Saturday, June 30, 2012


Today the Flying Tigers' Academy graduated it newest 2nd LT's and it's newest certified pilots! Events started at 12pm slt with a Golden Tigers' Flyover. The Golden Tigers' Flyover consisted of Col. Roberto McAndrews, 1st. LT. Paul Patridge, and Brigadier General Vickster Kuhn.

The ceremony started with a moment of silence to remember the brave men and women of WW2 and Maj. Nil Resident giving a inspirational welcome speech:

"Dear Commanders, Officers, Pilots, Cadets and Aviators, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a great honor for me today to hold the Opening Speech. I may not be that good in speeches alone rather than actions, nevertheless I grab the challenge to express my views and points given today's celebration of graduation of the new perspective Officers to be.

I am almost a year now within the big family of Flying Tigers, having experienced fun, challenges, drama even at times, but all in all, like all families, at the end we gather together, stronger and continue, wiser even. Today another group of cadets are completing their Academic training, while others are finishing the preliminary orientation and basic training, entering the last phase of their Academic program.

It is with joy and satisfaction to see younger and older people to express their interest to the Flying Tigers, joining the group, enrolling the Academy and entering the hierarchy. The Flying Tigers' values of LOYALTY - RESPECT - TRUTH - COURAGE - HONOR - JUSTICE - CHARITY - HUMILITY are virtues developed and last through whole human-kind history, and as such there are Core Values of our species distinguish our civilization and culture.

Herewith we honor those that fought for those values throughought the dark ages of our history, focused especially to the contemporary century events of WW2 where Flying Tigers formed and wrote their history and inspired younger generations and definitely our SL theme in here, but also we expand our activities and pay tribute, respect and honor to all flying era from Orville and Wilbur Wright, the two aviation pioneers who invented and built the world's first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight, on December 17, 1903 up to today's modern state-of-art hi-tech jets and even the space era.

We share our love for open and blue skies, the thrill of flying, the memory of our history and our duty to be prepared. I welcome all of you entering the legendary Flying Tigers, I congratulate all of you for your progress and wish you better days with joy and fulfillment.

Go Tigers Go - HUA!"

After this speech, the FT201 graduates were announced and received their 2ND LT Silver bars! Today's FT201 graduates were:



Brigadier General Vickster Kuhn presented the FT401 graduates and gave a speech on why it was important to participate and belong in such a group as the Flying Tigers. Today's FT401 graduates were:


Brigadier General Kuhn also commended newly appointed 1st Squadron CO, 1ST LT. Frederiko Laval. Flying Tigers' CO Major General Giano swore all graduates in and lead each cadet in the Flying Tigers' Officer Oath. General Giano wrapped up the ceremony with his closing speech, which reminded everyone of why it was important to keep the memory of WW2 alive and how important it is to never forget WW2. Below are photos from the graduation ceremony:

After the ceremony, everyone headed to Amelias' Pilot Lounge for a 90 minute vintage party with DJ Cath! DJ Cath played many popular tunes from the 1920s to 1950s. Below are photos from this event:

Friday, June 29, 2012

Fourth of July Festival is a FEATURED Second Life Destinations Event!

We are pleased to announce that our upcoming Fourth of July Festival is a FEATURED Second Life Destinations event! Join the Flying Tigers for a  four day event to celebrate the Fourth of July! Events will include a patriotic fashion show, live djs, contests, contests, and of course fireworks! Check out our special web page for this event:

Fourth of July Festival Website

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

June 2012 Academy Graduation!

Join us on Saturday, June 30, 2102 at 12pm slt as the Flying Tigers' graduate it's latest 2nd LT.'s and pilots! Graduation will be held at the WW2 Memorial and the uniform o the day is the Flying Tigers' Class A Khaki uniform. All graduating cadets should report to the WW2 Memorial at 1130 am slt for a briefing of the ceremony.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Flying Tigers in Second Nighters Magazine!

We are pleased to announce that the Flying Tigers' are featured in this month's Second Nighters's Magazine! Special thanks to Second Nighters for featuring us this month! You can view the article on the Flying Tigers, which covers events over the past couple of months, by clicking the magazine cover below and going to page 52.

Flying Tigers Raise Over 6,000L's at the RFL 1950's Weekend Fundraiser!

Today the Flying Tigers held a 2 hour fundraiser at Relay for Life's 1950's Weekend Fundraiser, which is the last fundraiser sponsored by Teams R Us! Amelia's Pilot Lounge's DJ Cath and yours truly, were on hand today in our bobby socks and poodle skirts, as we danced near the 1950's carnival! Guests had fun twisting and playing carnival games, with all proceeds going to RFL! The Flying Tigers' RFL team raised over 6,000L's throughout the two hours pushing our team's grand total to over 342,000 L's! Check out photos from the fundraiser today:

You can still donate to our team by paying one of the many donation kiosks on our sim and check out the SL RFL website for upcoming events and to find out how you can get involved:

SL RFL Official Website

Saturday, June 23, 2012

New Flying Tigers' Command Structure

The Flying Tigers' has reognized into new commands. The purpose of these new commands is to strengthen the group and to streamline organizations. The new commands, followed by their OIC's are:


FLYING TIGERS WW2 COMMAND - Maj. Nil1965 Resident, OIC





The new command structure incorporates the organization of our various aircraft and themes into commands. Each command will be headed by an OIC who will be responsible for leading similar themed aircraft and themes. The new command structure is as follows and is effective immediately.

The Flying Tigers' Pilot Academy has also recognized.  FT301 has been redesigned and is now 100% online. FT401 has been split into two tracks: combat and non combat.

Flying Tigers at SL9B, Burn 2, and Meeting Philip Linden!

Birthday Cake for Second Life

This week has been the birthday celebrations for Second Life, as it turns 9 years old today! The Flying Tigers have an exhibit at the SL9Bday events:

On Friday, Major General Giano gave a talk on aviation and how it has changed throughout his time in Second Life. The Flying Tigers also participated at Burn 2's Second Life 9 Birthday Events. Burn 2 is based on the real life Burning Man event, an event that supposedly inspired Philip Linden to create Second Life. Major General Giano and myself were happy to attend the in world meeting with Philip Linden, where he talked about Burning Man, Burn 2 and answered questions, including mine about official SL created mobile and tablet applications. Below are photos of this special event (see if you can spot Maj. General Giano out of uniform):

Amelias' Pilot Lounge also participated in both the SL9Bday and Burn 2 events for SL's 9th birthday! Amelias' Pilot Lounge Manager & DJ Anakin played one set each at the events. At SL9Bday, DJ Anakin rocked it out at the Egyptian Stage:

On Thursday, before Philip Linden appeared, DJ Anakin rocked the playa of Burn 2:

There are still two days left to enjoy both SL9BDay and the Burn 2 events! You can also check more SL9 Birthday events by looking at the specially created destinations section on the SL page.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

New Spartans Videos!

Check out the latest videos from the Spartans! Special thanks to Spartans' CO LT Col. Zara Xorbun for creating and uploading the videos:

Sunday, June 10, 2012

SL Newser Mentions the Flying Tigers' D-Day Events!

Special thanks to SL Newser for mentioning and covering our D-Day events! Click the screenshot below to read the story:

Friday, June 8, 2012

Battle of Midway Scenario Recap!

The Flying Tigers' D-Day Remembrance events continued with a Battle of Midway Scenario yesterday. The day's events started with a briefing by Col Mumfuzz:

After the briefing everyone participated in the Battle of Midway scenario, below is a slideshow of photos taken by Cap. Umaga:

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

D-Day Remembrance Celebrations Recap-Day 1!

Today was the start of the Flying Tigers' D-Day Remembrance Celebrations, which are a FEATURED Second Life Destinations Event! Today's events started with a special D-Day Scenario, which pitted Allies against Axis teams. Aviation and combat engagements took place on all of the Flying Tiger's sims, with Flying Tigers', members of the New Bastogne Sims, and other Second Life WW2 group and sim members taking part in a great event!

Events started with OIC Col. Mumfuzz briefing everyone on the rules and layout of the event:

The scenario was planned by Cap. Umaga, who looked very spiffy throughout the event:

After the briefing, everyone assumed their positions and started the scenario. You can view footage from the scenario, which was live streamed:

After the scenario, Capt. Umaga gave a speech and thanked everyone for their participation in today's event:

"Honored Officer colleagues, Soldiers of Any Armed force. Friends, Ladies and Gentlemen.
We are gathered here to commemorate those who fell On this Day.....June 6th.(June 7th) Speeches has been written over this event since after VE-day( VJ-day).And they all claim that the Generation that went out to Fight in WW2, was the best Generation EVER.
I Most and sincerely disagrees with that Statement that during all Armed conflicts stretching from the past way into the future. I will Make this statement: THOSE who raised arms to fend for their Country and Loved ones: Those who shared a dream of a righteous world, Those who was tricked into armed combat by Sly Politicians, Mind Smothering Religious leaders. What  matters is not weater they Won or Lost. They gave the most valuable thing,their LIFE.And to those that survived.I see you as witnesses to Man's Madness when it becomes unleashed.
So to all Veterans ,Civilians from ANY theatre of armed conflict. You fought for what you belived in.
you protected your Country and Family.
So Stand Tall  since I claim you all the BEST of YOUR GENERATION!!

 So To Honor those who fought on this day June 6th 1944. I Request for a Minute of Silence"

Later everyone partied at a special WW2 themed dance at Amelias' Pilot Lounge, where DJ Anakin played a variety of 1920s to 1950s songs. Host Amy showed off her vintage clothing and dances! Amelias had adopted a USO look, with war posters on the walls:

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Join us tomorrow as our D-Day Remembrance Celebrations continue with a Battle of Midway scenario at 2pm slt and a WW2 themed dance aboard our WW2 aircraft carrier in the WW2 Pacific Sim! Anyone who interested in participating in the scenario tomorrow, should be on the WW2 Tribute Sim at 12pm slt, for a briefing.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Jubilee Flyovers in the London Sims!

The London Sims in Second Life, had a 5 day Jubilee Festival, to celebrate HM Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee in real life! Today's events concluded with a flyover show! Special thanks to OIC Col. Whitewolf Mumfuzz, the pilots in each flyover, Rob Fenwich for the great photos and of course to Debs Regent, London Sims owner! The flyover show started with a Lancaster flyover in Hyde Park:

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Following the Lancaster Flyover was a flyover that featured RAF Hawks:

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Guess were then treated by a special flyover that featured Tornadoes and a Harrier:

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Amelias' Goes Country!

Yesterday, DJ Cath had a great country western set and Amelias' went country for a day! Guests had fun line dancing and showing off their cowboy boots and western hats! You can party at Amelias' Sunday to Friday. Below are photos from the event:

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Vintage Fashion Weekend Recap!

Vintage Fashion Weekend involved four days of fashion shows, aviation, and music events! This post recaps all of these great elements of Second Life and more!

May 31, 2012:
Vintage Fashion Weekend kicked off with a Linkin Park Tribute Band and DJ Anakin followed the tribute band with a 2 hour performance! Everyone had fun partying on the WW2 aircraft carrier in the Pacific! Below are photos from this event:

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June 1, 2012:
The first fashion show of the three day event, featured the modern designs of Vero Modero, as the event was starting the journey to vintage, by going from the future to the past! Below are photos from the Vero Modero Show (taken by October Bettencourt):

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June 2, 2012:
The fashion show moved from the WW2 Tribute Sim, to the Pacific Aircraft carrier! Lillou's Designs was the show of the day and even President Obama and Mrs. Obama stopped by to watch the show:

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June 3, 2012:
The last day of the show, featured two shows: one by Grimm Brothers and one that featured the hats of THI. Sunday also was the date of the Vintage Fashion Show closing party that featured the Second Life Cheerleading Squad.

Grimm Brothers Fashion Show:

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THI Fashion Show:

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Closing Party:

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Saturday, June 2, 2012

Memorial Day Festival Recap!

This past week, the Flying Tigers wrapped up their Memorial Day Weekend Festival with fireworks and great music! Events continued throughout last week and on Memorial Day, everyone was treated to 4 hours of fun! Events started with DJ Cath playing a variety of tunes. Following DJ Cath, was DJ Heath who mixed a few patriotic tunes in his set. DJ Heath was joined by the Second Life Cheerleading Squad! Below are photos from these two sets:

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And what's a Memorial Day party without fireworks?  Special thanks to Rob Fenwitch for providing fireworks for this special event:

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Special thanks to all of our exhibitors who participated! Please continue your support of these great groups, sims, and content creators:

Nexgen Aviation

Clear Skies Aviation

TMB Industry

SHiNY Brand

Spartan Industries

Laminar Systems

Saint Quentin Armaments

Black Dog Industries


AT Designs

Second Life Cheerleading Squad


Sylvie's Airworks

D-Day Remembrance Celebrations are a FEATURED Second Life Destination Event!

We are pleased to announce that our D-Day Remembrance Celebrations are a FEATURED Second Life Destinations Event! Special thanks to Second Life for adding another one of our great events to the Destinations Guide: