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honahfl Another special forces team takes off from Honah Airfield.

WIA has sent another recommendation to several Blake Sea communities to pressure Honah Airfield to reduce the availability of its runways to paramilitary groups. The report makes the threat clear:

“The airfield [Honah] continues to offer a consistent and free landing zone for paramilitary groups and craft in the Blake Sea. While not directly sponsoring military action, the sales of technologically advanced military aircraft and an unregulated landing zone results in support of military actions in the Blake Sea theater.”

None of the communities have responded to the recommendation, though insiders say that Half Hitch is likely to push for regulations.

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Recent sightings of a notorious smuggler, first at an AI Warehouse in Windhill City (link), and then at Honah Airfield flying a Coastal Patrol craft have raised questions about smuggling operations.

“We really have to wonder how far reaching the smuggling goes,” said the diminutive new spokeswoman for the WIA. “And how a smuggler is doing reconnaissance flights in a CP helicopter.”

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In a surprise to all who witnessed, a new Vulture Air ATX 72 ran out of fuel on approach to Honah Lee Field just a few meters from the runway. As the waves crashed over the plane, the pilot and crew escaped uninjured. Fortunately, the plane was being ferried and had no passengers aboard.

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The pilot, whose name was not released, was seen drying off his blue feet and wringing out his socks. “I swore I thought I could make it on five bucks,” he said sheepishly.

This is the second such mishap for Vulture Air in as many weeks, the first being a new 727 recently delivered that went down over Second Norway. This new event has forced stockholders and industry pundits to speculate that Vulture Air has lost its edge as the market leader. With smaller, younger airlines joining the fray, has the golden age of aviation closed for the venerable airline? Only time will tell.Stock prices on the WSE for Vulture Air (VULA) closed yesterday at 90.23 up 2.03

MCE MCE stands for Modern Combat Environment and is the brain child of Aeon Voom, the genius behind Amok Dynamics. After years of designing the best modern combat vehicles in SL, the builder began to design a combat system that would allow combatants to have a complete experience.

Integrated into AMOK’s updated products is the new MCE system, which allows for combatants to have several weapons, medical and repair kits, and any other specialized equipment designed in the MCE system. A complicated system allows for more accurate damage (so a pistol can’t knock out a tank), as well as defining eras for sims that want to specialize in period combat. Electronic Warfare, countermeasures, safe zones, anti-cheating, spawning, reloading (no more unlimited ammo 🙂 ), and transport are all worked into the system.

At the moment only a few manufacturers are creating products with the incredible system, but that’s OK too. The ease of VICE scripts and its oversimplification led to problems in combat, (like when a sniper rifle can sink a ship) and a lack of guidelines. MCE will not have those problems, and more guidelines mean that products will work well with the detailed system.

Aeon hasn’t talked about it, but all of this integration and detail also allows for more role-play as well, which can only enhance the combat experience.

What Aeon has talked about is continual development of the system so that it can include resupply and more integration. His latest effort, a drivable aircraft carrier includes advanced landing for AMOK vehicles and a remarkable new feature, the Global Mode feature, which will let users use the vehicle without the HUD.

Already in use, this system will only get better as Aeon continues to put out products. News is hard to come by from the private genius, but we will post on Waterbank News when we can.

The best place to see Amok products is at Honah Lee Field (link at right), or you can see some at Fletcher Airfield (right).
A free HUD is available at Marketplace
Aeon’s a very busy guy, so he doesn’t update these often:
MCE Page
Marketplace (Aeon is an outspoken critic of the site, so this won’t be updated often)
MCE Facebook

Amok Dynamics has exceeded the high expectations of its customers with the release of its A6, packing it with more functions and new features than any other craft. In addition to smooth flying, load out options, and new fueling options, the MCE system craft will soon have features allowing pilots to use the craft in no rez zones. Aeon Voom, the owner of Amok Dynamics has plans to expand the system to allow greater capabilities in the future as well.

The aircraft is available at Honah Lee Airfield (link right) and affiliate vendors.

A personal statement from the manufacturer is after the jump:
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