Hats off to Scott, the webmaster at www.theaerodrome.com
, cos it's back up and running - and it's much quicker, too.
The best news though, is that the search engine is working. Hooray!!!!!!!!!
If you intend to search the old (archived) threads, make sure you use the 'search' key at the top of the page - and remember to put huge numbers in the "days since last post" and another big number in "number of posts displayed" if you want to see all the relevant posts going back to 1998.
I just put 'SPAD' in the engine, and put '5000' in the two boxes, mentioned above, and got around 3000 hits - which only took about two minutes to upload (I'm on broadband, so I don't know if that makes a difference) - all on one very longggggg page, though.