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SN Brussels Open Door - BRU Spottersmeeting  
User currently offlineSabena 690 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 6173 times:

Hello all,

As mentioned before on this forum, SN Brussels Airlines will open it's doors on Sunday 5 October.

What will the program be?

From the website of SNBA (http://www.flySN.com):

The programme:

Visit to engine shop and other technical areas with explanation
by engineers & technicians
Visit of aircraft
Take one of our special Open House flights
Pilot academy with simulator
Hobby corner (aircraft model painting,…)
Photo exhibition
Web contest with interesting prices
African corner
http://www.flysn.com/pages/Belgium/EN/bedrijvendag.aspx

Of course I will be there. Patrick (Sabena 332) is already booked on LH from DUS to BRU via FRA (will arrive in the late evening of Saturday 04/10 and leave on Sunday evening).

So... who else will be there??

Hope to see as much as possible of you guys there...

8 flights above Belgium of 45 minuts will be organised. Those flights will of course sell out extremely quick, so be there early if you want to fly! The flights will normally be operated by ARJ's.

For the collectors, there will be a nice stand with t-shirts, scale moddels etc etc

A day to look forward to!

Cheers
Frederic

82 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineVCE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 6066 times:

Thank You very much Frederic, it's a very interesting programme.

User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 6042 times:

The program sounds really good, I'm already looking forward to October 5th. It would be great when some other a.net members would join us.

Patrick


User currently offlineJumbolino From Germany, joined Mar 2001, 490 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 6010 times:

Hi Patrick, Hi Frederic,

As I mentioned long time ago, I would be there.
Anyway, I will look for some cheap fares, but at the moment I've some very serious problems, so I might not be the best guy for such an wonderful adventure - I'll send you both the story per email.

Jumbolino.



Kind Regards, Jutta.
User currently offlineApuneger From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 3032 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 5975 times:

Hi everybody,

I'll be there as well (well, what did you expect huh? Big grin ). Better start saving some money and take some cash with me that day, to buy some models. I wonder if they'll sell the same models as the one at the entrance of their offices (a huge A319). No, only joking, that one would sell for € 3000 or so...

Anyway, it seems like it's going to be a really nice day. Many thousands will want to visit SN BA and get on one of the flights. I hope I'll be able to get on one of them...

About the spotters meeting: are you guys/ladies also planning on taking the car to some of the spotting places, or just walk to some interesting places near the former DAT offices/hangar (I suppose that's where the Opendoor is going to be held in the first place)?

Greetings,
Ivan



Ivan Coninx - Brussels Aviation Photography
User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From France, joined Sep 2003, 5133 posts, RR: 55
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 5956 times:

Hi Frederic,
thank you for this invitation, a really interesting program.
I´m in DUS for a business meeting at Sat. 04.10, will arrive home late this day and fly to FCO at Mon. 06.10,if nothing else happens, so not enough time to go to Brussels, but I hope to find the time, in the near future, to join
a A.net meeting (I read the reports LHR and others).
Regards,Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineShamrock_747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 5947 times:

Looks like a good day, I might take a day trip to BRU if I can find a good fare. Is it easy to access the SNBA base from the airport terminal?

Declan


User currently offlineApuneger From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 3032 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 5936 times:

Declan,

I'm not sure but I think there are buses that drive from the airport terminal to Brucargo (which is close to the Open House spot) or even closer.

Ivan



Ivan Coninx - Brussels Aviation Photography
User currently offlineViveAF From United Kingdom, joined exactly 13 years ago today! , 198 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 5908 times:

Hi all, this sounds like a good day event.

After my recent weekend at the Classics Show in HAM where I met up with Tobi, Mike and Andy I`ve got the taste for this kind of day out !

I have a ticket to use with KLM and although a routing MAN/AMS/BRU seems a bit of a long trek, if I can get a seat for Saturday & Sunday of that weekend, I`ll use it and hopefully meet up with you.

Is it required to book entrance tickets in advance ?

Cheers

Rich


User currently offlineBa319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8492 posts, RR: 55
Reply 9, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 5903 times:
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Bugger!

I've i've just booked a flight to MAN to visit my brother.

Pant's!

Mark



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User currently offline707cmf From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 10, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 5888 times:

Too bad for me.


My week from the 6th October on is booked (in Paris), and I am travelling (by train - unfortunately) that Sunday.

Thanks Patrick for the invitation anyway, I'm sure we will have other occasions (we still have that AMS spotting Week end to do !!!)

Antoine


User currently offlinePressclub From Belgium, joined Nov 2001, 774 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 5865 times:

Hi guys

I will certainly be there  Smile Smile Smile

Pressclub


User currently offlineSabena 690 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 5832 times:

Glad that so many are interested!!

@Flieger67: I hope to meet you over there!

@Declan: Pressclub told me some time ago you can take a van from the Arrivals? area to Corporate Village. You can also take a free bus outside the arrivals terminal to Brucargo (it's not far from there).

You can also walk, it will be around 30 minuts but I do this walk every time I am at BRU because it is so nice! (Past the parked DHL's, under the departing aircraft etc).

The cheapest for you will be SN/BA (codeshare) or BD from LHR

@Rich - ViveAF: it is not possible to book entrance tickets in advance. The entrance is free! Hope to see you there! And MAN-AMS-BRU is of course a very nice itinerary  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

@Mark and Antoine: a pitty you guys will not be there  Sad

@Pressclub: what a surprise we will also see you over there!! Big grin

Regards
Frederic


User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 51
Reply 13, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 5815 times:

Hi everyone (and big hi to Sabena690, 332, Turbotrent and Apuneger  Big thumbs up)
Any LCC's flying DUB to BRU ?
Will



Fly to live, live to fly - Air France/KLM Flying Blue Platinum, BMI Diamond Club Gold, Emirates Skywards
User currently offlineSabena 690 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 5813 times:

A big hi back to William!  Big thumbs up

FR likes to call CRL BRU South, but we know better  Big grin

EI is selling at €151, that's the cheapest I could find...

Regards
Frederic


User currently offlineA330DAT From Belgium, joined Nov 2001, 469 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week ago) and read 5742 times:

Hello everyone. I WILL BE THERE!!!! of course. Wouldn't miss it for the world  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Hey, if we're enough people, we could even charter an Avro jet for ourselves. Why not? Of course the cockpit crew will have a lot of work trimming the aircraft on such a flight, with everyone moving from left to right trying to take pictures  Yeah sure Big grin

By the way. Another special visitor in Brussels today:


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Photo © Luis Rosa



Flying for SNBA, replacing an A330??? In any case the aircraft (F-GSUN) is parked at terminal "B" gate 237 (non Schengen destinations)

 Smokin cool


User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (10 years 10 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 5679 times:

Really a pity that Mark and Antoine don't have time to come to BRU but I'm looking forward to see all the others (hopefully William will find a cheap flight out of DUB).

Patrick


User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 51
Reply 17, posted (10 years 10 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 5670 times:

Unfortunately I had no knowledge of the SNBA open day prior to this thread  Sad  Sad, and the lowest fare I could find is a whopping 180 Euro on FR into Charleroi, EI's fare is 360 Euro (les enc...es) for BRU. I'll keep on looking at FR's site for seat sales until the 05/10 however.
UTA_very_disappointed



Fly to live, live to fly - Air France/KLM Flying Blue Platinum, BMI Diamond Club Gold, Emirates Skywards
User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24907 posts, RR: 56
Reply 18, posted (10 years 10 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 5660 times:

Think that Corsair 747 might be flying to NCL for some football charter (carrying NAC Breda fans?) as there is also a Sobelair flight from BRU to NCL today.


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineLumumba From Belgium, joined Mar 2001, 369 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (10 years 10 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 5660 times:

Hi everybody.
I will be there for sure.
Regards
Patrice


User currently offlineLima From Argentina, joined May 1999, 1122 posts, RR: 15
Reply 20, posted (10 years 10 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 5641 times:

Hello and thank you for the info. I will do my best to be there too; sounds so interesting.

Any idea of which aircraft can be visited?

Also the technical area of SN is the same as Sabena Technics or is a separate hangar?


User currently offlineBRU From Belgium, joined Sep 2003, 31 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (10 years 10 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 5613 times:

I can confirm this morning's Corsair 747 was soccer charter.

User currently offlineViveAF From United Kingdom, joined exactly 13 years ago today! , 198 posts, RR: 8
Reply 22, posted (10 years 10 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 5583 times:

all sorted for me !

I`m booked with KLM from MAN to AMS and BRU, will be arriving @ 1650 on Saturday 4th October, leaving for home on Sunday @ 1730 from BRU - also got myself a room at the Holiday Inn Express BRU, so I`ll be right on the spot for the Open Day.

SO.... 1 x F100, 2 x F70`s and a B737 to look forward to, also a short time to see what`s happening at Schipol en route !

Looking forward to meeting with everybody and seeing how SNBA run their show !

Cheers

Rich


User currently offlineApuneger From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 3032 posts, RR: 12
Reply 23, posted (10 years 10 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 5570 times:

I suggest we organise ourselves so that a couple of days before the event, we know which A.net members will be attending, what outift they'll be wearing etc, how we will meet. Beware: many hundreds will be visiting SN BA, so expect to wait for a long time at the entrance.

About the Corsair Jumbo: now I know which jumbo I saw departing BRU at around 12h45 this afternoon. I was eating my lunch at the 25L threshold and saw it take off from 25R. Nice to see one of those back again.

Greetings,
Ivan



Ivan Coninx - Brussels Aviation Photography
User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (10 years 10 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 5547 times:

Rich,

I will arrive at 22:10h on Saturday evening and I will also stay at the Holiday Inn Express at BRU airport. Maybe we can meet there with everyone on Sunday morning and than we can take together a taxi to SNBA. What do you guys think? Rich, of course we must drink a beer on Saturday evening at the hotel bar  Smile/happy/getting dizzy.

Frederic, is it possible to go to the Jumbo Bar after the event? I would like to eat one of these delicious pancakes with vanilla ice and chocolate sauce again Big grin.

Patrick


25 Post contains images Sabena 690 : Frederic, is it possible to go to the Jumbo Bar after the event? I would like to eat one of these delicious pancakes with vanilla ice and chocolate sa
26 Post contains images A330DAT : BRU - Thanks for the information about the Corsair Does anyone know if there is an advance purchase for those SNBA tickets on October 5th, or is it ju
27 Sabena332 : No problem! Great, I am already looking forward to it! Does anyone know if there is an advance purchase for those SNBA tickets on October 5th, or is i
28 Sabena 690 : first come first served? As you say, first come first served! No idea about credit cards or whatever. But Patrick: the fare will be very reasonable (
29 Post contains images Jumbolino : count me in 04 Oct SN Brussels Airlines Flight:SN2644 From: Franz Josef Strauss (MUC), Munich, Germany To: Brussels National (BRU), Brussels, Belgium
30 Post contains images Sabena 690 : Fantastic news, Jutta! Looking forward to meeting you again... and drink a beer! Cheers Frederic
31 Jumbolino : regarding to the Jumbo Bar, it's a nice place with delicious food - but are you sure they have forgotten us all ? I mean the waiter last time was a li
32 Post contains images Apuneger : regarding to the Jumbo Bar, it's a nice place with delicious food - but are you sure they have forgotten us all ? I mean the waiter last time was a li
33 Post contains images Jumbolino : @Ivan *uffz* glad to hear this Jumbolino.
34 Post contains images Shamrock_747 : To get a cheap fare I need to stay on Saturday night, but I can't afford the flight and a hotel room at the moment so I'll have to give the day a miss
35 Post contains links and images Established02 : > I can't afford the flight and a hotel room at the moment One can always consider to stay at a youth hostel. Prices vary between 13 - 24 EUR at the B
36 Sabena 690 : Hi guys, 5 October is coming close! For information: at 9.10am I arrive in the train station at BRU airport. Patrick, Jutta and hopefully Rich too wil
37 GKirk : With regards to the Corsair 743 seen at BRU, it made a bit of history when it arrived at its destination, being the first ever 747-300 to land at NCL.
38 Lima : Hello Frederic, I would like to join but I arrive one hour later (after 10AM as I come from NL as there is no earlier train) to BRU airport train. Que
39 Post contains images ViveAF : Hi Frederic, looking forward to meeting everyone on Saturday. I do hope we will be able to make at least one of the special flights ! As for the umbre
40 Post contains images Jumbolino : Hi Frederich, Hi Rich, unfortunatly I heard about the umbrella a few days ago from my old collegue. @Rich for saturday evening it's planned that he fe
41 Post contains images Sabena332 : Guys, I think I will not come to BRU and stay at home tomorrow because: 1. bad weather during the whole weekend 2. there was an equipment change, my B
42 Post contains images Jumbolino : @Patrick, If not I've an idea - we buy a (cold) sixpack stella and put it under cold water until you arrive - believe me that old student trick works
43 Sabena332 : If not I've an idea - we buy a (cold) sixpack stella and put it under cold water until you arrive - believe me that old student trick works very well
44 Post contains images MD-11er : I will be there too. My girlfriend will be part of the team that will sell SNBA collectibles as the models of the AVRO, A319 and A330. They will be fr
45 Sabena332 : Don't forget they won't take credit cards and bank cards as there is no bank terminal in the SNBA hangar. MD-11er, is it at least possible to pay the
46 Post contains images American 767 : Yes I'm also planning to attend that open door day at SNBA. I'd be happy to join you folks and get to know you. However I have to catch a flight at 10
47 Post contains images Sabena 690 : Hey guys, So far Jutta, Rich, Patrick and Ben join the 'formation' leaving at 9.10am under the red plane at the airport Anybody else interested? Quest
48 Sabena 690 : Just a short note about the weather forecast: it has improved for sunday! They predict some rainshowers in the morning, but the clouds will fade away
49 Sabena332 : Hey guys, the weather is looking good at the moment (at least here, and BRU is not so far away), I hope for a similar sunny day tomorrow at SN's open
50 Post contains images Sabena 690 : Jutta landed spot on time this afternoon, as usual with SNBA. (more than 90% of the flights is on time ). I guess Rich is on it's way to BRU now, and
51 Post contains images MD-11er : Hi guys, here is the pricelist of the SNBA items you can purchase on Sunday in the SNBA hangar across the street of the FEDEX building and inbetween t
52 Sabena332 : Thanks for the price list, MD-11er! In a few minutes I will drive to DUS, a little bit earlier because I want to eat something there, next to the airp
53 Post contains images Sabena 690 : Ok, so I will have to invest some 80-90 euro in my hobby tomorrow Thanks for the pricelist! Regards Frederic
54 Post contains images Sabena332 : I am sitting in an internet cafe at DUS airport at the moment, unfortunately it is raining so I can't spot planes on the observation deck. Now I have
55 Sabena 690 : To Jutta-Rich-Ben-Patrick: I will be at the airport at 8.50am by car together with my dad! This to speed things up, we will be quite late if we can on
56 Post contains links Sabena 690 : Source: Redcap Pieter, posted at http://www.luchtzak.be: dep flight nr aircraft registration 1100 sn1001 operated by OO-DWK 1200 sn1011 operated by OO
57 Apuneger : Frederic, I'll try to be at the SN BA Hangar by 10 o' clock. I'll give you a call when I'm there... Greetings, Ivan
58 Established02 : Hi all, In the late afternoon I made a brief visit to the SN Open Door. It was quite interesting to walk around the SN facilities. In the technical sh
59 Sabena332 : Hello guys, I just arrived home (I made a little stop at a friend on the way from DUS to my hometown). It was a really great day and I enjoyed it very
60 Sabena 690 : Hi all, I just loved the event yesterday! Great people, two great aircrafts on display, interesting information stands, motivated SN Brussels staff gi
61 Sabena332 : As Frederic already wrote, it was really nice yesterday at BRU. The SN employees were very friendly and they explained everything very well, a big com
62 ViveAF : So... a wonderful weekend with Frederic, Karl, Ivan, Jutta and Patrick and a great event put on by SNBA. Hopefully I`ll get a few minutes to write up
63 Apuneger : Hi, glad to see everybody liked the event. I liked it as well. It was great to see some people again, and to meet other new aviation enthusiasts as we
64 IwantaBBJ : Glad to hear that you all had a great time.... @Rich: Looking forward to your report!! Michael
65 Established02 : Question: Preparatory ground works are being done at present between the LH Technik hangar and the Aviapartner Cargo facilities. This is the last rema
66 Post contains images ViveAF : Hi Michael, shame you missed this one The report will be done soon... I`m off tomorrow on an LCC trip ! Took advantage of a very good (GBP39.98 plus t
67 Post contains images Sabena 690 : I'm glad you all liked it so much The honour must go to SN Brussels, and especially the whole staff! Remember them next time you have to book a flight
68 Sabena332 : Trip report of the BRU-BRU will hopefully be online tomorrow. Good to know, if your report is online I will also write a small one (I have to wait bec
69 Post contains links and images Jumbolino : Hi Guys, Yeah it was an unforgettable weekend in Brussels, not only but also because of the open-door of SNBA and within the next hour(s) a few pics,
70 Post contains images Jumbolino : Boys, the pics and the little film are ONLINE enjoy Jumbolino.
71 Post contains images Apuneger : Jumbolino: Thanks for the great pics and of course the video. Always funny to see myself on video Ivan
72 AF Cabin Crew : This is completely out of topic but I wanted to ask Lima to please contact me on my email !!! Thanks !!!
73 Lima : Hello all, It was really nice event. I am sorry I was not able to meet you as I arrived quite late. I walked one hour from the terminal to the SN hang
74 Sabena332 : I really liked the new advertising campaign from SNBA. I like it too, most of these "Passionate about you" ads are looking really cool, I have a bunch
75 Post contains images Sabena 690 : Thanks Jutta, those are very very nice pictures! Unfortunately the video doesn't work on my computer Hope to finnish my trip report this evening. Rega
76 Post contains images Jumbolino : @Frederic, don't worry, I'm sure you'll see it soon (keep the fingers crossed for me), my agency - this one which sends me to Angers last months, call
77 Post contains links and images Sabena 690 : Trip report is up! http://www.airliners.net/discussions/trip_reports/read.main/36607/ Cheers Frederic
78 Post contains links Sabena 690 : New link to the trip report: http://www.airliners.net/discussions/trip_reports/read.main/36620/ Frederic
79 Post contains links Jumbolino : my - short one, because it was great as usual flying SNBA - is also online http://www.airliners.net/discussions/trip_reports/read.main/36627/ Jumbolin
80 Post contains images Jumbolino : @Rich (ViveAF) "Now.... where`s next ?????" what about Prague ? - as discussed saturday evening - wasn't joking, would be a nice idea and not a usual
81 Post contains images ViveAF : Prague eh ?? Sounds like a good idea to me... and now that bmibaby have started their flight from MAN it would be easy, and hopefully quite cheap ! Ho
82 Post contains images IwantaBBJ : I'll be in Prague at the beginning of November... I'll tell the breweries that you might be coming so that they can fill up their stocks Have a great
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