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Now Forming: No 56 Sqn

posted Oct 21, 2016, 6:44 PM by No 56 Sqn   [ updated Mar 2, 2018, 6:39 PM ]
Almost one hundred years to the day after the formation of the real-life squadron, No 56 Sqn, a virtual group, is now forming to fly and fight in the virtual skies of the WWI flight simulator, Rise of Flight. The mission of the squadron is to foster fun and camaraderie in a virtual WWI combat flight simulator setting while honoring the memory of the real life airmen of No 56 Sqn who fought in the Great War. 

As the current front-runner in its genre, Rise of Flight will be the simulator of choice of the virtual squadron for the near future. We will fly mostly British aircraft, especially the S.E.5a, the historical ride of the real-life No 56 Sqn. Command is under the direction of me, callsign 56Sqn_Badger. The website of the squadron is 56Sqn.com.

In the coming days, the website will be updated with pages that outline the community, aircrew, aircraft, training, history, and recruitment for the squadron.

Squadron training will take place in 2016 and the early part of 2017, and "official" squadron combat operations in the virtual skies will begin in April 2017, one hundred years after the real-life No 56 Sqn went into action over the Western Front.

Stay tuned for more updates and happy flying!