Some of you may have already waited for this announcement. Let me explain first. This week, I got wonderful life-changing news. I am about to start my own family and in a few months from now I will have to take care of my wonderful girlfriend and our child.
This basically changes everything and all plans I had for FlightDeckX are now scrapped. At a certain point I will neither have the time nor the motivation to keep the site running. You might say “Wait a bit, what about your team?! Can’t they take over?”. If you followed the news closely these past few months then you probably know that 95% of all news and reviews were done by myself. While I appreciate the contributions of these guys, it did not relieve my daily workload for the site. However, due to their personal situations, they just couldn’t do more. Last night I informed them about my situation. As a result and with immediate effect, I am again running this site on my own. This actually saves me some of my precious time since I don’t have to check our internal chat room any longer, coordinate stuff etc. To you guys, thank you for your contributions, I appreciate it!
Now we have two options:
- FlightDeckX will go down silently and we will have the situation we had until some months ago. That would mean no more daily news site for X-Plane!
- Someone takes over the site!
While the latter is my preferred solution I want to be very clear about something. I will only hand over the keys to the site to a person that is a well known and committed member of the community. When I am not absolutely certain that this person knows what he or she is doing, I’d rather pull the plug than seeing this site go down in quality!
I will keep posting for a few more months but when this certain twist in my life finally arrives, I will shut down the site. Unless we all pull together and find someone who takes over! To my readers, please share this post, talk to your favorite YouTuber, spread the word on the forums and on Facebook. If you want a daily news site, now is your time to contribute to the community! Thank you!
EDIT 10/13/2017: Thanks to you all for the overwhelming responses I received since this post went live. Due to the high number of messages I received, I can’t answer each and everyone of you personally. Instead please note that I appreciate your messages and rest assured, I already received some very promising applications! I will keep you updated!