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Old 04-23-2013, 04:00 AM   #1
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It is with a very heavy heart that I want to relay that our dear friend and compatriot Jim Mackonochie (JimMack) died of liver cancer today. Jim, the son of a British test pilot was a Royal Navy officer before being a key figure in the birth of PC flight simulation. Jim was pivotal in the launch of the original Falcon and many other software entertainment products before he served as the catalyst that brought The Fighter Collection and Eagle Dynamics together to launch the original Su-27 Flanker. In the years that followed, Jim served as the primary business development manager for TFC/Eagle Dynamics and was responsible for DCS products being available in dozens of countries around the world. But Jim was also one of the most genuine people you could hope to meet and he was a common sight at many fly-in, air shows, and industry events.

Like most people that excel in their field, Jim always had a true passion for this work and always pushed our team to provide the best product possible. Jim would spend hours going over reviews, customer feedback, and of course these very forums to provide the best possible perspective of what the customers wanted. He really was the customers' producer.

Jim will be deeply missed here and his passing leaves a hole in TFC and Eagle Dynamics that can never be filled.
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Old 04-23-2013, 04:04 AM   #2
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I am absolutely shocked and saddened by this.

RIP Jim.
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Spending time with Jim was always a joy and one of the things I looked forward to most when attending a business trip. Our dinner conversations always left an impression on me that I shared with friends and family, because they made feel a part of something special. He was warm and genuine, his stories were fascinating. It is truly a pleasure and an honor to have been his friend and colleague.

We will miss you, Jim.
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Old 04-23-2013, 04:23 AM   #7
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I'm sad to hear this...

If any of his family should come here - my commiserations and best wishes, and thank you for the time he put into this community.
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Old 04-23-2013, 04:24 AM   #8
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Rest in peace Jim. My summer plans just got a lot less interesting when you're not in them.

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That is terribly sad news. Rest in peace Jim.


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RIP, and thank you for creating this community that we cherish.
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