It's nice to see another Italian here !Hello, I introduce myself as usual.
I was born in 1952 in Bergamo, Italy Emigrated to Switzerland in 1952.
Primary school Secondary school Studies (6-year course) as a mechanical engineer, graduated in 1974.
Naturalized Switzerland in 1979.
Then builder of automatic assembly machines (line) until my retirement, when I was 63 years old.
Legal age in Switzerland is 65 years old.
Plus a technical director cap.
Becoming Swiss forced me to do my military service, something I escaped by being Italian
. I was able to choose my assignment, and saw my good test results during recruitment.
In Switzerland we have a militia army. I was a militiaman, 3 weeks a year in the flag, salary guaranteed by the loss of earnings.
A real vacation!!! I chose aviation out of laziness because I knew that we took it easy.
No grueling walk, a bit anyway, but the instructors were demanding, zero accident is the absolute rule, again and again. Above all, we were asked to prepare the planes very well for the missions and to receive the plane on the way back.
Checking the machine, refueling, etc. It was nice, the pilots were nice. In short, it was interesting.
Ah yes, the planes were Mirage IIIS and RS. Great machines it must be said.
Pilots loved these machines. We were told that airplanes were flying machines, not airplanes.
Problem of understanding (perhaps) because our senior officers were very often German speaking.
The only flaw of these Mirages was the complicated maintenance.
This has been demonstrated with the F5. Plane (machine) less nice than the Mirage, says a pilot.
I left military service when the F5 tiger was introduced.
I discovered xplane by chance. As I am curious by nature, I saw by dismantling xplane planes that I could also make them. I have been making planes for 7 years.
I am a builder aircraft.
Dear paul i thank you for letting join your site i am a sixty two years aiplane nut who loves strange and usual air raft and the leads to their development.I am the owner and first moderator of this site. My name is Paul Martell-Mead, I am 32, and live in London, England. I work in IT, but I am very interested in military aviation technology and have built up a large database of knowledge on this subject. I post as "overscan" or "aerospacetech" on various aviation forums.
I recently got married in New Zealand and plan to move there eventually with my New Zealand wife, Vanessa.
[note this information is 14 years out of date - see this post - Admin]
Hello everyone, I'm Nicolas, 46, from La Ciotat, France, working in sales in the automotive industry. People from keypub forums may remember the obnoxious frenchman who used to post there for 10 to 15 years.
Ahhhh, we certainly need another one of this:Hi, Im Markus, 41 years old, living in Germany and I love "secret projects" weather artworks, this board or real made prototypes. Im also a board gamer and designer, blender artist, engineer and RC pilot.
Actually I´m working on a game in setting of an alternative 1948. If you like I want to gather your feedback about our planes and concepts. I try to open a post at the right place shortly.
Wish you all a nice flight ;-)
Markus aka Rayjunx