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I want to present our (Freddo & mine) community project OpenFlightSchool.de or short OFS

(please don't confound with ordo franciscanus saecularis which owns all ofs domains :) ).

 

 

 

  • DCS-Server: Up to now 2 DCS-Server online (OpenBeta & Stable).
    Different Missions, z.B. Rakus Training-Mission (but enhanced and stabilized. Sorry but briefing isn't translated yet).

We (Freddo a.k.a. Pelzfrosch and I) want to establish a virtual flight school following the example of JFS or JointOps.

It is a free virtual flight school which depends on eLearning, but we want to provide practical lessons and events, too.

 

We are providing also two DCS servers (stable & OB) with trainig missions. Just search for OFS in the server browser (but briefing isn't translated yet).

At the moment you will find only basic courses designed for absolute beginners and stripped down to the most necessary.

But continuing courses are in preperation already. And later we want to create professional courses with real life procedures, too.

 

At the moment it is available in German only, but I was asked if an international (English) version is possible.

I'm from Germany and so it is easier for me to create content in my native language and even that takes all my free time.

Also my english isn't as good as it should be. :smilewink:

We have some supporters for the german content, but we hope to find more people for it in the future.

 

The eLearning software we are using is capable of multilanguge support.

I hope the english and german version can benefit from each other, by translation german courses to english and vice versa.

 

But we are not able to create new english content on top of our work on the German page.

So we need more volunteers that help us to create courses. Later we need also persons as trainer for practical lessons or supporting rookies.

Experience shows that these are often different people because some prefer to write instructions and others prefer to do practical work.

 

Translated courses:

 

[TABLE]Course name|Deep-Link

MB-339 Aermacchi Basiskurs (DCS)|

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Personally I enjoyed two flight schools in the past (JFS & JointOps) and I hope OFS will be a good successor.

So please leave a comment here or send me a PM if you are willing to help creating a great place for learning DCS and other flight sims. :pilotfly:

 

Best regards,

Kal


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PROJECTS: OpenFlightSchool: DE / EN

 

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Here some news:

 

 

  • Simple Radio Standalone:
    We have installed a SRS server for our each DCS servers (OB & Stable). Auto-connect should work, but if it don't you find connection data on the dashboard on our OFS website after registration.
    Please enjoy. :)
  • We have announced OFS also on hoggit. Please do an upvote to ensure that as much people as possible read it!
  • The german DCS F-14 pilot basiccours:
    The simplified procedure are almost finished. But we still need to do the shut down of the systems. Then the missions, checklists and the cockpit.
    I don't know how much longer we will need, but we are working hard to finnish the course.
  • XPlane:
    Freddo is actively looking for people to help us build the XPlane area.
    If you can and want to help, please contact us.

Best regards,

kal

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DEVICES: ASUS 27" LCD | TrackIR 5 | LukeClip | Rift S & HP Reverb G2 | PointCTRL | TM Warthog | MFG Crosswind | Throttle Quadrant Logitech | TableMount MonsterTech

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PROJECTS: OpenFlightSchool: DE / EN

 

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Hello, everybody,

here's the deepl translated news from the german project:

 

Presentation of the project in Steam:

I also introduced the project in Steam.

See https://steamcommunity.com/app/223750/discussions/3/1643167006282993337/

We will try to use all channels to make the project known.

We don't earn any money with it. We just want as many people as possible to know and use the OFS.

I would be very grateful for a few thumbs up in Steam.

Also more upvotes in hoggit would be great.

 

F-14 basic pilot course:

The procedures are now finished and the cockpit description is progressing well.

 

F-14 basic weapon course:

Gladius starts now with the weapon basic course, while I finish the basic course.

As soon as I've finished the basic course, I'll help it finish.

 

Discord further expanded:

Aza has expanded the Discord section. I think it's good and hope you like it.

 

More dates in planning:

The OFS meeting already takes place every Tuesday at 9 pm local german time.

There we will discuss what is new, what is still to be done and which open questions need to be clarified.

Anyone can participate in this Meeting!

 

Additionally we want to establish a regular date as a crawling group. This will be something like the Tuesday Night Noob by hoggit, but in German.

I.e. everyone can come by and ask questions. We try to answer them. But of course this is a bit more difficult with DCS,

by the number of modules and their simulation depth. Of course we can also fly together in that time. And later we will also do small practice missions. The date has not yet been fixed. Please contact us if you want to help somehow.

You can also give us your opinion!

 

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Thank you Emmer.

 

 

 

News from the German OFS:

 

DCS F-14 basic course:

I'm still working on the cockpit overview. But it's getting slow.

I was slowed down by my new VAICOM PRO in German project.

And parallel I read the F-14 Guide from Gladius for correction.

 

DCS F-14 weapon basic course:

I hope Gladius soon finds time to start creating.

 

New meeting:

Next Tuesday 16.07.2019 we will hold the meeting 'crawling group' weekly from 20 - 21 o'clock.

It is meant for the following:

- Beginners can come by and ask questions about the OFS or a simulation game.

- We try to help if someone has problems:

- e.g. with take-offs or landings

- software or hardware, e.g. TrackIR, VR headsets, joysticks, etc.

- Depending on the situation, we practice a few simple things or fly a round or a small simple mission.

Just have a look and come to our TeamSpeak server.

 

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DEVICES: ASUS 27" LCD | TrackIR 5 | LukeClip | Rift S & HP Reverb G2 | PointCTRL | TM Warthog | MFG Crosswind | Throttle Quadrant Logitech | TableMount MonsterTech

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News from the German OFS:

 

DCS F-14 basic course:

The course is finished and will be corrected by several people. I hope to release it next week.

 

DCS A-10C weapon basic course:

I will now continue to work on the A-10C Basic Weapon Course and finish it.

 

First crawling group:

On Tuesday the 16.07.2019 from 20 - 21 o'clock was the first meeting 'crawling group'.

Pleasing was the high participation of 10 people. However, it was still a bit chaotic and haphazard.

We will consider a topic for next Tuesday. One possibility would be navigation.

But we also have to see if we can get some documents (like diagrams etc.) by then.

And we have to see how we can do the presentation. I'm thinking of a TeamViewer meeting. Or are there other good solutions? Suggestions for further topics are also welcome.

 

Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator

 

 

We have already some very good volunteers for this project, but I hope to find 3-4 more. Come on, it will be fun.

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DEVICES: ASUS 27" LCD | TrackIR 5 | LukeClip | Rift S & HP Reverb G2 | PointCTRL | TM Warthog | MFG Crosswind | Throttle Quadrant Logitech | TableMount MonsterTech

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We have restructured our Discord to include also english channels:

https://discord.gg/JTPT67r

 

 

Please feel free to join.

At the moments most of our members are from germany, but I hope this will change rapidly. :)

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DEVICES: ASUS 27" LCD | TrackIR 5 | LukeClip | Rift S & HP Reverb G2 | PointCTRL | TM Warthog | MFG Crosswind | Throttle Quadrant Logitech | TableMount MonsterTech

MODULES: All

 

PROJECTS: OpenFlightSchool: DE / EN

 

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  • 2 weeks later...

Gosling and I started to translate to content.

Open Flight School EN is coming!

 

 

But we need more people who help us with translation and content creation.

I hope to find some JointOps mates from the past joining us.

 

 

~S~ kal

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DEVICES: ASUS 27" LCD | TrackIR 5 | LukeClip | Rift S & HP Reverb G2 | PointCTRL | TM Warthog | MFG Crosswind | Throttle Quadrant Logitech | TableMount MonsterTech

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PROJECTS: OpenFlightSchool: DE / EN

 

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Has it really been six weeks since my last posting with news?

Crazy as time flies. Sorry for the long break.

On the one hand some people were inactive during the summer holidays, but on the other hand a lot has happened within the project.

 

In the German part of OFS:

- The F-14 pilot basic course is finished and open to everyone. Please take a look and send feedback via PM to me.

- The following courses are being actively worked on:

- F-14 Basic Weapon Course

- F/A-18C Advanced Course

- Huey Basic Course

 

- The following courses are currently paused for various reasons:

- A-10C Basic Weapon Course.

- Mig-21bis Basic Course

- Su-33 Basic Course

- Ka-50 Basic Weapon Course

 

I would like to emphasize the basic course for the MB-339 Aermacchi. It is an Italian two-seater trainer which was developed as MOD and is available to all free of charge. This is of course a great thing for us as a flight school, because not everyone wants to buy a Yak-52 or L-39 "only" to learn to fly properly.

The course is almost finished.

 

In the English part of the OFS the translations run at full speed.

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DEVICES: ASUS 27" LCD | TrackIR 5 | LukeClip | Rift S & HP Reverb G2 | PointCTRL | TM Warthog | MFG Crosswind | Throttle Quadrant Logitech | TableMount MonsterTech

MODULES: All

 

PROJECTS: OpenFlightSchool: DE / EN

 

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MB-339 basic course finished, F-16C basic course started and internal restructuring

 

We have finished the basic course for the MB-339. Many thanks to Brodo for the creation.

Gosling is already working on the English translation: https://www.openflightschool.de/course/view.php?id=139

 

Work on the F-16C basic course has begun. First parts have already been published in German and English.

https://www.openflightschool.de/course/view.php?id=141

 

I have started to extend the Su-25T trial course to a complete basic course. This will take some time, but the first new areas are already publicly available:

https://www.openflightschool.de/course/view.php?id=6

 

As the OFS team is growing, we have decided to change the organisation.

A core team of dedicated tutors and authors will push the creation of the extended courses forward.

The work on courses for IFR and ATC/GCI via LotAtc has started.

LotAtc is currently being actively tested. This also applies to DATIS (DCS World Automatic Terminal Information Service).

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DEVICES: ASUS 27" LCD | TrackIR 5 | LukeClip | Rift S & HP Reverb G2 | PointCTRL | TM Warthog | MFG Crosswind | Throttle Quadrant Logitech | TableMount MonsterTech

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PROJECTS: OpenFlightSchool: DE / EN

 

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i would like to enroll in the f16 course and later theuh-1h course

BlackeyCole 20years usaf

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i would like to enroll in the f16 course and later theuh-1h course

 

 

Hi BlacleyCole,

 

 

I'm sorry to inform you that we are still in the creation/translation process and are not able to accept students. :(

 

 

 

We are still searching for more people who are willing to create/translate the content and act as tutors. :helpsmilie:

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DEVICES: ASUS 27" LCD | TrackIR 5 | LukeClip | Rift S & HP Reverb G2 | PointCTRL | TM Warthog | MFG Crosswind | Throttle Quadrant Logitech | TableMount MonsterTech

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Can you explain what you need someone to do I’m a pm to me

BlackeyCole 20years usaf

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The MB-339 Basic Course is now available in German and English.

Brodo has created the course in German and Gosling has translated it into English.

Together they have created a detailed checklist and improved the course together.

I would like to thank them both for their work and commitment.

I think the result is great. Have a look yourself:

https://www.openflightschool.de/course/view.php?id=139

 

The MB-339 is a nice and free training aircraft for DCS.

The Italian Air Force even uses it to train their pilots:

https://forums.eagle.ru/showpost.php?p=4363940&postcount=627

SYSTEM: Mainboard MSI Z270 Krait | CPU i7 7700k @ 4.8 GHz | RAM 32 GB @ 3200 MHz | GPU GIGABYTE RTX 3080 | 1 TB SSD | Win 10 x64

DEVICES: ASUS 27" LCD | TrackIR 5 | LukeClip | Rift S & HP Reverb G2 | PointCTRL | TM Warthog | MFG Crosswind | Throttle Quadrant Logitech | TableMount MonsterTech

MODULES: All

 

PROJECTS: OpenFlightSchool: DE / EN

 

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