It's hard to believe 1 year has gone by already!

HeliSimmer grew out of love for flight simulation, helicopters and the community in general. Sites like HoverControl paved the way for the helicopter flight simulation community but I felt something different was needed.

It took me nearly a year to put my hands into the project and making it a reality. Real life has always thrown something at me that forced me to postpone the project over and over but I finally managed to launch it.

And a year has passed.

I have to thank each and every one of you that visit us, read and enjoy our articles, comment them or our posts on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and has subscribed us on YouTube.

About YouTube, I am trying to get a hardware partner that may provide me with a gaming computer so I can make some more videos. I am in touch with a couple of companies and, that happening, I will be able to post more on our channel. Fingers crossed!

None of this would have been possible without you, our reader, but also without some friends that I have made along the way that, in one way or the other, have helped me made HeliSimmer what it is today.

I feel like I have to give a special shout out to the following:

Joe Hudson, which is someone I see as my partner in crime. Joe's been immensely generous with his time, knowledge and expertise, putting up with me and writing some amazing reviews and articles. You can blame Joe for a lot of what HeliSimmer is today.

Nick Bates, which has been away for some time but still adding his input from time to time. He also wrote some great reviews. Nick supported me from the start and help pave the road and set a lot of the tone of our reviews.

BelGeode, for his input, friendship and keepin' it purple. Thank you, buddy.

I also need to thank the companies that have contacted us (or whom we have contacted) and that have provided us with review copies, news and everything else that helped us keep you all informed.

To all of you. The ones I named and the ones I didn't name -- and there are a lot of people I haven't named -- a big thank you.

Here's to another year.

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Photographer: L(Phot) Dave Jenkins

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