Arrivals and departures

Arrivals and departures

Postby strangelookingalien on Tue 21 Jun 2016, 7:08 pm

Hi everyone,

I am visiting Yeovilton from Friday to Sunday and wondered what sort of activity there is usually for arrivals and departures?

Is there anywhere good to watch from?

Alex
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Postby farnboroughrob on Tue 21 Jun 2016, 7:34 pm

I would be interested to know this too. I can't make Saturday, but if I go down early Sunday will all the military static still be in place? Assume museum is open as normal Sunday, not interested in photos, just numbers. Assume Speckington lane will be closed off.
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Postby phantomboy on Mon 27 Jun 2016, 8:03 am

Hi all,
Have done Pyle Lane on the Friday over the years, obviously not going to happen this year due to new restrictions, Does anyone know of another good vantage point for photos as I am aware that most naughty fields are non accessible.
Thanks in advance... :roll:
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Re: Arrivals and departures

Postby Thumper on Tue 28 Jun 2016, 9:06 pm

Some are saying the road closures are the same as previous years and that they will be down Pyle Lane, others are saying everywhere is locked down and viewing outside will be pointless.

As I said to someone the other day, get there WELL in advance to have a look around, if the restrictions mean it's a non starter then head for the Lamb & Lark pub which runs parallel to rwy 09/27. I was there last year and had a reasonable view of everything taking off using rwy 27, I got some great photographs as well, plus no argy bargy, great food and drink! :up:
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Re: Arrivals and departures

Postby RichPittman on Wed 29 Jun 2016, 8:20 am

If other Years are to go by

Expect some departures after the Airday
Some Sunday and some Monday

Regarding the safety of us all around the base...
As soon as the show is over, its back to normality pretty much for another Year!
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Re: Arrivals and departures

Postby zigzag on Fri 01 Jul 2016, 7:47 am

Bit of a farce getting to Western end this morning. Despite council closures notice seemingly allowing pedestrians security are stopping anyone going down the lane, quoting that there is a sterile area for the weekend, that the land is under temporary MOD control (when asked where this had been notified to the publin advance they couldn't say, not surprising as I'm assuming tbey are making it up). They are threatening arrest if you don't leave the area immediately. Seems like they will be patrolling up and down and throwing out anyone who is in their so called sterile area (residents of Yeovilton presumably excepted).
Total farce.
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Postby st24 on Fri 01 Jul 2016, 8:23 am

zigzag wrote:Bit of a farce getting to Western end this morning. Despite council closures notice seemingly allowing pedestrians security are stopping anyone going down the lane, quoting that there is a sterile area for the weekend, that the land is under temporary MOD control (when asked where this had been notified to the publin advance they couldn't say, not surprising as I'm assuming tbey are making it up). They are threatening arrest if you don't leave the area immediately. Seems like they will be patrolling up and down and throwing out anyone who is in their so called sterile area (residents of Yeovilton presumably excepted).
Total farce.


It's been a farce down there for a few years now. They started the rot and it could have been handled so well...
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Postby Thumper on Fri 01 Jul 2016, 8:33 am

Just an update on the Yeovilton road closures. As I suspected when the council first published the notice (which was ambiguously worded) everything surrounding Yeovilton is on complete lock down. It's not just security but it's crawling with police everywhere as well. You won't get anywhere near the base to view from outside and even residents with passes are under restrictions. Not only are roads closed to traffic it also includes pedestrians, sure if you are a resident and live in Pyle Lane you are allowed down there, but to combat any residents hanging around they have imposed a 'no waiting' rule on the roads as well, so if you're popping out from your house in Pyle Lane to walk the dog you have to keep on moving, quick march, 1, 2, 1, 2 straight out and straight back in again and also escorted by police or security just incase you plan on taking a photo or pausing for a second. Also reported on Facebook this morning for some who have turned up to 09 and Pyle Lane to simply and politely see what is what has been the threat of arrest if they did not go away sharpish. Who was it that said MAA shows were completely different and would not change? :confused:
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Postby capercaillie on Fri 01 Jul 2016, 1:38 pm

Thumper wrote:Just an update on the Yeovilton road closures. As I suspected when the council first published the notice (which was ambiguously worded) everything surrounding Yeovilton is on complete lock down. It's not just security but it's crawling with police everywhere as well. You won't get anywhere near the base to view from outside and even residents with passes are under restrictions. Not only are roads closed to traffic it also includes pedestrians, sure if you are a resident and live in Pyle Lane you are allowed down there, but to combat any residents hanging around they have imposed a 'no waiting' rule on the roads as well, so if you're popping out from your house in Pyle Lane to walk the dog you have to keep on moving, quick march, 1, 2, 1, 2 straight out and straight back in again and also escorted by police or security just incase you plan on taking a photo or pausing for a second. Also reported on Facebook this morning for some who have turned up to 09 and Pyle Lane to simply and politely see what is what has been the threat of arrest if they did not go away sharpish. Who was it that said MAA shows were completely different and would not change? :confused:


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Postby Wissam24 on Fri 01 Jul 2016, 1:54 pm

I don't get it.
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Re: Arrivals and departures

Postby Brevet Cable on Fri 01 Jul 2016, 1:56 pm

'POLLY 01' ( Dutch F-16 ) looks to be inbound , currently abeam Bridgewater.
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Re: Arrivals and departures

Postby Thumper on Fri 01 Jul 2016, 2:22 pm

Definitely no PVC on display down Yeovilton, except of the waterproof poncho variety :lol:

I had a Belgian F-16 over my house this morning beating up Bulbarrow which was rather pleasant. It's 15:20 now so everyone at the Photocall was booted out 20 minutes ago, before all the good stuff happened :confused:

Updates have been thin on the ground from anyone there, not a clue if the E3 arrived, Rafales or F-16's as of yet.
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Re: Arrivals and departures

Postby capercaillie on Fri 01 Jul 2016, 2:38 pm

Has to be one of the worst value for money days anyone could spend anything on. Put in a lousy position for a few hours with a bun fight for the front and then unceremoniously kicked out before all the top acts appear. Superb. :clap:
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Re: Arrivals and departures

Postby 81TFW on Fri 01 Jul 2016, 3:12 pm

Didn't see much: Belgian F-16, USAF C-17, GAF Tornado, GAF Transall, French and Belgian Falcons, RN Avenger/King Air, two Rafales, Polish Bryan (spelling?), and a Corsair.

Some things are outside the organisers control: the weather; when or if advertised aircraft arrive, etc. And it was much better organised than the last time I went: no Carmaggedon to get in, for instance. But compared to previous years, it was poor value for money. We saw one Commando Assault rehearsal while waiting to go in (previous years we've seen two from the enclosure); very little activity (agreed that this was not within the organiser's control); no access to the static as in previous years, and such a short time of access for your money.

Gates were supposed to open at 1030, it was actually closer to 1040, so by the time you'd got on to the base and parked it was 1100; we had to leave as advertised at 1500. Four hours, missing both Assault rehearsals, is poor.

There may be operational reasons for this; Yeovilton is an active military airfield, the security threat is at Severe, etc, which have impacted on the day.

Would I go again? If it remains as it is, no. Too expensive for what you get. What a great shame. Yeovilton is my local air show, I go every year, I really do want to support it - but today was not good value for money. Sorry.
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Postby 81TFW on Fri 01 Jul 2016, 3:15 pm

That should be Polish Bryza, my autocorrect caught me out!
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Postby capercaillie on Fri 01 Jul 2016, 3:19 pm

81TFW wrote:That should be Polish Bryza, my autocorrect caught me out!


I don't know Polish Bryan was possibly arriving as well. :grin:
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Re: Arrivals and departures

Postby The Baron on Fri 01 Jul 2016, 3:39 pm

81TFW wrote:Didn't see much: Belgian F-16, USAF C-17, GAF Tornado, GAF Transall, French and Belgian Falcons, RN Avenger/King Air, two Rafales, Polish Bryan (spelling?), and a Corsair.

Some things are outside the organisers control: the weather; when or if advertised aircraft arrive, etc. And it was much better organised than the last time I went: no Carmaggedon to get in, for instance. But compared to previous years, it was poor value for money. We saw one Commando Assault rehearsal while waiting to go in (previous years we've seen two from the enclosure); very little activity (agreed that this was not within the organiser's control); no access to the static as in previous years, and such a short time of access for your money.

Gates were supposed to open at 1030, it was actually closer to 1040, so by the time you'd got on to the base and parked it was 1100; we had to leave as advertised at 1500. Four hours, missing both Assault rehearsals, is poor.

There may be operational reasons for this; Yeovilton is an active military airfield, the security threat is at Severe, etc, which have impacted on the day.


Would I go again? If it remains as it is, no. Too expensive for what you get. What a great shame. Yeovilton is my local air show, I go every year, I really do want to support it - but today was not good value for money. Sorry.


Yeovilton is my local show too and I used to love arrivals day. However I did the first arrivals inside the year they closed the sheep field and I haven't been back. The experience ruined it for me and despite emails of complaint nothing changed. I've not been back since. They'll get my money for show day only. Unfortunately the feeling of being ripped off is pushing me more and more towards European shows.
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Re: Arrivals and departures

Postby st24 on Fri 01 Jul 2016, 7:27 pm

81TFW wrote:Didn't see much: Belgian F-16, USAF C-17, GAF Tornado, GAF Transall, French and Belgian Falcons, RN Avenger/King Air, two Rafales, Polish Bryan (spelling?), and a Corsair.

Some things are outside the organisers control: the weather; when or if advertised aircraft arrive, etc. And it was much better organised than the last time I went: no Carmaggedon to get in, for instance. But compared to previous years, it was poor value for money. We saw one Commando Assault rehearsal while waiting to go in (previous years we've seen two from the enclosure); very little activity (agreed that this was not within the organiser's control); no access to the static as in previous years, and such a short time of access for your money.

Gates were supposed to open at 1030, it was actually closer to 1040, so by the time you'd got on to the base and parked it was 1100; we had to leave as advertised at 1500. Four hours, missing both Assault rehearsals, is poor.

There may be operational reasons for this; Yeovilton is an active military airfield, the security threat is at Severe, etc, which have impacted on the day.

Would I go again? If it remains as it is, no. Too expensive for what you get. What a great shame. Yeovilton is my local air show, I go every year, I really do want to support it - but today was not good value for money. Sorry.

4 hours?! Good lord come on people stop going, it's completely pointless... :dizzy:
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Re: Arrivals and departures

Postby strangelookingalien on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 8:39 pm

Just resurrecting this thread from last year: what is the best spot to watch departures on the Sunday?
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Re: Arrivals and departures

Postby Go4Long on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 9:40 pm

Nice resurrection. Lol. Someone complaining about 4 hours for £13
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Re: Arrivals and departures

Postby Jakesplanes on Thu 15 Jun 2017, 4:49 am

Forget the complainers. Sunday theres a few options, personally I'm interested in checking out the new viewing area at the Museum. However the best spot on Sunday will be without a doubt in Duxford...
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