Southport Airshow 2016

Re: Southport Airshow 2016

Postby andygolfer on Thu 01 Sep 2016, 4:43 pm

Chris G wrote:Had a really good laugh this evening. sadly it was confirmed that the Sea Vixen is indeed cancelled but the FB page has gone and said that there is not another aircraft able to display to fill its slot on the Sunday. So they are trying to tell us in the whole of the Uk that with the budget that would be available for the Sea Vixen there is not another single act able to make Southport, as i've stated on their FB page i smell bovine feces!


I've read it 3 or 4 times now and can't see what is so funny about it. Please enlighten me or am I too old to understand the joke?

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Re: Southport Airshow 2016

Postby Chris G on Thu 01 Sep 2016, 7:17 pm

andygolfer wrote:
Chris G wrote:Had a really good laugh this evening. sadly it was confirmed that the Sea Vixen is indeed cancelled but the FB page has gone and said that there is not another aircraft able to display to fill its slot on the Sunday. So they are trying to tell us in the whole of the Uk that with the budget that would be available for the Sea Vixen there is not another single act able to make Southport, as i've stated on their FB page i smell bovine feces!


I've read it 3 or 4 times now and can't see what is so funny about it. Please enlighten me or am I too old to understand the joke?

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The funny thing was that in the whole of the UK and with the budget they would have had available from the Sea Vixen that they have not been able to find another single act to fill the slot left by the Sea Vixen. It's the funniest thing i've seen since being reminded of Mrs Slocombes pussy at the weekend! :pinkwafer: :pinkwafer: :pinkwafer:
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Re: Southport Airshow 2016

Postby andygolfer on Thu 01 Sep 2016, 7:23 pm

I'd have said odd rather than funny but get your drift
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Re: Southport Airshow 2016

Postby chrisward123 on Fri 02 Sep 2016, 10:36 am

eddywinch82 wrote:According to :- http://www.air-shows.org.uk/2016-airsho ... t-airshow/ the FireFlies Aerobatic Team, are now flying on the Saturday and Sunday, aswell as the Friday evening for the Southport Airshow.


The Bronco is always down for Sunday aswell?
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Re: Southport Airshow 2016

Postby Aviationcafe on Fri 02 Sep 2016, 11:15 am

chrisward123 wrote:
eddywinch82 wrote:According to :- http://www.air-shows.org.uk/2016-airsho ... t-airshow/ the FireFlies Aerobatic Team, are now flying on the Saturday and Sunday, aswell as the Friday evening for the Southport Airshow.


The Bronco is always down for Sunday aswell?


Bronco is down for Saturdayonly, it is down on the sunday to display at Sanicole.
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Re: Southport Airshow 2016

Postby Wrexham Mackem on Fri 02 Sep 2016, 11:58 am

Bronco was always Saturday only.

Its a good line up this year, there are a good few new-to-Southport acts in there. And I'm sure that in Southport style there'll be a formation or two in there too. Looking forward to it, fingers crossed for some sun and that special Southport light.
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Re: Southport Airshow 2016

Postby HeyfordDave111 on Mon 05 Sep 2016, 8:24 pm

Looks a little flat on Sunday really.

No Vulcan obviously, now no Vixen, I think it just needs that 'ooooomph' booking to make it a good one, but where do they look for one and what would it be?

B17?
B25?

The trouble is, this late in the day, it probably won't happen :facepalm:
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Re: Southport Airshow 2016

Postby Chris G on Mon 05 Sep 2016, 8:29 pm

B-25 is displaying on Sunday. Got to worry though, the Sea Vixen already out and there are doubts over the MIG-15 and Sioux and Scout. Not looking very promising. The weather looks to be rather blustery now too.
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Re: Southport Airshow 2016

Postby eddywinch82 on Mon 05 Sep 2016, 9:15 pm

The Scout Helicopter has been taken off the lineup, according to http://www.airshows.org.uk Southport Airshow Preview's Flying Schedule, the MIG-15 is still on there at the moment.
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Re: Southport Airshow 2016

Postby Mooshie1956 on Tue 06 Sep 2016, 8:40 am

Interesting article on the visit Southport website. http://www.visitsouthport.com/blog/read/2016/09/how-do-you-organise-an-air-show-here-we-tell-you-all-b39 It's how they plan their airshow.

With less than a week to go to the 2016 Air Show there is a mix of excitement and apprehension within the Tourism Team.

The Air Show is our largest event of the year, with it being our 25th Anniversary the whole team want to deliver something special that is befitting of the occasion.

People regularly ask how we book the Red Arrows? Who decides on the dates? And of course who makes sure the sun is shining? The planning and delivery of the Air Show is full of complexities.

Planning for the 2016 Air Show started on the 20th September 2015, as soon as the 24th Air Show came to an end. The first decision to be made was the date, due to the location of the Air Show we are governed by tide times so we only have a limited choice of dates, looking at calendars and the tide times we chose the 9th, 10th and 11th of September.
At the time all seemed well, no potential clashes and it allowed the team enough time to organise and implement the show.

We look to book aircraft as early as we can but are governed by outside procedures. With regards to the Military aircraft we have to submit our RAF participation requests in early September, therefore we were looking to secure aircraft for the 2016 show even before the 2015 show had commenced.

As usual we requested all RAF aircraft for both days, we then found out in March that unfortunately The Red Arrows could only display on the Saturday due to a clash with Duxford and The Great North Run on the Sunday. When we set our dates in September there were no clashes, however we manage them the best we can. It’s fair to say though that there was disappointment within the Team that we had not managed to secure the Reds for both days.

We then look at what civilian aircraft is on the display circuit; this is a long and detailed exercise as we want to give the best air show possible. We draw together a wish list what we think will work after reading social medial channels and scouring through air show forums (yes we do read them!).

As usual we have encountered a number of setbacks when looking to book aircraft, we really wanted Sally B sadly she is displaying at Duxford. We then went all out to secure the Sea Vixen and I was immensely proud to secure her for the Sunday, unfortunately a technical fault now means she will not be displaying.

We then also have to factor in costs such as flying budget that includes fuel costs and the necessary licence agreements.

That all said I truly believe we have a great line up over the 3 days from The Red Arrows to the crowd favourite The Typhoon to new additions such as the B-25 Mitchell and stalwarts of the Southport Air Show such as The Blades and Tigers Parachute display team.

Friday night flying is a first for us and it’s a fitting celebration of the 25th Anniversary, The Southport Air Show was unique when it started 25 years ago and I am determined to grow the air show every year for the thousands of visitors and residents to enjoy.

Lastly the air show would not be possible if it was not for my small team who give up so much of their time to ensure we put on the best event possible, it all means so much to us and I hope everyone has a fantastic 3 days.

Now to continually refresh those weather apps and start planning 2017!

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Re: Southport Airshow 2016

Postby HeyfordDave111 on Tue 06 Sep 2016, 8:55 am

Ironic really, as i'm only 10 miles away from Southport, but i shall be giving it a miss on all 3 days this year.

Call it the 'vulcan effect', call it something else, but i don't see anything that enthuses me i'm afraid. For this reason....i'm out! :sad:
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Re: Southport Airshow 2016

Postby nickosbad on Tue 06 Sep 2016, 9:52 am

HeyfordDave111 wrote:Ironic really, as i'm only 10 miles away from Southport, but i shall be giving it a miss on all 3 days this year.

Call it the 'vulcan effect', call it something else, but i don't see anything that enthuses me i'm afraid. For this reason....i'm out! :sad:


I'm hoping it is a bit quieter this year.....trying to decide whether to drive or come on the train but the trains last year were rammed!!

I agree the lineup seems a little light but I'll still be going as it will be my only chance to (hopefully) see the Lanc flying, given all of the problems recently I'm not sure how much longer she will be still flying

Plus my 2 year old is obsessed with planes so she will love the Reds and Typhoon and anything else in the air!!
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Re: Southport Airshow 2016

Postby 106500 on Tue 06 Sep 2016, 10:32 am

HeyfordDave111 wrote:Ironic really, as i'm only 10 miles away from Southport, but i shall be giving it a miss on all 3 days this year.

Call it the 'vulcan effect', call it something else, but i don't see anything that enthuses me i'm afraid. For this reason....i'm out! :sad:


Agree, the line up is a shadow of the last few years - which seems a general trend for this year for all airshows (excepting RIAT and Yeovilton). I'll be giving the show a miss this year (the absence of the Vixen sealed my decision) but am hoping next year will be more positive.
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Re: Southport Airshow 2016

Postby Flare Path on Tue 06 Sep 2016, 1:11 pm

Chris G wrote:B-25 is displaying on Sunday.


And Saturday - 16:16.
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Re: Southport Airshow 2016

Postby Flare Path on Thu 08 Sep 2016, 1:49 pm

There seems to be a West/East divide for the weather on Saturday. How likely will this weather system effect aircraft transitioning to Southport?
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Re: Southport Airshow 2016

Postby FX102 on Thu 08 Sep 2016, 5:35 pm

I honestly don't know whether to go and with the weather concerns, loss of the Sea Vixen and now talk of the MiG-15 not making it, I'm even less enthused to attend.

Me and air shows are going through a tumultuous moment. Enjoy being at them but get really stressed and bumbed by the prep and travel to and from. Also this would be a solo trip so even less so.

Also the talk of windy conditions brings back bad memories of the sand in my Nikkor 200-400mm tripod setup after the 2010 show. Not a cheap clean out.
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Re: Southport Airshow 2016

Postby Flare Path on Thu 08 Sep 2016, 7:25 pm

Weather looking OK and MIG-15 flying - hopefully we see a flyby with the Vampire pair.

Should be a good day.
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Re: Southport Airshow 2016

Postby bradallen516 on Thu 08 Sep 2016, 8:42 pm

any other aircraft landing at blackpool airport or RAF warton, if so please could someone post times. thanks. :smile:
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Re: Southport Airshow 2016

Postby ColeTheDemolisher on Fri 09 Sep 2016, 10:29 am

Is there a 'main' display frequency ?
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Re: Southport Airshow 2016

Postby ac2348 on Fri 09 Sep 2016, 10:29 am

Tonight's Friday show is cancelled due weather. Good start!
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Re: Southport Airshow 2016

Postby DerekF on Fri 09 Sep 2016, 10:52 am

To be honest I wasn't sure whether to go tonight or not. The forecast looked poor. Tomorrow looks OK though, especially later on.

Good of the organizers to give us some notice though. I was heading off to Southport in a few hours time.
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Re: Southport Airshow 2016

Postby Wrexham Mackem on Fri 09 Sep 2016, 11:10 am

Its a shame they've lost tonight. I was touch and go about whether it was possible for me to get there in time - I think with an early evening start during term time it was always an event for locals. I hope they try it again next year though.

Yes, tomorrow looks decent, touch wood. Looking forward to it.
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Re: Southport Airshow 2016

Postby Mooshie1956 on Fri 09 Sep 2016, 11:20 am

I was just getting ready to leave and do Formby for the Red Squirrels on the way. Good of them to give us plenty of notice.
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Re: Southport Airshow 2016

Postby Aviationcafe on Fri 09 Sep 2016, 11:34 am

Was getting the bike packed ready to head to the b&b when I found out, after doing some running about this morning it doesn't surprise me at all with the strength of the wind (was getting blown across two lanes of the Runcorn Bridge).
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Re: Southport Airshow 2016

Postby ColeTheDemolisher on Fri 09 Sep 2016, 12:59 pm

Is there a 'main' display frequency ? :confused:
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