Scampton Airshow 2018

Re: Scampton Airshow 2018

Postby BossMann on Fri 23 Feb 2018, 10:47 am

As mentioned on the RIAT thread

Will any of you guys attending the FRIAT forum be able to get any more info on the RAFCTE's second airshow at Scampton??? I have heard that the airshow office at Scampton has closed.... As DBH never discussed the Scampton show with the pubic to get their views on want they want the RIAT forum may be a portal for the Friends of RIAT to help shape the event at RAF Scampton, if DBH want to listen.

Will it ever return?

Will it be in September or go back to RAF Waddington International Airshow's July dates?

After the huge flop of 'Scampton Airshow' all over the public media resulting in its cancellation/ postponement will the airshow at RAF Scampton return with a different name/ identity? e.g. 'International Air Tattoo North'?
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Re: Scampton Airshow 2018

Postby cg_341 on Fri 23 Feb 2018, 12:55 pm

BossMann wrote:After the huge flop of 'Scampton Airshow' all over the public media resulting in its cancellation/ postponement...

Have I missed something there?
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Re: Scampton Airshow 2018

Postby BossMann on Fri 23 Feb 2018, 3:13 pm

Post show press releases hailed it a ' huge success' but it made a loss, which we only found out when there was no information on the 2018 event and then the press release on 14th December

"Scampton Airshow, held for the first time in September, attracted about 50,000 visitors over two days.

It is understood the loss was due to higher-than-expected costs and a lack of ticket sales.

Organisers said they wanted time to fully consider lessons learned and hoped to return in 2019."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-li ... e-42358391

Perhaps not as big as a flop as the 'RAF's Spirit of Adventure at Abingdon' but what we thought was a massive success was not successful financially so hence the cancellation/ postponement - the statement also issued by DBH also doesn't say clearly if it will definitely return in 2019 with just an 'ambition' to run an event in 2019.

We all went and supported the show in its first year. Good location, lots of history behind it, park and view worked really well, good static but poor military flying display with poor overseas participation for a RIAT price looks like couldn't attract the visitors. Not helped that it clashed with Sanicole which had virtually every foreign display possible. This has all been discussed before.

What we should concentrate on is the future of the show and how DBH can make it work, not what happened last year - they can learn from their mistakes and only improve. However, the only forum where they can be questioned/ we can get any information is the FRIAT forum.

Lets hope that DBH can realise their ambition of running another show at RAF Scampton in 2019, the Red Arrows 55th Anniversary year.
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Re: Scampton Airshow 2018

Postby boff180 on Fri 23 Feb 2018, 7:32 pm

I’d suggest FRIAT forum is not the time or place. It’s a briefing for FRIAT members about RIAT - not Scampton. They’re there for that and that’s what it’s been advertised as.

There wasn’t a forum last year and if this one is hijacked with questions about a different Airshow it could possibly jeaporise future ones too.

I appreciate people think they’re owed answers but there is a time and a place. ;-)
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Re: Scampton Airshow 2018

Postby Chris G on Sat 24 Feb 2018, 7:15 am

Why not? People, some might say quite rightly want answers. Seaside line up for RIAT prices! Maybe being on the voluntary side of this event has resulted in a conflict of interest. Perhaps Mr O'Hagen should do the Friat forum as at least he has testicular fortitude to ask the questions that need answers, or perhaps given UKAR's standing go after the team for an in depth interview so they can at least get their side across in a decent manner and not look like they're hiding behind closed doors.
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Re: Scampton Airshow 2018

Postby Wrexham Mackem on Sun 25 Feb 2018, 10:32 am

Nobody has any right whatsoever to demand answers. I can understand why you’re curious. But we have no entitlement whatsoever to demand answers from within a private company. And those folks would be quite within their rights to say “none of your business”.

As for time and place, the FRIAT forum is about RIAT. Not Scampton. They are separate entities.
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Re: Scampton Airshow 2018

Postby aviodromefriend on Sun 25 Feb 2018, 7:19 pm

Wrexham Mackem wrote:As for time and place, the FRIAT forum is about RIAT. Not Scampton. They are separate entities.
I seem to recall though, that DBH mentioned Scampton (and their plans overthere) during their last FRIAT forum themselves, so they seem to be not so strict in those separate entities. Asking shouldn't be much of a problem, if you get an answer is up to them.
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