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Brussels Spotters Meeting 2004  
User currently offlineMD-11er From Belgium, joined Nov 2001, 201 posts, RR: 3
Posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2248 times:

Hi everybody,

Any idea when we could organize this years spottersmeeting at 25L?
I think the Easter holidays are this year from the 5th to 18th April. Any other date later on the year is also welcome.
I am just curious about knowing which date would be the best for you.
If everybody gives up a couple of dates I am sure we will manage to find a date (or even maybe two dates) where we all can meet again. (In April-May-June or whenever).

New things to spot at BRU since a couple of weeks and for the coming months are:

Belgium Exel: 767
TUI Belgium: 737 series
Helvetic Airways: Fokker 100
Dutchbird: A320 & B757
LTU: A330
...............................................

I waiting for your replies

 Wink/being sarcastic

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User currently offlineMD-11er From Belgium, joined Nov 2001, 201 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2189 times:

Looks like I will be standing alone this year.

:-(


User currently offlineSAA-SAL From Belgium, joined Nov 2000, 356 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2176 times:

Hi MD-11er, on Luchtzak.be, we are having a poll to see what date works out for most people. I think you're more likely to get info there.


SAA B747 SP, Luxavia B747 SP
User currently offlineMD-11er From Belgium, joined Nov 2001, 201 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2168 times:

I thought this is the best airliners forum in the world, what are you guys always doing on luchtzak.

Here you have spotters and airline enthousiast from around the world, you will contact a much larger public than on the other websites.

 Smokin cool





User currently offlineSabena 690 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2165 times:

Glad to see you back online, MD-11er! Big grin Hope that the laptop-problems are finally solved now  Big grin

Spotting from now till the 3th week of June is very difficult for me, so I will not propose a date.

We will see what the outcome of the poll on luchtzak.be is  Big grin

When I have time I will certainly come!

PS: nice try to attract spotters by giving some information of what can be seen on a sunday. But unfortunately, when traffic is really the reason to come, you better put us on a bus to AMS...  Wink/being sarcastic Spotting at BRU = socialising! Big grin

Frederic


User currently offlineMD-11er From Belgium, joined Nov 2001, 201 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2132 times:

It was a nice day at BR / EBMB), Belgium">BRU today,

MS B777 and A340
DBR B757
BG DC-10
HXL 767

and a lot of Cargo planes as the SQ747, BR MD-11 and SV MD-11



User currently offlineEstablished02 From Belgium, joined Jan 2002, 536 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2093 times:

> I thought this is the best airliners forum in the world

Definitely!

> what are you guys always doing on luchtzak.

I believe that forum participation on A.net is restricted ($), which is not the case at luchtzak. Many Belgian aviation enthusiasts may actually read the A.net topics, however because of the (financial) entry barrier many of them can not actively participate in the discussions. This draws some of the attention away from A.net and diverts it towards sites like Luchtzak. In the meantime Luchtzak has build up some momentum and quite regularly you can find some interesting postings there (at least for Belgian spotters).

I think that Luchtzak can be complimentary to A.net, as long as luchtzak concentrates on its particular niche (which I believe is the Belgian aviation scene). Therefore Luchtzak is more of a regional player (VLM type), while A.net is the global player (Star Alliance type).

Luchtzak is all in English, however I'm a bit wondering how much the name "www.luchtzak.be" appeals to other than the Dutch/Flemish natives.

The amount of registered A.netters that are familiar with the BRU scene may be rather limited.
Is there a way to find out how many "Belgian" members are actually registered on A.net?
I would guess somewhere around 30-40 people.

> Here you have spotters and airline enthousiast from around the world
> you will contact a much larger public than on the other websites.

That's for sure. However the announced BRU spotters meeting is more of a local event, which is probably unlikely to draw much attention from "around the world".

Just my humble opinion.

Established02



User currently offlineSAA-SAL From Belgium, joined Nov 2000, 356 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2082 times:

Indeed Established02!

I consider both sites to be very complimentary. A.net is great for global info. Yet Luchtzak is better for local info. For instance I saw recently that TUI were recruiting B767 pilots and that a new airline was inaugurating a new BERN-BRU route. These are 2 articles, just to name a few, that didn't appear on A.net due to the shear volume of info transiting through this site everyday.

That said, A.net is still my first love...:D

Cheers SAA-SAL



SAA B747 SP, Luxavia B747 SP
User currently offlineMD-11er From Belgium, joined Nov 2001, 201 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2066 times:

I think there are more than 30-40 people from Belgium on this site.
We saw that last years we had to divide the topic in 2 or 3 parts as it had such a success, at least more success than the weather we had last year.

So I hope you will all still get connected to A.net, which is in my eyes still the only airliner bible on the net.



User currently offlineApuneger From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 3032 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2057 times:

Hi MD-11er,

For me basically any date would suit me, as long as it's on a Saturday or Sunday. That way I wouldn't have to take a day off.

Somewhere in the Easter holiday sounds good for me. We set a fixed date, and if it rains, we just go socialising in a pub or maybe we could visit Wingtips or the Army Museum in Brussels City? Anyway, count me in!

By the way, did I miss an MS 777 AND an MS A340? Damn! But, fortunately, I got the Conti 767-400 and Hewa Bora TriStar! Finally got that last one! Those MS planes are for next weekend if weather turns out well (and MS load factors  Wink/being sarcastic ).

Ivan



Ivan Coninx - Brussels Aviation Photography
User currently offlineAviationfreak From Netherlands, joined Nov 2003, 1166 posts, RR: 40
Reply 10, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2053 times:

Spotting at BRU = socialising!

 Laugh out loud What's wrong with that!  Laugh out loud BTW I live relatively close to AMS. (45 min. drive at non-peak times) I don't mind to come to BRU for a change. Not that spotting at AMS will ever get bored but I've never been to Saventem in my life. Besides I never saw some of the a/c mentioned at AMS. And it'll be a wonderful opportunity to drive through Westvleteren and buy a new provision of the best beer in the world too.  Big grin

I can come every weekend but:
-April 3/4 : LHR a.net meet
-Saturday April 17th
-April 24/25 : Flying for fun with FR GRQ-STN-GRQ while I still can. (FR closes this route as of April 28th)
-June 5/6
-July 17/18

I'll be there if non-Belgium a.netters are welcome of course.

PS: nice try to attract spotters by giving some information of what can be seen on a Sunday. But unfortunately, when traffic is really the reason to come, you better put us on a bus to AMS...

Is that the reason I see cars with white license plates and red letters at the spotting places here?  Big grin
I'm willing to organize a meeting at AMS If there is enough interest.

Happy spotting,
Aviationfreak



I love both Airbus and Boeing as much as I love aviation!
User currently offlineMD-11er From Belgium, joined Nov 2001, 201 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2036 times:

I know already I won't be able the

23rd May Belgian Cup Final (at least if my team plays the final I will be in the stadium)
26th May CL Final in Shalke, I will be spotting in CGN, DUS or wherever they will land for the final
15/16 June will be spotting at MAN.

All other day are OK for me unless I have to work of course as I only Know 1 month in advance which day I will have to work.

 Smile/happy/getting dizzy



User currently offlineJoge From Finland, joined Feb 2000, 1444 posts, RR: 39
Reply 12, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2003 times:

Hey guys,

Any weekend is ok for me, except 8th-12th of April (I'll be in Finland that time). Some Sunday would be nice, however, as the traffic is much more interesting.

Thanks for the tip, Fred!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

-Joge



Bula!
User currently offlineND From Belgium, joined Feb 2004, 280 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1987 times:

Count me in anywhere before April 3rd and after April 15th... I'll be in Texas Laugh out loud


ND - Hated By Many, Confronted By None
User currently offlineBrubiac From Bouvet Island, joined Nov 2003, 217 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1988 times:

>>26th May CL Final in Shalke, I will be spotting in CGN, DUS or wherever they will land for the final

Thanks for the info, didn't know it. Could be interesting and it not so far from my home.



BRU a small airport in a big world.
User currently offlineJoge From Finland, joined Feb 2000, 1444 posts, RR: 39
Reply 15, posted (10 years 9 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1923 times:

So, guys

Have you decided yet anything about the meeting?  Big grin

For this weekend the weather forecast (at the moment) is "scattered showers" for Saturday and sunny for Sunday...

-Joge



Bula!
User currently offlineKingsford From Belgium, joined Nov 2003, 427 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (10 years 9 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1897 times:

Cool ! I'd like to join but will still be enjoying my last days in Bucharest. But at least I got to know about luchtzak...

Plane spotting in Bucharest would be as interesting as watching an re-run of 'Dynasty' dubbed in Latvian.




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