Next Monday, General Lee will be hitting his 7 year anniversary on flightinfo. He has made 12,951 posts since then which is 1850 posts a year and 154 posts a month. What a life he has spending it on flightinfo.In the beginning there was General Lee. And General spoke, and there was Flightinfo. And it was good.
I remember it from late 99, I think I posted a question about airtran early 2000 or so. that was back when you could log in as someone new for every post. then in late 2001 or early 02 it became the email confirmation based reg. that it is now if i remember correctly .Yeah. A lot of folks were on the old Propilot.com web board that was run by a Skywest guy. (remember Doc's FAR Forum?) He shut it down as that place took a dive. I came over here then around 1999.
My how times have changed. Not many UAL scantron questions or comments how Southwest is destroying the industry!
web.archive.org lists the first page from May of 1998. Here is a link if a few of you want to ride the "way back machine."
Wow! Even appears to have some of the original postings:
Wait a second, I remember being on here long before 7 years ago. That has to be wrong. Wasn't there a thread "Where in the World is General Lee" back around 9-11? I was on vacation for awhile as I remember....To all of my children out there.....
Yes, I have been on this board for years, and it has given me a lot. I actually enjoy the banter, and I like giving smackdowns and taking krap too. Yes, I am still married, and we have fun together. Yes, I still lift weights and ride bikes, and I think I look FANTASTIC. I still don't EVER want to fly to LBB, or to only fly 737s on multiple leg days with 25 minute turns, forever. I still think the Comair guys were jerks after 9-11, and those guys should suk it. I still think some of the SkyWest guys will do anything for larger planes. I still think Ozone Park and Yonkers are great places for Jetblue guys to live. I actually like Ty Webb now.(we had a rough start) I think CRJ567 works at the local McRonalds and brings home urinal cakes to eat before he lays in his straw/hay bed. Tankerclown and Frank Lorenzo make me laugh. And, I am glad we merged with NWA.
So, I can't wait for my 7 year anniversary, and my 13,000th post. IT WILL SIMPLY BE FANTASTIC, and I will jump up and down---right after I lift some weights and ride my bike upon returning from a fantastic RIO trip.
Bye Bye---General Lee