Little Gransden Air/Car Show 27/08/2017

Little Gransden Air/Car Show 27/08/2017

Postby yakdave on Fri 30 Jun 2017, 3:43 pm

Lancaster
Hurricane
B25
Beech 18...
Brousard
Bell 47
RF4
Stearman x 3
Captain Dennis Nevilles Flying Circus
Yak 3
Trig Team
Extra 330sc
Extra and Model
Global Stars
Spartans
Gyrocopter
T28

Advance discounted tickets available via the website: http://www.littlegransdenshow.co.uk

There are some local shop outlets at towns near to the airfield.

Flying Display as of the 30/6/2017.
yakdave

Re: Little Gransden Air/Car Show 27/08/2017

Postby Dan O'Hagan on Sat 01 Jul 2017, 1:27 pm

This show does suffer an awful lot from a sense of Groundhog Day. Same acts every year, with a couple of exceptions. A shame, as this used to be a "must-see" event, but these days the years are interchangeable.

Great venue, and so much potential, just needs more creativity with the display programme.
Dan O'Hagan

Re: Little Gransden Air/Car Show 27/08/2017

Postby Witchcraft24 on Sat 01 Jul 2017, 3:43 pm

Smaller shows like Little Grandson rely on local assets and favours to keep their displays within ever tighter budgets.

Out of interest, which current display items on the circuit do you suggest they look at?
Witchcraft24

Re: Little Gransden Air/Car Show 27/08/2017

Postby Dan O'Hagan on Sat 01 Jul 2017, 5:57 pm

Whirlwind, Harvard, Huey, Scout, Wasp, Miss Velma, Fury, Seafire, a decently flown Spitfire.

Since the big crowds of the Lancaster pair and Vulcan years this show has become remarkably stale in content.
Dan O'Hagan

Re: Little Gransden Air/Car Show 27/08/2017

Postby yakdave on Sat 01 Jul 2017, 8:25 pm

Dan will you sponsor the event, you talk all about these other items, are you aware of all the increases in charges from the CAA, to even get the Blenheim from Duxford is over £4,000 pouns and with a small budget what do I do. I speak to a number of operators and the regular ones that appear to me lovely deals which fit within our budget, I suggest you come on our committee next year and shows us hows its done, with a budget of about £20,000 pounds.

Toilets are 3,000 pounds to start with, public liability insurance £4,000

I look forward to your reply and welcome you to join the committee next year.
yakdave

Re: Little Gransden Air/Car Show 27/08/2017

Postby Witchcraft24 on Sat 01 Jul 2017, 8:38 pm

Well said. Too many people seem to think that organising display and getting loads of shiny warbirds can be done for a few thousand pounds, without ever giving a thought to budgets.

Anybody who puts on a "smaller", non-council backed show in the current climate deserves a medal.
Witchcraft24

Re: Little Gransden Air/Car Show 27/08/2017

Postby Chris G on Sat 01 Jul 2017, 8:45 pm

There you go, UKAR from the inside of one of the best smaller events in the UK if he's up to the job, would make a great few articles through the year!
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Re: Little Gransden Air/Car Show 27/08/2017

Postby yakdave on Sat 01 Jul 2017, 9:08 pm

Dan worth reading Barry Tempest article in the July issue of Aeroplane
yakdave

Re: Little Gransden Air/Car Show 27/08/2017

Postby Dan O'Hagan on Sat 01 Jul 2017, 10:47 pm

Dave, I fully appreciate that through the fault of no-one currently connected with airshows or display flying, the CAA are making organising shows difficult, and have enjoyed myself at Little Gransden many, many times. I also appreciate that the budget is tight. My issue is that it seems each year the flying programme is a cut-and-paste of the previous year's, with one or two exceptions.

Perhaps after Old Warden, Little Gransden is the best natural airshow arena venue of its size. Dogleg crowdline, sun well-placed for photography. I just wish the display line-up each year offered a bit more incentive for repeat visits to make the most of the venue.

I'll try to track down that Barry Tempest article.
Dan O'Hagan

Re: Little Gransden Air/Car Show 27/08/2017

Postby yakdave on Sun 02 Jul 2017, 9:49 am

And for Dans info and anyone else interested we were only Lucky to get the 2 Lancasters due to the Local wartime connection with Gransden Lodge where 405 Squadron of the RCAF served in the early 40s with Lancasters and with the Vulcan is passing by from other events,
From next year I believe there will be a charge for any Military flypast requested
yakdave

Re: Little Gransden Air/Car Show 27/08/2017

Postby Ryan. on Sat 08 Jul 2017, 6:48 am

Blenheim added according to the Blenheim Society's Facebook page.

Any that went last year, how did the new CCA regulations affect things?
Ryan.

Re: Little Gransden Air/Car Show 27/08/2017

Postby Chris G on Sat 08 Jul 2017, 2:52 pm

Blenheim added to replace the B-25 that has cancelled.
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Re: Little Gransden Air/Car Show 27/08/2017

Postby DamienB on Sun 20 Aug 2017, 10:08 pm

Early bird discounts finish tonight at midnight... http://www.littlegransdenshow.co.uk/tickets.php
Online advance ticket sales cease entirely midnight Thursday.

BBMF Lancaster (tbc, there is a plan B...)
Blenheim Mk.I
Beech 18
Hurricane Mk.I
Harvard 'Wacky Wabbit'
T-28 Trojan
Yak-3
Extra 330 SC
Global Stars
Broussard
Spartan pair
Calidus Gyroplane
Dennis Neville's Flying Circus
RF-4
Pitts S1-S
Stearman & wingwalker
Stearman
Bucker Jungmann
Trig Team

Static:
Anson
Bell 47
OV-10 Bronco
+ fly-in visitors and based types, Hurricane and Fury restorations and 330 or so classic/vintage/military vehicles.
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Re: Little Gransden Air/Car Show 27/08/2017

Postby DamienB on Fri 25 Aug 2017, 12:11 am

Lanc cancelled, plan B in effect... plan B-17 in fact. Sally B joining us once more!
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Re: Little Gransden Air/Car Show 27/08/2017

Postby Saracen on Sat 26 Aug 2017, 8:33 am

Will be going tomorrow and really looking forward to it as I have not been for a few years
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