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Eric Tomlin

Farewell to Tom Allensworth

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Holy cow, how terrible.  I admit that I have been away from this forum for a while now, due to computer/sim issues and recently came back to see what was up.  Geez, I am so sorry for everyone's loss.  Rest in Peace Tom.

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Because of Tom and his site Flight Sims were so much more fun.

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Although I never had the good fortune to meet you, it doesn't take a genius to figure out what a character you must have been from all the love shown by everyone on here. God bless you Tom. Rest in peace. You shall live on through your great work in this monumental site and the fond memories people have of you.

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Me and everyone at Soarfly Concepts have only just heard. It's was a shock to the system. Our prayers are with Tom's family and friends, I can't believe I did't hear about this sooner :(

I am sure the AVSIM community will keep his spirit alive.

Let us not be saddened by his passing but let us remember his achievements and the influential role he played in the Flight Sim community.

 

Rest easy Tom and good luck

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Like many others posting recently I've been away from the hobby for a good 10 years, so I just learned of Tom's passing. Glad to have met him briefly 14 or so years ago, and thankful for what Avsim brought me - and Tom brought to Avsim. Thanks Tom!  Clear skies,

 

Vincent

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Such terrible news. My thoughts are with his family. R.I.P. Tom.

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I met Tom in Denver 2004, I had just arrived from a long trip from Argentina, my home.
Tom gave me wellcome and help me with all stuff, since then, He always wait me every FANCON, to greet me and help me

in San Diego Tom invited me to your room, where he gave a small meeting, and there I could talk to Captain Suzanna Darcy-Henneman, test pilotof Boeing.
I just get the news about the pass away of our dear Tom, my condolences with my respectfull, thanks to Tom, I could know many places and many people, which love this passion, the aviation.
As we , here in my country use to say, he is not dead , he just went to flight higher.

Farewell Tom, and thanks for everything

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Although I did not know much about Tom, reading about his legacy allows me to envision the type of individual he was. Thanks Tom for establishing this amazing platform. May you fly high in the sky, watching over us all!

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Tom has reached out to many of us flight simmers, has helped developed what has became today the greatest flight simulation website, and created what is now the center of all flight simulation. We all hope he has had a safe flight to his new world, and we hope that AVSIM will continue to develop to what Tom Allensworth has probably wanted. His death is never a delay in flight simming, but a step further towards perfection. If Allensworth has never helped reach out to save our needs, our flight simulation community would have been uncivilized and confusing. He went past our limits to save our flight simulation needs, but now its time for it to take it to another level. 

 

We hope AVSIM will still continue to be the best flight simulation website. Thank you for taking your time to read this. 

RIP Tom Allensworth.

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I've spent a little time this morning looking at how AVSIM was formed and, certainly Tom must have been a truly driven and implacable man to have created this incredible space. One comes across his posts from time to time and they are highly intelligent, intuitive, informed, funny, scary, kind and thoughtful and occasionally hot-headed and verbose but always made with a deep sincerity. They are everything this forum should be and you could tell he was immensely proud of his achievements as we are of him. What a guy!

 

Thank you Tom.

 

Rest In Peace

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