Escuela de Pilotos “EDP 71st”
Escuela de Pilotos (Pilot School) was created in December 2013 by former “Escuadron Iberoamericano” members Guillermo “Aleman” Schelfthout and Juan “Rush” Ortiz.
Our core mission was to teach and train Spanish speaking aspirant pilots who would like to fly in the DCS series.
In most online squadrons, newbies were not accepted unless they had a basic understanding of the game (basic flying skills, cockpit instruments, etc)
This made many beginners knock on our door to learn the basics of flying a simulator in general and DCS in particular. Once their formation completed, they had the choice to either join a different squadron or stay with us as members of our school.
We kept growing and expanding through interacting with different squadrons like ECV 56 Condor or Escuadron 57. Many pilots from these established squadrons started their DCS journey in our school before evolving into official virtual combat pilots. With our numbers increasing, the need of establishing our own combat squadron became very clear. This led us to officially create our combat-ready unit for DCS: the 71st fighter squadron.
Shortly after, EDP 71st pilots made their first official appearance on the DCS scene during Situational Awareness’s sanctioned Joint Warrior 2 and 3 online battles.