Any advice for Cosford airshow this weekend

Any advice for Cosford airshow this weekend

Postby aknott68 on Wed 15 Jun 2016, 6:32 pm

Whilst the weather has been pretty dire recently, I'm sure I read somewhere that we were going to have a blinding summer, I'm hoping that the weather improves in time for the airshow this weekend.

Any hints or tips for getting best photos woud be most appreciated.

Cheers
aknott68

Re: Any advice for Cosford airshow this weekend

Postby Luke28 on Wed 15 Jun 2016, 7:00 pm

Overcast skies will probsbly be better suited to Cosfotd anyway, if its clear skys then your shooting into the sun fot the majority of the day.
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Re: Any advice for Cosford airshow this weekend

Postby vulcan558 on Thu 16 Jun 2016, 6:13 am

Take some wellies and an umbrella, been very heavy rain in the central area all week, more Thunderstorms and heavy rain for the rest of the week and weekend.
vulcan558

Re: Any advice for Cosford airshow this weekend

Postby Andyperkins on Thu 16 Jun 2016, 8:04 am

Weekend looks to be dry but the ground will have absorbed a lot of water by Sunday so wellies/boots are a must.
Andyperkins

Re: Any advice for Cosford airshow this weekend

Postby Flare Path on Thu 16 Jun 2016, 10:44 am

Andyperkins wrote:Weekend looks to be dry but the ground will have absorbed a lot of water by Sunday so wellies/boots are a must.


Indeed. Perhaps more worryingly is the forecast for tonight and tomorrow (although weakening) - visiting the off base car park earlier and there are areas under water. Presumably, they're aware of this...

Think they may have been a bit abrupt with their sunshine Tweet. :lol:
Flare Path

Re: Any advice for Cosford airshow this weekend

Postby vulcan558 on Thu 16 Jun 2016, 7:10 pm

Flare Path wrote:
Andyperkins wrote:Weekend looks to be dry but the ground will have absorbed a lot of water by Sunday so wellies/boots are a must.


Indeed. Perhaps more worryingly is the forecast for tonight and tomorrow (although weakening) - visiting the off base car park earlier and there are areas under water. Presumably, they're aware of this...

Think they may have been a bit abrupt with their sunshine Tweet. :lol:

What are the car parks like today, if off base parking was under water yesterday how are they after todays downpours.
vulcan558

Re: Any advice for Cosford airshow this weekend

Postby Flare Path on Thu 16 Jun 2016, 10:14 pm

vulcan558 wrote:
Flare Path wrote:
Andyperkins wrote:Weekend looks to be dry but the ground will have absorbed a lot of water by Sunday so wellies/boots are a must.


Indeed. Perhaps more worryingly is the forecast for tonight and tomorrow (although weakening) - visiting the off base car park earlier and there are areas under water. Presumably, they're aware of this...

Think they may have been a bit abrupt with their sunshine Tweet. :lol:

What are the car parks like today, if off base parking was under water yesterday how are they after todays downpours.


Very wet. Rained all week and more to come tomorrow. Car parks should hold, but as soon as the cars roll in it will be very interesting...
Flare Path

Re: Any advice for Cosford airshow this weekend

Postby PeterR on Fri 17 Jun 2016, 7:01 am

No need for scaremongering, the grass is holding up well. And we have trackway deployed in areas that have intense vehicle use too. :up:
PeterR

Re: Any advice for Cosford airshow this weekend

Postby vulcan558 on Fri 17 Jun 2016, 9:07 am

Scaremongering it's not Peter, just real concern for some.
I've been to a few wet shows in the past at Cosford and know it can get messy for car on that grass.
vulcan558

Re: Any advice for Cosford airshow this weekend

Postby kph100 on Fri 17 Jun 2016, 11:07 am

Will the entrance off the Holyhead Road, a464 be open this year. Deliberately came in this way last year, were parked right behind the flight line , did arrive about 7.30am though.
kph100

Re: Any advice for Cosford airshow this weekend

Postby aknott68 on Fri 17 Jun 2016, 11:14 am

Some of us remember the disaster of RIAT 2008 - I hope that its no where near as bad as that....but I do appreciate we've had some horrific weather over the last couple of weeks and it must make the organisers of these events pull their hair out in despair so I can only salute the efforts to make this an enjoyable experience for all those who attend - given the pressures on airshows and the news about Farnborough a successful Cosford is what we should all be looking forward to and supporting in my view.
aknott68

Re: Any advice for Cosford airshow this weekend

Postby Stagger2 on Fri 17 Jun 2016, 2:36 pm

If you really enjoy Rain, Mud & a good spectacular....you probably should've gone to Glastonbury!
Where it's only rain that could fall from the sky :wink: Rest-easy you little worry-warts.
Stagger2


Re: Any advice for Cosford airshow this weekend

Postby vulcan558 on Fri 17 Jun 2016, 3:38 pm

Going to be fun with thousands of cars going over that or 55.000 feet walking all over it. Still some more rain due.
vulcan558

Re: Any advice for Cosford airshow this weekend

Postby PeterR on Fri 17 Jun 2016, 4:00 pm

Well I can assure you the airfield doesn't look like that. :snack:
PeterR

Re: Any advice for Cosford airshow this weekend

Postby Big Eric on Fri 17 Jun 2016, 4:34 pm

PeterR wrote:Well I can assume you the airfield doesn't look like that. :snack:


"Assume" or "assure"?
Big Eric

Re: Any advice for Cosford airshow this weekend

Postby Stagger2 on Fri 17 Jun 2016, 6:14 pm

PS:- You won't of course be parking or walking on that dry bit though!...you can be 'insured' of that...probably? :whistle:
Stagger2


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