Jet Fest - North Weald 27-29 September 2019

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Roughcutter wrote:Was at North Weald a few years back for a photo-call, and I recall seeing a MiG-17 in one of the hangars. Is it still resident?

Yes. It's been outside a few times recently, including today, presumably to make space for something else in the hangars.
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Oh I hope it's outside for the fest then, frustratingly I couldn't get a shot last time.
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A few new additions bringing the current total to 29 aircraft and 1 cockpit! List as it stands:

Bell UH-1 Huey (G-HUEY) S&F
Hunting Jet Provost MK3 (G-BKOU) S&F
BAC Omani Strikemaster MK82A (G-SOAF) S Flying TBC
BAC Saudi Strikemaster MK80A (G-RSAF) S Flying TBC
Consolidated PBY Catalina (G-PBYA) S Flying TBC
Hawker Hunter T.8.C (WV322) S
Aero Vodochody L-29 Delfin (G-BYCT) S&F
Folland Gnat Tmk1 XR538 (G-RORI) S&F
Douglas C54 Skymaster S
Hunting Jet Provost T.Mk3A (B-BWOT) S&F
Douglas DC3 Dakota KP220 (G-ANAF) S&F
Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B XW550 (Cockpit Section) S
Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX TD314 (G-CGYJ) S&F
Aero Vodochody L-29 Delfin (G-DLFN) S&F
Indian Air Force Folland Gnat F.1 E296 (G-SLYR) S&T
North American T6 Mk.IIb Harvard FT391 (G-AZBN) S&F
North American T6G Harvard 49-3209 (G-DDMV) S&F
De Havilland Tiger Moth DH82a (G-AOZH) S&F
De Havilland Tiger Moth DH82 K4259 (G-AMNO) S&F
De Havilland Tiger Moth DH82 (G-PWBE) S&F
Taylorcraft Auster AOP.9.0 WZ706 or (G-BURR) S (F-TBC)
Jet Provost T.Mk5A (G-BWGF) S (F-TBC)
Jet Provost T.Mk5B (G-BWSG) S (F-TBC)
Slepcev Storch (G-BZOB) S (Friday and Saturday only)
Folland Gnat T1 XR992 (G-MOUR) S&F
Hunting Jet Provost T.Mk3A XM424 (G-BWDS) S (F-TBC
Hunting Jet Provost T.Mk3A XM479 (G-BVEZ) S (F-TBC)
Hunting Jet Provost T.4 XR673 (G-BXLO) S (F-TBC)
De Havilland Chipmunk WG308 (G-BYHL) S&F
De Havilland Chipmunk 1350 (G-CGAO) S&F
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Roughcutter wrote:Oh I hope it's outside for the fest then, frustratingly I couldn't get a shot last time.

It will be :up:
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So it's now turned into Vintagefest with the a Thruxton Jackaroo & the Percival Prentice being added.

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I've gone from being very excited about this to being pretty bemused... Talk about having a great theme and not sticking to it.

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lynothehammer wrote:So it's now turned into Vintagefest with the a Thruxton Jackaroo & the Percival Prentice being added.

Their full list is split into four sections: "JetFest, "VintageFest", "ChipFest" and ""BullFest".
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Its grown somewhat, with a number of people wishing to fly in, why not make best use of the event!

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Now expecting over 100 aircraft present.
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Sounding good to me! :up:

Andy :smile:

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SilentFlight wrote:Its grown somewhat, with a number of people wishing to fly in, why not make best use of the event!


Because it totally dilutes the theme.

I've little to no interest in most fly-ins because they are normally comprised of light vintage types. The whole idea of Jet Fest seemed to be a small event where the quality is consistently high. This seems to be a larger event, but made up largely of filler items.

I'm disappointed!

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At £11 a ticket, and with nothing else on that day, who cares if it's got a bit of filler? The organisers are clearly working hard to make it a good day! I'm looking forward to it :smile:

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Not sure how they are filler items! All the current airworthy UK and some european classic jets have been invited (only around 20 still airworthy on the UK register). There are just other events going on, essentially the same as last year. Just with additional areas added.

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danjama wrote:At £11 a ticket, and with nothing else on that day, who cares if it's got a bit of filler? The organisers are clearly working hard to make it a good day! I'm looking forward to it :smile:

Absolutely.

If this becomes an established event on the calendar, all power to the organisers.

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MiG_Eater wrote:I've gone from being very excited about this to being pretty bemused... Talk about having a great theme and not sticking to it.


The more the merrier - loads of vintage jets plus lots of other bonus aircraft - what's not to like? Some of the types I've never seen flying before. I for one am really looking forward to it - let's hope we get the same weather as last year!

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At £11 a ticket I totally agree a great day out is to be expected. Attended last year and it was a worthwhile event. Sadly UK weather is not so predicable and the £11 is for advance tickets. I feel that the £25 per person on the gate price is a bit high for a flyin of vintage types with no guarantee of display flying.

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Doughnut - there is no guarantee of "Display Flying" because there is a guarantee on "No Display Flying" - this is a fly-in/gathering, not an air show. The organisers have made it clear from the start that there will be no displays. There will be "normal operations" only.

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3 Gazelle & 2 Stearman confirmed today.

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"Feisty feline announcement" at 5pm, presumably the Jag!

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FlankerPhoto wrote:"Feisty feline announcement" at 5pm, presumably the Jag!



This is the one i've been waiting for... :biggrin:

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+ RAF Puma added.
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vulcanshammer wrote:+ RAF Puma added.


Saturday only, arriving at 10 and departing at 16.00.

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Anyone else curious as to what today's 'big' announcement was going to be? Assume something like a C-130 / A400 / Lancaster flypast.

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PirateTrickster wrote:Anyone else curious as to what today's 'big' announcement was going to be? Assume something like a C-130 / A400M / Lancaster flypast.

Is the AeroLegends Dakota on the list yet...?
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hi all ive not been to this one before and couldn't find much info other than here but out intrest is there a showground ie traders or a museum?? etc or just the static line up ???