Midlands Air Festival 18th-20th May 2018, Ragley Hall, Warks

Midlands Air Festival 18th-20th May 2018, Ragley Hall, Warks

Postby IP1960 on Wed 17 Jan 2018, 9:00 pm

I see this event has just been announced.

From the website :- "The 19th & 20th May will be packed with an exciting air display, with classic WW1 & 2 fighters, high energy aerobatics, classic jets, flying circus, parachutes, helicopters and gyrocopter. There will also be a full hot air balloon festival with up to 50 balloons expected"

Low on details so far, and looks to be heavily pushing the balloon aspect of it, but any event almost within walking distance of my home involving an aircraft gets a vote from me :lol:
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Re: Midlands Air Festival 18th-20th May 2018, Ragley Hall, W

Postby speedbird2639 on Sat 20 Jan 2018, 11:29 am

Just 10 minutes down the road for me as well. As long as they keep away from Alcester and Bidford they shouldn't have any issues with e CAA and their new draconian rules. The only issue I can see is the potential for secondary crowds as the site is 'boxed' by roads so may be an issue with freeloaders parking on verges - will they be able to close some roads like at DUX or prevent parking on verges?

Potentially interesting addition. A launch of 50 balloon would be a great photographic opportunity.
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Re: Midlands Air Festival 18th-20th May 2018, Ragley Hall, W

Postby IP1960 on Sat 20 Jan 2018, 12:15 pm

Yes the "old" Evesham road gives some lovely elevated views across the Ragley estate! Certainly have to travel a good few miles to see anything of interest normally (I'm just outside Redditch), so shall look forward to it. Lets hope they can make a success of it and make it a regular thing, as I know Ragley are keen to get more events held at the Hall.
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Re: Midlands Air Festival 18th-20th May 2018, Ragley Hall, W

Postby melvyn hiscock on Sat 20 Jan 2018, 2:25 pm

IP1960 wrote:Yes the "old" Evesham road gives some lovely elevated views across the Ragley estate!

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Lets hope they can make a success of it and make it a regular thing, as I know Ragley are keen to get more events held at the Hall.



So, you want them to succeed and are suggesting watching over the fence?
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Re: Midlands Air Festival 18th-20th May 2018, Ragley Hall, W

Postby ColeTheDemolisher on Sat 20 Jan 2018, 5:23 pm

Looks good, will have to keep an eye out for this :up:
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Re: Midlands Air Festival 18th-20th May 2018, Ragley Hall, W

Postby zigzag on Sun 21 Jan 2018, 9:21 am

I can walk to this too, and given the lie of the land there could be interesting photo opportunities depending on the display line used.

But a clash with tigermeet will rule it out for me, so I'm hoping it's a success and there's another event next year.
If you like these pics there are more utterly brilliant shots at https://www.flickr.com/photos/131094099@N08/albums
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New event for 2018

Postby pbeardmore on Sun 21 Jan 2018, 11:58 pm

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Re: New event for 2018

Postby Stagger2 on Mon 22 Jan 2018, 1:09 am

Not giving themselves very long to assess the response/viability & bin it?? :hide:
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Re: Midlands Air Festival 18th-20th May 2018, Ragley Hall, W

Postby IP1960 on Mon 22 Jan 2018, 10:41 pm

melvyn hiscock wrote:
IP1960 wrote:Yes the "old" Evesham road gives some lovely elevated views across the Ragley estate!

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Lets hope they can make a success of it and make it a regular thing, as I know Ragley are keen to get more events held at the Hall.



So, you want them to succeed and are suggesting watching over the fence?


No, poor choice of words on my part, was agreeing that the roads around Ragley do rather box the place in and give vantage points across the estate. As a regular visitor to Ragley I will certainly support the event from inside.
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Re: Midlands Air Festival 18th-20th May 2018, Ragley Hall, W

Postby Witchcraft24 on Tue 23 Jan 2018, 3:12 pm

No new location is always welcome. Does anyone know if this is this likely to become an annual event (if it succeeds) and what the anticipated attendance figure might be?
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Re: Midlands Air Festival 18th-20th May 2018, Ragley Hall, W

Postby Chris G on Mon 19 Feb 2018, 8:00 pm

Nice big update for this event on their website including Beech 18, Fournier RF-4, Spitfire, Hurricane, Mustang, Buchon, Hawker Fury II, TRIG team, Lauren Wilson Pitts Special, Turb team, Vampire and Strikemasters. Looking like a good event!
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Re: Midlands Air Festival 18th-20th May 2018, Ragley Hall, W

Postby vulcanshammer on Mon 19 Feb 2018, 11:13 pm

Chris G wrote:Nice big update for this event on their website including Beech 18, Fournier RF-4, Spitfire, Hurricane, Mustang, Buchon, Hawker Fury II, TRIG team, Lauren Wilson Pitts Special, Turb team, Vampire and Strikemasters. Looking like a good event!


Excellent! :up:
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Re: Midlands Air Festival 18th-20th May 2018, Ragley Hall, W

Postby Mr Benn on Tue 06 Mar 2018, 9:39 pm

Thanks for the heads up on this show. Theyve certainly picked a bad weekend though with the royal wedding and the FA Cup final as well that Saturday.
I'm from the Redditch area as well...nice to see some locals on here !
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Re: Midlands Air Festival 18th-20th May 2018, Ragley Hall, W

Postby IP1960 on Wed 14 Mar 2018, 11:24 pm

Mr Benn wrote:Thanks for the heads up on this show. Theyve certainly picked a bad weekend though with the royal wedding and the FA Cup final as well that Saturday.
I'm from the Redditch area as well...nice to see some locals on here !


Sadly for those of us who may go to Ragley to escape those, they are showing them on a big screen!
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Re: Midlands Air Festival 18th-20th May 2018, Ragley Hall, W

Postby IP1960 on Sat 17 Mar 2018, 10:58 pm

Latest updates show the Catalina now appearing, together with Richard Grace flying the Hawker Fury.
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Re: Midlands Air Festival 18th-20th May 2018, Ragley Hall, W

Postby Comet102 on Sun 18 Mar 2018, 2:11 pm

It looks like the event is shaping up nicely.

I'm waiting for a provisional schedule before ordering though.
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Re: Midlands Air Festival 18th-20th May 2018, Ragley Hall, W

Postby IP1960 on Sun 18 Mar 2018, 9:41 pm

75 hot air balloons taking part apparently, as said above will provide some interesting photo opportunities. Looks like an enjoyable weekend - nothing earth-shattering and certainly more "family-friendly" than "enthusiast" but a nice selection for a new venue.
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Re: Midlands Air Festival 18th-20th May 2018, Ragley Hall, W

Postby bigcrow on Mon 19 Mar 2018, 11:09 am

I live in Evesham so on my doorstep as well. Looks a good event already , but I would imagine any access outside i.e "Naughty Fields" will be stopped & heavily policed?
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Re: Midlands Air Festival 18th-20th May 2018, Ragley Hall, W

Postby Mr Benn on Sun 06 May 2018, 3:40 pm

Only a couple of weeks before this show.
Surprised no signs out yet advertising it as drive near there yesterday.

Anybody else think £27 is a lot of money for the show ?
If I go, I certainly won't buy a ticket till a few days before..depending on weather
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Re: Midlands Air Festival 18th-20th May 2018, Ragley Hall, W

Postby Comet102 on Sun 06 May 2018, 3:56 pm

Mr Benn wrote:Only a couple of weeks before this show.
Surprised no signs out yet advertising it as drive near there yesterday.

Anybody else think £27 is a lot of money for the show ?
If I go, I certainly won't buy a ticket till a few days before..depending on weather


It is a lot, it was only £20 per adult at Sywell four years ago and that had aircraft on the ground as well. Ragley hall itself isn't cheap though.

They have announced their will be a P-47 and that the schedule should be out soon.
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Re: Midlands Air Festival 18th-20th May 2018, Ragley Hall, W

Postby Jakub.Zurek on Mon 07 May 2018, 8:41 pm

I'd consider making a long trip to this show, if I knew what the set up is like, how close the flying will be etc.
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Re: Midlands Air Festival 18th-20th May 2018, Ragley Hall, W

Postby rob68 on Tue 08 May 2018, 10:15 pm

For work I received today from the local authority notification of road closures around the site, it specifically has an impact on the 247 bus route which will be diverted. Unsure if of any use to anyone but amused me as cannot go as away :(
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Re: Midlands Air Festival 18th-20th May 2018, Ragley Hall, W

Postby Comet102 on Wed 09 May 2018, 10:04 pm

Jakub.Zurek wrote:I'd consider making a long trip to this show, if I knew what the set up is like, how close the flying will be etc.


Might be worth asking over on Facebook.
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Re: Midlands Air Festival 18th-20th May 2018, Ragley Hall, W

Postby jamyt123 on Fri 11 May 2018, 9:13 am

The 'full lineup' has now been announced, which I make out to be:

Friday Night Only:
    Solo Twister (Pyro)
    Otto the helicopter
    Airborne Pyrotechnics

Saturday & Sunday:
    Bristol Blenheim
    Mk1 Spitfire
    P47 Thunderbolt
    Hawker Fury
    Gyrocopter
    Pitts special (Lauren Richardson)
    Turbulent Display Team
    Fournier RF4
    P-51 mustang
    Westland Wasp helicopter
    Stampe Formation Flying Team
    Strikemaster
    Auster
    Great War Display Team
    Harvard
    Otto the helicopter
    Beech 18
    Catalina WW2 seaplane
    de Havilland Vampire
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Re: Midlands Air Festival 18th-20th May 2018, Ragley Hall, W

Postby Frogfoot on Fri 11 May 2018, 9:25 am

jamyt123 wrote:The 'full lineup' has now been announced, which I make out to be:

Friday Night Only:
    Solo Twister (Pyro)
    Otto the helicopter
    aeroSPARX glider display team

Saturday & Sunday:
    Bristol Blenheim
    Mk1 Spitfire
    P47 Thunderbolt
    Hawker Fury
    Gyrocopter
    Pitts special (Lauren Richardson)
    Turbulent Display Team
    Fournier RF4
    P-51 mustang
    Westland Wasp helicopter
    Stampe Formation Flying Team
    Strikemaster
    Auster
    Great War Display Team
    Harvard
    Otto the helicopter
    Beech 18
    Catalina WW2 seaplane
    de Havilland Vampire


Correct me if I’m wrong, but Aerosparx will not be appearing at the show. However, I believe Airborne Pyrotechnics will be.
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