Name: David Eckert
I have been dabbling in flightsim since I first had a single floppy version running on a Mac 512k about 15 years ago. It displayed 16 shades of gray but I was still able to make out the outline of the San Francisco Bay Area. I was amazed. My buddy then got a new 386 PC and loaded the first color version of Microsoft
Flight Simulator. Wow! Color! It looked so real. I was hooked.
Kaman HH-43 Huskie for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2000
My first model was a Kaman HH-43 Huskie helicopter. My father had just passed away and he loved that little helicopter. He served on them as a crew chief in the later 1950's and early 1960's. Modeling the helicopter reminded me of him and so I wanted it to be the best it could be.
I was soon hooked on designing add-on aircraft.
This hobby combined my life-long love of aviation, my computer skills and graphic design skills into something I love. By building the aircraft I wanted to build I could finally fly the aircraft I wanted to fly.
After 3-4 freeware releases I was approached to build add-on aircraft for money. I have done commercial work for Just Flight, Lago and Abacus. I have been working with Abacus for almost 5 years now and enjoy the folks there and the work I do for them.
Each model I build can take from a few months to years of work depending on time, complexity and available research material.
From www.daviator.com - 2006
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight - Aircraft textures.