I live in the south-western part of the Netherlands.
My greatest hobby is, you never guessed it, flying. It seems a long time
ago, when I really got to fly each day. I was a student fighter-pilot in
the Dutch Royal Air Force. I almost got my wings, but it was decided that
I wasn't up to it. I did however flew over 200 hrs. in jets (T37 and T-38).
Flying was and will ever remain a great passion of mine.
After my flying career was over, I turned to another hobby:
computers. After a period of study and fun, I became a system administrator
for over 8 years now. I also like to do a lot of programming. Creativity
frees the mind (just as flying does).
As a computer professional I always keep up-to-date with
technology and I planned for building my own sim for a long time.
Time has come and technology has reached a level were off-the-shell hard-
and software can deliver enough power to drive a flight-sim to the extend
that the 'emersion-factor' is large enough that it becomes 'real'. And
I know what real is!!
For years I have followed my 'brothers-in-arms' building
their cockpits and, as I stated earlier, time has come to join them. So
for all you flying enthusiasts over there: many happy landings.