_3:
OOOO ot but I saw a B-2 bomber today do a low flyby over the poplar bluff airport (airshow) I wanted to go but I was cleaning a highway for O.A. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif and n the way home it flew over our car and we stopped and watched it was freaking awsome. sorry I hadta tell some one my parents couldn't care less. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif



O.A is that some sort of chain gang? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Order of the arrow its withing scouts basically the honor society.

danjama
05-13-2006, 08:06 PM
Originally posted by Low_Flyer_MkVb:
Several guys at my last job were into gaming in general and had Il-2, funny thing was they treated it as a game rather than a sim, having no interest in aviation or history and constantly referring to next levels and when would they get a bonus aircraft. Funny thing was they'd spend hours discussing the macho merits of whatever car or motor bike they'd bought or seen somewhere then extoll the values of Midtown Madness as if it were an authentic driving sim...one of them came round one night and was amazed at my X-45, went back to work next day and touted me as some kind of techno genius. That led to several embarassing episodes where I would be summoned to fix printers, monitors etc and have to explain to an amused secretary that yes, I've got loads of computer stuff, but I just play with it. Play as in games. Well aeroplanes mainly. Well, old aeroplanes in truth. Yes, like Spitfires. No, I'm not a computer technician. No, I don't know what I'm doing here either. I suppose a drink after work is out of the question now? You wouldn't like to keep me from my aeroplanes, I understand...

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