How long have YOU been in YSF?

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Re: How long have YOU been in YSF?

Post by evo » Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:31 am

I have been flying for 2 yrs.
i joined the forum a week ago
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Re: How long have YOU been in YSF?

Post by Flake » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:50 am

Oh this is an old thread. Not sure if I posted in it...

Ever since June of 2006 (6.5 Years), but some veterans go WAY back.

Also, Evo, it's not always the best idea to bump old threads unless you have substantial information to provide. I think this is an okay case, but just so you know for other threads...
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Re: How long have YOU been in YSF?

Post by Turbofan » Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:06 pm

OfficerFlake wrote:Oh this is an old thread. Not sure if I posted in it...
Yeah you did-back on page 2 ;) :
OfficerFlake wrote:Since June of 2006. I joined YSP a bit later, getting in on the aerobatic side.
This time you gave more information though :P.

Now then, while this has popped up... might as well contribute. I discovered YSFS way back in '01 through an incessant desire to find a decent, freeware flight sim (and a Google search). I flew offline for a year or so. Then I discovered the YSTK Fan Site (yeah, I've been here for a while folks) and joined YSTK Global Lines, the pioneer of virtual airline flying in YS. Some of you old timers may remember Cruising (later on known as Jetliner on YS Pilots), Arnie (who was in charge of the "recreational" flying sub-forum) and of course Skyline, both of whom helped Cruising and me run the airline. Anyway, YSTK Global Lines later turned into YGL Corp. with me as COO and Jetliner as CEO and so on and so forth, the rest is history.
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Re: How long have YOU been in YSF?

Post by wingzfan99 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:46 pm

Turbofan wrote: Now then, while this has popped up... might as well contribute. I discovered YSFS way back in '01 through an incessant desire to find a decent, freeware flight sim (and a Google search). I flew offline for a year or so. Then I discovered the YSTK Fan Site (yeah, I've been here for a while folks) and joined YSTK Global Lines, the pioneer of virtual airline flying in YS. Some of you old timers may remember Cruising (later on known as Jetliner on YS Pilots), Arnie (who was in charge of the "recreational" flying sub-forum) and of course Skyline, both of whom helped Cruising and me run the airline. Anyway, YSTK Global Lines later turned into YGL Corp. with me as COO and Jetliner as CEO and so on and so forth, the rest is history.
TF, you and Jetliner were great at running YGL. Really one of the truly "historic" parts of our YS community.

I already posted here as well, but more detail is probably in order:

I started playing YS back in 2006 after a friend recommended it to me. That friend only played it a couple of times and never came back, but first time I was online, I "met" Vapor and Darthmiina. They told me about YSPilots, which I joined that same night. I had already been involved in MSFS for a long time, and was in a couple of VA's there, so I was really excited about joining a forum and starting a VA for YS. I never got my own VA running, but started NAFC (North American Flight Command) with a user then known as Man-U (he's long gone now), which had about 15 pilots at it's peak, and YSATC (which spawned out of discussions about regulating the .dat files of squad aircraft -- no cheat planes, people!), and pretty much ran that until YSP collapsed and HQ started. Joined HQ a few weeks after it started (it was still a secret at the time, if I remember correctly), and the rest, as TF said, is history.
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Re: How long have YOU been in YSF?

Post by Turbofan » Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:44 pm

^Oh man, I remember Vapor and Darthmiina, brings back some great times gone in years past. Vapor was also heavily into the combat side of things and he did make some good contributions (if memory serves it was him who made the San Francisco map-or partially helped out anyway), but helped me and Jetliner as well to ward off nasties on servers.

Speaking of warding off server nasties, I remember YSATC-you definitely introduced a great concept to YS which had been lacking in coherent form for a long time. Everything from flight logging to VA servers, good stuff!

And thanks for the comments on YGL, it was great fun to run that collection of VAs. Really though it was Jetliner who made running it fun, we collaborated on paint schemes and routes and pretty much everything else. And when you joined the Civilian section that made it even better.
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Re: How long have YOU been in YSF?

Post by Nath » Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:13 pm

Well, I've been flying offline for around 3 years, I came across the forum just after it had replaced YsPilots. Basically that's it.
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Re: How long have YOU been in YSF?

Post by Slider » Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:24 am

6.5 years, I have been using the forums since ysp1 but I rarely post any topics. yet im always on the teamspeak servers If you would like to talk. :)
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Re: How long have YOU been in YSF?

Post by NavyGator » Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:20 pm

Turbofan wrote:^Vapor was also heavily into the combat side of things and he did make some good contributions (if memory serves it was him who made the San Francisco map-or partially helped out anyway), but helped me and Jetliner as well to ward off nasties on servers.
There is a San Francisco map ! ?
Really?
Does anybody know if any copies still exist?
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Re: How long have YOU been in YSF?

Post by wingzfan99 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:37 pm

I might still have it on my YS install, I'll take a look for you later.
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Re: How long have YOU been in YSF?

Post by Skyline » Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:47 am

I can't give a date. I'm thinking 2002 or 2003, joining YSTK only a month or two after discovering the game. Long enough ago that we didn't have transparencies yet and needed EFCN to play online.
And I remember being flamed by Raymond because I suggested a squadron idea not even a week into my membership, lol.
Then somehow I became an admin and terrorized all and sundry for years to come.

And now I'm a "Newbie"...haha!
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Re: How long have YOU been in YSF?

Post by Lord Flasheart » Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:36 am

I would guess at 6.5/7 years now. Took a couple years out due to work, responsibilities and joining the military. I was never really that active anyway, just made the odd post here and there between my extensive modelling projects.
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Re: How long have YOU been in YSF?

Post by lorDuckFeet » Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:44 pm

I started in YSFlight from the end of 2010, but came to HQ almost halfway through the year 2011.

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Re: How long have YOU been in YSF?

Post by Owl » Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:50 pm

How long? About ten years I'd say. Like Skyline I started when there were no transparencies, no thrust vectoring, no helicopters, no instruments apart from the very rudimentary HUD, no textures... We used to gather around Ysflight.tk forum and Oranleed was considered to be gold standard back then. I never expected to renew my acquaintance with YSflight but now I'm glad that I still see some old legends still active and many new kids churning out aircraft and maps that are waaay above what I even dared to imagine it would be possible in YSF.

As for YSHQ, I have only started a couple of minutes ago, though I've been lurking for a last couple of weeks ;)

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Re: How long have YOU been in YSF?

Post by Honey Badger » Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:49 pm

If no one minds a quick derail, welcome to HQ, Owl. Great to see a legend joining our ranks.
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Re: How long have YOU been in YSF?

Post by TheJuli » Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:36 pm

2 yers. I seem to be the only guy taht instantly played online just as i downloaded ys :P

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Re: How long have YOU been in YSF?

Post by Neo » Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:30 am

Just found this site not too long ago.

I've been playing YSFlight for quite awhile, I joined the old YS Pilots forums (where did they go?) back in 2007.

Things looked a little different back then. I can't say I've been active in the community since maybe 2010.

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Re: How long have YOU been in YSF?

Post by Skyline » Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:42 am

Honey Badger wrote:If no one minds a quick derail, welcome to HQ, Owl. Great to see a legend joining our ranks.
Yes, agreed! It's literally heart-warming to see Owl again. We all used to pull our hair out of the more limited options YS had back then and we loved every minute of it.
Owl was kind enough to accept my input when the YS community was starting to experiment with more realistic atmospheric colours; overcast shades and such.
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Re: How long have YOU been in YSF?

Post by Welnio » Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:28 am

mmm... about 2003 I knew ysflight, started in the forums about 2004, from then until now I still loving this simulator...
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Re: How long have YOU been in YSF?

Post by Skyline » Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:15 am

And it's like a family reunion, having you back to, brother.
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Re: How long have YOU been in YSF?

Post by Neo » Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:36 am

I started in 2007, I found YSFlight from a poster in an Ace Combat fan forum called Electrosphere, and I joined YSP later that year. In 2010 I lost my desktop PC in which I had my game and all the addons for it, and kinda fell off the radar afterwards.

And Welnio, is that a Guatemalteca flag I see?

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