i've been away from flight sim for quite a few years. Occasionally Tom and i would exchange messages. Im a older man, 62 years old. I've been into sims since before Sublogic Flight Simulator. Tom was always helpful and we discussed where things were going. I then departed the sim world and went on to other things. I haven't Messaged Tom since 2014.
I recently got back into sims with MSFS 2020 and today i decided to message Tom to discuss all the things we wanted to see with graphics and systems simulation have taken a huge step up. I didn't realize that he had passed on.
He was definitely a big player in this hobby, and will be missed.