Yeovilton 2020

Yeovilton 2020

Postby RAF4EVER on Sat 02 Feb 2019, 9:42 am

Have heard a rumour,from someone who works on camp,that there will be no Air Day this year [2020],due to runway resurfacing.
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Re: Yeovilton 2020

Postby Abbo46 on Sat 02 Feb 2019, 10:18 am

Been due for resurfacing for a few years now, wouldn't be surprised if it's true.
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Re: Yeovilton 2020

Postby vulcanshammer on Sat 02 Feb 2019, 12:32 pm

Is a move to Culdrose an option?
The sooner the world runs out of cotton wool the better
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Re: Yeovilton 2020

Postby The Baron on Sat 02 Feb 2019, 9:42 pm

What would be the possibility of holding a show at Merryfield?
Loafer for Mr. Da Vinci.
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Re: Yeovilton 2020

Postby Tommy on Sun 03 Feb 2019, 9:38 pm

Saying it cos it's on everyone's mind -

or will this be the convenient excuse for costs to be saved and the Royal Navy to lose its Air Day? Much like the RAF at Waddington. I'd like to think the Navy is better than that, but ehh.. You never know when the bean counters see £-signs. :sad:
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Re: Yeovilton 2020

Postby boff180 on Mon 04 Feb 2019, 7:10 am

I’d like to think Yeoviltons situation is different.

A number of factors went into the Waddington cancellation after runway work began including the decision to hub all ISTAR assets at one base and the very real security concerns that went with it. Concerns that were confirmed when those idiots broke into the base hoping to find a Reaper or two to vandalise.

If anyone was to blame for Waddington it was the idiot protesters and the risk they posed to the base/assets if they got inside.
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Re: Yeovilton 2020

Postby MiG_Eater on Mon 04 Feb 2019, 9:02 am

I wonder if this is the reason for the re-brand - now its the "Royal Navy International Air Day" the same event could be moved to a different airfield; Culdrose being the obvious choice!
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Re: Yeovilton 2020

Postby PeterR on Mon 04 Feb 2019, 10:54 am

The Baron wrote:What would be the possibility of holding a show at Merryfield?

Never visited the site, but a quick look at the site on Google Earth suggest not.
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Re: Yeovilton 2020

Postby MiG_Eater on Mon 04 Feb 2019, 11:00 am

They should do a seaside show with aircraft operating off the HMS QE... :whistle:
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Re: Yeovilton 2020

Postby BossMann on Thu 07 Feb 2019, 1:27 pm

The name change could allow the show to go to Culdrose then come back to Yeovilton when the runway is finished.

I just hope what happened with Waddington doesn't happen with Yeovilton - runway resurface and postponement then cancellation
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Re: Yeovilton 2020

Postby somerset on Thu 14 Feb 2019, 12:50 pm

The Baron wrote:What would be the possibility of holding a show at Merryfield?

None
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Re: Yeovilton 2020

Postby Skiddy17 on Tue 02 Apr 2019, 7:24 pm

Their planning to make Yeovilton and Culdrose air day every 2 years but nothing has been confirmed also Merryfield is a perfectly usable airfield it’s just too small and Predannack is large just in a very poor condition :clap:
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Re: Yeovilton 2020

Postby Frogfoot on Tue 02 Apr 2019, 7:53 pm

Skiddy17 wrote:Their planning to make Yeovilton and Culdrose air day every 2 years but nothing has been confirmed also Merryfield is a perfectly usable airfield it’s just too small and Predannack is large just in a very poor condition :clap:


Care to explain the first part a little more?
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