Harley my son, who is near you in Statesville, is now a nuke engineer and plant operator at McGuire. Not bad at 30 years old I must say. He was, at one time, into sims especially Falcon 4.0 but the original. But he ventured into that Tie fighter stuff. We all flew back then (5 kids!) with FS 2000 Pro. I remember Micropose Fleet Defender http://www.ibiblio.org/GameBytes/issue18/misc/f-14.html was popular with the kids and I as was Chuck Yeager's Combat (http://www.migman.com/ref/1990_comba...huckYeager.htm). But now, since he is married, I guess other issues in his life have become front page. In time perhaps he will get back into it again. My other son btw was into sims too but now is in LA and works for Second City TV and is trying to break into comedy. Yeah he was funny growing up alright...and I can only assume that being a wise ass is akin to comedy in their generation I suppose! Lol...but that was then and this is now.
Funny tho Harley, as our children mature (us included), they start realizing maybe "Pop" knew something afterall! That old saying about the more things change the more they stay the same seems to ring true; but one has to mature to understand that for what is really means! Hehe, it is, in a way, sort of a just reward for all the years we spoke as parents too and now they too "speak the language!"
And this i7 rig is pretty nice IMHO! Soon I will start messing with FSX seriously BUT only following Nick N's and your guides as gospel! Thanks for that my friend!