RAF Scampton Air Show 2017

Re: RAF Scampton Air Show 2017

Postby pb643 on Tue 18 Apr 2017, 9:14 am

speedbird2639 wrote:http://www.lincolnshirelive.co.uk/tickets-are-flying-for-the-new-scampton-air-show/story-30261376-detail/story.html

You can all stand easy - its only the 'prawn sandwich' tickets that are close to selling out - no mention of any availability issue for general admission.


Sorry, you are absolutely correct. I clearly wasn't paying attention.
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Re: RAF Scampton Air Show 2017

Postby BossMann on Fri 28 Apr 2017, 10:11 am

P40 Kittyhawk and P51d added to the flying display.

Hoping for some more foreign stuff from DBH for Scampton, to join the Belgian F16 display.
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Re: RAF Scampton Air Show 2017

Postby st24 on Fri 28 Apr 2017, 11:41 am

BossMann wrote:Hoping for some more foreign stuff from DBH for Scampton, to join the Belgian F16 display.


Realistically what's left fast jet wise? French Alpha Jet (presuming they're definitely on), there's availability in the Spanish Hornet and Typhoon schedule, Polish MiG-29, Italian Tonka/M346/Typhoon??
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Re: RAF Scampton Air Show 2017

Postby BossMann on Fri 28 Apr 2017, 2:44 pm

st24 wrote:
BossMann wrote:Hoping for some more foreign stuff from DBH for Scampton, to join the Belgian F16 display.


Realistically what's left fast jet wise? French Alpha Jet (presuming they're definitely on), there's availability in the Spanish Hornet and Typhoon schedule, Polish MiG-29, Italian Tonka/M346/Typhoon??


In all honesty I think we would be happy with anything. Canadian F18s from Lens? Maybe the team are still negotiating with Sanicole/ Lens on sharing some acts?
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Re: RAF Scampton Air Show 2017

Postby JJC on Fri 28 Apr 2017, 3:06 pm

They sure are showing the Belgians how to put on a decent show :grin:
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Re: RAF Scampton Air Show 2017

Postby DerekF on Sat 29 Apr 2017, 8:55 am

The fact that you think this funny lends more weight to the suggestion a few posts ago that there are those that seem to want Scampton to fail. It has to be realized that while it possible for some to travel to airshows abroad, for many/most is it neither possible, practical or desirable.
Many will moan about the state and number of UK airshows and yet seem reluctant to support a new venture.

After the event it may that the Scampton event isn't as good as it could be but let's give it a chance?
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Re: RAF Scampton Air Show 2017

Postby Mooshie1956 on Sat 29 Apr 2017, 9:38 am

DerekF wrote:Many will moan about the state and number of UK airshows and yet seem reluctant to support a new venture.

After the event it may that the Scampton event isn't as good as it could be but let's give it a chance?


The thing is Derek there's supporting and blindly supporting. Why would I choose to go to Scampton, pay for a tank of fuel, £40ish to get in food, etc and have 2-3 hours travel time each way, when I can leave it a week go to Southport for a couple of gallons of fuel, £7 odd to get in 45mins travel time each way and see virtually the same acts plus the Sea Vixen and Sally B. There's no comparison. With what I save on not going to Scampton will theoretically pay for Cosford Airshow, so I get 2 shows for the price of 1.
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Re: RAF Scampton Air Show 2017

Postby Stagger2 on Sat 29 Apr 2017, 10:52 am

Attendance at an event is all very subjective & inextricably linked to geographic location & financial status of the potential attendee. There will always be cost-vs-return considerations, (value-for-money) but the Scampton event with limited capacity causing extra cost-per-head is going to suit 'local' families & enthusiasts who are willing to 'blow the budget' by attending one event a year & can't/won't travel an extended distance for bigger & better events.
I'm sure the event will sell-out this year, but I'm not confident about its sustainability at the current location going forward. With many of this years displays operated from elsewhere, like Waddington, home-base & other events, a good proportion of the take-off & recovery phases won't happen due to runway or aircraft-parking constraints. I'm afraid that to pledge unswerving financial support to an aviation event that doesn't 'tick all your boxes' is both fanciful & futile in ensuring future Air-show viability. If the collective authorities are as 'hell-bent' as appears to destroy such a popular industry & leisure interest, they will!
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Re: RAF Scampton Air Show 2017

Postby pb643 on Sun 30 Apr 2017, 11:06 am

st24 wrote:
BossMann wrote:Hoping for some more foreign stuff from DBH for Scampton, to join the Belgian F16 display.


Realistically what's left fast jet wise? French Alpha Jet (presuming they're definitely on), there's availability in the Spanish Hornet and Typhoon schedule, Polish MiG-29, Italian Tonka/M346/Typhoon??


What are the chances of something appearing from the Middle East or Asia, following Reds tour last year? That could see a complete change in the shows attractiveness.
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