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Ever since I was a child, Iíve been fascinated with flight. Starting with paper airplanes, I got involved with balsa wood gliders, static aircraft models and control line gas models. For some reason, I never got to radio controlled aircraft. After college and a four-year hitch in the army during the Vietnam era, I put model aircraft aside to raise a family and pursue a career as a radiology technologist and later, as a cardiac technologist.

During my allied health career, I got very interested in computers and thus I found that path led to flight simulation. I got my first experience in flight simulation with Microsoftís Flight Simulator version 3. Iíve been flying the simulator ever since. It wasnít until early 2002 that I got into scenery design, but it was for my own pleasure. With the encouragement of family and friends and some of the designers I had corresponded with, I published my first design in December 2002.

Now that I am retired, I spend my time working occasionally as a cardiac technologist, traveling (mostly by car nowadays) and generally enjoying life, and oh yes, designing scenery and aircraft for Microsoftís Flight Simulator.

My earliest aircraft was released December 3, 2004 to my website. Though I enjoy designing aircraft, I find scenery is much easier. Whether itís aircraft or scenery, itís been fun all the way.

  John B. Loney, Jr.
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