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Airwarriors.com......then...and now.

usmarinemike

Solidly part of the 42%.
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Ten years ago I was all ramped up about Y2K. I had my stash of food, and barrels of water and even had a gas tank put on the property. My, how things do change.
Perhaps those will all come in handy for the Mayan apocalypse of 2012.

I was between HS graduation and boot camp at this time ten years ago. On Sunday after church I was probably slinging pasta and breadsticks at Fazoli's making $6.15/hour...as the highest paid person who wasn't a manager. Hey, the cream rises to the top. :)
 

Scoob

If you gotta problem, yo, I'll be part of it.
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Why yes I have... On a 1200 baud modem that was the fastest thing available at the time, using a CPM Televideo machine with a supersize 10MB hard drive and 5 1/4" floppies. State of the art stuff. Oh, and I had a Mansmann-Talley dot matrix printer thet weighed about 30 pounds. :icon_tong
Sure, but did you hack the WHOPPER to play some Global Thermonuclear War?

I had no idea Airwarriors had achieved consciousness while I was in Primary. Probably good that I didn't know, as it probably would have kept me from studying even more than downtown Corpus, and that bartender I dated did.

...and yes, I read that book in college, too.
 

nittany03

FUBIJAR
pilot
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Are you old if you know that AW got its title from "that book?" :)

I remember looking at the the older site as a mid, wanting to check it one day as a senior at PSU, and going "wow! It's a forum now!" I think my first post was asking about the wait down at API; I'd probably have gotten like 8 infractions for deceased equine pummelling these days. :icon_tong

Edit: And of course, when the spiders came along in 2007, Master was in FlashChat. How appropriate . . .
 

Steve Wilkins

Teaching pigs to dance, one pig at a time.
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Just for clarification's sake, AW is actually a little over 11 years old. The first static html page went up in March of 1999. The archives didn't go back that far though.
 

Brett327

Well-Known Member
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Nerd Alert! Anyone here ever dial into a BBS?

<------ Nerd
That's about all there was in the 80s. :) My first modem was a 300 baud deal as big as a toaster connected to my Atari 800. :) Good times.

Brett
 

PropAddict

Now with even more awesome!
pilot
Contributor
Sheeeeeet. Oldest I remember was my super fast 14.4 Kbps modem. I was the coolest kid on the block; ASCII porn downloaded in mere MINUTES!
 

Schnugg

It's gettin' a bit dramatic 'round here...
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WOPR



I think I started smoking AW around January 2003...
 

Birdog8585

Milk and Honey
pilot
Contributor
Are you old if you know that AW got its title from "that book?" :)
That's how I found the forum, doing an Excite search for "that book". And that was prob on my 14.4kbps beast running Windows 2000. How time has flown...

Thanks for the nostalgic walk Websan.
 

kmac

Visiting Faculty at SLU
pilot
Super Moderator
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Even when I look at my join date, I think... "wow, has it been that long?" I was getting gouge and hearing stories from API through Advanced. I met Bunk on here before he became my RAG instructor or Det OIC. Then there were the college students, some of which became my students, and now have wings next to their names. My how time flies!
 

phrogpilot73

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I look at some of the join dates, and am curious how I never stumbled onto AirWarriors earlier... I found AW while bored one night in Iraq searching for how to move from military helo pilot to the airlines. I think one of the first posts I read was by HAL or A4s...
 

HueyCobra8151

Well-Known Member
pilot
Jeez, I thought I was an old-timer with my 2400 baud modem logging onto BBS's....1200 is pretty ancient. I remember being jealous of my buddy who had both a 486 and a 14.4k modem.

We also direct connected our computers one time to "chat."

So who here played Tradewars on a BBS?

Oh yeah, and I remember when you guys had posted your journals of your progress through flight school at the top of the page...what ever happened to those?
 
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