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Bloody April VII

25 March - 29 April, 2017


Bloody April IV Scenes


Bloody April II Scenes


Back story - During the First World War, the month of April 1917 was known as Bloody April by the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) more at Wikipedia

The Bloody April Campaign was originally conceived by Paul Bäumer in 2006 during the Red Baron3D era.  Not forgotten, the event was finally brought to life with Bloody April I  hosted by Jasta 5 in 2011 as the first ever worldwide multi-player campaign in Rise of Flight. 

Bloody April is brought to the Rise of Flight community once again in 2016.  We are also grateful for the contributions of various community members over the years including, Paff, Waxworks, Genius, Gavagai, J5 Matthias, J5 Sturm, Syn Bandy for their contributions to the mods in use this year and/or mission building/ assistance.


2017 Schedule of Events*:

Call to Arms/Campaign Notice – February 4

First Phase of Registrations – February 4

Preliminary Rules Posted – February 28*

    NOTE:  not much change to BA VI rules set 

Second Phase of Enlistment for late pilots begins**
March 4 (space available only)

Rules Seminar - March 4 1900 GMT (

Patch Test/Practice Server Available - Available as of March 10*.

Final Pilot Assignments Completed and Posted – March 12 (estimated)

Final Rules Posted - March 18*

Event Practice Run - 25

Hostilities Begin - April 1

Easter Armistace - April 15

Hostilities End – April 29

Awards and Stats – May 1 (approx.)

Community Debrief “Lessons Learned” - TBA

Organizer Debrief “Lessons Learned” - TBA


*approximate/planned date.

**pilots/units will be allowed to register after this date on a space available basis at the discretion of the organizers.


Pilot Registration


Be sure to also register on the Jasta 5 forum after registering below (you will be taken to the forum registration page automatically after submitting the form below).

REALLY, REALLY IMPORTANT:  Make sure you register on the forum with ONE of the following:

a) your unit designation in front of your name (e.g. J5_Bäumer), or

b) a BA (for Bloody April) in front of your user name!  example:  BA_Bäumer. 

Failure to do the above will likely result in your account registration being mistaken for SPAM and deleted.


If you participated in last years event, your forum account should still be active.  Simply confirm your login information by logging in to the forum when taken there automatically during the event registration process via the orange event registration button below.  If you cannot login you may need to retrieve your login information using the "I Forgot Password" function linked on the Login Page. 

If you are unable to access your forum account, email and provide your forum user name (as much as you can remember it correctly) in the email. 


Must register for the Jasta 5 Parser this year at BEFORE clicking the Orange Event Registration button below. 


Click to Register


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