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I want to start a VA

Post by SU37Berkut » Wed Dec 12, 2007 5:08 pm

Okay, this time, I'm not doing somebody that's already there.

I want to start my OWN navy.
We'll be flying F-14's and F/A-18's.
Maybe as we get bigger we can expand to the AWACS and all that fancy stuff, but for now, I'm small.

You will have to have FSX and a few carriers.
Must be able to pass a flying exam, and must keep a score of 1 in every 5 landings succesful. Oh, and if you crash, you're dead and will have to make a new name.

I have not decided what to call it yet, so any comments are welcom.
First 2 to join will be able to influence how things go.
And if you are one of the first 5 to join, there will be promotions fast..........
Get 'em while you can.

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Post by rd » Wed Dec 12, 2007 6:05 pm

hehehe....

How about a link to your site, so we can join.

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Post by SU37Berkut » Wed Dec 12, 2007 6:11 pm

Well, to use your own phrase, hehe, where is it?
I need to get one. (I'm cheap, it has to be free :lol: )
Also, I just started today. I'll put you on the waiting list, don't you worry.
RD IS NUMBER ONE IN LINE FOLKS!!!
I also need to get my squids in line on their own boat! (hmmmm, maybe RD would be better at that..)

Anyway, I'm startin.

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Post by SU37Berkut » Wed Dec 12, 2007 6:22 pm

Okay RD, here's my web address; (it's not active yet)

http://fsxnavy.balder.prohosting.com/


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Post by rd » Wed Dec 12, 2007 6:22 pm

Cool, let us know when it is up and running.

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Post by SU37Berkut » Wed Dec 12, 2007 6:47 pm

Well...

That one is a bomb, it doesn't let you really do anything.

I'll keep looking and trying to get 'er started.

When I do, I'll post up the link, until then, I will just keep working.

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P.S. RD is still number 1 in line.
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Post by SU37Berkut » Wed Dec 12, 2007 7:01 pm

Too bad.....

Do you all mind just e-mailing me your applications?
I can't get a website going for anything.
I had tried somebody who advertised here on Surclaro when I was trying to do the Russian Knights, but he never wrote back.

I don't mind if you just e-mail me.

Cheers and let me know.
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Post by SU37Berkut » Wed Dec 12, 2007 7:12 pm

Here's my first idea for the paint scheme, do you like it?
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Post by FokkerDr1R » Wed Dec 12, 2007 8:48 pm

Hope it works :wink: :lol:

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Post by jaeger52 » Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:02 pm

Hey Berkut,

Just for the fun of it, why don't you head on over to http://www.vahangar.com/. The best resource I know of for helping you get started. :wink:

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Post by SU37Berkut » Wed Dec 12, 2007 11:13 pm

OK Jaeg, want to be number 2 in line?

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Post by jaeger52 » Wed Dec 12, 2007 11:49 pm

Sorry bub! I wish I could take you up on your offer. The truth is that I'm experiencing some very dark days in my life right now that prevents me from making or keeping long term commitments.

I wish you the best of luck in your endeavors, though!

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Post by SU37Berkut » Wed Dec 12, 2007 11:53 pm

That's quite alright, I understand.

Cheers and I hope brighter days are ahead of you Jaeger!
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Post by SU37Berkut » Thu Dec 13, 2007 12:06 am

If I can only get a website from VA Hanger..........
I'm working on it. :D
Already sent in the e-mail request, just waiting to hear back now...

I'm so exited!
Is everybody happy with the plane?
Let me know before I put in a paint request at VAHanger.

Hey RD, just thought I'd see if you were still doing that missile effect, we sure could use it.... BANG! oops, guess he didn't make it quite right :lol:

Cheers!
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P.S. Any ideas for the paint, just post up a paint drawing or whatever you have.
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Post by jaeger52 » Thu Dec 13, 2007 12:14 am

Berkut old boy,

Hold your horses there cowpoke! 8O

I don't think that VAHangar can set you up with a website per se'. To the best of my knowledge they will offer you a single page advertisement for your VA once it's been established.

Sorry if you thought otherwise. :cry:

What I meant to convey to you is that this is a great resource for finding out how to set up your VA. Almost certainly, they will be able to steer you into a free website deal. Join their forums and start posting away for help in your effort! Entirely my fault for not being more clear in my previous post. My sincere apologies!

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Yep, slow down!

Post by Cat1 » Thu Dec 13, 2007 12:39 am

Romes' Navy wasn't built in a day!

I agree with Jaeg... slow down and do a bit of research. Most VA's fail within six months to a year if not properly designed and implemented.
And trust me, starting a VA is not easy if it is to succeed. I tried and failed before I even launched it. I'm not trying to put you off the idea, I'm just saying to do the research first.

I would suggest that instead of being a owner/operator that you hit FSHost and find some of the multi-player servers that host FSX Navy operations and fly with them.

As far at the paint job, if it can be called that, could be better. I have no painting skills whatsoever, but that is like painting "for rent" on the wings. I could be missing something though.
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Post by SU37Berkut » Thu Dec 13, 2007 1:27 am

Okay Cat1, I'm slowing down. (tell RD to put his grenade launcher away)

RD was right onto me when I posted my ad. I think he replied within 15 minutes of my posting my first post about it.

I am currently researching how the military works a bit more in-depth.
I am really trying to make a Virtual US Navy, but without calling it that.
(I don't want this to be a repeat of the Russian Knights scenario.)

As for the paint job, I like the chrome job on it, and I do agree that it is like putting For Rent on the wingtips. I'll need to change that.

Can you think of any US Navy variations I could do?

I am currently using a model of the F/A-18 Super Hornet in RAAF colors.
It is found on Surclaro in FSX Military.
I modified the Aircraft.cfg to make it more realistic.

Any ideas are welcome.

Cheers!
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Post by mel wilson » Thu Dec 13, 2007 1:42 am

SU37Berkut wrote: (I don't want this to be a repeat of the Russian Knights scenario
So, what's wrong with the Russian Knights ?

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Post by hime927 » Thu Dec 13, 2007 1:48 am

jaeger52 wrote:Berkut old boy,

Hold your horses there cowpoke! 8O

I don't think that VAHangar can set you up with a website *beep*'. To the best of my knowledge they will offer you a single page advertisement for your VA once it's been established.

Sorry if you thought otherwise. :cry:

What I meant to convey to you is that this is a great resource for finding out how to set up your VA. Almost certainly, they will be able to steer you into a free website deal. Join their forums and start posting away for help in your effort! Entirely my fault for not being more clear in my previous post. My sincere apologies!

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VAHangar does provide web hosting, too. You just need your own pages.

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Post by SU37Berkut » Thu Dec 13, 2007 1:54 am

Nice picture Mel,

Don't you remember when I tried to start a Russian Knights VA?
It turned out really bad.

Hey Hime927, what do you mean you have to have your own pages?

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Post by hime927 » Thu Dec 13, 2007 2:02 am

You have to make your own. They just provide the hosting. The hosting is very good for small virtual airlines, I haven't had any problems with them.

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Post by njbb1995 » Thu Dec 13, 2007 2:11 am

I am quite interested in this whole virtual navy concept. Could I possible be in the line 8-[ ?

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Post by SU37Berkut » Thu Dec 13, 2007 2:35 am

Sure njbb1995,

Remember though, you will have to be able to pass a check ride in FSX.
You must also consistantly get at least 1 in every 5 approaches to USS NIMITZ. We will fly IFR too. If this is too much for you, please let me know so I can open up the slot again.

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Post by njbb1995 » Thu Dec 13, 2007 2:43 am

...um is it compatible with fs 2004 :oops: ?

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Post by rd » Thu Dec 13, 2007 10:29 am

Ummm......... NO!!!!!!!!

SU37... You may not like my next comments, but here they are....

As for your "I tried to start a Russian Knights VA", it flopped because you didn't know what you were doing. And this, sorry to say, will end up being in the same sinking boat.

It is not something you just JUMP into. You need to know what your going to do, how to do it, and what you need to do it. And it is painstakingly obvious that you don't have a clue on any of this.

Did you even READ the VAHANGER sites information??? If so, then you would know they do not host anything or anybody.

You may think I am busting your balls, but I am not. You need to realize, that there is more to something than just throwing it up, and it will run as you dreamed. You need to do some serious homework, fact finding, and soul searching. VA's are not born on a whim.

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Post by SU37Berkut » Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:55 am

Thank you RD,

That certainly is a lot to think about. I am really gonna slow this down now, research it, pi ck a carrier airwing, and do it right.

The Russian Knights flopped for more than that reason, I didn't know you had to ask for permission before you did something like that. By the way, do repainters have to ask for permission before they do a paint job of something like that?

Yup, I really don't have a clue about it, I really thought it was just something like getting on multiplayer with the folks that signed up, but I guess it isn't.

I've been starting with my homework, I don't want this one to sink with all hands on deck you know. :wink:


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Post by secretsquirrel » Tue Jan 29, 2008 7:39 am

Not sure if your still into this, but VAhangar does offer hosting, I work for them so I can help you on that end if you want. I am also in the avaition feild in the US Navy (the Worlds Worst) so I can help you out on the end too.
Thanks to the US Navy, I've gotten to fly the following aircraft (and I'm not even a pilot) E-3 D Sentry AWACS (Royal Air Force), C-130 Hercules, C-2A Greyhound, (D)C-9 Sky Train, E-2C Hawkeye. Ain't that cool?
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Post by capt.PropwashKCHS » Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:24 pm

SU37Berkut check your pm's for a possible help on this "project". If you need some help with ideas, or setting something up... ill point in a direction, but its your choice to walk or thumb a ride.

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Post by Cat1 » Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:24 pm

secretsquirrel wrote:I am also in the avaition feild in the US Navy (the Worlds Worst) so I can help you out on the end too.
Ok, I have to ask... Why is it the worlds worst? What is your rate? You look to be part of a VAW squadron, which one?
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its a joke

Post by secretsquirrel » Wed Jan 30, 2008 7:40 am

Its the worlds Finest Navy. Always. Just in the mood for a joke. I've been shocked one to many times lately. As for my rate, I'm an AT.

To explain my joke, try working at the VAW/VRC rag squadron (VAW-120), transfer to Sea duty and do an 8 month cruise in the gulf, go home for 5 months, go back out to sea for 3 months to move the Reagan from Norfolk to North Island, go home for 2 months, start workups (3 months of straight time at sea and that normal 2 months at lovely NAS FAllon) and then a 6 month cruise back to the Gulf for Operation Sea Donkey (or Sea Dragon, darn political correctness) then transfer back to the VAW/VRC rag for shore duty again because they screwed up your CAKE orders to VRC-40 Home guard. Despite living a pretend hard life, (to those not in the Navy, I list all this beacuse I really do love it, I'm a lifer) I still LOVE the Navy. Everybody Loves a Hummer...Except for 644 and its stupid inflight-refueling probe.

And to Cat, if I recall another post somewhere, your an AE or you were. I can't remember, but anytime you feel froggy and wanna do some work, I have 11 Hawkeyes and 4 CODs that are always begging for attention and some not so talented AEs living next door to my shop.
Thanks to the US Navy, I've gotten to fly the following aircraft (and I'm not even a pilot) E-3 D Sentry AWACS (Royal Air Force), C-130 Hercules, C-2A Greyhound, (D)C-9 Sky Train, E-2C Hawkeye. Ain't that cool?
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