Ai500 2022 – Operation Zero Hour will be taking place in April at The Citadel in Dover, Kent:
Not airsoft specifically but definitely worth as much airtime as possible. Operation Kingpin, 27 Minutes at Son Tay is a private production detailing the operation with as much original content as possible. This includes interviews and first hand reports form those there. These guys are looking for funds to complete the production and from what I read the final edits. They’ve set up a GoFundMe page for any donations folks are willing to share.
Also according to their pages donations enter you into a raffle to win an Airsoft XM177 signed by the Raiders themselves:
The hard truth is, we can’t finish the film without your help! To that end, we have a special surprise to aid us in raising money for the film! Starting Today and ending on December 15, we are raffling off a detailed replica Airsoft Gun complete with custom sight and signed by the Raiders at the upcoming reunion. As of today, November 5, every $20 donated to the GoFundMe gets you ONE entry. No limit on entries. This is your chance to grab a little piece of history sanctioned by the very men who carried out this swift and deadly raid with the sole intent of bringing Americans home with the added bonus of helping the very same men get their story told.
On November 21, 1970, U.S. Special Forces soldiers and U.S. Airforce airmen executed a swift and stunning raid of the Son Tay prison camp with zero American casualties. U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers are often called the silent professionals. They hold tight the details of their feats – what, where, and with whom they accomplished their missions. It falls to us to share their deeds.
Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, our ability to raise money in person to finish making the film has been severely hampered (obviously!) so we are reaching out to those who support both excellent storytelling, as well as our veteran community.
Our ultimate goal is to honor the men of the Son Tay Raid, disdained by civilian peers as they returned from the humidity and horror of Vietnam. Our film, this storytelling effort, elevating the experience, the voice, and the humble courage of these 56 raiders and the countless other service members engaged in their protection and success across the air and seas of south Asia – this is the way we say, “Thank you for your service.” We would be honored to have you be a part of this storytelling effort to honor these incredible, quiet, heroes.
All funds raised will be used to pay team member wages, including our tireless editor, graphic designer, composer, sound mixer, and other post production specialists whose expertise we would be lost without.
Currently, the film is in the rough cut editing stage.Son Tay Raid – GoFundMe
The 11th Airsoft Players’ Choice Awards ceremony takes place today, Saturday, 17th April 2021 online. Virtual presenters will be announcing the winners in 26 categories from 1100H BST (GMT+1). You can find further details here, check out the 11th Airsoft Players’ Choice Awards Official Page or go to the Popular Airsoft YouTube channel to watch and chat with other viewers.
Airsoft Internationals Ai500 weekender
We are delighted to announce the new venue for this year’s AI500 – The Citadel (Dover). The AI500 has exclusivity to run Airsoft Games and we intend to run the first game in October followed by the second in April/May of next year. We are capping the October event to 400 players, ticket price will be £95.00 with returning players from the last Ai500 receiving the usual discounted ticket price. More information will be given shortly including when you can book in. Welcome the AI500 The Citadel
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So the next video is out from Umarex, this time covering their announcement of their new Airsoft releases. Yes the MG4 and PSG1 are in there! The S&W M29 is covered as well, showing off the adjustable popup, speed loaders, CO2 installation and their attention to detail.
Whilst IWA 2021 isn’t quite what everyone hoped this year for the obvious reasons that doesn’t mean the news and new releases aren’t coming. Umarex have posted a video covering the highlights of their upcoming new products. This covers items outside of their airsoft lineup including paintball calibers, however these rubberised calibers tend to provide interest in 6mm versions. Lets face it these are interesting ideas and designs.
It’s that time of year again! Popular Airsoft‘s player choice awards are online for you to vote for your favourite places to go. Please do get in there and vote for your favourites!
What has become the biggest online airsoft event, the Airsoft Players’ Choice Awards, is now on its 11th Awards Period. For a 2-month duration of the Awards airsoft players from around the world shall nominate and then vote for the best in the various awards categories.
Airsoft retailers, players, publications, manufacturers, products, blogs, communities, reviewers, videos, podcasts, and events are covered by this Awards event. Airsoft players worldwide get to vote on who they think deserve their votes and show their appreciation for those who have done a good job at serving the airsoft community. This is what makes the Airsoft Players’Choice Awards special as it takes into particular consideration the importance of the particapation of airsoft players as they are after all, the ones who benefit from the products and services of various airsoft companies and individuals.Popular Airsoft
Sadly the IWA show has been officially postponed to an unknown date. This is due to the Coronavirus outbreak and the obvious issues around the spread through Europe and public events.
More can be read on the FieldSportsChannel https://www.fieldsportschannel.tv/iwa-postponed-official/ pages.
NürnbergMesse has decided to postpone IWA OutdoorClassics 2020 from the planned date of 6-9 March 2020 to a date in 2020, which has yet to be specified
The tv and media news here in the UK can be sadly somewhat repetitive and sadly spun out of control in some cases; however there is a genuine message around infection control and like any viral outbreak it is something to be taken seriously to help protect everyone. Obviously the upcoming trade shows now pose a conundrum from attendees meeting up with people from all around the globe who plan to fly in.
At the moment VFC (see their facebook post) and Guay Guay (see their news page) have announced that they are pulling out from IWA for the obvious reasons that the health and wellbeing of everyone comes first.
VegaForceCompany will not attend the 2020 IWA exhibition”
As you are aware, there is a new novel coronavirus (Wuhan pneumonia) spreading throughout mainland China and the rest of the world,.
Although there is only very isolated infection in Taiwan at this time (and none within our company) we of course still want to take the lessons of past flu outbreaks to heart: We want to take the side of caution as an organization for our employees, follow best health practices, and avoid crowded places in the near future.
For protect all of our customer and friend’s safety and health, reduce the risk of virus infection internally VFC has decided to cancel our presence the IWA exhibition in March 2020. This also includes any scheduled meetings during the show that we have already confirmed.
It is a difficult decision to make to not be unable to meet with our customers and friends this year, however, VFC will find another opportunity to display 2020 new products as the year continues.
Once again, VFC apologizes for any inconvenience, and thanks you for your kind understanding.
Also look forward to seeing you all in 2021 IWA exhibitions.
Patrol Base are having a giveaway in store this Saturday, 2nd November:
We’re doing a giveaway this Saturday.
Want to be in with the chance of winning free games days, ammo and even a new Airsoft gun!? Keep on reading to find out what we have planned in-store this Halloween weekend, the 2nd of November.
Come in store the 2nd of November to dig deep into our spooky mystery box to potentially pull out a winning ticket. 100 tickets are inside with 10 prizes up for grabs! You have one chance only to select a random ticket, but watch out for the creepy crawlies! Dig deep inside the cobweb and slime infested box. Prizes include ammo, tactical accessories, FREE game days at our HALO MILL and Proving Grounds sites!
Prizes have been kindly donated by ASG, the top tier prize is an ASG – SLV Armalite M!5 URX-SBR! Anyone can have a go, but if you are under 18 and win the top tier prize, then it will be handed over to a responsible adult.
Our Saturday event in-store will be from 9:30am to 5pm on the 2nd of November. There are only 100 tickets going into the box so get in early!
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Patrol Base have 30 rifles to give away to attendees at Operation Specna this weekend, find out how you can get involved in future events below:
This coming Sunday the 1st of September Patrol Base are giving away a pool of 30 SPECNA ARMS rifles! For all those who have already secured their spot for the 300 player event, you’ve got 1 in 10 chance of getting a free rifle for simply attending!
Winners will be selected on the group lunch break! At that moment in time you (if a winner) can then get the chance to run and gun with your new pride and joy for the rest of the game day.
To see what rifles could be in the prize pool, check out the full SPECNA product line-up available at Patrol Base right now by following the link.
If you weren’t luck enough to secure your spot for this event, then sign up to our social platforms to be ahead of the game and book for future game days by following the links below: