Wales National Airshow 2018

Wales National Airshow 2018

Postby Brevet Cable on Sat 14 Apr 2018, 3:14 pm

Swansea, as usual, on the weekend of 30 June-01 July ( dates have been up on their website since last year, but most of the website hasn't been updated since last year's show )
First confirmed aircraft, the RAF Typhoon.
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Re: Wales National Airshow 2018

Postby Brevet Cable on Fri 20 Apr 2018, 12:18 pm

No surprise, RAFAT also confirmed.

No doubt the BBMF will be next.
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Re: Wales National Airshow 2018

Postby Brevet Cable on Thu 03 May 2018, 2:07 pm

As expected, BBMF.
Or should thet be 'BBMF lite' as they're only getting the Lancaster, one Hurricane & one Spitfire.
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Re: Wales National Airshow 2018

Postby Brevet Cable on Wed 09 May 2018, 10:53 am

:yahoo: GWDT ( or BGWT as they now call themselves ) :win:

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Re: Wales National Airshow 2018

Postby Brevet Cable on Wed 16 May 2018, 4:25 pm

Catalina now confirmed :biggrin:
( It was already self-confirmed on Plane Sailing's website )
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Re: Wales National Airshow 2018

Postby Brevet Cable on Wed 23 May 2018, 3:55 pm

Another not unexpected one....
RAF Chinook
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Re: Wales National Airshow 2018

Postby Brevet Cable on Thu 31 May 2018, 2:28 pm

Yay!!
Another display act that RIAT haven't got.....
The BWWs....err, sorry, the Aerosuperbatics Display Team ( as they are now called )

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Re: Wales National Airshow 2018

Postby Brevet Cable on Thu 21 Jun 2018, 7:02 am

Latest addition...a Pitts Special
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Re: Wales National Airshow 2018

Postby Brevet Cable on Thu 21 Jun 2018, 12:30 pm

See...now that's the sort of update RIAT needs : http://www.walesnationalairshow.com/airshow-news/guinness-world-record-attempt-set-for-the-2018-wales-airshow/
Today an appeal is launched to people coming to the Wales Air Show to do much more than watch. On the Sunday afternoon (July 1) an attempt will be made to break the Guinness World Record for the largest 3 legged race of all time.


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Re: Wales National Airshow 2018

Postby Brevet Cable on Mon 25 Jun 2018, 12:52 pm

Swansea out-doing RIAT again.

One band? Pah!!....Two bands? Meh!!
Swansea have got thirty !! :win: :worship:
http://www.walesnationalairshow.com/airshow-news/bands-in-the-air-show/
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Re: Wales National Airshow 2018

Postby CJS on Wed 27 Jun 2018, 7:12 pm

Brevet Cable wrote:Catalina now confirmed :biggrin:
( It was already self-confirmed on Plane Sailing's website )


Catalina now cancelled :-( brevet you'll understand my sad face...
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Re: Wales National Airshow 2018

Postby Brevet Cable on Wed 27 Jun 2018, 7:58 pm

Oh bums !! :down:
Bet you're gutted.
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Re: Wales National Airshow 2018

Postby clearstone on Thu 28 Jun 2018, 1:57 pm

Hangar 11's P-51D Mustang has been added.
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Re: Wales National Airshow 2018

Postby Brevet Cable on Thu 28 Jun 2018, 2:00 pm

There ya go, Chris...another option. :biggrin:

Timings for this year's displays are here : https://ukaviation.news/whats-on-wales-national-airshow-2018/ although it still lists the Catalina as displaying ( presume the Mustang will take it's slot )
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Re: Wales National Airshow 2018

Postby Brevet Cable on Fri 29 Jun 2018, 12:37 pm

Another thing Swansea will beat RIAT with......crowds. :tongue:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-44466643
More than 250,000 people are expected to flock to the Wales Airshow in Swansea across the weekend

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Re: Wales National Airshow 2018

Postby play it cool on Sat 30 Jun 2018, 8:17 am

2 x Typhoons currently at CWL, with the BoBMF & Reds to be based here for the weekend. So whilst I'm missing the airshow because I'm working, I'll be seeing some of the aircraft anyway as I work at CWL. And the Reds always put on a little bit of a show when they come in to land. :smile:
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Re: Wales National Airshow 2018

Postby Brevet Cable on Sat 30 Jun 2018, 11:49 am

:up:
Both of the Typhoons being 'stickered-up' with the RAF100 logo, unless I'm mistaken?
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Re: Wales National Airshow 2018

Postby play it cool on Sat 30 Jun 2018, 1:02 pm

From a distance (they’re over at the flying club) it looks like just one is stickered. Reds due here 14:45.
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Re: Wales National Airshow 2018

Postby Brevet Cable on Sat 30 Jun 2018, 1:02 pm

Was wondering which Mustang they'd got to replace the Catalina.....'Tall in the Saddle' ( G-SIJJ )
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Re: Wales National Airshow 2018

Postby Brevet Cable on Sat 30 Jun 2018, 1:05 pm

play it cool wrote:From a distance (they’re over at the flying club) it looks like just one is stickered. Reds due here 14:45.

:up:
BBMF due at around 17:00 ( after their display ) aren't they?
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Re: Wales National Airshow 2018

Postby Brevet Cable on Sat 30 Jun 2018, 1:23 pm

Not listed on the display schedule ( unless it's on their app. or facebook ) looks like Coastguard AW139 helicopter is currently doing a display/role demo

Confused now...the Pitts Special's ( G-BKDR ) already displayed, but there's another one ( G-EWIZ ) inbound .
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Re: Wales National Airshow 2018

Postby play it cool on Sat 30 Jun 2018, 2:30 pm

Brevet Cable wrote:
play it cool wrote:From a distance (they’re over at the flying club) it looks like just one is stickered. Reds due here 14:45.

:up:
BBMF due at around 17:00 ( after their display ) aren't they?


Yes, 17:00, same time the Reds depart.
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Re: Wales National Airshow 2018

Postby Brevet Cable on Sat 30 Jun 2018, 3:10 pm

SWAG saying the BBMF are going to St Athan, not Cardiff.

Photo on there showing RAFAT with 11 Hawks.....thought they only used 10 ?
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Re: Wales National Airshow 2018

Postby play it cool on Sat 30 Jun 2018, 3:31 pm

Brevet Cable wrote:SWAG saying the BBMF are going to St Athan, not Cardiff.

Photo on there showing RAFAT with 11 Hawks.....thought they only used 10 ?


Shame about Lancaster, hope it gets airborne; disappointing them going to Saints. Yes, counted 11 in.
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Re: Wales National Airshow 2018

Postby Brevet Cable on Sat 30 Jun 2018, 3:33 pm

Had the BBMF Hurricane & Spitfire orbiting near my location about 10 minutes ago, before running-in for their display.
No sign of the Lancaster, though, and haven't heard any comms from it.
Has it cancelled/gone tech?
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