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I was one year ago today, on March 13, 2003, that our friend Rich Harvey was taken from us. People often speak of "losing" the battle with cancer but that was definitely not the case with Rich...although the cancer took his body, it never, ever defeated him. I like to think that he still looks in on us from time to time, lurking on the forum and smiling when he sees the latest wonderful creations being made by the community that he started and fostered. If you feel inclined to do so, please post a follow up with a favourite memory, or a screenshot of your favourite Fly! or Fly! II experience...or just take a private moment to remember Rich. Thanks.Chris WallaceOttawa, Canada

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Hi, Chris and everyone.Thanks for your post. The other day,I was going through some of my old files and found a lot of things that reminded me of his contribution and dedication to our comunity. It would be quite an accomplishment if we would each be able to achieve in our life, what he accomplished in his, relatively short life. I know everyone is aware of the Scholarship, but there is another Fund, that could help his family, and I wanted to remind everyone of it. If it is not maintained, please let us know.Lauren Harvey Trust, C/O Morgan Stanley, P.O. Box 516189, Dallas, Texas 75251-6189TV

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I truly miss Richards posts here. I always remember wondering if he would reply to a certain post I would see! Then bam! there it was with help or an explanation. It was always a buzz seeing him reply, I miss him.http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/67006.jpghttp://forums.avsim.net/user_files/67007.jpgSteve Brown, United Kingdom.http://mysite.freeserve.com/ysomdesign/banner.jpg My Websitehttp://www.wrexhamspace.orghttp://www.cafeshops.com/wrexhamspace

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Chris,Thanks for reminding us. I truly miss him, I sometimes go back to the Beta Forum and re read his messages. Amazingly, I always discover something else that I wasn't able to comprehend at the time when he originally posted. Now that I've learned more about aircraft creation and other Fly! II stuff I'm able to understand. To me, that's one way in which he's still alive and with us. I hope the Beta Forum is kept alive forever, if for anything else, in his memory.Nice to "see" you around.Take care,http://www.avsim.com/hangar/fly/dfdg/banneraa.jpg

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Rich gone, I have kept in my heart deep feelings and great memories of the singular person he was.We can't measure what he has given us through years of friendship, we just know it's a lot. Fly! II is in our hands with many ways to take care of it!http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/67031.jpgThank you Chris!Pascal

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Yeah He Live not more that 15 miles from me. I did`nt even get a chance to to go to the funeral , I really thought that was wrong , On the other hand It was my mistake for not checking the forums often enough, Here is his last post http://www.flyiideveloper.com/richard_harvey.htmJeffhttp://www.f2fdesign.com/http://www.avsim.com/hangar/fly/dfdg/bannernewja.jpg http://www.flyiideveloper.com/ http://jaakins.web.aplus.net/images/Image1.jpg

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Very personal thoughtshttp://forums.avsim.net/user_files/67045.jpgRichard Harvey was a young man when he had to die. Richard Harvey left us in a way an old and wise man would do. Sometimes death frightens me. You can believe me or not, it's not my personal death (only some ways how it could be), I am rather old and in peace with my life - but there are too many young people and even childs we cannot help from dying though doing our profession as good and motivated as possible. Sometimes I felt and feel that burden might be too heavy for me, when secret tears got into my eyes. Richard gave me more than FLY!. He, a much younger man than me, face to face with his own death, could give me consolation and words I will never forget: God will only give you as much load as you can bear, and never any more. Do not lose hope, nor certainly faith. Above all, do not fear evil, for though it surrounds us it can never hurt us. It may claim hollow victories, but it always suffers defeat.Whatever religion and

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G'day All,I guess every regular to this forum has his/her own recollections of Rich and his willingness to give help to anyone seeking assistance. For me it was a post I made seeking help on how to clean up the dark spots off the windscreen of a project I was attempting. Imagine my delight when little more than 5 minutes after my posting a reply was made by none other than the lead programer, Rich. As luck would have it here was I 8,000 mls away downunder and Rich happened to be online at the same time. His solution was elegant, simple and worked like a charm. Not a week passes without memories of Rich entering my thoughts.God bless.Cheers,Roger @YSSY

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I knew this day was coming and I had to read Rich`s last post once again. Truely, what a magnificent,insightful, man he was. His words and thoughts in that message are so genuine I added it to my favorites list. I pray his wife and family are doing the best they can. Has anyone tried to contact them?Qdog

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Thanks for starting this thread, Chris. I still have some of Rich's personal e-mails on my system - don't think I'll ever delete them. As others have stated, it was not uncommon for Rich to respond personally to questions or issues - that alone made this sim so different from the get-go.From today:

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I'm sure he is really proud of you guys, seeing all your efforts to keep his baby alive.

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Hi Chris,thanks for reminding us. I will never forget Rich, and will never forget the FLY1 "Editor Release Party"! That was just incredible.Everyone was here, and Rich was here all night too, explaining, helping, sorting out etc.....hm, feels like it was just yesterday. RodgerRock and Pop from Germanyhttp://rodgerchristmann.com

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This date has double meaning for me, because it's also the date my mother passed away five years earlier. I'll make it a point to also reflect on Richard's life, when this date rolls around in future years. I admired the guy..L.Adamson

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Thanks from me too, Chris... As I sit here constantly going over the files for the Seawind, working on panel stuff, etc., I cannot help but think of Rich and all the fun and learning experiences he has given me via Fly! and Fly! II. To all who have helped me with my project, and to those who continue to bring fun,joy and learning experiences through the Fly! series, thank you! Our community is still strong and thriving! But most of all, thanks Rich! I cannot go more than a couple days without firing up Fly! and go fly!ing. I've learned much, and continue to learn more each time! Ken Wood :-sun1http://www.avsim.com/hangar/fly/dfdg/bannernewkw.jpgGateway 700X; Intel P4 2.4GHz; 512MB RAM; NVIDIA Ti4200 4X AGP 128MB; SB Audigy; Thrustmaster TopGun Fox 2 Pro Shock

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Many thanks Richard!Luciano from Italy - lake of Comoaircraft MD 82 by Giorgio Gnesdascenery lake of Como by Daniele Tona ( again in development )

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Thanks Chris, and everyone for your posts, they bring back some good memories. I have often thought about Rich and things he has said, in fact he seems to be helping me even today. The last year has been rather difficult in many ways for me but his words often come to mind and make me realize that things are not as bad as I think they are and perhaps give me strength to continue on and not give up. Rich was a man full of wisdom, a great man and we were all extremely lucky to have known him. I wonder if we could persuade him to post here and tell us what heaven is like? He is probably sitting next to God showing him how to perfect a flight model or create a gauge, maybe even create some scenery. :-)Philip Olsonhttp://www.precisionmanuals.com/images/forum/supporter.jpg

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Thanks for the reminder. It was his dream (Fly!) that got me really going in Flight Simming, which has resulted in my close association with AVSim.com, the great people that I've met, and now the start of my real adventure - getting my PPL.It's amazing how one person's actions can have influence over so much.Thanks Rich.

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Hardly a week goes by that I would not think of Richard Harvey. I had a pleasure meeting him and his wife during Avsim's conference in Tahoe. This is a mystery of life and death why some very talented people leave this world so prematurely.Richard was definitely instrumental in igniting my interest in flight simulation.Michael J.

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