Cold War Jets, 28th May 2017


Re: Cold War Jets, 28th May 2017

Postby Burleysway on Sun 21 May 2017, 6:53 am

Only a week to go till this event, it has come round quick, anyone from here going?

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Re: Cold War Jets, 28th May 2017

Postby RichPittman on Sun 21 May 2017, 4:21 pm

Yes I will be there
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Re: Cold War Jets, 28th May 2017

Postby Roughcutter on Sun 21 May 2017, 7:02 pm

And me :smile: worth going just for their legendary bacon butties! :up:
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Re: Cold War Jets, 28th May 2017

Postby stuart n on Sun 21 May 2017, 7:19 pm

Sorry if this is a silly question, how many runs do you get from each of the aircraft?
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Re: Cold War Jets, 28th May 2017

Postby TYPHOON3 on Sun 21 May 2017, 8:05 pm

stuart n wrote:Sorry if this is a silly question, how many runs do you get from each of the aircraft?

Each aircraft usually does one run each.
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Re: Cold War Jets, 28th May 2017

Postby Pringles on Sun 21 May 2017, 10:56 pm

TYPHOON3 wrote:
stuart n wrote:Sorry if this is a silly question, how many runs do you get from each of the aircraft?

Each aircraft usually does one run each.

However it is worth noting that before a run, most of the aircraft will perform some slow manoeuvres such as figure of eights to show a bit more of the aircraft, and types that have moving parts such as folding wings or rotating bomb-bays etc may show these off as well. Don't be put off because you think you'll only see a few seconds of each aircraft!
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Re: Cold War Jets, 28th May 2017

Postby Stu on Mon 22 May 2017, 11:07 am

We will both be going great day out :smile:
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Re: Cold War Jets, 28th May 2017

Postby Andyperkins on Mon 22 May 2017, 11:37 am

Been the last two years in May but this year it falls on my Nans 90th birthday party so won't be able to make it :sad:
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Re: Cold War Jets, 28th May 2017

Postby Tonka 617 on Tue 23 May 2017, 5:58 pm

World Superbikes won me over this weekend. Hope all have a great time at Brunty on Sunday :up:
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Re: Cold War Jets, 28th May 2017

Postby Burleysway on Thu 25 May 2017, 8:55 pm

Spitfire will zoom in to Cold War open day
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Re: Cold War Jets, 28th May 2017

Postby Rebecca_1984 on Thu 25 May 2017, 10:01 pm

Looking forward to it, hope the Comet is able to taxi, must be five years since I've seen it move under its own steam.
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Re: Cold War Jets, 28th May 2017

Postby Pringles on Thu 25 May 2017, 11:12 pm

Burleysway wrote:Spitfire will zoom in to Cold War open day
Read more at http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/spitf ... p3HXHzY.99


Erm... :tumbleweed:
The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Spitfire will arguably be the star of the show at Bruntingthorpe Airfield on Sunday.
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Re: Cold War Jets, 28th May 2017

Postby Burleysway on Sat 27 May 2017, 5:30 pm

It's looking good for tomorrow. Weather set fair http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2644668

VC10 running first at 11.00am.
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Re: Cold War Jets, 28th May 2017

Postby TYPHOON3 on Sun 28 May 2017, 5:21 pm

Another great day,easy to get on and off the airfield.Comet was unserviceable and the Nimrod didn't do a full power run due to half the tail rudder missing.Lightning,VC10 and the Victor were my favourites but the Buccaneer pair(which did two runs) were pretty good as well.
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Re: Cold War Jets, 28th May 2017

Postby techniquest on Mon 29 May 2017, 6:40 am

A good day was had at the CWJ day yesterday, but a little disappointed that there was yet again no Comet; Nimrod could only slow taxi (as could one of the Hunters and the Delphin), and the Victor shut down too soon, so the people at the far end of the crowd-line didn't get the 'noise'. For those of us that go for the heavies, thank goodness for the VC10. :clap:
The Spitfire passes were great but there were no large flying models this year even though they were advertised (unless I missed them while walking around). No great loss as far as I'm concerned, but I know some enjoy them and they do fill the gaps.
Two other things of note: some of the teams had really high quality merchandise this year - I'm thinking especially of the Canberra and VC10; secondly, as usual there were no fairgrounds or other non aviation-related gimmicks at the show, which is such a refreshing change, and yet still the families come (RIAT take note...)
One of the nicest things about this kind of show is arbitrarily meeting people and having a chat; I met a gentleman who used to be on QRA on Victors when they were based at RAF Wittering in the '60s, and another gentleman who talked with me about the 'Rolling Thunder' shows that used to be held at Bruntingthorpe in the days when the Vulcan was there before it re-flew. Really interesting people :)
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