Speedbird2155 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 889 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1176 times:
Each trial is different, as BAA and BA will be testing all systems and processes to be used in T5. some trials are basic trials, testing either small aspects or systems, while other trials will be advanced trials involving tests of all systems and processes at the same time, to replicate a fully functioning terminal.
FLVILLA From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 394 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1135 times:
I'm also on one of the trials this coming week (18th October), would be cool to know what we'll be doing prior but at the same time I guess it's part of the excitement if its unknown.
I got an email update from BAA just the other day with revised timings, instead of 0830-1200 it is now a longer day with revised timings as 0830-1500 and states that the trial will involve a lot of walking, climbing stairs and standing around for long periods.
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But half the fun is not knowing what profile you will be given on the day.
As said above each trial is different. I was a guinea pig selected to go through the security checks several times, which meant taking your shoes off at least 6 times. You might be luckier and have something more exciting.
Times are a bit of a con. We were told originally it was from 09:00 to 12:00 midday, and then 09:00 until 15:00, both with registration from 08:00. We were finished by 13:00, so there was a long wait for my lift home but managed to squeeze some plane spotting and photography at Hatton Cross.
Do not try and take any photographs when inside T5. They will ask you to leave if you break this rule.
MOL on SRB's latest attack at BA: "It's like a little Chihuahua barking at a dying Labrador. Nobody cares."