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BRU Meet September 1st 2012  
User currently offlineTomskii From Belgium, joined May 2011, 467 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Hey guys,

I've seen tons of meets here and everytime I want to go I can't make it due to the date, so then I thought. Lets do a BRU meet! I would be organizing this, and maybe Niek(photoshooter)? could help me if he is willing to of course, we all have busy lives I know. I have a driving license


Here's my proposal: We meet on a date everybody that is willing to participate is available. If you have to take a flight and you would be willing to fly SN (I'm hearing Niek cursing now) then I could arrange a discount on the tickets with the VP of communication at SN.

I don't know if some people would stay 2 days depending on their availability.

If you have any remarks or propositions please feel free to comment on this topic.

Cheers,

Tom(skii)

[Edited 2012-02-11 07:41:51]


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User currently offlineSpeedbirdie From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 918 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

I'd go, just to beat up Niek and mock him for not being able to drink alcohol!
Bwah ha ha....



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User currently offlineairbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4273 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Sounds like fun Tom! Shame that SN is not operating on AMS-BRU though haha... but the train will do just fine. I'll follow this thread for further info.


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User currently offlineglobalflyer From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 934 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

If the timing is right maybe I could pop over from the US. I am coming to the BER meet in June. Isn't SN starting service to JFK sometime soon? The original SN was my first flight ever...December 1978 ATL-BRU on an SN B707! I was hooked ever since and I was only nine at the time. Talk to the VP for me and I can do a TR to compare the two...it is only a 34 year difference!   Cheers, William


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User currently offlineairtrainer From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 1559 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 32767 times:

I like the idea. Something we could do is to join a guided tour of the airport, tours are available in english and quite affordable as long as the group is large enough (up to 24 people). Or maybe if you have a good contact at SN we could organize a special tour of the cargo / maintenance area with some opportunities for spotting along the runways ? Photography is said to be forbidden on the public tours, but we never know  
More information on the public tours here : http://www.brusselsairport.be/en/cf/res/pdf/en/guided_tours

Quoting globalflyer (Reply 3):
I am coming to the BER meet in June. Isn't SN starting service to JFK sometime soon?

Yes, SN will start BRU-JFK in june. See you in BER !



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User currently offlineteahan From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 5301 posts, RR: 61
Reply 5, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

I'm definitely in.
Also happy to help with some organizational matters.



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User currently offlineTomskii From Belgium, joined May 2011, 467 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Glad to see so many responses already! Should PM niek about this though as I think he doesn't even have the clue I'm organising a meet.

As said in the initial post I have a driving license so if somebody would need a short transport from the airport to the hotel or of course if we go out spotting around the airport that sure comes in handy!

Quoting globalflyer (Reply 3):
Talk to the VP for me and I can do a TR to compare the two...it is only a 34 year difference! Cheers, William

That's 1 person needing a ticket. I think hannah you can fly for free with BA to BRU right? So you wouldn't need a ticket.

Quoting airtrainer (Reply 4):
I like the idea. Something we could do is to join a guided tour of the airport, tours are available in english and quite affordable as long as the group is large enough (up to 24 people). Or maybe if you have a good contact at SN we could organize a special tour of the cargo / maintenance area with some opportunities for spotting along the runways ?

I have some good contacts with Jan van der Cruysse (for the ones that aren't belgian: that's the VP of Communication at Brussels Airport) and I can see what I can arrange with him for that visit. Especially because he has invited me already to numerous events like last years solar impulse I'm sure I might be able to arrange a bus for us to spot alongside the runways this being airside and not outside the airport. Thanks for the idea!

[Edited 2012-02-12 01:08:56]

[Edited 2012-02-12 01:22:28]


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User currently offlineairtrainer From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 1559 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting Tomskii (Reply 6):
I have some good contacts with Jan van der Cruysse (for the ones that aren't belgian: that's the VP of Communication at Brussels Airport) and I can see what I can arrange with him for that visit. Especially because he has invited me already to numerous events like last years solar impulse I'm sure I might be able to arrange a bus for us to spot alongside the runways this being airside and not outside the airport. Thanks for the idea!

That would be fantastic ! By the way, I have no contact at BRU or SN, but feel free to PM me if you need any help  



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User currently offlineTomskii From Belgium, joined May 2011, 467 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting airtrainer (Reply 7):
That would be fantastic ! By the way, I have no contact at BRU or SN, but feel free to PM me if you need any help

Any help will always be appreciated in means of transport etc  

As for the rest on here: I'm currently in touch with BRU Airport, who would be intrested in this public airport tour (if enough people we might get those special spotting places next to the runway)

[Edited 2012-02-12 04:57:12]


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User currently offlinepetertenthije From Netherlands, joined Jul 2001, 3376 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Sounds interesting. If the date is good I'll join with car.


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User currently offlinephotoshooter From Belgium, joined Feb 2010, 454 posts, RR: 20
Reply 10, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
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Sounds like a good idea, I prefer a date somewhere in July though   SN is alright, just be sure you're in Economy + or in Business and they'll treat you like a real passenger 
Quoting Speedbirdie (Reply 1):
I'd go, just to beat up Niek and mock him for not being able to drink alcohol!
Bwah ha ha....

I'm not stopping you, come here and we'll have loads of fun 

I'll follow this thread, might be an interesting idea!

Niek  



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User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12254 posts, RR: 35
Reply 11, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
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Once the dates get firmed, I'll see if I'll be interested or not  


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User currently offlineDYflyer From Norway, joined May 2006, 676 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Sounds interesting, depending on the dates of course. Wife really wants to visit Brussel too, so i might have an extra excuse to attend this meet  


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User currently offlineTomskii From Belgium, joined May 2011, 467 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Hey guys,

glad to see so many intrest in BRU, wouldn't think people be that interested! As for the dates, niek proposed July as a month, I would like to see some people propose other months so we have some variety and we can see what month goes best for everyone. Then we can set a day.

Happy choosing,

Tom



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User currently offlineNdebelebev From Sudan, joined Apr 2004, 877 posts, RR: 44
Reply 14, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

I'd be interested and I'd fly SN from MAN but July is taken up for me.. Its my wedding and its the annual MAN meet but at a date still to be decided..


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User currently offlineTomskii From Belgium, joined May 2011, 467 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Any other month you would like Ndebelebev? I'd propose spring and summer months as sunlight then is optimal. Just propose some months guys so I can make a list. Then I'll make a free poll somewhere and we'll see when the most are available.


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User currently offlineMH017 From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 1692 posts, RR: 30
Reply 16, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Good idea; haven't been to BRU Airport for + 10years...


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User currently offlineairtrainer From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 1559 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

IMHO we should stay away from july/august as flights and accommodations will be more expensive. May/june would be fine, or even september to allow more time for people to organise their schedules... Also keep in mind that the first weekend of june will see the opening of BER with many A.netters going there  


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User currently offlinephotoshooter From Belgium, joined Feb 2010, 454 posts, RR: 20
Reply 18, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
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Quoting airtrainer (Reply 17):
or even september to allow more time for people to organise their schedules

Works perfectly over here, I'd like meeting in the beginning of September though, College starts somewhere end September...!

So far we've got July or (early) September. Any other propositions?

Niek  



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User currently offlineTomskii From Belgium, joined May 2011, 467 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Good point airtrainer, I was also thinking more around May/June or September (as I'm going to college I only start the 2nd or 3rd week of September)

Place your bets my darlings!

[Edited 2012-02-18 03:25:56 by SA7700]


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User currently offlineDanTaylor2006 From UK - England, joined Feb 2006, 496 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

I'd be interested in this, including the airport tour   I have no flying (or anything really) scheduled for the end of April and into May/June so it would fill an empty slot nicely!

I would probably fly over from LPL on U2 as the flights to BRU are always dirt cheap.



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User currently offlineairtrainer From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 1559 posts, RR: 12
Reply 21, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Great job, Tom ! I'll complete the survey tomorrow in the morning as I'm at work right now  

[Edited 2012-02-18 03:27:29 by SA7700]


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User currently offlineTomskii From Belgium, joined May 2011, 467 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

To make it fair for everyone that wants to participate and to fill in the survey: Survey will remain open until Friday Feb 17th 2012.


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User currently offlineCaptainRed From Germany, joined Oct 2010, 698 posts, RR: 21
Reply 23, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Hi, sounds interesting. Might attend as well, depending of course on the exact date. Have been to Brussels several times, but actually never made it to the airport there, so that would be something new for me. I think the later the better, since fares in the summertime usually are quite high. So I guess September would be ok.

CaptainRed


User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From UK - England, joined Sep 2003, 5173 posts, RR: 55
Reply 24, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Count me in, depending on the exact date.
A trip to BRU and a meeting sounds really worth it.
Markus/FLIEGER67



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User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 25, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Sounds like a good idea.
Participation depends on date.
-HT



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User currently offlineCamiloA380 From Sweden, joined Feb 2008, 486 posts, RR: 25
Reply 26, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Im all in if I can! September is good if its a weekend!

Cheers!



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User currently offlineTomskii From Belgium, joined May 2011, 467 posts, RR: 0
Reply 27, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Just a heads up, I'm currently in talks with both SN (for the tickets) and BRU (for the public tour, with the possible spotting near the runway)

At this very moment there is a good chance we will be allowed to spot near the runways, but pay attention nothing is confirmed yet! Jan has been very positive in his answers to me but ultimately he will have to see what is doable for the number of people that will be attending.

Just another quick question that I forgot to post in the topic, I suppose most people would prefer a weekend in september over a weekday?



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User currently offlineairtrainer From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 1559 posts, RR: 12
Reply 28, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting Tomskii (Reply 27):
Just another quick question that I forgot to post in the topic, I suppose most people would prefer a weekend in september over a weekday?

Well, speaking for myself a weekday would be ok as I have a rather unusual schedule at work, but a saturday is ok as well, just need to find a colleague willing to work my shift...

Quoting Tomskii (Reply 27):
At this very moment there is a good chance we will be allowed to spot near the runways, but pay attention nothing is confirmed yet! Jan has been very positive in his answers to me but ultimately he will have to see what is doable for the number of people that will be attending.

That's really promissing !



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User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 29, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting Tomskii (Reply 27):
Just another quick question that I forgot to post in the topic, I suppose most people would prefer a weekend in september over a weekday?

For me a weekend would be more suitable.
-HT



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User currently offlinepetertenthije From Netherlands, joined Jul 2001, 3376 posts, RR: 12
Reply 30, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Please do make it a weekend if possible.


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User currently offlineFlySwiss From Switzerland, joined Jul 2003, 443 posts, RR: 43
Reply 31, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Depending on the date I will join the meeting aswell.
But has to be on a weekend.



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User currently offlineTomskii From Belgium, joined May 2011, 467 posts, RR: 0
Reply 32, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting petertenthije (Reply 30):
Please do make it a weekend if possible.
Quoting FlySwiss (Reply 31):
Depending on the date I will join the meeting aswell.
But has to be on a weekend.

I think 9 chances out of 10 it will be a weekend. Please do fill in the survey (link is posted somewhere in the middle of the topic)

Greetings,

Tom



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User currently offlineYYZatcboy From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1089 posts, RR: 0
Reply 33, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
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I'm interested, but the survey link does not work. May or later would be best for me.


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User currently offlineRobertNL070 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 4532 posts, RR: 9
Reply 34, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Should be fun! I'll follow this thread and should the dates fit you can count me in, plus my reasonably roomy car.


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User currently offlineTomskii From Belgium, joined May 2011, 467 posts, RR: 0
Reply 35, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting RobertNL070 (Reply 35):
Should be fun! I'll follow this thread and should the dates fit you can count me in, plus my reasonably roomy car.

Hi Robert,

If you haven't done so. Please do fill in the survey, should only take a minute and helps me see what the preferences are!



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User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 36, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Survey completed.
-HT



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User currently offlineRobertNL070 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 4532 posts, RR: 9
Reply 37, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting Tomskii (Reply 36):
If you haven't done so. Please do fill in the survey, should only take a minute and helps me see what the preferences are!

Have done so  



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User currently offlineiakobos From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 3313 posts, RR: 35
Reply 38, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 32765 times:

The survey is part English - part Dutch. This is unacceptable !
Belgian law makes it mandatory to either make it exclusively in English or combine Dutch-French-German with accessorily English in italic and Brussels' dialect in bold.   

The same federal rules are valid for drivers, assistants, tour guides, brochures, road signs (inside the federal infrastructure), etc...any deviation will be duly reported.

Welcome to the land of surrealism !

Joke aside, count me in, any month, any day....any language.


User currently offlineTomskii From Belgium, joined May 2011, 467 posts, RR: 0
Reply 39, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 32749 times:

Quoting iakobos (Reply 39):

Sorry mate, I forgot to put one question in English (well the answers :p) if you are French speaking: Bonjour (I have been raised in 2 languages being Dutch and French as my mom is a française)



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User currently offlineblueflyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4064 posts, RR: 2
Reply 40, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 32726 times:
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Quoting Tomskii (Reply 40):
Sorry mate, I forgot to put one question in English (well the answers :p)

I was insulted in Dutch, and Dutch only, when I finished answering the survey! Keep this up and you're going to have to move.
 

I'm in for any month, as long as it's on the week-end following the third Wednesday of the month (I know, pathetic, and yet true...).



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User currently offlineTomskii From Belgium, joined May 2011, 467 posts, RR: 0
Reply 41, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 32722 times:

Quoting blueflyer (Reply 41):
I was insulted in Dutch, and Dutch only, when I finished answering the survey! Keep this up and you're going to have to move.
 

I'm in for any month, as long as it's on the week-end following the third Wednesday of the month (I know, pathetic, and yet true...).

LMAO got to spot the sarcasm 



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User currently offlineBrusselsSouth From Belgium, joined Aug 2001, 628 posts, RR: 5
Reply 42, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 32703 times:

Hi, dag, bonjour,

This sounds like an excellent plan. I completed the survey.

I'm not too sure about my mid term availabilities, but I'd be pleased to attend if the schedule works for me. The airside tour (if possible) looks good too.

Regards
BrusselsSotuh


User currently offlineTomskii From Belgium, joined May 2011, 467 posts, RR: 0
Reply 43, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 32685 times:

Hi Charleroi (I'm sorry   I just refuse to call the airport Brussels South because FR wants to :p)

At this very moment the tour is on a high acceptance tour.

As for the rest: SN will be discussing internally about the fare reduction/upgrade on those tickets. We might also get to visit one of SN's maintenance hangars for a nice view of planes in maintenance (they always look different then!  )



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User currently offlineTomskii From Belgium, joined May 2011, 467 posts, RR: 0
Reply 44, posted (2 years 8 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 32615 times:

Allright another heads-up now, the poll has been closed at midnight and here are the results:

Month voted to host the event: September 2012



There was no preference in terms of weeks in the month:



22 people were intrested in the BRU Tour, 2 weren't:



And this is the result for people flying to BRU:



Now the info I have so far: SN is discussing internally about the reduction or upgrade you can get on their flights. BRU is also looking into the tour which also has a good chance in being a complete OK!

As for now I will ask the mods to edit the title of the thread to BRU Meet Sept. 2012. I'm also posting a new survey link here which will include the choices of Week or weekend and you should be able to click different periods that are alright for you! You can choose more than one date but make sure that if you select weekend you only click days that are Saturday's or sunday's.

Here you go: http://questionnaire.netq-survey.com...e3da6a-ac2e-4e46-9993-153d4bcc632c

See you in Sept!



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User currently offlineTomskii From Belgium, joined May 2011, 467 posts, RR: 0
Reply 45, posted (2 years 8 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 32575 times:

Survey is closing tomorrow at 23:59 make sure you vote!!!!


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User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 46, posted (2 years 8 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 32544 times:

Quoting Tomskii (Reply 45):
Survey is closing tomorrow at 23:59 make sure you vote!!!!

Already done. But only 36 hours is a bit short, IMO. Not everyone who is interested in that meeting is online 24/7 monitoring this thread.
-HT



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User currently offlineTomskii From Belgium, joined May 2011, 467 posts, RR: 0
Reply 47, posted (2 years 8 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 32540 times:

Well it is quite short I know but as everyone (10 voters atm) voted for weekends and the first weekend of sept is winning I decided to shorten the period drastically.   most people that voted the first weekend also voted the 2nd so I do not see big issues  .

On top of that BRU and SN want to know the final date asap to arrange everything with me, I will probably have several meetings to arrange everything. Anyways ill add 12 more hours. Thus survey closed on Monday at 12:00AM! (GMT+2, western european time)

Keeping you all updated as soon as I know more!
Greetings

Tom

[Edited 2012-02-18 15:04:24]

[Edited 2012-02-18 15:07:23]


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User currently offlineairtrainer From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 1559 posts, RR: 12
Reply 48, posted (2 years 8 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 32519 times:

Survey completed ! Thanks for your efforts, looks like we're going to have a good time in BRU  


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User currently offlineglobalflyer From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 934 posts, RR: 3
Reply 49, posted (2 years 8 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 32517 times:

Very nice as I need to look at my calendar but I think that is a holiday weekend here in the US (Labour Day) so that is a bonus...let me know what SN says about the fares. I would love to try their service from NYC as its been 34 years since I last flew SN!  


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User currently offlineTomskii From Belgium, joined May 2011, 467 posts, RR: 0
Reply 50, posted (2 years 8 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 32506 times:

Quoting globalflyer (Reply 49):
..let me know what SN says about the fares

Will keep you updated asap. From the moment all info is known I will also launch some sort of submit system for all participants with general info etc.



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User currently offlinephotoshooter From Belgium, joined Feb 2010, 454 posts, RR: 20
Reply 51, posted (2 years 8 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 32486 times:
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Hi all,

good to see lots of positive comments in this thread! Keep 'em coming.

Quoting HT (Reply 25):
Sounds like a good idea.
Participation depends on date.
-HT

Good to see HT coming to BRU!  
Quoting Tomskii (Reply 27):
Jan has been very positive in his answers to me but ultimately he will have to see what is doable for the number of people that will be attending.

Awesome news Tom! I'm glad you're putting so much effort in this. Just tell Jan we're from the world's best aviation website Airliners.net and for him it's just free publicity  

Niek   



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User currently offlineairtrainer From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 1559 posts, RR: 12
Reply 52, posted (2 years 8 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 32473 times:

Quoting photoshooter (Reply 51):
Good to see HT coming to BRU!

I second that  



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User currently offlinesultanils From Belgium, joined Mar 2010, 1742 posts, RR: 30
Reply 53, posted (2 years 8 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 32429 times:
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Hi,

Just saw this thread so no time to fill out the initial survey.
I'm interested to come as well, although I have done the tour already a few times so I'll skip that one if there's nothing new in it. The SN maintenance site seems cool to visit. I might take a quick return flight in the morning on SN to arrive in style 
I'll decide on joining when all details are set.

Thanks for making this happen!

Sultanils



In thrust we trust.
User currently offlinenipoel123 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2011, 271 posts, RR: 0
Reply 54, posted (2 years 8 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 32418 times:

Yes, finally a meet that's close to home (sort of), count me in. I'd like to do the airport tour and the maintenance site visit too!


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User currently offlineTomskii From Belgium, joined May 2011, 467 posts, RR: 0
Reply 55, posted (2 years 8 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 32413 times:

I will be launching a subscription document later today or tomorrow. There you can answer if you want to join the tour etc


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User currently offlinemxp From Italy, joined Aug 2003, 457 posts, RR: 0
Reply 56, posted (2 years 8 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 32407 times:

Hi people
just discover this thread
I want to participate too and this would be eventually my first A.net meeting
Count me pls
ALberto


User currently offlineTomskii From Belgium, joined May 2011, 467 posts, RR: 0
Reply 57, posted (2 years 8 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 32405 times:

Last 15 minutes to vote for the meet date!!

EDIT: and the meet date isssss:........September 1st 2012! Subscription form To be released later today/tomorrow.

[Edited 2012-02-20 03:03:18]


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User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 58, posted (2 years 8 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 32369 times:

Quoting Tomskii (Reply 57):
nd the meet date isssss:........September 1st 2012!

Excellent.

With that date I might even come by car and combine the trip with a visit to Floriade 2012 , a horticultural show being held in Venlo, NL..
-HT


EDIT:
Attendants might want to secure hotel accommodation fast, as the weekend chosen is also the weekend of the Belgian Formula 1 Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps.
-HT

[Edited 2012-02-20 09:14:54]


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User currently offlinenipoel123 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2011, 271 posts, RR: 0
Reply 59, posted (2 years 8 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 32351 times:

Quoting HT (Reply 58):
With that date I might even come by car and combine the trip with a visit to Floriade 2012 , a horticultural show being held in Venlo, NL..

That's 20 minutes from where I live! Only I will be at my local trainstation at 07am to get to BRU before noon.



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User currently offlinevandenheuvel From Netherlands, joined Dec 2008, 502 posts, RR: 2
Reply 60, posted (2 years 8 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 32350 times:

Not sure yet, but I think I will join the meeting. Either by car or on KL. Flights to BRU are expensive but affordable.

User currently offlineTomskii From Belgium, joined May 2011, 467 posts, RR: 0
Reply 61, posted (2 years 8 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 32326 times:

Hello guys,

As I couldnt find a good subscription system that guarantees anonymity for all here is how were going along.

Please send me an email at tom.uytterhoeven[at]hotmail[dot]be with the following details:

Name,
A.net username
adress
country
ID card number (if foreign put your country code in front) this is required for the BRU tour
BRU Tour (Y/N?)
SN (if yes please specify routes, this helps to calculate reduced fares for SN)
Transport to hotel (if not reachable with public transport)

Any extra's/questions I should know/you want to ask may be specified also in the email.

I will be the only person to see your full details, partners SN and BRU are the only ones that will have access to this for security checks (in case of SN for flight tickets)

!BRU TOUR LIMITED TO 24 PERSONS!


The meet however is not limited to 24 persons, only the tour. Other persons can join us after the tour.

[Edited 2012-02-20 13:17:02]

[Edited 2012-02-20 13:45:49]


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User currently offlineBrusselsSouth From Belgium, joined Aug 2001, 628 posts, RR: 5
Reply 62, posted (2 years 8 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 32315 times:

Quoting Tomskii (Reply 61):
Please send me an email at tom.uytterhoeven[at]hotmail[dot]com with the following details:

Tom, I seem to get a "Returned mail: Requested action not taken: mailbox unavailable" error no matter the address I send the mail with.

Could you please count me in for the tour? I'll try to send the mail again later (aren't there any spelling errors in the address you mention?)

Regards
BrusselsSouth


User currently offlineTomskii From Belgium, joined May 2011, 467 posts, RR: 0
Reply 63, posted (2 years 8 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 32313 times:

You have to replace [at] with @ and [dot] with .


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User currently offlineTomskii From Belgium, joined May 2011, 467 posts, RR: 0
Reply 64, posted (2 years 8 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 32314 times:

Waitba minute it's hotmail.be not hotmail.com

PS: The tour will be planned in the 10 AM region, this to suit everybody's arrival flights in the morning and departure flights in the (early) afternoon. This way we can also meet the non-tour-attendors near noon or the early afternoon

[Edited 2012-02-20 14:06:47]


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User currently offlinepetertenthije From Netherlands, joined Jul 2001, 3376 posts, RR: 12
Reply 65, posted (2 years 8 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 32290 times:

Mail has been sent. Will drive there so if someone needs a lift from Den Bosch / Eindhoven area...


Attamottamotta!
User currently offlineplanejamie From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2011, 576 posts, RR: 1
Reply 66, posted (2 years 8 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 32283 times:

I'd certainly love to come to this (it would be my first A.net meet unless, see below) and I'd probably take a rather boring routing MAN-BRU on SN late August/Early September sounds good for me as long as it's before college starts  
Quoting Ndebelebev (Reply 14):
I'd be interested and I'd fly SN from MAN but July is taken up for me.. Its my wedding and its the annual MAN meet but at a date still to be decided..

Sorry to go off topic here (I hate doing this and I try to avoid it!) but when is the MAN meet as that I could simply drive over for  


User currently offlinemxp From Italy, joined Aug 2003, 457 posts, RR: 0
Reply 67, posted (2 years 8 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 32281 times:

Ok e-mail sent
hope it arrived
I cant wait to meet u all
Alberto


User currently offlineTomskii From Belgium, joined May 2011, 467 posts, RR: 0
Reply 68, posted (2 years 8 months 3 days ago) and read 32276 times:

Quoting planejamie (Reply 66):

If you attend, send me an email with your details.MAN Meet is around June I think



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User currently offlineairtrainer From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 1559 posts, RR: 12
Reply 69, posted (2 years 8 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 32265 times:

Email sent   

Quoting planejamie (Reply 66):
Sorry to go off topic here (I hate doing this and I try to avoid it!) but when is the MAN meet as that I could simply drive over for  

According to another forum, the MAN meet will be held on june 30th.



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User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 70, posted (2 years 8 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 32246 times:

Quoting planejamie (Reply 66):
Sorry to go off topic here (I hate doing this and I try to avoid it!) but when is the MAN meet as that I could simply drive over for

There will be two dates for MAN meets in 2012:

Saturday 07-JUL-2012 will see the A.net MAN Meet

Saturday 30-JUN-2012 will see the MAN-Meet from another bunch of aviation geeks gathering at the Airport Hotel & Pub. That is the meeting Airtrainer is referring to.
Drop me a PM if you want to know more about that meeting as it is hosted by a competing website.

-HT



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User currently offlineTomskii From Belgium, joined May 2011, 467 posts, RR: 0
Reply 71, posted (2 years 8 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 32166 times:

Still plenty of place at this moment, sign up as soon as you can!


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User currently offlineDanTaylor2006 From UK - England, joined Feb 2006, 496 posts, RR: 0
Reply 72, posted (2 years 8 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 32144 times:

Email sent.

My attendance is up in the air at the moment as I am waiting to see if British Airways replicate their 2011 Open Day, which is at the start of September. If they do, I will not attend the BRU meet. But I shall wait and see first.



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User currently offlineFlySwiss From Switzerland, joined Jul 2003, 443 posts, RR: 43
Reply 73, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 31820 times:

E-Mail sent, looking forward to September  


Simle at the world and the world smiles back :)
User currently offlineTomskii From Belgium, joined May 2011, 467 posts, RR: 0
Reply 74, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 31749 times:

Reconfirmed via Email, hope you did get my email address right now  


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User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 75, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 31740 times:

Looks like I will see some familiar faces during that meeting.

eMail sent a moment ago; details attached as PDF-file.

As it is the F1 Grand Prix weekend I made a prelim hotel reservation at "The Lodge" in Vilvoorde for the weekend.
-HT



Carpe diem ! Life is too short to waste your time ! Keep in mind, that today is the first day of the rest of your life !
User currently offlineFlySwiss From Switzerland, joined Jul 2003, 443 posts, RR: 43
Reply 76, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 31719 times:

Got it, thank you Tom.
Is ETA on Saturday 09:15 am, is it ok for joining the tour?



Simle at the world and the world smiles back :)
User currently offlineTomskii From Belgium, joined May 2011, 467 posts, RR: 0
Reply 77, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 31711 times:

Atm I do not have an hour yet for the tour. As I said in the email back I will have a meeting soon with Brussels Airport and will discuss the hours etc.

So atm that is ok as I expect to have the tour around 10-11AM depending on how long it will take etc.

Tom



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User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 78, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 31593 times:

If I had been looking forward to get my first flight operated by SN I now would be disappointed ...:
Timetables listed a change from VO DH8 to SN RJ85 operating between BRU and HAJ beginning with the summer timetable, however BE will fly the route with their DH8's on behalf of SN ...
And with only a single departure on the Friday and Saturday in question I will stick to come by car.
-HT



Carpe diem ! Life is too short to waste your time ! Keep in mind, that today is the first day of the rest of your life !
User currently offlineSpeedbirdie From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 918 posts, RR: 52
Reply 79, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 31555 times:

I too shall be attending if BA decide not to hold their open day this year. Talking to Mr Keith our CEO the other day he did say there won't be one this year however. I did beg him but it seemed to fall on deaf ears.
Anyhoo I don't really come on here much but I shall try my hardest to follow this thread as much as I can.



Never give up..
User currently offlineTomskii From Belgium, joined May 2011, 467 posts, RR: 0
Reply 80, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 31534 times:

You can always send me an email Hannah as I'll probably be using a mailinglist to keep all updated as well.


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User currently offlineairtrainer From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 1559 posts, RR: 12
Reply 81, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 31466 times:

Just got the approval to be off from work on saturday, I'm in !


Life is short : eat dessert first !
User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 82, posted (2 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 31396 times:

Quoting airtrainer (Reply 81):
Just got the approval to be off from work on saturday, I'm in !

Excellent news !
-HT



Carpe diem ! Life is too short to waste your time ! Keep in mind, that today is the first day of the rest of your life !
User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 83, posted (2 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 31142 times:

Any new participants to that meeting ?
-HT



Carpe diem ! Life is too short to waste your time ! Keep in mind, that today is the first day of the rest of your life !
User currently offlineTomskii From Belgium, joined May 2011, 467 posts, RR: 0
Reply 84, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 31049 times:

Sorry for my late reply, no new confirmed people at this point. I still have to meet with BRU to evaluate what we would like to do. Plenty of time  


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User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 85, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 31018 times:

Quoting Tomskii (Reply 84):
Sorry for my late reply, no new confirmed people at this point. I still have to meet with BRU to evaluate what we would like to do. Plenty of time  

My post also was aimed at keeping this thread from being archived after 15 days of inactivity by posting something more serious than *bump* ...
-HT



Carpe diem ! Life is too short to waste your time ! Keep in mind, that today is the first day of the rest of your life !
User currently offlineTomskii From Belgium, joined May 2011, 467 posts, RR: 0
Reply 86, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 30932 times:

Cheers for that! Anyways, i'll try keeping this active.


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User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 87, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 30751 times:

Keeping this thread from getting archived automatically ...  
-HT



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