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Hi all went to Shoreham airshow yesterday thought it was good and as I live just down the road im seeing some of the aircraft fly over on the way to Shoreham and back to Bournemouth. Took the whole week off work so I could spend 2 days at Bournemouth as well so a great week and the weather seems to have brightened up! Getting a free show from the house. The hawk has just given us a treat! :yahoo:

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:yahoo: :yahoo: :topbombing: :topbombing:
The Typhoon has just flew over the house. Did a nice flypast the put his afterburners on and shook the windows. Superb!! :drool:

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Yeah i went yesterday really enjoyed it, even suffering a nice sunburn, just sorting out my pictures.

1st post on the new board very nice it is to.
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hello all, did any1 go today to the show? if so would be interested to hear how busy it was ivo the complete change of weather from Saturday, if i remember it was the same last year, brilliant weather on the Saturday, and lousy on Sunday.

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Nice thunderstorm this morning over Lancing, with all that damp air i bet there was lots of vapour coming off the fast jets, wondered that as i was sat at the laptop with the scanner on hearing the typhoon, wish i had gone and had a look now :drool:
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garyb50 wrote:hello all, did any1 go today to the show? if so would be interested to hear how busy it was ivo the complete change of weather from Saturday, if i remember it was the same last year, brilliant weather on the Saturday, and lousy on Sunday.

gary

The rain stopped and the clouds lifted to allow the show to start on time but at 3.30pm the clag came in preventing the Yakalovs their full display and the scramble got curtailed. I left at 4.15 assuming that nothing else would fly?

Five Team Guinots were a nice treat, but for me the Typhoon stole the show. It certainly stopped the traffic on the A27 :grin:

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Sounds like we had better weather just down the coast at Bournemouth on Sunday.

The Blades and team Guinot were transiting to the airshow to display but got caught in bad weather and had to turn back to Shoreham apparently.

Shame, because even though it was very low cloud and visibility at B/mth, it was dry and everything else displayed.

Global warming eh! :whistle:

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Saw this guy with a violin on the B25, anyone hear him play?

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The weather was gorgeous on Saturday - gin blue sky as the old term has it - though the wind was tricky on landing as several of the pilots found out! The BBMF fighters and several of the aircraft from the Scramble diverted to Goodwood. The Scramble aircraft returned on Saturday evening when the wind dropped. BBMF did not and paid the pric as they were solidly stuck when Goodwood flooded in the thunderstorm.

Sunday the rain severely dampened matters in the morning - and also kept the crowds down (but given that Satuday was packed with 20 to 30 deep in some places on the crowd line when I walked along airside on a couple of occasions, perhaps not a bad thing!). However the flying, with many amendments, did go ahead. Loads of vapour off the Typhoon and prop wash off some surprising aircraft with the damp humid atmosphere. The blades did indeed return to Shoreham but Team Guinot did not. In fact the other three left just in time to beat the weather but I've no idea how far they got! Several aircraft also left to try and make Little Gransden. Peter Teichman managed it, but the rest had to turn back. The final thing that flew in the display was Guy Westgate who, on landing, said that the cloud was down to 550ft! The only depatrures were the Brabant Mitchell, Falcons C130K and perhaps surprisingly the Tutor. Everything that was VFR was stuck - not only did the college disappear in the murk but so did the A27 at the end of the runway at one point! Looking at the webcam now (1555hrs Monday) it would appear that everything except the Bf108 has now departed.

Finally, thanks to everyone who supported the show. It certainly seems that everyone enjoyed it. Plans will be under way soon to start the preparation for the 20th RAFA Shoreham Airshow in 2009!
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Really enjoyed Saturday a great day, amazing weather and a great display from Shoreham hats off to everyone involved. Easily one of the best if not the best Shoreham airshow for many years. Im already looking forward to next year 20th anniversary show hopefully they can get some really special participants and the Vulcan. Well done to all involved :clap: :clap: :clap:
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wv383 wrote: In fact the other three left just in time to beat the weather but I've no idea how far they got! Several aircraft also left to try and make Little Gransden. Peter Teichman managed it, but the rest had to turn back.


The Vacher Hurricane managed to get to LG, the commentator was incorrect. I text a friend to say they had lost it due to clagg but it was displaying at LG the very moment my text was read. I do not know why it returned back to Shoreham later. It was probably unable to go anywhere else afterwoods.

There is a pic in another forum showing it on the ground at LG.

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When I was ther at the end of Sunday it was the HAC Hurricane XII that returned not the Vacher Mk.I
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wv383 wrote:When I was ther at the end of Sunday it was the HAC Hurricane XII that returned not the Vacher Mk.I


Thank you.

I better check my pics!

Brilliant show. I enjoyed it both days. Great flying. Well done to all who organised and put on such a good display.

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Shoreham was fantastic! Went both days and took way too many pics!

Can't wait for 2009. :biggrin:

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First participation up on flightline!! :D

GWDT at Shoreham will be fantastic!!

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Here's hoping for some big annoucments for the 20th Anniverasry year, i would love to Sally B back at Shoreham, and lots of fast jets :biggrin:
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potentially the Reds will be displaying at Shoreham for the first time, (saturday only) according to Flightline

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garyb50 wrote:potentially the Reds will be displaying at Shoreham for the first time, (saturday only) according to Flightline

see here

http://www.airshows.org.uk/2009/airshow ... eview.html


I didn't think they were allowed to display at Shoreham, great news if this has now changed though :drool:
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Red's only a fly past now, i thought that wold be the case i don't think they are able to display at Shorehm unfortunatley :sad:

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Let me set the record straight regarding the Red Arrows at Shoreham this year. The team visited the venue some months ago and spent a long time assessing the situation. As far as they wee concerned it was all go to give a full display. With it being the 20th anniversary show, they piulled out all the stops to ensure that it could be a full display and really wanted to do it. In fact they were determined to do it. It was all geared up to be a headline in the publicity which is due to go out very soon with feature photographs in the leaflets and on the posters. Now the CAA have said no. they won't authorise the display area! So the full display is off from the Reds, much to their displeasure due to the time and effort that they expended to get it approved, I would add. They will however definitely be taking part with at least a couple of passes each day and they are trying to make those passes a bit more special than just straight fly-bys. Just how special no one knows at the moment. Hope that answers any questions.
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That is a shame it would have been great to have the Red's at Shoreham with a display. Thanks for setting the record straight. Is that decision final then no chance of them changing it at all?
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As far as the CAA are concerned it is definitely final no argument. The organisers of the show did everything and more to try and get the CAA to change their mind but they wouldn't shift. Then again they are looking at it ultimately from a safety point of view so we have to respect it. The show organisers have now moved on an apart from what Paul has put on Flightline, the full official announcements are due very shortly. Of course even then things can change week by week. Whatever happens, this year's show will be an outstanding tribute for the 20th anniversary and will do more than full justice to Shoreham's ever growing reputation as a show with a generous mix and a great family day out woth of course yet more funds going to RAFA. Although I am now doing more shows these days, Shoreham is my total favourite and it is always with regret that I leave at the end of the Sunday and have to wait another year for the next one.
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Yes having the Red's at Shoreham would have been something very special its a shame but hopefully some nice acts have been lined up to display and hints and clues as to what else is coming :grin: :biggrin:
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