On the surface, FlightGear is a simple Open Source project that
builds on many existing projects in the community traditions.
Due to the subject it addresses, many issues and concerns
are raised that rarely inconvenience most other project teams.
These elements are providing the exciting challenges and variety
of associated activities that the developer team is enjoying.
Alexander Perry holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees
in engineering from Cambridge University in England.
A member of the IEEE Consultants Network in San Diego,
he is one of the FlightGear developers,
a commercial and instrument rated pilot,
ground instructor and an aviation safety counselor
in San Diego and Imperial counties of California.