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Author Topic: Keeping Ian's legacy alive  (Read 2681 times)

Offline jackpilot

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Keeping Ian's legacy alive
« on: February 19, 2016, 10:07:22 AM »
Ian's site is a wealth of info for everyone.
Keeping it on line is a necessity.
I am not familiar with the ways to  keep a site alive but, if it can help:
What about creating a Cockpitbuilders.com donation  Fund to that end ?

Jack
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Re: Keeping Ian's legacy alive
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2016, 10:18:58 AM »
Jack, was thinking along the same lines and I am willing to donate to keep it alive. Probably Pauline will have to agree.

Ian and Tom Allensworth have been seminal for our Sim Community.
I like to propose to have a Ian Memorial Flight connected to Worldflight.

He gave so much and took nothing.

Cheers
Luis

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Re: Keeping Ian's legacy alive
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2016, 02:29:47 PM »
Hi Jack, I would love to do that.  Looks like Gwyn is already heading that up though!  I saw he posted that over on the other site.  But I do not think it would be an appropriate time to go enquire about it.

Let me Just throw it out there, That If Anyone would want, Cockpitbuilders.com would Host Ians Website for no charge, and ensure it would stay around for everyone to enjoy. All we would need is someone to ask us to look after it and it would be done.

The entire community would not need to donate to make that happen, we would just arrange it.

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Re: Keeping Ian's legacy alive
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2016, 02:38:48 PM »
Great idea.
Gwynn, David, Joe ?

 :-\
Jack

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Re: Keeping Ian's legacy alive
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2016, 04:48:03 PM »
Jack

Fully agree and it is a great idea. Ian`s website started me off on this hobby and I often still refer to it to check on details etc
Many thanks Trevor -  a marvellous offer.

David

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Re: Keeping Ian's legacy alive
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2016, 05:59:13 PM »
Fully agree, it must be kept alive.
Les

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Re: Keeping Ian's legacy alive
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2016, 06:22:06 PM »
All those times I spent looking at Ian's website in the wee hours of the morning, reading and learning, always amazed at all the things he did... Yet, I cannot remember what Ian looks like. Then again, he never made it about himself, he made it about all of us who followed his dreams...

For those who visited with Ian throughout the years and took pictures, will you please honor him and post them?

John


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Re: Keeping Ian's legacy alive
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2016, 09:52:21 PM »
I'd be more than willing to put it as a subsite under my server (http://www.b737ng-sim.com).  I don't have the time to add to it and maintain it, but it can hang there for all to access.
Otherwise I'm for donating as needed to keep it alive.  Let me know how I can help
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Re: Keeping Ian's legacy alive
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2016, 11:02:25 PM »
Geremy B. is in touch with Pauline and the family. When the time is right, he could help to make sure we can keep Ian's legacy alive.

Cheers

Luis

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Re: Keeping Ian's legacy alive
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2016, 07:21:53 AM »
All those times I spent looking at Ian's website in the wee hours of the morning, reading and learning, always amazed at all the things he did... Yet, I cannot remember what Ian looks like. Then again, he never made it about himself, he made it about all of us who followed his dreams...

For those who visited with Ian throughout the years and took pictures, will you please honor him and post them?

John

I have a couple of Pictures of Ian, the cockpit one was when I had a day at his house learning about his skills and ingenuity, which he was always keen to pass on. The others are taken from various trips he made to Lelystad.

As requested by John.

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Re: Keeping Ian's legacy alive
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2016, 08:08:08 AM »
Hello, an update for you all if I may. I have spoken to Ian's close family. They have asked that instead of arranging various flower arrangements, please could donations be made to Cancer Research. In light of this, a Just Giving page is now set up to allow any of you that wish to pay your respects in this way the opportunity to do so.

The 'Just Giving' page in Ian's memory can be found here:
https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/IanSissons

We hope you can all support this very worthy cause.
Best Wishes

Geremy Britton

N.B I have not yet found it appropriate to question the family on the intentions towards Ian's highly resourceful website, however we will look for a solution to this in the near future, in conjunction with the family.

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Re: Keeping Ian's legacy alive
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2016, 06:12:51 PM »
Thank you so much for posting the pictures, Joe and Geremy. I only wish I had the chance too meet him like you and others have...Ian was and always will be an extraordinary man who gave to us all.

John
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Re: Keeping Ian's legacy alive
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2016, 01:45:22 AM »
Maybe Geremy could be the contact to approach Pauline about keeping Ian's site alive as he has Pauline's contact details I think?? I think Pauline would have an idea about the value of Ian's website content. I'm happy to join in donating something towards the cause each year for sure. Cheers Gwyn
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Re: Keeping Ian's legacy alive
« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2016, 01:04:29 AM »
always sad to hear about Ians passing since it sounds like a great resource.

i have a little over 80Gig of website space to host this at no cost if need be.
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Re: Keeping Ian's legacy alive
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2016, 07:09:52 PM »
Hi all, I was fortunate to meet Ian and Pauline in October 2010. Ian and I spent an afternoon in his great sim and looking at a brand new Revolution throttle he was building, Ian assembled these for Revolution customers and worked closely with Erin. Later that evening went out for a meal at his favorite curry house and he would not let me pay for anything, he insisted on buying our meal. He was a fantastic guy with a very lovely wife, Pauline. An aviation fact that many wouldn't know, Pauline Sissons was an industrial seamstress and she worked for a balloon manufacturer. She worked on the high altitude balloon envelopes that carried Richard Branson around the world on his record breaking attempts, the balloon capsule is now in Duxford museum and Leonie and I went there on the same UK trip. We spent a day there and still didn't see it everything.
It's still hard to believe that Ian is gone and I will definitely be a sponsor for funding his website. It might better if we can somehow acquire the content to post on a separate website to take the onus off Pauline paying the bills. What do you think guys, Geremy?
Cheers Gwyn
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Re: Keeping Ian's legacy alive
« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2016, 10:37:07 PM »
To the community.

I hope this doesn't offend anyone, it was done with the best of intentions when I first heard about the loss of my good friend Ian.

To make sure the fantastic work that Ian had done over the years was not lost, I captured his whole website including the structure, which is now sitting on my hard drive. It functions as normal except that the files are local not on the internet.
If someone wants to host it, all they need to do is put it in a separate directory and set a link to the index.html on their own website and it will work as it did originally. I can easily upload it to dropbox or whatever location is necessary.

As I said I did this with the best of intentions. Let me know what you think guys.

Regards all,
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Re: Keeping Ian's legacy alive
« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2016, 10:40:49 PM »
To the community.

I hope this doesn't offend anyone, it was done with the best of intentions when I first heard about the loss of my good friend Ian.

To make sure the fantastic work that Ian had done over the years was not lost, I captured his whole website including the structure, which is now sitting on my hard drive. It functions as normal except that the files are local not on the internet.
If someone wants to host it, all they need to do is put it in a separate directory and set a link to the index.html on their own website and it will work as it did originally. I can easily upload it to dropbox or whatever location is necessary.

As I said I did this with the best of intentions. Let me know what you think guys.

Regards all,
Joe.

Joe,

Ive also done the same thing when i read about it the other day. and i also managed to get a copy from back in 2012 that also has more of the Boeing flight manuals that were being re-organized but were never fixed on the website.

Harry

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Re: Keeping Ian's legacy alive
« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2016, 11:16:47 PM »
Hi harry,

I did notice that the manuals were moved from the site some time ago, so it looks like between us we have it all.

Joe.
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Re: Keeping Ian's legacy alive
« Reply #18 on: March 21, 2016, 12:38:09 AM »
Hi harry,

I did notice that the manuals were moved from the site some time ago, so it looks like between us we have it all.

Joe.

Plus i have some newer versions of tbe Boeing FCOM/FCTM//QRH/OM/etc stuff .. i have Quite the collection of the Boeing ones these days. i tend to archive material like this.

trying to figure out how to make it available without running into issues with Boeing coming after me.




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Re: Keeping Ian's legacy alive
« Reply #19 on: March 21, 2016, 07:10:13 AM »
Hi harry,

I did notice that the manuals were moved from the site some time ago, so it looks like between us we have it all.

Joe.

Plus i have some newer versions of tbe Boeing FCOM/FCTM//QRH/OM/etc stuff .. i have Quite the collection of the Boeing ones these days. i tend to archive material like this.

trying to figure out how to make it available without running into issues with Boeing coming after me.

I think that's perhaps why Ian took them off-line in the first place. But I also have most of those available.
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Keeping Ian's legacy alive
« Reply #20 on: March 21, 2016, 10:55:17 AM »
Are you guys willing to share the documents via Dropbox.
Very difficult to have them in a webpage at all without Boeing's concent

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Re: Keeping Ian's legacy alive
« Reply #21 on: March 21, 2016, 01:25:47 PM »
im more than willing to share.

send me a PM with what your looking for and we can go from there.

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Re: Keeping Ian's legacy alive
« Reply #22 on: March 21, 2016, 03:56:01 PM »
Same here, I don't want to duplicate what Harry sends, if you mail me I'll send you a directory listing of the manuals I have. Then you should have what you need.

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