Hi Roy, I very carefully selected Carenado and JustFlight in my list because they create (mostly) aircraft that fall within the recreational (as opposed to study) side of the equation. - Kenneth
I must confess I'm not that familiar with 3rd party sim AC developers, so looked at the JustFlight web site. I like their Golden Age add-on which contains a Davis D-1. That plane is in the WAAAM Museum of which I am a member and was a docent for their first 5 years. The one in the museum is the one that was in the movie "Tarnished Angels". The Culver Dart also in the movie sits right next to it.
But to get back on topic, I very much agree with your comments regarding FS2 gaining momentum via the support of 3rd party developers. Maybe what IPACS needs is not another programmer, but an "industry liaison"?