Weston Air Festival 2017

Weston Air Festival 2017

Postby richyrara on Sun 12 Feb 2017, 11:30 pm

The 2017 Air Festival will take place on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 June.
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Re: Weston Air Festival 2017

Postby richyrara on Sun 12 Feb 2017, 11:32 pm

Mark Petrie's Strikemaster and Team Raven the first announced attendees
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Re: Weston Air Festival 2017

Postby richyrara on Wed 01 Mar 2017, 9:32 pm

Muscle Pitts Bi-Plane
BAC Strikemaster Classic Jet Warbird
TRIG Aerobatic Team
Team Raven Display Team
Hughes 300 ‘Otto’
Whirlwind 10
Catalina Flying Boat
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Re: Weston Air Festival 2017

Postby richyrara on Mon 13 Mar 2017, 7:30 pm

Updated list to include Red Arrows, Typhoon and BBMF on both dates...

RAF Red Arrows
RAF Typhoon
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight- Lancaster, Hurricane and Spitfire
Muscle Pitts Bi-Plane
BAC Strikemaster Classic Jet Warbird
TRIG Aerobatic Team
Team Raven Display Team
Hughes 300 ‘Otto’
Whirlwind 10
Catalina Flying Boat
Extra 330L
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Re: Weston Air Festival 2017

Postby ColeTheDemolisher on Thu 16 Mar 2017, 6:56 pm

Looking nice :tongue:
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Re: Weston Air Festival 2017

Postby richyrara on Sat 18 Mar 2017, 3:03 pm

... and Gazelle Squadron
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Re: Weston Air Festival 2017

Postby ColeTheDemolisher on Tue 21 Mar 2017, 1:12 am

richyrara wrote:... and Gazelle Squadron


Unless its confirmed with the organizers, its not happening.
They had already self-confirmed for Cosford and RIAT, to have the organizers say that they hadn't even entered discussions with them.
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Re: Weston Air Festival 2017

Postby richyrara on Tue 21 Mar 2017, 7:39 pm

ColeTheDemolisher wrote:
richyrara wrote:... and Gazelle Squadron


Unless its confirmed with the organizers, its not happening.
They had already self-confirmed for Cosford and RIAT, to have the organizers say that they hadn't even entered discussions with them.


Just here: https://twitter.com/WestonSeafront/stat ... 7905654785
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Re: Weston Air Festival 2017

Postby Paul R on Wed 29 Mar 2017, 6:10 pm

Loved the typhoon displaying in such confined display area last year, looking forward to that for sure
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Re: Weston Air Festival 2017

Postby ChrisGilligan on Mon 24 Apr 2017, 10:52 am

The Navy wings website seems to indicate an appearance by the Sea Vixen. If this is to be the case then that's great news!
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Re: Weston Air Festival 2017

Postby richyrara on Thu 27 Apr 2017, 7:13 pm

ChrisGilligan wrote:The Navy wings website seems to indicate an appearance by the Sea Vixen. If this is to be the case then that's great news!


It's true! https://twitter.com/WestonSeafront/stat ... 9498103808

Also P-51 and Trig Aero
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Re: Weston Air Festival 2017

Postby CJS on Sat 27 May 2017, 8:05 pm

richyrara wrote:
ChrisGilligan wrote:The Navy wings website seems to indicate an appearance by the Sea Vixen. If this is to be the case then that's great news!


It's true! https://twitter.com/WestonSeafront/stat ... 9498103808

Also P-51 and Trig Aero


She won't be there now I'm afraid to say.
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Re: Weston Air Festival 2017

Postby aknott68 on Fri 09 Jun 2017, 10:26 am

I've never been to this airshow, and depending on the weather might be tempted to go - out of interest what's the location like for trying to take photographs of the display items?
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Re: Weston Air Festival 2017

Postby JOLLY GREEN on Wed 14 Jun 2017, 10:21 am

We are very excited to announce that an Italian AW139 will be flying in for the Weston Air Show this weekend!

The AW139 is from 15th Stormo and is based at Cervia-Pisignano in North East Italy. It will be landing at The Helicopter Museum on Friday (time TBC) before heading to the beach lawns on Saturday and Sunday morning.

https://en-gb.facebook.com/helimuseum/
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Re: Weston Air Festival 2017

Postby aknott68 on Wed 14 Jun 2017, 9:24 pm

Jolly green can you give any advice on photography at weston are there particular locations which should be used to get best results?
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Re: Weston Air Festival 2017

Postby JOLLY GREEN on Thu 15 Jun 2017, 3:03 pm

aknott68

Not really my "bag" but from previous shows the Helicopter enthusiasts will be on the Beach Lawns to get close ups of all the rotary action. The end of the Grand Pier will be packed with photographers wanting to get a little bit closer to the diplay line, likewise around Knightstone Island. If you fancy a climb get yourself up onto Brean Down, the elevated position at one end of the display line has produced some spectacular shots from previous years:

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=67774

Really depends if you just want photos or want to spend time looking around the static Helicopters and Arena Displays.

Hope this helps, enjoy the show!

JG
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Re: Weston Air Festival 2017

Postby 2e1var on Thu 15 Jun 2017, 4:30 pm

JOLLY GREEN wrote:aknott68

Not really my "bag" but from previous shows the Helicopter enthusiasts will be on the Beach Lawns to get close ups of all the rotary action. The end of the Grand Pier will be packed with photographers wanting to get a little bit closer to the diplay line, likewise around Knightstone Island. If you fancy a climb get yourself up onto Brean Down, the elevated position at one end of the display line has produced some spectacular shots from previous years:

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=67774

Really depends if you just want photos or want to spend time looking around the static Helicopters and Arena Displays.

Hope this helps, enjoy the show!

JG


JG, can you make that link work please :)
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Re: Weston Air Festival 2017

Postby aknott68 on Thu 15 Jun 2017, 5:21 pm

2e1var wrote:
JOLLY GREEN wrote:aknott68

Not really my "bag" but from previous shows the Helicopter enthusiasts will be on the Beach Lawns to get close ups of all the rotary action. The end of the Grand Pier will be packed with photographers wanting to get a little bit closer to the diplay line, likewise around Knightstone Island. If you fancy a climb get yourself up onto Brean Down, the elevated position at one end of the display line has produced some spectacular shots from previous years:

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=67774

Really depends if you just want photos or want to spend time looking around the static Helicopters and Arena Displays.

Hope this helps, enjoy the show!

JG


JG, can you make that link work please :)


JG thanks for the information, its a toss up between this and the evening show for Shuttleworth at the moment.....decisions, decisions, decisions.....but information is appreciated
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Re: Weston Air Festival 2017

Postby JOLLY GREEN on Fri 16 Jun 2017, 10:16 am

Sorry guys! Try these:

http://www.fightercontrol.co.uk/forum/v ... 9&t=116147

Google "Weston Air Festival Brean Down" for more

Cheers

JG
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Re: Weston Air Festival 2017

Postby AndrewWSM on Fri 16 Jun 2017, 10:33 am

Well that was a nice bonus, just had two Typhoon's in formation do a couple of passes along the seafront :cool:

Will be looking out towards the Helicopter Museum to hopefully see the AW139 arrive.

Forecast looking very good the whole weekend.
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Re: Weston Air Festival 2017

Postby Andyperkins on Fri 16 Jun 2017, 11:40 am

They flew over work fairly low before landing at Bristol Airport so assume they will be based out of there for the weekend.
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Re: Weston Air Festival 2017

Postby MikeyB on Fri 16 Jun 2017, 4:36 pm

Nice surprise of seeing the Italian Air Force AW139 flying over my area en route to the Air Festival. I confirm it's on the way! :clap:
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Re: Weston Air Festival 2017

Postby Disaster Area on Fri 16 Jun 2017, 7:07 pm

Here it is arriving at Middle Wallop this afternoon

Image1543 by Disaster Area, on Flickr
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Re: Weston Air Festival 2017

Postby richyrara on Fri 16 Jun 2017, 7:24 pm

Helicopter Static Displays

Italian Airforce AW139
Wildcat
4 x Gazelles
Schweizer/Hughes 300
Whirlwind 10
3 x Jet Rangers
MD Helicopters 500E
Airbus Helicopters EC120
Police EC135
Robinson R22
Robinson R44

Saturday 17 June

1.00pm to 2.30pm

BAC Strikemaster Classic Jet Warbird and Muscle Pitts Bi-Plane
Spitfire
Calidus Gyrocopter
Trig Aerobatic Team
Whirlwind 10 (Search and rescue demonstration)
Mig 15
T67 Firefly
Catalina Flying Boat
3.30pm to 5.30pm

RAF Typhoon
Schweizer 300 ‘Otto’
Girl Power Pitts Special
Gazelle Squadron
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
Team Raven Display Team
P51D Mustang
Extra 330SC
RAF Red Arrows


Sunday 18 June

1.00pm to 3.30pm

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
Extra 330SC
RAF Red Arrows
BAC Strikemaster Classic Jet Warbird and Muscle Pitts Bi-Plane
Team Raven Display Team
Whirlwind 10 (Search and rescue demonstration)
Mig 15 and P-51D Mustang
Catalina Flying Boat
3.50pm to 5.30pm

The Blades Aerobatic Display Team
Calidus Gyrocopter
Breitling Wingwalker
Schweizer 300 ‘Otto’
Girl Power Pitts Special
Gazelle Squadron
TRIG Aerobatic Team
RAF Typhoon
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