ILUV767
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SFO Gathering This Weekend!

Fri Feb 16, 2001 1:57 pm

Hello Everyone,

This is a final update regarding the SFO gathering scheduled for 2-17-01.

We are still on for the 11am gathering at gate 98 at the upper/main level by the windows.

Sadly there will be no tours this time, as most airlines were not being very nice to us. Aeroflot had all of their information written in Russian, and since Kai or myself do not know russian, that was out. Singapore does not give tours (snotty). Lufthansa did not leave a fowarding phone number, and British Airways did not return our calls. Delta's 764 is on a 70 minute turn, so there is no chance of getting a tour of that plane.  Sad

After we meet, we will probably grab some lunch at one of the resturants at the airport. Later, we will head to the spotter's dream location in the A terminal.


For more information regarding the gathering, please visit our new web site. Click here for BASA!.

Any member's are welcome to attend.

The list of members who should be attending are:

OH-LGA
Trvlr
Imkeww
RayChuang
DeltaSFO
Chaiwei
Jet Fixer
Purdue Arrow
ILUV767
Flygga
ElPremier
Superfly
KROC

There are more, and I'm sorry if I did not put your name on that list. For those of you who would like to attend, please let me know. For those of you who will not be attending, also let me know.

Thanks everyone! Lets make this gathering as fun as the last one!  Big thumbs up And maybe better!  Smile

Happy Flying,
David Horne
President of the Bay Area Spotter's Association (BASA)
www.bayreaspotter.org.

 
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RayChuang
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RE: SFO Gathering This Weekend!

Fri Feb 16, 2001 2:03 pm

I think next time you should arrange for a tour of either the SFO maintainance base or the OAK maintainance base. I want to see if they have big roomfuls of assembled engines waiting to be installed on a plane like TW used to do with their L10 fleet at LAX 18 years ago.  Smile
 
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RE: SFO Gathering This Weekend!

Fri Feb 16, 2001 2:18 pm

Are you going to have more of these meetings in the future? I can't make it out to the airport this weekend, but I am just a quick 10 minute drive away so if there are more meetings in later months that would be great.
 
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RE: SFO Gathering This Weekend!

Fri Feb 16, 2001 2:34 pm

Aa737: Everyone really liked having the last meeting, and I am sure it will be no different with this one, so yes, there will probably be more meetings in the future...we should definitely have one in the summer.

Aaron G.
 
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RE: SFO Gathering This Weekend!

Fri Feb 16, 2001 2:41 pm

Aa737
Yes. Keep checking in with the website for more updated information about the next gathering.


RayChuang
As a frequent visitor of the Maintence base in SFO, right now is not the time to go there. First of all, there is not all of that much that we can see, and second, with the un-happy employee's there, getting a tour there would be frowned upon.

Regarding your question about the engines: UA's engine shop is in SFO, and yes they have a lot of engines ready to go. If you were to go through Dock 2, there are a few over there, awaiting some maintence, and being stored. The engine shop is a really interesting place as well.

Sadly, the maintence base is not what is was. Line Maintence has taken over B29 and Dock 1. Dock 2 is used for scheduled visits that are not line. It is a common sight to see a 777 or a 744 parked in a corner, a 757, two airbusses, and a few 737s over there.

Dock 3: Sometimes has a 767 there.
Dock 4: SSR Projects on 737
Dock 5: C-check 737
Dock 6: 757 and Airbus C-checks
Dock 7: This used to be the 727 c-check area, but is now used for Airbusses and 737 as well.
 
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RE: SFO Gathering This Weekend!

Sat Feb 17, 2001 2:29 am

I was really looking forward to this, but some things came up and I'm not going to be able to make it. I hope y'all have a good time, and hopefully I'll be able to make it to the next one.
 
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RE: SFO Gathering This Weekend!

Sat Feb 17, 2001 8:42 am

We will miss you Purdue Arrow!

See you next time.
-David
 
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RE: SFO Gathering This Weekend!

Sat Feb 17, 2001 10:17 am

SALVATION!!!!!

British Airways just called me back minutes ago, they unfortunately cannot let us have an aircraft tour (due to lack of airport security clearance, not enough time to get it) but the duty manager offered to let us tour the brand new Terraces lounge and we will be in the lounge when the plane arrives.

More info will be available tomorrow or later tonight on our website.

Happy Flying,
Kai Groves
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Bay Area Spotters Assocation
http://www.bayareaspotter.org
Head in the clouds... yet feet planted firmly on the ground.
 
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RE: SFO Gathering This Weekend!

Sat Feb 17, 2001 10:24 am

We have access to the BA lounge at SFO?

Well, in that case I may have to wear better clothes--after all, airport lounges tend to enforce dress codes.  Smile
 
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RE: SFO Gathering This Weekend!

Sat Feb 17, 2001 11:55 am

Oh my god Kai that is GREAT!!!! Even better than a plane!! Thank you thank you thank you...

I'll bring a collared shit. Smile

Aaron G.
 
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RE: SFO Gathering This Weekend!

Sat Feb 17, 2001 11:56 am

Do we have to make reservations to attend? I have never been to any of your meetings, but hope to do so tomorrow if it is open to non-members. Please let me know ASAP if I can attend.
 
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RE: SFO Gathering This Weekend!

Sat Feb 17, 2001 12:09 pm

You can attend Hugo.
 
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RE: SFO Gathering This Weekend!

Sat Feb 17, 2001 12:10 pm

Thanks. See you tomorrow.
 
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RE: SFO Gathering This Weekend!

Sat Feb 17, 2001 12:17 pm

hehehe whoops sorry I mean SHIRT...heheh that's got to be the funniest mistake I've ever made here.
 Big grin Big grin Big grin Big grin
Aaron G.
 
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RE: SFO Gathering This Weekend!

Sat Feb 17, 2001 4:12 pm

ROTFL Aaron... what a mistake!!! Big grin

OK... I get to take the car down tomorrow (yay!) so I'll bring several clothes and David can help me choose when I meet him tomorrow morning  Smile

See you all in the morning, I'm off to bed after deejaying (yes, sad isn't it?) a dance...

Moi,
Kai
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