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    This base is included in here for RJ's use if he wants. Its a nice little grass airfield that was a training facility for the RAF and this would be another great location to navigate to and from during one of RJ's training missions.

    The former Royal Air Force Station Upavon, more commonly known as RAF Upavon, was a grass airfield, military flight training school, and administrative headquarters of the Royal Air Force.

    The station motto was In Principio Et Semper, and translated from Latin means "In the Beginning and Always". The station crest had a pterodactyl rising from rocks, which symbolised the stationís connection with the early days of flying, and was also a reference to the location of the station near to the aincient monument Stonehenge.

    Origins and Construction
    Construction began on 19 June 1912, on some training gallops, on an elevated site about 1Ĺ mile east of Upavon village, near the edge of the Salisbury Plain, in the English county of Wiltshire. The RAF site is unusual, in that it is bisected by a public highway, the A342 - with the airfield and hangars on the south side of the road, and all the administrative (and some technical) buildings and accommodation on the north side.

    Upavon airfield was originally created for pilots of the Military and Naval Wings of the newly formed Royal Flying Corps (RFC), and became home to the Army Central Flying School (CFS). Captain Godfrey M Paine, RN, became the first Commandant, with Major Hugh Trenchard being his assistant. Trenchard later became the Chief of Air Staff, and subsequently became known as the "Father of the Royal Air Force".

    World War II
    During the Second World War, the CFS was moved from Upavon to take up residence at RAF Little Rissington, Gloucestershire. During this time, Upavon simply became a Flying Training School.

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    Okay....now I'm starting to lose my patience. >:(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chivas
    Okay....now I'm starting to lose my patience. >:(
    If it is any help in staying patient, the roads, railways, and bridges on the island and the continent are now done.  Let me tell you, that was one L O N G --- t e d i o u s -- and f r u s t r a t i n g  job.  Nothing went as planned.

    But it's done now, thankfully.  So, in map-making terms, it means that the base actors.static file is now finished and ready for base and other object insertion. 

    We can now begin adding back all the bases we've been creating to the main map.  It will take us some time, but not nearly as much as so far.  There really is light at the end of the tunnel.  And these airfields that the team has created will make the wait well worth while.

    For those comments I've read elsewhere about the larger maps ... they both are on hold until this one is finished .... for several reasons, not the least of which is that this base forms the foundation for the others.
    Pers

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    Pers excellent excellent job by the way on the roads - rails - bridges. Am looking at them as we speak, Beautiful!. :o

    Chivas I am with you on this, am ready to get this BoB version out and get working on the other maps. In particular I personally am really looking forward to the 43 map and the Long Range Bomber Escort map, we have a few more surprises in store for ya.

    Booze

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    Glad to hear YOUR looking at them Booze. No I haven't lost my patience but I am constantly checking these forums for updates. Oleg would be impressed with your work.

    ~Salute~
    Chivas

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    LOL Chivas thanks. You're a funny guy, always a ppreciate your kind words.. ;D I don't know that Oleg would be impressed, we are not in the same league as his great Company thats for sure, but I hope he would say to himself that there is a great Community of people out there that has enjoyed his sim so much that they would dedicated so much time and effort to further its advancement. He should be proud of his achievements with IL2 this is such great sim and still full of potential. Thanks for checking for updates and being a member of our forums we are glad to have you.

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    Booze

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    Another great piece of work Booze.
    I do like the grass fields.
    I don't know if you like the Hurricane as much as I do but it really helps set the tone in the screenies for me.

    As far as not being in Oleg's league don't cut yourselves short, all of you have done some fine work on this map so far.
    With what you have learned in this experience you will only get better, IMO.

    Wheels

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    Booze and Pers,

    I second, third, and even fourth what has been said about the work you are doing. And you can rest assured that you and the others will be doing some training at Upavon in the near future.

    RJ


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    Thanks RJ was hoping you would like this one. Its a neat little base and the final approach is tricky with the row of trees and dirt access road prior to the airfield. Should be alot of fun for the guys. ;D

    Wheels thank you also, I really like the grass fields I think they are my favorite. And the Hurricanes are a great little airplane. We are doing our best with the map and our objective we hope is for the community to enjoy flying it as much as we do. We are certainly learning alot with this everyday.

    Thanks again,
    Booze

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    Quote Originally Posted by 352ndBooze
    Thanks RJ was hoping you would like this one. Its a neat little base and the final approach is tricky with the row of trees and dirt access road prior to the airfield. Should be alot of fun for the guys. ;D

    Wheels thank you also, I really like the grass fields I think they are my favorite. And the Hurricanes are a great little airplane. We are doing our best with the map and our objective we hope is for the community to enjoy flying it as much as we do. We are certainly learning alot with this everyday.

    Thanks again,
    Booze
    Can I be one of the first to try it out ?

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