I can remember visiting this site way back in the early days (would have been 97 or 98) when it was the old, old, old design. I think I started visiting regularly in 2000, and I joined up on September 10 2000 (just before heading off on a school trip to france - I meant to post a trip report, but never got around to it...).
I was fairly regular up until the beginning of 2002, when I was without a computer for some time. I put my name forward to be a mod just before that (not realising I'd have nearly 2 months of no internet access)... When I finally got it back, was rather bemused to see I had been accepted, but then had missed out because I never had access...
I was sort of on and off for a while then, but came back at the end of 2003... Just in time to get my name up for being a mod again, and I have been here ever since (complete with the 26,910 emails IHAP and Sabena332 mentioned
It's certainly been an interesting nearly 5 years - I certainly know a lot more about all things aviation because of this site...
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