WWII History

The last week of April brings the last four Special Events of the month so let’s tell you about them so you can sign up and get ready.

April 24th Aces High XTreme Air Racing League

April 25th Snapshot

April 26th Wintersky Death Ground Scenario

April 29th SEC Frame 3

 

If you haven’t tried one of our Special Events then now is the time to get involved and test your skills against the best combat flight simulator gamers in the world.  Go to our Community page and find the link for Special Events.  Then strap on your helmet and fly the skies with Aces High.

A arena we haven’t talked much about is called “Axis v Allies” or AvA on the clipboard.  This pits historic opponents and weapons against each other within the confines of available plane sets and maps.

The arena ifeatures 24/7 snapshots of historic or semi-historic WW2 battles or campaigns and it really is quite the event here at Aces High.

Just another reason to try our online combat flight simulator. You won’t be disappointed.

On April 21st and April 28th we are offering a great Special Event called “Winter Sky Death Ground.” You might want to read up on it so you can take part in this great scenario.

The Battle of the Bulge is over and the Battle For The Rhine is about to begin.  German forces are being pushed back of the Rhine River and the Allies are doing the pushing.  Tactical sorties are being flown in an attempt to gather as much data as possible and provide harassment to the German ground forces.

If Special Events are your thing, and seriously why wouldn’t they be, then Aces High is the place for some really great Special Events happening each and every month.  Just one more reason why we are the best combat flight simulator on the market.

Much has been written about the numerous battles and activities that took place during World War 2 but very little has been mentioned about the war effort at home.  We read stories about the aircraft, ships and land vehicles used during the war; we read stories about the brave men who fought and the generals who led them; but we rarely hear about the hundreds of thousands of dedicated men and women who worked in The States to prepare the United States for war and keep the war effort supplied.  We at HiTech Creations would like to take a moment to look at one state, Washington State, and the massive effort its citizens made for the United States Army Air Force.

During the war numerous airfields were built to help train pilots and aircrews fighting in the Pacific Theater and in Europe.  Most of these airfields were commanded by the Second Air Force of the Army Air Forces Training Command.  These included:

  • Bellingham Tulip AAF, now the Bellingham International Airport
  • Ephrata AAF, now the Ephrata Municipal Airport
  • Geiger/Sunset Field, now the Spokane International Airport
  • Seven Mile Gunnery range, a sub-base of Geiger AAF
  • Felts Field, now Felts Field Airport in Spokane
  • McChord Filed AAF, now McChord Air Force Base
  • Olympia AAF, now Olympia Airport
  • 33rd Army Air Force Base Unit, Paine Air Force Base, now Paine Field in Everett
  • Port Angeles AAF, now Jefferson County International Airport
  • 357th Army Air Force Base, now Walla Walla Regional Airport

One state responded to the war effort by building ten different airfields to help with the training of pilots and crews and this was just one state.  One of the cool things worth noting is that all of those airfields are still being used in a public capacity today with the exception of McChord which is one of the largest peace time military airfields in the United States.

As you can probably tell by now, the makers of Aces High are pretty interested in WWII details.  Maybe that explains why Aces High has been the best combat flight simulator on the market for so many years.  Our love of history shows in our game detail and that attention to detail is appreciated by the thousands of flight sim players around the world.

Give us a try! We offer a free two-week download so you can get familiar with our World War 2 Flight Simulator.  We are willing to bet that once you try Aces High you won’t be satisfied with any other combat flight sim.

More special events on store for this coming weekend. On April 13th we have a King Of The Hill event that will find out just how good you are.  Think in terms of a Battle Royal, you against the best flight sim gamers in the world, and you will have some sense of what awaits you.

On April 14th we have a Winterski Scenario and on the 15th there will be an HMS Enduro Race, one of the more popular Special Events we hold each month.

If you have never partaken in one of these Special Events then what in the world are you waiting for? Sign up now so you won’t be left out of the fun.