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Hello everyone - hope your all safe and well.

Just to let you know that our Airshow and Country Show and Abingdon Airfield (Dalton Barracks), Oxfordshire will be held later in 2021 - in being Saturday 12th June.

There are reasons for staging the show in June rather than our usual May slot, so fingers crossed some of the ideas I have in my head come to fruition and make up for the no show this year.

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This is great move imho

Abingdon may be able to get more RAF / AAC/ RN displays and even the Red Arrows for the fist time, plus possibly the Queens birthday flypast ( or elements of the flypast as they normally go to Brize to disperse I think ). Plus its on the same weekend as RAF Cosford Airshow so possibly some flypasts of items rehearsing at Cosford on the Saturday, even foreign displays 'sharing' them with RAF Cosford.

Good luck to Abingdon 2021

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Good luck Neil, looking forward to seeing what you have in store. :grinning:
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Are you still going with the heli-meet and fly-in Neil, or are you back to a regular airshow?
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Wrexham Mackem wrote:
Sat 20 Jun 2020, 12:24 am
Are you still going with the heli-meet and fly-in Neil, or are you back to a regular airshow?
The idea will be a mini helimeet, but staying with a regular airshow as before ( the generalised fly in element as before). Who knows what i will have lined up for you over the coming months but it won't be for the love of trying :)

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Press Release:
Saturday 12th June 2021 will see the Air & Country Show at Abingdon Airfield return after a year away due to COVID.
An afternoon Flying Display program will feature old and new, aswell as a mix of Ground attractions and Static aircraft displays. Below is the first and only event update this side of Christmas to get the ball rolling on whats being planned.

The 2021 show will be an all ticket event and will comply with the latest government guidelines,consulting with Public Health England and local Authorities as planning is ongoing. We aim to provide a COVID secure event and adapt the show accordingly to help us stage this annual show.

Tickets will go on sale in the New Year, initially online via our website. Please remember you cannot gain access to the show unless you purchase a ticket. The reason is to save lots of cash handling.

Traders / Exhibitors / Crafts and Classic Vehicle forms will be online by mid November 2020, Aircraft Fly In participant forms will be online in the New Year with limited slots available.

Flying Displays:
World War Two types: P51 Mustang, Harvard
Aerobatic Teams: The Blades (flown by ex Red Arrows Pilots).
Aerobatic Solo: Muscle Pitts with the car race.
Historic types: The Historic Army Aircraft Flight (Beaver, Auster, Sioux, Scout), Wasp helicopter, Wessex helicopter, Auster & Chipmunk “Gipsy Pair”.

All the above aircraft will be on static display too. Any military aircraft allocated will be made known in around March 2021 but our fingers are crossed and a reason why Neil (Main Event Organiser) has moved the show to June.

Static Aircraft:
World War Two types: Catalina Flying boat, Hawker Hurricane, Boeing Stearman
Classic types: Allouette II helicopter, Wasp helicopter, Sea King helicopter
General Aviation types: Up to 70 various aircraft

Ground Displays:
World War Two Re-enactors, Classic vehicles & motorcycles, Solent Stars Motorcycle Display Team, Hawkwalk Falconry Display, Radio Controlled Classic Jets (will fly too!), Radio Days Big Band, Buccaneer jet cockpit (TBAG), Wallingford Dog Training Club, Chipmunk trainer cockpit, Motorcycle Club with an array of various Motorcycles, Adventure 001 Helicopter Pleasure Flights.

Please keep an eye on our website www.abingdonairandcountry.co.uk, Twitter or Facebook.

Next update will be in the early New Year - stay safe everyone and look forward to putting on a safe show for the community and wider audience.Please share around to whoever you wish

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This has hit me more than expected, but it's really really heartwarming to have crumbs of 2021 airshows put before us.

I acknowledge that there's a long road ahead, and much is still uncertain, but it's just bloody fantastic to see.

Wessex flying display is bloody top!

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Tommy wrote:
Mon 26 Oct 2020, 8:58 am
This has hit me more than expected, but it's really really heartwarming to have crumbs of 2021 airshows put before us.

I acknowledge that there's a long road ahead, and much is still uncertain, but it's just bloody fantastic to see.

Wessex flying display is bloody top!
Nice one Tommy I agree entirely and have already booked accommodation for the event. Bring it on.

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From the Abingdon Facebook page :-

Neil (the Main Organiser) is heavily planning the 2021 show since late August, and a Press Release was released with first details recently.
A question that needs to be asked is:
If the 2021 show has to adapt to being a 'drive in' style show, meaning the downscale of certain ground activities and stalls but increasing the aviation side to a limited capacity of 4000 people, would you still attend / support the show?
Please sensible answers only, it's more of a 'poll' as Neil wishes to gather information on that idea.
This doesn't mean the show will be this format, but it's one of the options if by June things are not quite 'normal'.

Comments seem to be favourable.

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Abingdon have this evening announced they are changing dates due to Covid to September 2021.


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Whilst I understand that changing the date of any event is a massive undertaking and that Abingdon's options may have been limited by external pressures to pick the same weekend as three major European events does seem a bit odd ?

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DOUGHNUT wrote:
Sat 23 Jan 2021, 6:34 pm
Whilst I understand that changing the date of any event is a massive undertaking and that Abingdon's options may have been limited by external pressures to pick the same weekend as three major European events does seem a bit odd ?
Doughnut - when we realised June is not possible realistically and thought about a new date, the only viable date in September available was 11th September, so was that date or cancel until 2022 which we were trying to avoid. The full press release gives you the reasons why we had to move the date.

AACS Press Release – 21/01/2021

New Date:

"Due to the uncertainty of the Covid-19 pandemic we continue to all suffer Abingdon Air & Country Show cannot guarantee a safe event in June for our supporters wishing to attend. Considering all potential future options such as reduced numbers in line with government guidelines etc we have simply decided to postpone the show to a later date.
Additionally, the airfield will be in use for a project during the summer period as agreed with DIO and the Military / Film Company and those involved.


However, we are very delighted to announce the new date being - Saturday, 11th September 2021.
An afternoon Flying Display program will delight our enthusiasts I know, as well as a mix of ground attractions and static aircraft displays featuring a slight World War Two Battle of Britain ‘theme’. The 15th September 1940 marks a significant day of overturning the German Luftwaffe attacks on Great Britain and therefore is celebrated as Battle of Britain Day which we aim to touch upon.

The 2021 show will be an “all-ticket” event and will comply with the latest government guidelines, continually consulting with Public Health England and local Authorities as planning is ongoing. We aim to provide a COVID secure event and adapt the show accordingly to help us stage this annual show.

Tickets will be on sale online from our website from 1st March 2021.
Please remember you cannot gain access to the show without a prior purchased ticket.

Traders / Exhibitors / Crafts and Classic Vehicle and Fly-In visitor forms are now online.
All enquiries are welcome from our Traders, Exhibitors, Craft, Charity, Arena displays, Statics, any other of interest wishing to attend. We will work with you as we closely monitor the pandemic situation and the government guidelines as we go through the year towards September. The restrictions may limit the amount of stalls we can hold for example. Those already booked we will keep you informed and those interested in joining us or have an enquiry for the show please do get in touch – planning is full steam ahead!

Please go to www.abingdonairandcountry.co.uk to find out the latest attractions that have been booked so far.
We hope to see you soon! "

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I wouldn't have thought that the line up Abingdon is likely to attract would impact too much with what the organisers of the Euro shows look to pull.

Seems sensible at this stage.
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capercaillie wrote:
Mon 25 Jan 2021, 11:59 am
I wouldn't have thought that the line up Abingdon is likely to attract would impact too much with what the organisers of the Euro shows look to pull.

Seems sensible at this stage.
Agreed. Nor is there much competition for paying customers with Melun or Sanicole.
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Otldtower
Thanks for the quick response. No offence was meant by my comment, guess a kneejerk reaction to the news. Hopefully all the events planned for 2021 will go ahead. I can understand your choice of September date, week earlier will be Shuttleworth, week later possibly Duxford, maybe Headcorn will be that weekend as well ? So long as the event can attract display aircraft static and flying then the public will attend. Best of luck

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No problems, i like to try and inform people as it is with the truth :0

Its a shame as we had a good chance with the Queens Birthday Flypast should it have happened and our event happened but there you go, public safety is paramount, there is always next year for that idea.

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Just a few lines to say our show planning is going well with some new participants allround, ticket sales are steadyily coming in and hope to give another update within the next few weeks.

Due to the Masters of the Air filming work on the airfield throughout spring / summer, we may have to adapt alittle on our layout, so bear with us on that one.

We hope to gain some form of RAF Support (whatever that may be) and Neil has been in talks with the Cosford team throughout which shows two shows can liase together.

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I have taken a snippet from our latest release:

"Aircraft participation: This update is minus the military asset allocations as Neil is just awaiting patiently to hear back officially from the RAF & Joint Helicopter Command but he has put together some nice aircraft for both the flying displays and statically with some being the only flying examples in the UK or Europe;

AFTERNOON FLYING DISPLAYS CONFIRMED:
B17G Sally B Flying Fortress.
P51 Mustang (Miss Helen).
Harvard (Whackey Whabbit)
The Blades Aerobatic Team (Extra 300 aircraft).
Westland Wessex. (Duo with Wasp)
Westland Wasp. (Duo with Wessex)
Muscle Pitts with the car race.
The Historic Army Aircraft Flight (Beaver, Auster, Sioux, Scout).
Hispano Buchon (Warbird flights, Sywell).
Spitfire 'Karina' Russian markings (Peter Teichman).

All the above flying displays will be on the ground to view.

If your a fan of Radio Controlled Classic Jets then Richard Spreadbury will be heading up two 20 minute displays of these fabulous models including an English Electric Lightning.

STATIC AIRCRAFT INCLUDE:
Hawker Hurricane Mk1.
Boeing Stearman.
Westland Sea King (Search & Rescue yellow colours).
Allouette II helicopter
Wasp helicopter (a second Wasp!).
Harvard (second example)
Nord Norvigie (French military marks)
Yak 50
Gazelle x2 (The Gazelle Squadron)
SF260 Marchetti (Italian Air Force marks)
Fokker S11 trainer (Royal Netherlands marks)
Spitfire Mk26B replica
MS733 Alcyon (French military marks)
Chipmunk x3
Bulldog
Gazelle (French military marks)
Austers
+ around another 42 general aviation aircraft types so far.

GROUND DISPLAYS SO FAR INCLUDE:
World War Two Re-enactors
Jensen classic car parade along the crowd-line,
Classic vehicles & motorcycles,
Solent Stars Motorcycle Display Team,
Hawkwalk Falconry,
Radio Days Big Band,
Buccaneer jet cockpit (TBAG),
Ex Military Vehicles,
Wallingford Dog Training Club,
The British Phantom Aviation Group F4 cockpit (TBC),
Chipmunk trainer cockpit,
Motorcycle Club with an array of various Motorcycles,
Punch & Judy show,
Karen & Duncan Wymbs Live Music.
C-47 cockpit 'The Night Fright Project'.
Abingdon Morris Dancers.
Aircraft Flight Simulator.
Crafts,
Children's Amusements.

Tickets are available from our website (www.abingdonairandcountry.co.uk)
Admission pricing is as follows:
Adult £19.00
Senior Citizens over 65 £9.00
Children 5-15 £5.00
Each transaction is subject to a fee as set by Ticketline.

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Shaping up nicely.

First time I’ve seen the name ‘Karina’ in relation to PT’s new Spitfire?
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Thought Peter had semi retired as a display pilot?

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That was before he sold his Hurricane and P-40 and had a nice new Spitfire to fly 😀

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Thought Peter had semi retired as a display pilot?
That's right, semi retired, not retired. I believe he said that he would continue to display at shows that he liked.

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Hope that Peter does a few shows in the Russian spit this year, should be great!!

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