2018 Yeovilton Air Day

Re: 2018 Yeovilton Air Day

Postby Andyperkins on Fri 06 Apr 2018, 1:07 pm

Jakub.Zurek wrote:I'm assuming with Southport on the same weekend, the Typhoon won't operate from Yeovilton?


Possibly but in recent years I remember it being based at Yeovilton and then leaving/returning several times during the day to take part in other shows.
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Re: 2018 Yeovilton Air Day

Postby Andyperkins on Tue 10 Apr 2018, 3:09 pm

Yeovilton is on the Red Arrows 2018 schedule :smile:
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Re: 2018 Yeovilton Air Day

Postby itfcscott on Tue 10 Apr 2018, 3:42 pm

BBMF confirmed with Dakota and a pair of Spitfires.
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Re: 2018 Yeovilton Air Day

Postby R4118 on Wed 11 Apr 2018, 1:56 pm

Booked tickets for this show. First time for me.
Just wondering about photographic conditions for static and flying display.
Is the static do-able without cones, barriers, .....
Is the sun in the back during the flying display? Or is it the Duxford way?

All info is much appreciated.
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Re: 2018 Yeovilton Air Day

Postby Paul_Reflex on Wed 11 Apr 2018, 2:15 pm

R4118 wrote:Booked tickets for this show. First time for me.
Just wondering about photographic conditions for static and flying display.
Is the static do-able without cones, barriers, .....
Is the sun in the back during the flying display? Or is it the Duxford way?

All info is much appreciated.


Yeovilton is a great show so I'm sure you'll have a fantastic day. Sadly though it's not ideal for photography. The barriers around the static can be very close, although some sections of the static are quite a lot better than others as not all of the static are 3/4 on. The sun is almost exactly Duxford style, later in the day is not too bad though. One of the highlights of Yeovilton is the area where display aircraft park. It's about 2/3 of the way down the crowdline to the right of crowd centre. Most aircraft flying from the show for displays (although not those using flares) will operate from this area.
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Re: 2018 Yeovilton Air Day

Postby The Baron on Wed 11 Apr 2018, 5:44 pm

To add to Paul_Reflex's comments the crowd line is quite short and fills up really quickly.
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Re: 2018 Yeovilton Air Day

Postby Berf on Wed 18 Apr 2018, 1:39 pm

KDC-10 Extender – Royal Netherlands Air Force (Static)
AS532U2 Cougar – Royal Netherlands Air Force (Static)
NH90 NFH – Royal Netherlands Navy (Static)
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Re: 2018 Yeovilton Air Day

Postby Frogfoot on Wed 18 Apr 2018, 2:32 pm

Shaping up to be another classic!
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Re: 2018 Yeovilton Air Day

Postby G-CVIX on Wed 18 Apr 2018, 4:38 pm

Not worth photographing the static at Yeovilton IMO. The line up is really remarkable, I'm so glad I bought a grandstand seat this year. Now, if some of the statics could arrive during the arrivals day window, that would be bloody lovely.
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Re: 2018 Yeovilton Air Day

Postby Milguy22 on Thu 19 Apr 2018, 6:34 am

Hope this is ok to post here. This will be my first time attending Yeovilton. I'm travelling from Lowestoft and I just want to know what traffic is like and parking at the event. Is it a nightmare where I will sit hours in traffic waiting to park or is it quite smooth? Thanks for any help.
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Re: 2018 Yeovilton Air Day

Postby MiG_Eater on Thu 19 Apr 2018, 8:43 am

Yeovilton is great for parking in my experience, although i've always used the on-base parking. If you arrive just before opening time you will be fine.
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Re: 2018 Yeovilton Air Day

Postby Tommy on Thu 19 Apr 2018, 10:52 am

It'll be awesome to see the Dutch Cougar. Very very rare these days.
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Re: 2018 Yeovilton Air Day

Postby RAF4EVER on Thu 19 Apr 2018, 11:24 am

Tommy wrote:It'll be awesome to see the Dutch Cougar. Very very rare these days.



To quote Brevet:MEH :wat:
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Re: 2018 Yeovilton Air Day

Postby Andyperkins on Thu 19 Apr 2018, 3:25 pm

Milguy22 wrote:Hope this is ok to post here. This will be my first time attending Yeovilton. I'm travelling from Lowestoft and I just want to know what traffic is like and parking at the event. Is it a nightmare where I will sit hours in traffic waiting to park or is it quite smooth? Thanks for any help.


As long as you get there early (before opening) you should be fine but being one of the few shows left where you can buy tickets on the day it can be hard to judge as a good weather forecast can suddenly up attendance which will of course lead to queues.
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