• Aircraft Designer Thinus Pretorius Announces Retirement

    Hi All

    I have come to a point in my life where I have to take decisions about my future.

    This is just a note to all to say that I am retiring from aircraft designing.I have been designing aircraft since FS98, and it was always a joy making it available as freeware.

    I will still assist and give advice to other designers with their projects from time to time, but will not actively be involved in the design of new aircraft.

    I have made a lot of friends over the years, and we will remain "FS Buddies".

    I want to thank every person who ever assisted me with my projects, especially my friends in the SAAF who was always prepared to go out of their way to give photos or technical info.

    Thanks for all the encouragement and positive comments and feedback. (also for the sometimes harsh remarks or commends, in a way that also encouraged me to do better).

    To all my many friends and supporters over the years I say thank you.

    Fly High

    Thinus Pretorius Pretoria, South Africa

    Download Thinus Pretorius' files here.


    9 Comments
    1. Frits's Avatar
      Frits -
      Thinus said to hear,thanks for all that good planes.

      Frits Beyer
    1. Davidjuni's Avatar
      Davidjuni -
      Thank you very much for your effort and work... Thank you
    1. Eskimo's Avatar
      Eskimo -
      Thank You Sir for Your Hard Work and the Passion You Invested in this hobby. Take Care and Enjoy Your Time towards other pursuits. quinn the Eskimo from SW Michigan, USA
    1. James_the_pilot's Avatar
      James_the_pilot -
      Thank you Thinus for all that you have done for us. Dubai, UAE.
    1. tutatis's Avatar
      tutatis -
      Thank you a lot for all youe effort, time to develop, and enthusiam!

      We all mirage lover's will miss your new designs

      Diego
      Spain
    1. malcolmest's Avatar
      malcolmest -
      As an old time SAAF fan, thanks Thinus, for the quality aircraft you have made so freely available

      Malcolm
      Cape Town
    1. Condor49's Avatar
      Condor49 -
      Dear Thinus, You will be always the Best in FS World. Many, many Thanks
      Sergio from Italy
    1. dfozzi's Avatar
      dfozzi -
      sorry to say. but I found his stuff 3rd rate
    1. marthinus's Avatar
      marthinus -
      Thanks everybody for your kind comments,I appreciate it.

      Happy flying

      Thinus
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