Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby Stagger2 on Sun 22 Jan 2017, 12:48 pm

'Ridiculous Regulations'....I think not!
It is a fact of life & a matter of deaths that the non-enthusiast & even hard-core 'forumites' expect tangible changes to be implemented post-Shoreham.
There will always be dissenters who can only see bad in all change! IMHO one can never legislate to prevent all risk. In addressing the Shoreham-factor another plethora of risk is potentially unleashed. In time we will sadly see that "fate is a cruel mistress indeed"?
Don't worry about the sun, it's rarely a factor at Abingdon. Just be grateful the team persevere to bring us this event & support an excellent cause?
PS:- Wot?... no tank hills & mud, now that's a proper problem! :wink:
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby Chris G on Wed 25 Jan 2017, 7:30 pm

Additions today are the Breitling Wing Walkers, Calidus Autogyro and the SWIP team with Silence Twisters.
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby Sall on Thu 26 Jan 2017, 12:01 pm

Can we expect anything with jet noise? :cuppa:
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby jingernut on Wed 08 Feb 2017, 10:07 am

Posted on their Facebook page today. Sea Vixen for the flying display!

:yahoo:
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby Sall on Wed 08 Feb 2017, 10:22 am

:clap: :yahoo:
One more loud thing from RAF and it's enough. Also, hope to see more of WWII planes. :cuppa:
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby Spotty_Jag on Wed 08 Feb 2017, 4:16 pm

Just a shame we'll be shooting in the sun with such gems in the flying display... :confused:
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby Sall on Wed 08 Feb 2017, 5:32 pm

In that case, maybe it's better if day is cloudy. Without rain of course. :question:
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby Sall on Thu 16 Feb 2017, 9:51 pm

The newly repainted North American T-28 G-TROY has been added.
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby rdchawk on Fri 17 Feb 2017, 8:52 am

Looks a superb lineup - Shame I'll be Silverstone that weekend!, Well done to the organisers - Hope the weather is great for you guys!
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby Jay on Fri 17 Feb 2017, 7:04 pm

I enjoyed seeing the Boomerang at Jersey but then was disappointed to find out its a replica, of course nobody seems to mention that!
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby Stagger2 on Sat 18 Feb 2017, 2:48 am

Jay wrote:I enjoyed seeing the Boomerang at Jersey but then was disappointed to find out its a replica, of course nobody seems to mention that!

Best idea is that you position yourself next to the First Aid tent if you go to Abingdon this year. That way, help will be on-hand for your breathing difficulties & heart-attack!
"Now listen-out, this is no Drill. The Great War Display Team with 9 x assorted replicas will also be there!" :shock:
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby boff180 on Sun 19 Feb 2017, 8:16 am

Added to the flying this morning...

Army Air Corps Historic Flight
Bell Sioux
Westland Scout


Andy
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby Chris G on Sat 04 Mar 2017, 1:51 pm

BBMF trio confirmed :-)
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby Sall on Sun 05 Mar 2017, 4:44 am

Any rumors? What can we expect? :cuppa:

"Awaiting for confirmations or non participation:

Royal Air Force Tanker / Transport aircraft flypasts to be confirmed.
Royal Air Force statics to be confirmed.
Belgian Air Force participation to be confirmed
Royal Netherlands Air Force participation to be confirmed.
Royal Navy participation to be confirmed."
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby Oldtower on Sun 05 Mar 2017, 10:25 am

I don't do rumours

If & when confirmations come through to me I will make it known.
2017 Abingdon Airshow - Sunday 14th May, Abingdon Airfield.
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby Sall on Tue 14 Mar 2017, 11:18 pm

Static TBC: Chinook! 28sq, Benson
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby Mr OAG on Sun 19 Mar 2017, 4:54 pm

Busy day collating the various bundles of Advance Tickets/wristbands for the Show

Within a few days(by next weekend at latest) they will be available over-the counter at;-

Abingdon Visitor Info Centre,2 Bridge Street,ABINGDON,OX14 3HL

Newbury Building Society,1 West St Helens Street,ABINGDON,OX14 5BL

Newbury Building Society,136 Broadway,DIDCOT,OX11 8RJ

Didcot Info Centre,Civic Hall,Britwell Road,DIDCOT,OX11 7HN

Bobs Family Butchers,1 Hight Street,HARWELL,OX11 0ER

Oxford Town Hall,St Aldates,OXFORD,OX1 1BX

Oxford Tourist Info Centre,15-16 Broad Street,OXFORD,OX1 3AS

Masterfloors,20 St Martin's Street,WALLINGFORD,OX10 0AJ

Wallingford Town Info Centre,Town Hall,Market Place,WALLINGFORD,OX10 0EG

Vale & Downland Museum,Church Street,WANTAGE,OX12 8BL

Witney Visitor Info Centre,3 Welch Way,WITNEY,OX28 6JH

....& of course still available to order online via the show website http://www.abingdonairandcountry.co.uk
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby Oldtower on Sat 01 Apr 2017, 5:35 am

Update: The static RAF Chinook at the moment 'unable to support' I was told by JHC last week, however gained an RAF Tucano from Linton on Ouse for static.

Should start hearing alittle more over the next 4 weeks on the remaining military assets I requested for back last September so hopeful of alittle more yet.

Flying update - the following are displaying;

Sea Vixen
Great War Display Team
Wasp
Swip Team
Muscle Pitts
Antonov AN2
Autogyro
CAC Boomerang
Breitling Wingwalker x1
BBMF Spitfire, Hurricane (not hopeful of Lancaster again as it stands as behind schedule).
Historic Army Flight Sioux & Scout
T28 Fennec (US Air Force colours)
Pitts Special (Andy Gents & totally different to Muscle Pitts)
P-51 Mustang
RF4 Motorglider
Jump4Heroes Parachute Display Team (dropping from a second Antonov AN2).

As mentioned above still hopeful of within military assets a flypast by something from RAF Brize Norton

Apart from Sea Vixen & BBMF, all with operate out of Abingdon.

45 general aviation types to fly in too, including a mk26B Spitfire, another Stearman and RN coloured 'Sharks' Gazelle
2017 Abingdon Airshow - Sunday 14th May, Abingdon Airfield.
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby Stagger2 on Sat 01 Apr 2017, 1:46 pm

Believe it or not, there are times when I would like to be completely wrong about everything!....
From Oldtower's post above BBMF Spitfire, Hurricane (not hopeful of Lancaster again as it stands as behind schedule).

From my historic post & predictable Crystal Ball activity ...
Re: BBMF Lancaster update?
Postby Stagger2 on Tue 19 Jul 2016, 9:26 am
Stagger2 wrote: Just when you thought the 'glass was over half-full'..... anybody wanna put a time-frame on the next 'Major' for the Lancaster? :whistle:

pb643 wrote: Next Major due this coming winter I think you will find. It looks as though they have a busy week planned with the Lancaster, also Lancaster and fighters. Local forecast for once is good, with the exception of possible thunderstorms. I wonder if they are pulling out all the stops to get the PDA done before the weekend?

Stagger2 wrote: Precisely!... & do we expect a severely curtailed Flying Season (all events included!) for the 3rd rear running? Better in my opinion to have started the Major overhaul now & guaranteed a full season for 2017 starting with an April 2017 PDA.
Stay lucky with the rest Abingdon Team, see you there, come rain or snow!
For the avoidance of doubt, I do appreciate the iconic value of this airframe & welcome every opportunity to see it fly, but I do wish the Schedulers would take a more pragmatic view to ensure this treasure is available for the larger 2017 events in good time, allowing for the unforeseen glitches that occur with the necessary ultra-careful operation of the Lancaster.

Jeez! Even with the Abingdon event moved back the Lancaster appearance is in question?? Abingdon may not be a 'larger' event, but it's one of very few with display content remaining in the UK. With the pressure on the organisation & affordability uppermost in Air-show event planning these days, this is an iconic item to be 'missing' from the starting line-up. I can live with serviceability issues on the day, but this is just PPP. on the Servicing front!! (think...Not good planning :wink: )
Stay lucky 'Team Abingdon'. See you there come rain or snow! :smile:
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby The Baron on Sat 01 Apr 2017, 2:53 pm

Regardless of whether the Lancaster appears or not I'll be attending. I love the atmosphere of Abingdon and will always support the show.
Loafer for Mr. Da Vinci.
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby tankbuster on Mon 10 Apr 2017, 9:58 am

Can anybody say whether there is likely to be a night shoot this year?
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby Oldtower on Mon 10 Apr 2017, 8:19 pm

tankbuster wrote:Can anybody say whether there is likely to be a night shoot this year?


Being the Main organiser, yes I can :) Details will be up soonish via facebook show pages / twitter and website on how to apply but will be limited places so first come first served. I hope to have around at least 8 - 10 aircraft for the Nightshoot and weather permitting again Hot Air Balloons glow as was very successful last year.

Static addition TBC - RAF 32Sqn Agusta 109
2017 Abingdon Airshow - Sunday 14th May, Abingdon Airfield.
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby tankbuster on Mon 10 Apr 2017, 8:25 pm

Oldtower wrote:
tankbuster wrote:Can anybody say whether there is likely to be a night shoot this year?


Being the Main organiser, yes I can :) Details will be up soonish via facebook show pages / twitter and website on how to apply but will be limited places so first come first served. I hope to have around at least 8 - 10 aircraft for the Nightshoot and weather permitting again Hot Air Balloons glow as was very successful last year.

Static addition TBC - RAF 32Sqn Agusta 109


Thanks for the info. I really enjoyed last year and I've been invited to a party on the 13th. I just need the "sorry I have an Abingdon ticket" excuse.
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby Tommy on Sat 22 Apr 2017, 8:15 am

Organisers tweeted today that the Boomerang has cancelled.

On the upside, a Yak-3 and static C-130 pencilled. A static Herk will have a massive amount of presence at the venue!
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby st24 on Sat 22 Apr 2017, 8:46 am

Is it just me but the Boomerang has been confirmed for 7, yes 7! months and only 3 weeks before the show the DA issue comes to light?? :confused:
You caaan't trust the system... Maaan!
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