commander_rabb
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Has Anyone Met Or Seen Alpha1?

Mon Dec 22, 2003 12:13 pm

As the biggest presence here in the Non-Aviation forum, I was curious if anyone has met or seen a photo of the real Alpha1? It would be interesting to have a face to face conversation with him as strong convictions make for good debate. That would be fun. But short of that, what does he at least look like?

Well, how about it there Alpha1? Let's see you post your picture. We all want to see the "man" behind his words.

Surely being so bellicose, you won't shy away from this simple request?

Will you?








 
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RE: Has Anyone Met Or Seen Alpha 1?

Mon Dec 22, 2003 12:16 pm

Clean picture only by the way!
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[Edited 2003-12-22 04:17:40]
 
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RE: Has Anyone Met Or Seen Alpha1?

Mon Dec 22, 2003 12:26 pm

I've met me, Commander rabb, does that count?  Big grin

As for sending pictures of myself, I've never done that, and it's just my personal decision not to. Sorry.  Sad
 
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RE: Has Anyone Met Or Seen Alpha1?

Mon Dec 22, 2003 12:27 pm

The biggest prescence? Pfffff!

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RE: Has Anyone Met Or Seen Alpha1?

Mon Dec 22, 2003 12:29 pm

And, in fairness, I think that L-188 and KROC are the biggest presences on Non-Av, not me.
 
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RE: Has Anyone Met Or Seen Alpha1?

Mon Dec 22, 2003 12:31 pm

Mr. Rabb:

Let's you post YOUR picture before you chastize Alpha1 or anyone else for not posting theirs.
 
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RE: Has Anyone Met Or Seen Alpha1?

Mon Dec 22, 2003 12:31 pm

No that does not count Alpha 1. As for the biggest presence Ual747, yes I believe he does have that in Non-Aviation.

No matter what you think of his position on things he is certainly consistent.

Too bad he wont "grace" us with his mug!

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RE: Has Anyone Met Or Seen Alpha1?

Mon Dec 22, 2003 12:34 pm

I have not chastised anyone. I merely asked. And his decision not to is a fair one.

As for mine, I will think about it.

[Edited 2003-12-22 04:35:47]
 
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RE: Has Anyone Met Or Seen Alpha1?

Mon Dec 22, 2003 12:36 pm

Do I sense a coming photo thread?
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RE: Has Anyone Met Or Seen Alpha1?

Mon Dec 22, 2003 12:38 pm

I've met Alpha1 once during a connection in CLE in October. Basically, the only thing we talked about were our families and Continental during the quick meeting we had. No time for political discussion/"heated debate", and that was probably a good thing. As for his looks, well, I'll leave that up to Alpha1 to decide if he wants his true visage revealed. Like I said on airwhiners, he's a nice guy, but I probably wouldn't be saying the same thing if we talked politics  Big grin

As for the biggest presence on a.net, probably KROC, with Alpha1 running a close second or third.
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RE: Has Anyone Met Or Seen Alpha1?

Mon Dec 22, 2003 12:42 pm

I have also seen his photo, but like the others, I wouldnt put it on here, or share it. That's up to Mr Alpha himself

J
 
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RE: Has Anyone Met Or Seen Alpha1?

Mon Dec 22, 2003 12:47 pm

So you have actually met the man??? WOW!

And he's a nice guy? Just goes to show you ones internet presence can often be quite different in real life.

Thanks for sharing that JCS17. At least your meeting was in a safe controlled environment! LOL But safe for whom?

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RE: Has Anyone Met Or Seen Alpha1?

Mon Dec 22, 2003 12:51 pm

JCS told me all about Alpha yesterday at DFW... Big grin
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RE: Has Anyone Met Or Seen Alpha1?

Mon Dec 22, 2003 1:02 pm

And he's a nice guy? Just goes to show you ones internet presence can often be quite different in real life.

Well, he did seem to care about his wife and kids a lot, so I guess thats what I'm basing it on.

Thanks for sharing that JCS17. At least your meeting was in a safe controlled environment! LOL But safe for whom?

Considering the flight he was working to MCO (I think it was Orlando) was delayed, I'm sure a number of frustrated travelers would have had my back. Big grin
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RE: Has Anyone Met Or Seen Alpha1?

Mon Dec 22, 2003 1:58 pm

So Alpha is a Continental Stewardess? err...flight attendent?

Thanks Josh.
 
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RE: Has Anyone Met Or Seen Alpha1?

Mon Dec 22, 2003 2:00 pm

So Alpha is a Continental Stewardess? err...flight attendent?

No, I'm a gate agent for Continental. Have been with Continental for 16 years. I don't fly very often.  Big grin
 
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RE: Has Anyone Met Or Seen Alpha1?

Mon Dec 22, 2003 2:04 pm

Alpha, with your access you could get some excellent photos. Have you ever considered taking some?

seriously...?
 
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RE: Has Anyone Met Or Seen Alpha1?

Mon Dec 22, 2003 2:23 pm

I was half expecting CR to post a pic from his alter ego on JAG
 
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RE: Has Anyone Met Or Seen Alpha1?

Mon Dec 22, 2003 3:06 pm

"Do I sense a coming photo thread?"

God please no...oh...you meant photo thread coming...gotcha...proceed...

Haven't met him, but I'd buy him a beer if I were ever in Cleveland or he in College Station.

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RE: Has Anyone Met Or Seen Alpha1?

Mon Dec 22, 2003 3:11 pm

Wow.. they have computers in College Station? There was never any doubt they had beer.
 
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RE: Has Anyone Met Or Seen Alpha1?

Mon Dec 22, 2003 5:16 pm

For presence, my vote goes to the SHAFT crew.

but no, I couldn't have a good political debate with Alpha, as I tend to agree with most things that he says, so it wouldn't make for good argument, just alot of agreement.

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RE: Has Anyone Met Or Seen Alpha1?

Mon Dec 22, 2003 5:21 pm

Given the nature of this website, it's not in Alpha 1's best interests to post any information that would lead to hisidentify...
 
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RE: Has Anyone Met Or Seen Alpha1?

Mon Dec 22, 2003 8:18 pm

I've met Alpha1 many times and had known him for a few years before he even graced airliners.net with his presence. In fact, I believe it was me who actually suggested that he sign up for these forums way back in early 2001. Little did I know the can of worms that I would be opening!

Seriously though, he's a great guy in real life and someone that I'm proud to call a friend.
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RE: Has Anyone Met Or Seen Alpha1?

Mon Dec 22, 2003 8:56 pm

As long as Alpha 1 doesn't talk about Politics or Ohio State University, he is a great guy!  Big grin
 
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RE: Has Anyone Met Or Seen Alpha1?

Mon Dec 22, 2003 9:15 pm

Actually, I think it's more difficult to come up with some sort of decent looking mug shut of everyone's favourite Administrato  Laugh out loud

Perhaps I should jsuit kidnap my dads digital camera for a day - Sweden isn't THAT far away, and a little bit of stalking have never hurt anyone  Wink/being sarcastic
 
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RE: Has Anyone Met Or Seen Alpha1?

Mon Dec 22, 2003 9:54 pm

Actually, I think it's more difficult to come up with some sort of decent looking mug shut of everyone's favourite Administrato

Perhaps I should jsuit kidnap my dads digital camera for a day - Sweden isn't THAT far away, and a little bit of stalking have never hurt anyone


Don't joke about it CPH-R!!! I've been in Lulea this summer (er...just by transit) and I've spent the whole day, waiting for my next train, trying to take a picture of Him!  Wink/being sarcastic

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RE: Has Anyone Met Or Seen Alpha1?

Tue Dec 23, 2003 12:04 am

Alpha 1: Are you going to be working Christmas day? I'm connecting at Cleveland (was there last weekend too).
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RE: Has Anyone Met Or Seen Alpha1?

Tue Dec 23, 2003 12:25 am

TWFirst, I'm off the 24th, 25th and 26th, so I won't be around. I've worked enough crazy Christmas days to know that I want them off. I'd rather spend them with my wife and kids anyway.  Smile
 
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RE: Has Anyone Met Or Seen Alpha1?

Tue Dec 23, 2003 1:15 am

Alpha1...

Understood. I'll be on my way to spend Christmas w/my family (I have a new niece!).

I was thinking you worked on the ramp... so you are a gate agent I take it?
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RE: Has Anyone Met Or Seen Alpha1?

Tue Dec 23, 2003 1:31 am

With the way Alpha acts on here, I am interested to see his customer service  Big grin
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RE: Has Anyone Met Or Seen Alpha1?

Tue Dec 23, 2003 1:35 am

Alpha 1, when you get back to work, see about getting the FWA runs switched over to jet-service, wouldja? Everyone here seems to really like the taco- and hockey-jets. Thanks.
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RE: Has Anyone Met Or Seen Alpha1?

Tue Dec 23, 2003 7:11 am

I have met both Alpha 1 and KROC. Funny thing is, I knew who Alpha 1 was long before I knew he was Alpha 1. Kinda takes the fun out of it now that I know, a couple of us were trying to figure out who he was. I have found in my dealings with him that he is a very capable and efficient gate agent and I have yet to find anyone at CO/CLE who has anything bad to say about him. It was also enjoyable to meet KROC, who was in town a few years back to see the Mets play the Indians. Supposedly, those two are planning to get down to Jacobs Field one of these days, gimme a holler guys - I'm in.
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RE: Has Anyone Met Or Seen Alpha1?

Tue Dec 23, 2003 7:52 am

Maybe we should organize a SHAFT convention in Cleveland.  Wink/being sarcastic
 
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RE: Has Anyone Met Or Seen Alpha1?

Tue Dec 23, 2003 1:22 pm

Alpha 1, when you get back to work, see about getting the FWA runs switched over to jet-service, wouldja? Everyone here seems to really like the taco- and hockey-jets.

If I had that kind of pull, JetService, I'd use it for bigger purposes, I imagine.  Laugh out loud
 
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RE: Has Anyone Met Or Seen Alpha1?

Tue Dec 23, 2003 1:26 pm

My bet is he won't post a pic because he's a little guy like kroc. They both exhibit ALL the classic signs of "Little Guy Syndrome."
 
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RE: Has Anyone Met Or Seen Alpha1?

Tue Dec 23, 2003 1:31 pm

because he's a little guy like kroc. They both exhibit ALL the classic signs of "Little Guy Syndrome."

Really? Define little! Moreover, define "Little Guy Syndrome"!

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RE: Has Anyone Met Or Seen Alpha1?

Tue Dec 23, 2003 1:35 pm

Apatoid, I'm 5'7" tall, so I guess I'm short. But that's not why I don't post. I don't post because it's my decision not to post my picture. Now, if you have a problem with that, that's just too bad, isn't it?
 
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RE: Has Anyone Met Or Seen Alpha1?

Tue Dec 23, 2003 1:42 pm

Yet we have seen a pic of KROC and he is not half as scary as we all thought.
 
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RE: Has Anyone Met Or Seen Alpha1?

Tue Dec 23, 2003 1:43 pm

... he lives in Alaska...

Hell, he may be looking for a date!

v/r
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RE: Has Anyone Met Or Seen Alpha1?

Tue Dec 23, 2003 1:44 pm

I have yet to find anyone at CO/CLE who has anything bad to say about him.

Ain't that the truth. Its amazing that so many folks at CO/CLE know him, and even more amazing that they almost all LIKE him. It ain't easy to get to a position like that.

AA61hvy, Apathoid and all the other guys who are bashing him - I suggest you take a trip down to CLE sometime and meet up with the man. You'll come away with a very different impression than you now have.
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RE: Has Anyone Met Or Seen Alpha1?

Tue Dec 23, 2003 1:50 pm

Alpha 1 has stated that he does not wish to post his photo. I can respect his decision. As for asking him to post it, I just wanted to put a face with the words.

It's kind of like listening to talk radio, you always wonder what the host looks like.



 
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RE: Has Anyone Met Or Seen Alpha1?

Tue Dec 23, 2003 2:21 pm

"As the biggest presence here in the Non-Aviation forum..."

According to the official statistics on number of posts in the last 7 days in the Non-Aviation forum, Alpha 1 comes in 7th. Of course "presence" may be more than number of posts...

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RE: Has Anyone Met Or Seen Alpha1?

Tue Dec 23, 2003 3:56 pm

According to the official statistics on number of posts in the last 7 days in the Non-Aviation forum, Alpha 1 comes in 7th.

He's usually #1... must not have anything to say these days...  Laugh out loud
 
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RE: Has Anyone Met Or Seen Alpha1?

Tue Dec 23, 2003 9:06 pm

"Little Guy Syndrome"? Hey Apathoid, I haven't seen you pony up any pictures or descriptions or yourself. I guess it's easy to talk shit behind a computer and remain anonymous.

For the record, at 5' 8" I have an inch on Alpha 1, and several more where it really counts...Accoring to a former Miss Ohio we both 'know'.  Big grin  Laugh out loud

B-Shake. This is the year, I promise. Indians game, some brews, and the 3 of us can cry how our baseball teams absolutely suck. Football teams for that matter too. Kinda missed that prediction my man!  Big grin
 
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RE: Has Anyone Met Or Seen Alpha1?

Tue Dec 23, 2003 10:27 pm

For the record, at 5' 8" I have an inch on Alpha 1, and several more where it really counts...Accoring to a former Miss Ohio we both 'know'.

1. When did you get the surgury done, KROC?

2. She was a Mrs. Ohio, and you don't "know" her-only saw her picture.

3. I'm glad you like the platform shoes.  Big grin


 
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RE: Has Anyone Met Or Seen Alpha1?

Wed Dec 24, 2003 12:00 am

Miss, Mrs. I was calling her many different things, lol.
 
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RE: Has Anyone Met Or Seen Alpha1?

Wed Dec 24, 2003 1:20 am

Sean- re-read my post, show me where I am "bashing" him.. You may be looking for a while...cause its not there...
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