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Title: Tribute Scenery for "Spud"
Post by: Bradallen43 on December 06, 2018, 01:10:11 PM
Hi,

With the recent passing of our friend, "Spud", I felt that I wanted to help keep his legacy alive somehow at RTMM. So, what better way than to come up with a little tribute scenery location in his honor.

 I had a small airstrip scenery location near Yakutat, AK that I'd been working on in my spare time for several years now but real life kept getting in the way of it's release. When Spud passed away unexpectedly, I knew immediately what I wanted to do.

So I put the final touches on "Spud's Beasley Creek Retreat". It has a tricky approach where you follow the winding creek to one end of the dirt strip. Or you can fly past and discover a beautiful Glacial Lake near the other end of the airstrip. There is seasonal scenery in place with trees and grasses that change using our Seasonal Switcher. Special thanks to Mike Broemme  who did a great job making the airstrip itself change with the seasons. If you arrive in winter, you'll see it covered in snow and ice. Also look for some other little touches that help make it "Spud's". The flags near the porch of the main cabin have the state flag of Idaho, where he was born. The US Navy flag which Spud served in as a Naval Aviator. The POW/MIA flag, United States flag and State of Alaska. And a very small cabin across the lake near the Glacier.

You should now be able to download this special place on our scenery page under "S".

Rest in Peace "Spud"!! You'll be missed.

Brad
Title: Re: Tribute Scenery for "Spud"
Post by: Penzoil3 on December 06, 2018, 03:27:03 PM
Thanks Brad, downloading now. How appropriate.
 Sue
Title: Re: Tribute Scenery for "Spud"
Post by: simurq on December 07, 2018, 03:46:20 AM
Thank you, Brad! Scenery added to the library and Google KMZ (http://www.return.mistymoorings.com/here_to_there/#kmz) map.
Title: Re: Tribute Scenery for "Spud"
Post by: xxd09 on December 07, 2018, 04:10:26 AM
Wonderful idea-well done
xxd09
PS Arrived safe and sound at the airstrip
Very fitting tribute
Title: Re: Tribute Scenery for "Spud"
Post by: Dieter on December 07, 2018, 06:30:04 AM
Thanks to Brad Allen and Mike Broemme for another successful joint project which results in a very nice scenery to remember the former longtime mentorious RTMM Team Member Guy "Spud" Maricich.
Beasley Creek is a cozy place which Spud would have loved.
Title: Re: Tribute Scenery for "Spud"
Post by: Handie on December 09, 2018, 09:28:17 AM
Thanks for Spud, it's a great idea, so he will always be in RTMM with this landscape as a tribute to him  :)
Title: Re: Tribute Scenery for "Spud"
Post by: Mr Dirt on December 09, 2018, 06:28:32 PM
Very nice for you Gentlemen to make a great way to remember Spud.  Thanks
Title: Re: Tribute Scenery for "Spud"
Post by: Stearmandriver on December 10, 2018, 05:10:30 AM
I just saw the news about Spud tonight.  I didn't know him, but I've greatly enjoyed his posts and contributions over the years, and I know his work on the scenery has given me much enjoyment.  He sounds like a good man and I'm sorry to hear about his passing.

But, Brad, this is a touching thing to do, and a very nice location for it too.  I spent some time here tonight.

(https://images2.imgbox.com/52/a0/2RcnKUmh_o.jpg)

(https://images2.imgbox.com/20/2a/TICbXMQ5_o.jpg)

(https://images2.imgbox.com/7a/60/vz1VdYi1_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Tribute Scenery for "Spud"
Post by: Bradallen43 on December 11, 2018, 12:15:30 PM
Looks great and thank you for sharing your time spent with "Spud".
Title: Re: Tribute Scenery for "Spud"
Post by: NeptuneP2V7 on December 14, 2018, 10:37:17 AM
That is a good Idea  a place always in RTMM scenery as he do when i fly over RTMM sceneries always the staff is present in my mind , because it's your finger's work for us ..

Patrick
Title: Re: Tribute Scenery for "Spud"
Post by: Trex3D on December 14, 2018, 07:18:23 PM
Spud can also be remembered as one of the RTMM regulars that's quick to respond either in a helpful manner such as offering advise with direct RTMM and/or flightsim troubleshooting tips and/or by injecting his brand of humor to lighten up the atmosphere or situation in the forums, good or bad.. :-\

Just sharing a quick dusk tribute flight from PAYA (Yakutat) to Spud's Beasley Creek Retreat then back..

Farewell Spud..

(https://i.imgur.com/LyLbP5H.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ySsWwfh.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Huu3nXs.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/rDfh63x.jpg)
Title: Re: Tribute Scenery for "Spud"
Post by: Bradallen43 on December 16, 2018, 05:49:31 AM
Great shots.

RIP "Spud" Fair Winds and Following Seas.