A bunch of firsts.

Discussion in 'Basic' started by Airframes, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. Airframes

    Airframes Benevolens Magister

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2008
    Messages:
    47,663
    Likes Received:
    1,417
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Cheshire, UK
    Well, I've been a member now for four weeks, and got a number of firsts.
    I first joined this forum site as a result of seeing a posting about 625 Sqn. R.A.F. It turned out that the guy concerned was the Grandson of the pilot of a Lancaster that featured in my first limited-edition print publication!
    Next, the first person I corrsponded with was Rochie, who, coincidentally, had been in the same unit as I had once been in!
    First of all the firsts, the day I joined the forum was the first day of being connected to the Internet!
    This is the first forum I have ever witnessed, let alone joined!
    It is the first time that I have been able to communicate directly to so many like-minded people, all over the World.
    It is the first time I have ever met such a bunch of nice people, and the first time I have been able to receive and exchange information so quickly.
    But, most importantly, it is the first time I have ever 'met' so many new friends!
    Thanks everyone!!
    Oh! And I've just done 200 posts!
    Wowza! Not bad in four weeks.
    Terry.
     
  2. Thorlifter

    Thorlifter Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2004
    Messages:
    7,905
    Likes Received:
    189
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    IT Nerd
    Location:
    Dallas, Tx Jubail, Saudi Arabia
    We are glad you found us Terry.
     
  3. Lucky13

    Lucky13 Forum Mascot

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2006
    Messages:
    36,727
    Likes Received:
    1,064
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Nightshift picker
    Location:
    A Swede living in Glasgow, Scotland
    Home Page:
    Likewise Terry, likewise...! One in the family now...!
     
  4. Gnomey

    Gnomey World Travelling Doctor
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2004
    Messages:
    41,750
    Likes Received:
    518
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Doctor
    Location:
    Portsmouth / Royal Deeside, UK
    Home Page:
    I agree with all the above. :D Glad you found us Terry.
     
  5. evangilder

    evangilder "Shooter"
    Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2004
    Messages:
    19,419
    Likes Received:
    137
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    Network Engineer/Photographer
    Location:
    Moorpark, CA
    Home Page:
    Thanks for that Terry. We mods and admins occasionally get a drubbing from someone for what we didn't do, should do or whatever. Hearing success stories is a welcome thing. :thumbleft:
     
  6. ccheese

    ccheese Member In Perpetuity
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2007
    Messages:
    12,669
    Likes Received:
    96
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Occupation:
    R E T I R E D !!
    Location:
    Virginia Beach, Va.
    Thanks for the kind words, Terry. I know exactly how you feel. I have made
    a bunch of friends...... from Australia to Poland. And I wouldn't trade a one of them for all the mutton in Australia !

    Charles
     
  7. Marcel

    Marcel Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2006
    Messages:
    6,976
    Likes Received:
    570
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Bioinformatician
    Location:
    Dordrecht
    Good show Terry
     
  8. Wayne Little

    Wayne Little Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2006
    Messages:
    51,168
    Likes Received:
    847
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Adelaide Sth. Aust.
    Well said mate! Certainly glad you found us Terry!
     
  9. mkloby

    mkloby Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2006
    Messages:
    3,561
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    USMC - Capt - 7532
    Location:
    Jacksonville, NC
    Good deal. What did you do when you were in? I'm guessing airframer?
     
  10. Matt308

    Matt308 Glock Perfection
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2005
    Messages:
    20,140
    Likes Received:
    54
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Occupation:
    Engineer
    Location:
    Washington State
    Stick around Airframes. We need more contributors with your background. And if you get your feathers ruffled, just point it out to the member or PM a mod. It can usually get straightened out rather quickly with no harm to either party.
     
  11. DerAdlerIstGelandet

    DerAdlerIstGelandet Der Crew Chief
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2004
    Messages:
    41,768
    Likes Received:
    684
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    A&P - Aircraft Technician
    Location:
    USA/Germany
    Good stuff. We always like to hear things like this.
     
  12. Njaco

    Njaco The Pop-Tart Whisperer
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2007
    Messages:
    23,053
    Likes Received:
    994
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Animal Control Officer
    Location:
    Southern New Jersey
    Glad to have you here!!
     
  13. Airframes

    Airframes Benevolens Magister

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2008
    Messages:
    47,663
    Likes Received:
    1,417
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Cheshire, UK
    Thanks everyone!
    Mkloby, I was in Paras, and then the 'other lot' we don't mention!
    The 'airframes' comes from the name adpoted for my part-time aviation art thing; 'The Airframes Studio'. Had a sort of deal going with a high street framing franchise, (they've since gone bust due to losing a claim in an American court!) the name tied in nicely with the name of the company. Seemed like a good username, as I hadn't a clue what to do when I signed-up to the forum!
     
  14. <simon>

    <simon> Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2008
    Messages:
    280
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Heyfield, Victoria

    Good on ya Terry, i feel exactly the same way. Didn't know what an online forum was til I googled something about aircraft and found this site!

    It does sound wierd but u do make good friends through this site!

    Oh, and congrats on the 200 posts too! Took me a lot longer than 4 weeks!

    Cheers
    Simon
     
  15. Heinz

    Heinz Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2007
    Messages:
    7,731
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    Student, Musician, Writer, Thinker, Shelf Stacker...
    Location:
    Melbourne, Victoria
    You're a welcome addition mate! :)
     
  16. rochie

    rochie Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2006
    Messages:
    14,631
    Likes Received:
    421
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Head chef
    Location:
    billingham nr middlesbrough uk
    great stuff terry, wow 200 posts in 4 weeks ive been here 3 years and have only posted 600 times
     
  17. RabidAlien

    RabidAlien Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2008
    Messages:
    6,592
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Occupation:
    IT
    Location:
    Hurst, Texas
    :occasion5: Welcome to the Internet!!!
     
  18. Njaco

    Njaco The Pop-Tart Whisperer
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2007
    Messages:
    23,053
    Likes Received:
    994
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Animal Control Officer
    Location:
    Southern New Jersey
    But Rochie, I think in the past 6 months you've posted more than in the previous 2 years. we're getting to be a nice little community!
     
  19. Wurger

    Wurger Siggy Master
    Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2005
    Messages:
    47,635
    Likes Received:
    1,483
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    A retired military Navigator/ATC, FIS controller
    Location:
    Poland
    I'm with all guys here.Glad you found us Terry.:D
     
Loading...

Share This Page