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Meet At DCA & IAD For Saturday 7/31  
User currently offlineConcord977 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1261 posts, RR: 23
Posted (12 years 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 7808 times:

We are arranging a full day meet-up in the DC area on Saturday 7/31 (this date and time are subject to change. Follow the thread closely to verify any changes).

The tentative plan is to start at DCA around 11:00am. Then in the early afternoon, drive over to the Steven Udvar-Hazy museum at IAD for a quick visit to the Concorde and Dash 80. Then we will be in place to view the bank of IAD's international arrivals from 3:30pm through 5:30pm.

All those who are interested should let us know here. Closer to the actual date, we'll exchange contact information (cell phone numbers) so we can find each other throughout the day of the meet.

Let's make this a big one! Looking forward to seeing all of you soon!

Curt / concord977
Washington, DC

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User currently offlinePJS800 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 242 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 7738 times:

Count me in, was reading about this on the PHL meet thread and thought it sounded like fun. The itinerary sounds great and I'm sure we will all have a blast. As Curt said hopefully a lot of people will come.

PJ Smile

User currently offlineConcord977 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1261 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 7718 times:

Note for the PHL guys ... PHLBOS is not contactable through his profile. If any of you have his email address, please make him aware of this thread. We don't want him to miss us again!

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User currently offlineCOEWRNJ From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1079 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 7706 times:

Count me in. I'll give I-Air a try. Can't beat $75RT to IAD. It will be great to meet more of the a.netters.

Hope this turns out to be a good meet..

User currently offlineWorldperks From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 7693 times:

The group could take a short I-Air flight at IAD the same afternoon--say, to MDT and back. They'd qualify for a group rate. Maybe lunch or dinner at the T J Fridays which overlooks IAD's active taxiways under its control tower.

Sounds like an interesting afternoon. If the group is going from DCA to IAD in a convoy, then maybe they would qualify for a National Park Service motorcycle escort.  Smile

User currently offlineStevenUhl777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 7679 times:

I'm VERY envious...sounds like a lot of fun, and I would do it in an instant...only problem is I live north of Seattle. Dulles is my favorite airport and I always fly through there when I get the chance. I'll be passing through on 7/3 on UA916 on my way to AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA. I'm hoping I get rerouted via IAD on my way home from LHR.

Have fun! I'd like to see that museum one of these days as well, at least I have a Concorde (G-BOAG, which I saw arrive on 11/5/03) a mere 25 miles away...

User currently offlineWindowSeat From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1319 posts, RR: 53
Reply 6, posted (12 years 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 7669 times:

Curt, This is fabulous. I am all for it. PHL meet was a blast and this sounds even better. The date also is perfect for me. As the date nears, I will be in touch with the rest of the gang, so that I can drive down to PHL and hitch a ride on the minivan. I would not mind driving down to Washington either if we want to take my car.

Dave, I-air sounds a great idea. But i think you will enjoy going by road with the group a lot more.


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User currently offlineUA744Flagship From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 7671 times:

Count me in, I am in workin in DC this summer!

User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6832 posts, RR: 54
Reply 8, posted (12 years 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 7653 times:

I might be able to meet up later at IAD. Not really sure of my schedule at that time yet.


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User currently offlinePHLapproach From Philippines, joined Mar 2004, 1292 posts, RR: 16
Reply 9, posted (12 years 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 7631 times:

Curt, as you know I'm already going. Just wanted to add this here when it comes to tally everyone, Oh boy I would hate doing that  Smile. Wow, I cant imagine how many people would come, it would probably be time to go by the time you introduce yourself to everyone, lol.

User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7634 posts, RR: 21
Reply 10, posted (12 years 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 7606 times:

Concord977 (& PHLApproach),

I just e-mailed you guys. Hopefully, I will have the opportunity to go. Unlike the other PHL A.netters, I have more open Saturdays in June than I do in July; but we shall see. As I stated in my last e-mail, I will keep you posted.

Regards,  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

P.S. Although I worked on a couple of airfield projects over IAD, I've never been out there. The last time I was at DCA was in June of '96. My company toured the new Terminal B-C before it opened; we were heavily involved on the design end for the sitework, connecting roadways and utilities for that terminal. I have some photos from that trip. I'll bring them along.

"TransEastern! You'll feel like you've never left the ground because we treat you like dirt!" SNL Parady ad circa 1981
User currently offlineContrails From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1845 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (12 years 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 7566 times:

It's too far away to make a committment, but I'd like to join in.

Flying Colors Forever!
User currently offlineLindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (12 years 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 7560 times:


11:00am is too early for picture taking at DCA. You will have the sun in front of you. Of course if you want to meet in the terminal thats fine, but Gravelly Point is out of picture for 11.
Second thing. All Int'l arrivals start coming to IAD at 1:20pm. I have no idea how you want to split those two airports. If the winds are from the south then DCA is perfect but IAD is out. If the winds are from the north then DCA is out and IAD is good.
Mind if I suggest that would be better to start day at IAD's daily parking garage around 8am to get LAB 767, Saudi 777 (they will be using 777 by the time of the meeting), Korean 747 or 777 and ANA 777. When you are on the top of daily parking garage in the morning you don't have to worry about wind condition. You will get clear view of arrivals/departures from 1L/19R. And around 11:30am we can head over to DCA (if they are landing on 19), if they are using runway 1 at DCA then we can just drive over to UH for Int'l arrivals.
You can't really do both airports in one day. You will have to choose between many arrivals.
I am up for the meeting, but only for one airport at the time.

Take care,

User currently offlineConcord977 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1261 posts, RR: 23
Reply 13, posted (12 years 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 7532 times:


We're open to suggestions up until the actual day of the meet!

I will say that 11:00am is just fine at Gravelly Point if planes are arriving TO the south. The sun's path is not directly overhead, it is somewhat to the southwest of the park. (I was out there yesterday). If you are standing near the boat ramp, the arriving aircraft are well lit for photos. Check out some of Andrew Morrell's photos for this vantage point.

We had a meet on April 23rd (much smaller group) and did the itinerary mentioned at the thread's beginning. It is possible to hit both airports if we don't waste too much time in the museum. A large number of people are coming from out of town - so we'll need to fit in as much as is possible.

DCA is great because you are so close to the aircraft. IAD is great because of the variety of types and carriers.

I appreciate your suggestions. Everyone will be free to follow whatever schedule they want. We just hope to meet up with many other a.netters along the way!

Take care,

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User currently offlineJakbar From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 442 posts, RR: 19
Reply 14, posted (12 years 6 days ago) and read 7518 times:

Curt -

Provided that I have the weekend free, I'm up for a road trip to DC...and perhaps I can convince some other NY'ers to tag along. As for the proposed itinerary, I don't care where we go as long as we're looking at airplanes in good lighting conditions (read: better conditions than last time)!

Say hello to R for me...


User currently offlineEspion007 From Denmark, joined Dec 2003, 1691 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (12 years 6 days ago) and read 7508 times:

hmm,perfect. I live just a 30min drive from both airports.although problem im still not old enough to drive Big grin If i have no plans,ill think about it.

Snakes on a Plane!
User currently offlinePlaneGuy27 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 314 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (12 years 6 days ago) and read 7493 times:

Count me in - email me when you have more details!

User currently offlineCOEWRNJ From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1079 posts, RR: 16
Reply 17, posted (12 years 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 7490 times:

Is July 31st the set date? If anyone from North Jersey wants a ride down to Washington I'll be driving down so let me know.

User currently offlineUsdcaguy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1207 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (12 years 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 7482 times:

Count me in...sounds like a lot of fun.

User currently offlineLindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (12 years 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 7472 times:


I know that both airports can be done in one day (I did 3 once ), but some people wont be able to commute between those two airports. I think that it would be better to set aside one day for one airport. We can boil on the asfalt parking lot at UH museum or we can camp next to the Potomac river  Smile
Anyway, I am up whatever you guys decide.

BWIADCA  Big grin

User currently offlineWagz From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 524 posts, RR: 13
Reply 20, posted (12 years 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 7463 times:
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Getting more time in at DCA would be nice, but I don't think any of us Philly natives feel like getting up at 5 AM to trek down there. For the New Yorkers (Jakbar and company) it would be even earlier.

I don't mind making the UH brief, since all I really want to see are Concorde, the Dash 80, and maybe the Shuttle Enterprise (I'm not really a vintage aircraft kind of guy). That said, I would incredibly enjoy watching tons of heavy iron I would only dream of seeing up here at PHL. Maybe I can upload some shots that aren't taken at PHL for a change!

Sounds like July 31 is starting to become more definate as the date. I'll contact a UA 737 Captain I know before hand and see if he wants to come and meet us at IAD.

Joe Wagner

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User currently offlinePJS800 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 242 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (12 years 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 7451 times:

COEWRNJ where in Jersey do you live, I may be interseted in getting a ride or maybe giving you a ride.

PJ Smile

User currently offlineCOEWRNJ From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1079 posts, RR: 16
Reply 22, posted (12 years 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 7438 times:

I sent you an email.

User currently offlineGo3Team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3269 posts, RR: 14
Reply 23, posted (12 years 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 7427 times:

I think its safe to say you can count me in. I think I may be the only one coming from the south, if not, I have room for 1. As for travelling between the both, I think its safe to say we will have enough space for all. Maybe those with big cars / vans can do the car pooling as the fee to get into the Museum is based on parking - $12 a car if I remember right. The more people we can fit into one car, the better for everyone. Hope to see all you there!

Yay Pudding!
User currently offlineAA777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2560 posts, RR: 25
Reply 24, posted (12 years 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 7410 times:

7/31?.... too bad  Sad I'll be flying around on British Airways sometime around then  Smile/happy/getting dizzy Would have loved to be there though!


25 Kjet12 : May have to non-rev on UA to IAD then. Sounds like a lot of fun. I can't say for sure whether I will be there or not, but definately keep me informed.
26 Moose1226 : Maybe lunch or dinner at the T J Fridays which overlooks IAD's active taxiways under its control tower. Is that beyond security, or can you get to it
27 StevenUhl777 : Maybe lunch or dinner at the T J Fridays which overlooks IAD's active taxiways under its control tower. Is that beyond security, or can you get to it
28 FutureFO : If there is a way to get off from work for a couple of days then I could make it up otherwise it looks like the end to beginning of Dec for that trip
29 Concord977 : As long as your 'contact' link is active in your profile, I will send updates to anyone who has posted in this thread - mid to late July. If you have
30 Post contains images MD11LuxuryLinr : Curt, Since I'm the one bringing most of the PHL guys down.. I guess you should capture mine too.. It's in the profile
31 DeltaMD11 : Of course I'll be coming. Wouldn't miss it! Ryan, where are all of us PHL guys gonna meet so we can gang into the van? P.S. Curt---I'll probably get s
32 Post contains images MD11LuxuryLinr : Bryguy That's something we still need to workout. I'm still not positive that Mike will have permission (he hasn't given me a definite 'yes' yet). Onc
33 WindowSeat : Hey guys, I am driving down, as you already know to PHL and we can drive down. If we need to take my car down to DC I don't mind. A friend of mine an
34 MikeM2648 : If you guys are solid on the date I will book my ticket now. LAN is too far of a drive but its a short flight! A friend of mine who reads but does not
35 BigOrange : I may be up for it. I'm in NJ close to BLM, if there's enough of us we could hire a mini-van. We could leave early and do a drive through at TTN and P
36 TomFoolery : I'm soooo there! I love near by within earshot of IAD, so that would be great! Erik
37 Lindy : Did you already decided schedule for the day? What if its raining that day? Rafal
38 Dullesguy : I'm in school right now at Purdue, but if this date is final then I'll make a trip home to IAD for this meeting! What a great time this will be, can a
39 FutureFO : If the day is firm then I can go ahead and request the time off from and work and drive up from MCO. That way I can have my scanner and my photo equip
40 Post contains images UA744Flagship : DullesGuy, I'm a boilermaker and I work at Dulles too. You've got mail.
41 Post contains images PJS800 : Hey BigOrange I'm from NJ near BLM too. (I think you have emailed me before) I'm probably going down with COEWRNJ and WindowSeat so I don't know if th
42 MoneyShot : Well, I will be coming in on a Comair CRJ from DFW to DCA that day so maybe keep an eye out for my landing although I think it is at night. In any cas
43 Concord977 : BigOrange, Several of the people planning to come are 'under-age'. It is doubtful that their parents will want them making an overnight trip, even tho
44 Post contains images MD11LuxuryLinr : Vik.. If 2 guys are coming along with you, you may have to bring your car, like you mentioned. That's going to be a lot of driving for one day, won't
45 Wagz : Wow, looks like there are going to be a crap load of people coming. Should be a real crazy party. For any of the PHLers here, I was just at Citizen's
46 Concord977 : I read about a security incident at PHL today. Can send details if you need them. Did TSA find anything worthwhile on the aircraft?
47 PHLBOS : I read about a security incident at PHL today. Can send details if you need them. Did TSA find anything worthwhile on the aircraft? From what I heard
48 PHLapproach : Yes, it was a AA flight (43) the captain decided not to stay near the terminals, so they tugged it out into the field near 27R I believe and they sear
49 MD11LuxuryLinr : Ed.. My place would be fine with me. I don't live that deep into Jersey. I'm probably 10 or 15 minutes from the Burlington Bristol Bridge. I live in a
50 N766UA : Do it a day later on 8-1! That's when I'll be at IAD riding Indy Air's innaugural from CLE.
51 FutureFO : I have got 7-30/7-31 off and have requested 8/1-2 off as a switch of days off to spend a good part of the time spotting back up at DCA/IAD and BWI. Pl
52 PHLBOS : Anyone want to add anything? PHLApproach, One possible 'meeting place/carpool consolidation' location is the Rest Area located along the I-95 median i
53 Jalto27R : Hey guys, I am planning on asking my parents for permission to go to this trip this weekend while I am up in Maine. If I could get all the info by ton
54 Concord977 : " ... If I could get all the info by tonight, I would really appreciate it ... " Mike - you're probably referring to the transportation information fr
55 Post contains images PHLapproach : Curt, I wanted to ask. What is your a.net photographer name? So I can see some of those great shots of yours .
56 Post contains links and images Concord977 : Ed, you must be joking !!! I am the guy that carries around 2 suitcases of camera equipment and 2ft. long lenses to disguise the fact that I cannot ge
57 Concord977 : Aeroflot will have an arrival at 5:10pm on 7/31. It is usually flown by a 767, but is occasionally substituted with a 777. On at least two occasions,
58 Post contains images Futterman : Hey, this sounds like a plan. I'll keep in touch with (J)Akbar, and try to sort something out with the rest of the guys up here. Independence Air star
59 PHLapproach : Wow, not many pics for you Curt are you kidding me? Those damn screening bastards, lol. I don't think a Canon Digital Rebel is something that can save
60 Concord977 : Here is the list of all airlines regularly serving IAD. We frequently have other airlines visiting (LOT, Sabena, SAA, Qatar, Condor, Varig, TAM, Avian
61 Concord977 : UPDATE: Dulles is full of foreign government jets for the dignitaries attending the funeral tomorrow. Most of them will be departing from 2pm through
62 PHLapproach : alright this is what I got from the outlined Intl carriers. Im listing only Arrivals this time ANA 2 10:45am KE 093 11:30am AL 622 2:00pm BA 217 2:05p
63 PHLapproach : Ok, I think were gonna really need to start getting our info down and go more in depth for planning this as I will be down at MIA for a month and retu
64 COEWRNJ : I'm still in. Just email me if you can with all the details. I will probably be heading down there with WindowSeat and PJS800. If anyone else needs a
65 FutureFO : Right now I am still in. I just trransferred jobs where I work and had the time approved at my old location. Hopefully I can get the time off again. I
66 Lindy : Ok, so whats up with the meeting? What did you guys decided? IAD and DCA? Rafal
67 Concord977 : Rafal, Yes, we are doing both airports. I will be sending out an update this weekend, and I have you on the list to contact. Stay tuned. Curt / concor
68 WindowSeat : I spoke to COEWRNJ, last night and it looks like we may stay the night in DC and drive up the next morning. Only if it is going to be cool with the t
69 Concord977 : WindowSeat, I am assembling all of the transportation information this week. A couple of guys from NYC are also spending the night on Saturday - so we
70 Post contains images Concord977 : Just a few photos to keep you all interested! (DISCLAIMER: These were taken with a heavy overcast, at 8:15pm as the sun was setting. They aren't inten
71 FutureFO : Still in, Just got to get the time off from work to meet. Hopefully can do but if not anyone attending the MIA event I should be down there. Sean from
72 Diamond : I am planning to come. I should arrive on Friday night, and will leave on Sunday night. I will be renting or borrowing a car, so I won't need ground t
73 ConcordeBoy : Diamond dearest, haven't you forgotten something.....?
74 Diamond : Forgotten what ??? I have checked my calendar and I am free as a bird on that weekend.
75 Post contains images ConcordeBoy : screw that... l'm talking about me ...and apparently; you have indeed forgotten
76 Ny-jfk-lga : I am brand new to the IAD area. Just moved from BOS 2 days ago. (ACA/DLC closed boston) This is a whole new thing for me. I don't know how to drive an
77 Gigneil : Hmm... I wouldn't be opposed to such a meeting myself. Keep me in the loop, whoever's in charge. N
78 US Airways : Hopefully I'll be able to attend. It sounds like its gonna be one hell of a good time. I might be vacation that weekend, but its not definite yet. May
79 Post contains images Jakbar : Curt - I'm doing my civic duty to keep this post near the top of the forum. What's the latest re: the IAD/DCA meeting on 7/31? Do you have a head coun
80 TomFoolery : I'm still in! IAD is just around the corner from my house. It would be nice to meet other fellow aviation freaks in my little town. See you there! Eri
81 TomFoolery : BTW, Some of the locals may be aware of this, but there is a restaurant (just to the SE of 01R-19L) that has an outdoor seating area that has a great
82 WindowSeat : Hey guys, I am just waiting for word from COEWRNJ and PSJ800 if they want to stay in DC for that Saturday night, so I can make hotel reservations. I a
83 FutureFO : Rite now I am still a go depending on my work sked and if I get the job at ASA that I want may neccessitate me being in ATL for that weekend but you n
84 Post contains images PHLBOS : Curt/Concord977, This meeting's starting to become a convention. All we need now are some tables, chairs, an A.net banner, and some a.net caps for tho
85 BigOrange : I'm 90% certain I will be going. Any room in the NY/NJ car still? I live near PJS800, can you detour down the GSP to the Monmouth Rest Area and then c
86 Lindy : PHLBOS, We don't have bad cops in DC area anymore. If you are staying in public places then you are fine. So like I said before. If we will have south
87 PHLBOS : We don't have bad cops in DC area anymore. Lindy, Did you used to?
88 Ghymes : I'm not sure if it was written on this thread already (sorry, so much to read) - If you want to go up to the observation tower at Udvar, get there ear
89 Post contains images Jakbar : I'm getting excited for this trip...its only a few weeks away now! I'm planning on staying over until Sunday (and so is Futterman), but we're flying o
90 Post contains links WindowSeat : All we need now are some tables, chairs, an A.net banner, and some a.net caps for those in attendance. All kidding aside.... well, no kidding, we had
91 Post contains links Lindy : Per your request I created quick DCA and IAD guide. I didn't have time to put sample pictures from each location but I really don't have a time to do
92 Concord977 : I'm getting a little concerned that this is turning into a free-for-all. I have created an itinerary, and 6 maps. It was scheduled to be uploaded to t
93 WindowSeat : Concord977, I WILL FOLLOW YOUR ITINERARY. We started it that way and we will make sure it goes that way. I'm still figuring out how to get to DC and
94 Post contains images MD11LuxuryLinr : Curt, I'm sure I can speak for us PHL guys that no matter how many groups show and how many different itineraries are made up, we'll be sticking with
95 WindowSeat : Big Orange, e mail me if you need a ride down to DC, we're not sure if we're going to stay the night (plans keep changing) but I'll know in a couple o
96 Lindy : Concord977, I didn't create any itenarary. I did what I was asked for. I created the maps to show others the places. And don't tell me that you got cl
97 Go3Team : This is getting interesting. I too would rather have Curt show us around again. He sure comes up with some amazing spotting areas. It would be a benef
98 SkyTeam7488 : I have that day off from work, I live in New Castle DE, so if any of the PHL carpoolers can come get me, I think It'll be fine. Otherwise I might have
99 BigOrange : I agree with Rafal! I hope everyone is going to stick to the main areas at IAD where spotting is approved, i.e. the parking garage overlooking Cargo 6
100 Post contains images DeltaMD11 : Well off of the bat, I'm looking forward to this gathering. Be good to see some old faces, and finally meet and greet some new ones. That and make fun
101 UA744Flagship : I'll be there, if anything else doesn't come up. I work at Dulles, walking distance to the daily garages. The authorities might be alarmed to see a hu
102 Post contains images Jakbar : Here's an idea for a few people....instead of complaining about what might happen, why don't we all just wait until the 31st (which is right around th
103 DeltaMD11 : Jakbar: Very well-said. Curt is a work-horse and as inferred from my post above, I'm sure that he's got all of the bases covered to make sure that we
104 Concord977 : This will indeed be a fun trip. Furthermore, there are no plans on our itinerary or spotting locations that will have any negative impact on local spo
105 DeltaMD11 : Curt, Just a little update from the PHL guys. I talked to Ryan and he seems to think the idea of staying down for a group dinner deal is the best opti
106 BigOrange : For those thinking of staying over, the regular weekend rate at the Hyatt in Crystal City is $107 per room. I am waiting for a call back from the hote
107 Wagz : Greetings and Salutations everyone. I'm fresh back from Switzerland and some incredible ZRH spotting, and now the DCA/IAD trip is only a few weeks awa
108 Concord977 : Joe - I did receive your emails and have your data loaded into the list. I would LOVE to see some photos of your trip. Bryan - A group dinner is being
109 Post contains images MD11LuxuryLinr : Joe.. I'm glad you had a super time in Switzerland. Hell yeah! I want to see those shots!...
110 PHLapproach : Joe, I too would love to see your shots. Send them suckers over, I'm using the email B_who_u_r@webtv.net while I'm down here on vaca. Bry and Ry, you
111 Sllevin : Please put me in the loop. I might just be able to fly in for this one. Steve
112 Post contains images MD11LuxuryLinr : Hey Ed!.. You can pretty much be updated be reading the last few posts in this thread by 'us'.. The only thing you don't know is that we're probably g
113 Post contains links Concord977 : Philadelphia guys: Someone please contact SkyTeam7488 to help him with a ride. He lives near Wilmington, and is an airline employee at PHL. He is reac
114 Post contains links and images Concord977 : The website exists! The links are not active, but should be within the next day or so - thanks to Vik (windowseat) who has been a great help! Please b
115 BigOrange : The Hyatt in Crystal City will not do any better on the $107 rate. If anyone wants me to book it let me know!
116 Go3Team : Great job on the website! I didn't realize we had that many people coming. By my count at least 12 people are driving. Has anybody set up an alternate
117 PHLapproach : Hey Ry, Thanks for updating me on the AA meetup location. What time have you guys decided on? Let's hope some of those cars don't get towed or Officer
118 Post contains images MD11LuxuryLinr : Ed.. I never got your email.. so I don't know what happened there. As far as contacting Skyteam7488, I did that today and he already responded. He's g
119 BigOrange : I was just looking at the itinerary on the website. I'm going to go over to IAD earlier to get the Korean and All Nippon B777's. Nippon departs 1220pm
120 PHLapproach : I can't access Vik's site to see the itinerary. It's a problem on my end. I guess I'm gonna just have to wait until I get back which is two days befor
121 BigOrange : PHLApproach The ANA arrives at 1045am and the KE arrives at 1130am. There's a BWIA B738 due at 115pm also! You can grab a ride with me, no problem as
122 PHLapproach : opps my fault, I could have sworn that the ANA came in early. I have my info of arrivals and departures at home. Yea, I would be greatful for that rid
123 Wagz : This sounds like its going to be fun. I'd actually like to catch the rarities at IAD as well. We see plenty of RJs 737s here in PHL already. For every
124 Concord977 : PHLApproach, I sent you a copy of the itinerary via both of your email addresses since you had trouble seeing it on the site. Generally, we're stickin
125 Post contains images Concord977 : UPDATE: On 7/31 at DCA, we are starting around 10:00am (nothing new). But if arrivals are FROM THE SOUTH, it is important that everyone (who wants to
126 Post contains links and images Go3Team : Curt, did you upload the USAir / Capital Shot? View Large View MediumPhoto © Burke Harper I did!
127 Concord977 : Burke, I didn't upload anything from that day ... I have invested in more software* than can fit on my PC, but my post-processing skills are on the pr
128 BigOrange : Curt, If Rwy 1 is in use, it might still be better to all meet in the parking lot of the Marina and drive in a convoy to the approved location. Just a
129 Concord977 : Mark, That is indeed the plan. I guess I could've been more clear. Some people will be there as early as 8:00am. I plan to arrive at 10:00am. If arriv
130 Post contains links Wagz : Oooooh, sounds like fun. Man Curt, what other surprises do you have in store for us? I didn't know you had so much pull with the athorities. And since
131 Jalto27R : Joe, Gotta love those pictures. Thanks for the link! Mike
132 Post contains images PHLapproach : Curt, Did you by chance recieve my email about the dinner. It was sent about 3 days ago.Joe, You ever think PHL will get that many heavies, lol. I lik
133 Post contains images MD11LuxuryLinr : Joe.. Those are really great shots! Thanks. Can you explain the overflying of the field after the 16 departure.. Aircraft depart 16 then make a 180 de
134 BigOrange : PhlApproach, Don't understand why you're getting such a hard time from the cops. I had no trouble last year when I was there, one cop even had us taki
135 Arkhem : You can add me to the list, just a couple of concerns... The day of how do we know if we're meeting at Gravelly Point or the marina park? and Plenty o
136 Concord977 : Arkhem, Please check your email. If arrivals are from the south (runway 1), we'll be at Marina Park. If they are from the north (runway 35), we'll be
137 Post contains images Arkhem : Thanks, maybe I will get a scanner, I'm a newbie when it comes to spotting. I will be driving.
138 FutureFO : Ok I am right now planning to attend the dinner on 7/31. I also was wondering if anyone would be interesting in splitting a hotel room to save money i
139 Post contains images Jalto27R : I'll definetely be bringing my scanner . Mike
140 Cancidas : count me in! i'll be nonreving down to DCA sat morning to meet you all.
141 Jalto27R : Hey guys, I am officially IN for the trip. Yay yay yay yay yay yay yay yay yay yay *catches breath* YAY! I can't wait, thanks for everyone's help! Mik
142 MD11LuxuryLinr : Good Mike.. I'm glad. I was actually pretty surprised. I was trying to be careful about what I was saying because I know that she'll worry about prett
143 Jakbar : Now it's official...the three amigos from NY are all coming...me, Futt and Cancidas. I can't believe it's coming up in less than two weeks. I'm really
144 Jakbar : Curt - Just so I'm clear, is the plan to meet at GP at 10:00am if arrivals are from the north, and the Marina at 10:00am if arrivals are from the sout
145 Post contains images N766UA : Yes, go on Saturday. I'll be in IAD on Sunday and don't need any a.netters taking up all my space.
146 Cumulonimbus : Count Me IN! Looks like I can meet Many A.netters!!
147 Concord977 : Josh, Yes, you have it correct. Rain plans will be emailed to everyone on Thursday, when the weather forecast is more reliable. The 'current' forecast
148 Jakbar : Curt - Can you e-mail me the regular itinerary when you e-mail the rain itinerary? I haven't been able to access your website for at least a week (I d
149 Concord977 : Josh, Check your email. Curt
150 Wagz : Curt, don't worry too much about the forcast. The odds of it being acurate a week out our about as good as a snowball's chances in hell. Even if it is
151 Go3Team : Just a heads up for everyone... Don't forget this is summertime, and it's going to be hot. So everyone needs to be prepared as we are going to be spen
152 Jakbar : Burke - Excellent reminders about the sunblock and water. Growing up in Arizona I came to understand how important those items are when you are outsid
153 Wagz : Nice ideas Burke. That brings up another point. Ry, what kind of van are you carting us around in? It looks like Bry is going to be in VA now, so if h
154 MD11LuxuryLinr : Joe, It's a Ford Windsar or Freestar (they're pretty much the same thing). There is space in the back to throw stuff.. a good amount of space if you n
155 Wagz : 7 AM is cool. We can stop at one of those rest stops then if anyone so desires and not be pressed for time. I'm not going to bring too much stuff, jus
156 Goboeing : Wow--this is using a site like this to its capabilities. What a large group going, and permission from police to boot! I wish I could go on this trip.
157 Concord977 : Please make sure that all of you who are riding together exchange cell phone numbers ASAP so that no one is left behind, or lost trying to meet up wi
158 Jakbar : Curt - I'm sure I have your cell phone number somewhere, but can you e-mail it to me so that Brian and I can get in touch when we land at IAD on Satur
159 Post contains images Jalto27R : Joe, You got me there...hehe.. Actually, Ed is gonna be staying over my house tomorrow and sleeping over. Then my Dad will take us to Atlantic Aviatio
160 FutureFO : Unfortunately I am not going to be there for this meetup. However I am getting ready to go to training with Skyway on 8/23. So I will eventually have
161 COEWRNJ : Jakbar, Are you and Brian flying down there on I-Air from EWR? If so what flights are you taking?
162 Post contains images Jakbar : Brian and I are flying on the 7:30am flight from EWR to IAD. If you're flying that flight, I'll be wearing my purple AZ Diamondbacks hat, and will hav
163 Post contains links and images Concord977 : From: CV-880 [mailto:convair880@flash.net] Sent: Friday, July 30, 2004 3:53 PM To: [suppressed] Subject: DCA / IAD Meet on 7/31 - Weather Update Greet
164 Brick : Good luck on the weather guys. I was at IAD on Wednesday and Thursday and I didn't get a single shot off because of it. Thursday was mostly sunny, but
165 Fly_emirates : if someone needs a ride from DCA to IAD, i am more than happy to offer, i will be driving my dad's SUV so i can accompany up to 4 people with me.
166 WindowSeat : Just leaving for HPN for my first flight on Independence Air. Dave (COEWRNJ) and PJ (PJS800) got on the earlier flight at 7.30 from EWR. They must've
167 Fly_emirates : Guys! wow, that was so fun, now i can hold on to some awesome memory when i go back to DXB
168 Go3Team : I had a great time people, it was nice to meet most of you for the first time, and see some familiar faces. We need to do this again sometime, maybe t
169 Post contains images Arkhem : I just want to thank Curt for organizing this whole thing. I've never spotted at IAD before (always been intimidated by it) yet I live in Washington D
170 Post contains images PHLapproach : It was really fun, like all meets are. I too want to send a BIG thanks to Curt for organizing this. (Nice shirts, I can't wait for the stupid heads to
171 Post contains images MD11LuxuryLinr : HEY!.. WTF happened to a new thread?? Just kidding you guys. Obviously, I had a super time. It was an extremely long day though. I didn't arrive at my
172 Post contains images WindowSeat : What can I say, Amazing time! Got to see the PHL group again, and meet some other famous and infamous (you know who you are ) A.netters. My third A.n
173 Post contains links and images Go3Team : Here it is for the forum... Click to see it in its full glory... I'm 3rd from the right on the bottom...
174 Jalto27R : Very nice picture. Thanks Curt for a great day. Mike
175 COEWRNJ : All I have to say is INSANE. I could have never imagined how awesome this trip could be. The energy just kept flowing even as our bodies were crashing
176 Post contains images PHLapproach : Vik, how was that lovely CTAF arrival . I can't wait to see the vids! Here are the names as followed: Well atleast the ones I know. Left to Right, Top
177 Wagz : Hehe, that was good: pitch black and you can here an engine at idle thrust - "Sounds like a 767". Two minutes later same plane is seen climbing away -
178 PHLapproach : I think I have a new signature, lol. Joe, you better get that 170 shot uploaded. Even though I was yelling, I think the others didn't get a shot and w
179 PJS800 : Wow, that was a great time yesterday. I got to meet some awesome people, and it was good to meet in person people I have been talking to. Thanks Curt
180 Flairport : looks like you guys are lucky...code Orange for Washington DC and New York started just an hour ago! Hope you all had fun!
181 Go3Team : Wagz, I just changed some settings and some software to allow 50 meg uploads, so get to it!
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