North Weald Jetfest 2018

Re: North Weald Jetfest 2018

Postby vulcanshammer on Tue 25 Sep 2018, 9:56 am

Witchcraft24 wrote:18 jets confirmed so far and another 10 possible. Is that every flying classic jet in the UK that isn't a Hunter?

Is this a static event/fly-in event only? No displays?


Vampire T11 WZ507 from Coventry isn't down sadly. Line up is superb, but would be great if she was also to attend.
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Re: North Weald Jetfest 2018

Postby MerlinPaul on Tue 25 Sep 2018, 1:44 pm

Don't forget that the Saturday Market will be on ??
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Re: North Weald Jetfest 2018

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Tue 25 Sep 2018, 1:47 pm

MerlinPaul wrote:Don't forget that the Saturday Market will be on ??

Yes, on the other side of the airfield.
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Re: North Weald Jetfest 2018

Postby Orion on Tue 25 Sep 2018, 6:45 pm

http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?x=54 ... 04692&lm=0

I doubt if I'll be going to this event, but I might, but either way the arrow on this map is close to where the 'Squadron Cafe' is.

Best directions are to enter the airfield at the guardhouse, turn left and follow the perimeter track around until you get to the cafe. Best to ignore both postcodes offered they will lead you astray!
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Re: North Weald Jetfest 2018

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Tue 25 Sep 2018, 6:51 pm

Westland Scout and JP4 G-BXLO added.
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Re: North Weald Jetfest 2018

Postby phreakf4 on Tue 25 Sep 2018, 8:41 pm

cg_341 wrote:...I'd imagine you just drive through the main airfield gate (near the market) and drive around to the airfield side. The cafe, for example, gives a postcode of CM16 6DD for this whereas Google Maps gives CM16 6HR.


Orion wrote:Best directions are to enter the airfield at the guardhouse, turn left and follow the perimeter track around until you get to the cafe. Best to ignore both postcodes offered they will lead you astray!



Thanks for the info, but I still need to know which postcode to enter into the satnav. It will not accept "North Weald Airfield main gate as an address....
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Re: North Weald Jetfest 2018

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Tue 25 Sep 2018, 9:12 pm

phreakf4 wrote:
cg_341 wrote:...I'd imagine you just drive through the main airfield gate (near the market) and drive around to the airfield side. The cafe, for example, gives a postcode of CM16 6DD for this whereas Google Maps gives CM16 6HR.


Orion wrote:Best directions are to enter the airfield at the guardhouse, turn left and follow the perimeter track around until you get to the cafe. Best to ignore both postcodes offered they will lead you astray!



Thanks for the info, but I still need to know which postcode to enter into the satnav. It will not accept "North Weald Airfield main gate as an address....

The main gate is on Merlin Way, which is given as CM16 6HR on the Airfield website.

There's only one way in and out, so as long as you can find Merlin Way on the sat nav then you're there.
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Re: North Weald Jetfest 2018

Postby tankbuster81 on Wed 26 Sep 2018, 7:50 am

Looking forward to this, hopefully the sun will attend also.
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Re: North Weald Jetfest 2018

Postby vulcanshammer on Wed 26 Sep 2018, 8:22 am

Wasp added.
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Re: North Weald Jetfest 2018

Postby Orion on Wed 26 Sep 2018, 10:22 am

LN Strike Eagle wrote:
phreakf4 wrote:
cg_341 wrote:...I'd imagine you just drive through the main airfield gate (near the market) and drive around to the airfield side. The cafe, for example, gives a postcode of CM16 6DD for this whereas Google Maps gives CM16 6HR.


Orion wrote:Best directions are to enter the airfield at the guardhouse, turn left and follow the perimeter track around until you get to the cafe. Best to ignore both postcodes offered they will lead you astray!



Thanks for the info, but I still need to know which postcode to enter into the satnav. It will not accept "North Weald Airfield main gate as an address....

The main gate is on Merlin Way, which is given as CM16 6HR on the Airfield website.

There's only one way in and out, so as long as you can find Merlin Way on the sat nav then you're there.
Does your satnav only permit postcodes? Mine, an el-cheapo TomTom allows direct entry of 'points of interest' by placing a finger on the point I wish to drive to. I can then save it should I want to. Perhaps you need to look at the devices's manual.
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Re: North Weald Jetfest 2018

Postby Wissam24 on Wed 26 Sep 2018, 11:06 am

Use your phone!
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Re: North Weald Jetfest 2018

Postby Stagger2 on Wed 26 Sep 2018, 12:34 pm

Wow! Tom-Tom takes voice enquiries too? :whistle:
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Re: North Weald Jetfest 2018

Postby Wissam24 on Wed 26 Sep 2018, 3:27 pm

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Re: North Weald Jetfest 2018

Postby Orion on Wed 26 Sep 2018, 8:22 pm

Wissam24 wrote:Use your phone!
I think that the advice here might be to use Google Maps on a smart phone. If that is true then Google maps gives directions to The Squadron which uses the main runway at North Weald. Not the best solution!
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Re: North Weald Jetfest 2018

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Wed 26 Sep 2018, 9:30 pm

The programme for Jetfest 2018 Day One

Time (Local) Saturday 29th September

Arrivals Day for visiting aircraft

1000 Gnat Display Team Guests and Public Arrive (small trade fair and stands open)
1100 Food and drink available from Squadron all day
1200 Jet Operators Forum Starts (90 mins). [in Squadron Bar Area - Private Meeting]
1300 Local jet operations at owners' discretion
1400 Large Scale RC Gnat Model displays
1500 Unveiling of Gnat F1 by the Gnat Display Team Chairman
1600 Gnats launch for short local sortie and return (G-MOUR and G-RORI)
1700 Gnat Display Team presentation and videos shown on big screen
1800 Last aircraft movement
1900 Beer Call Starts at The Squadron
2000 Curry Supper Available from Squadron
2100 Top Gun shown on big screen at The Squadron
2200 Bar Closes and all guests leave the airfield
2300 Airfield Closes


Programme for Sunday 30th September 2018 for Jetfest

10.00 General open day for public and photographers (small trade fair)
11.00 Food and Drink available at The Squadron all day
12.00 Vintage tractor fair also taking place at The Squadron (Brunch available at Squadron)
13.00 Local jet operations all day at owners' discretion
14.00 Unveiling of Gnat F1 by the Gnat Display Team Chairman
15.00 Gnats launch for short local sortie and return (G-MOUR and G-RORI)
16.00 Gnat Display Team presentation and videos shown on big screen
17.00 Aircraft departures will occur at owners' discretion
18.00 Last aircraft movement
19.00 Put resident aircraft back in hangars
20.00 Airfield Closes
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Re: North Weald Jetfest 2018

Postby Mike on Thu 27 Sep 2018, 6:16 am

Perhaps they should rename it "GnatandJPfest".
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Re: North Weald Jetfest 2018

Postby UKTopgun on Thu 27 Sep 2018, 6:48 am

Was Top Gun really only an hour long?
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Re: North Weald Jetfest 2018

Postby cg_341 on Thu 27 Sep 2018, 8:24 am

Top Gun is an 110 minutes long according to Wikipedia, odd they're only showing the first (presumably!) hour.

Also why the different in Saturday and Sunday admission? Saturday is for "Gnat Display Team Guests and Public" whereas Sunday is for "public and photographers". Is there a difference? Do you get different access or something. Bit odd...
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Re: North Weald Jetfest 2018

Postby UKAirshowTour on Thu 27 Sep 2018, 11:33 am

They’ve already said the timings are an estimate and that the film will probably be shown earlier
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Re: North Weald Jetfest 2018

Postby Jakub.Zurek on Thu 27 Sep 2018, 11:39 am

cg_341 wrote:Top Gun is an 110 minutes long according to Wikipedia, odd they're only showing the first (presumably!) hour


They said on Facebook Top Gun is more likely to start to be shown around 7:30 or 8pm.

cg_341 wrote:Also why the different in Saturday and Sunday admission? Saturday is for "Gnat Display Team Guests and Public" whereas Sunday is for "public and photographers". Is there a difference? Do you get different access or something. Bit odd...


Also thought that. Info is still scarce even though there's a timetable. Could perhaps mean on Saturday all the other aircraft arrive at North Weald so the public won't be able to get up close to them until later on?
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Re: North Weald Jetfest 2018

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Thu 27 Sep 2018, 11:54 am

I suspect the bulk of the aircraft will arrive tomorrow in advance of the night shoot.

I would guess it's just a different way of phrasing it as the Saturday includes the private meeting for jet operators. Saturday is the main day. Sunday more relaxed.
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Re: North Weald Jetfest 2018

Postby AMB on Thu 27 Sep 2018, 11:21 pm

Paul_Reflex wrote:I wish there was a bit more information about this as it's a long drive for me. I was thinking of going to the Friday evening shoot, but sadly it's a Timeline event which brings with it the horrors of the smoke machine and saggy old chaps zipped into flightsuits.


...and the price! :ghost:
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Re: North Weald Jetfest 2018

Postby G-ANPK on Fri 28 Sep 2018, 7:29 am

A Jaguar turned up yesterday (on a lorry).

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Re: North Weald Jetfest 2018

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Fri 28 Sep 2018, 10:31 am

JP5 and a Scout have arrived. Jag is in the hangar too.
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Re: North Weald Jetfest 2018

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Fri 28 Sep 2018, 10:46 am

JP5 XW325 is in.
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