Sunday, September 26, 2010

About US


A brief history of ADX and our modus operandi...

Hello fellow flight simulation enthusiast! We are very glad you have discovered us. And chances are, if you are reading this, you are quite curious about who we are and what our purpose is with AirDailyX.

AirDailyX was founded by Dominique Mason in October of 2010. 
It was started as sort of a side hobby. Something fellow flight simulation fans could visit and use as a tracking resource for upcoming flight simulation development projects. But what has always made ADX stand apart from all other FS news sites and blogs, is it's affinity to add character, opinion, and absolute honestly to the information published. In that first month, word about ADX spread slowly which saw 243 total page views.

A little over a year later in February of 2012, D'Andre Newman joined Dominique in the adventure and a few months afterward, ADX reached its first milestone by reaching 500,000 page views. 
Word spread so quickly, that by October of 2011, over 1 million visits had been achieved. Another year later, AirDailyX saw 3 new partners come and go. Darryl Sheppard, Tino Scottle, and Mark Hrycenko. The efforts by Mark left a huge impression with the advent of the highly popular: ADX "FirstLook" series.

Dominique announced and subsequently retired from AirDailyX in August of 2013 after nearly 3 years of service to the flight simulation community.

With D'Andre left at the helm and currently at nearly 4 and a half million visits, AirDailyX is now the world's fastest growing flight simulation based online resource.

So what makes us so different? Why do thousands continue to visit us every day?

Well, for starters, unlike a lot of other sites that post fresh news every few days, we are active every day so our fellow flight simulation fans can spend less time searching and more time flying.

We also offer more than just the daily dose of news. We offer very in-depth product reviews that add personality and honesty. If a product is worth your money, we will say so. If it's not, we will not only say so, but we will give you the reasons why so you can make an informed decision about how to spend your money.

We include a very comprehensive detailed list that we call "The Billboard" that tracks all the developments currently in production with projected release dates.

Our "ADX FirstLook" series is likely our most challenging aspect of the blog. This requires us to publish a mini review within hours after a product is released. So far so good!

From time to time we also launch contests! Many of our readers have won the products of their choice and so can you! So look out for those!

We also include our own dedicated line of comics based on the humorous reality of the  flight simulation industry. Something you will not find anywhere else.

Our latest addition is our live broadcasts via our Twitch channel called ADXLive! [HD] where we give you a firsthand approach of your favorite FS products, live developer interviews, and more!
Another thing that sets us apart is what we are willing to tolerate. Free speech. As long as our readers are polite and do not launch negative attacks towards the development community, we allow them to be heard and say what they want to say. We allow YOU to be heard. Many of our readers and developers  respect us in this regard. We have gained loyalty from many of our readers that have been banned for their honest thoughts on other FS resource sites. At ADX, we don't ban readers. Besides, we can't and we would not want to. AirDailyX is for the people, by the people. Just be nice :)
The development community also trusts us and are fans of ADX, and we have built very close relationships with many of them. It is for this reason, you will find more product development exclusives on ADX than on any other site. Period.

Our goal is to try as hard as possible to be the one and only one-stop-shop for all your FS information needs. We are getting there, but we still have a long road ahead of us. But one thing you can always count on every day, AirDailyX has you covered.

But your help is always needed too! Become a part of the adventure by alerting us on any news or new development projects you happen to find out there! We always credit our readers who offer their assistance.

We are not AirWeeklyX, AirMonthlyX, AirQuareterlyX... We are AirDailyX. this means: Updates. Daily!
As the saying goes, either flying is in your blood or it is not. For me that is simply an understatement. I have been flight simming for about 10 years and have worked in the Aviation/Airline industry for over 12 years. I've worked for NZ, VS, QF, EK, and even flew for MAXjet for a while for those of you who have heard of them.

Like you, flying is my passion. It is also expensive and extremely time consuming. Thus, my investments have gone into the ability to fly in the comfort of my home. Technology has come a very long way and it's quite amazing how advanced modern day simulation software and systems have come.

If im not flying, spending time with my family, traveling, or at work, you will find me somewhere along Pacific Coast Highway on my Cannondale Synapse Carbon 5 road bike with my cycling club Velo Allegero.

This is my promise to the readers and fans of AirDaily X: Enthusiasm, professionalism, honestly, integrity, and fairness. Those who know me also know that I am well known as a super FS9 guy. The truth is I run P3D just as much as FS9. And both have their pros and cons. The bottom line is we all love flight simulation and to that end my purpose here is to leave no corner of the flight simulation world overlooked.

It is my hope that along with you all, we can take AirDailyX to the next level. Now with over 15,000 hits daily, you all have proven to help me do it. Thank you!

Cheers!

-D'Andre Newman

Saturday, September 11, 2010

I WILL REMEMBER


To the citizens and firemen of N-Y, 
the victims of the four aircrafts and Pentagon servants.