Duxford Air Festival 2018

Re: Duxford Air Festival 2018

Postby Milguy22 on Tue 17 Apr 2018, 2:39 pm

Patrouille de France for Duxford on the 27th. Only UK show on their schedule.
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Re: Duxford Air Festival 2018

Postby Tom105 on Tue 24 Apr 2018, 11:27 am

Patrouille de France aerobatic team (Sunday only), the French Air Force Dassault Rafale, and the French Air Force Equipe de Voltige, a duo of Extra aircraft performing close formation, high precision aerobatic displays.
from Flypast website, also Chinook Saturday only
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Re: Duxford Air Festival 2018

Postby MiG_Eater on Tue 24 Apr 2018, 11:54 am

If this is correct, that is fantastic news... how embarrassing though that the Armee de l'Air have supported this airshow so much more than the RAF this year!
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Re: Duxford Air Festival 2018

Postby davidjones533 on Tue 24 Apr 2018, 11:56 am

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Re: Duxford Air Festival 2018

Postby MiG_Eater on Tue 24 Apr 2018, 12:12 pm

I think I make a fair point - The RAF will maybe match the three displays offered by the French, but it's doubtful they'll exceed it.
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Re: Duxford Air Festival 2018

Postby Airshowhammer on Tue 24 Apr 2018, 12:12 pm

Brilliant news on the Rafale! Last years display was incredible. Now fingers crossed for the Belgian F-16!
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Re: Duxford Air Festival 2018

Postby Wrexham Mackem on Tue 24 Apr 2018, 8:45 pm

An ace trio from the French Air Force. Superb :biggrin:
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Re: Duxford Air Festival 2018

Postby Agent K on Wed 25 Apr 2018, 9:03 am

MiG_Eater wrote:I think I make a fair point - The RAF will maybe match the three displays offered by the French, but it's doubtful they'll exceed it.


Do you make this comment from an informed position of knowing what will be happening at the September BoB Airshow and the level of RAF support? or is this pure speculation?
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Re: Duxford Air Festival 2018

Postby MiG_Eater on Wed 25 Apr 2018, 9:12 am

I make the comment based on the fact that the RAF field so few displays this year that the weight of probability is that they will field 3 displays or less.

I think the absolute most they could commit would be the Typhoon, Red Arrows, Chinook, BBMF and Tutor which - while it would be great to see - is barely more thrilling than what the French are providing for the May airshow.

My point is really that the French, particularly in recent years, have been supporting British airshows in such a marvellous way, it is a shame our forces aren't supported to the extent that they are able to do the same.
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Re: Duxford Air Festival 2018

Postby MiG_Eater on Wed 25 Apr 2018, 9:13 am

p.s. If i'm proved wrong and we get all of the above as well as various flypasts I will be very happy indeed!
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Re: Duxford Air Festival 2018

Postby Agent K on Wed 25 Apr 2018, 10:40 am

MiG_Eater wrote:p.s. If i'm proved wrong and we get all of the above as well as various flypasts I will be very happy indeed!


Agree with your statements and the lack of RAF contributions over the past few years especially compared to when I used to go to the big airshows in the 80's and 90's. I asked as I believe the DUX BoB airshow will be one of the RAF 100 supported ones. What that means I don't know!
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Re: Duxford Air Festival 2018

Postby timuss on Wed 25 Apr 2018, 4:01 pm

Anybody know if the Rafale display jet will be the same this year?
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Re: Duxford Air Festival 2018

Postby mafro987daboss on Mon 30 Apr 2018, 1:49 pm

Airshowhammer wrote:Brilliant news on the Rafale! Last years display was incredible. Now fingers crossed for the Belgian F-16!


Is this actually on the cards or are you just hoping? Loved the show last year and will probably go again if another fast jet is booked.
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Re: Duxford Air Festival 2018

Postby Airshowhammer on Mon 30 Apr 2018, 2:18 pm

mafro987daboss wrote:
Airshowhammer wrote:Brilliant news on the Rafale! Last years display was incredible. Now fingers crossed for the Belgian F-16!


Is this actually on the cards or are you just hoping? Loved the show last year and will probably go again if another fast jet is booked.


More wishful thinking! As it has been a regular attendee in the past, would be a welcome return in its awesome new paint scheme. :rock:
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Re: Duxford Air Festival 2018

Postby MiG_Eater on Mon 30 Apr 2018, 2:40 pm

I feel the same... Last year was so excellent but i'm not quite tempted for this year yet. One more fast jet, and i'll go all weekend I think.
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Re: Duxford Air Festival 2018

Postby Pen Pusher on Fri 04 May 2018, 1:39 pm

RNHF Swordfish and Sea Fury T.20 added.

Two Sea Fury's and a Fury, nearly a display team there. :biggrin:

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Re: Duxford Air Festival 2018

Postby Jakub.Zurek on Fri 04 May 2018, 2:03 pm

2 Sea Furies and a Fury are tempting, but is there any slim chance of Berlin Express displaying, or will she be safely tucked away in the hangar until July?
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Re: Duxford Air Festival 2018

Postby Airshowhammer on Fri 04 May 2018, 2:35 pm

Really want to attend but apart from the Rafale theres nothing really swaying me in favour :sad:
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Re: Duxford Air Festival 2018

Postby Pen Pusher on Fri 04 May 2018, 2:47 pm

Jakub.Zurek wrote:2 Sea Furies and a Fury are tempting, but is there any slim chance of Berlin Express displaying, or will she be safely tucked away in the hangar until July?


It needs a CAA exemption to fly and they only last 28 day's, I believe, so it will be Legends when it is next flying.

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Re: Duxford Air Festival 2018

Postby MiG_Eater on Fri 04 May 2018, 3:52 pm

Airshowhammer wrote:Really want to attend but apart from the Rafale theres nothing really swaying me in favour :sad:


Same here.
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Re: Duxford Air Festival 2018

Postby Ryan. on Mon 07 May 2018, 12:19 pm

Really hoping for a couple more additions.
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Re: Duxford Air Festival 2018

Postby BrawlerO on Sun 13 May 2018, 7:56 am

Just a reminder that the earlybird pricing finishes today.
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Re: Duxford Air Festival 2018

Postby Tom105 on Tue 15 May 2018, 12:00 pm

P-47 confirmed! :yahoo:
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