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Planespotters be proud of yourselves!

Old 25th Jan 2009, 21:02
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Planespotters be proud of yourselves!

We all know planespotters come in for a bit of stick most of the time, for whatever reason. I like looking at aircraft, always have, although registrations etc is a step too far for me. However, I follow many forums on this site and whenever somebody posts a question about where or what a particular aircraft is, there are usually several informative posts helping out with the answer, and sometimes photos or a guide as to where that a/c can be found.

Now.....don't ask why but I was idly passing time on the web, looking for a lorry name to match my young daughter's. It's a very well-known UK haulage company, and I thought it would only take a couple of minutes to see if there was such a named lorry. Bl**dy hll.....what a sinister lot those lorry spotters are. Talk about obsessively and jealously guarding your 'spots'. Loads of enthusiast sites, but all charging an annual fee before they'll share info! What a contrast to the aviation types, most of who will help others out for the love of their hobby!!!!!!!
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Old 25th Jan 2009, 22:16
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Bl**dy hll.....what a sinister lot those lorry spotters are. Talk about obsessively and jealously guarding your 'spots'.
When I was at an air display last year I was appalled by the bad behaviour, abusive language and downright rudeness of some of the spotters. I was glad to see that Fairford (if it had gone ahead) had banned the tented encampments at the crowd line.
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Old 26th Jan 2009, 00:03
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Hedge chimps

Joking aside I've never seen the attraction but live and let live. I did wonder though about one I saw at Luton at 5am one frosty November morning. His young baby was asleep in a child seat in his car.
 
Old 26th Jan 2009, 07:35
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Does the U.K. lead the world in the aircraft, train, bus, lorry/truck spotting fanaticism?
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Old 26th Jan 2009, 08:15
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Thumbs up Spotters are friendly well Most are

hi


In the main Most spotters of any type are great people but there are
always a few bad eggs in any pack . We here at Farnborough try to
assist Anyone with information Freely . Our Websites and Forums are
open to All not just Spotters . A closed society makes no friends
Long may it Stay that way

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Old 26th Jan 2009, 08:42
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Here hear Gulf4UK and at Manchester as well

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Old 26th Jan 2009, 08:46
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Nice you may be but you're still all bonkers
 
Old 26th Jan 2009, 09:01
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bonkers

hi
Bonkers we might be but its funny how many Aviation types are also
Spotters. Flight crew come to Us for Pictures taken of there Flights
some even pose from the cockpit you can see the Smile looking at
the lads as they Taxy past .
later you see adverts asking for prints We are glad to give them .
Many of us Travel on Your Flights as well had many good chats
with flight crews and never had a bad word from any of them .
So we all get along Great
Many happy people in whats not a pleasent time for Some .

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Old 26th Jan 2009, 09:18
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No problem with them [when I was young I used to do it] Was down at Thunder City three years ago, two skygods emerge from the hangar with all their gear on, climb into the silver Lightning two-seater, and start the engines. Two Brits other Brits arrive, note the number, and say cheerio to me. I say 'but this is about to fly!!' [it was merely feet away from us]. No, we are not staying, we've got the number!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...............Some have no soul!!!
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Old 26th Jan 2009, 09:23
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It does make you worry though when somebody names their daughter 'Stobart'............
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Old 26th Jan 2009, 09:31
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Stobart

Was trying to think of a reply to That but Possibly grounds for Divorce.

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Old 26th Jan 2009, 10:54
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Nice you may be but you're still all bonkers

Each to their own and all that is what I say!

If you want to start trivulising a hobby then Golf would be an interesting place to start IMHO!!

Anyway, most Spotters are a good bunch....Sure, there are a few extreme characters! Someone has mentioned the airshow photography freaks...These are the hardcore nutters who seem to hold a "my stepladder/lens is bigger than yours" competition at every major airshow and sod the rest of you!!

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Old 26th Jan 2009, 13:40
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Planespotters! Always remind me of a certain tailor in Coventry.
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Old 26th Jan 2009, 14:26
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Anyone got the construcion number of G-BONK, please!?
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Old 26th Jan 2009, 14:33
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re G -BONK

As you asked nicely .

G-BONK THUNDER AND COLT LTD COLT 180A
Serial No.: 1167 Deregistered PWFU 28/11/2001

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Old 26th Jan 2009, 21:47
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Bonkers !!!

Yes, Absolutely and proud of it !!!!!

Never have been ashamed of the pastime, had many a discussion with puzzled types. It often amuses me when I ask them "what do you do then" answer is usually "fishing" (drowning worms !) or watching 22 overpaid men chasing a plastic ball !

So whos bonkers then ?
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Old 26th Jan 2009, 22:00
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Well I for one always give a wave from my little winda as we trundle our way down to Alpha 1 past the viewing park at Manch. And Im oft amazed at the number of ladies and gents down there in the poo weather, and at ungodly hours when I for one would be in bed if not for ferrying our punters about. So I take my hat off to your dedication and stoic Britishness

Well, I would take my hat off if they issued one, but I'd probably only keep me sarnies in it anyway.............
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Old 26th Jan 2009, 22:05
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I drove for Stobarts for 3 years, had an affair with an Ursula and Gwendolyn
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Old 26th Jan 2009, 22:45
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Originally Posted by Gulf4UK
...Many of us Travel on Your Flights...
You'd have to be an extremely rich boy to travel on Flintstone's flights!
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Old 27th Jan 2009, 09:02
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Revised list*.

Nice.
Bonkers.
Touchy.












* Warning. This list was formed using sweeping generalisations, untested assumptions and just a little observation.
 

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