gocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4314 posts, RR: 22 Posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1713 times:
11 years ago, I was only 16 years old hence the 16 on my user name, when I first joined this website. Back then, when Johan ran this site, it was in the beginning stage, and 11 years later, Airliners.net is practically the largest aviation database site on the WWW. I know there are a few of us "grandfathered" guys still here and active and some are long gone. We discussed many events on this site such as Sept 11, 2001, Airliners.net user TheGov incident, Crash of the Concorde, The A.net kid who stole an airplane and crashed into a building in Tampa, FL, FLAirport, making fun of ANCFlyer's Hat, to many more interesting topics. We'll see what the the next 11 years will be.
VirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4537 posts, RR: 48 Reply 1, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1697 times:
Wow, there are some memories! Congratulations on having spent 40% of your life as an Airliners.net member! Some of the things which stick in my mind from back in the day were the AA/TWA and UA/US mergers, and Caledonian Wings...
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FRAspotter From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2325 posts, RR: 10 Reply 2, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1686 times:
Quoting gocaps16 (Thread starter): The A.net kid who stole an airplane and crashed into a building in Tampa, FL
??? I never heard about this. Sure I joined in 2004 but can you tell me more about this? I was 16 as well when I joined in 2004 (approaching my 7th anniversary in May) and the site sure has changed a lot. The layout, functionality and design have all been much improved over the years and I hope that a.net stays online for many more years to come...
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