Wales National Airshow 2017

Wales National Airshow 2017

Postby Brevet Cable on Thu 23 Mar 2017, 1:17 pm

First confirmation on the year for it.
Not a surprise that it's RAFAT.
Brevet.. Meh !!
Not an enthusiast or a spotter
trollpikken fforwm swyddogol
User avatar
Brevet Cable

Re: Wales National Airshow 2017

Postby Adamwilliams132 on Tue 28 Mar 2017, 10:39 am

Typhoon self confirmed on its schedule. Never been to this show is it worth the travel ? Is there any static ?
Adamwilliams132

Re: Wales National Airshow 2017

Postby wv383 on Tue 28 Mar 2017, 1:26 pm

Adamwilliams132 wrote:Typhoon self confirmed on its schedule. Never been to this show is it worth the travel ? Is there any static ?


All aircraft are based elsewhere and transit to the show from wherever they are based and depart either to their base or the next show on their schedule. It's impossible to have a static aircraft display as the show is a seafront show like Eastbourne, Clacton, Bournemouth etc.

I went a couple of years ago and it was actually quite good (and free!) despite the weather, which virtually curtailed the second day entirely. There can be quite long gaps between items but, if you have a young family with you, there is plenty to keep them entertained as all the services have big set ups with vehicles etc to clamber on. It gets VERY busy like a lot of seafront shows.
wv383

Re: Wales National Airshow 2017

Postby Adamwilliams132 on Tue 28 Mar 2017, 2:08 pm

Cheers I should have realised it was a sea front showthat there would be no static. I might make the journey down and tie it in with visiting family in kenfig hill. It'll be a new venue for me. Not many I ain't done but this is one of them.
Adamwilliams132

Re: Wales National Airshow 2017

Postby Brevet Cable on Wed 29 Mar 2017, 4:37 pm

Depends.
They've had a static of sorts in previous years -- Grob Tutor & Chinook spring to mind, plus I think they had a RAFAT Hawk.
Not what you'd call a proper static, though.

Given that they're on the same weekend, most of the stuff Swansea books also displays at Yeovilton ( although you do get the occasional act which doesn't )
Brevet.. Meh !!
Not an enthusiast or a spotter
trollpikken fforwm swyddogol
User avatar
Brevet Cable

Re: Wales National Airshow 2017

Postby wv383 on Wed 29 Mar 2017, 5:03 pm

Brevet Cable wrote:Depends.
They've had a static of sorts in previous years -- Grob Tutor & Chinook spring to mind, plus I think they had a RAFAT Hawk.
Not what you'd call a proper static, though.

Given that they're on the same weekend, most of the stuff Swansea books also displays at Yeovilton ( although you do get the occasional act which doesn't )


The RAFAT Hawk is their promotional (plastic?) one that is taken to shows and the Chinook is a plastic recruiting thing that isn't full size. Grob Tutor might be a real one though.
wv383

Re: Wales National Airshow 2017

Postby Paul R on Wed 29 Mar 2017, 5:24 pm

Yeoviltons the following week this year
Paul R

Re: Wales National Airshow 2017

Postby Brevet Cable on Wed 29 Mar 2017, 5:47 pm

That's probably stuffed a lot of the potential display items, then.
Brevet.. Meh !!
Not an enthusiast or a spotter
trollpikken fforwm swyddogol
User avatar
Brevet Cable

Re: Wales National Airshow 2017

Postby wv383 on Wed 29 Mar 2017, 10:02 pm

Also doesn't help that Chalke Valley, Goodwood Festival of Speed, Blackbushe 75, Shuttleworth Military Pageant are all on the same weekend although admittedly some of those don't have a large flying element to the shows.
wv383

Re: Wales National Airshow 2017

Postby Brevet Cable on Tue 04 Apr 2017, 8:23 pm

And the latest addition announced today is........yep, you've guessed.....the BBMF !! :win: :lol:
Interestingly, it hints at it being the Lanc., a Spitfire & a Hurricane.......if that's correct, Swansea's getting a BBMF aircraft which RIAT isn't.
Brevet.. Meh !!
Not an enthusiast or a spotter
trollpikken fforwm swyddogol
User avatar
Brevet Cable

Re: Wales National Airshow 2017

Postby Brevet Cable on Tue 11 Apr 2017, 12:33 pm

:shock: I'm shocked !! :shock:
No, really, I am !!

Why ??

http://www.walesnationalairshow.com/airshow-news/sea-vixen-confirmed/
The world’s last flying Sea Vixen will be coming to Wales Airshow 2017!


:worship:
Brevet.. Meh !!
Not an enthusiast or a spotter
trollpikken fforwm swyddogol
User avatar
Brevet Cable

Re: Wales National Airshow 2017

Postby Brevet Cable on Thu 11 May 2017, 5:52 pm

And the latest additions.....two more which won't be at RIAT........
The Army's PWRR Parachute Display Team ( more commonly known as 'The Tigers' )
And....an autogyro.

:biggrin:
Brevet.. Meh !!
Not an enthusiast or a spotter
trollpikken fforwm swyddogol
User avatar
Brevet Cable

Re: Wales National Airshow 2017

Postby rdchawk on Thu 11 May 2017, 6:48 pm

Brevet Cable wrote:And the latest additions.....two more which won't be at RIAT........
The Army's PWRR Parachute Display Team ( more commonly known as 'The Tigers' )
And....an autogyro.

:biggrin:


Meh :grin:
Known as Red 13,
Proud member of the Silverstone Marshalling Team
User avatar
rdchawk

Re: Wales National Airshow 2017

Postby Brevet Cable on Thu 11 May 2017, 7:08 pm

Go on....you'd love an autogyro display at RIAT, wouldn't you ( at least it's bigger than a Scan Eagle ) :lol:
Brevet.. Meh !!
Not an enthusiast or a spotter
trollpikken fforwm swyddogol
User avatar
Brevet Cable

Re: Wales National Airshow 2017

Postby rdchawk on Thu 11 May 2017, 8:16 pm

Brevet Cable wrote:Go on....you'd love an autogyro display at RIAT, wouldn't you ( at least it's bigger than a Scan Eagle ) :lol:


Could go to diet RIAT at scampton.
Known as Red 13,
Proud member of the Silverstone Marshalling Team
User avatar
rdchawk

Re: Wales National Airshow 2017

Postby Brevet Cable on Tue 16 May 2017, 1:52 pm

And to complete the RAF display lineup.....the Chinook.
Brevet.. Meh !!
Not an enthusiast or a spotter
trollpikken fforwm swyddogol
User avatar
Brevet Cable

Re: Wales National Airshow 2017

Postby Brevet Cable on Wed 31 May 2017, 10:15 am

Another one not at RIAT this year (yet) : the 'Bollingham'...err..I mean 'Blenbroke'....or whatever it is :lol:
http://www.walesnationalairshow.com/airshow-news/the-bristol-blenheim/
Brevet.. Meh !!
Not an enthusiast or a spotter
trollpikken fforwm swyddogol
User avatar
Brevet Cable

Re: Wales National Airshow 2017

Postby Brevet Cable on Fri 16 Jun 2017, 4:02 pm

Brevet.. Meh !!
Not an enthusiast or a spotter
trollpikken fforwm swyddogol
User avatar
Brevet Cable

Re: Wales National Airshow 2017

Postby Brevet Cable on Tue 20 Jun 2017, 12:09 pm

Full list of currently confirmed aircraft...

The Red Arrows
Typhoon Eurofighter
The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
Tigers Parachute Display Team
Gyro Air Displays Team
The Bristol Blenheim
Chinook
Team Raven
MiG
Pitts Special
Strikemaster
RAF Tutor

Sea Vixen's no longer listed ( no surprise there ) but the MiG 15 is back ( unless they've got a different MiG !! :lol: )

Edited to add....
Another addition to that list, but no individual confirmation -- 'Vampire Blue'
No, I haven't got a clue what it is, other than presumably a DH Vampire.
Brevet.. Meh !!
Not an enthusiast or a spotter
trollpikken fforwm swyddogol
User avatar
Brevet Cable

Re: Wales National Airshow 2017

Postby Bruin on Thu 22 Jun 2017, 1:50 pm

During the Airshow the main seafront road will be blocked off this year by trucks as advised by counter-terrorist police.
They are advising people to pre-book parking places.

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales ... d-13223532
User avatar
Bruin

Re: Wales National Airshow 2017

Postby Brevet Cable on Thu 22 Jun 2017, 2:27 pm

Not a surprise given that they've already increased the security precautions at a number of other events in Wales.
And they've got lots of barriers & bollards going spare after the recent Champions League event in Cardiff. :biggrin:
Brevet.. Meh !!
Not an enthusiast or a spotter
trollpikken fforwm swyddogol
User avatar
Brevet Cable

Re: Wales National Airshow 2017

Postby man from delmonte on Thu 22 Jun 2017, 2:46 pm

"Vampire Blue" is the Norweigian Vampire pair, confirmed on their Facebook page. A nice addition to replace the Sea Vixen. Gutted about that as I've never seen one fly but I think they've booked a decent show from what was realistically available.

The Mig will fly Saturday only so I assume the Vampires will be Sunday only but still no confirmation of this.
man from delmonte

Re: Wales National Airshow 2017

Postby Brevet Cable on Thu 22 Jun 2017, 4:10 pm

:up:
Brevet.. Meh !!
Not an enthusiast or a spotter
trollpikken fforwm swyddogol
User avatar
Brevet Cable

Re: Wales National Airshow 2017

Postby man from delmonte on Fri 23 Jun 2017, 11:41 am

Vampires are in fact confirmed for both days. One T55 and one single seat.
man from delmonte


Return to Seaside Shows

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests