Combined Ops - Headcorn 18/19-August

Combined Ops - Headcorn 18/19-August

Postby grant_w on Tue 14 Aug 2018, 10:54 am

They've just released the flying list for this show

Saturday 18th - Mig 15, CH47 Chinook, Battle of Britain Lancaster, Spitfire Elizabeth, Devon, C47 Dakota - Dragemoot and C47 Dakota - Woody.
Sunday 19th - Mig 15, Vampire FD42, Battle Of Britain Lancaster, Spitfire - Elizabeth, Devon, C47 Dakota - Dragemoot and Woody, Stampe.
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Re: Combined Ops - Headcorn 18/19-August

Postby grant_w on Wed 15 Aug 2018, 9:49 am

Chinook now not participating in flying display - height restrictions
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Re: Combined Ops - Headcorn 18/19-August

Postby boff180 on Wed 15 Aug 2018, 11:03 am

Indeed, more info...

The CAA event approval includes a minimum height restriction which is not compatible with the RAF Chinook display.

So basically.... anyone going should expect the display aircraft to be dots in the sky at a fairly high altitude.

I feel sorry for the organisers.
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Re: Combined Ops - Headcorn 18/19-August

Postby grant_w on Wed 15 Aug 2018, 11:19 am

I assumed it was the other way around, because of the London traffic that flies overhead.
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Re: Combined Ops - Headcorn 18/19-August

Postby boff180 on Wed 15 Aug 2018, 11:26 am

The Chinook team tweet says display height minimum restriction, not maximum.
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Re: Combined Ops - Headcorn 18/19-August

Postby grant_w on Wed 15 Aug 2018, 11:34 am

I wonder why this show is any different to the Battle of Britain show at the same venue. Seemed to be no problems with restrictions then
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Re: Combined Ops - Headcorn 18/19-August

Postby clearstone on Wed 15 Aug 2018, 11:38 am

The display permissions and areas are probably no different from the BoB Show. Civilian regulated display items have the ability to alter their routines to suit. Military regulated display items have no or little flexibility.

Headcorn is not the first venue to lose the Chinook display this year for similar reasons.
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Re: Combined Ops - Headcorn 18/19-August

Postby Charles022 on Thu 16 Aug 2018, 7:51 am

Anyone aware if the Chinook will land at Headcorn after its 'flypast' or head straight back home?
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Re: Combined Ops - Headcorn 18/19-August

Postby grant_w on Fri 17 Aug 2018, 10:50 am

It is landing to refuel, then off home

Also, Vampire is now both days
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Re: Combined Ops - Headcorn 18/19-August

Postby Robin on Sat 18 Aug 2018, 2:44 pm

Chinook has just flown over Maidstone in a SE direction, possibly on its way to Headcorn. Robin.
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