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Guest snj_avenger

Hello, I'm a newbie to the whole forum thing. Love the B-25, great realism. I fly a TBM-3E (BuNO. 85650) and was just curious when the release for MAAM's package was anticipated. Great work, thanks guys!

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Guest SPOFF

Welcome to the forum. I looked up your plane and I am envious. Is it your own or do you fly for a museum? Where are you located. Are you currently attending The Reading WWII Weekend? By the way, I believe the MAAM Simulation TBM project is on hold for lack of time. Is this your plane? http://www.warbirdregistry.org/avengerregi...nger-85650.html VERY NICE! SPOFF

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Hello SPOFF, thanks for the reply. Yep, that's our Turkey. That picture was taken at Sun 'n Fun in Lakeland, Florida back in 2003. And no, as much as I would love to be, I am not the owner. I fly for a man named Hank Avery who owns a few aircraft, so I am extremely lucky. I'm the only one who flies them and I pay nothing to do what I love the most. I also fly his AD-5 Skyraider (BuNO. 135152), Stinson L-5E (Ser. # 44-17674), Fairchild PT-26 (Ser. # FX-189), and up until a few months ago a Harvard Mk.IV (Ser. # RCAF20341). That one was sold though. There was also a Waco RNF (N855V) that was sold back in August. I have actually never been to the MAAM WW2 Weekend, but I hope to some day. Maybe bring the TBM or the Skyraider up there. I've attached links below where you can check out a few more pics of our fleet. Thanks for the information.http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/N452HA.htmlhttp://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/N65164.htmlhttp://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/N79109.htmlhttp://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/N75060.htmlhttp://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/N452CA.html(Also, just curious, do you think the MAAM team will be making a TBM model without the rear gun turret? The one we fly was originally with the Dutch Navy, so the turret was removed and a big radar dome was put on the bottom. When we got the plane back in 1989 we had it removed and repainted and all that, had a control stick and a panel placed in the center seat, and added a 2-man seat where the gun turret used to be. You can see it in the pictures above).

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Guest SPOFF

TBM Pilot: Glad to hear from you. Bill Rambow (That's actually his real name), or Mark Beaumont are the guys to talk to about their TBM Sim project.. I'm sure they will respond to your post shortly. WWII Weekend at Reading is the highlight of their year...Going on this weekend. Regards: SPOFF

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Hi TBM Pilot,SPOFF will fell discriminated against if I don't ask your real first name. ;-) We find it friendlier calling eachother by name.Thanks for the kind words about our planes. The story on the TBM is that some medical problems among a couple of us have slowed us down on the current project, but we hope to get back into high gear soon.As for the turretless Turkey - you never can tell. The first mark will of course be our own MAAM TBM-3, but it's our SOP to make mods and offer free enhancements to our customers. The fact that your Avenger is ex-Dutch doesn't hurt your case, either, since Jan Visser of Krommenie, The Netherlands, is our aircraft designer!I would actually like to discuss a couple things with yoiu if you would not mind giving me a shout at maam-sim@maam.org so I have your address. I am currently without connection, since my modem blew up two days before leaving for the show and am writing this from my daughter's house. I hope to be back on-line in a few days and would like to pick your brain.Cheers, BillMAAM-SIM


Bill Rambow

MAAM-SIM

www.maam.org

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Guest snj_avenger

Hi Bill,Thanks for the reply, and again, I look forward to your package. I won't tell you my REAL name, not many people know it anyway, but all my friends call me Doc. Take care.

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