Clacton Airshow 2016

Re: Clacton Airshow 2016

Postby itfcscott on Thu 25 Aug 2016, 2:16 pm

Bronco reported light cloud/mist at 200-300ft and sent back to base. Looked clearer as he went through though so maybe improving slowly.
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Re: Clacton Airshow 2016

Postby Southendnick on Thu 25 Aug 2016, 2:18 pm

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Due to the low cloud there is disruption to the display schedule. Fingers crossed it clears soon!
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Re: Clacton Airshow 2016

Postby itfcscott on Thu 25 Aug 2016, 2:24 pm

Twitter Duo just gave two passes to assess the weather and returning to base, due to the visibility.
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Re: Clacton Airshow 2016

Postby itfcscott on Thu 25 Aug 2016, 2:44 pm

XA41 reports few clouds 500-600ft over the boats. Sent back to base as lost visual contact as passed over the site from the beach.

Think it's just Vampire pair, BBMF and Reds left.
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Re: Clacton Airshow 2016

Postby JoshWiggins on Thu 25 Aug 2016, 2:46 pm

Pilot was happy to display, but display director was not.
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Re: Clacton Airshow 2016

Postby Southendnick on Thu 25 Aug 2016, 2:48 pm

BBC currently reporting Low-Moderate vis

With Moderate for Friday.

Hope you didn't have to travel too far Scott.
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Re: Clacton Airshow 2016

Postby JoshWiggins on Thu 25 Aug 2016, 2:54 pm

at least this high level cloud has taken the heat out of the air. Still looks terrible to the west... Fingers crossed.
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Re: Clacton Airshow 2016

Postby JoshWiggins on Thu 25 Aug 2016, 2:58 pm

BBMF Spitfires over Mersea island. Let's see how far they get.
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Re: Clacton Airshow 2016

Postby Southendnick on Thu 25 Aug 2016, 2:58 pm

Can't remember what the limits are for the Red's, with any luck the cooler evening air will help disperse any sea mist, feel sorry for any one who has travel a distance to go.
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Re: Clacton Airshow 2016

Postby JoshWiggins on Thu 25 Aug 2016, 3:07 pm

Can only hope that helps for the night show
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Re: Clacton Airshow 2016

Postby itfcscott on Thu 25 Aug 2016, 3:09 pm

BBMF Spitfires (including the new Silver Spit :love: ) done four passes and back to Southend. Reporting some cloud still around 300ft and viz poor and going to get worse. Just the Reds left but don't have much hope.

Only Chelmsford Nick, so not too bad. Will give it another go tomorrow.
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Re: Clacton Airshow 2016

Postby Talldan76 on Thu 25 Aug 2016, 3:21 pm

Not so much a damp squib, more a misty one!!

Disappointing that the weather has had such an effect on things :-(
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Re: Clacton Airshow 2016

Postby Southendnick on Thu 25 Aug 2016, 3:39 pm

Reds displaying evening display still on at present
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Re: Clacton Airshow 2016

Postby JoshWiggins on Thu 25 Aug 2016, 3:56 pm

As soon as the synchro pair couldn't see each other you knew that was it. Now to go home, eat and come back (hopefully)
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Re: Clacton Airshow 2016

Postby itfcscott on Thu 25 Aug 2016, 3:58 pm

Reds did the first half of display then rightly pulled out after first opposition pass as visibility got too poor. Valiant effort by the team!
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Re: Clacton Airshow 2016

Postby Darren50 on Thu 25 Aug 2016, 4:05 pm

Saw the Spitfires come low over Chelmsford station around 4pm and then saw the Reds low over Manningtree around 430pm in a 5 plus 4 formation. Out if interest, did the Reds come direct from Scampton as don't normally see them here on their way to Clacton.
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Re: Clacton Airshow 2016

Postby Jakub.Zurek on Thu 25 Aug 2016, 4:10 pm

Darren50 wrote:Saw the Spitfires come low over Chelmsford station around 4pm and then saw the Reds low over Manningtree around 430pm in a 5 plus 4 formation. Out if interest, did the Reds come direct from Scampton as don't normally see them here on their way to Clacton.


Came from Norwich I believe.
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Re: Clacton Airshow 2016

Postby Harvo266 on Thu 25 Aug 2016, 4:10 pm

Anyone know what time the typhoon is on tomorrow?
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Re: Clacton Airshow 2016

Postby Dragon Rapide on Thu 25 Aug 2016, 4:20 pm

NW offshore breeze should help visibility tomorrow- lots of sunshine sounds like a perfect day. Then showers Saturday.
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Re: Clacton Airshow 2016

Postby itfcscott on Thu 25 Aug 2016, 6:12 pm

Harvo266 wrote:Anyone know what time the typhoon is on tomorrow?



According to the programme, it's closing the show at around 15:30.
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Re: Clacton Airshow 2016

Postby JoshWiggins on Thu 25 Aug 2016, 7:43 pm

A great way to celebrate the 25th year of the Clacton airshow! My first night show to. And I'm back home!
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Re: Clacton Airshow 2016

Postby Zarniwoop on Thu 25 Aug 2016, 7:49 pm

Real shame about the visibility,but at least I only had to travel from Colchester.
May try Friday as well.
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Re: Clacton Airshow 2016

Postby Talldan76 on Fri 26 Aug 2016, 8:15 am

The evening part saved the day - great to see, and hopefully it won't be the last time that there is a night element to the show in Clacton.

There was certainly an appetite for it - with a sizeable crowd hanging around for it.

However, if the rumour that they could held the show for a couple of hours, to allow stuff to display later (once the mist had cleared), only to turn it down, then they certainly missed a trick :-(
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Re: Clacton Airshow 2016

Postby DeanW on Fri 26 Aug 2016, 9:42 am

Does anyone have any display times for today?
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Re: Clacton Airshow 2016

Postby planesgalaxxyclacton on Fri 26 Aug 2016, 10:13 am

13 00 Red Arrows

Twister Duo

Tigers Parachute Team

14 00 BBMF Spitfire x2

B 25 Mitchell

B 17 Sally B

Otto The Helicopter

15 00 Bronco Demo Team

Gerald Cooper

Royal Norweigan Historical Squadron

RAF Typhoon
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