I've taken the liberty of sending an email to the Airbus customer service team, outlining some brief background about FPS and a link to the infringing website. Wodonga? Wow this guy moves (his alleged location) around - lets see if we can pin him down more closely...

Georeferencing the IP address gleaned from a traceroute we can see that...

airbusflightsimulator.com is hosted near Marcy Squares New York, but leap-frogs via Coconut Creek, Florida.

proflightsim.com is hosted in Washington State, but leap-frogs via the same Florida location.

flightgear.us is hosted in Burlington, Massachusetts, but again leap-frogs via the exact same Florida location.

I'm not a betting man, but Florida is looking kinda good odds currently...


Chris Wilkinson, YBBN/BNE.

From: George Patterson <george.patterson@gmail.com>
To: FlightGear developers discussions <flightgear-devel@lists.sourceforge.net>
Sent: Thu, 30 December, 2010 11:52:46 AM
Subject: Re: [Flightgear-devel] More flightprosim offshoots

On Thu, Dec 30, 2010 at 2:17 AM, Heiko Schulz <aeitsch_13@yahoo.de> wrote:
> Hi,
>> http://www.airbusflightsimulator.com/index.html
>> http://www.airbusflightsimulator.com/buy-flight-simulator.html
>> http://www.airbusflightsimulator.com/flight-simulator-planes.html
> A mail to Airbus should be enough to deal with!

This domain name is registered to Wodonga, in Victoria Australia,
contact email address is a web design company (velvetmice.com).
So yes, a email to Airbus could be the best way to deal with it.
Especially when they are making it sound as though their 'solution' is
a certified flight simulator.

> After reading a newsarticle about products piraty of german cars like SMART and Mercedes in China I slowly begin to think more and more that the poeple behind the rip-off  sits in China, and it isn't just one man behind....

Yes and no. It's an affiliate Multi-level marketing scheme. If I could
figure out a way of playing off one affiliate against another and not
get caught in the cross fire, I would do it. In the mean time, search
youtube for flight pro sim but under search options, select Today. and
thumb down their videos so at least they do not rank highly in
youtube.com Reporting a video as scam/fraud seems to be very hit and
miss. Perhaps youtube staff don't have long to review a video to
decide whether to pull the video or not (only guessing here).

BTW, I wouldn't want to say where in the world these slime balls are located.



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