Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2018

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Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2018

Tue 21 Aug 2018, 11:49 am

What time does the show start/finish ?

Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2018

Tue 21 Aug 2018, 7:32 pm

AARDVARK wrote:What time does the show start/finish ?


Flying starts at 12.00 this year through to 6.00

Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2018

Tue 21 Aug 2018, 7:47 pm

timuss wrote:
AARDVARK wrote:What time does the show start/finish ?


Flying starts at 12.00 this year through to 6.00


Thankyou :up:

Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2018

Tue 21 Aug 2018, 9:08 pm

timuss wrote:
AARDVARK wrote:What time does the show start/finish ?


Flying starts at 12.00 this year through to 6.00


Where are you getting 12:00 from?

IWM website says 12:45! :dunno:

Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2018

Thu 23 Aug 2018, 7:44 am

HAC DH.9 will be on static.

Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2018

Thu 23 Aug 2018, 8:11 pm

neilos wrote:
timuss wrote:
AARDVARK wrote:What time does the show start/finish ?


Flying starts at 12.00 this year through to 6.00


Where are you getting 12:00 from?

IWM website says 12:45! :dunno:


Yeah my mistake.

Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2018

Fri 24 Aug 2018, 4:49 pm



Brian
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Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2018

Fri 24 Aug 2018, 4:51 pm

Saturday tickets no longer available online.

Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2018

Sat 25 Aug 2018, 12:49 pm

Haven’t used the park and ride before, what experiences have people got with it?

Have Duxford increased capacity/amount of tickets available or have they reduced the amount of car parking space available on show days? Or does car parking always sell out before tickets?

Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2018

Sat 25 Aug 2018, 4:43 pm

JJC wrote:Haven’t used the park and ride before, what experiences have people got with it?

Have Duxford increased capacity/amount of tickets available or have they reduced the amount of car parking space available on show days? Or does car parking always sell out before tickets?


I made the mistake of turning up about 2 or 3 years ago and found you couldn't just park with just a ticket for the day. A pre-purchased parking permit was now required. I was directed all the way to a retail park in Cambridge and had to get on the Bus there. There's nothing like progress! :roll:

FB :biggrin:

Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2018

Sat 25 Aug 2018, 5:45 pm

To be fair to Duxford this does look a pretty good line up. Much better than the May offering. I just can't bring myself to part with money for an IWM show anymore. Enjoy it, those of you going.

Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2018

Sat 25 Aug 2018, 8:01 pm

The Baron wrote:To be fair to Duxford this does look a pretty good line up. Much better than the May offering. I just can't bring myself to part with money for an IWM show anymore. Enjoy it, those of you going.


I'd say it's one of their most impressive line ups in a very, very long time.

Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2018

Sun 26 Aug 2018, 9:07 am

Ryan. wrote:
The Baron wrote:To be fair to Duxford this does look a pretty good line up. Much better than the May offering. I just can't bring myself to part with money for an IWM show anymore. Enjoy it, those of you going.


I'd say it's one of their most impressive line ups in a very, very long time.


it does. the fact it looks to be a sellout really supports that. i bet seeing the tornado and f-35 are also a big draw for people

Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2018

Sun 26 Aug 2018, 10:47 am

Finningley Boy wrote:
JJC wrote:Haven’t used the park and ride before, what experiences have people got with it?

Have Duxford increased capacity/amount of tickets available or have they reduced the amount of car parking space available on show days? Or does car parking always sell out before tickets?


I made the mistake of turning up about 2 or 3 years ago and found you couldn't just park with just a ticket for the day. A pre-purchased parking permit was now required. I was directed all the way to a retail park in Cambridge and had to get on the Bus there. There's nothing like progress! :roll:

FB :biggrin:


Am I correct in thinking that you’re talking about turning up to park at the museum itself?

I presume you just arrive at the park and ride on the day and don’t have to pre-book a parking space?

Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2018

Mon 27 Aug 2018, 7:50 am

Finningley Boy wrote:
JJC wrote:Haven’t used the park and ride before, what experiences have people got with it?

Have Duxford increased capacity/amount of tickets available or have they reduced the amount of car parking space available on show days? Or does car parking always sell out before tickets?


I made the mistake of turning up about 2 or 3 years ago and found you couldn't just park with just a ticket for the day. A pre-purchased parking permit was now required. I was directed all the way to a retail park in Cambridge and had to get on the Bus there. There's nothing like progress! :roll:

FB :biggrin:


Sounds about right, awful venue these days, good line up, but to costly in every department, especially having to pay to park to. And sounds like a sell -out, so folk will be cramped in to bursting point, as it's not the biggest of venues. Haven't attended since they scrapped the Autumn air show, and doubtful i ever will again.

Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2018

Tue 28 Aug 2018, 9:49 am

JJC wrote:I presume you just arrive at the park and ride on the day and don’t have to pre-book a parking space?


That is correct, you don't need a permit for park & ride. Just park up, show your airshow tickets and jump on the bus.

Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2018

Tue 28 Aug 2018, 3:26 pm

Wrexham Mackem wrote:
JJC wrote:I presume you just arrive at the park and ride on the day and don’t have to pre-book a parking space?


That is correct, you don't need a permit for park & ride. Just park up, show your airshow tickets and jump on the bus.


Excellent, thanks for the confirmation.

Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2018

Tue 28 Aug 2018, 4:07 pm



Brian

Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2018

Wed 29 Aug 2018, 8:14 am

Oh dear... as if the traffic situation wasn't bad enough already!

Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2018

Wed 29 Aug 2018, 2:47 pm



Brian

Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2018

Thu 30 Aug 2018, 12:33 pm

It’d be nice if anything around at Mildenhall/Lakenheath at the time of the show could make an appearance.

Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2018

Thu 30 Aug 2018, 10:08 pm

Guys I've never been to this airshow. Its a fairdrive from Worcestershire ,but I'm considering it. Just concerned about how busy the traffic will be ,as a 2 hour drive is bad enough. How regular are the park n rides, as I'm liable to want to leave at any time of the afternoon ( thats Anxiety for you ).

Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2018

Fri 31 Aug 2018, 11:39 am

Mr Benn wrote:Guys I've never been to this airshow. Its a fairdrive from Worcestershire ,but I'm considering it. Just concerned about how busy the traffic will be ,as a 2 hour drive is bad enough. How regular are the park n rides, as I'm liable to want to leave at any time of the afternoon ( thats Anxiety for you ).


Traffic will always be busy - its an airshow - try to get there as early as you can. Park and Ride starts at 08:00 and buses run every 30 minutes. In the return direction the first bus back to Trumpington is 3:30. Again, they're every half an hour until 6:30.

Details here

https://www.iwm.org.uk/visits/iwm-duxfo ... -info/road

Duxford is a unique venue for sure. The capacity is way lower than say RIAT, but its a far smaller venue, so it can feel crowded. There's loads going on though, and plenty to see.

Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2018

Fri 31 Aug 2018, 12:11 pm

Mr Benn
I'll second that. Duxford will be very congested as it is a small venue and is at capacity for this show. In particular, the area between hangars 4 and 5 is also used as the area for traders on both sides of the roadway and can very crowded. In addition the area by the land warfare hall is simply a sea of people and you have to pick your way between deck chairs.

If you have never visited Duxford before and are anxious about it I would recommend going on the Friday before the show as a lot of acts practice on that day.

Also be aware that the A14 between Huntingdon and Cambridge is being upgraded and there is a 40mph limit for most of it (about 10 miles) - it's usually ok at weekends but the dual carriageway has been narrowed.

I volunteer at Duxford - and wil be doing so at the show on Saturday - so if I can give you any further info please pm me.
best wishes

Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2018

Sat 01 Sep 2018, 2:47 pm

tankbuster81 wrote:
Finningley Boy wrote:
JJC wrote:Haven’t used the park and ride before, what experiences have people got with it?

Have Duxford increased capacity/amount of tickets available or have they reduced the amount of car parking space available on show days? Or does car parking always sell out before tickets?


I made the mistake of turning up about 2 or 3 years ago and found you couldn't just park with just a ticket for the day. A pre-purchased parking permit was now required. I was directed all the way to a retail park in Cambridge and had to get on the Bus there. There's nothing like progress! :roll:

FB :biggrin:


Sounds about right, awful venue these days, good line up, but to costly in every department, especially having to pay to park to. And sounds like a sell -out, so folk will be cramped in to bursting point, as it's not the biggest of venues. Haven't attended since they scrapped the Autumn air show, and doubtful i ever will again.



There's always the naughty field.... :whistle:
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