Throckmorton Airshow Local Viewing?

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Throckmorton Airshow Local Viewing?

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Please, can anyone suggest a good viewing area in the vicinity of the airfield
Will hopefully be in the area early afternoon but not 100% sure I can make it yet...... hence not bought tickets
Thanks in advance

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Bump :shock:
Anyone help please :smile:

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why not buy one in hope that you can make it and if not somebody might well be after a last minute one tomorrow and you can forward it to them and sort out the payment between you.
If that fails then look on it as a donation to good charitable causes.
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Long Lane in Throckmorton will be closed on airshow day and like Bruntingthorpe, Throckmorton is very enclosed with no little roads or tracks to creep up in order to view the show. Tickets were stopped being sold a few days ago now and they're not available on the day so unfortunately the best idea would be to plan another airshow, Cosford looks good!

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Thanks but Cosford clashes and if I can get there Sat I'll be viewing a little distance away somewhere...........maybe a pub garden if I can find one :smile:

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Excuses excuses :shock: :whistle: :wink:
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Mart06 wrote:Thanks but Cosford clashes and if I can get there Sat I'll be viewing a little distance away somewhere...........maybe a pub garden if I can find one :smile:


Crowd line is west of the runway this year......so I would go East of that........Long Lane/ Throckmorton Road maybe ?

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paullangford wrote:
Mart06 wrote:Thanks but Cosford clashes and if I can get there Sat I'll be viewing a little distance away somewhere...........maybe a pub garden if I can find one :smile:


Crowd line is west of the runway this year......so I would go East of that........Long Lane/ Throckmorton Road maybe ?

Thanks very much, very much appriciated :clap:

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Thumper wrote:Long Lane in Throckmorton will be closed on airshow day and like Bruntingthorpe, Throckmorton is very enclosed with no little roads or tracks to creep up in order to view the show. Tickets were stopped being sold a few days ago now and they're not available on the day so unfortunately the best idea would be to plan another airshow, Cosford looks good!

Tickets are back on sale online.

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Mart06 wrote:
paullangford wrote:
Mart06 wrote:Thanks but Cosford clashes and if I can get there Sat I'll be viewing a little distance away somewhere...........maybe a pub garden if I can find one :smile:


Crowd line is west of the runway this year......so I would go East of that........Long Lane/ Throckmorton Road maybe ?

Thanks very much, very much appriciated :clap:


I might add I've never actually BEEN there, but looking at Google Maps, that's where I would head for.....you might find a bit of open ground or public footpath

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Are you local?

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CrowdlinePhotography wrote:Are you local?


No, from the Midlands :smile:

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CrowdlinePhotography wrote:Are you local?


Me ?........no......cockney :smile:

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Okay, well there's a nearby village called Bishampton. In the village, there is a track. When Throckmorton was in use, the track was right under the landing path and where the landing lights use to be is still visible in places. Which means the track must be relatively close so maybe that's a good spot for viewing.
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Perhaps if there are no farmers around...you could make a dash across their field?

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CrowdlinePhotography wrote:Perhaps if there are no farmers around...you could make a dash across their field?


I do hope you're not suggesting another UKAR member takes part in potentially illegal activities :shock: :wink:
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Rent a tractor and pretend to be a farmer, just go up and down the field a few times, no one will suspect anything. :whistle:
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capercaillie wrote:Rent a Range Rover and pretend to be a farmer

Corrected , free of charge !! :lmao:
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capercaillie wrote:Rent a tractor and pretend to be a farmer, just go up and down the field a few times, no one will suspect anything. :whistle:


The farmer might wonder what you were doing, but I guess you could hire a plough with the tractor and do some farming for them while you watched :joystick:
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CrowdlinePhotography wrote:Okay, well there's a nearby village called Bishampton. In the village, there is a track. When Throckmorton was in use, the track was right under the landing path and where the landing lights use to be is still visible in places. Which means the track must be relatively close so maybe that's a good spot for viewing.


Thanks, fingers crossed I can finish early to-morrow and get there :roll:

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Don't anyone mention the big triangle snapped jet that's easily the biggest crowd puller tomorrow.

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Mart06 wrote:
CrowdlinePhotography wrote:Okay, well there's a nearby village called Bishampton. In the village, there is a track. When Throckmorton was in use, the track was right under the landing path and where the landing lights use to be is still visible in places. Which means the track must be relatively close so maybe that's a good spot for viewing.


Thanks, fingers crossed I can finish early to-morrow and get there :roll:


Haven't been there in a while but I remember it being relatively close. You'll certainly see a lot of flying but perhaps not close enough for decent photography.

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Info for the day .......

Gates open at 10am
Flying starts at 12.30pm
Parking is free
If you are concerned about mobility and need to park as close to the action as possible, please tell the stewards when you arrive on site
Exact timings will be confirmed tomorrow and updated by our commentator, should anything change
The flying display will finish at approx 5 / 5.30pm
The V****n is displaying but won’t be landing at Throckmorton
Don’t try and watch the display from outside – the roads are closed anyway and you run the risk of us having to cancel the flying display for safety reasons
Food and drink will be available, but feel free to bring your own
If you want to sit down, do bring your own chairs
If you haven’t got tickets – get them before you travel to the show!

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For those unable to get in to the show the best, and most responsible, spot to get a view of things would prob be around Breedon Hill. About 3 miles to the south, you'll get a decent view across to the airfield and hopefully get something sexy on a wide overshoot or run in. You may not get that sexy close up you're after- but if that's so important you should have bought a ticket! Avoids clogging up a small village and screwing up the display for the organisers, ticket holders and charities.
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Go onto their Facebook page and avoid going anywhere near the airfield. Traffic chaos and many unhappy people stuck in cars for hours!
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