Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2018

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Stagger2 wrote:Quote-"Still, absolutely fantastic line up, a show the IWM can be proud of." :clap:
Let's not get too gushing before the 'Oversized' Lady has sung! There's still a shed-load of stuff that can go wrong, not least the weather? Can't blame the IWM for that bit, but it was nice last weekend on the 15th of September :facepalm:
Still, mustn't grumble. eh? :yahoo:

current reports suggest the weather should be ok. lets hope it stays that way

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Indeed.

Personally I think the line-up is very good, but I think the airshow itself will most likely suffer from overcrowding and a horrendous traffic jam at the end of the day. I'm going both days and am wondering how much sleep i'll get Saturday night... it might be a case of arriving home and leaving straight away!

Hopefully they'll have re-thought the positioning of the fairground too. I would have watched by my car back in may, but had a giant metal ride blocking my view which forced me to make the fenceline even more crowded!

Indeed... let's see... but it could be good!

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MiG_Eater wrote:Indeed.

Personally I think the line-up is very good, but I think the airshow itself will most likely suffer from overcrowding and a horrendous traffic jam at the end of the day. I'm going both days and am wondering how much sleep i'll get Saturday night... it might be a case of arriving home and leaving straight away!

Hopefully they'll have re-thought the positioning of the fairground too. I would have watched by my car back in may, but had a giant metal ride blocking my view which forced me to make the fenceline even more crowded!

Indeed... let's see... but it could be good!


yes i think overcrowding will end up being the big issue. im hoping that family gropus of 4 or 5 will come in 1 car. keep the numbers down :lol:

i'm doing both days and plan to start early. last year and in may i used some backroads which made my entrance and exits fairly rapid. with luck they won't be closed off for this one.

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Surely the point of an all-ticket affair is to limit both bodies and vehicles so that over-crowding can't occur. Yes, it will be busy, but it shouldn't be over-crowded.
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Sunday isn't looking too great weather wise. Looks like Saturday is the best day at the moment

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60mph gusts for Sunday, that could be fun!!

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Wrexham Mackem wrote:Surely the point of an all-ticket affair is to limit both bodies and vehicles so that over-crowding can't occur. Yes, it will be busy, but it shouldn't be over-crowded.


It shouldn't... but it usually is!

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BBC says it's going to rain both days! However wind is less on Saturday. Let's hope it's wrong like normal
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BBC have become increasingly unreliable, would take their forecast with a pinch of salt.

Met Office suggests Saturday will be 'mainly dry and bright'

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Abbo46 wrote:BBC have become increasingly unreliable, would take their forecast with a pinch of salt.

Met Office suggests Saturday will be 'mainly dry and bright'


the BBC suggested RIAT might be a rainy weekend. My sunburn and the constant reminders over the tannoy to keep hyrdated said otherwise.

i think the storm systems are meant to focus on the north west through to eastern scotland, so we should hopefully miss it

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I'mm going to Duxford tomorrow but with 40mph+ winds forecast from the south-west, I don't think there will be much flying apart from a few tents & marques. :biggrin:

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Tom105 wrote:BBC says it's going to rain both days! However wind is less on Saturday. Let's hope it's wrong like normal


BBC now saying dry all day Saturday with sunny intervals !
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Weather system, due to bring high winds and heavy rain is due to move in late Sat/early Sun, hence the change.

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List could do with an update: R4118 not flying and, ML407 will be participating.

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I believe Hurricane V7497 may display if all the post-restoration flights and paperwork are sorted out in time.

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That'd be nice. :clap:

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I don't have a ticket for the w/end although I do have the day booked off work for Friday. I was going to go and hopefully catch some arrivals and maybe some practicing although with the wind at 15mph+ all day, and 30mph+ gusts I'm thinking there won't be much to see?

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Catalina just gone flying with winds gusting at 36mph.
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PirateTrickster wrote:I don't have a ticket for the w/end although I do have the day booked off work for Friday. I was going to go and hopefully catch some arrivals and maybe some practicing although with the wind at 15mph+ all day, and 30mph+ gusts I'm thinking there won't be much to see?

I was also planning Friday but I’m holding out until last minute to decide. Got Saturday tickets thankfully

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Weather warning now in place from 9am Sunday to 9am Monday for strong winds. Fingers crossed that it all changes between now and then though (as naturally, I have a Sunday ticket!)

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Me too... not feeling too optimistic right now though!

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luckily I have both days (with an extra trip planned for friday) so worst case it looks like i might get a show for Saturday.

Sunday isn't looking so amazing at the moment

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Weather warning for Duxford you say?

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PirateTrickster wrote:I don't have a ticket for the w/end although I do have the day booked off work for Friday. I was going to go and hopefully catch some arrivals and maybe some practicing although with the wind at 15mph+ all day, and 30mph+ gusts I'm thinking there won't be much to see?


Anyone experienced fridays before - is there much activity wrt practice displays

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ARC Lysander will be on static. :up:

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