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Mini PPRuNe Conventions

Old 11th Jun 1999, 04:38
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Thanks Towers,

Confirmed you are cleared direct to Bangor.

God we are sad aren't we

See you tomorrow

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Old 11th Jun 1999, 10:11
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Hmm, a reception desk at a hotel that forgets who you are and doesn't communicate your whereabouts to anyone that asks. I think that accounts for 99% of the reception desks around the world!

 
Old 11th Jun 1999, 14:03
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Towers.... This is, admittedly, written whilst into my second half litre of something called aphaxocoenh
I though it was rash ointment but it certainly is relaxing.
I have made block bookings on the clapped out B737 which operates twice a week from Pusan and Seoul and organised a few local gutters for hospitality. The local girls are also organising back up from Irkutsk
and Khabarovsk, so no worries there.
See you there.
Oh by the way, I have just received confirmation...my next posting from 8th August...Athens for three years.!!
About time.... LHR, DHA, JED, POM, SIN, UUS and now ATH...yippee.
Now we are cooking with Retsina.!! Looks like the Greek Chapter of Dimitrios PPRuNos.
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Old 11th Jun 1999, 16:19
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Steve, sorry for your dissapointment yesterday, but what Danny said is correct...we were in the 'Bodrhan Bar' of the DAP Forte Hotel from 6pm until about 8pm. I also had difficulty contacting Danny through the front desk. I had phoned him at 2pm to make sure he was in town and up for a pint. I was put through on that occasion with no problem and arranged to meet him later. When I actually fronted up to the reception desk later and asked for his room number the twot on the desk insisted that there was no such person in the hotel! I had to insist back for quite a while before they finally dug out the number!
We were in the bar for about two hours, right at the bar just beside the door, so you must have walked past us if you checked the area! I assume you havent met Danny before, so maybe we should have worn our PPRuNe T-Shirts!
I was rather surprised that the attendance was so poor though I must say.
Besides you and I, it appears no one else was bothered to turn up to meet our fearless leader! I wonder where Greaser was? And Chaos? (I was soooo looking forward to meeting him), Hamrah had an excuse (weak)and I could list others but I'll restrain myself.
My guess is all the guys are a little SHY about revealing their true identities.

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Old 11th Jun 1999, 16:58
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Now ensconced in the Forte GLA. DO NOT DISTURB except in emergency until at least 1700L as I'm going to try and get some kip.

Reception at DUB feigned ignorance and claimed it must have been an earlier shift that screwed up with the paging (or lack of it). Sorry you were messed around Irish Steve.

Anyone looking for us if we're not in our rooms had best head for the bar and look for a bunch of pilot 'types' (go figure that one out) enjoying a talk and a drink. If you are brash enough to ask several groups of people if they're 'PPRuNers' and find us first then that's OK otherwise be prepared to be embarrased slightly until you stumble across us. It'll be worth it.

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Old 11th Jun 1999, 18:10
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Or if you aren't brash enough to follow the good Captain's advice, then find a group of young ladies and divert to your alternate

See you guys later.

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Old 11th Jun 1999, 18:57
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Gnash! wail! Boo! Hoo!,

I passed right by the Forte yesterday at about 16.30 completely oblivious to the PPRuNe-fest that was about to take place.

Maybe next time

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Old 11th Jun 1999, 21:58
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Taking a peek at the site while at work, I raise my cup of tea and propose a toast to PPRuNe and its masters.
(Someone has to work while you are boozing...)
Hoping to meet you another (next ?) time..
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Old 11th Jun 1999, 22:56
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I agree too, reception denied all knowledge of you guys. Watched Sky Sports on their big screen in the bar until 1700 and decided to catch an earlier flight home.
If it was a mistake hope you guys had a good night.
 
Old 12th Jun 1999, 02:34
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Anyone for an impromtu meet in Paris next week?
 
Old 12th Jun 1999, 02:34
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Well, what can I say? The Glasgow Convention was a great success and there were 17 atendees at one stage with others coming and going throughout the evening.

Many thanks to those that made the effort. As you may see from the following (suitably de-identified) pictures a good time was had by all.


The scene just before departure from DUB


Approach to GLA


Various scenes from the evening


Various scenes from the evening


Various scenes from the evening


Various scenes from the evening

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Old 12th Jun 1999, 03:47
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Danny,

Can I take the black band off my eyes please !! I keep walking into the wall

Cheers guys, see you next time around ?



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Old 12th Jun 1999, 05:00
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I recognize a couple of chaps in those photos

There MUST be a way to have a mini-convention in the states sometime. Until then, keep us posted on the ones "across the pond", ok?
 
Old 12th Jun 1999, 18:28
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Well I finally made it back to the sanctuary of rural Cheshire and now for some well earned R & R.

Thanks to everyone who made it to the gathering even if most were already rostered to be there overnight. A special thanks to 10w, Molesworth and 'John' who made the effort of trekking out to the airport. Also a special thanks to Capt Sensible for the DUB visit (and the very tasty meal Karen prepared for us).

Irish Steve, I'm sorry you didn't manage to find us although you got no help from the receptionists at the Forte in DUB. I can assure you that there will be other times. We have a base in DUB for the summer and I'm bound to rotate through there many more times this summer. I'll keep you posted.

Now... Friday, June 18th, Metropole Hotel, NEC BHX... any takers?

Got to close this thread due to the size.

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