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User currently offlineBrownphoto From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 151 posts, RR: 2
Posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3626 times:

of a plane that you have posted on A.Net?

Recently I was contacted by one of the pilots of a plane that I have posted here on A.net.

I am just wondering - is this a common occurence for everybody?

TIA

Joe Brown



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User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 4022 posts, RR: 26
Reply 1, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3570 times:

Very often. DL, Lan Chile, AA, CO, ATA, US, ect...

Thomas



"Show me the Braniffs"
User currently offlineMikephotos From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2923 posts, RR: 54
Reply 2, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3566 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.

Michael


User currently offlineEDIpic From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3560 times:

Hi.
Yes, only once so far and what a surprise!


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I didn't meet him when I took the
photograph, he wasn't at the airfield at the time
but about 6 months later he e-mailed me, shocked to see his 'plane was on the net.

Very pleasing!

Gerry/EDI


User currently offlineGlenn From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3552 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  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Glenn Alderton


User currently offlineScooter From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 856 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3548 times:

Yeah, from an AA pilot regarding my shot of his A300 on approach to MIA. It was kind of cool...he told me all about the landing, the stiff crosswind, etc.

Maybe he was just making excuses for what he thought was a sloppy approach!  Wink/being sarcastic Looked good to me...


User currently offlineMirage From Portugal, joined May 1999, 3125 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3535 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.

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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.

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Luis


User currently offlineTomH From United States of America, joined May 1999, 960 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3513 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.
TomH


User currently offlineInvader From Netherlands, joined Feb 2000, 327 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3507 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
DATABASE EDITOR

I think I had four contacts with pilots of the following aircraft :
British Midland :

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NLS :

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Quebec Cartier Mining :

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Royal Verviers Aviation, several photos, one of them :

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All very positive, even about the lower quality (but rare) F-27.

Peter


User currently offlineCathay111 From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 55 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3497 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!

Here's just a few of them doing their thing!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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Cheers
Craig Murray



User currently offlineAKE0404AR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2535 posts, RR: 45
Reply 10, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3489 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.

Vasco




User currently offlineCabbott From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 497 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3452 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.

Colin

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User currently offlineIkarus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 3524 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3450 times:

Yes. Only once and it was about this shot:


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It wasn't the pilot of that flight, but the first officer, who contacted me and asked for some prints. I have sent them off on Saturday, so I suppose he should be receiving them today or tomorrow...

He was rather excited about it, as
"I have many air-to-air photos of me flying RAF ac but none of my new career and it is quite a rare occurrence to have a positively identified shot."

Well, it was truly a great surprise! I don't usually get many e-mails about my photos, so this was definitely the highlight so far...

Regards

Ikarus


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