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The Fighting 99th Air Wing

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F-15QA’s wings are different

Boeing has designed a new wing for Qatar’s F-15QA that it hopes will one day be selected as a service life extension option for the...

South Korea will soon have to make decision on Air Force One

Seoul will soon have to decide whether to extend the lease of a modified Boeing 747-400 airliner or buy a new aircraft as its Air...

Trump met Muilenburg to iron out differences over Air Force One contract

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg was in the White House this week for discussions with U.S. President Trump over the contract for two 747s to be...

EA-18G crew suffered from frostbite after ECS failed in flight

A U.S. Navy EA-18G assigned to VX-9 were injured when their jet’s environmental control system (ECS) failed during a flight from NAS Whidbey Island to...

Asahi Shimbun: Japan design Izumo-class to operate STOVL fighters

Anonymous former Japan former Maritime Self-Defense Force officials told the Asahi Shimbun that the Izumo-class helicopter destroyers were design to operate short take-off and vertical...

Final Royal Navy Sea King deployment in Europe

The Royal Navy has deployed its Sea King helicopter to Europe for the last time with one Sea King Mk7 “eyes in the sky” traveling...

Kennedy aircraft carrier 70% structurally complete

The future nuclear-powered aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) is now 70 percent complete, Huntington Ingalls Industries announced on Feb. 22.

Sweden cleared to buy Patriot air defense missile system

The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified Congress on the potential Foreign Military Sale to Sweden of Patriot Configuration-3+ Modernized Fire Units for an...

Soko G-2 runway excursion at Elko

A Soko G-2 veered off the runway at Elko airport on Feb. 21 and crashed into a fence. The warbird is reported to have suffered...

JB San Antonio-Randolph preferred location for first T-X unit

The U.S. Air Force has selected Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, as the preferred location for the first T-X unit. Graphic: USAF The T-X program...

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Read It / Do It #01: North American X-15

Take a ride in a marvel of aerospace engineering that helped pave the road to space with the hypersonic North American X-15 rocket powered research...

M2000C Red Flag Campaign by Baltic Dragon

Introduction Baltic Dragon. If you fly single player campaigns in DCS World, by now you must surely know this name. He has become a prolific,...

ARMA 3 – Prologue & The East Wind

We take a look at the full ARMA 3 campaign that some fans may have overlooked as they dove straight into playing in the ARMA...

CIVA INS Navigation Tutorial

Mudspike Contributor Casper ‘TheAlmightySnark’ de Wit first added this excellent CIVA INS Navigation Guide for X-Plane in our forums. It was so good as reference...

Mudspike 3rd Annual DCS Fall Fly-In

It’s been a year since our last Mudspike DCS Fall Fly-In. Although we might be stretching the definition of Fall a little, we will be...

MedCenter Air – Hurricane Season 2017

This hurricane season has not been kind to Central America, the Gulf of Mexico region, or the Caribbean. MedCenter Air crews, along with hundreds of...

3rd Annual Mudspike Christmas Flight – 2017

Welcome again to our annual Mudspike Christmas Flight! For our third year running, we will deliver packages, hopes, (beverages), and spread good will across the...

VKB-Sim Gunfighter (Pro) Bundle Review

Disclosure: Images that appear in this article were taken from one of three sources: vkbcontrollers.com website/store marketing materials, an Imgur album that rrohde (maintainer of vkbcontrollers.com)...

MonsterTech Joystick/HOTAS Table Mounts Review

Mudspike Contributor @PaulRix shares his impressions of his recently acquired MonsterTech Table Brackets. Earlier this year, I upgraded my HOTAS from a Saitek X55 to...

VPC Mongoos T-50 Review

Mudspike Contributor Jörgen “Troll” Toll shares his impressions of his recently acquired VPC Mongoos T-50 joystick. A newcomer in the PC flight simulator hardware market,...

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THE FIGHTING 99TH AIR WING

 

 

Mission Statement:

Our mission is to build and maintain a healthy community of like minded virtual pilots. We operate in a style that is balanced in fun gaming and realistic simulation.

 

 

Values and Principles:

Strong Members-

There is no replacement for having quality people in the squadron and to have members who are otherwise results in nothing but problems. We'll take quality over quantity any day.

Teamwork-

This squadron was created so that pilots could work together as a team. Many of us would rather set up a teammate for a awesome kill then to take the kill ourselves. The lone wolf will not find a good fit here.

Community and Camaraderie-

It's important to us that we know our members. We take pride in being a tight-knit group, and the only way to do that is to interact with each other. We don't recruit members, we recruit wingmen.

Natural Role Selection-

We don't believe in the seniority system. Each member has the opportunity to use their personal skills to contribute to the squadron. We won't push people into doing anything they don't want to do, and we won't stop people from doing what they're good at as long as it falls within our vision for the squadron.