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James Nosler Application 25AUG21
« on: August 25, 2021, 12:11:30 PM »


Provide the first and last name you wish for us to use on your personnel file (it does not have to be your real name):James Nosler

Provide your Discord ID (including the pound sign and the following 4 digits):Nozzledude#4998

Provide your age:55

Provide your desired role or airframe (F/A-18C, F-14B):F/A-18C


Have you read and understood the requirements for our unit, the criteria for being active, and do you understand that failure to complete said criteria will place you into the reserves squadron? (Y/N):Y

Have you read and understood the unit's definition of realism gameplay and is it the kind of experience you're looking for? (Y/N):Y

Do you understand that this is a U.S. Central time zone unit (GMT -5/-6) and that all events will be scheduled as such? (Y/N):Y

Do you understand that by applying to this unit you are applying for a slot within a training squadron, that training squadron personnel compete for available slots, and that as a member of a training squadron you are not a fully fledged member of the unit unless selected? (Y/N):Y

Do you understand that after the pipeline attendance by all qualified and slotted pilots is mandatory on Saturdays at 1800 hours (U.S. Central time zone). Will you be able to attend these times? (Y/N):Y

After finishing the pipeline you will be required to attend approximately one squadron training per week with your assigned squadron. Can you commit to attending training at least this often? (Y/N):Y

Do you understand that you will be required to complete a training pipeline which includes formation flying and carrier procedures and that all procedures must be performed to standards in order to pass? (Y/N):Y

Do you understand that personal practice and self-study will be required to successfully complete the pipeline? Are you able and willing to practice and study materials given to you? (Y/N):Y

On average, a new pilot will need a minimum of one month and in some cases as much as six months to complete the entire training pipeline. Are you willing and able to complete the entire pipeline? (Y/N):Y

Do you have the time and availability in your personal schedule to fly with instructors regularly until the pipeline is completed? (Y/N):Y


How much total experience do you have in DCS (total hours or periods of continuous play without breaks)?:1,000s (not sure I'm proud of that...)

How many days do you play DCS per week on average?:6

On a scale of 0-10 with 0 being never and 10 being always, how likely are you to read the training materials given to you when required?:10

How did you find out about us?:Referred to by knowledgeable folks

Why do you want to join CSG-2?:I’m looking for a milsim group that strives for complete “realism” in gameplay and operations.

What is your availability for training and how much time can you spend on CSG-2 activities per week?:Way more than I would like to admit.  I’m quite invested in DCS/Milsim, both in time and money

What do you enjoy about DCS? What keeps you interested in DCS in the long term?:The realism of the aircraft, the “beauty” of the graphics, and the seemingly endless learning opportunities are what keep me attracted to DCS. The online community is what will keep me going in the long term.  I've made a lot of “virtual” friends

What personal experience, knowledge, skills, or training do you have that has some relation to DCS? What experience, knowledge, skills, or training (Not necessarily DCS-related) can you provide that benefits everyone?:My family had a plane when I was in my 20s.  I have commercial, IFR, and multi ratings (took the CFItest, but never the check ride). In my youth, my career goal was to be a pilot, and I was accepted into the USMC Air Guarantee program (1990, during the post Berlin Wall military downsizing).  The day I was to report to Quantico, I went in for back surgery.  My military carrier was over, and the flying became difficult.  DCS and Milsim groups are my way to continue what I could have done if a few things in my life were different.  I was also in AROTC, but I have NEVER been on active duty, nor do I pretend.  I am currently a Nordic ski coach, and have many years experience in coaching and instructing (including Motorcycle Road Racing, speed skating, and other team sports).

What do you think is important for us to know about you?:Until recently I was in VCVW11, VFA97. Left over inappropriate discord posts; no hard feelings, just not where I want to spend my time anymore.  Your stated rules for discussion and general discourse fit my needs