I realized that I never said to much about myself on this superb forum. Recently here one newbe member introduce yourself, therefore I will use this topic as opportunity to introduce myself.
Although it’s basically @NEVO (thanks) who bring me back to this flight simulator internation forum true is that I was already registered because of @BeachAV8R arctiles which he written for simhq.com.
I apologize that I forgot to introduce myself. For some time I wasn’t active member.
Very shortly: since 1998 when I bought first PC (AMD K6 233 MMX with S3 Virge DX/GX 4MB VRAM) I flew almost the each flight simulator which was on the market or at least I tried it.
Later when internet in my country was financially available (I had 56kbps modem) I joined as member of 42 Czechoslovak Virtual Squadron flying on Falcon 4 Super Pack 2.
Then I was one of founding member SVK Slovak&Czech virtual squadron flew on Lock On Modern Air Combat (LOMAC) + datadisk Flaming Cliffs. But I left this squadron because they were too much oriented on the east (= Russia). They had else opinion on things which happened in history and nowadays in case of Russian war on Ukraine would be interesting to hear their opinion if they changed or not their minds on the Russia. BTW you probably know that my country (Czechoslovak republic) was since 1968 to 1989 occupiped by “friendly” russian army.
During that I was still flying Falcon 4 Super Pack 3/4 → Free Falcon → Open Falcon → Allied Force and finally BMS.
In one period of my life (2 up to 3 years) I was also very active member of 1st Czech Lions flying IL-2 Sturmovik Forgotten Battles + datadisk + Pacific Fighters (later 1946), we flew only german planes which caused several issues in my country where we beat nazist in WW2. Especially WW2 veterans pilots from RAF/Russia didn’t understand why we are flying german planes and not with russian or RAF.
Then I had several years (really long time) pause and after won the most difficult dynamic campaign in DID F-22 Total Air War on hard difficulty on 11. February 2017 (I wrote article about it on combatsim.com), I was so excited to proved it and shortly after that I started be active member of newly borned Falcon 43rd Czechoslovak virtual squadron which basically borned on the base of 42 Czechoslovak Virtual Squadron (3-4 original members including me are there nowadays).
I also flirted some time with DCS World (as successor of Flanker 2.5/LOMAC) Czechoslovak group around retitred real Gripen czech pilot and commander of squadron with nickname Bravo (and the original ones pilots of Su-25 or MiG-21) but they take virtual flying too much seriously.
As person who like planes since I was born and person who was pupil on glider L-13 Blanik (real glider, I believe well know around world) in 1996, I like flying not only combat simulation but also civil like Flight Unlimited 2/3 or Flight Simulator 2004/X and newly 2020 of course.
Long story, I know. Glad to be here!
My favorite sims all time are (really hard to make decision):
MicroProse Falcon 4.0
Razorworks Enemy Engaged Apache & Havoc + Comanche & Hokum
Looking Glass Studios Flight Unlimited 2/3
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004/2020
Oleg Max IL-2 Sturmovik Forgotten Battles
and many others like Jane’s IAF/USAF/WW2 Fighters and F-15 of course. I can’t wait on DCS F-15E module.
My original Falcon squadron and LOMAC squadron
My current squadron and something more to support Ukraine.