Abingdon Air & Country Show 6 May 2018

Abingdon Air & Country Show 6 May 2018

Postby Oldtower on Sat 30 Sep 2017, 5:49 am

Good morning - well planning has been ongoing earlier than normal since July 2017. The new layout together with the issues from 2017 have all been ironed out and sorted for 2018.
One of the themes naturally will be our own RAF 100th anniversary celebration so hoping to achieve an allround small Air & Ground attractions to reflect that.

However, I can confirm our first two demonstrations are: Richard Goodwin in his Muscle Pitts, and the locally based Hawkwalk Falconry.

Our website (http://www.abingdonairandcountry.co.uk) has been totally revised / revamped very kindly by Chris Globe of threshold.aero and will be available for viewing during 1st October onwards.

To help us, we are urging potential public to buy tickets online too to save yourself some money once they are online.

We look forward to seeing you all again on 6th May 2018.
2019 Abingdon Airshow - Sunday 5th May, Abingdon Airfield.
http://www.abingdonairandcountry.co.uk
Oldtower

Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 6 May 2018

Postby Oldtower on Sun 08 Oct 2017, 7:19 pm

Flying Display additions: Great War Display Team, and a Chipmunk (part of our own RAF 100 anniversary theme).

Ground Attractions additions: Mangledwurzels & Radio Days big band.
2019 Abingdon Airshow - Sunday 5th May, Abingdon Airfield.
http://www.abingdonairandcountry.co.uk
Oldtower

Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 6 May 2018

Postby Oldtower on Wed 01 Nov 2017, 4:27 pm

Just updating you all:

Flying Displays:
Great War DisplayTeam
Muscle Pitts (& static)
Chipmunk (& static)
Beech 18 (& static)
Classic Jets Radio Controlled Models
Jump4Heroes Parachute Team

Ground
The Mangledwurzels
Radio Days Big Band
Classic Vehicles
Tank Rides
Pleasure Flight Helicopter Rides
HawkWalk Falconry

Online tickets will be available possibly just before Xmas online
2019 Abingdon Airshow - Sunday 5th May, Abingdon Airfield.
http://www.abingdonairandcountry.co.uk
Oldtower

Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 6 May 2018

Postby Oldtower on Sun 19 Nov 2017, 6:50 am

I will post another update on or around 1st December, however to let those who are interested, that our online tickets (Ticketline) will be online from our website from 1st December. Please also note the advance ticket holders have a separate gate for entry / exit this time and the show is like in 2017 - on the eastern side (Hangar side) as this now is the only way to stage the show safely.
2019 Abingdon Airshow - Sunday 5th May, Abingdon Airfield.
http://www.abingdonairandcountry.co.uk
Oldtower

Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 6 May 2018

Postby Oldtower on Fri 01 Dec 2017, 9:35 pm

Updated 1st December :

Flying Displays:
Catalina (& static)
Great War DisplayTeam
Muscle Pitts (& static)
Chipmunk (& static)
Beech 18 (& static)
BAC Strikemaster (& static)

Classic Jets Radio Controlled Models
Jump4Heroes Parachute Team

Statics:
Harvard
Bulldog
50+ Aircraft Fly In

Ground
The Mangledwurzels
Radio Days Big Band
Classic Vehicles
Tank Rides
Pleasure Flight Helicopter Rides
Various Trade Stalls
HawkWalk Falconry
Steam Engines (miniatures)
Abingdon Rock Choir

Supporting RAF 100.

Online tickets from Ticketline are now on sale.
2019 Abingdon Airshow - Sunday 5th May, Abingdon Airfield.
http://www.abingdonairandcountry.co.uk
Oldtower

Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 6 May 2018

Postby Oldtower on Sat 20 Jan 2018, 5:47 am

Flying (& on Static Display):
Auster Pair (in their 80th anniversary year)
Spitfire (Peter Teichmans)
Westland Wasp Helicopter (Navy Wings)
Antonov AN2 (Parachute Team support)
Westland Gazelle Helicopter (Navy Wings)
Super Pitts
Beech 18
BAC Strikemaster
PBY-5A Catalina
Chipmunk
Great War DisplayTeam
Muscle Pitts
T67 Firefly
Spitfire (two seater) & Buchon pair
Jump4Heroes Parachute Display Team
Beaver & Scout (Historic Army Aircraft Flight)
**Limited Military input ongoing**

Static Display:

RAF '100' area (our own tribute, ongoing):
Harvard (RAF silver Clrs)
Tiger Moth (RAF yellow Clrs)
Chipmunk (RAF red & white Clrs)
Venture motorglider 621 Historic Flight (RAF Clrs)
Sedburgh glider 621 Historic Flight (RAF Clrs)
Cadet glider 621 Historic Flight( RAF Clrs)
Bulldog (RAF red & white Clrs)
Westland Gazelle x2 (RAF red & white / white VIP Clrs)
Plus:
50 + Fly In aircraft of various types
**Military support tbc

Ground displays includes:
Tank Rides
The Mangledwurzels band
Amusements
Doctor Who Daleks
Classic Vehicles
Abingdon Rock Choir
Scottish Caledonian Pipes & Drums
Ex Military Vehicles
Hawkwalk Falconry
The Rockets Childrens Motorcycle Display Team
Helicopter Pleasure Flights
War Re-enactors
Radio Days Big Band
Classic Jets Radio Control models (will fly too!)
Royal Netherlands Air Force 322 Squadron Spitfire cockpit
Miniature Steam Engines
Various Trade Stalls
Crafts Marquee

Advance tickets are online now to purchase: http://www.abingdonairandcountry.co.uk

Three Advance sales outlets from 15th March are:
Newbury Building Society, Abingdon
Vale & Downland Museum, Wantage
Witney Visitor & Information Centre.

Adult £20 (£15 in advance)
OAP £15 (£10 in advance)
Child 5-15 years £5 across the board!

Please see the important correct Gate to enter information on the website but:
GATE A - On the day tickets, Barrow Road
GATE B: Advance ticket holders only, Honeybottom Lane

If your unsure, please go to our website and to the directions page and any other information.
2019 Abingdon Airshow - Sunday 5th May, Abingdon Airfield.
http://www.abingdonairandcountry.co.uk
Oldtower

Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 6 May 2018

Postby Oldtower on Mon 12 Feb 2018, 7:07 pm

A steady flow of attractions are booking in, to add to the above listing, including for the aircraft enthusiasts a Portugese AF coloured Chipmunk, and the return of one of Martin Bakers Meteors for static display (unsure which one so will be a surprise to us when it pitches up all being well)..

Tickets online and further info: http://www.abingdonairandcountry.co.uk
2019 Abingdon Airshow - Sunday 5th May, Abingdon Airfield.
http://www.abingdonairandcountry.co.uk
Oldtower

Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 6 May 2018

Postby Oldtower on Wed 21 Mar 2018, 8:03 pm

Ok, with approximately 6 weeks to go, we are now starting to finalise aspects of the show. Its been hard going this year but, not long to go. The prospective RAF and RNHF support is still ongoing but should be hearing more news from the end of March, much later than normal.
Neil has no ideas as to exactly what from the services, however RAF Benson has made it known no rotary support this year, despite frequent useage of the airfield by both Puma & Chinook due to Ops and essential training requirements with the remaining frames!

Flying (& on Static Display) as at 21/3/18.:
Spitfire (Peter Teichmans)
Westland Wasp Helicopter (Navy Wings)
Antonov AN2 (Parachute Team support)
Westland Gazelle Helicopter (Navy Wings)
Super Pitts
Beech 18
BAC Strikemaster
PBY-5A Catalina
Chipmunk
Great War DisplayTeam
Muscle Pitts
T67 Firefly
Spitfire (two seater) & Buchon pair (Dogfight / formation)
Jump4Heroes Parachute Display Team
Auster & Scout pair(Historic Army Aircraft Flight)

Static Display:

RAF '100' area (our own tribute, ongoing):
Harvard (RAF silver Clrs)
Tiger Moth (RAF yellow Clrs)
Chipmunk (RAF red & white Clrs)
Venture motorglider 621 Historic Flight (RAF Clrs)
Sedburgh glider 621 Historic Flight (RAF Clrs)
Cadet glider 621 Historic Flight( RAF Clrs)
Bulldog (RAF red & white Clrs)
Westland Gazelle x2 (RAF red & white / white VIP Clrs)
Gloster Meteor (Martin Baker - unsure which jet as yet!).
Fairchild Argus x2 (RAF Clrs)
Beagle Husky (RAF Clrs)
Plus:
50 + Fly In aircraft of various types
**Military support tbc

Ground displays includes:
Tank Rides
The Mangledwurzels band
Amusements
Doctor Who Daleks
Classic Vehicles
Abingdon Rock Choir
Scottish Caledonian Pipes & Drums
Ex Military Vehicles
Hawkwalk Falconry
The Rockets Childrens Motorcycle Display Team
Helicopter Pleasure Flights
War Re-enactors
Radio Days Big Band
Classic Jets Radio Control models (will fly too!)
Royal Netherlands Air Force 322 Squadron Spitfire cockpit
Miniature Steam Engines
Various Trade Stalls
Crafts Marquee
And more!

Advance tickets are online now to purchase: http://www.abingdonairandcountry.co.uk

Three Advance sales outlets are:
Newbury Building Society, Abingdon
Vale & Downland Museum, Wantage
Witney Visitor & Information Centre.

Adult £20 (£15 in advance)
OAP £15 (£10 in advance)
Child 5-15 years £5 across the board!

Please see the important correct Gate to enter information on the website but:
GATE A - On the day tickets, Barrow Road
GATE B: Advance ticket holders only, Honeybottom Lane (OX13 6BX) - to use the Wootton Road B4017 to enter Honeybottom Lane.

If your unsure, please go to our website and to the directions page and any other information.

Also, the popular Night photoshoot on Saturday 5th May will again happen, at £20 per person, and we are once again allowing Threshold Aero to kindly host this for us (http://www.threshold.aero)
Last edited by Oldtower on Thu 22 Mar 2018, 3:42 pm, edited 1 time in total.
2019 Abingdon Airshow - Sunday 5th May, Abingdon Airfield.
http://www.abingdonairandcountry.co.uk
Oldtower

Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 6 May 2018

Postby tuska2 on Thu 22 Mar 2018, 8:05 am

Was hoping to see a second attempt from the Boomerang, is it still about? or is one that won't come back?
tuska2

Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 6 May 2018

Postby Oldtower on Thu 22 Mar 2018, 3:43 pm

tuska2 wrote:Was hoping to see a second attempt from the Boomerang, is it still about? or is one that won't come back?


Unfortunetly its down to the cost of an overseas operator coming over this year in part.
2019 Abingdon Airshow - Sunday 5th May, Abingdon Airfield.
http://www.abingdonairandcountry.co.uk
Oldtower

Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 6 May 2018

Postby Oldtower on Mon 26 Mar 2018, 2:58 pm

Flying (& on Static Display) as at 25/3/18.:
Spitfire (Peter Teichmans)
Westland Wasp Helicopter (Navy Wings)
Antonov AN2 (Parachute Team support)
Westland Gazelle Helicopter (Navy Wings)
Super Pitts
Beech 18
BAC Strikemaster
PBY-5A Catalina
Chipmunk
Great War DisplayTeam
Muscle Pitts
T67 Firefly
Spitfire (two seater) & Buchon pair (Dogfight / formation)
Jump4Heroes Parachute Display Team
Auster & Scout pair(Historic Army Aircraft Flight)
RAF BBMF Spitfire / Hurricane / Lancaster Flypast(s)
**Possible RAF Tanker or Transport Flypast - RAF Brize Norton

Static Display:

RAF '100' area (our own tribute, ongoing):
Harvard (RAF silver Clrs)
Tiger Moth (RAF yellow Clrs)
Chipmunk (RAF red & white Clrs)
Venture motorglider 621 Historic Flight (RAF Clrs)
Sedburgh glider 621 Historic Flight (RAF Clrs)
Cadet glider 621 Historic Flight( RAF Clrs)
Bulldog (RAF red & white Clrs)
Westland Gazelle x2 (RAF red & white / white VIP Clrs)
Gloster Meteor (Martin Baker - unsure which jet as yet!).
Fairchild Argus x2 (RAF Clrs)
Beagle Husky (RAF Clrs)
RAF Tucano TBC
RAF Hawk TBC
Plus:
50 + Fly In aircraft of various types
**Military support tbc

Ground displays includes:
Tank Rides
The Mangledwurzels band
Amusements
Doctor Who Daleks
Classic Vehicles
Abingdon Rock Choir
Scottish Caledonian Pipes & Drums
Ex Military Vehicles
Hawkwalk Falconry
The Rockets Childrens Motorcycle Display Team
Helicopter Pleasure Flights
War Re-enactors
Radio Days Big Band
Classic Jets Radio Control models (will fly too!)
Royal Netherlands Air Force 322 Squadron Spitfire cockpit
Miniature Steam Engines
Vale Islanders
Williams Martini Formula One static car
Farms2Ewe mobile farm
Magic Peter
Abingdon Morris Dancers
Various Trade Stalls
Crafts Marquee
And more!

Advance tickets are online now to purchase: http://www.abingdonairandcountry.co.uk

Three Advance sales outlets are:
Newbury Building Society, Abingdon
Vale & Downland Museum, Wantage
Witney Visitor & Information Centre.

Adult £20 (£15 in advance)
OAP £15 (£10 in advance)
Child 5-15 years £5 across the board!

Please see the important correct Gate to enter information on the website but:
GATE A - On the day tickets, Barrow Road
GATE B: Advance ticket holders only, Honeybottom Lane (OX13 6BX) - to use the Wootton Road B4017 to enter Honeybottom Lane (not through Cothill).

If your unsure, please go to our website and to the directions page and any other information.

Also, the popular Night photoshoot on Saturday 5th May will again happen, at £20 per person, and we are once again allowing Threshold Aero to kindly host this for us (http://www.threshold.aero)
2019 Abingdon Airshow - Sunday 5th May, Abingdon Airfield.
http://www.abingdonairandcountry.co.uk
Oldtower

Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 6 May 2018

Postby lynothehammer on Mon 26 Mar 2018, 4:27 pm

Not long now, look forward to the nightshoot too...
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 6 May 2018

Postby Oldtower on Wed 04 Apr 2018, 6:56 pm

Just in case you weren't aware, the popular Aircraft nightshoot on the 5th May sold out in just over 48 hours of it going live on Thresholds website!
2019 Abingdon Airshow - Sunday 5th May, Abingdon Airfield.
http://www.abingdonairandcountry.co.uk
Oldtower

Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 6 May 2018

Postby Oldtower on Fri 13 Apr 2018, 5:14 pm

Just updating again:
Flying (& on Static Display):
-Spitfire (Peter Teichmans)
-Westland Wasp Helicopter (Navy Wings)
-Antonov AN2 (Jump4Heroes Parachute Team support)
-Westland Gazelle Helicopter (Navy Wings)
-Super Pitts
-Beech 18
-Harvard 'wackey wabbit' (RAF Clrs)
-BAC Strikemaster
-PBY-5A Catalina
-Sea Fury T20 (Royal Navy Historic Flight)
-Great War DisplayTeam
-Muscle Pitts (with a couple of low passes with an historic car)!
-T67 Firefly
-Spitfire (two seater) & worlds only flying Hispano Buchon two
seater pair (Dogfight / formation)
-Jump4Heroes Parachute Display Team
-Auster & Scout pair(Historic Army Aircraft Flight)
-RAF BBMF Spitfire / Hurricane / Lancaster formation flypasts
**Possible RAF Tanker or Transport Flypast - RAF Brize Norton

Static Display:

RAF '100' area (our own small tribute):
Harvard (RAF silver Clrs)
Tiger Moth (RAF yellow Clrs)
Chipmunk x3 (RAF red & white Clrs / silver clrs)
Venture motorglider 621 Historic Flight (RAF Clrs)
Sedburgh glider 621 Historic Flight (RAF Clrs)
Cadet glider 621 Historic Flight( RAF Clrs)
Bulldog (RAF red & white Clrs)
Westland Gazelle x2 (RAF red & white / white VIP Clrs)
Gloster Meteor (Martin Baker - unsure which jet as yet!).
Fairchild Argus x2 (RAF Clrs)
Beagle Husky (RAF Clrs)
RAF Tucano TBC
RAF Hawk TBC
Plus:
50 + Fly In aircraft of various types including a Boeing Stearman, 3 replica Spitfires, Allouette II (Swiss military marks), SF260 Marchetti (Italian AF marks), DeHavilland Beaver (HAAF), Austers, Skeeter (HAAF)...

Ground displays includes:
Tank Rides
The Mangledwurzels band
Amusements
Doctor Who Daleks
Classic Vehicles
Abingdon Rock Choir
Scottish Caledonian Pipes & Drums
Ex Military Vehicles
Hawkwalk Falconry
Team Green Rockets Childrens Motorcycle Display Team
Helicopter Pleasure Flights (Adventure 001)
War Re-enactors
Radio Days Big Band
Classic Jets Radio Control models (will fly too!)
Royal Netherlands Air Force 322 Squadron Spitfire cockpit
Miniature Steam Engines
Vale Islanders
Williams Martini Formula One static car
Farms2Ewe mobile farm
Magic Peter
Abingdon Morris Dancers
Various Trade Stalls
Crafts Marquee
Pony Rides
RAF 4624 Auxilary Squadron
RAF Joint Helicopter Support Squadron
RAF Air Cadets
Abingdon Sea Cadets
Car Chase Heroes (includes Gran Torino Starskey & Hutch)
Agricultural stand (includes a John Deere Gator)
And more!

Advance tickets are online to purchase: http://www.abingdonairandcountry.co.uk

Three Advance sales outlets are:
Newbury Building Society, Abingdon
Vale & Downland Museum, Wantage
Witney Visitor & Information Centre.

Adult £20 (£15 in advance)
OAP £15 (£10 in advance)
Child 5-15 years £5 across the board!

Please see the important correct Gate to enter information on the website but:
GATE A - On the day tickets, Barrow Road
GATE B: Advance ticket holders only, Honeybottom Lane (OX13 6BX) - to use the Wootton Road B4017 to enter Honeybottom Lane (not through Cothill).

Part of Honeybottom Lane (from Cothill junction to Gate B), Blackhorse Lane and Green Lane will all be closed for the day on the 6th May under a TTRO for flight safety reasons.
If your unsure, please go to our website and to the directions page and any other information. www.abingdonairandcountry.co.uk
2019 Abingdon Airshow - Sunday 5th May, Abingdon Airfield.
http://www.abingdonairandcountry.co.uk
Oldtower

Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 6 May 2018

Postby Rick on Fri 13 Apr 2018, 5:34 pm

Oldtower wrote:-Sea Fury T20 (Royal Navy Historic Flight)
:clap: :clap:
Slackers of the World unite !
Tomorrow.
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 6 May 2018

Postby davidjones533 on Sat 21 Apr 2018, 5:38 am

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Last edited by davidjones533 on Wed 12 Sep 2018, 8:19 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 6 May 2018

Postby Oldtower on Sat 21 Apr 2018, 4:28 pm

davidjones533 wrote:I didn't realise that Abingdon was due to be closed and turned into housing. Is this the end for the show?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-43841401


The base and Airfield (Training Grounds) are due to be closed in 2029, a way off yet, but the local Vale has submitted a plan to build on it (substancially more than they first aired!! - much to the disgust of many locals as the current infrastructure around Abingdon as a whole cannot now cope!), however that's yet to be approved and in changing times who knows.

As far as the show is concerned, just make each one we stage count if you attend it, as financially its getting more and more expensive for one, but we are still here, 19 years after the very first show and more yet to follow in the near future.
2019 Abingdon Airshow - Sunday 5th May, Abingdon Airfield.
http://www.abingdonairandcountry.co.uk
Oldtower

Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 6 May 2018

Postby The Baron on Sat 21 Apr 2018, 5:27 pm

Oldtower wrote:
davidjones533 wrote:I didn't realise that Abingdon was due to be closed and turned into housing. Is this the end for the show?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-43841401


The base and Airfield (Training Grounds) are due to be closed in 2029, a way off yet, but the local Vale has submitted a plan to build on it (substancially more than they first aired!! - much to the disgust of many locals as the current infrastructure around Abingdon as a whole cannot now cope!), however that's yet to be approved and in changing times who knows.

As far as the show is concerned, just make each one we stage count if you attend it, as financially its getting more and more expensive for one, but we are still here, 19 years after the very first show and more yet to follow in the near future.


Not that it counts for much but you can rely on three entries from me.
Loafer for Mr. Da Vinci.
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 6 May 2018

Postby frank on Sun 22 Apr 2018, 5:01 pm

Oldtower wrote:
Advance tickets are online now to purchase: http://www.abingdonairandcountry.co.uk

Three Advance sales outlets from 15th March are:
Newbury Building Society, Abingdon
Vale & Downland Museum, Wantage
Witney Visitor & Information Centre.

Adult £20 (£15 in advance)
OAP £15 (£10 in advance)
Child 5-15 years £5 across the board!

Please see the important correct Gate to enter information on the website but:
GATE A - On the day tickets, Barrow Road
GATE B: Advance ticket holders only, Honeybottom Lane

If your unsure, please go to our website and to the directions page and any other information.



Quick Question - for advance ticket holders do they exit via Gate B and does this make for an easier exit from the show.
thanks
Frank
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 6 May 2018

Postby boff180 on Sun 22 Apr 2018, 5:02 pm

Martin Baker Meteor canx due to the pilot being way on business.

Being replaced by a Mk3 JP
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 6 May 2018

Postby sdad on Sun 22 Apr 2018, 5:48 pm

A for Advance and B for Buy would have made more sense!
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 6 May 2018

Postby Oldtower on Mon 23 Apr 2018, 6:39 pm

Quick Question - for advance ticket holders do they exit via Gate B and does this make for an easier exit from the show.
thanks
Frank


Frank - entry and exit is GATE B yes for advance ticketers.

sdad - we just like to confuse you!
2019 Abingdon Airshow - Sunday 5th May, Abingdon Airfield.
http://www.abingdonairandcountry.co.uk
Oldtower

Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 6 May 2018

Postby grant_w on Tue 24 Apr 2018, 1:26 pm

GATE A - A ticket is required
GATE B - Bought already :grin:
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 6 May 2018

Postby frank on Tue 24 Apr 2018, 1:33 pm

grant_w wrote:GATE A - A ticket is required
GATE B - Bought already :grin:


Very good : :clap:
Having said that, that wasn't my question. I was asking if the Gate B traffic flow was quicker on entrance and exit. Which would be my only reason for buying in advance
frank

Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 6 May 2018

Postby sdad on Tue 24 Apr 2018, 5:18 pm

If a ticket is required, that's the same as bought in advance! Oldtower, hope the people on both gates are a bit more snappy with admissions than last year's dreamers.
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