The Black Knights 667th was created in 1999 by Dark Knight the founder. He came up with the name from a nickname his grandfathers WWII squadron was called flying P-40's, P-39 and P-51's in the 367th. They were known as the Black Knights of Death.
The 667th was formed online in JCN (Janes Combat Network) which was similiar to Hyperlobby back in the day. We flew mostly Janes F-15E, WW2 fighters, Rogue Spear and Falcon 4.0. These were the day of dial up and it made it pretty interesting, but it worked.
Our history has been packed with controversy, Pilots leaving for various reasons, but most always return, as the 667th is more a family apart than just a "clan" as some units are called on the internet. We've supported each other through thick and thin as each of us have passed into troubled territory over the courses of our real lives. We've applauded new family members, and even helped to name one or two.
The history of the 667th is more about friendship and comraderie than anything else, no matter what we are doing. Each of our members know that the other member will help out in whatever way they can in any situation. We are brothers in life, and in death. We've recently lost some good members. Iceman "Ice" succommed to cancer and most recently Biill to ALS. It's in these memories that the 667th history lies, not in online fights, not in victories, or awards, although those also represent something as well, but what the memories represent will last longer than any award, any promotion, or any victory. We know each other's voices just by the sound. We know each other's faces by pictures. We know each other's flying styles so well in the air that our opponents always have to keep one eye behind them.
In 2013 we recently joined alliances with the 67th Fighting Cocks which in turn has made the 51st Virtual Fighter Wing that you see today. The 67th has a great group of pilots and with our new alliance we aim grow.
"Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return."