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Re: NI spotters - not exactly close knit
« Reply #25 on: July 31, 2009, 08:23:20 PM »
Hi Guys some interesting comments, as I am new on the forum it's nice to mentioned in dispaches as it were.I bet we've all seen a fair percentage of each other lurking at the various Ulster aviation hot spots and shows over the past few years I think it would be a great idea to put a name and face to fellow minder aviation followers.
 Might I suggest a meet up after the Saturday or Sunday of Portrush, traffic is always a disaster anyway.


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Re: NI spotters - not exactly close knit
« Reply #26 on: July 31, 2009, 08:29:40 PM »
Hi Paul. As much as I'd love to meet after the show I can't. I'll have my whole family with me and there's no way they'll want to hang around after the show. Certainly could meet up before the show.

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Re: NI spotters - not exactly close knit
« Reply #27 on: July 31, 2009, 08:39:59 PM »
No problem I will be on the cliffs on the Portstewart Road for taking snaps most of the days, arriving a little early is no problem might even head arround to the tenis courts at some point this year as well if they are being used again.


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Re: NI spotters - not exactly close knit
« Reply #28 on: July 31, 2009, 09:01:19 PM »
I'll be at the courts again this year. Probably will be used as a helo park this year again. We should try and get something organised closer to the time :)

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Re: NI spotters - not exactly close knit
« Reply #29 on: July 31, 2009, 10:48:00 PM »
No problem I will be on the cliffs on the Portstewart Road for taking snaps most of the days, arriving a little early is no problem might even head arround to the tenis courts at some point this year as well if they are being used again.


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Hi Paul, I will be on those cliffs as well and will be there both days aswell, will no doubt see you there!  :)

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Re: NI spotters - not exactly close knit
« Reply #30 on: July 31, 2009, 11:06:58 PM »
I can`t understand why the traffic is such a problem after the airshow-you would think that after all the years it has been running and the expierence with the NW200 that something better could be sorted out.

I remember 2007 was particularly bad as there was no Police to marshall the traffic out of the town.I was stuck in a car park for 4 hours before we got moving!!!
I rang the Police to see what the problem was,but they said it was just sheer volume of traffic-we didn`t see any Police at all on the way out-didn`t get back to Belfast until 12.30am!!!

I have met PH a few times and he is very decent bloke and more than happy to pass on info-just some of the other NIAG members I have met are a bit weird and very secretive: I don`t understand why people who have a mutial interest can`t share info and have to huddle in corners-That`s why I enjoy this site-no funny handshakes or secret groups--just wanted to make that clear-
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Re: NI spotters - not exactly close knit
« Reply #31 on: July 31, 2009, 11:08:46 PM »
Last year we left half way through the Red Arrows display and were out of Portrush in a few minutes. I know others that waited until the Reds had finished and were stuck for hours.

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Re: NI spotters - not exactly close knit
« Reply #32 on: July 31, 2009, 11:21:14 PM »
In an ideal world it would be best to get the Reds to open the show on BOTH days and then leave the real enthusiast's to enjoy the show without having to worry about monster traffic jams.

We usually stay in the area at B+B now because the traffic is so bad-you could probably walk home faster!
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Re: NI spotters - not exactly close knit
« Reply #33 on: August 01, 2009, 10:19:54 AM »
Sadly the traffic problems are always on the portstewart road. The last 2 years a friend of mine takes the back roads from portrush and he said that he got home before his neighbour. he got home around 7pm and his neighbour got home at 9pm
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Re: NI spotters - not exactly close knit
« Reply #34 on: August 01, 2009, 01:58:36 PM »
I never quite understood what the rush was to get home. Last year we took the last train home and spent the evening walking around portrush admiring the long queues on the roads, watching the great sunset and eating chips. What else could you ask for  ;D


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Re: NI spotters - not exactly close knit
« Reply #35 on: August 01, 2009, 02:25:18 PM »
This year my family have decided we will take a tent and stay in portrush from friday evening untill late sunday or early monday. so we don't get caught out by the trains on sat-sun.
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Re: NI spotters - not exactly close knit
« Reply #36 on: August 01, 2009, 02:52:25 PM »
Where abouts will you stay in the tent? Is there a camping place there?

I looked into a B&B for the Saturday night but they all looked a bit pricey. I'm bringing a wind shelter tent this year but I doubt it'll do much good.

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Re: NI spotters - not exactly close knit
« Reply #37 on: August 01, 2009, 03:46:58 PM »
The best place is at junpier caravan site it is a good spot and quite close to the black rocks.

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Re: NI spotters - not exactly close knit
« Reply #38 on: September 08, 2009, 10:36:57 AM »
Just noticed this thread.

I seen the NIaviation Spotters heading on some photos on jp but only thought it was a group on jp itself. This site will be great for organising meets etc.

I've been away from aviation photography for a year now, and the NI airshow has hopefully kicked it back off again and i'll start to get more of my stuff on jp and anet.

Oh, and a thanks to Dave for sending me the invite too, and to 'Casper' for the site as a whole.
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