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    SL Flying Tigers to Stage Military Expo

    Second Life is a fabulous platform for people to share their real life experiences, or to live out their ambitions using virtual reality as a creative tool. That’s why Aviation and Military sims are so popular in the virtual world for those who have the same interests. One group in particular, the Flying Tigers, are a hot favourite Aviation group, boasting nearly 2000 members at the present time. You can actively take part in virtual combat flying or just try your skills at flying in the non-combat areas of the group’s sims. The Flying Tigers say they view SL World War 2 role-play as a constant memorial and tribute to that era “because it symbolizes humanity’s triumph over evil.”

    From March 25 to March 31 the Flying Tigers, whose sims and groups are owned by SL avatar Guarocuya Giano (Flying Tigers’ CO and Major General), are holding a Military Expo, and it looks like an event not to be missed for all those people who are interested in all things military as well as aviation. The press release says “The Military Expo will bring together military themed content creators for a special showcase of military vehicles, aircraft and services. This event will be held at the WW2 Pacific sim in Second Life, which is part of the Flying Tigers’ sims and groups.”

    The SL Flying Tigers are inspired by a real life aviation unit, the 1st American Volunteer Group (AVG) (Flying Tigers) and the SL group state ‘The mission statement and main objective for the SL Flying Tigers is “we fly to honour of all veterans and are dedicated to pursuing camaraderie, goodwill, co-operation and harmony within the Second Life aviation community.”’ Something that a lot of people can aspire to, particularly in this day and age!

    You can catch up with all the latest information about the Expo as well as the schedule of planned events and creator’s profiles on the Military Expo blog and for information about the Flying Tigers on

    I met event organiser and promoter Jessii2009 Warrhol, who kindly gave me a model of one of the jet fighters to try out. My SL flying skills are on par with my virtual driving, a bit dismal I’m afraid! but I jumped into the cockpit and off I took and it was really thrilling to zoom upwards into the virtual skies. Well, I obviously need a lot more practice, but the plane, created by Guarocuya Giano was brilliantly made and easily controlled (in more capable hands than mine!). I can’t wait to go along to the Expo to see the other military vehicles on display.

    There is a very full schedule of exciting events for the Military Expo, so be sure to go over to the Pacific sim on March 25 and join in the fun. For more information contact Jessii2009 Warrhol in-world.

    Logo by courtesy of SL Flying Tigers

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