Apr 30 : 12:00AM
MDT hosted our second annual fly in tweet-up, #MDT324 and over the course of the next week or two will be sharing the blog posts from the attendees. Today's post is from Bruce Bere, a self-described 'airline, aviation and travel enthusiast' from the Midwest. This was Bruce's first time joining us for fly-in tweet-up.
I love aviation—quite a bit. When I got an email and an invitation to the tweet-up, #MDT324, I jumped at the chance to go. Flying in from all different areas of the country, a group of people met at HarrisburgInternational Airport (MDT) and started what was the second consecutive tweet-up for this group.
Our lovely host, Stephanie Gehman (@airport_girl
), who showed us around the airport including a behind the scenes look at the baggage operation and the tarmac, met us. Working for United Airlines
at ORD, it was quite an experience to see a completely different airport. I am used to a baggage room with over 100 belts for different flights--MDT has only three. Overall, it was a great experience getting to compare a larger and smaller airport. The neat thing about MDT was the fact that so much goes on there that I certainly would never have guessed before touring the facility. Between the commercial aviation, military presence, and the FBO on site, it is always a full day.
Going into the tweet-up, I was a bit uneasy. I am shy by nature but by the end of the night, I felt great connecting with such a great group of people. Here’s to #MDT324 2013!
We look forward to having another crew of #avgeeks fly in for next year's #MDT324! Hope to see you there, Bruce.