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What Has Happened To A.net? Part 2

Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:46 pm

Due to length, here is part two. Please make sure to follow forum rules so we can allow this to keep going.

Previous thread: What Has Happened To A.net? (by gkirk Oct 7 2013 in Non Aviation)
 
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RE: What Has Happened To A.net? Part 2

Mon Oct 21, 2013 3:53 am

Quoting Carmen from the end of the last thread:

Believe it or not, after all these years... Kai threatened to come visit several times, but the one time we actually planned it properly, the flight was cancelled.

Threatened?!    Although I wish I would have made it down there  
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RE: What Has Happened To A.net? Part 2

Mon Oct 21, 2013 4:28 am

Quoting iowaman (Thread starter):
Due to length, here is part two. Please make sure to follow forum rules so we can allow this to keep going.

For all those who read the entire first thread... I think it's about time I posted this.



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RE: What Has Happened To A.net? Part 2

Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:15 am

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 2):
For all those who read the entire first thread... I think it's about time I posted this.

I call BS on this pic. There are no refreshing adult beverages anywhere near these two! This pic is Photoshoped!
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RE: What Has Happened To A.net? Part 2

Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:26 am

Since when has 265 posts been considered a lengthy thread?!?!?!
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RE: What Has Happened To A.net? Part 2

Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:32 am

Quoting gkirk (Reply 4):
Since when has 265 posts been considered a lengthy thread?!?!?!

They cut off threads around 250 in order to keep servers from being flooded.
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RE: What Has Happened To A.net? Part 2

Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:50 pm

Whatever happened to UTAFlyinghigh? Some of his threads were quite humorous, although I think he wound a few people up.
 
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RE: What Has Happened To A.net? Part 2

Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:46 pm

And QANTASforever. He was fantastic to cross swords with, especially on the subject of Australian Republicanism. I adored playing Devil's Advocate with him, resulting in him being wound up something rotten   
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RE: What Has Happened To A.net? Part 2

Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:41 am

I'm curious whatever happened to UH60FtRucker. Last I had heard, he was going over to the sandbox again.

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RE: What Has Happened To A.net? Part 2

Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:35 am

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 5):
They cut off threads around 250 in order to keep servers from being flooded.

nothing to do with the server. Just 250+ posts take longer to load, especially with pictures.

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RE: What Has Happened To A.net? Part 2

Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:41 am

Quoting Cadet985 (Reply 8):
I'm curious whatever happened to UH60FtRucker

I think he discovered the potential for conflict between his profession and Anet and backed away, he along with Baroque and the good Captain Slamclick were what maintained my interest in the non photo forums.. and the photo forum, well I tried along with others to keep it alive but failed.
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RE: What Has Happened To A.net? Part 2

Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:53 pm

I miss Concordeboy, Udo and Keesje. I offered to buy Keesje a beer if he came to Seattle to watch the delivery flight of the 1st LH 748i since he often insisted it would never happen, but he didn't take me up on my offer  

As someone who's been here a long time and was a lurker for quite a while before that, what I see as having happened is that too many people who had little to no knowledge of what actually takes place in the field of commercial aviation would argue with people who actually worked for the airline, manufacturer, airport (take your pick) of the topic in question. I know a couple former members who were intimately involved in the flight test programs of a couple new models at their respective companies, actually rode on test flights and/or had a hand in the actual design of the airplane. They finally gave up because some 18 year old armchair experts would tell them they didn't know what they were talking about or doubted their info.
 
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RE: What Has Happened To A.net? Part 2

Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:09 am

Quoting ER757 (Reply 11):

Indeed. That seems to be a common theme around here and I've had it happen to me first hand a few times. Unlike others though, my patience wears thin quick and a lot of my ensuing posts find their way to the dumpster.

Oh well
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RE: What Has Happened To A.net? Part 2

Wed Oct 23, 2013 3:13 pm

Quoting seb146 (Reply 3):
I call BS on this pic. There are no refreshing adult beverages anywhere near these two!

I don't think there are any adults anywhere in the photo!

Quoting stealthz (Reply 10):
Captain Slamclick

One of the best Tech/Ops posters. He seems to pop up about once a year these days.

Quoting ER757 (Reply 11):
Concordeboy

Apparently I was standing within 50 feet of him at LAX recently.
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RE: What Has Happened To A.net? Part 2

Wed Oct 23, 2013 3:26 pm

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 1):
Threatened?! Although I wish I would have made it down there

I know, right?   We should organize a support meet, for old times' sake   

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 2):
I think it's about time I posted this.

I see your photo and raise you an empty cargo bay   :
http://boardingarea.com/lufthansaflyer/files/2012/10/DSC5993.jpg

Quoting lapper (Reply 6):
Whatever happened to UTAFlyinghigh?

I've wondered that as well.
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RE: What Has Happened To A.net? Part 2

Wed Oct 23, 2013 4:05 pm

Quoting carmenlu15 (Reply 14):
Quoting lapper (Reply 6):
Whatever happened to UTAFlyinghigh?

I've wondered that as well.

He has rhaaa-tired from a.net   
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RE: What Has Happened To A.net? Part 2

Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:28 pm

Quoting seb146 (Reply 3):
I call BS on this pic. There are no refreshing adult beverages anywhere near these two! This pic is Photoshoped!

Back then, most A.netters were too young to drink :-P

Quoting ER757 (Reply 11):
I miss Concordeboy, Udo and Keesje.

Udo is still around, posting in TR.

Don't know about Keesje.

ConcordeBoy - one of the best contributors this site ever had - is a very good friend of mine. He lives in L.A. now.
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RE: What Has Happened To A.net? Part 2

Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:01 pm

Quoting N1120A (Reply 16):
Don't know about Keesje.

keesje is active on http://leehamnews.wordpress.com/
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RE: What Has Happened To A.net? Part 2

Thu Oct 24, 2013 1:49 am

Quoting Cadet985 (Reply 8):

I really enjoyed his posts while he was on here. I think someone parodied his username on "another site" that rhymes with this one......
 
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RE: What Has Happened To A.net? Part 2

Thu Oct 24, 2013 2:22 am

How about MCOFlyer and his obsession with trucks?
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RE: What Has Happened To A.net? Part 2

Thu Oct 24, 2013 2:28 am

Quoting bristolflyer (Reply 19):

Kinda like how he wanted to put a semi truck steering wheel on a Dodge Caliber?
 
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RE: What Has Happened To A.net? Part 2

Thu Oct 24, 2013 5:14 am

Quoting bristolflyer (Reply 19):

**shudder**

You just reminded me of the self pic thread where he posted a topless picture of himself!!
 
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RE: What Has Happened To A.net? Part 2

Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:48 am

Only 21 posts in 5 days???
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RE: What Has Happened To A.net? Part 2

Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:22 pm

Quoting gkirk (Reply 22):
Only 21 posts in 5 days???

I blame flyingthe757's Reply 21....

  

Oh, it's been a while since I used that one!

Either that or the lack of JGPH1A... Who knew the - granted, mendacious - words 'young and beautiful and thin and gorgeous' repeated over and over again could sustain a thread for literally days?
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RE: What Has Happened To A.net? Part 2

Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:16 pm

Quoting carmenlu15 (Reply 14):
I know, right? We should organize a support meet, for old times' sake

Who's inviting the Kat? And do we need a kitty litter box? And...can we do it in CUN? The Mexicans would let you in right?  Silly
Quoting Delta767300ER (Reply 20):
Kinda like how he wanted to put a semi truck steering wheel on a Dodge Caliber?

   I remember that  

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RE: What Has Happened To A.net? Part 2

Sat Oct 26, 2013 2:52 am

Quoting ER757 (Reply 11):
I miss Concordeboy, Udo and Keesje. I offered to buy Keesje a beer if he came to Seattle to watch the delivery flight of the 1st LH 748i since he often insisted it would never happen, but he didn't take me up on my offer  

Udo is around here, still laughing at those who said that the A380 would crash and burn on first flight.

Keesje , I miss his contributions, even if they were completely crazy, I really brought some outside of the box thinking to A net.

Concordeboy... great member... now where is QUESO ?

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RE: What Has Happened To A.net? Part 2

Sat Oct 26, 2013 9:28 am

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RE: What Has Happened To A.net? Part 2

Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:36 pm

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 24):
Who's inviting the Kat?

As the last surviving member of the original Support crew, I believe that honor belongs to you.

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 24):
And...can we do it in CUN? The Mexicans would let you in right? Silly

Believe it or not, I do need a visa for Mexico as well    At least that one is free...
Don't expect to see me around that much (if at all) -- the contact link should still work, though.
 
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RE: What Has Happened To A.net? Part 2

Tue Oct 29, 2013 1:43 pm

Quoting gkirk (Reply 26):

and the whole point of that was what?

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RE: What Has Happened To A.net? Part 2

Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:54 pm

Quoting TheRedBaron (Reply 25):
Udo is around here,

Still with the same user name or a new one? I seem to recall he changed it a long time ago (or maybe I am just imagining that).
 
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RE: What Has Happened To A.net? Part 2

Wed Oct 30, 2013 5:15 pm

Quoting carmenlu15 (Reply 27):
As the last surviving member of the original Support crew, I believe that honor belongs to you.

I have the feeling the feline does not like me  
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RE: What Has Happened To A.net? Part 2

Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:58 pm

What happened is that both us and the site have aged a little. I guess its a natural process, plus the evolution of f**kbook have messed it up a little. But I must say I do miss the fun, the meets, and I often remember the legendary Ukrainian trips. What the heck, at least I met some great people here .)
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RE: What Has Happened To A.net? Part 2

Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:37 pm

Ohh how I miss the good ol' A.net as well.
When looking thru the posts in here from time to time, I hardly recognize anyone.
But I gotta say that it made my day when reading part one of this thread 
 
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RE: What Has Happened To A.net? Part 2

Sat Nov 09, 2013 5:32 am

As an aside to all of the issues of politics, moderators, and website ownership...

May I also submit that, at least when I first posted in February 2000 (as jtb106), I truly believe the aviation fan world was MUCH more interesting. Yes I'm older, but I live in Gilbert AZ on the approach to PHX Sky Harbor and all day my house is overflown by an endless series of 737NG, Airbus 320 family, and RJs all with quiet high bypass engines, that wouldn't interest me even when I was younger! I hardly even look up anymore.
In 2000 not only did we have the crackle and smoke of 732s, 722s, and DC9/MD80s, which was freaking amazing to watch, BTW, but we had L1011s mooing down runways, DC8s all over the cargo ramp, 747 classics aplenty, and even Concorde to get excited about. It was pre-9/11 and we could park next to the runway or right at the end of it and feel the screaming jets fly over. Each plane was different: the smoky 722 with its perfectly curved wing leading edge, 732s with the soot on the fuselage behind the wing, the subtle differences in the DC-10 family, hell, I think a trip to the airport then could even get you a straight pipe KC-135 if you were lucky (I know I heard one of the final Vomit Comet flights!) I remember posting on this forum about Fox network possibly getting a Convair 880 in the air for pete's sake! Even the commuter props had more personality, with ugly as sin Shorts 360s all over the place.
And TWA, which my earliest posts will show that I detested, still flew. A final link to the era of romance and glamour while flying, now broken...
Aviation was different, in look, sound, smell, and beauty.
Frankly, I don't know how anyone can be passionate about aviation in a high bypass twinjet world.
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RE: What Has Happened To A.net? Part 2

Sat Nov 09, 2013 7:37 am

Quoting 4holer (Reply 33):

Oh comeon, there is still the admiration of human capabilites on the tech field and the fascination with the airport operation orchestration which interest people and make them hold their breaths and crave for more. It is different, with all the technology we have nowadays, flightradar24 and available scanners and abundant info on the www, but it still has something in it. And I am saying that as an airline industry employee of eight years, burned out and illusionless .)
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RE: What Has Happened To A.net? Part 2

Sat Nov 09, 2013 6:54 pm

Quoting zruda (Reply 31):
But I must say I do miss the fun, the meets, and I often remember the legendary Ukrainian trips. What the heck, at least I met some great people here .)

Coincidently I had been talking to two other regulars recently about holding another meeting at Praha next May, but I would have waited until December before floating the idea.

Or should we create a poll and see whether Praha or Kiev get more votes ?
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RE: What Has Happened To A.net? Part 2

Sat Nov 09, 2013 8:37 pm

While I've never been a "power user" back in the day (even less so today for obvious reasons) I'm still amazed by all those old names showing up in here. Beautiful, just beautiful!

Quoting zruda (Reply 31):

Eventhough I had to leave early and missed most of the fun back in '08 I still got vivid memories (and pics I can't show) of a group of a.nuts burning a certain sign in the fire of a self-cut tree... 
...and we were right!




Instead I got you guys a crappy pic of a.nuts stocking up on Vodka at CPH. And yes, that's the quality of a 2006 phone-camera :P



No names, but some are... "standing out"  
Quoting HT (Reply 35):

Personally I'm all for IEV - longing to go back.
Then again, PRG is propably more attractive due to it's accessibility while only a few die hards would make it to Kiev.
And, BTW, yes, count me in  
 
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RE: What Has Happened To A.net? Part 2

Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:51 am

Quoting HT (Reply 35):

I am for it, only the last week in May I have already scheduled a trip to the Baltic countries, but anytime before that, count me in, will be happy to show you around (again). And as for Kiev, I love the city and the country, I am all for it, have visited Odessa this year again. Lets decide about it in December, then there will be plenty of time for scheduling holiday and picking the site .)
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RE: What Has Happened To A.net? Part 2

Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:52 am

Quoting dba4u (Reply 36):

I only slightly remember burning a sign but do well remember all the "sausage on the stick" fun 
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RE: What Has Happened To A.net? Part 2

Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:55 am

Come on people, don´t be so dramatic     Being a lurker since the early 2000's and a member since 2005, I'm fully aware the site has changed, yes, things are different, yes.....but come on, I remember many of us feared the change in the site's ownership years ago would kill the site and cause a quick and massive leak of members....that never happened....the magic of a fantastic pic showing a shiny alluminum tube with wings and engines under the sun is the same ( and that was the reason why many of us dragged this site in the Favourites list for the very first time many many years ago ).
This is, still, the best site for aviation nuts. There are other good sites around, there are other foums, yes, but here we have all in one, all mixed up... There's nothing better !!!


Quoting 4holer (Reply 33):
Aviation was different, in look, sound, smell, and beauty.Frankly, I don't know how anyone can be passionate about aviation in a high bypass twinjet world.

It's called evolution, adaptation to a new reality. I fell in love with aviation being a very little boy sticking the nose against the window of a DC-3.... I grew up seeing three holers and 742's passing over my head at the runway threshold....and yes, I miss those days, but still, when I see 560 Tons of metal taking off in the mist I still have my heart beats accelerated.... and you can always have the fantasy to make a trip to Iran and fly a 707, or to North Korea to fly an Air Koryo's russian classic... the magic is still there, all over the world !!!

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RE: What Has Happened To A.net? Part 2

Mon Nov 11, 2013 7:02 pm

I'll add to what others said in the other thread. The moderation has completely changed over the past few years. Non-av was hilarious when I joined. Many a night I'd be working a ticket counter waiting for passengers to show up passing the time reading N/A laughing to myself. It wasn't all that long ago I posted something in a thread about Scotty not being around and it got deleted. Just thinking of all the posts that guy made in the forum makes me shudder.

I also miss Baroque. He and I PM'd often. I don't have the heart to take him off my RU list.
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RE: What Has Happened To A.net? Part 2

Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:15 am

Quoting zruda (Reply 38):
I only slightly remember burning a sign but do well remember all the "sausage on the stick" fun

We most certainly had fun with our sausages! 

Too bad memories faded, ok, maybe calling a piece of newspaper with something scribbled on it a "sign" is a bit over the top...  
 
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RE: What Has Happened To A.net? Part 2

Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:30 am

Quoting dba4u (Reply 41):

yeah, I know now, but lets create some new memories instead  
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RE: What Has Happened To A.net? Part 2

Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:43 pm

Quoting 4holer (Reply 33):
Aviation was different, in look, sound, smell, and beauty.

Oh yeah. Those were the days.

Quoting 4holer (Reply 33):
Frankly, I don't know how anyone can be passionate about aviation in a high bypass twinjet world.

It's probably a matter of perspective. You, me and many others have known aviation in a much different way than it is today with basically two-three types of aircraft (I'm simplifying a bit) dominating the skies with many LCC crowding airports. But what is the perspective of those who haven't known aviation as it was ten, twenty or more years ago ? Do they really care about it ? Are they only living it in the present and future ? Plus today data is very easily accessible thanks to the Internet and this site. For many of us, our passion for aviation dates from before the Internet and thus was built differently. I remember when some years ago there was constantly (this is how I felt about it) someone wondering here whether there would be PTV installed in the aircraft of her/his next flight, or whining for the lack of it. It didn't sound like passion for aviation to me but more something like consumerism.

Quoting zruda (Reply 34):
Oh comeon, there is still the admiration of human capabilites on the tech field

Yes, of course, but I also find it less attractive nowadays than even ten years ago.
 
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RE: What Has Happened To A.net? Part 2

Thu Nov 14, 2013 4:06 pm

The cargo bay pics were great always.......brought back memories......
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