Campaign History of
the Green Tails
Within the WWI flight sim community, Jasta 5 was certainly one of
the earliest Jasta organized online. It appeared and
disappeared a few times.
On January 21st, 2004, eighty eight years to the day after
first being formed, Paul Bäumer was directed by the Kaiser to begin
preparations for the reactivation of Jagdstaffel 5. Since that time,
of the Green Tails of Jasta 5 has successfully strengthened air support
along the Western Front.
During the mid 2000's, Jasta 5 became known for its
organization and the dedication and character of it's pilots as well as
its quality training program for pilots new to flight sims.
In 2009 Jasta 5 began migrating from Red Baron 3D to
Rise of Flight sim.
In 2011, Jasta 5 distinguished itself by conducting the
first Rise of Flight campaign open to multiple units worldwide.
Read more about the first event of it's kind for the Rise of Flight
community, the inaugural month long
Bloody April campaign.
Celebrating its tenth anniversary in present form,
throughout 2014 and 2015, Jasta 5 dominated both the then popular
Syndicate "full-real" settings Rise of Flight server and the
intermediate level "Wargrounds" server, establishing itself one, if not
the, most successful WWI flight sim groups of the time at the peak of
the Rise of Flight community.
In 2016, modeling of Boistrancourt Chateau was completed
using photos taken within the past few years of the actual Chateau that
showed sides and detail not seen on commonly available pictures from
WWI. This was completed with the of Genius. Bandy assisted
the year before by modeling the observation tower. Boistrancourt is now
modeled in Rise of Flight!
Jasta 5 also conducted the sixth Bloody April campaign
and introduced the first "Black
September" campaign six months later. It was a great success
and one of the most immersive and challenging campaigns the Rise of
Flight community had experienced to date.
About this same time, one of Jasta 5 pilots, IceAge,
surpassed 100 consecutive aerial kills in a single virtual life over two
months of flying, earning him the oak leaves for his Blue Max. A
truly remarkable achievment.
Below is a summary of all the online campaigns in which
Jasta 5 has participated.