Duxford Shows: 2019

Duxford Shows: 2019

Postby Abbo46 on Sun 02 Sep 2018, 2:18 pm

Not dates as of yet but, interesting to note next year is being branded as the venues 'biggest airshow season yet' on the IWM website.

Hoping they've dropped the 'Air Festival' theme.
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Postby keithjs on Sun 02 Sep 2018, 3:16 pm

Probably got something to do with the Daks over Normandy event in June?
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Postby Abbo46 on Sun 02 Sep 2018, 3:17 pm

Could be onto something there. Wouldn't be surprised if the theme for the May show was somehow related.
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Postby Mike on Sun 02 Sep 2018, 6:40 pm

I'm really not sure what people are expecting from the Daks 'event'. It's not an airshow, and I wouldn't expect much, if any, flying. There will be a bunch of aeroplanes parked up, doing post-deployment maintenance after their transatlantic flights. The main event, and the parachute drops, will inevitably be in Normandy.
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Postby pb643 on Sun 02 Sep 2018, 8:23 pm

Mike wrote:I'm really not sure what people are expecting from the Daks 'event'. It's not an airshow, and I wouldn't expect much, if any, flying. There will be a bunch of aeroplanes parked up, doing post-deployment maintenance after their transatlantic flights. The main event, and the parachute drops, will inevitably be in Normandy.


The chap at Cosby today, maning the Daks over Normandy stand, was saying there will be event tickets for Duxford, available around February. The possibility of paid flights was under discussion with the CAA.
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Postby UKAirshowTour on Sun 02 Sep 2018, 9:19 pm

Mike wrote:I'm really not sure what people are expecting from the Daks 'event'. It's not an airshow, and I wouldn't expect much, if any, flying. There will be a bunch of aeroplanes parked up, doing post-deployment maintenance after their transatlantic flights. The main event, and the parachute drops, will inevitably be in Normandy.

On their website it says there will be some displays and possibly some pleasure flights. The Sunday they are arriving and the Wednesday they should be departing so there should be plenty of flying
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Postby Mike on Mon 03 Sep 2018, 6:33 am

An interesting proposition. What they are suggesting (an all-ticket, advance sales only event, with Flying displays and parachute drops) must be costing an absolute fortune to set up, with CAA permissions, insurance, closure of Duxford to casual visitors, etc. Either that, or what they are actually offering turns out to be something slightly different from that listed on their website.

Perhaps they should rename it 'Dakotas over Cambridggeshire'
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Postby UKAirshowTour on Mon 03 Sep 2018, 3:27 pm

Well they are gathering to go to Normandy together so probably not
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Postby Ryan. on Tue 04 Sep 2018, 9:17 pm

No airshow season is ever going to be branded "About as good as last year" it's always going to be branded bigger and better.

I wouldn't expect too much of a change.
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Re: Duxford Shows: 2019

Postby Abbo46 on Mon 19 Nov 2018, 5:07 pm

As some expected, no change. Same themes as the past two years.
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Postby itfcscott on Mon 19 Nov 2018, 8:23 pm

Duxford show dates for 2019:

Duxford Air Festival 2019
Saturday and Sunday 25-26 May 2019

Flying Legends 2019
Saturday and Sunday 13-14 July 2019

Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show 2019
Saturday and Sunday 21-22 September 2019
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Postby jasonT1981 on Mon 19 Nov 2018, 9:22 pm

Very tempted to do the Air Festival in May. Flying Legends is just too close to RIAT.

What is the grandstand like? Worth doing and does it have private toilets etc?
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Postby Ryan. on Sat 24 Nov 2018, 8:47 pm

jasonT1981 wrote:Very tempted to do the Air Festival in May. Flying Legends is just too close to RIAT.

What is the grandstand like? Worth doing and does it have private toilets etc?


They do have private toilets.

Personally, they don't provide the best spot to stand the airshow. For me, you either want to be at the Land Warfare Hall or, for a bit more space, the M-11 end of the display line. Being in the middle of the display, I don't think you get the best view.
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Re: Duxford Shows: 2019

Postby farnboroughrob on Sun 25 Nov 2018, 5:48 pm

The Daks event will be my highlight of 2019, and first Duxford show in 10+ years. Love Daks and no airshow is needed. Hopefully a sensibly priced(£20) photo call type event with a flight line walk and some afternoon formation flying. Personally just want to be able to photograph each aircraft on the ground without clutter. Think we should get some more info in the new year?
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Re: Duxford Shows: 2019

Postby Mooshie1956 on Sun 25 Nov 2018, 6:07 pm

farnboroughrob wrote:The Daks event will be my highlight of 2019, and first Duxford show in 10+ years. Love Daks and no airshow is needed. Hopefully a sensibly priced(£20) photo call type event with a flight line walk and some afternoon formation flying. Personally just want to be able to photograph each aircraft on the ground without clutter. Think we should get some more info in the new year?


I'm hoping for some flights, emailed them about it and they are hopeful. I don't think they will be from Duxford though.
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