Pe@rson
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MAN Mega Meet - Come Or Miss Out!

Mon Jun 14, 2004 5:49 pm

SAT-SUN JULY 10-11.

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) 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 per food item) 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.

Here’s a list of the current attendees – 32 in total so far. If you’re coming, add your name to the relevant sections:

1) I will be attending:

Pe@rson
Airplanepics
MYT332
Jkw777
Chris78cpr
Demoose + his mate
707cMf
Aviationfreak
BA757
GKirk
gordonsmall
Shamrock_747
UTA + UTAette
mhodgson
IwantaBBJ
Sabena 690
Capital 146
EZYAirbus
mikec
Ben
Sabena332
IBERIA747
donder10
artsyman
AvianceGirlUK
British767
Leezyjet
Jez
Mel
MANmatt

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

Pe@rson
Airplanepics
MYT332
Jkw777
Chris78cpr
Demoose + his mate
Aviationfreak
BA757
GKirk
gordonsmall (If that twat Gkirk gets out of bed early enough!)
Shamrock_747 (arrives on BA flight from LGW with British767 at 7.20am)
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
Jez and Mel - will probably arrive mid-morning
MANmatt

3) I would like to have a BBQ:

Pe@rson
Airplanepics
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
Jez and Mel - possibly
MANmatt

4) I shall be requiring accommodation:

Pe@rson - Twin room at Bewleys sharing with Capital146
Airplanepics - Twin at the SAS Sharing with MikeC
MYT332 - Sharing at the SAS with AvianceGirlUk
Jkw777 - Twin at the SAS Sharing with Chris78cpr
Chris78cpr - Twin at the SAS Sharing with Jkw777
Demoose + his mate - sharing twin room at Bewley's Hotel
707cMf
Aviationfreak - Sharing at the Bewleys/Airport Hotel (?) with IBERIA747
GKirk
gordonissmall
Shamrock_747 - twin room at The Airport Hotel
UTA + UTAette
IwantaBBJ - double room at The Airport Hotel
Sabena 690 - single room at The Airport Hotel
Capital 146 - Twin room at Bewleys sharing with Pe@rson
EZYAirbus
mikec - sharing a room with God (aka. Airplanepics)
Ben
Sabena332 - (Radisson SAS)
IBERIA747 - Sharing at the Bewleys/Airport Hotel (?) with Aviationfreak
donder10 - (Terminal 2 rest area currently very appealing!)
artsyman
AvianceGirlUK -Sharing with MYT332
British767 - (Staying at Bewleys)
Leezyjet

(I note with interest AvianceGirlUK and MYT sharing a room. The installation of CCTV cameras will be a must.)
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bapilot2b
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RE: MAN Mega Meet - Come Or Miss Out!

Mon Jun 14, 2004 10:52 pm

Count myself and James Rowson in as turning up on the 11th July!
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Pe@rson
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RE: MAN Mega Meet - Come Or Miss Out!

Tue Jun 15, 2004 3:21 am

Add yourselves to the list then!
"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
 
BMIFlyer
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RE: MAN Mega Meet - Come Or Miss Out!

Tue Jun 15, 2004 3:32 am

Count me in as attending on both days as well  Big thumbs up

Thanks

Lee
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Pe@rson
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RE: MAN Mega Meet - Come Or Miss Out!

Tue Jun 15, 2004 4:43 pm

*Wonders if anyone ever reads*  Wink/being sarcastic

YOU MUST COPY AND PASTE THE LIST IN THE OPENING THREAD, IN WHICH YOU MUST ADD YOUR NAME IN THE RELEVANT SECTIONS.
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bapilot2b
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RE: MAN Mega Meet - Come Or Miss Out!

Tue Jun 15, 2004 8:57 pm

Only time to make a quick post im afraid, just a sneaky post while at work :P, will do when i get home though.
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Jkw777
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RE: MAN Mega Meet - Come Or Miss Out!

Tue Jun 15, 2004 9:17 pm

This post is everywhere Pe@rson  Laugh out loud

What you trying to promote it or something!?!  Wink/being sarcastic

Can't wait till this happens!

Justin  Big grin

(Wanders how many people will actually turn up this time)
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mhodgson
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RE: MAN Mega Meet - Come Or Miss Out!

Wed Jun 16, 2004 6:33 am

Shouln't you just advertise the meet and link people to the non-av topic? Else we get several lists but with different people on, when ideally we need one definitive one!
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Pe@rson
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RE: MAN Mega Meet - Come Or Miss Out!

Wed Jun 16, 2004 7:51 am

No it's fine. The up-to-date list can be copied and pasted between threads.
"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
 
whitehatter
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RE: MAN Mega Meet - Come Or Miss Out!

Wed Jun 16, 2004 9:23 am

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.

and British Airways want it demolished, so they can extend T3.....
Lead me not into temptation, I can find my own way there...
 
jamotcx
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RE: MAN Mega Meet - Come Or Miss Out!

Wed Jun 16, 2004 2:43 pm

and British Airways want it demolished, so they can extend T3.....

Well they will have to demolish my work before they get that far  Insane


Jamo