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User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1931 times:

Hey guys,

Curious as to what you think about meeting people / friends from the internet?

I've met a few and have always been under the impression that its not really socially acceptable and I have therefore kept it on the down low about how I know some of my friends. They're great people and I don't look at them any different than anyone else I know, but I'm not sure if thats how all people who I know see it. What are your thoughts?

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User currently offlineVafi88 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3116 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1894 times:

How do you think we met all of the spotters we hang out with?  Laugh out loud


I'd like to elect a president that has a Higher IQ than a retarted ant.
User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1913 times:

In 2003, it is more and more common to meet people you originally "met" online. Whether in friends or relationships etc. I do not worry about it at all, because the people I have met online then met in real life have turned out to be good friends. Especially people from this site.

User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1889 times:

I agree KROC. I guess I mostly mean, I'm a little hesitant (embarassed?) to flat out say "Oh, yes, we met from the internet" when talking to someone about a friend of mine.

User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1896 times:

Maybe at first, but now a days, "who cares" is my attitude towards it. To each their own. Without the net, I would have missed out on meeting some good people and very good friends.

User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6206 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1900 times:

In general, I won't meet someone in person who I met online.


Last year 1,944 New Yorkers saw something and said something.
User currently offlineGoingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1891 times:

I've met several people from another (Yahoo) boards. I had some of them to my home for a Kansas City Barbeque. Two of them lived in KC, one flew in from New Jersey, and TxAgKuwait was stationed at Leavenworth, so he came by. I've met a few folks at Southwest headquarters, and I've met another poster in Orlando while I was on vacation and he was down there on business.

User currently offlineSccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5614 posts, RR: 28
Reply 7, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1854 times:

My wife and I were fortunate enough to be able to have a delightful supper with Superfly when we were in the SFO area earlier this year. Good evening, great conversation.

I was not able to convert him to the Bush camp, but we disagreed in a very civilized way.

He enjoyed the port at the hotel a lot more than I did (I cannot stand sweet wine); I enjoyed riding in his lavishly-large Lincoln Town Car (with the exceedingly rare factory moon roof).

Sometimes you have to step outside of your comfort zone- say "Howdy" to someone you might just enjoy knowing.



...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40066 posts, RR: 74
Reply 8, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1864 times:

Sccutler:
I was a pleasure meating you and your wife. Thanks for the dinner and I enjoyed taking you two for a ride. After living with a drunk, I can drink just about anything. Big grin


KROC:
It was fun kicking it at SFO last time you were in town.

I've made some good friends here at this site. This is the only website I met other people from. I have a really good time hanging out with Lortab7.5mg (CstarU), An-225, ILUV767 and all the others from the gatherings. I also enjoyed chatting with Sophiemaltese.

I've got a new friend up in YYZ I'd like to meet.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineBobrayner From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2003, 2227 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1841 times:

Why does it matter how you first contacted someone? People are still the same.

This is the 21st century. 60 years ago, would you have refused to meet somebody you'd only spoken to on the phone?  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



Cunning linguist
User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 10, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1797 times:

Ive met a few a.net users before in person and it turned out to be some great times spotting with them...i have no qualms with it, but I come from the same camp as flyf15 in the sense that Im still at that stage where it seems a little awkward to talk about meeting people from the internet with friends...hopefully it will pass though...

Greg



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User currently offlineAn-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3950 posts, RR: 40
Reply 11, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1770 times:

Some people I've met from the internet

Superfly
Brick - Mark Abbott
Tim Samples - Denver photographer
Jay Davis
N737MC - Aaron Mandolesi
Craig Mills - Denver photographer
JeffM - Jeff Miller
Rydawg82 - Ryan Spencer Morgheim, he mostly posts on jp.net

And several other people not from this website. Vafi88 doesn't count, since he's my brother. Big grin

Alex.

[Edited 2003-08-07 19:55:49]


Money does not bring you happiness. But it's better to cry in your own private limo than on a cold bus stop.
User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 12, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1769 times:

I've met a few people from here, not online per say. Jay Davis, Brian Peters, Ryan C. Umphrey, they were all fine, then I met JCS17, he was a dissapointment..


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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1756 times:

I`ve also met a lot of people from here, with some I met frequently now to fly or to go spotting together. It is fun because I don`t know anyone else who is interested in aviation except the people I know from a.net.

Patrick


User currently offlineAC320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1754 times:

True, you get some weird looks from people when you say you met someone from the internet. Still, that was an interesting time spotting, Greg. So KROC when are you coming to Florida?

Meeting A.net users is always fun, sometimes all this faceless conversation can be awkward. Maybe we need yet another photo thread.


User currently offlineDodgeCharger From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 210 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1760 times:

I met my g/f online 3 1/2 years ago. I don't think there is anything wrong with meeting people online, just gotta be careful thats all.

User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1756 times:

RastaBeard. I have a friend that moved to Naples, so I might be down to visit him at some point this year. A roadie might be in order huh?

User currently offlineVaporlock From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1712 times:

I don't think there is anything wrong with meeting people we converse with on a regular basis. After all, we do share the same interests! "AIRCRAFT"

I think there is a get together on Aug 16th or 17th at YYZ?? I'm not 100% sure of the date but I hope that I can attend! Big thumbs up

What harm can it do? And for those who feel a litttle shy or whatever...always remember that you don't judge a book by its' cover!

There is one person in particular that I'm sure I'll run into one day!

Phyllis  Innocent


User currently offlineS.p.a.s. From Liechtenstein, joined Mar 2001, 967 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1703 times:

Have met some internet people over the last years, and mind the internet think is not very old down here (which just gived me an idea for another thread..) ..

Specifically from a.net I met Propfreak and speedbird244, but I knew both before a.net... so I guess it doesn´t count.

Rgds

RS



"ad astra per aspera"
User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Reply 19, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1705 times:

then I met JCS17, he was a dissapointment..

Yeah, the only thing you were dissapointed with was the fact I wasnt gay.

I've met quite a few a.net users and picture contributors, everyone has been okay... Hopefully, KROC will get off his candy ass and make it down here for tour stop number 32...hell, its not like Crapchester will be getting one anytime soon.

I dont think I could meet a romantic interest online, too wierd, too many odd people on the internet. I mean, take Neil Robertson for example...



America's chickens are coming home to rooooost!
User currently offlineRNOcommctr From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 830 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1694 times:

I met my wife on the internet. We have been happily married for all of eight months now. I do get some strange looks occasionally when I mention how we met. Someone even had the nerve to call my wife (she's from Mexico) a "mail-order bride"! Now, that's rude!

For people who are a bit shy, chatting and e-mailing on the internet is a great way to get to know someone. Of course, you need to be cautious and a little skeptical until you really get to know the person.



Active loading only, ma'am, keep it moving!
User currently offlineBobrayner From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2003, 2227 posts, RR: 6
Reply 21, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1673 times:

The last time I was with somebody who I met offline was, err, 1994.

Specifically, I met both my long-term exes via a BBS that still includes most of my close friends. They were both great people - otherwise I wouldn't have chosen to live with them for so long (and get engaged to one) - but clearly neither was Miss Right, because they're not in my life any more. Oh well...  Insane

Still looking for somebody special, and the Internet is as good a way as any.

Of course there are some odd people online; but odd people are out there in real life too.



Cunning linguist
User currently offlineKLM672 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2498 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1604 times:

Just met Kappas13 at an aviation camp (ACE Camp 2003, New Hampshire) along with other people who view a.net.

User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 23, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1580 times:

KROC comming to DFW? Geez, we already have enough gay people here  Wink/being sarcastic


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