Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2018

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Just looking at the updated weather on BBC and it certainly implies that the rain should clear through by about 2.30 up there.
In fact here in Wycombe at the moment (11am), theres a definate 'brightness' to the sky and the rain is now just a drizzle... Here's hoping for you.
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FLYING DISPLAY UPDATE: At this time the flying display schedule for Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show is virtually unchanged, with a revised start time of 1pm.

The flying highlights listed in our visitor leaflet including the RAF Red Arrows and Spitfires are expected to fly. Any further updates will be posted on our Twitter and Facebook channels. #DuxfordAirShows


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Now starting at 13:00. This is what's due to fly and the order. Some parts I've just put the title of display eg. Russian Front, so check Brian's list posted previously for more information. Was typed fast while being given out.

Surprise
Typhoon
Jet fighter
Blenheim & 3 Hurricanes
Post war trainer
Pre war trainers
Tutor
Russian front
BBMF
617 flypast
Nimrod pair
Korean war
Sally-B
Catalina
Gnat team
Rapide, Pembroke, Devon
RAF transport flypast Typhoon pair and A400M
Red Arrows
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Mr Benn wrote:I know I was gutted when I went to RIAT this year and the fact they cancelled the mass flyover because of 20 minutes of rain. (yes , I'm still bitter ! ) But at least I did get to see the rest of the day interrupted.
I guess having any outdoor even late September is increasing the chances of poor weather.

Will there be a live stream anywhere of what ever happens at todays show ?


I saw that as pointless too when after that the weather was fine and dandy. After that I felt like going home as I was really geared up to see that.
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From DX Facebook

Imperial War Museum Duxford Hi Andy, some of the Pre-War Trainers and the Voyager unfortunately won't be flying today, but at this time this is the only change. Any further updates will be posted on our Twitter and Facebook channels as soon as this information is available. We hope you have a great day, a bit of rain won’t stop us!
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Neither will the Lysander, Gladiator, Spitfire 'AR501', Sea Hurricane and Anson, looking at the list.

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At home 22 miles north at Duxford and it's stopped raining and I can see blue sky to the west.

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Pen Pusher wrote:At home 22 miles north at Duxford and it's stopped raining and I can see blue sky to the west.

Brian


The Voyager was what I wanted to see and I bet many more did also.

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Sad about those cancellations, I hope no more are added to the list. Still plenty of brilliant displays scheduled.
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The irony...

The forecast good weather day ends up with a near full display in lousy weather.

The bad weather day looks as though they will end up with a slightly curtailed display in what sounds like a rapidly improving situation.

Have a great afternoon.

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So what about the turnout?
Is it as crowded as it was yesterday?
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Pen Pusher wrote:At home 22 miles north at Duxford and it's stopped raining and I can see blue sky to the west.

Brian


12.15 - Still slight drizzle in Cambridge, looking much brighter but only 6.8 C according to the University's weather station!

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Got sunshine and scattered cloud now but heading Cambridge way.

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It's pretty much stopped raining at the airfield, and I can see blue sky to the north and west.

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It'll soon be almost total blue sky here in Wycombe (1.30) so still coming your way... :up:
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It's clearing up lovely here. Might take the kids to the park this afternoon then.
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What's the wind like?
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vulcanshammer wrote:What's the wind like?


12 knotts, gusting to 20 in Cambridge at the moment.

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vulcanshammer wrote:What's the wind like?


How come the Voyager cancelled

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sideeffectwhu wrote:
vulcanshammer wrote:What's the wind like?


How come the Voyager cancelled


Sorry I don't know. I'd guess operations reasons?
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Thoughtful_Flyer wrote:
vulcanshammer wrote:What's the wind like?


12 knotts, gusting to 20 in Cambridge at the moment.


Not too bad then but still a concern for the older contingent. (Aircraft not spectators).
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We have near perfect blue sky! Still cold.
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vulcanshammer wrote:
Thoughtful_Flyer wrote:
vulcanshammer wrote:What's the wind like?


12 knotts, gusting to 20 in Cambridge at the moment.


Not too bad then but still a concern for the older contingent. (Aircraft not spectators).

They flew 16 Tiger Moths on 100 formation. Aeroplanes and pilots are made of stronger stuff than many think...
Even though I've seen the Shuttleworth stuff countless times their absence is quite a hole in the programme. Voyager was expected to cancel, let's face it..
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st24 wrote:
vulcanshammer wrote:
Thoughtful_Flyer wrote:
vulcanshammer wrote:What's the wind like?


12 knotts, gusting to 20 in Cambridge at the moment.


Not too bad then but still a concern for the older contingent. (Aircraft not spectators).

They flew 16 Tiger Moths on 100 formation. Aeroplanes and pilots are made of stronger stuff than many think...
Even though I've seen the Shuttleworth stuff countless times their absence is quite a hole in the programme. Voyager was expected to cancel, let's face it..


Glad you all had something to watch. Just curious why the Voyager cancelled

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The 17kt crosswind at Brize probably has something to do with it.

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