I had the pleasure of meeting eHangar member Nick de Carteret and his wife, Judith, during their stop-over in Singapore last Sunday. We met up at his hotel for a drink and afterward to Newton Circus hawker centre for dinner.
Nick, or Stormchaser, is one of the veteran members of this site, joining in 2004, just a few months after the site started. All through these years, we have chatted on the eHangar forums and via emails, but never met up. So it was great to finally meet up with him for an evening, talking about the ‘old’ days, mutual friendships formed on this site, and many other things. He also shared with me stories of some of his meet-ups with other eHangar members in the US, and fondly recalled his visit to famed collector Eugene Eisenberg’s home (see forum threads here and here).
With this first meeting, I am now hoping to meet other members next year, work schedules permitting, in the US, when several eHangar members are planning a get-together somewhere in the USA. After so many years and countless chats and conversations with many members, it will be good to finally put names and usernames to faces.
I would also love to hear of other meet-ups and gatherings of other eHangar members, if you care to share.