Here's a quick update about where things are:
We've chosen the forum software and the hosting company, and, as of last week, got the plan and the budget approved by our senior team, so we will be relaunching the forums on a market-leading, fast, and, most importantly, usable platform.
There are a number of tasks that have to be completed as part of the transition, including a couple that are proving to be really tough to estimate, timewise - archiving existing posts, for example - until that work begins. Because of this, we don't have a date to announce yet. I would love it if we could get everything done prior to AirVenture - as of this moment, I can't promise that, but I can promise that our IT and design teams will be doing their best to make that happen during what is already an exceptionally busy time.
More info as I get it - nobody is looking forward to relaunching *your* forums more than me.
Thanks everyone -