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by XX752
Wed 22 Aug 2018, 2:24 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Scampton Airshow 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 101167

Re: Scampton Airshow 2018

[quote="BossMann"]I guess you are right, the RAF continued to hold airshows at RAF Finingley until 1994 when the base physically closed its doors and the organisers made the swift move to RAF Waddington so in theory RAFCTE could still use Scampton until its doors close in 2022.... but it m...
by XX752
Fri 10 Aug 2018, 7:47 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Scampton Airshow 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 101167

Re: Scampton Airshow 2018

But the point is, I can't help but think the hiding the show took from websites like this in some ways contributed to its demise. It certainly didn't help. I guess BossMann's enthusiasm is the opposite. Maybe it will make a difference, maybe not - but I can't see that it will cause any harm; and it...
by XX752
Thu 09 Aug 2018, 2:09 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Scampton Airshow 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 101167

Re: Scampton Airshow 2018

But the point is, I can't help but think the hiding the show took from websites like this in some ways contributed to its demise. It certainly didn't help. I guess BossMann's enthusiasm is the opposite. Maybe it will make a difference, maybe not - but I can't see that it will cause any harm; and it...
by XX752
Wed 01 Aug 2018, 9:14 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Scampton Airshow 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 101167

Re: Scampton Airshow 2018

HaveQuick2 wrote:
f-4 wrote: Given the best option is Wittering.....


Absolutely agree. Red Arrows to Wittering is nailed-on IMHO.


Really? - It's proximity to the A1 and a circuit full of Tutors may have a say on why it isn't. Only one of 6 potential homes being looked at......
by XX752
Tue 24 Jul 2018, 1:45 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Bye Bye Scampton?
Replies: 115
Views: 11296

Re: Bye Bye Scampton?

The obvious new location for the Reds would have to be RAF Valley, as the T1 airframes are maintaintained there and the Reds regularly visit to use the T1 simulators. So using MoD logic, RAF Valley will be at the bottom of the list of alternatives. Nonwithstanding the maintenance facilities there, ...
by XX752
Tue 24 Jul 2018, 7:14 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Scampton Airshow 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 101167

Re: Scampton Airshow 2018

vbombers2 wrote:According to the Times, sounds like Scampton's being sold off.


To close by '2022' apparently - the real reason why the airshow was pulled is maybe becoming clearer. Does not look good establishing a successful airshow on a base that is going to close.
by XX752
Tue 10 Jul 2018, 9:41 am
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: London Flypast 10 July - up to 100 aircraft
Replies: 193
Views: 27611

Re: London Flypast 10 July - up to 100 aircraft

Airshowhammer wrote:Looks like the Typhoons wont be doing a big 100 but more two triangle formations!


Merely an illustration on the information releases as the RAF want to keep the '100' secret until it is officially unveiled.
by XX752
Tue 19 Jun 2018, 1:29 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Typhoon 2015 Display Question
Replies: 5
Views: 953

Re: Typhoon 2015 Display Question

The 2015 solo display aircraft was ZK353 'BQ' the Red tailed 29 squadron aircraft, however ZK349 (GN-A) the camouflage jet was used on a number of occasions as the solo display aircraft, it's principle use was intended to be as the synchro display aircraft, flown by Flt Lt Westonby Brooks with a Spi...
by XX752
Thu 03 May 2018, 12:46 pm
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: May 6th - Season Premiere & RAF centenary
Replies: 190
Views: 33138

Re: May 6th - Season Premiere & RAF centenary

The surge in ticket sales since it has been announced suggests it more than has a place at OW, it's certainly persuaded me to attend. Though to be fair that surge consists of 90% of the greater population of central Lincolnshire.... Well , we don't get out that often, Bedfordshire is almost the equ...
by XX752
Thu 03 May 2018, 11:07 am
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: May 6th - Season Premiere & RAF centenary
Replies: 190
Views: 33138

Re: May 6th - Season Premiere & RAF centenary

With the Typhoon at 2pm and Lancaster at 2.25pm - Could we get a chance of a flypast with both together?? Fingers crossed Not unless the RAF have rehearsed it, and it's been signed off in triplicate. And even then they'd only be allowed to roughly be in the same hemisphere. The Typhoon really has n...
by XX752
Thu 14 Dec 2017, 5:32 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: 12 Squadron to become a Typhoon squadron
Replies: 16
Views: 3300

Re: 12 Squadron to become a Typhoon squadron

Do digging 19(F) and 43(F) were the favourites for the air defence squadrons. The latter having the Scottish connection. Both standards are laid up though, not sure what it takes to reverse the process IX(B) expected at a long term F-35 operator 12(B) were touted for a Protector squadron. With anot...
by XX752
Thu 14 Dec 2017, 4:34 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Scampton Airshow 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 101167

Re: Scampton Airshow 2018

Scampton suffered from horrific PR, and by not having a clear idea of what it wanted to be. It could have been "RIAT of the north" and a genuine successor to the Waddington airshows, but a bad choice of date, lazy choices of aircraft bookings and extortionate prices for what was a seaside...
by XX752
Thu 14 Dec 2017, 4:24 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: 12 Squadron to become a Typhoon squadron
Replies: 16
Views: 3300

Re: 12 Squadron to become a Typhoon squadron

Would be good to see 74 Sqn operational again - having brought the F4J back from the States in 1984 and subsequently operated the type on the Sqn. Unlikely. I'm guessing 9 sdn will be in pole position if it does not become the 'possible' second F35 sdn. Failing that 19 sdn seems to be the number be...
by XX752
Thu 14 Dec 2017, 3:21 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: 12 Squadron to become a Typhoon squadron
Replies: 16
Views: 3300

Re: 12 Squadron to become a Typhoon squadron

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/defence-minister-reveals-new-raf-squadron-at-qatar-event They are due to be the next Tornado squadron to disband in April. Still an odd one from what is said below Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson was in Doha last weekend, where he agreed a package of training a...
by XX752
Thu 14 Dec 2017, 3:15 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Scampton Airshow 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 101167

Re: Scampton Airshow 2018

2018 SHOW CANCELLED: STATEMENT FROM THE SCAMPTON AIRSHOW WEBSITE: "On September 9-10 Scampton Airshow Limited, with the support of the RAF Charitable Trust Enterprises (RAFCTE), RAF personnel and a hardworking team of volunteers successfully staged a new airshow at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire...
by XX752
Thu 02 Nov 2017, 9:05 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Scampton Airshow 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 101167

Re: Scampton Airshow 2018

We are all supporters of the Scampton Airshow and all went this year and we all want it to be a success for the future.... I just spoke to the Scampton airshow office - the kind lady said that they were still looking at the 'wash up' and feedback from last years show to see what changes need to be ...
by XX752
Fri 22 Sep 2017, 1:11 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Scampton Airshow 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 101167

Re: Scampton Airshow 2018

Can't believe all the discussion. Simple summary of 2017: 1. Ticket prices were too high, in so far as they did not offer value for money when comparing the flying display to other alternatives; 2. The quality of the flying display was poor. This had nothing to do with a lack of effort from DBH - i...
by XX752
Fri 22 Sep 2017, 12:41 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Scampton Airshow 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 101167

Re: Scampton Airshow 2018

Can't believe all the discussion. Simple summary of 2017: 1. Ticket prices were too high, in so far as they did not offer value for money when comparing the flying display to other alternatives; 2. The quality of the flying display was poor. This had nothing to do with a lack of effort from DBH - i...
by XX752
Fri 22 Sep 2017, 9:37 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Scampton Airshow 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 101167

Re: Scampton Airshow 2018

I'm not about to go into forensic detail re: Scampton 2017, I'll leave that for others who feel they are better placed. What I do find comical are comments such as FB with I would like to hope that the organisers; DBH/RIAT air ops, have simply dropped the Scampton Ball this year and have their fing...
by XX752
Fri 22 Sep 2017, 8:48 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Scampton Airshow 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 101167

Re: Scampton Airshow 2018

XX752, How utterly depressing. I can see the logic in what you're saying though. The one thing which puzzles here, the air show? Its already been hailed a success and another planned for next year, despite the comments made here on UKAR, by folk like myself no less. However, should the air show rea...
by XX752
Thu 21 Sep 2017, 3:02 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Scampton Airshow 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 101167

Re: Scampton Airshow 2018

XX752, I know the history behind the closure but everywhere you turn now its the same, no money being spent. When the station made it onto the Government's list of military establishments to close in 1994 just what kind of state was the officers' Mess in for example, or any other Buildings? As for ...
by XX752
Thu 21 Sep 2017, 9:19 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Scampton Airshow 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 101167

Re: Scampton Airshow 2018

Andy, I for one am only thinking out loud on here, if that's permissible. When I say sinister, I don't mean something like a secret sect conspiracy, what I mean is if one reads between the particular lines about wanting this to be a 'family show' well why does it need stating? A family show as oppo...
by XX752
Mon 11 Sep 2017, 12:34 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: RAF Scampton Air Show 2017
Replies: 991
Views: 230916

Re: RAF Scampton Air Show 2017?

It's not happening. End. Just needed a little reminder of this..... Sorry, couldn't resist I assume you are referring to n0143773's insistence that the Waddington show would not be returning, in his defence he is correct as the Waddington show hasn't returned and DBH have been bending over backward...
by XX752
Mon 11 Sep 2017, 11:21 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: RAF Scampton Air Show 2017
Replies: 991
Views: 230916

Re: RAF Scampton Air Show 2017?

Slappywag wrote:It's not happening.

End.


Just needed a little reminder of this..... :grin:

Sorry, couldn't resist
by XX752
Fri 08 Sep 2017, 12:32 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: RAF Scampton Air Show 2017
Replies: 991
Views: 230916

Re: RAF Scampton Air Show 2017

jules48 wrote:Dont go then
No one is forcing you.


That is correct. I have no desire to pay nearly £40 for a seaside show line up. At least Ten pounds overpriced for what is offered. Such a shame as this could have been the start of a really good new venue, It's almost of if it's been set up to to fail.