Passing of Former BoG Member Michael Bevington in General Discussion Posted October 31, 2017 I had the pleasure of working with Bev while developing the PRC and writing a dozen articles or so for it. I later got to serve with him on the BoG and when he retired from the BoG I took over as VP PT and helped fulfill his vision of how the ratings would lay out. The VATSIM Pilot Ratings will remain a big part of his legacy in VATSIM and has touched tens of thousands of members. In the summer of 2008 I was working (was doing consulting) east of where he lived and had to drive to St Louis to catch an airliner the next day early. I stopped by his house and we went out to dinner and ate some good Mexican food, then back to his house, sat on his back porch, had another beer and enjoyed a fat cigar with him, talking about life, wives, children, flying, golf, and VATSIM. I count that evening as one of the most enjoyable and mystical evenings with a wonderful friend. I am floored at his p[Mod - Happy Thoughts]ing. Too soon.