« Last post by Stingray on April 26, 2017, 03:28:54 pm »
I have an announcement to make regarding my site as well as my presence in the aviation community.
The forum is now closed. Thanks to all who have supported my little childhood dream and contributed, but due to the recent shift in interest it's time for me to move on. You guys have done a lot, from my early days of being a cringy teenager, to later times when I finally figured out how to properly research and contribute. SPF has always been my favorite forum and without it I wouldn't have the fond memories of my own site. But I just can't do this anymore. I'm autistic and have self esteem issues, so trying to keep the site and my dream alive has been a long uphill battle, especially considering the constant lack of activity or interest. I wanted to make the site a definitive resource for everything rotary, to make it more original than just taking material from here, but in the end all it was was a blatant copy of SPF with a micro community that I'm surprised stuck around as long as they did. There is really no point in keeping it up seeing how nothing was really exclusive.
As far as my presence here and my interest in aviation, I'm sad to say that I don't see a point in indulging in it anymore. I've pretty much lost interest at this point, so I don't see a return anytime soon. Except for the day when by book is finally released and available for purchase, I will be sure to post that information here. Yes, I've announced on SRF last year that I had a book on Yakovlev helicopter developments in the works, and as of now it is finished except for some photo captions and formatting issues that I'm working out with Konstantin of Avico Press, but will not be fully completed until I move and have better internet. So far I see this as my final contribution to the community and hope you find it useful once it's available. Again, without you guys it wouldn't be possible.
Thank you and best wishes to all.