tickets for Scampton airshow

tickets for Scampton airshow

Postby edhunter on Wed 12 Oct 2016, 7:56 pm

Does anyone know as and when the tickets are likely to be released and the Price structure?
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Re: tickets for Scampton airshow

Postby CJS on Thu 13 Oct 2016, 6:08 am

http://scamptonairshow.com/

I would imagine signing up to receive up to date news might be the best idea. You'll get it from the horse's mouth then.
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Re: tickets for Scampton airshow

Postby Brevet Cable on Thu 13 Oct 2016, 7:46 am

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Re: tickets for Scampton airshow

Postby CJS on Thu 13 Oct 2016, 2:52 pm

Well there's an idea - contact a show through its official contacts? Whatever next...? :joystick:
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Re: tickets for Scampton airshow

Postby BossMann on Wed 09 Nov 2016, 2:24 pm

New website gone live!! Looks very similar to the RIAT one!

Tickets also on sale !!

£39 for saturday or sunday, plus enclosures and a park and view!

This suggests that aircraft will be base at RAF Scampton after all!!!
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Re: tickets for Scampton airshow

Postby Brevet Cable on Wed 09 Nov 2016, 2:31 pm

BossMann wrote:This suggests that aircraft will be base at RAF Scampton after all!!!


http://scamptonairshow.com/airshow/aircraft
Aircraft for both the static and flying displays will be announced once written confirmation is received from the operator or Air Arm. The first confirmations are likely to be received in the spring of 2017.
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Re: tickets for Scampton airshow

Postby Brevet Cable on Wed 09 Nov 2016, 2:34 pm

BossMann wrote:New website gone live!! Looks very similar to the RIAT one!

In more ways than one.....
http://scamptonairshow.com/airshow/visiting/attractions
RAF Village - visitors will have the opportunity to talk to serving personnel and experience first hand the equipment used by today's Royal Air Force.

Techno Zone - interactive and hands-on activities to engage youngsters with science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). Learning is fun!

Vintage Village - take a trip into the past and experience the 1940s in the Vintage Village which will be adjacent to the Heritage Hangar and the office of the famous Dambuster; Wing Commander Guy Gibson. With over 400 exhibits to view, the Heritage Hangar will be a unique window on the aviation heritage of the East of England.

Static Aircraft Display - this will feature a variety of jets, helicopters and other aircraft giving visitors the opportunity to get close to these on the ground and take photographs.

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Re: tickets for Scampton airshow

Postby capercaillie on Wed 09 Nov 2016, 3:02 pm

£39 a ticket, getting on for double the price Waddington used to be. Thanks :up: :surrender:
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Re: tickets for Scampton airshow

Postby clearstone on Wed 09 Nov 2016, 3:08 pm

capercaillie wrote:£39 a ticket, getting on for double the price Waddington used to be. Thanks :up: :surrender:


And unless you upgrade, you park at Lincolnshire showground!

Standard Admission tickets include FREE parking at the Lincolnshire showground. A shuttle bus service will be in operation between here and RAF Scampton.
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Re: tickets for Scampton airshow

Postby Dan O'Hagan on Wed 09 Nov 2016, 3:33 pm

At those prices, anything less than a RIAT-esque lineup will be seen as poor.

The parking puts me off though. People want their cars close at hand after a long day. They don't want to have to queue for public transport, which is what they do for the daily commute.

Don't forget many will have driven several hours to get there in the first place.

Say 20,000 people want to leave at roughly the same time. That's a lot of buses.

And if it rains...
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Re: tickets for Scampton airshow

Postby davidjones533 on Wed 09 Nov 2016, 3:50 pm

I do like a good grandstand, but at £59 total I'm sceptical until I see the sort of line-up they may be able to get. Not expecting RIAT, but if it's on a par with Yeovilton then it'll be worth the money. If it's more of a Cosford, then I'll wing it in with the great unwashed. :icecream:
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Re: tickets for Scampton airshow

Postby Wrexham Mackem on Wed 09 Nov 2016, 4:03 pm

£59 per day if you go for the grandstand enclosure. Park and view a fiver per day. Flying display 11:00 - 16:00. Its steep for sure.
I'll give it a go and support the event in some form but deciding whether to splash out a tidy sum on tickets, then try to sort accommodation, or whether to just do a single day...? decisions decisions!

I'm a little surprised there isn't a friends package on offer when the event is mostly RIAT-lite in its format.

Leaving it until nearer the time.
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Re: tickets for Scampton airshow

Postby boff180 on Wed 09 Nov 2016, 6:17 pm

capercaillie wrote:£39 a ticket, getting on for double the price Waddington used to be. Thanks :up: :surrender:


2014 was £24 in advance. Will sit back and watch this with interest!
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Re: tickets for Scampton airshow

Postby iaint on Wed 09 Nov 2016, 6:45 pm

Was there not an admission, when first announced, that this was not going to be on the same scale as RIAT. It was not going to be an event on the same scale as Waddington. It will be a smaller, family event.

If that rings true, then how the hell can prices in line with RIAT be justified!? :mad:
If the show takes off fully in years to come then yes up the prices, but until it reaches that size/stature, prices should be much more in line with what Waddington was.

An £80 family day out with remote parking and public transport in and out won't go down too well with many families, I believe... My family don't like the sound of that situation and even as an enthusiast it doesn't sit well with me on my own!
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Re: tickets for Scampton airshow

Postby Brevet Cable on Wed 09 Nov 2016, 7:22 pm

Cynics / conspiracy-theorists out there would speculate that the car-park scheme is a trial run prior to introducing it at RIAT
:ninja: Image :ninja:

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Re: tickets for Scampton airshow

Postby Dan O'Hagan on Wed 09 Nov 2016, 7:57 pm

At those prices, you're pitching to the RIAT/Legends end of the market. Those two shows get away with it because they are the best of their type. RIAT remains the best modern military event, and Legends leads the way for warbird gatherings. What's Scampton going to be the best at to justify similar pricing? Best at inadequate parking?
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Re: tickets for Scampton airshow

Postby XP282 on Wed 09 Nov 2016, 7:57 pm

Wrexham Mackem wrote:
Leaving it until nearer the time.


if you want to go then don't leave it too late. I have been to one of the meetings about the show, and for the first year, they are seriously limiting the numbers of tickets sold. They want the event to grow, rather than go all out and generate a load of problems.

If anyone wants to go, then buy your tickets early - I'm not saying that to drum up business of the show... I'm saying it because I think there will be a lot of disappointed people when they try and buy tickets for the 2017 show.
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Re: tickets for Scampton airshow

Postby st24 on Wed 09 Nov 2016, 8:14 pm

At those prices I presume it's being held at night??.... :ninja: :tongue:
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Re: tickets for Scampton airshow

Postby Wrexham Mackem on Wed 09 Nov 2016, 8:21 pm

XP282 wrote:
Wrexham Mackem wrote:
Leaving it until nearer the time.


if you want to go then don't leave it too late. I have been to one of the meetings about the show, and for the first year, they are seriously limiting the numbers of tickets sold. They want the event to grow, rather than go all out and generate a load of problems.

If anyone wants to go, then buy your tickets early - I'm not saying that to drum up business of the show... I'm saying it because I think there will be a lot of disappointed people when they try and buy tickets for the 2017 show.


Interesting, and that is one explanation for the ticket price as they try to cover costs with a modest crowd.

I would like to be there. And I certainly don't fancy a shuttle bus experience. Decisions decisions...


At those prices I presume it's being held at night??.... :ninja: :tongue:


:lol: :lol: :lol:

presenting a Red Arrows sunset show.!

(which joking aside happened the last time I did a show at Scampton in late season 89)
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Re: tickets for Scampton airshow

Postby Chris G on Wed 09 Nov 2016, 8:21 pm

Disgusted at the prices, KB and Sanicole on the same weekend, we all know where the good stuff will go and i doubt very much it will be Scampton! :mad:
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Re: tickets for Scampton airshow

Postby Chris G on Wed 09 Nov 2016, 8:24 pm

XP282 wrote:
Wrexham Mackem wrote:
Leaving it until nearer the time.


if you want to go then don't leave it too late. I have been to one of the meetings about the show, and for the first year, they are seriously limiting the numbers of tickets sold. They want the event to grow, rather than go all out and generate a load of problems.

If anyone wants to go, then buy your tickets early - I'm not saying that to drum up business of the show... I'm saying it because I think there will be a lot of disappointed people when they try and buy tickets for the 2017 show.


XP282 - Perhaps you can clarify a rumour that was posted on FB, no more than 25 aircraft on static, nothing bigger than a C-130!
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Re: tickets for Scampton airshow

Postby XP282 on Wed 09 Nov 2016, 8:31 pm

Wrexham Mackem wrote:I would like to be there. And I certainly don't fancy a shuttle bus experience. Decisions decisions...


You'll be able to walk from the show ground.... IT no further than some of the car parking at RIAT


Chris G wrote:XP282 - Perhaps you can clarify a rumour that was posted on FB, no more than 25 aircraft on static, nothing bigger than a C-130!

Chris... I'm not privy to that information. I was at a meeting organised for residence at the camp, however at the time there was no talk of restricting aircraft numbers. There was talk about options for positioning aircraft, but no types, numbers, or sizes! I'm hoping to arrange for a USN squadron to attend, but its VERY early days!
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Re: tickets for Scampton airshow

Postby PeterR on Wed 09 Nov 2016, 8:34 pm

Perhaps you can clarify a rumour that was posted on FB, no more than 25 aircraft on static, nothing bigger than a C-130!

Could you name another UK Airshow which has move than 25 visiting aircraft on static display apart from RIAT? I'd see that as a very respectable number IF it was the case.
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Re: tickets for Scampton airshow

Postby Chris G on Wed 09 Nov 2016, 8:43 pm

PeterR wrote:
Perhaps you can clarify a rumour that was posted on FB, no more than 25 aircraft on static, nothing bigger than a C-130!

Could you name another UK Airshow which has move than 25 visiting aircraft on static display apart from RIAT? I'd see that as a very respectable number IF it was the case.


Lets just say for £40 a head i expect more than 25 aircraft, oh and i don't expect most of them to come from RAF Waddingtons flying club. ;-)
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Re: tickets for Scampton airshow

Postby Dan O'Hagan on Wed 09 Nov 2016, 11:23 pm

Chris G wrote:
PeterR wrote:
Perhaps you can clarify a rumour that was posted on FB, no more than 25 aircraft on static, nothing bigger than a C-130!

Could you name another UK Airshow which has move than 25 visiting aircraft on static display apart from RIAT? I'd see that as a very respectable number IF it was the case.


Lets just say for £40 a head i expect more than 25 aircraft, oh and i don't expect most of them to come from RAF Waddingtons flying club. ;-)


Indeed. You start charging RIAT prices, and people have a right to demand a RIAT airshow.
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