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Spotting at New Home
« on: March 29, 2011, 02:24:12 PM »
Thought you might like to look at this.
They appear to be spotter friendly but as usual Don't prop your ladder against the fence!!

http://www.dsaf.co.uk/spotting.html
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Re: Spotting at New Home
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2011, 03:48:12 PM »
Ernie Lightfoot used to live with his family in a cottage at Spot1.
Back in the late 50's early 60's, while stationed at Finningley. We used to play darts with him at a Pub between The Harvey and his cottage, neither of which are still there.

Thought I'd share that little nugget of useless information.  :roll:  :roll:

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Re: Spotting at New Home
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2011, 04:47:37 PM »
Well I'd need flipping brilliant binoculars to do any spotting from here... waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhh  she's sooooooooo far awaaaaaaay.... <stamps feet, throws hissyfit>

But from a grown-up point of view, its a great place for her this season and it will do me good to 'want' again.

(Now where did all those toys I threw go...? lol)

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Re: Spotting at New Home
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2011, 05:14:39 PM »
Too far for us  :(

But we have had our fair share of her for last year or two and at least others will now have same opportunity as well as being closer to home for at lot of Trust employees I imagine so they may see their own homes a bit more!!  :D
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Re: Spotting at New Home
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2011, 05:46:20 PM »
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Too far for us  :(

But we have had our fair share of her for last year or two and at least others will now have same opportunity as well as being closer to home for at lot of Trust employees I imagine so they may see their own homes a bit more!!  :D
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Re: Spotting at New Home
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2011, 09:08:16 PM »
its not far for me, yippee :D about 45 mins in fact ;)
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Re: Spotting at New Home
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2011, 09:13:46 PM »
48 miles for me instead of 161  :)
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Re: Spotting at New Home
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2011, 09:27:16 PM »
Quote from: "Sarah Abbott"
Too far for us  :(

But we have had our fair share of her for last year or two and at least others will now have same opportunity as well as being closer to home for at lot of Trust employees I imagine so they may see their own homes a bit more!!  :D

And on the plus side,less expense for the Trust in hotel and travel expenses,I wonder if Mrs Stone will recognise the chubby little chap that turns up at the door every night claiming to be her husband !

Lol

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Re: Spotting at New Home
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2011, 10:00:19 PM »
Took me just 20 mins to get there today :D  Although at 90+ miles an hour down past Clumber Park i think i may have been caught by the local police car!! :evil:  :oops:
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Re: Spotting at New Home
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2011, 10:03:42 PM »
I think it's only parking fines you can claim on expenses..... lol
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Re: Spotting at New Home
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2011, 10:12:13 PM »
I pass it every week - on my way to b****y Gatwick!
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Re: Spotting at New Home
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2011, 11:51:11 PM »
We sometimes watch Belfast and Jersey arrive on a Sunday when we're bored  :lol:  :lol: (when mum's not drooling over KLM at Humberside that is), so I have a feeling I will have to restrain mum from going there every week now  :lol:  :lol:
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Re: Spotting at New Home
« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2011, 10:20:20 PM »
Hmm...

Hitchin to Brize Norton = 69.3 miles
Hitchin to Robin Hood Airport = 131.4 miles

Can't see me going spotting this year. Air shows only - good job they're in the south!!  :lol:

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Re: Spotting at New Home
« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2011, 10:32:29 PM »
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Hmm...

Hitchin to Brize Norton = 69.3 miles
Hitchin to Robin Hood Airport = 131.4 miles

Can't see me going spotting this year. Air shows only - good job they're in the south!!  :lol:

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Re: Spotting at New Home
« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2011, 01:13:28 AM »
We moved 558 from in front of the terminal today (spot 4) to stand 16.

It's not marked on the map but if you go directly up the photo from the "spot 4" arrow there is a large oblong stand and that is where she is now (I think there is a fair view between the hangars and there were certainly a few cars parked there today)

We may hide inside quite soon but do not get too upset as there are great plans for the near future and our lack of visibility from the outside will be more than made up for.

All we need now is to make sure we can make it into the next stage of 558's incredible life.
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