Shuttleworth Heritage Day 3 September

Re: Shuttleworth Heritage Day 3 September

Postby Domvickery on Sat 02 Sep 2017, 8:50 am

The forecast seems to be changing by the hour, now saying bright cloud all day
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Re: Shuttleworth Heritage Day 3 September

Postby Roughcutter on Sat 02 Sep 2017, 9:35 am

Domvickery wrote:The forecast seems to be changing by the hour, now saying bright cloud all day


That's the spirit :up:
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Re: Shuttleworth Heritage Day 3 September

Postby alisdairanderson on Mon 04 Sep 2017, 8:51 am

From a report I read on Shuttleworth's social media, the weather was not favourable for the WWI items, so assuming the Camel didn't fly....

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Re: Shuttleworth Heritage Day 3 September

Postby John5199 on Mon 04 Sep 2017, 9:21 am

alisdairanderson wrote:From a report I read on Shuttleworth's social media, the weather was not favourable for the WWI items, so assuming the Camel didn't fly...


Sadly not, the wind put paid to any chance of the WW1'S flying and the display was cut short at about 4.30, apparently due to 'unpredictable turbulence'. A real shame as the lineup was fantastic.
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Re: Shuttleworth Heritage Day 3 September

Postby Mike on Mon 04 Sep 2017, 9:46 am

It was still a great day, in spite of the weather curtailing the flying somewhat.

Personal highlights (in roughly chronological order) included the chance to get close up to so many Collection aircraft in the paddock before the flying, the ground run of the Brooklands Camel, the three Clayton & Shuttleworth traction engines towing farm machinery in the parade, the first time I've seen Stu Goldspink fly the Mew Gull (flown with typical aplomb), the aerobatic Luňák and the Mustang display, which seemed like the PT of old and ended with a low (!) pass that will be the standout memory of the day for many of those attending.

Bring on Race Day!
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Re: Shuttleworth Heritage Day 3 September

Postby Domvickery on Mon 04 Sep 2017, 9:56 am

I enjoyed the day too, although I disagree about PTs display, it was too far away and (dare I say it) too aerobatic I dont think it fitted in against the based machinery displays

That final pass was something else though!
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Re: Shuttleworth Heritage Day 3 September

Postby AlexC on Mon 04 Sep 2017, 10:40 am

As an update Berlin Express and Frenesi are still at Duxford (a friendly chap let me get a shot!) Berlin Express has had her complete tail removed, and I understand that it's been sent back to the States for inspection and repair. No sign of a new hood yet.
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Re: Shuttleworth Heritage Day 3 September

Postby Pen Pusher on Mon 04 Sep 2017, 11:04 am

Re Berlin Express/Frenesi



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Re: Shuttleworth Heritage Day 3 September

Postby IP1960 on Mon 04 Sep 2017, 5:23 pm

As ever an enjoyable day at Old Warden, the weather tried it's best but I have to say having driven from Worcestershire through pouring rain in the first hour of my journey it was better than I could have hoped for. It was a shame, but completely understandable, that events ended early.

That final pass by Peter in the Mustang was certainly amongst the highlights!

Hope for weather similar to last year for the season ending Race Day in a few weeks time.
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Re: Shuttleworth Heritage Day 3 September

Postby AlexC on Tue 05 Sep 2017, 10:16 am

IP1960 wrote:Hope for weather similar to last year for the season ending Race Day in a few weeks time.


Amen to that!
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Re: Shuttleworth Heritage Day 3 September

Postby Roughcutter on Wed 06 Sep 2017, 8:08 pm

I went there on Sunday and have no regrets, thoroughly enjoyed my day at Old Warden. In fact I've always enjoyed my visits there no matter what the weather, I love the easy quintessential (British) relaxed atmosphere of the place, the wonderful backdrops of the airfield. Some of my finest pictures were taken at Old Warden. Only one small gripe - those flippin' speakers! Appreciating that they're an essential part of the show, indeed I enjoy Ben Dunnel's commentary, however they do have a habit of "photo-bombing" my landing/take off shots. Do you think Shuttleworth could just cut about three or four foot off the height of them (pretty please)? I'll even join SVAS if they would :grin:
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Re: Shuttleworth Heritage Day 3 September

Postby Ryan. on Fri 08 Sep 2017, 10:52 am

A good day considering the weather. Only gripe being the commentary, which felt quite amateurish and stale. Missed Tim Callaway would even put up with his "big green time machine description". :grin:
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Re: Shuttleworth Heritage Day 3 September

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Fri 08 Sep 2017, 10:59 am

Who was the comm?
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Re: Shuttleworth Heritage Day 3 September

Postby Orion on Sun 10 Sep 2017, 6:17 pm

The commentary was fine. Informal and completely appropriate for the event.
I enjoyed the show too, shame about the weather but then it is September!
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