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    Hello from Agathorn!

    Hey everyone,

    I just applied to join your VFS so i'm on the waitlist. Just thought i'd take a moment and say hello.

    I'm 37 and currently work in film and television visual effects. I did some time in the US Air Force when I was younger and have been around planes all my life. My grandfather used to take me flying when I was a kid, and I love to fly. Sadly I don't have my own license, so I get my fix through sims like FSX and DCS. In the old days I loved the Falcon series as well as the various Apache sims. Growing up I was always a fan of jets like the F-16 and F-15, and while I still am, i've over the years gotten an appreciation for the wide variety of aircraft out there. In the Air Force I was stationed at Hurlburt Field working on AC-130s and MH-53s and learned there was more to an air force than just jets.

    I'm currently enjoying DCS A-10 and I've fallen in love with the shear versatility and strength of the aircraft. I have a lot still to learn, which I personally think is wonderful, and hope I can do that learning with you all. Most all of my sim time to date has been just getting a solid feel for the fundamentals of the aircraft. Mostly touch and go's and navigation practice.

    Anyway, that's me. Looking forward to hopefully flying with you all sometime soon, whenever a slot opens up.

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    Welcome!

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    Hi Agathorn. The Training Here is just Awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wil View Post
    Hi Agathorn. The Training Here is just Awesome.
    Glad to hear it!

    By the way i'm currently flying with a simple Thrustmaster T.Flight HOTAS X. The "twist" for rudder though is starting to annoy me so I think i'll invest in some pedals. Any suggestions? I'm also planning to upgrade to the Warthog HOTAS but i'm waiting to see if I get this new job i've applied for.

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    Welcome Agathorn.

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    Mate I use Saitek Combat Rudder pedals, I've not used any other types in the past, but I'm more than happy with them. I think that rudder pedals are a 'must', I'd hate to start twisting the stick on a crosswind landing!! Good luck with the job and you can't go wrong with the Warthog HOTAS!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunfighter View Post
    Mate I use Saitek Combat Rudder pedals, I've not used any other types in the past, but I'm more than happy with them. I think that rudder pedals are a 'must', I'd hate to start twisting the stick on a cross wind landing!! Good luck with the job and you can't go wrong with the Warthog HOTAS!!!
    Crosswind landings and takeoffs are exactly why I want to upgrade to pedals. A real PITA trying to properly crab or slip with the twist rudder.

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    Agathorn,

    welcome !!! nice intro you made...

    do yourself a favor and get the TM Warthog, it's the most realistic stick for our airframe, by far.
    I also use the Saitek Pro pedals, and others are using the Saitek Combat pedals with similar results.

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    Thanks guys. Just ordered the saitek combat pedals, and should have them Wednesday

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    Welcome !

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