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Tue Aug 22, 2000 6:05 am

I just checked my mail for today and found my copy of Airliners. I started brousing through it. There are some nice stories this month.

This magazine has a column towards the back called "Flying the WEB" by Thomas Becher. Every month it passes on the best aviation sites on the net. This was his last column as he is apparently moving on to another job. But as I read through I got to the second last paragraph:

"Fortunately, there are some things the Web can't replace, such as pilots dedicated to safety and service. So, what's my all-time favorite commercial aviation site? It's (not related to this magazine). I first wrote about this site when it was a simple page for amateur photographers sharing airplane shots from their latest spotting trips. Since then, it has evolved into a great on-line database with a world-class layout offering nearly 90,000 airliner images, several discussion forums, industry news, hundreds of links and much, much more. The competition of Web audiences is stiff, but this one site I found myself going to again and again."

Wouldn't you agree!?

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Tue Aug 22, 2000 6:20 am

I couldn't agree more!!!!!
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Tue Aug 22, 2000 7:03 am

AIRLINERS.NET is the best website (aviation) out there congradulations to everybody who made it a great sucess

Johan-You are doing a great job running this wonderful site.

I go to this site like 10x a day just to see if any new photos are added...

Keep up the good work you guys.


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Tue Aug 22, 2000 7:29 am is the BEST aviation website on the internet and hopefully it will be for a VERY
long time!!!!

Good Job Johan!!!



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Tue Aug 22, 2000 7:34 am

I wouldnt be here if i didnt think it was great! Keep up the great work!!    

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Tue Aug 22, 2000 7:50 am

In the sky it's planes, on the ground it's!!!    
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Tue Aug 22, 2000 7:55 am

Great Non-Aviation forum too...
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Tue Aug 22, 2000 9:26 am

That's definitely cool.
This is a great site and it can only get better!!
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Tue Aug 22, 2000 9:49 am

Does any body know what the offical or unoffical photo is when this place first started (before it was called>

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Tue Aug 22, 2000 12:37 pm

When was started?
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Tue Aug 22, 2000 10:39 pm

This is a very good and interesting site. My only wonder is why it takes ages loading on my computer. My 28K modem doesn't seem to be getting data constantly. Hotmail and yahoo loads real quick. The forums are also very good to use. The design is also excellent.
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Wed Aug 23, 2000 4:31 am

this is the best aviation site i have ever been too, i go here at least 10x a day(about 3x on days i have schools) and there is no other site that can compare with this site, it is also educational too in the way that in the forums,you can learn things you never knew, and it is something for every body to talk about aviation(age,sex etc) it is on that i can really have a serious aviation conversation with someone, this site is definately the best in 'bizzness
Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
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Wed Aug 23, 2000 4:34 am

The best aviation site I've come across - hands down! 
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Wed Aug 23, 2000 4:38 am

I am 100% in agreement. I come back to over and over. It's very fascinating to be able to exchange so many ideas and so much information about commercial airliners, and to see so many amazing photos!

Thank you Johan and your colleagues for all your hard work!

Britt Saunders, aka IL96M

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Wed Aug 23, 2000 5:40 am

Yeah when did come into creation and what date did it assume its present form?

I like
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Wed Aug 23, 2000 7:30 am was found almost 4 years ago. I dont remember the date but I was here when this site had like 100 pictures.

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Wed Aug 23, 2000 9:08 am

According to the search, photo id#1 belongs to Rob Rindt, a 747-400 of Canadian Airlnes. I don't know if itt is actually the first photo uploaded maybe an admin. can tell us.

I also tried to post that photo in this message but it doesn't work, so you'll have to search for "Rob Rindt" to see it.
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Wed Aug 23, 2000 9:34 am

Can't agree more...great photos, great forums, great site!!!

Keep up the good work!

aka Corey Drakkon from PIR


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