I should probably have posted this a bit earlier, but kind of forgot about it.
I think I should bring to the attention of all past, present and indeed future Gunship! fans and modders that one of the community's most active and cherished members will no longer be contributing.
samovar6, who I got to know quite well even away from the subject of GS! and heli sims, sent me an e-mail on 7th June 2012 telling me that he was 'absolutely sick to death of pushing pixels around' and was 'going offline indefinitely'. I was a little shocked, as I'm sure you will be, as I had received the usual lengthy e-mail from him only 4 days earlier.
I replied to his farewell e-mail, but I still haven't had a reply, so I guess he really meant what he said and is in fact now enjoying an internet-free life. He sent me his snail mail address, so I can still keep in touch, but it will obviously never be the same again.
Anyhow, there it is. I thought that I should probably inform the rest of you about this.