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by grant_w
Fri 09 Feb 2024, 12:26 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Sywell Airshow 2024
Replies: 110
Views: 23283

Re: Sywell Airshow 2024

That is a very good listen. The passion that comes across about this show was really good to hear.
by grant_w
Thu 11 Jan 2024, 3:44 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Sywell Airshow 2024
Replies: 110
Views: 23283

Re: Sywell Airshow 2024

shorsley wrote:
Thu 11 Jan 2024, 1:25 pm
Also interested to find out more about the £10 'Premium Parking' that Sywell are offering.
I asked them on Facebook, their reply was it was a lot closer to the airfield. After further clarification, still not ON the airfield, just closer to it
by grant_w
Tue 04 Jul 2023, 8:19 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2023 Discuss everything thread
Replies: 4137
Views: 915598

Re: RIAT 2023 Discuss everything thread

I plan on having a camera rucksack, a cool-bag for food and drink, and a chair. Last year I took a 'granny' pull-along shopping trolley to put some of the bags and chair in to make it easier to walk around with all the stuff. I wonder if the trolley would make it more awkward at the security checks ...
by grant_w
Thu 15 Sep 2022, 10:29 am
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: Vintage Airshow September 4th
Replies: 29
Views: 12897

Re: Vintage Airshow September 4th

Parking in front of the hangars is the only thing that enabled me to take my dad to an airshow for the first time in about 20 years due to his mobility issues, we were due to go to a drive-in show but had to cancel to due to covid, but went to the Fly Navy show. It was perfect being able to sit by t...
by grant_w
Fri 02 Sep 2022, 10:57 am
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: New Fairford Bomber deployment
Replies: 89
Views: 21170

Re: New Fairford Bomber deployment

Getting a bit close to Russia now
by grant_w
Mon 22 Aug 2022, 1:25 pm
Forum: Seaside Shows
Topic: Southend Airshow planning to return
Replies: 11
Views: 4112

Re: Southend Airshow planning to return

It says on that Facebook group, ignoring the poor grammar, that it is a private venture, nothing to do with the council.
Whether it managed to get off the ground or not, at least someone is trying to bring it back. Also going for 2024 instead of trying to rush for 2023 seems sensible
by grant_w
Thu 18 Aug 2022, 11:12 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2022 Feedback and thoughts
Replies: 92
Views: 33931

Re: RIAT 2022 Feedback and thoughts

There was one queue that snaked around the car park, and after it initially looked like there was another queue forming at the camp site entrance, it looked to us as though they were all told to join the back of the single queue inside the car park. When we got to the campsite entrance, there was c...
by grant_w
Thu 18 Aug 2022, 8:01 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2022 Feedback and thoughts
Replies: 92
Views: 33931

Re: RIAT 2022 Feedback and thoughts

Didn't bother wandering down to queue until about 07:00 ( Blue car park ) but by then there appeared to be at least 4 separate branches, all converging near the entrance of Kempsford campsite. As usual, plenty of people seen just wandering out of the car park and either joining the queue wherever t...
by grant_w
Tue 16 Aug 2022, 8:55 am
Forum: Seaside Shows
Topic: Jersey International Air Display 2022
Replies: 32
Views: 10976

Re: Jersey International Air Display 2022

Although this year’s air display will not include static displays at Jersey Airport and West Park in St Helier, Mr Higgins said he hoped that this aspect of the event would return in 2023. https://jerseyeveningpost.com/news/2022/08/02/red-arrows-to-return-for-international-air-display/ Thanks for t...
by grant_w
Mon 15 Aug 2022, 2:12 pm
Forum: Seaside Shows
Topic: Jersey International Air Display 2022
Replies: 32
Views: 10976

Re: Jersey International Air Display 2022

I thought I'd read there wasn't a static display at the airport this year. But I can't find where I might have seen that, so don't take it as gospel
by grant_w
Fri 22 Jul 2022, 1:26 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2022 Discussion Thread
Replies: 3495
Views: 467590

Re: RIAT 2022 Discussion Thread

I really enjoyed Friday and Saturday. Arrived around 7 on Friday, straight into the car park and joined the queue. We were inside the airfield at about 7:40. Saturday we arrived in the car park at about 6:00 and parked in the 2nd row, but the queue was about 3 times the length of the day before, wit...
by grant_w
Thu 14 Jul 2022, 5:48 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2022 Discussion Thread
Replies: 3495
Views: 467590

Re: RIAT 2022 Discussion Thread

Stagger2 wrote:
Thu 14 Jul 2022, 5:37 am
grant_w wrote:
Thu 14 Jul 2022, 5:24 am
Can anyone tell me the airfield capacity for Friday and the weekend please?
Full! :wink:
Well quite, just trying to see the difference between Friday and Saturday. Don't think I've been with a sold out Friday before
by grant_w
Thu 14 Jul 2022, 5:24 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2022 Discussion Thread
Replies: 3495
Views: 467590

Re: RIAT 2022 Discussion Thread

Can anyone tell me the airfield capacity for Friday and the weekend please?
by grant_w
Tue 12 Jul 2022, 11:19 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Weather watch '22
Replies: 130
Views: 20837

Re: Weather watch '22

Hilarious people are verging on taking Bear Grylls measures when the outlook says 26 Sat and 29 Sun. Cooler than many go on holiday to witness. I've been to Florida this year where the weather ranged from 28-35C for 2 weeks, but I didn't sit out in the open from about 8am to 7pm in an airfield. I w...
by grant_w
Mon 04 Jul 2022, 11:25 am
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: July 3rd - Fly Navy
Replies: 122
Views: 32577

Re: July 3rd - Fly Navy

One factor which may have contributed to the impression of a lack of organisation was that the rows of waiting vehicles were not in a strict right-to-left order, I do not know the reason for this, but it made no difference to when one entered the venue, so should not be a factor. We were parked in ...
by grant_w
Mon 04 Jul 2022, 9:32 am
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: July 3rd - Fly Navy
Replies: 122
Views: 32577

Re: July 3rd - Fly Navy

Blackbird wrote:
Mon 04 Jul 2022, 9:08 am
I thought it was (pre-purchased) ticket only, and was sold out?
In the few days before they were pushing tickets with 20% off for front-line workers, so I wouldn't have thought it was sold out
by grant_w
Mon 04 Jul 2022, 7:37 am
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: July 3rd - Fly Navy
Replies: 122
Views: 32577

Re: July 3rd - Fly Navy

We arrived early (9:00) as I took my dad who can't walk far so wanted to park as close as possible, tickets were checked and we waited in the holding area. At 9:30 they started letting in the cars in rows, we were row 5, and we were parked up in about 15 minutes, parked closer than when we went to a...
by grant_w
Wed 22 Jun 2022, 8:45 am
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford Summer Air Show - 18th & 19th June
Replies: 157
Views: 79287

Re: Duxford Summer Air Show - 18th & 19th June

Word from an IWM volunteer is that "the powers that be" insisted on no pyros as it would potentially upset some attendees given the situation in Ukraine... absolute lunacy. People are too soft and easily offended these days. Much of the outrage and upset is orchestrated by the media. Divi...
by grant_w
Fri 10 Jun 2022, 2:19 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Headcorn Battle of Britain Airshow
Replies: 68
Views: 18997

Re: Headcorn Battle of Britain Airshow

From their website: All Days: Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Spitfire Boeing B17 ‘Sally B’ Spitfire TD314 ’St George’ Spitfire NH341 ‘Elizabeth’ Spitfire PL983 ‘ The NHS Spitfire’ Spitfire MT928 Hurricane P3717 Hurricane R4118 Hurricane V7497 ME109 G-AWHK (Buchon) C47 G-ANAF ‘Pegasus’ C47 N473DC ...
by grant_w
Fri 22 Apr 2022, 10:00 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Biggin Hill Polish AF C-130
Replies: 2
Views: 1075

Re: Biggin Hill Polish AF C-130

Flew over me in Kent at 3,900 ft. Had to run out the front door like a loon
by grant_w
Thu 17 Sep 2020, 2:05 pm
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: New show date 18th October Season finale?
Replies: 13
Views: 5884

Re: New show date 18th October Season finale?

At the most recent one you were allowed to walk around the site and the flight line before the show started and there were a couple of stools set up, I didn't wander over there to see what they were. The house was open for a tour as was the Swiss Garden, which was also open for a general wander and...
by grant_w
Mon 07 Sep 2020, 12:49 pm
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: Vintage Air Day Sun 6th Sep
Replies: 47
Views: 14803

Re: Vintage Air Day Sun 6th Sep

It was my first time at Shuttleworth and I thought it was really good. Also I loved the drive-in situation. Having you own personal space right by your car was so much more pleasurable rather than scrums along the flightline.
by grant_w
Fri 04 Sep 2020, 2:28 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Aero Legends 80th Anniversary Battle of Britain Airshow
Replies: 91
Views: 18527

Re: Aero Legends 80th Anniversary Battle of Britain Airshow

Tickets are available on Groupon for this show.
Adult tickets are £12
by grant_w
Tue 11 Aug 2020, 9:58 am
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: Vintage Air Day Sun 6th Sep
Replies: 47
Views: 14803

Re: Vintage Air Day Sun 6th Sep

The website has changed now, its £50 for a car with 2 adults, and children are free. Only have to buy extra tickets for additional adults
by grant_w
Mon 10 Aug 2020, 4:08 pm
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: Vintage Air Day Sun 6th Sep
Replies: 47
Views: 14803

Re: Vintage Air Day Sun 6th Sep

Do we know what the deal is with kids entry?
Does a car entry get you 2 adults and 2 kids?
Can't see it mention kids prices anywhere on the site