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October 6th - Race Day and Season Finale

Sun 01 Sep 2019, 6:18 pm

The line up is as follows, taken from the website...

Visiting

ASW 28
Petrel
ETPS Olympia
Cessna 180
Bulldog
Spartan
Ballerina
Taylor Titch
Midget Mustang
Beta
Mustang
Rapide
Puss Moth
Cygnet
Aeronca
Spitfire PRXI
Comper B
Comper C
Chilton Black
Chilton Blue
Chilton Red
Husky
Cessna 172F
Mew Gull KL
Hawk Six

Old Warden based

Mock Air Race: DH60 Moth, Blackburn B2, DH60X Hermes Moth, Miles Magister, Southern Martlet, DHC-1 Chipmunk
Nod to Reno: Sea Hurricane
Mac Robertson: DH88 Comet, Desoutter, Miles Magister, Miles Falcon
Lympne Trials: Hawker Cygnet, ANEC, English Electric Wren
Comper: Comper Swift
WWI Racers: Sopwith Camel, Bristol M1C, SE5a replica, Sopwith Dove
Schneider Trophy Tribute: Spitfire AR501
Famous Racers: Mew Gull, DH88 Comet
The Wars of the Roses: Avro 504K, Blackburn
Edwardians (Weather permitting): Bleriot, Bristol Boxkite, Deperdussin, Avro Triplane

Aircraft to be added as and when full display line-up is confirmed.

Re: October 6th - Race Day and Season Finale

Sun 01 Sep 2019, 6:48 pm

I'd suggest the chances of the Spitfire PR XI appearing are slim after its mishap, unless we're talking about Teichman's example.

A couple of interesting things there, but as a whole the lineup isn't very appealing for me.

Re: October 6th - Race Day and Season Finale

Mon 02 Sep 2019, 9:01 am

Feels very similar to last year to me not a lot of difference!

Re: October 6th - Race Day and Season Finale

Mon 02 Sep 2019, 11:22 am

Some real gems on there! Race Day's always been one of my favourite airshows of the year - the line-up is very much geared towards the lighter vintage, 1920s-'30s enthusiasts (the best people) and has always been a fine end to the season.

Three Compers, three Chiltons, Puss Moth and the Falcon are worth it for me. :sweat:

Re: October 6th - Race Day and Season Finale

Mon 02 Sep 2019, 1:56 pm

...not to mention a nice selection of cars and bikes, including the wonderful Napier Railton from Brooklands, taking part in the sprint along the main runway

This particular event is a very smart marketing move by The collection, as it also attracts the car and bike owners and enthusiasts at the end of their vintage racing season as well as the traditional aviation crowd.

Re: October 6th - Race Day and Season Finale

Mon 02 Sep 2019, 7:29 pm

I'm not complaining about the line up in terms of quality as i agree there is some great stuff in there, just my reaction when i looked at it that it was very similar to last year! I'll be there as long as it dry and not too windy!

Re: October 6th - Race Day and Season Finale

Tue 03 Sep 2019, 11:17 am

Not to mention, what other airshows do we have to choose from in October? (November, December etc etc)

So whilst some of the aircraft are not necessarily my favoured era, it will be a long old wait until next May.

Re: October 6th - Race Day and Season Finale

Thu 05 Sep 2019, 4:44 pm

C-27J confirmed!? :shock:

Re: October 6th - Race Day and Season Finale

Thu 05 Sep 2019, 7:15 pm

Bloody hell, look good going round the bend, Roll over the top, Ka-san approach and short field landing. Thank you and goodnight :lmao:

Re: October 6th - Race Day and Season Finale

Thu 05 Sep 2019, 7:25 pm

Seems odd. Someone got the wrong end of the stick when they were asked to add a Spartan [Executive] to the list? :dunno:

Re: October 6th - Race Day and Season Finale

Thu 05 Sep 2019, 8:53 pm

LN Strike Eagle wrote:Seems odd. Someone got the wrong end of the stick when they were asked to add a Spartan [Executive] to the list? :dunno:


No indication of the operator? Most intriguing.

The RSV display would be most welcome. :lol:

I presume there must be a company demo aircraft about somewhere?

Re: October 6th - Race Day and Season Finale

Fri 06 Sep 2019, 8:22 am

Well it's dropped off the list already. Perhaps it was meant to be the Executive :lol:

Re: October 6th - Race Day and Season Finale

Fri 06 Sep 2019, 12:41 pm

Wissam24 wrote:Well it's dropped off the list already. Perhaps it was meant to be the Executive :lol:



Shame.

Re: October 6th - Race Day and Season Finale

Mon 16 Sep 2019, 7:35 pm

some updates -
Schleicher ASW 28
Slingsby Petrel
ETPS Olympia
Cessna 180
Scottish Aviation Bulldog
Spartan Executive
Ballerina
Cassutt Kermit
Cassutt G-BPVO
Midget Mustang
Rollason Beta
Mustang ‘Contrary Mary’
de Havilland DH 80A Puss Moth
Hawker Cygnet
Aeronca
Comper Swift
Chilton D.W.1 Black
Chilton Blue
Albatros :yahoo:
Aviat Husky
Cessna 172R
Percival Mew Gull KL
Miles Gemini static
Cessna 182R static
Chilton Red static
Old Warden based

Mock Air Race: DH60 Moth, Blackburn B2, DH60X Hermes Moth, Miles Magister, Southern Martlet, DHC-1 Chipmunk
Nod to Reno: Sea Hurricane
Mac Robertson: DH88 Comet, Desoutter, Miles Magister, Miles Falcon
Lympne Trials: Hawker Cygnet, ANEC, English Electric Wren
Comper: Comper Swift
WWI Racers: Sopwith Camel, Bristol M1C, SE5a replica, Sopwith Dove
Schneider Trophy Tribute: Spitfire AR501
Famous Racers: Mew Gull, DH88 Comet
The Wars of the Roses: Avro 504K, Blackburn
Edwardians (Weather permitting): Bleriot, Bristol Boxkite, Deperdussin, Avro Triplane

Re: October 6th - Race Day and Season Finale

Mon 16 Sep 2019, 8:02 pm

Good to see the Albatross getting about. :clap:

Re: October 6th - Race Day and Season Finale

Wed 02 Oct 2019, 6:59 pm

Weather looks bloody awful :sad:

Re: October 6th - Race Day and Season Finale

Wed 02 Oct 2019, 8:32 pm

With the current forecast nothing will be flying!

Re: October 6th - Race Day and Season Finale

Thu 03 Oct 2019, 2:37 pm

I'm a little surprised not to see a final flying list for Sunday by now.

Unfortunately the forecast does look as though it is rather like it might all be irrelevant.

Re: October 6th - Race Day and Season Finale

Thu 03 Oct 2019, 3:09 pm

Catalina cancelled.

Re: October 6th - Race Day and Season Finale

Thu 03 Oct 2019, 3:24 pm

FlankerPhoto wrote:Catalina cancelled.

That's a shame, I was looking forward to seeing it do a water landing on Sunday.

Re: October 6th - Race Day and Season Finale

Fri 04 Oct 2019, 1:16 pm

Latest weather forecast is the worst ever! Surprised it's not cancelled, as they can't charge if nothing flies surely?

Re: October 6th - Race Day and Season Finale

Fri 04 Oct 2019, 1:59 pm

The narrative light rain showers and a gentle breeze :cool: is a little different to their weather map showing an enormous chunk of slow moving heavy rain covering most of England. :hide: :ninja:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2656046

Re: October 6th - Race Day and Season Finale

Fri 04 Oct 2019, 3:10 pm

AMB wrote:Latest weather forecast is the worst ever! Surprised it's not cancelled, as they can't charge if nothing flies surely?


Of course they can using the caveat "serviceability and weather permitting", like any other airshow. Besides, there is more to the event than just the flying.
Unless Shuttleworth specifically say the event is cancelled there will be an event of sorts on Sunday.
It may not be the show they wanted to put on, or the show you wanted it to be but that's the luck of the draw.

Re: October 6th - Race Day and Season Finale

Fri 04 Oct 2019, 6:09 pm

As this event is most unlikely to be a sell-out I reserve the opportunity of waiting until the last minute before committing to buying tickets.
See the final list, see the latest cancellations, see the latest dire weather forecast, notice the list didn't quicken my pulse at all, defer the expense & experience for another year. Sorted! :wink:
Almost ironic that a year plagued by poor weather at UK events ( & several European!) gets another beating at the final show to consign the 2019 Air-show season firmly to the trash-bin. :tumbleweed:

Re: October 6th - Race Day and Season Finale

Sat 05 Oct 2019, 8:26 pm

i am still trying to decide. literally going to leave it until just before midnight to make a decision.

the weather is saying rain is 50/60% for the period during the show... not sure i can sit through another wet air show lol
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