Herne Bay Air Show 2017

Herne Bay Air Show 2017

Postby LittleRedTrain on Thu 22 Dec 2016, 3:03 pm

Looks like the Herne Bay Air Show (aka 'The South East Air Show 2017, Herne Bay') may be returning in August 2017.

http://www.kentonline.co.uk/herne-bay/n ... rn-117446/

Given they've had some excellent line-ups over the last couple of years (albeit with unfortunately cancellations due to last year's Turb ditching), hopefully they'll be able to pull something equally good out of the hat.
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Re: Herne Bay Air Show 2017

Postby LittleRedTrain on Fri 17 Mar 2017, 5:16 pm

The BayPromoTeam have posted on Facebook that they've secured the Reds, Typhoon and BBMF.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_ ... 5720204203

They've booked Aerosparx pyrotechnic twilight display and are hoping for Sea Vixen, Vampire, Chinook and possibly Belgian F-16.
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Re: Herne Bay Air Show 2017

Postby Matt35027 on Fri 17 Mar 2017, 5:21 pm

Last year was a great show, and if those acts awaiting confirmation do get confirmed then I'll be back again this year.
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Re: Herne Bay Air Show 2017

Postby Jakub.Zurek on Fri 17 Mar 2017, 5:59 pm

If Eastbourne don't sort out Beachy Head, I'll make my first trip to Herne Bay instead as I've only heard good things about it.
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Re: Herne Bay Air Show 2017

Postby starbuck on Fri 12 May 2017, 10:14 am

Herne Bay has been removed from the BBMF schedule. Maybe 3 displays in 1 day (Eastbourne & Biggin) was too much?
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Re: Herne Bay Air Show 2017

Postby LittleRedTrain on Fri 26 May 2017, 8:05 pm

Sea Vixen now confirmed on Bay Promo Team's Facebook page, hopefully we don't have a repeat of last year and it gets a chance to display this time.
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Re: Herne Bay Air Show 2017

Postby LittleRedTrain on Sun 04 Jun 2017, 12:30 am

VIP tickets for the seated area on the pier are now available.

https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/baypromoteam

£30 each.

My partner and I did this last year and thought it was very good value, with strawberries and bubbly included!

PS Seems I jinxed things with my post above. Really hoping that Navy Wings can get the Sea Vixen flying again and I will finally be able to see her display, even if it's not looking likely for this year. :-(
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Re: Herne Bay Air Show 2017

Postby BDL on Sun 25 Jun 2017, 8:28 pm

Only on one day, 19th August. Shame as we probably won't be able to make it.

Oh well, Biggin it is then.
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Re: Herne Bay Air Show 2017

Postby starbuck on Thu 29 Jun 2017, 9:56 am

MIG 15, Ravens and Autogyro added to the display.
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Re: Herne Bay Air Show 2017

Postby Southendnick on Tue 15 Aug 2017, 6:10 pm

12:45 Wildcats
1:05 Gnat
1:25 Gyrocopter
2:00 Extra
2:20 Vampires
2:40 Typhoon
3:00 Wasp
3:20 Ket Spitfire & Hurricane
3:40 Mig 15
4:00 Stearman
4:15 BBMF
4:40 Aerosparx
5:00 Great War Display Team
5:30 Team Raven
6:15 Red Arrows
8:25 Aerosparx
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Re: Herne Bay Air Show 2017

Postby LittleRedTrain on Wed 16 Aug 2017, 12:50 pm

No Strikemaster?
They were still talking about coming to Herne Bay on their Facebook page yesterday.
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Re: Herne Bay Air Show 2017

Postby grant_w on Wed 16 Aug 2017, 1:56 pm

Also, Norwegian Historic team say the Mig is not displaying at Herne Bay
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Re: Herne Bay Air Show 2017

Postby Southendnick on Wed 16 Aug 2017, 6:02 pm

Running order was taken directly from the programme.
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Re: Herne Bay Air Show 2017

Postby melvyn hiscock on Wed 16 Aug 2017, 6:13 pm

grant_w wrote:Also, Norwegian Historic team say the Mig is not displaying at Herne Bay


E mail from Ken Aarkvisla today

Rolf will fly vampire FB.52 (single-seater) in no 2 pos. and I will fly lead in T.55. I will also be piloting the MiG-15
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Re: Herne Bay Air Show 2017

Postby starbuck on Fri 18 Aug 2017, 6:27 am

The shows website has been updated removing the BBMF Lancaster and Hurricane and replacing the Merlin Spitfire for a Griffon one and adding a C47 to the display.

strikemaster and Mig are still both shown
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Re: Herne Bay Air Show 2017

Postby melvyn hiscock on Fri 18 Aug 2017, 10:29 am

Just spoken to the FDD, Strikemaster confirmed. Mig was confirmed by the pilot (see above) two days ago

BBMF Spitfire XIX and C47 confirmed
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Re: Herne Bay Air Show 2017

Postby LittleRedTrain on Fri 18 Aug 2017, 1:21 pm

Thanks for the updates, weather forecast looks good so hopefully will be a great day.
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Re: Herne Bay Air Show 2017

Postby starbuck on Fri 18 Aug 2017, 1:34 pm

Local press have issued a revised programme from that published previously, looks better for the late afternoon now.

http://www.kentonline.co.uk/herne-bay/n ... te-130722/

FULL TIMETABLE

Following changes at the Eastbourne air show and Biggin Hill Festival of Flight, flying display times have been altered from those in the official air show programme.

12.45pm Wildcats
1.05pm Justyn Gorman
1.25pm Great War Team
1.50pm GyroCopter
1.15pm Vampire Pair
2.40pm Gnat
3.05pm Kent Spitfire & Hurricane
3.25pm Westland Wasp
3.40pm Boeing Stearman
4.00pm MiG-15
4.20pm Eurofighter Typhoon
4.40pm Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
5.00pm Strikemaster
5.20pm Team Raven
5.40pm AeroSparx daylight display
6.15pm Red Arrows
8.20pm AeroSparx Pyro Display
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Re: Herne Bay Air Show 2017

Postby starbuck on Fri 18 Aug 2017, 1:39 pm

just noticed that the C47 isn't listed but looks like a big gap between the Vampires and the Gnat so could be then.
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Re: Herne Bay Air Show 2017

Postby LittleRedTrain on Sun 20 Aug 2017, 3:34 pm

Great day out at Herne Bay yesterday. A couple of spots of rain, but otherwise great weather.

Only no-show was the Great War Display Team. Anyone know what happened to them? It did leave a big gap early on in the display.

Props to the pilot of the Gnat, who, suffering a tech problem with the yellow one, managed to bring the red one along instead, albeit a bit later than scheduled. Fortunately the display had plenty of gaps allowing some reshuffling.

I was on the pier again and unfortunately we had the same problem as last year, with the main commentary not being audible. Someone did manage to tune a radio into the local radio station which was relaying Melvyn's commentary, but it was still hard to hear most of it and know what was going on with reshuffling/rescheduling.
Still at £30 (including free programme, lots of bubbly with free refills and strawberries ice/cream), can't complain at the value for money!

Red Arrows went down well as usual, was expect them to arrive from crowd rear over the clocktower as in the past, so got caught when they came in right over the top of us on the pier instead. They seemed to be using a display centre slightly to the left of the other acts, more in line with the pier than clocktower.
Although some people had expressed their displeasure at being scheduled so late (1815), I found the lower sun actually enhanced the display, really bringing out the colour of the jets and smoke.

It was the first time I've seen the Aerosparx pyrotechnic display, and I was very impressed, as it seemed were most of the crowd who'd stuck around to watch it.

All in all, a great effort by BayPromoTeam, and let's hope for an equally good follow up next year.
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Re: Herne Bay Air Show 2017

Postby Bryan on Sun 20 Aug 2017, 5:08 pm

Not a bad day out although it did feel a little disjointed with the gaps in the programme. Display of the day for me was the BHHH Spitfire which was very good indeed. The GWDT no show was due to the high winds which was a shame as they are such a gem on the display circuit.
Overall not a bad day and hopefully Herne Bay done ok out of it.
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Re: Herne Bay Air Show 2017

Postby melvyn hiscock on Sun 20 Aug 2017, 9:45 pm

Bryan

Valid comments, but having lost a 20 min item (Great War Team) early on, we were always going to have gaps. The bottom line is, if you want wall to wall acts, and of high quality, it is not going to happen at a show where there is no ticket price. All shows need a budget and acts cost a LOT of money! We explained at the start there would be gaps, and then the we tried to juggle them, but with other shows nearby we had to integrate timings so that we all benefitted and there had to be compromises. Add into that a Gnat that wouldn't start, only Giffons available from the BBMF, we ended up having acts where (annonced) gaps should have been and gaps were acts should have been. Most of what was booked happened within the overall time, and we got one replacement act, we did our best and if we could have improved, we would have. If organising air shows was easy everyone would do it.
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Re: Herne Bay Air Show 2017

Postby grant_w on Mon 21 Aug 2017, 8:20 am

I enjoyed the show, first time I had seen Team Raven and Aerosparx (day show only) and I thought they were excellent. Reds stole the show with an excellent display.
My only gripe - Music from the speakers was far too loud in the morning, so we moved to the left a bit to get out of the direct line of a speaker, still quite loud though, then when the airshow was on, we could hardly hear it.

Didn't have any trouble on the trains or queuing for toilets (which seem to be the main complaints on the Facebook group)
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