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by Mattster256
Fri 04 Aug 2017, 9:04 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Flying Legends 2017
Replies: 500
Views: 139248

Re: Flying Legends 2017

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by Mattster256
Fri 26 Aug 2016, 7:43 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford September Airshow 2016- 10th and 11th September
Replies: 610
Views: 118754

Re: Duxford September Airshow 2016- 10th and 11th September

Which review? If you're referring to his article on the marketing of Duxford then that is the only flaw he picked out. Certainly nothing to do with participants, themes, under use of aircraft or lack of imagination.

I would say it's been a pleasure...
by Mattster256
Fri 26 Aug 2016, 7:19 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford September Airshow 2016- 10th and 11th September
Replies: 610
Views: 118754

Re: Duxford September Airshow 2016- 10th and 11th September

If you saw the Constellation at Florennes you'll know full well it does more than two passes. I counted 6. Where else doesn't charge extra for the flight line walk. Umm, where else does?! Only one I know of is La Ferté Alais. Great. You saw the P-47 but never do a solo? Should have gone to Ferté! T...
by Mattster256
Fri 26 Aug 2016, 6:55 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford September Airshow 2016- 10th and 11th September
Replies: 610
Views: 118754

Re: Duxford September Airshow 2016- 10th and 11th September

Use the free Park and Ride system. Don't buy a programme, you have a choice you know. If you don't buy a programme you can afford the flight line walk. Alternatively don't do it, again you're not being forced to. It may only be 3 1/2 hour programs but you're getting 51+ vintage/modern aircraft in t...
by Mattster256
Fri 26 Aug 2016, 6:15 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford September Airshow 2016- 10th and 11th September
Replies: 610
Views: 118754

Re: Duxford September Airshow 2016- 10th and 11th September

Use the free Park and Ride system. Don't buy a programme, you have a choice you know. If you don't buy a programme you can afford the flight line walk. Alternatively don't do it, again you're not being forced to. It may only be 3 1/2 hour programs but you're getting 51+ vintage/modern aircraft in th...
by Mattster256
Tue 31 May 2016, 12:14 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: American Air Show 28-29 May
Replies: 523
Views: 121863

Re: American Air Show 28-29 May

There's some utterly ridiculous and dumbfounding comments on this thread that are completely baffling me, but the most baffling is that there was not much American content for an American Air Show?! This simply is not true! 1. Se5a's and Dr1 representing the American pilots who flew in WW1, one of t...
by Mattster256
Thu 16 Jul 2015, 11:44 am
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Anyone visit the naughty field today?
Replies: 64
Views: 23470

Re: Anyone visit the naughty field today?

LN Strike Eagle wrote:Duxford gained nothing, Headcorn gained £30. Fences well worth the spend, then.


Do explain to me then, just what Duxford would have gained had you gone in the naughty rather than Headcorn, and therefore not paid anything to Duxford?
by Mattster256
Fri 29 May 2015, 3:33 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Biggin Hill Festival of Flight 2015
Replies: 88
Views: 26287

Re: Biggin Hill Festival of Flight 2015

And I hope you don't make it to the show at all so we're less one person who doesn't quite get the point of the whole event.
by Mattster256
Wed 20 May 2015, 8:27 am
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford May Show 2015
Replies: 251
Views: 66412

Re: Duxford May Show 2015

I'll be thinking of you "proper enthusiasts" agonising over the red arrows and whether it's a show worth attending, whilst I'm in France enjoying La Fertè Alais and having no complaints about anything at all (y). Oh, and for what it's worth, the DX May show list is absolutely cracking disp...
by Mattster256
Sun 04 Jan 2015, 9:53 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Top 10 UK 'Airshow Moments' of 2014
Replies: 85
Views: 31652

Re: Top 10 UK 'Airshow Moments' of 2014

So you're telling me that the line "most vaunted imported act of the summer" in no way shape or form could possibly mean the lancs, when the piece itself says that the top spot was challenged by both the Comet and the Lancs.

Let's just all bury our heads in the sand with you shall we (y)
by Mattster256
Tue 23 Dec 2014, 1:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Which was your Worst Airshow/Event of 2014?
Replies: 43
Views: 6560

Re: Which was your Worst Airshow/Event of 2014?

Seriously...the Duxford September show is going down as the worst of the year...how detached have people become from this hobby. For me that was up there as one of my favourite shows of the year! When 2 lancs, a triumphant 727 solo, the Vulcan, a fantastic American Naval Fighters segment, a beautifu...
by Mattster256
Thu 18 Dec 2014, 1:26 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: 2015 Airshow Dates Announced
Replies: 97
Views: 25851

Re: 2015 Airshow Dates Announced

Planes of Fame is no Flying Legends. Both family and friends who have been to Chino ALL say that Legends is better, hands down. You just don't get the quality of flying in large numbers that you do here. At Chino you will very rarely see warbird aerobatics other than The Horsemen and possibly one or...
by Mattster256
Mon 15 Sep 2014, 9:30 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: September Airshow 2014
Replies: 472
Views: 88500

Re: September Airshow 2014

I also wonder why some people bother to go to air shows at all. It seems that they are never satisfied. Anyone who described this show as "the worst I have ever been to" clearly didn't go to Farnborough or this year's Biggin Hill fiasco (or the "Spirit of Aviation" show at Abing...
by Mattster256
Mon 15 Sep 2014, 8:21 am
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: September Airshow 2014
Replies: 472
Views: 88500

Re: September Airshow 2014

I'm sorry, but the DX September show was brilliant. Okay so the light is notoriously difficult to shoot with at the venue, but does it really matter? I've seen many brilliant and dynamic shots from Duxford that I quite honestly prefer them to the boring samey 'well lit topside', get some perspective...
by Mattster256
Tue 26 Aug 2014, 9:00 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: top side passes- why so difficult?
Replies: 14
Views: 3276

Re: top side passes- why so difficult?

Aside from the aforementioned issues, the other reasons are simply that a display routine is a display of just what the aircraft is capable of. Remember, you've got maybe 10 minutes maximum, if that in some cases, which means you've got to put together a display which does everything, if you can. Tw...
by Mattster256
Wed 13 Aug 2014, 6:58 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF BBMF To Host Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Lancaster
Replies: 1393
Views: 214503

Re: RAF BBMF To Host Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Lanca

"· 1340h – The Lancasters will take off one after the other followed by the Vulcan. The aircraft will then immediately leave the visual circuit as they transit to their next destination. " whats the point of the formation if it ain't for Jo Public? Seems to me that again like with the ins...
by Mattster256
Tue 13 May 2014, 6:29 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Flying Legends 2014!
Replies: 415
Views: 95580

Re: Flying Legends 2014!

Not so much a leap, more join the dots to be honest. When you tell you've been their twice and, certainly in DanO's case, fail to appreciate the brilliant sights put in front of you, how is what I've said that difficult to believe? No, I certainly appreciate Legends is special. But my photographic ...
by Mattster256
Tue 13 May 2014, 1:16 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Flying Legends 2014!
Replies: 415
Views: 95580

Re: Flying Legends 2014!

...fail to appreciate the brilliant sights put in front of you... Few Spitfires following each other around. Nothing amazing really, is it? So where else are you gonna see 2x Griffon Spits and 5/6 Merlin spits cavorting around the sky in the same way? Where else will you see 3 Mk1 Spits? Where else...
by Mattster256
Tue 13 May 2014, 1:10 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Flying Legends 2014!
Replies: 415
Views: 95580

Re: Flying Legends 2014!

You can't tell that there isn't something special about Legends and what you see there?
by Mattster256
Tue 13 May 2014, 1:00 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Flying Legends 2014!
Replies: 415
Views: 95580

Re: Flying Legends 2014!

Well in which case you clearly aren't able to appreciate just what it is you're watching, and just how unique the sights being afforded to you are. If you can't feel the atmosphere of legends the moment you arrive at the historic field, then surely the hobby isn't right for you? Being directly unde...
by Mattster256
Tue 13 May 2014, 12:49 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Flying Legends 2014!
Replies: 415
Views: 95580

Re: Flying Legends 2014!

Well in which case you clearly aren't able to appreciate just what it is you're watching, and just how unique the sights being afforded to you are. If you can't feel the atmosphere of legends the moment you arrive at the historic field, then surely the hobby isn't right for you?
by Mattster256
Tue 13 May 2014, 12:42 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Flying Legends 2014!
Replies: 415
Views: 95580

Re: Flying Legends 2014!

One Direction rock my world I'll have you know! If I'm gonna go, I'm gonna make sure I enjoy it properly! Why shouldn't I fight TFC's corner after they've provided so many great memories over the years that have helped further my interest in historic aircraft? They've given me some brilliant moments...
by Mattster256
Tue 13 May 2014, 12:22 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Flying Legends 2014!
Replies: 415
Views: 95580

Re: Flying Legends 2014!

Well I'd imagine that due to watching the show from a mound of dirt with a portaloo, you wouldn't have really ever got the full legends experience. I can say hands on heart that I've never got that impression from anyone I've talked to at TFC. They're a hard working, dedicated bunch of people who tr...
by Mattster256
Mon 24 Feb 2014, 8:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF BBMF To Host Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Lancaster
Replies: 1393
Views: 214503

Re: RAF BBMF To Host Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Lanca

Clearly DanO you miss the fact that simply seeing the two in the air together no matter how far apart is something incredibly special, no matter how close they are. Is it only possible for you to be negative, or do you simply feel you have to be the one to 'shake it up a bit' by being negative. See ...
by Mattster256
Wed 13 Nov 2013, 9:49 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Canberra to fly
Replies: 280
Views: 55901

Re: Canberra to fly

I saw the Canberra at the Goodwood Revival and can confirm that it looks damn good in grey skies! I even found it fairly easy to photgraph in the grim conditions that we were 'blessed' with :smile: