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XX752
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BBMF have stated on twitter they are grounded at the moment due to a technical issue, might mean we will possibly loose them form this and other shows this weekend.

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XX752 wrote:BBMF have stated on twitter they are grounded at the moment due to a technical issue, might mean we will possibly loose them form this and other shows this weekend.


Oh no - if they can't come will be a shame but I hope the Biggin hill guys will try to find a replacement to fill their slot, blades/ yakovlevs ???

On the arrivals side - 2 Belgian F16s have arrived at Biggin Hill ready for Eastbourne and the Biggin Hill Air Fair this weekend!!

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BossMann wrote:
POD wrote:
I believe the Czech Helo's are a combined CSAR demo......

There's also a Belgian Herc on Static and is arriving Friday.......



Wow - ultra rare two ship display by a Mi35/ Mi 171! looking forwards to it

Has this combination displayed anyone else before?


I have seen it once two years ago at Kliene Brogel, but not here in the UK.... :up:
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POD wrote:
BossMann wrote:
POD wrote:
I believe the Czech Helo's are a combined CSAR demo......

There's also a Belgian Herc on Static and is arriving Friday.......



Wow - ultra rare two ship display by a Mi35/ Mi 171! looking forwards to it

Has this combination displayed anyone else before?


I have seen it once two years ago at Kliene Brogel, but not here in the UK.... :up:


But that was a 2 ship Mi171 display at KB, the Hind flew solo. Either way a military Hip will be making it's UK debut in a UK flying display.. :up:
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do we know when the Czech helo`s arrive

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frank wrote:do we know when the Czech helo`s arrive


Late afternoon I believe.....
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Hope we see blue sky and a high show from the Patrouille De France as their display looks a little good this year!

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Airshowhammer wrote:Hope we see blue sky and a high show from the Patrouille De France as their display looks a little good this year!



I think it's unlikely that there will be any high displays due to the stack above ,unfortunately :sad:
Don't know about those jets ,they spoil a very nice place

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La Patrouille de France have arrived for their rehearsal at Biggin Hill!!

Looking forwards to seeing their only public display in the UK on sunday, I just hope the weather is ok, looks a bit iffy currently.
Also unlike RIAT can the Biggin Hill team re-shuffle the flying display if the forecast is bad to ensure the Patrouille de France get to display?

With the potential loss of the BBMF is it too late for the organisers to get a replacement? one of the displays doing eastbourne seems most likely like the Blades/ Team Raven

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According to the airports FB page the Herc has departed, thought it was on static???

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Replied to them and they said another will be!

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Anyone know a decent chippy round this way for tomorrow evening?
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The Belgian Air Force F16 has used flares at its display at Eastbourne!! So clearly Biggin hill can accommodate them!! roll on to the weekend

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Does not mean they can us them at the show though...

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BossMann wrote:The Belgian Air Force F16 has used flares at its display at Eastbourne!! So clearly Biggin hill can accommodate them!! roll on to the weekend


Presume they were used over the sea, :dunno: something that is in short supply at Biggin. :hide: Robin.
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Robin wrote:
BossMann wrote:The Belgian Air Force F16 has used flares at its display at Eastbourne!! So clearly Biggin hill can accommodate them!! roll on to the weekend


Presume they were used over the sea, :dunno: something that is in short supply at Biggin. :hide: Robin.


Well he didn't use flares this afternoon when he did a practise display over BH !
Don't know about those jets ,they spoil a very nice place

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aceyone wrote:
Robin wrote:
BossMann wrote:The Belgian Air Force F16 has used flares at its display at Eastbourne!! So clearly Biggin hill can accommodate them!! roll on to the weekend


Presume they were used over the sea, :dunno: something that is in short supply at Biggin. :hide: Robin.


Well he didn't use flares this afternoon when he did a practise display over BH !


Maybe because its a practise..

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Wissam24 wrote:Anyone know a decent chippy round this way for tomorrow evening?


Although not a chippy, the Kings Arms in Leaves Green is ok for a bite to eat.

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is there pedestrian access to the showground - cant seem to find any info on the web site

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frank wrote:is there pedestrian access to the showground - cant seem to find any info on the web site


Last year it was next to the roundabout connecting the A233 & Churchill Way

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Airshowhammer wrote:Hope we see blue sky and a high show from the Patrouille De France as their display looks a little good this year!


Will be the flat show due to airspace restrictions

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Wissam24 wrote:Anyone know a decent chippy round this way for tomorrow evening?


There's 2 in Biggin Hill !
Don't know about those jets ,they spoil a very nice place

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ted633 wrote:
frank wrote:is there pedestrian access to the showground - cant seem to find any info on the web site


Last year it was next to the roundabout connecting the A233 & Churchill Way



I am thinking of avoiding the manic exit at the end of the show by parking somewhere close to Churchill Way - Have looked at Google maps but not sure what streets would have parking restrictions. Not afraid of a decent walk to showground. Any ideas from anyone local. You can pm me if you don't want to broadcast.

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Weather does not look great for Friday afternoon.
Always the same.
Such a shame!
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Stuck in Porto after being abandoned by British Airways, so cannot make it. Hope you all have a great time and I look forward to seeing your images.
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