Well, here is my attempt, apologies if any of it is wrong.
Title: Best of Airliners.net
Top of first photo on the left: One can admire aviation from one fascinating website: Ten years ago a Swedish student created a forum for spotters from all over the word. Aero International has chosen the best photos of 2004.
Bottom of the same photo: A Kuwait Airlines A340-300 under a Lufthansa A340-600 during flight, over Amsterdam – Schiphol. Photo: Wieste de Graaf
Photo on top-right of the first page: A Lufthansa 747-400 on approach to runway 28R next to a United Airlines 757-200 about to land on runway 28L at San Fransisco International Airport. Photo: Ben Wang.
Next photo down: When Hungary joined the EU, a Malev 737-300 flew through the Hungarian capital – here it is in front of the parliament’s building in Budapest. Photo: Arpád Gordos
Photo at the top-left of the second page: On it’s flight around the world, the South East Asian Airlines Do 24ATT amphibian crosses the Bavarian Alps in September 2004. Photo: Andreas Zeitler.
Bottom left photo on the second page: A WinAir DHC-6 Twin Otter on short finals to the Caribbean island of St. Barthélémy. Photo: Dan Valentine.
Top-right photo on the second page: A KLM 747-400 brushes the beach, as it is just short of landing at Princess Juliana Airport on the Caribbean island of St. Maarten. Photo: Europix
Bottom-right photo of the second page: Directly in front of the windows of the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, this Northwest Airlines 757-200 powers towards the heavens. Photo: Matt Willmott-Sharp.
Top-left photo on the third page: Numerous spotter greet this Corsair 747-300 during it's arrival into a rainy St. Maarten. Photo: markgarfinkel.com
Top-right photo on the third page: Clouds of condensation waft over the wings of this Singapore Airlines 747-400. Photo: Miguel Snoep.
Middle-right photo on the third page: Almost completely covered in condensation, this Delta Air Lines 777-200 approaches Dublin. Photo: Robert Budde.
Bottom-right photo on the third page: Violent vapour trails show this A330 (airline unknown) underneath another aircraft. Photo: Bailey – AirTeamImages.
Top-left photo on the fourth page: In the heart of the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo lies the Congonhas Airport, which this VASP 737-200 is heading for. Photo: Paulo Herren – Jumpseat Team.
Top-right photo on the fourth page: A United Airlines 757-200 is just a few metres away from the runway at San Diego International Airport. Photo: Mike “Rotor” Nowak.
Bottom-left photo on the fourth page: A Monarch Airlines 757-200 on approach to Gibraltar Airport. Photo: Luis Rosa.
Picture of Johan: A complex talent: Electronic Aircraft-Puzzle of the creator of Airliners.net, Johan Lundgren.
Like most big things in this world, Airliners.net also began very small. Johan Lundgren, a young I.T. student in the northern town of Luleå, Sweden, had a liking to aircraft, which he expressed in the form of a single website. There he collected, of which, in the middle of the 90’s, he found a substantial number on the under developed World Wide Web. During his military service, which interrupted his studying for a year in 1995, he worked continuously on his website, which was named “Pictures of Modern Airliners”. With the developing of the WWW, his website became established, and complete foreigner to the Internet Lundgren uploaded his own aircraft photos to his website. That soon took control, and with the section “Your Photos”, Lundgren finally gave photographers the opportunity to show the hundreds of photos, which been sent to him, on the website. In 1997 Lundgren renamed the website: Airliners.net was born, and a single server was set up in Lundgren’s dormitory in student accommodation. It wasn't long until Airliners.net hosted additional discussion forums, aircraft descriptions, aviation related articles, a virtual shop, a postcard service, and, and, and… One server became four, and the room where Lundgren lived, was filled with the hums of the computer, as the temperature climbed to a tropical climate. In the end someone offered to set up his computers in the university computer rooms, which is where they still stand today.
From what started as a hobby became a full time job. Lundgren not only looked after the hardware, but also the software. Airliners.net runs on Linux. His studying suffered, but the site grew, and prospered, and Lundgren needed help. Fortunately there were a substantial number of aviation enthusiasts, who were willing to offer their time and knowledge to Airliners.net. Today there are around 80 volunteers, who run different areas of the website, which included moderating the discussion forums, screening photos, editing the database, and without this assistance, the success Airliners.net would not be possible. Not only is the field of aviation important, but also Lundgren has to concentrate on surviving with the huge pile of jobs and materials.
[Edited 2005-01-31 20:19:55]