2019 Show dates

Re: 2019 Show dates

Postby pbeardmore on Wed 10 Oct 2018, 3:34 pm

I think they have to get the balance right between having a diverse line up to please the public and having something "geeky" for the geeks.

A line up of Spitfires of the same Mk I'm afraid falls into the later. The Navy theme was perfect as it allowed jets, classic prop fighters, trainers etc under a theme that everyone understood. The idea posted re US aviation is perfect IMHO as it does the same as the Navy theme. (When does the next 4th July fall on a Sunday? 2021!)

The Hurricane idea is nice but how about expanding it to a Hawker show? (may have been done before) Even the Reds would fit in :-)

Another idea: Octoberfest (in Oct obviously) with decent German beer/food and a Germanic theme to the flying ? Trio of 109s, MBB105 back flipping , etc etc
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Re: 2019 Show dates

Postby Bill16STN on Thu 11 Oct 2018, 12:08 pm

pbeardmore wrote:Another idea: Octoberfest (in Oct obviously) with decent German beer/food and a Germanic theme to the flying? Trio of 109s, MBB105 back flipping , etc etc


"The Munich Oktoberfest originally took place in the 16-day period leading up to the first Sunday in October."
So entirely possible in September?

However maybe a combined food festival & Flying Display - when all is said & done Shuttleworth is also an Agricultural College?
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Re: 2019 Show dates

Postby pbeardmore on Thu 11 Oct 2018, 12:38 pm

Makes sense to me. How many airshow fans dont appreciate decent food? Some lovely German grub on an Autumn's day. Throw in some classic Porsche, Mercedes in the grounds etc , Junkers 52 maybe?
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Re: 2019 Show dates

Postby UKTopgun on Thu 11 Oct 2018, 6:27 pm

Could book Kraftwerk for a set in hangar 2...
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Re: 2019 Show dates

Postby Tom105 on Fri 12 Oct 2018, 8:39 pm

People may be interested to know the prices have increased, now £20 for svas, 25 in advance for adult, 30 the week before and 35! on the gate. That's now more expensive than Duxford and that includes the parking permit. Starts being a very expensive day out, I make the svas ticket a 17.6% increase in the last two years.
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Re: 2019 Show dates

Postby Dan O'Hagan on Fri 12 Oct 2018, 10:27 pm

Tom105 wrote:People may be interested to know the prices have increased, now £20 for svas, 25 in advance for adult, 30 the week before and 35! on the gate. That's now more expensive than Duxford and that includes the parking permit. Starts being a very expensive day out, I make the svas ticket a 17.6% increase in the last two years.


Smacks of greed based on the recent resurgence in popularity of Shuttleworth. £35 on the gate for a three hour show, with many weather-dependent types is pushing what is acceptable and bordering on the extortionate. It doesn't seem like long ago that Old Warden was THE place to go for excellent value, I'm pretty sure advance tickets were £20 only a couple of years ago, rising to £25 on the gate? Coupled with the inconsistencies of the bend from show to show, some events packed with topsides, others flown quite distant, it's asking for quite a leap of faith to buy tickets a long way in advance for a venue that can be decimated by even a blustery day.

Shuttleworth have been very lucky with weather recently - that won't last, nor will people's tolerance of escalating ticket prices.

This venue was airshow perfection, the perfect antidote to the commercial rip-off up the road at Duxford - I hate to see senior management doing all they can to ruin it.
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Re: 2019 Show dates

Postby Hammy on Sat 13 Oct 2018, 6:52 am

pbeardmore wrote:Makes sense to me. How many airshow fans dont appreciate decent food? Some lovely German grub on an Autumn's day. Throw in some classic Porsche, Mercedes in the grounds etc , Junkers 52 maybe?


I realise it'd cost a fair bit, but they could always go a little bit mad and get the Junkers F.13 replica over from Switzerland. It fits the theme, would coincide with the F.13's 100th and having first flown in 1919, ties in with the collection's older aircraft.
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