May Airshow

May Airshow

Postby 8674planes on Thu 08 Dec 2016, 6:27 pm

Named the Duxford Air Festival...

First Participants announced are:

Great War Display Team
The Blades
Breitling Wingwalkers
"radial engines don't drip oil, they mark their territory"
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Re: May Airshow

Postby speedbird2639 on Thu 08 Dec 2016, 7:01 pm

Sounds more like a church fete than an air show - should give the anti Duxford contingent plenty of ammo.

Re: May Airshow

Postby Elliott Marsh on Thu 08 Dec 2016, 7:11 pm

Logically thinking, that's a very early list with no warbird meat on the bones. Impossible to judge a line-up so far in advance. I wonder if we'll finally get the much anticipated DH9 debut after it's sat on the last 350 participation lists.

The Blades and wingwalkers do very little for me in the grand scheme of things, but the GWDT are always great (and have the new Avro 504 to boot).
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Re: May Airshow

Postby Spotty_Jag on Thu 08 Dec 2016, 7:53 pm

I don't why everyone hates The Blades & Aerosuperbatics so much?! Two very professional and highly entertaining teams. Both considered 'filler' items by enthusiasts due to the lack they're seen so often sadly.

The real story here is the fact the IWM have finally upped their game and started listing participants in decent time... bravo! :clap:

Re: May Airshow

Postby PeterR on Thu 08 Dec 2016, 8:20 pm

No 'theme' announced for either show, unusual for the IWM? :dunno:
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Re: May Airshow

Postby Pen Pusher on Thu 08 Dec 2016, 8:29 pm

From an e-mail sent out by IWM today
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Kids under 16 go free!

Enjoy our gift of a special ticket price with promo code SUPER15 - only available on our 2017 May and September air shows:

Duxford Air Festival | 27 - 28 May
Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show | 23 - 24 September

Enjoy dynamic flying over the skies of Duxford’s historic airfield, showcasing the skill and capability of pilots in amazing aircraft
Witness hair-raising aerobatics and aerial ingenuity from powerful aircraft
Take part in live entertainment across the show ground including music, family activities and interviews
Indulge in delicious festival food
Immerse yourself in the heritage and history of RAF Duxford
Visit our award winning museum and interactive exhibitions – entrance to all of our public buildings are included in your air show ticket price

Our SUPER15 offer applies today Out tickets, Weekend Passes and Friends of Duxford member tickets. Other T&Cs Apply - please see below for details.
Boeing Stearman pair flying with wing walkers on top of each aircraft
Already confirmed for May:

The spectacle of the Great War Display Team, accompanied by flak, bombing and strafing effects
The Breitling Wingwalkers, the world's only aerobatic formation wing walking team

Massed formation of Spitfires over Duxford
Already confirmed for September:

A massed Spitfire formation in honour of the Battle of Britain pilots

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Re: May Airshow

Postby Ryan. on Thu 15 Dec 2016, 11:05 pm

When Duxford has a theme, it can really produce an excellent show. Hoping they can do so equally without one.

Does anyone know if Duxford will stick with the new display line this year or change things again?

Re: May Airshow

Postby DOUGHNUT on Sat 17 Dec 2016, 12:48 pm

Some comment on here about themes for the Duxford air shows.
September show just call it a Battle of Britain weekend, and add more of a ground base element, 1940's weekends are very popular, and if IWM can get a Belgium F-16, for example, a story can be concocted to fit in, same for any RAF type with squadron connections to BoB. Add the local Spitfire, Hurricane, Buchons and you have a show that will appeal to the public.
July show is Legends, simple. Enthusiasts all know what to expect and expect the general public understand the event as well.
As for the May show if they have a theme and things dont work out then it will be seen as a poor show, without a theme it can be a blank canvas and IWM can pay for headline attractions, anything from the Skyvan to the Sea Vixen, and it will all fit, doubt the general public will be notice the difference. So long as IWM dont take the easy route and simply book two or three aerobatic teams and safe (cheap ?) attractions. Give the USAF at Lakenheath an open invitation to send what they want. It might be an F-15 flyby with a KC-135, or they could send a HH-60 for static display.

Re: May Airshow

Postby Spotty_Jag on Tue 31 Jan 2017, 8:15 pm

Bronco Demo Team RTed that they're displaying at Duxford's May show, but can't see them listed on the IWM list? :dunno:

Re: May Airshow

Postby aaron0288 on Tue 31 Jan 2017, 8:37 pm

They did announce it on their Facebook page earlier, along with Strikemaster pair and Calidus Autogyro.

Re: May Airshow

Postby WG655 on Thu 02 Feb 2017, 7:30 pm

Two new participants showing on the website...

The Norwegian Spitfire Foundation's Noorduyn Norseman, as well as the ever-impressive Sea Vixen! :clap:
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Re: May Airshow

Postby Spotty_Jag on Fri 03 Feb 2017, 7:21 pm

Expect the Apache to be added to the list, solo display again for 2017. Dependant on what price the Army are asking for I imagine... :lol:

Re: May Airshow

Postby Airshowhammer on Thu 09 Feb 2017, 2:11 pm

Wonder if we'll see anything from the states? :smile:
We've seen F-15's on multiple occasions and the demo itself. Also the Raptor last year as well as the Kc135 and the Osprey.
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