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Gathering of Moths 11 Sep 2021

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The de Havilland Moth Club are hosting a Gathering of Moths at Old Warden on 11 Sep 2021 by kind permission of the Shuttleworth Collection.

It is hoped a wide variety of Moths will on show but note this is not an 'event' so there is no air display, nor will be their flights offered to the general public.

Standard Shuttleworth entry fees will apply (£15 per adult but there are concessions, see shuttleworth.org).

If anyone wishes to fly in would they please email me at mothgathering AT gmail DOT com and not use the contact details on the Shuttleworth site.
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I'm an SVAS Member and have already downloaded my ticket.

I'm really looking forward to it.

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Good news - I've thoroughly enjoyed all the previous ones that I've been to.

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Alpha Delta 210 wrote:
Sun 15 Aug 2021, 7:17 pm
I'm an SVAS Member and have already downloaded my ticket.

I'm really looking forward to it.

As an SVAS member does one need a ticket for this gathering as it's not classed as an 'event' and as such normal admission arrangements apply? I may drive over for a few hours if SWMBO doesn't mind (were are off early to a safari weekend at Port Lympne reserve on the Sunday for her birthday so I might need to be preparing!). I've been to the gatherings previously and they are enjoyable but I don't remember having to get a ticket.
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Looking at the event details on the Shuttleworth website, you can go in and download a free member's ticket for 11 September.

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Mike wrote:
Tue 17 Aug 2021, 9:06 am
Looking at the event details on the Shuttleworth website, you can go in and download a free member's ticket for 11 September.
Yes, that is what I did. £15 standard entry, free for SVAS Members.

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Done!

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Gathering of Moths, Old Warden, Sep 11 Update . . .

Pilots should check in at the hut at the base of the control tower where they and their passenger(s) will be issued with an Aircrew pass. There is no landing fee for a de Havilland Moth aircraft, but other types will be asked to pay a £10 donation.

It is planned to have a ‘Happy Hour’ from 13:00-14:00L where the public will have access to a limited part of the aircraft park. Owners and pilots who do not wish their aircraft to be included in this area should notify us on RT after landing.

100LL and 91UL fuel will be available from the fuel pumps (but not between 13:00-14:00, see above), payment by debit or credit card. 100LL will also be dispensed from a mobile bowser, payment by debit or credit card.

deHMC Members arriving by surface transport and wishing to take advantage of the £10 admission rate must produce a valid deHMC membership card. The discount only applies to the member, not to non-members in the party.

Designated Helpers will be sent a lanyard and pass from deHMC HQ.

deHMC members, arriving by surface transport, will be able to collect a lanyard and pass from near the control tower which will permit limited airside access.

For non-deHMC members, the SVAS will be running airside tours throughout the day which will include areas not in the ‘Happy Hour’ above. These may have to be booked in advance online (to be confirmed) and will attract an additional charge.

Over this weekend (Fri to Sun) there will also be a hot air balloon event in the parkland (not on the airfield) which will include hot air balloon launches in the early morning and evening and events after dark. This is a separate event organised by a third party and there are separate entry requirements. Please see the Shuttleworth website for further details.
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After a slowish start things are picking up nicely with 27 Moths booked, 2 Chippies and 7 other types.

Plenty of room for more!
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43 aeroplanes now, inc 3 Chippies and 8 other types.
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That's a very impressive turnout. I'm really looking forward to it.

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I'm 'avin some of that! :grinning: Fingers crossed for the weather
...and it's a fair-haired slightly balding Bobby Charlton to kick off!

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After a few cancellations (mainly from overseas) but some additions, we are at 44 aeroplanes, 36 of which are Moffs. I expect some more additions this week as some of the usual suspects are missing.
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48 aeroplanes now, comprising 5x DH60, 3x DH80, 24x DH82, 1x DH83, 1x DH85, 4x DH87, 2x DH89, 1x DH94, 4x DHC1, 8x others.

In two cases there are alternatives registered in case the main aeroplane is u/s.
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I have just attempted to book a ticket for this event and was defeated by Worldpay.
There are other payment methods open to Shuttleworth, I hope they sort this out for next season.
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I believe you can pay on the gate for this one, as it is treated as a normal admission day. It is probably worth emailing The Collection and asking.

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It's looking like family circumstances are conspiring against me, and I think I'm going to have to miss this year's event. Not happy 😥

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Orion wrote:
Tue 07 Sep 2021, 11:04 am
I have just attempted to book a ticket for this event and was defeated by Worldpay.
There are other payment methods open to Shuttleworth, I hope they sort this out for next season.
Well that was interesting. The earlier attempt at payment was on my Android phone, this successful one was on my WIN7 desktop and it worked. Got my ticket and I shall be there on Saturday, the weather forecast looks reasonable.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2655689
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I'm an SVAS member but was defeated by the system for "purchasing" a free ticket so I phoned them up and the very polite lady said I didn't really need one and I just have to show my membership card on arrival.

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61 aeroplanes now booked inc 35 Tiger Moths. We intend to park three Puss Moths together.

You can pay on the gate, contactless payment only.
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wow - thats a superb gathering

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Would love to attend, however, I must be content with viewing the images posted to UKAR.
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A nice day, enjoyed it
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Has anyone got some photos to post please? I'd like to know what I missed!

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