History "The Dutch Flight Simulator Site"

FS5 until FSX Dutchfs.com: look 1

The Dutch Flight Simulator Site started its services in januar 1997. At the time the
site started with offering my painted aircraft. There were not many Dutch aircraft to download as the BBS was very popular and internet was beginning to grow. I searched whole the net looking after some KLM or Martinair aircraft, but I didn't find it anywhere.
So first I repainted the standard Northwest Airlines Boeing 747-400 of BAO Flightshop package in the beautifull KLM colours. After a while I was bored, so I painted it in Martinair colours, but that ofcourse, wasn't realistic as 5this airplane does not excist.
After a while I found out that aircraft models were available on the internet, so I was able to repaint more aircraft than the good old 747-400. So I started painting the whole KLM,Martinair, Transavia and Air Holland fleet. I always uploaded the files to flightsim.com and flightsim.iup.edu. As there was no specialized homepage for Dutch Aircraft, I decided to put my aircraft on my own page. So The Dutch Flight Simulator Site was born. it was a very simple site at the time, which only contained one picture and one html page. But almost the whole dutch commercial airliners fleet was available on the internet.

Dutchfs.com: look 2

As the site was growing, I decided to redesign the Site, so now it contained frames, which was easier to navigate. Also the services expanded: besides aircraft, one was able to download scenery and a links page was created. More and more aircraft were uploaded and the number of visitors grew. After there were no dutch airliners left to paint, so I started to go International. This included a Air UK project, a Northwest project, Battle of the Airlines project and some liveries for virtual airlines. After a while I wanted to go back to the dutch liveries, so I started to make newer versions of all the liveries. And so The Dutch FS Site download quality was getting better and better.