I'm sad to announce @Jim Young passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2020.
Jim has been an AVSIM member, volunteer, and board member for nearly two decades. He lived a life of service to the United States of America as an intelligence officer. He was dedicated to help others enjoy flight simulation as much as he did and authored and revised two prominent AVSIM publications: The Crash to Desktop Guide and the Basic FSX Configuration Guide. These guides have helped tens of thousands of people to date and will continue to help our readers. Thus, Jim's legacy will live on through our memories, his posts, and his publications.
I got the chance to meet Jim on a few occasions and know he loved his Corvette and to golf. Jim also loved this community and was a good friend of Tom Allensworth. I can only imagine Tom was there to welcome Jim through the pearly gates, especially for his role in ensuring AVSIM's future after Tom's sudden passing in 2015.
Jim will be missed. No more pain, my friend... rest easy.