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Scott - A2A
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Re: What's with the forum logo?

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She is probably cached on your local system. We've wanted to expand her and A2A's image beyond this single picture for some time. We're not doing away with her by any means but while we are in this re-design we've put the P-40 logo up there. This P-40 image was created by A2A's Robert Rogalski.

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Scott, did you think about making a physical calendar with her to sell? Or maybe a calender holder that ppl can put those generic calender sheets on? :)
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She should be on the nose of that A2A B-25 Mitchell, when it finally comes out.

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The aviation (and flight sim) industry is still heavily male dominant and we want to do our part to promote more women in aviation. So we'd like to expand her into other aviation related roles, professional.

This picture was inspired from WWII Nose Art which is also something we will always preserve at A2A as WWII aviation is our heritage. When we chose her we were thinking of those young kids thrown into life threatening missions and having a beautiful woman painted on their aircraft helped to give them hope. She is paying homage to these young kids that never had a chance to live a full life. Some people see her differently and that's OK. But I do believe anyone who has had issues with this, who really doesn't know much about WWII history will actually like what we do moving forward. We are doing it because it is something we've wanted to do for some time (I do want the nose art version to have a little more clothing like a skirt) and just haven't managed to get around to doing it until now.

The goal is for her to come back better than ever but in many different ways.

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I hope you'll keep her like she already is as well, though; girls like pretty, too.

My dad likes the WW2 movies and I watch those with him and there's lots of those little things that the soldiers, airmen, sailors, and Marines did to remind them of what they were figthing for back home. The nose art is the most famous, but there's the locker pin-ups, the wardroom pinups that everybody taps on the way out to go into battle, etc. I don't find it "problematic" or "offensive" at all and it doesn't make me not like flying. Plus, Wonder Woman is beautiful and smexy and still badazz. :)

Adding some more pretty outfits would be cool though, too. Like mechanic jumpsuit, uniform with [maybe a bit shorter than regulation] skirt, etc? :)

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Or maybe give her a flying jacket and goggles (something like that)?

My own wife was convinced she (the original gal) wasn't wearing pants.

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I guess I’m neutral here. I don’t mind her there and I don’t mind her gone. For me it’s about the accusim planes.
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I am simply a fan of WWII nose art in all it's varieties :)

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Medtner wrote:
24 Sep 2020, 16:34
I'd prefer it to be a hot military stud... I guess y'all would be on board, eh?
Excellent idea!

One from Top Gun and the volleyball scene!

It would be about time....
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Bruce66 wrote:
29 Sep 2020, 04:43
Medtner wrote:
24 Sep 2020, 16:34
I'd prefer it to be a hot military stud... I guess y'all would be on board, eh?
Excellent idea!

One from Top Gun and the volleyball scene!

It would be about time....
Actually, the P-40 is a bit of a stud, methinks. :-P All oily, sweaty, and loud. ;-)
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Medtner wrote:
29 Sep 2020, 04:54
Bruce66 wrote:
29 Sep 2020, 04:43
Medtner wrote:
24 Sep 2020, 16:34
I'd prefer it to be a hot military stud... I guess y'all would be on board, eh?
Excellent idea!

One from Top Gun and the volleyball scene!

It would be about time....
Actually, the P-40 is a bit of a stud, methinks. :-P All oily, sweaty, and loud. ;-)
I don't know...those in line engines are quite feminine. You need at radial engine, preferably two radial engines, for manliness (unless you put chrome hubs on them - ugh!).

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