Any advice for Sunday

Any advice for Sunday

Postby aknott68 on Fri 05 Aug 2016, 12:19 pm

I'm thinking of trying to get to Shuttleworth this Sunday - catching the train up to Biggleswade and then bus/taxi from there.

Any advice for being able to capture the best images will be appreciated - at the moment the weather forecast looks quite good - I'm just crossing everything to hope that it lasts and the weather gurus aren't just winding us up....
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Re: Any advice for Sunday

Postby phreakf4 on Sat 06 Aug 2016, 2:54 pm

The only advice I would give is that, unless you are desperate for "runway" shots (take offs and landings) don't bother trying for a space at the front. It is so easy to get good shots of the flying at Old Warden, especially later in the afternoon when the sun which is in front of you during the morning, goes round behind the crowd that I usually stay several rows back (about three rows back in the car parking area but fairly close to the tower). Your view from there will not be restricted by others using long lenses beside you and the venue is unequalled in the UK for "topside" opportunities (if that is your preference). One other word of warning; if you want to get "prop blur" note that some of the based aircraft have very slow-revving props (notably the Bristol fighter, but there are others).

I shall be there tomorrow and provided you can get to Biggleswade station early (about 0800-0830 ish) if you PM me today a lift to the airfield could be arranged.
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Re: Any advice for Sunday

Postby Pen Pusher on Sat 06 Aug 2016, 3:31 pm

Shuttle bus details if you haven't already got them.
Shutttle bus
11.30 – leaves from Biggleswade train station
18.00 – leaves Shuttleworth for return journey
Adult – £9.50 return or £5.00 single (pay on the bus)
Children under 16 free


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Re: Any advice for Sunday

Postby aknott68 on Sat 06 Aug 2016, 4:15 pm

phreak - thanks for the information and the very kind offer but I won't be there by that time - the shuttle bus is what I was looking to take - thanks once again

At the moment its a bit touch and go whether I'll be able to make it but I really would like to make it given the weather looks to be really good.

Thanks also for the advice about not trying to get to the front of the display line - to be honest with getting there as late as I might I wasn't expecting to get anywhere near the front...I just hope to get some decent shots of the comet
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Re: Any advice for Sunday

Postby aknott68 on Sat 06 Aug 2016, 4:17 pm

pen pusher thanks fort he confirmation of the bus timetable, has anyone had any experience of using this service - is it reliable? on time?
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Re: Any advice for Sunday

Postby Tbolt on Sat 06 Aug 2016, 4:27 pm

aknott68 wrote:phreak - thanks for the information and the very kind offer but I won't be there by that time - the shuttle bus is what I was looking to take - thanks once again

At the moment its a bit touch and go whether I'll be able to make it but I really would like to make it given the weather looks to be really good.

Thanks also for the advice about not trying to get to the front of the display line - to be honest with getting there as late as I might I wasn't expecting to get anywhere near the front...I just hope to get some decent shots of the comet


Finger crossed that the wind isn't as high a forecast otherwise they might not fly the Comet.
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Re: Any advice for Sunday

Postby aknott68 on Sun 07 Aug 2016, 11:28 am

Turns out I cant make today after all I hope those who can enjoy the day and lets hope September has good light and less wind
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