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  1. How to do an Observation Balloon

    I needed a balloon so I decided to scratchbuild one. With the nice help of Dave (Clipper) on correct measurements I start making the paper moulds for the Balloon. You can look for the plans in the file section:

    After the moulds were created, I cut the numerous parts in cardboard from a pizza package. I love pizza and I love cardboard.

  2. Scenario 1 Turn 10

    Currently the Bloody April game is at turn 10. It is March 4th 1918. The current time is 10:48 AM The weather is clear, and a 15 MPH wind blows from the northeast.
    The air is full of planes this morning with:

    2 Sqn (Counter 1) performing an artillery cooperation mission trying to soften up fortifications in Lens.
    2 Sqn (Counter 2) is just finishing up a photo recon mission over the Provin aerodrome and the railway around it. The aerodrome might be getting some ...
  3. Road to Cancon 2013 - Temora Aviation Museum

    As I made good time on Day 1 of the Brisbane to Canberra trip I had time for a detour to the small town of Temora on Day 2. Temora is the home of the Temora Aviation Museum, home to the No. 10 Elementary Flying Training School (10 EFTS) set up by the RAAF in May 1941 under the Empire Air Training Scheme (EATS) during the Second World War. Their website is here:

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  4. The Stand: The Final Flight of Frank Luke, Jr.

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    It is not often I read biographies, I tend to stick towards the operation side of things. But for some reason I was drawn to read Stephen Skinner's The Stand: The Final Flight of Lt. Frank Luke, Jr. The better half picked this one up for me recently as a birthday gift (shouldn't our parents - particularly our mothers - be the
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  5. Wings of War and Glory - Interlude 2: Experimental Fighter

    October 1, 1915

    Oberst Metzger was waiting for me at the dining hall. Rittmeister Jan Schlesinger and Oberleutnant Leonhard Schultz were also there. The three of them were calmly seated. "Have you called me, Sir?" I've asked while I saluted all my superior officers. "Yes indeed I did, Joachim. Have a glass of brandy. please." he paused. "I have three things to tell you and I don't want you to wait with your mouth dry." I admit that at that moment I got ...

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