East Kirkby Airshow 2017

East Kirkby Airshow 2017

Postby Ledhead27 on Mon 03 Jul 2017, 8:25 pm

Seeming as a thread hasn't been started yet, thought I'd throw on the confirmed attendees so far. Quite a few returnees but a couple of different acts in comparison to previous years.

It was uploaded on their Facebook this evening that a previously unannounced aircraft is to be confirmed by the end of this July. The show is scheduled for 5th August.

- Hawker Fury Mk.I (Historic Aircraft Collection)
- Hawker Hurricane I (Hurricane Heritage/R4118)
- North American T-6 Texan (Hurricane Heritage)
- Avro Anson (Sleap-based example)
- Spitfire and Hurricane (BBMF)
- Avro Lancaster (BBMF)
- Bucker Bestmann (Axis Air Displays)
- Auster AOP5 (Kevin Hale)
- Calidus Autogyro (Peter Davies)
- OV-10B Bronco (Tony de Bruyn)
- Great War Display Team

Static:
- Lancasted NX611 (taxi runs)
- Dakota (Drag Em Oot)
- Yak-11 (Sleap-based example)
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Re: East Kirkby Airshow 2017

Postby Ledhead27 on Mon 10 Jul 2017, 12:18 pm

Another aircraft confirmed for the flying display in the form of the Duxford-based T-28A Fennec.
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Re: East Kirkby Airshow 2017

Postby st24 on Mon 10 Jul 2017, 1:39 pm

If the Furys there I am too. So I'm not banking on going.....
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Re: East Kirkby Airshow 2017

Postby tuska2 on Sat 22 Jul 2017, 7:38 am

The Fury 1 is such a beautiful and unique aircraft, I don't why it appearances are so rare. Any thoughts ST24 ? it's go or not go based on the Fury for me,
on this occasion. Now at OW sometime should be compulsory, please note HAC!
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Re: East Kirkby Airshow 2017

Postby Ledhead27 on Fri 04 Aug 2017, 10:42 am

According to the organisers, following a flying display cancellation, the Blenheim 1F has been added to the line-up as a replacement.

If anyone is going tomorrow, and is bored/mad/stupid/confused enough, I'll be arriving between 10.46-11.00 in a F172 Skyhawk (G-AXSI).
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Re: East Kirkby Airshow 2017

Postby st24 on Fri 04 Aug 2017, 11:15 am

Ledhead27 wrote:According to the organisers, following a flying display cancellation, the Blenheim 1F has been added to the line-up as a replacement.

If anyone is going tomorrow, and is bored/mad/stupid/confused enough, I'll be arriving between 10.46-11.00 in a F172 Skyhawk (G-AXSI).

Fury replacement?? (Blenheim not you!!) 14 minutes to arrive, crikey what sort of circuit and approach speed do you fly??!!
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Re: East Kirkby Airshow 2017

Postby The Baron on Fri 04 Aug 2017, 11:25 am

st24 wrote:
Ledhead27 wrote:According to the organisers, following a flying display cancellation, the Blenheim 1F has been added to the line-up as a replacement.

If anyone is going tomorrow, and is bored/mad/stupid/confused enough, I'll be arriving between 10.46-11.00 in a F172 Skyhawk (G-AXSI).

Fury replacement?? (Blenheim not you!!) 14 minutes to arrive, crikey what sort of circuit and approach speed do you fly??!!


My first thought too! However as of an hour ago both the Fury and Blenheim were both showing on the website.
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Re: East Kirkby Airshow 2017

Postby Pen Pusher on Fri 04 Aug 2017, 11:52 am

Don't think I've seen or heard of the HAC Fury flying this year - so far.

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Re: East Kirkby Airshow 2017

Postby Elliott Marsh on Fri 04 Aug 2017, 11:52 am

It's the Anson replacement according to Andrew Panton on Facebook.
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Re: East Kirkby Airshow 2017

Postby st24 on Fri 04 Aug 2017, 2:34 pm

Elliott Marsh wrote:It's the Anson replacement according to Andrew Panton on Facebook.

Aah right..

Pen Pusher wrote:Don't think I've seen or heard of the HAC Fury flying this year - so far.

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Well if you haven't seen it flying Brian then I'll take it that it's not going -silly question but anyone from the Duxford mafia there today to see if it's getting an airing??
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Re: East Kirkby Airshow 2017

Postby Pen Pusher on Fri 04 Aug 2017, 2:48 pm

There should be someone from the Duxford Paparazzi there today, they post on Key, but I've not been for a while. Still suffering from 'man flu' :whistle:

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Re: East Kirkby Airshow 2017

Postby Ledhead27 on Fri 04 Aug 2017, 2:54 pm

st24 wrote: (Blenheim not you!!) 14 minutes to arrive, crikey what sort of circuit and approach speed do you fly??!!


Unfortunately the Skyhawk isn't a masterclass in speed, despite the immense noise inside. Flexibility in arrival time of 14 minutes allows for delays en route or holds. I remember the circuit being rather chaotic last year :dizzy:
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Re: East Kirkby Airshow 2017

Postby clearstone on Fri 04 Aug 2017, 2:57 pm

From the Hawker Fury FB page

Weather and gremlins allowing, Saturday 5th will see the first outing of the Fury this year!

Charlie Brown will fly an air test in the morning at Duxford then transit to East Kirby for the airshow.
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Re: East Kirkby Airshow 2017

Postby Pen Pusher on Fri 04 Aug 2017, 3:02 pm

May be I drag myself to Duxford tomorrow.

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Re: East Kirkby Airshow 2017

Postby st24 on Fri 04 Aug 2017, 4:09 pm

clearstone wrote:From the Hawker Fury FB page

Weather and gremlins allowing, Saturday 5th will see the first outing of the Fury this year!

Charlie Brown will fly an air test in the morning at Duxford then transit to East Kirby for the airshow.

Crikey, talk about cutting it short! :shock: Wx not looking the best.... :confused:
I think the best thing to do is can E Kirkby and take her to OW on Sunday :up:
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Re: East Kirkby Airshow 2017

Postby vintage ATCO on Sat 05 Aug 2017, 6:07 am

Ledhead27 wrote:I remember the circuit being rather chaotic last year :dizzy:


Oh, was I on? :shock:

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Re: East Kirkby Airshow 2017

Postby tuska2 on Sat 05 Aug 2017, 6:41 am

Fury was still in the "Air & Sea Hangar", its usual resting place at 14:15 yesterday, with no activity around it. But it did have drip trays under the engine and a tow bar attached. Come on HAC its just a hedgehop to OW...
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Re: East Kirkby Airshow 2017

Postby Pen Pusher on Sat 05 Aug 2017, 11:08 am

Fury still in hangar 3 and canx due to weather on route.

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Re: East Kirkby Airshow 2017

Postby st24 on Sat 05 Aug 2017, 11:20 am

Pen Pusher wrote:Fury still in hangar 3 and canx due to weather on route.

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Re: East Kirkby Airshow 2017

Postby Pen Pusher on Sat 05 Aug 2017, 11:51 am

Sitting in TFC hangar for the last 20minutes because of rain.

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Re: East Kirkby Airshow 2017

Postby Ledhead27 on Sat 05 Aug 2017, 6:33 pm

Despite the weather, resulting in the loss of the GWDT and Fury, overall it was a good day out. A few gaps in the display but some good flying also, particularly the Trojan and Blenheim, plusl very well organised from a fly-in point of view. 

Thanks for the ATC work today Steve, apologies for the confusion on first call when we arrived, I had sent an email stating the type/reg had changed but must have got lost somewhere!

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I see you on the list, Daniel. Talk to you later.


As for last year and the 'chaotic circuit', it was aircraft left right and centre at all points of the circuit (don't worry you kept us out of trouble)
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Re: East Kirkby Airshow 2017

Postby vintage ATCO on Sat 05 Aug 2017, 8:43 pm

Wasn't me on the radio when you arrived or departed, I was saving myself for the busy bit which never actually materialised :smile:

I am dependent on the Centre compiling the list of visitors and then letting me have it a couple of days beforehand. With a change of aircraft it would be better to ring me directly (number in the Brief).
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Re: East Kirkby Airshow 2017

Postby Ledhead27 on Sat 05 Aug 2017, 8:49 pm

vintage ATCO wrote:
I am dependent on the Centre compiling the list of visitors and then letting me have it a couple of days beforehand. With a change of aircraft it would be better to ring me directly (number in the Brief).


Ah my apologies, your colleague also did a fine job. And I'll make sure I bare that in mind next time :smile: out of interest did the Hatz biplane depart or was it remaining at the airfield?
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Re: East Kirkby Airshow 2017

Postby The Baron on Sat 05 Aug 2017, 9:42 pm

The T-28, Blenheim and Bronco displays were absolutely first class. Great to get some lovely light on the Anson departure too.
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Re: East Kirkby Airshow 2017

Postby G for George on Sun 06 Aug 2017, 2:47 pm

We had a great day. The Blenheim was a fantastic late addition and it's display was very impressive. One negative, which seems to be typical of most airshows at the moment, was the attitude of some 'photographers', pushing their way past people who had been waiting near the Lancaster to see it taxi. Amusingly, they didn't fire it up until it was on the airstrip, meaning another scramble to the front ensued. That aside, there was a lovely relaxed atmosphere, the displays were top notch, and the weather played ball.
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