mig21umd
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Guessing Game No Prizes Maybe :-)

Sun Jan 01, 2006 11:37 am

Happy new year to all on airliners!

This will be a big year for airliners.net because we should get the 1000 000th photo posted. This moment it is at 942 353.

So im thinking we should start to try to guess what the image might be. If you would like to contribute place down your choices in the following order.

1. Airline or Airforce (which airline or nations airforce that is)
2. Aircraft type
3. If you like the photographer as well.
4. The location.

I will try to keep copies of the post so in a few months time their might be a winner. And if im rich enough (Im yet to check last night lotto numbers) I might organize a good prize.

One rule - to be considered the winner you have to have pick correctly at least 3 of the 4 categories.

Good Luck!

My pick for the 1000 000th

1. Croatian Airforce (I know its no airline but I like this pick)
2. Mig21UMD 10th anivesery operation Tempest (storm) dedicated markings
3. Chris Lofting
4. Zadar Zemunik Airbase.

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RE: Guessing Game No Prizes Maybe :-)

Sun Jan 01, 2006 11:42 am

It will be another pristinely backlit photograph of an A380 taking off as seen from another aircraft. Guess the photographer.
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RE: Guessing Game No Prizes Maybe :-)

Sun Jan 01, 2006 11:44 am

It will be a photo by me ofcourse  Wink ( even though I have only managed to get a single photo accepted on a.net Big grin )
 
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RE: Guessing Game No Prizes Maybe :-)

Sun Jan 01, 2006 1:02 pm

It's going to be a crappy photo of like a cessna or something and the photographer won't even know he shot the one millionth pic.
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sammyk
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RE: Guessing Game No Prizes Maybe :-)

Sun Jan 01, 2006 1:07 pm

Wow, 1,000,000 photos. I still remember sitting down one day and going through 1,000 or 1,500 photos...which was about all they had at the time. Most impressive.
 
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RE: Guessing Game No Prizes Maybe :-)

Sun Jan 01, 2006 1:08 pm



KLM 747 in Amsterdam.




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RE: Guessing Game No Prizes Maybe :-)

Sun Jan 01, 2006 1:23 pm

1. Emirates
2. A380-800
3. T.Laurent
4. Toulouse - Blagnac (TLS/LFBO)

This is a complete shot in the dark. I just made something up off the top of my head. I did look up the photographer, though.

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RE: Guessing Game No Prizes Maybe :-)

Sun Jan 01, 2006 1:31 pm

Here's a thought: What if the site administrators know exactly when it's time to admit the 1,000,000th photo into the database. Do you think they might be a little selective of what image that might be? Like if somebody just submitted an ordinary landing picture of a FlyI RJ-200, it would get rejected since it's not that special or memorable pic? Just a speculation.
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RE: Guessing Game No Prizes Maybe :-)

Sun Jan 01, 2006 6:40 pm

1. Alaska Airlines
2. 734
3. ?
4. Some small Alaskan town
 
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AirPacific747
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RE: Guessing Game No Prizes Maybe :-)

Sun Jan 01, 2006 7:51 pm

Quoting Reyes27 (Reply 8):
1. Alaska Airlines
2. 734
3. ?
4. Some small Alaskan town

and you must be the first member to join in 2006! Welcome to a.net!
 
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RE: Guessing Game No Prizes Maybe :-)

Sun Jan 01, 2006 10:53 pm

Quoting HPLASOps (Reply 7):
Do you think they might be a little selective of what image that might be? Like if somebody just submitted an ordinary landing picture of a FlyI RJ-200, it would get rejected since it's not that special or memorable pic?

I would imagine so, although they wouldnt reject the picture, just hold off approving it. They will probably start looking for a picture in the week running up to the 1millionth, and hold off approving it until its the 1millionth...

At least thats what I would do if i was in charge.
 
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RE: Guessing Game No Prizes Maybe :-)

Mon Jan 02, 2006 11:29 am

Quoting Mig21UMD (Thread starter):
will try to keep copies of the post so in a few months time their might be a winner. And if im rich enough (Im yet to check last night lotto numbers) I might organize a good prize.

I did no good in the massive lotto draw, so it looks less likely there will be a prize.  present  Still keep them coming! Smile

Quoting HPLASOps (Reply 7):
Do you think they might be a little selective of what image that might be? Like if somebody just submitted an ordinary landing picture of a FlyI RJ-200, it would get rejected since it's not that special or memorable pic? Just a speculation.

Good to see people are starting to adopt strategies. This could be true. So use this to your advantage when making your guess.

If this is true they may dedicate the spot to the most popular pic on the site.

1. Air france
2. B747-228BM
3. Justin Cederholm
4. At good old St Maarten.
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APFPilot1985
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RE: Guessing Game No Prizes Maybe :-)

Mon Jan 02, 2006 11:35 am

Quoting DLKAPA (Reply 1):
It will be another pristinely backlit photograph of an A380 taking off as seen from another aircraft. Guess the photographer.

  

Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 10):
I would imagine so, although they wouldnt reject the picture, just hold off approving it. They will probably start looking for a picture in the week running up to the 1millionth, and hold off approving it until its the 1millionth...

At least thats what I would do if i was in charge.

That would be complete and total BS if that happened. It should be treated as no different than a normal photo.

edit: also, this should be in the photo forum.

[Edited 2006-01-02 03:36:44]
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RE: Guessing Game No Prizes Maybe :-)

Mon Jan 02, 2006 4:53 pm

It SHOULD be a wide shot containing a dirty fuselage AF 777 and an AF 340 at YYZ. With a NW DC9 in the background.

This would spurn the standard new topics in the Civ-Av forums:
A vs B in one of its many forms.
Dirty AF birds. (Not he FAs )
When are NW gonna replace their aging...
High landing fees at YYZ.

YOWza

[Edited 2006-01-02 08:54:56]
 
QF108
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RE: Guessing Game No Prizes Maybe :-)

Mon Jan 02, 2006 5:17 pm

My guess,

I'm going to be semi patriotic here,

1. Qantas
2.B747-400 Wunala
3. ?????
4. The unofficial home of Qantas -> LAX.

Mark
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reyes27
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RE: Guessing Game No Prizes Maybe :-)

Mon Jan 02, 2006 5:41 pm

Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 10):
and you must be the first member to join in 2006! Welcome to a.net!

Thanks, I have been lerking for ages, I figured it was time to pony up some cash.

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