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  • Subject: Pilots, XML developers gather in Ottawa
  • From: ari@cogsci.ed.ac.uk (K. Ari Krupnikov)
  • Date: 16 Apr 2003 19:47:02 -0400
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Yesterday, Ottawa's McDonald Carter International Airport became the
site of the first ever XML-themed FlightGear.org fly-in.

The event's host, David Megginson thought the attendance was sparse at
two. He said, "Next year we'll hope for better attendance, and expect
that the FlightGear Fly-In will soon move to the top of everyone's
calendar, displacing tired, old ones OshKosh and Sun-n-Fun."

In the commemorative photo, http://www.lib.aero/CYOW/flyin.jpg , the
attendees are standing next to David's Piper Warrior II. Ari's rented
Warrior is in the background.

/About David Megginson/: David is a private pilot and a prominent
contributer to FlightGear.

/About Ari Krupnikov/: After two years as a researcher at the
University of Edinburgh, Scotland, Ari is now flying around North
America looking for a job as a pilot. Failing that, he will accept an
XML-related offer. His resume is at

/About Flightgear/: The FlightGear flight simulator project is an
open-source, multi-platform, cooperative flight simulator development
project distributed under the GNU GPL. It uses XML extensively for and
flight model definition and configuration. The project's website is at


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