trickijedi
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How Did You Discover Airliners.net?

Sat Aug 04, 2001 9:57 am

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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RE: How Did You Discover Airliners.net?

Sat Aug 04, 2001 10:16 am

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

That same newsgroup also tuned me in to airdisaster.com
 
JAL
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RE: How Did You Discover Airliners.net?

Sat Aug 04, 2001 10:22 am

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


Eric(JAL)
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Superfly
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RE: How Did You Discover Airliners.net?

Sat Aug 04, 2001 10:31 am

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
 
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RE: How Did You Discover Airliners.net?

Sat Aug 04, 2001 10:40 am

Smilin' Jack's Aviation Directory
 
iflycoach
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RE: How Did You Discover Airliners.net?

Sat Aug 04, 2001 11:07 am

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.
 
LH423
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RE: How Did You Discover Airliners.net?

Sat Aug 04, 2001 11:10 am

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
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VirginLover
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RE: How Did You Discover Airliners.net?

Sat Aug 04, 2001 11:35 am

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
 
tupolev154b2
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RE: How Did You Discover Airliners.net?

Sat Aug 04, 2001 11:41 am

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

 
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RE: How Did You Discover Airliners.net?

Sat Aug 04, 2001 11:43 am

My friend was surfin this site and i surfed in too!
 
tupolev154b2
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RE: How Did You Discover Airliners.net?

Sat Aug 04, 2001 11:46 am

Actually, it was this photo:


Click for large version
Click here for full size photo!

Photo © AirNikon

 
EGGD
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RE: How Did You Discover Airliners.net?

Sat Aug 04, 2001 12:06 pm

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
 
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RE: How Did You Discover Airliners.net?

Sat Aug 04, 2001 2:10 pm

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!"
 
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RE: How Did You Discover Airliners.net?

Sat Aug 04, 2001 2:15 pm

My dad saw a news clip and told me..

Chris
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RE: How Did You Discover Airliners.net?

Sat Aug 04, 2001 2:22 pm

i wanted to see more of the inside of a SQ 744 so i searched for airplane pics...and what do you know?
 
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RE: How Did You Discover Airliners.net?

Sun Aug 05, 2001 2:42 am

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
 
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RE: How Did You Discover Airliners.net?

Sun Aug 05, 2001 12:06 pm

I think it was a link somebody sent to an aviation related mailing list I'm on.
 
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RE: How Did You Discover Airliners.net?

Sun Aug 05, 2001 12:27 pm

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

Big777jet

 
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RE: How Did You Discover Airliners.net?

Sun Aug 05, 2001 5:37 pm


...if I only knew.
But I guess I was looking for pictures on the net in order to do a school project.
 
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RE: How Did You Discover Airliners.net?

Mon Aug 06, 2001 12:44 am

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
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RE: How Did You Discover Airliners.net?

Mon Aug 06, 2001 12:46 am

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
 
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RE: How Did You Discover Airliners.net?

Mon Aug 06, 2001 1:18 am

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
 
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RE: How Did You Discover Airliners.net?

Tue Aug 07, 2001 9:14 am

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
 
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RE: How Did You Discover Airliners.net?

Tue Aug 07, 2001 9:36 am

Hey I used to be British Airways 747!
Iain
 
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RE: How Did You Discover Airliners.net?

Thu Aug 09, 2001 10:20 am

I found this site on an article in Airways magazine.
I really like the pic and above all, these forums are great!
Miguel
 
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RE: How Did You Discover Airliners.net?

Thu Aug 09, 2001 10:38 am

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 post anything for another year or so.
 
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RE: How Did You Discover Airliners.net?

Thu Aug 09, 2001 9:52 pm

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 aviation forums,
I think I typed in airliners.net, had a look at the pictures and then found the forums.
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trickijedi
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RE: How Did You Discover Airliners.net?

Mon Aug 13, 2001 1:39 pm

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.
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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RE: How Did You Discover Airliners.net?

Mon Aug 13, 2001 3:12 pm

I was looking for pics of something and, well, you know the rest.
I don't know, so this is my signature.
 
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RE: How Did You Discover Airliners.net?

Mon Aug 13, 2001 3:14 pm

Like most I was looking for pics, using yahoo(as always).
 
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RE: How Did You Discover Airliners.net?

Mon Aug 13, 2001 4:11 pm

I was searching "Liveries Unlimited"'s site for SAS decals when I saw the link to A.Net.First photos,then the forums.
"Luck and superstition wins all the time"!
 
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RE: How Did You Discover Airliners.net?

Mon Aug 13, 2001 4:41 pm

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 and it's been my favorite ever since. I've been visiting the site regularly for over 2 years now, I believe there was about 20-30,000 pics when I first checked it out. I didn't join the forums until awhile later.

Regards,

Kris  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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