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LHR Open Day June 20th 2004  
User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2462 posts, RR: 52
Posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3271 times:

LHR June 2004 Open Day

The day started at 9:30am, I packed car, me and me dad then went to pick up Kaz (pilot_kaz), we left hers about 9:45am and headed for the dreaded M25! We got onto the motorway and headed for LHR whilst listening to 'the bastard song' we got to LHR at about 10:15am and headed for the visitors centre to where the events were happening, they charged us a £1 to get into the open day itself to look around a fire engine and dodgy marquee.

We then headed to the grandstand only to find the runway was obscured by trees, well done BAA 10 outta 10 for that one! Anyway things were not that great there so it were time for McDonalds, we headed there to get some grub, only for Ben (British767) to tell us he is ready to be picked up, so off we went, after grub of course, to pick him up from Hatton Cross station, we then headed for the visitors centre again. Arrived at visitors centre, smuggled Ben in so he didnt have to part with his pound coin. We headed straight for the tent where the airport tour buses were departing from. Paid our £2 each for the tour and jumped on the bus, the tour lasted about 45 mins, had to listen to some woman who sounded like a cat being strangled give us running commentary on what we were looking at although most of it were obvious, I have to say most of the tour could of been done by car except the ride into the new Terminal 5 building site.

We arrived back at the visitors centre and the heavens opened, we ran for cover into the tent, soon got bored so Kaz, Ben and me headed for the RAF Tornado simulator, £2.50 to make you wanna chuck your guts up! Survived simulator and went to meet Lee (Leezyjet) and Ben (Ben) spoke to them for a while then Hannah (AvianceGirlUK) and her partner turned up. Had a little chat with everyone then Hannah and her partner went walkabout, Lee went to work, so we decided to head for the end of runway 27R to take some pictures, we got there and within 5 minutes it were hammering down with rain again, so we took shelter behind one of the huts near the crossing for BA maintenance!

After the rain stopped and sun came out, the departing aircraft swapped runways with arriving aircraft, so myself and Ben decided to head back to visitors centre to pick up cars and the others would walk on and meet us at the famous 'Greenman Pub' Hannah joined us shortly after we arrived there, Ben got in the drinks, while I tried to take some half decent pics, as usual they came out crap, anyway Ben introduced me to his camera i took some better pictures with that one, now wanna get myself one! At around 4:30pm it was time to leave, we said our goodbyes and headed for the car and began our journey home through a fierce rain storm, arrived home at around 5pm!

Glenn (EZYAirbus)


http://www.glenneldridgeaviation.com
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User currently offlinePilot kaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3234 times:

you forgot to mention my loverly change  Smile/happy/getting dizzy gave the guy a £5 note he gave me 5 pound coins back Big grin

and the piss taking! yayers,

from the bus: woman speaking: old the police carry arms
Me: 'o really' while waving my arms in there air

the constant slapping of ben (british767)  Big thumbs up

the moaning woman: I couldnt see a thing give me a refund!

and then to end the glorius day of rain, a trip to the Green man



my glorius photography ith my crappy cam!



and finaly, the moodt sods that wouldndt wave at me!!


im sure Ben will add some more  Big thumbs up

Great day thanks


[Edited 2004-06-20 20:04:07]

User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2462 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3212 times:

Spose I better add a couple of pictures.......

New T5 site......



........and finally the famous 'Greenman Pub'



Glenn



http://www.glenneldridgeaviation.com
User currently offlinePilot kaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3210 times:

oh my lord!!! oh why i do them poses i dont know!

User currently offlineLHRman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 398 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3181 times:

I was up there too, If Glenn hadn't lost his phone, you could of watched operations from inside the luxury of my room in the Renaissance hotel! We had 2 rooms so everyone would have got in! Anyway sods law, at least you guys had a good time I took 413 pictures with a film SLR, to get processed roughly £60!!!

Thanks Dave  Big thumbs up



Always after the picture you can't get..
User currently offlineBritish767 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 284 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3163 times:

God that 1st picture of me is absolutely terrible!!!! I shall upload my special pic about a certain member a bit later (you know which one I mean Big grin)

User currently offlineBen From Switzerland, joined Aug 1999, 1391 posts, RR: 50
Reply 6, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3141 times:

Here we go... 3 of my pics. More tomorrow but my PC is too slow to do any more than 3 tonight sorry.


Kaz and Glenn:




The famous Green Man pub:




Hannah and Kaz with Singapore Air Snoopy!



User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3077 times:

Blimey what a disreputable looking lot.

Having a fond memory flashback for the Green Man though - aahh, those Friday lunches that went till 15:30 ! Is the Greasy Spoon still there ?


User currently offlineMikedlayer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 399 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2960 times:

Wish I knew where this pub was lol. Might come along for the mini meet next week if I can get some spare time. Think I saw you guys at 27R but we were leaving anyway  Sad lol

Mike


User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2915 times:

The Green Man is down Faggs Road, 2 minutes walk across the big traffic lights from Hatton X tube station.

User currently offlineBritish767 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 284 posts, RR: 21
Reply 10, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2914 times:

Yes, and here is a street sign for Faggs Road. I took the picture for a reason but don't want to start something.


User currently offlineBen From Switzerland, joined Aug 1999, 1391 posts, RR: 50
Reply 11, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2793 times:

Some more pictures. I didn't find many more that were interesting enough to upload, but anyway, here you go.

First, the rain .. there was lots of it. Hail too.




Hannah, here's the all-white A320 you asked about:



...and the reg is:





Who is that obnoxious person?




User currently offlineBritish767 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 284 posts, RR: 21
Reply 12, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2681 times:

Those clouds were cool! Moving very fast!

[Edited 2004-06-22 00:47:03]

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