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YYZ Meet/Meat -- Lets Get Serious This Time!  
User currently offlineLnglive1011yyz From Canada, joined Oct 2003, 1608 posts, RR: 15
Posted (5 years 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3696 times:

Hey all,

Okay YYZ'ers (and friends from all over) -- It's time to get serious.

It has been WAY too long since we had a organized, well-attended, well advertised YYZ Meet, and I'm taking the reins on this one...

Unlike past threads, where we focussed on days for a particular planes arrival, or focussed on specific individuals being able to attend, this one will be 2 dates, lets pick the best out of both dates.

Suggested Dates: Saturday August 22 or Saturday August 29th

Lets not focus on who can't come, or focus on a specific airplane, lets focus on getting together!!!!

There's a whole new group of people who I see around YYZ quite frequently, who I don't know, and who haven't experienced the now famous YYZ Meet, so it's time! Old timers and new Timers are allllllll welcome!

And, I WILL create a Facebook Group for those who would like to go. LOL

Lets get some chatter going guys!

1011yyz


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User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 8994 posts, RR: 76
Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3684 times:
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Quoting Lnglive1011yyz (Thread starter):
Suggested Dates: Saturday August 22 or Saturday August 29th

Pretty short notice.... 22nd is impossible for me. 29th depends on my roster - as usual  Smile

I'd prefer the 29th as there might be a chance I attend.

wilco737



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User currently offlineJAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3511 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (5 years 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3679 times:

I vote for the 22nd of August.


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User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5135 posts, RR: 33
Reply 3, posted (5 years 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3676 times:



Quoting Lnglive1011yyz (Thread starter):
Suggested Dates: Saturday August 22 or Saturday August 29th

er...... is this 2010 or 2009? If 2009 then its a bit short notice is it not?



That'll teach you
User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 8994 posts, RR: 76
Reply 4, posted (5 years 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3675 times:
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Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 3):
If 2009 then its a bit short notice is it not?



Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 1):
Pretty short notice....

Indeed short notice... That is next week...

wilco737



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User currently offlineNorthStarDC4M From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 3011 posts, RR: 37
Reply 5, posted (5 years 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3664 times:
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I don't care about which date, either one, but this is attempt 4 at this year... even if we can't get a big group, lets just get the locals out... never see anyone out much anymore?

[Edited 2009-08-13 14:53:42]


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User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 8994 posts, RR: 76
Reply 6, posted (5 years 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3664 times:
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Quoting NorthStarDC4M (Reply 5):
never see anyone out much anymore?

I'd like to join, but YYZ is not directly a short trip for me, so I need a little more notice in advance...

wilco737

[Edited 2009-08-13 15:04:08]


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User currently offlineSpeedbirdie From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 916 posts, RR: 52
Reply 7, posted (5 years 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 3634 times:

Oi.... Wilco... We are giving you plenty of notice for our LHR meet and you
STILL can't attend...
We miss you  Sad



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User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 8994 posts, RR: 76
Reply 8, posted (5 years 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 3633 times:
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Quoting Speedbirdie (Reply 7):
Oi.... Wilco... We are giving you plenty of notice for our LHR meet and you
STILL can't attend...

Well, the job is very occupying at the moment. Lots of changes and even the flights I bid for don't get granted most of the times... tough times here.

Quoting Speedbirdie (Reply 7):
We miss you  

Thank you...

wilco737



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User currently offlineLnglive1011yyz From Canada, joined Oct 2003, 1608 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (5 years 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3610 times:



Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 1):
Pretty short notice.... 22nd is impossible for me. 29th depends on my roster - as usual Smile

I'd prefer the 29th as there might be a chance I attend.



Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 3):
er...... is this 2010 or 2009? If 2009 then its a bit short notice is it not?

Absolutely no disrespect intended to either of you guys, but.. we have been trying to put this on for about 2 years now, and it just hasn't happened. And, 7 out of 10 times, out of town'ers never show up.

I think that's why the meet thread always dies -- there's just too many variables, and we just have to set a date, and do it.

Summer ends here rather abruptly in early September, and almost everyone agreed that long-weekends are NOT a good choice, so we're kinda stuck. It IS last minute.

If it's too short for you, we'll have a late-spring one next year, and plan for it well in advanced so everyone can come from out of town!

Quoting NorthStarDC4M (Reply 5):
I don't care about which date, either one, but this is attempt 4 at this year... even if we can't get a big group, lets just get the locals out... never see anyone out much anymore?

Agreed -- that's why I decided to do this -- it's just a shame that we keep passing it up because we can't settle on a date or out-of-towners can't come in...

Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 6):
I'd like to join, but YYZ is not directly a short trip for me, so I need a little more notice in advance...

Keep an eye out for the spring one next year  Wink We'd love to have you down! (or up, or .. sideways or.. whatever way you'd be coming!)

Quoting JAGflyer (Reply 2):
I vote for the 22nd of August.

I second it.

If anyone is on 'the other site', lets get those guys coming too.

1011yyz



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User currently offlineKingFriday013 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 1297 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (5 years 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3606 times:

There's no way I'll be able to do the 22nd. But I'm moving to Rochester (University of Rochester) on the 25th... although I'll be in orientation, there's always the *remote* possibility I could make it   But don't change the date just for me. I'll come visit some other time if anything.

Quoting NorthStarDC4M (Reply 5):
even if we can't get a big group, lets just get the locals out... never see anyone out much anymore?

In June, we had a small meet-up at JFK, and it was just four of us (me, mmedford, JETnyc, and hoons90). So anything counts =]

-J.

[Edited 2009-08-13 19:21:22]


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User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 11, posted (5 years 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3591 times:

I would vote for the 27th since I'll be down in Toronto that weekend already.

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User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 8994 posts, RR: 76
Reply 12, posted (5 years 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3581 times:
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Quoting Lnglive1011yyz (Reply 9):
Absolutely no disrespect intended to either of you guys, but.. we have been trying to put this on for about 2 years now, and it just hasn't happened. And, 7 out of 10 times, out of town'ers never show up.

no problem, I can understand that.

Quoting Lnglive1011yyz (Reply 9):
Keep an eye out for the spring one next year   We'd love to have you down! (or up, or .. sideways or.. whatever way you'd be coming!)

I will. And hopefully I can manage to bid for a trip to YYZ then. Big grin

wilco737



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User currently offlineYYZflyer From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 3643 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (5 years 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3571 times:

I'm in either day, but next Saturday I won't be able to get there any earlier than 3:30 because I work until 2:00. No problem as long as I can get out there and get to meet people. And I don't know when I work the next week.

Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 12):
I will. And hopefully I can manage to bid for a trip to YYZ then

You switching to an A340, 747, or whatever they fly here in the spring? Or does LH cargo fly to YYZ?



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User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 8994 posts, RR: 76
Reply 14, posted (5 years 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3570 times:
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Quoting YYZflyer (Reply 13):
You switching to an A340, 747, or whatever they fly here in the spring? Or does LH cargo fly to YYZ?


LH Cargo flies to YYZ since November 2008 Big grin

wilco737



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User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 50
Reply 15, posted (5 years 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3546 times:



Quoting YYZflyer (Reply 13):
You switching to an A340, 747, or whatever they fly here in the spring? Or does LH cargo fly to YYZ?

Comon, i even kew that!!  Wink

either day works for me.

Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 6):
I'd like to join, but YYZ is not directly a short trip for me, so I need a little more notice in advance...

wilco737

it's only 8 hours away!!  Wink



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User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 8994 posts, RR: 76
Reply 16, posted (5 years 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3543 times:
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Quoting YooYoo (Reply 15):
it's only 8 hours away!!  

That is true. IF I live in FRA, but I don't. So add another 1 hour for the flight to FRA. 1.5 hours transit in FRA, 1 hour earlier in HAM for the flight to FRA, so it is 11.5 hours already Big grin

But I am working on the 22nd anyway.. So not an option. 29th, I don't know, I am on reserve, but maybe I get a flight to YYZ Big grin

wilco737



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User currently offlineLnglive1011yyz From Canada, joined Oct 2003, 1608 posts, RR: 15
Reply 17, posted (5 years 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3543 times:

At this point, if it seems like the weekend of the 29th would be better (it appears that more people would be able to come out on that weekend, and it gives everyone an extra week), does the 29th sound okay to everyone?

JAG? YOu and I started the 22'nd thing, but are you flexible for the 29th?

Since most of us are at YYZ for the entire day anyways (camped out with our camping chairs LOL) if people have work, etc, just show up when you can!

Sounds like we have a BIT of a meet going here!

1011yyz



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User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4878 posts, RR: 15
Reply 18, posted (5 years 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3533 times:

Sorry all, I would have loved to have take part as I live in town and have recently taken picked up a 70-300mm lens for my D90 but I will be in Argentina and Brazil on those dates!

YOWza



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User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 50
Reply 19, posted (5 years 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3524 times:



Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 16):
IF I live in FRA

I think you should move to FRA, a world class city !  Wink



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User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 8994 posts, RR: 76
Reply 20, posted (5 years 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3522 times:
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Quoting YooYoo (Reply 19):
I think you should move to FRA, a world class city !  

 vomit  I don't think so. Thank god I moved away 2 years ago...

I hope I have off on the 29th, then I'll hop on the LH 340 and come over and stay a couple of days...

wilco737



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User currently offlineEgyptair269 From Egypt, joined Mar 2007, 198 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (5 years 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3461 times:

I arrive at YYZ on the 22nd on LH A340  Smile

User currently offlineJAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3511 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (5 years 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3459 times:



Quoting Lnglive1011yyz (Reply 17):

The 29th would work ok for me at this point. I will not have access to any SLR cameras since I am done school till the winter and that is where I usually would borrow a camera from. (free Rebel XTI/70-200mm rental FTW)



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User currently offlineYYZflyer From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 3643 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (5 years 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3442 times:



Quoting Egyptair269 (Reply 21):
I arrive at YYZ on the 22nd on LH A340

Which flight? From DUS or FRA?

And no wonder I've never seen the LH Cargo flight, it gets in at like 3 am.  faint 



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User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 8994 posts, RR: 76
Reply 24, posted (5 years 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3441 times:
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Quoting YYZflyer (Reply 23):
And no wonder I've never seen the LH Cargo flight, it gets in at like 3 am.   

Tell me about it... It leaves FRA at midnight or so... This is one of our worst night flights we have... It always nearly kills me Big grin

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25 Egyptair269 : My trip starts in Cairo and im connecting in FRA, so yes its the FRA flight.
26 NorthStarDC4M : well i hope the 29th is as interesting as today was... KC-10 2x... yes TWO... KLM 744s and various other things worth the trip
27 YYZflyer : Dammit... I had to work today, I would have come out. Did the Cubana Cargo TU-204 come in? I've yet to catch it. Haha, if I had my own car I'd consid
28 NorthStarDC4M : didnt see it, but i was only out a couple hours today... I've seen it a couple times.
29 WILCO737 : Not a lot to see at night. We park at some weird spot where you cannot be seen from outside the airport, at least I cannot see a lot from there... Bu
30 NorthStarDC4M : sounds like the infield... and you can get there though it's not easy... and depending where you park you may or may not be viewable from "publicly a
31 JAGflyer : I believe LH Cargo has their facilities at Vista Cargo. You can usually see the big yellow DHL DC-8 and UPS A300 from Airport Road. If LH cargo parks
32 MCOflyer : I can not make this year as I am flat broke. Sorry guys. KH
33 NorthStarDC4M : well today was a bit of a bust alas... VERY hazy and not much to see... just to usual LH, BA, AZ, AF, 9W... about the only thing of any note was a col
34 Post contains images Swissy : Are you sure you where at YYZ?  but it sound like you parked @ Vista....  , infield cargo no problemo lots of space for more then one WB, but Vista
35 WILCO737 : Yes, we park at vista cargo in YYZ. and we always have to wait until the CX cargo is gone... Wilco737
36 Swissy : Who is off loading/loading you over there? Cheerios,
37 WILCO737 : Usually human beings I don't know who is taking care of that. Next time I'll have a look out which company they belong to. wilco737
38 WILCO737 : Ok guys, this is funny. I just received a change in my roster for August and guess what: YYZ it is. I arrive on the 27th in the afternoon and leave on
39 Swissy : I knew that one would come , but seriously find out, still have very good connections @ YYZ, always good to know WILCO737 and his team are the guys w
40 WILCO737 : Will do. Been there already. Amazing Not yet, but maybe on August 28th. wilco737
41 JRadier : The museum is very much worth it! Been there several times now and wouldn't mind going there again.
42 WILCO737 : Alright, then I guess I have to rent a car and drive down to it on the 28th. If my roster doesn't change again... wilco737
43 YYZflyer : I'll see if I can make it one of the days, which day would you want to meet up with people? And the 29th looks very nice so far...for weather. And ne
44 WILCO737 : I am leaving on the 29th at 5am or so... So I cannot really attend this official meet then. But if some of you guys have off on the 28th, we could me
45 YooYoo : Buzz my house and i'll take a picture!! the only way i'm getting there on that day is if i have a van full of kids after 6 pm, which may be a wee bit
46 WILCO737 : Will do Ah well. It is a weekday, so I don't expect that too many people show up as the meet is planned for the 29th. But that is where I am leaving
47 BWilliams : 22nd and 29th are both no good for me. Wilco and YYZflyer (if you're able to get a day off), I'd be able to make it to YYZ on the 28th to meet up with
48 YYZflyer : Well I can make it on the 28, I'm not working, what time do you wanna get out Wilco? I'm just sitting around at work right now on my phone because the
49 YYZRWY23 : The QEW is a toss-up everyday of the week, and time. If there are no incidents, you should plan for some moderate-heavy volume delays, but if a tract
50 BWilliams : Hell of a storm, ain't it? Ehh... great. Is there any radio station that provides traffic advisories if there's an accident or something going on, si
51 Cadet57 : You know, I wish I saw this thread a couple weeks ago.. I'll be in Buffalo on the 21st and 22nd and would have loved to meet you crazies
52 BWilliams : And you come here willingly? I think you're the crazy one... :-P
53 Cadet57 : Lol! Yes, willingly, we're going to see Blink-182 at Darien Lake.
54 NorthStarDC4M : You can try 680AM (24/7 toronto news radio) they do traffic every 10 minutes and usually cover accidents all the way down the QEW to the border cross
55 WILCO737 : Ah damn... The company doesn't like me. I am NOT flying to YYZ on the 27th. For whatever reason. Now I am back on reserve. So chances are low that I a
56 BWilliams : So, who'd you piss off in scheduling? :-P Just kidding, of course, but that's disappointing ... woulda liked to meet you, Wilco.
57 Post contains images WILCO737 : Apparently the wrong guys  No, seriously, due to the crisis our crew scheduling needs to react on short notice to changes on the market, that's why
58 CaptainGomes : Hey Wilco, hopefully another change occurs and you can make it next week. If you ever need a tour guide in YYZ, feel free to let me know :P
59 WILCO737 : And change #7 just arrived Now it is SEA, so no YYZ or KJA... But now I can visit the 787 Thanks. I am sure sooner or later I'll be back in YYZ. wilco
60 BWilliams : So, do you cargo guys always get jerked around this much? Or is this just an obscene number of changes at once? On a related note: is there a certain
61 WILCO737 : This month is a little extreme, but there are changes. THe company tries to be flexible to react to the market and make as much money as possible or
62 Lnglive1011yyz : So! The thread seems to have gone off a little astray! LOL Can we get confirmation of who's going to be there? I'll start the list: lnglive1011yyz
63 NorthStarDC4M : lnglive1011yyz NorthStarDc4M
64 YYZflyer : lnglive1011yyz NorthStarDc4M YYZflyer I don't know how long I'll be staying, hopefully a couple of hours at least.
65 NorthStarDC4M : ... hmm... this is not looking too good Weather for Aug 29: Light Rain, high: 20*C
66 YooYoo : I don't believe a thing the weatherman says these days.
67 BWilliams : Looks like I may not be working on the 29th afterall. Should know on Friday for sure. lnglive1011yyz NorthStarDc4M YYZflyer BWilliams (unconfirmed, bu
68 YYZflyer : Carefull, they're calling for rain on saturday so keep an eye on that. If that happens I doubt anyone will be there. And I don't know if I'll be goin
69 Lnglive1011yyz : Well, the weather for this weekend is looking rather crappy. I will try to be out regardless of the weather, unless it's absolutely pouring LOL. 1011y
70 NorthStarDC4M : ...... Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Toronto calling for heavy rain starting Friday evening. The city and other affect
71 NorthStarDC4M : well im still gonna try and get out in the afternoon... any idea where to meet up for this?
72 BWilliams : I'm in unless it's raining torrentially. Any ideas on location?
73 NorthStarDC4M : well the most recent forecast shows the rain ending by 2... then sunny and 22... might be a good day after all!
74 BWilliams : Sounds good ... that means I can leave Buffalo around noon and make it up there. So, we've got a "when" ... how about a "where."
75 NorthStarDC4M : well, the obivous "meeting" spots would be Wendy's or Arizona's... or FedEx? I don't really care, whats everyone else want?
76 BWilliams : Northstar: since I have to hit the road to get up there (so won't have internet access), I shot you a PM with my cell number. Send me an SMS or give m
77 NorthStarDC4M : alright im headin out now...
78 CaptainGomes : I had plans yesterday both around lunch time and after for dinner as well, but decided to stop by YYZ for about an hour. It was unfortunate that only
79 BWilliams : Thanks for that Gomes. 'Twas a pleasure to meet you and Northstar (as well as a handful of the Airport Watch guys). Never been up to the airport, so I
80 NorthStarDC4M : Well glad you had a good time we'll have to get you up here on a Monday or Friday next time, so you can see 380 and some other stuff we get on weekda
81 YYZflyer : Damn...I wish I could have made it. My plans for that day got screwed up...including my backup...so I didn't get to go anything I wanted to do. Anyone
82 BWilliams : A friend of mine and I may be coming up for this. Will know later this week... sounds like some good stuff's going to be there.
83 Captaingomes : Yup it's a busy but great weekend to go to YYZ. I know I'll be around one of the days but haven't quite determined when.
84 BWilliams : Figure i might as well say: not going to be coming up for this. Way too busy this weekend.
85 Captaingomes : Enjoy your weekend, the weather at least is perfect!
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