Flying Proms - 15th August 2015

Flying Proms - 15th August 2015

Postby Tommy on Sun 08 Mar 2015, 6:25 pm

Surprised it's not been mentioned before -

According to the site, they "hope to welcome"(whether that's confirmed or not I don't know):

2 unidentified MkI Spits
Spitfire MH434

At the Flying Proms on 15th August.

Link: http://www.shuttleworth.org/events/flying-proms/
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Re: Flying Proms - 15th August 2015

Postby WG655 on Tue 04 Aug 2015, 10:45 am

A more concise participation list now published by the Collection:

Visiting Aircraft
MK1 Spitfires x 2
MK9 Spitfire MH434
Rich Goodwin's "Muscle" Pitts (pre-show entertainment)

Collection Aircraft
DH88 Comet
RAF SE5a & Sopwith Pup
Gloster Gladiator
Avro Tutor & Blackburn B2
Hawker Sea Hurricane 1b
Avro Triplane & Bristol Boxkite
All aircraft appearances are subject to serviceability and weather conditions.
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Re: Flying Proms - 15th August 2015

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Thu 13 Aug 2015, 3:22 pm

Spitfires now confirmed as Mk.I N3200, Mk.Vb BM597 and Mk.IX MH434. Decent, especially if they're all landing. :up:

Tickets for this event are pricey though. Anyone ever been before?
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Re: Flying Proms - 15th August 2015

Postby svas_volunteer on Thu 13 Aug 2015, 8:01 pm

Yes been a volunteer for many years, this year attending as paid public which may give you an idea as to how good it is. Aircraft are normally pushed out for fuelling after lunch and large numbers of classic aircraft fly in, some from the moth rally at Woburn, and sometimes practice displays during the afternoon. The main car park is used for seating (bring your own or rent) and the stage is at the base of the tower so the aircraft can fly behind. During the interval we put the aircraft away and the music continues to finish with fireworks and the collection's searchlight. Lots of people come in full evening dress, table cloths and candleabras are fairly common too. I'm sure this was the original 'modern' proms when we did the hawker proms in about 1998? and others have followed suit, absolutley amazing to see the aircraft with the full orchestra, give it a go you won't be disappointed.

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Re: Flying Proms - 15th August 2015

Postby Orion on Sat 15 Aug 2015, 9:09 am

No thanks.
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Re: Flying Proms - 15th August 2015

Postby svas_volunteer on Sat 15 Aug 2015, 4:21 pm

Storch and B2 have been up several times, dragon rapide has just flown and all three spitfires are on the ground with the based aircraft looks to be a good attendance, probably about 2500 people saying yes please.

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