Rise of Flight news

Rise of Flight (777Studios) sends us the following press release:

Dear Pilots,

The winter is passing us and it’s time to recall a couple recent events in the Rise of Flight world. First of all, let us remind you about the Gladiators 4×4 tournament that took place in December 2013 just before Christmas. In this “Duel challenge” for virtual squads, 9 teams faced each other in exciting dogfight events for 2, 4 and 8 pilots per arena. The event gathered players from Europe and the US and after several days of intense combat that the winners were crowned. The three winning teams collected prize money totaling $2400. We’re always glad to support creative community ideas and anyone has a chance to make a full scale tournament and count on our support.

Along those lines, Jasta 5 is preparing another Bloody April multiplayer event. Check the ROF forum for more details. It’s shaping up to be an interesting event with some additional objects, new airfields and changes to the Lens sector on the map. Also, if you like hyper-historical single player, don’t forget to check out Pat Wilson’s Campaign Generator. He’s done a tremendous job utilizing all of ROF’s mission creating technology. It’s a lot of fun and very well done. Check this area in the forum for more information. Pat Wilson’s Campaign Generator
This year marks the 5th anniversary of the retail release of ROF. We’re not as young as we used to be, but we still have a couple of aces up our sleeve. And today we’re happy to reveal to you the first element of our release plan for this year – meet the Hanriot HD.1 which is now available for pre-order! This is an elegant French biplane initially built to replace Nieuports for the Entente. Manufactured in France and flown primarily by Belgium on the Western Front, it was also flown by Italy and found success in the hands of Italian pilots. The HD.1 was a light and maneuverable aircraft that first saw combat in 1917. Several pilots became distinguished aces flying this machine. It’s also known for a second variant called the HD.2 that was not only sometimes modified with an extra machine gun, but was also fitted with floats to serve the French Navy. So when you pre-order the HD.1 you are actually getting two machines: a plane with classic land gear and a hydroplane. We have no doubt that you can put both types to good use and enjoy them – at least as much as we enjoyed making them for you.
But that’s not all, to celebrate these two events and to arrange a warm transition to spring-time, here is a new big sale in the ROF store that will last from February 25th till March 4th. Everything goes for half-price, with one traditional exception for pre-order items. If you haven’t been generous to yourself lately and find yourself wanting a plane that would make you a happy pilot – this is your chance! And don’t forget about the Channel map – there’s so much water around there for your new Hanriot floatplane.
Check out the sale prices and make yourself or your friends happy with some new Rise of Flight aircraft or mods! You deserve it!

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