|News November 1, 2004|
|Jerry Hansen recently
offered to turn over the ongoing stewardship of the
ez.org web site due to the increasing demands of his
partnership. I have visited ez.org daily (and even
hourly) the past few year and when I saw he was looking
for a new Webmaster it took me about two seconds to
decide Id like to give it a shot. I sent Jerry an
email and thankfully he was not put-off by my rambling.
After several emails and a phone conversation the switch
Jerry created the site in 1997 and has done an outstanding job over the years in updating and improving the site. Ez.org is certainly one of my favorite EZ sites in large part to Jerry's efforts. Creating and maintaining a web site as large as ez.org is a demanding and time consuming process. Thousands of hours have been required to get ez.org where it is today. Many of you know of the technical difficulties that the Hanger Flying section has had over of years. Jerry installed new forum software a few months ago and it has been working great. I guess thats what some builders do with their EZs get them working well and move on to a new project.
The EZ site has been a tremendous resource as Ive progressed on my Long-EZ project. I'm currently in the 90 percent phase as Jerry pointed out: 90% done and 90% left to do. I really dont know how you guys that built your EZs pre-internet did it, I would guess big long-distance bills were just a cost of building. I have been a daily reader of the EZ.org site for several years and I hope to enhance the EZ site in incremental steps to make it an even better resource. I have many exciting ideas to enhance the site and I welcome and ask for your input as well.
There are a few technical issues regarding the site that we will be working though as the transition progresses. We will work to keep the site fully functional during the transition. Hopefully it will be CAVU all the way.
I know I speak for all the EZ builders and flyers when I say many, many, many thanks Jerry for a job well done and for all the hours youve spent over the years on the EZ site. I also thank you for your trust in giving me the left seat of ez.org. Ill strive to meet the high standards that you have set.
EZ Webmaster Nov, 2004