Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby Oldtower on Mon 19 Sep 2016, 6:38 pm

Ok Ladies & Gents - Planning started back in August for our 2017 "AACS" supporting the Thames Valley Air Ambulance Trust once again. I am concentrating on some new ideas for the show not least the layout if I can.

However we are looking at trying to secure a few newer 'Country Show' attractions which is actually quite difficult not least the cost, however I am pleased to announce the first two Flying Display acts as follows:

1. Westland Wasp Anti Submarine ex Royal Naval Helicopter - Terry Martin
2. The UK mainland debut of the CAC Boomerang 1940s Australian fighter bomber - Remko Sibjen.

Please do keep your eyes on this thread as we go along.

The show is Sunday 14th May (a normal weekend), and we are on facebook, twitter and http://www.abingdonairandcountry.co.uk

Neil Porter - Event Organiser
2017 Abingdon Airshow - Sunday 14th May, Abingdon Airfield.
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby rdchawk on Mon 19 Sep 2016, 6:43 pm

Cracking start! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby Slappywag on Mon 19 Sep 2016, 6:59 pm

Wasp is a good start.

Unless the Boomerang is going very cheap, can't help but think there's much better value for money located on these shores though?
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby Hampshire Aviation on Mon 19 Sep 2016, 7:06 pm

Considering there are no Boomerangs in the UK, and other than Jersey, one has not been to the UK for an awfully long time - if ever - I'd suggest it's worth whatever money it costs!
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby Oldtower on Mon 19 Sep 2016, 7:11 pm

Slappywag wrote:Wasp is a good start.

Unless the Boomerang is going very cheap, can't help but think there's much better value for money located on these shores though?


Slappywing - I wouldn't of booked it unless I got a good deal & helped I chatted to him in Jersey ;)
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby Slappywag on Mon 19 Sep 2016, 7:18 pm

Oldtower wrote:
Slappywag wrote:Wasp is a good start.

Unless the Boomerang is going very cheap, can't help but think there's much better value for money located on these shores though?


Slappywing - I wouldn't of booked it unless I got a good deal & helped I chatted to him in Jersey ;)

:up:

Was just curious.
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby Tommy on Mon 19 Sep 2016, 8:56 pm

Splendid start. :clap: :clap:
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby Rick on Mon 19 Sep 2016, 10:02 pm

rdchawk wrote:Cracking start! :clap: :clap:


Indeed, great work Neil :clap:
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby Dan O'Hagan on Mon 19 Sep 2016, 10:18 pm

The Boomerang is an excellent start. Bodes well.
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby capercaillie on Tue 20 Sep 2016, 8:59 am

Hopefully after the Boomerang appears next May, it will keep coming back. :biggrin:
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby st24 on Tue 20 Sep 2016, 10:30 am

Great news. Abo-original yet again in their choice of participants... :tumbleweed:
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby boff180 on Tue 20 Sep 2016, 11:31 am

I forgot how good looking the Boomerang was.....


..... then it came back to me!
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby capercaillie on Tue 20 Sep 2016, 11:53 am

I just hope its parked nicely for static pictures and not left out back!
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby st24 on Tue 20 Sep 2016, 1:51 pm

capercaillie wrote:I just hope its parked nicely for static pictures and not left out back!


Bit early to worry about that - you're just splitting ayers...
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby capercaillie on Tue 20 Sep 2016, 2:11 pm

You're right, I'm sure it will be parked fine and the camera shutters will wirr-away in unison. :hypno:
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby FarnboroJohn on Tue 20 Sep 2016, 8:48 pm

The prospect of the Boomerang at Abingdon means that for the first time I must find time to fit the show into my schedule. A single piston engine fighter type I've never seen anywhere, booked to fly for the first time at a UK airshow - fantastic news.

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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby Elliott Marsh on Tue 20 Sep 2016, 9:46 pm

It's a tidy display too. Tight turns, rolls but no vertical aeros (not sure much registered on the topside count, if that's your thing). It was pulling some nice vapour streamers at Florennes. Got a nice guttural radial rumble to it. :joystick:
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby farnboroughrob on Fri 14 Oct 2016, 9:17 am

Am I the only one who has just noticed the date change? Always clashes with another event so glad it has moved. Does this normally sell out in advance or can I pay on the day??
Rob
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby Mr OAG on Fri 14 Oct 2016, 3:47 pm

farnboroughrob wrote:Am I the only one who has just noticed the date change? Always clashes with another event so glad it has moved. Does this normally sell out in advance or can I pay on the day??
Rob



Yes,the date has been put back 2 weeks for 2017,partly in the hope of better weather but also to (hopefully) reduce the risk of pre-booked flying display acts cancelling at the last minute through not finishing their winter maintenance/early spring practise(something we've been affected by quite a bit over the past few years)

We've never yet had a sell-out purely on Advance Tickets so you will(as near as can be guaranteed) be able to pay on the day...having said that,if it should look like approaching an Advance sell-out we will announce it here and on our Facebook page as soon we can to give as much notice as possible
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby Chris G on Sun 16 Oct 2016, 4:03 pm

Couple of nice additions, Bob Grimstead in his RF-4 Redhawk motor glider and the mighty AN-2 from Popham.
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby Mr OAG on Mon 17 Oct 2016, 7:19 pm

OK,a bit of an early heads-up but the Publicity Stall for next years 18th annual Abingdon Air and Country show will be attending the Didcot Xmas Street Fayre on Thursday Nov 24 and the Abingdon Christmas Extravaganza on Sunday Nov 26....not too sure of our exact location at either event but please do pop along and say "Hi" and hear all the latest news about the show(tickets available now from the website www.abingdonairandcountry co.uk)
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby boff180 on Tue 08 Nov 2016, 9:58 pm

A long way off I know however Dalton Barracks and Abingdon airfield were announced to be closing in 2029 and more than likely sold for housing as part of the defence cuts yesterday.

Make the most of this superb event while you can :-(

It's for one hope it is still running in 2029 and can be moved.
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby Oldtower on Wed 09 Nov 2016, 8:25 pm

Thanks Boff - its an estimated 'close date' for the base... and we will as long as the Army / Defence Estates and more importantly money allowing will be continuing as long as possible.
Even after 2029 I will be looking to piece something together to try save part of the site as a Heritage Showground / few buildings like Bicester airfield - well that's an idea but plenty of time to look at that.
2017 Abingdon Airshow - Sunday 14th May, Abingdon Airfield.
http://www.abingdonairandcountry.co.uk
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby Chris G on Thu 24 Nov 2016, 10:23 pm

The Great War Display Team with 9 x assorted replicas and pyrotechnics added to the flying :cool:
Kirkbride Airfield, Cumbria, Open Day - Sun 3rd Sept 2017
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby tankbuster on Fri 25 Nov 2016, 12:12 am

Chris G wrote:The Great War Display Team with 9 x assorted replicas and pyrotechnics added to the flying :cool:


They would look really good under lights the night before
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