|Aircraft No:||14, "R" in Squad Lettering|
|Enlistment Date:||October 30, 2003|
|Duties||Pilot, 486th Squadron Commander, Training Officer, Forum Master|
Inter-Squad matches only.
Successful Bomb Run
|Hometown:||Spring Creek, Nevada|
|Age:||54 years young and getting younger|
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|Profile:||Hi!! My home town is Spring Creek, Nevada (Just outside of Elko, NV.) I started flying between my junior and senior years in high school(1966). I make my living doing it full time and still can't believe people pay me to do what I would gladly do for free.
I did a tour of duty in the Army, including a tour in Vietnam as an Air Traffic Controller. I also worked as an Air Traffic Controller for the FAA until the PATCO strike put me on the street. I had no choice but to start flying again.
My first flight simulator was for my Commodore 64, and I have been hooked ever since. I look forward to each new version that becomes available. I recently purchased a Dell with enough horsepower to move all the sliders to the right.
I'm into my 29th year of marriage and my wife still doesn't understand how I can fly all day and still feel the need for simulation. My two daughters are attending the University of Nevada in Reno, and just shake their heads at my addiction to computers and planes.
Becoming part of the 352nd FG has added a whole new dimension to simming. Every now and then, even if it is only for a second or two, it is easy to imagine what it must have been like to be 21 or 22 years old and take off into the unknown armed with the best aircraft America could build and with the help of your fellow airman save the world from the dark days of World War II.
My hat is off to those who actually had to do that day in and day out.