1st May 1940 - May Day!
BBMF Hurricane MkII
" May Day! May Day! Here they come again. Get up there and make sure they are not able to come back this time! You'll have to clear them up before you can return to your base. "
A scramble mission!
Press Engine Start - E - as soon as the mission loads.
As soon as the mission begins mayhem is breaking loose! The Control tower is bombed and there are waves of bombers - a target rich environment you might say.
On my first attempt I took off in rather a scrappy manner - well you would too if your Control Tower had just been blown up!
Full of adrenaline I pulled hard into the first bandit. Unfortunately adrenaline wasn't enough to keep aloft a Hurricane at low speed and low altitude in a hard turn. I spun in.
Luckily it's a simulation so I selected "Fly again". This time I let the speed build a little after takeoff and then the fight was on! Lots of action, lots of fun! He he - I was enjoying this!
May Day? 1st of May - very funny - I get it!
May Day, the 1st of May is a celebration of the Bolshevik Revolution.
"May Day" is an internationally recognised aviation distress signal derived from the French: "M'aiz D'aiz - meaning 'help me!'