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#4477758 - 06/12/19 05:31 PM How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ?  
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The count is now 7 for me.

Just flew up to meet shan2 in Atlanta. As excellent a fellow in person as you would think from reading his posts.


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#4477759 - 06/12/19 05:34 PM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: oldgrognard]  
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I'm very glad to hear you had a good time with shan2 OG!!

I've only met one SimHQ member in person and actually he's a former member, not current.


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#4477761 - 06/12/19 05:35 PM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Well then, we shall have to arrange a meeting.


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#4477779 - 06/12/19 07:04 PM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: oldgrognard]  
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I have not met any current members in person. But did meet a former member of my old EAW squadron ( No-105) Coolhand who was also a former member here. A USN vet and a nice chap as well


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#4477791 - 06/12/19 08:01 PM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Arthonon - http://SimHQ.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/users/2652/arthonon
RatBastid - http://SimHQ.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/users/1395/ratbastid
531 Ghost - http://SimHQ.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/users/1578/531-ghost
LukeFF - http://SimHQ.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/users/881/lukeff
(All the above at something 531 Ghost put together.)

777 Studios - Jason - http://SimHQ.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/users/11770/777-studios-jason
Bought some joysticks from him several years ago when he still lived locally to me.

352nd Persecutor - http://SimHQ.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/users/2427/352nd-persecutor
He lives locally and we still get together quite often for airshows. We also fly 1946 as group, 352ndvfg, bi-weekly on Friday and Sunday.


So for the moment it seems it is 6 but there may be more?


Wheels


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#4477842 - 06/13/19 02:18 AM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Just two...

But, such great people it's like meeting the coolest stranger you could ever imagine and, they are everything they claimed to be. Try that on a social media website! woot

Almost made it to three members but we ended up butting heads over trivial crap now that I look back.

Many here I'd love to meet and have a few with...maybe even a few too many with.

More than a few who are no longer with us and, whom I am truly sad I never met. frown


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#4477844 - 06/13/19 02:23 AM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: oldgrognard]  
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I wanted to.. but cant anymore.. there will be fistecuffs with half yous'.... LOL


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#4477849 - 06/13/19 02:53 AM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: oldgrognard]  
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I met two, Great people.


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#4477854 - 06/13/19 03:25 AM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Like wheel's post, 531 Ghost invited some of us from Raleigh to his place (back about 7-8 years ago).
A great time, here's a crappy picture of me, Ghost, Navynuke, killdevil, and peppergomez when we all
visited KittyHawk.

Really good people here at SimHQ. Would like to meet more.

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#4477861 - 06/13/19 04:25 AM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Very cool thread. Let's have a meet-n-greet in Pensacola or Dayton (my preference...F-22/F-117), or at any of the other major aviation museums!

Meeting a SimHQ poster in person only happened to me once around 2004/05 (I think), his name also being Mark in Jax., FL (infrequent poster). He was heavy into FreeFalcon and was willing to part with his Jane's USAF which was tough to find at the time. Wife and I drove out to his house on the other side of town to get it. He wouldn't take any money for it, but it was lunchtime and he agreed to let us treat him to BBQ near his home. Had great conversation about flight sims, wife being a quiet trooper just letting us jabber on. He disappeared off the board soon afterwards.

Thanks again for the Jane's USAF, Mark in Jax. I still have the orange CD you gave me with all the FreeFalcon stuff plus everything supporting SP3.

EDIT: Cool, I found him in the User List...

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#4477862 - 06/13/19 04:27 AM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
I'm very glad to hear you had a good time with shan2 OG!!

I've only met one SimHQ member in person and actually he's a former member, not current.


You even went to school with him, yes?

#4477871 - 06/13/19 06:42 AM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Only one that I know for sure that is a member here

Stewie http://SimHQ.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/users/219/stewie

Great guy, stayed with him and his family on my way to the 2003 flight sim show, gave me a much needed break from looking after my terminally ill mother who passed away a few days after I got back home. I'll be forever grateful for his hospitality when it was a very trying time of my life.


Now if you had said Frugal's Forums then I have met quite a few of them smile


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#4477873 - 06/13/19 06:48 AM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: oldgrognard]  
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One. Several times. Haven't seen him post in a long time, don't know if he's still around here.

It was around 15 years ago...

Did an an airshow together, and we did some crazy co-op flightsimming together, in person, not online...

So yeah, I just revealed that I've been here a lot longer than my current name indicates...

#4477880 - 06/13/19 08:21 AM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: Alicatt]  
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Originally Posted by Alicatt
Only one that I know for sure that is a member here

Stewie http://SimHQ.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/users/219/stewie

Great guy, stayed with him and his family on my way to the 2003 flight sim show, gave me a much needed break from looking after my terminally ill mother who passed away a few days after I got back home. I'll be forever grateful for his hospitality when it was a very trying time of my life.


Now if you had said Frugal's Forums then I have met quite a few of them smile


Heh, I know Stewie too smile he actually stayed at MY house, I think it was when he was on his way to a new life in Spain. Long time ago. Lovely guy.

I know a few members here because of my association with Frugalsworld, and met a good few of them too at various sim shows. Actually I even work with one SimHQ member biggrin


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#4477888 - 06/13/19 09:03 AM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Met three fine guys... LukeFF, Ian Boys, and Bones. Some really nice memories there.

#4477889 - 06/13/19 09:31 AM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Quite a few of fellow 'Squadron' members who happened to be members here also in the grand days when IL2 was at it's peak.
I remember a traumatic time at a Flight Sim Exhibition risking a punch in the chops asking various tonsorially challenged attendees: 'are you Slaphead?' whom I had arranged to exchange some peripherals with there. Also met Oleg himself!


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#4477895 - 06/13/19 10:50 AM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: DM]  
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Originally Posted by DM


Heh, I know Stewie too smile he actually stayed at MY house, I think it was when he was on his way to a new life in Spain. Long time ago. Lovely guy.

I know a few members here because of my association with Frugalsworld, and met a good few of them too at various sim shows. Actually I even work with one SimHQ member biggrin


Met Frugal himself along with a few others, and we had an all night session the night before the flightsim show at the Hilton at Birmingham airport, it was time for the show to open by the time I got to my bed biggrin From that "session" Real Simulator took pics of me using their F-16 rudder pedals and used that on their website for a few years - fame at last wink


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#4477899 - 06/13/19 11:34 AM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: MarkG]  
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Originally Posted by MarkG
Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
I'm very glad to hear you had a good time with shan2 OG!!

I've only met one SimHQ member in person and actually he's a former member, not current.


You even went to school with him, yes?



I've known Jedi Master since jr. high school so that would be 1986!


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#4477900 - 06/13/19 11:36 AM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: RSColonel_131st]  
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Originally Posted by RSColonel_131st
Met three fine guys... LukeFF, Ian Boys, and Bones. Some really nice memories there.



I've not met Bones in person yet but he seems to be a great guy. I fly DCS with him on a weekly basis.


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#4477905 - 06/13/19 11:57 AM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: oldgrognard]  
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He definitely is, very interesting guy. Reminds me, I think he still owes me an email reply wink

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