Sub-urban Blitz 2000

Terälahti 28. - 30. January 2000

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The famous Urban Blitz, the winter edition of the Nordic Euro Convention Mosquito Meeting, is this year sub-urban. No houses or warm buildings, and no mosquitoes either! Get to meet the other dweebs of the skies and share your tactics in the scandinavian dark and cold winter! Experience the snow activities and the Finnish nature!

The traditional 3rd annual Blitz is arranged by VLeLv ICEBREAKERS. In the meeting you have a possibility to fly with the best, the ugliest and the most modest real-life fighter pilots and to join real-life activities with real-life people! Sauna, shooting range and offroad (snow) vechiles are available and in use at the site!

For more images see OK's image gallery or the Team Ahma video clips page (huge but hilarious).

What Blitz...? - First day

Blitz 00 - Day 1 Kossu from EZ Targets is telling his experiences with stupid customers. From left to right you see Grendel / ICE, PJK / JG3, Zombie / ICE and in Kossu's right side Birra / Blitz organizer. In front of Birra is the Blitz network router. Blitz 00 - Day 1 PJK / JG 3 is clearly talking about the Me 109, as he holds a 109 book and others are listening to him At the front of picture are Kynkky and Aino from Moosefly, Kossu/EZ Targets and Birra at far left. Zombie behind PJK.
Blitz 00 - Main building PJK / JG3, Cosmo / ICE, Grendel / ICE and a host visitor reading the WarBirds book. Blitz 00 - OK is building the network in room 1. Nice cramped space, huh?

Four horrible hours when beer supplies started run low. Finally the supply transport arrived and made everyone very happy again. Tern had interesting discovery when he noticed that in one machine, pressing a joystick button caused pilot to eject.

Blitz 00 - Blitz main building and the grilling house. Blitz 00 - Day 1 Blitz 00 - The stars of this picture are Cosmo's Saab, Lart's Saab and the Blitz main building.

Quite likely one of the most weird con experiences was after folks finished grilling sausages and started singing. Cosmo had a students songbook filled with drinking songs. In the dead of the night people gathered around the one miniatyre songbook and Zombie pointed the flashlight on the book. It was dark, you know, couldn't see anything otherwise. And we sang, sang. Finally returned to the main building and gave a drunken concert.

Zombie (back left) is entertaining people while Lart tries to fix the network router. Blitz 00 - Zamir and the room 1. Cirrus / Team Ahma makes a home video of Lart's network problems, while Birra (front), Grendel / ICE and somebody cheer him up. Blitz 00 - Day 1 Blitz 00 - Day 1 Camo / HLeLv 34, EAW pilot. Blitz 00 - Day 1 Could it be that KATE 1 has captured Team Ahma's base?

Gniko / Kuusamon Aavikkotorpeedoeskadroona 1 and VISA / ICE were the first ones to lose their consiousness in Day 1. Visa later made a successfull high altitude bounce on Kossu who was sleeping on the floor next to VISA's bed. Kossu woke up and found out that he has been vulched but escaped situation by disengaging and grabbin for E, ending up in the bed VISA just vacated. Gniko's sleeping on the other hand sounded quite like a malfunctionin Merlin.

What Blitz...? - Second day

Blitz 00 - Zombie and OK decided to spend the first night outdoors! Blitz 00 - Zombie and OK decided to spend the first night outdoors!
Blitz 00 - Zombie and OK decided to spend the first night outdoors! Zombie and OK decided to spend the first night outdoors! Maybe the going was waayyyy too hot inside...
Blitz 00 - Day 2 Blitz 00 - Day 2 Blitz 00 - Harppa Blitz 00 - Day 2 Blitz 00 - Preparations to blast off with the 4x4s! Blitz 00 - Day 2

Blitz 00 - Day 2 Gniko is carrying a garden brownie (puutarhatonttu) for shotgun shooting. This particular little Santa's helped was a hard one. It survived a perfect shotgun hit at 40 meters.
Tern had interesting discovery when he noticed that in one machine, pressing a joystick button caused pilot to eject. Also, two machines were for a while dedicated for the H2H competition. THERE, pressing one joystick button muted BOTH machines and WarBirds had to be restarted to get sounds back. Also many very weird keyboard setups were found, especially from Team Ahma's machines. Even starting the engine was next to impossible and don't even dream of trimming unless someone shows you the correct keys.

Blitz 00 - Day 2 Blitz 00 - Day 2 Blitz 00 - Day 2 Blitz 00 - Day 2

We even remembered to discuss the air combat tactics. These lectures were held in sauna and the dressing room. Things started with Grendel beginning the discussion about scissors and their use in ACM. The sauna was filled to the door, with as many guys squeezing to sitting places as possible, more sitting in the foot space, some in anything somewhat level and rest standing. Afterwards PJK followed with the 109 combat tactics discussion. Results of the discussion were nicely found in later online fight.

After the excellent theory session everything was clear. Filled with self confidence I rolled to test the tactics in the air.
Teacher G:Couple cons in F22
Student C:Vis, taking the second
(Student C dives into attack. After several mega-G-blackout maneuvres Student C is in the six of the enemy)
Student C:ok, I'm getting him
Teacher G:The other one is on your six
Student C:Hey, I hit him
Teacher G:You have 109 in your six
Student C:He's almost goner, I hit him again
Teacher G:He's shooting
Student C:HAHAHHAHA I got him - HEY I HAVE SOMEONE IN MY SIX, HELP
Teacher G:(sigh) ok I'm trying
Student C:No hurry, I'm going to hook him with scissors
Student C:Starging scissors
(KABOOM)
Teacher G:Good one, good one. You had the basics right, just the timing was wrong
Student C:Ah, oh I thought that there was something...
Teacher G:You see, scissors must be started BEFORE you have lost your other wing
Student C:Ahaa, ok, now I get it, now I get it

Conclusion: just like in ski jumping, timing is important with scissors
Blitz 00 - Ohglid shooting Blitz 00 - Day 2 Blitz 00 - You don't want to face Gniko with his hatch... Blitz 00 - You don't want to face Gniko with his hatch... Blitz 00 - Bonfire Blitz 00 - Day 2 Blitz 00 - Waiting for your turn in skeet shooting. The lady is one of the outdoor fun organizers, not Blitz attendee. Left-right: Cahill/ICE, Visaman/ICE, Aino/Moosefly and Zamir/KATE1. Blitz 00 - Day 2 Blitz 00 - Day 2

Pity we didn't get a picture of watery snow coming down(?) horizontally (Flakpanzer oil took out the guys with camera, or at least they weren't able to operate such delicate instruments, I presume). It was -15C (30.6F) on the first night outside, and it was windy. Second night was easier, only -5C (48.6F).

Blitz 00 - Grendel/ICE and Ohglid/Team Ahma in friday/saturday night giving sausages some heat. We had a sausage orgy outdoors between 0200-0500 which ended in very bad, drunken singing. Blitz 00 - OK/ICE, Tern/Crashers Club and Harppa/Flying Mongrels flying on Day 2. Blitz 00 - OK/ICE, Tern/Crashers Club and Harppa/Flying Mongrels flying on Day 2. Blitz 00 - HOST:Kill of Visa awarded to F-18

What Blitz...? - Third and last day

Blitz 00 - Son Harppa/Flying Mongrels Blitz 00 - Day 3 The sauna building. Blitz 00 - The secret and traditional ICE convention network administrator held by Team Ahma Icebreakers: Visaman, Lart and Cahill Cosmo / ICE, poor student, tried to grab any leftovers he could. Even empty bottles would have been welcome. Blitz 00 - Day 3 Grendel and Birra trying to pack into Cosmo's car. Visa (left), Lart, OK and Korva / ICE returning home safely. Blitz 00 - Day 3

Blitz 00 - Con goers in a grup picture The Sub-urban Blitz 2000 was participated by (in alphabetical order): Aino (Moose), Banzai (ICE), Birra , Cahill (ICE), Camo , Cirrus (Ahma), Cosmo (ICE), GNiko (Kate), Grendel (ICE), Harppa (FMong), Haukka (CC), Karri (Mara), Korva (ICE), Kossu (EzTgt), Kynkky (Moose), Lart (ICE), Mikko, OHGlide (Ahma), Oiva (CC), OK (ICE), Pepe , PJK (Jg3), Tern (CC), Vman (ICE), Zamir (Kate), Zombie (ICE) and Äiti (ICE)

Blitz in the news?

The Sub-urban Blitz gained some news coverage in the online gaming magazines and sites, have a look at the clips in the Mikrobitti Magazine (finnish only) (www.mikrobitti.fi), combatsim.com (www.combatsim.com) or cdmag.com (www.cdmag.com). And there was more but we just did not see those...

Blitz'00 is sponsored by iEN Sponsors

The iEntertainment Network is kind enough to sponsor the event accounts and competition prices.

 

  

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