A.J. Meister Scores 1st Title in Dominating Day
A. J. Meister had played Dawn Patrol since 2014 without scoring a tournament win or a single confirmed aerial victory. But all that changed at the Indy Squadron's traditional New Year's Day gaming at the Meister's home on January 1, 2022, when A. J. not only won the 8th annual Whosyercon Open but shot down three enemy airplanes throughout the day as well.
Rick Lacy devised a fun mixture of aircraft for the Open, the second of three games played.
Bob Meister, Fokker DVI
Stephen Skinner, Pfalz DXII
A. J. Meister, Fokker DVII 200 hp
Chris Burlingame, Sopwith Camel 110 hp
Ethan Skinner, SPAD XIII
Rick Lacy, Sopwith Dolphin
The first turn was exciting when all three Allies attacked Bob's Fokker DVI. Stephen's Pfalz fired head-on at Chris' Camel but the English pilot would not be dissuaded from pressing his attack on the Fokker. Bob breathed a small sigh of relief when Rick's Dolphin missed, but Chris and Ethan combined for nearly a dozen hit factors into Bob's Fokker, which sustained a jammed rudder and banked helplessly out of the fight.