Thunderbirds Run Em' Up!

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Thunderbirds Run Em' Up!

Post by Basco » Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:38 pm

Alright now since we have the 6 pilots (I hope), Say your Desired Number so I can make a Pilots roster. i will be making a complete Officers list, making it look identical to the real Thunderbirds Roster

If we can accomplish enough practice sessions, I'll do some research so we can emulate the USAF Thunderbirds 2012-2013 Routine!

I am extremely satisfied (and surpised!) about how many people have shown interest in the Revival of the YSTB.
Thanks guys!
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Re: Thunderbirds Run Em' Up!

Post by VNAF ONE » Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:03 pm

I'll take number 5 (upside down and usually Major). I am a solo type of guy and I'm pretty comfortable being upside down most of the time. I'm only worried about when the practices will be. I'm generally routinely free on the weekends and more specifically Saturdays. If we can find a way to practice weekly or whatever, that'd be great. Keep in mind that the 6 of us are for the most part on very different time zones. Still excited about this though and we've got some good trustworthy guys in the mix here.
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Re: Thunderbirds Run Em' Up!

Post by Basco » Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:23 pm

Thanks for the heads up on the Time Zones, I'll have to keep close tabs on the 6 time zones so we can schedule appropriate practice times.
I'm currently making a Word Document that will have a home map and an the Aircraft on the Document that I am whipping up for everyone.

One last note Since TB #4 is the Training officer for the Team, He/She will be responsible for setting up the training server While TB #8 will be responsible for negotiating public demonstrations with YSAS.

I'll also be sending a copy of the Document so you guys can enter your respective time zones so I have a better view on setting up the practice dates and times.
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Re: Thunderbirds Run Em' Up!

Post by VNAF ONE » Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:23 pm

Actually for the most part, the time zones are easy. I know that Viper and Airbourne are CST, I'm EST, I assume you're in the US somewhere also. The only problem is Flake is in Australia and NightRaven is in Singapore (according to the flag). This means that we'd either have to set up morning or late evening practices which would basically be one or another for all of us anyway.

As for the #8 deal, I can act on that role unofficially until someone else can fill in for it. 8 will be our narrator as well so whoever does get that should be able to narrate online. 7 should probably handle the music.

Your timing for this couldn't have been more perfect for me. I am in Daytona Beach and have just met pretty much all the Thunderbirds and have seen their operations here all week. I even got a couple cool questions answered about planning for show sites, weekly/daily operations, etc. I'll probably use my spare time to whip up something to help get this going. We've already got nice planes to use, though we could go for at least one F-16D repaint for the media flight.
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Re: Thunderbirds Run Em' Up!

Post by Basco » Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:42 pm

What a thrill to meet the Thunderbirds! If I remember the boss this year is Greg Mosely (I could Be Wrong)
I live in Tampa, FL just in case you didn't know, sorry for not saying that earlier. The idea for an F-16D is a sweet idea, I may be able to either make a Thunderbird F-16D for those Media Flights.
I'll ask Kurosaki for permission To paint an F-16D Of his. If I cant I'll see if I can request one in the request forums.

So You want to Be the Lead Solo (Official) AND the Narrator (Unoficial)?
We'll get it to work !
I agree with the Idea on #7 Handling the music as well, I am making the list of music to be used in the routine as we speak.

Im making a large manual for the team, It will include the Show Routine from the 2012 Season (Our shows will go according by recent years)
So you'll need to memorize the Manual, If you don't know the routine by heart.

Glad to have you on the Team!
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Re: Thunderbirds Run Em' Up!

Post by Flake » Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:54 pm

I'll take #2. Give #4 to someone a little less experienced.

I'll need a bit of practice to get perfect again, but do reasonably well at wing at the moment. I can also do line abreast, something many can't do.
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Re: Thunderbirds Run Em' Up!

Post by VNAF ONE » Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:56 am

I think we should use the T-birds redone by Airbourne. They have awesome panels, afterburners, and no vapor. They pretty much fly great. I don't know who the original model is from, but I think the "D model" should come from that original modder anyway.
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Re: Thunderbirds Run Em' Up!

Post by NightRaven » Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:27 am

OfficerFlake wrote:I'll take #2. Give #4 to someone a little less experienced.
I'll take that, if there's no one else.

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Re: Thunderbirds Run Em' Up!

Post by Basco » Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:08 am

Alright guys, here is the Lineup so far:

YSTB#1(Commander/Leader): Basco
YSTB#2(Right Wing): OfficerFlake
YSTB#3(Left Wing): GIZMOs(Reserved)
YSTB#4(Slot): NightRaven
YSTB#5(Lead Solo): VNAF ONE
YSTB#6(Opposing Solo): Viper 1
YSTB#7( Operations Officer): (Open)
YSTB#8(Advance Pilot/Narrator): (Open)
YSTB#9(Flight Surgeon): (Open)
YSTB#10(Executive Officer): (Open)


Correct me if I am incorrect on any of these. This is still an Unofficial list until we get all spots filled in.
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Re: Thunderbirds Run Em' Up!

Post by Flake » Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:18 am

#2 is right wing. FTFY.

Oh also, not to Usurp the boss, but if for any reason Basco wants to step down as lead, I'll be happy to move into the #1 spot for you all. We won't die again. ;)
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Re: Thunderbirds Run Em' Up!

Post by NightRaven » Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:39 am

Basco wrote:One last note Since TB #4 is the Training officer for the Team, He/She will be responsible for setting up the training server.
Does that mean that that'll be the only thing I'm doing? Will I still be flying with you people?

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Post by Flake » Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:18 am

I disagree with that, Let's just keep it simple. There is no need for a flight surgeon or a training officer. The training aspect should be YOUR job.
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Post by NightRaven » Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:53 am

OfficerFlake wrote:I disagree with that, Let's just keep it simple. There is no need for a flight surgeon or a training officer. The training aspect should be YOUR job.
So do you disagree on Basco's idea or my point? I'm slightly slow on making heads or tails of your reply.
On the plus side though, I do get a custom plane.
VNAF ONE wrote:The only problem is Flake is in Australia and NightRaven is in Singapore (according to the flag). This means that we'd either have to set up morning or late evening practices which would basically be one or another for all of us anyway.
Make that morning practices. I can only play in the evenings, which is the afternoon for people in GMT and morning for US people.

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Re: Thunderbirds Run Em' Up!

Post by Viper 1 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:11 pm

:D me and VNAF are solo's!.

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Re: Thunderbirds Run Em' Up!

Post by Basco » Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:23 pm

Flake, If I am ever unable to attend a practice of demonstration, you assume the role as "Boss" But what you said is also true, If I end up stepping down from Boss position I'll hand it off to you.

I'll have to coordinate the practice sessions so we can get the most out of them.

Here's how then practice sessions should go down. How I've seen:

The Diamond Pilots 1-4 practice the diamond maneuvers
The Solos 5-6 Practice separately.

Reason to this is so we minimize the chance for distractions.
When The Solos perfect their part of the demo, and the diamond pilots as well perfect their side of the demo
we will then bring them together and do a full practice with both solo and diamond pilots.

Just throwing that out there, seems like it could work.

Tell me what Time Zones you are in, so I can find the best times to practice when everyone is free.
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Re: Thunderbirds Run Em' Up!

Post by Zack » Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:42 pm

im #3 and also im in pst in california.


also we should all have back ups that know the whole rutine just like the prototypical ones. :)

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Re: Thunderbirds Run Em' Up!

Post by TB1 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:59 pm

I could do TB #10. As you can see, I am good at organizing VAs and people :p
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Re: Thunderbirds Run Em' Up!

Post by Kujo » Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:21 pm

I'll be Thunderbird 9. I'm a little less experienced with the YS team and VNAF ONE recommended it.
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Re: Thunderbirds Run Em' Up!

Post by Kujo » Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:01 pm

Basco, by your thoughts, what map, time, and date will we be practicing?
I am in Las Vegas, that should help you figure out your time and my time practice starts. And what server will we be practicing on?
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