East Fortune Airshow 2017

East Fortune Airshow 2017

Postby stratocaster on Mon 27 Mar 2017, 7:59 am

As has been confirmed in another thread, East Fortune will take place on the 22nd July this year. Participants still to be announced. :biggrin:
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Re: East Fortune Airshow 2017

Postby Alanko on Tue 28 Mar 2017, 1:47 pm

Typhoon confirmed, via Twitter.
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Re: East Fortune Airshow 2017

Postby bolshi on Tue 28 Mar 2017, 8:57 pm

I also see its down for 3 days at Prestwick :smile:

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Re: East Fortune Airshow 2017

Postby stratocaster on Wed 29 Mar 2017, 7:33 am

Great! Maximum heavy metal for the 22nd of July! :rock: :rock: :yahoo: I wonder if it will be opening or closing the show?
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Re: East Fortune Airshow 2017

Postby stratocaster on Fri 31 Mar 2017, 7:57 am

According to one source, Grob Tutor flown by Andy Tagg is also lined up.
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Re: East Fortune Airshow 2017

Postby Ryand19 on Fri 07 Apr 2017, 7:38 pm

Haven't been through since 2013, looking forward to it alreaady! :biggrin:
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Re: East Fortune Airshow 2017

Postby Unknown74 on Tue 11 Apr 2017, 7:39 pm

Might have to make do with East Fortune this Year due to work colleague being on leave so might not make Sunderland on Friday so hope if I can't make it down there on Saturday might make East Fortune instead? Who knows?
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Postby vandal on Tue 18 Apr 2017, 12:13 pm

East Fortune's Airshow page confirming the Red Arrows, Tutor and BBMF but no mention of Typhoon. :question:

http://www.nms.ac.uk/national-museum-of ... n/airshow/
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Re: East Fortune Airshow 2017

Postby vandal on Tue 18 Apr 2017, 3:19 pm

stratocaster wrote:Great! Maximum heavy metal for the 22nd of July! :rock: :rock: :yahoo: I wonder if it will be opening or closing the show?


Their Airshow page suggests re closing the show on (EF's) 20th Anniversary year - that honour will fall on the Reds. Quote below taken from said page.

"RAF Aerobatic team the Red Arrows will make a high-octane return to Scotland's National Airshow, topping the bill on the event’s 20th anniversary line-up"
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Re: East Fortune Airshow 2017

Postby Spiny Norman on Fri 21 Apr 2017, 12:03 pm

vandal wrote:East Fortune's Airshow page confirming the Red Arrows, Tutor and BBMF but no mention of Typhoon. :question:

http://www.nms.ac.uk/national-museum-of ... n/airshow/


It was on the Typhoon schedule for 2017 display season and as on same weekend as Sunderland would be strange if withdrawn. Unlikely I'd think.

B-17 though - excellent.
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Re: East Fortune Airshow 2017

Postby vandal on Fri 21 Apr 2017, 2:39 pm

Spiny Norman wrote:
vandal wrote:East Fortune's Airshow page confirming the Red Arrows, Tutor and BBMF but no mention of Typhoon. :question:

http://www.nms.ac.uk/national-museum-of ... n/airshow/


It was on the Typhoon schedule for 2017 display season and as on same weekend as Sunderland would be strange if withdrawn. Unlikely I'd think.

B-17 though - excellent.


Thought so too, just wondering why it's not listed on their (East Fortune Airshow) website, when it seems Typhoon have confirmed, as you have mentioned via their display schedule, and Twitter.
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Re: East Fortune Airshow 2017

Postby Unknown74 on Sat 22 Apr 2017, 7:19 pm

Would be totally shocked and surprised if the Typhoon didn't fly at East Fortune as the flying distance between there and Newcastle/ Sunderland is only minutes in the Typhoon - or any fast jet for that matter.
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Re: East Fortune Airshow 2017

Postby EGL on Thu 27 Apr 2017, 7:46 pm

The Sally B members letter which arrived in the post yesterday lists East Fortune on their flying programme.
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Re: East Fortune Airshow 2017

Postby bolshi on Sat 27 May 2017, 7:26 pm

According to the Museums latest e-mail , the following acts are listed.

Reds
BofB Memorial Flight
Tutor
RNHF Swordfish
B17
Breitling Wing Walkers
Pitts Special
P40
Skyraider
Bronco
Jet Provost Pair
Autogyro
Bucker Jungmann
Pembroke
Piper L3 Cub

Still no mention of the phoon :sad:

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Re: East Fortune Airshow 2017

Postby Unknown74 on Sun 28 May 2017, 9:01 am

Well they're definitely down for East Fortune it's on they're display list on Team Website.
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Re: East Fortune Airshow 2017

Postby EGL on Tue 30 May 2017, 12:04 pm

Can also add the Chinook to that list.
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Re: East Fortune Airshow 2017

Postby Beech18Boy on Wed 31 May 2017, 1:12 am

Pembroke I doubt will make it as the engine is being rebuilt.
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Re: East Fortune Airshow 2017

Postby EGL on Wed 31 May 2017, 11:58 am

Assuming the P40 is Hangar 11's I wonder if we'll get something else as I've seen mention that it's sale is now listed as pending.
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Re: East Fortune Airshow 2017

Postby vandal on Sat 03 Jun 2017, 8:39 pm

Unknown74 wrote:Well they're definitely down for East Fortune it's on they're display list on Team Website.


Got an E-Mail from NMS today and it mentioned Typhoon will be at EF.

"On 22 July the National Museum of Flight once again plays host to Scotland's National Airshow 2017 and tickets are already flying out the door.

Back for 2017 are the sensational Red Arrows, the supersonic RAF Typhoon and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, featuring the Lancaster, Hurricane and iconic Spitfire. Plus the daredevil Breitling Wingwalkers will perform their breathtaking acrobatic manoeuvres."

Still no mention on their website though...
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Re: East Fortune Airshow 2017

Postby Unknown74 on Sat 01 Jul 2017, 11:43 am

Just wondered wether there are likely to be any other additions?
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Re: East Fortune Airshow 2017

Postby drumm78 on Mon 03 Jul 2017, 7:01 pm

How's the traffic conditions going and after. Travelling from Falkirk 1St time.
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Re: East Fortune Airshow 2017

Postby vandal on Mon 03 Jul 2017, 10:53 pm

drumm78 wrote:How's the traffic conditions going and after. Travelling from Falkirk 1St time.


Come off the A1 at Haddington, should be signposted with the yellow AA Airshow signs. Traffic is usually not too bad if you arrive for gates opening, but expect the usual delays that go with airshows. We really only encounter bad traffic on the way out. With East Fortune's location, there's only one way onto and off of the airfield if you are taking the car in, so depending on where you get parked onsite plays a part in how quick you get back out again. I believe there's a shuttle bus that runs from North Berwick railway station too if you're not using the car.
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Re: East Fortune Airshow 2017

Postby portagee01 on Tue 04 Jul 2017, 12:32 am

Agreeing with that,
On the way in it's not bad, at all we tend to arrive just after the car park opens at 8:30. Since the museum gate doesn't open until 10.00, we usually take something for breakfast during that time.
Some people go straight to the museum access gate - I don't see the point my self, other than the line of port-a-loos, once the gate opens it only takes a few minutes to file through.

Some years it's taken longer nearly as long get out as the drive home to Livingston. Other years we have been out in 10 minutes after loading the car back up.
It's usually slow back down to the junction of the A199 where the police usually have a controlling presence. But once onto the that and then the A1 itself it's usually fine. Just like any other day you can get caught up on the Bypass.
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Re: East Fortune Airshow 2017

Postby drumm78 on Tue 04 Jul 2017, 5:08 am

Thanks for your help.
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Re: East Fortune Airshow 2017

Postby EGL on Thu 06 Jul 2017, 6:41 am

EGL wrote:Assuming the P40 is Hangar 11's I wonder if we'll get something else as I've seen mention that it's sale is now listed as pending.


Noticed this week Tall In The Saddle will be back presumably replacing the P-40
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