DCS Helicopter pilots

Open invitation to DCS helo pilots

‘8MATES’ is a group of enthusiastic DCS helicopter pilots based mainly in Europe operating within the world-wide virtual 229th Assault Helicopter Battalion. We fly missions most Sunday evenings, with support and training on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, demand-dependent, although you will often find friends to fly with at any time.

Competent in other airframes, 8MATES specialises in the Mi-8, preferring to use pilotage and electronic navigation to fly missions with DCS F10 ‘map only’ (i.e. all assets and aircraft positions etc are concealed). Our aim is to become as competent as DCS and personal skills allow, with close formation, threat environments and operational procedures being standard. Several of the group love home builds and use genuine Mi-8 & Mi-24 cyclic and collectives in their rigs and many use VR exclusively.

This is an open invitation to any like-minded individuals or groups who want to fly with us regularly on a part or full-time basis, with Mi-8’s or any other rotary airframe. We are seeking to expand our European group and gain friends of a similar level of commitment and interest.

229th AHB membership is a requirement and a basic level of competency on the UH1H will need to be attained at some stage if not already competent. (Support and assistance is readily available) see http://1stcavdiv.conceptbb.com

The 229th has access to unparalleled RL knowledge and experience with RL qualified personnel for guidance, oversight and standards. Primary language is English, so a basic understanding is necessary however in-game inter-flight can be any language. (In the Mi-8 group we already have German native language members, French is spoken too, as well as Russian!)

Any skill level is most welcome including complete novices, but a genuine interest or passion for rotary wings and regular group interaction is essential to maximise support and group benefits.

Contact me for more information, or register on the 229th forum straight away


Updated thread title to reflect broader interest.

I know our leader Gizzy would love to get some pilots on board who are interested in flying the Gazelle with him