Canadian F-35A Lightning II And 401 Tactical Fighter Group for Strike Fighters 2: Operation Darius

The F-35 Lightning II (left) partnered with the F-16C (right)

As many of you know I'm a fan of many things, but aviation is high on my list. Especially jet fighter technology. I love old school flight sims such as Flying Circus (a third party DLC available for IL2 Sturmovik) and more modern sims like DCS. As such, I'm a fan of flight simulators and anything with an aerospace twist to it, when I'm not playing strategy games such as the Total War series, or occasionally Ark: Evolved and Conan: Exiles.

My Conan Exiles character Ai Tien and the "Sanctum-like" base that she built (honestly, she did it).

Being Canadian, I crafted this mod for the military flight simulator/flight trainer Strike Fighters 2. It requires both Strike Fighters 2 by Thirdwire (an excellent flight sim along the lines of the old Microprose classic flight simulators), and a working installation of the Operation Darius mod to use. 

It allows you to fly the F-35A Lightning II when running Single Combat Missions or Campaign Missions as the Canadian Forces. It also includes the proper Canadian textures for the F-35A utilizing the Canadian 401 Tactical Fighter Group insignia.

For more details read the post at Combat Ace and download the file there, or from my site directly below:

Canadian F-35A Lightning II And 401 Tactical Fighter Group for Strike Fighters 2: Operation Darius Download here.

Other Updates

The Butterfly Dragon III is coming along nicely so far, and I'm managing to press out chapter after chapter in the epic end tale to the Butterfly Dragon series, giving my characters an attention to detail and a level of intelligence on par with interesting and engrossing characters. The story line is a complex one initially, but over the next few chapters it should become clear how everything is interconnected.

Updates to A Lady's Prerogative are a long ways off, but they'll come soon enough and maybe, just maybe, there might be a short story soon. Maybe one celebrating the summer solstice? Its hard jumping between the two story lines and I'd like to keep the scientific authenticity and feel of the Butterfly Dragon without getting magic involved in this last three part book. An A Lady's Prerogative short story seems to be the best solution to give fans of A Lady's Prerogative something to hold them over.

The latest chapter to Butterfly Dragon III: The Two Dragons Act II involves Inspector Camden (Tricia), Detective Farnham and Inspector Halmand going over their case in a morning strategy session before they continue their effort to uncover what caused Ronald Forseth to become radicalized. I updated this chapter today, so if you read it yesterday, it has some significant changes already published. I urge you to read it again. You'll probably like it.

Other News

In other news, as many of you know, I've had problems with a local group of meanies and bullies stalking me for decades now. Today, I got pretty angry over their treatment of me, but kept everything civil thankfully. I decided that I'm going to take them down once and for all using nothing but truth and words. No long winded rant posts involved. Just what they've had coming.

Keep reading and it will all become clear, and consider that this is a plan I put forward a while ago and am about 60% of the way to achieving, though it will take a month or three for the results to become apparent. Hopefully this buys some peace for other people afflicted by the same thing.

The thing to watch out about this cult, is that they're notorious for swapping people's identity. That's how they steal the efforts of one person and give them to the other, amongst other means that will become very clear very soon. 

For instance, I'm not Snow aka Darren O'Brien, even though he grew up around the corner from me, but I'm not him, he's not me. We were never really friends, but we were acquaintances in the sense that I knew of him, and he knew of me. 

Darren knew another keyboard player as well that lived in his housing complex back then, who later went on to become Ronnie Hawkins' keyboardist. Ronnie's keyboardist, another keyboardist and I traded keyboard and piano licks after a gig we did (at Rock And Roll Heaven) on the same venue back in the early 1990s. Back then I was working as a junior computer tech (Toshiba, NEC and AST certified), a computer programmer (C and Pascal) and an audio visual technician. On top of doing regular music gigs as a keyboardist. I was a busy guy. 

Not to mention, for kicks, I'd ride my bicycle 200 km in 11 hours every summer to go camping in Kinmount with my friends. You can do a lot in a world that isn't socially abusive. Its such a shame how things have changed so much in that aspect. Especially for those of us getting up there in years. I'm 54 years old and I have to endure social abuse and harassment every day. It hampers your efforts, and you certainly can't take part in society the same way with the same rights that everyone else has. Maybe they're trying to radicalize me?

Regardless, back in the early 1990s, I worked a gig for Southam Audio Visual Group setting up the translation booths for a United Nations Conference in the Prince Hotel, where Doctor David Suzuki delivered a keynote lecture on climate change that I attended. I wasn't working that shift, but the United Nations reps let me sit in on the lecture because I'd worked on the translation booth. Its a small world after all, and I was a fan of Doctor Suzuki, even back then.

Believe me, I'm not remembering someone else's life as if it were my own. That was my life back then, and I have witnesses to that effect.

I'm more of a fan of alternative, electronic and even goth music from the old school (the late 1970s and early 1980s) and modern electronica and ambient.

So, as far as the abusive cult goes, there's a lot to what I'm exposing, but it will all eventually come out. You'll have to read between the lines because it will be hidden in plain sight.

Bye for now!