Park and View?

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tug23
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What time does the Park and View area open,anyone know? :smile:

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Usually 07:30am I believe.

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Thanks Glen :smile:

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Yep that looks like it is correct this year aswell, 7:30am from Wednesday

If you are going Friday then I suggest getting there about 6.45-7ish mate :-)

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If you are going Friday then I suggest getting there about 6.45-7ish mate


Any particular reason why?

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I was going to look to arrive at about 12-30 - 1-30 and spend the afternoon there, hope things will still flying when we arrive!!

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Badgernelms wrote:I was going to look to arrive at about 12-30 - 1-30 and spend the afternoon there, hope things will still flying when we arrive!!



That was my plan although I might try and get there about 11ish

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what time do things ususally start departing on the monday?

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tomw94 wrote:what time do things ususally start departing on the monday?


One of the regulars will be able to answer that, but as a heads-up, Monday's P&V will be busy, over 1250 advance tickets sold for it as of Monday night.

UPDATE: Have asked the question of a friend on base, and the departure start hasn't been confirmed as of yet, but is normally between 0800 & 0900. The schedule will be firmed up over the next couple of days as aircrew book their preferred slots.
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Which park + view is better to get some photos of the aircraft arriving/displaying on Friday? I was in west last year as we were told that if we went in the east park and view we probably would not get out again. :smile:

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ursa_major wrote:
tomw94 wrote:what time do things ususally start departing on the monday?


One of the regulars will be able to answer that, but as a heads-up, Monday's P&V will be busy, over 1250 advance tickets sold for it as of Monday night.

UPDATE: Have asked the question of a friend on base, and the departure start hasn't been confirmed as of yet, but is normally between 0800 & 0900. The schedule will be firmed up over the next couple of days as aircrew book their preferred slots.

thanks :smile:

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On monday does the carpark open at any perticular time? Just thinking of heading down early....

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itfcscott wrote:Which park + view is better to get some photos of the aircraft arriving/displaying on Friday?


Wouldn't that depend on the prevailing wind?

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I guess your right, could someone please post tomorrow morning which one will be best to go to? :smile:

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The airfield does not officially open until 0900 on Monday due to the FOD inspection. Expect a constant stream of departures after that, especially if the sun is out!

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Batman3 wrote:On monday does the carpark open at any perticular time? Just thinking of heading down early....


0730 I believe.

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tomw94 wrote:what time do things ususally start departing on the monday?


Latest update from on-base is that departures for aircraft parked on the flying side will begin 0900L Monday, departures for aircraft parked in the static area will begin 1000L Monday.

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itfcscott wrote:I guess your right, could someone please post tomorrow morning which one will be best to go to? :smile:


Any replies please? Also are stepladers allowed in the park + view? :smile:

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itfcscott wrote:
itfcscott wrote:I guess your right, could someone please post tomorrow morning which one will be best to go to? :smile:


Any replies please? Also are stepladers allowed in the park + view? :smile:


Stepladders are definitely allowed in the eastern P&V as per RIAT's website (separate enclosure) - not sure about the western one. WRT which one to go for, depends which end they're using and whether you want airborne or ground shots really. If you really want to get a good idea before you go, use NOTAMPlot or similar to get the current TAF & latest METAR for the base and work it out.

EDIT: A common-sense alternative would be to do what I've just done & ask in the moves thread for the info. 27 is in use for arrivals, eastern end.

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Ok thanks, will probably go to the eastern end :smile:

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Were abouts is the park and view??

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In answer to your question, the western and eastern ends of the airfield. Seeing as things get going at 9am, what time is everything usually gone by? Lunch time ish? Just want to be able to plan the day

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It is rare for much to go before 0900 (there is a big party on the |Sunday night, and you need time to recover!) and they aim to have everything that's going by 1300 local.

Because of the prevailing wind, the aircraft usually depart east>west. So the eastern end will get close up views of stuff on the ground, whilst the western end will get airbourne shots of the departures.

Cheers

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when arriving does it have sign posts on were to go.

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yes.

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