Evening Airshows

Re: Evening Airshows

Postby BrawlerO on Sat 16 Jun 2018, 9:43 pm

Well it was very dark just before flying started but then the clouds cleared and we were blessed with lovely golden light for most of the show. :clap:

Loved the BBMF Spitfire in the new colour scheme, looking forward to sorting through the pics.
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Re: Evening Airshows

Postby Jakub.Zurek on Sat 16 Jun 2018, 9:58 pm

Was the 'bend' back?
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Re: Evening Airshows

Postby HuwJHopkins on Sat 16 Jun 2018, 10:25 pm

It never went anywhere, along with that Shuttleworth magic :grin: :wink:

A superb show tonight from the team. We really lucked out with the light, thankfully the wind that precluded the lighter types from flying actually meant that the cloud rolled through quickly to allow us some beautiful light on pretty much all of the aircraft at one point or another. And what flying we had! the Hurricane pair were just sublime, with a prolonged period of interspersing the displays following some tight formation work - Stone and Goldspink really have that display nailed down. Jean Munn really impressed in the Mew Gull and later the Dornier Do-28. The gaggle of Desoutter, Po-2, Tiger Moth and DH.60 was really interesting to see too. The BBMF provided MK356 in its new desert guise which was lovely to see in the evening light and oh that display by Jim Schofield to close the evening in AR501 - really beautiful stuff!

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Re: Evening Airshows

Postby Tbolt on Sun 17 Jun 2018, 8:13 am

timuss wrote:Cracking evening all the doom mongers missed out on some superb flying.


Well not everyone can afford to attend every show so some of us have to pick what we think we be the best shows weather and content wise.
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Re: Evening Airshows

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Sun 17 Jun 2018, 8:25 am

Tbolt wrote:
timuss wrote:Cracking evening all the doom mongers missed out on some superb flying.


Well not everyone can afford to attend every show so some of us have to pick what we think we be the best shows weather and content wise.

Indeed. Add in uncertainty about the bend and windy conditions too, it looked like one that was a bit of a gamble.

Down here in mid-Essex we had a very different weather with maybe only 5 minutes worth of sunlight during the evening.

You win some, you lose some.

Was the bend put to proper use again or not? Shots I'm looking at on Flickr have a vastly greater focal length than was required at the May evening show?
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Re: Evening Airshows

Postby Tobyone1985 on Sun 17 Jun 2018, 9:03 am

In answer to the bend question, they did appear to be using it again, mabye not to you full classic shuttleworth curve, but all most all of the acts found ways to put topsides in. From a personal side as someone who has been to quite a few shuttleworth shows, this felt like some of the most impressive flying I have seen at a show and really showed the collection in a fine light. For my money this was Shuttleworths best show so far this year, with the Dornier Do-28, Hurricane pair and the collection's Spitfire being the stand out highlights.
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Re: Evening Airshows

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Tue 10 Jul 2018, 2:10 pm

No Spitfire on the list this weekend...? :dunno:
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Re: Evening Airshows

Postby Tom105 on Tue 10 Jul 2018, 2:56 pm

Spitfire, tutor and Tiger moth are at RIAT hence the no show
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Re: Evening Airshows

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Tue 10 Jul 2018, 3:12 pm

Tom105 wrote:Spitfire, tutor and Tiger moth are at RIAT hence the no show

Oh, what a brilliant idea. Send your best asset to waste away in the static park at RIAT when you're hosting an airshow yourselves the same day and it could be getting numbers through the gate. :roll:
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Re: Evening Airshows

Postby Tbolt on Thu 12 Jul 2018, 8:39 am

LN Strike Eagle wrote:
Tom105 wrote:Spitfire, tutor and Tiger moth are at RIAT hence the no show

Oh, what a brilliant idea. Send your best asset to waste away in the static park at RIAT when you're hosting an airshow yourselves the same day and it could be getting numbers through the gate. :roll:


I guess they think they can't compete with RIAT and Legends anyway ( so why do they have a show on the same weekend?! ), but sending there Spit is a good bit of advertising for Old Warden, though obviously most regulars are well aware of what Old Warden has to offer. Anyway it's one thing that's pushing me to going to Legends instead.
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Re: Evening Airshows

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Thu 12 Jul 2018, 9:46 am

RIAT could have booked any number of other Spitfires that aren't due at Legends, and Shuttleworth could have had their star item.

Like you, I'm struggling to get excited by the list for Saturday evening, and despite the forecast good weather, I think I'll probably give it a miss. I wouldn't if the Spitfire were due to fly. The Comet is another one missing.

I know these are supposed to be 'Collection only' events, but it would be nice if we could get something else in to fill the void. Peter Teichman's Mustang would do nicely.
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Re: Evening Airshows

Postby Dan O'Hagan on Fri 13 Jul 2018, 12:06 pm

Sadly it's a list which smacks of "well, there's two more shows on that weekend that will eat up a large slice of our audience, so just fill it with whatever".

I appreciate Evening Airshows are generally based machines only, but without AR501 and Grosvenor House this is a very thin list indeed for anyone with any distance to travel to attend. The weather looks like playing ball, but without the heavier metal participating it looks like one to give a miss, barring a late addition.

Could a couple of the Duxford "Balbo" participants not be persuaded to make a brief detour for a couple of flypasts?
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Re: Evening Airshows

Postby Wrexham Mackem on Fri 13 Jul 2018, 7:01 pm

I think the Shuttleworth aircraft are at ROAT as part of the BAE Systems heritage display. Not verified as I didn’t go up that way today.

So not booked by RIAT as such, they’ve done it for BAE.

all caveated if I’m typing rubbish.
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Re: Evening Airshows

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Fri 13 Jul 2018, 7:17 pm

Well, whatever the case, I still don't see the logic in it. They're already up against it tomorrow going head-to-head with RIAT and Flying Legends. Allowing the Spitfire to go elsewhere gives people like me, that have been looking forward to this show for weeks, a decision to make. If the Spitfire were present, I'd have already booked my tickets.

Given all of the above, I suspect they'll have a small crowd tomorrow, so I hope that BAe/RIAT are paying enough to compensate.
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Re: Evening Airshows

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Sat 14 Jul 2018, 9:34 am

Asked if there will be any additions to the flying display - won't know until 4pm. I was told there will be no Comet today due to pilot availability.

Think I'm going to skip it - not enough on the list for that ticket price IMO.
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Re: Evening Airshows

Postby Dan O'Hagan on Sat 14 Jul 2018, 10:50 am

As I understand it, there are two pilots who can fly the Comet - Dodge Bailey and Paul Stone. Having a show where both are absent does rather suggest that this Evening Show is a bit of an afterthought.

Such a shame after a brilliant start to the season at Shuttleworth.

Three shows on this weekend, and none of them really inspired me to seriously consider going to any of them.
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Re: Evening Airshows

Postby HuwJHopkins on Sun 15 Jul 2018, 9:58 pm

I had several friends from abroad (France, Germany, Canada and the USA) as well as Brits leave Flying Legends slightly early and make the dash to Shuttleworth for the evening show - all of them thoroughly enjoyed it. The show enjoyed marvellous weather and the Edwardians were able to get aloft at the end, which was a real treat for most of them. Shuttleworth's streak of shows with great weather this year makes it 7/7! From photos I saw there was a sizeable crowd too, which is always great to hear!
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