Willkommen, Rekruit!

New recruit candidates are asked to carefully follow these instructions:

1. If you have not already done so, report immediately to the recruiting tent at http://www.jasta5.org and submit an application to the German Army Air Service and Jasta 5.

2. Register on this forum and follow instructions for activating your account (you must click a link in an activation email sent to you during the registration process).

3. Log back on to the forum after you activate your account.

4. Join the "Rekruit" user group. To join the Rekruit group after logging on to the forum:
- click on the User Control Panel (UCP) in the upper left corner of the forum window.
- click on "Usergroups".
- click the radio button located far right of the "Rekruit" user group
- scroll down to the bottom of the page
- make sure the drop down menu indicates "join group" and click submit
- click "Yes" to confirm and wait to be taken back automatically to the previous page.

You should now see "Rekruits" listed as a group you are a member of.

- select the radio button that now appears to the left of the "Rekruit" group.
- scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the "Change Default Group" in the lower left corner and confirm submit changes.

5. IMPORTANT: make a post here confirming that you have submitted your application AFTER joining the Rekruit user group described above. Click on the Luftstreitkräft header link to be taken into the forum area to make your post.

6. After you have made your first post on the forum, scroll down and locate the newly appearing "RoF New Recruit Induction and Orientation" forum area. Follow the additional instructions found there.

NOTE: new recruits are initially given probationary access to areas on the forum but are not able to post as they read, watch, learn. At the conclusion of your probation, (as you become involved with the Jasta and get promoted and participate in the life of the group more fully via Teamspeak and flying with us) you will be able to view/post more freely throughout the forum. This helps new recruits not make any mistakes or blunders early in their career.

7. Start visiting us on Teamspeak via the Radio Room at http://www.jasta5.org. Ask questions!

Congratulations on starting your career with the Greentails of Jagdstaffel 5!
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SirK
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Re: Willkommen, Rekruit!

Unread post by SirK » 06 Nov 2021, 06:06

S! All,

I've flown a handful of sorties with the fine fliers of Jasta 5 over the last month or so and have enjoyed it very much. J5_Mueller has inspired me to seriously invest time into taming the wild beast that is the DR.I in the spirit of combating the 'Camel Scourge' on Flugpark. I haven't flown with a J5 pilot I didn't have a great time with. After many (many!) years I think it's high time I join a unit and learn to fly as a member of a team.

Some random bits:

- I've been flying WW1 and WW2 'sims' since "Wings!" released in 1990. Knights of the Sky, Red Baron 3D, European Air War, and Rise of Flight were all games I enjoyed very much. My online presence then was very much an on-and-off-again affair, so I'm no Ace at all, but I know my way around these airplanes more or less.
- My favorite airplane in RoF was the Albatross D.III. I know. In FC I fly the Pfalz more than anything and force myself to DVIIF as needed. My love affair with the Dr.I is just beginning.
- Bonus: I'm in Texas, fluent in German (dual citizen), and am a student pilot working my way to PPL.

Looking forward to falling in with Jasta 5 if you'll have me.

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J5_Sturm
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Re: Willkommen, Rekruit!

Unread post by J5_Sturm » 06 Nov 2021, 08:44

Welcome SirK,
I have flown with you and found it very enjoyable as well.

Good to know a fellow pilot has the extensive roots to WWI flight sims. I too come from a Long time in the WWI sim era, starting with RB then to RBII in the 80's which was non-online sim since internet was not available at that time. I then purchased RB3D when I returned to the states in 92 where I flew on line a very brief period and remained off line until 2006 and this is when I joined Jasta 5. We have had many great pilots become members of J5. Muller, is a good DRI pilot along with Wolff and Klugerman and I believe Winkleman is also a good DR pilot as well . There are others as well but my mind slips in and out of conciseness and keeps me from remembering all :oops: . I favor the Albi, and Phaltz DIII as well. Daedallus is a beta tester and also has a lot of insight to most of these crates, he is also a good trainer. Most all of the pilots have insight that you will find useful.
S*A*L*U*T*E ;o)
Herr Sturm
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Re: Willkommen, Rekruit!

Unread post by J5_Winkelmann » 06 Nov 2021, 09:23

Guten Tag Herr SirK,


Gut dass Sie bei uns sind! Good to have you with us, as Hauptmann Sturm mentioned, I like to fly the Dr.I.

Here are some tips:

It is somewhat tricky to fly, especially in the steep left hand turn, so when you feel that the kite is nosing up...., push down on the stick hard and apply full left rudder! She will turn on a dime then... It has surprised many a Camel-pilot..

If you want to dive from 4000 meters to the deck, apply this trick...: Open the mixture-valve 100%.... and then dive..., dive straight down! She can take it... No one expects a rotary to do this.. So use it when it you see an unexpecting Camel-jock below you. Don't forget to reset the mixture after resuming normal flight. Mixture setting depends on altitude. Watch the RPM-indicator for best results, but here are some indicators I use:

Start-up, steep-diving and landing : 100 %
up to 500 meters: 83-80%
500-1500: 80-75 %
1500-3000: 75-65%

When landing, close the throttle, bring the mixture to 100%, use the blip-switch to lose speed and let her glide in, she glides long with all those wings so start the approach at a relative long distance. The flare before touchdown is fairly steep, but don't worry, she won't stall on landing.

As soon as your wheels touch the ground stop blipping, pull the stick gently all the way in your stomach and hold the plane straight (I always look at he clouds for this) with your rudder. If you do this correctly, she will not make a ground loop.

If you want some private lessons, I'll be happy to teach you.

J5_Winkelmann
Feldwebel ( and also a private pilot).
“You don’t win maps or wars by shooting down enemy fighters.... you win by destroying their infrastructure on the ground!”

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J5_Gamecock
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Re: Willkommen, Rekruit!

Unread post by J5_Gamecock » 07 Nov 2021, 01:22

Looking forward to falling in with Jasta 5 if you'll have me.
Welcome to the unit SirK!
(We'll have you, but the bar tab is now on you until further notice!!) :lol:
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J5_Sturm
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Re: Willkommen, Rekruit!

Unread post by J5_Sturm » 07 Nov 2021, 11:21

J5_Gamecock wrote:
07 Nov 2021, 01:22
Looking forward to falling in with Jasta 5 if you'll have me.
Welcome to the unit SirK!
(We'll have you, but the bar tab is now on you until further notice!!) :lol:
and Grape NE-HI in this country is very expensive :P
S*A*L*U*T*E ;o)
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Re: Willkommen, Rekruit!

Unread post by Klopstick » 15 Dec 2021, 18:33

I've been having fun flying with you folks. Looking forward to more adventures. I've submitted my application and joined the Rekruit group.

See you in the skies (and the forums!)
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J5_Daedallus
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Re: Willkommen, Rekruit!

Unread post by J5_Daedallus » 06 Feb 2022, 18:02

Its been nice flying with you I'm sure you will fit in just fine, welcome! 8)
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Mai, Joseph
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Re: Willkommen, Rekruit!

Unread post by Mai, Joseph » 26 Jul 2022, 20:58

Hey, just checking in as a new recruit.
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J5_Daedallus
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Re: Willkommen, Rekruit!

Unread post by J5_Daedallus » 05 Aug 2022, 13:21

Good to se you on the forum 😁👍

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Re: Willkommen, Rekruit!

Unread post by J5_Sturm » 06 Aug 2022, 00:04

Welcome KeyRok, Glade to have you aboard. Great flying with you last week.
S*A*L*U*T*E ;o)
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