My Other Websites

www.The-Hurds.net

The website that you are reading this webpage on right now. It was developed to share various areas of my interests, including exercising my geographic information systems (GIS) skills.

www.The-Hurds.com

This website was originally developed to share my photography, some genealogy and sailing news.

www.HistoryThroughPhotos.com

This website was developed for the sale of photographic reprints of photos of historic interest. Originally, it was only used for the sale of a few extra copies of railroad depot photographs, but it has been expanded to include photos other than railroad depots, to include such subjects as covered bridges, etc.

www.Artists-Galleria.com

This website was developed for the sale of photographic prints shot by myself. It generally includes panoramic prints of covered bridges and landscapes.

Interests

FSX Flying over the Isle of Man, UK

Flight Simulator Programs

My interest in flying got started in the early 1980's when I went on a few flights with my friend from Cranston, RI, Len Ruppert, who worked at one of my favorite haunts - Heath Electronics. He had his pilot's license and needed to get flights under his belt, so I went flying with him. I lost touch with Len in 1984, when I moved to Florida, so Len, if you find this, send along an email!

I first got interested in flight simulator software back in the early 1980's, with a flight simulator program for my Timex/Sinclair ZX81 in 1982, and Flight Simulator II for my Radio Shack Color Computer (Coco). Later, in the Windows world, I got into Micropose's Strike Eagle II, and then got the Operation Desert Storm scenery add-on for it. There were two or three other flight simulator programs that I got, but then life simply got too busy and that fun wained.

Now, in late 2012, I built-up a new faster PC, and once again got the urge to enjoy some flight simulators, so I picked up Flight Simulator X, Gold Edition, on a recent trip down to Cambridge, MA and MicroCenter.

I have almost immediately gotten the bug to create my own scenery files. Probably enhanced by the fact that I work as a CADD Technician for an engineering company's aviation division. So, I am planning on creating scenes for Brunswick Executive Airport, KBXM, in Brunswick, Maine.

My thoughts for BXM are to start with the original runway configurations, including the light-than-air (LTA) mooring masts. Hopefully, I will be able to find an LTA aircraft appropriate to the 1940's timeframe.

I will keep these tasks updated on this webpage, as well as making the scenery files available here for free download, with links to other resources created by others, to complement my work.