Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2018

Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2018

Postby Pen Pusher on Wed 08 Aug 2018, 7:41 am

On site car parking is the limiting factor although I believe there is no limit on pedestrian entry. Park & Ride is available.

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Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2018

Postby Wrexham Mackem on Wed 08 Aug 2018, 7:58 am

Just jumped in for mine. I expected a sell out but maybe not quite this early.

Thanks for the warnings folks.
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Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2018

Postby sithrity on Wed 08 Aug 2018, 11:09 am

Thanks for the heads up Brian. Tickets bought!

I've never been to Duxford on a sell out, I suspect its chaos? Looking forward to it. :lol:
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Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2018

Postby Pen Pusher on Wed 08 Aug 2018, 1:06 pm

Added to the web site but not made it to Social Media yet.

Supermarine Spitfire VIII, MT928- Maxi Gainza

Westland Whirlwind HAR10 – Andrew Whitehouse

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Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2018

Postby neilos on Wed 08 Aug 2018, 2:07 pm

First Duxford airshow that I’ve decided to buy a weekend ticket!

Anyone know if Duxford has had a sell out before?
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Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2018

Postby Tom105 on Wed 08 Aug 2018, 2:13 pm

2014 september sold out on sunday due to lancs and 2015 sold out as well
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Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2018

Postby austinp on Wed 08 Aug 2018, 2:22 pm

Tickets purchased for the Saturday.

A first for me, I normally go on the Sunday. Fingers crossed the weather is good.
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Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2018

Postby rockfordstone on Thu 09 Aug 2018, 1:32 pm

i got a weekend ticket as soon as the RAF announced their bits. think i will be getting there early to beat the traffic
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Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2018

Postby Wrexham Mackem on Tue 14 Aug 2018, 9:13 am

There have been some further additions to the flying programme: Gnat pair, another two Buchons and the Spitfire tally now up to 19, and Hurricanes up to 5. Incidentally there are no BBMF fighters listed.

https://www.iwm.org.uk/events/duxford-b ... lying-List

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Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2018

Postby aaron0288 on Tue 14 Aug 2018, 2:37 pm

Either there’s going to be some big formation displays or the overall flying programme will be longer than normal surely, what with all of that confirmed so far. Looks amazing.
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Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2018

Postby Rick on Tue 14 Aug 2018, 8:42 pm

I guess this will be last airshow appearance of an RAF Tornado :sad:
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Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2018

Postby rockfordstone on Wed 15 Aug 2018, 7:09 am

aaron0288 wrote:Either there’s going to be some big formation displays or the overall flying programme will be longer than normal surely, what with all of that confirmed so far. Looks amazing.

i would reckon some will do small group displays and then there will be a massive BoB flyby
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Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2018

Postby phreakf4 on Wed 15 Aug 2018, 8:42 am

Latest info on the website says flying display will start at 1245 and run to about 1800. Good in terms of length of display but means early part will be even more backlit than normal so most photography will need to be to the left of crowd centre, But not so good for those who want to see the whole display and then use park and ride. Given that this show will sell out that also means the car parks will be gridlocked within about ten minutes of the display ending.

I already have my weekend ticket and will attend all three days (IWM member so free on Friday) but do not expect to get off the airfield until at least 1900 on Saturday or Sunday. If that is the case, at least the traffic on the M25 around Heathrow should have eased by the time I get there on the way back.....
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Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2018

Postby rockfordstone on Wed 15 Aug 2018, 11:21 am

phreakf4 wrote:Latest info on the website says flying display will start at 1245 and run to about 1800. Good in terms of length of display but means early part will be even more backlit than normal so most photography will need to be to the left of crowd centre, But not so good for those who want to see the whole display and then use park and ride. Given that this show will sell out that also means the car parks will be gridlocked within about ten minutes of the display ending.

I already have my weekend ticket and will attend all three days (IWM member so free on Friday) but do not expect to get off the airfield until at least 1900 on Saturday or Sunday. If that is the case, at least the traffic on the M25 around Heathrow should have eased by the time I get there on the way back.....

i agree i think the traffic will be nuts. with luck they will keep the museum open long enough to keep one occupied once the planes stop
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Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2018

Postby The Dudster on Wed 15 Aug 2018, 11:41 am

rockfordstone wrote:
aaron0288 wrote:Either there’s going to be some big formation displays or the overall flying programme will be longer than normal surely, what with all of that confirmed so far. Looks amazing.

i would reckon some will do small group displays and then there will be a massive BoB flyby


3 Mk1 Spitfires, Blenheim, 5 Hurricanes and a Gladiator to start followed by 3 Buchon's and finally 16 spits that would be a BoB magic flypast ? :worship:
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Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2018

Postby neilos on Wed 15 Aug 2018, 6:27 pm

phreakf4 wrote:I already have my weekend ticket and will attend all three days (IWM member so free on Friday) but do not expect to get off the airfield until at least 1900 on Saturday or Sunday. If that is the case, at least the traffic on the M25 around Heathrow should have eased by the time I get there on the way back.....


Weekend ticket here too, and going Friday. Living 10mins down the road does have it advantages, but I always leave at least 20mins before the end of the shows anyway.

Stayed to the end once a few years back, took me nearly 2 hours to get out! I could have parked the car, walked home for a cuppa and walked back and still would have had to queue to get out!!
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Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2018

Postby iainpeden on Wed 15 Aug 2018, 8:26 pm

neilos wrote:
phreakf4 wrote:I already have my weekend ticket and will attend all three days (IWM member so free on Friday) but do not expect to get off the airfield until at least 1900 on Saturday or Sunday. If that is the case, at least the traffic on the M25 around Heathrow should have eased by the time I get there on the way back.....


Weekend ticket here too, and going Friday. Living 10mins down the road does have it advantages, but I always leave at least 20mins before the end of the shows anyway.

Stayed to the end once a few years back, took me nearly 2 hours to get out! I could have parked the car, walked home for a cuppa and walked back and still would have had to queue to get out!!

Which is why I'm using the P&R at Trumpington.
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Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2018

Postby whwillson on Fri 17 Aug 2018, 1:48 pm

Good Morning all-

I apologize in advance if this is inappropriate for this thread stream. I am bringing my parents to the Battle of Britain Show this year and forgot to purchase Gold Pass tickets as I have done in years past. If anyone has or knows of 3 tickets (even 4, if that's all they have) who won't be attending and would like to sell them, I am in need of at least three. Thanks, William
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Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2018

Postby frank on Fri 17 Aug 2018, 4:14 pm

phreakf4 wrote:.

I already have my weekend ticket and will attend all three days (IWM member so free on Friday) ..



Never done the friday - is there much activity then or is it a bit hit and miss ?
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Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2018

Postby neilos on Fri 17 Aug 2018, 4:44 pm

frank wrote:
phreakf4 wrote:.

I already have my weekend ticket and will attend all three days (IWM member so free on Friday) ..



Never done the friday - is there much activity then or is it a bit hit and miss ?


Can be a bit hit and miss. They tend to start practising around mid morning/into the afternoon.

Least the tank bank is open on the Friday, as well as the grandstand.
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