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I have once have "flewn" a real McDonnell Douglas DC-10 simulator at Västerås Flight museum. I made around ten landings during a 4 hour session. For all other people who uses Microsoft's Flight Simulators, this is something I really want to recommend. Flight Museum prices are usually within reach for anyone who can afford a new PC computer. Sadly most old flight simulators are destructed when the the type of aircraft becommes outdated. But due to the PC simulator interest (the number of such geeks like I, undoubtably has increased during the atest 15 years or so. Hence I believe there must exist a simulator market - especially for outdated civil airliner simulators. Also people with private flight certificates ought to give the large airliners a chance in a simulator, where such are available. Flight simulators, real but outdated, is in my mind "the best toy adult men ever can play with" (but of couce not just for men)

Hello and welcome to my page! My name is Pontus Eriksson, born in the mid 60's. I'm from Scania, an ex-Danish province that became Swedish in 1720. Many years ago, but I can still see Copenhagen across the Øresund. My dad is a retired airline pilot who among other aircrafts flew Boeing 720/720B for a duration of 17 years. Hence the choice of my alias.

I'm an examined Engeneer of embedded programming. My profession is though just "pure" C and Assembly programming of embedded system. So whithin my profession, have I not had much to do with real engeneering. A programming engeneer makes decisions based on several key inputs (ecomomy compared to quality being one of them). For instance which hardware to use for a certain task or in a certain mashine. While a programmer makes the software after the engeneered hardware design is finished. The scope of embedded programming stretches from toasters and shavers to operative systems for large aircraft. During this, the third millenium, I have mainly dealt with programming of hotel door keys and their computer system. It appears as most hotels have changed their key system by now. And anyway, my interest of programming has fallen a bit trough the years.

My interest of fotball has not fallen though. I'm a hopeless supporter of Landskrona BoIS, in bad times - as well as in even worse times... In Denmark I'm a bit fond of Fremad Amager, likwise I've got some sympathies for Sheffield United and Everton in England, and for Borussia Dortmund in Germany.

As the years have gone by, my other interests have, to a certain extent, at least, changed from technological matters towards things like - birds, or ornithology. I'm however not that good to determine what species all those small birds are of, but typically I like to study and listen to big gulls like Larus argentatus and Larus marinus, especially when they nest and breed.

Further my interests have also increased within theology, civics, litterature, film, geography, a little lingvistics and a lot more of history. Especially our local (Scanian-Danish) history from its beginning and world wide history from around the French revolution and onwards.

I'm also fond of American Cichlids, and in my 575 litres aquarium I keep Rocio octofasciata or "Jack Dempsey".

I'm a member of the Swedish Church, but my faith is sooner of ecumenical Christian kind. Nothing I've invented myself, I just feel parts of the Swedish priesthood appear to care less for the written word, than a sinner like I do.

Major contributions:

  • HH Ferry route and related articles regarding the ferry traffic on northern and central Øresund
  • Good parts of Scania (including nature and climat) and in History of Scania filling major gaps, as the end of the Middle Ages, the Rennaicance as well as the time after 1720.

And some minor contributions:

lacked for instance Soviet Union on Poland and later on Finland, as well as Japan on USA.
WARNING unlike all other Wikipedia articles this PERSONAL article is written without :Wikipedia's usual quality stamp - the inline references. Regarding this article You :simply have to take my words for its contence. To this, can I only add that I'm truely fond :of birds in general. And the Mute Swan is a bird which I have had lot's of experience of.
Special topic (here only) -
About dehydrated Mute Swans (Cygnus olor) in the winter, advices
But also swans, geese, crows, rooks, birds of prey etc. I don't dislike smaller birds at all, and I had budgies as a kid. I'm just not that good at study smaller birds in the wild. But whenever a swan has landed at a stupid location around where I live, I get a phone call from the local "bird emergency", and attempt to help the swan. Even the most angry male swan is totally harmless, but in order to handle a swan, one has to be firm and resolute - and know how to do in order to not harm the swan physically. During cold winter periods, swans may get dehydrated [eating snow gives too little fluid, the bird typically just lies down and will die if no sudden weather change is imminent or help is given. Such swans, lying still in the snow or on frozen soil, can be given water (preferably with some sugar in), but better is to take it home and put it in the bath! First it must be given water, as much as it needs. Later some oat or bread can be added in the water, possible together with some butter or margarine. Let the bird rest over the night (all lights out). Then release it before noon the following day, close to open water.

Countries I've visited

SwedenDenmarkGermanyEnglandNetherlandsBelgiumSpainNorwayPolandAustriaFrancePortugalTunisiaItalyGreeceEast Germany

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