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BOS Meet, Part 3  
User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1971 times:

Right, so we are approaching a month away now, just want to see what everyones thoughts, plans, ideas are now, also want to see everyones ideas on dinner or what not.

June 23/24th


Cadet57
CastleIsland
LH423
Baylorairbear
MBMBOS
MiCorazonAzul
Tunisia
Zone1
GOCAPS16
SNATH(+friend?)
Mir

Maybe's:

YOWza
BMIflyer
Aerobalance
PHLBOS
Vikkyvik
STLGph
Tappan

[Edited 2006-05-25 22:38:35]


Doors open, right hand side, next stop is Springfield.
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User currently offlineCastleIsland From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1946 times:

As I've noticed in the past, it's a real bugger getting interest kindled in a BOS meet. I've been to meets in NYC, ATL, YYZ, and LAS, and there's been no problem getting posts up and people to commit.

Truth is I have very little time to organize this, as I'm swamped with work and music commitments, but I do plan to be there, working around my rehearsal schedule. I've posted several ideas regarding spotting and dinner locations in the previous thread(s), pending wind direction/take-off/landing configurations.

Put it this way: I'll be around for some of this; if you guys want to get it going, I'll be glad to drive a few around for spotting and dinner, pending my schedule.


User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1946 times:

Valid point. I just want to know if anyone else is up for it cuz im not gonna drive 2 hours for nothing....


Doors open, right hand side, next stop is Springfield.
User currently offlineBaylorAirBear From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2913 posts, RR: 49
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1938 times:

Mark me as a probably.

BAB  crossfingers 



I'm just skipping stones...
User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1934 times:

I may have to work at the very least one of those days so I'll have to probably split a bit early one of the days. I'll definitely be there.

LH423



« On ne voit bien qu'avec le cœur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux » Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21882 posts, RR: 55
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1924 times:

I'll be there, and I believe RJPieces is up for it as well.

-Mir



7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7558 posts, RR: 23
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1916 times:

I will probably give you a definite 'yes' or 'no' shortly after this holiday weekend.


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User currently offlineCastleIsland From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1913 times:

OK, good - we have the workings of a good, albeit short list. Here's the old list:

June 23/24th


Cadet57
CastleIsland
LH423
Baylorairbear
MBMBOS
MiCorazonAzul
Tunisia
Zone1
GOCAPS16
SNATH(+friend?)
Mir

Maybe's:

YOWza
BMIflyer
Aerobalance
PHLBOS
Vikkyvik
STLGph
Tappan


Since it's been so long, let's start a new on, and those from the old list who decide to pop back in can add themselves back.

Cadet57
CastleIsland
LH423
Mir

Maybes:

PHLBOS
BAB (aka "Mustard-Pits")
RJPieces

Maybe if we each take a few names and IM them, we can build this up. I'll IM SNATH, STLGph, BMIFlyer, and Tappan.


User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1910 times:

Hey all, I'm afraid I cannot attend this meet.

It is too late for me to book flights now, maybe next time  Wink


Lee



Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlineMBMBOS From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2616 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1905 times:

Here's a few ideas, brainstorming style...

Have lunch at Legal Seafood (Atlantic Ave.), then take the water taxi to the airport, as it is a scenic drive.

Meet in Winthrop, plan to have lunch at a seafood restaurant in Nahant (not the best restaurant in the world, but it's nearby, has a scenic view and can handle a large crowd). We can plan a visit to Ural Beach and the other little park (can't remember the name) for plane spotting.

Rent a boat and watch landing from the harbor.


User currently offlineCastleIsland From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1902 times:

Quoting MBMBOS (Reply 9):
Rent a boat and watch landing from the harbor.

Well that certainly circumvents the "which location should we spot from" question. Do you know of a harbor-based rental place?

The problem with spotting at Logan is that the airport is a lousy place to do it, and depending on runway configurations, the travel from South Boston to Winthrop can take the better part of an hour. In certain configurations (e.g. 9 departures or 27 landings) there's no good place to do it, as they are stuck out into the hahbah. So a boat would avoid many of these potential pitfalls.

On land, I still stand by Castle Island  scratchchin  as the best place, since there is lots of room, it's a lovely setting, with park benches and an on-site hamburger/hot dog joint. Plus 4R/L landings are very common in the summer. In addition, the on-site fort is open for tours during the summer (not quite sure how often) and the top must surely provide a stunning view of Logan. Plus the planes would be almost at eye-level from that vantage point. Learn more here: http://www.bostonharborwalk.com/placestogo/location.php?nid=6&sid=44

I'll confess that I've never been to the beach in E. Boston/Winthrop, however, so I'm game for whatever comes up.


User currently offlineMBMBOS From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2616 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 1888 times:

If we were to do the boat thing, a few of us could park at Logan, hop across by boat, then on the return to Logan head out to East Boston/Winthrop.

The park and beach that I have in mind can be pretty good for plane spotting, depending on which runways are used.


User currently offlineCastleIsland From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 1886 times:

Quoting MBMBOS (Reply 11):
If we were to do the boat thing, a few of us could park at Logan, hop across by boat, then on the return to Logan head out to East Boston/Winthrop.

So, Michael - a few details, if you will. You make it sound as if you can rent a boat at Logan. Do tell. All in all it sounds very intriguing...

I will have to see what schedule constraints I have for that weekend. As I have a gig the prior weekend, I may be free all weekend. It all depends on other gigs that may come up, but either way, I'll be hooking up with you all on Saturday.

BTW, I'll bet you a 6-pack that 4 R/L arrivals are happening that day. That said, I prefer take-offs, especially around 5-7 PM with the BA, LH and VS 744s.


User currently offlineVikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10354 posts, RR: 26
Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 1884 times:

I'm still a definite maybe for this one. I'd like to go, but I'll be starting a job in the next week or two, so I don't want to commit as of yet.

~Vik

(btw CI, I might be interested in a few bass lessons since I should have some spare cash in the next few months. I'll let you know.)



How can I be an admiral without my cap??!
User currently offlineMBMBOS From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2616 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 1881 times:

Well, I've discussed two different scenarios: taking the water taxi, or hiring a boat (which means with crew). If we have a large group, that could be affordable. If we have a small group, I can persuade my friend to bring her boat into the harbor from Quincy. I doubt she could handle more than 8, but she's a great captain and would be more than happy to contribute a day to the cause.

I'm with you. I love to watch the big internationals departing in the early evening. Frankly, showing up at the park in East Boston around 4 or 5 would probably provide the best plane spotting.

If planes are landing from the East-northeast (don't know my runways), Ural Beach can be quite a treat. The locals call it "getting a haircut". Approach is so close, you can see the snot dripping from the copilot's nose.


User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8379 posts, RR: 23
Reply 15, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 1881 times:

I'm not usually into these meets, but hey any excuse to go to Boston is a good one. Put me as maybe for the 23rd.


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User currently offlineCastleIsland From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 1869 times:

OK, you all, it's up to each and every one of you to take it upon themselves to add to the list of attendees. I'll do it this one last time, but, having been to 5 meets so far, it works best if we all pull for it and help by posting their intention on the attendees list. Thanks.

In:

Cadet57
CastleIsland
LH423
Mir
MBMBOS

Maybes:

N766UA
Vikkyvik
PHLBOS
BAB (aka "Mustard-Pits")
RJPieces

Quoting MBMBOS (Reply 14):
I've discussed two different scenarios: taking the water taxi

Hey, that's the first I've heard of that term, which is why I asked for details. Please, Michael, fill us in in detail. By that I mean treat us as if we were from Siberia. There may be people coming from far away, and we all need DETAILS.

Thanks,

Logan (ret.)


User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 17, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 1851 times:

Ok, I contacted the following:

LH423
MiCorazonAzul
Tunisia
Zone1
YOWza
Aerobalance

I cannot get ahold of gocaps16 as he has no pm function or email listed. if anyone can get ahold of him tha'd be great.

If we get the folks that say they will come i'll definately show up. Like I said, the prospect of driving for two hours for nothing isnt very appealing.



Doors open, right hand side, next stop is Springfield.
User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 18, posted (8 years 7 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1817 times:

I'm coming. Like I said, getting both days off will be tough, but I'm pretty certain I can get one off and even then I'm only part-time so I can still be around even if I am working (which, btw, is at Logan).

For spotting, some good places:

  • Bayview St park, Winthrop (and the Winthrop town boat ramp are excellent for 27 arrivals)

  • Constitution Beach (and neighbouring Bayswater Rd though i think the residents might get weirded out if hordes of men start milling about but great for 22 arrivals)

  • Castle Island. A favourite from my childhood though not as close to the airport as other locations.


LH423



« On ne voit bien qu'avec le cœur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux » Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
User currently offlineCastleIsland From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (8 years 7 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1811 times:

Quoting LH423 (Reply 18):
Castle Island

 checkmark   Wink

Logan


User currently offlineTappan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1538 posts, RR: 41
Reply 20, posted (8 years 7 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1801 times:

Hey all....
and castleisland thanks for your work in getting this off the ground..
I hope to meet you all sometime on Saturday...
Maybe I could give someone my cell#...
Thanks,


User currently offlineCastleIsland From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1751 times:

OK, just over three weeks to go. Any more takers? I went to Castle Island on Memorial Day for a spell, and driving by Jimmy's Harborside afterwards, I saw that it was boarded up. Oh well, plenty of other places to eat.

We should come up with some ideas about meeting up. It depends a lot on where (and whether) people are staying overnight and when, and also on runway configurations. For example, you all could hop on the shuttle bus to the MBTA Blue line and head inbound (away from Wonderland) and get off at Government Center. We could meet up on City Hall Plaza. From there, Castle Island is a short drive.

However, if we plan to spot from E. Boston/Winthrop, it makes no sense to come into the city first; you'd be better of taking the Blue line in the opposite direction and getting off at a stop such as Suffolk Downs.

How about some input?


User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21882 posts, RR: 55
Reply 22, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1749 times:

If the airport is as bad for spotting as Logan makes it out to be, it doesn't make much sense to me to meet there, unless people are flying in.

Thusly, I pose the question, who is flying in?

I might, or I might drive or take the train. Whatever I do, RJPieces will likely also do.

-Mir



7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
User currently offlineLHMARK From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 46
Reply 23, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1747 times:

Jeez, I might go, but all those friggin' chowds...


"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller
User currently offlineCastleIsland From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1741 times:

Quoting LHMARK (Reply 23):

Take your pick, Bronx Honk:




Or...




25 PHLBOS : As I stated in the earlier threads; if I am able to head out there (I mapped out a (tentative but not yet booked) flight itinerary just in case), I pr
26 Post contains images PHLBOS : The Orient Heights station (near the corner of Bennington & Saratoga Streets (aka Route 145)) is actually closer to the East Boston/Winthrop spotting
27 CastleIsland : Cool, Chris. Glad to hear it. Way too far to walk (probably over 2 miles), but certainly close enough for one of us to pop over and pick you up in ab
28 Mir : What does the schedule look like for Saturday? The last B6 flight leaves at 7:50pm, which seems likely to conflict with dinner. -Mir
29 CastleIsland : Dave: Do you mean leaving LGA? My guess is that we'll (mostly) be convened sometime around 10:00 - 11:00 AM, and just hanging wherever after that. Din
30 Mir : I mean the last BOS-JFK flight leaves at 7:50pm. I'd want to be at the airport by 6:50, which kind of cuts dinner short (if we had dinner at 5, it mig
31 Post contains images CastleIsland : As an A.netter, you should probably say "mute point," as that would be understood by more members. Yeah, dinner will go from somewhere around 5 or 6
32 RJpieces : Hey all, I'd like to attend. Still trying to work out the logistics... Any more ideas on a tentative schedule for the day so I could figure out what m
33 DeltAirlines : If you guys are out there early in the morning of the 24th...keep an eye out for a Comair CRJ heading out to GSO, as I'm heading down to North Carolin
34 YOWza : Sorry boys and girls it turns out work is sending me to the middle of nowhere so I will not be able to make the BOS meet. Hoepfully I can make the nex
35 PHLBOS : John, Since I will be arriving around 3 PM, my personal preference (I realize that I might be over-ruled on this one but I thought I'd throw it out t
36 Post contains images Tanyaluvs2fly : I'd love to go but am working that weekend Takes me 3 hrs to get to BOS from maine.. i'm always looking for a reason to get there
37 RJpieces : So should we start a new list of those definitly attending (and staying for dinner)?
38 CastleIsland : A good point. 8 or 8:30 would be fine with me. Thing is, most restaurants will be crowded at that time. Also, if I have to spot for more than about t
39 Zone1 : I'm still in guys. I've left my place in Watertown for either Castle Island or Point Shirley and by the time I get out there runway configurations hav
40 CastleIsland : In: Cadet57 CastleIsland LH423 Mir MBMBOS PHLBOS Zone 1 RJPieces (pretty sure) Maybes: N766UA Vikkyvik BAB (aka "Mustard-Pits")
41 Post contains images Cadet57 : Ok. Finally im unbanned.... quiet Logan As for a car, I will have mine and room for 3-4 more. If anyone would like a ride they are welcome to one. Cel
42 Post contains images BaylorAirBear : Sorry guys. Looks like I'm out for this one. I've got a huge trip to Oz mid-July, and I've got to save as much dough as possible. One day, though... B
43 Texan : Unfortunately cannot make it to this one. Anytime y'all want to meet in BOS after August, let me know and I should be able to make it. Texan
44 Post contains images PHLBOS : Fair enough. Using Castleisland's list (from Reply #40) as a starting point, here's my in bold In: Cadet57 CastleIsland LH423 Mir MBMBOS PHLBOS arriv
45 MBMBOS : I am very disappointed to say that I won't be able to attend this event. Last December I had committed to attending a wedding in New Hampshire on this
46 N766UA : Count me out, gotta work.
47 Cadet57 : Ok, heres the updated list. PHLBOS, if you need a pickup, Im willing as I've said. You can PM and I'll provide my cellphone number. Id say as a meeti
48 Mir : RJPieces and I have come to the conclusion that we're driving. We'll be staying Saturday night in Braintree, and then heading back Sunday morning, as
49 Cadet57 : Sounds good. Cant wait to see you. PS, Cadet57 is very happy as he bought a 75-300 lens to go spotting. But he may or may not have his new digi rebel
50 CastleIsland : Since some people are dropping out, and you'll have a car, there's more than enough room to cart around those who will be there. As you and RJ as wel
51 Cadet57 : Speaking of, has anyone spoken to Snath or Tappan? I beleive they were both coming at one point...
52 CastleIsland : Good point. I IM'ed both, and SNATH is going to be out of town. Tappan expressed interest. I'll hit him again.
53 Zone1 : What is the plan for Friday because my company has given me Red Sox tickets for the 23rd. I don't know what my work schedule will be that day.
54 Post contains images PHLBOS : If you're spotting in Winthrop, maybe you can be the one to head up to Kelly's on Revere Beach for the lunch order. Great, I can count on you to take
55 Post contains images Cadet57 : Seems the meet is SAT only, so go enjoy the sox. Lucky git
56 Drewfly : Anyone have a definite itinerary for Saturday? I will most likely be at either the Quonset or Barnes airshow that day, not sure what time I am getting
57 Post contains images Cadet57 : Im trying to get everones input there... I'll be there on Sunday
58 Drewfly : I am trying to get both airshows in that weekend. Maybe I'll see you in Springfield on Sunday
59 Post contains images Cadet57 : Awesome, drop me a line if you do. BAF is my other home airport, that and CEF
60 Zone1 : Well, if yall will be doing anything Friday before the game I don't have work because the project I was working on was cancelled, so everyone in the
61 Cadet57 : I wont, as im not local and cant stay the night before or after due to other commitments... Good Luck, by atleast they are taking care of you.
62 Post contains links Zone1 : Heads up to everyone using the Blue line for the meet. It looks like all stations between Airport and Government Center stations will be closed for th
63 Post contains images CastleIsland : As your link indicates, they'll be replaced with buses for two days, so everything should be fine. You may need to follow some signs to find the buse
64 Aerotik : Add me as a maybe if you will. I am very familiar with Castle Island ; )
65 Cadet57 : Just a quick update. Again, I think now we should set a central meet point. Im coming from western mass, so i'll be on the pike. Also, what time will
66 Flpuck6 : Hey all, Just wanted to say I'm from PVD, work at BOS, but won't be around this upcoming weekend for the meet. I hope you all have fun, looking forwar
67 Zone1 : I'll be traveling on the T from Harvard station, so I would prefer that we either meet inside one of the T stations or at the spotting location, so I
68 Cadet57 : Ok, I have good and bad news regarding Saturday. I am still coming, but my family decided to go to. Dont worry, their going to be el-touristos and see
69 PHLBOS : With that in mind, who else besides CastleIsland & Mir/RJpieces will be driving?
70 Cadet57 : I beleive thats it. My trasport to BOS will be off galavanting around the city until the end of the day.
71 RJpieces : Perhaps we should start a Part 4 thread for people definitly planning on going and we can more easily pick a spot, etc.
72 CastleIsland : I will have 3-4 spots in my car. I am also available to pick anyone up as long as they are willing to get their asses out of Logan and into the real
73 Post contains images PHLBOS : Should our spotting excusion takes us north (towards Winthrop); one restaurant suggestion may be to head up Route 1 to the Hilltop Steak House in Sau
74 Zone1 : Well, I can get out to a spotting location around 10:00am. Should we pm each other our cell phone numbers?
75 Mir : RJPieces and I are looking to arrive at about 1pm. -Mir
76 LH423 : No Car. I'll be T-ing it. LH423
77 Post contains images CastleIsland : Many of us have. But good idea for the rest who have not. I'll be glad to pick you up anytime after 1:30 PM. I think this will start in earnest after
78 Post contains images Cadet57 : DISCLAIMER:This post is written in spite, and defiance of Castleisland. To hell with you. Where I dam you to an eternity of Colonoscopy with an exhaus
79 PHLBOS : Justin, To get in the immediate vicinity of either spotting area, just continue along I-90 East (Mass Pike) and either: a. For Castle Island, take EX
80 CastleIsland : News on the weather front is not looking good. The National Weather Service is forecasting heavy rain through Saturday night. Winds should be from the
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