Why we did this...
The more active members in our community, especially content creators & their many viewers, will no doubt, already be aware of the small but dedicated number of committed people subscribing to those channels, who can only watch from the side lines, being unable to take part themselves in flight simulation. This is often because they can neither afford a PC or laptop capable of running a flight simulator, or they’re simply not old enough to buy their own. There maybe numerous other reasons. Well hey folks, these people are the future life blood of our community.
Our aim here at the project, hopefully with your help, is to make it possible for a few more ‘would be flight simmers’, or even some future pilots, to take to the virtual skies in their own simulator, and so take an active part in the very live streams where we often see them. Or better yet…. they may go on to create their own online content, where they entertain us. And so the circle continues.
We all know it’s expensive to build or buy a computer capable of running a flight simulator. And how many of us have not experienced that feeling of frustration and despair when our own, possibly inadequate system grinds to a halt, or worse yet, presents us with the dreaded ‘crash to desktop’?
Here at the project, we believe that if enough people are willing to contribute just a small amount, we could surely make at least one aspiring flight simmer very happy, while also building upon our own community.
Some of us have spent many years in and around the flightsim world, seeing and hearing the despondency and frustration of some of those people. So we decided we’d like to at least TRY to do something about this – to make a difference, however small.
Many of us are fortunate to be in a financial position that allows for the purchase of hardware and software pretty much as we please. Many also pay to ‘join’ flightsim channels, or donate to content creators whenever we wish. This is great of course, and we encourage you to continue with this. It helps build and sustain our community. Those of us here at the project believe we’re privileged, even blessed to be fortunate enough to find ourselves in this position. THAT my friends is what inspired the thinking behind this project.
With that in mind, MAYBE some of us can also contribute a small amount into this project; a fund to help aspiring and budding flight simmers, young or old, wherever they may be, to obtain a capable system and a flight simulator they may otherwise not be able to afford.
It’s our view, that with YOUR help, we CAN make that happen.