robert young

RealAir Simulations Closure

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Hello Everyone,

 

With regret I am sad to announce that RealAir Simulations has closed its doors to new customers. I have been aware for a long time that our loyal customers have been frustrated at the lack of progress on the awaited Piston Duke B60 for P3d and its integration of GTN gauges for both FSX and P3d. Unfortunately there have been personal circumstances for some time which have now escalated to the point where we feel continuing is not viable. I had hoped that we could find a way through, but it is clear that it would be difficult to continue on a level commensurate with our high standards of support and development, and rather than slowly wind down we have decided to shut the business.

 

Our current customers can be assured of support if they need it, but RealAir will no longer sell products or updates as from today. It is possible in the future that I may work again on occasional projects on a modest level but I have reached retirement age and Sean has coped with a loved one's illness for some time. We feel there is not the scope, for now, to keep RealAir going without harm to the well being and health of all involved.

 

I would like to thank Avsim in particular for its long history of service to simmers everywhere, which is of course something that Tom worked tirelessly to sustain, along with the current staff, whom I also thank.

 

We have enjoyed supplying somewhat niche products for a very long 16 years. To those of you who have been so enthusiastic about our output, I thank you sincerely. If we didn't please others as they might have wished, I only hope that they understand we are imperfect humans. It has been a very hard-working 16 years and now we need a rest.

 

Best Wishes,

 

Rob Young - RealAir Simulations

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You, Sean, and RelAir will be much missed. Good luck with whatever you decide to do next and enjoy a well-earned rest. :smile:

 

Regards,

David Jones

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This is shocking news.  My thoughts and prayers are for Sean's partner, Carla who is fighting a battle with cancer.  I hope she fully recovers. 

 

RealAir has truly produced some great aircraft over the years and they will be sorely missed by the flight simulation community. Best wishes to Sean and Rob and their respective families.

 

Best regards,

Jim

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Thanks Rob and Sean for everything you have done for the flight sim community. Wishing you both the best.

 

Regards.

 

Ed

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Rob and Sean - you two have been a class act all along - you've been a cornerstone of this hobby - and have pushed the technical envelop far beyond what anyone thought was possible... Best of luck to both of you with your health, family, and future endeavors... You'll be sorely missed...

 

Regards,

Scott

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Rob and Sean thanks for all you did and make for us. I'll fly your aircraft for as long as I can.

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Rob and Sean...Just wanted to add my heart felt thanks for everything you have done for this community too!!!  I was only a 'tubeliner' simmer until I read so many great reviews on your Dukes that I had to give them a try.  I'm glad I did!!  Your products are definitely among the best ever created for our hobby and the community as a whole will sorely miss your talents and expertise.

 

So, again, thanks so much for everything!!!  I wish you nothing but the best and my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.  Hoping that Carla continues getting good news and is able to win her battle!!!

 

Take care and enjoy the most precious thing we all have - TIME!!!!

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From a flight sim perspective this is sad, but completely understandable news - thanks for the many hours of enjoyment your products have brought to the hobby and please accept my best wishes for everyone's future...

 

Kind Regards,

 

Chris B.

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Amazing products, great people.

 

A massive loss to the simulation world but for the right reasons. Best wishes to you both.

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Rob and Sean,

 

Thank you for all the wonderful products you have released and supported throughout the years. Your Duke and Legacy will forever be two of my favorite aircraft of all time.

 

Sincerely,

Phil Manhart

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What's going to happen with your products after your site has been closed?

Can you entrust them to some publisher for new sales or at least some support?

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You guys were the standard for GA aircraft, period.dot!  Thank you for all your efforts and hoping both of you have a bright future!  

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Rob and Sean, thank you so much for all the time and effort you guys have spent over the years making some of the best aircraft possible. You guys will be missed and I wish the both of you the very best, so sorry to hear about Sean loved one.

 

Regards,

Martin

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Rob and Sean,

 

than you SO MUCH for All of the great time you provided me / us RealAir users with the excellence put ino each of your products, and the professional support provided by RealAir.

 

I wish the Best for you and Sean and family.

 

Kind Regards,

 

José

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Wow, that is too bad, the end of an era. Best wishes to all three of them!!!

 

I was thinking I better buy some of their items since they are closing but it looks like they have been pulled from other retailers.

 

Is it not possible to get a last chance to make some purchases?

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Hi Rob and Sean,

 

First of all, I'd like to thank you both for the countless hours of enjoyment I got from your planes, especially the Legacy. It's sad to know there won't be more great products coming, but I fully understand your reasons and support your decision. The second paragraph of Sean's message on the RA website froze me to the bone, and I was greatly relieved to read on and find out there's good news in the end. Nothing is more important than that special person in your life, and I hope she stays in the clear.

 

 

Once again, thanks for the great adventure, and all the best.

 

Tym

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What's going to happen with your products after your site has been closed?

Can you entrust them to some publisher for new sales or at least some support?

Hi Bjoern,

 

It's a clean break. Better than hanging on. There will be support for a reasonable time.

 

Best Wishes,

 

Rob

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Rob and Sean,

 

Thank you for the hours of enjoyment your products gave us over the years. You will be sorely missed.

 

Best wishes to both of you.

 

JP

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Sad news for sure but best wishes and I hope you have a grand retirement!  My thoughts are with Sean.

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Hello Rob and Sean,

 

Thank you for your information; as allways you show a very  correct behaviour. Thanks for the countless fine hours you gave in contributing the FS scene with the most beautiful aircraft a simflyer can wish..

For sure we will miss you but I can fully understand the reason because of the named circumstances. I hope there will be lots of fine years coming together with your loved ones and again, thanks or everything you did for us, the flightsimcommunity.

 

Cheers,

 

Ben Rikken

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I'm so sorry to hear this.  It was your work - first the alternative FDE for the default C172 in FS2002, and then the SF260 and the Scouts - that showed me what a high-end add-on could be and do.  Your aircraft have a "feel" - a sense of real, weighted objects moving in an air mass - that I've never seen fully matched by any other developer, including the other big names.  You'll be sorely missed.  But your priorities are in the right place.  Thanks for all the years of enjoyment, and I wish you, Sean and your loved ones all the best.  Goodbye, with regret and gratitude.  

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Sad day. Wishing you all the best, and thank you for the Scout package. One of my all time favorites.

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Thank you for being solid, honest and always delivering products of the highest standard!

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