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GoFlight Under New Management

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Hot off the Press from GoFlight:

As of January 15, 2019, GoFlight Technologies has sold to a new owner. The decision to sell the company was not an easy one. The past eight years have been wonderful and I will relish the relationships made and the adventures flight simulation offered. Ultimately, the decision to sell the company came from the need to reallocate personnel and resources to other companies and assets underneath the ownership group.

As many of you may have noticed the low inventory levels and wondered what might be going on with GoFlight Technologies. Rumors surfaced of shutting doors. Our plan was to always support our customers.  

In early 2018, a long time vendor approached us with an offer to buy the company. GoFlight had been listed on the open market for a brief period, which generated a lot of interest but no potential buyers with experience in our industry. The new owner has worked with GoFlight on various projects and bring with them years of experience in electrical and mechanical engineering, and firmware development for HID devices. It was important that we find a buyer who had experience in flight simulation or similar consumer electronics and we believe this is an excellent fit.  

The new owner is committed to restocking current inventory and embarking on exciting new products and projects that will upgrade the level of service GoFlight has offered in the past. A brief period of transition is expected where they get up to speed. I have agreed to stay on in some capacity to help with a smooth transition. You should expect to see inventory levels remain, and better support as they are bringing dedicated personnel to assist in those areas. 
 
Thank you for your patience while we complete this transition.  


Sincerely,

Tony Varela
GoFlight Technologies

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Got the same email.  I wish the new owners nothing but clear skies and an uneventful landing.  This is good news for GoFlight users.

 

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same sentiment here!  Go Flight's been good to the flight simulator community!  I'm happy to see that their line is continuing. 

Rich 

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Huge relief on reading this. I really did think they were closing down.

I hope the company flourishes under its new ownership and I look forward to seeing some new units in the longer term.

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Task 1

Write a driver that works consistently with Windows 10 and USB3.0 and 3.1 

I am sure once that has been achieved you will have a flourishing business to embrace and I wish you all the very best for 2019

Paul 

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1 hour ago, Paul_ said:

Task 1

Write a driver that works consistently with Windows 10 and USB3.0 and 3.1 

I am sure once that has been achieved you will have a flourishing business to embrace and I wish you all the very best for 2019

Paul 

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Great news for current hardware owners. I do indeed wish them every success. Hopefully they are reading these posts.

Hiring a web designer and maintaining an ongoing presence in a support forum, even between users, would be a very welcomed first step by their customers and the FS community.

They have some PR issues to resolve before moving on to bigger and different projects. I do hope the new owners are of the same mind.

Cheers,

Bob

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If new drivers can make their modules work with win 10, and USB 3.0 and 3.1, that would be really great. Wish them a flying future

 

Soeren

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12 hours ago, Soeren Jensen said:

If new drivers can make their modules work with win 10, and USB 3.0 and 3.1, that would be really great. Wish them a flying future

 

Soeren

I do hope so 

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For a start, I suggest designing a new forum, from the bottom up. The present one is terrible.

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The GoFlight software needs redesigning to cope with UHD displays. It’s so small as to be difficult to assign commands to buttons.

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This is great news. Hopefully I can get the Airliner Pilot system soon.

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.. a company that use to setup the standards in the industry, lost altitude over time, need to revised and reshape itself  wish them all the best 

..and yes, please, get us a better interface for X-Plane

 

Cheers

 

Yair

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Where can I find the latest drivers?
Recently went from win 7 to 10 due to new hardware.
But their site seems down. And I wonder where I can find the latest drivers.

Thanks ahead,
RobB

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@emisary, I use Firefox and the save dialogue came up in a few seconds. Try another browser. If you're still struggling send me your email in a PM.

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I send you a PM.
Struggling with 6 different browsers on 3 different devices, from which the iphone is even connected to a different provider.

 

Thanks,
Rob

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I've replied as you didn't provide an email address.

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I hate to be negative Nelly on this. I don’t have a good feeling they are coming back. There have been no restocks of inventory. No responses on anything. Things have gone completely quiet. Most companies that buy others want a ROI quick. Not seeing it in this case. Not even in the slightest. 

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..u r not negative, it is a fact and for that reason and the luck of support for X-plane, I'm about to give up on GF.

For the merit of the truth I have to say that GF equipment which I have been using for almost 10 years proven as very reliable and as long as I used it with FSX I had no issue with configuring and having it performed very well, but unfortunately things as we know have been changed

 

Anyway, I wish the new owner good luck  

 

 

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John Krieg is back at GoFlight and has been very busy with customer support. He has been advised that some here are worried about the future.

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I’m copying this reply from John Krieg at GoFlight which I hope will reassure those concerned about GoFlight..

 "Just to let you know we are still working hard to get stock back on the shelves and get back orders filled which we have done. The website is going to be redesigned and we are in the process of doing that now. So if asked by your customers you can let them know GF is still in the game."

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2 hours ago, Ray Proudfoot said:

I’m copying this reply from John Krieg at GoFlight which I hope will reassure those concerned about GoFlight..

 "Just to let you know we are still working hard to get stock back on the shelves and get back orders filled which we have done. The website is going to be redesigned and we are in the process of doing that now. So if asked by your customers you can let them know GF is still in the game."

As always, thanks Ray for your ambassadorship in our hobby. I’ve lurked mostly in the forums. I’ve been here since the beginning under different names. You are always helping people and providing great information to us. Thank you 

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Hi Ray, as you seem to have the ear of John, and as he intimated that the web site was going to be redesigned, could you mention that a decent user forum would be appreciated. It's been a bit of a bugbear for me. The original one was very good, but the present one is pretty useless, as far as I'm concerned.

 

Cheers,

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