Dunsfold Wings & Wheels 2018

Dunsfold Wings & Wheels 2018

Postby Vixen167 on Tue 05 Dec 2017, 2:11 pm

Anyone going?
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Postby patrouille2001 on Tue 05 Dec 2017, 9:08 pm

Always go the show :smile:
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Postby itfcscott on Tue 05 Dec 2017, 10:40 pm

Definitely, it's normally the show that I find most enjoyable each year.
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Postby K213 on Wed 06 Dec 2017, 9:23 am

Always attend in the veterans enclosure.
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Postby tankbuster on Wed 06 Dec 2017, 11:31 am

I like it and go sometimes but feel it's a bit repetitive and needs a few star turns.
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Postby Stagger2 on Wed 06 Dec 2017, 2:18 pm

I agree with Tankbuster. Post Shoreham particularly, the almost ad hoc mixed formations of aircraft each year are no longer permitted. They were a highlight for me. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yan7zPYHOWk
The 2017 show was just about lifted out of being 'stale' by the UH1 flying display. (on the Sunday only??)
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Postby lynothehammer on Sun 10 Dec 2017, 8:54 am

Unfortunately this airshow has been stale for the past couple of seasons in my honest opinion, the organisers don't seem to think outside the box and just keep getting the same acts each season.

I was unaware that the formation flypasts were not permitted anymore, how come ?

Would be nice to see the team try to attract a couple of foreign acts to display, shake things up a little...
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Postby Stagger2 on Sun 10 Dec 2017, 12:28 pm

Hi lynothehammer,
Without diverting the thread too much, I believe the formerly noted 'Ad hoc' Civil registered mixed formation displays fell foul of DAE requirements to 'properly' assess the competency of authorised Display Pilots to fly with similarly qualified persons in a formation of maximum 4 aircraft, by actually flying in the formation display aircraft....NOT easy in a single-seater!
Understandably this process is far too onerous & expensive unless you are a full-time formation Team?
http://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/33/CAP ... AY2017.pdf (pages 87-91 being appropriate?)
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Postby patrouille2001 on Sun 10 Dec 2017, 10:05 pm

I wonder how the Bronco flew with Sally B at Biggin Hill and Mig 15 flew with 2 :question: P-51,s
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Postby tankbuster81 on Mon 11 Dec 2017, 9:51 pm

tankbuster wrote:I like it and go sometimes but feel it's a bit repetitive and needs a few star turns.


Exactly! The past couple of years it's been more or less the same aircraft, albeit in a different order. Biggin Hill smashed them out of the park this year, with fewer display items, but bags of quality, and some very rare items.
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Postby AARDVARK on Wed 14 Mar 2018, 7:12 am

The show lost its edge post Shoreham,I went in 2015 to witness one of the final displays by XH558...I think the fall out of the Shoreham restrictions and subsequent demise of many classic jet displays impacted greatly on shows like Dunsfold who relied on the private warbird/classic jet fraternity rather than military air arms to make the show viable and many have now lost that wow factor they had before!
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Postby AlexC on Wed 14 Mar 2018, 10:32 am

Never been, but for several years have intended to do so.
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Postby DanH on Thu 29 Mar 2018, 9:57 pm

I've just heard on the local news that the planning permission to build 1,800 homes on the site has been approved on appeal. Guess that's another great airshow gone then. :sad:
Always seeking to lower the tone...
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Postby frank on Fri 30 Mar 2018, 2:43 pm

DanH wrote:I've just heard on the local news that the planning permission to build 1,800 homes on the site has been approved on appeal. Guess that's another great airshow gone then. :sad:


This announcement will come as a bit of a shock to the local communities who felt that they had convincingly won the case for non-development. Apart from the local impact and no amenities being provided, there was the issue of the land being contaminated due to its prior usage. Just shows that democracy only works for the rich and vested interests and not the local people. Shame on them.
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Postby DirtyFokker on Sun 01 Apr 2018, 10:05 pm

Oh great ... this is one of my favourite events of the year :roll:. A historic location and wonderful family event ..... to be replaced by a collection of delightful micro-apartments, wafer-thin terraced houses, and tiny semi-detached pwoperties?
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Postby K213 on Mon 02 Apr 2018, 4:51 am

Great shame as thoroughly enjoy the show . Looks like the planning authorities can decide to build pretty much anywhere.

Presume the process has now been concluded and no opportunity to try and overturn the appeal ?
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Postby AlexC on Mon 02 Apr 2018, 11:23 am

K213 wrote:Looks like the planning authorities can decide to build pretty much anywhere.


With the rapidly growing population that we have, plus the break up of families requiring extra properties, that's pretty much the way things are.
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Postby jalfrezi on Tue 03 Apr 2018, 9:06 am

I believe, if it's classified as a brownfield site, then the Local Authority will have a hard time saying no to a new development.
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Postby andrewn on Tue 03 Apr 2018, 3:07 pm

Terrible decision to build on Dunsfold, but not the first and guarantee it wont be the last.

Until we take matters into our own hands and VoteThemOut - all of them - then nothing will change, sadly :wall:
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Postby ted633 on Tue 10 Apr 2018, 5:06 pm

From their Facebook page:
With the recent planning consent granted for 1,800 homes at Dunsfold Aerodrome in the news, we wanted to reassure everyone that Dunsfold Park remains committed to Wings & Wheels and there are no plans to stop running the airshow in its current form in the short term.

The application that has been granted is an outline consent and there are now a number of processes that need to be worked through, including a considerable amount of further design work, followed by a detailed planning application, before any building on the Aerodrome commences. This process is expected to take about two to three years.

The team are working on delivering an exceptional 2018 air and motoring show and are looking forward to welcoming everyone on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th August.


Hopefully have a good couple of years yet
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