Farnborough International Airshow 2018

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spaceward wrote:Off for my trade day tomorrow and back on Sunday for a public day. Some may say I’m a sucker for punishment !!. Does anyone know if the main Cafe / restaurant is still in Hall 1 after its revamp ?
Yes there is a food court in the entrance to hall 1.

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F-16 was a no show again today, apparently both tech! Rumour of another arriving. A330NEO demo machine and the Baltic A220 both departed tonight.

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Thanks for the Cafe info.

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I think I must go to a different show to everybody else. I went today and thought it was pretty good.

I thought the flying was good, not brilliant but OK. The LM100 was a bit of a disappointment as it's display was about 1/2 the duration and 1/2 the aerobatics of when I saw it in validation. Still good but somebody seems to have held it back for the live show. I like seeing big airliners being thrown around and generally within the confines of the airfield. The A350 100 and A330 Neo were both very good IMHO. The 727 water drop is a sight worthy of any show. The static is pretty much the same format as recent years although I felt there more ability to move in a straight line than the last few shows but that's a lot of different airframes. Take away the French involvement and it would be just as good as Fairford for me although obviously much shorter. With the French RIAT wins hands down.
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tankbuster wrote:I think I must go to a different show to everybody else. I went today and thought it was pretty good.

I thought the flying was good, not brilliant but OK. The LM100 was a bit of a disappointment as it's display was about 1/2 the duration and 1/2 the aerobatics of when I saw it in validation. Still good but somebody seems to have held it back for the live show. I like seeing big airliners being thrown around and generally within the confines of the airfield. The A350 100 and A330 Neo were both very good IMHO. The 727 water drop is a sight worthy of any show. The static is pretty much the same format as recent years although I felt there more ability to move in a straight line than the last few shows but that's a lot of different airframes. Take away the French involvement and it would be just as good as Fairford for me although obviously much shorter. With the French RIAT wins hands down.

The herk did the full display on Monday, we are still waiting for the full 727 display.
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Is the KC390 still there. Thinking of going on Thursday.
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Look out for easyjet 321 today :smile:

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I'm just up the road in Guildford and was not going to bother but , having just seen a video of the Herc doing a full loop, perhaps I should get over there.

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2 departures this evening - the Air Portugal A330 Neo departed to FRA at 1726LT,followed by the Easyjet A321 Neo back to LGW at 1733LT after it's day trip from there

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Was also an ATR72 on a short visit today - F-WWEN with PK-WJG under the wing,painted in Wings Air (Indonesia) colours which arrived from Toulouse at 1042lt and departed to Prestwick at 1327lt

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I've had a great day at FIA today, but highlights for me was the LM100/C-130 and the F16. That F16 takeoff was absolutely incredible!
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Did the MRJ fly today, may pop down tomorrow if it is flying as it did not fly Tuesday.
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Tom105 wrote:Did the MRJ fly today, may pop down tomorrow if it is flying as it did not fly Tuesday.

Did not fly tuesday as it had an argument with a towing vehicle!! see page 5 in the flight daily.
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Flew today

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Thanks for info will try see it tomorrow
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If someone could post tomorrows (Friday's) flying schedule, I'd be eternally grateful. :smile:

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techniquest wrote:If someone could post tomorrows (Friday's) flying schedule, I'd be eternally grateful. :smile:

The official site still hasn't released today's times yet

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No live stream this year?

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Afraid no official Livestream of the whole flying display this year - I emailed them to check and they confirmed.

Airbus are doing a Livestream every day of the show... I don't know if they will include any other displays over the weekend.

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Distant Thunder wrote:
techniquest wrote:If someone could post tomorrows (Friday's) flying schedule, I'd be eternally grateful. :smile:

The official site still hasn't released today's times yet


The website isn't very clear on a lot of things IMO. Plus it's hard to believe what it says when they have the Herc down as a 'Fighter Plane', the Tornado as a 'Historic Military Plane' (I know sadly this will soon be true but not yet!) and they think the Wasp is capable of 287mph :dizzy:
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kc390, P8 & Antonov 124 all left this morning..

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All good news for the paying punters. :up:
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vulcanshammer wrote:
Distant Thunder wrote:
techniquest wrote:If someone could post tomorrows (Friday's) flying schedule, I'd be eternally grateful. :smile:

The official site still hasn't released today's times yet


The website isn't very clear on a lot of things IMO. Plus it's hard to believe what it says when they have the Herc down as a 'Fighter Plane', the Tornado as a 'Historic Military Plane' (I know sadly this will soon be true but not yet!) and they think the Wasp is capable of 287mph :dizzy:


I know - the website is absolutely hopeless, and the 'app' isn't much better.
From what I'm reading however it looks like just about everything that might have been worth going to see has already left! What a waste of money my Friday ticket appears to be! :tongue2:

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same every year,unless you can get there Tuesday or Wednesday not worth going as you say most of the good stuff has now gone.

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ATR 72 just landed with a F- reg and a PK WJG reg under the wing.c/n 1488

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