BMAA Bonus Weekend Duxford 30-31 July *CANCELLED*

BMAA Bonus Weekend Duxford 30-31 July *CANCELLED*

Postby Pen Pusher on Fri 29 Jul 2016, 12:47 pm

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THE BMAA Bonus Weekend at Duxford on 30-31 July has been cancelled after Duxford pulled out at short notice. With 73 aircraft booked in, organiser Merv Middleton was looking forward to a great turnout of a huge variety of microlights and a superb photo opportunity after months of work. Only to get an email from Duxford apologising that due to operational commitments and manning shortages the event was postponed.

“After several phone calls it became apparent that postponed really meant cancelled. I apologise wholeheartedly for any inconvenience caused,” said a very disappointed Merv. “I hope you can resurrect other flying plans, because you can now guarantee the weather will be superb! Lot of work for no return springs to mind.”

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Re: BMAA Bonus Weekend Duxford 30-31 July *CANCELLED*

Postby rdchawk on Fri 29 Jul 2016, 1:30 pm

More cost cutting by Duxford? Terrible to cancel it at such short notice!
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Re: BMAA Bonus Weekend Duxford 30-31 July *CANCELLED*

Postby Dragon Rapide on Fri 29 Jul 2016, 1:39 pm

Perhaps we might get to know the reason before jumping in with accusations of cost-cutting!! :sad:
Listen to that Gipsy music.....

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Re: BMAA Bonus Weekend Duxford 30-31 July *CANCELLED*

Postby Stagger2 on Fri 29 Jul 2016, 1:41 pm

The PR. Team at Duxford really are trying their best to take the Crown from the organisers of the inaugural 'Fukushima Surf Festival'? :loser:
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Re: BMAA Bonus Weekend Duxford 30-31 July *CANCELLED*

Postby Dragon Rapide on Fri 29 Jul 2016, 2:00 pm

The exchanges on the BMAA forum indicate manning problems in the tower for this weekend. Other similar events have taken pace and the one later next month is still scheduled so it looks like a last minute problem they have been unable to resolve. But clearly others here will take a different view, without any evidence for it.... :roll: :roll:
Listen to that Gipsy music.....

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Re: BMAA Bonus Weekend Duxford 30-31 July *CANCELLED*

Postby cg_341 on Fri 29 Jul 2016, 2:21 pm

Surely they could have operated an A/G at least, or even just use Safetycom or similar for the day?
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Re: BMAA Bonus Weekend Duxford 30-31 July *CANCELLED*

Postby Slappywag on Fri 29 Jul 2016, 5:42 pm

Hampshire Aviation wrote:Surely they could have operated an A/G at least, or even just use Safetycom or similar for the day?

Stop exercising common sense; this is Duxford we are talking about.
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Re: BMAA Bonus Weekend Duxford 30-31 July *CANCELLED*

Postby ikarus on Sat 30 Jul 2016, 2:41 pm

:grin: :clap:
Slappywag wrote:
Hampshire Aviation wrote:Surely they could have operated an A/G at least, or even just use Safetycom or similar for the day?

Stop exercising common sense; this is Duxford we are talking about.
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Re: BMAA Bonus Weekend Duxford 30-31 July *CANCELLED*

Postby Thoughtful_Flyer on Sat 30 Jul 2016, 3:34 pm

I seem to remember an aerobatic competition at Duxford being cancelled for similar reasons and at equally short notice a few years back.
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Re: BMAA Bonus Weekend Duxford 30-31 July *CANCELLED*

Postby flight79 on Sat 30 Jul 2016, 5:02 pm

no wonder I don't go there anymore :loser:
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