A golden year/he who hesitates..

Re: A golden year/he who hesitates..

Postby Gonzo230 on Tue 12 Jun 2018, 7:02 am

Seahornet wrote:I can't help thinking that some of you guys are aviation connoisseurs, rather than enthusiasts. For me, a rainy week at a poor year's RIAT is still far better than (nightmare!) just not going! :wink:

One of my happiest airshow memories is from a completely washed-out Exeter airport in the early to mid-eighties, where all day we'd seen nothing move apart from the odd JEA Shorts 360 or F27, and just as we were about to go someone was towing a red Fokker Dr1 triplane along the crowd line. My brother and I got out of the car and ran to the crowdline, and it stopped right in front of us and the guy towing it had a chat with us and brought it right up to the rope. We were literally the only ones left on the crowdline

We have the most varied airshow scene in the world. Sometimes I think we lose sight of what we have.

Re: A golden year/he who hesitates..

Postby Georgeconna on Tue 12 Jun 2018, 9:48 am

Traveller wrote:Pure comedy. Decide not to buy tickets in advance then complain one cannot go. Strange how nobody would gamble turning up at an airport and asking for a 2 week Caribbean holiday. Or a Guns and Roses gig at the ticket office as though they will be available. Or a Premiership match. But waiting until the day before to check the weather as an 'enthusiast'? The reason they have a maximum number for sale thankfully is so those who want to go can enjoy it without worrying about overcrowding. No ticket, no show. But it enables another daft thread on here in an otherwise boring day.

The chap I travel with does not get the go ahead from his work for Hols until nearly a week before. Don't Ask its complicated!!. So sometimes folks dont have the Luxury of buying tickets in Decmember for something they may not be able to attend. We don't all live in a perfect World.

I do like a daft thread though :)


Zero shows for 2018 Giving in a Rest.

Re: A golden year/he who hesitates..

Postby Spiny Norman on Tue 12 Jun 2018, 12:21 pm

Georgeconna wrote: I do like a daft thread though :)

You've certainly come to the right place!
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Re: A golden year/he who hesitates..

Postby Stagger2 on Tue 12 Jun 2018, 4:16 pm

Ouragan wrote:Stagger2, you also forgot to mention booking up overpriced accommodation ('event rates') and travelling half way across the country for the privilege of getting soaked to the skin.

Done it many times over the years. I guess I'm a little more discerning these days now that the novelty has worn off.

In an attempt to avoid being committed to going somewhere I can't buy a ticket for, I generally select the option to reserve accommodation at a slightly enhanced price to preserve the option of free late-cancellation!
For instance, in late January I reserved a room for the Evreux Air-show this coming weekend at non-event prices as the dates were not common knowledge then. The sodding Hotel then announced it couldn't honour my Reservation & 'Cooking.Bom' bumped me from a Hotel adjacent the airfield to the middle of Town with no parking! Just shows that the FAF. Block-booking this Hotel can trump my cunning plan! :mad:
I cancelled the Room today at the last possible opportunity, they can stuff their room! :handbag:


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