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User currently offlineAndie007 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 867 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 2 months 23 hours ago) and read 2698 times:

I've noticed that there are Airliners.net Member-meetings in the USA.
Are there any meetings in Europe, too? (London. Paris, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, etc.)

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User currently offlineLindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3120 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 months 23 hours ago) and read 2535 times:
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Yeah, come to Krakow. I'll be here for another few weeks.

User currently offlineAndie007 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 867 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 months 4 hours ago) and read 2460 times:

Only we two?

User currently offlineOO-VEG From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 1081 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 months 4 hours ago) and read 2456 times:

Should be fun to keep an A.net meeting in Europe. But as see the number of replies to this topic I doubt it would become a success. However, if there is an A.net meeting in Amsterdam sometime I will try to be there.

User currently offlineGerardo From Spain, joined May 2000, 3481 posts, RR: 30
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 months 4 hours ago) and read 2447 times:

Hee, it's early in the morning in Europe. That's why there haven't been much replies (OK, it's 12.00 ....  Smile/happy/getting dizzy)

Why not at ZRH?

Gerardo



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User currently offlineParisien From France, joined Dec 2000, 823 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 months 4 hours ago) and read 2436 times:

I would be interested....I think it should be in a major city and airport like LHR CDG FRA or AMS though. Which of these airports has the best observation deck ?


User currently offlinePeter. From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 months 4 hours ago) and read 2423 times:

Frankfurt has two very good observation decks.


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I think a meeting would be great. Especially on weekends the airlines have pretty good fares to many Airports.



User currently offlineAmerican 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3789 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (13 years 2 months 3 hours ago) and read 2414 times:
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That would be great.  Smile
I live in Brussels but I could easily come to Paris, Amsterdam or London. If you ever come to Brussels, please let me know. You've got my e mail address. Brussels National has quite a bit of international traffic.
I know Amsterdam Schipol is a nice airport to spot, so is Zurich Kloten but that's a bit too far from where I live if I come just for the week end. Fares to Switzerland are not that cheap.
The two major European airports I know well, excluding Brussels of course, are Paris Charles de Gaulle and London Heathrow.

Ben Soriano
Brussels Belgium



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User currently offlineQNH1013 From Belgium, joined May 2001, 104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 2 months 3 hours ago) and read 2407 times:

American 767 is right, when there is a meeting in Europe, it should be in Brussels, IN THE HEART OF EUROPE  Smile
But I wouldn't mind making a trip to Heathrow or Amsterdam or...

Regards
QNH1013


User currently offlineLewis From Greece, joined Jul 1999, 3636 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (13 years 2 months 3 hours ago) and read 2397 times:

Frankfurt would be nice. But I can go practically everywhere. It would be nice. I hate the airport in Athens. Very crappy locations and not so many good photos possible.  Pissed

User currently offlineAndie007 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 867 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 2 months 2 hours ago) and read 2392 times:

How is London? I think that a meeting there would be fine! Lots of nice aircraft. Heavy traffic...


User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 33
Reply 11, posted (13 years 2 months 2 hours ago) and read 2384 times:

Why don´t you just come to the International Trading Fair at FRA - it´s every year on the first November weekend. I bet quite a lot of the collectors going there are airliners.net members.

Daniel Smile


User currently offlineOO-VEG From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 1081 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (13 years 2 months 1 hour ago) and read 2368 times:

Pitty this post didn't show up a few weeks earlier. The Aerosalon at Le Bourget would have been a great opportunity. Lot's of spotters are around Paris at that time. Ah well, let's keep it in mind for the next airshow

User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 13, posted (13 years 2 months ago) and read 2364 times:

I'm within an hour of AMS. Must have missed the post because it was swamped between all those Merkin posts while I was shooting last night (got home around 11PM) Big grin


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User currently offlineLindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3120 posts, RR: 14
Reply 14, posted (13 years 2 months ago) and read 2355 times:
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It's a shame that Poland is not the center of the aviation world. I won't be able to make it, but I'd recommend Amsterdam as your meeting point. Nice airport and great city!

User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 15, posted (13 years 2 months ago) and read 2347 times:

I could almost definetely make it to LHR.

Also AMS would be a possibility but from memory there are so many runways that sometimes there is alot of running around needed!

LHR would be my choice, as i have never visited as a spotter (only a passenger) and there is such a rich variety of traffic (plus the fact most people can get here)

Cheers

Dan


User currently offlineOH-LZA From Finland, joined Jun 2001, 1000 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (13 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2330 times:

Come to HEL... LOL. If there'd be a meeting in Europe i'd try to make it even if it would be in Southern Europe.

Zulu Alpha


User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 17, posted (13 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2329 times:

Enough people with cars around AMS who can take visitors  Smile Just arrange to share the parking fees for the terminal parking which are kinda steep.


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User currently offlineB737-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (13 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2326 times:


Frankfurt has great observation decks.
I highly recommend FRA.

Airsicknessbag, I'll probably be near FRA the first weekend in November. Or at least the days until friday before that weekend.
So that'd be a good idea for me.  Smokin cool


User currently offlineSiriwatthana From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (13 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2316 times:

LHR /LGW are good meeting point.

Why not in Frankfurt ?
We has two good observations decks for 5 DM/2.50€ entrance .




User currently offlineParisien From France, joined Dec 2000, 823 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (13 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2315 times:

sounds like everyone agrees that FRA has the best spotting deck....
what about organized tours of the airport ? I read somewhere that Brisbane Airport in Australia has tours for enthusiasts...what about in Europe ?
My preferences would be LHR, FRA and CDG (terminal 1 is pretty interesting but not so easy to move around to find a good spot). LHR in terms of variety !


User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 33
Reply 21, posted (13 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2302 times:

Yes, there are bus tours on the apron at FRA. I did one, but that was about 15 years ago. Such a tour of 45 minutes costs € 2.50 (observation decks) + € 3.50 (the actual bus tour).
I just researched FRA´s website and found out that they have a kind of open house day on August 11/12: free entrance to the observation decks AND free bus tours on the apron (duration 45 minutes [!]), plus other activities and festivities.
I guess I´ll be there that weekend.

Daniel Smile


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 22, posted (13 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2294 times:

Yeah but how many photographers here actually visit the observation decks? I normally sit under the approach or parallel to the runway, like most photographers here.

If it is close enough to the runway to shoot with a 300mm lense on rotation/touchdown i will be ok.

Cheers

Dan


User currently offlineLMML 14/32 From Malta, joined Jan 2001, 2565 posts, RR: 6
Reply 23, posted (13 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2280 times:

I'm all for it. Frankfurt is OK with me. Although I think there is no better place than AMS for great shots.

User currently offlineApuneger From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 3032 posts, RR: 11
Reply 24, posted (13 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2278 times:

I'd prefer BRU, just because it's the closest airport...

Or how about ZRH? (I still have a free ticket ZRH I think, if it's still valid)

Ivan



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25 EGGD : I can afford AMS on Easyjet, for a day return (arrive early leave late) costs about £35 and there are places to spot all around the airport Cheers Da
26 Post contains images SAS_A330-300 : I think this is typical european, nobody knows where, in this case where we should meet each other. Instead everyone tolds where they can go or where
27 EGGD : My first choice is LHR, but i could quite reasonably go to AMS if everyone agree's with that Cheers Dan
28 Donder10 : I can get to Heathrow easily.Alex
29 Parisien : London Heathrow!!!!!
30 Post contains images SQ325 : Frankfurt is very good, there is the possibility to join a tour through the Lufthansa maintenance area, including trips into a B744 and A340, without
31 Jplenny : Someone asked about photographers at FRA: The times I've been to FRA, I've seen quite a few. Some are casual, and some are serious. Yesterday (22 July
32 Andie007 : I think the choices we have are FRA, AMS and LHR? So, when can we do a meeting? Any suggestions?
33 OH-LZA : 4/5 or 11/12 August weekend. Zulu Alpha
34 OO-VEG : 20/21/22 august AMS. The terrace at AMS is according to me one of the largest in Europe and it is free. It is easy to reach by public transport and by
35 Post contains images Airsicknessbag : I´ll be at FRA 11/12 August anyway. If someone else is there - fine. If not - fine as well. Daniel
36 Apuneger : I'd prefer AMS above FRA and LHR. I could go to AMS by train, from Brussels. I'm not sure how much this costs, but I bet it's cheaper than having to f
37 Post contains images EGGD : Why all this talk about going on the observation decks? At almost every airport you get better oppertunities from somewhere around the airport grounds
38 Sabena332 : Tell me were the meeting is and i will come. Make sure that the hotel have a good bar. Greetings from Germany Patrick PS: When you know were the meeti
39 Donder10 : AT Heathrow get good view of 27L from ob deck.Alex
40 Post contains images Jwenting : I can get to AMS any weekend except the first weekend of august (I'll be in London on other business, no time for airports). I live near enough that I
41 Andie007 : I'd like to get to LHR in September. We can make a meething there.
42 Post contains images Airblue : London is the BEST place where we can meet cause it's easy and cheap to get there from all over Europe thanks to the low-fares carrier like Ryanair, G
43 Apuneger : Airblue: How much for a ticket BRU-LHR-BRU? Ivan
44 Andie007 : Take a look at www.ryanair.com . You'll pay € 20 (including Tax) for the Route Brussels - London - Brussels. I'll fly LH from DUS.
45 EGGD : If it is in August i can probably make it on any day mostly or if in September it'd have to be a weekend maybe Cheers Dan
46 Andie007 : What do the members think about September 8th, 9th at LHR?
47 Apuneger : I'd prefer september 8th, because the day after, september 9th, I go to France for 2 weeks... Ivan
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