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Dunsfold Wings & Wheels 2018

Tue 05 Dec 2017, 2:11 pm

Anyone going?

Re: Dunsfold Wings & Wheels 2018

Tue 05 Dec 2017, 9:08 pm

Always go the show :smile:

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Tue 05 Dec 2017, 10:40 pm

Definitely, it's normally the show that I find most enjoyable each year.

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Wed 06 Dec 2017, 9:23 am

Always attend in the veterans enclosure.

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Wed 06 Dec 2017, 11:31 am

I like it and go sometimes but feel it's a bit repetitive and needs a few star turns.

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Wed 06 Dec 2017, 2:18 pm

I agree with Tankbuster. Post Shoreham particularly, the almost ad hoc mixed formations of aircraft each year are no longer permitted. They were a highlight for me. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yan7zPYHOWk
The 2017 show was just about lifted out of being 'stale' by the UH1 flying display. (on the Sunday only??)

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Sun 10 Dec 2017, 8:54 am

Unfortunately this airshow has been stale for the past couple of seasons in my honest opinion, the organisers don't seem to think outside the box and just keep getting the same acts each season.

I was unaware that the formation flypasts were not permitted anymore, how come ?

Would be nice to see the team try to attract a couple of foreign acts to display, shake things up a little...

Re: Dunsfold Wings & Wheels 2018

Sun 10 Dec 2017, 12:28 pm

Hi lynothehammer,
Without diverting the thread too much, I believe the formerly noted 'Ad hoc' Civil registered mixed formation displays fell foul of DAE requirements to 'properly' assess the competency of authorised Display Pilots to fly with similarly qualified persons in a formation of maximum 4 aircraft, by actually flying in the formation display aircraft....NOT easy in a single-seater!
Understandably this process is far too onerous & expensive unless you are a full-time formation Team?
http://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/33/CAP ... AY2017.pdf (pages 87-91 being appropriate?)

Re: Dunsfold Wings & Wheels 2018

Sun 10 Dec 2017, 10:05 pm

I wonder how the Bronco flew with Sally B at Biggin Hill and Mig 15 flew with 2 :question: P-51,s

Re: Dunsfold Wings & Wheels 2018

Mon 11 Dec 2017, 9:51 pm

tankbuster wrote:I like it and go sometimes but feel it's a bit repetitive and needs a few star turns.


Exactly! The past couple of years it's been more or less the same aircraft, albeit in a different order. Biggin Hill smashed them out of the park this year, with fewer display items, but bags of quality, and some very rare items.
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