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The Mega MAN Meet - Reports!

Mon Jul 12, 2004 7:07 am

OK here is a new topic for us all to post our reports in.

The other MAN meet topic was getting a bit long at 300+ replies...


Wow - that was fun! Thanks to everyone who attended.

I'll write a full report as soon as I can and post all of my pictures on the main MegaMANmeet.co.uk site.

So what did we all think of the weekend?

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British767
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Mon Jul 12, 2004 7:10 am

Was a good weekend. Nice to see MAN instead of the usual LHR.

Ben

P.S:Can I please request that nobody uploads any pics of me, apart when I am in a BIG group.

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Mon Jul 12, 2004 7:19 am

Brilliant, was a real good laugh!!
Was so nice to meet all of you, there was about 30 of us at one point no? I wish i had spoken to more of you but I found the alcohol to be getting on the wrong side of my body.. But I enjoyed every bit of what happened. I wish I had stayed though over night, had to catch the nasty train back with about 50 pissed mancunians, train took an hour and a half and then waited 20 mins for a taxi.. oh the joy of being under the thumb!!
The best bit of the weekend??
'US Air, please hold short whilst the TB-10 lands on runway Blah blah (wasnt listening)'
HAHAHA... the Yanks had to wait for Pilot Ben to land at Manchester International Airport.. yeh baby, the Brits win again!!
Cant wait for the pics as i was smiling at every camera pointed in my direction!!
See you all again soon!!!
 
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Mon Jul 12, 2004 7:28 am

Yep, meet was great! So many laughs and things too.  Big thumbs up

'US Air, please hold short whilst the TB-10 lands on runway Blah blah (wasnt listening)'
HAHAHA... the Yanks had to wait for Pilot Ben to land at Manchester International Airport.. yeh baby, the Brits win again!!


HAVE IT!  Laugh out loud Loving this!

I also wish I talked to a few people for longer, until the next time folks!

Cheers!

Justin  Smile
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RE: The Mega MAN Meet - Reports!

Mon Jul 12, 2004 7:28 am

It was a really good weekend for me. I enjoyed every minute of my stay. I'm bust with processing some of the many photo's I took.

US Air, please hold short whilst the TB-10 lands on runway Blah blah (wasnt listening)'
USAir - ehmmm... what's a TB-10?? (not making this up)

Kas





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RE: The Mega MAN Meet - Reports!

Mon Jul 12, 2004 7:30 am

Just got back from an awful MAN-CDG flight (i.e. back in cattle class) then a brilliant CDG-LYS flight (i.e. jumpseat)

So, great great WE : planes, food, booze, cars, girls, rain....

simply great

707
 
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Mon Jul 12, 2004 7:35 am

Dutch boys, nice pics of you with the FAs.

I wanted to take pics like that in the 318 flight with Sabena332 and I and the cute FAs, but they couldn't all fit in the cockpit where we were... too bad

cheers

707
 
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RE: The Mega MAN Meet - Reports!

Mon Jul 12, 2004 7:49 am

WOW, what else can i say!
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ben
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RE: The Mega MAN Meet - Reports!

Mon Jul 12, 2004 7:50 am

Go on Kaz, post your pic in the Airbus cockpit!
 
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RE: The Mega MAN Meet - Reports!

Mon Jul 12, 2004 7:56 am

Hi people!

I've just hijacked the computer while L is on the phone (ooops, he's off now).

Just like to add my thanks to all for making it such a fun weekend. I thoroughly enjoyed myself - everyone was great - and look forward to doing it all again, but on the condition that it's lovely and warm and dry (!).

I return to MAN tomorrow (flying BD at 0705).

Our flight to Earls C. was superb in every way - especially flying at such low levels (roughly between 2-3,200 feet). I highly recommend this form of flying, especially as it's so noticeably different than flying a large passenger plane.

Anyway, L will shoot me if I don't get off, so cheers for now.

James.
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Mon Jul 12, 2004 7:56 am

hmmm ummm well it was my life long dream

o go on then Big grin


a few more





ooooooooooo



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aviationfreak
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RE: The Mega MAN Meet - Reports!

Mon Jul 12, 2004 9:01 am

All together it has been a fantastic weekend guys and girls! Cannot thank you enough for that!  Big thumbs up
I hope there is enough room on my respected users list  Big grin

BTW when we landed I thought our a/c returned to MAN in the pissing rain! Big grin

I'll come back with a more extensive report later. I'm full of my flight back home with Airkas1 now:

Kas and I had a very, very pleasant flight back home. In my case the best flight ever. Only 33 pax. Had a nice chat with the three very friendly and gorgeous F/A's who were very interested in our hobby, and a visit to the flight deck.

I think the f/a noticed we boarded the plane while shooting one picture after another and decided to give us a little extra attention. The drinks she offered me aren't included in the service usually. All together it really felt like she was giving us a special treatment. I don't know Kas, do you really think she was flirting with me?
While chatting with her I requested a visit to the flight deck. She said that was out of the question first but she asked it the captain anyway. She gave us a sign that it was OK and said that it was very unique and that it almost never happens. But after she said to the captain I had a AMS security pass it was no problem at all.
After the visit they were more than willing to be photographed. In fact they asked us to do it:



When we were telling that we were in MAN for a spotters meeting and that we were in contact with each other by internet the first thing the most right F/A said was: "Airliners.net?". She is a regular visitor at the photo section. She also said it wasn't fair that we made pictures of the a/c standing next to us at the gate and didn't make a picture of 'their' a/c. We said we did while we were boarding. The girl on the left told us she has been to Farnborough once and was very impressed. The girl in the middle is suspected to be flirting with me????? Probably wishful thinking.  Big grin



I'll certainly arrange an AMS meet. I already visited a few hotels. The dates are either 4/5 sept, 23/24 or 30/31. There is a convention in between so the fares for a hotel room will be sky high then. Eventually you can choose out of 4 hotels. I'm going to find out when the convention exactly is. As soon as I know it I will open a thread for some sort of poll about the dates.

Oh and some were talking about MSN messenger. Well my MSN name is sdemaree@hotmail.com. I only use this for chatting but I'm not on-line very often. For regular/normal e-mail: sdemaree@wanadoo.nl or via a.net.

All the best,
Sander
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RE: The Mega MAN Meet - Reports!

Mon Jul 12, 2004 10:05 am

That was wicked, great meeting all the people that i did  Big thumbs up

As requested Ben, a shot of u guys before u left:



(From the left: Ben, Pe@rson, Leezyjet)


Ive got a few more shots of departing planes with a.net members on them, il sort them out soon and post here,

Regards,

Daz.
 
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RE: The Mega MAN Meet - Reports!

Mon Jul 12, 2004 12:45 pm

Dis you guys really went flying that plane to the meeting?
 
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RE: The Mega MAN Meet - Reports!

Mon Jul 12, 2004 1:41 pm

Man, I sure do wish I had gone to the meeting. I'm sure it was tons of fun.

Signed, Nobody

Couldn't resist guys.
 Big grin  Smokin cool


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RE: The Mega MAN Meet - Reports!

Mon Jul 12, 2004 4:00 pm

Twr: "US Air XXX, hold short and after landing TB-10 line up and wait runway 24R"

USAir: "After landing........umm Aircraft line up and wait runway 24R US Air XXX"

Have some of that Usairwys757, put that in your pipe and smoke it !!!.

 Laugh out loud


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RE: The Mega MAN Meet - Reports!

Mon Jul 12, 2004 5:28 pm

Great weekend guys!

Ill post some pictures when I get time, uploading them from the camera now.

Cheers,
Simon
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RE: The Mega MAN Meet - Reports!

Mon Jul 12, 2004 7:18 pm

yes i do say making the USAirways hold had to be the hlighlight of the weekend
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RE: The Mega MAN Meet - Reports!

Mon Jul 12, 2004 7:29 pm

It was a fantastic weekend and I really enjoyed it. Seeing everyone again was great, and of course I met a few new faces too. That US A330 holding for Ben's TB-10 to land was a classic!

I'm looking forward to seeing more pictures.  Smile
 
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RE: The Mega MAN Meet - Reports!

Mon Jul 12, 2004 7:38 pm

One Life, Live it.
 
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RE: The Mega MAN Meet - Reports!

Mon Jul 12, 2004 7:41 pm

Yes that was the best weekend ever so many people coming from so far away, best part as we all agree was Ben getting one over the yanks, nice to see 3 of the yanks from anet joined in our meet,

KROC, Wellhung and Aa61hvy as seen below turned up



Glenn

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RE: The Mega MAN Meet - Reports!

Mon Jul 12, 2004 7:41 pm


This is probably the most complete group photo I have of the weekend. Only a few of us are missing from this one. I'll get all of my other pics online very soon.

 
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Mon Jul 12, 2004 7:42 pm

grrrr didnt work bloody photo bucket
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RE: The Mega MAN Meet - Reports!

Mon Jul 12, 2004 7:45 pm

OK guys heres some pics of planes taking a.net members home:

16.30 (Delayed to about 17.00) Ben, Pe@rson and Leezyjet in the TB10.
16.30 BA1399 to LHR: Jkw777 and Chris78cpr in the BA a319:



19.30 BA2911 to LGW: i think British767 and Shamrock_747 were on this (let me know if u werent  Laugh out loud )



19.40 KL1094 to AMS: Aviationfreak and Airkas1 on this:



19.50 BD595 to LHR: pilot_kaz and EZYAirbus on this:



Sorry for the poor quality pics but im sure u saw how crap the weather was  Big thumbs up

Daz.
 
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RE: The Mega MAN Meet - Reports!

Mon Jul 12, 2004 7:48 pm

Daz,

Thanks for the great pic of us leaving. I didn't realise Chris and Justin were in the A319 in front of us!!
 
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RE: The Mega MAN Meet - Reports!

Mon Jul 12, 2004 7:51 pm

Great pics people! Can't wait to see the others.

Ben, yep indeed me and Chris were there in the A319  Big thumbs up  Smile

What a great weekend!

Regards,

Justin  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: The Mega MAN Meet - Reports!

Mon Jul 12, 2004 7:54 pm

AHHHHH MY BABY PLANE  Big thumbs up, im at the back hehe on that side of the aircraft hehe

fantastic pics!
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RE: The Mega MAN Meet - Reports!

Mon Jul 12, 2004 8:06 pm

Anyone catch G-MIDZ leaving? Me and Sabena were onboard. I know he certainly got some pictures of the viewing park.
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Mon Jul 12, 2004 8:07 pm

oooooh im on that bmi  Smile

nice pic daz and thanks for the lift!


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RE: The Mega MAN Meet - Reports!

Mon Jul 12, 2004 8:16 pm

Interesting how in Bens shot, those from abroad seemed to group together on the left wing, after all, the first ones from the left are from Belgium, from Spain, from Germany and me from Swi... err...American Samoa. Nice shot BTW, Ben, actually I thought you'd never get everyone on one picture with that lens of yours.

Who's hidden behind the umbrella BTW (white Tshirt)?

Mike

PS: nobody caught that LX ERJ-145 on departure yesterday? It was around 1900 and it was one with the new colour scheme...
 
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RE: The Mega MAN Meet - Reports!

Mon Jul 12, 2004 8:21 pm

RE:im at the back hehe on that side of the aircraft hehe

Kaz/Glenn - did you not end up sitting near the front then ?

Sounds like it was good weekend though !
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Mon Jul 12, 2004 8:22 pm

i think thats Kas lol
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Mon Jul 12, 2004 8:40 pm

na i wanted a view of the wing hehe, hey i was up front at one point! YAYERS

anyway...




and i was like WOW at this
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RE: The Mega MAN Meet - Reports!

Mon Jul 12, 2004 8:41 pm

Home now recovering from the great weekend! Nice meeting you all, some people again!

Cheers Daz for that shot of our A319 leaving! Can you email it to me??? chris78cpr@aol.com.

My biggest thanx of the weekend has to go to Ben though, thanks so much for letting me go back in the taxi to the pub to get my jacket!!!

ANyway, i will sort thru and post my pics when i get abck to my other house!

Laters,

Chris
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RE: The Mega MAN Meet - Reports!

Mon Jul 12, 2004 8:45 pm

Re: hey i was up front at one point! YAYERS

I saw the pic - nice of BD to let you drive ! Did they let you play with the joystick ?

P.S. Who are all the scary people in your photos ? We need names, evidence, vicious gossip...
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Mon Jul 12, 2004 8:48 pm

ooooh yes the stick was nice  Big grin

in the first pic left to right is
UTA, Glenn, Kas, Hannah (i think its coz we forgot to meet someone)

second pic left to right
Alex, Sander, James, Dec
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Mon Jul 12, 2004 8:51 pm

Heheh, just checking out my new computer at my new office  Smile
Great meet, pity about the weather and UTAette who was quite sick.
And btw Hannah, you should really check the front left tyre pressure and the front-end alignment on the Hannahmobile  Smile

TTYL everyone

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RE: The Mega MAN Meet - Reports!

Mon Jul 12, 2004 9:06 pm

Hi guys,

the meeting was very nice but the weather sucked (as always in England). My personal favorite part of the meeting was the CDG-MAN flight  Smile/happy/getting dizzy.

Merci Antoine!

Patrick
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RE: The Mega MAN Meet - Reports!

Mon Jul 12, 2004 9:11 pm

Hey!

I'm registered on a.net now! I'm the other Mark, demoose's mate. I had a great time at MAN, and it was great meeting so many fantastic people! I've a lovely pic of chris78cpr chatting to a lovely Manchester girl  Laugh out loud who I heard went along with you for the kebab.
See you all soon!

Thanks for a great weekend

Mark
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Jkw777
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RE: The Mega MAN Meet - Reports!

Mon Jul 12, 2004 9:15 pm

Mark,



Welcome mate  Big thumbs up

That girl that Chris was chatting to was not nice at all. She done my head in after a while! The Kebab was great though  Laugh out loud

Can't wait for the next meet,

Regards,

Justin  Smile
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RE: The Mega MAN Meet - Reports!

Mon Jul 12, 2004 9:15 pm

Sounds like you had a good time.
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RE: The Mega MAN Meet - Reports!

Mon Jul 12, 2004 9:17 pm

Hey Mark, welcome mate!

You should post that photo on here, with Pilot Kaz's reaction to that woman!

Had a really great time with you guys this weekend, thanks alot!

Mark
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RE: The Mega MAN Meet - Reports!

Mon Jul 12, 2004 9:18 pm

who ever took that pic of me giving her the wanker sign behind her back: please post it!!
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pilot kaz
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RE: The Mega MAN Meet - Reports!

Mon Jul 12, 2004 9:21 pm

yo welcome dude,

also that MD-80 take off from parking brake  Big thumbs up brill
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Jkw777
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RE: The Mega MAN Meet - Reports!

Mon Jul 12, 2004 9:23 pm

Sounds like you had a good time.

What happened to you this weekend?!  Wow! Thought you were coming?!  Sad

You would of had a good time if you were there!

Regards,

Justin  Laugh out loud
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gkirk
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Mon Jul 12, 2004 9:30 pm

Well, I was originally working, then quit my job on friday, and by that time it was too late for me to organise to come down. I was originally coming down with Gordonsmall.
Plus I was at MAN last week anyway  Big grin
Never mind, will try to make the next MAN meet
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RE: The Mega MAN Meet - Reports!

Mon Jul 12, 2004 9:40 pm

Sander/Kas/Bennie/Dec

we did see you Taxi out, i think kas/sander took off after benne and dec

well anyays we did see and wave from the gate, we boarded a little late

oh and i got a fat smelly man next to me  Sad
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Mon Jul 12, 2004 9:41 pm

So when/where is the next meet ?
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Mon Jul 12, 2004 9:43 pm

Alright alright, guys you got me there. I sort of expected it since it is your thread. Still thought I would give it a try though. Anyways, this is the start of something nasty, we will see who gets the last laugh. You guys are up 1-0 right now. Not for long, not for long.  Big grin
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Mon Jul 12, 2004 9:47 pm

actully 2-0 if you count the USAirways A330 holding 4 ben to land and with them not even knowing what his aircraft was :P
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