II. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 1 «Oesau»
is a seriously minded online cyber-squadron. We are North American based with a long and distinguished history. II./JG1 can trace its origins back to 1992 and Red Baron Online. With our sister group, Jagdgeschwader 1 “Richthofen”, we hold the distinction of being the first German online cyber-squadron to be established on the internet and are the third oldest overall.
As a Gruppe (group), II./JG 1 currently flies the «1946″ variant of 1C: Maddox’s IL-2 Sturmovik, as well as IL-2: Cliffs of Dover. Further, we fly for the Luftwaffe within both the Eastern and Western “European Theater of Operations” (ETO).
By enlisting in II./JG 1, you are acknowledging that you will abide by the Dicta Jagdgeschwader while flying or posting in JG 1 uniform. A pilot’s uniform is the JG1-specific prefix which precedes all of our pilots’ names (ex. II./JG1_[name] ).
The Dicta Jagdgeschwader is the following:
All pilots will respect rank, which is a representation of both position and length of service within the Gruppe, and the chain of command that is created from that ranking structure. The flaming or degrading of any pilot is prohibited.
Cheating, which is the attempt to create an unfair advantage in your own favor at the expense of others, is strictly prohibited! Any pilot caught cheating in any form or manner will be expelled from the Squadron. Note: II./JG 1 currently views any intentional modification of the SFS files within the IL-2 game to be a form of hacking. Hacking is not necessarily cheating, however, the practice of using SFS “mods” online within JG 1 is also prohibited.
While II./JG 1 flies German aircraft and uses the historical rank and organizational system of the World War Two-era Luftwaffe, this is an apolitical cyber-squadron dedicated solely towards the furthering of a computer game. We do not tolerate or condone any references to the Nazi party, its leadership, or the evils committed by that group. Further, while we use historical German paint schemes and awards, this is done solely for the sake of historical accuracy. Any member found guilty of violating this rule will be expelled from the unit immediately.
II./JG 1′s communication network (i.e. e-mail, forums, TeamSpeak, chat, etc.) is for the specific purpose of squadron business, discussions of aviation, discussions of computer games (especially flight simulators) and socializing. It is not for the deliberation of any political, corporate or religious issues, be they current events or historically based. Because II./JG 1 is a non-political entity, any violation of this basic tenant will be considered a violation of the Dicta itself. The Stab, therefore, reserves the right at all times to lock, delete or end any discussions that intrude upon this basic courtesy.
Unless given a special dispensation by the GruppenStab, all II./JG 1 pilots are prohibited from holding membership within another flight simulation squadron. The obvious exception to this rule is if the other squadron is within the JG 1 organizational umbrella (i.e. JG 1 Richthofen or CVG-9). This rule is in place to ensure that there are no conflicts of interest or scheduling.
Unless given a waiver by the GruppenStab, failure to remain active will result in your eventual dismissal. In order to maintain membership a pilot must fly in both organized practice sessions and in organized online events. If a pilot does not maintain active status, their membership will be reviewed and results may include the loss of Pilot’s Badges, the loss of privileges or being dropped from II./JG 1′s records.
Retiring or departing members of II./JG 1 are expected to respect the intellectual property of the Unit. Unless special permission from the GruppenStab is given, all things created for the Squadron must stay within the Squadron. This includes, but is not limited to: standard operations procedures, training manuals, TS setups, training videos, artwork, etc.
To remain active within II./JG 1, all pilots may be asked to pass a Pilot’s Badge refresher course once every twelve months. This refresher course will reflect the current state of flight tasks within the various Online Events.
Should a pilot violate the aforementioned Dictums or our basic code of honor, they will be given up to two verbal warnings. In the event of a third infraction, the Pilot will be immediately dismissed from the unit.
In Conclusion: «GENTLEMEN, WE OPERATE WITH CHIVALRY AND HONOR AT ALL TIMES, NO EXCEPTIONS.»