"This comes in two parts; my health and the future of AVSIM to the community and our team of members, forum owners, etc. First, my health… To state it directly; I am dying. I am dying from a carcinoma that started as a tumor in my stomach cavity that enwraps my stomach feeder vessels, kidneys, liver, the major blood vessels of the area and which are so embedded and wrapped around the maze of blood vessels and nerves that there is no cure except that of delay. The carcinoma has spread to most of my major organs. I have been given a pessimistic short 90 days of survival up to a lifetime number of 365 days.
Second, and most importantly, the future of AVSIM… The staff and I with others in the community are looking at the alternatives that will keep AVSIM alive and prospering for years to come despite / in spite of my missing good looks and glowing positive daily participation.
We will be expanding information on the future of AVSIM in the coming days."
Now I know many ADX readers have left Avsim long behind and have bad feelings about them. And many of you still enjoy the Avsim community and continue utilize it's abundance of resources including myself from time to time. Regardless, what Tom is going through, I wouldn't wish on anyone. So whether or not you love or hate Avsim, one thing is certain, Tom has indeed revolutionized the flight simulation community by founding such a major resource. Avsim's position is a major part of my history when I came into flight simulation all those years ago. I thank Tom for that and I will never forget all the resources Avsim has personally provided me over the years. Godspeed to you Tom. May God be with you and your family during this time and for years to come.