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YVR Do September 14-16, 2018

YVR Do September 14-16, 2018

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Map for YVR Do - Hotels, Meet up points, etc
YVR Do Eventbrite signup

Availability for Friday evening for pre-drinks/dinner:
  1. Bohemian1 (I'm up for any pre-dinner drinks.)
  2. NewbieRunner (As I'm arriving on Thursday I'll be around on Friday for any daytime activities and drinks/dinner.)
  3. polkacat (I get in Friday around 12:45 pm so am up for some group functions that day.)
  4. ANC RED-EYE (arrive Thursday evening)
  5. jrl767 +1 (ETA ~1600)
  6. pudgym29 (Available for Friday daytime activities also.)
  7. boxo (arriving AS PDX YVR Friday 11:05 am)
  8. TravelKane (Arriving Thurs)
  9. angra (arriving Friday DL 1805 @ 1227)
  10. beckoa (AS2266 8:44 PM)
  11. DrunkCargo (should be around, but didn't register for tickets on time)
  12. greendx (arriving late Thursday night, may need to work from my hotel on Friday, if not will be available)
  13. Bob W (arriving Thursday)
  14. canadiancow (arriving AC 569 @ 1912)
  15. jackal (arriving Thursday)
  16. margarita girl (arriving AC103 @ 09:52)
  17. Altaflyer (arriving Flair 8135 @07:35am Fri)
  18. keitherson (i arrived Wednesday!! )

CONFIRMED for Do:
  1. nomadic.relief - Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
  2. NewbieRunner - Hampton Inn (Available for daytime activities and drinks/dinner on Friday)
  3. polkacat +1 - Holiday Inn & Suites Vancouver Downtown
  4. angra - currently GEC Granville Suites Downtown - Arriving early afternoon friday
  5. aviationp
  6. monitor - Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
  7. Frantic - Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
  8. BOB W- Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
  9. Bohemian1 - Commuting from the burbs (signed up for Saturday dinner)
  10. jrl767 +1 - Marriott Delta Suites; ETA Fri ~1600
  11. CMK10 - Westin Grand
  12. keitherson - i live here!!
  13. Zorak - Westin Grand
  14. ANC RED-EYE
  15. Majuki- Westin Grand (Saturday activities only)
  16. pudgym29 - Hostelling International - Vancouver Downtown
  17. boxo - Park Inn & Suites
  18. TravelKane - Hilton Vancouver Metrotown
  19. beckoa Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
  20. DrunkCargo (is home)
  21. greendx - Park Inn & Suites
  22. canadiancow - Couch surfing
  23. PhilElite
  24. jackal - Ramada Limited Vancouver Downtown
  25. margarita girl - Sheraton Vancouver Airport
  26. Altaflyer - HI Vancouver Central
  27. Finkface - Local, but may get a room after looking at this list


MAYBES:
  1. CDKing
  2. rxgeek +1
  3. Smiley90
  4. Viridianne
  5. srletend
  6. canopus27

NOT THIS TIME:
  • mahasamatman
  • kirkwoodj
  • King Chung Huang
  • f0zzyNUE
  • Zorak
  • GrjApp

Walk details: (from https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/30202123-post245.html)
Saturday: Meet at 10:15am for a 10:30am departure by the Starbucks inside Waterfront Station (601 W Cordova Street)
Sunday: Meet at 10:15am for a 10:30am departure in the North Plaza of the Vancouver Art Gallery (850 W Georgia Street)
Walks will last about 2 hours and should end in the vicinity of food.
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Old Jul 3, 18, 12:00 am
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Looks like a wimpy landing compared to some AK landings I have been on.
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Old Jul 7, 18, 12:25 am
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I'm in!

Will think about float plane stuff later, but put me down for beer and other activities for sure! ^
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Old Jul 7, 18, 12:39 am
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What's the inflight service like on the Otter?

Been on a beaver on floats before... not an otter.
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Old Jul 7, 18, 12:44 am
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Originally Posted by beckoa View Post
What's the inflight service like on the Otter?

Been on a beaver on floats before... not an otter.
That will include the simplest of service. The pilot will turn toward the Pax prior to takeoff and give the pre-departure safety briefing. This will include "Should the plane go silent inflight, that means the engine has failed. This translates to " Bend over and kiss you arse goodbye".
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Old Jul 7, 18, 11:27 am
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While the twin Otter is a great plane, for sightseeing trips I actually prefer the single Otter. For some reason the windows seemed better placed or maybe even larger.

But both are great planes.
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Old Jul 16, 18, 1:49 am
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Bear with me, I have attempted to be "techish" ... please let me know if the map link in the wiki is a horrible failure! At this point I have only included the known hotels, location of float plane docks, and Waterfront Station (it will likely be the meeting point for the walks), but I intend to update it as more is finalized. Currently there will be a Gastown/Chinatown walking tour from ~10am-12pm on Saturday, the float plane tour for those interested on Saturday afternoon (time TBA), the official dinner Saturday evening (location/time to be confirmed in next couple days, but it will be gastropub/beer bar), and a walking tour of Downtown/Waterfront areas on Sunday ~10am-12pm. And yes, I will be adding microbrewery clusters to the map later! :P

For other activities, should people be so inclined, or have more time, you can easily rent bikes and tour the seawall around Stanley Park (a mostly flat 10km, plus whatever from your starting point); there is a free shuttle up to Capilano Suspension Bridge (shows off our massive trees) and Grouse Mountain Gondola (stunning views of Vancouver + Vancouver Island) - very tempted to take a group of you up there either Friday or Sunday, should there be enough interest; Granville Island markets; there is Queen Elizabeth Park or Vandusen Gardens for the botanically inclined; and if you really don't like beer, you can ditch us for a Vancouver Whitecaps-Seattle Sounders soccer match.

I have removed the list of interested float plane participants in the wiki and will be posting an Eventbrite link in its place in the next few days, once the Saturday evening dinner is finalized.

Nice to see a new participant has snuck into the wiki - welcome Majuki!

Could I also ask that people indicate in the wiki if they are around on Friday evening for pre-drinks/dinner? I need a better idea of numbers to
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Old Jul 16, 18, 1:56 am
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Originally Posted by nomadic.relief View Post
... the official dinner on Sunday (location/time to be confirmed in next couple days, but it will be gastropub/beer bar), ...
I have removed the list of interested float plane participants in the wiki and will be posting an Eventbrite link in its place in the next few days, once the Saturday evening dinner is finalized.
I'm guessing the first reference to Sunday dinner was a typo/thinko

Originally Posted by nomadic.relief View Post
Could I also ask that people indicate in the wiki if they are around on Friday evening for pre-drinks/dinner? I need a better idea of numbers to
... or maybe I caught you in mid-edit

I'm arriving Thursday (planning on meeting up with local non--FT friends that evening) so will be around on Friday.
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Old Jul 16, 18, 2:05 am
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... or maybe I caught you in mid-edit
Nope, I even re-read it multiple times - fixed! Thanks.
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Old Jul 16, 18, 3:52 am
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Originally Posted by nomadic.relief View Post
For other activities, should people be so inclined, or have more time, you can easily rent bikes and tour the seawall around Stanley Park (a mostly flat 10km, plus whatever from your starting point); there is a free shuttle up to Capilano Suspension Bridge (shows off our massive trees) and Grouse Mountain Gondola (stunning views of Vancouver + Vancouver Island) - very tempted to take a group of you up there either Friday or Sunday, should there be enough interest
A bike ride sounds great although I probably covered most of the route on foot last time I was in Vancouver. I've also been to Capilano on a very wet day and don't mind going there again preferably in better weather, but Grouse Mountain Gondola sounds tempting.

Could I also ask that people indicate in the wiki if they are around on Friday evening for pre-drinks/dinner? I need a better idea of numbers to
As I'm arriving on Thursday I'll be around on Friday for any daytime activities and drinks/dinner. Also for any additional activities on Monday.
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Old Jul 16, 18, 6:08 am
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Originally Posted by nomadic.relief View Post
Nice to see a new participant has snuck into the wiki - welcome Majuki!
I figured Id stop by since I was in the area.
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Securing space for Friday afternoon/evening drinks could be tricky, but I'm in. Fingers crossed on the weather.
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Old Jul 16, 18, 12:05 pm
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Securing space for Friday afternoon/evening drinks could be tricky, but I'm in. Fingers crossed on the weather.
Agreed, that's why I wanted a clearer idea on numbers.
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I arrive Thu evening, so up for Friday activities.
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From my lunchtime walk today, A preview of coming attractions:



CXH HA Base
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Old Jul 16, 18, 8:10 pm
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