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English Rebel Joins Hangar45! (Alan Norris)

(Original thread started on 09-13-11 by Alan Norris)

Hi there, I'm Alan and I was born in England and came to the U.S. in 1978 on an 18 month contract to construct a manufacturing facility to build CV joints for Fords first front wheel drive car -- the Escort. I stayed on in various jobs and became a US citizen in 1988. I live in the Piedmont area of North Carolina hence my online name EnglishRebel.


My hobbies are woodworking, reef tank, and of course flight sims. I currently have a flight sim that consists mainly of Go Flight modules, a VRInsight yoke and Saitek pedals all housed in a custom built unit. Here's a photo:

Alan 1


I was reasonably happy until I came across Hangar45 -- thanks guys for getting me hooked!  Anyway I will be starting my build soon and will post a thread to document my efforts.


(Posted by Shane Barnes on 09-13-11)

Hey Alan, you started off about like I did with the GoFlight modules etc. I've continued using the GF modules while building Lear 007 so I would have something to fly.  It keeps me motivated. Here is a photo of the first sim that I built and currently use until 007 is completed:

Shane 1

Welcome to the Hangar!


(Posted by Eric Tomlin on 09-13-11)

Yes Alan, again welcome to Hangar 45. Good to chat yesterday and I look forward to seeing you make good progress on your new project!


(Posted by Ron Rollo on 09-13-11)

Hi Alan, that is a nice looking gen sim that you have. Whatever you do, don't take it apart. Fly that thing during the time that your Lear sim is under construction.


My wife Michelle and I have some property up in Dillsborough North Carolina, which is western North Carolina in the mountains for those who may not know. One day we may be state neighbors. We are looking forward to seeing your sim unfold!


(Posted by Mark Speechley on 09-20-11)

Hi Alan,  welcome to the site!   About to start Ron's shell so you and I will be bottom feeders for awhile!

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