Hello community and welcome to another IFCI interview. I was privileged enough to interview Mr. “Hakuna Matata” himself, @Matthew! With that out of the way, here is the interview.
@George - Would you mind to tell us a story that brought you to find Infinite Flight?
I was playing X-Plane 9 on my iPad 3rd gen. back in 2012 and was looking for a new flight sim with better graphics. Even Infinite flight back in 2012 was a huge upgrade in graphics from X-Plane 9.
@Kate_Russell - What was your most embarrassing moment in IF?
Being a “nube” on the expert server back when you only needed 10,000 XP to enter it. Learnt from my mistakes throwing myself in the deep end though.
@Delta_Alpha_Lima - What got you intrigued in Hakuna Matata?
It’s a nice song it for me as it represents enjoying life, and not letting the troubles of life and the world bring you down. It also represents viewing things in a positive light rather than negative.
@Marc - Would you prefer to travel in the Infinite Flight version of the Airbus A380, or the Infinite Flight version of the Boeing 757?
A380. It would probably be a pretty weird flying experience on it though. 🤣
@AviationReports - What is your favorite flight to fly in real life? IF?
In real life it would be Queenstown - Auckland. It has a great, powerful takeoff with great views. In Infinite Flight, it would be Auckland - Wellingtion. It has great views of the north island.
@Gman - What was your worst flight experience?
Going from Bali to Auckland a few years ago in a 767-300. It was a late departure and I slept as we got to cruise. Once I woke up, I felt horrible, like a sick dog. There was still 5 hours left in the flight and it was some of the most horrible hours of my life. At one point, I was lying on the cabin floor while the flight attendant was telling me to get up. I sat in my seat lying on my stomach to limit pain. Once we landed and stopped at gate, I vomited just as we became stationary. From that day forth I bought motion sickness pills for every flight I went on.
@BigBert10 - What got you interested in aviation?
My dad has worked in tourism his whole life, for European bus tour companies and for Air New Zealand. I have been fortunate to go on many flights around the world since I was young and naturally, I grew very interested in planes.
@Kate_Russell - What is your favorite airline meal?
Garlic bread 😀 I love that stuff.
@The_Geniusman - How you like to vacation? Do you go and explore or sit on a beach and relax?
I just arrived back from holiday yesterday, so perfect timing. I like to relax at the beach or pool, have lots of nice food, and have fun on holiday. 😀
I hope you enjoyed the interview with @Matthew. We took a lot of time to get this up for you guys, so keep those questions coming! Be sure to check out some of our other IFCI interviews, as well.
From our team around the world, thanks and see you in the infinite skies!
IFCI Interviewer, @Cbro4