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User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2111 times:

Hi there A.net freaks  Smile

Was curious to know your stories on how you first found this site?

I was working on a college project which had to be a choice of our own. I done mine on Aviation and I needed some stats for a few Aircraft. I done a search through google and I came across this site!  Big thumbs up

Instead of actually completing the task in hand I spent that entire period looking at these fantastic pictures etc  Smile

What is your story?


Justin  Big thumbs up

55 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
User currently offlineVSLover From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 1894 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2100 times:

i was searching for porn, and it brought me here. weird.

actually, i did a google search for pan am historical photos, and it brought me here.

oh, how i regret the day! the days of actual productiveness while at work.

User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2094 times:

I was at work looking for photos of Kai Tak to show a colleague. Even my boss got interested in some of the photos.


User currently offlineBiggles20 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 195 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2095 times:

Hello All,

I actually found someone referring to this place on their post in Jetphotos.com - even though i'm still not a member of Jetphotos. I thought it would be best to join the larger well known site - I'm not disappointed!


User currently offlineAirplanepics From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2729 posts, RR: 42
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2094 times:

I came across it from google I believe.

Regret every minute of that day, worst day of my life.
Now im addicted!  Big thumbs up


Simon - London-Aviation.com
User currently offlineLHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 48
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2074 times:

I saw Airliners.net's commercial during the 1999 Super Bowl Halftime Show. Just before the bursting of the Internet bubble.

"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller
User currently offlineJaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2068 times:

I was looking for some photos of Futura (the airline Simon has a fetish for) and A.net came up in the results on Google.

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Photo © Alexander Jonsson

Spent a while looking around on the database before finding the forums. And I'm still here a few years on  Smile


User currently offlineAa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2059 times:

My buddy (a non member) told me to join, after 3 months of convincing I finally did.

Go big or go home
User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5578 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2050 times:

I wish I could remember, but unfortunately I can't.

"Let me think about it" = the coward's way of saying "no"
User currently offlineScottishLaddie From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 2384 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2050 times:

A search for airliner pics(probably) on a search engine, can't remember which.
I have known of the site for years, it wasn't until late last year I started to get more interested, then decided to join in January.  Smile

User currently offlineNdebelebev From Sudan, joined Apr 2004, 877 posts, RR: 46
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2027 times:

I found it through my Internet Service Providers search engine. And I'm bloody glad I did!!!

Top class site is a.net.



Her Pose Is That Of Someone... Who Knows It All And Is In Total Control Of Her World... Little Does She Know...
User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 36
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2024 times:

Linked from http://aviation-safety.net when looking for information about a crash in Stockport in the 60's.

[Edited 2004-04-21 22:50:20]

User currently offlineMYT332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 71
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2019 times:

Lookin for pics of a MON 330 ar LAS, amazingly found one, i was on it and a.net become the god of the net 4 me.

Heres the pic (with me on) i was lookin 4 way back in yr 2000.

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Photo © Jason Whitebird

One Life, Live it.
User currently offlineATCisgreat From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 103 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2009 times:

During the theoretical phase of our training our enthusiast teachers used loads of pictures to illustrate whatever they were explaining. That's how I got to know it.


Next: 26.05. DUS-LHR BA939, LHR-HKG BA25; 01.06 HKG-LHR BA32; 02.06. LHR-DUS BA938
User currently offlineCOAB767 From Guam, joined Nov 2003, 1377 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (10 years 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2001 times:

I found a.net by doing a search for a Pan-Am Boeing 747.

Continental Micronesia: "Fly With The Warmth Of Paradise"
User currently offline707CMF From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 30
Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2000 times:

I had just moved to CMF, and looked up their website to see what aircraft was doing the CMF-ORY line. I saw it was an Embraer 120, and I said "WTF is an Embraer ?". Typed Embraer in altavista, and voila...

However, it took me well over 4 or 5 months to join


User currently offlineAvianceGirlUK From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (10 years 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1989 times:

My Bestest friend showed me that he had uploaded some of his pictures on this site. Well after a while i got hooked and now I hate him OH so much for getting me addicted.. God damn you!

User currently offlineAAJAXFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (10 years 1 day ago) and read 1971 times:

I came with the building.

User currently offlineDiamond From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3279 posts, RR: 64
Reply 18, posted (10 years 1 day ago) and read 1982 times:

My step-dad told me about it. He's been a member for a long time.


User currently offlineAviaar From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 244 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (10 years 1 day ago) and read 1967 times:

My good pal DeltaBoy777 referred me here for the awesome pictures the site is known for.

I'd rather be flying (real original)
User currently offlineKYIPpilot From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1383 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (10 years 1 day ago) and read 1961 times:

A non member friend told me about A.net and said there were some cool pictures on it. This was back in mid to late 2001. Even though I joined in 2003, I've been here a while.

"It starts when you're always afraid; You step out of line, the man come and take you away" -Buffalo Springfield
User currently offlineRockyRacoon From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 951 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (10 years 1 day ago) and read 1957 times:

Did a search on yahoo, looking for avaition desktop wallpaper back in fall of 2000. I've been learning tons about aviation ever since.


User currently offlineRoberta From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (10 years 1 day ago) and read 1957 times:

I was held at gunpoint by an angry russian and was forced to subscibe and participate in the forums.

User currently offlineBig777jet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (10 years 23 hours ago) and read 1951 times:

Johan called me and said go look at website. Please sign it up!  Big thumbs up  Laugh out loud


User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (10 years 23 hours ago) and read 1947 times:

I was searcing for live atc sites, on one site i found,had some pics of SXMlandings and a link to here, not looked back

25 USAFHummer : Needed airliner pics for a school project at the end of 9th grade, and came across it...joined on the spot (the free days)...more than 6000 posts and
26 Ushermittwoch : I booked at flight on www.mcflight.com. They had a link for every aircraft type that was on the desired flight and thus I got to airliners.net. Sadly
27 MD11LuxuryLinr : I think I was looking for pictures of either American or United DC10s. Needless to say, I found them. I was addicted ever since. This was about 4 year
28 Concord977 : I was searching the web for anything to do with 757-300s before the first flight was made. The first 3 or 4 hits directed me to a.net. I have logged o
29 747srule : I was spotting at LAX, and another aviation freak struck up a conversation with me and told me about the great pics on this site.
30 Msh744 : Full page advertisement in Airways Magazine in 1999 I think. -Msh744
31 Usairwys757 : Found it while doing a search for pics of US Airways 757's, hence why I chose the name.
32 Post contains images WidgetBoi : My dog told me about it jeremy
33 BOEING747-700 : I was looking in Yahoo or some search engine and up it came, I didnt join the site until a year later when I started to read all the forms.
34 Ts-ior : I heard of A.net on 9/11/2001.I was looking for pics of the aircrafts involved in the attacks... I registered about a month later...
35 Post contains images AIR757200 : ... wow, I've been on here for almost four years and people that have been members for only two weeks have twice the number of posts. LOL. I don't re
36 FSPilot747 : Like 5 or 6 years ago when I was an altavista user, looking for airplane photos. I found this site before it looked like it does now. Before, it used
37 Post contains images Lindy : I found it in 1996. Searching at work for airliner pictures. When the forum started back in 1997 I had a different user name. (LOT767200ER or somethin
38 Post contains links and images Christian : In the fall of 1997. I had just flown with Premiair to CFU with one of their DC-10, and I found this cool picture on a photographers homesite, where a
39 Post contains links Kilavoud : http://www.allposters.com/gallery.asp?aid=668382&item=358616 Cheers. Kilavoud.
40 MerC : I found it sometime in 2001. I was searching for airliner photos on AltaVista I think. The first photos I saw here that I remember were the Kai Tak an
41 Post contains images Mexicana757 : I found the website when was doing a Yahoo search for aviation websites back in 1999. But didnt make my SN until early 2001.
42 CactusA319 : I found it way back in 1997 while surfing around looking for airliner pictures. I didn't join the forums until 2000 however. Now I'm on almost every
43 DeltaRules : Was looking for US Airways A330 pics & stumbled across the site. Looked at the pictures for a few months & finally started reading the forums in about
44 ReguPilot : I forgot! I just remember seeing pictures of KaiTak .. Ohh! That might be... searching for pictures of HKG or KIX, but ... forgot again! Anyways, I do
45 QR332 : I was chatting to a friend of mine that is part of my VA, and he reffered me to the site for repainting aircraft and using the images as refrences. Th
46 Post contains images CON207 : It all started when I began visiting my local airport again . After seeing what was landing in there I got interested once again in aviation. I got my
47 Redngold : I think I found airliners.net via a Yahoo! search. It had those "glasses" by it as a particularly informative site (still has that icon today.) I've b
48 FlyingNanook : I was trying to find pictures of Frontier Airlines' tails. On Frontier's website they linked here for the pictures. That was a couple years ago. Every
49 SASlover : I find it threw my dad he is a big aviation fotos freak
50 Bobs89irocz : I was on Camaroz28.com and a friend i know on there let me talk to his dad which refurd me to here... He is a Captain for FedEx on the 727 as of 2 yea
51 Freshlove1 : One of our pilots told me about it, so I checked it out and then joined
52 Delta767300ER : I did a search on aol.com in ref to aviation photos and it was one of the best searches I ever did. -Delta767300ER
53 BNE : I can't really remember been here to long. I had been reading news groups through our local service provider, rec.travel.air and other travel related
54 Chris78cpr : I found it blowing in the wind! Chris
55 BR715-A1-30 : I came here looking for pictures of Continental 747s and Northwest 747s. I then came across some AirTran Airlines DC9s (Not Airways). My first usernam
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