Friends of the Museum
Mark Hermonat

"My first experience ever with a flight sim was when I had a job in the media department of a Toronto advertising agency doing research runs on an original IBM XT. Hiding in the corner with all of the other computer documentation was a copy of Microsoft's Flight Simulator 1 - I guess the computer store threw it in for free?

Well, one slow day at the office in 1986 I finally decided to boot it up. What a ride! And I have been hooked on flight sims ever since."

I have a love for software development and together with two other friends, ran Game Tool Technologies for over three years. During that time we developed many add-on tools such as the Cammo Commander Series and the Dynamic Mission Designer Series for various flight sims including DID's Total Air War and Jane's World War 2 Fighters . Here is a link to a review of one of our products I was the lead developer on: www.cdmag.com/articles/020/017/ww2_feature.phpl - CD mag review  >> 2009 update - web page is gone << 

I am slowly developing my own sim. Nothing fancy, nothing cutting edge. Just something to fool around with to learn the various aspects of a flight sim. I am currently working out the aspects of the AI routines behind a computer opponent. As a result of this, I have a new found admiration for those that have developed superb AI in commercial flight sims of the past such as Falcon 3.0 and EF 2000 . Check out and download Mark's sim here: XFS - "Experimental Flight Simulator"

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email : mark.hermonat@sympatico.ca

Mark Hermonat

Family time has seem to have now taken the place of sim time, and staying up late and playing mission after mission until the wee hours of the morning is but a distant memory. And while I don't buy as many sim titles as I did before, I will always LOVE sims.

I will always return to my favorite list time and time again. I have found MiGMan's Flight Sim Museum a great resource to allow me to continue to grow my experience of the favorite's of time. Thanks much Peter "MiGMan" Inglis for all your tireless effort in keeping the museum alive.