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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So if Alton Towers take Heli's, it would be interesting to know if the other big theme parks, Chessington, Legoland Windsor etc take heli's.
Not that I've got one to go in.

Must check lotto tickets, may of had a share in that
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just out of interest did they provide any service to justify the
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They collected us from the helicopter and delivered us to the entrance, which I suppose was a 5 minute drive. Then they collected us at the end of the day and took us back to the helicotper, but in my opinion this does not justify a
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even airfields don't charge that much to land... (well, all of the airfields I've visited, anyway.) Think the most I've paid is
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps (M1NTY) an organised fly-in and if all arrived within half an hour we could offer to pay
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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are we going to have to start a national helicopter boycott of Alton Towers?

Well at the risk of sounding hypocritical having moaned about
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with you Craig, we did it for the fun of it and the challenge of flying in. I don't make a habit of paying landing fees, and don't particularly agree with the fact they are charging them, but it was a personal goal to fly in there, go on all the rides and then fly home, and we had a lot of fun despite having to pay for the landing.

That said a windsock would have been nice. I hope they took that comment seriously.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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after all, a heli doesn't cause that much ground wear does it!


You should see some of my landings !! Crying or Very sad

I blame the 5 foot arse height difference between a 300 and a 44
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Call me Mr Picky but as a navigation feature, the Burton-on-Trent cooling towers ain't what they used to be Laughing



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's quite some site clearance! I wonder if GWB had a hand in that one as well??

Very neat how the grass areas are still marked out and not very much debris on any of them - just the toxic water pools that they aren't quite sure how to deal with..

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