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Announcing FS Design University

Posted on Fri, 25 Jun 2004 01:45:37 GMT
SpectroGrafx Productions Inc. (SGPI) has announced the opening of the FS Design University. Courses will be offered online in most areas of flightsim design such as aircraft models, scenery, repainting, etc. and will be taught by recognized experts in the field. Necessary design software will be available at a discount to students. For full details, click on Read More.
SpectroGrafx Productions, Inc. (SGPI) would like to announce that the FS Design University will be opening up very soon. This online instructional school will be hosting classes for all aspects of design for Microsoft's Flight Simulator series.

Current courses are:

  • Plane model design basics
  • Plane model design advanced
  • Scenery model design basics
  • Scenery model design advanced
  • Basic plane painting
  • Advanced plane painting
  • Scenery & Terrain mesh design basics
  • Scenery & Terrain mesh design advanced
  • More courses to come later

The courses will be taught by people that are 'experts' in their field. People that have made us all very happy with the work they do, usually for free, so that we can fly great planes, into great places.

Each instructor will meet with their class the first day to go over their course syllabus and what, if any, software will be required for the course. They will also determine how long that course will take and how often they will meet. We will make every effort to try and accommodate all the students and will offer make up classes and alternate times and days.

The software required for a class will be free or have a trial period in which the students can learn what they need and then hopefully buy the software if they enjoy using it. SGPI will be attempting to obtain special pricing for software used in the courses whenever possible. SGPI has already obtained the software that will be used FOR the school by each student at a HUGE discount to the students.

NOTE: All prices and mention of costs or money is done so in United States Dollars.

The cost for most courses will be $20.00. However, the FIRST time you take a course, you will be required to pay an additional $15.00. This pays for the software license for the software that will be used for the classes as well as one time only registration fee for the school. This simply means, that once you have paid that original $15.00, you own the software used for the school (note, this is commercial software that can connect you to 1000's of servers all around the world) and you are registered forever in the school. You can take classes anytime you wish and never have to pay the registration fee again.

The registration and licensing fee of $15.00 is NON refundable. The course registration fee can be refunded in full before the class begins. After the first meeting, 75% of the course cost is refundable. After the second meeting, there is no refund as we would have already paid the instructor.

Class size will be limited for each session to 20 people. This will give the instructors more time to deal with questions and individual help when needed.

Instructors are people whose name you have seen around. Example: Mike Stone.

The software we use for the school has great features like:

  • Live individual chat rooms for each class
  • News rooms
  • File areas for uploading and downloading
  • Private messages
  • Live voice chat
  • And more...

All students can access special web pages for their classes so that they can get an overview of the last class(es).

All students can obtain, for a one time $5.00 charge, an email address that can be used forever. Full pop3/smtp as well as full web mail. All with unequalled security features built in to eliminate spam and viruses/trojans. Also full secure mail. Unlimited mail size. Much more...

Students can obtain their own web space if desired (coming soon). Full featured web sites with php, cgi, perl, mysql, and more. Running on latest Apache server software on Windows XP dedicated servers.

Classes will be starting in late July and early August. For your enrollment information and an application form (no obligation), please email: Please make the subject: Information and Application.

We accept payment via Paypal, online check, direct bank withdraws, and all major credit cards via Paypal. SGPI and Paypal have been partnered since 1999 right after Paypal first started.

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Ian Stephens

About Ian Stephens

Ian Stephens is a flight simulation enthusiast also with a keen interest in aviation and technology.  Ian spends a lot of his time experimenting with various simulator packages but has a love for Microsoft Flight Simulator X because of the huge selection of add-ons available.  However, Ian also has copies of Prepar3D and X-Plane installed. 

Ian has been writing for Fly Away Simulation for over 9 years.  Should you wish, you can contact Ian via email at


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