Monday, May 28, 2012

Vintage Fashion Weekend is Featured on Second Life's Facebook Page!

We are pleased to announce that Vintage Fashion Weekend is featured on Second Life's official Facebook Page! Click the screenshot below to view:

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Nexgen Releases an Apache AH-64D Longbow Combat Helicopter!

Nexgen Aviation, in cooperation between Domus STX,  is pleased to release it's latest creation: an Apache AH-64D Longbow Combat Helicopter! The Apache is VICE and TCS combat enabled and you can get your new Nexgen Aviation Apache from the Nexgen Main Store and at our affiliate vendors in world.

Nexgen Aviation Mainstore

38th Rescue Squadron Receives New Panther!

Special thanks to Tig Spijkers for delivering the 38th Squadron a new AS565 Panther Helicopter! You can also find other products by Tig Spijkers by visiting her Second Life marketplace shop:

Spijkers Aviation & Marine Marketplace Shop

Spartan's Training Event Recap!

On May 16, 2012, the Spartans had a great training mission! Below is a report on this mission from Spartan's CO Zara Xorbun"

"Training of Spartans the -05-16 2012

Start 11 AM end 12 PM


Col Gagi Binder
COL Guapo Alex
Lt Col Zara Xorbun
MAJ nil1965 Resident
2nd LT Niles Heckroth

Call signs:
OPFOR-1 = Zara Xorbun

Delta 1 = Gagi Binder
Delta 2 = Guapo Alex
Delta 3 = nil1965
Delta 4 = Niles Heckroth

First we had a briefing in the briefing-room at Spartan HQ, then There was practice of sky dive from a C-47 over Kuming AFB.

The mission was to capture the top secret war plans s from the Germans, located in the big bunker at Battelfield. hidden in a box.

A Delta team was drooped over the Bunker, and after some battle they got the box whit the top secret war plans.
Extraction plan was to BASE jump and glide to the beach, to avoid mines and barbwire.
The France resistance, had placed small rubber boats to sail back in over the Pacific".

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Memorial Day Weekend Festival Day #1 Recap!

Yesterday was the start of our Memorial Day Weekend Festival on our WW2 Tribute Sim! This great event is also a FEATURED Destinations Event! DJ Aankin opened the event with a 2 hour rock event, guests danced and shopped while also checking out our sim! You can party all the way until Monday at this great event, check out our schedule page.  Photos from DJ Anakin's set is below:

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Vintage Fashion Weekend is a FEATURED Second Life Destinations Event!!

Special thanks again to Second Life for making our upcoming Vintage Fashion Weekend, a FEATURED Destinations Event! Vintage Fashion Weekend is where "old" meets "new" and is being staffed and produced by Ava Jhamin.  Check out our official Vintage Fashion Weekend blog for more information and updates.

Second Life Mentions the Flying Tigers on Facebook!

Special thanks to Second Life and Linden Labs for mentioning our Memorial Day Weekend Events and our WW2 Pacific Memorial on their official Facebook page! You can view our entries by clicking the screenshot below and visiting their official Facebook Page! The WW2 Pacific Sim was also on the official Second Life Viewer! Great job to Second Life to highlight veterans on this Memorial Day Weekend!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Amelias' Pilot Lounge Goes to the Dark Side!

On Wednesday, May 23, 2012, Amelias' Pilot Lounge DJ and recent Flying Tigers' Academy FT201 graduate, Anakin, celebrated his second rezz day in Second Life! In honor of this event, Amelias' Pilot Lounge had a complete dark make over, with skull walls and a skull cake! Earlier in the week Amelias was a disco and even a ball room! Check out photos from DJ Anakin's rezz day party (some were taken at earlier parties at Club Capital, Amelia's sister club):

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Memorial Day Weekend Festival Schedule!

We are pleased to announce our schedule for Memorial Day Weekend Festival! Click the screenshot below to visit our special Memorial Day Weekend Festival web page:

Home and Garden Expo Events Recap!

This year the Flying Tigers and Nexgen Aviation are at the Relay for Life's Home and Garden Expo! This event is held yearly and raises money for SL Relay for Life.  The Flying Tigers have been participating and of course having fun at this great event!

Last Sunday, DJ Anakin and yours truly hosted a 2 hour DJ event, at the Home and Garden Expo Stage! DJ Anakin kept the crowd dancing to a rock and 1980's set! You can check out photos of this event below:

Yesterday Flying Tigers CO, Major General Giano and yours truly were guests on the live Prim Perfect show at the Home and Garden Expo. MG Giano spoke about aviation and flying in Second Life, while I touched on event planning. Special thanks to all Flying Tigers that were guests in the audience! Below are photos of this event:

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Disco Fever at Amelias' Pilot Lounge!

Yesterday, DJ Cath paid tribute to two disco legends: Robin Gibbs of the BeeGees and Donna Summer. In honor of the tribute, Amelias' Pilot Lounge went disco for the 2 hour disco set. VIP's were also given roller skates to skate to! You can party at Amelia's Pilot Lounge from 6 days a week join our VIP group in world for specific times and notices or check our event calendar on this site. Below are photos from the disco event:

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Monday, May 21, 2012

Vintage Fashion Show Weekend Blog Goes Live!

Our Vintage Fashion Weekend Blog has gone live! On this blog you will find updates about Vintage Fashion Weekend, including a list of designers, a schedule of events, and more info! Click the logo below to view the blog:

Flying Tigers on the Cover of Levity Magazine!

We are pleased to announce that the Flying Tigers are on the cover of this month's Levity Magazine! This edition of Levity Magazine is geared towards the Vintage Fashion Weekend and mentions the WW2 Memorial, as Memorial Day is fast approaching! Click the cover of the magazine below to view the issue and go to pages 31 to 42, to read the story and see the photos from the Nexgen Aviation and L'Amour photoshoot! Special thanks to Levity Magazine for featuring the Flying Tigers and our Vintage Fashion Weekend!

May 2012 Flying Tigers' Academy Graduation Recap!

On Saturday, May 19, 2012, the Flying Tigers held their May 19, 2012 graduation! A combined total of 16 FT201 and FT401 cadets graduated!

Events started with a flyover by the Golden Tigers! Captain Umaga started events with a great welcome speech, which set the tone of graduation. After the welcome speech, Colonel Mumfuzz announced the FT201 graduates, who were later sworn in by Major General Giano and commissioned at 2nd LT's:

Lefresne Bernard

Howdy Colter
Anakin Crystal
Ann Danick
DaveDorm Gaffer
Elrik  Merlin
BlueAgate Resident
Nhnavywolf  Resident

After the FT201s, Captain Umaga returned to pay tribute to the FT401 graduates and to announce our latest pilots:

2ndLT: Niles Heckroth
2ndLT: Sodak Xeltentat
2ndLT: Starrunner Gothly
2ndLT: Susie Mystiere
2ndLT: Isaa Ragu
2ndLT: Sylviadesire Resident
2ndLT: Frederiko Laval
2ndLT:  Demon Spitteler

Each of the FT401 graduates received their AVG and pilot wings! Major General Giano closed out the ceremony and swore the new graduates in! Below are photos from graduation, courtesy of photographer Amy Iadyl:

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After the graduation ceremony, everyone partied at Amelias' Pilot Lounge, which had been decorated to look like a vintage ballroom.  New 2nd LT and Amelias' DJ, Anakin, played 2 hours of 1930s and 1940s tunes, to keep everyone in the mood:

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Catch the Flying Tigers at the Prim Perfect Pavilion!

Join Major General Giano and myself today at 2pm slt, as we join Prim Perfect and Designing Worlds at their special Pavilion, which is located at the RFL Home and Garden Expo! We will be discussing a variety of topics! Prim Perfect has a great preview article of the event today, you can read this article by clicking the screen shot below:

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Flying Tiger's May Academy Graduation Information

On Saturday, May 19, 2012, at 12pm slt, the Flying Tigers' Academy will hold its May 2012 graduation ceremony! The ceremony will be held at our WW2 Memorial, which is located on the WW2 Pacific Sim.   Below is a schedule of events:


-1145 am slt - All graduating cadets should report to the WW2 Memorial

-12pm slt - Golden Tiger's Flyover

-After the Golden Tiger's Flyover, the ceremony will begin:

-Introduction of Brigadier General Vickster Kuhn - Jessii2009 Warrhol

-Welcome Address - Brigadier General Vickster Kuhn

-Introduction of FT201 Academy Officer Colonel Whitewolf Mumfuzz - Jessii2009 Warrhol

-Announcement of FT201 Graduates and Awarding of Certificates - Colonel Whitewolf Mumfuzz

-Introduction of FT401 Academy Officer Captain Kahn Umaga - Jessii2009 Warrhol

-Announcement of FT401 Graduates and Awarding of Certificates- Captain Kahn Umaga

-Introduction of Flying Tigers' CO Major General Guracouyo Giano- Jessii2009 Warrhol

-Swearing in of new Flying Tigers' Pilots (FT401 Graduates) - Major General Guarocuya Giano

-Closing Address - Major General Guarocuya Giano

-Ceremony Dismissal - Jessii2009 Warrhol

**After the ceremony dismissal, all graduates should gather near the stage, so that Flying Tigers' Photographer, Maddy Maskelyne can take photos of the graduates and officers.**

74th Squadron Party Recap!

Today the 74th Squadron hosted a party at Amelia's Pilot Lounge! Guests danced to the classic rock tunes of DJ Cath! Every 30 minutes, guests had a chance to win a BlakOpal gift card and there was a loaded contest board also! Below are photos from today's great event:

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Friday, May 11, 2012

Golden Tigers Mentioned on Second Life Destinations!

The Golden Tigers will be performing the flyover at the Bay City Anniversary Celebrations on May 20, 2012, around 130 pm slt! The Bay City Anniversary Celebrations are now a FEATURED Second Life Destinations Event and the entry mentions the Golden Tigers:

Special thanks to Bay City for having the Golden Tigers at their anniversary celebrations!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Catch the Golden Tigers at the Bay City Anniversary!

We are pleased to announce that the Golden Tigers' Demo and Stunt team will do a flyover at the 4th Annual Bay City Anniversary Celebrations! Bay City is one of the oldest Linden Lab's mainland cities and was planned and laid out by the Linden Moles.  Bay City is also home to the only Linden owned airport.  Special thanks to Bay City for asking the Golden Tigers to do their flyover! You can catch the flyover on May 20, 2012 at 130pm slt, as the Golden Tigers fly over the Bay City Fairgrounds! Below is a press release and information on Daniel Voyager's blog, which mentions the anniversary and the Golden Tigers, click the screenshot below to view the story:

Flying Tigers' Mentioned all Over Second Life!

Special thanks to a variety of news outlets for covering our various events this month and next month! Without writers of SL events and news, our events would not be successful! Below you can find stories from SL Enquirer, Webspelunker, and SL Newser. Click on each screenshot to visit the blurb about our events:



Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Nexgen Aviation Sponsors the LFV World Cup All Star Game!

We are pleased to announce that Nexgen Aviation will sponsor the LFV World Cup All Star Game! The LFV is a Second Life in world Soccer League and you can catch the all star game in world at the official LFV World Cup Stadium: at 1 pm slt, on Thursday, May 10, 2012. Below is a promotional video about the all star match, from LFV's owner Redlag Mayo:

You can learn more about the LFV, by visiting their official website:

Special thanks to LFV for promoting Nexgen Aviation and allowing us to sponsor the All Star Match!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Flying Tigers' Academy Orientation!

On Saturday, the first pilots who are enrolled in our new online Academy format, participated in the new orientation sessions for the Academy! The first orientation session was held jointly by Flying Tigers' CO Maj. Gen. G. Giano and Col. Whitewolf Mumfuzz! Below are photos of the orientation (taken by Maddy Maskelyne):

Flying Tigers Raise over 8,000L's at the SL RFL May Day Event!

On Saturday night, the fundraising spirit of the Flying Tigers continued, with DJ Anakin and yours truly donning medieval gear and raising money for the Flying Tigers' SL Relay for Life May Day event! For the 2 hour event we raised over 8,000L's and pushed our team's total to over 334,000 Lindens or over $1300 in USD! Below are photos of our great fundraising night (courtesy of Maddy Maskelyne):

Over 5,000L's Raised for ALS(Lou Gehrigs' Disease)!

Last Friday, the Flying Tigers had their first of two fundraisers this past weekend for ALS (Lou Geherigs' Disease). Friday's fundraiser included DJ Anakin and Host Tamil! The fundraiser was held at Amelia's Pilot Lounge.  Below are photos from this event:

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Events continued on Sunday, with another day of fundraising and a Nickleback Tribute Band Concert! The combined days of fundraising, raised over 5,000L's for ALS! Below are photos of this event:

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You can continue to support ALS by visiting their official website:

To host your own fundraiser in world for ALS, message avatar Em Ellsmere.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

VE Day Celebrations is a FEATURED Second LIfe Destinations Event!

We are pleased to announce that our VE Day Celebrations is a FEATURED Second Life Destinations event! This event is a joint effort between the London Sims, Karl Reisman (THI), Nexgen Aviation, and the Flying Tigers! Check out a listing of events in the London Sims, as we remember those who fought bravely to reclaim Europe in WW2:

Dates: May 4-May 8, 2012

Description: This 4 day event will remember VE Day, a major WW2 historical event in the London Sims.  The SL Flying Tigers, Nexgen Avation, and Karl Reisman (THI Industries) will recreate the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight over the London Sims.  This event will be live streamed on the SL Flying Tiger's live stream channel:

Events Schedule:

May 5, 2012 to May 8, 2012- THI and Nexgen Aviation WW2 Planes Display. Remembrance Book set up at the Tower Hill Memorial.

May 5, 2012 - sponsorship of Retrograde and Coach & Horses club events for the weekend

May 8, 2012:
-12pm to 2pm slt Hyde Park Event - DJ Anakin.  At 12:30pm slt, Anakin will call for a moment of silence to remember the heros of WW2 and for VE Day.  The park sim will go to dark for windlights.  After the on minute of silence.  The Last Post Bugle Call will be played, followed by a 21 gun salute on air.  Lastly God Save the Queen will be played, then events will resume.

-2pm slt -The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will fly over Mayfair, Knightsbridge, and Hyde Park Sims.

-6pm to 8pm slt - DJ Heath. At 6:30pm slt, Heath will call for a moment of silence to remember the heros of WW2 and for VE Day.  The park sim will go to dark for windlights.  After the on minute of silence.  The Last Post Bugle Call will be played, followed by a 21 gun salute on air.  Lastly God Save the Queen will be played, then events will resume.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Flying Tigers' Charity Weekend!

This weekend we are participating in three charity related events! First there will be two fundraisers for ALS, which raises money to fight Lou Gehrig's Disease.  The first fundraiser will be held today, at 12pm slt at Amelia's Pilot Lounge. The second one will be held on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 10 am slt and take place at WW2 Memorial Park. Sunday's fundraiser will also feature a special Nickleback Tribute Band Concert!

On Saturday, the Flying Tigers' Relay for Life Team, will hold a fundraiser at the Relay for Life May Day team event! Amelia's Pilot Lounge DJ Anakin and yours truly will be hosting a 2 hour fundraiser, which begins at 6pm slt! The theme is medieval, so make sure you come dressed in your favorite medieval attier! Also check out the Flying Tigers' Medieval May Day booth at the May Day event:

Sunday is also a Fun Day for the Second Life Cheerleading Squad, who will hold Fun Days to raise money for their Relay for Life Team! Nexgen Aviation has set up a small booth at the Second Life Cheerleading Squad's Fun Day area, in their great stadium!

For information about ALS and Relay for Life in Second Life, please see their respective websites below:

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

New Flying Tigers' Academy Format!

We are pleased to announce the new Flying Tigers' Pilot Academy format! With this format, FT101 and FT201 will be taken online and FT301 and FT401 will be taken in person and in Second Life! With the two courses being online, future pilots no longer have to wait to take the first two courses and can access the courses anywhere they have access to a computer or internet! You can view our new academy page by clicking academy on this site or by clicking the screenshot below:

We have also automated the enlistment process! You can fill out our handy online enlistment form to begin your career as a pilot with the SL Flying Tigers!

If you have completed both FT101 and FT201, please contact Cap. Kahn Umaga in world to discuss enrolling in FT301 and/or FT401.