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Re: Eastbourne

Postby Disaster Area on Sun 14 Aug 2016, 6:58 am

My first and last time at Beachy Head yesterday. As has already been pointed out other than the arrival of the BBMF photo opportunities are zero. Talking to others that were regulars on the head they won't be returning in the future unless things change.

I wonder how different Bournemouth will be at the end of the week, might you be better viewing it from Cherbourg???
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Re: Eastbourne

Postby andygolfer on Sun 14 Aug 2016, 8:08 am

Disaster Area wrote:I wonder how different Bournemouth will be at the end of the week, might you be better viewing it from Cherbourg???


well at least the sun would be behind you!
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Re: Eastbourne

Postby JohnnyM100 on Sun 14 Aug 2016, 11:49 am

I am up at Beachy near the lighthouse. Great War display were in 'Beachy hold' but were so far away could barely make them out.

Certainly not the bun fight for space from last year.
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Re: Eastbourne

Postby Dan O'Hagan on Sun 14 Aug 2016, 12:25 pm

The irony here of course being Bacon proclaiming to whichever media would listen after Shoreham that seaside shows were perfectly safe and were the future...

So, now Beachy's gone. The destruction of just about anything worth seeing on the airshow calendar is just about complete.

The results of the CAA investigation, and police enquiry can't come soon enough.
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Re: Eastbourne

Postby Pringles on Sun 14 Aug 2016, 1:22 pm

Dan O'Hagan wrote:The results of the CAA investigation, and police enquiry can't come soon enough.

I think you're being extremely naïve if you think much will change after the investigation. If the blame is apportioned to Andy do you honestly expect the CAA to go "Sorry chaps, we overreacted, everything's going to go back to normal"?
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Re: Eastbourne

Postby Canon on Sun 14 Aug 2016, 1:27 pm

Pringles wrote:
Dan O'Hagan wrote:The results of the CAA investigation, and police enquiry can't come soon enough.

I think you're being extremely naïve if you think much will change after the investigation. If the blame is apportioned to Andy do you honestly expect the CAA to go "Sorry chaps, we overreacted, everything's going to go back to normal"?


Well seeing as Old Warden has returned back to normal, I'd say theres always a chance things might go back to what they used to be like pre Shoreham.
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Re: Eastbourne

Postby sideeffectwhu on Sun 14 Aug 2016, 1:36 pm

Actually picked them up on FR24
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Re: Eastbourne

Postby sideeffectwhu on Sun 14 Aug 2016, 1:38 pm

Sorry the Blades and a jp coming in from Camber.
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Re: Eastbourne

Postby King Cobra on Sun 14 Aug 2016, 1:39 pm

Nice pass from the BBMF past Beachy Head and just about an ok one from the Bronco. The rest so far have been very poor. Fingers crossed for the Sea Vixen but worryingly it's not on the flight programme that's on sale.
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Re: Eastbourne

Postby sideeffectwhu on Sun 14 Aug 2016, 2:24 pm

Bronco over Pevensey just now. And here in Harold Wood just tracked the 2 jps going back over Brentwood where I saw them Thursday going over.
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Re: Eastbourne

Postby FGR2 on Sun 14 Aug 2016, 3:06 pm

Vampires have just gone over Basildon heading back to North Weald.
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Re: Eastbourne

Postby Minigill on Sun 14 Aug 2016, 3:23 pm

Sea Vixen gone tech :sad: Slow fly in and once round again, but headed off without display.
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Re: Eastbourne

Postby WG655 on Sun 14 Aug 2016, 3:25 pm

Sensible decision to RTB rather than risking the world's only airworthy survivor in any way.

Tiger's commentator doesn't seem to have turned up. Actually, a parachutist has just jumped from the Islander and is now providing the commentary! Different individual to the rest of the week I think.
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Re: Eastbourne

Postby pompeydave on Sun 14 Aug 2016, 3:50 pm

I think the Sea Vixen has just flown over my house. Hope everything is ok?
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Re: Eastbourne

Postby 8674planes on Sun 14 Aug 2016, 4:11 pm

Looked like a possible flap issue
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Re: Eastbourne

Postby Chrisse on Sun 14 Aug 2016, 4:16 pm

8674planes wrote:Looked like a possible flap issue


I thought Jonathan had retired?
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Re: Eastbourne

Postby FGR2 on Sun 14 Aug 2016, 4:47 pm

8674planes wrote:Looked like a possible flap issue


Confirmed on Facebook.
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Re: Eastbourne

Postby Dragon Rapide on Sun 14 Aug 2016, 5:34 pm

If you read the Herne Bay thread you will see it was on frequency for its display there but was cancelled following the Turbulent ditching...or did Eastbourne follow HB?
Listen to that Gipsy music.....

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Re: Eastbourne

Postby paullangford on Sun 14 Aug 2016, 5:36 pm

If you feel like you had a wasted trip to Beachy Head, like I did.........let the Tourist Information Centre know.
Beachy Head is listed on their website as a place to view...............which it isn't anymore, and why things have changed is beyond me.

Here's their email address;

tic@eastbourne.gov.uk
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Re: Eastbourne

Postby FGR2 on Sun 14 Aug 2016, 5:55 pm

Dragon Rapide wrote:If you read the Herne Bay thread you will see it was on frequency for its display there but was cancelled following the Turbulent ditching...or did Eastbourne follow HB?


It was due at Herne Bay first then Eastbourne. After it's first fly through with gear and hook down, at Eastbourne, that is when the tech issue occurred.
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Re: Eastbourne

Postby Dragon Rapide on Sun 14 Aug 2016, 6:06 pm

That explains it - thanks.
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Re: Eastbourne

Postby King Cobra on Sun 14 Aug 2016, 9:11 pm

Apart from the BBMF, the Sea Vixen and the Bronco (just), those aircraft that did come past Beachy Head were too far away and/or too high. The two seat Spit arrived right over us near the memorial and others entered the display on a line that took them between us and the town. I'm at a loss to understand why most aircraft gave the Head a very wide berth. If it was OK for the BBMF to give us a great photo opportunity, why not the others?
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Re: Eastbourne

Postby Zoom on Mon 15 Aug 2016, 9:12 am

Hello; my first post on here!

I've never found the vantage point on Beachy Head that good (apart from 2005 when the DHL 757 came very close overhead!) and usually end up rolling down the hill by bicycle to the sea front. Decided to keep my Brownie points for Jersey this year and after watching the Sea Vixen's curtailed flypast on the live feed I think it was a good choice. Hoping to catch her at Dunsfold as well although presumably that's a just a sedate flypast too?
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Re: Eastbourne

Postby iGol66 on Mon 15 Aug 2016, 9:48 am

Zoom wrote:Hello; my first post on here!

I've never found the vantage point on Beachy Head that good (apart from 2005 when the DHL 757 came very close overhead!) and usually end up rolling down the hill by bicycle to the sea front. Decided to keep my Brownie points for Jersey this year and after watching the Sea Vixen's curtailed flypast on the live feed I think it was a good choice. Hoping to catch her at Dunsfold as well although presumably that's a just a sedate flypast too?


The Vixen performs a very energetic 8 minute display, its display at Eastbourne was only a couple of sedate flypasts due to an issue with its flaps. She returned back to base safely but only as a precaution. It'll do a full display at Dunsfold.
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Re: Eastbourne

Postby Tbolt on Mon 15 Aug 2016, 10:02 am

Zoom wrote:Hello; my first post on here!

I've never found the vantage point on Beachy Head that good (apart from 2005 when the DHL 757 came very close overhead!) and usually end up rolling down the hill by bicycle to the sea front. Decided to keep my Brownie points for Jersey this year and after watching the Sea Vixen's curtailed flypast on the live feed I think it was a good choice. Hoping to catch her at Dunsfold as well although presumably that's a just a sedate flypast too?


Hi and welcome. I've found Beachy Head pretty good, always nice to get some different angles over the water, the shots of the Vulcan last year are probably the best I've got of her.
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