• John B. Loney Jr Passes

    It is with much sadness that I have to report that John B. Loney, Jr passed away in a Newark, NJ hospital on 17 July 2019, after a brief illness. He will sadly be missed by all of his relatives, friends and Flight Simmers. He was 77 and is survived by his wife, Frieda, and his daughter, Karen.

    The funeral info is:

    Home going Service for John B Loney Jr.
    Friday, July 26th
    9am-11am viewing: Service at 11am
    Zion Hill Baptist Church
    152 Osborne Terrace
    Newark, NJ 07112

    John started developing scenery for his own purposes with FS5 but it wasn't until FS2002 that he published a scenery for the first time (December, 2002).

    His most popular work according to the download numbers for FSX is Dover Air Force Base and its update (dover_afb_kdov_fsx.zip and kdov_upd_fsx.zip). For FS2004, it's Mansfield Municipal Airport and Collings Foundation (mansfield_collings.zip). As of today there are 414 files in the Library that are shown by a search of his name.

    He became an X-Ray Technician while serving in the army and upon discharge, he worked in that field at a major medical center in NJ. After 22 years in that position, He became a Cardiac Technician at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and worked in that position until he retired in 2003. However even flight sim could not fill the void left by retirement so he returned to the hospital as a per diem employee working with heart failure and post heart transplant patients. He worked for 48 years at the same hospital.

    He chatted on Skype with a group of fellow FSimmers and friends.

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    1. tb02gro's Avatar
      tb02gro -
      Rest in Peace sir. Thank you for your contributions to the FS world.
    1. gordonperry's Avatar
      gordonperry -
      Many thanks for all the hard work you put into our hobby RIP
      gone but not forgotten.
    1. CRJ_simpilot's Avatar
      CRJ_simpilot -
      My condolences to the family. Thank you for all of your flight Sim contributions.
    1. ToniFIN80's Avatar
      ToniFIN80 -
      Rest in peace, John. This is very sad to hear, he was a very talented scenery maker, i have most of his sceneries installed for my sim, they work very well in Prepar3d v4 too.
    1. zswobbie1's Avatar
      zswobbie1 -
      Another great developer that we have lost.
      He will be remembered with all his contributions to our hobby.
    1. pilotposer's Avatar
      pilotposer -
      RIP John, your flightsim creations will always be remembered.
    1. fredz1939's Avatar
      fredz1939 -
      Rest in peace, Sir! I enjoyed your comments and appreciated your counsel. I was very pleased to have completed your request for KOAR-Marina and you were able to enjoy it. Blue skies and tailwinds.
      Fred Zealor
    1. sid2008's Avatar
      sid2008 -
      Thank you, John. Rest in peace
    1. drmiller2's Avatar
      drmiller2 -
      I was Very sad to here my Good friend John B Loney Passed he was the Key Factor in my getting into developing he helped me at every turn He was the Key Beta tester for Pasco V2 with out john I would not have completed that project I did use Gmax on that but also FSDS and john was instrumental in the development of most of the objects and buildings helping me at every turn he will be sorely missed
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      b747fe1 -
      I just learned today of John's passing. He was one of the best, if not the best when it came to scenery objects. I am a volunteer at the AMC museum.
      John did a fantastic work putting up our aircraft outside the hangar here also the main base at Dover AFB. He put together the file for my airfield here in Delaware DE00. Also Johnson field.

      God bless you John.
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