read my stories

This my blog page where you will find the latest post on top, and years and years of older posts below.
For a more focused way of reading, you can select the Categories underneath My Articles tab at the top !
Enjoy your stay here and check back once in a while!

15.700 forum posts

That’s what I had on simFlight on last count. Or 5,5 posts PER DAY since 2002. I guess that makes me a writer? AVSIM shows only 2800+, but that’s after a restart in 2002 I think. had some 5000 there

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Spitfires at Duxford

The last Duxford show had no less than 16 Spitfires fly together, something that doesn’t happen all too often these days. There are MANY videos on YouTube showing this. I picked just one of the better shots for my post.

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Vintage Aircraft

Don’t you wish you started doing what you really wanted to do 30 years ago? I do…. often. Alas, no turning back. It only dawned to me recently that I was probably made to work with old aircraft, but at

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Let’s Go Flying

  I’m sure you’ve seen it before: AOPA’s new initiative to get more people interested in (learning to) flying. I posted one of my Why Fly columns on there and it got published today. Unfortunately the link to Why Fly

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Step Three

Yup, I’m not done yet…… not by a long shot! So here’s Step Three: Flightsim Plaza’s SimNews !! I jokingly mentioned in another place that I was getting bored already, not doing the simFlight news pages anymore. That’s partially true.

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Exit simFlight stage right……

Sadly, my days at simFlight (and simMarket) are numbered and I had to decide to quit an 8-year ‘career’ running one of the world’s top flight simulation news sites. The main reason being the fact that I just couldn’t afford

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Why Fly news

Why Fly is gaining momentum, but we need LOTS more readers still…. so SPREAD THE WORD ! It is FREE ! This week we had ‘relaunch-week’ and we celebrated that with a wonderful series of 6 articles by Glenn Matthews.

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Now Publisher AND partner…….

I already was a publisher, of FSAddon of course, but am now also a partner in a new venture: Why Fly ! Sure, you’ve seen me post about it already, and there’s a link on this page to it, but

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Smugmug Video Testing

  Bear with me now, this is testing the Smugmug video embedding code……. Now, can we see this thing full screen in HD!!?? We SHOULD !   YAY! That worked. Now, if I can get the thumbnail to show as

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Dad’s Army !

Do you remember the British comedy series Dad’s Army, with Captain Meanwaring, Sergeant Wilson, Corporal Jones, private Walker and all those other characters? The Home Guard group is re-enacted every year during the Goodwood Revival at the Goodwood Estate and

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New ventures……

When someone is trying to push you out of business, and out of your income, there are two things you can do. Fight them with all means, or just go around them and do something else…. preferably better. Looks like

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    The ‘rest’ of the bunch of dark-ish photos is HERE on FACEBOOK. )if that works for you). These were taken with my old Minolta Dimage 7, under bad atmospheric circumstances (British rain), rather late in the afternoon. But

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My first WhyFly story published!

Heck YESSSSS I am proud! My friends at WhyFly, the brand new aviation web magazine from Canada, have read my first story and deemed it fit to join those already there. That means I am in the company of some

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CafePress.com Really Pissed Me Off

Yeah, you won’t see me angry quickly. I may be grumpy sometimes, but most of that is more out of fun than anything else. But these buggers have really done it now. I’ve been paying for a ‘Premium Site’ since

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Why we Fly…..

    I simply MUST tell you about the new website (webzine!) of my on-line friends Glenn Norman, Michelle Goodeve, Hal Bryan and Mike Singer. I have been privvy to some of the preparations and to what drives these people.

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Lizzie exists !

Yessir, she’s for real, NOT just a ‘thang’ in pictures or ‘promise’ on Flight Simulator X. How do I know? I CLIMBED IN a few weeks ago…… that was just soooooooo coooooool! (If you’re an aviation freak, that is…. ).

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Current ‘Projects’…..

Since not many people read here, I can safely list some of the projects I am currently working on….. And yes, as usual for me, not enough hours in a day! Oh, that picture on the left? Check out the

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Blogging Time!

Darn! Been too busy once again! Here’s a quick update of what we did: we got on the bike, and onto the ferry to England. We visited our friends Didier and Liz in London and had a most wonderful 4

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Someone I know…….

  Today, when clicking through last night’s Facebook entries, I found a video clip of a float plane landing on Lake Union, Seattle. ‘Hang on’, I thought, ‘gotta see this. That’s what we did two years ago, courtesy of our

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Video of Méribel landing !

Here’s an interesting little movie by a fellow pilot landing at my ‘home’ airfield, Altiport de Méribel (LFKX). He first flies over the runway to announce his arrival, then heads east towards Corchevel, turning north, west and then south again

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Facebook instead of blogging?

One of the curses of modern-day Internet and computers is that there is TOO much information and too many places to uphold it seems. Or maybe the problem is simply that I am such a nosy guy and like to

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Help save a Skyraider…..

  …. from US Homeland Security paranoia, no less! Mr. Hendrickson, a US citizen and son of  Ret. USN Captain C.F. Hendrickson acquired one of the last flying Douglas AD-4N Skyraiders (in France, no less) and brought it home with

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LHA On Home Stretch

  Yup, we’re definitely getting there. On the left you can see one of the bits of graphics I made for it. AJ has been working like mad to get the Helicopter Landing Ship ready AND to develop the AAV

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Am I still here ???

  …. Pinch…. ….OUCH ! …. Apparently yes. Writers block? Maybe. Busy? YES! And here I am, the man who bought a new paint set to take up the old hobby again in order to get some relax time off…..

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