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2007 A Year Of A.net Meets!  
User currently offlineRJdxer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1828 times:

Well 2007 has been a pretty good year for me meet wise. Thanks to the dates that they came up on and the way my days off were falling I was able to make quite a few meets worldwide. I sincerely enjoyed meeting all my fellow a.net members, some in several different locals, a reacquainting with those I had met at meets in other years. The only meet I had to bug out of was PRG in September due to a new job interview. Alas with the new job I am once again at the bottom of the seniority list and probably won't be able to travel quite as much in 2008. One never knows though, if you had asked me in December of 2006 if I was going to be able to get to all these meets in one year I would have bet against it. So lets review shall we?



A.net meet at LAS in March.....

On Fremont Street Thursday night, thanks Burke!  grumpy 

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f294/DrHansZarkov/las%20vegas%20anet%20meet%2007/CIMG1879.jpg

At the hookersphere on Friday night...

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f294/DrHansZarkov/las%20vegas%20anet%20meet%2007/CIMG1894.jpg

Saturday morning at the sign

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f294/DrHansZarkov/las%20vegas%20anet%20meet%2007/CIMG1897.jpg




A.net meet at KEF in April.....

The Gullfoss waterfall

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f294/DrHansZarkov/Iceland%20album%202007/KEFmeet2007245.jpg

Yes, they were very firm!

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f294/DrHansZarkov/airliners%20kef%202007%20meet/KEFmeet2007132.jpg

The group inside the replica viking house...

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f294/DrHansZarkov/Iceland%20album%202007/KEFmeet2007172.jpg

And wouldn't I love to visit the Blue Lagoon again! It's the ultimate hot tub experience.

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f294/DrHansZarkov/Iceland%20album%202007/KEFmeet2007530.jpg




A.net meet at KBP in August.....

My favorite baddass bomber at the Ukranian Aviation Museum!

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f294/DrHansZarkov/Kiev%20and%20Key%20West%202007/CIMG3132-1.jpg

Outside the Chernobyl museum, next year the real thing!

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f294/DrHansZarkov/Kiev%20and%20Key%20West%202007/CIMG3156-1.jpg

Gotta love that Soviet made iron....

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f294/DrHansZarkov/Kiev%20and%20Key%20West%202007/CIMG3264-1.jpg




A.net meet at LAX in October....

A view of downtown LA from the cockpit of the 757 I was arriving on.

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f294/DrHansZarkov/lax2007/CIMG3528.jpg

Up on the roof of the parking garage next to the In and Out.

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f294/DrHansZarkov/lax2007/CIMG3578.jpg

Don't worry guys, I got your back...

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f294/DrHansZarkov/lax2007/CIMG3575.jpg

Almost as good as SXM but no beach.......





And finally, the BHM shootout also in October....

The obligatory group shot...

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f294/DrHansZarkov/BHM2007/CIMG3645.jpg

Range safety officers kept a sharp eye out....

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f294/DrHansZarkov/BHM2007/CIMG3715.jpg

And we got to meet one of the next generation of A.net.....

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f294/DrHansZarkov/BHM2007/CIMG3702.jpg


Thanks to everyone who made all these meets such fun to attend. I learned a lot about a lot of places and how nice a.netters are world wide. Hope everyone has a happy new year and that 2008 brings you everything you want and desire. Lets meet again shall we?

39 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineAlexEU From Serbia, joined Oct 2007, 1817 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1817 times:

Which purpose do a.net meetings have?

Cheers


User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17056 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1816 times:



Quoting AlexEU (Reply 1):
Which purpose do a.net meetings have?

To have fun with other A.netter


Wow, seems that you all had a great time.



Work Hard, Fly Right
User currently offlineJRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4670 posts, RR: 50
Reply 3, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1811 times:



Quoting AlexEU (Reply 1):
Which purpose do a.net meetings have?

None whatsoever Big grin.



For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and ther
User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12217 posts, RR: 35
Reply 4, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1806 times:
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I only made it to BHM, but it was fun. Where are we going next year?  Smile


911, where is your emergency?
User currently offlineRJdxer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1800 times:



Quoting AlexEU (Reply 1):
Which purpose do a.net meetings have?

Well it depends. The LAS meet is just a chance for members to get together and have a good time in a good time town. Usually one or more side trips are planned but for most, it's a vacation and time to gamble. At KEF and KBP the meet was to visit places that you would not ordinarily visit. Both places were well worth the time and effort it took to get to them. The BHM meet is specifically designed around shooting. The LAX meet was the only one I attended that was centered around an airport. It's probably one of the few places where it you would not see just one carriers jets arriving one after the other, not to mention the runway set up, where it wouldn't get boring. I didn't attend the IAH meet because of previous commitments but that would have been fun even though I live here. You should try attending one sometime if it is convenient for you.

Quoting B747forever (Reply 2):
Wow, seems that you all had a great time.

I don't know about all of them, but I certainly did.


User currently offlineGo3Team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3267 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1787 times:



Quoting RJdxer (Thread starter):
On Fremont Street Thursday night, thanks Burke!

You're certainly welcome!  tongue 



Yay Pudding!
User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17056 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1787 times:



Quoting RJdxer (Reply 5):
I don't know about all of them, but I certainly did.

But I think that all enjoyed their time. Maybe next year I can enjoy you guys in LAX, will maybe be there next October,



Work Hard, Fly Right
User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5127 posts, RR: 34
Reply 8, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1761 times:

Ive made it to quite a few meets myself:

KEF
LBG (Airshow)
MAN
KBP
PRG

Heres to 2008 and a few more meets!



That'll teach you
User currently offlineRJdxer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1749 times:



Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 8):
Ive made it to quite a few meets myself:

KEF

Yeah, but you were out building bridges, not backing down a big hill on a soft road in a tour bus! Now that's excitement!  cheeky 


User currently offlineLHMARK From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 47
Reply 10, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1742 times:

Still waiting for anyone to bite on the A.net ROC meet. Seems to be a hard sell. What's the matter? you guys don't like dash-8s and CRJs?


"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller
User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5127 posts, RR: 34
Reply 11, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1733 times:



Quoting RJdxer (Reply 9):
Yeah, but you were out building bridges, not backing down a big hill on a soft road in a tour bus! Now that's excitement!

that wasnt us, but the other group that hired a car... we didnt even have the excitement of building bridges...  Silly

Still, we saw all the things you saw, got to lie in until lunch time, and STILL made it back for dinner  Silly



That'll teach you
User currently offlineKL773ER From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 200 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1725 times:



Quoting RJdxer (Thread starter):
Up on the roof of the parking garage next to the In and Out.

Haha, great photo. I used that parking garage as a turn around near Lincoln Blvd. to pull into INNOUT.

Quoting RJdxer (Thread starter):
Don't worry guys, I got your back...

That's why most of the a/c shots I took while spotting at LAX were on my cellphone (as if it looked like I was dialing someone) and came out in pretty good quality, although not Anet worthy.

If there are any future LAX meets, I would be willing to come out there again ... time and finance depending.

-KL


User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1709 times:



Quoting LHMARK (Reply 10):
Still waiting for anyone to bite on the A.net ROC meet. Seems to be a hard sell. What's the matter? you guys don't like dash-8s and CRJs?

I think they fear the garbage plate and are also worried that a ROC A.net Meet will include a soccer game.  duck 

Hey, I looking at somewhere to go this Fall for a few days, maybe a ROC Meet could be in order. I'm debating between a trip to Seattle or Toronto, but hey, I'll throw in a consideration for Rochester.

The LAS Meet this upcoming April is a definite for me every year. It really is a "blow off some steam" weekend or vacation for the bulk of us.
2008 A.net LAS Meet PT 3: Trips On The Flop..... (by Srbmod Dec 9 2007 in Non Aviation)

Meets are really just opportunities to connect with those members we already know from previous meets and to also finally put faces to names. Plus some of the folks are just fun to hang out with regardless of the reason. Some meets are really nothing more than some members meeting up somewhere for dinner.


User currently offlineBHMBAGLOCK From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 2698 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1687 times:



Quoting AlexEU (Reply 1):
Which purpose do a.net meetings have?

Drink beer, find a wife, shoot guns, ponder why Vulcan's holding a fudgesicle, eat, see the sights, maybe watch some airplanes. Take your choice, they're all good reasons, more or less.



Where are all of my respected members going?
User currently offlineAero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 21
Reply 15, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1686 times:

I've only been to one organised meet, and it was the Iceland meet (KEF my ass!). We'll see about next year.

User currently offlineRJdxer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1677 times:



Quoting Srbmod (Reply 13):
It really is a "blow off some steam" weekend or vacation for the bulk of us.

Or a lose your luggage weekend!  duck  That'll teach you to check it!  flamed 


User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1639 times:



Quoting RJdxer (Reply 16):
Or a lose your luggage weekend!  duck  That'll teach you to check it!  flamed 

Why I oughta....

In April, I'm going to check one bag, my garment bag. Plus I'll make sure to have at least one change of clothes in my carry on bag. I was barely able to get everything into my carry on bag and into the overhead bin when I went out there last month.


User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 18, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1636 times:

The LAX meet was a good time. We should do it again, but more drinks involved.


Go big or go home
User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1632 times:



Quoting AA61Hvy (Reply 18):
We should do it again, but more drinks involved.

Then it would be just like the LAS Meet, sans gambling and immigrants handing out escort ads.....  duck 


User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 20, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1621 times:



Quoting Srbmod (Reply 19):

Then it would be just like the LAS Meet, sans gambling and immigrants handing out escort ads.

I'm on the fence about the next LAS meet.



Go big or go home
User currently offlineRJdxer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1577 times:



Quoting Srbmod (Reply 17):
In April, I'm going to check one bag, my garment bag.

Some people just never learn!  rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 17):
I was barely able to get everything into my carry on bag and into the overhead bin when I went out there last month.

Dude, I went to the Ukraine and to China, for a week each and didn't have to check a single bag. We're not going to have a "best dressed" catagory so keep it simple!


User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 22, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 1551 times:



Quoting Srbmod (Reply 17):
I was barely able to get everything into myrncarry on bag and into the overhead bin when I went out there lastrnmonth.

Dianna Ross?



Go big or go home
User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 8968 posts, RR: 76
Reply 23, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 1547 times:
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Does anybody have a LIST of the planned meets in 2008????

Thanks

WILCO737 (MD11F)
 airplane 



It it's not Boeing, I am not going.
User currently offlineRJdxer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1540 times:



Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 23):
Does anybody have a LIST of the planned meets in 2008????

The only ones for sure being planned or discussed right now that I know of are:

ANC meet Jan 08

ANC Winter 2008 Pt IV (by WrenchBender Nov 28 2007 in Non Aviation)?threadid=1767537&searchid=1768321&s=anc+#ID1768321

Alaska in the winter time is for people other than me.

FRA meet Feb 08

Winter 08 FRA Meet (by DYflyer Oct 21 2007 in Non Aviation)

Won't be there either by the looks of my schedule.


LAS meet Apr 08

2008 A.net LAS Meet PT 3: Trips On The Flop..... (by Srbmod Dec 9 2007 in Non Aviation)

Will be at this one no matter how many days I have to trade off.


KBP meet JUN-Jul 08

Chernobyl/Kiev Meet 2.0 (by DYflyer Nov 18 2007 in Non Aviation)

Will be at this one as well. I am saving my floating holidays and will also trade as necessary to be there.

That's the only ones I know of for sure. I would say there will probably be a meet in PRG in the fall but nothing definite yet.


25 Post contains images WILCO737 : Great, thanks for the links and the info ANC in January?! no thanks I am thinking about going to ANC in May... FRA? not too far away... Lets see if I
26 Nighthawk : PRG and MAN happen every year. MAN will be in July as always.
27 Post contains images Srbmod : Not planning on carrying my suit this trip (Although on my recent trip, I had some folks that thought my roulette wheel cuff links were pretty cool.)
28 Vikkyvik : Hey, it was great to meet you, as well as all the other attendees at the LAX meet. Also made it to the BOS meet back in...whenever that was. Good tim
29 KaiGywer : Well, combine the ROC meet with a trip up to the Niagara Falls, and I'm in.
30 MCOflyer : Lets have a Central Florida meet that includes a trip to Kennedy Space Center or a meet in Florida. Hunter
31 Avianca : well we had last may a great meeting in CCS and PMV... including some nice flights... and great fun... thanks to all again and specially the guys who
32 Post contains images KL773ER : Absolutely .... LAX is the place to be. It's a real blast. -KL
33 HAWK21M : Nice to see you folks meet up. I presume you all keep in touch thru the Tel & Net too. Good show. regds MEL
34 Post contains links and images Superfly : The Los Angeles and Las Vegas meets were fun. There was a small impromptu meet in Bangkok back in March. Here is me Lufthansa747 and ChrisTao17. That
35 Post contains links and images ManuCH : Then there was the great ZRH meet back in June ...
36 DL021 : have it and i'll be there.....and even bring you the appropriate stuffed animals....
37 Post contains links and images Srbmod : Don't forget the magazine either.... Like I said earlier, I'd be game for a ROC Meet. Maybe make it for sometime in September or October, as that's w
38 LHStarAlliance : Hey guys ! Hope to see many in FRA !
39 Superfly : Now that was the meet I really wish I could have attended.
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