Improvements to ARC.....
For the past few years I have been restricted from following my goals on ARC. My life seems plagued with one nasty event after another.
These have included:
These dark times were full of distraction for me and my only goal during these dark times was to keep ARC open and running....update to update....one day at a time.
I received tremendous support from the ARC family of members as they kept picking me up each time I stumbled from one tragic event to the next. There was also special tireless help with moderating the ARC forums from such stellar, unselfish individuals such as Steve Filak, Ken Middleton and Alby Moore. These three individuals have done more to help ARC behind the scenes than you will ever know.
Through all this and for the past 8 years, I've had the full unending support of Steve Filak. Steve Filak stepped in years ago...many years ago....to help moderate the forums....and he's been doing this thankless job ever since....for many years. He hasn't always enjoyed doing it, but he has stuck with it through thick and thin. Recently, I realized if ARC was to move forward....changes had to be made. I would need to fill the position of ARC's Special Projects Director and I couldn't think of anyone better suited than Steve Filak. Steve Filak's creative talents have been wasted for far too long moderating the ARC forums.
immediately, Steve Filak will be trading in his moderator's hat to take
on some exciting new projects at ARC, at my request. I'll be
taking over the day to day responsibility of moderating the forums,
although Steve Filak will be back as a guest moderator whenever I'm
unavailable (during family vacations etc).
The Real Aviation Forum will be shut down and turned into a "Read Only" Forum.
A new Research
Corner Forum has been
set up. The Research Corner is the new
forum to share photos of 1/1 aircraft and spacecraft, as well as being
the new central repository for research info and technical information
on aircraft. The idea for this new forum is credited to Mike
I knew eventually things would get better and I could focus my time on ARC in a more productive way. This past summer required me working 6 and often 7 evenings a week at my real job (restaurant work)....this was more than I wanted to work at my job and it seriously cut into my family time and ARC time. My ARC time is the time in the day I get to relax and do one of the things I truly enjoy......working on ARC. I've recently been able to reduce my work week at the restaurant to 4 nights a week and I plan to reduce it to 3 nights a week in the coming months.
I will keep you updated with the latest progress on the ARC Armor site and the new projects planned for the ARC Air site in the New Year. It is time to move ARC forward.
Oct 1 2007