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Edinburgh Rugby Charters

Wed Mar 20, 2002 5:39 pm

Anyone photographng French a/c on rugby charters at Edinburgh this weekend? If so, I might see you there, at the "cargo" end of 24, assuming usual landing runway is in use.

Look for a guy with a greenish jacket and a Canon EOS5. Not sure what car (I have so many to choose from, you see!!)

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RE: Edinburgh Rugby Charters

Wed Mar 20, 2002 5:53 pm

Hi

Depending on the weather I may be visiting on Sunday.

Not 100% sure yet. If I am, look for me at Ingliston with a blue 'new style' Mini with a white roof. I will be poking a 500mm lens out the window  Smile

What is the forcast for Sunday anyway? Any locals have inside information?

Regards

Gary Watt
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RE: Edinburgh Rugby Charters

Wed Mar 20, 2002 7:57 pm

Scotty: The "cargo" end of 24 has a new gate and it's locked this week. Usually it is open, but it's now closed and it seems it may stay that way. (Referring to the Ambulance RVP area, which was popular 2 years ago for this event). Ingliston seems to be the meeting place this year.

Weather forecast is either rain or broken cloud with some sun on Sunday, depending on what weather source you are looking at. Not too good.

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RE: Edinburgh Rugby Charters

Wed Mar 20, 2002 8:53 pm

So, the Edinburgh anti-spotter rapid response hit team strike again. When will they realise that we're not the enemy??

2 years ago, there was a big turn out at the RVP area but I dont think there was ever any danger that we were actually going to tear down the fence and lie on the threshold as the Air France 747 was landing. The BAA security guys were totally hyper.

Paranoia or what

Ingliston it is.

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RE: Edinburgh Rugby Charters

Fri Mar 22, 2002 5:35 am

Not going if this weather continues

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RE: Edinburgh Rugby Charters

Fri Mar 22, 2002 9:36 am

I passed by EDI this today. There was a bigger crowd than usual at Ingliston for the arrival of the AF B747 and a handful of other charters. I couldn't help but notice the 'non-locals' with their step ladders leaning against the fence. That is taboo at EDI and will irk the Airport Security big-time if they want to crack down on us photographers again. I'll be keeping away from those guys, it can spoil the whole day. Friday afternoon is looking good if the clouds break up. Sunday's weather is still 50-50.

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RE: Edinburgh Rugby Charters

Fri Mar 22, 2002 5:24 pm

Hi Guys

Don't think I will be making it down this weekend.
Weather looks pretty boggin'

I'll leave it up to the EDI locals to get the pics........I don't want to steal your glory Gerry Big grin..........even if I am a first class photographer Big grin

See ya hangin around Ingy soon.

Regards

Gary Watt
Aberdeen, Scotland
 
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RE: Edinburgh Rugby Charters

Fri Mar 22, 2002 7:17 pm

Weather.com is still showing FOG at EDI!! (at 1020 GMT)

The Liberte DC10 should be otg by now

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RE: Edinburgh Rugby Charters

Sat Mar 23, 2002 2:41 am

....no glory hunter Gary  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
Yes, the weather was dull.
A good selection arrived today.
I packed in at 16:30 when the light dropped suddenly.
Most of the well kent faces where there too and we'll
all be back for a repeat performance on Sunday morning.

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RE: Edinburgh Rugby Charters

Sat Mar 23, 2002 5:37 am

I do hope you get some decent pics to make up for the right hammering you'll get on the pitch.

Still aiming for the Champs Cup at GLA. The Gooners are out and the draw means a maximum of 1 English team. Bayer vs one of the 3 Spanish clubs would be my choice although Galatasery could bring some choice a/c further west than DUS for once...
 
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RE: Edinburgh Rugby Charters

Sat Mar 23, 2002 5:54 am

Change GLA to PIK. Whoever get's the chance to grace the Hampden pitch, the droves will come in via PIK.

..er... rugby... what is that? If it's not football, who cares!

Gerry/EDI

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RE: Edinburgh Rugby Charters

Sat Mar 23, 2002 6:07 am

Thanks for the correction. I'd look prety silly hanging around GLA if they were landing over the 'dunes'.

Some would say I'd look silly at PIK too - but I'll be there if at all possible.

Also aiming to take in ABZ, INV, Leuchars on the same trip and possibly Wick just for the experience.
 
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RE: Edinburgh Rugby Charters

Sat Mar 23, 2002 6:08 am

Hi all

Gerry, if you want to use my airside pass, give me a shout  Smile

I hate to see it going to waste while im stuck up in Aberdeen twiddling with the Playstation 2 Big grin

I'm relying on you to get some nice pics.

See ya soon

Regards

Gary Watt
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RE: Edinburgh Rugby Charters

Sat Mar 23, 2002 9:13 am

Eh? What airside pass? Yer havering again....

Example:



Yup, the weather was dreich Gary....stay indoors...

I'm heading back to my castle, hang my kilt up to dry, throw a few sheep onto the fire and open a bottle of Talisker.

Cheers!

Gerry/EDI
 
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RE: Edinburgh Rugby Charters

Sun Mar 24, 2002 1:57 am

Gerry!!

I was there for an hour Fri lunchtime between the Exel departure and the Corsair 737 - did I use your ladder for the Liberte DC10?? If I did - many thanks.
If not, I was certainly standing close to you!

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RE: Edinburgh Rugby Charters

Sun Mar 24, 2002 2:30 am

No, not my ladder, I didn't take mine out from the car.

Today was sunnier... phew!
Hoping the haar stays away...

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Sun Mar 24, 2002 5:56 am

Hi

If your trip to ABZ falls on a weekend, remember to give me a shout.

I'll let you see how a 1st Class Photographer get his shots Big grin

Regards

Gary Watt
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RE: Edinburgh Rugby Charters

Sun Mar 24, 2002 8:55 am


...if your trip to ABZ falls on a weekend...check the wx forecast first...I can't/won't take photographs unless it's sunny





 
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RE: Edinburgh Rugby Charters

Mon Mar 25, 2002 6:30 am

Hi Gary.. you missed the craic and the company.
We were looking out for you today!
Look at what you missed!


(98k jpeg)

Tell me, would a 1st class photographer have done any better in such shitey weather?
(Air Mauritanie)

Cheers pal....

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RE: Edinburgh Rugby Charters

Mon Mar 25, 2002 5:05 pm

Hi Gerry

Sorry to burst yer bubble but already got THAT 737......and in sun Big grin

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RE: Edinburgh Rugby Charters

Mon Mar 25, 2002 5:11 pm

Hi all

Sorry Gerry Big grin

But........if the weather is nice this coming weekend, I may make it down. I'll keep you updated.

Regards

Gary Watt
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RE: Edinburgh Rugby Charters

Mon Mar 25, 2002 6:44 pm

Gary

Three words you seldom see in a single post - weather, nice and Scotland.

My EDI pics also not great but essential if only for the record

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