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Who Is AirNikon  
User currently offlineSoontobepilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 271 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3943 times:

Well???

Is it a single person or a group? Rather impressive if one person can get over 8000 shots accepted at a.net!!!

Sorry if everyone already knows this and it is common knowledge, as I am sure it is.

-soontobepilot

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User currently offlineMirage From Portugal, joined May 1999, 3122 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3857 times:

He's a guy that's everywhere all the time, always with a camera and a computer with internet conection Big grin

In case AirNikon reads this, don't take me wrong, it's just a little joke  Smile

Luis
P.S. seriously I don't have an answer


User currently offlineWietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 55
Reply 2, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3860 times:

Never actually thought about it, but I think it is just one person. And yeah, it is pretty amazing to have so many shots online here... But then, he was around at the dawn of A.net, when criteria were much less strict...

Wietse



Wietse de Graaf
User currently offlineTimdegroot From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 3674 posts, RR: 65
Reply 3, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3835 times:
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It's not so difficult to get so many shots on here IMO, you just need a lot of time! (and talent of course  Big grin ). Both to go out and shoot and scan/PS/upload, etc.

Tim



Alderman Exit
User currently offlineWietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3824 times:

talent... nah... if we can get stuff accepted here, talent is not needed... Wink/being sarcastic Seriously... talent is involved ofcourse...


Wietse



Wietse de Graaf
User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9601 posts, RR: 69
Reply 5, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3788 times:
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PHOTO SCREENER

he has some great shots. I wonder what type of equipment he uses for such results?

On a sad note, my daughter pulled the tablecloth off of one of my tables, spilling my 80-400VR onto the floor. Not good  Sad


User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5489 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3770 times:

AirNikon has been shooting for years and years, I'm sure he has thousands of slides stored in a closet. If you look at his earlier photos, he's been shooting since the 70's.

User currently offlineLGB Photos From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3731 times:

Too bad he is not very chatty with some of us locals in the SoCal area.....BTW like your SNA plate Mike or Mickey(AirNikon)

User currently offlineSoontobepilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 271 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3725 times:

Anybody know his name?

User currently offlineLjungdahl From Sweden, joined Apr 2002, 907 posts, RR: 37
Reply 9, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3729 times:

I have been thinking about this too, and after some searching of the photos in this database, I might have found a little clue here.

Click for the large version (not medium) of these shots, and read the copyright bar:

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Photo © Bimbo
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Photo © Bimbo



Just a little guess...  Innocent

Johan (Ljungdahl)

User currently offlineChrisair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 2057 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3719 times:

"AirNikon" is a single person, obviously shooting Nikons. His Nikon collection outnumbers me by about 10, (I have 6). He knows his stuff very well, especially military. I also think he fell off his ladder a few years ago at SNA, and I know he is a regular at In n Out and that Brazilian place in LGB, the one that is nothing but meat.

Royal,

The 80-400 is a tough lens though I'd rather have that lens go crash than your 500 f/4.


User currently offline2912n From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 2013 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3697 times:

Have you thought of emailing him and asking?  Smile

User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 12, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3692 times:

The only reason I dont keep my name a secret on my pictures is because if someone wants to use it, I don't own the rights to AA61hvy.


Go big or go home
User currently offlineAirNikon From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 290 posts, RR: 36
Reply 13, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3697 times:

Not even close Johan. Many years ago I was given a rather extensive collection of slides shot in the UK (and Western Europe) by a photographer that was looking for a good home for them.

Back then (before copyright rules were stringently enforced) I uploaded them as 'AirNikon Collection', because I personally did not shoot them. Later on, the original photographer asked me if they could be listed genuinely. I had no problem with that, and the photographer's name was ammended.

Unfortunately (now), unless the photos are reuploaded, the original copyright bar remains. Nothing can be done about that.

I hope that explains the situation...



Don't get married, don't have kids, and you will have more money than you know what to do with...
User currently offlineInvader From Netherlands, joined Feb 2000, 325 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3665 times:
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DATABASE EDITOR

For your info: Sarah Ward ("Bimbo"), mentioned above by Ljungdahl, has an interesting Airline History site at http://airlines.afriqonline.com/ where several A.net photographers also have photos (like me).

Peter Vercruijsse


User currently offlineSoontobepilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 271 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3571 times:

And as we are on an identity-quest, are there two Johans using this site? I know that one is the founder, but are there two different Johans?

-soontobepilot


User currently offline2912n From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 2013 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3553 times:

This Johan , Johan Ljungdahl, is just a photographer with some great photos here. He is no relation to the "real" Johan. (There is a thread about this somewhere...)  Smile

User currently offlineLindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3116 posts, RR: 14
Reply 17, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3485 times:
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AirNikon,

I'd been curious about the Bimbo/Air Nikon connection for a while. Now that that's out in the open, what about the name AirCal737? Were these also someone else's photos or was this an early nickname? Enlarge the photo below to see:

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Photo © AirNikon



By the way, I love all your old LAX photos. Thanks again for reuploading so many of them.


User currently offlineAlaskaairlines From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2054 posts, RR: 16
Reply 18, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3420 times:

Mike is a Major contributor to this site! Great work!

Tim said it right, its not all that hard to get photos accpeted here, but I can say there are enough rejections which tune up the eye for future uploads!

-Dmitry


User currently offlineLjungdahl From Sweden, joined Apr 2002, 907 posts, RR: 37
Reply 19, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3420 times:

In fact, Johan is a rather common male name in Scandinavia. Here are a few:


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Photo © Johan Kellerman



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Photo © Johan Junemo



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Photo © Ole Johan Beck



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Photo © Johan Ljungdahl



Johan (Ljungdahl)  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineRound_engine From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 64 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3329 times:

The real story on AirNikon is that he is a recluse millionaire (ala Howard Hughes) who spends his days at airports all over the world and his nights at the local Hooters establishment consuming beer and enjoying the ambiance. See if you can find him in this picture......

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Photo © Ralph M. Pettersen


Seriously, I've had the pleasure of meeting AirNikon and he's a great photographer who loves taking pictures of airplanes (especially old ones with propellers).
Ralph Pettersen


User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 21, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3303 times:

*X-Files theme music*

Greg



Chief A.net college football stadium self-pic guru
User currently offlineDash 80 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 309 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3069 times:

Man, that guy has been everywhere! I'd like to have his job Smile


...where the rubber hits the runway...
User currently offlineRindt From Germany, joined May 2000, 930 posts, RR: 13
Reply 23, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2954 times:

What I find intersesting is that all of the screeners, with the exception of Chris Coduto, don't even know AirNikon's real name... it's been a mystery for quite some time. And it's not that I get off on having to know everyone's real name, but hiding behind a 'username' your whole life ain't cool with me either.

No doubt he's a great photographer, but isn't this a little silly?  Yeah sure


-Rob




What other people think of you is none of your business!
User currently offlineADG From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2918 times:

What's silly about a little mystery?





ADG


25 Post contains links Flygga : And AirNikon could also be called "RailNikon" http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=4845
26 Lindy field : I have found that whenever I've emailed him he has replied with a friendly manner and signed off with his first name--which a couple of people in this
27 Post contains images Rindt : Most people have last names... I guess Mike or Mick doesn't have one. I'm just unaware as to why it has to be a mystery... all the other screeners are
28 Ckw : There's a famous New Yorker cartoon with 2 dogs sitting at the computer. One turns to the other and says "on the Internet, no one knows you're a dog"
29 ADG : Are you inferring that those who choose not to release their names have something to hide? ADG
30 Mikey : Even though I havent met airnikon. I know his real name from another spotter. He has some photos here that has his real name. Mike
31 Post contains images Carlos Borda : I'v know "AirNikon" for quite a few years now even before a.net came on the seen... known him from the earlier days of AOL where he used to (he still
32 Round_engine : Los, Well said!!! Ralph
33 Post contains images Rindt : Ckw, You're right... forgive me for being so rude. It's much better living behind a username for fear people might find out I'm really a serial killer
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