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Tom Allensworth

The AVSIM 2012 Demographic Survey

The AVSIM 2012 Demographic Survey  

1,221 members have voted

  1. 1. What is your gender?

    • Male
      1210
    • Female
      11
  2. 2. How old are you?

    • 10 - 15 years old
      32
    • 16 - 20 years old
      96
    • 21 - 30 years old
      137
    • 31 - 40 years old
      223
    • 41 - 50 years old
      240
    • 51 - 60 years old
      239
    • 61 - 70 years old
      197
    • 71 or older
      57
  3. 3. What is your current status?

    • In school or university
      158
    • Unemployed
      55
    • Employed part time
      71
    • Employed full time
      671
    • Retired / On a pension
      266
  4. 4. What is your income level?

    • Little or none - am a student or unemployed
      186
    • Less than $10,000 a year or equivalent
      59
    • $11,000 to $20,000 a year or equivalent
      75
    • $21,000 to $30,000 a year or equivalent
      114
    • $31,000 to $40,000 a year or equivalent
      105
    • $41,000 to $50,000 a year or equivalent
      101
    • $51,000 to $60,000 a year or equivalent
      134
    • $61,000 to $70,000 a year or equivalent
      75
    • $71,000 to $80,000 a year or equivalent
      76
    • $81,000 to $100,000 a year or equivalent
      115
    • $101,000 to $120,000 a year or equivalent
      70
    • More than $120,000 a year or equivalent
      111
  5. 5. What is your PRIMARY flight simulator?

    • FS9 or earlier
      227
    • FSX
      926
    • FLIGHT
      23
    • X-PLANE
      25
    • Prepar3D
      16
    • Other
      4
  6. 6. What add-on hardware do you own (multiple choice)?

    • Joystick
      976
    • Throttle
      774
    • Yoke
      593
    • Pedals
      645
    • Radio / MCP / etc. modules
      180
    • Other
      209
    • None
      33
  7. 7. How many hours a week do you estimate that you use your simulator?

    • Less than an hour
      35
    • 1 to 5 hours
      420
    • 6 to 10 hours
      420
    • 11 to 15 hours
      174
    • 16 to 20 hours
      102
    • More than 20 hours a week
      70
  8. 8. Which real-time flight organization are you a member of?

    • VATSIM
      345
    • IVAO
      47
    • Other
      43
    • None
      733
    • Both VATSIM and IVAO
      53
  9. 9. Which type of flying do you do the most of?

    • Low and slow - GA
      273
    • Sport plane
      15
    • Helicopters
      15
    • Short haul passenger or freight - less than 2 hours
      405
    • Medium haul passenger or freight - 2 to 4 hours
      363
    • Long haul passenger or freight - 4 hours or more
      83
    • Combat aircraft
      39
    • Other
      28
  10. 10. Which do you prefer more?

    • Sushi
      162
    • Hot dogs or Brats
      100
    • Pizza
      504
    • Kimchee
      7
    • Ramen
      22
    • Shrimp & Grits
      43
    • Tapas
      59
    • Stuffed Olive Leaves
      13
    • Spotted dick
      27
    • Pad Thai
      62
    • Other
      222


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This is the AVSIM 2012 Demographic Survey. The purpose of this survey is to measure the various facets of community members. Please answer all questions - your answers are all anonymous.

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Nice survey. However, at "Which real-time flight organization are you a member of?" Do you mean "Both VATSIM and IVAO" instead of "Both VATSIM and IVA)"? Not being a smart Alec or anything, LOL. Also, maybe you meant "Pedals" instead of "Peddles"?

 

I love surveys like this, I can't wait for the final results.

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Nice survey. However, at "Which real-time flight organization are you a member of?" Do you mean "Both VATSIM and IVAO" instead of "Both VATSIM and IVA)"? Not being a smart Alec or anything, LOL. Also, maybe you meant "Pedals" instead of "Peddles"?

 

I love surveys like this, I can't wait for the final results.

 

There is always some anal-retentive type that has to find the slightest "fat finger" moment... :Kiss:

 

Okay already.... I will correct it.

 

And, don't get depressed... This survey runs until we issue the 2013 survey... So, check in daily to keep up with the pulse of the community... :Just Kidding:

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I think you should correct the spelling of "peddles" - should be "pedals".

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I think you should correct the spelling of "peddles" - should be "pedals".

 

So much for spell checkers...

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There is always some anal-retentive type that has to find the slightest "fat finger" moment... :Kiss:

 

Stop using old English! :LMAO:

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Hi Tom,

 

For the next survey can I suggest a survey topic?

 

I was wondering if it would be beneficial to ask whether members belong to VA's or not, whether the VA's are based on real airlines, passenger or freight, the airlines geographical location (one of the 5 continents) and whether they fly using just ACARS (VA reporting system) or combined with online services like IVAO/VATSIM.

 

Thanks.

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For the next survey can I suggest a survey topic?

 

Robert, would be very happy to include that. About this time next year, please remind me, cause I sure as heck am not going to remember.

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"Spotted dick" ... Good one! I chuckled at that one. Wonder how many people actually know what it is ...

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Hi Tom,

 

" Which type of flying do you do the most of? "

 

The fact that only one choice can be selected may somewhat falsify the result. I know it's early in the game but 0% for helicopters doesn't sound right. I fly both GAs and helicopters most of the time but can't report that. On second thought, the fact that I fly GAs 80% of the time and the remaining 20% is devoted to helicopter flying may be more revealing to the potential users of the results of the survey. Also, I believe experts in preparing surveys will argue that they should be kept short and simple. However, I'm certain that simmers are 'simmers' for the love of the hobby and that most wouldn't mind spending more time than it took me to complete it: a whole minute! A more in-depth survey may be more revealing and in the end of better use to those folks who would use the results for administrative and/or operational reasons.

 

Food for thought!

 

Best regards,

 

Jean-Jacques (JJ)

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Seems I'm in most of the main leading categories. Although the omission of fish and chips, and indeed cake, in the food choices is a glaring error.

 

Al

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Seems I'm in most of the main leading categories. Although the omission of fish and chips, and indeed cake, in the food choices is a glaring error.

 

Al

 

Hey!! I gave you Spotted Dick... what more do you want??? :clapping:

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"Spotted dick" ... Good one! I chuckled at that one. Wonder how many people actually know what it is ...

 

Yeah, I'm a bit afraid to ask...

 

But being from the South I'm a bit offended grits aren't on that list... :(

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Yeah, I'm a bit afraid to ask...

 

Don't get too excited... it is a weirdly named Brit desert. (raisins and pudding or some such... ). Trust me... It doesn't quite live up to the name.

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Don't get too excited... it is a weirdly named Brit desert. (raisins and pudding or some such... ). Trust me... It doesn't quite live up to the name.

 

I guess everyone has their own odd dishes, maybe we could amend the list to have squirrel and dumplings?

 

:)

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Also a suggestion for next year

The income question....

Is that gross or net income, thus before or after income taxes?

In the country where I'm coming from that makes a difference of about 50%

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On your next survey be sure to add Bush Flying.

Flying in and out of unimproved short fields to deliver supplies, hunters, and fishermen is the challenge I love most.

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hi Tom. Nice survey and completed already.

 

Just one thing though - went back just now and I can take it again as it doesn 't recpgnise I have done it! Is there a way to rectify this otherwise some smart alec will multpitle vote and distort the results?

 

John

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Spotted dick? This is the first I heard of it and I laughed my brains out. Why did you have to explain it Tom? Why couldn't you let us live in happy, perverted ignorance?

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Just a suggestion on "type of flying". How about Corporate/charter jet/turbo prop?

 

What the heck is "spotted dick"?! LOL

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This survey runs until we issue the 2013 survey... So, check in daily to keep up with the pulse of the community... :Just Kidding:

 

That's good to know. I'd been wondering for about 11 months where last year's results were kept. Shoulda looked!

 

Ohhh... sushi or spotted dick. That's really difficult- my two favourites. Though not together.

 

Although the omission of fish and chips, and indeed cake, in the food choices is a glaring error.

 

And warm beer, toad in the hole, bubble and squeak, and cottage pie.

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Voted! Last question came as a surprise, and so did one of the answers. Spotted Dick:

 

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Shrimp and grits? You made that up! Big%20Grin.gif

 

Good to see a return to tradition, though.

 

Best regards.

Luis

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Love the last question. Haven't had spotted dick for several years. Must discuss this with my wife. With regards to the type of flying (long distance, local, etc.) more than one answer should be available. I fly as the mood hits. Local sightseeing if I am in a hurry, long distance passenger or freight if I plan on spending time at the controls. I have AES at some airports and enjoy the complete immersion when time permits.

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Don't get too excited... it is a weirdly named Brit desert. (raisins and pudding or some such... ). Trust me... It doesn't quite live up to the name.

Dessert. We have been having so much rain lately that a desert would be a nice change.

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