Thread: My introduction
01-30-2009, 04:26 AM #1
- Join Date
- Sep 2007
I have been around here for a while, but never properly introduced myself. I am what you would call a late bloomer. I am 64 years old, married, no children but we have two nice dogs.
It was only some ten years ago that I got interested in flight simulation. I have a technical background and worked for quite a number of years as a design engineer both in the Netherlands and the USA. Later on I changed jobs and became a product marketing manager. During these years I did a lot of air travel in Europe. These were the good years: always flying business class; pilots would leave the cockpit doors open, giving me an excellent view what was happening upfront. I also remember a trip from Vancouver to Amsterdam in an MD-11. Since I couldn’t sleep I was invited to the flight deck where the pilots were very proud to explain all the beautiful systems to me.
Two years ago I got in to part-time retirement which gave me time to start building a home cockpit. I really liked the idea to control everything by flipping real switches rather then using a mouse. I my current system all I have to do is to turn on all computers, start FS9.1, select a departure airport (default is EHAM) and the rest (Project Magenta) starts automatically. From then on I do not need to touch the computers anymore
Well, this should give you some idea about my background. I have created a small website that shows my work in progress. See the link below. I am always open for any questions you may have.
my home flightdeck
01-30-2009, 04:36 AM #2
- Join Date
- Jan 2007
- Perth, Western Australia
Hi Pim and a very big welcome.
I love seeing these first time introductions and then finding out they've got a mega build that could teach many of us a thing or two. Pim you've got a serious setup and I hope you enjoy many hours flying. It's a great hobby that keeps you home with your loved ones. I look forward to hearing and learning more from you.
01-30-2009, 07:57 AM #3
I have seen you roaming the streets, but never saw a post. Welcome, and I am glad you are able to showcase your product.
Great to have you hear.
01-30-2009, 09:11 AM #4
Great looking sim Pim. Glad to have you aboard.Boeing Skunk Works
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