About The Site
CommodoreFlyer.com was launched for one simple reason: Our love and passion for Flyer, the Internet Modem and Disk Drive Emulator that was created by Commodore Computer Club member Brandon (Retroswitch LLC) for use with all Commodore 8-bit computers.
The website covers anything to do with Flyer, for example the early development process of Flyer (formerly known as Pilot), firmware release notes, custom programs written for use with Flyer (Telnet clients, games, cloud storage websites, etc.), custom Flyer enclosures, pictures of Flyer out in the wild and so much more!
Please note: Some of the older blog posts mentioning Pilot or Commodore Live were moved over from the Commodore Live blog to help keep the development timeline intact.
Commodore Flyer Website Contributors:
Name: Sean (Founder and Contributor)
Bio: I received my first Commodore 64 for Christmas 1983 and I still own that machine today. I’m also the Commodore Computer Club (USA) founder. I’ve been using Flyer (formerly Pilot) since it’s inception back in September 2010. I helped with the Commodore Online website and Flyer testing, suggestions and additional website content.
Name: Tommy (Contributor)
Bio: I’ve been using Commodore computers since 1982. I’ve been a Commodore Computer Club member since October 2010 and a Flyer user since December 2, 2011.
Name: Merwin (Contributor)
Bio: The first Commodore I ever used was a PET in 1980. I’ve been a Commodore Computer Club member since September 2011 and a Flyer user since November 11, 2011.
We Want You:
Heads up Commodore computer and Flyer users, we are looking for people to contribute content to the CommodoreFlyer.com site.
Things we’re looking for: people who own Commodore 8-bit computers and also own a Flyer device (or plan to in the near future). If you’re interested, drop us a note.
Flyer works with the following Commodore 8-bit computers:
- Commodore CBM PET
- Commodore VIC-20
- Commodore Plus/4
- Commodore 16
- Commodore 64 and SX-64 (Executive 64)
- Commodore 128, 128D and DCR
Flyer provides both IEC and IEEE-488 interfaces and supports a wide range of Commodore computers, from the PET to the Commodore 128. Once connected, Flyer provides you with two new peripherals:
- High speed broadband speed internet modem
- Commodore disk drive emulator
Flyer currently supports D64, D71, D80, D81 and D82 disk images. Flyer also supports JiffyDOS which is a Disk Operating System (DOS) enhancement which gives your C-64 or C-128 the disk access speed it has always needed.
We would also like to thank “you”, the reader for your support of this website, Flyer and future Commodore hobbyist and homebrew projects.
All website content with the exception of private works and corporate trademarked logos are the property of Commodore Computer Club (USA) unless otherwise noted and may not be used without express written permission.
Thank you for taking the time to check out the CommodoreFlyer.com website.