Jersey 2017

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philh
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Jersey 2017

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Look forward to visiting Jersey again this year, flights and hotel booked :cool:

http://www.jerseyairdisplay.org.uk/

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Likewise, will be my 11th year in Jersey this year. No doubt there will be some surprises along the way including I hope the UK debut of the SWAFHF Lansen's

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I am toying with a first visit to Jersey for this show but would like to know where the best photo opportunities for the flying display are to be found. Could one of the "regulars" give me an idea of the display line please (09/27 or slightly angled?) and where you need to be to get decent shots with a 100-400mm lens?

Any help much appreciated.

Chris

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I have only been once, and that was 2016, for the flying display it seems that it is not ideal for photography. I gather there were other places you could watch from but those were not an option lats year due to restrictions. The sun is not in the best position from the viewpoint where most people seem to watch from. having said that I did get a nice snap of the Saab Draken which won me my first photography competition! so it's not all bad.

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I've been going for 11 year's now and no it's not the best venue for photography. If the sun's out it can be a real pain and the castle is out of bounds post Shoreham.

They have the static display at the airport on the Wednesday afternoon, throughout Thursday and Friday morning, and this is more photographer friendly with the sun behind you and a nice mound area. You can get close to the aircraft as well which is always a bonus.

It's a show I always enjoy as it delivers more unusual types than most UK venues, which a big chunk of the participants coming from mainland Europe and Scandinavia.

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Bronco wrote:A big chunk of the participants coming from mainland Europe and Scandinavia.

That's the advantage and being outside of the control of the CAA, no silly restrictions on foreign DA holders. :facepalm:

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Flights and Hotel also booked for me to :up:
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No Reds in the Channel Islands this year - they are off on tour after Scampton.

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I've had the following participation list e-mailed in from Mike Higgins:

Listed below are the aircraft that have been booked to attend the Jersey International Air Display which is taking place between the 13-15 September with the flying display taking place on Thursday 14th September. More aircraft will be added once booked.

Jersey Aircraft:
Helping Wings Charity – two Piper PA-28 Cherokee
Sherwood Ranger
Magni Gyrocopter

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight:
Avro Lancaster
Hawker Hurricane
Supermarine Spitfire

Swedish Air Force Historic Flight:
Saab J29 Tunnan
Saab J32 Lansen (British Debut)
Saab SK 35 Draken
Saab AJS37 Viggen

French Connection:
Breguet Br.1050 Alize (British Debut)
Fouga CM 175 Zephyr
Moraine MS 760 Saulnier Paris

Simon Wilson Beech 18
Will Greenwood Yakovlev Yak 3

Baltic Bees Aerobatic Team (British Debut)

Royal Navy Merlin HM2 (static)
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:clap:
LN Strike Eagle wrote:I've had the following participation list e-mailed in from Mike Higgins:

Listed below are the aircraft that have been booked to attend the Jersey International Air Display which is taking place between the 13-15 September with the flying display taking place on Thursday 14th September. More aircraft will be added once booked.

Jersey Aircraft:
Helping Wings Charity – two Piper PA-28 Cherokee
Sherwood Ranger
Magni Gyrocopter

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight:
Avro Lancaster
Hawker Hurricane
Supermarine Spitfire

Swedish Air Force Historic Flight:
Saab J29 Tunnan
Saab J32 Lansen (British Debut)
Saab SK 35 Draken
Saab AJS37 Viggen

French Connection:
Breguet Br.1050 Alize (British Debut)
Fouga CM 175 Zephyr
Moraine MS 760 Saulnier Paris

Simon Wilson Beech 18
Will Greenwood Yakovlev Yak 3

Baltic Bees Aerobatic Team (British Debut)

Royal Navy Merlin HM2 (static)

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philh wrote::clap:
LN Strike Eagle wrote:I've had the following participation list e-mailed in from Mike Higgins:

Listed below are the aircraft that have been booked to attend the Jersey International Air Display which is taking place between the 13-15 September with the flying display taking place on Thursday 14th September. More aircraft will be added once booked.

Jersey Aircraft:
Helping Wings Charity – two Piper PA-28 Cherokee
Sherwood Ranger
Magni Gyrocopter

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight:
Avro Lancaster
Hawker Hurricane
Supermarine Spitfire

Swedish Air Force Historic Flight:
Saab J29 Tunnan
Saab J32 Lansen (British Debut)
Saab SK 35 Draken
Saab AJS37 Viggen

French Connection:
Breguet Br.1050 Alize (British Debut)
Fouga CM 175 Zephyr
Moraine MS 760 Saulnier Paris

Simon Wilson Beech 18
Will Greenwood Yakovlev Yak 3

Baltic Bees Aerobatic Team (British Debut)

Royal Navy Merlin HM2 (static)


really something to look forward to! thanks for sharing. it will be 5th time for me and for the first time with a bunch of friends, so I shouldn't be disappointed

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Think theres a J35 Draken missing of that list ? sure said 5 coming over this year
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1 Have they got enough pilots

2 Has Jersey got enough money

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Stu wrote:Think theres a J35 Draken missing of that list ? sure said 5 coming over this year

it's on the updated list Stu

Swedish Air Force Historic Flight:
Saab J29 Tunnan
Saab J32 Lansen [British Debut]
Saab SK35 Draken
Saab J35 Draken
Saab J37 Viggen

http://www.jerseyairdisplay.org.uk/news/

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Another update with some new aircraft

2017 Jersey International Air Display - as of 18th July.

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight:
Avro Lancaster,
Hawker Hurricane,
Supermarine Spitfire.
Royal Navy Merlin HM2 (Static)
Swedish Air Force Historic Flight:
Saab J29 Tunnan
Saab J32 Lansen [British Debut]
Saab SK35 Draken
Saab J35 Draken
Saab J37 Viggen
French Connection
Fouga CM. 175 Zéphyr
Breguet Br.1050 Alize [British Debut]
Morane-Saulnier MS.760 Paris
Patrouille Reva
Yakovlev Yak 3
Beech18
Stinson Reliant
Fairchild Argus
Baltic Bees Aerobatic Team [British Debut]
Jersey Aircraft:
Helping Wings Charity - two Piper PA-28 Cherokee
Sherwood Ranger
Magni Gyrocopter

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Its amazing what you can put together with your own Director of Civil Aviation and enough money.

Looks like the stand-out seaside show of 2017.

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Afternoon all,

Guys this is my first time attending the show in a non-working capacity, I know the sun is an issue here but can anyone advise me of a good place to shoot the air show from? Maybe if someone also knows how the display datum sits in the bay?

Thanks in advance

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Afternoon all,

Guys this is my first time attending the show in a non-working capacity, I know the sun is an issue here but can anyone advise me of a good place to shoot the air show from? Maybe if someone also knows how the display datum sits in the bay?

Thanks in advance

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If you take the Swedes out its not that good especially as there are no Reds this year.
I am sure there will be more surprises to come.

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jules48 wrote:If you take the Swedes out its not that good especially as there are no Reds this year.
I am sure there will be more surprises to come.


Breguet Alize?
Fouga Zephyr?
Baltic Bees?

I'd say it's pretty good! Probably better without the Red Arrows.
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If you take the Swedes out?? But they're not out.... they are very much in - an opportunity (provided they all make it) to see all the SWHF jets at one show outside Sweden. Also, fair play to the organisers for getting another jet team to replace the Reds (fresh from MAKS).
Hope the Alize makes it this year.

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Trying to decide whether to go to this one, so all help appreciated.

Is the sun really that terrible for flying display shots?

Can you shoot takeoff and landing as well as display or are they too far apart?

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Wow an Alize and a Lansen! Wow. Hopefully they might come along and do Bray next year then!. should have taken my Holidays in Jersey this year!
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FullCarrot wrote:I know the sun is an issue here but can anyone advise me of a good place to shoot the air show from? Maybe if someone also knows how the display datum sits in the bay?


Elizabeth castle was a good place to watch the show from, with the sun behind you: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=62942

AFAIK due to new CAA rules since Shoreham this castle is out of bounds during the show so you are now confined to the beach: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=74804

coanda wrote:Is the sun really that terrible for flying display shots?
Can you shoot takeoff and landing as well as display or are they too far apart?


You can use suncalc.net to see the position of the sun during different times of the day.

A quick look on Google Maps shows that Jersey Airport is too far away from the beach to see landings and take-offs. However, the airport does have a static park during the show, here are the opening times taken from their website:

2017 Static Display - Opening Times
Wednesday 13 September - 2.30pm to 7.00pm
Thursday 14 September - 8:00am to 9:30am and 5.30pm to 7:00pm
Friday 15 September - 8:30am to 11:00pm

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coanda wrote:Trying to decide whether to go to this one, so all help appreciated.

Is the sun really that terrible for flying display shots?

Can you shoot takeoff and landing as well as display or are they too far apart?


Weather is not terrible http://forums.airshows.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=74830&p=748524&hilit=jersey#p748524 It does depend on where you posistion yourself.

Display is over St. Aubin's Bay, so no take off of landing shots.

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