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PAD Website Records a Significant Milestone - It Clocks Up 2,000,000 Visits

Last updated Mon, 25 Mar 2019 15:49:21 GMT
Originally posted on Tue, 27 Dec 2011 18:30:46 GMT

On 5th January 2010, the Premier Aircraft Design (PAD) web site announced a major milestone – it clocked up its 2 millionth visit since its launch in 1999.

PAD was founded in 1995 by Barry Blaisdell, and the company’s website was set up in 1999. For more than a decade, PAD has released many original Flight Simulator aircraft models. The website offers downloads of 24 freeware FSX aircraft and 34 FS2004 aircraft of a wide variety, as well as several sub-models. The PAD website offers free help and advice for users, and it also hosts selected repaints.

PAD company logo and header from website.

PAD company logo and header from website.

The announcement indicated that Barry Blaisdell is now taking a back seat regarding day to day operations of the website due to poor health. It was also stated in the press release that Jean-Pierre Brisard is now in charge of model production and packaging, and Bob May will carry on Barry's objective of creating comprehensive and realistic FS models and panels. Bob May’s goal is to continue with PAD’s primary goal – make models that are robust enough to hold the interest of committed simmers and also easy enough for beginners.

Since this press release was made, there have been some new developments. An announcement on the PAD website indicates that Barry is now fully retired from active participation and Jean-Pierre Brisard, who designed PAD’s FSX models and most of PAD’s FS2004 models, has sadly passed on. PAD announced that due to these developments, the company is scaling down its operations.

The announcement on the website indicated that PAD will not be making any new models but the website will remain open for downloads, support queries and for the distribution of repaints.

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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. 

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