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Mega MAN Meet - Official Thread (part 2)

Tue Apr 27, 2004 5:02 am

Hi folks,

Over the past week or so, I have communicated and negotiated with the tour people at MAN concerning the required tours as stated in part 1 of the Mega MAN Meet thread. While I initially got permission from the manager, he has now said that they are not possible, primarily due to staff not working on those days. Typical. I asked whether it would be possible to have a tour of the fire station area, but, alas, we cannot: the police are doing something there on the Saturday and they don’t like tours on Sundays. Accordingly, we cannot have any of the tours stated in part 1. I am obviously truly sorry about this, but I have spent quite a while trying to make it all possible – and, I must say, they did too. Still, we’ll get up close and personal to the Concorde, Avro, DC-10 and hopefully the Trident, VC-10 and Vulcan (the latter two are due to be there by then).

Here is the revised plan:

1) Meet at 0930 (if not possible, please state your ETA in this thread) at the car park spectators' area (where there’s a good view of the movements) and proceed to the excellent visitors’ area (visit http://www.manchesterairport.co.uk/web.nsf/Content/ViewingPark) near the runways (by public bus). Spend the day there watching the movements, while sunning ourselves;

2) 2) Go to the seemingly brilliantly located pub (The Airport Hotel; visit www.airporthotel.freeserve.co.uk) about 1700 (5pm) for a BBQ (the cost per person will be a maximum of £2.50; however, I envisage a lower price per person. I do not yet know what it will include, but I will naturally let you know ASAP) and take advantage of the evening sun and warmth. If you require vegetarian food, please let me know. We can watch the movements from where the BBQ will be held:

"Our large beer garden, about the size of half a football pitch to the rear, over-looks the runway which is less than 50 feet away." !!!!!

I stayed at this place a week or so ago, and can confirm its excellence and its convenience. If they’re landing and departing on 24R, it’s absolutely fantastic – and the planes are close enough to easily see their registrations by mere eyesight.

Naturally we can drink copious amounts of alcoholic beverages (or as little as you want (good idea, MYT! ) or none) during the evening. If you do or do not want a meal, please reply to this thread.

3) Proceed to the hotel for the night. Annoyingly, the group rate at the very expensive SAS Radission is nothing much at all, so I have decided that it would be best to stay at the well-located (3 min. walk to both terminal 1 and 3) Bewleys (visit www.bewleyshotels.com) which is much better value (£59 for a twin-bedded room, so £29.50 each). If, however, you really want to stay at the SAS, you will have to pay the normal nightly rate. Please book at whichever you want ASAP. Once booked, please copy and paste the long form and put name of the hotel you'll be staying and the person with whom you'll be sharing next to your name.

If you do or do not require accommodation, please reply to this thread.

4) Meet at the car park viewing area about 8am (or earlier or later as you wish), before returning to the viewing area or returning to the excellent Airport Hotel (depending on the active runway). Or, if you prefer, you may stay on level 13 of the car park.

Don’t forget there’s the opportunity to have a once-in-a-lifetime trip on a commercial airliner; visit http://www.airliners.net/discussions/non_aviation/read.main/535720/ It is looking as though this might not go ahead, but if we can generate more people……….

The following is a list of attendees so far, and what they do and do not want. If you now don't wish to come because of the impossibility of having the tours, please delete your name as necessary. If you don't, I'll assume you still do wish to come so will alter the list.

1) I shall be coming:

Pe@rson
Airplanepics
Alcregular
MYT332
Jkw777
Chris78cpr
Demoose + his mate
707cMf
Aviationfreak
BA757
GKirk (not 100% certain)
gordonsmall
Shamrock_747
UTA + UTAette
mhodgson
IwantaBBJ
Sabena 690
Capital 146
EZYAirbus
mikec
Ben
Sabena332
IBERIA747
donder10
AvianceGirlUK
British767
FLYtoEGCC
Leezyjet

2) I shall try my hardest to arrive at the car park spectators’ area by 0930:

Pe@rson
Airplanepics
Alcregular
MYT332
Jkw777
Chris78cpr
Demoose + his mate
Aviationfreak
BA757
GKirk
gordonsmall (If that twat Gkirk gets out of bed early enough!)
Shamrock_747
UTA (UTAette sleeping)
IwantaBBJ - Provided flight out of BSL is on time
Capital146
EZYAirbus
mikec
IBERIA747
artsyman
donder10
AvianceGirlUK
British767 (flight from LGW gets in at 7.20am )
FLYtoEGCC
Leezyjet - I'll try but ain't promising

4) I would like to go on the tours (if you only want to go on certain aircraft, please say which. If you don’t, I will assume you want to go on all of them):

Pe@rson
Airplanepics
Alcregular
MYT332
Jkw777
Chris78cpr
Demoose + his mate
707cMF
Aviationfreak
BA757
GKirk
gordonsmall
Shamrock_747
UTA + UTAette
mhodgson (DEPENDING IF THE TOURS ARE SATURDAY OR SUNDAY)
IwantaBBJ
Sabena 690
Capital 146
EZYAirbus
mikec
Ben
Sabena332
IBERIA747
artsyman
donder10
AvianceGirlUK
British767
FLYtoEGCC
Leezyjet - not bothered about Concorde, got a hanger visit back in Oct.


6) I would like to have a sit-down meal or BBQ, whichever can be arranged:

Pe@rson
Airplanepics
Alcregular
MYT332
Jkw77
Chris78cpr
Demoose + his mate
707CMf - preferably seat down meal (not dignified enough for a Frenchman? )
Aviationfreak
BA757 (currently unsure - sure we can twist his arm. After all, it's nice to have a beer or two of a warm summer's evening)
GKirk
gordonsmall
Shamrock_747
UTA + UTAette (UTAette says : If MYT332 drinks my beer again I shall (las aguas) slap him so hard.)
IwantaBBJ
Sabena 690
Capital 146
EZYAirbus
mikec
Ben
Sabena332
IBERIA747
artsyman
donder10
AvianceGirlUK
British767
FLYtoEGCC
Leezyjet

8) I shall be requiring accommodation:

Pe@rson - twin room at The Airport Hotel (sharing with Shamrock)
Airplanepics - Twic at the SAS Sharing with someone (don't know who yet!)
Alcregular
MYT332 - Twin at the SAS Sharing with JTW
Jkw777 - Twin at the SAS Sharing with MYT
Chris78cpr
707Cmf
Aviationfreak - Sharing at the Bewleys/Airport Hotel (?) with IBERIA747
GKirk
gordonsmall
Shamrock_747 - twin room at The Airport Hotel (sharing with Pe@rson)
UTA + UTAette
IwantaBBJ - double room at The Airport Hotel
Sabena 690 - single room at The Airport Hotel
Capital146 - twin room at Bewleys (looking for share)
EZYAirbus
mikec
Ben
Sabena332 (Radisson SAS)
IBERIA747 - Sharing at the Bewleys/Airport Hotel (?) with Aviationfreak
artsyman
donder10(Terminal 2 rest area currently very appealing!)
British767 (I am gonna book my room at Bewleys, but I'd like to have a room to myself, sorry to be a pain in the ar5e)
Demoose + his mate - sharing twin room at Bewley's Hotel
Leezyjet - possibly might drive over from Leeds

9) I will not be requiring accommodation:

BA757
mhodgson
sincil
FLYtoEGCC

10) I shall want to go on the tour of the Northern Executive Aviation ramp:

Pe@rson
Airplanepics
Alcregular
MYT332
Jkw777
Chris78cpr
Demoose + his mate
707cmF
Aviationfreak
BA757
GKirk
gordonsmall
Shamrock_747
UTA
mhodgson
IwantaBBJ
Sabena 690
Capital 146
EZYAirbus
mikec
Ben
Sabena332
IBERIA747 (depending on the hour. Flight to MAD leaves at 13:05)
artsyman
donder10
AvianceGirlUK
British767
FLYtoEGCC
Leezyjet
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RE: Mega MAN Meet - Official Thread (part 2)

Tue Apr 27, 2004 5:08 am

Isnt that a kick in the teeth! Still not the end of the world..

Im now not sure what im doing about the hotel, i'll know soonish.

-
Alex

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RE: Mega MAN Meet - Official Thread (part 2)

Tue Apr 27, 2004 5:32 am

while on the subject of revising this plan, i'd better update myself on the list

) I shall be coming:

Pe@rson
Airplanepics
Alcregular (pending holiday approval)
MYT332
Jkw777
Chris78cpr
Demoose + his mate
707cMf
Aviationfreak
BA757
GKirk (not 100% certain)
gordonsmall
Shamrock_747
UTA + UTAette
mhodgson
IwantaBBJ
Sabena 690
Capital 146
EZYAirbus
mikec
Ben
Sabena332
IBERIA747
donder10
AvianceGirlUK
British767
FLYtoEGCC
Leezyjet

2) I shall try my hardest to arrive at the car park spectators’ area by 0930:

Pe@rson
Airplanepics
Alcregular (pending holiday approval)
MYT332
Jkw777
Chris78cpr
Demoose + his mate
Aviationfreak
BA757
GKirk
gordonsmall (If that twat Gkirk gets out of bed early enough!)
Shamrock_747
UTA (UTAette sleeping)
IwantaBBJ - Provided flight out of BSL is on time
Capital146
EZYAirbus
mikec
IBERIA747
artsyman
donder10
AvianceGirlUK
British767 (flight from LGW gets in at 7.20am )
FLYtoEGCC
Leezyjet - I'll try but ain't promising

4) I would like to go on the tours (if you only want to go on certain aircraft, please say which. If you don’t, I will assume you want to go on all of them):

Pe@rson
Airplanepics
Alcregular (pending holiday approval)
MYT332
Jkw777
Chris78cpr
Demoose + his mate
707cMF
Aviationfreak
BA757
GKirk
gordonsmall
Shamrock_747
UTA + UTAette
mhodgson (DEPENDING IF THE TOURS ARE SATURDAY OR SUNDAY)
IwantaBBJ
Sabena 690
Capital 146
EZYAirbus
mikec
Ben
Sabena332
IBERIA747
artsyman
donder10
AvianceGirlUK
British767
FLYtoEGCC
Leezyjet - not bothered about Concorde, got a hanger visit back in Oct.


6) I would like to have a sit-down meal or BBQ, whichever can be arranged:

Pe@rson
Airplanepics
Alcregular (pending holiday approval)
MYT332
Jkw77
Chris78cpr
Demoose + his mate
707CMf - preferably seat down meal (not dignified enough for a Frenchman? )
Aviationfreak
BA757 (currently unsure - sure we can twist his arm. After all, it's nice to have a beer or two of a warm summer's evening)
GKirk
gordonsmall
Shamrock_747
UTA + UTAette (UTAette says : If MYT332 drinks my beer again I shall (las aguas) slap him so hard.)
IwantaBBJ
Sabena 690
Capital 146
EZYAirbus
mikec
Ben
Sabena332
IBERIA747
artsyman
donder10
AvianceGirlUK
British767
FLYtoEGCC
Leezyjet

8) I shall be requiring accommodation:

Pe@rson - twin room at The Airport Hotel (sharing with Shamrock)
Airplanepics - Twic at the SAS Sharing with someone (don't know who yet!)
Alcregular - sharing with EZYairbus at Bewleys (pending holiday approval)
MYT332 - Twin at the SAS Sharing with JTW
Jkw777 - Twin at the SAS Sharing with MYT
Chris78cpr
707Cmf
Aviationfreak - Sharing at the Bewleys/Airport Hotel (?) with IBERIA747
GKirk
gordonsmall
Shamrock_747 - twin room at The Airport Hotel (sharing with Pe@rson)
UTA + UTAette
IwantaBBJ - double room at The Airport Hotel
Sabena 690 - single room at The Airport Hotel
Capital146 - twin room at Bewleys (looking for share)
EZYAirbus
mikec
Ben
Sabena332 (Radisson SAS)
IBERIA747 - Sharing at the Bewleys/Airport Hotel (?) with Aviationfreak
artsyman
donder10(Terminal 2 rest area currently very appealing!)
British767 (I am gonna book my room at Bewleys, but I'd like to have a room to myself, sorry to be a pain in the ar5e)
Demoose + his mate - sharing twin room at Bewley's Hotel
Leezyjet - possibly might drive over from Leeds

9) I will not be requiring accommodation:

BA757
mhodgson
sincil
FLYtoEGCC

10) I shall want to go on the tour of the Northern Executive Aviation ramp:

Pe@rson
Airplanepics
Alcregular (pending holiday approval)
MYT332
Jkw777
Chris78cpr
Demoose + his mate
707cmF
Aviationfreak
BA757
GKirk
gordonsmall
Shamrock_747
UTA
mhodgson
IwantaBBJ
Sabena 690
Capital 146
EZYAirbus
mikec
Ben
Sabena332
IBERIA747 (depending on the hour. Flight to MAD leaves at 13:05)
artsyman
donder10
AvianceGirlUK
British767
FLYtoEGCC
Leezyjet


will let you know as soon as I know about these holidays, I cant wait, really want to go to this one, seen as though I missed LHR!
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RE: Mega MAN Meet - Official Thread (part 2)

Tue Apr 27, 2004 8:49 am

Just moving this up, seen as though people are starting to post threads on part 1.

cheers

Sharron
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RE: Mega MAN Meet - Official Thread (part 2)

Tue Apr 27, 2004 9:07 am

You guys can do your little meetup, meanwhile us Yankees are having a little thing of our own.. A full weekend, we are doing bars, clubs, strip clubs...It's gonna be a lot of drinking and fun. Then we are hitting up JFK. You boys better take some pictures, I know we will..
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RE: Mega MAN Meet - Official Thread (part 2)

Wed Apr 28, 2004 3:13 am

Hey guys booked a twin room at Bewleys today for the meet, now this twin room has two king size beds, the room sleeps 4 people. im sharing with alcregular are there 2 people who would wanna join us in this room that dont mind sharing? the room has cost me £60, now for £15 each you get a decent room and a decent nights kip!

The offer is open to anyone still looking for somewhere to crash!

Glenn
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RE: Mega MAN Meet - Official Thread (part 2)

Wed Apr 28, 2004 3:20 am

Sounds like a good deal, EZY! I would have taken you up, but, alas, I already have a room. Still, there's bound to be other takers - especially at that price.
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RE: Mega MAN Meet - Official Thread (part 2)

Wed Apr 28, 2004 3:31 am

8am at the car park viewing area???  Confused Are you having a laugh??  Smile/happy/getting dizzy Thats so amazingly early. I think I'll be joining everybody a little later than 8  Smile
 
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RE: Mega MAN Meet - Official Thread (part 2)

Wed Apr 28, 2004 3:37 am

) I shall be coming:

Pe@rson
Airplanepics
Alcregular (pending holiday approval)
MYT332
Jkw777
Chris78cpr
Demoose + his mate
707cMf
Aviationfreak
BA757
GKirk (not 100% certain)
gordonsmall
Shamrock_747
UTA + UTAette
mhodgson
IwantaBBJ
Sabena 690
Capital 146
EZYAirbus
mikec
Ben
Sabena332
IBERIA747
donder10
AvianceGirlUK
British767
FLYtoEGCC
Leezyjet

2) I shall try my hardest to arrive at the car park spectators’ area by 0930:

Pe@rson
Airplanepics
Alcregular (pending holiday approval)
MYT332
Jkw777
Chris78cpr
Demoose + his mate
Aviationfreak
BA757
GKirk
gordonsmall (If that twat Gkirk gets out of bed early enough!)
Shamrock_747
UTA (UTAette sleeping)
IwantaBBJ - Provided flight out of BSL is on time
Capital146
EZYAirbus
mikec
IBERIA747
artsyman
donder10
AvianceGirlUK
British767 (flight from LGW gets in at 7.20am )
FLYtoEGCC
Leezyjet - I'll try but ain't promising

4) I would like to go on the tours (if you only want to go on certain aircraft, please say which. If you don’t, I will assume you want to go on all of them):

Pe@rson
Airplanepics
Alcregular (pending holiday approval)
MYT332
Jkw777
Chris78cpr
Demoose + his mate
707cMF
Aviationfreak
BA757
GKirk
gordonsmall
Shamrock_747
UTA + UTAette
mhodgson (DEPENDING IF THE TOURS ARE SATURDAY OR SUNDAY)
IwantaBBJ
Sabena 690
Capital 146
EZYAirbus
mikec
Ben
Sabena332
IBERIA747
artsyman
donder10
AvianceGirlUK
British767
FLYtoEGCC
Leezyjet - not bothered about Concorde, got a hanger visit back in Oct.


6) I would like to have a sit-down meal or BBQ, whichever can be arranged:

Pe@rson
Airplanepics
Alcregular (pending holiday approval)
MYT332
Jkw77
Chris78cpr
Demoose + his mate
707CMf - preferably seat down meal (not dignified enough for a Frenchman? )
Aviationfreak
BA757 (currently unsure - sure we can twist his arm. After all, it's nice to have a beer or two of a warm summer's evening)
GKirk
gordonsmall
Shamrock_747
UTA + UTAette (UTAette says : If MYT332 drinks my ChateauNeuf Du Pap again I shall (las aguas) slap him so hard.)
IwantaBBJ
Sabena 690
Capital 146
EZYAirbus
mikec
Ben
Sabena332
IBERIA747
artsyman
donder10
AvianceGirlUK
British767
FLYtoEGCC
Leezyjet

8) I shall be requiring accommodation:

Pe@rson - twin room at The Airport Hotel (sharing with Shamrock)
Airplanepics - Twin at the SAS Radission with MikeC
Alcregular - sharing with EZYairbus at Bewleys (pending holiday approval)
MYT332 - Twin at the SAS Sharing with JTW
Jkw777 - Twin at the SAS Sharing with MYT
Chris78cpr
707Cmf
Aviationfreak - Sharing at the Bewleys/Airport Hotel (?) with IBERIA747
GKirk
gordonsmall
Shamrock_747 - twin room at The Airport Hotel (sharing with Pe@rson)
UTA + UTAette
IwantaBBJ - double room at The Airport Hotel
Sabena 690 - single room at The Airport Hotel
Capital146 - twin room at Bewleys (looking for share)
EZYAirbus
mikec
Ben
Sabena332 (Radisson SAS)
IBERIA747 - Sharing at the Bewleys/Airport Hotel (?) with Aviationfreak
artsyman
donder10(Terminal 2 rest area currently very appealing!)
British767 (I am gonna book my room at Bewleys, but I'd like to have a room to myself, sorry to be a pain in the ar5e)
Demoose + his mate - sharing twin room at Bewley's Hotel
Leezyjet - possibly might drive over from Leeds

9) I will not be requiring accommodation:

BA757
mhodgson
sincil
FLYtoEGCC

10) I shall want to go on the tour of the Northern Executive Aviation ramp:

Pe@rson
Airplanepics
Alcregular (pending holiday approval)
MYT332
Jkw777
Chris78cpr
Demoose + his mate
707cmF
Aviationfreak
BA757
GKirk
gordonsmall
Shamrock_747
UTA
mhodgson
IwantaBBJ
Sabena 690
Capital 146
EZYAirbus
mikec
Ben
Sabena332
IBERIA747 (depending on the hour. Flight to MAD leaves at 13:05)
artsyman
donder10
AvianceGirlUK
British767
FLYtoEGCC
Leezyjet



Simon  Big thumbs up

[Edited 2004-04-27 20:39:15]
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RE: Mega MAN Meet - Official Thread (part 2)

Wed Apr 28, 2004 4:05 am

LOL Ben! I was at MAN at 6am the other week! 12 hours + spotting.  Wink/being sarcastic I will prob be up at that time on the 11th.
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RE: Mega MAN Meet - Official Thread (part 2)

Thu Apr 29, 2004 2:11 am

Just moving this to top as its slipping down league as quick as Leeds Utd FC!

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RE: Mega MAN Meet - Official Thread (part 2)

Thu Apr 29, 2004 2:28 am

Shocking. There seem to be many more posts on this forum in the past few days
 
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RE: Mega MAN Meet - Official Thread (part 2)

Fri Apr 30, 2004 8:24 am

Well, I thought I'd reply so once in a while.

Queensday tomorrow. Actually today since it is 1:20 am now. It is a holiday for the whole country (except for the royal family, this is the one day in a year they have to work  Laugh out loud ). So a long weekend for us out here.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Have a nice weekend,
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RE: Mega MAN Meet - Official Thread (part 2)

Fri Apr 30, 2004 10:12 pm


There's a Vulcan at Ringway!!!!!

The only Vulcan I know in that area was the all white one at Woodfood. has it been moved to the viewing area??
 
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RE: Mega MAN Meet - Official Thread (part 2)

Fri Apr 30, 2004 10:58 pm

It is apparently going to be at MAN by June-August.
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RE: Mega MAN Meet - Official Thread (part 2)

Fri Apr 30, 2004 11:30 pm

Hi everyone,
My mates at uni have booked us on a holiday to Newquay starting on 10th July, which means unfortunately I'm now unable to make the MAN meet. Shame, I was really looking forward to it - hope there's a "next time" to look forward to. Hope you all have a great time.

Anyway, I've updated the list accordingly:

1) I shall be coming:

Pe@rson
Airplanepics
Alcregular (pending holiday approval)
MYT332
Jkw777
Chris78cpr
Demoose + his mate
707cMf
Aviationfreak
BA757
GKirk (not 100% certain)
gordonsmall
Shamrock_747
UTA + UTAette
mhodgson
IwantaBBJ
Sabena 690
Capital 146
EZYAirbus
mikec
Ben
Sabena332
IBERIA747
donder10
AvianceGirlUK
British767
Leezyjet

2) I shall try my hardest to arrive at the car park spectators’ area by 0930:

Pe@rson
Airplanepics
Alcregular (pending holiday approval)
MYT332
Jkw777
Chris78cpr
Demoose + his mate
Aviationfreak
BA757
GKirk
gordonsmall (If that twat Gkirk gets out of bed early enough!)
Shamrock_747
UTA (UTAette sleeping)
IwantaBBJ - Provided flight out of BSL is on time
Capital146
EZYAirbus
mikec
IBERIA747
artsyman
donder10
AvianceGirlUK
British767 (flight from LGW gets in at 7.20am )
Leezyjet - I'll try but ain't promising

4) I would like to go on the tours (if you only want to go on certain aircraft, please say which. If you don’t, I will assume you want to go on all of them):

Pe@rson
Airplanepics
Alcregular (pending holiday approval)
MYT332
Jkw777
Chris78cpr
Demoose + his mate
707cMF
Aviationfreak
BA757
GKirk
gordonsmall
Shamrock_747
UTA + UTAette
mhodgson (DEPENDING IF THE TOURS ARE SATURDAY OR SUNDAY)
IwantaBBJ
Sabena 690
Capital 146
EZYAirbus
mikec
Ben
Sabena332
IBERIA747
artsyman
donder10
AvianceGirlUK
British767
Leezyjet - not bothered about Concorde, got a hanger visit back in Oct.


6) I would like to have a sit-down meal or BBQ, whichever can be arranged:

Pe@rson
Airplanepics
Alcregular (pending holiday approval)
MYT332
Jkw77
Chris78cpr
Demoose + his mate
707CMf - preferably seat down meal (not dignified enough for a Frenchman? )
Aviationfreak
BA757 (currently unsure - sure we can twist his arm. After all, it's nice to have a beer or two of a warm summer's evening)
GKirk
gordonsmall
Shamrock_747
UTA + UTAette (UTAette says : If MYT332 drinks my ChateauNeuf Du Pap again I shall (las aguas) slap him so hard.)
IwantaBBJ
Sabena 690
Capital 146
EZYAirbus
mikec
Ben
Sabena332
IBERIA747
artsyman
donder10
AvianceGirlUK
British767
Leezyjet

8) I shall be requiring accommodation:

Pe@rson - twin room at The Airport Hotel (sharing with Shamrock)
Airplanepics - Twin at the SAS Radission with MikeC
Alcregular - sharing with EZYairbus at Bewleys (pending holiday approval)
MYT332 - Twin at the SAS Sharing with JTW
Jkw777 - Twin at the SAS Sharing with MYT
Chris78cpr
707Cmf
Aviationfreak - Sharing at the Bewleys/Airport Hotel (?) with IBERIA747
GKirk
gordonsmall
Shamrock_747 - twin room at The Airport Hotel (sharing with Pe@rson)
UTA + UTAette
IwantaBBJ - double room at The Airport Hotel
Sabena 690 - single room at The Airport Hotel
Capital146 - twin room at Bewleys (looking for share)
EZYAirbus
mikec
Ben
Sabena332 (Radisson SAS)
IBERIA747 - Sharing at the Bewleys/Airport Hotel (?) with Aviationfreak
artsyman
donder10(Terminal 2 rest area currently very appealing!)
British767 (I am gonna book my room at Bewleys, but I'd like to have a room to myself, sorry to be a pain in the ar5e)
Demoose + his mate - sharing twin room at Bewley's Hotel
Leezyjet - possibly might drive over from Leeds

9) I will not be requiring accommodation:

BA757
mhodgson
sincil

10) I shall want to go on the tour of the Northern Executive Aviation ramp:

Pe@rson
Airplanepics
Alcregular (pending holiday approval)
MYT332
Jkw777
Chris78cpr
Demoose + his mate
707cmF
Aviationfreak
BA757
GKirk
gordonsmall
Shamrock_747
UTA
mhodgson
IwantaBBJ
Sabena 690
Capital 146
EZYAirbus
mikec
Ben
Sabena332
IBERIA747 (depending on the hour. Flight to MAD leaves at 13:05)
artsyman
donder10
AvianceGirlUK
British767
Leezyjet
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RE: Mega MAN Meet - Official Thread (part 2)

Sat May 01, 2004 12:52 am

If we are to be meeting at the Car Park, I'll park at a park and ride one station away from the Airport, then meet you all at the viewing park in my car - then 4 (very  Laugh out loud) small people or 3 normal size people can have a lift to the Pub.
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RE: Mega MAN Meet - Official Thread (part 2)

Sat May 01, 2004 1:29 am

Hey guys, as the weather will be probably pretty good, anyone gonna go for some sunrise spotting? I will be getting up early and heading out into the morning sun!

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RE: Mega MAN Meet - Official Thread (part 2)

Sat May 01, 2004 2:15 am

For some reason, my name was removed from the "I shall be coming part", so I am just reposting it.

1) I shall be coming:

Pe@rson
Airplanepics
Alcregular (pending holiday approval)
MYT332
Jkw777
Chris78cpr
Demoose + his mate
707cMf
Aviationfreak
BA757
GKirk (not 100% certain)
gordonsmall
Shamrock_747
UTA + UTAette
mhodgson
IwantaBBJ
Sabena 690
Capital 146
EZYAirbus
mikec
Ben
Sabena332
IBERIA747
donder10
artsyman
AvianceGirlUK
British767
Leezyjet

2) I shall try my hardest to arrive at the car park spectators’ area by 0930:

Pe@rson
Airplanepics
Alcregular (pending holiday approval)
MYT332
Jkw777
Chris78cpr
Demoose + his mate
Aviationfreak
BA757
GKirk
gordonsmall (If that twat Gkirk gets out of bed early enough!)
Shamrock_747
UTA (UTAette sleeping)
IwantaBBJ - Provided flight out of BSL is on time
Capital146
EZYAirbus
mikec
IBERIA747
artsyman
donder10
AvianceGirlUK
British767 (flight from LGW gets in at 7.20am )
Leezyjet - I'll try but ain't promising

4) I would like to go on the tours (if you only want to go on certain aircraft, please say which. If you don’t, I will assume you want to go on all of them):

Pe@rson
Airplanepics
Alcregular (pending holiday approval)
MYT332
Jkw777
Chris78cpr
Demoose + his mate
707cMF
Aviationfreak
BA757
GKirk
gordonsmall
Shamrock_747
UTA + UTAette
mhodgson (DEPENDING IF THE TOURS ARE SATURDAY OR SUNDAY)
IwantaBBJ
Sabena 690
Capital 146
EZYAirbus
mikec
Ben
Sabena332
IBERIA747
artsyman
donder10
AvianceGirlUK
British767
Leezyjet - not bothered about Concorde, got a hanger visit back in Oct.


6) I would like to have a sit-down meal or BBQ, whichever can be arranged:

Pe@rson
Airplanepics
Alcregular (pending holiday approval)
MYT332
Jkw77
Chris78cpr
Demoose + his mate
707CMf - preferably seat down meal (not dignified enough for a Frenchman? )
Aviationfreak
BA757 (currently unsure - sure we can twist his arm. After all, it's nice to have a beer or two of a warm summer's evening)
GKirk
gordonsmall
Shamrock_747
UTA + UTAette (UTAette says : If MYT332 drinks my ChateauNeuf Du Pap again I shall (las aguas) slap him so hard.)
IwantaBBJ
Sabena 690
Capital 146
EZYAirbus
mikec
Ben
Sabena332
IBERIA747
artsyman
donder10
AvianceGirlUK
British767
Leezyjet

8) I shall be requiring accommodation:

Pe@rson - twin room at The Airport Hotel (sharing with Shamrock)
Airplanepics - Twin at the SAS Radission with MikeC
Alcregular - sharing with EZYairbus at Bewleys (pending holiday approval)
MYT332 - Twin at the SAS Sharing with JTW
Jkw777 - Twin at the SAS Sharing with MYT
Chris78cpr
707Cmf
Aviationfreak - Sharing at the Bewleys/Airport Hotel (?) with IBERIA747
GKirk
gordonsmall
Shamrock_747 - twin room at The Airport Hotel (sharing with Pe@rson)
UTA + UTAette
IwantaBBJ - double room at The Airport Hotel
Sabena 690 - single room at The Airport Hotel
Capital146 - twin room at Bewleys (looking for share)
EZYAirbus
mikec
Ben
Sabena332 (Radisson SAS)
IBERIA747 - Sharing at the Bewleys/Airport Hotel (?) with Aviationfreak
artsyman
donder10(Terminal 2 rest area currently very appealing!)
British767 (I am gonna book my room at Bewleys, but I'd like to have a room to myself, sorry to be a pain in the ar5e)
Demoose + his mate - sharing twin room at Bewley's Hotel
Leezyjet - possibly might drive over from Leeds

9) I will not be requiring accommodation:

BA757
mhodgson
sincil

10) I shall want to go on the tour of the Northern Executive Aviation ramp:

Pe@rson
Airplanepics
Alcregular (pending holiday approval)
MYT332
Jkw777
Chris78cpr
Demoose + his mate
707cmF
Aviationfreak
BA757
GKirk
gordonsmall
Shamrock_747
UTA
mhodgson
IwantaBBJ
Sabena 690
Capital 146
EZYAirbus
mikec
Ben
Sabena332
IBERIA747 (depending on the hour. Flight to MAD leaves at 13:05)
artsyman
donder10
AvianceGirlUK
British767
Leezyjet
 
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RE: Mega MAN Meet - Official Thread (part 2)

Sat May 01, 2004 2:26 am

Arts - who are you flying with?
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RE: Mega MAN Meet - Official Thread (part 2)

Sat May 01, 2004 3:03 am

Arts - who are you flying with?
***

I'll be flying Continental unless the loads are prohibitive. If that turns out to be the case, I'll just see where else in the network I can get to, and then just travel offline to MAN. I expect that the loads will be ok.

J
 
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RE: Mega MAN Meet - Official Thread (part 2)

Sat May 01, 2004 4:57 pm

Artsyman,

Coming all the way from the US huh?

You are a dedicated Anet member  Big thumbs up

Look forward to seeing you there,

Regards,

Justin  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: Mega MAN Meet - Official Thread (part 2)

Sat May 01, 2004 7:08 pm

Glad to see another Scotsman will be there also  Smile
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RE: Mega MAN Meet - Official Thread (part 2)

Sun May 02, 2004 8:46 pm

Why did Pe@rson choose Manchester, isn't there more traffic to see at LHR, or was it because LHR was done last time.
Why did you choose the 10/11 July, the Grand Prix at Silverstone is on that weekend.
I have been checking airfares, It is so expensive to get there, over $3,400 that is from www.qantas.com.au, Emirates was a little cheaper at AUD$2,600
Can you guarantee that the weather is going to be warm and sunny.
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RE: Mega MAN Meet - Official Thread (part 2)

Sun May 02, 2004 9:02 pm

Why did Pe@rson choose Manchester, isn't there more traffic to see at LHR, or was it because LHR was done last time.

MAN was being talked about even before LHR. MAN is much more spotter-friendly, and LHR is a long way to come for all the northern people.

Why did you choose the 10/11 July, the Grand Prix at Silverstone is on that weekend.

There would have been a problem on just about any weekend in the summer. This date misses most of the aviation-related events. I'll be flying so wont get caught in any of the silverstone traffic.

Can you guarantee that the weather is going to be warm and sunny.

Never. No way. You can't even reliably predict it the day before.

It's a long way to come from Australia for just one weekend!






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RE: Mega MAN Meet - Official Thread (part 2)

Mon May 03, 2004 4:26 am

Ben - nicely put.

Yeah, LHR was last time. It's now pretty difficult to spot at LHR, whereas it's very good indeed at MAN, with various areas available.

No date will ever be ideal for everyone, as some people will always have other things booked. As such, it's a compromise. 10-11 misses out on the air shows, so it was the best date. And as it'll be in July, it should, fingers' crossed, be warm and sunny.
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RE: Mega MAN Meet - Official Thread (part 2)

Mon May 03, 2004 7:17 am

BNE, try searching for flight to LHR. Then you can get a flight from LHR for about £50 with BMI
 
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RE: Mega MAN Meet - Official Thread (part 2)

Mon May 03, 2004 6:09 pm

Or the new 2 x Daily QF link flights from LHR-MAN on Bae146
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RE: Mega MAN Meet - Official Thread (part 2)

Thu May 06, 2004 8:36 pm

Bump up to the top!

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RE: Mega MAN Meet - Official Thread (part 2)

Thu May 06, 2004 8:39 pm

an Aussie at MAN ? Way to go !!!

it would rock if you joined us, BNE !!!

707, always suckin' up to th crewmembers  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: Mega MAN Meet - Official Thread (part 2)

Fri May 07, 2004 2:22 am

Yes, BNE every attendee would put you ten times on their RR list if possible when you can make it all the way to MAN from down under to be at the get together.

Have you considered Backpackers Express. They fly to MAN from Australia I think.

Regards,
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RE: Mega MAN Meet - Official Thread (part 2)

Fri May 07, 2004 2:33 am

gday Aviationfreak, Backpackers Xpress havent commenced operation as of yet, they hoping to launch by August this year!

Glenn
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RE: Mega MAN Meet - Official Thread (part 2)

Fri May 07, 2004 7:06 am

Well, that would be a little too late for BNE.

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RE: Mega MAN Meet - Official Thread (part 2)

Tue May 11, 2004 6:57 am

Has anything new come up at all regarding the meet? (this is not a post to bump this thread back to the top)
 
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RE: Mega MAN Meet - Official Thread (part 2)

Wed May 12, 2004 9:24 am

Has interest for this meet gone south??? It does not seem to be that popular anymore???

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RE: Mega MAN Meet - Official Thread (part 2)

Wed May 12, 2004 5:17 pm

It is popular - many people are coming - but not many people are signing up any more. It was to be expected, I suppose, after the initial rush. Still, it'll be good.

A word about the BBQ - apparently the damn woman got it wrong and the price of a burger or hot dog will be between 1 GBP and 2 each (I will confirm), not 2.50 for whatever you want.
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RE: Mega MAN Meet - Official Thread (part 2)

Wed May 12, 2004 5:35 pm

Okay, as a birthday present from Air France, I have received yesterday my plane tickets for the Mega Man meeting.

I'll try to arrange a A.net A318 double jumpseat with Patrick for the flight !

707
 
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RE: Mega MAN Meet - Official Thread (part 2)

Wed May 12, 2004 5:39 pm

Whatever the BBQ prices are it will be OK for me.

I´ve just booked my flights...I´ll fly British Airways from Madrid.

Regards.
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RE: Mega MAN Meet - Official Thread (part 2)

Wed May 12, 2004 8:03 pm

James: why not launch this topic in the civil aviation forum, and archive this one?

I remember somebody saying that he knew the guy who is responsible for the Concorde tours. Can't that person try to work out something, to make the Concorde visit possible again?

Cheers
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RE: Mega MAN Meet - Official Thread (part 2)

Wed May 12, 2004 8:27 pm

I would like to remind everybody that in a previous thread, Sabena 690 promised to buy me a beer at the meet.
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RE: Mega MAN Meet - Official Thread (part 2)

Wed May 12, 2004 9:17 pm

Yes, and I also owe him a beer...

707
 
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RE: Mega MAN Meet - Official Thread (part 2)

Wed May 12, 2004 9:20 pm

You owe me a beer also? Cool  Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up
Gordonsmall says he will buy everyone a drink.
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RE: Mega MAN Meet - Official Thread (part 2)

Wed May 12, 2004 9:22 pm

Any takers on my room offer yet people???


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RE: Mega MAN Meet - Official Thread (part 2)

Wed May 12, 2004 9:34 pm

Im interested, but it would need to be a woman that shares wi us  Big grin
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RE: Mega MAN Meet - Official Thread (part 2)

Wed May 12, 2004 10:17 pm

Gordonsmall says he will buy everyone a drink.

WTF? A New Cumnock man offering to buy somebody a drink?  Laugh out loud

Not that it actually happened in the first place anyway kirkie!

I might be persuaded to buy the female members of the group a few drinks, all in the name of cross-gender public relations of course!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: Mega MAN Meet - Official Thread (part 2)

Wed May 12, 2004 11:16 pm

Graham: just show me where I wrote that and you get a beer  Big grin

Antoine: didn't you owe me 2 beers? Big grin I believe that also William owed me a beer... Big grin

Frederic
 
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RE: Mega MAN Meet - Official Thread (part 2)

Wed May 12, 2004 11:30 pm

Frederic, from the post you've just written:
Graham and you get a beer
 Laugh out loud  Big thumbs up
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RE: Mega MAN Meet - Official Thread (part 2)

Wed May 12, 2004 11:35 pm

You are disqualified Kirkie  Big grin

 Laugh out loud
 
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RE: Mega MAN Meet - Official Thread (part 2)

Wed May 12, 2004 11:48 pm

Yo GKirk so far in the room its myself and alcregular
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RE: Mega MAN Meet - Official Thread (part 2)

Thu May 13, 2004 12:10 am

Cool, does that mean a kingsize bed for myself  Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up
Ok, seriously considering it now.
Frederic, disqualified?  Wow!
I showed you where you wrote it and you DQ'ed me.
For shame Embarrassment
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