This is Phenix, sitting aboard the chopper that he built
himself. That's right, there is no engine in this baby . . . it's a chopped bicycle. He named it
He's also the only person we know who gutted an early
century upright piano, installed a large aquarium into the top, and a digital piano into
the rest of it. This was the follow-up to the TV aquarium he built in college.
Endlessly clever he is. With a degree in both math and
physics, we figure it's only a matter of time before he invents anti-gravity or something.
Until then, he's famous in WarBirds circles (along with Helix) for providing, and updating, modifications to the special
effects in WarBirds. These are not only a vast improvement upon the stock effects, they
also give you slightly better framerates. I don't know anyone not using one or the other,
or combinations of both. Here is a link to Phenix's
But wait, that's not all. In WarBirds, Phenix also provides
the S6 Page, which
is a database of all S3 Event scores - an invaluable resource.
Here are Phenix's own words on how he ended up in WarBirds
and The Haze:
How did I get into WarBirds? As a young'un I watched
every WWII aviation film I could get my hands on. I built models and drew pictures of
planes all through my childhood. A few years ago these HOT women came to my door selling
magazines. They (supposedly) only needed 2 more magazines to get some prize or something.
So I bought Rolling Stone and some cheapy internet magazine. In that magazine was a short
article on WarBirds. I down loaded version 1.11 and practiced offline for a month while I
made rudder pedals. I flew my first time on the very first day of 2.0, scoring my first
kill after dying 7 times. A few months later I joined The Haze.