Race Day & Roaring Twenties Finale - 2nd October 2016

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Race Day & Roaring Twenties Finale - 2nd October 2016

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Despite being at the other end of the season, a tidy little start already to Old Warden's last hurrah for 2016.

Visiting Aircraft
Miles Messenger (Matt Boddington)
Ballerina (Pete Kynsey)
P51D Mustang (Pete Teichman)

Collection Aircraft
McRobertson Mock air race
DH88 Comet
Mew Gull

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Re: Race Day & Roaring Twenties Finale - 2nd October 2016

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Significant number of additions made:

Visiting:
Cassutt Racer G-BOMB (Des Hart)
Cassutt Racer G-CGSU (Mel Saggers)
Shoestring (Trevor Jarvis)
Calidus Autogyro (Peter Davies)
Spartan Executive
Mew Gull replica G-HEKL (David Beale)
Edge 540 (Kester Scrope)
Miles Hawk Speed Six G-ADGP
Vans RV7 (possibly Steve Noujaim's?)
Chilton DW1 (Roy Nerou)
Chilton DW1 G-CDXU (Michael Gibbs) - to be confirmed
Chilton DW1 G-JUJU (David Reid)
Miles Whitney Straight
Percival Vega Gull G-AEZJ
Comper Swift G-LCGL (Breighton)

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Re: Race Day & Roaring Twenties Finale - 2nd October 2016

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Good to see the Hawk Speed Six again, though I hope we get more of a display from it than last time when it only took part in the air race.

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Re: Race Day & Roaring Twenties Finale - 2nd October 2016

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Further Shuttleworth aircraft have now been listed for this event, in addition to those already confirmed:

Collection Aircraft:
Fauvel
Desoutter
Comper Swift
Piper Cub
DH60
Miles Magister
Sea Hurricane 1b
Bristol M1C
SE5a
Sopwith Triplane
Avro Triplane
Bristol Boxkite
Deperdussin
Blackburn Monoplane

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Re: Race Day & Roaring Twenties Finale - 2nd October 2016

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Some changes noted to the above information - hopefully some more Collection aircraft will replace the losses over the coming weeks:

Collection Aircraft - Addition:
Bristol F.2B

Visiting Aircraft - Cancellations:
Miles Hawk Speed Six
Vans RV7
Miles Whitney Straight
Comper Swift

Collection Aircraft - Cancellations:

Sopwith Triplane
Sea Hurricane
Mew Gull

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WG655 wrote:Some changes noted to the above information - hopefully some more Collection aircraft will replace the losses over the coming weeks:

Collection Aircraft - Addition:
Bristol F.2B

Visiting Aircraft - Cancellations:
Miles Hawk Speed Six
Vans RV7
Miles Whitney Straight
Comper Swift

Collection Aircraft - Cancellations:

Sopwith Triplane
Sea Hurricane
Mew Gull


Well that's taken a huge slice of the theme out...
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Re: Race Day & Roaring Twenties Finale - 2nd October 2016

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Hi I've got 3 tickets for sale £35 for the 3 including recorded delivery postage. :smile:


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I'd be tempted by a stronger line-up. Bit thin at the moment.

Book the North Weald Fury and they'd double the attendance...

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Dan O'Hagan wrote:I'd be tempted by a stronger line-up. Bit thin at the moment.

Book the North Weald Fury and they'd double the attendance...


Indeed, with the Speed Six gone I'm not sure there's enough on the list to tempt me.

However, the Camel flying, or the addition of the Fury would change that...

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Fury, and perhaps another WWII era warbird could convince me. Or even a 'filler' airshow act such as the Wingwalkers or Blades to give the show a spice of variety. But to be honest pre-1940s aviation isn't really my thing so I understand why the participation list doesn't appeal that much to me. If I did like that stuff, I understand that it's a stonking line-up.

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Air Racing in general doesn't hold much appeal to me - the Comet is an exception, it has the 'x-factor'.

The Fury would be a great addition. Could it land at OW?
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Well certainly the Fury and also the Bearcat and a Mustang would fit the racing theme perfectly... :up:
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Hangar 11's Mustang is already on the list.
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It seems that you do not need to buy tickets in advance this time. Is that correct please?

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Blackbird wrote:It seems that you do not need to buy tickets in advance this time. Is that correct please?

Andy


You never need to buy advance tickets for Shuttleworth shows, unless they sell out in advance.

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Re: Race Day & Roaring Twenties Finale - 2nd October 2016

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The flying programme is now up and there are some notable additions to the line-up - see http://www.shuttleworth.org/events/raceday/

Of particular note are the Fox Moth, three (!) Chiltons, Moth Racer, Puss Moth (assume the one with the silver shoes) and Sopwith Dove. Vega Gull static too. Much like Race Day I (one of the best vintage airshows ever, IMO), it's likely the strongest line-up of '20s and '30s classics you'll see at a UK airshow all year. Around 45 odd classic cars on the ground too, and 'sprint' races from Edwardian and 1920s vehicles at 12pm. Glorious stuff. Giant Scalextric is absolutely mad too.

Shame the Hawk Speed 6 canned, but you can't have it all. Anything "missing" has pretty much been replaced by something equally lovely.

Nicely done, Old Warden. Once again organising a tremendous, immersive themed airshow.

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Sunday's wind forecast for 7-8mph from 1300 to 1600, then dropping to 5mph. Wind direction from the north.

Anyone care to offer an opinion on if this is likely to be a full display or would that still be too high for some?

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Re: Race Day & Roaring Twenties Finale - 2nd October 2016

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Possibly a full display, maybe even the Edwardians with a mere 5mph forecast.

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I haven't been to Old Warden since the eighties where my other half informs me we saw Gary Numan. I've just bought a ticket inspired I have to say, by so many positive comments from members of this forum over the last couple of seasons. Let's hope on Monday I can add to those comments.
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Ticket bought, and I actually plan to turn up this time!

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The wind is a little stronger than forecast, and hoped for - hopefully will drop as the day progresses.

Just had the pleasure of meeting George Hardy, who flew Hangar 11's "Tall in the Saddle" during WW2. Such an amenable and friendly chap - spent a fair amount of time sharing some good tales with the crowd as well. Very spritely for a mid 90's gent!!

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Re: Race Day & Roaring Twenties Finale - 2nd October 2016

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A great day today, thoroughly enjoyed the racing! Very different. Comet displays(!) were fantastic as usual, I don't think I'll tire of seeing that 'usual suspect'. PK in Ballerina was superb, too - amazing flying.

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Really enjoyed my day in lovely weather. Great way to finish the season.

Great to see the DH88 fly again after 29 years. (Air Fete 87?)

Phil

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tankbuster wrote:I haven't been to Old Warden since the eighties where my other half informs me we saw Gary Numan. I've just bought a ticket inspired I have to say, by so many positive comments from members of this forum over the last couple of seasons. Let's hope on Monday I can add to those comments.


Glad to say you were all right. Excellent event, had a great day.
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