This has been an uphill battle with numerous false starts. The Cloud-Flyer simulator was shown at Sun' N' Fun last spring to get real pilots to try motion base for honest thoughts and comments before finalizing the design. Dan and Tina Flew me to Florida to do the final tweeks and he is selling Cloud-Flyers.
I was in Florida for the "Light Aircraft Expo" in Sebring Jan 20 - 24 and the weather was terrible; rain, wind and tornadoes made it almost impossible. We had one day that we could show and still the response was great.
I was in Florida again for Sun 'N' Fun and this time the weather co-operated. Everyone raved about the simulator. They had a few sales, but the exposure promises the Sky Fantasy will be a huge success.
The next show is Oshkosh and I plan to be there giving Dan the support he deserves.
Over the last 10 years I have developed and improved Ken Hill Joyrider design. It has evolved into something totally different. From the Ultimate Joyrider to Dream Flyer to Cloud Walker to Phoenix and finally the Cloud Flyer. I learned from every incarnation, but the most important thing I learned was that I couldn't do it alone. Many people have helped me along the way, but the biggest supporter has been Dan Bowman.
When things got impossible, he was the person that stepped up and took control. When manufacturing looked impossible after Kickstarter, he flew up from Florida to see if it could be solved. Back in Florida he canvased the industry until he found a company willing to take on the project.
Dan worked with them to developed a design that could be produced and distributed. When I was used up and unable to push any more, he offered me an attractive royalty and licensed my "Cloud-Flyer" design.
His improved simulator is being marketed as the Sky Fantasy Motion Flight Simulator and is wish him the best.