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About Me

I have been an aviation enthusiast from the time I was a youngster. During the height of the Vietnam War I enlisted for a four year term in the U.S. Air Force where I was trained to be a Jet Aircraft Technician (Fighters). I worked on the T-33, RF-101,
F-102, F-106, RF-4, and F-4C, D,E.

After my discharge from the Air Force, I took advantage of the, then offered, Flight Training funded by the G.I. Bill. My flight training was in the Piper J3, Stearman, and Cessna 150. I also have flight time in the Piper 140, Cessna 172, and Piper 180.

Due to lack of sufficient funds, I never continued my pursuit of a flying career, but got hooked on flight simulators...primarily Microsoft Flight Simulator©. I have had every version since the very first. I have tried several others over the years, but always stuck with MSFS. However; being extremely disappointed with FSX, FS9 will probably be the last of the Microsoft simulators. I do have X-Plane, but have not yet spent too much time with it. That may change very soon.

In the Spring of 1999 I joined WestWind Virtual Airlines. Doing so added a new level of enthusiasm for flight simming. Over the years I have served in the capacities of Assistant Hub Manager, Hub Manager, Director of Cargo Operation, V.P. of Hub Operations, Exec. V.P. of Hub Operations and Exec. V.P. of Scenery.  I am now retired from management, but am still an active member.

I hope you enjoy my work. It's not fancy, but it is free, the files are relatively small and it is frame-rate friendly. If you run across any airports that have major flaws, send me an email with the details. I'll take a look at it and, time permitting, will fix it. In the mean time stop back frequently to see what is new.

Also, please consider a small donation to help with the cost of maintaining this web site. Even a couple dollars will help.

Blue Skies!

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