Victory Show 2018

Victory Show 2018

Postby The Baron on Thu 18 Jan 2018, 1:54 pm

The Victory Show at Cosby has announced on its FB page that it is going ahead this year, and that there will be a flying display. Dates are 31st August - 2nd September.
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Re: Victory Show 2018

Postby st24 on Thu 18 Jan 2018, 2:14 pm

Fine but they said exactly the same last year and cx 2 or so hours before it was due to begin... :confused:
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Re: Victory Show 2018

Postby Witchcraft24 on Thu 18 Jan 2018, 2:27 pm

That is excellent news, as I know, with last year's "issues", it wasn't a given. I'm sure a workable display area will be worked out with the CAA well in advance this year..... Also hope they get luckier with the weather too.
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Re: Victory Show 2018

Postby capercaillie on Thu 18 Jan 2018, 3:05 pm

Well I wouldn't count any chickens and if they use that other display line its next to awful.

Still a brilliant event for the battles and re-enactors, but the airshow part which had been fantastic will just not be the same again I fear. :sad:
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Re: Victory Show 2018

Postby SilentFlight on Fri 19 Jan 2018, 3:17 pm

Love the negativity already!

Some of us have been working quite hard to get this display back to give you all something you to criticise in September :lol: ! I would take a look at the surrounding area, unfortunately you are fairly limited with the lines you can use with the restrictions.
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Re: Victory Show 2018

Postby capercaillie on Fri 19 Jan 2018, 3:36 pm

SilentFlight wrote:Love the negativity already!

Some of us have been working quite hard to get this display back to give you all something you to criticise in September :lol: ! I would take a look at the surrounding area, unfortunately you are fairly limited with the lines you can use with the restrictions.


Wouldn't criticise the work at all SF, but you have said in a nutshell everything that needs to be said. :snack:
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Re: Victory Show 2018

Postby hillbilly on Wed 13 Jun 2018, 8:50 pm

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Re: Victory Show 2018

Postby Ian G on Thu 14 Jun 2018, 8:48 am

Any confirmation on the display axis?
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Re: Victory Show 2018

Postby SilentFlight on Thu 14 Jun 2018, 1:24 pm

Ian G wrote:Any confirmation on the display axis?



The display line will be the same as planned for last year, with the 500ft exemption permitted for over flight of a local property. Should the property become un occupied, then the line will be parallel with the runway.
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Re: Victory Show 2018

Postby BrawlerO on Thu 14 Jun 2018, 1:28 pm

I went in 2015 and it is still my favourite ever show to this day.
Would love to see that again but I think it’s impossible with current regulations.
Here’s hoping though...
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Re: Victory Show 2018

Postby Jakub.Zurek on Thu 14 Jun 2018, 5:04 pm

Last year they said on their website they're happy to have their original/old display line back for 2017, and we all know how that turned out.
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Re: Victory Show 2018

Postby Tommy on Thu 14 Jun 2018, 7:26 pm

Until I have seen/read that this show has successfully been run and works out, I don't think I can justify a return on the basis of a promise.

When it's "right", it's one of the best venues in the country.

I don't say this lightly, but the 2015 airshow at Cosby hands-down beat any Shuttleworth show I have ever attended in terms of enjoyment. I'm fact, it might even be my favourite ever airshow. That's not a dig at Shuttleworth, far from it, it's a testiment to how good this place can be.

If it returns to "as was", it'll be amazing. But sadly I'm gonna sit this year out until that's properly confirmed in the form of the weekend show being successfully held and run that way.

Obviously the organisers have tried their best, but 2016 and 2017 were two significant kicks in the teeth (probably to the said organisers as much as to us!). I can't keep going on promises of "no, no, last year was a blip *this* year it will be great!" it may well be, but I can't justify it. I need to see it happen.

If that does, I'll be back like a shot.

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