ViveAF From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2001, 198 posts, RR: 9 Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2181 times:
I was speaking with the guy in the Aviation Shop at the Viewing Park yesterday and he told me that they would be opening the gates at 0700-ish and also opening two extra car parks. They are expecting 1000`s to turn up so it will be pretty crowded (what are your chances of getting on to one of the raised viewing mounds ????).
I did notice that they were erecting some tents at one end of the park, with what looked like picnic tables and chairs ready to go in them - probably for invited guests ?
Good thing is that the entrance fee will remain at GBP2.00 per car plus 50p for extra persons after the driver, also they will be running shuttle busses from the terminal area, much like at the weekends.
Not sure if I`ll make it myself, but if the weather stays as clear and sunny as it is today, then Cheadle will have a pretty good view of the Paraffin Pencil as she makes her last approach here.... unless there`s going to be one more when she comes back to start her retirement as an exhibit in the viewing park...
Pe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19022 posts, RR: 53 Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2165 times:
I won't be going to the viewing park because, as you both said, it'll be totally full. Instead, I'll go to the top of the T1 car park (my usual place) and watch from there. Granted, the view won't be as good, but it'll hopefully be less crowded and I do, after all, have powerful binoculars. In addition, I only want to see it land and takeoff, plus all the normal movements, so...
I'll be arriving at about 0925.
"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
Redfox From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 172 posts, RR: 2 Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2154 times:
I am not sure when Concorde is due to arrive (flight BA9020) but think of the Manchester traffic M6, M56 approach roads to the airport are busy as the best of times, imagine the effect of 10,000 extra visitors on these roads.