AF-A319 From France, joined Oct 1999, 603 posts, RR: 3 Posted (15 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2373 times:
I would like to know if you have already met someone face to face that you had met for the first time on airliners.net.
This nice thing happened to me 4 times, and one of them is now my best friend that i miss everytime is not in Paris...
By the way, thank you Johan, because without you, I would have certainly never known this friend!
Teahan From Ireland, joined Nov 1999, 5346 posts, RR: 60
Reply 1, posted (15 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2128 times:
I have not but I hope to this suummer. A word of caution: Be carefull of Cyber Stalkers! I doubt think there are any on airliners.net but I still would be carefull! There was a feature about them on the CBS evening news for the past week!
Goodbye SR-LX MD-11 / 6th of March 1991 to the 31st of October 2004
Iainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (15 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2120 times:
I have meet many people from airliners.net all of them seem to be very nice. One of them is now a distributor for my dads company in AU. I doubt we would have ever of meet if it was not for this site.
Samurai 777 From Canada, joined Jan 2000, 2461 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (15 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2112 times:
I have met koolguy40, since we were in the same school, but totally different programs, though. He is a member of this forum, but he doesn't post here as often as I wish he would. While I'm an IT student, he was learning to be a chef. But we did meet and have fun checking each other's aviation photos. He's a pretty good guy to talk to. Unfortunately, he's moving to BC, but I hope it'll be somewhere in Greater Vancouver, as I go down there every once in a while to see my brother, who lives there.
Lindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (15 years 3 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2072 times:
I met face to face with one guy from Airliners.net. Zach, I'm trading with him safety cards very often. We are living like 10 minutes driving from each other. Once he even went out to IAD to see me working on MetroJet ramp )
Also I will have visitors from Belgium this September. I will show them DCA, IAD, BWI and PHL if there is enough time )
DeltaRNOmd-80 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (15 years 3 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2033 times:
The only person that I know on Airliners.net that is from RNO is UaLb747-400 and he doesnt post here often. I havent met him face to face but I have sent him an e-mail and he sent one back. Anyone gonna be at DFW or JAX on June 18 or July 15? Thats the next time I travel. RNO-DFW-JAX on June 18 and JAX-DFW-RNO on July 18 on Delta.... PILOT1113, how did you know UaL_BagSmasher was a member of airliners.net when you met him at ORD? or did you have a planned meeting at ORD?
ZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5585 posts, RR: 34
Reply 13, posted (15 years 3 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2027 times:
I did meet somebody and we spent a very nice day at the airport. We are in contact now, email and see each other sometimes.
To the warning of Theahan: I think you can be carefull doing this: Perhaps phone before the meeting, on the phone you can hear a lot. Meet first at a public place like an airport or train station, if the person is not nice you can leave easily.
ZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5585 posts, RR: 34
Reply 15, posted (15 years 3 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2005 times:
Yes, it is a good idea. Tell me when you are coming to ZRH, if you need I even have a guest room in my apartment. I always love to meet people and discuss about aviation or anything else. I think we would have a good contact. Age is not very important.
Lima From Argentina, joined May 1999, 1122 posts, RR: 13
Reply 18, posted (15 years 3 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2001 times:
I met only one; AF Cabin Crew which BTW is a friend of yours AF-319. I had very little time because I was going on holiday that evening but had a great time meeting him. It was also very enjoyable to meet his colleagues (Air France B777 crew) at the Sheraton hotel.
I have no friends in my country who like aviation-most people think is crazy or unusual- so its always fun for me to meet people with your same interest.
As Jeremiah says, yes, but try to choose a neutral place- cafeteria, airport, etc. I have another friend who I didin´t meet throught this forum. I exchanged pictures for over a year and then he came for a spotting trip to South America. He is a Swissair MD11 co-pilot, from Geneve.
Pilot1113 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2333 posts, RR: 11
Reply 20, posted (15 years 3 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1985 times:
I've been corresponding with UAL_Bagsmasher on AIM for awhile now. I told him the times of my flights and that I'd be laying over at ORD there for a good 3 hours and asked if he was working. He replied that he was and that he'd find which gate the PVD left from (as there is just one or two PVD flights) and he'd meet me there if he got a chance.
UAL_Bagsmasher From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (15 years 3 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1983 times:
I have met several people from Airliners.net. First I met AA777-200. He flew to ORD about a year and a half ago. He got us a tour of ORD Tower. That was awesome! He let me fly on his buddy passes and we flew to California a couple times on AA's new 738's. Very nice airplane I must say. Even though I work for the competition, we still talk to each other Oh did I mention Eagle cancelled 3 flights out of TOL today?
I have met FlyF15. We flew to LAX on my buddy pass and we did some spotting out there for a few hours. Now that he has a car...maybe I'll get to spot in DEN sometime
I met ATAL011-500, who used to work for TZ, but now works for HP.
I met Pilot1113 when he had a layover in ORD about a month ago.
I always talk on AIM w/ N4KHGirl, But havent haven't had the pleasure of meeting her yet.