View Full Version : How'd you describe your flying abilities?

08-08-2006, 03:01 PM
How would you describe them? Fantastic? Flightless Cormorant-like? Or how would you describe other flyers, such as Bearcat, Pirschjaeger, or Thunderbolt. I thought it'd be interesting to see how people ranked themselves.

For me, I'd say I possess the flying capabilities of a drunken Peter Pan wannabe.

08-08-2006, 03:01 PM
How would you describe them? Fantastic? Flightless Cormorant-like? Or how would you describe other flyers, such as Bearcat, Pirschjaeger, or Thunderbolt. I thought it'd be interesting to see how people ranked themselves.

For me, I'd say I possess the flying capabilities of a drunken Peter Pan wannabe.

08-08-2006, 03:11 PM
Interesting idea. I am lucky enough to live in a place with a very nice garden that attracts all variety of local, sub-urban wildlife: robins, cardinals, sparrows, bats, doves, etc.

I was watching a dove take off from a branch once near the garage: it flew nearly strieght up, at about 60 degrees. Another dove was flying above it: they collided! The dove from underneath circled erractically down, clumsily, landing in the woodchips. He seemed none the worse for wear, just shaken up. So, I'd say I fly like a "dove." So you understand my association, doves seem to be the pinheads of the bird neighborhood http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif They fly rather, wrecklessly, it seems.

Providing comic relief for my squaddies seems to be one of my duties (when I flyhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif)


08-08-2006, 03:15 PM
My moniker says it all... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

08-08-2006, 03:27 PM
How about "Getting Better But Still Not So Hot" http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_redface.gif

I honestly think that (in a DF server) you're as good as the weakest link on your side....If you are surrounded by Lone-Wolf-Kill-Stealing-Smack-Tards then your experience is gonna Sux Da Big 'Un.... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

08-08-2006, 03:28 PM

08-08-2006, 03:30 PM
My flying defies all the laws of nature.....that's..in a good way of course http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

08-08-2006, 03:33 PM
I do not know how to fly

08-08-2006, 03:39 PM
"Flying" is a very wide-ranging term.

My general flying is pretty good, in that I can navigate from A to B and don't tend to crash very often even if I've taken some damage.

OTOH my dogfighting is certainly nothing special. I very rarely win a duel type fight for example, even if my aeroplane is technically superior. So there's a lot of room for improvement. Most of the time this doesn't matter, since I score my kills by blasting unsuspecting bandits. But it's very annoying to end up defensive in a Dora after engaging a P-47D with a slight altitude advantage... Brain32 beat me fair & square with his 47 just now by using a cloud and forced me to extend whereupon his buddy in a Tempest blasted my poor Dora to bits. D'oh!

I'm good at killing things as part of a team, but 1v1 I suck!

My ground pounding is a bit better, in that I can knock out groups of 4 tanks in one pass with my Fw-190 slightly more often than not, and rarely get caught. But that's just a question of rote learning what the release angle should look like, and sneaking in to target via a devious route.

Overall I'd say that I can hold my own, but I'm not as good as I want to be.

08-08-2006, 03:48 PM
My virtual flying abilities are competent and capable. My virtual combat flying abilities are average to somewhat capable. My virtual shooting abilities I'd rank between competent and excellent or horrible depending on the day I'm having.

I'm good at virtually everything except for level bombing. I can do pretty well with dive bombing, anti-tank, interdiction, fighter intercepts, bomber intercepts, and everything in between. I'm not perfect and I have alot to learn but I feel pretty good that given the chance to shoot at the enemy I will hit them and will score the killing blow or a contributing blow (particularly in the case of a larger surface ship which takes some hits from a group).

I'm still not the greatest in a full real battle. My dealing with the blind spots of a planes cockpit are still somewhat difficult for me. Ground pounding is what I do there. Also my navigational skills are subpar.

08-08-2006, 04:14 PM
Me? I'm the


More accurately, I'm "alright". Level bombing I don't like because I can't be bothered to set the sight up properly. I don't mind level bombing in a group. I hit my targets more often than not and I always provide cover for damaged stragglers on the return trip. I like clearing 6s. I get annoyed by 'zero teamwork keystone cop bottom feeders' who just chase planes around in packs at low altitude. I shoot more people down than I get shot down by.

My forum "flying skills" are generally poor although I do try to 'do a 1C' and try for quantity over quality.

I can't be bothered to fly that often these days. Online or off. I prefer to post cobblers on the forum in between doing more interesting things.

08-08-2006, 04:18 PM
Think of my flying skills as that of a penguin...

Guess I spend too much time here.

08-08-2006, 04:37 PM
Gawd I love this game!

But every time I take to the skies with my Danger Dogz m8's I seem to find new ways to bring my enjoyment to a very quick end. I am either picked off by flack or an AI. If I get "blown" by one more tank, I think I will put in for a sex change operation.

I am either the world's worst pilot or I have death wish. Maybe I am just not getting it, but Gawd I still love this game.

08-08-2006, 04:42 PM
im pretty much the best pilot that ever lived

08-08-2006, 04:56 PM
My flying depends on my ability to kill or damage the enemy before he has the chance to fight back :-P

Not sure if i suck, or am mediocre

08-08-2006, 05:16 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Stackhouse25th:
im pretty much the best pilot that ever lived </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Dream on!

08-08-2006, 05:20 PM
not as good as i would like, but i'm working on that

cheers fruitbat

08-08-2006, 05:29 PM
I fly like a moth, sometimes I am a agile manuevering god, and the rest of the time I run into the buglite and get fried. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

I rock at killing ground targets, and I am a good bomber. I do moderately well in B&Z fights, and tend to get creamed in turn fights (but I am getting better).

Most nights online, I am doing good if I get more kills than I get killed, some nights the ratio is wrong sided, and occassionally the moon is blue, the stars are right, and by a fluke I managed to get a hot streak going and rack up a mess of kills without dying! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

08-08-2006, 05:39 PM
I fly like a lion.

I mean, like lions fly. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

08-08-2006, 06:01 PM
Offline, I am the terror of the skies... online, a different story.
Only once have have I managed to get 5 kills without getting killed myself (although I was forced to bail between 3rd & 4th), and that was flying CAP waiting for targets to come to me during one of those "magic moments".

08-08-2006, 07:20 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by blairgowrie:
Gawd I love this game!

But every time I take to the skies with my Danger Dogz m8's I seem to find new ways to bring my enjoyment to a very quick end. I am either picked off by flack or an AI. If I get "blown" by one more tank, I think I will put in for a sex change operation.

I am either the world's worst pilot or I have death wish. Maybe I am just not getting it, but Gawd I still love this game. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I'm a few steps below BG's skill level. Sigh...

08-08-2006, 08:23 PM
It depends partially on the plane im flying - late war I do better but early war I suck -especially if they have carbs, Im forever cutting out the engine.
I am not a good shot but have my moments.
I also do better in co-ops than in DF servers

So I suppose I go from pisspoor to not bad and everything in between http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

08-08-2006, 08:47 PM
I'm a competent pilot. I can take off and land without problems and if I stay focused my combat skills are okay. My flying abilities are adequate for DF and B&Z. My biggest problem is my marksmenship, or lack thereof. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif

I'm still blaming my video card for some of my problems in a futile hope that I'll see a big improvement upon upgrade. And I'm flying without TrackIR too. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/compsmash.gif

08-08-2006, 08:50 PM
I can't imagine flying without TrackIR... I find my head automatically turning to track a bandit even when I know it's not enabled. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif There's muscle memory for ya...

08-08-2006, 08:53 PM
I am an amazing pilot...absolutely no one can touch me when I'm at the stick.

::sarcasm:: hehe http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

08-08-2006, 09:04 PM
well as an example of my awsome ability i was on 334th yesterday,
I spent 10 mins flyin around the edge of the map to try and come up behind the enemy to dish out some smack down.

I see a guy flyin at about 3000m so i creep in real stealthy like in his low six thinkin man i really am gettin good at this http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

i close to 300m and then he checks his 6 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif
he pulls up to his right in a loop so i pull up to hit the nice big target and it's now i realise i had let my speed drop to 300kn/h http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/1072.gif my plane drops to the right and he comes down from above and kills my pilot with his first burst. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

I rage quit out of the server and sit there wanting to throw my monitor through at the wall.

nows thats some smack down!!

08-08-2006, 09:53 PM
Hmmm...gonna try to be as honest as possible...tough question.

On second thought, I'd much rather someone else tell me what a great pilot I am.



I'll give you a free level bombing guide...with pictures!

08-08-2006, 10:11 PM
Nobody flies backwards better than you do Crash! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

08-08-2006, 10:52 PM
I am the best pilot in my home . . .

08-08-2006, 10:54 PM

"...Lilly,Lilly-Help,another flat-spin..."

08-08-2006, 10:59 PM
I try real hard....

08-08-2006, 11:11 PM
Coming on in for a Safe and Gental Landing...


08-08-2006, 11:20 PM
Ooo, ooo you caught one of my better landings.http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/wayno77/Stuff/jawdrop.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif
This is what happens when I'm just flying around....

08-08-2006, 11:26 PM
Good one... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

08-08-2006, 11:33 PM
I am such an awesome virtual pilot that.....

When I join any coop as the mission starts suddenly my canopy slides open before take off and it is as though someone is yanking my pilot from the plane......Then my view as though being guided by my collar shows my hands, as a toilet brush, can of gas, and matches are placed in them as I'm pointed towards some 4x4 buildings with moons on the door......

I think they must be simulators......One of these days though I hope they'll let me taxi first http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

08-09-2006, 12:49 AM
I fly high and run away allot....I mean drag and bag.

08-09-2006, 02:52 AM
I have Yet to take off Online. Once I ejected before my plane was shot to pieces whilst taxing on to the run way, so i was in flight for a few seconds. For those few seconds I though I was pretty damn cool.

08-09-2006, 06:07 AM
Good flying didnt kill anyone yet. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif

I hardly can take off , not even to talk about landing . So i am not allowed to post here.

08-09-2006, 07:00 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Ernst_Rohr:
Nobody flies backwards better than you do Crash! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


If that's my only claim to fame...I'll take it!

Gimme an S! Gimme a B! Gimme a D!

What's it spell?


08-09-2006, 07:11 AM
I suck

08-09-2006, 07:54 AM
I'm pretty good at shooting bombers, I'd rather not talk about the rest. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

TgD Thunderbolt56
08-09-2006, 07:54 AM
Sometimes I fly like Eddie Rickenbacker....other times like Wile E. Coyote with those silly bat wings from Acme. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

08-09-2006, 08:01 AM
On second thought, maybe I'm more like Buzz Lightyear, or Wile E. Coyote. At least Peter Pan wannabes can really fly. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

08-09-2006, 01:21 PM
i cant fly at all. no matter how hard i flap my arms

08-09-2006, 01:23 PM
Somewhere between Hartmann, and God.

08-09-2006, 01:39 PM
My Flying skills are adequate http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

08-09-2006, 01:45 PM
Well, I know how to spin a mean P-39.

08-09-2006, 02:04 PM
'Welcome Freddie from ZA..'

Well when you see this at the top of your screen, like everybody else, you know your six is covered... by a bandit!

As a sweet reminder..
some time ago I (in a Spit) remember getting bounced by 2 ME109's. A twisting, turning flight of desperation ensued. The 2 ME109's were joined by another, but none managed to score a single hit on me. Eventually after 5 minutes of this, the 3rd ME109 and the first rotte's wingman lost contact with the leader and myself. For the next 5 minutes we dived, twisted, braked (flaps), nosed up heavily, 50m above the ground, taking pot shots at each other (all missed), but end the end I nailed his rudder and tailplane at stall speed. That was it I then pumped him with full cannon and brownings to see sparkles all over his plane before it dissapeared.....(chicken)

08-09-2006, 02:21 PM
Rock solid performance,
Greedy at combat! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

08-09-2006, 03:03 PM
I am, therefore I zoooom!!

Just my say.

08-09-2006, 04:40 PM
I have only had the game for one week, but played MS Combat FSim years back so the learning curve is not too steep.

Have not dared to play online as yet but...

A this time I owe the US Gov 75-80 million for planes I lost or damaged, mostly Mustangs.

08-10-2006, 02:01 AM
I fly like a maniac. Being a maniac that is hardly surprising.

08-10-2006, 03:29 AM
well my ingame nickname depikts it all" Flying stone"...yes thats my nickname http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

08-10-2006, 03:37 AM
I remember one VEF1 mission where blue team must protect a recon plane. I just collide against the recon plane thinking it was the enemy. I am a friend for the red team! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif