Ayubogg From UK - England, joined Mar 2007, 217 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3891 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.
LAXspotter From India, joined Jan 2007, 3650 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3875 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
CV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3868 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.
Ag92 From India, joined Jul 2006, 1317 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks ago) and read 3848 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.
PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11559 posts, RR: 62
Reply 16, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3827 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.
...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
Feroze From India, joined Dec 2004, 794 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3826 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.....
Boston92 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3390 posts, RR: 7
Reply 18, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3821 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?"
BNE From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 3167 posts, RR: 12
Reply 19, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3810 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.