Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Oregon Air National Guard popular in the virtual world too

In my daily stroll through the blogosphere and the virtual world, I frequently come across some pretty interesting content about our fellow National Guardmembers, the Oregon National Guard, or the equipment with which we train.

The other day, I came across something out of the ordinary. In fact, I'd go as far as to say it's really cool. Rather than tell you about it, I'll just show it to you:

You're not imagining things, and no, that's not a photo that's been manipulated to look like a computer simulation.

It's a computer-modeled F-15C complete with a 142nd Fighter Wing tail-flash, taking off from the Portland International Airport. The paint scheme was created by "moffettflyer" on a gaming site devoted to fans of the flight simulator software X-Plane.

The paint scheme is available as a free download for those who use the X-Plane flight simulator and would like their F-15 jets to sport the Redhawks' tail insignia.

Nice to know that computer flight simulator fans are out there piloting Oregon's F-15 jets.

Posted by Tech. Sgt. Nick Choy,
Oregon National Guard Social Media Manager

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