Jim Young

Jim Young Resigning as Forums Administrator

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Just catching up on such sad news, Jim.There was me thinking of you watching Koepka yesterday. I am fairly positive after the 'hurdles' you have overcome as the Administrator here, you will undoubtedly overcome this, hopefully, temporary hiatus.

All the Best for a rapid recovery. May God go with you.

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Jim already knows this, but he's been in our hopes and prayers for sometime now and will continue to be.  No doubt the next forum admin will do an excellent job, but I'll miss having Jim in that position.

The entire community is with you brother!

 

 

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Hope a speedy recovery, and keep your faith up!.

Keep in touch, Ed

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Stay tough Jim, we are all behind you all the way and praying for the speediest return to good health!

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Jim,

Best wishes for the future and God bless you. 

JL

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Best of luck in your battle Jim and thanks for all your contributions!

Scott

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Best wishes and thanks for all your expert help

We are all much better “simmers “ because of your expertise 

xxd09

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Thanks for all you do, I wish you a speedy recovery.

David

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Everybody here in your Avsim family (that's a lot of folks) will have your back, Jim.  Don't be a stranger!

All the best,

Greg

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Speedy recovery Jim, our prayers and best wishes are with you and, your family.....

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Jim,

You can move on with your head held high...you've been a fair and honorable gentleman.

Please accept my thoughts and prayers for your speedy recovery.

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2 hours ago, Jim Young said:

I have Stage 4 Lung Cancer and have decided to step down immediately as the Forums Administrator to ensure continuity of operations.  I will remain on the AVSIM Staff working with the AVSIM CEO when needed.

Tom appointed me to this position in November 2013 and I have mostly enjoyed my long tour of duty as the Forums Administrator.  I believe this position was one of the most difficult and challenging positions at AVSIM.  I want to thank everyone at AVSIM who helped make my job a little easier and enjoyable.  It was especially tough when Tom suddenly passed away leaving AVSIM with no leadership. Tom called me from his bed at the hospital and told me he had 'only months' left to live and wanted AVSIM to continue his legacy. It was a surprise to us all when he passed away within a month. It was Chase, Chuck Jodry, and me who got together and decided to assist Tom's wife, the new CEO, continue the legacy of Tom and AVSIM.  That role mostly continues today but we have added more members to the Board and they will have major roles in continuing the legacy in the future.

I may survive this bout with cancer (and the doctor's give me great chances) but, with cancer, you never know exactly what it will do.  I want to thank our membership for everything they have done to try to make my job easier.  I especially want to thank our moderators who put up with me for several years.  I tried my best to keep AVSIM the number 1 flight simulation website.  We still get over one million hits on the site each month and register over 700 new members each month.  Thanks too to the many developers who chose AVSIM as their site for their official support forums.  I hope AVSIM continues to grow.

A new Forums Admin will be appointed soon.

Thanks again everyone! It has been fun!

Best regards,

Jim

Pick someone you love here Jim, and my thoughts will be with them on behalf of you.  This site has kept us informed, entertained, and mostly under control for so many years, and I feel it the first of the major social media sites that built the Internet, and with a specific interest as well that most humans have, the dream of flight, but we as pilots pilot/hobbyists or just hobbyists have had something to enjoy for a long time now. 

Cancer had been thru my family, and in all the instances things improved in terms of outlook, and that was ten years ago, less pain, less discomfort, and a chance to take a break from your hectic pace and enjoy what you wish.  It is more of a chronic, treatable illness in today's world, and I will leave it at that, without divulging too much personal information.  Thank u for your articulate post!

John

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Thanks for all you have  done for the forums Jim.  Yours was a volunteer position that seemed like real work, many times thankless work.  It is appreciated.

All the best with your treatment and recovery.

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Jim,

A bit of a shock to hear this but you have my bestest wishes for a full recovery and my sincere thanks for your past imparted information and help.

The assistance you have rendered to so many people will be sorely missed. 

I am sure there will be very very few people on this forum who do not wish you well.

Enjoy your retirement mate and PLEASE consider a comback after you defeat this monster.

Best regards

Tony Chilcott

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Jim, I'm already looking forward to your post one year from now when you are going to say: 'Cancer? What cancer? Oh, wait, okay, there was something like this...'
Fight, win and enjoy life!

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Wishing for a speedy treatment and recovery, Jim.

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Jim, thank you for all your hard work, skill and professionalism.

May The Lord bless you and keep you.

May His countenance shine upon you, and

may He give you His peace, always.

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As you know Jim, I've been there, done that and have the scars but that was 1988 and medicine has come a long way since then. Believe me - a POSITIVE MENTAL ATTITUDE goes a long way in fighting your battle.

We have your back - you will be missed.  Get your wna back here ASAP.

Best wishes and prayers,

Vic

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All the best Jim. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

Take care, and look after your self.

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Sorry to hear about your health issue Jim.. You were good...Buddy! Hope you  recover!

 

Manny

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You're a stand-up guy and a man of fine character, Jim.  You can count on my prayers as you face this trial.  Philippians 4:6-7 comes to mind during times like this, "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ *******."

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Wishing you a speedy recovery, Jim. Thanks for everything you’ve done for Avsim.

James

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All the very best for a rapid recovery, Jim.

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Dear Jim,

Just read this and am still reeling in shock. I am so sorry, but as others mentioned this is a different day and age for care and treatments of cancer. Your recovery is my hope and prayer.

Thank you for your contribution to this precious community. You have managed us well, under many difficult circumstances. Thank you for your continuing service.

Spirit Flyer

Stephen Wilcox

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Jim, you are in our thoughts and prayers. I know you will recover quickly. 

 

Bob

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