Hi all, Tanyrhiew here.
As promised here is my application to join the Syndicate (stop sniggering Jedders).
Occupation: ICT Operations Manager in a large Secondary School in Birmingham (500PC's, 1200 little darlings and a 100 staff to cause me trouble!)
Prior sim experience:
Online: Former member of '81 Squadron' Il-2 squadron and played a lot of Mig Alley on the old Mplayer service before it became gamespy.
I've been playing flight sims since the original DOS Red Baron (1st game I ever bought and ran it on a 386DX 40Mhz, 4mb RAM and 42Mb HDD, oh the the power!). Having a dad with his PPL and a Grandfather who was in the RAF has left me with an unhealthy interest in old aircraft (Grandfather was an 'instrument basher' who joined up in 1940 and was based at Coltishall during the BoB. His claim to fame was that he once stood in the que for the NAFFI with Dougls Bader).
If application is accepted I intend to be known as 'SYN_Mars' because:
a) doesn't feel right having another squadrons' tag infront of 'Tanyrhiew' after all those years playing il-2 ( I know, sentimental tosh)
b) you lot will be able to spell and pronounce it!
Note: Tanyrhiew was originally chosen because I'm not very creative and couldn't think of anything better at the time (it was the name of the house I was living in Wales). 'Mars' is a pun on my name - Marc. Yeah, I don't know why I didn't I think of it earlier either!
PPS application written after several Newcastle Brown Ales