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User currently offlineSEVEN_FIFTY7 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 957 posts, RR: 4
Posted (14 years 3 months 23 hours ago) and read 2091 times:

I'm doing a little experiment here to figure out something. Here's what I want some of you to do, (especially due to some signs of boredom in this particular forum.)

Do a search and copy & paste your very first thread-starting post here (doesn't matter from which forum you're doing it). Mind you, it must be a thread-starter rather than a reply. Then write one or two lines reflecting on why you posted it, or if you now think differently, or whether it would be something you'd STILL post today. (eg., do you think it was "stupid" in retrospect? Or do you think you might have unintentionally started a flame war, such as an "innocent" Airbus vs. Boeing question? etc.)

*Now, for you long-time and very active members, this may take some time for the search mechanism to go all the way back to your first thread starter. On the other hand, with Johan's new server and faster speed, it may not take long at all. Hopefully, you can be patient.

I hope this little experiment works.

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User currently offlineSEVEN_FIFTY7 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 957 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (14 years 3 months 22 hours ago) and read 2052 times:

Ok, I'll go first. (Gosh, it took a while to reach this thread!)...

Topic: God Bless AWA, TWA & Ual!

Username: Seven_fifty7
Posted 09-08-00 06:09 and read 785 times.
I just wanna send a hearty word of warmth to all employees of America West, TWA, and United for their extreme professionalism and dedication during your periods of hard times.

For a long time now, UA continues to be known around the world for its superior world class service, even during the recent labor unrest. I think special attention now needs to be directed to AWA and TWA as well.

TWA has managed to come back from a poor reputation and poor decisions, to a stature not quiet enjoyed by the likes of world class wannabes such as CO and DL. Way to go Trans World.

And you, America West. ...Can you become even more magnificently professional with your hard-working and smiling reservationists, mechanics, FAs, and ramp people? Your CEO might be temporarily misguided, but no one would never know this travelling through PHX, LAS, and CMH!

I'm just gonna say what most people already know but are afraid to say: That America West Airlines truly is a WORLD CLASS model.

>>This ended up being very controversial, just like I thought it would. It was a deliberate flame bait on my end, and members just fell for it. It was a riot!!
 Big thumbs up

User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11963 posts, RR: 41
Reply 2, posted (14 years 3 months 20 hours ago) and read 2028 times:

Hmmm, I was thinking about making a simillar thread, but looks like I saved some time here.  Big grin

Ok, my first ever post was the start of a thread in aviation photography. Here is what I wrote:

Hi There.

I'm a rather new "member" of airliners.net and have sendt them some of my best pictures several times. Sadly, all have been rejected. Thats because the scanning quality isn't good enough. I've tried my very best to scan as good as possible on my AGFA Duoscan T1200, but it still is not good enough to be accepted. I'm told this is a very good scanner, so either the person who said so didn't know too much about scanners after all, or I'm doing something wrong.

It seems no matter what I do to get the perfect scan, it's either too blurry or too sharp or something else. And when I try to adjust it correctly afterwards, I end up with an even worse result.

I'm extreemly desperate for some advice. It could help me realise my dream of finally getting a picture on Airliners.net.

I'm grateful to any helpful response.

Thom@s : )

I had not learned how the smilies worked.  Smile

I quicly got advice from Vasco Garcia to run a search on the topic in the database. I did so and was still stuck, but atleast my userprofile was up and running. And hey it still is 1 year and 133 days later. Big grin

Btw, that was 3354 posts ago. That means I have posted on average 6,7 posts a day.  Smile


"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 30408 posts, RR: 57
Reply 3, posted (14 years 3 months 19 hours ago) and read 2020 times:

Boy reading this post form 1998...Which I put up before I had my current username, I have got to wonder if Reeve would still be around if they had actually gotten Dash-8s.

Would anybody out there have any information on why Reeve Aleutian Airways has a mechanics position advertised in the Anchorage Daily News (www.adn.com) specificly asking for experience with 727 and the DHC-8??? WHen I worked there they had 727's and L-188's but no dash eights to be seen. Are they finaly replacing their L-188's??? To bad if true. I hope it's not but it wouldn't suprise me if it was.

User currently offlineRolex01 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 3 months 13 hours ago) and read 2005 times:

Great topic.. My first ever post was deleted.

User currently offlineHurricane From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1444 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (14 years 3 months 11 hours ago) and read 1991 times:

Seems like such a long time ago...

Username: Hurricane
Posted 02-02-02 07:06 and read 406 times.
I've searched and searched the forums for an answer to my question, but I can't find one! What is the advantage of being respected by someone? What is the difference between being respected and not being respected by someone? I guess what I'm trying to ask is- what do you get out of being respected by someone?
Thx for the future imput-Hurricane

Sad thing was, though, that I only posted it to say I had started a thread. Didn't really need an answer... Big grin

User currently offlineDa man From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 887 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (14 years 3 months 11 hours ago) and read 1982 times:

Here's mine.
Username: Da man
Posted 10-15-01 01:54 and read 155 times.

Does anyone have any clue where the first L-1011 is?
Does anyone have any pictures of the prototype of my favorite airliner?

I knew that I had a book with the information in it, but I was so lazy and I wanted to see how long it would take for a response to appear on the thread.
Plus that was my first ever post(A thread starter!!)
Peace, Love, and Chicken Grease!
da man

War Eagle!
User currently offlineGalilee From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (14 years 3 months 10 hours ago) and read 1976 times:

This is my first thread starter:
Username: Galilee
Posted 12-21-01 21:53 and read 98 times.
I am not a pilot, but I work in the aircraft brake manufacturing industry. I just wanted to know how many of you have had an RTO and how common they are. Also what's it like to ride one out.

And if anyone can tell me the different levels of RTO's.

Thanks in advance,

I had some pretty good stories, but never got an answer to the different levels of RTOs.  Sad

User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4992 posts, RR: 22
Reply 8, posted (14 years 3 months 10 hours ago) and read 1974 times:

First post:

Username: CPDC10-30
Posted 02-02-00 08:49 and read 161 times.
This isn't an airliner, but it is the most "exotic" airplane I have flown on.

Click for large version
Click here for full size photo!

Photo © John Davies

When I was an Air Cadet a few years ago at Trenton Air Cadet Camp it was a real thrill. They took all the "Air Studies" cadets up for a 1 hr ride on a Herc (all others only got a flight on an A310). We buzzed Kingston with the the rear ramp down and then pulled up hard just a few feet above the runway- quite an experience! Then, coming in for landing, the crew decided to demostrate the STOL performance, throwing on full power with the pitch reversed, and slowing down in less than 500 ft. The pilots really tried to make it fun for us cadets.

Click for large version
Click here for full size photo!

Photo © Giorgio Adamo

I flew this CP DC-10-30 with the signature c/s from YYZ-LHR and back again in 1996. The signatures are those of employees who bought stock in the airline when it was failing a few years before.
Many say that the DC-10 is badly designed due to the rush to get it out before the L1011. However, I will always have a soft spot for them since as a child I travelled on CP DC-10s more than a dozen times on various trips. Too bad they will be gone soon from CP service since AC will surely replace them with A330/340s.

This was probably just self-glossing that prompted this post, "wow, look at me, I've flow on a herc"  Smile

First thread starter:

Username: CPDC10-30
Posted 2000-02-03 19:57:37 and read 216 times.
Does anyone know where the CP DC-10s are going now? I have been told that they are all being removed from the fleet as we speak.

This was probably the main reason I joined as a member after passivley watching for a few months previously. I was very ditraught because Canadian Airlines had just been bought out by Air Canada and my favourite aircraft, the DC-10s were being withdrawn from service. I guess misery was seeking compnay  Smile

User currently offlinePacific From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2000, 1126 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (14 years 3 months 2 hours ago) and read 1953 times:

Posted 03-10-00 06:50 and read 87 times.
Just wondering, can a De Havilland (Boeing) Canada Dash 7 still fly when two of the four engines fail? There is a DHC 7 Asian Spirit flight to an airstrip near Boracay, Philippines and people there said that it can.

I was pretty nervous making the very first post back then. I currently feel stupid as I know most quads can limp on two engines if it occurs at cruise phase.


User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 14146 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (14 years 3 months 1 hour ago) and read 1950 times:

I had just moved to Seattle and the WTO riots broke out. Security was tight around BFI, so I could not get close enough to see some of the 737s and 757s waiting for delivery. So, I posed this:

I should know this, living in the Seattle area and all but, where can I find information on the planes ready for delivery setting at Boeing Field?

I looked through some of the other topics I started. WHAT WAS I THINKING?!?!?!?

Life in the wall is a drag.
User currently offlineJj From Algeria, joined Jun 2001, 1227 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (14 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1944 times:

This is my first post (Thread Starter):

Username: Jj
Posted 11-12-01 23:13 and read 92 times.
name the country in which the following cities are located.

santa cruz de la sierra:
punta arenas:
sucre name the 3 countries which have a city named this way)
colonia del sacramento:
ciudad del este:

Gosh, now that I see it, I ask myself : "Why tha hell did I post this?" Guess it was a way to know the members a little more, and to introduce me to the forums.

Curious thing is, I suscribed to the forums 24/6/2001, and I never realised that until 11/12/2001!!!!!


User currently offlineBA777 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 2192 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (14 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1942 times:

Well my first post was under the username HL, here it is:

Username: HL
Posted 08-18-00 14:54 and read 141 times.
does anybody know any links where you can listen to live ATC? Thanks.

Heres my current nick's first post:

Username: BA777
Posted 07-31-01 14:43 and read 19 times.

I decided to change my nick bcoz i have this passion for the 777, but that belongs in another forum



BA777  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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