Shuttleworth Uncovered 4 October 2015

Shuttleworth Uncovered 4 October 2015

Postby vintage ATCO on Sun 06 Sep 2015, 12:05 pm

The Vulcan has been announced for this show.
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Re: Shuttleworth Uncovered 4 October 2015

Postby County1884 on Sun 06 Sep 2015, 2:05 pm

Was torn between going to Warwick to see 558 or going to Old Warden for the season finale Airshow.

Happy days for me :smile:
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Re: Shuttleworth Uncovered 4 October 2015

Postby PeterR on Sun 06 Sep 2015, 5:23 pm

Was always intending on attending, but a final chance to see XH558 has sold it for me! :rock:
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Re: Shuttleworth Uncovered 4 October 2015

Postby Pen Pusher on Sun 06 Sep 2015, 5:42 pm

Good enough excuse not to go.

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Re: Shuttleworth Uncovered 4 October 2015

Postby Hasboman on Sun 06 Sep 2015, 6:27 pm

A Seafire III would make it even better :heyhey:
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Re: Shuttleworth Uncovered 4 October 2015

Postby PeterR on Sun 06 Sep 2015, 7:08 pm

Seafire III & Sea Hurricane in formation would just be incredible..! :drool:
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Re: Shuttleworth Uncovered 4 October 2015

Postby JohnF on Sun 06 Sep 2015, 7:46 pm

For info. SVAS members will not be able to purchase on the day unlike the last time the Vulcan was at OW. Purchased my ticket today & they were saying tickets will be limited so you'd better get your ticket sooner rather than later.
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Re: Shuttleworth Uncovered 4 October 2015

Postby vintage ATCO on Sun 06 Sep 2015, 7:47 pm

When it was announced at today's show (Sep 6) that tickets were on sale in the Visitors' Centre for SVAS members a queue formed. Tickets go on sale for SVAS members over the telephone tomorrow. Non-SVAS members are asked to book online. Expect the event to sell out.

Remember also that this is Shuttleworth Uncovered and that the main paddock will used for aeroplanes and not car parking. There is plenty of room at Shuttleworth for car parking but those arriving later may not park as close as they usually do.

Edit: Crossed with JohnF. Wot he says.
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Re: Shuttleworth Uncovered 4 October 2015

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Sun 06 Sep 2015, 8:28 pm

Sold!

Needs more Seafire though. Cancel the BBMF, didn't think they were much cop today.
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Re: Shuttleworth Uncovered 4 October 2015

Postby Hasboman on Sun 06 Sep 2015, 8:41 pm

The rest of the visiting aircraft, for anyone who's interested:

Avro Vulcan (display)
Dakota (BBMF)
Extra 330SC
Spartan Executive (static)
Bleriot from ‘Friends of Saint-Hippolyte’ (static)
Yak 52 (Airmobility)
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Re: Shuttleworth Uncovered 4 October 2015

Postby paullangford on Sun 06 Sep 2015, 8:51 pm

Pen Pusher wrote:Good enough excuse not to go.

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Does that mean you WON'T be going ?
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Re: Shuttleworth Uncovered 4 October 2015

Postby Pen Pusher on Sun 06 Sep 2015, 8:52 pm

Correct. Wont be going.

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Re: Shuttleworth Uncovered 4 October 2015

Postby Tbolt on Mon 07 Sep 2015, 6:32 am

It's a bit of a shame that it's the Uncovered show that 558 will be at, as if they sell as many tickets as the last time she was there it could be difficult to get a good shot of the aircraft on the grass due to the number of people. I'm still going though, not going to let that stop me.
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Re: Shuttleworth Uncovered 4 October 2015

Postby Hatstand on Mon 07 Sep 2015, 9:35 am

Blimey...! Ticket now bought...!

When I live so near to Old Warden, it would be foolish to pass up the chance to see the Vulcan one last time before she retires.

I hope the organisation is as efficient as it was earlier in the year, when the Vulcan was there. Very smooth despite the crowds...
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Re: Shuttleworth Uncovered 4 October 2015

Postby Talldan76 on Tue 08 Sep 2015, 6:40 pm

Well, looks like since the announcement the possible demand has broken The Shuttleworth Collection website...

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Re: Shuttleworth Uncovered 4 October 2015

Postby fiesty fox on Wed 09 Sep 2015, 3:11 pm

As SVAS members we all ways go to the uncovered event but will give this one a miss, we do like to see the Vulcan but I fear there will be to many people around for getting good photographs.
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Re: Shuttleworth Uncovered 4 October 2015

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Wed 09 Sep 2015, 3:18 pm

fiesty fox wrote:As SVAS members we all ways go to the uncovered event but will give this one a miss, we do like to see the Vulcan but I fear there will be to many people around for getting good photographs.

We went though all this in July and it was a perfectly civilised and "normal" day at Old Warden - a big crowd, but not packed and nor was it in any way uncivilised. Those who got on their high horse that day missed out, and will do so again next month.
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Re: Shuttleworth Uncovered 4 October 2015

Postby Wissam24 on Wed 09 Sep 2015, 4:00 pm

Will be nice to go to Shuttleworth again, will definitely consider it. However, I think I saw that it might be the Vulcan's last ever display? So it might be busy again! But as Dan says, July's show was far from unpleasant for it
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Re: Shuttleworth Uncovered 4 October 2015

Postby County1884 on Wed 09 Sep 2015, 4:48 pm

Website now working, Have just booked my tickets, The weather has been really good for this one the last two years so fingers crossed...... :smile:
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Re: Shuttleworth Uncovered 4 October 2015

Postby UKTopgun on Wed 09 Sep 2015, 5:01 pm

I would fully expect this show to sell out in short order - be quick guys
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Re: Shuttleworth Uncovered 4 October 2015

Postby Talldan76 on Wed 09 Sep 2015, 8:04 pm

There were no problems that I noticed with the crowd for the July show when the Vulcan was there, so why would there be this time?

Managed to get my tickets this morning, looking forwards to the show, and the "final" Vulcan display,
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Re: Shuttleworth Uncovered 4 October 2015

Postby WG655 on Wed 09 Sep 2015, 9:14 pm

All booked up. :up: I can't imagine photography is too challenging at Old Warden with greater crowds due to the airfield's natural slope downhill? Haven't made a show here since October 2012 so will be glad to return.
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Re: Shuttleworth Uncovered 4 October 2015

Postby phreakf4 on Thu 10 Sep 2015, 8:20 am

Talldan76 wrote:There were no problems that I noticed with the crowd for the July show when the Vulcan was there, so why would there be this time?....


Because it's "Shuttleworth Uncovered", which means that some of the space normally used for car parking will be used to park aircraft to allow the public a closer look at them.Less space, same number of people (unless Shuttleworth have limited the number of tickets available to less than the attendance at the previous show featuring the Vulcan).
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Re: Shuttleworth Uncovered 4 October 2015

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Thu 10 Sep 2015, 3:21 pm

phreakf4 wrote:Because it's "Shuttleworth Uncovered", which means that some of the space normally used for car parking will be used to park aircraft to allow the public a closer look at them.Less space, same number of people (unless Shuttleworth have limited the number of tickets available to less than the attendance at the previous show featuring the Vulcan).

It was said numerous times in the commentary on Sunday that tickets for this display would be limited.

Old Warden know their capacity. As stated above, they managed a sell-out crowd in exemplary fashion in July and I have no qualms that they'll be able to do so again in October.

They've posted the following on their facebook page this morning...

Shuttleworth Collection Facebook wrote:For those who attend this show most years the layout on the ground will have some alterations, to allow for a larger crowd, without spoiling the experience - for visitors or the engineers & volunteers who love this show for the chance to talk with so many enthusiastic people smile emoticon.

Also confirmation on there of a new item... the Red Devils parachute team. Urgh. Not what Old Warden is about - chasing the populist vote again, as they have been all year with so many aerobatic types visiting.

Seriously - a plea to the good people at Shuttleworth. Can we PLEASE get the Seafire III in for this show, to fly with the Sea Hurricane? It, along with the Blenheim and Vulcan are by far the three standout items of 2015.
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Re: Shuttleworth Uncovered 4 October 2015

Postby Thoughtful_Flyer on Thu 10 Sep 2015, 4:28 pm

LN Strike Eagle wrote:Also confirmation on there of a new item... the Red Devils parachute team. Urgh. Not what Old Warden is about - chasing the populist vote again, as they have been all year with so many aerobatic types visiting.

Seriously - a plea to the good people at Shuttleworth. Can we PLEASE get the Seafire III in for this show, to fly with the Sea Hurricane? It, along with the Blenheim and Vulcan are by far the three standout items of 2015.


Maybe but they do need to balance the books.

Despite what some on the forum seem to think the "purists" make up a fairly small proportion of the crowd at any airshow, even at Old Warden.

Don't get me wrong, I love the place and am fortunate to live within 30 miles. However I'm quit happy to see a few acts for the great unwashed if it keeps the place solvent!

It is a bit like Radio 3 v Classic FM. I prefer Radio 3 but it couldn't exist as a commercial station.
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