• Virtual Aeroshell Aerobatic Team

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About Team Aeroshell

Founded in 2019

The Virtual Aeroshell Aerobatic Team aims to emulate the real life Aeroshell Aerobatic Team in DCS World. This includes sight references, maneuvers, timing, and the overall professionalism of the real team. Founded by Le’Will Brown in early 2019, the team performed their first LIVE virtual airshow at Virtual Aviation Nation on 10.18.2019 and plan on flying many more events to come!

The T6 Texan and the challenging demonstration Aeroshell performs makes this an incredibly fun team to be apart of. Slow speeds, lots of pull, p-factor, rudder, loud engines, and tons of smoke is what it’s all about!

We are in no way shape or form affiliated with Shell the company, or the Aeroshell Aerobatic Team. We are simply a group of individuals from the United States & Canada who love the real team and want to replicate Aeroshell virtually.

If you have any questions or concerns don’t hesitate to reach out!

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The Team

Timothy Reynolds

Flight Lead - Tim is an experienced virtual aviator with 12 years of aerobatic experience. Starting with the Virtual Blue Angels back in 2009 where he began as a narrator and quickly progressed to flying left wing, finishing his time with the VBA in 2011. Tim was Flight Lead for the Thunderbirds 1946 project and is an organizer for the Virtual Airshows community where he aids in streaming and coordinating events.

Martin Molinaro

Right Wing - Coming to you from Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA home of the MOOSE and Maple syrup... Martin has been flying since the days of FS2000. Qualifying him to fly with the Virtual Aeroshell Aerobatic Team, comes from over 10 years in formation. Starting with the FSX Thunderbirds as slot for 4 seasons, to flying right wing for the Diamondbacks in a T6 Texan for two seasons. Foxy is here to fly the sky, rockin' the right wing once again.

Dylan Lee

Left Wing - Dylan Lee has been flying in the virtual world for over 9 years. Started off as Left wing for the FSX Diamondbacks in 2010 and have been with different teams in the sim community such as ,The Virtual Blue Angels as MO, and Left and Slot for the 1946 Thunderbirds. Dylan is a Flight line mechanic at Airbus USA and an avid motocross racer. Dylan is the flight lead for the 2019 Virtual Aeroshell Aerobatic team.

Mason Ellis

Slot Pilot - Born and raised in Hampstead, North Carolina, Mason Ellis callsign, “Matrix” joined the team in November of 2019 as the slot pilot. Matrix has been flying in the virtual world for 5 years now. Matrix also currently serves with the FSX Blue Angels as the Opposing Solo, and has spent nearly 2 years with the them. On his off time he enjoys plane spotting, working out, and sports. He is also currently working towards his private pilots license.

Ian Adams

Narrator - From Akron Ohio, Ian Adams comes from an extensive background of narrating as he was the lead announcer for an iRacing Broadcast Team in 2013. Ian has also participated in his fair share of commercial flying on FSX. Ian is currently a currier driver for DHL and enjoys racing, gaming, & virtual aviation. He has been a member of the team since 2019.

Le'Will Brown

Founder/Ex-Slot Pilot - Le'Will has been flying in the virtual world for over 12 years. Started off as a flight leader of the FSX Red Bull Aerobatic Team and flown with different teams over the community such as the FSX Diamondback as left wing, Virtual Blue Impulse as left wing/slot, and Outter left wing with the Virtual Snowbirds. Le'Will is a Line Tech at his local airport and currently a student real world pilot. Le'Will hails from Cleveland, Ohio. home.
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First flight (NA-49) Sept. 28, 1938
Span 42 feet 1/4 inch
Length 28 feet 11-7/8 inches
Seating Tandem
Power plant Pratt & Whitney Wasp R-1340-AN-1 550 horsepower, air-cooled
Speed 205 mph at 5,000 feet
Crew Pilot, co-pilot
Landing gear Retractable
Propeller Controllable pitch

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The North American Aviation T-6 Texan two-place advanced trainer was the classroom for most of the Allied pilots who flew in World War II. Called the SNJ by the Navy and the Harvard by the British Royal Air Force, the advanced trainer AT-6 was designed as a transition trainer between basic trainers and first-line tactical aircraft. It was redesignated T-6 in 1948.

In all, the T-6 trained several hundred thousand pilots in 34 different countries over a period of 25 years. A total of 15,495 of the planes were made. Though most famous as a trainer, the T-6 Texan also won honors in World War II and in the early days of the Korean War.

The Texan evolved from the company’s BC-1 basic combat trainer, which was first produced for the U.S. Army Air Corps with fixed landing gear in 1937 under a contract that called for 174 planes. North American designed the NA-49 prototype as a low-cost trainer with many of the characteristics of a high-speed fighter.

Although not as fast as a fighter, it was easy to maintain and repair, had more maneuverability and was easier to handle. A pilot’s airplane, it could roll, Immelmann, loop, spin, snap and vertical roll. It was designed to give the best possible training in all types of tactics, from ground strafing to bombardment and aerial dogfighting. It contained such versatile equipment as bomb racks, blind flying instrumentation, gun and standard cameras, fixed and flexible guns, and just about every other device that military pilots had to operate.

Source by Boeing
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What It Takes
Our practice schedule is currently Monday, Wednesday, and Friday @ 8:00PM EST.
All candidates are required to attend scheduled practices.

You must be a minimum of 18 years of age and own the Yak-52 in DCS World.

Current Positions Open: N/A: Applications are currently closed.

For any quesitons or concerns feel free to email us at: contact@virtualaeroshell.com

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