Pilot Introduction Thread

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UAL605 Mazen Abdelsalam
Posts: 12
Joined: February 15th, 2015, 6:57 pm
Location: Munich, Germany

Re: Pilot Introduction Thread

Post by UAL605 Mazen Abdelsalam » November 18th, 2017, 6:27 pm

Callsign: UAL605
Name: Mazen Abdelsalam
Current Location: Munich, Germany
Occupation: Mobile Communications Engineer/Consultant (Self employed)
Sim: FSX-SE, X-Plane 11, P3D V4
Hobbies: Aviation (Flying for real besides simming), Soccer, bowling, and traveling.
Kid: 2 (son 16 and daughter 12)
Age: 44
Pets: 1 Cat (Timber).

I've just noticed this thread (sorry). I am simming since very long time and flying online since 2008 (mainly IVAO with more than 3500 hours logged) VATSIM as well. Because of working in another city, I only fly on weekends when having access to my computer. Recently trying to sim more on XP11 and I am participating in the beta of A320 Ultimate (very advanced model). P3D V4 add-on installations are in progress and I will be soon switching completely to 64bit and no more FSX (I will retire it for good in the next few weeks!).

UAL362 Nicholas Marcantonio

Re: Pilot Introduction Thread

Post by UAL362 Nicholas Marcantonio » January 28th, 2018, 4:45 am

Callsign: UAL362
Name: Nick Marcantonio
Birthplace: Mobile AL (near Forrest Gump)
Current Location: JAPAN
Hobbies: Aviation, FS
Occupation: Aerospace Engineer for US Navy (prior pilot)
Interesting facts: Not too much
Age: 28
Kids: 1 girl on the way!

UAL767 Grant Shelton

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Post by UAL767 Grant Shelton » February 23rd, 2018, 1:35 am

Callsign: UAL767
Name: Grant Shelton
Birthplace: Shreveport, La.
Current Location: Louisiana
Hobbies: Aviation, FS, target shooting, fountain pens, percussion and drumline teacher, composer, arranger, and performer (freelance)
Occupation: Public sector Administrator
Interesting facts: I have two music degrees but no longer teach or perform music for a living
Sim: FSX-SP2/GE+Acceleration pack
Age: 38
Kids: 3 boys ages 6, 3, and 2

Ive been FS'ing since 2005 and online since 2006. With a couple of other VAs, I have logged 3500+ hrs with 1500 of those online on VATSIM. I have several payware programs (Aerosoft CRJ, LVLD767, PMDG 737 NGX, PMDG 747, PMDG 777, Quality Wings 787, Flythemaddog 2008, AS16, AS Cloud Art, GSX, and a host of airport sceneries). I'm excited to be a part of this VA and flying new mainline and codeshare routes. This VA seems to have a good vibe and the structure of the organization has a nice functional balance between serious and relaxed simming. The two other VA's ive been a part of have been enjoyable but it's time for something new. vUAL seems to be a good fit for my tastes and I look forward to seeing all of you in the blue skies soon!!

UAL124 Joel Wolk
Posts: 86
Joined: March 4th, 2018, 6:30 pm
Location: Bolingbrook, IL

Re: Pilot Introduction Thread

Post by UAL124 Joel Wolk » March 18th, 2018, 9:10 am

Callsign: UAL124 (Chicago Hub)
Name: Joel Wolk
Birthplace: Milwaukee, WI
Current Location: Chicago Metro Area (Bolingbrook, IL)
Hobbies: Flight Sim 1st, some dabbling in music composition using Digital Audio Workstation software (FL Studio)
Occupation: Instructional Designer at a software company
Age: 49
Kids: 2 teenagers, 1 boy, 1 girl

Have always been interested in flight simulator but really started seriously about 12 years ago. Have flown for two other VA's - this is the first for me based on a real airline as opposed to a fictional one. Really enjoying vUAL so far even though I've only made a couple flights so far. First time I have ever used ACARS with a VA but only a few tweaks and adjustments and seems to be working well, so far. Somewhat embarrassed to admit that I STILL fly on FS9. I know there aren't many left like me. I use Active Sky Evolution for weather. Setup actually works really well with good frame rates and practically no system crashes. I know I can't go on like this forever but maybe another couple years and then want to look at a high end system and switch to P3D.

UAL133 Michael Alinder

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Post by UAL133 Michael Alinder » March 20th, 2018, 1:53 pm

Callsign: UAL133 (Chicago Hub)
Name: Mike Alinder
Birthplace: Willmar, MN
Current Location: Ramsey, MN
Hobbies: Running, Volleyball, Fishing
Occupation: Land Surveyor for Anoka County
Age: 45
Kids: 2, 1 boy and 1 girl both teenagers

Excited to get back into flying again.

UAL229 Francisco Villarreal

Re: Pilot Introduction Thread

Post by UAL229 Francisco Villarreal » April 9th, 2018, 9:04 am

Callsign: UAL229
Name: Francisco Villarreal
Birthplace: San Antonio, TX
Current Location: Atlanta, GA
Hobbies: Flight Simulation, Home brewing, and PC Building/Maint.
Occupation: Department of Defense
Interesting facts: United States Marine Corps Veteran (Operation Enduring Freedom/Afghanistan), I've lived on Okinawa, Japan.
Age: 33
Kids: 3 (2 Girls and 1 boy)

UAL488 Kevin Simpson
Posts: 12
Joined: April 8th, 2018, 6:40 pm

Re: Pilot Introduction Thread

Post by UAL488 Kevin Simpson » April 16th, 2018, 10:59 am

Callsign: UAL488
Name: Kevin Simpson
Birthplace: Bristol, England, UK
Current Location: New Hampshire, USA
Hobbies: Lots of things mostly related to Computers then Boating and lots of DIY projects
Occupation: IT
Age: 49
Kids: 2 girls 13 and 10

ual4551 justin reed
Posts: 10
Joined: June 6th, 2018, 9:06 pm

Re: Pilot Introduction Thread

Post by ual4551 justin reed » June 14th, 2018, 5:46 pm

Callsign: UAL451
Name: Justin Reed
Birthplace:Portsmouth, England, UK
Current Location: California, USA
Hobbies: Racing games, model making, painting, playing guitar and flight simulation
Sim: XP11
Interesting facts: I have died on the movie screen!
Occupation: Model/prop maker
Age: 42
Kids: Son 18, 2 daughters 16 & 13

UAL044 Kevin Finch
Posts: 218
Joined: April 25th, 2016, 11:52 pm
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Re: Pilot Introduction Thread

Post by UAL044 Kevin Finch » June 20th, 2018, 6:02 am

Belated welcome aboard, Justin. I see you already have 15 flights on your record and that you're working on the European Vacation Tour. Keep up the great work. Pop Jeremy and I a message when you finish the tour to make sure that you get the award.

ual4551 justin reed
Posts: 10
Joined: June 6th, 2018, 9:06 pm

Re: Pilot Introduction Thread

Post by ual4551 justin reed » June 22nd, 2018, 3:34 pm

Thanks Kevin. really getting back into simming again - just realising how much I've missed it!

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