Rhyl Airshow 2016

Rhyl Airshow 2016

Postby eddywinch82 on Fri 05 Feb 2016, 11:21 am

Rhyl's Airshow has been confirmed to return this year, on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th of August, to Rhyl Seafront Denbighshire North Wales.
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Re: Rhyl Airshow 2016

Postby eddywinch82 on Tue 09 Feb 2016, 10:44 pm

Hi there,

Does anyone on this forum know, if it is possible to get either a bus or train from Rhyl to Chester on a Sunday ?
As after the Airshow on the Sunday, I would like to stay in a Holiday Inn Hotel in Chester.
But may book another hotel in Rhyl or near to Rhyl, if I can't get public transport back to Chester. Any
info would be appreciated.
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Re: Rhyl Airshow 2016

Postby Wrexham Mackem on Wed 10 Feb 2016, 5:16 pm

There's one train an hour, takes about 40 minutes. Do an enquiry on National Rail or Trainline and you'll see the times.

Just so you're aware, the Holiday Inn in Chester isn't, its four or five miles out of the City, so you'd need a cab. The Holiday Inn Express on the other hand is on the race course in the City Centre more or less. Just a heads up.

Hope that helps.
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Re: Rhyl Airshow 2016

Postby eddywinch82 on Wed 10 Feb 2016, 5:21 pm

Many thanks Wrexham Mackam for the info. Yes sorry I made a mistake, I did mean the Holiday Inn Express in Chester not
the Holiday Inn. One train an hour is fine from Rhyl to Chester for me, I presume you do mean on a Sunday ? Eddie
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Re: Rhyl Airshow 2016

Postby Wrexham Mackem on Wed 10 Feb 2016, 5:25 pm

Yes, on a Sunday Eddie. As I say, if you pop onto the Trainline website no doubt you'll get train times, prices etc. Or National Rail.

Personally, after doing the first couple of events by train, I drive to Rhyl. Southport on the other hand, train every time.
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Re: Rhyl Airshow 2016

Postby Red Dragon on Wed 10 Feb 2016, 7:20 pm

Can I just advise you, if you are planning on getting a train from Rhyl to Chester on a Sunday, that Sunday (regardless of the time of year) is the day that any train line maintenance tends to be carried out. So if your getting a train to Chester make sure you get an early one, as the trains can/ will be cancelled (replaced by coach) without any warning to you.
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Re: Rhyl Airshow 2016

Postby eddywinch82 on Wed 10 Feb 2016, 8:22 pm

Many thanks for the advice Red Dragon, I will make a note of the info you have given me.

Best Regards

Eddie Winch
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Re: Rhyl Airshow 2016

Postby eddywinch82 on Wed 10 Feb 2016, 9:49 pm

Cheers Aviationcafe for your information.
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Re: Rhyl Airshow 2016

Postby eddywinch82 on Wed 24 Feb 2016, 12:27 pm

The RAF Red Arrows are confirmed, displaying on Sunday 28th August.
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Re: Rhyl Airshow 2016

Postby eddywinch82 on Wed 16 Mar 2016, 9:04 pm

RAF BBMF Lancaster, Spitfire and Hurricane IIc displaying both days, also RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team both days.
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Re: Rhyl Airshow 2016

Postby eddywinch82 on Tue 12 Apr 2016, 11:40 am

Calidus Autogyro displaying both days.
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Re: Rhyl Airshow 2016

Postby eddywinch82 on Sat 14 May 2016, 5:46 pm

Team Raven (5 Vans RV-4/8's), displaying on both days.
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Re: Rhyl Airshow 2016

Postby eddywinch82 on Fri 10 Jun 2016, 12:19 am

Sea Vixen "Foxy Lady" (to be confirmed), for displaying both days.
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Re: Rhyl Airshow 2016

Postby HeyfordDave111 on Fri 10 Jun 2016, 7:08 am

Well if this gets confirmed.......'I'm in' :yahoo:
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Re: Rhyl Airshow 2016

Postby eddywinch82 on Fri 10 Jun 2016, 7:26 pm

The info about the Sea Vixen, I got from the following website link :- http://www.britishairshows.com/british- ... -2016.html
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Re: Rhyl Airshow 2016

Postby borismorris on Tue 16 Aug 2016, 4:41 pm

Am I the only one to find the line up posted above a little (okay, a lot) underwhelming?
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Re: Rhyl Airshow 2016

Postby Pat Murphy on Tue 16 Aug 2016, 5:05 pm

borismorris wrote:Am I the only one to find the line up posted above a little (okay, a lot) underwhelming?


No...you're not :sad:
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Re: Rhyl Airshow 2016

Postby Timc on Tue 16 Aug 2016, 5:12 pm

borismorris wrote:Am I the only one to find the line up posted above a little (okay, a lot) underwhelming?


Certainly lacking in the "Wow" factor, but I suppose if you're holidaying up in North Wales and the weather is good then not a bad way to while away an afternoon! :smile:
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Re: Rhyl Airshow 2016

Postby Wrexham Mackem on Tue 16 Aug 2016, 6:35 pm

Groan!.. that is a weak line up this year. I've seen neither the Global Stars nor Team Raven, everything else is very familiar. :sad:
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Re: Rhyl Airshow 2016

Postby Greydrake on Wed 17 Aug 2016, 6:37 am

Think we might give it a miss this year, no search and rescue demo, no typhoon poor Rhyl last year it's airshow was a highlight
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Re: Rhyl Airshow 2016

Postby banksy on Sun 21 Aug 2016, 9:34 am

It is indeed a very weak line up and has probably made my mind up whether or not to go.

Hopefully the Reds will use Hawarden again on Sunday for refuelling and I'll nip up there instead.

Be nice if use Battle of Britain flight could fly over Chester on the way too.
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Re: Rhyl Airshow 2016

Postby banksy on Sun 21 Aug 2016, 8:09 pm

Battle of Britain flight using Hawarden on Saturday and Sunday for those local who are interested in seeing them.

Red Arrows operating from Hawarden too on Sunday and Monday.
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Re: Rhyl Airshow 2016

Postby banksy on Thu 25 Aug 2016, 9:49 pm

Sad to say for us Chester people that the BBMF are now using Liverpool as their base over the weekend, minus the Lancaster which is unserviceable and hasn't left home base.
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Re: Rhyl Airshow 2016

Postby eddywinch82 on Fri 26 Aug 2016, 11:21 am

According to Facebook, the two BBMF Fighters displaying at Rhyl this weekend, are Spitfire XVI TE311 and Hurricane IIc PZ865. Which I am really pleased about as TE311 is one of the best sounding BBMF Spitfires ))
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Re: Rhyl Airshow 2016

Postby eddywinch82 on Sun 28 Aug 2016, 9:36 pm

I would just like to say, how much I enjoyed this years Airshow at Rhyl. It was really excellent both days, the flying was superb ! Okay the display lineup wasn't as big as last years, but it didn't detract in my opinion from the quality of the flying. My overall highlight both days was the BBMF Spitfire and Hurricane, I had goosebumps and tears in my eyes on both occasions. Had the Lancaster been there, it would have been the icing on the cake ! I love the sound of Spitfire XVI TE311, it really is the best sounding Spitfire in the BBMF in my opinion ! All credit to them on Saturday, for waiting to display at the end of the flying programme, when better weather was predicted, instead of cancelling outright, after they were unable to display at their allocated time. As the weather at Liverpool Airport their operating base was too poor for them to get airborne, i.e. heavy rain showers. So I was thrilled when the commentator Ben Dunnell said they were on their way )) but all the displays were exemplary including the Global Stars Team and Team Raven. Who didn't have a strong wind to contend with, like they did at Blackpool Airshow a few weeks ago ! It was unfortunate that today, the Red Arrows couldn't do the second half of their display, as the cloudbase over most of the display area, was 800 foot and was therefore beyond their safety limits ! A real shame, as the weather earlier on in the day was much better ! But hats off to them for doing the first half again, and brilliant flying it was too ! So I thoroughly enjoyed myself, and it was a Free Airshow. It's great now to have other Major Airshows in this area of the country other than Southport, which up until a few years ago, was the only annual one in the Northwest of England. I am really looking forwards to next years Airshow ! :smile:
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