This is really a reboot of a jet RP I envisioned long ago, but never quite got off the ground (ha, ha). The general idea is the same, but the story's a bit different. Our setting is fictional, like the Ace Combat games, but the tech is real-world. I hope things turn out differently this time around; I wasn't a terribly great GM back then, but I feel comfortable now to keep this going.
The world has fallen into war. Following the aggressive expansion of Demarik's Free Polvata Party, the eastern world has lashed out at its neighbors in a full-scale invasion. Palast, Gratonia and Sedonica have followed Demarik into battle, under direct influence of the Polvatas. The International Western Alliance, or IWA, has hastily banded together to defend the west from Demarikan assault. With several of Demarik's minor neighbors already fallen into ruin and others under puppet leaders, IWA headquarters has launched a counteroffensive into the Gratonian Union. This is where our story begins.
The militaries of this world operate in much different manners than our own, instead having similarities with the warrior classes of many feudal nations. Fighter pilots are looked upon as being modern knights-errant - chivalrous warriors of the skies. Pilots have evolved into a form of social class, rather than just a military role. As such, most pilots actually own their aircraft, and pass them down from generation to generation. In this way, jets are prized possessions of war and signify nobility. This means that the air forces of respective nations may not maintain a particular line of fighters, but a mix of different models - it is not unheard of to find squadrons of pilots using a mixture of different aircraft of comparable performance.
IWA fighter squadrons are comprised of volunteers from diffferent nations, and as a result, can be even more diverse in aircraft makeup than single powers. You are a pilot of the IWA Air Service, 56th Fighter Squadron, nicknamed the "Black Hussars." This is but one of the many squadrons spearheading the IWA counteroffensive.
Major IWA Nations:
-Kingdom of Tellarus
-People's Republic of Taboria
-Republic of Samavand
Major FPP (Polvata) Nations:
-Confederacy of Palast
Callsign: (Our squadron uses the callsign Hussar, followed by a number. Additionally, your pilot may have a nickname of his own.)
Nationality: (Any IWA nation; you may make up a minor IWA power)
Character Info: (Personality, skills, etc. Bio/history optional)
Fighter of Choice: (Choose an active, real-world fourth-generation jet fighter. As much of the world is connected by land, aircraft carriers are virtually unheard of, so no carrier-based craft are used)
Compatible Armaments: (List all weaponry your fighter is capable of using in the real world)
Other: (Jet info, history, markings, etc.)
For reference, this link lists terminology that may pop up in the roleplay: http://www.tailhook.net/AVSLANG.htm
I'd like to see a good amount of interest before committing; hopefully this will appeal to some folks! I'm considering making this either high-casual or low advanced.