VEAO offered a chance to fly the hawk for free (pre alpha), a 'shareware' for those older air-frame simmers like myself from back in the day.
This was a bold move on VEAO's part. Yet it forged the relationship between customer and company.
You could almost look at this as one of the foundations laid by VEAO that built trust in the forums.
I didn't bother contributing to the answers for a free ride weekend, this gesture by Chris exceeded my expectations.

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