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User currently offlineUTA_flyingHIGH From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 51
Posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1420 times:

Sorry for making that thread so hot on the heels of the LHR meet, but
1) I have an FR voucher that I have to book quickly  Smile
2) This shall (les Eaux) be my 2000th post.

Is June too early for you people ? (the ones still paying off the LHR one Big grin)

UTA


Fly to live, live to fly - Air France/KLM Flying Blue Platinum, BMI Diamond Club Gold, Emirates Skywards
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User currently offline707cmf From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 30
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1412 times:

June is definately too early for me.
July would prolly be more appropriate (I'll even have more choice of aircrafts to fly there, without having to look at the hanger)

As for you're 200th post, U've earned the well desservered minou dans le moteur :

707


User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24815 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1409 times:

He said 2000th post  Big grin
Im a maybe if its in July.
In June, I shall (les eaux) be flying Excel Airways MAN-DLM-MAN  Big grin



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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19097 posts, RR: 53
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1408 times:

Umm I thought I was fully organsing this one, as I can definitely attend? If you look, my proposal is in Ben's thread about the LHR meet. I recommend 14-15th August. But feel free to organise it yourselves.

I was going to give full details in about a week's time, to enable everyone to 'recover' from the LHR meet and enable them to properly plan ahead.

[Edited 2004-04-05 15:22:40]


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 36
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1400 times:

Woah woah, 14-15th August is a little late isn't it?

I think the end of July is good, we don't want to be waiting forever! I should almost be a cert for this one if everything goes to plan.


User currently offlineAirplanepics From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2729 posts, RR: 42
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1397 times:

I wont be able to go in August, already away - family holiday!

July sounds ok to me.


Simon



Simon - London-Aviation.com
User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24815 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1394 times:

August sounds ok.

The message you were about to post is too short and probably not of any higher value to the topic at hand. You should think long and hard before posting a message in this forum and make it detailed and a valuable addition to the topic discussed.

Avoid posting "Me Too" messages. These are messages that are posted by people who agree to a point being discussed and post a one liner, "me too!", "Good post Jim!", "I disagree" or similar message. This takes up time as readers must sort through these messages which have no real value to the group at large. Any message containing nothing more than a line or two of text is probably not worth posting.

If you have an opinion on a topic, you should in detail express why you have the opinion and what made you come to that conclusion.

Your post should be relevant to the topic discussed



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User currently offlineUTA_flyingHIGH From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1393 times:

Pe@rson I'm not hijacking your meeting, I think it is pretty clear to everyone who shall (-----) be organising that one.
I just realised that my FR voucher has to be booked (note : not flown) before th end of this month, after that, it shall (what do you say after that occurence?) be lost.
Henceforth my need to get a date before 01/05 Big grin

I would definately prefer July to shoot aircrafts (coming out of the hanger), the weather will prolly be better than this WE  Smile

UTA



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User currently offlineMYT332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 71
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1388 times:

UTA, give me your voucher if you cant use it  Big grin


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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19097 posts, RR: 53
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1384 times:

LOL. I understand UTA. I am a bit stressed, as I'm in the process of moving. Oh the joy! Sadly it will be repeated in September.

Anyway, I'm flexible about the main MAN meet, so 17-18th July? Should be slightly warmer, too, I hope.

In the next week I'll be making definite plans, so look out for the proper thread. It'll probably be called the 'Mega MAN Meet' or something similarly silly.

Have a look in Ben's thread for an outline of the MAN meet.




"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineShamrock_747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1377 times:

17th-18th July is good for me!

User currently offlineGordonsmall From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2001, 2003 posts, RR: 22
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1373 times:

I'm easy as long as we can get it sorted well in advance - I need to get my days off booked at work to make sure I don't have a fuck-up like this time!

Regards,
Gordon.



Statistically, people who have had the most birthdays tend to live the longest.
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19097 posts, RR: 53
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1366 times:

OK, the dates are sorted - there's no more compromising or changing now. The Mega MAN Meet will be held over the weekend of the 17th and 18th July. Full details will be posted in a new thread - and hopefully in 'important' places, like on the front page - in a week.


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineGordonsmall From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2001, 2003 posts, RR: 22
Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1357 times:

Good news Pe@rson,

Any idea what hotel we will be occupying - I looked at the SAS one on expedia the other day but the rooms worked out at nearly £100 a night with the VAT added - dunno what price they are directly through the hotel though.

Regards,
Gordon.



Statistically, people who have had the most birthdays tend to live the longest.
User currently offlineTeahan From Belgium, joined Nov 1999, 5288 posts, RR: 62
Reply 14, posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1357 times:

What about the weekend after so those of us coming from far could combine it with the Fanborough Air Show in London?

(Public days are Saturday the 24th and Sunday the 25th of July)

Jeremiah



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User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 26
Reply 15, posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1351 times:

17/18th good for me too.


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User currently offlineUTA_flyingHIGH From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 51
Reply 16, posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1350 times:

Well done Pe@rson !!!
Let's hope we have a large turnout and nice weather  Big thumbs up

UTA



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User currently offlineShamrock_747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1344 times:

I think combining MAN and Farnborough could be a little tricky... I think the MAN meet ought to be two days and July 17th/18th would be a good weekend for it.

Perhaps we could have a smaller meet at LHR or LGW on Friday 23rd July, the day before Farnborough.


User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24815 posts, RR: 56
Reply 18, posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1341 times:

Gordon, do you drive? Maybe you could pick us up on your way past Dumfries if you do  Big grin  Laugh out loud


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User currently offlineRJ100 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2000, 4114 posts, RR: 30
Reply 19, posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1338 times:

Sounds good. My last exam is on July 16th  Big thumbs up

If I attend I will fly EasyJet into LPL. Inbound fare on the 17th is CHF19.95 at the moment  Smile while the outbound flight is already at CHF51.95  Sad I'd better hurry up with my decision wether to come or not...

RJ100



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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19097 posts, RR: 53
Reply 20, posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1337 times:

This is the problem: there's ALWAYS someone who wants it on a different date! LOL. I'll stick with 17th/18th July, as some people I know can't attend the weekend after.

I am in the process of trying to arrange a BBQ - with a range of food - at the Airport Hotel (excellently located very near the runways) for the 17th. Also trying to get special visits to the stored aircraft (Concorde, 146, so-to-be Trident, etc.) at the MAN viewing area, plus an airport ramp tour. Full details ASAP.

I will obviously enquire into getting bulk-buying, group discounts at the SAS Rad - a hotel which is normally extremely expensive. I will also look into other conveniently-located places. The Airport Hotel has some rooms, so perhaps we can get a discount on them by booking all of them. Will see.

Here's the rough plan of action for the 17th and 18th July:

1) Meet at 9-10am (or later if necessary) at the car park and proceed to the excellent spotting area near the runways. Spend the day there watching the movements, while sunning ourselves;

2) Go to the seemingly excellently-located pub in the early evening (perhaps around 6pm). Hopefully have a BBQ (G'day mate! Yeah, when you're 'out bush' and a bit crook for some fair dinkum tucker, grab a chook out the dunny bag, put it on the rock and fry. Bonza!) outside while watching the planes and drinking copious amounts of alcoholic beverages (or not so much, eh MYT?  Wink/being sarcastic );

3) Proceed to the hotel (perhaps SAS Rad. if we can secure a good bulk-buying discount). Pe@rson will be having sex with some fine lass (i.e. my fiancee), but enough about that;

4) Meet up for breakfast the next morning (perhaps 8 O'Clock - not sure yet) and then go back to the viewing area near the runways. Spend the day there (or part thereof, if necessary); and

5) Bid farewell and go our seperate ways, hopefully with smilies on our faces and memories in our hearts (God, that sounds sloppy).

I will fully organise it this time so there will be no problems but rather lots of laughs and bloody good times.

If I get someone to smile sweetly (like this ---> Big grin ) I am hoping that the A.nutter people will enable me to put an 'ad' on the front page and in other noticeable places, in order to generate more interest. I don't know if they will (they generally seem a bit, umm, 'conservative' and, umm, moody), but then it would not be happening but for being a part of this community.

[Edited 2004-04-05 16:09:25]


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24815 posts, RR: 56
Reply 21, posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1330 times:

Sounds good.
Pe@rson, some bad news though. I think Ryanair only have 3 or 4 daily flights into MAN nowadays  Wink/being sarcastic  Laugh out loud



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User currently offlineAviationfreak From Netherlands, joined Nov 2003, 1166 posts, RR: 42
Reply 22, posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1325 times:

Waaaaaaaaaah nooooooo! How can you guys pick that weekend! That's the only weekend in Juli and August I can't.  Crying


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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19097 posts, RR: 53
Reply 23, posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1319 times:

Looks like you'll be changing your plans, eh Freak?  Wink/being sarcastic Sorry mate, but it'd be impossible to find a date which suits everyone.  Sad


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineGordonsmall From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2001, 2003 posts, RR: 22
Reply 24, posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1316 times:

GKirk,

Yes, I'll probably be driving down since it's only a couple of hundred miles - and yes there would be no problem in me picking you and anyone else fairly local up, as it would only be a 15 minute diversion at most.

Even if you were still in Glasgow/Paisley at the time there wouldn't be a problem as the time could easily be made up by taking the M74 instead of the Dumfries road on the way down.

But yes, the chances are almost 100% that I'll be driving, it's only about 3 - 3 1/2 hours at most, and if we leave fairly early we'll miss most of the traffic on the way down.

I'll keep you informed.

Regards,
Gordon.



Statistically, people who have had the most birthdays tend to live the longest.
25 Aviationfreak : I can understand that Pe@rson. But I still don't like it and it's almost impossible to change my plans.
26 Post contains images GKirk : 3) Proceed to the hotel Or if some people cant afford a hotel, some of the seats in T1 are pretty comfy
27 DC-10 Levo : That is the date for the RAF Fairford Air Tattoo! DC-10
28 Ben : oh no.... well I can do any time but would be good to see Aviationfreak there.
29 Post contains images Pe@rson : Yes, but then we'll find someone who can't do that date... it's a no-win situation. As much as I'd like to see Freak there, we will might have to go w
30 Post contains images UTA_flyingHIGH : I think Aviationfreak should arrange an AMS meeting after the MAN one UTA
31 Pe@rson : OK, I GIVE IN TO PUBLIC OUTCRY - THE MEGA MAN MEET WILL BE ON THE 10th-11th JULY. THIS MEANS THAT FREAK AND THOSE GOING TO FARN. AND FAIRFORD ON DIFFE
32 Post contains images RJ100 : I shall (les Eaux ) not attend then as I have an exam the next day. But I will attend Aviationfreak's AMS meeting if he is organizing one Have fun in
33 Post contains images UTA_flyingHIGH : I have a better idea - set up webcams and we'll have a virtual a.net meeting UTA
34 Pe@rson : LOL. See, this is the problem with organising a get-together: someone will be unable to attend. Unfortunately it would be impossible to arrange a larg
35 Post contains images RJ100 : Hey Pe@rson As you know all dates after July 16th are ok for your BSL visit. Damn, I need to find a new reason now to fly on EasyJet's new BSL-LPL ser
36 MYT332 : Yea i'll be attending, im sure my auntie will get over the fact i'm gonna miss her birthday lol.
37 Post contains images Pe@rson : "Damn, I need to find a new reason now to fly on EasyJet's new BSL-LPL service" Can visit me - we can go out drinking in Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds.
38 RJ100 : Would be cool Pe@rson. Sooner or later I will be somewhere in the North...
39 Alcregular : Lets not forget who suggested the MAN meet, was it not moi??? Im definately there. It's usually the weekend I work, but will book my hols off first th
40 707cmf : I've looked at the schedules, I can have a flight with Air France for not too much, so ou can expect me as well LYS-ORY-CDG-MAN (the infamous ORY-LYS
41 Post contains images Aviationfreak : Oh no. It wasn't my intention to spoil the party for others. I'm sorry RJ100. I guess this statement applies to me: "Please God help me to keep my mou
42 Post contains images RJ100 : No problem at all Aviationfreak. As Pe@rson said before, there is no date where all of us can attend. Have fun there and yes I hope Easy is adding BSL
43 MYT332 : And MYT332 can experience the rain in the Netherlands then. Haha, well im sure you'd lend me your leather jacket again! I would have died if it wasnt
44 Post contains images Aviationfreak : RJ100, yes I know but I feel guilty that the date changed due to my wining and therefore you can't attend. What a relief you're not pissed at all. MYT
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