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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #30 on: April 05, 2006, 10:51:02 pm »
Hi Scott, welcome to the forum. Its a pleasure to see you here; your name is certainly well known in "what-if" circles.
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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #31 on: April 06, 2006, 08:57:56 pm »
Welcome, Scott.  I love the name you chose and I appreciate its background. :D

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #32 on: May 26, 2006, 02:54:01 am »
Hi, I'm Oli (Paul Allcock) and have seen most of you guys around on the net. 50 year old (unemployed  :() design engineer, living in Scunthorpe, UK. Love UK projects and Soviet/ Russian ones. More interested in wargaming with the designs once I've got several kits hacked together... And I'm interested in AFV projects as well (they're easier to model and use on a wargames table).
Pure chance I found this site and agree with Overscan's comments on publicising it more...
« Last Edit: May 26, 2006, 03:00:59 am by Oli »

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #33 on: June 03, 2006, 11:08:31 am »
Hi folks,

this forum has just lost a longtime guest, and gain a new member... ;) :D

My nickname if fightingirish, half Irish and half German, but l live in Germany.
I'm also member at and at Key Publishing Ltd Aviation Forums.
I have been monitoring this forum since a few months.
A while ago, I was amused to see, that Deino posted here the picture of the F-15U, I scanned from the magazine "Flug-Revue".
So now It was time to become a member!!!!

My first posts with attachments will follow soon.

Slán ist an Irish Gaelic word for Goodbye.  :)

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #34 on: June 10, 2006, 05:04:54 pm »
Scott Ferrin 38.  Have been interested in military technology and space flight since I was 8 or so.  Education is in manufacturing engineering but I've been doing mostly software developement for the last ten years (3D modeller).  Seven years in game developement (Tiger Woods golf) and the last three in an assortment of projects.  If I ever get any spare time (that I don't burn up posting and learning more about my obsession  ::) ) I have a HUGE list of things I want to model (twin engine F-16XL for starters) and get into high-powered rocketry.  Live in Utah.  Just got back from an airshow.  Got to see FOUR Raptors do a breaking turn in afterburner right there in front of the crowd.  LOUD.  Then got to laugh as the Navy followed that with an Subpar Hornet flown by "Tina" and "Nuts".  Both guys.  LOL.

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #35 on: July 02, 2006, 11:47:15 am »
Duncan Baxter, 35. I am an accounts assistant working for a courtesy car rental company. When I am not slaving over a burning spreadsheet I am using the remaining time to seek out any and all information on unbuilt postwar aerospace projects. I found this sight by accident while looking for info on the Northrop N102 Fang project, I all but fell off my chair when I saw the posts on US VSTOL projects!

This is a great site, and I am utterly astounded by the range of secret projects posted here.

My personal secret projects obsessions are the TSR-2, XB-70 and any of the pre ATF studies but anything weird, exotic and unbuilt gets my attention.

Unfortunately I do not have a bulging archive of info as some the members here would appear to have access to.

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #36 on: July 12, 2006, 10:12:25 am »
Christophe Meunier, 42, living in France (south-east).
My work is lab tech (microbiologist & biochemist). After hours I am modeller/writer/drawer (I have written 11 books with 6 mainly about aviation, created 19 Web sites with 8 mainly about aviation). Air Britain UK classified me as international specialist about twin-boom aviation. I am also interested in Mustangs, asymmetric aircraft, cartoon airplanes. I prefer what-if dreams than Real machines, while unbuilt projects are what-if enough to please me much…

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #37 on: July 13, 2006, 02:40:13 am »
Marco Comelli, 47, PR consultant, from Italy (northern). Ciao!

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #38 on: July 13, 2006, 06:39:19 am »
Now as everyone writes a short note here, I should do so as well.

Anyway, no need to tell my name, just look at my forum nickname - that name is in my passport, too ;). I'm a 39 year old software engineer from Munich, Germany. I could write a few sentences about myself and my (totally non-professional!) aerospace background, but first and foremost I'm a lazy person ::) ... therefore I just provide a Link (-> to a page on my website, where I've said it all before  8)!

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #39 on: July 14, 2006, 08:29:54 am »
Hy for hall!
I am Alessandro, living in Italy  age 42 year, profession  jornalist and Infographics (themes: more and military), sorry for my poor english.
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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #40 on: July 15, 2006, 03:18:41 pm »
Behind MiG-29 Slovak Air Force avatar is Matej Furda from east Slovakia. In 2006 I finished the university (marketing/management) and now I am working as marketing manager for one market-leading company in Slovakia. I dont know how it is possible, but my age is every year different  ;D, so I just say that I was born in 1982.

My biggest hobby is bizare, unconventional, secret and prototype aviation. Because there is not a lot of info about it (especially in my language), I created my own web Hitechweb ( After some years I have a really huge archive with no chance to process and publish it soon. The problems are time and my laziness. During free time I also ride a bike in extreme terrains, enjoy Djing (techno/trance), dismantling any kind of electronics (there is no one, who can add it up ;D ), create computer graphics and many other things.

PS: I newer flown (also as passanger) in the civil plane  ;)
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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #41 on: July 20, 2006, 01:22:49 pm »
Salut everybody.
i"m Fernando, from Montreal Canada, age 44, i do work in the Aerospace, as an A&P techno.
its an honour to be here and looking forward to share more with you all.

Hey saludos PIT  :)

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #42 on: July 30, 2006, 03:53:01 am »
Hi, I'm Aymeric from Paris, 19 years old future flight officer pupil in the Armée de l'air.(I hope).
I created the Ec 09.235 "Griffons" three years ago. It's a squadron flying Mirage 2000-5F and F16 AM-B on Falcon 4.0 simulator. We are now part of the Virtual European Air Force

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #43 on: August 09, 2006, 04:59:38 am »
I’m Robert, 36 years old, and from Australia
Loved military weapons, aircraft and ships since a kid.
Been in the Australian Army for 18 years in Infantry, and an Assault Pioneer for most of that time – hence my title / name!
My biggest interest is prototype aircraft and aircraft that did not win Weapon System (WS) and Request for Proposal’s (RfP’s).
Have spent way to much money on these kinds of books and mags, and then found the net.
Am married with kids (one showing a keen interest in aircraft also – but then again it may have to do with all the books and models I always thinks he wants …..ha ha)
Great work this site.
Has taken me many years on the web to find those who have the same passion and interest. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK Gents

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #44 on: August 11, 2006, 06:51:16 am »
I'm Paul Zimmerli, a U.S. Air Force "plank-owner" (Born Sept 18, 1947 - the same day as the Air Force) and a retired Air Force technical sergeant journalist and historian.  I became interested in the Air Force's 'odd-ball' aircraft at my first duty station - Hurlburt Field, FL - where I had free rein to examine corporate proposals to the 1st Combat Applications Group, who evaluated 'off-the-shelf' adaptations of civilian aircraft to the counter-insurgency effort (The Cessna O-2 Super Skymaster comes quickly to mind), to the Air Force Tactical Air Warfare Center at nearby Eglin AFB, and had many opportunities to examine design drawings, etc., at the Armament Development & Test Center at Eglin.  Since my offices always received free subscriptions to Air Force & Space Digest, Aviation Week and Jane's, I always took the time to peruse the latest editions.  For many years, I kept quite a sizeable collection of these old magazines, until most were destroyed in a stored household goods fire while I was in Panama.  So, although I'm unable to contribute much to the repertoire, I am fascinated by the revelations I've seen so far on this forum.  I'm not usually much of a forum subscriber - being more often a 'lurker' - I'm totally in on this one!  It's an honor to be here, and I hope somewhere down the line to be able to contribute something to a few of the discussions.  I'm totally humbled to be in the presence of so much knowledge, and I'm grateful this forum is available.  Regards to all!
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