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Topic: The LHR A380 Meet Aftermath Thread!
Username: BMIFlyer
Posted 2006-05-18 20:14:25 and read 5717 times.

Well, seeing as the old one A380/Green Man Meet 18th May (by Steve7E7 May 1 2006 in Non Aviation) was getting pretty long, heres a new thread  

Where do I start, except for the quote of "Whoosh!!!!" as the A380 came in   

What a sight 

I'll post my pics in a few mins  



Lee

[Edited 2006-05-18 20:34:08]

Topic: RE: The LHR A380 Meet Aftermath Thread!
Username: Kazzie
Posted 2006-05-18 20:16:23 and read 5716 times.

Woohooo Amazing day people!

I am sitting in hannahs house with Hannah and Hoe, we are being sad and sitting on Laptops haha!

PICS!

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and now.....
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v17/kazkaz/haha002.jpg

Cheers all

[Edited 2006-05-18 20:18:25]

Topic: RE: The LHR A380 Meet Aftermath Thread!
Username: Speedbirdie
Posted 2006-05-18 20:16:27 and read 5716 times.

Well what can i say?? WOW!! Was amazing! And to think we are hopefully going to be in The Sun tomorrow!! GET IN!!!
All my pics are on Glenns cam, so hope he uploads them soon.
Thanks everyone for a great day, the party at mine is just starting LOL..
A380 RULES!!

Topic: RE: The LHR A380 Meet Aftermath Thread!
Username: BMIFlyer
Posted 2006-05-18 20:36:37 and read 5683 times.

Quoting Speedbirdie (Reply 2):
the party at mine is just starting LOL

Yes, and I unfortunately have to miss it  Sad

Enjoy your bottle of Pino Grigio  Smile



Lee

Topic: RE: The LHR A380 Meet Aftermath Thread!
Username: Speedbirdie
Posted 2006-05-18 20:41:56 and read 5677 times.

Aww that was an 'arf sweet, I shall drink it on Saturday and toast ya!!
Happy Birfday Me!! (even tho some hoe got me a badge saying im 6)

Topic: RE: The LHR A380 Meet Aftermath Thread!
Username: Kazzie
Posted 2006-05-18 20:44:39 and read 5672 times.

Quoting Speedbirdie (Reply 4):
ven tho some hoe got me a badge saying im 6)

No problem Bitch! Silly

Suits you to the ground, clean your house, get me a faster take away, and STOP FARTING you tart, me and Alex are dying here!!

Topic: RE: The LHR A380 Meet Aftermath Thread!
Username: GEEZ
Posted 2006-05-18 20:45:37 and read 5664 times.

That last pic...  rotfl 

...some bloody party that looks!

Thanks for a wonderful day everyone and Airbus!

Chris  wave 

Topic: RE: The LHR A380 Meet Aftermath Thread!
Username: Cosec59
Posted 2006-05-18 20:57:12 and read 5645 times.

Quoting Speedbirdie (Reply 2):
And to think we are hopefully going to be in The Sun tomorrow!!

Dear Deirdre's problem page I take it.
"Dear Deirdre,
I am obesessed by metal tubes of all shapes and sizes......"

Topic: RE: The LHR A380 Meet Aftermath Thread!
Username: GEEZ
Posted 2006-05-18 21:06:50 and read 5635 times.

Quoting Cosec59 (Reply 7):
"Dear Deirdre,
I am obesessed by metal tubes of all shapes and sizes......"

I don't think bringing your sexual fantasies into this thread is necessary thanks  rotfl  rotfl 

Topic: RE: The LHR A380 Meet Aftermath Thread!
Username: BMIFlyer
Posted 2006-05-18 21:10:30 and read 5628 times.

Ok, my pics  Wink

The Green Man

The Venue
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/leebrompton/A380Meet_LHR_May06/IMG_3198.jpg

Cheers
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/leebrompton/A380Meet_LHR_May06/IMG_3199.jpg

Happy Birthday to Hannah  birthday  Big grin
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/leebrompton/A380Meet_LHR_May06/IMG_3200.jpg

As usual, this event required that I partake in the consumption of alcohol  Wink
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/leebrompton/A380Meet_LHR_May06/IMG_3201.jpg

Kaz.........
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/leebrompton/A380Meet_LHR_May06/IMG_3202.jpg

The (Expensive) Barbie - £4 a burger  eek 
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/leebrompton/A380Meet_LHR_May06/IMG_3203.jpg

Continued...

Topic: RE: The LHR A380 Meet Aftermath Thread!
Username: A340600
Posted 2006-05-18 21:10:52 and read 5628 times.

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 3):
Enjoy your bottle of Pino Grigio

Ok, time for a lesson in sophistication!

The correct spelling of this, which happens to be my favourite white is Pinot Grigio. Honestly, I can tell you're a beer drinker silly ...And a northerner rotfl 

Hannah, Alex, Kaz- lucky whores Wink

Topic: RE: The LHR A380 Meet Aftermath Thread!
Username: RichardPrice
Posted 2006-05-18 21:11:46 and read 5628 times.

Quoting Kazzie (Reply 1):

Do I spot some Apple envy in that last pic? :P

I wish I could have taken today off work :*(

Topic: RE: The LHR A380 Meet Aftermath Thread!
Username: Gkirk
Posted 2006-05-18 21:12:06 and read 5619 times.

Quoting GEEZ (Reply 8):
I don't think bringing your sexual fantasies into this thread is necessary thanks rotfl rotfl

 rotfl 

Topic: RE: The LHR A380 Meet Aftermath Thread!
Username: BMIFlyer
Posted 2006-05-18 21:11:47 and read 5619 times.

Next, onto Myrtle Avenue

Meet Paul, our newest a.netter  Smile
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/leebrompton/A380Meet_LHR_May06/IMG_3205.jpg

Paul, Alex, Glenn
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/leebrompton/A380Meet_LHR_May06/IMG_3204.jpg

The Crowds.....
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/leebrompton/A380Meet_LHR_May06/IMG_3206.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/leebrompton/A380Meet_LHR_May06/IMG_3207.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/leebrompton/A380Meet_LHR_May06/IMG_3208.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/leebrompton/A380Meet_LHR_May06/IMG_3209.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/leebrompton/A380Meet_LHR_May06/IMG_3210.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/leebrompton/A380Meet_LHR_May06/IMG_3211.jpg

Continued...

Topic: RE: The LHR A380 Meet Aftermath Thread!
Username: BMIFlyer
Posted 2006-05-18 21:13:27 and read 5619 times.

All The Action was captured  Wink

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/leebrompton/A380Meet_LHR_May06/IMG_3212.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/leebrompton/A380Meet_LHR_May06/IMG_3214.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/leebrompton/A380Meet_LHR_May06/IMG_3215.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/leebrompton/A380Meet_LHR_May06/IMG_3216.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/leebrompton/A380Meet_LHR_May06/IMG_3217.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/leebrompton/A380Meet_LHR_May06/IMG_3218.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/leebrompton/A380Meet_LHR_May06/IMG_3219.jpg

Continued...

Topic: RE: The LHR A380 Meet Aftermath Thread!
Username: Kazzie
Posted 2006-05-18 21:13:59 and read 5619 times.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v17/kazkaz/food.jpg


mmmmm we are munching!

Topic: RE: The LHR A380 Meet Aftermath Thread!
Username: BMIFlyer
Posted 2006-05-18 21:15:03 and read 5609 times.

Our First False Alarm  Sad
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/leebrompton/A380Meet_LHR_May06/IMG_3221.jpg

More Group Shots  Wink
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/leebrompton/A380Meet_LHR_May06/IMG_3222.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/leebrompton/A380Meet_LHR_May06/IMG_3223.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/leebrompton/A380Meet_LHR_May06/IMG_3224.jpg

Our 2nd False alarm  Sad
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/leebrompton/A380Meet_LHR_May06/IMG_3225.jpg

Finally, Here Comes the Whale Jet, at 13:19hrs Big grin
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/leebrompton/A380Meet_LHR_May06/IMG_3232.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/leebrompton/A380Meet_LHR_May06/IMG_3233.jpg


The, back to the Green Man...
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/leebrompton/A380Meet_LHR_May06/IMG_3235.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/leebrompton/A380Meet_LHR_May06/IMG_3236.jpg

Thanks for the great meetup ladies and gents. Was great meeting you all again, and the few new faces too  Smile

See you all next time  Wink



Lee

Topic: RE: The LHR A380 Meet Aftermath Thread!
Username: Gkirk
Posted 2006-05-18 21:16:44 and read 5609 times.

Quoting Kazzie (Reply 15):
mmmmm we are munching!

Alex munching the most i take it?  Wink

Topic: RE: The LHR A380 Meet Aftermath Thread!
Username: Trekster
Posted 2006-05-18 21:19:51 and read 5597 times.

LEE, Who is the cute guy in the pink t-shirt
Nice rear view shot.
Either it was taken for ur benifit, or mine Smile
THANK YOU

And great pics as well

Topic: RE: The LHR A380 Meet Aftermath Thread!
Username: BMIFlyer
Posted 2006-05-18 21:21:25 and read 5594 times.

Quoting Kazzie (Reply 15):
mmmmm we are munching!

"Sighs"  cry 



Lee

Topic: RE: The LHR A380 Meet Aftermath Thread!
Username: Go3Team
Posted 2006-05-18 21:24:09 and read 5583 times.

Quoting Kazzie (Reply 15):
mmmmm we are munching!

Drool. I absolutely starving over here now.

Topic: RE: The LHR A380 Meet Aftermath Thread!
Username: Leezyjet
Posted 2006-05-18 21:24:20 and read 5583 times.

Quoting Speedbirdie (Reply 2):
the party at mine is just starting LOL



Quoting Kazzie (Reply 15):
mmmmm we are munching!

Thanks for inviting me !!!.  Wink

Have fun anyway. I'm going in 30 mins early tomorrow to watch the Departure (if they magage to close the broken cargo hold doors  Wink )

 Smile

Topic: RE: The LHR A380 Meet Aftermath Thread!
Username: A340600
Posted 2006-05-18 21:42:28 and read 5555 times.

Quoting Leezyjet (Reply 21):
(if they magage to close the broken cargo hold doors

That's when you know it's a 'bus' Wink

Topic: RE: The LHR A380 Meet Aftermath Thread!
Username: SmithAir747
Posted 2006-05-18 21:42:56 and read 5555 times.

Did anyone see me with my turquoise AEROFLOT bag? I was in the southeast corner of Myrtle Avenue field with some older guys I know as regulars like me.

With all those people at Myrtle Avenue, I could not pick out anyone I recognized as any A.netter I have met before.

But still, I got a great photo of the A380!

Big version: Width: 1024 Height: 768 File size: 378kb


SmithAir747

Topic: RE: The LHR A380 Meet Aftermath Thread!
Username: Leezyjet
Posted 2006-05-18 22:01:03 and read 5532 times.

I ended up watching from stand 314 next to KaddyUK (whom i didn't actually notice until we were going back to do some work). I had a fantastic view straight down the runway and approach until about 5 mins before some **nt came anc parked a pushback tug infront of me. Not only that, they had the cab raised up too  Angry - the **nts could have parked behind me and still seen over the top of the tiny car I was in !!.

Got some great footage on the camcorder and a couple of A.net quality shots of the taxiway's concrete due to the lack of viewfinder on my shitty still camera !!!.

Spent an hour and a half with her this arvo tho watching the trials (and tribulations of 6 blokes trying to heave the forward cargo door shut - not a hope in hell's chance !!)

Got more pics and footage from that too.

The Upper Deck Catering truck is some piece of kit !!.

 Smile

Topic: RE: The LHR A380 Meet Aftermath Thread!
Username: British767
Posted 2006-05-18 22:06:51 and read 5523 times.

Friends, and fellow a.netters,

Firstly I feel the need to apologise for any anti-socialness that may have been radiated from my person. I was mentally knackered after my exam this morning. It was a good time, and weird seeing the A380 at LHR.

I told some of you that today was my last day of exams, and tonight I am celebrating this wonderful event, well....I am half way there already! Just got back from SU bar and heading to a club in Windsor in 20 mins.

I thank you all for a lovely/short (on my bit) gathering.

Ben

Topic: RE: The LHR A380 Meet Aftermath Thread!
Username: Shamrock_747
Posted 2006-05-18 23:45:13 and read 5444 times.

Whilst those at LHR did not have the privilege of my company, I am proud to have taken part in this hugely successful meet. I viewed the A380 as she flew over Central London. Most impressive, a great day for aviation. Congratulations to all involved.

Topic: RE: The LHR A380 Meet Aftermath Thread!
Username: BMIFlyer
Posted 2006-05-18 23:54:57 and read 5428 times.

Quoting Shamrock_747 (Reply 26):
Most impressive, a great day for aviation

 checkmark 


I'll certainly  champagne  to that Big grin



Lee

Topic: RE: The LHR A380 Meet Aftermath Thread!
Username: KFLLCFII
Posted 2006-05-19 01:55:55 and read 5318 times.

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 16):

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/leebrompton/A380Meet_LHR_May06/IMG_3223.jpg

Nice battery grip you got there Kaz Big grin

Now all you need is a little white on the other end  Silly

Topic: RE: The LHR A380 Meet Aftermath Thread!
Username: AirbusA346
Posted 2006-05-19 09:29:13 and read 5108 times.

Quoting Leezyjet (Reply 24):
(and tribulations of 6 blokes trying to heave the forward cargo door shut - not a hope in hell's chance !!)

Why were they trying to heave the cargo door shut, aren't they hydraulically powered.

Quoting Leezyjet (Reply 24):
Got more pics and footage from that too.

Can you show us.  Smile

Tom.

Topic: RE: The LHR A380 Meet Aftermath Thread!
Username: Steve7E7
Posted 2006-05-19 11:14:32 and read 5036 times.

T'was indeed a great day and it was good to see the old faces again, together with a few new ones!
The A380 was awesome and suprisingly quiet too, to think that we'll be seeing the beast at LHR on a daily basis before long is superb.

Thanks to everybody who turned up yesterday and thanks to TGM for their hospitality and an ample supply of Strongbow  Smile

Unfortunately I overdid it a tad and ended up overshooting my train stop by 4 stations......whoops!

Topic: RE: The LHR A380 Meet Aftermath Thread!
Username: Sean377
Posted 2006-05-19 12:11:47 and read 5000 times.

Quoting Steve7E7 (Reply 30):
Unfortunately I overdid it a tad and ended up overshooting my train stop by 4 stations......whoops!

How I got back to Newcastle is beyond me! Bloody Strongbow! I don't even like cider. It mixed well with the ample helpings of Stella though.

Great day, great to meet everyone who was there. Got beat at pool by a lass!  blush 

I'll post some pics soon.

Sean

Topic: RE: The LHR A380 Meet Aftermath Thread!
Username: AirbusA346
Posted 2006-05-19 13:41:43 and read 4950 times.

You were not in The Sun.  Sad

Tom.

Topic: RE: The LHR A380 Meet Aftermath Thread!
Username: Leezyjet
Posted 2006-05-19 21:54:11 and read 4795 times.

Quoting AirbusA346 (Reply 29):
Why were they trying to heave the cargo door shut, aren't they hydraulically powered

Yes but it had a technical problem which is why they were trying to shove it closed by hand.

Quoting AirbusA346 (Reply 29):
Can you show us

Not looked at the Video yet - not had time, and I'll try and look at it on Monday when I'm next off and put it up on YouTube or something.

Went into work 30mins early today and it was tech, so was an hour late leaving. By time it was taxiing out, my first flight was taxiing in, so could only watch t/o from a distance.  irked  It rotated very early though - was looking at the spot where most heavies rotate, but it was already at about 80+ft at that point.

 Smile

Topic: RE: The LHR A380 Meet Aftermath Thread!
Username: Sean377
Posted 2006-05-19 22:36:50 and read 4775 times.

Quoting SmithAir747 (Reply 23):
Did anyone see me with my turquoise AEROFLOT bag?

This would be you then!!!



My best whale pic:

Topic: RE: The LHR A380 Meet Aftermath Thread!
Username: SmithAir747
Posted 2006-05-20 03:17:07 and read 4668 times.

Quoting Sean377 (Reply 34):
This would be you then!!!

Yes, I have to confirm that is me there with that bag!

SmithAir747

[Edited 2006-05-20 03:27:27]

[Edited 2006-05-20 03:33:07]

Topic: RE: The LHR A380 Meet Aftermath Thread!
Username: Aerobalance
Posted 2006-05-20 20:34:25 and read 4513 times.

Blimey!! Ian, look at these pictures. Now I'm scared to go to England!  Wink

Topic: RE: The LHR A380 Meet Aftermath Thread!
Username: Lurch
Posted 2006-05-20 21:22:31 and read 4493 times.

Well my Friend Darren had a very Hectic 24 Hours whilst the 380 was at LHR as he was part of the Tug Crew that was on Duty for5 the A380s 1st visit!

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a2...econcorde/a380darren1/687b58e3.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a2...econcorde/a380darren1/d02f2983.jpg

Topic: RE: The LHR A380 Meet Aftermath Thread!
Username: Skidmarks
Posted 2006-05-20 22:06:26 and read 4470 times.

Why does Alex ALWAYS look either bored stiff or pissed? Big grin

Andy  old 

Topic: RE: The LHR A380 Meet Aftermath Thread!
Username: AirbusA346
Posted 2006-05-20 22:11:32 and read 4468 times.

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 38):
Why does Alex ALWAYS look either bored stiff or pissed?

 rotfl 

Who's that kid on Alex's shoulders?

Tom.

Topic: RE: The LHR A380 Meet Aftermath Thread!
Username: GEEZ
Posted 2006-05-20 22:39:44 and read 4457 times.

Quoting AirbusA346 (Reply 39):
Who's that kid on Alex's shoulders?

My nephew, Billy.

Chris  wave 

Topic: RE: The LHR A380 Meet Aftermath Thread!
Username: AirbusA346
Posted 2006-05-20 22:41:45 and read 4457 times.

Quoting GEEZ (Reply 40):
My nephew, Billy.

OK, thanks for the answer.

Is he interested in aviation too?

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 13):
our newest a.netter

Is Paul a member on the forums or have any photos on A.net?

Tom.

[Edited 2006-05-20 22:45:07]

Topic: RE: The LHR A380 Meet Aftermath Thread!
Username: GEEZ
Posted 2006-05-20 23:00:12 and read 4435 times.

Quoting AirbusA346 (Reply 41):
OK, thanks for the answer.

No problem!

Quoting AirbusA346 (Reply 41):
Is he interested in aviation too?

Hell yes! (All my fault!)

Chris  wave 

Topic: RE: The LHR A380 Meet Aftermath Thread!
Username: AirbusA346
Posted 2006-05-20 23:06:24 and read 4428 times.

Quoting GEEZ (Reply 42):
(All my fault!)

HA HA HA

How long till he can get a membership on here?

Tom.

Topic: RE: The LHR A380 Meet Aftermath Thread!
Username: BMIFlyer
Posted 2006-05-22 01:26:25 and read 4303 times.

Quoting AirbusA346 (Reply 41):
Is Paul a member on the forums or have any photos on A.net?

He is supposed to be joining up real soon, once he get around to deciding his username  Wink



Lee

Topic: RE: The LHR A380 Meet Aftermath Thread!
Username: Leezyjet
Posted 2006-05-22 22:08:31 and read 4216 times.

At last I now have my video online. Here it is :-



There is also footage of an LH A321 going round from about 50ft, and what I believe is the first visit of a bare metal AC 762 to LHR.

Hope you enjoy it.

 Smile

Topic: RE: The LHR A380 Meet Aftermath Thread!
Username: Sean377
Posted 2006-05-23 11:26:42 and read 4152 times.

I've posted a trip report here:

NCL-LGW-NCL A380 Meet At LHR (by Sean377 May 23 2006 in Trip Reports)

Topic: RE: The LHR A380 Meet Aftermath Thread!
Username: JumpJet
Posted 2006-05-23 13:44:34 and read 4122 times.

Ha!!!!!!!!!!! The grey haired old git standing by the £4.00 barbie at the Green Man is me!!!!


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