Evening Airshows

Evening Airshows

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Sat 13 May 2017, 7:40 pm

Only a week away from the first one of the year and no aircraft are listed on the website. Anyone know what's due, or will these shows just be Collection aircraft?
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Re: Evening Airshows

Postby TKK 140 on Sat 13 May 2017, 10:40 pm

LN Strike Eagle wrote:Only a week away from the first one of the year and no aircraft are listed on the website. Anyone know what's due, or will these shows just be Collection aircraft?


It's quoted on the web page as the best from the collection.
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Re: Evening Airshows

Postby Ryan. on Sat 13 May 2017, 10:40 pm

Was about to start a thread asking the same thing. :grin: Hopefully someone can shed some light on what's happening, Shuttleworth haven't really mentioned it on their social media platforms either. :question:
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Re: Evening Airshows

Postby breadsticks on Sat 13 May 2017, 11:38 pm

LN Strike Eagle wrote:Only a week away from the first one of the year and no aircraft are listed on the website. Anyone know what's due, or will these shows just be Collection aircraft?


Hello All

Yes the show will be collection Aircraft Only, it is designed to aid earlier types of aircraft of the collection such as the Edwardian's and other WWI types to provide near perfect flying conditions. Also the show provide's interesting photo opportunities for bidding photographers to capture.
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Re: Evening Airshows

Postby Ryan. on Sun 14 May 2017, 8:31 am

With just the collections' aircraft, it would be nice to know which ones.
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Re: Evening Airshows

Postby alpha586 on Mon 15 May 2017, 2:11 pm

The shows that are made up purely of the collections own aircraft the line up tends to be pretty fluid. At the flying proms last year the weather dictated that the Edwardians would not be able to fly so alternatives were dragged out (can't remember specifics). The team will usually decide on the day what is able to display.
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Re: Evening Airshows

Postby hmeasures on Thu 18 May 2017, 7:35 pm

Some info posted today on the participation, also note open paddock early on:

Get up close to the aircraft for ‘uncovered’ access on a designated part of the airfield from 13.30-17.00 – perfect for photography!

AIRCRAFT

Hawker Duo: Sea Hurricane & Demon
Gliders: Eon Primary & Fauvel
Barnstorming: Chipmunk, Miles Magister, Tiger Moth, Piper Cub
Racers: DH88 Comet & Mew Gull
Lympne Trials: Hawker Cygnets, Aeronca, ANEC
Trainer: Harvard
WWI: Sopwith Triplane, Bristol F2.b & Bristol M1C
Special ops: Lysander & PO2
Edwardians*: Deperdussin, Bristol Boxkite, Avro Triplane

*Weather permitting

EVENT TIMINGS

Gates Open: 12.00

‘Uncovered’ – 13.30-17.00

Swiss Garden tour: 15.00 (free, join at the garden entrance)

Flying begins: 18.00

Event ends: 20.30 (approx)


Gotta say it's a nice little list!
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Re: Evening Airshows

Postby Screechy on Fri 19 May 2017, 8:10 am

Nice list, crap weather forecast
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Re: Evening Airshows

Postby Tbolt on Fri 19 May 2017, 2:09 pm

Screechy wrote:Nice list, crap weather forecast


Yes it a bit of a shame. Looks like the weather will clear up for the flying but the wind will be quite high.
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Re: Evening Airshows

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Sat 20 May 2017, 9:28 pm

Did anyone go? How was it? Conditions here in Essex were fantastic, albeit a tad breezy.
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Re: Evening Airshows

Postby hmeasures on Sat 20 May 2017, 9:36 pm

LN Strike Eagle wrote:Did anyone go? How was it? Conditions here in Essex were fantastic, albeit a tad breezy.


Got soaked. Sea Hurricane, Mew Gull, Tomtit, Avro Tutor, Chippie and Tiggie all displayed. Sea Hurricane and Lysander got airborne but landed without displaying due to the weather closing in.

Not a bad effort considering!
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Re: Evening Airshows

Postby Ryan. on Sat 20 May 2017, 10:54 pm

They did well considering the conditions. I didn't think anything would display after the Tomtit anyway, had a slight list on landing and ended up with it's right wing touching the ground. Engine was stopped and after a rush over of emergency vehicles, was pushed up to the engineering hangar. Had a good look over it after the show was cancelled and to the untrained eye couldn't see any damage, happened at a very low speed.
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Re: Evening Airshows

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Sun 21 May 2017, 8:28 am

Doesn't sound very good. Fingers crossed for better weather at Fly Navy.
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