On 5th August 2007 SimFly.EU was created, and on the 25th December 2011; 4 years, 4 months and 20 days later, operations ceased indefinitely.
SimFly.EU could have never existed without the efforts of one man, Phil Dawson, who tragically passed away on 17th July 2011 at age 28. Phil was an amazing programmer and innovator who was able to bring this community to life.
A lot of changes were seen in four years, and it's amazing to think that a website that started off it's life as a forum and FSX GameSpy session could attract thousands of users globally and at times have thousands of hours logged in a day using AFTS (Advanced Flight Tracking System). However, times started to change; the service had reached its peak and the website was sold which, undesirably, lead to the community starting to drift apart.
There comes a point when enough is enough; without maintenance systems start to fail, and because of the position SimFly was in it made it impossible to continue development. This is why the descision to close the website was made.
I would like to say thank you to everybody who has ever been a user on SimFly or member of the various trustee and support groups that have existed. It has been a fun four years, thank you for being a part of it.