Biggin Hill 2017

Biggin Hill 2017

Postby Nwalch on Thu 02 Mar 2017, 8:33 pm

What's this like from a photography perspective. Sun behind or ahead. Does anyone have a show layout from the program (assuming it will be the same this year).

August is fairly quiet bar the seaside shows so might give this a visit this year,
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Re: Biggin Hill Festival of Flight

Postby ted633 on Sun 05 Mar 2017, 6:37 pm

Nwalch wrote:What's this link from a photography perspective. Sun behind or ahead. Does anyone have a show layout from the program (assuming it will be the same this year).

August is fairly quiet bar the seaside shows so might give this a visit this year,


You face WNW, so light is ok initially, but as the show goes on, the sun comes round and you end up shooting into it. (Not that there's been a lot of sun the last couple of years!)
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Re: Biggin Hill Festival of Flight

Postby 8674planes on Wed 08 Mar 2017, 7:32 pm

Belgian Airforce F16 solo Display added :clap:
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Re: Biggin Hill Festival of Flight

Postby Matt35027 on Wed 08 Mar 2017, 8:00 pm

Great stuff! It's flashes of the old International Air Fair returning!
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Re: Biggin Hill Festival of Flight

Postby Tommy on Wed 08 Mar 2017, 8:08 pm

Looks like they've hit the ground running this year. Patrouille de France AND Belgian F-16 solo pencilled. Well done them.

Tickets aren't even on sale yet, either.
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Re: Biggin Hill 2017

Postby The Baron on Wed 08 Mar 2017, 8:19 pm

I eat my words! A great start indeed and now a show I'll almost definitely attend.
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Re: Biggin Hill 2017

Postby BossMann on Wed 08 Mar 2017, 10:25 pm

Almost starting to look like the old Biggin Hill Air Fair again! Well done to the organisers - is it still the same guys organising it but under a different name? Synergy events vs Air Displays International??

Is the festival of flight now like the Air Fair format or is it still like the community open days with restricted ticket sales to local people??
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Re: Biggin Hill 2017

Postby mafro987daboss on Wed 08 Mar 2017, 10:40 pm

So my question about whether fast jets could still display at Biggin Hill was answered pretty quickly! Brilliant news.

I wonder whether the F16/Patrouille de France will be based on site during the weekend? Hopefully some more international participation and maybe the Typhoon to come too.
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Re: Biggin Hill 2017

Postby john001 on Thu 09 Mar 2017, 8:50 am

mafro987daboss wrote:So my question about whether fast jets could still display at Biggin Hill was answered pretty quickly! Brilliant news.

I wonder whether the F16/Patrouille de France will be based on site during the weekend? Hopefully some more international participation and maybe the Typhoon to come too.


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Re: Biggin Hill 2017

Postby Harvo266 on Thu 09 Mar 2017, 11:05 am

The RAF Typhoon isn't confirmed for this show yet is it?
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Re: Biggin Hill 2017

Postby TH1213 on Thu 09 Mar 2017, 12:27 pm

The RAF Typhoon team are usually based at Biggin for the Eastbourne show, so I assume they will be on site for the show whether they participate or not is another question!
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Re: Biggin Hill 2017

Postby mafro987daboss on Thu 09 Mar 2017, 3:08 pm

TH1213 wrote:The RAF Typhoon team are usually based at Biggin for the Eastbourne show, so I assume they will be on site for the show whether they participate or not is another question!


Oh yes I totally forgot Festival of Flight got moved to August. Yes this most likely means the Typhoon will have Biggin on its calender.
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Re: Biggin Hill 2017

Postby Elliott Marsh on Sun 12 Mar 2017, 12:44 pm

Typhoon and Dutch Mitchell added today.

Early days still but it's shaping up quite nicely.

What is disappointing is that the BBMF anniversary quintet display hasn't been allocated to this show, given the significance of Biggin in the Flight's history.
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Re: Biggin Hill 2017

Postby Harvo266 on Sun 12 Mar 2017, 7:29 pm

Does anyone know if the Red Arrows are performing both days?
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Re: Biggin Hill 2017

Postby mafro987daboss on Sun 12 Mar 2017, 10:25 pm

Harvo266 wrote:Does anyone know if the Red Arrows are performing both days?


Not for sure but considering it's the same weekend as Eastbourne and the Red Arrows usually use Biggin Hill as their base for all 4 days, they're most likely doing both days of Festival of Flight too (assuming they'll be based at Biggin again).

I think South East Airshow (Herne Bay) is the same weekend too.
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Re: Biggin Hill 2017

Postby tu16 on Wed 15 Mar 2017, 11:57 am

Possible big turn out from the Czechs according to reports.
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Re: Biggin Hill 2017

Postby Ryan. on Wed 15 Mar 2017, 11:59 am

tu16 wrote:Possible big turn out from the Czechs according to reports.


If true, Biggin Hill is really pulling it out of the bag. :clap:
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Re: Biggin Hill 2017

Postby Elliott Marsh on Wed 15 Mar 2017, 12:06 pm

Holy crap that's ace (if confirmed)!
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Re: Biggin Hill 2017

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Wed 15 Mar 2017, 12:28 pm

Gripen, Hind and Hip I believe?
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Re: Biggin Hill 2017

Postby timuss on Wed 15 Mar 2017, 12:29 pm

Although the tweet I've seen they have the dates wrong but fingers crossed. Shame that the tickets are restricted to one day so you have to decide which day you will attend in advance rather that being able to decide on the day.
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Re: Biggin Hill 2017

Postby Elliott Marsh on Wed 15 Mar 2017, 12:39 pm

LN Strike Eagle wrote:Gripen, Hind and Hip I believe?


Gripen, two Hinds, Hit and C-295. Taking it with a pinch of salt until they're formally added (and even then, as we know from Biggin 2010, that isn't the end of the story!) but if it all works out, that's a commendably strong commitment!
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Re: Biggin Hill 2017

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Wed 15 Mar 2017, 12:42 pm

Elliott Marsh wrote:
LN Strike Eagle wrote:Gripen, Hind and Hip I believe?


Gripen, two Hinds, Hit and C-295. Taking it with a pinch of salt until they're formally added (and even then, as we know from Biggin 2010, that isn't the end of the story!) but if it all works out, that's a commendably strong commitment!

Indeed. Just seen the listing here: https://airshowinfo.hu/hirek/en/item/38 ... -2017.html

Camo Hinds might tempt me back to Biggin. If they send that ghastly Alien thing, not so fussed.
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Re: Biggin Hill 2017

Postby Stagger2 on Wed 15 Mar 2017, 1:02 pm

LN Strike Eagle wrote:Camo Hinds might tempt me back to Biggin. If they send that ghastly Alien thing, not so fussed.

"Well punk, do ya feel lucky?" They're supposed to be sending 2, but with your luck it'll be 'Alien' & 'Coastal Command' ?? :biggrin:
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Re: Biggin Hill 2017

Postby The Baron on Wed 15 Mar 2017, 1:12 pm

Were Czech squadrons ever based at Biggin Hill? If so it could be why they're (intending) to support it so well. Certainly looks like a good line up so far. Hope it comes off.
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Re: Biggin Hill 2017

Postby Airshowhammer on Wed 15 Mar 2017, 3:54 pm

Biggin is back.l! Will definitely be in attendance, 7 years its been since i've been! And i'm sure we can expect to see the reds and tiffie aswell! How do i purchase tickets? :smile:
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