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User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4105 posts, RR: 51
Posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3017 times:

Hey,

As I am the first to return and have internet access, thought i'd start this topic. The meet is still going, half of the attendees staying on until tomorrow, this thread is for you to post in your thoughts on the meet either so far or in conclusion Smile

AMS Meet (Part 3) (by Alcregular Oct 11 2005 in Non Aviation)

It was lovely to meet more new Anetters and see lots of old faces too! A BIG thankyou to Erwin and Peter for the use of their cars, an essential part of the meet!

The meet was fantastic and even the weather played ball in the end, I shall look forward to seeing all of your shots (Finepix crew especially Wink). I shall post mine in due course Smile

My personal highlights were laughing about 'distracting' the pilots, those there know what i'm talking about biggrin , the HUGE model shop and the DAS Air DC-10 just feet from us without a fence!

I also set a new record and from leaving the plane at LGW to walking in my front door it took just 19 minutes Smile!

Cheers everyone for a great day, was good fun,

Sam biggrin 


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User currently offlineSaxdiva From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 2382 posts, RR: 41
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2979 times:

Hey all,

It was great seeing everyone (many again). Thanks again to Erwin and Peter for driving us all around. If you guys ever get to Los Angeles (or next time I'm here), dinner is on me.

I'll try to post a few rough edits when I get back to Italy tomorrow night. Meanwhile, though, thanks to all of the European a.net crew (no way could I name everyone) for all your hospitality during my stay. It's been a wonderful trip!

Cheers,
Leanne


User currently offlinePetertenthije From Netherlands, joined Jul 2001, 3369 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2948 times:

The first pics are online! More on my website.










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User currently offlineRobertNL070 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 4532 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2936 times:

Peter,

Very nice pics, and your website is great, very informative. Thanks.

Regards, Robert  bouncy 



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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11655 posts, RR: 60
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2914 times:

Well I made it to Brussels, just got back from having dinner with my friend. As I ran onto the platform at Schipol the doors were shutting and I just managed to throw myself inside one of the first class carriages in time! Looks like I am about to head out for a good taste of Brussels night life now, will be great fun  Smile (current count 32 hours awake!).

Nice to see you all again, I will of course be returning to AMS tomorrow afternoon, most likely to spend what time I have on the observation deck so I might see some of you up there. Thanks to Erwin for transport and getting me back to the airport in time for the train.

Dan Smile



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User currently offlineIL76 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2004, 2237 posts, RR: 48
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2889 times:

Strange... I didn't see any large groups of people today. I guess you guys all stuck to the "spottersplaats" all day. Well... Good. This way I had the Polderbaan all to myself! Big grin



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User currently offlinePetertenthije From Netherlands, joined Jul 2001, 3369 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2873 times:

That photo is stunning!

Like always I was at the wrong runway.



Attamottamotta!
User currently offlineNoelG From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2847 times:

Well I'm home! After a rather dodgy approach through thick smoke over Leeds, and a hard landing (or rather an arrival), and an hour dodging fireworks on the M1 I'm sitting on the settee about to go to bed!

Thanks to everyone for the great day, particularly Erwin and Peter for your great organisation and playing chauffeur to us all! It was great to finally meet everyone, I really enjoyed myself.

Yes the pilot distraction was a highlight, as was the rat on a stick. And don't forget those Transylvanian 737s!  silly 

I'll get my photos/video up soon, as well as a trip report from the flights as soon as I've got some sleep!

Cheers,
Noel.


User currently offlineRobertNL070 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 4532 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2841 times:

Awesome photo IL76

Regards, Robert  bouncy 



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User currently offlinePilot kaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2860 times:

Hey guys

I Just got home, My taxi failed to turn up so Mum was forced to set off to LTN for the third time today

Like to thank you all! and big thanks to Erwin and Peter for the lifts around AMS,

Ill get pics online aspc!

[Edited 2005-11-05 23:45:06]

User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4105 posts, RR: 51
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2764 times:

Peter! You caught my ride home arriving, and a beautiful shot too Smile!

Can you possibly send me the full size one to spike13889@aol.com, cheers.

Quoting NoelG (Reply 7):
as was the rat on a stick. And don't forget those Transylvanian 737s!

 silly 

Happy Flying,

Sam biggrin 



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User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2758 times:

Quoting NoelG (Reply 7):
Yes the pilot distraction was a highlight,

Why, what did you guys do.

Tom.



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User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2755 times:

Good Morning guys and gals,

I want to thank you all for the fantastic day. Especially Peter and Erwin for all of the lifts around to the various places.

A big thanks to Sharron and Bev for the awesome time in the city, I'm sure you'll agree it was quite some fun.  Wink

Can't wait to see some pics, here is my favourite of the day:



Cheers,
Justin Big grin


User currently offlineCapital146 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2125 posts, RR: 43
Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2733 times:

Greetings to you all!

Had a great day yesterday seeing everyone, some familiar faces and some new ones. AMS was a great place to be (as always!) and we all got to see plenty of action from the great location at the Kaagbaan. As many have already said, we'd have been lost without Erwin and Peter's help, so a big thanks to you guys!  bigthumbsup 

Was great to have Noel and Sharron on my flights, by the end of the day you'd never have guessed that this day had been the first time the three of us had met each other!
As Noel mentioned, approach back to into LBA last night had us a bit on edge, it was so misty and smokey from all the bonfires and drizzly weather that the ground was not visible at all until about 5 seconds from touchdown!  Wow!. Credit to the crew as there was a fair old wind blowing too.

Take care everyone,

Dave.



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User currently offlineAlcregular From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2694 times:

Hi guys,

I've just got back from Leeds. I just want to say thank you so much for a brilliant first meet for me. It was great meeting everyone. I had a great time in the centre with Bev and Justin. I can't recall seeing any KLM aircraft, can someone remind me if we did see any?  Silly The trip to the model shop was great, I could have bought the shop. I would also like to thank AMS, for nearly scaring the shit out of us for suddenly showing our flight as gate closing and having to leg it to the aircraft when they were actually just boarding. I'll have to make the next meet as a weekend, the day just wasn't long enough. Anyway here are a couple of my pics I took (I can't believe I missed the VS B744 argh!!!)











User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2686 times:

Quoting Alcregular (Reply 14):
I had a great time in the centre with Bev and Justin.

The City did offer some really nice cold beer didn't it! Big grin

Quoting Alcregular (Reply 14):
I'll have to make the next meet as a weekend, the day just wasn't long enough. Anyway here are a couple of my pics I took (I can't believe I missed the VS B744 argh!!!)

Tell me about it, the day just seemed to slip by with out any points where we were bored senseless! As you say, missing that VS 744 was really annoying, but I feel the visit to the city was just as cool.

Can't wait for the next meet people, most defo. make sure it's longer next time. Big grin

Cheers,
Justin  Smile


User currently offlineAirxLiban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4512 posts, RR: 53
Reply 16, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2681 times:

What was the VS 744 doing at AMS, paint job or something?

Quoting Jkw777 (Reply 12):
Can't wait to see some pics, here is my favourite of the day:

Didn't know that UA's 772s were equipped with the optional 8-wheel bogies  Wink



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User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2673 times:

Quoting AirxLiban (Reply 16):
What was the VS 744 doing at AMS, paint job or something?

I'd assume it was having it's D-Check @ KLM maintenance.

Quoting AirxLiban (Reply 16):
Didn't know that UA's 772s were equipped with the optional 8-wheel bogies

Haha, yep. Awesome huh?  Silly

Cheers,
Justin  Wink


User currently offlineDemoose From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 1952 posts, RR: 23
Reply 18, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2616 times:

Just got home after one great weekend in Amsterdam. Was great to see both old and new faces, really had a great day and the location was superb. That aviation megastore, my god, how good was that place!!!

Myself and Jetset7E7 stayed overnight and had a great time in the city aswell!

A great weekend, thanks to everyone who showed up and especially Peter and Erwin for being taxi lol. Anyone got any more photos of the day to share? Love to see them anyways, drop me a message.

Cheers,
Mark



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User currently offlineCON207 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 292 posts, RR: 11
Reply 19, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2595 times:

Hi Guys

Glad you had a good time and the pics are great. Look forward to seeing some more of the aftermath  Smile
I've had a lousy weekend, what with an infected tooth that broke off and i've ended up on a course of penicillin tablets, not to mention the root filling I'm facing once the infection clears up  weeping  ( AAARRGGHH!). Its probably as well I didn't go otherwise I would have suffered.

Hope to get over to AMS again some time next year. Its on my list as MUST DO!!

Cheers all

Sue xxxxxx



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User currently offlineJetset7E7 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 1090 posts, RR: 15
Reply 20, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2581 times:

Hey Everyone

Got back from the airport about an hour ago, plane landed early, but had to wait about 20 minutes for the staff bus to come!

Had a fantastic time, good seeing the old and new faces, the spotter place was a great location, the viewing deck is good too. The aviation megastore was like heaven! Just put my 777-300ER model up, looks beautiful lol.

Thank you Peter and Erwin for being everyone's taxi.

I'll have look at my photo's on Wednesday as I'm back in work tomorrow and Tuesday.

Have to get the group one's up on here, on Kaz's camera I think.

Me and Demoose had a great time in the city, can't believe more people didn't stop overnight.

Anyway Thanks for meeting everyone, hope to you all soon!

Mark



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User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 21, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2520 times:

Damn, looks like I missed a good meet  Sad  cry 


Lee



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User currently offlineNoelG From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2486 times:

Well here is the first video - this is the footage I got on the ground at AMS.

http://www.marshgiddings.com/aviation/ANetAMSMeet.wmv

Apologies for the 34MB file size - it's 7 minutes long but in WMV (the smallest I could get it!).

If you could right click and Save As that would be great!

I will post the approach/departure videos shortly, as well as the photos which I haven't got round to editing yet!

Cheers,
Noel.


User currently offlineAvianca From Venezuela, joined Jan 2005, 5925 posts, RR: 40
Reply 23, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2469 times:

Quoting NoelG (Reply 22):
Well here is the first video - this is the footage I got on the ground at AMS.

thanky Noel, great Video!

Sadly I was not able to go to the meeting... Sad



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User currently offlineDemoose From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 1952 posts, RR: 23
Reply 24, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2461 times:

That video is great Noel, and I'm in it too! Favourite bit though is when the Virgin 744 is taking off, and you can hear Kaz in the background saying "aww f**king yes!"  Wink

Great reminder of the day!

Mark



Take a ride...fly across the sky
25 Alcregular : Thanks for that Noel, great video. I'm glad to see some glimpse of the VS that I'm gutted I missed. Well done for doing that so quick.
26 Post contains images Jkw777 : Noel, Absolutely fantastic video mate. The music was very fitting. Really makes me melt seeing all of those take offs etc, I really wanna go back! Unt
27 Post contains images FlyAUA : Brilliant Video. And great song in the background! Thanks for sharing 2 Questions... 1) Who was that lass waving erratically at the Martinair pilots
28 Jetset7E7 : Noel, video is amazing, got to agree with Justin the song fits it nicely. VS 744 that take off was amazing!!!! I enjoyed every minute of that meet up,
29 Post contains images Jkw777 : Kaz!!! Mr Erwin!!! I wanna gooooooooooo baccccccccccccck!!
30 Post contains images FlyAUA : Ahhh thanks for answering the questions... What's Erwin's username on a.net BTW? I am not quite sure I know who that is
31 Alcregular : Erwin972. Moe, you missed a great day. I hope you get to the next meet as I do, I wanna meet you.
32 Post contains images FlyAUA : OIC... cheers And I also want to go to the next a.net meet. I am just unfortunate regarding mobility with the airlines from where I reside at the mom
33 Post contains images Jkw777 : Sorry I should have put usernames too, ah well. Absolutely agree, fab day with great people. Cheers, Justin
34 Post contains links and images A340600 : Hey, Here are the only 3 i've edited today, click the links to see the pics The Captain clearly visible as he powers his 737 away from AMS http://www.
35 Post contains links and images Pilot kaz : Noal, Fantastic Vid! Piccas from me Get your mits on its mine!! Peter spots a Rabbit.. Don't you love assigned seating Up, Up and awayyyyy "A Wan Tha
36 Post contains images Leezyjet : Gosh has this meet been and gone already !!!. Turned out I couldn't make it anyway as I was working a nightshift Sat night to Sun. Oh well will try to
37 Post contains images A340600 : Oooh yea, look at those 3 Finepix's in a row Gotta admit it though, as much as I hate the thing, for once it really played ball in AMS, Sam
38 Post contains images NoelG : Hi guys Thanks for the comments on the vid! I've tried uploading the videos of landing/takeoff etc but they by the time they're all uploaded they exce
39 Post contains images PlymSpotter : Thanks for posting the pics Kaz, my hair makes me look a bit windswept in the pics! (I'm the one in the brown coat with a blue camera bag). The start
40 Post contains images Sudden : Great video and photos all of you! The spot at Kaagbaan is really fun as my kids are always waving to the pilots that departs from Martin Air Cargo. O
41 Post contains links and images PipoA380 : Hey guys! Was quite "solo" day for me with Alex22, so here are a few of my pics at the Kaagbaan and Polderbaan! Have fun! All the rest is on http://ww
42 Post contains images Gkirk : One of these day's I'll make it to one of these a.net meets
43 Post contains images ABfemme : Looks like you all had a fantastic time ! as above maybe one day ! Claire
44 Post contains images FlyAUA : Great pictures Kaz!!! I'm glad you decided to go there in the end    Wowee! Who's that on the far right?    Nice! And I love the picture of the K
45 Saxdiva : Well, apparently the server won't let me post pictures in this thread. Dunno why. I'll get them up on a webpage in a minute and drop a note here with
46 Post contains images PipoA380 : Thanks! I'll post loads of them tomorrow on the database! Hope to see some of your pics around here soon al of ya! Philippe
47 OYRJA : Stupid question. But how on earth did you manage to get behind the fence so you could get so close to the runways???
48 Noelg : Answer being alongside the Kaagbaan there is no fence for the majority of it (just a little ditch seperating you and the runway). The rest there is a
49 OYRJA : How on earth is that possible? I thought the security would be tighter these days.
50 Post contains links Saxdiva : 1. Parts of the world aren't as paranoid as the USA, thank God. 2. The ditch is actually a small canal, and you'd end up with SERIOUS hypothermia if
51 Erwin972 : Believe when I say that the security is tight enough these days, and will get tighter! The ditch is not something you easily swim across. Fences aren
52 Post contains images AirbusA346 : This is mad, I use the same camera model as you and I can't get any photos on to the DB, Kaz, whats with waving so madly in the video, and did they w
53 Post contains images A340600 : Keep practicing !
54 Post contains images Pilot kaz : Philippe, Why didnt you guys come say hello??
55 Post contains images Capital146 : Great pics everyone, love seeing them!    Kaz, i think you've provided me with a couple of photo's which will be perfect for me to use in the next S
56 Post contains images PipoA380 : I was supposed to meetup with Justin (Jkw777) at the meet but somehow we didn't get to see each other. And our flight was so early we didn't join on
57 Post contains images Pilot kaz : LMAo Philippe, We was at the Kaagbaan the same time as you :P i didnt know what you guys looked like till I saw your pics! Ah well
58 Lewis : Hey everyone, Just got back home after an exhausting weekend. Unfortunately, after my camera battery died, I decided to head to Rotterdam and get some
59 Post contains links and images NoelG : Well here are the other videos of our flights as promised: Takeoff from LBA: http://www.marshgiddings.com/aviation/LBATakeoff.wmv Approach and landing
60 Post contains images Alcregular : Noel, great videos, shame about my gob going on them, lol. I wish it was saturday morning again
61 Post contains images NoelG : Lol don't worry I was giving it some as well! I was quite pleased with them but the landing at LBA wasn't as good as I was hoping Btw I tried replyin
62 Post contains images Capital146 : Noel, loved the videos! Helped me totally re-live our flights! . I have to admit, that even as a seasoned LBA travellor that was most worrying approac
63 Post contains images Mexicana757 : Great videos. I like your first video, excellent with that music. Every one took great pictures.
64 Alcregular : No probs Noel. I had a very sad drive back home. I was sad the weekend was over, I had such a great time.
65 Post contains images Pilot kaz : Sharron, I was on the EZY737 not A319 Guys I cant stop laughing at those vids!!
66 Post contains images A340600 : And Sharon, you didn't even pick the 319 that us other 3 were on either Great vids Noel! Makes a nice change! Sam
67 Post contains images Capital146 : Coming in to land in a brisk wind and not being able to see the ground due to mist/fog was no laughing matter, believe me! Fortunately I was prepared
68 Post contains images NoelG : Lol - well I've only had it that bad once, at YYZ, but then YYZ has much longer runways! It was a bit of excitement anyway, but I'm sure that was les
69 Post contains images FlyAUA : Those videos are so funny!!! You have an amazing laugh Sharron... Hehehe!
70 Post contains images Alcregular : Believe you me, I had a hard landing at NCL in September, only using around half of the runway. I thought I was going to see the captain at one point
71 Post contains images Atco2b : Dave, loving the 'lamp-post outta the bag' effect Glad you all had a great time, Tom
72 Post contains images OYRJA : There is a ditch?? I didn't see that on the pictures. That explains a lot then. I thought it was just grass all the way to the runway. But that must
73 LO231 : See the thread on CPH meet! Get to BRU by car and fly with us with SK for 113 EUR8 Regards, LO231
74 Post contains images FlyAUA : It's only 99EUR flying with SAS from Luxembourg airport, 11 km down the road, and LGL are responding with even lower fares. But thanks for the info
75 Post contains images Matt27 : Thank's for sharing!!! GREAT video
76 AA777 : That's a GREAT video, and those pics are awesome as well! I would've loved to be there! :'( Next time..... -AA777
77 Post contains links and images PipoA380 : Where are your pics mates? Show em! Here's one of my favourites View Large View MediumPhoto © Philippe Ballerstedt
78 Post contains images FlyAUA : Woohooo, you made it into the database again Phillipe Nice shot you've made there... any other ones from the a.net meet that made it?
79 Post contains images A340600 : Hey, My two Must get around to editing some more, Cheers, Sam
80 Post contains links PipoA380 : Thanks Moe! Here's the link to all my pics of Nov 5th in AMS:
81 Post contains links PipoA380 : http://www.airliners.net/search/phot...aphersearch=Philippe%20Ballerstedt There we go!! Sorry about that, the Edit don't seem to work. Philippe
82 Post contains images Erwin972 : Not the best shots I know, but here is my share of that 5th november: Kind regards, Erwin
83 Post contains links and images FlyAUA : Cool pics Am I the only one who is confused by the reg of this RJA? View Large View MediumPhoto © Philippe Ballerstedt Erwin, seriously, you don
84 Erwin972 : Some of RJA's Airbus planes are leased, thats why they are french. Kind regards, Erwin
85 Post contains images A340600 : Compare them to my shots! Cumon yours are amazing as usual, Sam
86 Post contains links and images Saxdiva : Cracking shots, gentlemen. Well done! I've edited a couple, but was thinking I'd wait until I could view them on a decent monitor before I tried uploa
87 Post contains images FlyAUA : That's what I suspected. Thanks for the explanation
88 Post contains links and images PipoA380 : View Large View MediumPhoto © Philippe Ballerstedt View Large View MediumPhoto © Philippe Ballerstedt Two more I like!
89 Post contains images Richardnhsv : Great Video and great photos! I seriously have to get to one of these meets. I work for an airline so there's really no excuse for my not going to one
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