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    I didn't get a computer until 2003, and at that it was a Dell Latitude C600 laptop which often times made me late to work since I was on it for hours on end. LOL

    Back in ~2006 when I had a desktop, I acquired the FS2004 disks from my brother and I was hooked. I then latter became a member here. Prior to all this I played the earlier versions of Flight Simulator on other people's computer and longed to have a computer of my own but could never afford it.

    In 1997 I was trying to hack the school At Ease computer system on the Macintosh computers. LOL I still have the At Ease manual somewhere here.

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    The very first "flight simulator" I played was Star Fox on Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES). I was totally blown away by the graphics and played every day after school. Then I learned about a game called Pilot wings on SNES, this was a bit more realistic because it involved taking off and landing, it it was completely 3D, which was crazy for 16bit SNES system.

    In a video game section, I found a PC game called Pro Pilot and I bought it and tried it out. It was awesome but it was limited to United States only but it was an amazing sim. Here I figured out how to navigate using VOR and NDB and also figured out ISL by trial and error. There was a book, manual that came with the game which I still own today.

    Then a friend in school introduced me to FS98 sometime in 1988 and I was like holy crap you can fly around the world!!!

    So I started flight simming since early 1999 and discovered this site around the same time. I had a user name but I lost its password as I was away from simming because FS2000 requierd some super computer.

    Then I came back to flightsimmming and have been using it ever since.
    Started: Flight Simulator 98 (Year 1999)
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    Then a friend in school introduced me to FS98 sometime in 1988
    I hope that was in 1998...

    Larry N.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lnuss View Post
    I hope that was in 1998...
    I noticed it, and was going to login to edit the typo, but you beat me to it.
    Started: Flight Simulator 98 (Year 1999)
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    I told my story several times in this and the other Forum. In brief, someone gave me a copy of MS FS ver. 1 in 1984, and then I got version 2, (which I played on a NYC government PC in my office). and it was off to the FS races. Later purchased my own PC. Bought Flight Unlimited, and IFly after that, and it was off to the flight sim races. Purchased every edition of MS FS (except FS95 which was a turkey).

    Now I'm trying to fly with MS2020 - should get a new upgraded gaming PC. But I probably do not have that many more years 'till MS fixes all the remaining bugs in 2020...

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    I started my own flightsim journey on the Tandy-TRS80 with "Sublogic FS1"
    - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TRS-80
    - https://fshistory.simflight.com/fsh/fs1.htm

    My 1st PC-based flightsim was "Sublogic Jet V1":
    - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jet_(video_game)
    - https://archive.org/details/msdos_Jet_1985

    I have flown all "Microsoft Flightsimulator" (tm) version including MSFS FSX and
    many military (helicopter / jet) sims over the last 4 decades too.

    But.. I only joined Flightsim.com around 2015 to upload and share my own flightsim tutorials:
    - https://www.flightsim.com/vbfs/fslib...rchid=86570287

    And I hope to keep coming back here for a very long time, since flightsim.com - to me personally - is an 1-of-a-kind, unique and very passionate community, where I can still (virtually) meet and engage with like-wise passionate aviation/flightsimulation loving individuals from around the entire planet.

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    I think I'm one of the oldest members, I have lots of interest so I don't appear often... the most I've posted has been since FS2020 came out.... now it works like a dream you may not see much of me again ha..... Although I do like posting screenshots....
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    My first downloads were for aircraft for Microsoft Flight 4.0! 425 planes downloaded just for Fs4.0!

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    think I'm one of the oldest members
    That well could be, but keep in mind that, when some software changed on this forum in 2005, join dates were reset for many of us. Even though mine says 2005, the original was 1998 -- many others were similarly reset, though not all.

    Larry N.

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    at the end of the day it really doesn't matter..... if the forum had deleted members for not showing up for very long periods I would not still be here ha... what does matter my first ever flight sim (Sub Logic) forget the name now came on 12 51/2 inch floppies for a Commodore 64 and before Microsoft the company existed! Bill gates had just stolen the DOS software ha
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