As you may know, The Old Hangar has been a support forum for Golden Wings, Silver Wings and Custom Classics. At this time I would like to extend and invitation to freeware (and small independant payware) authors to have your own forum here at The Hangar. Our focus is and will remain, general aviation from the Pioneer days through the Golden & Silver age and even [gasp] contemporary. We can offer developers a devoted niche following and a gentle moderation team. Developers would have moderator status as well within their own forum. If interested send a PM to admin.
Post by tomtconstantine on Feb 19, 2006 16:38:23 GMT -5
I found the site by accident but am an avid user of Flight Sim. I use it to keep my instrument work current. I fly a Piper long wing PA-12 out of Plymouth, Massachusetts. My name is Tom Constantine-----no lie. We are almost the same age, but I'm better looking :-). I may have to fly up to Bangor this spring/summer.
Even stranger--I was in the same line of work only in Massachusetts. Both our families were from the same town in NY. He was Greek and I'm English!
I'll have to fly up to Bangor this summer. A friend has his super cub on floats some place up around Wikasset (SP?)
I belong to EAA 279 at Cranland (28M) in Hanson, MA
I'm not a real world pilot Just never could put time and money and desire together. Wiscassett is about an hour & a half down Rte 1 from here. Nearest SPB is 06B, about a 10 minute drive. KBGR is close by but parking fees for GA are a little high I think. 0B2 in Brewer is pretty casual but pretty tricky too. Runway left a lot to be desired last time I looked with ever changing percentages of turf and gravel.. KOLD is 15 miles North on the river and has both paved runways and SPB.
Post by tomtconstantine on Feb 22, 2006 19:25:58 GMT -5
Flying up will give me an excuse to go somewhere. I hate flying just to drill holes in the sky.
Flying the computer can be just as much fun. I love to do 200 feet and 1/4 mile vis flying into Otis AFB (cape Cod) on the computer. Fly to the localizer using the ADF and then shoot tha approach. Quite a few guys who I know are getting their instrument ratings and will never do a real instrument approach until they have to and that generally kills you. I really don't even enjoy flying at night---nothing to see. I'll let you know when I'll head north this spring summer. The Bangor area should be a 1.5 hr flight time.
Post by crookedrudder on Mar 11, 2006 13:49:41 GMT -5
To Tom#2: A am an X test pilot and used to own a PA-12.Lots of hours in it and loaded it with avionics.I ran an Avionics shop while getting my ratings.I was involved in an airplane crash during a test flight and spun in breaking my back.Was paralyzed but have had many operations and now can ambulate with the use of cains.I fly model aircraft and now run and run a model avionics shop.I fly FS 2004 and downloaded as much of bill lyons stuff...VERY REALISTIC.I wish someone would produce a PA-12 for FS2004.I really enjoy all you gys excellent works.Captn Don.