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05-24-2005, 08:35 AM
Just out of curiosity, how many old-timers (55+) are flying this sim? I'm 56. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

05-24-2005, 09:02 AM
You old fogey. I'm waaay younger--51. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif

05-24-2005, 09:44 AM
I fully intend to still be playing it when I'm up in that age bracket.

05-24-2005, 12:12 PM
Nowhere near, but last year there was a guy on this forum who actually flew B-29s against Japan.

05-24-2005, 04:20 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif I'm a KID compared to you. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

53 this July. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

BUT, I'm NEVER growin up.

05-24-2005, 04:58 PM
I feel better now,i'm only 40 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

05-24-2005, 04:59 PM
52 here! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

05-24-2005, 05:11 PM
Originally posted by Ploughman:
Nowhere near, but last year there was a guy on this forum who actually flew B-29s against Japan.

Wow! What is his name?

There are not many of these guys left, sadly.

05-24-2005, 05:33 PM
There are not many of these guys left, sadly.

I lost a good friend a few years back. He flew 29's against Japan. He was shot down and captured. Released after the war and left active duty. Korea came around and the re-called him to fly bombers over Korea!

He did his thing during the Korean conflict. He told them he wasn't going back if they tried that trick again.

For several years he had an ON-MARK A-26 conversion as his company yacht. NEAT old bird. The oil economy put an end to that deal.

"Big" John MacGuire was a HELL of guy. I miss him.

You can read about his oldest son, John, here.

He is a pit bull and doesn't know the meaning of the word "quit".

05-24-2005, 05:43 PM
Ill be 50 in August... Check out this (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/2101020713) thread and this (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/114103926) one. Make sure you sign in. Old feller..... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

05-24-2005, 06:22 PM
47 in a few months time..........and still with own teeth http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Hot Space

05-24-2005, 09:07 PM
48 here, so im just a twerp that was born when Ike was president and the F-100 was the primary fighter.

If Truman was pres when you hatched, and the F-86 was still the top of the heap, you are truly old. Man they still had B-29s in service then.

I like old planes and young(er) chicks. Aircraft age much better than they do.

05-24-2005, 09:15 PM
Heck and I'm only 18, I feel like a knee-biter.

05-24-2005, 10:10 PM
25 here...my whole life over with this game to play... This ROCKS!

05-25-2005, 04:27 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif Not even 18, but I guarantee you I'll be playing Oleg games till I'm your age http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

05-25-2005, 07:48 AM
56 this September coming. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

I'm a '49'er......the year that the Soviet Union exploded its first atomic bomb.

Clothes ceased to be rationed in Britain.....and the world's first stored-program computer was made operational at Cambridge University - http://www.dcs.warwick.ac.uk/~edsac/

The Russians lifted the blockade of Berlin, and Apartheid was introduced in South Africa - meanwhile, John Wayne starred in a new film called The Sands of Iwo Jima.

Other people were busy being born - Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits, Gloria Gaynor, Sigourney Weaver, Richard Gere, Brent Spiner.....oh, and Linda Lovelace http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

I don't feel old, despite the missing bits http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I remember when I was very small, living in a London still pockmarked with bomb-damage; I remember how my Dad would sit me backwards on a kitchen chair and then reach over and lean the chair around, while he made an engine-growly noise and we pursued the Red Baron around the scullery-skies. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Although he was only back from the war for three years, his great fliers were from WW1.
Billy Bishop, Edward Mannock and Albert Ball were his childhood heroes. Taka-taka-taka we cried, as we dived in on the Albatrosses and Fokkers. It went on for ages and I loved every moment. I guess, looking back, that he didn't want to engage with where he'd been just a few years before.

Whatever, but I have a pretty good idea where my love of flightsims came from - I wish the old boy had lasted to see IL2-xxx, he would've loved it! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif