Top Ten 'Airshow Moments' of 2011

Top Ten 'Airshow Moments' of 2011

Postby UK Airshow Review on Sat 31 Dec 2011, 5:11 pm

Our annual ranking of the UK Top Ten 'Airshow Moments' of 2011 is now online.

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Do you agree with our choices? Have your say, and let us know your airshow highlights from the summer of 2011.
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Re: Top Ten 'Airshow Moments' of 2011

Postby Chris G on Sat 31 Dec 2011, 10:16 pm

Certainly an interesting selection, in my opinion 2 items missing firstly the USAF Thunderbirds sole UK appearance this year, secondly the three 109's at Flying Legends i would have thought deserved a shout too. Finally the No1 selection, while a great restoration of a classic type and worthy of a top 10 spot, No1 i personally don't think so, for what it's worth i would have given it to the Duxford F-15E Demo.
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Re: Top Ten 'Airshow Moments' of 2011

Postby PhilW on Sun 01 Jan 2012, 1:25 pm

Chris G wrote:Finally the No1 selection, while a great restoration of a classic type and worthy of a top 10 spot, No1 i personally don't think so, for what it's worth i would have given it to the Duxford F-15E Demo.


Chris:
our top ten moments from the 2011 airshow season

I'm sure everyone has their favourites beyond those mentioned, depending on shows visited and tastes, this being the team's choice. It's good to see the comments of others
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Re: Top Ten 'Airshow Moments' of 2011

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Sun 01 Jan 2012, 2:53 pm

I certainly agree with you if they were three 'real' 109s Chris, but not Buchons masquerading as 109s.
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Re: Top Ten 'Airshow Moments' of 2011

Postby Mike on Tue 03 Jan 2012, 8:35 am

LN Strike Eagle wrote:I certainly agree with you if they were three 'real' 109s Chris, but not Buchons masquerading as 109s.

Buchons or not, the fact that the only 3 airworthy ones on the planet were flying together is surely worth a mention?
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Re: Top Ten 'Airshow Moments' of 2011

Postby Dragon Rapide on Tue 03 Jan 2012, 9:57 am

That seems a pretty fair selection and one could nit pick over one or two items and the order, but overall I would agree....
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Re: Top Ten 'Airshow Moments' of 2011

Postby Wes_Howes on Tue 03 Jan 2012, 3:32 pm

DanO1978 wrote: "in no particular order"...


Then why have the numbers in the background? :wink:
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Re: Top Ten 'Airshow Moments' of 2011

Postby Dragon Rapide on Tue 03 Jan 2012, 3:57 pm

DanO1978 wrote:Agree with Dan on the faux-109s. They ain't Messerschmitts. True the BoB scheme is historically accurate in that it wore that in the movie, but the others could/should be in authentic liveries appropriate to Hispano Buchons, for that is what they are...


Why does the livery matter that much, accepting that they are not MEs? Warbirds are always painted in various liveries, which are often changed, for a variety of reasons sometimes unconnected with the particular aircraft.
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Re: Top Ten 'Airshow Moments' of 2011

Postby Flare Path on Tue 03 Jan 2012, 4:40 pm

I'm not sure whether this is the appropriate topic, but could I just give a brief honorary mention to Juliette Fleming and her performances with the Hawk T1 last year.

Jules flew a consistently impressive routine, through some tough conditions at times, and who - in my opinion - showed off the aircraft perfectly. Well done, Jules. :clap:
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Re: Top Ten 'Airshow Moments' of 2011

Postby Dragon Rapide on Tue 03 Jan 2012, 4:49 pm

I would second that but I still don't think she would quite make the top 10.
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Re: Top Ten 'Airshow Moments' of 2011

Postby Flare Path on Tue 03 Jan 2012, 4:51 pm

Dragon Rapide wrote:I would second that but I still don't think she would quite make the top 10.


Hence, why I said 'honorary mention' -- I wasn't expecting it to make the top 10!
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Re: Top Ten 'Airshow Moments' of 2011

Postby Dragon Rapide on Tue 03 Jan 2012, 5:05 pm

Indeed you did. :smile:
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Re: Top Ten 'Airshow Moments' of 2011

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Tue 03 Jan 2012, 5:32 pm

DanO1978 wrote:
Wes_Howes wrote:
DanO1978 wrote: "in no particular order"...


Then why have the numbers in the background? :wink:


Looks like La Butcher has changed the original text!

"Corrected". :tongue:
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