I have never been to an Air Show other than RIAT and was looking at attending Duxford this coming weekend however some things have confused me..
1. why is there a ticket to view the static line ?
2. parking permit ?
3. why is it so expensive when more aircraft attend abingdon air and country fayre
The website is extremely confusing and difficult to navigate aswell and with the aircraft confirmations now complete don't seem worth the cost or travel
as MiG_Eater says, prefer for a massive culture shock if you have only been to RIAT as duxford is totally different.
parking permits are largely because parking around there is sparse so they try to get people to find other methods of getting there, ie a local shuttle bus, to reduce stress on local roads.
This is the first time I have done the May air show, the battle of britain one in september is going to be the big RAF100 celebration event there, and with flying legends this represents probably the weakest of the three shows. annoyingly flying legends is on the same weekend this year.
it is expensive, but we are getting the patrouille de france which is a bonus.