Abingdon Air(show) & Country Show 2021

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boff180 wrote:
Wed 01 Sep 2021, 2:32 pm
What taskings for a display asset at a weekend are more important than actually displaying at an event that they had already committed to?
Maybe they want to give a Bear pilot the chance for some air-to-air topsides?
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I think you’re reading that completely wrong. They will be performing two flypasts at Abingdon instead of a full display, not two additional taskings elsewhere.

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This is a reply to a comment I made earlier today elsewhere.

'We mentioned on another post that its covering multiple sites in one condensed sortie and its the display jet.'

It does not reveal very much and 'multiple sites' could mean anything to anyone, maybe even other displays on the same day ommitted to at the last moment. Maybe one too many and one of them would have to give which is Abingdon.

With a lack of a full explanation from the Typhoon Display Team as to this last moment change to a couple of flypasts rather than a full display, it does strike me as weird.

There is a non vague reason somewhere but only the Typhoon Display Team and those connected to it in some way will know the answer.

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Mike wrote:
Wed 01 Sep 2021, 10:16 pm
I think you’re reading that completely wrong. They will be performing two flypasts at Abingdon instead of a full display, not two additional taskings elsewhere.
Yes it is two flypasts.

However the show confirmed in a Facebook post reply that the reason is the Typhoon had to condense three sorties into one.

Three sorties = three taskings.

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Another bizarre decision from the RAF… this along with bringing the Chinook onto the circuit in the last 2 weeks of the season proper.

Seems like very odd decision making in a year where show numbers are so reduced / participants are harder to come by.
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It's bizarre whilst at the same time agreeing to exclusive private air to air photoshoots for paying customers (not on the same day I add).

That's not a criticism of the photoshoot organisers themselves, but it is certainly questionable of the RAF's motives - what image does that give out?

"We'll turn up to a few people paying thousands of pounds to fly alongside us in a Skyvan, but won't turn up to display for thousands of people at an event."

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Final update for Saturday 11th September:
Well we now enter the final week before the show! Please make sure you have your e-tickets (those few who have them being sent & have not received, or a general ticket enquiry, contact ticketline directly to: customerservices@ticketline.co.uk

Please take care around others, stay safe and bring hand sanitiser (& a face covering if you wish for the likes of the Crafts tent) & remember if you have symptoms of covid 19, stay away (suggest you take a lateral flow test prior to attending).

You can enter the car parks from 08.00, with the actual showground open from 10am (so you can watch the aircraft arriving from 09.15 onwards whilst you wait in the car parks 🙂

ATTRACTIONS:
Flying Displays & Flypasts:
RAF Red Arrows Aerobatic Team (single Flypast)
Spitfire - RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, RAF Coningsby
Boeing B17G Sally B Flying Fortress.
P51 Mustang (Miss Helen).
RAF Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4 - 29 Squadron (Flypasts)
The Blades Aerobatic Team (Extra 300 aircraft).
Westland Sea King
Hurricane mk1 (James Brown)
Yakolev 50
Westland Wasp.
Muscle Pitts with the car race.
The Historic Army Aircraft Flight (Beaver, Auster, Sioux, Scout).
RAF C17 Globemaster - 99 squadron (Flypast)
Hurricane Mk1 (Warbird flights, Sywell).
Spitfire 'Karina' (Peter Teichman).
RAF Chinook - 28 Squadron (Flypast)
Poppy Parachute Team

Fly In / Static Aircraft - include Chipmunks, Stearman, Gazelle, Wessex, Hurricane, Harvard, Allouette II, Auster, Piper Cub, Spitfire Mk26, and approx 50 other general aviation types.
*All aircraft subject to weather and serviceability.

Ground Attractions - include Chipmunk cockpit, Amusements, various Stalls, Classic Motorcycles, Mustang cars , DC3 cockpit, Wallingford Dog Display Team, Falconry, Solent Stars Motorcycle Display Team, Abingdon Morris Dancers, Live Music including Radio Days Big Band, Classic vehicles & ex Military vehicles, Army Careers, Steam Railway, model Spitfire, WW2 re-enactors and much more plus a selection of Catering units and a Bar!

Online Tickets are required to attend from our website only: (www.abingdonairandcountry.co.uk)
Admission pricing is as follows:
Adult £19.00
Senior Citizens over 65 £9.00
Children 5-15 £5.00
Under 5s Free (no ticket required).
Each transaction is subject to a fee as set by Ticketline.

Disabled Persons - a disabled person will need to purchase a ticket but the immediate carer will go free (a letter to show this / ID etc is fine).

Military personnel from Dalton Barracks only - the serving person from the Barracks will go free on showing suitable military ID, the rest of the family will need to purchase a ticket.

Dogs are welcome on a lead however, any stray dogs off a lead will result in the owner (& dog) being escorted offsite by Security as could infringe aircraft safety.

In the event being cancelled (as what happened for the 2020 event due to COVID), Ticketline will be responsible for refunds (minus the transaction fee).
Any questions posed from now on will be extremely limited in answering as the committee will be busy setting up the showsite however please consult the website.
We hope you have a great day with us.

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So good to see the AAC Flight out and about again :)

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Trying to work out how to get to entrance B on Honeybottom lane from the A34 northbound. Any help welcome.

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frank wrote:
Mon 06 Sep 2021, 6:02 pm
Trying to work out how to get to entrance B on Honeybottom lane from the A34 northbound. Any help welcome.
Difficult to show without a map but here goes.

Come off the A34 and head straight into town on Marcham Road.Retail park on your left and then the hospital
This goes into Ock Street (Past the Ock Mill Beefeater on your right)
Keep going for about another mile and turn off into Stratton Way
After about 500 yards turn left onto Bath Street (sign posted to Wootton)
Stay on the Wootton road for about 2 1/2 miles (this will take you back under the A34)
You'll come to Honeybottom road on your left.
The other side of the road is Premier Bikes.

Hope you find it OK
Of course if they were letting you through the village of Cothill, that would be better but I believe theres no entry through here?
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Nice of them to go months scaring people off by saying there was only one entrance and then quietly open a second!

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sdad wrote:
Tue 07 Sep 2021, 9:00 am
Nice of them to go months scaring people off by saying there was only one entrance and then quietly open a second!
I was under the impression there was only ever one public entrance entrance this year on Honeybottom Lane? It's just you can't approach it from the West (ie Cothill village) I'm taking my Jeep and this is the entrance we have used up till now but this year we've been told to go in on Barrow Road (the southern end of the runway) No problem as its actually a little closer. I beleive there is also a 'walk in' entrance on Faringdon Road too.
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From the Abingdon facebook page 04-09-2021 which I have copied and pasted here for clarification.


'Good morning - well one week away now! Its really been very hectic this year planning wise but we are nearly there.
We have attached a basic showground layout for you to give you an idea, and the two types of E-Ticket.
One is the limited number of Gate A tickets that were originally available which we stopped once the capacity number was reached and then we opened GATE B tickets which can hold much more capacity and are available online'

Personally, If you have a ticket that says Gate A, then please go to Gate A. If your ticket says Gate B, then go to Gate B. You will find the Gate on your ticket on the three lines of words in brown/gold writing to the left of where it shows your transaction number along the top third of your ticket. It says Gate A on mine.

If you have a gate B Ticket but go to A, I would not be surprised if you are directed away to Gate B as you could be taking up parking space which should righfully be for someone who has a Gate A ticket waiting to get in. There are concessions though for those who are disabled and/or for disabled drop offs, maybe via Faringdon Road, but you will need to look at the facebook page.

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Seems a stupid system as my sister bought separate tickets to me and has been directed to gate B, I’ve been directed to gate A.

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197cup wrote:
Tue 07 Sep 2021, 5:59 pm
Seems a stupid system as my sister bought separate tickets to me and has been directed to gate B, I’ve been directed to gate A.
If your going in the same car, maybe you could go in either gate!

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We’ll be in different cars unfortunately

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sdad wrote:
Tue 07 Sep 2021, 9:00 am
Nice of them to go months scaring people off by saying there was only one entrance and then quietly open a second!
I wouldn't start throwing us accusations when you probably not aware of the predicament we had at the start of planning! Due to the ongoing filming onsite which have paid the MOD alot of money to have rights on the airfield, we were only allowed ONE gate (Gate A on Barrow Road) which limited us in terms of numbers and the one gate.
We could have quite easily said not bothering this year and wait until 2022.

About three months ago, the film producers allowed us also GATE B at the top end (Honeybottom Lane) and the big car parking area. Hence the Gate A & B ....but if you got a Gate A ticket, go to that one - Gate B - go to that one.

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Great, so I can’t park with the rest of my family? Can I follow them to gate B as that’s the biggest parking area?

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I am planning on getting there around 10 to gate B, am I likely to sit in much traffic?

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farnboroughrob wrote:
Wed 08 Sep 2021, 10:35 am
I am planning on getting there around 10 to gate B, am I likely to sit in much traffic?
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Hope that Peter does a few shows in the Russian spit this year, should be great!!
He seems to be on the programme for the BoB show at Duxford this month, which along with the Historic Helicopters displays, persuaded me to splash out!

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197cup wrote:
Tue 07 Sep 2021, 8:59 pm
Can I follow them to gate B as that’s the biggest parking area?
"if you got a Gate A ticket, go to that one - Gate B - go to that one"

It's not like they're 30 miles away from each other. Park up, phone the other party and find somewhere to meet. Job done.

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farnboroughrob wrote:
Wed 08 Sep 2021, 10:35 am
I am planning on getting there around 10 to gate B, am I likely to sit in much traffic?
From my experience of going every year since day one I've never had any problems getting in. Mind you, I'm usually there by about 9. Getting out tho' can be a bit hit and miss. You need to decide whether to go a little early or stay later. But then thats the same for pretty much every show isn't it..?
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keithjs wrote:
Wed 08 Sep 2021, 10:58 am
farnboroughrob wrote:
Wed 08 Sep 2021, 10:35 am
I am planning on getting there around 10 to gate B, am I likely to sit in much traffic?
From my experience of going every year since day one I've never had any problems getting in. Mind you, I'm usually there by about 9. Getting out tho' can be a bit hit and miss. You need to decide whether to go a little early or stay later. But then thats the same for pretty much every show isn't it..?
thanks for that , not been to Abingdon since the last RAF 'at home' day and the Mrs is not keen on sitting in the car for a couple of hours with nothing to look at.

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cg_341 wrote:
Wed 08 Sep 2021, 10:46 am
197cup wrote:
Tue 07 Sep 2021, 8:59 pm
Can I follow them to gate B as that’s the biggest parking area?
"if you got a Gate A ticket, go to that one - Gate B - go to that one"

It's not like they're 30 miles away from each other. Park up, phone the other party and find somewhere to meet. Job done.
Whilst I’d usually agree with you, my Nan struggles to walk and my partner is still recovering from a C section so whilst we could walk. It’s far far from ideal.