Mikephotos From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2923 posts, RR: 56 Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1939 times:
A World FO contacted me about purchasing a pic for his office recently. I've also received a few others in the past. While shooting in ZRH we even had a pilot wave us down on the ramp to ask if we could send him the shot since that was his last flight in the B1900.
Glenn From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1925 times:
I was taking a shot from beside the runway of an F111 taking off in special ordnance mode. The pilot of an Arriving Australian Airlines 737 heard us onthe radio and asked if he could have his photo taken too. He assured us as he went pass that he was smiling for the camera.
The pilot got the photo, and I got a cool shot of a 737 landing
Mirage From Portugal, joined May 1999, 3120 posts, RR: 16 Reply 6, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1908 times:
A few times but two of them were very rewarding for me:
one TAM pilot two years after I took a photo of a F100, contacted me very pleasant to have discovered on the net the plane he was flying back then. He told me he was now captain on a TAM A330 and was very friendly.
The other was when I was contacted by the sun of the pilot of a CL215 Fire Fighter that was on my country back in 1995 or 96 (I'm not very sure). He told me his father was the pilot and now was retired from flying. 6 years after shoting the plane it was also very rewarding for me.
TomH From United States of America, joined May 1999, 960 posts, RR: 3 Reply 7, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1886 times:
I have been contacted by several pilots, but more often I am contacted by friends/coworkers of retiring pilots who want a specific photo because the pilot flew a certain type of aircraft I posted. This seems pretty common.
Cathay111 From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 55 posts, RR: 18 Reply 9, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1870 times:
Over the years plenty of "pictured pilots" have contacted me...... To receive such e-mails makes all the time spent taking and uploading photos worthwhile. If they ask for a copy it's never a hassle at all and always free of charge! Unless they want a 20x30 poster or something!
AKE0404AR From United States of America, joined exactly 13 years ago today! , 2534 posts, RR: 50 Reply 10, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1862 times:
Last night when I was shooting the B742F of LH here in ATL, I talked to the captain for about an hour. Really nice conversation we had, if you consider it was 1.30am.
Before I left I asked him if he wanted to have a couple of copies of the plane. Sure thing and he gave me his e-mail address.
A lot of pilots and crewmembers I talked to don't even know about a.net. Kind of interesting but I started to spread the word.
Same happened with the AC flight crew when I was riding on the flight deck. The did not know about a.net but were all interested.
I was never contacted by one though. I always initiated the conversation.
Cabbott From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 497 posts, RR: 5 Reply 11, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1825 times:
It's nice when you get that unsuspected email from a pilot in your photo.
I have had loads of calls, emails etc etc from my photos. Most of my photos are local and the crews I know from working in aviation. They usually send a email to say hi and congratulate me on my photo.
I even met a pilot in my photo for a beer in town last year thanks to airliners.net also managed to make contact again from long lost pilot buddy's.
If I'm at work and shoot a aircraft I usually show it off to the crew. Mostly the love it, they want copy's via email or prints.
However it's nice when I get a email from someone you don't know. Here are a few of recent times.
The A300F cargo was a surprise. I was handling the aircraft and found a moment to shoot the cockpit. 2 days after uploading I received a email from the skipper telling me hi and nice photo.
The DC-6, I didn't meet the pilot but the picture was printed for the 2 pilots 1 week later and now hangs up in AAG ops.
The Euroceltic pilot emailed me to say hi and it turned out I worked with him at Channel Express back in 96.