until end of registration phase, only two days before the event, we have got a total of 39 registrations. Two of them were only tentative. Too few pilots for a large map that is designed for more than 60 Pilots and even then the map is still huge for those slow aircraft like E.III or D.H.2.
Probably it's because of the ongoing European Football Championship ( Soccer for our U.S. Friends ) where we have matches at the same time or because of holiday time.
However, we decided to skip the event and we will discuss an alternate date.
I'm sorry to disappoint people who have subscribed and were looking forward to the event, but we believe that it wouldn't be fun flying around for four hours in a large territory desperately searching for some opponents to fight for. I hope you understand.
One hundred years ago young men mounted Machine Guns on their fragile and underpowered aircraft, build of wooden frames and fabric to bring the war into the skys. They fought their battles men against men between the clouds and became the new heros of their nations. They were the knights of the air.
Jasta 99 is proud to present a single mission match in memoriam of the 100th anniversary of Max Immelmann’s death.
The Eagle of Lille
Match in memoriam of the 100th anniversary of Max Immelmann’s death
German Ace Max Immelmann born on 21st of September 1890, in Dresden was a brilliant fighter pilot and tactician.He understood the idea of potential and kinetic energy and the first one who used it in aerial combat. With that he recognized one fundamental principle of aerial combat which is still valid and crucial even for today's modern jet fighters.
He was killed in action during a long running fight with RFC No. 25 Squadron on June 18th 1916.
On June 18th 2016, exactly 100 years after he was shot down over France, Jasta 99 is hosting ‘The Eagle of Lille’ Match in memoriam of this event.
The match will occur as a four hours single mission starting at 1700 UTC.
We would like to invite all of you to participate in this event and spend an evening of flying and fighting together with Jasta 99 and the RoF community.
Registration is open until 16th of June at our new Events-Forum: http://eagle-of-lille.one
Register as a User at http://eagle-of-lille.one/rules
Subscribe for 'The Eagle of Lille' by summitting your In-Game Nickname, preferred side and aircraft preference at http://eagle-of-lill.../3-Subscription
Match Rules: http://jasta99.de/de...gleOfLille.pdf
Match Rules (German): http://jasta99.de/de...lerVonLille.pdf
Jasta 99 is looking forward to see you in the skys, flying archaic aircraft to celebrate Max Immelmann, the Eagle of Lille.