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Ian Thatcher, (Thatch), R.I.P. 28/08/2010

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According to posts on other websites -Ian Thatcher, (Thatch), died on Saturday 28/08/2010.Ian was the founder of FS-Shipyards, and a former supporter of both The ODG Project and FREEflow.Ian Thatcher was an extremely prolific developer of flight-sim content,across nearly all aspects of the platform.To such an extent that most simmers who download,possibly have at least one of his products installed,yet are unaware, as he'd published them under a series of assumed identities.e.g.As Gerrish Gray - Various tree enhancement packagesAs Andy Weir - Various terrain-meshes and landclass packages.Over the years Ian has supplied hosting to many developers and groups,providing an incubator environment for their projects,and often doing so out of his own pocket.I am, and always will be, extremely appreciativeof all the assistance Ian so generously provided -- To me personally, specifically in configuring, hosting and supporting fs-odg.com- In configuring, hosting and supporting all the fs-groups domains- And for all his contributions and advice.Our condolences to his wife Tracey, and his family.Ian will be greatly missed.Paul Donnelly(BASys)

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Rest In Peace. I have used some of his content in the past, it's a shame a great developer such as him has passed on. He will be missed.

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According to posts on other websites -Ian Thatcher, (Thatch), died on Saturday 28/08/2010.Ian was the founder of FS-Shipyards, and a former supporter of both The ODG Project and FREEflow.Ian Thatcher was an extremely prolific developer of flight-sim content,across nearly all aspects of the platform.To such an extent that most simmers who download,possibly have at least one of his products installed,yet are unaware, as he'd published them under a series of assumed identities.e.g.As Gerrish Gray - Various tree enhancement packagesAs Andy Weir - Various terrain-meshes and landclass packages.Over the years Ian has supplied hosting to many developers and groups,providing an incubator environment for their projects,and often doing so out of his own pocket.I am, and always will be, extremely appreciativeof all the assistance Ian so generously provided -- To me personally, specifically in configuring, hosting and supporting fs-odg.com- In configuring, hosting and supporting all the fs-groups domains- And for all his contributions and advice.Our condolences to his wife Tracey, and his family.Ian will be greatly missed.Paul Donnelly(BASys)
I'll think of him every time I see his trees - he'll be missed.DJ

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I had no idea whatever that "Gerrish Gray" and Ian were one and the same...He will be sorely missed, that's a fact.Blue skies always, Ian!

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