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How Did You Discover Airliners.net?  
User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 4
Posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1537 times:

I was reading an issue of Airways magazine at the bookstore with my daughter one day and when I was done with it I flipped the magazine face-first back on top of the table. That's when I noticed this huge full-paged ad for Airliners.net. I had never seen that before in Airways magazine (or maybe I just didn't notice).

As soon as I got home I tried to get in but apparently the srever was having some problems. It took me another month or so before I finally tried again and finally I got in and never looked back since.

Now, no matter how long ago it was, I know you can remember how you discovered this site.

tricki


Its better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than be in the air wishing you were on the ground. Fly safe!
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User currently offlineClimbout From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1502 times:

I discovered it from a news group: rec.travel.air

That same newsgroup also tuned me in to airdisaster.com


User currently offlineJAL From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 5085 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1498 times:

I was looking for pictures of the B777 when i stumble upon A.net.


Eric(JAL)



Work Hard But Play Harder
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39887 posts, RR: 74
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1498 times:

A little bird told me!  Laugh out loud

Actually,
I was looking for 707 pictures and to see if they were still in service for passenger service.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineCstarU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1492 times:

Smilin' Jack's Aviation Directory

User currently offlineIflycoach From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1015 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1487 times:

I was looking for naked women in airplanes  Big thumbs up

No, really I think I found it at a guy's site who was making his own aircraft for Flight Sim.


User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1485 times:

I think I was bored one night, and I did a search on the Internet, and voilà, this popped up. At first I was into the pictures, and then eventually I got into the forums. That was over two years ago!

LH423



« On ne voit bien qu'avec le cœur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux » Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
User currently offlineVirginLover From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 958 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1480 times:

Recently back from my trip on VS from LHR, I was bitten by the aviation bug. I was looking for VS pictures, and March 2000 I started on the path to this addiction  Smile

User currently offlineTupolev154B2 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1332 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1473 times:

A link to this photo in a message on an AOL airline message board:


Click for large version
Click here for full size photo!

Photo © Michael Carter



User currently offlineSinga_air_rulz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1474 times:

My friend was surfin this site and i surfed in too!

User currently offlineTupolev154B2 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1332 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1470 times:

Actually, it was this photo:


Click for large version
Click here for full size photo!

Photo © AirNikon



User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 11, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1467 times:

lol, this is pretty funny but i was actually surfing Aviation-safety.net when i kept seeing "more pictures at Airliners.net!" on everything from crash photo's to pictures of the worlds top 50 safest airlines!

Odd way to find it, i was hardly interested in aviation back then. oh well life is full of surprises!

Regards,

Dan


User currently offlineJetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1452 times:

I stumbled on A.net doing searches on Yahoo, Lycos, Excite, etc. I was actually searching for aviation message boards. I can't remember which s-engine or what the exact search was for. I have links to several other aviation message boards, but this is my favorite and the only one that has non-aviation. Planebusiness is my second favorite. That one's good too. I'm JetService on there as well.


"Shaddap you!"
User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 22
Reply 13, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1449 times:

My dad saw a news clip and told me..

Chris



Lets do some sexy math. We add you, subtract your clothes, divide your legs and multiply
User currently offlineSIA_B777 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 469 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1449 times:

i wanted to see more of the inside of a SQ 744 so i searched for airplane pics...and what do you know?

User currently offlineGocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4346 posts, RR: 20
Reply 15, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1436 times:

I was hanging at Signature Flight Support FBO in the crew lounge and saw a BIG sign that says: PILOTS: CHECK AIRLINERS.NET. So I did and I was hooked.

Kevin/DCA


User currently offlineSophieMaltese From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2064 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1430 times:

I think it was a link somebody sent to an aviation related mailing list I'm on.

User currently offlineBig777jet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1421 times:

When I surf internet for photo airplane and found out Airliners.net website about one and half year ago.

Big777jet



User currently offlineB737-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1414 times:


...if I only knew.
But I guess I was looking for pictures on the net in order to do a school project.


User currently onlineL1011 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1674 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1410 times:
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I had just gotten my computer, three years ago, when I searched for pictures of commercial airliners. I came upon one site where I signed the guestbook. I immediately got an instant message from the person who created the website. I asked him where I might find a picture of an Eastern DC-7B. He told me about Airliners.net, and I've been here ever since.

Bob Bradley
Richmond, VA



Fly Eastern's Golden Falcon DC-7B
User currently offlineSQ325 From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 1451 posts, RR: 7
Reply 20, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1411 times:

Searching for pics! so I discovered Airliners.net
It is nearly a year, I never spen some attention to the forum until3 weeks ago. I was surprised of the high leveled discussions!  Big thumbs up


User currently offlineDelta777-XXX From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1017 posts, RR: 7
Reply 21, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1407 times:

I was really bored one day and just started typing in links that I thought would be intresting.

airplanes.com
airplanes.net
jetplane.com
lovetofly.com
jetliners.net
jetliners.net
airliners.com
airliners.net FOUND IT!  Big thumbs up


Hank


User currently offlineAloha 737-200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1389 times:

I found it long, long ago, 1997 or 98 I think, but my memory fails me as to exacly when it happened.

I was into the virtual airlines thing, back then I wanted to start a virtual airline by the name of UTW, Utah Trans West, and on various sites I found links to airliners.net but I ignored it for a while.

I finally decided to check it out when I was at Rocky Aspen Northern Virtual Airline's website. they are now defunct (Yep a virtual airline went under)

Anyways the link broght me to A.net. The first link I clicked on was "The Lighter Side".

The first photo I searched for was for a 747. No airline, just a 747. I think I was using A.net for well over a year before I ventured into the forums.

To tell ya the truth, I was scared to death of the forum! It took me a while to build up enough courage to make my first post: "Douglas to Boeing?" Big grin At that time, there was only General Aviation and Aviation Photography, that's it. There was no user profiles, no passwords, in fact, here is what you would to to post a post:

You type your username
You type your e-mail
You type your message and hit post. Big grin

There was no preview, once you hit post, it was in the forum. Granite was not an Admin at that time.
Johan was more talkative at that time. That's right, you could carry on a conversation with Johan back then.  Big thumbs up

Man have things changed, I was 14 I believe, and I still look back on those low-tech days as the "Golden Age of Airliners.net"

Interesting people I knew back then-
JETPILOT
British Airways 747
CV990
JWM AIRTRANS
AirT85
Ice Cream Man
Dazed 767
Administator
L-1011 Big grin
MD-11
Mirage
Brissie_Lions
Lindy

Very basic usernames, eh? Can you gues what mine was??

My first username= "Brandon" Hehehe....boy have I come a long way. Big grin


Seriously those were the best days. I was scared to death of non_av when it started, only recently (Previous incarnation: SOUTHPACIFIC), have I joined non_av. I was VERY opposed to Aviation hobby when it first started, and Tech_ops, and all the rest. I loved the old layout. However, back then you could use someone else's username and get away with it!! Big grin (Both MD-11 and L-1011 had that problem, I believe his name was someone Bradley, from Richmod Virginia)  Confused


Ah the nostalgia  Laugh out loud

Aloha 737-200!!  Wink/being sarcastic


User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1387 times:

Hey I used to be British Airways 747!
Iain


User currently offlineMiguel From Portugal, joined May 2001, 101 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1376 times:

I found this site on an article in Airways magazine.
I really like the pic and above all, these forums are great!
Miguel


25 Watewate : I searched for a decent site on airliner pics and here I am. I did not even discover the forum until about a year after my initial visit and I didn't
26 BNE : I found this site when usernet was down. Had spent a fair bit of time lurking on rec travel air but usernet died one weekend so went looking for other
27 Trickijedi : Yes indeed, this is a great forum. I'm glad Johan decided to advertise in Airways magazine. I would not have discovered this place otherwise.
28 SSTjumbo : I was looking for pics of something and, well, you know the rest.
29 CYKA : Like most I was looking for pics, using yahoo(as always).
30 FBU 4EVER! : I was searching "Liveries Unlimited"'s site for SAS decals when I saw the link to A.Net.First photos,then the forums.
31 Post contains images VonRichtofen : I found this site while looking at pics at a site called "aeroimages.com" I just decided to check out the links they had and I tried out Airliners.net
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