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Obituary: Eric Ernst

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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.

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https://www.avsim.com/pages/0301/767pic/pic.html

 

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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

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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

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