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Just back from an excellent day at Biggin ,would just iike to say thanks to all involved for a great days entertainment and the free BH 100 th anniversary baseball cap !
Don't know about those jets ,they spoil a very nice place

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What frequencies were they using today

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Quite happy to see the Grey F16 display! :biggrin:

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st24 wrote:
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:


They did use both the Mi-35/ Mi-17-1 combo' in a CSAR display in Hradec Kralove, CZ. Rep' at their air-show in 2016. Very good it was too! :up:
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No Belgian Hercules or Chinook in static

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Did anyone manage to get into today with tickets on their phones?

I forgot to get mine printed for tomorrow and don't really want to buy a printer for this one thing

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Did the Red Arrows display on an alternative axis?

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No. Reds used main runway as normal display

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patrouille2001 wrote:No. Reds used main runway as normal display


Excellent!

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Did the F-16 use flares?
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patrouille2001 wrote:No. Reds used main runway as normal display

Brilliant. Looks like whoever it was up top who was making these changes has seen sense / been made to see sense!
Roll on tomorrow
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Harvo266 wrote:Did the F-16 use flares?


nope

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paullangford wrote:
Harvo266 wrote:Did the F-16 use flares?


nope


Didn't use them in 2010 so i dont see why they would now! :smile:

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Oh well, that's annoying, but still a great display without the bells and whistles.
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Does anyone know what time the PDF and support are arriving tomorrow please?

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Did one of the Reds suffer a birdstrike at the end ?
I noticed that the show seemed to halt at the end, and the two synchro's paired off into the distance.

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paullangford wrote:Did one of the Reds suffer a birdstrike at the end ?
I noticed that the show seemed to halt at the end, and the two synchro's paired off into the distance.


Yes, Red 9 suffered a "minor" bird strike but landed without any problem having been visually inspected by Red 8(?).

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I have to say I have very mixed thoughts about today.

1. The car parking (both entrance and exit) was shambolic. There was no good reason to have to queue for 30 minutes to get in - only the (poor) training that the youngsters had been given - or not as the case may be.

2. The flying display was very disjointed with long gaps - and that's ignoring the Red 9 incident which is obviously nobody's fault.

3. I thought that £28 was steep for what there was. The static was almost non-existent. It makes OW and even Duxford look very good value.

4. The Czech contingent made the day :biggrin: :clap:

...retreats to bunker with tin hat :whistle:

Andy :smile:

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Blackbird wrote:
paullangford wrote:Did one of the Reds suffer a birdstrike at the end ?
I noticed that the show seemed to halt at the end, and the two synchro's paired off into the distance.


Yes, Red 9 suffered a "minor" bird strike but landed without any problem having been visually inspected by Red 8(?).

Andy


Thx for the info Andy :up:

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French C-130 support reported off the southcoast near Eastbourne inbound Biggin in, say 15-20 minutes subject to routing?

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Blackbird wrote:I have to say I have very mixed thoughts about today.

1. The car parking (both entrance and exit) was shambolic. There was no good reason to have to queue for 30 minutes to get in - only the (poor) training that the youngsters had been given - or not as the case may be.

2. The flying display was very disjointed with long gaps - and that's ignoring the Red 9 incident which is obviously nobody's fault.

3. I thought that £28 was steep for what there was. The static was almost non-existent. It makes OW and even Duxford look very good value.

4. The Czech contingent made the day :biggrin: :clap:

...retreats to bunker with tin hat :whistle:

Andy :smile:


You're right about the car park, there was very little organisation to it, or at least it certainly seemed that way. Didn't feel the flying display was disjointed at all, thought they did very well considering they had a lot of arrivals and departures for two other airshows'. Only one significant gap in a day, isn't too bad going. The static as always been a difficult one at Biggin because there isn't a lot of room to park everything. Not many airshows' could boast, two Typhoons', two F-16s', Gripen a Hip and Hind on static however they feel out of the way because of their positioning, always been a problem at Biggin. But agree that the Czech airforce really made the way, three superb displays.

Overall I thought it was a good show. Could have done with the Typhoon displaying but really brought back a flavour of the much missed Biggin Hill International Airshow.

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Defeated by the traffic at 11am on the approach, getting too old to spend my remaining time in queues :sad:
Hope those of you who battled through (I know, I should have got up earlier) had a great day.
Sorry to have missed the Hind, now looking forward to the photos :biggrin:
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Brilliant flying from start to finish!


Positives:
First airshow i've been in a while with blue skies! :grin:

Grey F16, as i've seen the Blizzard jet god knows how many times was refreshing to see one!

I hope we see the MI-24 & MI-17 duo more often in the future at Biggin and other UK shows. Not usually into heli displays but i thought it was stunning. Really made use of the whole runway!

The flying from the Patrouille De France really cool stuff!

The Czech Gripen, was being thrown around like a missile!

Negatives:

Traffic. Was an absolute shambles. I got off the bus thinking i was nearly at Biggin, but i realised i was quite a distance away. I managed to get off near the pond where everyone fishes. Didn't affect me though as i powerwalked the whole way for an hour and 10mins overtaking 4 320 buses! wonder if anyone see me? :grin:

The Typhoon. What a bore fest. Used to get really excited to see it fly but today i actually enjoyed the Wingwalkers more! (very close and prop slapping display) At least theres talk today of a special schemed jet for next year though :shock:

Patrouille De France's commentator sounded like someone had a gun to his head! :tumbleweed:
I also enjoy their music as its usually unknown and i can go home and shizam it but this year it was a collection of chart music. Much prefered 2014's display!

Ice cream vans on the crowdline and food area near it. Come on really? some shots have them in! and just resulted in people moving back and forth.

The crowd. I know this couldn't be helped but my god there were some characters in there. A mass mix of misbehaving kids and chavs who would tell you a Typhoon is a Vulcan.

All in all i'd most certainly come back as it was an enjoyable day out and Biggin is a cracking venue for flying. Hope next year is bigger and better. :smile:

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I really enjoyed today's show. It was a real quality over quantity show. I came by bus so can't comment on car parks but was the quickest I have got in and out off an air show and I always use coach or public transport. I thought the pdf were amazing and that there flat show seems a little more dynamic than the reds flat show just my opinion. I thought the commentary was 1st class as well. Well done to all the organisers for putting on a fantastic show.
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westhamfan84 wrote:I really enjoyed today's show. It was a real quality over quantity show. I came by bus so can't comment on car parks but was the quickest I have got in and out off an air show and I always use coach or public transport. I thought the pdf were amazing and that there flat show seems a little more dynamic than the reds flat show just my opinion. I thought the commentary was 1st class as well. Well done to all the organisers for putting on a fantastic show.


What bus did you come on a flying one? :grin:

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