Event: Spanhoe day- and nightshoot

Event: Spanhoe day- and nightshoot

Postby Threshold.aero on Sat 07 Oct 2017, 9:24 am

Having languished in storage for nearly forty years, the near-mythical Reid and Sigrist R.S.4 Bobsleigh has returned to airworthy condition. More commonly known as the “Desford Trainer”, we are pleased to announce that it will be making its first post-restoration public appearance at Spanhoe Airfield on 10 February.

Working alongside Windmill Aviation, we will be throwing open the doors to Spanhoe for a day/night photocall, allowing unprecedented access to the airfield’s resident aircraft. We’re also expecting a number of visiting aircraft, subject to weather, of course.

The aircraft will be positioned with photography in mind for a four-hour photocall, before the sun sinks below the horizon and we bring out the floodlights for a night photography session.

Aircraft listed will be available during the day photoshoot and a list for the evening event will be provided in due course. Additional aircraft are still to be announced, all participation is subject to weather and serviceability.

Money raised from this event will be donated to The Air Ambulance Service, who cover the counties of Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, and Rutland.

A list of aircraft currently confirmed to be outside on the day is on our website.

Tickets are priced at £20* for the day event, and £30* for access to both the day and night photoshoots.

www.threshold.aero/event/spanhoe-day-and-nightshoot

*Not including booking fee
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Re: Event: Spanhoe day- and nightshoot

Postby chipmunk22 on Sat 07 Oct 2017, 10:17 pm

Looks a great line-up. :clap:
Saw the Desford about forty odd years ago - looks superb in the pics now.
Will certainly be signing up.
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Re: Event: Spanhoe day- and nightshoot

Postby IP1960 on Tue 10 Oct 2017, 7:42 pm

chipmunk22 wrote:Saw the Desford about forty odd years ago - looks superb in the pics now.


I'll echo that, will be great to see it at close quarters, last seen by me in the late 60's I believe :shock:

Will there be some running, thinking particularly of the night section? :biggrin:
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Re: Event: Spanhoe day- and nightshoot

Postby psquiddy on Mon 06 Nov 2017, 9:31 pm

Saw the Desford about forty odd years ago - looks superb in the pics now.


I am sure I saw this many years ago but cant remember when or where.

Is this the only one ? Did it used to be in a museum or an airshow visitor?

Where might I have seen it many years ago?
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Re: Event: Spanhoe day- and nightshoot

Postby Mike on Mon 06 Nov 2017, 9:51 pm

psquiddy wrote:Where might I have seen it many years ago?

Strathallen
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Re: Event: Spanhoe day- and nightshoot

Postby psquiddy on Tue 07 Nov 2017, 8:20 pm

Mike wrote:
psquiddy wrote:Where might I have seen it many years ago?

Strathallen


Yup - that would be it - I must dig out my spotting logbook for 1977 or thereabouts.
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Re: Event: Spanhoe day- and nightshoot

Postby sdad on Wed 08 Nov 2017, 11:34 am

PFA Rally, Sywell 1 Sep 1973 for me!
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Re: Event: Spanhoe day- and nightshoot

Postby Hammy on Wed 08 Nov 2017, 1:28 pm

psquiddy wrote:
Mike wrote:
psquiddy wrote:Where might I have seen it many years ago?

Strathallen


Yup - that would be it - I must dig out my spotting logbook for 1977 or thereabouts.


I expect you'll have seen its current Spanhoe stablemate, Fokker S-11 G-BEPV/174 also; it being another former Strathallan airframe.
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Re: Event: Spanhoe day- and nightshoot

Postby cg_341 on Wed 08 Nov 2017, 1:48 pm

psquiddy wrote:Yup - that would be it - I must dig out my spotting logbook for 1977 or thereabouts.

sdad wrote:PFA Rally, Sywell 1 Sep 1973 for me!

So what I'm hearing is you both need to buy tickets so you can see it 40-odd years later... :whistle:

https://www.threshold.aero/event/spanho ... nightshoot
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Re: Event: Spanhoe day- and nightshoot

Postby Threshold.aero on Tue 05 Dec 2017, 3:50 pm

Last few combined (day and nightshoot) tickets available.

If nightshoots aren't your thing, then fear not - still plenty of day-only tickets!

Oh, and for those who haven't seen here's the latest list of aircraft that will be outside and photographable. Obviously more still to come, it's only December after all ;)

G-AGOS [VZ728] Reid and Sigrist R.S.4 Bobsleigh
G-ANHS [MT197] Taylorcraft Auster AOP.IV
G-ARNP Beagle A.109 Airedale
G-AROY Boeing PT-17 Stearman
G-AWSW [XW635] Beagle-Auster D.5 194 Husky
G-BAGT [66-374/EO] Helio H-295 Courier
G-BCBH [HB737] Fairchild UC-61K Argus III
G-BEPV [174/K] Fokker S-11 Instructor
G-ITAF Siai Marchetti SF.260AM
G-MSAL [143] Morane-Saulnier MS733 Alcyon
G-RGUS [KK527] Fairchild UC-61K Argus III
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