Headcorn Battle of Britain airshow

Headcorn Battle of Britain airshow

Postby grant_w on Wed 28 Dec 2016, 1:29 pm

is back, July 8th and 9th (same as Flying Legends at Duxford)
Says there will be a 2-hour afternoon display featuring Spitfires, Hurricanes, and others like Tiger Moth and Storch, an airfield attack scenario will feature too.
Currently only £10 for the weekend.
It was a really good little show last time they had it, great light for photos, the sun is behind you all afternoon.
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Re: Headcorn Battle of Britain airshow

Postby PeterR on Thu 29 Dec 2016, 9:18 am

Certainly looked like a decent event last time, purely for the photogenic qualities. One to watch if it gets a decent number of warbirds. :up:
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Re: Headcorn Battle of Britain airshow

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Mon 12 Jun 2017, 5:00 pm

Any more news on this one with just under a month to go? Loved it in 2015.
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Re: Headcorn Battle of Britain airshow

Postby The Baron on Mon 12 Jun 2017, 6:28 pm

Could be tempted with this one.
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Re: Headcorn Battle of Britain airshow

Postby BDL on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 4:29 pm

If you are quick and look on Groupon, you can get reduced tickets for this. This is taken from their Facebook page:

Event
The Battle of Britain Air Show with attractions for all the family which include flight experiences, a funfair and stalls.
Flying displays featuring representative aircraft of the Battle of Britain will take place between 2-4pm. As well as Spitfires and Hurricanes other aircraft of the period such as a Tiger Moth will also take part. An airfield attack scenario will form part of the display.

Photo opportunity
There will be an exciting opportunity to take part in exclusive photo shoots with the aircraft. This will enable you to take unobstructed pictures of the aircraft. We hope to be able to include reenactors and military vehicles.

Flights
To really make your day complete why not book a flight in one of the many vintage and historic aircraft that will be available.
Aircraft available to fly-in will include:-
• T6 Harvard
• Tiger Moth
• Thruxton Jackaroo
• de Havilland Devon
• de Havilland Devon and Spitfire Formation
To book a flight for this event please telephone 01622 812830 or visit www.aerolegends.co.uk

Pricing
• £9.00 Child
• £10.00 OAP
• £16.00 Adult
• £45.00 Family (x2 Adult, x2 Children)
• £75.00 VIP

VIP Offer
Our fantastic VIP offer for £75.00 per person, includes;

• Private on airfield parking facing the runway
• Private entrance
• Private viewing area
• Hurricane or Spitfire taxies up to you and a crew member will give you a talk on the aircraft
• A walk around the aircraft
• Photo opportunity with the aircraft
• See a running Merlin engine up close
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Re: Headcorn Battle of Britain airshow

Postby zoomer on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 4:39 pm

Thanks for the heads up BDL - £9 for adult ticket must be a bargain.
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Re: Headcorn Battle of Britain airshow

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 4:42 pm

I made an enquiry earlier this afternoon - details will be released on the website soon, apparently.

It was a superb event in 2015, one of the most enjoyable air displays I think I've ever attended.

http://www.airshows.co.uk/reports/uk/2015/headcorn-battle-of-britain-airshow/

http://forums.airshows.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=68194

http://forums.airshows.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=68260

http://forums.airshows.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=68170
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Re: Headcorn Battle of Britain airshow

Postby grant_w on Sun 25 Jun 2017, 6:44 pm

All it says on the advert is the BBMF and Aero Legends fleet will be performing, I've asked if there is anything else but got no reply.
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Re: Headcorn Battle of Britain airshow

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Sun 25 Jun 2017, 7:03 pm

grant_w wrote:All it says on the advert is the BBMF and Aero Legends fleet will be performing, I've asked if there is anything else but got no reply.

Should be some news tomorrow I'm told.
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Re: Headcorn Battle of Britain airshow

Postby grant_w on Mon 26 Jun 2017, 7:44 am

I hope there's more than that flying, you can see the Aero Legends fleet almost weekly at Headcorn.
The last show they did had superb tail chases with Buchons, Spitfires and Hurricanes, and the Blenheim, which were excellent displays.
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Re: Headcorn Battle of Britain airshow

Postby grant_w on Mon 26 Jun 2017, 12:20 pm

From Facebook:

It is our pleasure to announce a new participating aircraft at the Battle Of Britain Airshow.
Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-12 from Hangar 10, Germany.

Battle of Britain Airshow Participating Aircraft:
Supermarine Spitfire MkIX TD314 'St George'
Supermarine Spitfire TrIX NH341 'Elizabeth'
Supermarine Spitfire MkIIa P7350
Hawker Hurricane LF363
Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-12
North American T6 x2
de Havilland Tiger Moth x2
Stampe SV4 x4
de Havilland Jackaroo
de Havilland Devon
Percival Prentice
..with more to come!
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Re: Headcorn Battle of Britain airshow

Postby jalfrezi on Mon 26 Jun 2017, 1:19 pm

grant_w wrote:From Facebook:

It is our pleasure to announce a new participating aircraft at the Battle Of Britain Airshow.
Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-12 from Hangar 10, Germany.


Looks like a good Buchon conversion.

http://www.warbirdsnews.com/warbird-restorations/two-seat-messerschmitt-bf-109-fly-soon.html
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Re: Headcorn Battle of Britain airshow

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Mon 26 Jun 2017, 1:33 pm

Great stuff, and more still to come. Hopefully the Blenheim again, and maybe a few more Spitfires.

Hangar 11 had an aircraft at the last show too, so with any luck they'll be back also.
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Re: Headcorn Battle of Britain airshow

Postby Mike on Mon 26 Jun 2017, 1:58 pm

jalfrezi wrote:Looks like a good Buchon conversion.

It's a cut-and-shut of two Buchons (both of which have appeared at Legends in recent years) with a few added windows.
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Re: Headcorn Battle of Britain airshow

Postby jalfrezi on Mon 26 Jun 2017, 3:07 pm

Mike wrote:
jalfrezi wrote:Looks like a good Buchon conversion.

It's a cut-and-shut of two Buchons (both of which have appeared at Legends in recent years) with a few added windows.


and a DB605. Considering the Buchon is pretty much just a 109G-2 with a Merlin, then I'd say it's as close to a G-12 as you're going to get.
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Re: Headcorn Battle of Britain airshow

Postby HuwJHopkins on Mon 26 Jun 2017, 3:58 pm

Actually, it currently has the Merlin installed!
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Re: Headcorn Battle of Britain airshow

Postby jalfrezi on Mon 26 Jun 2017, 4:45 pm

HuwJHopkins wrote:Actually, it currently has the Merlin installed!


Really? It only had the DB605 installed last year!
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Re: Headcorn Battle of Britain airshow

Postby jalfrezi on Mon 26 Jun 2017, 4:52 pm

Ok on further investigation it has a 'Quick Engine Change (QEC) system', meaning they can switch between the DB605 and Merlin fairly easily.

Any idea if they'll have the DB605 fitted for Headcorn?
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Re: Headcorn Battle of Britain airshow

Postby Mike on Mon 26 Jun 2017, 7:45 pm

jalfrezi wrote:Any idea if they'll have the DB605 fitted for Headcorn?

No. The DB605 didn't exactly work out, which is why they bought the Richard Lake Buchon and grafted the front end of it onto the airframe to get it back into the air.
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Re: Headcorn Battle of Britain airshow

Postby jalfrezi on Mon 26 Jun 2017, 7:47 pm

Mike wrote:
jalfrezi wrote:Any idea if they'll have the DB605 fitted for Headcorn?

No. The DB605 didn't exactly work out, which is why they bought the Richard Lake Buchon and grafted the front end of it onto the airframe to get it back into the air.


OK thanks, shame about the DB605 though.
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Re: Headcorn Battle of Britain airshow

Postby Beech18Boy on Mon 26 Jun 2017, 10:12 pm

Lots more to be added...if you do come down will be with NH341 all weekend please come and say hello.
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Re: Headcorn Battle of Britain airshow

Postby Dan O'Hagan on Tue 27 Jun 2017, 8:47 am

Hoping this show gets the 109E from Biggin. A nasty One Faux Nine's a bit disappointing, to be honest. This show set the bar very high two years ago.
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Re: Headcorn Battle of Britain airshow

Postby Mike on Tue 27 Jun 2017, 8:50 am

I wouldn't hold my breath for the Biggin 109 if I were you. The DB engine problems with low oil pressure caused by bearing issues appear to be endemic to all engines recently overhauled in the same shop.
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Re: Headcorn Battle of Britain airshow

Postby grant_w on Tue 27 Jun 2017, 12:17 pm

I wouldn't mind knowing what else is going to be added before the advanced ticket window/Groupon offer runs out
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