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What Has Happened To A.net?  
User currently offlinegkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24947 posts, RR: 56
Posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 9393 times:

No longer do I see innuendo threads, threads about OYRJA and his love of clogs, if the UK wants the Euro?

What the hell has happened?

And who are the forum mods nowadays? I demand you to identify yourselves...

And are there any other a.net originals left other than myself?

And where the hell is Matt D?????!!!!???

Bring back some fun to the forums...


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
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User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21485 posts, RR: 53
Reply 1, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 9377 times:

Hmyeah, the original UK/Euro thread is an all-time classic...!   

Good to see that you're still here. 


User currently offlinegkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24947 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 9357 times:

The good ole days of the TWFirst Volumes 


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineDarkSnowyNight From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 1376 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 9336 times:

Quoting gkirk (Thread starter):

Bring back some fun to the forums...

Lol, you may as well bring up TWANeedsnohelp, or SAS23 while you're at it...

[Edited 2013-10-07 04:11:37]


Posting without Knowledge is simply Tolerated Vandalism... We are the Vandals.
User currently offlinegkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24947 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 9325 times:

Quoting DarkSnowyNight (Reply 3):
or SAS23 while you're at it...

He's still in jail I believe...



When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlinenighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5162 posts, RR: 33
Reply 5, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 9277 times:

i'm not here anymore...


That'll teach you
User currently offlinesw733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6341 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 9134 times:

The pop-up adds on mobile devices ruined everything

User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 7, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 9128 times:

I loiter from time to time.

User currently offlinegkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24947 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 9058 times:

Quoting EGGD (Reply 8):



When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlinegarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined exactly 11 years ago today! , 5404 posts, RR: 53
Reply 9, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 9044 times:

Quoting gkirk (Thread starter):


No longer do I see innuendo threads, threads about OYRJA and his love of clogs, if the UK wants the Euro?

What the hell has happened?

And who are the forum mods nowadays? I demand you to identify yourselves...

And are there any other a.net originals left other than myself?

And where the hell is Matt D?????!!!!???

Bring back some fun to the forums...

Well looky what the sheep dragged in. How the hell have you been, Kirky?



South Carolina - too small to be its own country, too big to be a mental asylum.
User currently offlinefrancoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 3790 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 8999 times:

Quoting gkirk (Thread starter):
Bring back some fun to the forums...

Well, there's always the staple A v. B cat fights.
That's always fun.



Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit posting...
User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12710 posts, RR: 25
Reply 11, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 8987 times:

Quoting gkirk (Thread starter):
No longer do I see innuendo threads

Seems we don't get as much latitude as we once did.

I posted a thread last week about a Popular Science article about the female orgasm and after a while it got deleted. I'm sure it wasn't everyone's cup of tea, but I thought most of the people were keeping it on the scientific / innuendo side of the line. I felt the individual offensive posts should have been deleted instead of the entire thread.

Oh well, it's not my train set...



Inspiration, move me brightly!
User currently offlinenorthstardc4m From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 3038 posts, RR: 36
Reply 12, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 8929 times:
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Northwest's DC-9s are being retired... we've run out of beat-a-dead-horse subjects to fill space with.  bouncy 

[Edited 2013-10-07 08:19:09]


Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
User currently offlineManuCH From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 3011 posts, RR: 47
Reply 13, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 8882 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
HEAD MODERATOR




Never trust a statistic you didn't fake yourself
User currently offlinetugger From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 5672 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 8872 times:

Quoting francoflier (Reply 10):
Quoting gkirk (Thread starter):
Bring back some fun to the forums...

Well, there's always the staple A v. B cat fights.
That's always fun.

How about politics? Especially US politics.... that's LOADS of fun nowadays!        

(OK, I'm sorry....)
Tugg



I don’t know that I am unafraid to be myself, but it is hard to be somebody else. -W. Shatner
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39905 posts, RR: 75
Reply 15, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 8880 times:

Quoting gkirk (Thread starter):
No longer do I see innuendo threads, threads about OYRJA and his love of clogs, if the UK wants the Euro?
Bring back some fun to the forums...

That might be offensive to some.   

Quoting gkirk (Thread starter):
And where the hell is Matt D?????!!!!???

I think he ran off and married RealHigh.

Quoting EGGD (Reply 7):
I loiter from time to time.

EGGD?!?!?!?!
Whoa not THAT'S a throwback!  Wow!
Where have you been?


How about BrissieLions and Hustler?



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21677 posts, RR: 55
Reply 16, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 8864 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 15):

How's the Lube-a-Boob business coming?

-Mir



7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
User currently offlineseb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11718 posts, RR: 15
Reply 17, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 8801 times:

Quoting gkirk (Thread starter):
where the hell is Matt D?????!!!!???

I have not heard that name in a long time! I think he gave up his screen name.

Quoting garnetpalmetto (Reply 9):
Well looky what the sheep dragged in.

damn. Beat me to it.



Life in the wall is a drag.
User currently offlinedesertjets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7784 posts, RR: 16
Reply 18, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 8780 times:

The fun has all been sucked out of this place. Non-av is a semi-ghost town with nothing but the same 10 people or so arguing the same political topics. I miss, sorta, the old days. I mostly lurk when I have nothing better to do these days.


But on the upside civ-av seems to be in really good shape these days.

Quoting northstardc4m (Reply 12):
Northwest's DC-9s are being retired... we've run out of beat-a-dead-horse subjects to fill space with. bouncy

Yeah seriously, the perennial topics of Civ-av has been put to rest. Even people bitching about narrowbodies on TATL flights has gone down drastically in recent memory. Though we still have cheerleaders for their local airports complaining about their cities lack of service.



Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
User currently offlinegkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24947 posts, RR: 56
Reply 19, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 8756 times:

I wonder what would happen if you put a plane on a conveyor belt?


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineseb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11718 posts, RR: 15
Reply 20, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 8746 times:

Quoting gkirk (Reply 21):
I wonder what would happen if you put a plane on a conveyor belt?

Careful. That kind of talk might get your post deleted for being off topic!



Life in the wall is a drag.
User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21677 posts, RR: 55
Reply 21, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 8734 times:

Quoting gkirk (Reply 21):
I wonder what would happen if you put a plane on a conveyor belt?

At least a few puzzled looks at baggage claim, I'd think.

-Mir



7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
User currently offlinepetertenthije From Netherlands, joined Jul 2001, 3376 posts, RR: 12
Reply 22, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 8731 times:

Quoting gkirk (Reply 21):
I wonder what would happen if you put a plane on a conveyor belt?

Depends which way the nose is pointed.



Attamottamotta!
User currently offlinecarmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4763 posts, RR: 30
Reply 23, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 8802 times:

Quoting gkirk (Thread starter):
What the hell has happened?

Do you really have to ask, Kirkie?      



Don't expect to see me around that much (if at all) -- the contact link should still work, though.
User currently offlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3823 posts, RR: 51
Reply 24, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 8801 times:

Quoting desertjets (Reply 20):
The fun has all been sucked out of this place

I feel the same. When I came to the forums about 10 years ago, it was all a bit wilder and less serious. The internet was still younger, A.net was running on the server in Johan's basement (or was it college dorm?) and we all had a hell of a lot of fun. Today, as I understand, a large company owns the site (but kind of abandoned it) and it's not the same as in the old days.

Quoting desertjets (Reply 20):

But on the upside civ-av seems to be in really good shape these days.

I agree. CivAv is full of experts (back in the day we were mostly wannabe experts and armchair CEOs), today when something happens in aviation, it's in the forum within minutes, with knowledgeable people debating about it. I'm pretty impressed by CivAv every now and then.

But hey, the good old days... Pep, The Kaz, BaylorAirBear, and of course the legendary Sean Mendis himself, those were the days.

Soren   

[Edited 2013-10-07 11:29:40]


All the things you probably hate about travelling are warm reminders that I'm home
User currently offlinegarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined exactly 11 years ago today! , 5404 posts, RR: 53
Reply 25, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 9068 times:

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 26):
The Kaz

I do miss Kaz. Anyone know what became of her?



South Carolina - too small to be its own country, too big to be a mental asylum.
User currently offlineDeltaMD11 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 1701 posts, RR: 34
Reply 26, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 9034 times:

I'm still bangin around from time to time GKirk. Ahh the good old days of the a.net chat. Used to have a cult following.


Too often we ... enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. - John Fitzgerald Kennedy
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39905 posts, RR: 75
Reply 27, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 9108 times:

Quoting carmenlu15 (Reply 25):
Do you really have to ask, Kirkie?

...and another member from the past!

Quoting garnetpalmetto (Reply 27):
I do miss Kaz. Anyone know what became of her?

Probably at a Muze concert.

Quoting desertjets (Reply 20):
Though we still have cheerleaders for their local airports complaining about their cities lack of service.

I could never understand that.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineDeltaMD90 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 7931 posts, RR: 52
Reply 28, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 9125 times:

Fly2HMO got perma-banned I think. That one poster alone added a lot of ridiculous pictures and kept the meme threads going. Miss him, too bad he didn't go out with a bang like he said he was gonna do lol. Hope he still lurks and reads this...

I think the mods have gotten better but every once and a while a good veteran poster will have a fall out or get banned. It's too bad, we lost a lot of good posters.

Quoting desertjets (Reply 20):
Non-av is a semi-ghost town with nothing but the same 10 people or so arguing the same political topics.

lol, yup

I think more interesting times breed more interesting topics which generates traffic and more posts... kinda feeds itself. Though, I thought the government shutdown would generate more discussion.

TL;DR: thanks Obama  



Ironically I have never flown a Delta MD-90 :)
User currently offlineblink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5482 posts, RR: 15
Reply 29, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 9091 times:

Blast from the past.

Whatever happened to Johan? I know he sold the site eons ago, but are you still here, Johan?



Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
User currently offlineManuCH From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 3011 posts, RR: 47
Reply 30, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 9070 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
HEAD MODERATOR

Lots of long time users in this thread - nice  
Quoting gkirk (Reply 21):
I wonder what would happen if you put a plane on a conveyor belt?

Honestly, I wonder myself what would happen if you bought someone a snowglobe...

Quoting seb146 (Reply 22):
Careful. That kind of talk might get your post deleted for being off topic!

Careful of what you wish for :P



Never trust a statistic you didn't fake yourself
User currently offlineJetsgo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3085 posts, RR: 5
Reply 31, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 9056 times:

LOT767-300ER anyone? The car threads just aren't the same without him.


Marine Corps Aviation, The Last To Let You Down!
User currently offlineYVRtoYYZ From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 664 posts, RR: 0
Reply 32, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 9085 times:

The Great Purge of '07 took all the fun away and replaced it with plenty of downtime, plenty more ads and boring forums.

User currently offlinezckls04 From United States of America, joined Dec 2011, 1415 posts, RR: 4
Reply 33, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 9062 times:

Quoting desertjets (Reply 20):
Non-av is a semi-ghost town with nothing but the same 10 people or so arguing the same political topics.

It doesn't help when somebody posts about something and the first reply is either "I think you'll find that was discussed to death in this thread in 1998....." or even worse hilarity such as this.

This is what people were discussing ten years ago. Lots of topics but many of them only had single digit replies. There are fewer topics today but more replies:

I Show You Mine, Show Me Yours
CVG Man Died Due To Police Beating Says
Looking For That Pizzonia Crash Footage
Your Favorite Sub Shop
Canada Acknowledges Suffering Of Acadian
Human Induced Climate Change/Global Warm
No Licenses For Illegals
Need Translation For Merry Xmas
Need Some Splaining: Cannibals In German
Miserable Failure?
Ronald Reagan?
Choosing A Guitar
In Honour Of 174thfwff - Word Associatio
Vote: Funniest Thread Ever?
Which State Has Most A.net Members?
Why Is The Laci Peterson Case Such Big N
I Tried To Pray And 4 Commandos Beat Me
My Lexus IS300 Is Fast
Boeing 767 Tanker Deal...
Miss Canada Is A Muslim Girl
Meteor Size And Crater Siz
In Honor Of VC-10. Word Association Part
Jonathan Brandis 1976-2003 (SeaQuest DSV
Your Favorite Burger Outlet?
What's It Like To Be In Love?
Women's Rights In Muslim Society



If you're not sure whether to use a piece of punctuation, it's best not to.
User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21485 posts, RR: 53
Reply 34, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 9060 times:

Quoting gkirk (Reply 17):
Reply 17

Nice!  
 

Quoting tugger (Reply 14):
How about politics? Especially US politics.... that's LOADS of fun nowadays!

At least the way xkcd is commenting on it:


xkcd


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29802 posts, RR: 58
Reply 35, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 9047 times:

I'm going to keep my mouth shut but I can point a fingers off forum if you want.


OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlinecasinterest From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 4669 posts, RR: 2
Reply 36, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 9052 times:

Quoting zckls04 (Reply 35):
I Show You Mine, Show Me Yours
CVG Man Died Due To Police Beating Says
Looking For That Pizzonia Crash Footage
Your Favorite Sub Shop
Canada Acknowledges Suffering Of Acadian
Human Induced Climate Change/Global Warm
No Licenses For Illegals
Need Translation For Merry Xmas
Need Some Splaining: Cannibals In German
Miserable Failure?
Ronald Reagan?
Choosing A Guitar
In Honour Of 174thfwff - Word Associatio
Vote: Funniest Thread Ever?
Which State Has Most A.net Members?
Why Is The Laci Peterson Case Such Big N
I Tried To Pray And 4 Commandos Beat Me
My Lexus IS300 Is Fast
Boeing 767 Tanker Deal...
Miss Canada Is A Muslim Girl
Meteor Size And Crater Siz
In Honor Of VC-10. Word Association Part
Jonathan Brandis 1976-2003 (SeaQuest DSV
Your Favorite Burger Outlet?
What's It Like To Be In Love?
Women's Rights In Muslim Society

I see a lot of these lately. .


:"Jonathan Brandis 1976-2003 (SeaQuest DSV"

You learn something new from rehashing old subjects.



Older than I just was ,and younger than I will soo be.
User currently offlinesrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 37, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 9072 times:

Who can forget such classics as:

Friend Flying FL FLL-ATL Friday. (by FLAIRPORT Feb 17 2005 in Non Aviation)
I Held KROC's Shaft And Enjoyed It (by Matt D Nov 1 2003 in Non Aviation)


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v178/KROC1/lhmarkpancake.jpg


User currently offlinecarmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4763 posts, RR: 30
Reply 38, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 9052 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 29):
...and another member from the past!

Happened to be passing by the old neighborhood, saw Kirkie wandering around and decided to stop for a while myself...

Some of the people who made this place fun still hang out elsewhere on the 'net... I for one still get a kick out of reading JGPH1A's delusions of grandeur musings on Facebook   



Don't expect to see me around that much (if at all) -- the contact link should still work, though.
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39905 posts, RR: 75
Reply 39, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 9017 times:

Quoting Jetsgo (Reply 33):
LOT767-300ER anyone? The car threads just aren't the same without him.

Would be interesting now that hes grown up.

Quoting L-188 (Reply 38):
I'm going to keep my mouth shut but I can point a fingers off forum if you want.

Stay out of trouble around here but you can tell me all about it off the forums.

Quoting carmenlu15 (Reply 41):
Happened to be passing by the old neighborhood, saw Kirkie wandering around and decided to stop for a while myself...

Glad you stopped by. The real estate value around here has dropped significantly.  



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21677 posts, RR: 55
Reply 40, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 8991 times:

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 26):
When I came to the forums about 10 years ago, it was all a bit wilder and less serious.

But, as I'm sure you know:



-Mir



7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10096 posts, RR: 26
Reply 41, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 8972 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Speaking of blasts from the past, I hung out with Cadet57 at LAX last week. Hadn't seen him since this BOS meet:

Eeeggs! Come To Boston To Have Some, A.netters! (by Aloges May 22 2007 in Non Aviation)

Quoting gkirk (Reply 21):
I wonder what would happen if you put a plane on a conveyor belt?

Hey, I can say that Tech/Ops is still alive and well (which has always been my primary consideration regarding the forums anyway).

Quoting Jetsgo (Reply 33):
LOT767-300ER anyone? The car threads just aren't the same without him.

Ha, was fun watching him get wound up every now and then.

Quoting casinterest (Reply 39):
:"Jonathan Brandis 1976-2003 (SeaQuest DSV"

Huh. I totally forgot that he killed himself.



"Two and a Half Men" was filmed in front of a live ostrich.
User currently offlinedesertjets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7784 posts, RR: 16
Reply 42, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 8943 times:

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 26):
I agree. CivAv is full of experts (back in the day we were mostly wannabe experts and armchair CEOs), today when something happens in aviation, it's in the forum within minutes, with knowledgeable people debating about it. I'm pretty impressed by CivAv every now and then.

But hey, the good old days... Pep, The Kaz, BaylorAirBear, and of course the legendary Sean Mendis himself, those were the days.

Well Mendis is living the dream in sub-Saharan Africa -- his FB posts as of late are actually really fascinating (this is completely w/o sarcasm).



I guess part of what has changed is that many of us when this place had its heyday were younger, kids if you will. Now we are all grown up and many of us just moved on.



Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
User currently offlineLFutia From Netherlands, joined Dec 2002, 3345 posts, RR: 30
Reply 43, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 8947 times:
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Quoting garnetpalmetto (Reply 27):
I'm still bangin around from time to time GKirk. Ahh the good old days of the a.net chat. Used to have a cult following.

It'd be nice to have all the old members have a nice reunion in chat or something. It used to be a huge ball of fun. Now its just dead.. More dead that poo floating in the toilet.

Leo/ORD



Leo/ORD -- Groetjes uit de VS! -- Heeft u laatst nog met KLM gevlogen?
User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13634 posts, RR: 62
Reply 44, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 8954 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

You unban the ScottysAir mods for fun ok talk ya later




 



"In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem - government IS the problem." - Ronald Reagan
User currently offlinedesertjets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7784 posts, RR: 16
Reply 45, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 8915 times:

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 47):
You unban the ScottysAir mods for fun ok talk ya later

we'd need a time machine for that one.



Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
User currently offlinepetertenthije From Netherlands, joined Jul 2001, 3376 posts, RR: 12
Reply 46, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 8915 times:

Quoting LFutia (Reply 46):
More dead that poo floating in the toilet.



Attamottamotta!
User currently offlineIH8BY From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1142 posts, RR: 3
Reply 47, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 8900 times:

Quoting YVRtoYYZ (Reply 34):
The Great Purge of '07 took all the fun away and replaced it with plenty of downtime, plenty more ads and boring forums.

I finally caved in and paid for my premium membership not long before that happened (though I seem to recall people were still getting nostalgic about the Good Old Days even before then). There were quite a few people who added value to the forum who disappeared - even if I didn't agree with them. Non-aviation might have been more argumentative, but it was certainly more lively with it. It's interesting now to see names from when I lurked this site appearing out of the woodwork...

Quoting carmenlu15 (Reply 41):
I for one still get a kick out of reading JGPH1A's delusions of grandeur musings on Facebook

Some things never change...

Quoting aloges (Reply 37):
and then came Facebook.

I suppose this is a big part of it. Shame, though.

Then again, a community is what you make of it...



Have you ever felt like you could float into the sky / like the laws of physics simply don't apply?
User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19927 posts, RR: 59
Reply 48, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 8884 times:

Quoting ManuCH (Reply 13):
http://www.stanza.co.uk/sheep/stanza_artist-sheep.jpg

A bit of smut for Gkirk (missed you lately, dude!)

Quoting northstardc4m (Reply 12):
Northwest's DC-9s are being retired... we've run out of beat-a-dead-horse subjects to fill space with.

That and I think it was officially decided that Airbus is better than Boeing.   


User currently offlineLFutia From Netherlands, joined Dec 2002, 3345 posts, RR: 30
Reply 49, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 8837 times:
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Quoting petertenthije (Reply 48):

Ongeloofelijk geweldig! Ja zeker!

Leo/ORD



Leo/ORD -- Groetjes uit de VS! -- Heeft u laatst nog met KLM gevlogen?
User currently offlinetugger From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 5672 posts, RR: 10
Reply 50, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 8821 times:

Quoting IH8BY (Reply 49):
Then again, a community is what you make of it...

I can make a hat...


Tugg



I don’t know that I am unafraid to be myself, but it is hard to be somebody else. -W. Shatner
User currently offlineManuCH From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 3011 posts, RR: 47
Reply 51, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 8824 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
HEAD MODERATOR

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 46):
You unban the ScottysAir mods for fun ok talk ya later

Please wait while I clean the coffee from my screen...



Never trust a statistic you didn't fake yourself
User currently offlinecarmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4763 posts, RR: 30
Reply 52, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 8739 times:

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 26):
But hey, the good old days... Pep, The Kaz, BaylorAirBear, and of course the legendary Sean Mendis himself, those were the days.

Oh yeah!

Pep is no longer arresting polar bears, believe it or not  
Quoting Superfly (Reply 41):
Glad you stopped by. The real estate value around here has dropped significantly.

So I see...   
Can't complain, I love my current place -- smaller, yes, but has more of a 'home' feeling to it, if you will.

Quoting IH8BY (Reply 49):
Then again, a community is what you make of it...

  

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 46):
You unban the ScottysAir mods for fun ok talk ya later

Now that's a flashback from my time in the crew... *shudder*



Don't expect to see me around that much (if at all) -- the contact link should still work, though.
User currently offlineAR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 6349 posts, RR: 31
Reply 53, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 8720 times:
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Quoting DeltaMD90 (Reply 30):
Fly2HMO got perma-banned I think.

Too bad. I really enjoyed most of his posts. His memes were great too.


User currently offlinegkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24947 posts, RR: 56
Reply 54, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 8604 times:

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 46):
Quoting desertjets (Reply 47):

lol D



When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlinefridgmus From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1442 posts, RR: 11
Reply 55, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 8539 times:
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The Lockheed Super Constellation, the REAL Queen of the Skies!
User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11667 posts, RR: 60
Reply 56, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 8493 times:

Quoting carmenlu15 (Reply 40):
Some of the people who made this place fun still hang out elsewhere on the 'net... I for one still get a kick out of reading JGPH1A's delusions of grandeur musings on Facebook

Just delusions... pure delusions. I'm sure he'd love it that people still remember him. (Don't tell him though...  )

Quoting desertjets (Reply 44):
Well Mendis is living the dream in sub-Saharan Africa -- his FB posts as of late are actually really fascinating (this is completely w/o sarcasm).

They genuinely are, especially his latest.


Dan  



...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlinepwm2txlhopper From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1339 posts, RR: 1
Reply 57, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 8480 times:

I've been a subscribed member for about ten years, but have been a regular visitor since 1997. I agree, it's changed. I think it's simply because membership has grown so much over the years. Thees a lot more people, and therefore a lot more people who don't know as much about things such as airline industry, aviation, operations etc.

I use to find the forums to be better a decade ago. There seemed to be more knowledgable people posting in more in depth and richer threads. There was less forum activity, but mores genuinely Interesting and engaging threads. These days there are just so many amaturish threads. Flight Sim Enthusiasts types and kids speaking as if they're experienced flight crew. People posting repeat basic questions again and again, and all out trash threads such as the one years back debating whether a plane could theoretically takeoff from a treadmill!

The non-aviation forum use to be way more entertaining before moderators became overly sensitive with censoring things they didn't like hearing, or defending the roasting of people that brought it on. I used to go into hysterics reading all the threads involving former member Scotty'sAir postings and the things he said and brought on himself. So, much so that his mom got involved in his defense before he got banned.

Don't get me wrong, everybody has to learn somewhere. People new to aviation have just as much right to post and take part here as anybody else. Nevertheless, I do miss the old days.

[Edited 2013-10-07 16:47:43]



[Edited 2013-10-07 16:57:14]

User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21485 posts, RR: 53
Reply 58, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 8467 times:

Quoting carmenlu15 (Reply 41):
Happened to be passing by the old neighborhood
Quoting pwm2txlhopper (Reply 59):
I use to find the forums to be better a decade ago. There seemed to be more knowledgable people posting in more in depth and richer threads. There was less forums activity, but mores genuinely I testing and engaging threads. These days there are just so many amaturish threads. Flight Sim Enthusiasts types and kids speaking as if they're experienced flight crew. People posting repeat basic questions again and again, and all out trash threads such as the one years back debating whether a plane could theoretically takeoff from a treadmill!

Nothing has changed. Even the complaints remain the same! 


User currently offlineLFutia From Netherlands, joined Dec 2002, 3345 posts, RR: 30
Reply 59, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 8385 times:
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Quoting pwm2txlhopper (Reply 59):
I used to go into hysterics reading all the threads involving former member Scotty'sAir postings and the things he said and brought on himself. So, much so that his mom got involved in his defense before he got banned.

How the hell did I miss that thread / post?

Leo/ORD



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User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3868 posts, RR: 1
Reply 60, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 8379 times:

I'm a newbie, what happened before?


Ain't I a stinker?
User currently offlinepwm2txlhopper From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1339 posts, RR: 1
Reply 61, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 8355 times:

Quoting LFutia (Reply 61):
How the hell did I miss that thread / post?

It was towards the end, before he got banned. Memory is foggy, but it might have been part of the lead up to his being being banned or part of the same incident that led to it? Momma was coming to the rescue and at the time he was around thirty years old! I forgot if she confronted his bullies by posting under his name, but I think it escalated to her calling to administrators by phone? A lot of the on goings were revealed on parody site Airwhiners.net


You can still pull up most of the threads he participated in if you do a search of the archives. Just search for threads started or replied to by Scottysair. I was going through them earlier just for old time sake. There were just too many to comb through! Downright hilarious though! You almost felt sorry for the guy!

Definitely had a unique writing style! For those who don't remember, below are a few replies to his self started bday thread.


'Today it is my birthday from ScottysAir' Aug 15, 2003

"Hello Everyone,

Today it is my birthday and I am 25th years old today. This is wonderful parts of the gifts to me and sending me with some of those e-card to me at ScottysAir@aol.com, ok? I am going away on the trip to ATL flight into the this morning. Well, talk ya later!

Regards!

Scott W. "


"Thank you all from a.net for the birthday to me. So I will getting more with my age up to 26 years old for next year and I still responsible man for myself, too. Those are doing great flight for me today out of FLL. Well, please come in with more these post for us. Thanks again. "


"Hello Mike (KROC),

It was nice hear from you and I got everything is doing good for myself. I still read with those news from www.justplanes.com myself by daily into the every morning time. I don't get anything of kind the problems with me either. You still monitor of those people's post for everyday, right? Well, please emailed to me about what is going on other airlines news everyday. I heard FLL airport is keeping growth more with those nonstop. Well, talk ya later! "

"I would like to says thanks everyone was coming into their posted with those birthday to me. Yes, I had a great trip to ATL flight and it's is been flew on the same plane again from Friday Aug 15 to Aug 18, 2003 with these ship #129 (N129DL). Well, I was lucky that was same plane on both each way to/from ATL. Well, talk ya later! "





[Edited 2013-10-07 19:24:13]

User currently offlineiMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6305 posts, RR: 33
Reply 62, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 8328 times:

Finally! A post worth reading.


Damn, this website is getting worse daily.
User currently offlineltbewr From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13138 posts, RR: 15
Reply 63, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 8291 times:

I have been around here for 10 years and indeed it has changed, it is indeed a bit more tempered and moderated, basically the site has 'matured' just like many others do. The old Gkirk and sheep posts were a bit silly and got tiring after a while and with time we began to see a growing issue of creating offense due in part to it's worldwide base. What may be a joke in one part of the world, may be deeply offensive in another. Also with time, limits were pushed, people complained and in then end, some moderation was put in with some consistency.
The rise of social networking sites like Facebook has to be considered too, giving a place for people to discuss things, put up humorous stuff other than here. Still, I find the discussions here in non-av to be still lively but with a lot less of the hostility on most news, political sites. I also like that we can have discussions in all areas in these forums with people not just from the USA, but indeed the world, adding different views on might not think about.


User currently offlineATCtower From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 545 posts, RR: 3
Reply 64, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 8274 times:

I have only been a subscribed member for 6 years or so but also visited during the 'glory days' of anet and still on occasion talk to Johan, what a guy (if I am allowed to say that).

As for the site, membership has grown but I dont think its to the point where people who actually do know things dont come around as much as it is the mods will now delete a completely useful post if it has the slightest incling it may possibly by chance offend one person. I personally would love to be explained to why things changed but I too have seen MANY people who were BRILLIANT in their opinions/knowledge be censored or banned for expressing an opinion.

I For one, I have an amusing writing style where nearly every facet is as facetious as possible and nearly every one of them offends one mod or another and gets deleted. I would actually be quite surprised if this one lasts...

There are definitely ways to make the site better with the group we have, there are a lot of smart people who still lurk but opt not to post, but to make the site what it once was, people need to be allowed opinions even if they are contrary to the beliefs or agenda of a site who is supposed to exist because of us, not in spite of us.



By reading the above post you waive all rights to be offended. If you do not like what you read, forget it.
User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10096 posts, RR: 26
Reply 65, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 8265 times:
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Quoting Klaus (Reply 60):
Nothing has changed. Even the complaints remain the same!

      

Always amusing when people who used to hang out here come around throw out a "OMG look how everything's changed!!!"

Well yeah, that tends to happen when people who used to hang out somewhere don't do so anymore.



"Two and a Half Men" was filmed in front of a live ostrich.
User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13634 posts, RR: 62
Reply 66, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 8248 times:
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Quoting ATCtower (Reply 65):
the mods will now delete a completely useful post if it has the slightest inkling it may possibly by chance offend one person

  

This.



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User currently offlineATCtower From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 545 posts, RR: 3
Reply 67, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days ago) and read 8139 times:

Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 66):
Well yeah, that tends to happen when people who used to hang out somewhere don't do so anymore.

And of course that has NOTHING to do with the people who used to hang out AND contribute being forceably removed from the site for having an opinion?



By reading the above post you waive all rights to be offended. If you do not like what you read, forget it.
User currently offlinetype-rated From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 68, posted (1 year 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 8107 times:

Quoting Jetsgo (Reply 31):
LOT767-300ER anyone? The car threads just aren't the same without him.

Ah the outrunning the police on I-294 in Chicago stories were great. Personally, I think LOT767-300 suffered from "angry young man syndrome". His behavior as he related it was atrocious, and one of his last posts was a major rant against the Publix grocery store deli department. It seems the way they sliced lunchmeat slice by slice and then asking him if he wants a sample just put him into orbit with anger. He was banned after that, but came back with a few mild posts and then disappeared again. If I remember correctly his father paid for everything for him. He may be back with another userid and a calmer attitude.

Quoting pwm2txlhopper (Reply 61):
Just search for threads started or replied to by Scottysair. I was going through them earlier just for old time sake. There were just too many to comb through!

ScottysAir had really weird grammar to his posts that made them hard to read. At the bottom of every post he had a line something like "I am deaf......." That's probably why his grammar was strange. Sign language uses a different construct than spoken English does.

And ScottysAir had so many posts because he answered each and every thread! He may have a comment or he might just say "I agree". I know a lot of people jumped on him because of that.

I believe the site started to change when Johan sold it. Slowly but surely change creeped in.


User currently offlineseb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11718 posts, RR: 15
Reply 69, posted (1 year 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 8080 times:

Quoting type-rated (Reply 70):
ScottysAir had really weird grammar to his posts that made them hard to read. At the bottom of every post he had a line something like "I am deaf......." That's probably why his grammar was strange. Sign language uses a different construct than spoken English does.

So does Spanish vs. English. There might have been something else going on as well. I could not understand his posts at all, but could it be that he was deaf and his first language was not English? Maybe Norwegian or Swedish? That is what I hear in my mind when I read reply 61.

Apropos of nothing: I wonder how long this thread will get?

darn. I just jinxed it. To my room... no supper....



Life in the wall is a drag.
User currently offlinecarmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4763 posts, RR: 30
Reply 70, posted (1 year 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 8079 times:

Quoting Klaus (Reply 58):
Nothing has changed. Even the complaints remain the same!

Oh, but I have not complained, I merely made an observation  



Don't expect to see me around that much (if at all) -- the contact link should still work, though.
User currently offlinezkojq From New Zealand, joined Sep 2011, 1264 posts, RR: 1
Reply 71, posted (1 year 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 8046 times:

Baroque died. His contributions were the best; I really enjoyed his insight and vast wisdom.   

Quoting DeltaMD90 (Reply 28):
Fly2HMO got perma-banned I think. That one poster alone added a lot of ridiculous pictures and kept the meme threads going.

Does anyone know what for? He added a lot to both Civil, TechOps and the Non-Av forum.

Quoting desertjets (Reply 42):
Well Mendis is living the dream in sub-Saharan Africa -- his FB posts as of late are actually really fascinating (this is completely w/o sarcasm).

His youtube channel is great also.



Air New Zealand; first to fly the Boeing 787-9. ZK-NZE, NZ103 AKL-SYD, 2014/08/09. I was 83rd to board.
User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7108 posts, RR: 12
Reply 72, posted (1 year 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 7939 times:

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 24):
I feel the same. When I came to the forums about 10 years ago, it was all a bit wilder and less serious. The internet was still younger, A.net was running on the server in Johan's basement (or was it college dorm?) and we all had a hell of a lot of fun. Today, as I understand, a large company owns the site (but kind of abandoned it) and it's not the same as in the old days.

I agree as well, much better and more interesting back then. Either that or we've all lost interest/have other things to do.

I remember reading Flairport's post when it came out, or threads once every few weeks asking for the names of songs without actually having proper lyrics. Thread's asking for relationship advice with 90% of the replies taking the piss. I remember anet virtual airlines and the thread about 'If anet was a real airline, who would be in what position'

I remember that there were many guys on here who would try to be chummy with Kaz or Speedbirdie (And even Jetmech coz people thought he was a chick due to a profile picture). ANCflyer's undying support for everything USA and war on terror, that Ozzie guy (can't remember his username) that got so pissed off whenever anyone mentioned the word Australia and and convict in the same sentence.

[Edited 2013-10-08 03:02:28]

User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7752 posts, RR: 18
Reply 73, posted (1 year 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 7927 times:

I began a meme page which ran out of control.....it was the best thread on this site last year until it was gutted and deleted. And then I suffered for it for 3 days   haha

Quoting gkirk (Reply 4):
He's still in jail I believe...

Jesus what did he do?!

Quoting sw733 (Reply 6):
The pop-up adds on mobile devices ruined everything

Yea, sadly  



我思うゆえに我あり。(Jap. 'I think, therefore I am.')
User currently offlinegkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24947 posts, RR: 56
Reply 74, posted (1 year 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 7912 times:

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 75):
Jesus what did he do?!

Acts of crime of the worst variety.



When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineDarkSnowyNight From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 1376 posts, RR: 3
Reply 75, posted (1 year 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 7896 times:

Quoting ATCtower (Reply 65):

I pretty much totally agree there. I think there's got to be a better way to maintain civility without pandering to the reality televisionesque levels of sensitivity.

Quoting pwm2txlhopper (Reply 68):

Sort of. But with bias. it's only removed if it's something a conservative person says that offends somebody with liberal values, or is deemed politically incorrect.

Lol, I've got a pile of deleted posts that beg to differ. But more or less everything else you said is right on the money.

Quoting type-rated (Reply 70):
At the bottom of every post he had a line something like "I am deaf......." That's probably why his grammar was strange. Sign language uses a different construct than spoken English does.

I remember that guy. And yes, I didn't even need to read the signature to figure that out. Good times...

Quoting seb146 (Reply 71):
I could not understand his posts at all, but could it be that he was deaf and his first language was not English? Maybe Norwegian or Swedish? That is what I hear in my mind when I read reply 61.

Could very easily have been English. In the deaf (American anyway) universe, you have two basic sign languages, ASL, and that other one. Both have grammar that requires significant deciphering abilities.

About a decade ago, I had this booty call I used to see who was deaf as a 66 year old rock star, and the commicational issues were enough to keep it from going further. Well, that and the fact that it was me she was sleeping with too...

Anyway, it's actually a very interesting observational experience to see just how much of our supposedly evolved thought patterns/abilities are actually just constructs of verbal communication. Resultingly, I have to confess a pretty high level of respect for the deaf and HOH folks...

Quoting zkojq (Reply 73):
Does anyone know what for? He added a lot to both Civil, TechOps and the Non-Av forum.

I miss his postings too. Hopefully he's still around one way or the other...

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 75):

Jesus what did he do?!

Had sex with children. Or solicited for it. That's not a joke, it really was something along those lines.



Posting without Knowledge is simply Tolerated Vandalism... We are the Vandals.
User currently offlinemelpax From Australia, joined Apr 2005, 1632 posts, RR: 1
Reply 76, posted (1 year 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 7901 times:

Quoting type-rated (Reply 70):
ScottysAir

Wonder whatever happened to that kid from Orlando - can't remember his username (Hunter?)

Miss reading Jafa's trip reports as well. He's proably published his book by now!

Good to see a lot of old names here anyway.

[Edited 2013-10-08 04:04:53]


Essendon - Whatever it takes......
User currently offlinedesertjets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7784 posts, RR: 16
Reply 77, posted (1 year 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 7758 times:

Not only was Scotty deaf but I believe he had some significant developmental disabilities. That certainly made his communications more difficult, going beyond the major differences between ASL and English.I remember there were a few other deaf/hearing impaired members (some guy from Chicago whose name I cannot recall) and aside from some little grammatical idiosyncrasies you'd never know.

In many ways he never really could pick up on the variety of cues that his level of involvement on a.net wasn't fully appropriate or contributing to a conversation in a meaningful way. Which is sad on many levels since Scotty was really enthusiastic about aviation.


And as much as I glorify the heyday in my mind, this place was ripe with alpha-male, or at least alpha-male wannabes with internet and something real life rage -- LOT767300ER fit that bill.

Quoting zkojq (Reply 72):
His youtube channel is great also.

Sean has a YouTube channel, didn't know that.... you have the link?



I still think my fondest a.net related memory is standing outside of the YYZ Marriott with B747-437B, Captaingomes and IHadapheo wondering why the airport shuttle vans were running. Only to realize it was almost 5 in the morning.



Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
User currently onlinedoug_Or From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3421 posts, RR: 3
Reply 78, posted (1 year 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 7677 times:

Quoting pwm2txlhopper (Reply 57):
I've been a subscribed member for about ten years, but have been a regular visitor since 1997. I agree, it's changed. I think it's simply because membership has grown so much over the years. Thees a lot more people, and therefore a lot more people who don't know as much about things such as airline industry, aviation, operations etc.

I disagree here. It seems at least on the operations and planning side there are much more informed posts in civ av at least than there were a decade ago. I'm not sure about tech ops, but the fact of the matter is when it comes to that kind of stuff most people are probably gravitating towards sites and forums more narrowly focused than A.net's general enthusiast bent. As long as people are breeding there will always be kids coming up who don't know what they're talking about, that's not a new phenomenon. When A.net was new I feel like those types were a higher percent of the total user base, whereas now we have a broader

Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 65):
Always amusing when people who used to hang out here come around throw out a "OMG look how everything's changed!!!"

Well yeah, that tends to happen when people who used to hang out somewhere don't do so anymore.

Yep. That.

5 years from now we'll be reminiscing about United Airlines posts.



When in doubt, one B pump off
User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10096 posts, RR: 26
Reply 79, posted (1 year 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 7657 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Quoting ATCtower (Reply 68):
And of course that has NOTHING to do with the people who used to hang out AND contribute being forceably removed from the site for having an opinion?

Relax. You're arguing against something I didn't say.

Nevertheless. People leave. Places change.



"Two and a Half Men" was filmed in front of a live ostrich.
User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21485 posts, RR: 53
Reply 80, posted (1 year 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 7611 times:

Quoting carmenlu15 (Reply 71):
Oh, but I have not complained, I merely made an observation

No worries – I was not commenting on your post but only on pwm2txlhopper's.

Nice to see you around, by the way!  
 
Quoting zkojq (Reply 72):
Baroque died. His contributions were the best; I really enjoyed his insight and vast wisdom.

Indeed. I miss him and remember him fondly.

Quoting desertjets (Reply 78):
In many ways he never really could pick up on the variety of cues that his level of involvement on a.net wasn't fully appropriate or contributing to a conversation in a meaningful way. Which is sad on many levels since Scotty was really enthusiastic about aviation.

I don't think it's necessary to push out everyone who may be a bit peculiar or even sometimes weird. Up to a point dealing with different kinds of individuals is the whole point of such a forum, and a certain amount of tolerance is just a necessity.

That reminds me of a just a little sarcastic saying:
You reaching old age will be a testament to the tolerance of the people around you.

Keeps things in perspective, every now and then.


User currently offlinegkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24947 posts, RR: 56
Reply 81, posted (1 year 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 7590 times:

Lets all flood Germany!

  



When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21485 posts, RR: 53
Reply 82, posted (1 year 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 7584 times:

Quoting gkirk (Reply 81):
Lets all flood Germany!


Isn't climate change already on its way, taking care of that?   

(You may also lose a few scottish coastal areas, but I guess you can't have everything for free; On the other hand, London is likely to go as well.)


User currently offlineSmittyOne From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 83, posted (1 year 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 7577 times:

Quoting doug_Or (Reply 78):
5 years from now we'll be reminiscing about United Airlines posts.

"Will A.net Return to its Former Glory?"


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39905 posts, RR: 75
Reply 84, posted (1 year 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 7568 times:

Quoting SmittyOne (Reply 83):
Quoting doug_Or (Reply 78):
5 years from now we'll be reminiscing about United Airlines posts.

"Will A.net Return to its Former Glory?"

LOL!
        

That thought was crossing through my head yesterday!  



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineDeltaMD90 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 7931 posts, RR: 52
Reply 85, posted (1 year 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 7566 times:

Quoting zkojq (Reply 71):
Does anyone know what for? He added a lot to both Civil, TechOps and the Non-Av forum.

I think he kept getting posts deleted for replying to people (too harshly according to the mods, I believe) and then got a ban or two then finally gone for good. I think he got a ban but then chose to deactivate and GTFO. Not sure.



Ironically I have never flown a Delta MD-90 :)
User currently onlineDevilfish From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4876 posts, RR: 1
Reply 86, posted (1 year 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 7568 times:

Quoting Klaus (Reply 80):
You reaching old age will be a testament to the tolerance of the people around you.

Hmmn...that deserves a meme.....

.
http://i.imgur.com/oz5FReq.jpg



"Everyone is entitled to my opinion." - Garfield
User currently offlinetype-rated From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 87, posted (1 year 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 7538 times:

Quoting melpax (Reply 76):
Wonder whatever happened to that kid from Orlando - can't remember his username (Hunter?)

Wasn't that the kid who flew an airplane into a building in Orlando or Tampa? I remember he was an a.netter.


User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11667 posts, RR: 60
Reply 88, posted (1 year 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 7505 times:

Quoting pwm2txlhopper (Reply 61):
'Today it is my birthday from ScottysAir' Aug 15, 2003

"Hello Everyone,

Today it is my birthday and I am 25th years old today. This is wonderful parts of the gifts to me and sending me with some of those e-card to me at ScottysAir@aol.com, ok? I am going away on the trip to ATL flight into the this morning. Well, talk ya later!

Regards!

Scott W. "

I think Scotty is CatFace   



...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7533 posts, RR: 24
Reply 89, posted (1 year 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 7514 times:

Quoting type-rated (Reply 87):
Quoting melpax (Reply 76):
Wonder whatever happened to that kid from Orlando - can't remember his username (Hunter?)

Wasn't that the kid who flew an airplane into a building in Orlando or Tampa? I remember he was an a.netter.
Completely different individual.

Melpax is referring to MCOFlyer (his real name was Hunter), who was posting on this forum several years after the kid who flew a Cessna into a bank building in Tampa and died.

From what I've read in prior threads, that kid was indeed an A.netter but that was before my time on here so I don't know his username.



"TransEastern! You'll feel like you've never left the ground because we treat you like dirt!" SNL Parady ad circa 1981
User currently offlineouboy79 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 4605 posts, RR: 23
Reply 90, posted (1 year 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 7497 times:

Quoting gkirk (Thread starter):
What the hell has happened?

The Americans brought it and crapped all over you European-types style. :-P

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 44):
You unban the ScottysAir mods for fun ok talk ya later

I hate you. I had him firmly blacked out of memory after all these years and now the nightmares will return.

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 24):
I agree. CivAv is full of experts (back in the day we were mostly wannabe experts and armchair CEOs), today when something happens in aviation, it's in the forum within minutes, with knowledgeable people debating about it. I'm pretty impressed by CivAv every now and then.

You could argue all (or most) of those armchair CEOs back in the day grew up and are now actually working in the industry.  


User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21485 posts, RR: 53
Reply 91, posted (1 year 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 7485 times:

Quoting Devilfish (Reply 86):
Hmmn...that deserves a meme.....

Excellent! 


User currently onlinedoug_Or From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3421 posts, RR: 3
Reply 92, posted (1 year 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 7394 times:

Quoting SmittyOne (Reply 83):
"Will A.net Return to its Former Glory?"

Best of thread.

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 24):
(back in the day we were mostly wannabe experts and armchair CEOs)

Does anyone else remember the number of "should X and Z merge?" threads based solely on fleet commonality? And how they could be derailed by pointing out that X's 757s had pratts while Z used RR?



When in doubt, one B pump off
User currently offlineMarcus From Mexico, joined Apr 2001, 1801 posts, RR: 2
Reply 93, posted (1 year 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 7393 times:

I enjoyed the well informed posts of B747skipper, he was really a goldmine of 747 information.

Oh and I was wondering if BMW is still making cars with KIA interiors...



Kids!....we are going to the happiest place on earth...TIJUANA! signed: Krusty the Clown
User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11667 posts, RR: 60
Reply 94, posted (1 year 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 7397 times:

Quoting ouboy79 (Reply 90):
You could argue all (or most) of those armchair CEOs back in the day grew up and are now actually working in the industry.

You're not wrong there.  


Dan  



...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlinegkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24947 posts, RR: 56
Reply 95, posted (1 year 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 7315 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 94):

Trying to save a shitty wee airport in Devon doesnt count  



When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineJetsgo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3085 posts, RR: 5
Reply 96, posted (1 year 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 7282 times:

KROC and LHMark were kept non-av quite alive with the knock out picture. Not sure what happened to either of them.


Marine Corps Aviation, The Last To Let You Down!
User currently offlineus330 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 3873 posts, RR: 14
Reply 97, posted (1 year 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 7221 times:

Lindy was always good for a drunken story.

User currently offlineBoeing717200 From United States of America, joined Jan 2013, 872 posts, RR: 0
Reply 98, posted (1 year 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 7225 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 88):

Scotty may also be one of the greatest internet fakes ever.


User currently offlinehOMsAr From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 1188 posts, RR: 0
Reply 99, posted (1 year 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 7213 times:

Quoting doug_Or (Reply 92):
Does anyone else remember the number of "should X and Z merge?" threads based solely on fleet commonality? And how they could be derailed by pointing out that X's 757s had pratts while Z used RR?

I remember those threads. I think I've seen 30 of them in the last month, but they all seem to revolve around JetBlue, Virgin America, Frontier and/or Spirit on the Airbus side, and Alaska on the Boeing side.

Hmm...I notice that both AS and WN fly 737s....

One other thing that may or may not have contributed to the "downfall" of a.net is the number of frustrating bugs that have crept into this site. I mean, even today, it's damn near impossible to load a thread because the screen goes white (I know they're trying to find a fix; it's being discussed in the site related forum). But a.net is a site that really hasn't been improved in something going on a decade, and I wonder how many folks just got bored by it because it's the same-old, same-old. Throw in the occasional bug that makes the site unusable, and eventually, some folks just give up and go away.



I was raised by a cup of coffee.
User currently offlinezkojq From New Zealand, joined Sep 2011, 1264 posts, RR: 1
Reply 100, posted (1 year 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 7180 times:

Quoting desertjets (Reply 77):

Sean has a YouTube channel, didn't know that.... you have the link?

Here ya go. http://www.youtube.com/mendis105



Air New Zealand; first to fly the Boeing 787-9. ZK-NZE, NZ103 AKL-SYD, 2014/08/09. I was 83rd to board.
User currently offlineAR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 6349 posts, RR: 31
Reply 101, posted (1 year 1 week 5 days ago) and read 7145 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Quoting hOMsAr (Reply 100):
of a.net is the number of frustrating bugs that have crept into this site. I mean, even today, it's damn near impossible to load a thread because the screen goes white (I know they're trying to find a fix; it's being discussed in the site related forum).

I´m on the site daily, and at least for me, the last time I noticed a bug was about 3 to 4 months ago (up until the one you mention) You may wish to try different browsers. A.net works better with certain browsers and a bit less with others.

[Edited 2013-10-08 20:47:28]

User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3868 posts, RR: 1
Reply 102, posted (1 year 1 week 5 days ago) and read 7126 times:

Quoting us330 (Reply 97):
Lindy was always good for a drunken story.

The Polish Prince, he had a heated discussion with TWFirst on the very first "TWFirst" thread regarding homosexuality. They settled their differences and eventually became A.net buddies.

There was the Aussie with an attitude, Brissie_lions (Aviatsia), the first one to come out on a.net, as well a the first to post his picture.

http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/non_aviation/read.main/1870

"Adam & Eve NOT Adam & Steve! " Where he came out (reply 8)
http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/non_aviation/read.main/2918

[Edited 2013-10-08 21:30:40]

[Edited 2013-10-08 21:37:55]


Ain't I a stinker?
User currently offlinetexdravid From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1360 posts, RR: 0
Reply 103, posted (1 year 1 week 5 days ago) and read 7105 times:

I disagree that A.net was somehow wonderful and great back in the day especially in the non-av area.

Back in the day, conservatives like me were subject to arbitrary warnings and threats of suspensions while liberals were allowed carte Blanche to spew venom.

I don't for one minute miss N1120a, Falcon84, Jaysit, ANCflyer or others. A cabal of virulent posters who couldn't take it when you fought back.

While Mendis and I had our run ins, I called him out on his behavior (anti-south Indian and anti-conservative views) and he actually wrote back on airliners-India and apologized for his behavior. So, kudos to Mendis and best of luck to him.



Tort reform now. Throw lawyers in jail later.
User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21485 posts, RR: 53
Reply 104, posted (1 year 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 7087 times:

Quoting texdravid (Reply 104):
Back in the day, conservatives like me were subject to arbitrary warnings and threats of suspensions while liberals were allowed carte Blanche to spew venom.

Your memory is a bit skewed as well, it appears.   

The Bush era (which most of this coincided with) was not a happy time. But especially in hindsight most of what "the left" (meaning everybody in the world except hardcore GOP-supporters) said back then has turned out to have been simply correct. Which may sting, but that's reality for you – it does seem to have a bias not as far to the right as some would like...   


User currently offlineseb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11718 posts, RR: 15
Reply 105, posted (1 year 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 7068 times:

Quoting Marcus (Reply 93):
I was wondering if BMW is still making cars with KIA interiors

I had forgotten all about that. I did not get in on the "ground floor" of all that, but it was early enough that I remember people would not let up on it!

Quoting DarkSnowyNight (Reply 75):
Quoting PHX787 (Reply 75):
Jesus what did he do?!
Had sex with children. Or solicited for it. That's not a joke, it really was something along those lines.

huh.... I heard that happened to someone but I didn't know who, so I didn't say anything. Not really something to talk about, anyway.

Quoting DarkSnowyNight (Reply 75):
Could very easily have been English. In the deaf (American anyway) universe, you have two basic sign languages, ASL, and that other one. Both have grammar that requires significant deciphering abilities.

You learn something new every day! Thanks!



Life in the wall is a drag.
User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7752 posts, RR: 18
Reply 106, posted (1 year 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 7085 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 84):

United Airline seems to be a nice dude. But I'm not sure where he comes from. Seems like English isn't his first language.


On my end,I've been trying to recruit some Japanese airline nerds to join airliners. There's always a wall of spotters in Haneda and Narita but they don't seem to wanna post much here lol



我思うゆえに我あり。(Jap. 'I think, therefore I am.')
User currently offlinemelpax From Australia, joined Apr 2005, 1632 posts, RR: 1
Reply 107, posted (1 year 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 6934 times:

Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 89):
MCOFlyer

That's the one...

How could I forget some of his topics such as....

Question About Dating An Indian Women (by MCOflyer Jan 11 2008 in Non Aviation) (with some input from 'fly....)

At What Point Is Sex Ok In A Relationship II (by MCOflyer Jul 27 2007 in Non Aviation)

and......

Advice On Meeting Girls (by MCOflyer Jun 16 2007 in Non Aviation)



Essendon - Whatever it takes......
User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12710 posts, RR: 25
Reply 108, posted (1 year 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 6836 times:

Quoting zkojq (Reply 72):
Baroque died. His contributions were the best; I really enjoyed his insight and vast wisdom.

  

Quoting texdravid (Reply 108):
You must have forgotten the memo how the left cried about interrogation, drone strikes, Gitmo and yet, Obama has continued these policies. The anti-war left was nothing more than an anti-conservative racket.

Goes to show a point that many don't get: what the right labels as the left is really the center, and the real left is very disappointed in Obama. A true leftie would never put up with all of the above, as well as this NSA police state that is largely being put into place under Obama. While Obama's early years gave him a mandate and both houses, you STILL don't' get everything you want, especially with Senate super-majority rules.

Quoting texdravid (Reply 108):
You must have forgotten how the surge worked.

You must have forgotten why we needed a surge in the first place.

Quoting texdravid (Reply 108):
How the bush era tax rates have mostly been renewed by Obama, even though he savaged them running for president.

Because - guess what - he compromised! He voted to renew the tax cuts in return for extensions in unemployment benefits during the worst of the post-GFC recession. After that phase and then the super-committee fiasco where Boehner could not deliver the votes for a grand compromise, he learned that the strategy of the GOP was to be obstructionist regardless of the situation. Even now we read that the GOP is holding out because they feel eventually Obama will compromise. Good luck with that!

Quoting texdravid (Reply 108):
The left has not been right about anything except rank hypocrisy, ramming thru a horrid health care bill( so highly unpopular) and racial animosity and class warfare.

Another point that shows that Obama didn't get everything he wanted: a single payer system. Single payer would have freed up a lot of money to apply to actual health care as opposed to paperwork, but the insurance industry fought it tooth and nail.

Quoting Silver1SWA (Reply 111):

I think a lot of you in this thread are really underestimating the impact the transition from Johan to DM had on this site and the community. It was bad. I mean really bad and a lot of well-known users (and photographers) either got banned permanently, or felt the need to walk away for good.

Yes, well, IMHO it's not hard to see how DM and Johan had different concerns and thus different policies. A large-ish corporate entity needs to deal with the world differently than does an individual. Johan built this site from scratch and it drew in a great community, but he got to the point where he decided it was time to take his chips off the table and move on. Alexis ranks a.net as follows:

Quote:

Site Information for airliners.net
Alexa Traffic Rank: 4,328 United States Flag Traffic Rank in US: 3,057
Sites Linking In: 5,902

So IMHO we should be glad that someone out there is keeping the lights on, because as much as we like this site, no one is getting rich off it.

The bottom line is that there is no time machine. The 2004 Red Sox aren't around any more either, no matter how hard I enjoyed watching them play. I can sit around and watch videos of them, but sooner or later I get bored with that and find myself watching the 2013 Red Sox.



Inspiration, move me brightly!
User currently offlinemdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4125 posts, RR: 8
Reply 109, posted (1 year 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 6771 times:

Does anyone have the old URL for the OYRJA and his Clogs thread?

Some good times there.



"Look Lois, the two symbols of the Republican Party: an elephant, and a big fat white guy who is threatened by change."
User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7752 posts, RR: 18
Reply 110, posted (1 year 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 6721 times:

I have a feeling you guys will be remembering me somewhere down the road should I chose to leave A.net for whatever reason


我思うゆえに我あり。(Jap. 'I think, therefore I am.')
User currently offlineLFutia From Netherlands, joined Dec 2002, 3345 posts, RR: 30
Reply 111, posted (1 year 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 6717 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 106):

Quoting Superfly (Reply 84):

United Airline seems to be a nice dude. But I'm not sure where he comes from. Seems like English isn't his first language.

His English seems fine however I find his threads completely pointless especially now that there is google!

Leo/ORD



Leo/ORD -- Groetjes uit de VS! -- Heeft u laatst nog met KLM gevlogen?
User currently offlineRobertNL070 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 4532 posts, RR: 9
Reply 112, posted (1 year 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 6709 times:

Snowglobes

The message you were about to post is too short and probably not of any higher value to the topic at hand. You should think long and hard before posting a message in this forum and make it detailed and a valuable addition to the topic discussed.



Youth is a gift of nature. Age is a work of art.
User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7752 posts, RR: 18
Reply 113, posted (1 year 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 6702 times:

Quoting RobertNL070 (Reply 113):
You should think long and hard


:D sorry



我思うゆえに我あり。(Jap. 'I think, therefore I am.')
User currently offlineflymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7213 posts, RR: 9
Reply 114, posted (1 year 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 6688 times:

I have been on for over a decade now. Practically grew up with this site. The adds are more annoying these days but hey somethng needs to pay the bills. I am certainly happy I was able to be grandfathered in and not pay any fees for the site though.
I think Civ-av is better these days but some of the other forums are a bit too quite and have lost some of the better contributors. I think non-av is a bit more serious these days but that is probably due to the large amount of members and the controversial topics. All in all I still visit the site daily. I am not obsessed with it like I was when I was 14 years old but it is still something I enjoy logging on to.

Quoting DeltaMD90 (Reply 85):
I think he kept getting posts deleted for replying to people (too harshly according to the mods, I believe) and then got a ban or two then finally gone for good. I think he got a ban but then chose to deactivate and GTFO. Not sure.

Last time I heard from him he had a 3 month ban for calling someone an "armchair pilot" A little harsh if you ask me. Too bad too, he had good input and was a huge help to me when I was purchasing a new rig for FSX. Would have been much more difficult without his help.



"It was just four of us on the flight deck, trying to do our job" (Captain Al Haynes)
User currently offlinezckls04 From United States of America, joined Dec 2011, 1415 posts, RR: 4
Reply 115, posted (1 year 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 6622 times:

If your posts get deleted you only have yourself to blame in my opinion.

You are stupid = bad
Your opinion is stupid = ok

It's pretty simple really. I think perhaps too many people have watched too much Bill O Reilly and concluded that shouting at people is an acceptable form of discourse.

Quoting Confuscius (Reply 102):
"Adam & Eve NOT Adam & Steve! " Where he came out (reply 8)

That's a very interesting thread to read. A great contrast to these days- amazing how fast things have changed.



If you're not sure whether to use a piece of punctuation, it's best not to.
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39905 posts, RR: 75
Reply 116, posted (1 year 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 6628 times:

Quoting zckls04 (Reply 115):
too many people have watched too much Bill O Reilly

????
Nice try but I've seen more shouting by Chris Matthews, Ed Schultz, Solodad O'Brien, Lawrence O'Donnell and Andrea Mitchell just to name a few. . .



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlinevio From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1440 posts, RR: 10
Reply 117, posted (1 year 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 6593 times:

Quoting gkirk (Thread starter):
And are there any other a.net originals left other than myself?

Good question man! I don't know what you mean by "ORIGINAL" but I've been here for almost 10 years now. I'd consider myself "a vet of a.net"

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 48):
A bit of smut for Gkirk (missed you lately, dude!)

Hahaha. This reminds me of old school threads...LOL  
Quoting gkirk (Thread starter):
What the hell has happened?

It seemed that A.net was a little more enjoyable once upon a time, before they started adding all the crappy spam... I liked it better when the Swedish bloke used to run it, before it was sold to the Yanks. (no offence my American brothers!!!) Nowadays it's way too commercialized.

Still good enough for me to keep coming back every day...



Superior decisions reduce the need for superior skills.
User currently offlinecarmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4763 posts, RR: 30
Reply 118, posted (1 year 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 6584 times:

   Nice to see political vitriol from both sides of the fence alive and well; that's the one thing that doesn't change!

Quoting RobertNL070 (Reply 112):

Hey there!   



Don't expect to see me around that much (if at all) -- the contact link should still work, though.
User currently offlineRobertNL070 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 4532 posts, RR: 9
Reply 119, posted (1 year 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 6564 times:

Quoting carmenlu15 (Reply 118):
Hey there!  

Hi Carmen   



Youth is a gift of nature. Age is a work of art.
User currently offlineouboy79 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 4605 posts, RR: 23
Reply 120, posted (1 year 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 6549 times:

Quoting vio (Reply 117):
Good question man! I don't know what you mean by "ORIGINAL" but I've been here for almost 10 years now. I'd consider myself "a vet of a.net"

Sometimes "originals" I find doesn't include those of us that have been here for ages...mainly because we aren't the more vocal flashy types looking for attention.  


User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17079 posts, RR: 10
Reply 121, posted (1 year 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 6544 times:

Nice trip report

Great pictures.

Thank you for sharing

B747forever


 



Work Hard, Fly Right
User currently offlinezippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5487 posts, RR: 13
Reply 122, posted (1 year 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 6546 times:

I try to revive "Would You Hit It Threads." Sometimes I have to be creative like my one on up and coming celebs with great legs. I Zippyjet are alive and kicking and Superfly to name a couple. Been in the family since 2001.



[Edited 2013-10-09 11:56:37]

http://i43.tinypic.com/97mjd4.jpg


[Edited 2013-10-09 11:58:47]


I'm Zippyjet & I approve of this message!
User currently offlineflymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7213 posts, RR: 9
Reply 123, posted (1 year 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 6511 times:

I've been here since 2001 and I certainly wouldn't call myself an "original" I guess my age at the time plays a bit into that. But wow over 12 years of Anet! It certainly has changed but I'm still here... So guess its not so bad right.


"It was just four of us on the flight deck, trying to do our job" (Captain Al Haynes)
User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10096 posts, RR: 26
Reply 124, posted (1 year 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 6479 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 110):
I have a feeling you guys will be remembering me somewhere down the road should I chose to leave A.net for whatever reason

Nah, probably not.

  



"Two and a Half Men" was filmed in front of a live ostrich.
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39905 posts, RR: 75
Reply 125, posted (1 year 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 6421 times:

Quoting zippyjet (Reply 122):
I Zippyjet are alive and kicking and Superfly to name a couple. Been in the family since 2001.

You were in to the contortionist chicks. Be careful.
That could be offensive to some. . .



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlinezippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5487 posts, RR: 13
Reply 126, posted (1 year 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 6418 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 125):

flexi girls being offensive? naw!



I'm Zippyjet & I approve of this message!
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39905 posts, RR: 75
Reply 127, posted (1 year 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 6420 times:

Quoting zippyjet (Reply 126):
flexi girls being offensive? naw!

Welcome to the PC, ObamaMerica, UN, Euro globalist, feminist world where everyone is offended and has lawyers and lobbyist.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlinezckls04 From United States of America, joined Dec 2011, 1415 posts, RR: 4
Reply 128, posted (1 year 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 6395 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 116):
????
Nice try but I've seen more shouting by Chris Matthews, Ed Schultz, Solodad O'Brien, Lawrence O'Donnell and Andrea Mitchell just to name a few. . .

Nobody watches them though......



If you're not sure whether to use a piece of punctuation, it's best not to.
User currently offlinezippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5487 posts, RR: 13
Reply 129, posted (1 year 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 6403 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 127):

You my friend are spot on but, this BS started way before President O. Try the 80's, where the prayer book for Passover just so happened to intentionally omit the main man Moses for fear of being sexist. My mom pointed this out to me and we dropped our temple membership faster than Bill dropped his Fruit of the Looms for Monica! This is all part of the New Morality which overall is taking on sucky proportions way too fast.



I'm Zippyjet & I approve of this message!
User currently offlineImperialEagle From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2630 posts, RR: 23
Reply 130, posted (1 year 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 6344 times:

Quoting ATCtower (Reply 64):
I too have seen MANY people who were BRILLIANT in their opinions/knowledge be censored or banned for expressing an opinion.
Quoting ATCtower (Reply 64):
I have an amusing writing style where nearly every facet is as facetious as possible and nearly every one of them offends one mod or another and gets deleted.
Quoting ATCtower (Reply 64):
there are a lot of smart people who still lurk but opt not to post, but to make the site what it once was, people need to be allowed opinions even if they are contrary to the beliefs or agenda of a site who is supposed to exist because of us, not in spite of us.

  

Hahaha Yeah, my posts just tend to "disappear" never to be seen again. Must be something in my delivery or the mods are best friends with the people I'm arguing with!
I don't even need to argue with anyone for my posts to disappear.

Quoting Superfly (Reply 116):
Nice try but I've seen more shouting by Chris Matthews, Ed Schultz, Solodad O'Brien, Lawrence O'Donnell and Andrea Mitchell just to name a few. . .

Hahaha You forgot Rachael Maddow!

Quoting zippyjet (Reply 122):
I try to revive "Would You Hit It Threads."

I'm glad you do. Pretty funny sometimes.


BTW
Where are Deltagator, Keesje, Antskip, Boeing4Ever, NIKV69, WINGS, sesd97, MarkATL, Philsquares, Jetjac, IsItSafeNow, Lawndart, pjk1649a, WNT38?

Some of those guys were great Deltagator and Keesje were always entertaining!



"If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough!"
User currently offlineMD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8508 posts, RR: 12
Reply 131, posted (1 year 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 6269 times:

Remember when Bush got elected the first time? People were being banned left and right.

User currently offlineJetsgo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3085 posts, RR: 5
Reply 132, posted (1 year 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 6259 times:

Quoting texdravid (Reply 103):
N1120a

I agree, although I think I've seen him around lately... a shell of his former self.

Quoting texdravid (Reply 103):
Falcon84

Grade A douche. He previously existed as Alpha1 and has resurfaced from time to time under different usernames, however his posting style can't be mistaken and as a result he's been banned each time.

Quoting texdravid (Reply 103):
Jaysit

Don't recall him.

Quoting texdravid (Reply 103):
ANCflyer

Surprised you mentioned him. He was about as conservative as it gets.

Quoting LFutia (Reply 111):

  

Quoting B747forever (Reply 121):
Nice trip report

Great pictures.

Thank you for sharing

B747forever

I have to admit, I've seen you posting for a while now and kept telling myself I must be crazy because I thought you posted like that, but it's been a while right?



Marine Corps Aviation, The Last To Let You Down!
User currently offlineYVRLTN From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 2490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 133, posted (1 year 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 6231 times:

Quoting melpax (Reply 107):
How could I forget some of his topics such as....

This was one of the best!

Bowling Self-gloss (by MCOflyer Sep 1 2008 in Non Aviation)

MYT332 & EWS were two I remember. I think the site has just had to become more PC in fear of legal action, it is no longer a bunch of online friends pretty much all familiar with each other, it has become a business therefore open to liabilities from being seen to tolerate racial / political / sexual / you name it prejudices albeit in the name of fun, plus they are also trying to project a professional image. Just like the photo screening rules have changed. Just IMO.



Follow me on twitter for YVR movements @vernonYVR
User currently offlinemdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4125 posts, RR: 8
Reply 134, posted (1 year 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 6230 times:

Quoting Jetsgo (Reply 133):

Does anyone know what happened to Skidmarks?



"Look Lois, the two symbols of the Republican Party: an elephant, and a big fat white guy who is threatened by change."
User currently offlineseb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11718 posts, RR: 15
Reply 135, posted (1 year 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 6211 times:

Quoting Jetsgo (Reply 133):
Surprised you mentioned him. He was about as conservative as it gets.

I enjoyed reading his posts. Even if I didn't agree with him, he was intelligent.

Quoting Superfly (Reply 116):
Nice try but I've seen more shouting by Chris Matthews, Ed Schultz, Solodad O'Brien, Lawrence O'Donnell and Andrea Mitchell just to name a few. . .

They have to shout since they are not allowed on basic cable.

Quoting ImperialEagle (Reply 130):
You forgot Rachael Maddow!

She does not shout since she simply uses facts. Like the 217 Republicans in the House who are on record saying they would pass a clean CR. She showed all 217 Republican House members and the quotes from them. Yet, Boehner will not bring it up for a vote because "the votes are not there". So, someone is lying. Either the Republicans who say they will vote for it or Boehner. hmmmm....

Quoting mdsh00 (Reply 135):
Skidmarks

Another blast from the past.



Life in the wall is a drag.
User currently offlineTheRedBaron From Mexico, joined Mar 2005, 2255 posts, RR: 9
Reply 136, posted (1 year 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 6171 times:

Quoting AR385 (Reply 53):
Too bad. I really enjoyed most of his posts. His memes were great too.

Yes Fly2HMO had these great would you hit it, and we would make one each month...

Quoting Confuscius (Reply 60):
I'm a newbie, what happened before?

Nothing really just old gezzers having a drink or 2 and commenting on stuff...

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 73):
I began a meme page which ran out of control.....it was the best thread on this site last year until it was gutted and deleted. And then I suffered for it for 3 days   haha

I still miss it...

Quoting DeltaMD90 (Reply 85):
I think he kept getting posts deleted for replying to people (too harshly according to the mods, I believe) and then got a ban or two then finally gone for good. I think he got a ban but then chose to deactivate and GTFO. Not sure.

Fly2HMO had a very acid and funny way of looking at things and could be taken as very harsh, he was very helpful... and also knew a lot. Miss the Guy! Then again he was always being repriimemnded for posting way too close to breaking the rules.

Quoting texdravid (Reply 103):
I don't for one minute miss N1120a, Falcon84, Jaysit, ANCflyer or others. A cabal of virulent posters who couldn't take it when you fought back.

me neither specially Falcon and Jaysit...holy cow . those guys were like talking to a wall..

Quoting flymia (Reply 114):
Last time I heard from him he had a 3 month ban for calling someone an "armchair pilot" A little harsh if you ask me. Too bad too, he had good input and was a huge help to me when I was purchasing a new rig for FSX. Would have been much more difficult without his help.

Amen.

Quoting ImperialEagle (Reply 130):
Some of those guys were great Deltagator and Keesje were always entertaining!

You are still Missing, Skidmarks, Captainoveur, Udo, and some other that scape my memory...

I like to make funny remarks and nowadays anything resembling that is deleted, example th eother day I made a funny comment about Boeing relaunching the 764 (guess why!) and it got deleted asap...

I got to know a lot of A net members better because of non AV, Baroque for example was a very intelligent, witty and knowledgeable guy...I miss him...

I guess 10 years from now this site will be different with a lot of newbies coming...but thats change, and life...

Well Superfly will still post pictures of big sized women, you can count on it!!

Best regards
The Red Baron



The best seat in a Plane is the Jumpseat.
User currently offlineDIJKKIJK From France, joined Jul 2003, 1811 posts, RR: 4
Reply 137, posted (1 year 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 6097 times:

Quoting gkirk (Thread starter):
No longer do I see innuendo threads, threads about OYRJA and his love of clogs, if the UK wants the Euro?

What the hell has happened?

True that. No sheep shagging jokes either  .

Place has become dull, no doubt.



Never argue with idiots. They will bring you down to their level, and beat you with experience.
User currently offlineImperialEagle From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2630 posts, RR: 23
Reply 138, posted (1 year 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 6051 times:

Quoting seb146 (Reply 135):
she simply uses facts.

Facts? Seriously?         

Quoting seb146 (Reply 135):
someone is lying

What----politicians lying?         



"If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough!"
User currently offlineTheRedBaron From Mexico, joined Mar 2005, 2255 posts, RR: 9
Reply 139, posted (1 year 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 6009 times:

We need more FLAIRPORTS.

TRB



The best seat in a Plane is the Jumpseat.
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39905 posts, RR: 75
Reply 140, posted (1 year 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 6015 times:

Quoting TheRedBaron (Reply 136):
Well Superfly will still post pictures of big sized women, you can count on it!!

Nope.
Even those are now considered offensive.  
The last two I post were fully-clothed too and were still deleted.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineLFutia From Netherlands, joined Dec 2002, 3345 posts, RR: 30
Reply 141, posted (1 year 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 6002 times:
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I'm real tempted to start a thread -- Will A.net Return To Its Former Glory?

Leo/ORD



Leo/ORD -- Groetjes uit de VS! -- Heeft u laatst nog met KLM gevlogen?
User currently offlinegkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24947 posts, RR: 56
Reply 142, posted (1 year 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 6005 times:

Apparently a picture of an 8 track tape player thingy offends the mods...


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlinemelpax From Australia, joined Apr 2005, 1632 posts, RR: 1
Reply 143, posted (1 year 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 5985 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 140):
Quoting TheRedBaron (Reply 136):Well Superfly will still post pictures of big sized women, you can count on it!!
Nope.
Even those are now considered offensive.
The last two I post were fully-clothed too and were still deleted.

Was thinking you'd started getting conservative for a while there, LOL!



Essendon - Whatever it takes......
User currently offlineRobertNL070 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 4532 posts, RR: 9
Reply 144, posted (1 year 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 5981 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 140):
The last two I post were fully-clothed too and were still deleted.

Then shirtless fit (young) dudes are most probably out-of-bounds too  



Youth is a gift of nature. Age is a work of art.
User currently offlineLFutia From Netherlands, joined Dec 2002, 3345 posts, RR: 30
Reply 145, posted (1 year 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 5950 times:
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Quoting RobertNL070 (Reply 144):
Then shirtless fit (young) dudes are most probably out-of-bounds too  

I miss those hawt threads!

Groetjes!

Leo/ORD



Leo/ORD -- Groetjes uit de VS! -- Heeft u laatst nog met KLM gevlogen?
User currently offlinecarmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4763 posts, RR: 30
Reply 146, posted (1 year 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 5947 times:

Quoting mdsh00 (Reply 134):
Does anyone know what happened to Skidmarks?

He's working in Heathrow, IIRC (and taking pretty pictures of planes while he's at it!).



Don't expect to see me around that much (if at all) -- the contact link should still work, though.
User currently offlineseb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11718 posts, RR: 15
Reply 147, posted (1 year 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 5927 times:

Quoting ImperialEagle (Reply 138):
Facts? Seriously?

At least she cites multiple sources instead of what many other media outlets do, which is "a source says..." Really? Can't do any better than that?

Quoting ImperialEagle (Reply 138):
What----politicians lying?

How can you tell when a politician is lying? His lips are moving.



Life in the wall is a drag.
User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21485 posts, RR: 53
Reply 148, posted (1 year 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 5916 times:

Quoting ImperialEagle (Reply 138):
Quoting seb146 (Reply 135):
she simply uses facts.

Facts? Seriously?

Have you actually watched her program? She is clearly partisan and she does of course select the issues she's talking about, but when it is about factual claims, she is quite diligent in attributing sources and qualifying the probable reliability of sources. She may not argue along lines you tend to agree with, but she does actually argue based on verifiable facts, figures and properly attributed sources.

This is fundamentally different from certain other outlets who above all appeal to pre-existing emotions in their audience (the more paranoid the better), being rather light on facts, verifiable sources and rational conclusions and don't shy away from aggressively propagating claims which are known to be factually false – particularly using innuendo instead of actual information or rational argumentation.

Maddow is not neutral, but she actually argues rationally and based on facts, instead of just using diffuse innuendo ("OMG, have you heard how our mortal enemy Barack Hussein Obama is destroying the country again?!?") to fan the paranoia of an ideologically beholden audience.


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39905 posts, RR: 75
Reply 149, posted (1 year 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 5897 times:

Quoting melpax (Reply 143):
Was thinking you'd started getting conservative for a while there, LOL!

Never!
I'll always be in to Hedonism and debauchery regardless of my evolving views on fiscal matters and national security.

Quoting RobertNL070 (Reply 144):
Then shirtless fit (young) dudes are most probably out-of-bounds too

I think that get's a free pass.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently onlinedoug_Or From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3421 posts, RR: 3
Reply 150, posted (1 year 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 5872 times:

Quoting seb146 (Reply 135):
Quoting mdsh00 (Reply 135):
Skidmarks

Another blast from the past.

That could perhaps have been worded better.



When in doubt, one B pump off
User currently offlinezckls04 From United States of America, joined Dec 2011, 1415 posts, RR: 4
Reply 151, posted (1 year 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 5881 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 149):
I think that get's a free pass.

The international gay mafia will take care of that!  
Quoting YVRLTN (Reply 133):
I think the site has just had to become more PC in fear of legal action.

I think that's unlikely (I guess only the mods can answer that); but I suspect it's more just that the number of users has grown so much that there's more likelihood of a certain post getting deletion requests because it offends someone. Perhaps the solution is to up the threshold of deletion requests which result in automatic deletion? What is this currently set at? Does anybody know?

Often the most entertaining posters are very volatile and passionate types with a very specific point of view about something. However they also have the greatest potential to become boring and repetitive. I wonder if some of these posters that people wax lyrical about would be remembered as fondly if they had been posting the same stuff every day for ten years.



If you're not sure whether to use a piece of punctuation, it's best not to.
User currently offlinegarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined exactly 11 years ago today! , 5404 posts, RR: 53
Reply 152, posted (1 year 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 5883 times:

Quoting texdravid (Reply 103):


Back in the day, conservatives like me were subject to arbitrary warnings and threats of suspensions while liberals were allowed carte Blanche to spew venom.

I don't for one minute miss N1120a, Falcon84, Jaysit, ANCflyer or others. A cabal of virulent posters who couldn't take it when you fought back.

Throwing Pep into that cabal is absolutely hilarious. Pep is about as liberal as Sarah Palin (although not quite as sexy...damn him for wearing that ballcap!) And N1120a is easily one of the nicest guys I've ever talked to and a knowledgeable member of the bar. Just be factually accurate, know what you're talking about, and don't display any bigotry and all's well with him.

Quoting Jetsgo (Reply 132):

Surprised you mentioned him. He was about as conservative as it gets.

Exactly. There are a few more conservative than he but Pep is a proud conservative

Quoting Jetsgo (Reply 96):
Not sure what happened to either of them.

I know KROC has had more demands on his time by two mini-KROCs. Now there's a scary thought!  

The person I personally miss the most is my old Mod mentor, IHadAPheo. Although speaking of former mods, anybody know what ever became of Diamond?

[Edited 2013-10-10 09:14:27]


South Carolina - too small to be its own country, too big to be a mental asylum.
User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26597 posts, RR: 75
Reply 153, posted (1 year 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 5869 times:

After nearly 10 years, this thread causes a lot of reflection. A.net was a major center of my life from around mid-2004 through 2007, or so. To the point that a few of us had a meeting with a DM exec in the early days to try and save some vital things (the idea to keep site related, but to lock it to unregistered users, happened at that meeting). While its not nearly the same now, for all kinds of reasons, the friendships I've forged are lifetime ones. ConcordeBoy, Avek00 and I talk every single day. I've gone to an A.net wedding. I still meet up with members all the time from all over the world. And, of course, garnettpalmetto has a man crush on me  .

Now, about those rust buckets United sold to Air India  
Quoting gkirk (Thread starter):

You, for one, gained a bit of weight. Of course, so did I  
Quoting garnetpalmetto (Reply 25):
I do miss Kaz. Anyone know what became of her?

She's still kicking around. I'm surprised you aren't friends with her on FB.

Quoting carmenlu15 (Reply 52):
Pep is no longer arresting polar bears, believe it or not

Yeah, he was cooking them for a while. Now he's a pencil pusher somewhere, while still collecting like 4 pensions, that government loving leach  
Quoting type-rated (Reply 68):
If I remember correctly his father paid for everything for him.

Mother, actually. Piotr is actually a fantastic, generous guy in person. Was always a bit of an internet tough guy, but a lovely person away from they keyboard. He was working for FL and now works for WN.

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 73):

Quoting gkirk (Reply 4):
He's still in jail I believe...

Jesus what did he do?!

He liked little kids.

Quoting Jetsgo (Reply 96):
KROC and LHMark were kept non-av quite alive with the knock out picture. Not sure what happened to either of them.

No clue with LHMark, but KROC married far better than he should have and has two of the cutest kids ever now.

Quoting texdravid (Reply 103):
Back in the day, conservatives like me were subject to arbitrary warnings and threats of suspensions while liberals were allowed carte Blanche to spew venom.

Klaus is right - I think you have a slightly skewed memory.

Quoting texdravid (Reply 103):
While Mendis and I had our run ins, I called him out on his behavior (anti-south Indian and anti-conservative views) and he actually wrote back on airliners-India and apologized for his behavior. So, kudos to Mendis and best of luck to him.

LOL. Anti-conservative? You don't know him very well.

Anyway, Sean is (and no embelishment here) running the airport in Mogadishu, of all places.

Quoting texdravid (Reply 103):
I don't for one minute miss N1120a, Falcon84, Jaysit, ANCflyer or others. A cabal of virulent posters who couldn't take it when you fought back.

Some things never change.

Quoting Klaus (Reply 104):
Your memory is a bit skewed as well, it appears.

Aye

Quoting RobertNL070 (Reply 112):
Snowglobes

I'm shocked it took so long to bring that up.

Quoting B747forever (Reply 121):

Nice trip report

Great pictures.

Thank you for sharing

B747forever

     

Quoting Jetsgo (Reply 132):
I agree, although I think I've seen him around lately... a shell of his former self.

More like having a grown up job.

Quoting Jetsgo (Reply 132):
Quoting texdravid (Reply 103):
ANCflyer

Surprised you mentioned him. He was about as conservative as it gets.

Conservative, but never a fool.

Quoting Superfly (Reply 140):
Nope.
Even those are now considered offensive.

FINALLY!  
Quoting garnetpalmetto (Reply 152):
And N1120a is easily one of the nicest guys I've ever talked to and a knowledgeable member of the bar. Just be factually accurate, know what you're talking about, and don't display any bigotry and all's well with him.

Awwwwwwww, so nice Justin, thanks buddy!

Quoting garnetpalmetto (Reply 152):
Exactly. There are a few more conservative than he but Pep is a proud conservative

Pep is the kind of conservative I like - an actual one, who doesn't tell people how to live their lives.



Mangeons les French fries, mais surtout pratiquons avec fierte le French kiss
User currently offlinegarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined exactly 11 years ago today! , 5404 posts, RR: 53
Reply 154, posted (1 year 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 5843 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 153):

She's still kicking around. I'm surprised you aren't friends with her on FB.

Merci beaucoup! Friend requested her.

Quoting N1120A (Reply 153):

Yeah, he was cooking them for a while. Now he's a pencil pusher somewhere, while still collecting like 4 pensions, that government loving leach

I swear, my tax dollars go to support that welfare queen? I'm SO writing to my former Congressman in favor of the government shutdown now!

Quoting N1120A (Reply 153):
but KROC married far better than he should have and has two of the cutest kids ever now.

They are cute, but given they have Mike's DNA we can expect the inevitable descent into hooliganism any day now. At least they'll be raised right and will understand soccer is the worst sport ever invented.

Quoting N1120A (Reply 153):

Anyway, Sean is (and no embelishment here) running the airport in Mogadishu, of all places.

I fully expect Mendis to take over Somalia and declare it "The Mendis Republic of Airwhiners.net" any day now and grant diplomatic immunity to any/all former Airwhiners mods.

Quoting N1120A (Reply 153):

Awwwwwwww, so nice Justin, thanks buddy!

You're welcome. Where's my check?

Quoting N1120A (Reply 153):

Pep is the kind of conservative I like - an actual one, who doesn't tell people how to live their lives.

Amen to that.

It's funny - when my wife and I were getting ready to move last month, we came across an old piece of a.net crew swag I had and it really got me thinking about the friendships I made. I don't post here nearly as frequently as I used to (not wanting to overstay my welcome and all that) but I do find myself thinking about some of the old hands around here when I joined. Holy hell, has it really been 10 years?



South Carolina - too small to be its own country, too big to be a mental asylum.
User currently offlinedesertjets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7784 posts, RR: 16
Reply 155, posted (1 year 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 5825 times:

I find it funny that TexDrDavid would lump ANCFlyer in with some of our more liberal a.netters. More an Eisenhower or Nixon style conservative than anything we see today. One thing I remember, and highly respect about him, was his general position on gay rights and DADT specifically. I recall him i on several occasions talking about how he personally protected soldiers under his command that he knew were homosexual because he knew they were good soldiers and that DADT was a crappy policy.


In retrospect there were probably just as many politically oriented discussions back then. But non-av was considerably more active -- by a significant margin, that the other stuff simply could drown out the folks that wanted to talk politics.



Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12710 posts, RR: 25
Reply 156, posted (1 year 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 5794 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 153):
I've gone to an A.net wedding.

Oh, who were the lucky guys?  
Quoting garnetpalmetto (Reply 154):
I fully expect Mendis to take over Somalia and declare it "The Mendis Republic of Airwhiners.net"

Or "Mendistan" for short?



Inspiration, move me brightly!
User currently offlinecarmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4763 posts, RR: 30
Reply 157, posted (1 year 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 5755 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 153):
the friendships I've forged are lifetime ones

  

Haven't had the chance to meet anyone in person, believe it or not (though that will hopefully change soon). But there are several people in the aviation community I can honestly call my friends, and at least one that knows me better than many of my offline friends.  
Quoting N1120A (Reply 153):

You, for one, gained a bit of weight. Of course, so did I

Weight doesn't bother me as much... I myself am more troubled by the fact I'm no longer in my 20's   

Quoting N1120A (Reply 153):
Yeah, he was cooking them for a while. Now he's a pencil pusher somewhere, while still collecting like 4 pensions, that government loving leach

I know, right! And he has even switched hats  



Don't expect to see me around that much (if at all) -- the contact link should still work, though.
User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7533 posts, RR: 24
Reply 158, posted (1 year 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 5739 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 153):
Quoting RobertNL070 (Reply 112):
Snowglobes

I'm shocked it took so long to bring that up.

If the reference is what I think it is; it actually was mentioned earlier in this thread:

Quoting srbmod (Reply 37):
Who can forget such classics as:

Friend Flying FL FLL-ATL Friday. (by FLAIRPORT Feb 17 2005 in Non Aviation)


Note: you'll have to go to the original post to read the old thread.

[Edited 2013-10-10 11:36:51]


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User currently offlineMarcus From Mexico, joined Apr 2001, 1801 posts, RR: 2
Reply 159, posted (1 year 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 5725 times:

OK so if I decided to start an "October 2013 would you hit it" thread it would be deleted? really?


Kids!....we are going to the happiest place on earth...TIJUANA! signed: Krusty the Clown
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39905 posts, RR: 75
Reply 160, posted (1 year 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 5718 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 153):
the friendships I've forged are lifetime ones.

  
Same here.

Quoting desertjets (Reply 155):
In retrospect there were probably just as many politically oriented discussions back then. But non-av was considerably more active -- by a significant margin, that the other stuff simply could drown out the folks that wanted to talk politics.

Very true. There was also the multiple 'coming out of the closet' threads.

Quoting Marcus (Reply 159):
OK so if I decided to start an "October 2013 would you hit it" thread it would be deleted? really?

Yep.  



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10096 posts, RR: 26
Reply 161, posted (1 year 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 5711 times:
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Quoting garnetpalmetto (Reply 152):
anybody know what ever became of Diamond?

I've wondered the same. Had a few interesting discussions with him through PM.

Quoting garnetpalmetto (Reply 152):
I know KROC has had more demands on his time by two mini-KROCs. Now there's a scary thought!

Speaking of KROC, I haven't heard from AA51Hvy in a long time either (KROC and AA51 are lumped together in my mind). Actually met AA51 at an LAX meet a few years ago (along with Matt D, Saxdiva, DXing, Nicksair, and probably a few others who aren't really around anymore.....and of course, Superfly too).

Also keep meaning to find Logan22L / Castleisland on Facebook. One of these days.

Quoting carmenlu15 (Reply 157):
I myself am more troubled by the fact I'm no longer in my 20's

Seriously. I was upset when I had to change my age bracket from 21-25 to 26-35. And it's been 5 years since I did that.....



"Two and a Half Men" was filmed in front of a live ostrich.
User currently offlineDIJKKIJK From France, joined Jul 2003, 1811 posts, RR: 4
Reply 162, posted (1 year 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 5696 times:

Does anyone know where JGPH1A is? Why doesn't he visit the forum anymore?

That guy was funny!



Never argue with idiots. They will bring you down to their level, and beat you with experience.
User currently offlineJetsgo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3085 posts, RR: 5
Reply 163, posted (1 year 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5669 times:

Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 161):
AA51Hvy

Not to nitpick, but wasn't it AA61Hvy? I liked him and you're right, him, KROC, and LHMark were a total trio back in the day.

Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 161):
Saxdiva, DXing, Nicksair

Wow there are some names. What ever happened with DXing? He lasted quite a bit longer than most others in this thread.

Anyone remember or keep in contact with NeilYYZ? I met up with him once in Windsor, ON. Nice guy.



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User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10096 posts, RR: 26
Reply 164, posted (1 year 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5651 times:
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Quoting Jetsgo (Reply 163):
Not to nitpick, but wasn't it AA61Hvy?

Eh, 51, 61 who cares, their new livery sucks anyway.

Yes you are correct, though.  



"Two and a Half Men" was filmed in front of a live ostrich.