G-CVIX wrote:My main criticism is how tight on space the grandstand was. I would not recommend it unfortunately. We were packed in like sardines.
"Tight" must be the understatement of the year. I've only just got the feeling back in my arms and legs!!!
Couple that with the fact that due to how shallow an angle the tiering was for the seats you couldn't clearly see over the head of the persons in the row sat in front of you and panning for photos was a nightmare.
The "there will be a seating map and you can choose your seat, first come first served" wasn't there either. Arrived first thing and they just gave us a numbered ticket (no choice). Thought they'd fill the stand from top row to bottom row (lets face it most who get there early want a top row seat) but no they were automatically going from bottom to top! Went back to the hut to request to change seat numbers and all the woman did was whinge and moan about people choosing their seats (to which I promptly told her we were told we could pick our seats from those available).
As I was on the back row I (and others) thought we'd stand up only to be told by the staff that this is a seated enclosure and no one is allowed to stand, even on the back row due to "aviation safety reasons"
I dread looking through my photos because I know the majority are not going to be any good
To top it all off there also wasn't a toilet at the enclosure either (which was advertised in the blurb).
I'll certainly not be using the grandstand again unless theres big changes to the enclosure.
On the plus side even though foreign participation was lacking, and we had a 'Battle of Britain' flypast without Hurricanes
the quality of the flying was once again exceptional
Display of the day (for me) was the Ultimate Fighters with their Thunderbolt, Spitfire, Mustang & Buchon. Expertly flown display