Airbourne- Eastbourne International Airshow 2012

re TIME CHANGES FOR VULCAN

Postby Sussexguy1966 on Fri 10 Aug 2012, 8:46 pm

Just to give everyone a heads up according to the Airborne website the Vulcan is now appearing an hour earlier on Saturday, 11 August Update........

PLEASE NOTE: The Vulcan will now display earlier on Saturday at 16.13.

The Dakota will replace the B17 and the Mustang is now unable to display on Saturday.


about 16.13.

http://www.eastbourneairshow.com/

Go to this link for further details :smile: :smile:
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Re: Airbourne- Eastbourne International Airshow 2012

Postby timuss on Fri 10 Aug 2012, 8:49 pm

Shame about the Mustang any word on which DC-3 it is??? Fingers crossed for the Vulcan :cool:

And if the Vulcan can begin his run in from Beachy Head that would be lovely :cool:
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Re: Airbourne- Eastbourne International Airshow 2012

Postby DeanW on Fri 10 Aug 2012, 8:49 pm

I saw on twitter than the Tornados were planning a practice display, so more than likely that's what you saw :smile:
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Re: Airbourne- Eastbourne International Airshow 2012

Postby johnr on Sat 11 Aug 2012, 10:31 am

Someone was asking about places to view the show. Just to see what it was like I went on the pier on Friday and it was not a good place to be as you are looking into the sun and there are lots of huts obstructing the view
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Re: Airbourne- Eastbourne International Airshow 2012

Postby psquiddy on Sat 11 Aug 2012, 6:27 pm

And if the Vulcan can begin his run in from Beachy Head that would be lovely :cool:


It certainly did - and it certainly was :cool:
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Re: Airbourne- Eastbourne International Airshow 2012

Postby FGR2 on Sat 11 Aug 2012, 7:23 pm

Yep, was holding in the area over the Lighthouse near Beachy Head as well, so plenty of opportunities photos :)

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Re: Airbourne- Eastbourne International Airshow 2012

Postby sideeffectwhu on Sat 11 Aug 2012, 7:27 pm

It also circled twice while jp was displaying
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Re: Airbourne- Eastbourne International Airshow 2012

Postby garyb50 on Sat 11 Aug 2012, 7:35 pm

just got back from on sitting on the beach all day at eastbourne, absoutley chocker, largest crowd i've seen since 2006. Vulcan was spotted circling around Beachy Head waiting for the j/p to finish its display, for the first time during the day almost everyone stood up at that point to watch the approach etc. After the display finished a fair few people then upped and left.

No doubt in my opinion what the star attraction was today.

Also, i am told Vulcan was spotted at Shoreham with the blades, does anyone know if it did a flypast on transit?

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Re: Airbourne- Eastbourne International Airshow 2012

Postby timuss on Sat 11 Aug 2012, 7:52 pm

garyb50 wrote:just got back from on sitting on the beach all day at eastbourne, absoutley chocker, largest crowd i've seen since 2006. Vulcan was spotted circling around Beachy Head waiting for the j/p to finish its display, for the first time during the day almost everyone stood up at that point to watch the approach etc. After the display finished a fair few people then upped and left.

No doubt in my opinion what the star attraction was today.

Also, i am told Vulcan was spotted at Shoreham with the blades, does anyone know if it did a flypast on transit?

gary


Yeah the Vulcan over flew Shoreham with the Blades before they broke off and landed.

I was up on Beachy Head and was absolutley blown away by the Vulcan absolutley epic!!! It came down so low over the sea casting its shadow. Just an awesome experience, it seemed to appear from nowhere. Something i shall certainly never forget :drool: :yahoo: :cool:
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Re: Airbourne- Eastbourne International Airshow 2012

Postby garyb50 on Sat 11 Aug 2012, 7:58 pm

timuss wrote:
garyb50 wrote:just got back from on sitting on the beach all day at eastbourne, absoutley chocker, largest crowd i've seen since 2006. Vulcan was spotted circling around Beachy Head waiting for the j/p to finish its display, for the first time during the day almost everyone stood up at that point to watch the approach etc. After the display finished a fair few people then upped and left.

No doubt in my opinion what the star attraction was today.

Also, i am told Vulcan was spotted at Shoreham with the blades, does anyone know if it did a flypast on transit?

gary


Yeah the Vulcan over flew Shoreham with the Blades before they broke off and landed.

I was up on Beachy Head and was absolutley blown away by the Vulcan absolutley epic!!! It came down so low over the sea casting its shadow. Just an awesome experience, it seemed to appear from nowhere. Something i shall certainly never forget :drool: :yahoo: :cool:



nice1 tim, can you post any pics up?
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Re: Airbourne- Eastbourne International Airshow 2012

Postby timuss on Sat 11 Aug 2012, 8:09 pm

garyb50 wrote:
timuss wrote:
garyb50 wrote:just got back from on sitting on the beach all day at eastbourne, absoutley chocker, largest crowd i've seen since 2006. Vulcan was spotted circling around Beachy Head waiting for the j/p to finish its display, for the first time during the day almost everyone stood up at that point to watch the approach etc. After the display finished a fair few people then upped and left.

No doubt in my opinion what the star attraction was today.

Also, i am told Vulcan was spotted at Shoreham with the blades, does anyone know if it did a flypast on transit?

gary


Yeah the Vulcan over flew Shoreham with the Blades before they broke off and landed.

I was up on Beachy Head and was absolutley blown away by the Vulcan absolutley epic!!! It came down so low over the sea casting its shadow. Just an awesome experience, it seemed to appear from nowhere. Something i shall certainly never forget :drool: :yahoo: :cool:



nice1 tim, can you post any pics up?


Oh I'm working on them there coming probably tomorrow or Monday.
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Re: Airbourne- Eastbourne International Airshow 2012

Postby sideeffectwhu on Sat 11 Aug 2012, 8:32 pm

I also enjoyed the gnats departing over beachy also.
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Re: Airbourne- Eastbourne International Airshow 2012

Postby MC hammer on Sat 11 Aug 2012, 8:40 pm

Well after much debate in the local paper leading up to the show, with many saying that the ten grand spent on the Vulcan was a waste of taxpayers money, I would like to say, as an Eastbourne Council tax payer, no it wasn't. Fantastic from Beachy head. Better than spending the money on consultacy fees or public relations, at least we actually saw what we were getting for our money.
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Re: Airbourne- Eastbourne International Airshow 2012

Postby Offbreed on Sat 11 Aug 2012, 9:54 pm

Great day at Beachy Head today, when I heard it was Kev Rumens piloting XH558 today, I new we were
in for something special, it really looked like the Vulcan was as low as the lighthouse :yahoo: :rock:

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Re: Airbourne- Eastbourne International Airshow 2012

Postby dale b on Sun 12 Aug 2012, 12:04 pm

Awesome video. I was on the beach and she looked amazing there, but wow! so low over the sea. I thought the airshow was great, lots of variety and some excellent displays, especially the matadors and the chinook, and of course the Vulcan. Better display than far borough and 41 quid cheaper! Roll on next year.
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Re: Airbourne- Eastbourne International Airshow 2012

Postby JBartlett on Sun 12 Aug 2012, 3:24 pm

Good airshow yesterday was nice to see the Vulcan was good display and seeing it flying round beachy head was a nice sight but for me best display was Flapjack in miss demeanour :clap:

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Re: Airbourne- Eastbourne International Airshow 2012

Postby Sussexguy1966 on Sun 12 Aug 2012, 4:03 pm

garyb50 wrote:just got back from on sitting on the beach all day at eastbourne, absoutley chocker, largest crowd i've seen since 2006. Vulcan was spotted circling around Beachy Head waiting for the j/p to finish its display, for the first time during the day almost everyone stood up at that point to watch the approach etc. After the display finished a fair few people then upped and left.

No doubt in my opinion what the star attraction was today.

Also, i am told Vulcan was spotted at Shoreham with the blades, does anyone know if it did a flypast on transit?

gary


Hi gary

The Vulcan crew stated on twitter that they was meeting up with the Blades yesterday to do a photo shoot, before they rolled into Airborne. I was also up at beachy head yesterday and the view was fantastic. Really hope Airborne is on again next year and they get the Vulcan again absolutely brilliant to see it and the display it put on.
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Re: Airbourne- Eastbourne International Airshow 2012

Postby JBartlett on Sun 12 Aug 2012, 4:31 pm

Ok just heard that Lancaster has failed at Manston with hot brakes airport fire brigade escorted it back why it was getting towed to parking.


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Re: Airbourne- Eastbourne International Airshow 2012

Postby MC hammer on Sun 12 Aug 2012, 10:41 pm

JBartlett wrote:Ok just heard that Lancaster has failed at Manston with hot brakes airport fire brigade escorted it back why it was getting towed to parking.


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Might not have mattered about the Lanc, as when the Spitfire arrived overhead, lots of low cloud had rolled in from Beachy Head after the wind had gone round to a westerly and he aborted after a couple of flypasts. Cloud base was down to 400 feet at one point before lifting again. Beachy head can be like that, one minute clear, next minute shrouded in clag.
A bit disappointing today I thought, with some items opting to depart to the east, where it was a lot clearer and some being a bit high or a bit far out to sea round the head. Or maybe I was spoiled over the previous two days. Roll on next year.
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