Prestwick/Ayr airshow.

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Alanko
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Prestwick/Ayr airshow.

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The King Air display team are down for the 3rd/4th of September, sharing duties between Portrush and 'Scottish Airshow'. I read a couple of things about funding structures ahead of the next Ayrshow, so I'm guessing that it is at least going ahead. :rock:

I saw mention of it starting earlier on the Saturday, so at this rate I will be taking the Friday off work! I, and I wager a fair few other Edinbuggers, took the train over there and still managed to miss the beach assault display.

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The new facebook page is calling it the "Scottish International Airshow." Wouldn't read in to it too much this early but interesting to note. Also supposedly it is a three day event this year, 2nd-4th, unknown what will happen on the Friday though.

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A 3 day eventer? I'm just planning on driving down to the hotel on the Friday!! Much as I would take the train Alanko, I prefer driving. The whole experience of loading the car with camera gear/scanner,travel cases and me and my mrs heading from planet Southside to Prestwick is something I do enjoy! I'll be at my usual place on the Saturday for the flying display,just by Greenan castle under the run in for display path!
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There has been talks about a night photoshoot so the Friday could possibly be that.

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Strat, if I had a car I would be in the same boat... so to speak.

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Wonder what this Years big billing will be? It was the final Scottish Appearance by The Vulcan last year.

Interesting to see what we get this Year?

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Unknown74 wrote:Wonder what this Years big billing will be? It was the final Scottish Appearance by The Vulcan last year.

Interesting to see what we get this Year?


Another big hike in ticket fees. :whistle:

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I'm hoping if it's rebranded Scottish international airshow may get overseas participation all will be out coming weeks think it's expected Typhoon team will be back

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Unknown74 wrote:Wonder what this Years big billing will be? It was the final Scottish Appearance by The Vulcan last year.

Interesting to see what we get this Year?

I know that they would love to get that Norweigan F104 that's being restored but it hasn't flown yet don't think

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Alanko wrote:Strat, if I had a car I would be in the same boat... so to speak.

:lol: Any mode of transport just to get to an airshow will do, I'd even walk! :biggrin: I know what you mean!
McG,,Nooooh! But you know they probably already have!
Joking aside, If it were to be rebranded as the Scottish International airshow, then here's hoping more international participants wade in with a surprise or 2. USAF etc!
As was pointed out in another post in this thread,we did have the final display appearance from XH558 in Scotland. So they're going to have to get another showstopper.
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http://www.thescottishinternationalairshow.com/

New website up with info to be added soon.

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...from Facebook. No B52 display as the wing tips would collide with runway infrastructure (somebody had asked). No Chinook display, potentially, because of technical issues. Does this affect all Chinooks at the moment?

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Alanko wrote:...from Facebook. No B-52 display as the wing tips would collide with runway infrastructure (somebody had asked). No Chinook display, potentially, because of technical issues. Does this affect all Chinooks at the moment?


Chinook display team news to be announced soon according to their own twitter.

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Typhoon confirmed with today's release of their schedule for the year.

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P-51D Jumpin Jacques confirmed tonight on their FB page.

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The Dutch B25 Mitchell confirmed for the 3 days nice machine

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Fantastic couple of additions!

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Some good additions so far. Not decided yet whether I will be going again or not... (personally I hope I do!)

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Red arrows are confirmed tonight also,everything will be announced soon the Friday whatever is happening and seemingly the Sunday at the airport will be different too

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Nice additions! B25 was one I was hoping to see last year at East Fortune,fingers crossed I catch it at Prestwick! keep the goodies coming! :biggrin: Mrs will be very excited to hear the Reds are making another appearance!
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Good solid start.

Still unsure if I'll make this, or if I'll be heading to Austria for Zeltweg.
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Choices choices Skyflash! You'll be kept in the loop should you chose Zeltweg. I can't wait to be back at Prestwick once again.Looking forward to seeing what can be pulled out the hat next!
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Seemingly they are in talks looking for overseas participation the B25 being one

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Line up looking good so far :clap:

Flying
-RAFAT Red Arrows
-BBMF (Spitfire, Hurricane & Lancaster)
-RAF Falcons Parachute Team
-RAF Chinook
-RAF Typhoon
-Royal Marines display
-Royal Norwegian Air Force Historical Squadron MIG 15UTI & Vampire x2
-Royal Netherlands Air Force Historic Flight B-25 Mitchell
-P-51D Mustang Miss Helen
-Catalina Little Miss Pick Up
-Nanchang CJ-6A & Beech 18 duo
-Lauren Richardson's Pitts Special
-The Blades
-Aerosparxs (night show)
-Irish Historic Flight (TBC)
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Quite different from last year, even with only a handful of acts announced. Definitely good reason to go for three days?!

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