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User currently onlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17771 posts, RR: 10
Posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4965 times:

i found airliner.net in the summer of 2006. i was searching pictures on a boeing 747 (BA) because that summer we was going to LAX with BA. when i searched i found the best site in the world.

How is your history.

Work Hard, Fly Right
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User currently offlineMSPGUY From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 190 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4943 times:

did a yahoo search on the 747, and the rest is history.

If it ain't broke, DON'T touch it!!!!
User currently offlineRAFVC10 From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 1980 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4941 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Searching in Google about Tupolev Tu-114 Rossiya...

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User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 30
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4939 times:

Quoting B747forever (Thread starter):
How is your history.

I can't remember for sure but it might be possible that I was looking for more details on "Lao Aviation".

Smooth as silk - Royal Orchid Service /// Suid-Afrikaanse Lugdiens - Springbok
User currently offlineBaguy From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 546 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4937 times:

Welcome to A.net wink 

Just as simple as it gets - a google search for 'airliners'!


[Edited 2007-05-21 22:10:57]

User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 8028 posts, RR: 32
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4930 times:

I saw the add in a magazine, can't remember if it was Airliner World or Airways, anyway, checked it out and signed up about a year later.

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User currently offlineJamesJimlb From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1023 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4923 times:

i found it searching for a 767 photo and every time i searched an airplane picture that was one of the first site to pop up. so i remembered it, and started using the photosearch and then i joined.

The sky is no longer the limit, but the mere minimum
User currently offlineDALelite From Switzerland, joined Jun 2000, 1770 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4911 times:

I was bored and was playing with the internet. This was in early 99. For what ever reason i ended up on the A-Net site.
But still it took me more than a year till i became a member.

cheers: DALelite

They loved to fly and it showed..
User currently offlineAyubogg From UK - Scotland, joined Mar 2007, 218 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4905 times:

My story is as similar as everyone's. I googled a picture (probably of a 777) and every search kept giving me a.net as the top choice so I started doing my searches directly with them. I tested the site by searching very obscure pictures (like a MX 727 of 1982 in MIA) and the site kept finding anything I threw at them. I was impressed! About three months later, I joined.

Alba gu bràth
User currently offlineJetBlueAUS From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1145 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days ago) and read 4899 times:

I actually just typed in www.airliners.net.

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User currently offlineLAXspotter From India, joined Jan 2007, 3650 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4889 times:

I was probably searching for a picture of some type of aicraft however i am not too sure. I then searched for all kinds of pictures, looking and looking and finally became an av photographer myself. I am so glad this has happened, I love this website and this hobby.

"Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel" Samuel Johnson
User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4882 times:


I really don't remember how this happen...maybe on Google or at that time the trend was for Alta Vista. At that time there was a lot of very good discussions with very good topics...and I actually learned good stuff with some of the old guys in this forum. I noticed that lately this forum tend to get pretty wild in some topics, and that's a pitty.

User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3446 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4879 times:

WIKIPEDIA Big grin Big grin Big grin Big grin Big grin !!!!!!!!!!!

was searching on the A380


From Norway, live in Australia
User currently offlineAfterburner From Indonesia, joined Jun 2005, 1300 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4865 times:

My project manager told me about this site, although he isn't even a member.

User currently offlineAg92 From India, joined Jul 2006, 1317 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4862 times:

Some time ago I was just surfing the net, and looking for pics of planes. The rest is history.

Though initially I waited, my father also found this site, dont ask me how, and gave me a gift invitation to be a first class member. Never asked for this and he said that he knew this alot earlier but I should wait till my 13th birthday before I join.


User currently offlineDon81603 From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 1185 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4844 times:

I followed a link from flightlevel350, and here I am.

Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.
User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 12167 posts, RR: 56
Reply 16, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day ago) and read 4841 times:

I was doing a class project on aircraft many, many years ago; probably in 98 or 99 and at the time very few people had internet in their homes, so the teacher typed in 'Airliners/Aircraft' or something like that into a search engine and up came this site. I found it at various times again when looking through pictures and then became a lurker from about 2001 until I eventually joined up.

Dan Smile

...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlineFeroze From India, joined Dec 2004, 794 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day ago) and read 4840 times:

I was an avid flightsimmer. I would like to be still but this site takes up too much of my time!! Anyway, there was a 3rd party scenery manufacturer called simflyers that had superb renditions of world airports - one of the sites they used to create the scenery was this one. So I clicked on the link.....

Where did my life go??

User currently offlineBoston92 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3390 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (9 years 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 4835 times:

Searcing pics of Learjets a few years back, maybe 2000. Then about 2005 was searching again for 747 info, came here again and went ,"Oh yeah, this is that cool website." Read the forums for about a year, and then signed up.

"Why does a slight tax increase cost you $200 and a substantial tax cut save you 30 cents?"
User currently offlineBNE From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 3215 posts, RR: 11
Reply 19, posted (9 years 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 4824 times:

I had been a regular reader of rec+travel+air news groups but after a few times of it not working I thought I would use something different. At that time altavista was the search engine to use, and found this site towards the end of 1999.

Why fly non stop when you can connect
User currently offlineCO7e7 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2864 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (9 years 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 4818 times:

I found it through Google search.. i was looking for a pic. (CO T7)

User currently offlineBasefly From Denmark, joined Apr 2007, 216 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (9 years 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 4807 times:

In 2000, my manager showed me pics of some of the company's 737´s (Maersk Air) on Airliners.net

I have never let More than a week go by without checking in at the site since.  crazy 

757/777-A340/A380, Love them.
User currently offlineMexicana757 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3067 posts, RR: 15
Reply 22, posted (9 years 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4793 times:

I found A.net in 1999 when I was at my high school's computer lab searching for airplane photos.

User currently offlineI530j From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 233 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (9 years 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4790 times:

I Googled "big plane crashes" and found a pic and led me here. A week later I was a FC member.


"I love you, I love the kids..." then the phone went dead.
User currently offlineFlyboysp From Australia, joined Apr 2007, 740 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (9 years 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4772 times:

I was searching the net for pictures of QANTAS 747-SPs. The results linked it to this site. I was a lurker for a while then became a member recently.

25 B747forever : Hi, and thanks for your posts. Most of you guys found airliners.net by searching on photos. Wonder if some found it by another way.
26 Post contains images Airtrainer : Don't remember exactly how I ended here (I think I was doing a yahoo search) but I remember that I couldn't believe my eyes when I found the site
27 WestJetYQQ : Google Image Search on WestJet. Love the site!
28 Post contains images AllegiantAir : I saw a jetphotos.net ad in an Airliners magazine then showed the jetphotos site to a guy and he showed me a.net, and I knew a.net was ten times bette
29 Srbmod : I discovered the site back in the summer of '99, as a guy I worked on the ramp @ FL was also an plane geek and told me about the site. I browsed mainl
30 Post contains images Daleaholic : A mate showed me at school. I was intrigued. I was going to MCO like 2 months later so I logged onto airliners.net to search for the type of aircraft
31 AzoresLover : Here's one that hasn't been mentioned yet... An article in USA Today several years ago talked about how this was one of the top sites for aviation en
32 Rwy04LGA : A friend told me about it in August 1999. There were only about 20,000 photos at that time. Now, that's how many are added every week or so.
33 InbarD : I was probably looking for some picture of a plane using google, when i found this site. I wasn't a member for about 6 months but then i decided to jo
34 Deskflier : I was searching for data on an aircraft. It wasn't even an airliner, if I remember correctly it was the Piper PA-25 Pawnee.
35 Post contains images N215AZ : It was only about nine months ago when I was just starting at Bowling Green State University and my room mate was on this site constantly. He and I ar
36 HAWK21M : Found this Forum looking at Aircraft Pics. I used the Tech/Ops forum to discuss Aviation at Work. regds MEL
37 Elite : A friend told me in 2002. Wasn't until 4 years later did I join - lots of lurking involved!
38 Post contains images OHLHD : Our cleaning staff in our office was taking about it and I checked it and.... well I stayed
39 Boeing77W : Pretty much the same as everyone else, I did a google search for a picture of the 777-300ER and found this website. I read the forums etc. for a while
40 Eagle11 : Likely a simple google search for "airplane pictures," and up popped one of the best sites for airplane pictures on the net (and for any other stuff a
41 Post contains images Jas161 : I was told about it by a member of my family. I can't thank them enough!
42 Post contains images Pawsleykat : It was in September 2003 when I was 11 and I typed in "Cool plane photos" into Google Images and up they came. When I clicked on one, i got an article
43 Sabena332 : A friend and me were searching for pics of Sabena, Delta Air Lines and National Airlines planes (via Yahoo) because we flew on them a month or so befo
44 Post contains links AirNick : Okay, I was researching why BA, an probably other airlines, dimmed the lights upon landing and taking off in the dark. I typed it into google, and wha
45 Pe@rson : I was searching for porn but somehow this came up.
46 Adopim88 : KaiGywer introduced me to the site. As scary as it is he sparked my real interest in airplanes.
47 A320ajm : I was looking for a good background picture to put as my wallpaper and i typed Airbus A320 into google images and it came up with loads pf pictures fr
48 Cjh2007 : A classic... I google searched a LH image i wanted to find... linked me to A.net... and hooked i was... and from then on i needed my daily fix of A.ne
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