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The Official Farnborough Air Show A.net Meet!

Mon May 29, 2006 9:21 pm

Hey boys and girls!

Farnborough Air Show is almost upon us, so I decided to start this thread about a possible a.nutters meet at the show.

As we all know the show runs on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 of July, I will be there on the saturday with some friends, so I hope to see some of you there!

More info on Farnborough Air Show can be found here

http://www.farnborough.com/

Attendees:

Saturday 22:

-MIAspotter and Friends.

Sunday 22:

Cheers

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RE: The Official Farnborough Air Show A.net Meet!

Mon May 29, 2006 9:28 pm

Count me in!! I took this day off last September..
Ill be around with a few people also  Smile
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RE: The Official Farnborough Air Show A.net Meet!

Mon May 29, 2006 9:30 pm

Excellent! the more people the merrier! Big grin

Attendees:

Saturday 22:

-MIAspotter and Friends.
-Speedbirdie and Friends

Sunday 22:

Cheers

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RE: The Official Farnborough Air Show A.net Meet!

Mon May 29, 2006 9:32 pm

I'll hopefully be there on the Sunday, with my parents, but don't know if I can meet up.

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RE: The Official Farnborough Air Show A.net Meet!

Mon May 29, 2006 10:15 pm

Someone at church gave me tickets--for both a public day and a trade day!

For the public show, I plan to go on Saturday all day. I haven't chosen which weekday I want to use my trade ticket on yet. As I'm doing a summer lab research project at Guy's Hospital (for which I won a grant), I would need to ask for one day off that week so I could take advantage of my unexpected trade ticket.

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RE: The Official Farnborough Air Show A.net Meet!

Mon May 29, 2006 10:44 pm

I'll be there too, haven't missed it since I was 12 which arguably was many years ago!

Attendees:

Saturday 22:

MIAspotter and Friends.
Speedbirdie and Friends
MYT332
SmithAir747

Sunday 22:

There's going to be many more, I remember talking about this with Ian, DL021, in Paris last year. Should be a laugh. Sadly Aerobalance can't make it as he has lab duties to attend to!

*Edit* Thought I'd add Smithair to the list as well!

[Edited 2006-05-29 15:49:25]
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RE: The Official Farnborough Air Show A.net Meet!

Mon May 29, 2006 10:55 pm

What would you locals recommend for people possibly flying in from YYZ....Heathrow or Gatwick?
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RE: The Official Farnborough Air Show A.net Meet!

Mon May 29, 2006 10:56 pm

I was really looking forward to going, but sadly I will not be able to attened as I'm going to Nigeria to collect the $20million that my great uncle Cuthbert left me in his will.

Have fun everyone - hope the weather is as good as it was last time.

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RE: The Official Farnborough Air Show A.net Meet!

Tue May 30, 2006 12:23 am

Quoting YooYoo (Reply 6):
What would you locals recommend for people possibly flying in from YYZ....Heathrow or Gatwick?

Er depends on what you are doing.

Gatwick is closer to Farnborough, but LHR is obviously better if you are staying in london town.

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RE: The Official Farnborough Air Show A.net Meet!

Tue May 30, 2006 12:42 am

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 5):
Sadly Aerobalance can't make it as he has lab duties to attend to!

Ahem... Contrary to Alex's opinion that the work at my lab prevents me from having a real life, I must say that me and my g/f will be at Farnborough for at least the Friday trade day. I need to aclimatize her into the aviation world and meeting a bunch of a.nutters is the worst way to do it  Wink
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RE: The Official Farnborough Air Show A.net Meet!

Tue May 30, 2006 12:50 am

Quoting MIAspotter (Reply 8):
Er depends on what you are doing.

Um, good question and i can't answer at the moment. Flights are a wee bit pricey.

If anything, it'll be a one or two night stand.
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RE: The Official Farnborough Air Show A.net Meet!

Tue May 30, 2006 12:55 am

Quoting MIAspotter (Reply 8):
Gatwick is closer to Farnborough, but LHR is obviously better if you are staying in london town.

As a local to Farnborough, I would say LHR is closest
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RE: The Official Farnborough Air Show A.net Meet!

Tue May 30, 2006 1:43 am

Quoting YooYoo (Reply 10):
Um, good question and i can't answer at the moment. Flights are a wee bit pricey.

How about Zoom Airlines to LGW?

Quoting Cosec59 (Reply 11):
As a local to Farnborough, I would say LHR is closest

Oops! My bad!

I can't wait to Farnborough! I just want to see the A380 doing a flying display!
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RE: The Official Farnborough Air Show A.net Meet!

Tue May 30, 2006 1:46 am

I'll be in MUC over that time, so a trip to Farnborough shouldn't be out of the question. Any cheap LCCs that would fit the bill?

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RE: The Official Farnborough Air Show A.net Meet!

Tue May 30, 2006 2:31 am

Quoting MIAspotter (Reply 12):
How about Zoom Airlines to LGW?

$1,138  eek 

TS is roughly the same.

Quoting MIAspotter (Reply 12):

Quoting Cosec59 (Reply 11):
As a local to Farnborough, I would say LHR is closest

Oops! My bad!

I ignored your original post after looking at a map  Wink
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RE: The Official Farnborough Air Show A.net Meet!

Tue May 30, 2006 2:46 am

Count me in! Will be my first a.nutter meeting!

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Attendees

Saturday 22:

MIAspotter and Friends.
Speedbirdie and Friends
MYT332
SmithAir747
TupolevTu154

Sunday 23:

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Looking forward to meeting you all!

Tom 

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RE: The Official Farnborough Air Show A.net Meet!

Tue May 30, 2006 2:49 am

Seems im not rostered to work all that weekend, so hell yes i'll be there 

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Attendees

Saturday 22:

MIAspotter and Friends.
Speedbirdie and Friends
MYT332
SmithAir747
TupolevTu154
BMIFlyer

Sunday 23:

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Cheers,


Lee

[Edited 2006-05-29 19:52:49]
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RE: The Official Farnborough Air Show A.net Meet!

Tue May 30, 2006 3:03 am

Nice! It will also be my first a.nutter meet so looking forward to meeting all of y'all!

Yoo Yoo check the other options u may have AC BA etc.

Quoting YooYoo (Reply 14):
I ignored your original post after looking at a map

LOL and I've been living here for 4 years... shame on me.

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RE: The Official Farnborough Air Show A.net Meet!

Tue May 30, 2006 11:21 am

I'm trying to go. Just trying to figure out the best way to get there. Getting across the pond is quite expensive this time of year.
 
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RE: The Official Farnborough Air Show A.net Meet!

Tue May 30, 2006 11:35 am

I'll be on my way to Spain on that saturday. Just as well i have tickets to go on the friday then  Wink

Quoting YooYoo (Reply 14):
$1,138

TS is roughly the same.

Not sure about your dates, but i found $914 on Mytravel, arriving at Gatwick on July 17th, departing July 28th. Their A330's are a pretty good ride.

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RE: The Official Farnborough Air Show A.net Meet!

Tue May 30, 2006 9:45 pm

Quoting Planesarecool (Reply 19):
Not sure about your dates, but i found $914 on Mytravel, arriving at Gatwick on July 17th, departing July 28th. Their A330's are a pretty good ride

Thanks for your research.

Unfortunately, if i were to go it would be just for the weekend, 2 nights tops. The dates that i looked into were the actual show dates. And yes the 330 would be a good ride.
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RE: The Official Farnborough Air Show A.net Meet!

Wed May 31, 2006 1:53 am

Count me in!

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Attendees

Saturday 22:

MIAspotter and Friends.
Speedbirdie and Friends
MYT332
SmithAir747
TupolevTu154
BMIFlyer
DYflyer

Sunday 23:

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RE: The Official Farnborough Air Show A.net Meet!

Wed May 31, 2006 2:00 am

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Attendees

Saturday 22:

MIAspotter and Friends.
Speedbirdie and Friends
MYT332
SmithAir747
TupolevTu154
BMIFlyer
DYflyer
Kazzie

Sunday 23:
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RE: The Official Farnborough Air Show A.net Meet!

Wed May 31, 2006 2:06 am

Hey Andy, if your going to travel all the way from downtown YOO to go to Farnborough, I might have to see if I can talk the accountant into letting me go too! Big grin

Don't hold your breath though, but we'll see.

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RE: The Official Farnborough Air Show A.net Meet!

Wed May 31, 2006 2:37 am

Is there no plan for Friday meetups?
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RE: The Official Farnborough Air Show A.net Meet!

Wed May 31, 2006 2:41 am

Quoting DL021 (Reply 24):
Is there no plan for Friday meetups?

could make it LHR if u wanted... then FAB on Sat
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RE: The Official Farnborough Air Show A.net Meet!

Wed May 31, 2006 3:10 am

Quoting DL021 (Reply 24):
Is there no plan for Friday meetups?

Friday is not a public day in FAB, just for business and press sort off.

I was checking the website and on the static display will be:

A380
A340
A319

Boeing 777-300ER

Embraer Legacy and 175

and all the usual military stuff

Obviously all of it is to be confirmed

Cheers

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RE: The Official Farnborough Air Show A.net Meet!

Wed May 31, 2006 3:17 am

Quoting MIAspotter (Reply 26):
I was checking the website and on the static display will be:

A380
A340
A319

Boeing 777-300ER

Embraer Legacy and 175

and all the usual military stuff

Sweet Big grin



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RE: The Official Farnborough Air Show A.net Meet!

Wed May 31, 2006 3:23 am

I'd need a hotel on the Friday night. Any recommendations?

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RE: The Official Farnborough Air Show A.net Meet!

Wed May 31, 2006 4:04 am

Quoting DL021 (Reply 24):
Is there no plan for Friday meetups?

I'll be there, but its not a public day so unless you got tickets from elsewhere, you won't be able to get in.

Quoting Sean377 (Reply 28):
I'd need a hotel on the Friday night. Any recommendations?

Here's a couple:

http://www.milford.co.uk/england/farnborough.html

They're both pretty close to the station, and you should be able to get to the air show by shuttle bus.
 
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RE: The Official Farnborough Air Show A.net Meet!

Wed May 31, 2006 4:22 am

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 23):
Hey Andy, if your going to travel all the way from downtown YOO to go to Farnborough, I might have to see if I can talk the accountant into letting me go too!

Don't hold your breath though, but we'll see.

 biggrin 

That would be great !!....but, my accountant has been pulling on the reins of late. I was allowed to go to FRA last week. So all is not that bad.  Wink

I won't be holding my breath and i hope you do the same.  Wink
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RE: The Official Farnborough Air Show A.net Meet!

Wed May 31, 2006 4:34 am

Quoting Planesarecool (Reply 29):
I'll be there, but its not a public day so unless you got tickets from elsewhere, you won't be able to get in.

Ian's the 'V.P. of Marketing' for my company, he'll get in. Thanks!
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RE: The Official Farnborough Air Show A.net Meet!

Wed May 31, 2006 4:37 am

Attendees

Saturday 22:

MIAspotter and Friends.
Speedbirdie and Friends
MYT332
SmithAir747
TupolevTu154
BMIFlyer
DYflyer
Kazzie
RichardPrice and Friends

Sunday 23:
 
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RE: The Official Farnborough Air Show A.net Meet!

Wed May 31, 2006 5:08 am

Quoting Aerobalance (Reply 31):
Ian's the 'V.P. of Marketing' for my company, he'll get in. Thanks!

I was referring more to the fact that because its not a public day, there would probably not be enough people to form a meet up, of any size at least. Just out of interest, does anybody know if the friday will be the same as the weekend in terms of flying displays etc?

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