The Aviation Club

The Aviation Club

Postby Mars.za on Mon 22 Jan 2018, 8:21 pm

Hello Everyone

This is my first post. I am planning on attending RIAT for the first time and I have a few questions regarding The Aviation Club that I was hoping you could assist me with....

1) What are the rules with regard to taking photographs of the flying display from the The Aviation Club ?
-I will be taking my DSLR and 500 mm lens along, but I don't want to upset anyone by taking photographs form somewhere I am not permitted do so.

2) If photography is allowed, what is the perspective like from the The Aviation Club, is it a good spot.

3) I see there is a dress code, is casual wear allowed (normal jeans, walking shoes, casual shirt and outdoor jacket)?

4) Cost aside what are the pro's & con's of The Aviation Club vs. Cotswald?

5) Are there any other considerations?
Mars.za

Re: The Aviation Club

Postby Gonzo230 on Mon 22 Jan 2018, 10:48 pm

What does the dress code say? Or does it just say ‘dress code applies’?
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Re: The Aviation Club

Postby CJS on Tue 23 Jan 2018, 10:58 am

http://www.airtattoo.com/airshow/visiti ... ation-club

"No scruffy/torn jeans or sportswear are permitted within the Aviation Club"

To be perfectly honest, the food is going to have to be pretty special to make the extra £145 worth it I would think. Yep, that £145 in addition to your entrance ticket.

You decide - does this sound like it's worth £145 to you?

Access to 'fast track' VIP traffic route
On-airfield Guest Car Park
Private Marquee and toilets
Private grandstand and garden* (non-reserved seating)
Morning coffee with biscuits
Two-course buffet lunch
Afternoon tea with cakes and sandwiches
A lanyard pass
Complimentary Souvenir Programme

If you do, then fine, and I'm sure it would be a lovely treat. But a Mach3 pass (not that there are any available) is for the whole show week and only costs around £30 more once you've factored in the entrance price on top of the Aviation club ticket.

So, you're paying a lot for some food and a slightly closer carpark, that's all I'm saying,
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Re: The Aviation Club

Postby Brevet Cable on Tue 23 Jan 2018, 11:14 am

Mars.za wrote:1) What are the rules with regard to taking photographs of the flying display from the The Aviation Club ?
-I will be taking my DSLR and 500 mm lens along, but I don't want to upset anyone by taking photographs form somewhere I am not permitted do so.

2) If photography is allowed, what is the perspective like from the The Aviation Club, is it a good spot.

3) I see there is a dress code, is casual wear allowed (normal jeans, walking shoes, casual shirt and outdoor jacket)?


If you look at the slideshow of photos on the top of the RIAT page ( http://www.airtattoo.com/airshow/visiting/airshow-tickets/aviation-club ) you may find that many of your questions are effectively answered, particularly 'dress code'
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Re: The Aviation Club

Postby play it cool on Tue 23 Jan 2018, 12:19 pm

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Re: The Aviation Club

Postby speedbird2639 on Tue 23 Jan 2018, 12:56 pm

@playitcool - :lmao: - couldn't have put it better myself.

The photos on the RIAT site don't really sell it. Looks like a group of OAPs who have crammed their 30+BMI frame into their 30inch waist chinos/ red jeans that they bought from Cotton traders 20 years ago.

Can just imagine them glaring at people thinking "Just look at all these young people rushing about enjoying themselves. Can't tell if its a boy or a girl - GET YOUR HAIR CUT. A good spell of National service would soon smarten them up. I fought in the War - sorry I bothered if this is all the thanks I get. Latte? What the hell is a 'latte'? I just want a cup of coffee!" etc etc - "If 'One Foot In The Grave did airshows..."
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Re: The Aviation Club

Postby Brevet Cable on Tue 23 Jan 2018, 2:59 pm

speedbird2639 wrote:The photos on the RIAT site don't really sell it. Looks like a group of OAPs who have crammed their 30+BMI frame into their 30inch waist chinos/ red jeans that they bought from Cotton traders 20 years ago.

So no different from the majority of UKAR members, then...... :lol:
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Re: The Aviation Club

Postby BigBlackCat on Sat 17 Mar 2018, 1:30 pm

You can take pictures in there-lots of people do. There's even a mini FRIAT like stand there for people to sit in and take photos which is elevated.
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Re: The Aviation Club

Postby Tommy on Sat 17 Mar 2018, 2:35 pm

Brevet Cable wrote:
speedbird2639 wrote:The photos on the RIAT site don't really sell it. Looks like a group of OAPs who have crammed their 30+BMI frame into their 30inch waist chinos/ red jeans that they bought from Cotton traders 20 years ago.

So no different from the majority of UKAR members, then...... :lol:


Red jeans? RED JEANS? None of this coloured denim fopdoodling buzzwomblebing slubberdegullion attire. Decidedly uncouth; it's just not cricket and all that. Red jeans. I say. *swoons*
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