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Mass MAN Meet - Part 5.5

Thu Feb 23, 2006 6:31 pm

Hi folks,

This is part 5.5 of the Mass MAN Meet (and, for those who don’t know, it isn’t some gay fest, so don’t bring your leather and whips and handcuffs – unless they’re for Skidmarks who, at his ancient age, needs as many visual reminders of his good old days as possible).

I am not the self- or otherwise-appointed leader of this get-together, so someone needs to come forward to organise it fully.

The dates: 1st-2nd July, 2006.

If you wish to add your name or amend it or whatever, please just copy-and-paste the following list and adjust accordingly.

The following is a list of the current attendees:

Attendees:

atco2b (1st July BE863 [email protected], 2nd July BA7738 [email protected])
[email protected]
skidmarks (3W701 @ 09.00, 1st. Dep 3W710 2nd.)
TFSPhoto
NoelG
MattRB
Dazultra
Capital146
Kaz
JamieD
WhiteHatter
RODOL
DrP
A340600
USAFHummer - arriving July 1 from AMS on LS946 at 11:15
Kaddyuk
Jap
FlySwiss (depends on the date)
Trekster
BCAL
MYT332
BMIFlyer
Cosec59
Rodge
mrniji (maybe)
UTA_flyinghigh
Bae146TOM-booking flights looking at BA2904 and return BA2913
PlymSpotter - (1st July WOW320 [email protected] 9.30, 2nd July WOW307 [email protected] 19.15)
7LBAC111
Ozvirginuk
MiCorazonAzul
Jid

Those with cars:

Capital146
TFSPhoto
Dazultra - www.chariotofbass.co.uk
RODOL
NoelG
JamieD (hopefully)
Cosec59
Rodge
BAe146TOM -by may lol
7LBAC111

Meal/Bar:

MYT332
BMIFlyer
Dazultra
TFSPhoto
Kaz (Well durrr.....)
atco2b
BAe146TOM
[email protected]
Cosec59
MattRB
USAFHummer
mrniji (maybe)
DrP
Jap
BCAL
UTA_flyinghigh looking to beat last years fun and sun burnt faces haha
Tom
A340600
PlymSpotter
Kaddyuk
Ozvirginuk
MiCorazonAzul
Jid

It is very important for us to begin to seriously consider what we'll be doing for the meal. So, I will list 4 broad options. I would greatly appreciate your full feedback so we can begin to make proper plans.

1) A sit-down meal, either at an airport hotel restaurant or in the airport itself or in central Manchester - probably rather expensive;

2) A hands-on buffet-type feast at an airport hotel in a private function room - not overly expensive, probably £10-13 per head (then drinks);

3) A BBQ (subject to the British weather) at The Airport Pub (so eat outdoors while watching the movements) - cheap enough, but if you're after a lot of food it won't be much cheaper, if at all, compared to options 1 and 2; or

4) Your own packed lunch.  Silly
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RE: Mass MAN Meet - Part 5.5

Thu Feb 23, 2006 6:39 pm

Quoting [email protected] (Thread starter):
It is very important for us to begin to seriously consider what we'll be doing for the meal.

If my calculations are correct, England will be (...) playing their quarter-final match in the World Cup on 1st July. So I say we go for a pub meal where we can watch the match. Big grin
 
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RE: Mass MAN Meet - Part 5.5

Thu Feb 23, 2006 6:41 pm

Quoting JamieD (Reply 1):
If my calculations are correct, England will be (...) playing their quarter-final match in the World Cup on 1st July. So I say we go for a pub meal where we can watch the match.

I don't see you on the list, so you're now the organiser of this get-together.  Silly
"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
 
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RE: Mass MAN Meet - Part 5.5

Thu Feb 23, 2006 6:43 pm

Quoting [email protected] (Thread starter):
Attendees:

atco2b (1st July BE863 [email protected], 2nd July BA7738 [email protected])
[email protected]
skidmarks (3W701 @ 09.00, 1st. Dep 3W710 2nd.)
TFSPhoto
NoelG
MattRB
Dazultra
Capital146
Kaz
JamieD



Quoting [email protected] (Reply 2):
I don't see you on the list, so you're now the organiser of this get-together.

Oi! I'm staying well-clear of this organising malarky.  Wink
 
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RE: Mass MAN Meet - Part 5.5

Thu Feb 23, 2006 6:47 pm

Quoting JamieD (Reply 3):
Oi! I'm staying well-clear of this organising malarky.

'Fraid not. You've been privately elected by the rest as the organiser. Big grin
"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
 
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RE: Mass MAN Meet - Part 5.5

Thu Feb 23, 2006 6:51 pm

Quoting [email protected] (Reply 4):
'Fraid not. You've been privately elected by the rest as the organiser.

Fine, fine. But they shall be in for a shock when they find out that the meet will consist entirely of beer-drinking and football-watching. Big grin

Disclaimer: I still will not organise the meet.  Wink
 
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RE: Mass MAN Meet - Part 5.5

Thu Feb 23, 2006 6:51 pm

Quoting JamieD (Reply 1):
England will be (...) playing their quarter-final match in the World Cup on 1st July. So I say we go for a pub meal where we can watch the match

I was planning to come to Manchester to escape the football!!
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My preferred choice is a sit-down meal à la YYZ meet (see the thread YYZ Meet - Important Meal Info). I have no particular preferences about the venue (as long as it is not a Harvester-type Inn, over-priced pizza restaurant or a rip-you-off restaurant) and will go along with the concensus of the group.
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RE: Mass MAN Meet - Part 5.5

Thu Feb 23, 2006 7:06 pm

Quoting JamieD (Reply 5):
Disclaimer: I still will not organise the meet.

After due consideration, I, as chairman, have decided that you'd be a fitting person to organise the meet, so I gratefully accept your kind offer. You now have full control.
"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
 
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RE: Mass MAN Meet - Part 5.5

Thu Feb 23, 2006 7:08 pm

Quoting [email protected] (Reply 7):
I, as chairman

Chairman? That sounds an awful lot like an organiser of some kind.  Silly
 
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RE: Mass MAN Meet - Part 5.5

Thu Feb 23, 2006 7:11 pm

Quoting JamieD (Reply 8):
Chairman? That sounds an awful lot like an organiser of some kind.

It is indeed. I am organising who will take over.  Big grin
"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
 
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RE: Mass MAN Meet - Part 5.5

Thu Feb 23, 2006 7:17 pm

Just a note, I'm sure Lew (TFSPhoto) said he wouldn't be able to make it in another thread:
RE: Little Britain Series 4: The Anet Bunch (by TFSPhoto Feb 21 2006 in Non Aviation)#26

Maybe someone closer can confirm, and sorry if I have my facts mixed up!
 
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RE: Mass MAN Meet - Part 5.5

Thu Feb 23, 2006 7:23 pm

Nice to see this pre-meet banter Big grin

Quoting [email protected] (Thread starter):
4) Your own packed lunch.

Nice  Wink
Hey, you want to go out for pizza and some sex? What, you don't like pizza?
 
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RE: Mass MAN Meet - Part 5.5

Thu Feb 23, 2006 7:26 pm

Quoting Atco2b (Reply 11):
Nice to see this pre-meet banter

Any more out of you, sunshine, and YOU'LL be organising it!  Wink
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RE: Mass MAN Meet - Part 5.5

Thu Feb 23, 2006 7:33 pm

Quoting [email protected] (Thread starter):
3) A BBQ (subject to the British weather) at The Airport Pub (so eat outdoors while watching the movements) - cheap enough, but if you're after a lot of food it won't be much cheaper, if at all, compared to options 1 and 2

Sounds the best bet to me, those that want to can carry on spotting as well that way, it's also better for us lightweights only there for the day!  Wink

Skidmarks, I take it in your frail  old  state you'll be joining me on that suggestion  Wink
 
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RE: Mass MAN Meet - Part 5.5

Thu Feb 23, 2006 7:57 pm

The following is a list of the current attendees:

Attendees:

atco2b (1st July BE863 [email protected], 2nd July BA7738 [email protected])
[email protected]
skidmarks (3W701 @ 09.00, 1st. Dep 3W710 2nd.)
NoelG
MattRB
Dazultra
Capital146
Kaz
JamieD
WhiteHatter
RODOL
DrP
A340600
USAFHummer - arriving July 1 from AMS on LS946 at 11:15
Kaddyuk
Jap
FlySwiss (depends on the date)
Trekster
BCAL
MYT332
BMIFlyer
Cosec59
Rodge
mrniji (maybe)
UTA_flyinghigh
Bae146TOM-booking flights looking at BA2904 and return BA2913
PlymSpotter - (1st July WOW320 [email protected] 9.30, 2nd July WOW307 [email protected] 19.15)
7LBAC111
Ozvirginuk
MiCorazonAzul
Jid

Those with cars:

Capital146
Dazultra - www.chariotofbass.co.uk
RODOL
NoelG
JamieD (hopefully)
Cosec59
Rodge
BAe146TOM -by may lol
7LBAC111

Meal/Bar:

MYT332
BMIFlyer
Dazultra
Kaz (Well durrr.....)
atco2b
BAe146TOM
[email protected]
Cosec59
MattRB
USAFHummer
mrniji (maybe)
DrP
Jap
BCAL
UTA_flyinghigh looking to beat last years fun and sun burnt faces haha
Tom
A340600
PlymSpotter
Kaddyuk
Ozvirginuk
MiCorazonAzul
Jid
TRESKTER
(pearson, u keep taking me off the food list, I WANT FOOD AS WELL)

How about going to deansgate locks for the meal. There are some nice bars there that serve good food, and also the comedy club is there. Would need to book in advance though, but the food is good
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RE: Mass MAN Meet - Part 5.5

Thu Feb 23, 2006 8:00 pm

Quoting Trekster (Reply 14):
(pearson, u keep taking me off the food list, I WANT FOOD AS WELL)

I don't keep taking anyone off the list. When I copied-and-pasted that list, I used the last list in the last thread. For your cheeky comment, YOU are now the organiser.

Quoting Trekster (Reply 14):
How about going to deansgate locks for the meal.

What and where is Deansgate locks?
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RE: Mass MAN Meet - Part 5.5

Thu Feb 23, 2006 8:05 pm

Quoting [email protected] (Reply 15):
For your cheeky comment, YOU are now the organiser.

Hoorah! Big grin
 
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RE: Mass MAN Meet - Part 5.5

Thu Feb 23, 2006 8:06 pm

Quoting JamieD (Reply 16):
Hoorah!

For your cheeky reply, YOU are now the organiser! Big grin
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RE: Mass MAN Meet - Part 5.5

Thu Feb 23, 2006 8:12 pm

Quoting [email protected] (Reply 17):
For your cheeky reply, YOU are now the organiser!

Nope.  duck 
 
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RE: Mass MAN Meet - Part 5.5

Thu Feb 23, 2006 8:13 pm

The following is a list of the current attendees:

Attendees:

atco2b (1st July BE863 [email protected], 2nd July BA7738 [email protected])
[email protected]
skidmarks (3W701 @ 09.00, 1st. Dep 3W710 2nd.)
NoelG (Vectra Air J Class  Wink)
MattRB
Dazultra
Capital146
Kaz
JamieD
WhiteHatter
RODOL
DrP
A340600
USAFHummer - arriving July 1 from AMS on LS946 at 11:15
Kaddyuk
Jap
FlySwiss (depends on the date)
Trekster
BCAL
MYT332
BMIFlyer
Cosec59
Rodge
mrniji (maybe)
UTA_flyinghigh
Bae146TOM-booking flights looking at BA2904 and return BA2913
PlymSpotter - (1st July WOW320 [email protected] 9.30, 2nd July WOW307 [email protected] 19.15)
7LBAC111
Ozvirginuk
MiCorazonAzul
Jid

Those with cars:

Capital146
Dazultra - www.chariotofbass.co.uk
RODOL
NoelG
JamieD (hopefully)
Cosec59
Rodge
BAe146TOM -by may lol
7LBAC111

Meal/Bar:

MYT332
BMIFlyer
Dazultra
Kaz (Well durrr.....)
atco2b
BAe146TOM
[email protected]
Cosec59
MattRB
USAFHummer
mrniji (maybe)
DrP
Jap
BCAL
UTA_flyinghigh looking to beat last years fun and sun burnt faces haha
Tom
A340600
PlymSpotter
Kaddyuk
Ozvirginuk
MiCorazonAzul
Jid
TRESKTER
(pearson, u keep taking me off the food list, I WANT FOOD AS WELL)
NoelG if the food is in the day
 
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RE: Mass MAN Meet - Part 5.5

Thu Feb 23, 2006 8:17 pm

Attendees:

atco2b (1st July BE863 [email protected], 2nd July BA7738 [email protected])
[email protected]
skidmarks (3W701 @ 09.00, 1st. Dep 3W710 2nd.)
NoelG (Vectra Air J Class Wink)
MattRB
Dazultra
Capital146
Kaz
JamieD
WhiteHatter
RODOL
DrP
A340600
USAFHummer - arriving July 1 from AMS on LS946 at 11:15
Kaddyuk
Jap
FlySwiss (depends on the date)
Trekster
BCAL
MYT332
BMIFlyer
Cosec59
Rodge
mrniji (maybe)
UTA_flyinghigh
Bae146TOM-booking flights looking at BA2904 and return BA2913
PlymSpotter - (1st July WOW320 [email protected] 9.30, 2nd July WOW307 [email protected] 19.15)
7LBAC111
Ozvirginuk
MiCorazonAzul
Jid

Those with cars:

Capital146
Dazultra - www.chariotofbass.co.uk
RODOL
NoelG
JamieD (hopefully)
Cosec59
Rodge
BAe146TOM -by may lol
7LBAC111

Meal/Bar:

MYT332
BMIFlyer
Dazultra
Kaz (Well durrr.....)
atco2b
BAe146TOM
[email protected]
Cosec59
MattRB
USAFHummer
mrniji (maybe)
DrP
Jap
BCAL
UTA_flyinghigh looking to beat last years fun and sun burnt faces haha
Tom
A340600
PlymSpotter
Kaddyuk
Ozvirginuk
MiCorazonAzul
Jid
TRESKTER
(pearson, u keep taking me off the food list, I WANT FOOD AS WELL)
NoelG if the food is in the day
JamieD

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RE: Mass MAN Meet - Part 5.5

Thu Feb 23, 2006 9:27 pm

However much I hate to agree with James  tongue , we do need someone on the ground @ MAN who can investigate the possibilities and do some organising. If no one wants the job, then it's gonna be a bit hit or miss.

Noelg, your idea of a pub meal, spotting and have a sherry  wink  or two seems to be ideal - depending on the weather of course. Trevor, a sit down meal would be nice, however some of the attendees may have trouble with knives and forks Big grin

I've tried to get some info from my "colleagues" at MAN but nowt so far. I am not able to keep bimbling across so volunteering is not an option. However, I might be able to nip across sometime in April/May to see what I can do.

This is NOT me volunteering, however, I may assist in the organisation.

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RE: Mass MAN Meet - Part 5.5

Thu Feb 23, 2006 9:32 pm

Same as Andy - I don't mind "helping" with some of the organising, but I'm about 90 mins away from MAN so wouldn't be able to help with some of the organising at that end. I could assist with arrivals on the day and definitely with the driving.

There's some on here that are much closer to MAN, not volunteering anyone in particular but there are some there.

Are there any TAS members here that would have contacts at the AVP/pub etc?
 
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RE: Mass MAN Meet - Part 5.5

Thu Feb 23, 2006 9:56 pm

Quoting BCAL (Reply 6):
I was planning to come to Manchester to escape the football!!

There'll be no sign of football on Canal Street Trevor  Wink lol

Quoting [email protected] (Reply 15):
What and where is Deansgate locks?

That'll be in Manchester James. You know, the big place where we are all going to meet ...  Wink

Quoting Noelg (Reply 22):
Same as Andy - I don't mind "helping" with some of the organising, ... I could assist with arrivals on the day and definitely with the driving.

Likewise. I'm only 8 miles from the airport, so getting people from and too is not a problem for me. As for organising food and stuff, I can help out but I'm not to hot on Manchesters restaurants.

Attendees:

atco2b (1st July BE863 [email protected], 2nd July BA7738 [email protected])
[email protected]
skidmarks (3W701 @ 09.00, 1st. Dep 3W710 2nd.)
NoelG
MattRB
Dazultra
Capital146
Kaz
JamieD
WhiteHatter
RODOL
DrP
A340600
USAFHummer - arriving July 1 from AMS on LS946 at 11:15
Kaddyuk
Jap
FlySwiss (depends on the date)
Trekster
BCAL
MYT332
BMIFlyer
Cosec59
Rodge
mrniji (maybe)
UTA_flyinghigh
Bae146TOM-booking flights looking at BA2904 and return BA2913
PlymSpotter - (1st July WOW320 [email protected] 9.30, 2nd July WOW307 [email protected] 19.15)
7LBAC111
Ozvirginuk
MiCorazonAzul
Jid

Those with cars:

Capital146
Dazultra - www.chariotofbass.co.uk
RODOL
NoelG
JamieD (hopefully)
Cosec59
Rodge
BAe146TOM -by may lol
7LBAC111

Meal/Bar:

MYT332
BMIFlyer
Dazultra
Kaz (Well durrr.....)
atco2b
BAe146TOM
[email protected]
Cosec59
MattRB
USAFHummer
mrniji (maybe)
DrP
Jap
BCAL
UTA_flyinghigh looking to beat last years fun and sun burnt faces haha
Tom
A340600
PlymSpotter
Kaddyuk
Ozvirginuk
MiCorazonAzul
Jid
TRESKTER
NoelG if the food is in the day
JamieD
7LBAC111

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RE: Mass MAN Meet - Part 5.5

Thu Feb 23, 2006 10:01 pm

Might come down for a day trip or for 2 nights, depending on cash flow  Smile
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RE: Mass MAN Meet - Part 5.5

Thu Feb 23, 2006 10:40 pm

I volunteer then since nobody else wants to take overall charge. I live here after all and I'm sure you'll agree that I have a good knowledge of pubs in the area.  

The Airport pub is not an option for food, it's overpriced and has a limited and rather crap selection plus during the summer the place will be crowded with kids and chavs so not that great.

Going by the people attending and how other meets have turned out in the UK what I suggest is that for the meal we head down to 'The Romper' (insert dirty comment here) which is near the Aviation Viewing Park. It's a lot nicer pub than 'The Airport' and more suited for food which is reasonably priced, cheaper than London anyway. We'll have enough cars to get everyone over there from the terminals but if not then there are buses that go to the cargo centre right behind the pub. All in all, easy to get to, a selection of food with varying prices that will suit all and of course lets not forget the football. There are TV's there by the bar I recall so we can all keep an eye on the game if it's on.

So I say around 1900 for the meal perhaps then afterwards those that want to head into Manchester City Centre can do so via train which takes approximately 20 minutes and costs £2.75 for a return. The trains run till early so we can all get back too. For those not keen on heading into the city perhaps they can stay at The Romper or head back to The Airport Pub. Let's decide early though so there is no messing about on the night.

Below is The Romper and it's location.





Of course, this is just a suggestion. Deansgate Locks is also a possibilty for the evening drinking. It can be classed as a bit pricey although it's a nice place to go plus it's about 100 meters from the station with direct services to MAN.

This is one of the bars on Deansgate, Loaf.
http://www.loaf-manchester.co.uk/location2.htm

The list of bars in the area can be found here.
http://www.pubsofmanchester.com/deansgatelocks-map.htm


Deansgate locks

Thanks to the other guys that have offered to help, please do. If anyone has any suggestions or comments then go right ahead, it's quite hard trying to please such a large crowd. However, I just don't think a restuarant would be the best option this time for the meal.

Oh and we can go to 'The Airport Pub' itself during the day as that's what it's best for, an afternoon pint.  

Nearly forgot to mention that I know the guy in charge of Concorde at MAN. He's always stealing cigs off me so I'll get in touch, see what can be done. He's given me a personal tour of Concorde before but don't get your hopes up as it probably won't happen!

Alex

[Edited 2006-02-23 14:42:39]
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RE: Mass MAN Meet - Part 5.5

Thu Feb 23, 2006 10:46 pm

Thanks Alex - well I probably won't do the evening meal as I'll have to drive back across the Peaks to get home - but the afternoon sounds good.

I reckon we meet as per AMS at a predefined point (what about car park level 13? - lift from arrivals and we can park up there, and get photos of some of the arrivals).

Maybe head round to the AVP from there (or to the mounds southside), and possibly the airport pub in the afternoon?

What does everyone think?
 
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RE: Mass MAN Meet - Part 5.5

Thu Feb 23, 2006 11:01 pm

Quoting Atco2b (Reply 11):
Nice to see this pre-meet banter

lol

Quoting [email protected] (Reply 12):
Any more out of you, sunshine, and YOU'LL be organising it!

ouuu dear seems things were getting nasty lets hope we all keep smiles on the day Smile Smile Smile
 
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RE: Mass MAN Meet - Part 5.5

Thu Feb 23, 2006 11:04 pm

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 25):
The Romper

Nice name Big grin
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RE: Mass MAN Meet - Part 5.5

Thu Feb 23, 2006 11:26 pm

Quoting Noelg (Reply 26):
What does everyone think?

Sounds good Noel but in order for that to work I think this time we need to have a time pre-defined as to when we'll leave the airport terminal or Level 13. In the past we've all arrived at seperate times, as it'll be this time, and then it's been a bit of a mess to get us into one group.

What I suggest is a time and maybe one or two rendezous points. One at the airport terminals/L13 in the morning and then a second in the afternoon at the AVP. At those points we can all gather in the group and 'meet' as per the theme of the weekend!

Of course if you fancy like tracking down the groups individually then that's fine but just so we aren't all over the place all day I think this may be a good idea. After a few hours at the AVP in the afternoon I think it should be back to The Airport Pub which is a short walk to the terminals and hotels so we can get ready for the evening, that's if you're going out. Jumpers and cords won't get you into a bar on a Saturday evening!

Anybody got any thoughts or fancy like modifying that idea?
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RE: Mass MAN Meet - Part 5.5

Thu Feb 23, 2006 11:34 pm

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 29):
After a few hours at the AVP in the afternoon I think it should be back to The Airport Pub which is a short walk to the terminals

Airport Pub is also a short bus ride ,if you are a lazy sod, to the terminals  Wink
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RE: Mass MAN Meet - Part 5.5

Fri Feb 24, 2006 1:53 am

Alex,

The Romper sounds a good idea. I am sure us more mature types will decide to stay there or retire to the hotel for whatever  old  gits do after dinner! Big grin

Meeting at Level 13 sounds good too. Especially if you are flying in like me. However, those who are driving may baulk a bit at the car park fees!! Maybe those on foot could make their way to the AVP by bus and then we can all go Southside from there, assuming there will be enough vehicles.

I know Lew isn't likely to go now, but maybe he'd be so kind as to keep his list updated. Or perhaps we should start a new one?

You have my e-mail, so get back to me if you've got any more ideas.

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RE: Mass MAN Meet - Part 5.5

Fri Feb 24, 2006 1:59 am

We should have a few drinks in the printworks as well Big grin

Plus they can do group bookings for certain activities  Smile

http://www.theprintworks.com/


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RE: Mass MAN Meet - Part 5.5

Fri Feb 24, 2006 2:10 am

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 31):
I know Lew isn't likely to go now, but maybe he'd be so kind as to keep his list updated. Or perhaps we should start a new one?

Yeah, sorry i wont be able to make it. But yes i will keep the list updated for you guys that isnt a problem. http://www.tfsphoto.com/manmeet.php

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RE: Mass MAN Meet - Part 5.5

Fri Feb 24, 2006 4:09 am

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 32):
Plus they can do group bookings for certain activities

We're not looking to have a gang bang in a brothel Lee!  Wink
 
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RE: Mass MAN Meet - Part 5.5

Fri Feb 24, 2006 4:11 am

Quoting Dazultra (Reply 34):
We're not looking to have a gang bang in a brothel Lee!

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RE: Mass MAN Meet - Part 5.5

Fri Feb 24, 2006 4:13 am

Well, I plan to wait in arrivals and meet those flying in, who may not be overly familiar with MAN. For me, the initial 'meet and greet' is always a nice part of these types of weekends. Once everyone has flown in, I (plus anyone else who has turned up) can take everyone to L13 on the carpark to join up with anyone else who has arrived.

As for food, I'm not overly fussed about going into Manchester, so The Romper would be fine for me. But if some want to go into the city and some want to stay behind then we can keep everyone happy (that'll be the day!) by separating into two groups.
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RE: Mass MAN Meet - Part 5.5

Fri Feb 24, 2006 4:23 am

yobers guys!

If all goes to plan hopfuly I will be driving by July, If so Ill drive up as people need transport to get round to the AVP and southside...

Time will tell  Smile
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RE: Mass MAN Meet - Part 5.5

Fri Feb 24, 2006 4:34 am

Quoting Pilot kaz (Reply 37):
If all goes to plan hopfuly I will be driving by July

OK, I'm coming by train!  Wow!

LOL, don't hit me!

Kaz, when you do pass your test, and for the sake of humanity, PLEASE DO NOT DRIVE LIKE YOU KNOW WHO!!!  Wink
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RE: Mass MAN Meet - Part 5.5

Fri Feb 24, 2006 4:37 am

Quoting Capital146 (Reply 38):

Kaz, when you do pass your test, and for the sake of humanity, PLEASE DO NOT DRIVE LIKE YOU KNOW WHO!!!

I am not stupid  Wink

hehe, I need to get driving soon, with having to tavel to LTN a lot now its going to be hell on my mum...
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RE: Mass MAN Meet - Part 5.5

Fri Feb 24, 2006 4:49 am

Quoting Capital146 (Reply 36):
if some want to go into the city

You're joking aren't you - this is Manchester we're talking about!  Wink  duck 

Quoting Capital146 (Reply 36):
I plan to wait in arrivals and meet those flying in, who may not be overly familiar with MAN

Sounds like a good idea, with a few upstairs getting photos of the arrivals we can "cover all bases" so to say.

Quoting Pilot kaz (Reply 37):
If all goes to plan hopfuly I will be driving by July

Oh no!

Quoting Pilot kaz (Reply 37):
If so Ill drive up

Nooooo!!!! Come on people, for the sake of our lives what's the best fare we can get on BA/BD to tempt Kaz with? Any staff rates?  Wink
 
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RE: Mass MAN Meet - Part 5.5

Fri Feb 24, 2006 7:07 am

Quoting Capital146 (Reply 36):
Well, I plan to wait in arrivals and meet those flying in, who may not be overly familiar with MAN. For me, the initial 'meet and greet' is always a nice part of these types of weekends

Good idea, im only 40 min away on the bus. Last year i recall being there for the first arrivals.

Romper does nice food. We will need to book though, i recall it gets VERY busy during the weekends so will need to get a proper meal list drawn up and times done so we can book in advance and get the spaces we need

Would not mind a visit to Deansgate at nite (or canal street depending) lol. Deansgate is a nice area, love the loaf
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RE: Mass MAN Meet - Part 5.5

Fri Feb 24, 2006 7:46 am

Personally I'd prefer going to places where there is no special dress code, but if Im the only one who feels that way, then just ignore my blabberings!

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RE: Mass MAN Meet - Part 5.5

Fri Feb 24, 2006 8:35 am

Quoting USAFHummer (Reply 42):
Personally I'd prefer going to places where there is no special dress code, but if Im the only one who feels that way, then just ignore my blabberings!

LOL! Greg, I doubt any of this rabble know WHAT a dress code is, let alone adhere to one! Big grin

Just come as you are mate. I'm sure you'll be able to hire a DJ somewhere  wink 

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RE: Mass MAN Meet - Part 5.5

Fri Feb 24, 2006 5:53 pm

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 43):
I doubt any of this rabble know WHAT a dress code is

Hey we're not that ignorant!

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 43):
I'm sure you'll be able to hire a DJ somewhere

Cool so we're having a disco too! Wahey!  bouncy 

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RE: Mass MAN Meet - Part 5.5

Fri Feb 24, 2006 6:48 pm

Quoting Capital146 (Reply 36):
Well, I plan to wait in arrivals and meet those flying in, who may not be overly familiar with MAN

Well I am flying in on BA2904 from LGW (arrival due 10:05) and I am totally unfamiliar with MAN, so that will be most appreciated. I shall need to drop my bags somewhere, as check-in for the Crown Plaza is not until after 16:00.

I am happy to go with the flow for the meal, but my preference would be to go to a pre-booked restaurant, either near the airport or in the city centre, rather than simply turning up at a busy pub. If anyone else feels the same way, and nobody objects to separate groups for the meal, please let me know. If there is enough interest I am sure something can be arranged in advance, just like they are doing for YYZ meet.
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RE: Mass MAN Meet - Part 5.5

Fri Feb 24, 2006 7:13 pm

Quoting USAFHummer (Reply 42):
Personally I'd prefer going to places where there is no special dress code

It's just a shirt I'm on about, nothing too dressy but don't worry about it.

Quoting BCAL (Reply 45):
rather than simply turning up at a busy pub.

Well it's not like the Queen Vic, they don't even allow smoking in there, sadly. I tried calling this place before my initial post but the number in the Yellow Pages says it doesn't except incoming calls. I'll get on it.

I understand what you are saying though and while I too would have liked a restaurant this is probably a good half way house between the burger van and kebab shops of the two previous meets. We could always split up for the meal or you could suggest a place your have in mind? Could be a plan.
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RE: Mass MAN Meet - Part 5.5

Fri Feb 24, 2006 7:40 pm

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 46):
I understand what you are saying though and while I too would have liked a restaurant this is probably a good half way house

Alex

Absolutely, and I think it is admirable that you have taken on board the arrangements. This is my first a.net meet and I do not wish to rock the boat. As I said, I am happy to go with the flow (if the flow wants me) but if you cannot get the pub to reserve the tables, and it being a Saturday night, then splitting up for a meal after everyone meeting for a drink is a possibility.

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 46):
they don't even allow smoking in there

I thought the ban does not start until next year - what is the world coming to?
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RE: Mass MAN Meet - Part 5.5

Fri Feb 24, 2006 7:56 pm

Sorry, didn't mean to sound like an arse, I get grouchy if I haven't been fed but it's ok, I've had breakfast now so I'm more mellow. You're right though, it's a possibilty.


Quoting BCAL (Reply 47):
I thought the ban does not start until next year

This one came into force in January 2005. It's ok though as last time I was there in the summer we sat outside in the garden which has plenty of tables and is smoker friendly.

http://www.manchesteronline.co.uk/ne...0813_smoking_ban_joy_for_pubs.html
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RE: Mass MAN Meet - Part 5.5

Thu Mar 09, 2006 3:06 am

We now have a table booked in the Romper for 20 people from 7pm on the 1st July. More people can be added if we give them a call.

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