SLC1
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Anyone A Closet A.netter?

Sat Feb 12, 2005 5:08 pm

I am, I don't think anyone knows I'm on here, I'm not ashamed, I just don't let everyone know my interests. I always turn my laptop toward the wall when I'm on A.net, I actually do most of the time anyway, I'm just a very private person.
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RE: Anyone A Closet A.netter?

Sat Feb 12, 2005 6:25 pm

Well..most of my friends make fun of me..say I'm crazy to actually pay $25 to sign up for an aviation website. I just ignore them. But I wouldn't say I'm a closet a.nutter, all my friends/family know my hobby Big grin
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SLC1
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RE: Anyone A Closet A.netter?

Sat Feb 12, 2005 6:28 pm

well...everyone knows I know a lot about planes and airlines and all that (compared to a lay person), but I don't like to let people know how far my obsession goes.
We're gonna do what we like to call a "jetBlue how do you do", which is slang for dumping a bunch of fuel in the ocean
 
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RE: Anyone A Closet A.netter?

Sat Feb 12, 2005 7:33 pm

I figure it's time for me to come out of the.. wait a minute... Closet a.netter? Woah! For a minute, I was gonna admit I am gay!!

Signed,

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RE: Anyone A Closet A.netter?

Sat Feb 12, 2005 7:37 pm

I work in Aviation.
I dont tell people I visit A.net
But I dont hide it too.If asked about it I'll talk about it
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RE: Anyone A Closet A.netter?

Sun Feb 13, 2005 1:07 am

shhhh, I will get in trouble if my commanding officer found out that I upload my naval photos on this site, otherwise, I'd get in big trouble.  Laugh out loud

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RE: Anyone A Closet A.netter?

Sun Feb 13, 2005 1:44 am

I think this really applies to all the high schoolers and college students here. As for telling people, I'm a lot like SLC1. I don't really care about telling people about it, but I don't go out of my way to tell people about my hobby. Most of my close friends know about it, and a few have even gone out to EWR with me. I am very wary of going on a.net at school, though. As for family, no one in my family likes or even knows anything about aviation, and they really don't understand it. They really don't care, though, and let me do my thing, as long as it doesn't interfere with school.

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RE: Anyone A Closet A.netter?

Sun Feb 13, 2005 4:56 am

Well, all my friends and family no im in to avitaion, but I dont think they know about this site. Only me and my dad I guess. My dad worked for Boeing for 25 years.

Maybe ill tell all my friends and family to visit the site Smile
 
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RE: Anyone A Closet A.netter?

Sun Feb 13, 2005 5:43 am

say I'm crazy to actually pay $25 to sign up for an aviation website

...I'd say the same thing  Laugh out loud
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RE: Anyone A Closet A.netter?

Sun Feb 13, 2005 5:48 am

I don't promote the fact that I am an aviation enthusiast as I get made fun of it by the people who do know that I am obsessed with it.
 
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RE: Anyone A Closet A.netter?

Sun Feb 13, 2005 5:53 am

I only speak about it when i am spoken to something related----otherwise especially in India people think you a crazy if u like aircrafts, let alone paying 25$ for it---hopefully things will change with the upcoming boom in Indian civil aviation
 
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RE: Anyone A Closet A.netter?

Sun Feb 13, 2005 6:43 am

I've only told a couple of people I go on this site, my parents wonder what I do all the time on the internet.
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RE: Anyone A Closet A.netter?

Sun Feb 13, 2005 6:45 am

My mom's favorite line is, "Where you on that damn airplane site again?"  Laugh out loud

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RE: Anyone A Closet A.netter?

Sun Feb 13, 2005 6:48 am

Damn, I only figured out now that we were talking about aviation. I thought SLC1 was gay and everyone else was kidding due to the post not being specific about aviation.
 
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RE: Anyone A Closet A.netter?

Sun Feb 13, 2005 7:18 am

My whole family knows I'm into this stuff, and most of my friends know that I know a lot about aviation. When they heard I paid $900 for a camera, they thought I was crazy. I've told one of my friends from school about A.net though, and only because he said he's interested in aviation too. But yeah, I'd say I'm a "closet A.netter."

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RE: Anyone A Closet A.netter?

Sun Feb 13, 2005 9:20 am

No Bravo7E7, I'm not gay (not that there's anything wrong with that), and I throw around $25 perhaps too much, I should have less money or start working again when the only thing I spent money on was gas (reluctantly). And I do bring it up if mentioned by somebody else, but that's the only time. I even try to avoid appearing like I know TOO much about aviation.
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RE: Anyone A Closet A.netter?

Sun Feb 13, 2005 4:47 pm

I don't tell people, but they are free to find out and I will explain it to them without shame. This helps because most of the people where I am look at A.NET regularly but are not actually members.
 
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RE: Anyone A Closet A.netter?

Sun Feb 13, 2005 6:15 pm

When I was in school/college my family and friends used to think I was crazy to like planes. They used to laugh at me. But now that I'm doing well, all the jokes have stopped. I even got my IT freak cousin interested in aviation (he now works for an airline).

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RE: Anyone A Closet A.netter?

Mon Feb 14, 2005 12:45 pm

NEVER be ashamed of a hobby/interest. I love the airline industry/commercial jets/engines but i also love the Crown Super Coach. I have pics of Crowns in my yahoo profile. (profiles.yahoo.com/sleepingcobra1) Robert NWDC10
 
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RE: Anyone A Closet A.netter?

Mon Feb 14, 2005 12:57 pm

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RE: Anyone A Closet A.netter?

Mon Feb 14, 2005 2:06 pm

Nobody knows that I like aviation as it's something I enjoy to do on my own time. It's an escape if you will. I do have a bumper sticker on my car and sometimes people ask what it's for...I tell them it's about aviation and change the subject, unless they know what they are talking about.
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RE: Anyone A Closet A.netter?

Mon Feb 14, 2005 2:40 pm

Yeah, I've become a lurker these days. I used to participate a lot more. But not anymore...
 
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RE: Anyone A Closet A.netter?

Mon Feb 14, 2005 4:18 pm

everyone knows I know a lot about planes and airlines and all that (compared to a lay person), but I don't like to let people know how far my obsession goes.


Same here. Almost all of my friends and family know that I'm the one to go to if they have a question about airlines, airports or travel in general, but I try not to let them know just how into depth I can go.

Obsessed is a rough word. I like "very, very interested" instead.


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RE: Anyone A Closet A.netter?

Mon Feb 14, 2005 4:25 pm

"Well..most of my friends make fun of me..say I'm crazy to actually pay $25 to sign up for an aviation website. "

$25 for an aviation website?? No.. I paid $25 to beat up Liberals here on the non-av site!!

The aviation pictures, however, are free!



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RE: Anyone A Closet A.netter?

Mon Feb 14, 2005 4:32 pm

No one knows me on a.net, and I am utterly invisible at the a.net meets.

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RE: Anyone A Closet A.netter?

Mon Feb 14, 2005 5:11 pm

I must be a closet A.net member.

The 'workspace' at my place where I browse A.net is barely bigger than a closet !

Cheers,

707
 
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RE: Anyone A Closet A.netter?

Mon Feb 14, 2005 5:32 pm

707, it is indeed time for you to come out of the closet  Laugh out loud (sortir du placard)

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RE: Anyone A Closet A.netter?

Mon Feb 14, 2005 5:34 pm

707cmf, lol, same for me, and I live there.
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RE: Anyone A Closet A.netter?

Mon Feb 14, 2005 10:32 pm

Many people know I like aviation and go on Anet. Some times they think I am crazy but not much. I even got a few friends into aviation.
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RE: Anyone A Closet A.netter?

Mon Feb 14, 2005 11:32 pm

707, it is indeed time for you to come out of the closet (sortir du placard)

Hahaha, but maybe his ass is stuck in it.  Big grin

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RE: Anyone A Closet A.netter?

Tue Feb 15, 2005 6:44 am

Nobody knows that I like aviation as it's something I enjoy to do on my own time. It's an escape if you will. I do have a bumper sticker on my car and sometimes people ask what it's for...I tell them it's about aviation and change the subject, unless they know what they are talking about

I had no idea you were even still a member here. Not like you ever post or anything. Unless post deleting is a hobby?
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RE: Anyone A Closet A.netter?

Tue Feb 15, 2005 7:35 am

I think my whole family knows about my hobby by now, and most of my friends do aswell.

My whole school is aviation related, so no-one really looks funny at me for having this hobby (photography etc.)

But I have been looked at strangely if someone found out my camera equipment is worth over $2000.

But when I meet new people I don't jump to tell them about my hobby. If they want to know badly, I'll tell them without any shame though.

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RE: Anyone A Closet A.netter?

Tue Feb 15, 2005 12:51 pm

Yeah, I would have to say that, I too, am a closet A.Netter. I always clear the history on my work computer. Its weird too, its not like Im looking at porn, but, I just don't think some people understand our love for aviation.
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RE: Anyone A Closet A.netter?

Tue Feb 15, 2005 1:03 pm

No not a closet A.Netter, I do get some odd looks when I tell people that I am taking a few days off to drive 90 miles to YYZ so I can stand in a Wendy's parking lot to take photos of planes and the odd Skyservice van.

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