gocaps16
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11-Year Anniversary On Airliners.Net

Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:36 am

11 years ago, I was only 16 years old hence the 16 on my user name, when I first joined this website. Back then, when Johan ran this site, it was in the beginning stage, and 11 years later, Airliners.net is practically the largest aviation database site on the WWW. I know there are a few of us "grandfathered" guys still here and active and some are long gone. We discussed many events on this site such as Sept 11, 2001, Airliners.net user TheGov incident, Crash of the Concorde, The A.net kid who stole an airplane and crashed into a building in Tampa, FL, FLAirport, making fun of ANCFlyer's Hat, to many more interesting topics. We'll see what the the next 11 years will be.
 
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RE: 11-Year Anniversary On Airliners.Net

Sun Jan 30, 2011 6:35 am

Wow, there are some memories! Congratulations on having spent 40% of your life as an Airliners.net member! Some of the things which stick in my mind from back in the day were the AA/TWA and UA/US mergers, and Caledonian Wings...

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RE: 11-Year Anniversary On Airliners.Net

Sun Jan 30, 2011 7:24 am

Quoting gocaps16 (Thread starter):
The A.net kid who stole an airplane and crashed into a building in Tampa, FL

??? I never heard about this. Sure I joined in 2004 but can you tell me more about this? I was 16 as well when I joined in 2004 (approaching my 7th anniversary in May) and the site sure has changed a lot. The layout, functionality and design have all been much improved over the years and I hope that a.net stays online for many more years to come...  
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RE: 11-Year Anniversary On Airliners.Net

Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:43 am

Yes, at least half a dozen new countries have been added to a.net drop down list since then.. and one country has ceased to exist too!
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RE: 11-Year Anniversary On Airliners.Net

Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:49 am

Quoting gocaps16 (Thread starter):
Airliners.net user TheGov incident

Do tell?
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RE: 11-Year Anniversary On Airliners.Net

Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:59 am

sheila, somewhere in among all that we have take a trip, gotten drunk at a Tokyo nightspot and commented on this forum a few thousand times...all in the name of planes!
 
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RE: 11-Year Anniversary On Airliners.Net

Sun Jan 30, 2011 12:29 pm

Quoting FRAspotter (Reply 2):
??? I never heard about this. Sure I joined in 2004 but can you tell me more about this?

The thread back from 2002!
Cessna Skyscraper Crash - Pilot Was Member (by Administrator Jan 8 2002 in Civil Aviation)

Quoting lhr380 (Reply 4):
Do tell?

My bad, TheGov is actually here today. Mistaken identity. The guy I mentioned is here:
The Guvnor/Ceilidh Convicted Of Abusing Children. (by Eg777er Jun 20 2003 in Non Aviation)?threadid=400965&searchid=401150&s=govnor#ID401150

Quoting qantas077 (Reply 5):
sheila, somewhere in among all that we have take a trip, gotten drunk at a Tokyo nightspot and commented on this forum a few thousand times...all in the name of planes!

Fun time, Mont. Have to do this again someday. In Melbourne next time?
 
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RE: 11-Year Anniversary On Airliners.Net

Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:09 pm

11 years..? Not bad!
Happy Birthday!
 
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RE: 11-Year Anniversary On Airliners.Net

Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:16 pm

The first 11 year celebration I have seen, congratulations!

Quoting gocaps16 (Thread starter):
making fun of ANCFlyer's Hat

Ahhh... some jokes never get old 
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RE: 11-Year Anniversary On Airliners.Net

Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:34 am

Quoting Derico (Reply 3):
and one country has ceased to exist too!

No, no... Canada's still there. It's just better to pretend otherwise though,  
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RE: 11-Year Anniversary On Airliners.Net

Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:52 am

I have never looked at a snowglobe the same way after the FLAIRPORT incident.


Congratulations, fellow old timer!

Also: Every time I sit in a BMW, I wonder if it has the interior made by KIA...

[Edited 2011-02-02 19:00:24]
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RE: 11-Year Anniversary On Airliners.Net

Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:25 am



Furthermore,



Happy nerdiversary!
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RE: 11-Year Anniversary On Airliners.Net

Fri Feb 04, 2011 1:34 am

11 years..? Not bad!

Happy Birthday!

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RE: 11-Year Anniversary On Airliners.Net

Fri Feb 04, 2011 2:53 am

Happy B-day!! Enjoy the moment...
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RE: 11-Year Anniversary On Airliners.Net

Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:10 am

Quoting gocaps16 (Thread starter):
I know there are a few of us "grandfathered" guys

Ah yes, I always like seeing that on my profile. Been here for almost 10 years now!
Hope for some more fun in the fourms the site has changed a bit but it has always been fun and continues to be.
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RE: 11-Year Anniversary On Airliners.Net

Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:22 am

I've been on the forums since at least 1999 but under a different username. I then was gone for a while, forgot the username, and... well, got this one.
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RE: 11-Year Anniversary On Airliners.Net

Sun Feb 06, 2011 3:15 pm

Long time.......Congrats.....
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RE: 11-Year Anniversary On Airliners.Net

Sun Feb 06, 2011 8:10 pm

Happy anniversary indeed! 11 years is quite some time. I'm nearing 11 years as well. That means I joined when I was 13. I was annoying and stupid back then.
 
FlyPNS1
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RE: 11-Year Anniversary On Airliners.Net

Sun Feb 06, 2011 9:26 pm

Welcome to the 11 year club!! I just hit that mark a few months ago...still some of us "old timers" around.
 
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RE: 11-Year Anniversary On Airliners.Net

Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:22 pm

Psssh. Rookie.  

Take a look at some of your first posts. I did for me, and wow. A bit embarrassing.

Anyhow, nice to see some old timers still sticking around.
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