Saturday, November 10, 2012

Message from MG Giano - Please Read!


It is with deep sadness that I am announcing the closing of the WW2 Flying Tigers sims. It has been a fun ride; however, due to rl obligations which have greatly diminished the time I have available for SL and without demand or use of the sims I have decided that there is no reason to keep expending exorbitant amounts of cash to keep these sims open. It has been an honor and a pleasure to host these sims. Although the sims are closing, the Flying Tigers group will continue to exist as long as there are individuals committed to honoring veterans and commemorating the ww2 era. We have hangars available in different locations and will continue to fly whenever possible. 

Since our inception, we have adapted to changes; we have been nomads and we have hosted some of the best ww2 aerial combat SL aviation has ever seen.  I will leave the possibility open for another home should demand and commitment rise in the future. I want to thank all of you, both past and present, who have contributed to the last 4 years of our Tribute to the WW2 era.

Sincerely,  G.

Monday, September 24, 2012

September Academy Graduation Recap!



This month, another Flying Tigers' Pilot Academy Graduation was held, where graduates of FT201 received their 2nd Lt. bars and FT401 graduates received their pilot wings! At this month's graduation, the Flying Tigers' CO and Aviator of the Month awards were handed out. A special award was also given to Brigadier General Vickster Kuhn! You can see a list of honorees and graduates below:

FT201 GRADUATES:
Kgdjace Draconia
Dsniper Hotshot
Bono Niekerk
Diacentra Edenbaum

FT401 GRADUATES:
Jimi Xi

FLYING TIGERS CO OF THE MONTH:
Col. Gagi Binder

FLYING TIGERS AVIATOR OF THE MONTH:
Major Toscha Vayanadar

AIR FORCE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL RIBBON AWARD RECIPENT:
Brig. General Vickster Kuhn

Below are photos from the event:

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

New 74th Squadron CO!


Congratulations to 2nd Lt. Jimi Xi who was named the new CO of the 74th Squadron!  2nd Lt. Jimi Xi will be honored at the September 8, 2012 Academy Graduation Ceremony.

Congratulations to Col. Gagi Binder & Major Toscha Vayandar



Congratulations to Colonel Gagi Binder who is the September 2012 Flying Tigers' CO of the Month and congratulations to Major Toscha Vayandar, who is the September 2012 Flying Tigers' Aviator of the Month! Both honorees were chosen by current Flying Tiger CO's and will be honored at the September 8, 2012 Academy Graduation Ceremony!

September Academy Graduation!



Join the Flying Tigers this Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 12pm slt as we graduate our newest FT201 and FT401 cadets! Graduation will take place at the WW2 Memorial and new military and rank appointees will also be honored! 

Saturday, August 25, 2012

2nd Lt. Frederiko Laval is Promoted to Captain!


Kudos to 2nd Lt. Frederiko Laval, CO of the 1st Squadron, who was promoted to Captain today, by Major General Giano! 

Flying Tigers' Awards Ceremony/Muster Recap



Today the Flying Tigers' Awards Ceremony/Muster was held at the WW2 Memorial. Flying Tigers' CO's, active duty, reservists, and civilian members were honored with a variety of military decorations! The event started with the Golden Tigers flyover, where the demo team showed off their new Nexgen Aviation Hawks. Here is a complete list of honorees:

ARMED FORCES RESERVE MEDAL RIBBON
Lt. Col. Thorn Blackflag

BASIC MILITARY TRAINING HONOR GRADUATE RIBBON
2nd Lt. Leo Ravenheart
2nd Lt. Jimi Xi

CIVILIAN ACHIEVEMENT AWARD MEDAL RIBBON
Mr. Rob Fenwitch
Ms. Ava Jhamin

COMMENDATION MEDALS:

(23RD WING RECIPIENTS):
Colonel Skye Tracer, 75th Fighter Squadron
Colonel Gagi Binder, 38th Rescue Squadron
Captain Gokyu Ugajin

(11TH SQUADRON):
Captain Yan Aboubakar

(38TH SQUADRON):
Captain Gokyu Ugajin
Captain Chastityno Weston
Captain Paul Partridge, Golden Tigers
Major Toscha Vayandar, 23rd Fighter Wing Headquarters

(SPARTANS):
Colonel Gagi Binder
Lt. Col. Zara Xorbun
2nd Lt. Frederiko Laval (promoted to Captain)

(74TH SQUADRON):
Captain Chastityno Weston

(75TH SQUADRON):
Brigadier General Vickster Kuhn

LONGEVITY SERVICE AWARD
General Marcus Warbunsee (ROC)
Brigadier General Vickster Kuhn
Colonel Gagi Binder
Lt. Col. Zara Xorbun
Lt. Col. Thorn Blackflag
Lt. Col. 1Tsecret Spy
Lt. Col. Guapo Alex
Lt. Col. Skye Tracer
Brig. General Matrix Amiot

MERITORIOUS UNIT AWARD RIBBON
General Marcus Warbunsee (ROC)
Brigadier General Vickster Kuhn
Colonel Gagi Binder
Lt. Col. 1TSecret Spy
Lt. Col. Zara Xorbun
Major Nil1965 Resident

OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEER SERVICE MEDAL RIBBON
2nd Lt. Elrik Merlin for his service at the 2012 Relay for Life Event Weekend


Below is a video of some of the winners:


View more photos of this event:

Golden Tigers Debut New Planes!



At today's Awards Ceremony/Muster, the Golden Tigers Demo Team, debuted their new planes! Special created Nexgen Hawks, with orange livery filled the skies above the ceremony as the Golden Tigers did a great flyover to start today's events!  The Golden Tigers were lead by Brigadier General Vickster Kuhn and you can check out the photos of the Golden Tigers below:

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Flying Tigers' Awards Ceremony/Muster!



Join us at the WW2 Memorial, as we honor our commanding officers and active duty members of the Flying Tigers in Second Life! The awards ceremony will be held on Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 12pm slt! Below is a list of award recipients:



LIST OF AWARD CITATIONS & RECIPIENTS

MERITORIOUS UNIT AWARD RIBBON:
General Marcus Warbunsee (ROC)
Brigadier General Vickster Kuhn
Colonel Gagi Binder
Lt. Col. 1TSecret Spy
Lt. Col. Zara Xorbun
Major Nil1965 Resident

LONGEVITY SERVICE AWARD:
General Marcus Warbunsee (ROC)
Brigadier General Vickster Kuhn
Colonel Gagi Binder
Lt. Col. Zara Xorbun
Lt. Col. Thorn Blackflag

COMMENDATION MEDAL

(23RD WING RECIPIENTS):
Colonel Skye Tracer, 75th Fighter Squadron
Colonel Gagi Binder, 38th Rescue Squadron (Former 23rd Wing Unit, during the award period)
Captain Paul Partridge, Golden Tigers
Major Toscha Vayandar, 23rd Fighter Wing Headquarters

(SPARTANS):
Colonel Gagi Binder
Captain Gokyu Ugajin

(11TH SQUADRON):
Captain Yan Aboubakar

(38TH SQUADRON):
Captain Gokyu Ugajin
Captain Chastityno Weston
Lt. Col. Zara Xorbun
2nd Lt. Frederiko Laval

(74TH SQUADRON):
Captain Chastityno Weston

OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEER SERVICE MEDAL RIBBON:
2nd Lt. Elrik Merlin for his service at the 2012 Relay for Life Event Weekend

BASIC MILITARY TRAINING HONOR GRADUATE RIBBON:
2nd Lt. Leo Ravenheart
2nd Lt. Jimi Xi

ARMED FROCES RESERVE MEDAL RIBBON:
Lt. Col. Thorn Blackflag

CIVILIAN ACHIEVEMENT AWARD MEDAL RIBBON:
Mr. Rob Fenwitch
Ms. Ava Jhamin

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Sports Festival Weekend Recap!



Yesterday, the Flying Tigers' 16 Day Sports Festival, held a 4 hour weekend party! The Sports Festival is in honor of the real life Olympics! Yesterday's events kicked off with DJ Cath, who was joined by host AJ! Guests partied outside the New London Village's tennis complex:



The party later continued with DJ Heath and host Amy:



Today is the last day of our Sports Festival! Join us for a 2pm slt event with DJ Anakin and Host Cath and a 4pm slt System of a Down Tribute Concert!

Sports Festival Blog Spotlight: Everything Designs




1.  What inspired you to start your business or organization in Second Life?
(Row )Inspite of these Ava age been in sl over 7  years,  i have always loved,looking at other builders work and have great respect for them... I decide one day to give it a  go and never looked back. My passion is building and creating.   I love Fantasy building  and landscaping.  I work with Spike my SL Husband, RL boyfriend , when we got together,  we inspire each other.. now we build everything, from landscape items ,Weddings, furniture , breedable homes and displays, as well as sim designs.

2.  Tell us about your business or organization:
Everything Designs and Photography  really does touch on Everything, hence the name , Photography and building are our passion. We have a half sim, from there we run our Photography business , shops, and landscape,/ Garden center. We Photograph everything from weddings, people, and location shots. We are very proud recently of a sim promotion we just finished ,  20  complete graphic displays of the two sims, including   area and Characters  of the rp sim Cranberry cove.  As well as sim designing..... We make Business Logos, Personal celebration banners, for wedding, birthdays, promotions. On the build side we make Custom and premade wedding sets, cakes, invitations, trees, plants flowers, House and homes, furniture, Celebration balloons, party invitations, cakes... Breedable homes and displays.. we can conduct a marriage cermony too if some one needs a official to marry them .yes yes !!! we make Everything .

3.  What are some exciting plans for the future for your business?
Expand and go where our imagination takes us, we both feel our own imagination is our only limit.
Our land, shops changes with the seasons, we are already planing Autumn and Christmas, our main goal, if to have a full sim, full of our creations to share and have an amazing time together doing it! :0

4.  As you know, our 16 day sports festival is taking place to honor the Olympics. What is your favorite Olympic sport?
Track, and Cycling .

5. How long have you been in Second Life?
7 Row almost 7 years, Spike almost four years

6.  What made you first join Second Life?
Saw Secondlife on a TV program and thought i would try it... same thing for Spike.

7.  What are some of the strangest things you have experienced or seen in Second Life?
oh lordy what a question...hahaha what have i not seen? a 16 foot penis? a half man half Elephant.
a bible with legs.. after all this time hard to answer but then that the thing about Sl never will you see it all.

8.  If you could invite anyone from RL into SL, who would it be?
Lee Evans a British comendian ( something about Mary & Mouse trap actor) mostly because i would then love to see his show after when he did a gig talking about second life ..

Sports Festival Blog Spotlight: Helping Haven



Helping Haven is a great spot where new residents in Second Life can get advice and attend classes! Helping Haven was kind enough to set up an exhibitors booth at our 16 Day Sports Festival! Lily Swindlehurst, one of the owners of Helping Haven was kind enough to answer some questions about the organization:


1.  What inspired you to start your business or organization in Second Life?
I had been a helper for several years on another sim, when that area closed four of us, Aullere Ocello, Notfragile Gausman, CharlesDe Beaumont and myself Lily Swindlehurst started up Helping Haven in September 2011. We had found that helping people was something that we all enjoyed and got a lot of satisfaction from.

2.  Tell us about your business or organization:
Helping Haven is a team of over 100 voluntary helpers who assist both new and old residents with their Second Life questions and problems. We also offer  free classes on various Second Life skills and many events to which all are welcome. We have a website which displays our full calendar as well as more information about Helping Haven: http://helpinghaven.weebly.com
Our SL url is: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Isle%20of%20Creation/11/248/22

3.  What are some exciting plans for the future for your business?
We hope to have some live acts soon performing on Haven. We would like to exhibit more at events, such as the Flying Tigers ones and also at SL9 B which we enjoyed. To continue expanding our website.
To have an even more varied class options and bring in new teachers.

4.  As you know, our 16 day sports festival is taking place to honor the Olympics. What is your favorite Olympic sport?
Athletics.

5. How long have you been in Second Life?
Over 5 years.

6.  What made you first join Second Life?
I read an article in a British newspaper about virtual worlds which sounded interesting.


7.  What are some of the strangest things you have experienced or seen in Second Life?
I think maybe some of the amazing places that have been built by residents and also some of the wierd avatars.

8.  If you could invite anyone from RL into SL, who would it be?
My best friend.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Flying Tigers' Sports Festival - Days #11-#14 Recap



This past week has been very busy at the Flying Tigers' 16 Day Sports Festival! On Monday, DJ Cath started the week by playing to a packed crowd! Host Amber was on hand to keep the crowd laughing and in good spirits:



On Tuesday, guests were treated to a rock set by DJ Anakin, who has definitely shown his face around at the Sports Festival Greek Stage:



DJ Anakin also rocked the crowd for two more days, including Wednesday:



And last night:



Join us at the Sports Festival this weekend, as we have three full days of closing events!

Sports Festival Final Weekend!



This weekend marks the end of our 16 day Sports Festival which was in honor of the real life Olympic Games! We have 3 days of great music, events, contests, a special sports fashion show, and of course shopping and exhibits by our great list of exhibitors! Below is this weekend's schedule of events:

Friday, August 10, 2012:
-12pm slt  - DJ Anakin

Saturday, August 11, 2012:
-11am slt - DJ Cath
-1pm slt - DJ Heath

Sunday, August 12, 2012:
-11am slt - L'Amour Management Sports Fashion Show
-2pm slt - DJ Anakin
-4pm slt  - System of a Down Tribute Band Concert


Monday, August 6, 2012

Sports Festival Day #10 Recap!



Yesterday, guests at our 16 day Sports Festival were treated to a special event--a Lady Gaga Tribute Concert! The tribute band, played over 90 minutes of everyone's favorite Lady Gaga's hits and invited everyone to be a part of the Monster Ball:



After the Lady Gaga Tribute concert, DJ Anakin with Host Rinka, had a 2 hour event:



DJ Anakin was joined by the Second Life Cheerleading Squad, who put on a very sporty 1 hour performance:

Sports Festival Days #6, #7, and #8 Recaps!



Our Sports Festival continued throughout last week, with 3 days of events on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. On Wednesday, guests played sports and were treated to the tunes of DJ Sweetdizzy and DJ Anakin:



Thursday the party continued with DJ Cath and DJ Anakin:



DJ Anakin also rounded off a solid week of events:


The Sports Festival continues on until Sunday, August 12, 2012 where we will have 8 hours of events for you!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Sports Festival Blog Spotlight: Z3 Arms & Technologies



Today's Sports Festival Spotlight is on Z3 Arms & Technologies, which is owned and operated in Second Life by Don Kobichenko. Don also provided our shooting range and boxing arena for our 16 Day Sports Festival! Don was kind enough to provide answers to some of our questions about himself and Z3:


1.  What inspired you to start your business or organization in Second Life?
When I first heard of a game where the content is all user-created, it was intriguing enough to take a look. Then some friends of mine wanted to start up something, but we didn't want to do the same things sooo many others were doing. Well, long story short, many of them went AWOL, and so there was just me to carry the torch of empire, being the only one in my circle who logs in more than twice a year.

VICE and WW2 were among the first things I ran into in SL, so I decided to explore that. First I went into combat and then I went into gun smithing, for this most solid combat system.
I've been thriving on taking my builds and the technology behind them beyond the standard, especially in the last year.

I'm proud to say that this business and the art of weapons development behind it have brought out the best of my creativity and ingenuity, although not everyone shares in that assessment.

2.  Tell us about your business or organization:
Z3 is the current evolution of the Arms & Arms Technology front geared at producing top quality and revolutionary VICE arms.

I'm nearly a one man show, when it comes to final products, but I owe a lot to modelers and other coders who've made contributions to my work.

I don't davel into every single combat system in SL for one reason: VICE was my first love and I never saw a decisively better system to this date. It has it's shortcomings and that's why I've used Z3 to do my utmost to demonstrate what VICE can do. I've done that in two ways: As a fighter, I have a good idea about the look and feel people expect from their weapons and I try to capture it in what I build.

 Secondly, I have used my know-how to develop technology that transcends the combat system to new heights, my original goal being to preserve the system's life and extend it's use. Currently, this is Z3's focus: extending and proliferating the use of VICE.

3.  What are some exciting plans for the future for your business?
Mainly, I plan to produce as many developer kits as possible, because I believe it's long time for the power to produce fun toys to go into more player's hands. I also plan to spend the year poking around with our super-secret BLT technology, to see what new weapons and modifications are possible.

I want to continue to evolve and change the system so that it can stay alive and stay fun for players.

4.  As you know, our 16 day sports festival is taking place to honor the Olympics. What is your favorite Olympic sport?
I'd have to say, hockey or Basketball (Go, team USA!).

5. How long have you been in Second Life?
Allllmost 2 years. Maybe a little more, now. Seems a lot longer.

6.  What made you first join Second Life?
Some friends told me you could build and program things here, so I tried it out, because I was fascinated by that concept.

7.  What are some of the strangest things you have experienced or seen in Second Life?
Well.. the whole slave RP that goes on here hit me pretty hard. A lot of SL is a culture shock when you first start. Of course I'm used to most of it, by now and have found my element.

8.  If you could invite anyone from RL into SL, who would it be?
 Maybe some of the smart people I know who could contribute to my business or make their own way here.

You can purchase items from Z3 by visiting their marketplace shop or in world at the Sports Festival!

Sports Festival Day #5 Recap!



Yesterday was day #5 of our 16 day Sports Festival! Events started with DJ Mia and host Tamara for 2 hours! DJ Mia played a 1980s set and guests danced and of course shopped:



After DJ Mia, DJ Anakin started a 2 hour rock set and everyone danced to a variety of rock songs, from present day to 1980s:



In the evening, everyone was treated to a special 90 minute wrestling show by Virtual Attitude Wrestling or V.A.W., which is owned and operated by Vince Aftermath.  You can view the live stream recording of this event for a limited time:


Watch live streaming video from forcetvnet at livestream.com


You can view photos from the wrestling show below:

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Sports Festival Spotlight: Virtual Attitude Wrestling (VAW)



Today's Sports Festival Spotlight is on Virtual Attitude Wrestling or VAW. VAW owner and founder, Vince Aftermath was kind enough to provide some answers to some of our questions:


1.  What inspired you to start your business or organization in Second Life?  
Wrestling...I love wrestling and even though it may be acting at some points. Some of the action can get real but no on

2.  Tell us about your business or organization:
Virtual Attitude Wrestling is what you may call WWF/WWE/WCW of Second Life. We are wrestling NOT mud wrestling but all out drama filled, voice action, animated wrestling at its best. We travel 24/7 each week across the Second Life Grid bringing free entertainment every Tuesday at 5pmSLT and Thursday at 3pmSLT. We also have our HQ at the Potomac Center which our second branded show "Turbulence" runs out of.

3.  What are some exciting plans for the future for your business?
Virtual Attitude Wrestling is undergoing some format changes to our shows which consist of production changes and quiltie of our weekly shows. It's time to go to the next level. VAW has been around for 6 months and it’s time to change things up a bit. Virtual Attitude Wrestling has been recently picked up by Force.TV. Our goal is for us to start grabbing fans from the outside world and showing them the magic of Second Life. Our contract with Force.TV is set for 12 weeks. Nonetheless, I'm confident that our contract with be extended when the time comes.

4.  As you know, our 16 day sports festival is taking place to honor the Olympics. What is your favorite Olympic sport?
Wrestling...

5. How long have you been in Second Life?
2 Years

6.  What made you first join Second Life?
The magic of SL meaning all the great things you can do which makes it unlimited.

7.  What are some of the strangest things you have experienced or seen in Second Life?
Snail racing and griefers, I would say those two are the most strangest things in SL. I'm sure there are more but I can't think of them at the moment.

8.  If you could invite anyone from RL into SL, who would it be?
Vince McMahon, I guess because I love wrestler and he put it on the map. I would love to work with him so that Virtual Attitude Wrestling could have more master minds behind the deck of cards.

You can catch a special VAW show at the Flying Tigers' Sports Festival, today July 31, 2012 at 5pm slt!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Virtual Pioneers Tour & Aviation Demonstrations Recap



Yesterday the Virtual Pioneers, held their weekly tour in the Flying Tigers' Sims! The Virtual Pioneers is made up of history and social studies educators who tour historical themed places in Second Life. The educators first toured the WW2 Tribute sim, including the Flying Tigers' Squadron Hangar, the Pilot Academy, Headquarters, and the security headquarters. The educators were given aviator packages and two WW2 themed aircraft. Major General Giano, Flying Tigers' sim and group owner, lead the tour and talked to the educators about the history of the real life Flying Tigers:



After the tour, the educators were given a treat! Two special aviation demonstrations were held for everyone. First WW2 pilots, lead by Lt. Col. Thorn Blackflag, demonstrated WW2 aviation:



After the WW2 aviation demonstration, modern aircraft an maneuvers were demonstrated by members of the 23rd Wing, who were lead by Brig. Gen. Vickster Kuhn:



Special thanks to all of our pilots for excellent flying yesterday and to Rob Fenwitch for providing photos of the aviation demonstrations! You can learn more about the Virtual Pioneers by visiting their official site.

Sports Festival Blog Spotlight: L'Amour Modeling Management



Today's Sports Festival Blog Spotlight is on L'Amour Modeling Management, which is owned and operated in Second Life by Ava Jhamin. L'Amour was the modeling firm which staffed and produced Vintage Fashion Weekend and will also produce a special sports themed fashion show on August 12, 2012 at 12pm slt, in honor of our 16 day Sports Festival! L'Amour offers modeling classes if you would like to get started as a model in Second Life! Just contact Ava Jhamin in world to get started. Check out the promo shots for the upcoming Sports Fashion Show from Ava Jhamin:

Sports Festival Day #4 Recap!



Today was day #4 of our 16 day Sports Festival, which is in honor of the Olympic Games!  Guests were treated to two great dj events! DJ Prettybones rocked our greek stage in the first set and played a mix of dub step an top 40's tunes. Host Rinka was on hand to keep the crowd motivated:



After a 2 hour interlude, DJ Cath with Host Amber headed up the afternoon event! DJ Cath played a variety of top 40s and rock tunes! VIP's dance and had fun throughout the set:


Tomorrow party at the Sports festival for 4 hours, starting at 10 am slt and join us at 5pm slt for a special live Wrestling Show from V.A.W. Check out our schedule for events over the next 12 days!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Sports Festival Weekend #1 Recap!



Yesterday and today was the first weekend of the real life Olympic games and was also the first weekend of the Flying Tigers' 16 day Sports Festival, which honors the real life games! On Saturday our guests were treated to a 2 hour event with DJ Cath and yours truly as host. DJ Cath played a variety of top 40s and pop tunes, while guests danced and played many of the free games on sim. Below are photos of this event:



Today, was Sunday and guests were treated to a four hour event! DJ Anakin started the day with a 2 hour rock event, guests rocked it out as they were waiting for the special event:



The special event was a 90 minute Korn Tribute Band, presented by SL Tribute Band provider, Bad Amp! The tribute band concert kept everyone dancing to their favorite Korn tunes:



Our 16 day Sports Festival continues with 13 more days of events, fun, great music, and of course sports! Check out our handy online schedule and look for group notices in world, so that you do not miss out on all of the fun!

Sports Festival Spotlight: The Torch SL Guide


Today's Sports Festival Spotlight is on the Torch SL Guide. The Torch SL Guide's blog and their in world Torch SL Guide Library , are both geared towards helping new and old residents to find interesting locations and landmarks to places where you can find freebies and helpful Second Life classes on many topics, such as building or scripting. 

You can also learn about other virtual worlds from The Torch, as the blog has recently expanded to Inworldz and has set up a help center for new avatars in Inworldz. The Torch SL Guide was created in 2011 and is the brainchild of avatars KennieM Resident and Morphman Resident. Check out the Torch blog and their main office!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Sports Festival Spotlight: Champion Horses



Today's Sports Festival Spotlight is on Champion Horses! Champion Horses offers breedable race horses which you can race in Second Life! Champion Horses supports its members with growth and development by offering the following:

Free educational classes in the Champion Education Center:
  • Champion Support Reps available around the clock, everyday 
  • Champion Mentors are available to answer any questions you may have
  • An opportunity to become a Certified Champion Jockey (fee based)
  • Champion Young Riders which offers classes for the little ones of the community
Champion Horses also offers a fun, family-friendly environment with many events, such as:
  • Horse races, offered Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sunday
  • Auctions offered by members of the Champion community at their ranch
  • Fishing Tournaments located in the park in Champion City
  • Community soccer games (aka football by some members)
  • Community Events:  ice cream socials, family fun nights, fireworks, fundraisers/benefits, family-friendly racing
  • Mojo Rising club located in Champion City
You can purchase a Champion Horses Pack at our Sports Festival and check out the upcoming equestrian events from Champion Horses, as they also celebrate the Olympic games! These events will take place on the Champion Horses Sim:
  • Aug 3 Friday 6pm SLT - SteepleChase
  • Aug 4 Saturday 6pm SLT - Cross Country
  • Aug 5 Sunday 11am SLT - Harness Races
  • Aug 5 Sunday 6pm SLT - Awards Ceremony

Friday, July 27, 2012

Sports Festival Kick Off Party Recap!



Today the start of our 16 Day Sports Festival, kicked off with a 2 hour event! DJ Anakin started off today's events with a rock set! Guests danced and partied, soon the sim was packed and had 92 avis! DJ Anakin crashed the sim soon afterwards, but everyone remained in good spirits! The Second Life Cheerleading squad also joined us to usher in the games and did a great performance! Below are photos of today's events:





Join us tomorrow for another 2 hour event with DJ Cath and Host Mercy as we keep the spirit of the games alive!

Sports Festival Spotlight: New London Village

Throughout our 16 day Sports Festival, we will highlight one of our many merchants and exhibitors! Today's spotlight is on New London Village, which has graciously provided replicas of iconic London Landmarks! You can find Big Ben, the London Eye, Nelson's Column, and the Wimbledon Tennis Court at our Sports Festival:





New London Village is owned and operated in Second Life by Kat Kassner and Laredo Lowtide. The sim blends London landmarks with Dr. Who. I recently profiled New London Village on the Torch SL Guide's Blog. You can view the article here and check out the New London Village Zone at the Sports Festival, where you can ride on the London Eye and even take a ride in a Tardis!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

16 Day Sports Festival Schedule of Events!



Join us on Friday, July 27, 2012 as we kick off our 16 day Sports Festival, in honor of the Olympic Games in real life. Our Sports Festival features 16 days of music, events, shopping, and sports! Check out our complete schedule and be sure to shop at our merchant's and exhibitors' fair, which features some of the best merchants and exhibitors in Second Life! Tomorrow's celebration will kick off at 12pm slt with DJ Anakin spinning your favorite rock tunes on our Greek stage, as we also pay homage to the origins of the games! Take a sneak peak at our festival areas:


Flying Tigers' Sports Festival is a FEATURED Destinations Event!

New Nexgen Cobra Video!



Special thanks to Natascha Randt for creating a really great video on the new Nexgen AH-1W SuperCobra! You can view the video below:


Sunday, July 22, 2012

July 2012 Graduation Recap!



Yesterday, the Flying Tiger tigers held their July 2012 Graduation Ceremony! The following cadets graduated from FT201 and were commissioned as 2nd Lt's:
-2nd Lt. Daisydude Resident
-2nd Lt. Caimartinjg Resident

The following cadets graduated from FT401 and received their AVG Wings and China Wings:
-2nd Lt. Charles Gilde
-2nd Lt. Leo Ravenheart
-2nd Lt. Nhnavywolf Resident

The following officers were honored for their new rank appointments:
-Major Toscha Vayandar
-Captain ChastityNo Weston
-Captain Paul Partridge
-1st Lt. Sodak Xeltentant

Major Detox Exonar was given one last salute and a standing ovation, for his service and dedication to the Flying Tigers.  Speeches of the day included the Welcome Speech by Major Nil1965 Resident and the Closing Speech by Major General Giano. Brigadier General Vickster Kuhn gave an excellent speech about the heart of the Flying Tigers. Brigadier General Kuhn also provided a flyover before the graduation ceremony. Below are photos from yesterday's graduation ceremony:

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Nexgen Aviation Releases an AH-1W Super Cobra!



The latest from Nexgen Aviation is an AH-1W Super Cobra! Nexgen describes the new Cobra as: "detailed customized mesh modeling is super smooth scripts make this a master of sim crossing; this attack helicopter is everything u need to raise some serious hell . The kickass hmg main gun rotates to gunner eyesight. That's just the gun. Take out tanks and those nasty AA ground guns with the HELLFIREs, (MDB). Also defend against air threat with Aim9 Sidewinders (SMB) and blast enemy infantry with Hydra rockets (CMB). The best thing about this is you get a very high quality, custom made mesh model fully loaded with only 45 PE land impact. It is scripted with NEW smooth and efficient flight engine fully combat ready for not 6000L, not 4000L, but only 2100L!!!

WARNING: This badass cobra has fangs and brings poison!"

You can purchase the Cobra at vendors throughout Second Life an at their marketplace shop.

16 Day Sports Festival!



Join us for a 16 day Sports Festival, in honor of the 16 Day Olympics!  Events will include live djs, tribute band concerts, a sports themed fashion show, and sporting events!  We will also offer merchants and exhibitors a free shop or exhibitors space with 50 prims. 


SIGNUP INFO:
Please paste the link below into an Internet browser to signup for this event. If you will have a sporting event on your sim, please drop us info and we will promote it on our sites and at the sporting exhibitors area:

http://bit.ly/MYxZ6m


Sunday, July 15, 2012

New 1st Squadron Promotions!


Kudos to Captain Paul Patridge, who was named XO of 1st Squadron and to 1st Lt. Sodak Xeltentant, who was named the Wingman of 1st Squadron!

Huay!

Relay for Life Event Weekend Recap!



This weekend, the Relay for Life Weekend Event was held! Many Relay for Life Teams joined the celebration to fight cancer!

If you missed the opening ceremony, you can catch it via the video link below:



DJ Anakin and yours truly were honored to present one of the one hour DJ sets at the RFL weekend:



You can still visit the Flying Tigers' campsite and the design campsite that was created by MG Giano, Anakin Crystal, and Rob Fenwitch. All campsites will be up until the end of next week. There is also still time to donate, you can donate to the Flying Tigers' Relay for Life Team, which has raised over 340,000 Lindens this relay season. To donate look for the kiosks all over the WW2 Tribute Sim or tp into Amelias' Pilot Lounge.

Thanks to everyone who has supported our team and of course Relay for Life this season!


Cure Tribute Band Rocks WW2 Tribute Sim!



Today, vips at Amelias' Pilot Lounge were treated to a special treat--a Cure Tribute Band Concert! Guests partied at the pre-concert event, which featured DJ Anakin playing 2 hours of rock tunes and host Amy keeping everyone happy with jokes and of course vip tags! Below are photos from today's event:



Join us again in two weeks for another tribute band concert!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Looking for a Squadron Event?

Brigadier Vickster Kuhn in front of the Squadron Events Board

If you are looking to join a squadron event or want to know when your favorite squadron is holding an event then check out the Squadron Event calendar, which is located in the Squadron Hangar on the WW2 Tribute Sim. You can also find out about squadron events by joining the Flying Tigers' group in world.

Flying Tigers at Relay for Life Event Weekend!

This weekend is the Relay for Life Event Weekend, where the campsites and design sims will finally be open to the public! The weekend will feature 48 hours of fundraising, events, and campsites! If you attend any of the events, visit the Flying Tigers' WW2 themed campsite, which asks you to join the war against cancer:



If you go past the Flying Tigers' campsite you will see the design campsite, which was created by Maj. Gen. Giano. The theme of the design campsite, honors caregivers and is named the Caregivers Airfield. The terminal features a huge clock, which on the top of each hour will shout "Caregivers for a Cure!" Special thanks to Amelias' GM Anakin Crystal and Rob Fenwitch for their contributions to the design site:



You can also catch myself and DJ Anakin on Saturday, from 4pm to 5pm slt for a special one hour performance on the RFL Volunteer sim DJ Stage. You can learn more about SL Relay for Life by visiting their official website and keep donating! Team kiosks will not disappear until July 31st!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Fourth of July Festival-Day #1 Recap!




Yesterday our Fourth of July Festival kicked off! Events started with DJ Mia playing 2 hours of 1980s songs. Guests danced and started waving their American Flags and noisemakers:



The party picked up again in the evening, with DJ Anakin playing 2 hours of rock songs. Later the Second Life Cheerleading Squad (SLCS), joined him for a special 1 hour patriotic inspired performance:



The Fourth of  July Festival continues today! Check out todays schedule by clicking here.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

1st Lt. Chasityno Weston is Promoted to Captain!



From the desk of Maj. Nil Resident:

"Pls help me congratulate Captain Chastityno Weston for her new rank and wish to her all the best for even a more fruitful carrier within the family of Flying Tigers!

Go Tiger Go - HUA!

Maj. Nil (nil1965 Resident)."

Congrats to Captain Weston!

Second Life Mentions the Fourth of July Festival!!

Second Life has mentioned our Fourth of July Festival on their official Facebook and Google plus pages! The Fourth of July Festival is also on their official viewer on the front and you should see a message on their official viewer as you are you logging into Second Life! Special thanks to Second Life for featuring us and you can view a complete listing of events at our Fourth of July Festival by clicking here. You can click on the first two screenshots below to view the Second Life Facebook entry about the Fourth of July Festival and the Google Plus Entry.



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