Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby UKTopgun on Fri 12 May 2017, 10:09 pm

Great thanks, when do advance sales cease?
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby D1Scafellpike on Fri 12 May 2017, 10:47 pm

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UKTopgun wrote:So what is the score with those who wanted to buy an advance ticket but cannot as the site is down, forced to pay gate price? :sad:


Not at all...advance tickets can still be ordered here;-

https://www.fatsoma.com/AbingdonAirCoun ... -show-2017

or if you live locally we have several over-the-counter outlets in southern and western Oxfordshire


Well I just ordered using that link and got my ticket. Note there is a £1.20 transaction fee.

TBH I was seriously thinking of not going this year, especially when the Sea Vixen cancelled. I only made my mind up this afternoon, deciding to make it ten shows in a row and also see what its like from the opposite side of the field.

Hope the queue to enter isn't huge for advance ticket holders. I'm finding that entry to events in general in recent years can be quicker if pay on the day. I've always paid on the day here in the past and usually entry has been quite quick.
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby Rick on Fri 12 May 2017, 10:59 pm

Oldtower wrote:
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Oldtower wrote:Glad people liked the surprise....no access on to airfield tommorrow


Certainly do like the surprise :clap: :clap:

When is she due in, if not already in ?


It arrive around 14.30 and did several circuits and a high PFL before landing .. plus the 2 RAF Tucano, Ryan , Yak3 and RAF Tutor which is hangared.


Would be rude not to include it in the Nightshoot.
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby D1Scafellpike on Fri 12 May 2017, 11:12 pm

Weren't jets banned from landing here a few years ago (runway unsuitable or some such reason - probably discussed on this forum at the time and I haven't searched) ? I hadn't realised they were now allowed and hadn't twigged from the list of aircraft due to appear.

What time did the Tutor arrive please ?
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Fri 12 May 2017, 11:17 pm

With the website currently unavailable, anyone happen to know the start time for the air display?
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby Oldtower on Sat 13 May 2017, 3:46 am

It was a paper exercise by the previous DE personage to limit types using the airfield,however when a C17 / C130 uses the main runway just 2 months ago,which I might add is inspected yearly by the RAF,there's no arguement and the licence altered to cater for jets again,albeit I will limit to certain categorys.
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby D1Scafellpike on Sat 13 May 2017, 7:47 am

Oldtower wrote:It was a paper exercise by the previous DE personage to limit types using the airfield,however when a C17 / C130 uses the main runway just 2 months ago,which I might add is inspected yearly by the RAF,there's no arguement and the licence altered to cater for jets again,albeit I will limit to certain categorys.



Thanks. I was told yesterday by a local that a C17 recently did full landings or touch and go's in the dark with no lights. Don't know how accurate the info is though.
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby Ledhead27 on Sat 13 May 2017, 10:08 am

D1Scafellpike wrote:What time did the Tutor arrive please ?


Tweet regarding its arrival was published at 12:13 so roughly around that time.
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby jingernut on Sat 13 May 2017, 9:47 pm

D1Scafellpike wrote:Thanks. I was told yesterday by a local that a C17 recently did full landings or touch and go's in the dark with no lights. Don't know how accurate the info is though.


Accurate as I went down to watch... although you couldn't see much :smile:
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby D1Scafellpike on Sat 13 May 2017, 11:08 pm

Ledhead27 wrote:
D1Scafellpike wrote:What time did the Tutor arrive please ?


Tweet regarding its arrival was published at 12:13 so roughly around that time.


Thanks for the info.

jingernut wrote:
D1Scafellpike wrote:Thanks. I was told yesterday by a local that a C17 recently did full landings or touch and go's in the dark with no lights. Don't know how accurate the info is though.


Accurate as I went down to watch... although you couldn't see much :smile:


Thanks. I was told today a C130 did the same/a similar thing that week too.
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby tankbuster81 on Sun 14 May 2017, 12:27 pm

Is there a live stream from Planes TV??
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby Lucasjmet15 on Sun 14 May 2017, 1:00 pm

tankbuster81 wrote:Is there a live stream from Planes TV??



I was just thinking (and hoping) the same thing !
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby 197cup on Sun 14 May 2017, 1:42 pm

Just had an incident where one of the twisters (mini spitfire thing) lost power possibly at the top of a wing over and hit the ground. Landed on his belly, no flames and aircraft looks as though it's in one piece. Hopefully pilot is ok but was a nasty belly flop type forced landing.
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby Albion143 on Sun 14 May 2017, 1:45 pm

Sounded very much like a spluttering engine when it came past then sounded like it completely cut out. Very well brought down by the pilot!!!
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby Dan213 on Sun 14 May 2017, 2:02 pm

Pilot unfortunately injured and is to be taken to hospital
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby Dan O'Hagan on Sun 14 May 2017, 2:24 pm

Wonder who'll be the first to sell their photos to the Daily Mail for tomorrow's sensationalised "The Shocking Moment A..." scare story?
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby J.C Photography on Sun 14 May 2017, 2:43 pm

Dan O'Hagan wrote:Wonder who'll be the first to sell their photos to the Daily Mail for tomorrow's sensationalised "The Shocking Moment A..." scare story?


That should be the least of our worries right now...
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby jaymer15 on Sun 14 May 2017, 2:55 pm

Have they got the pilot out yet?
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby JoshWiggins on Sun 14 May 2017, 2:56 pm

Yes he was taken by ambulance. Show has now resumed.
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby jaymer15 on Sun 14 May 2017, 2:57 pm

Thanks Josh
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby hunterxf382 on Sun 14 May 2017, 3:24 pm

One of the Great Warbirds has just put down on the grass shortly afterwards too... according to a colleague who eyewitnessed both incidents there. Thankfully all involved crew are safe according to reports.
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby jasonT1981 on Sun 14 May 2017, 3:32 pm

Avro 504. Debut display, suffered engine issues. Landed safely.
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Sun 14 May 2017, 3:47 pm

Anyone know if the Mustang is leaving today? Just read that he landed back after his display.
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby The Baron on Sun 14 May 2017, 5:25 pm

LN Strike Eagle wrote:Anyone know if the Mustang is leaving today? Just read that he landed back after his display.


They've both departed.
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

Postby Ryan. on Sun 14 May 2017, 5:50 pm

J.C Photography wrote:
Dan O'Hagan wrote:Wonder who'll be the first to sell their photos to the Daily Mail for tomorrow's sensationalised "The Shocking Moment A..." scare story?


That should be the least of our worries right now...


Doesn't mean it isn't a comment worth mentioning. Speculating on the sensationalism that will probably be in the newspapers with two incidents at one event, doesn't take away from thoughts and feelings from those affected.
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