Obituary: Eric Ernst

Recommended Posts

Help AVSIM continue to serve you!
Please donate today!

Indeed, the FS world lost a pioneer in the high fidelity desktop airliner sim genre, but most tragically, Eric left his family at such a young age...

I remember going to the local Micro Center and buying a box of the Wilco 767PIC for FS2000 and it was such an amazing simulation--the team led by Eric showed that a desktop computer can accurately model a complex airliner with a fully functional AP and FMC!  

Thanks to Eric and his team's efforts, we have a thriving hobby for learning and flying complex aircraft--making flying and learning aircraft systems accessible to everyone who dreams of flight.



Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Sad to hear.

Eric was the first to set a very high standard for cockpits.
For a long time, all other panels were matched against his masterpiece

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

I am speechless -  my sincere condolences to his family and friends.

In May 1998 I programmed my first gauge ever for his Freeware FS98 767 panel. It was a pleasure for me to work with him. He was a perfectionist, and I have learned a lot from him.

RiP Eric

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now