RAF Benson Families Day 31st August 2023

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Arizonasun
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RAF Benson Families Day 31st August 2023

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Does anyone have any timings or info on whats flying for next weeks RAF Benson Families Day 31st August 2023

roger
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Re: RAF Benson Families Day 31st August 2023

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I am not aware of anything being published locally yet. They normally advise the surrounding Parish Councils a few days ahead of any unusual noise/activity. Also, their weekly flying programme is usually published each Monday (presumably Tuesday next week because of the bank holiday) so we may get something early next week:

https://www.raf.mod.uk/our-organisation ... rogramme/

Previous families days here have seen Chinook and Puma pleasure flights all morning, along with arrivals for the static, and the display from about 2 until 4.

I note that the Gazelle Squadron has Benson on their website list of events they are attending. I also note that the Reds, BBMF, Typhoon and Chinook displays do not have Benson listed, but equally three of these have to transit close to Benson on Thursday to get to Bournemouth.

roger
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Re: RAF Benson Families Day 31st August 2023

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Here is this week's flying programme including the families day on Thursday, although this just covers the local Puma and Chinook flying. Add an hour for BST:

https://www.raf.mod.uk/our-organisation ... programme/

Tangoringo
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Re: RAF Benson Families Day 31st August 2023

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The Benson Hive Facebook page lists the following displays:-
Auster
Royal Chipmunk
Gazelle
Lynx
Chinook
Mustang
RAF Falcons
Reds Flypast

The poster also shows the BBMF Hurricane. Flying from 1-5pm.

roger
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Re: RAF Benson Families Day 31st August 2023

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Various Notams list:
(a) the flying display 13:15-17:00,
(b) parachutes (presumably Red Devils) 13:55-15:10, and
(c) Red Arrows flypast at 15:59 en route to Bournemouth.
All times are local, i.e. I have added one hour to convert z time in the Notams to BST. Presumablythe Red Devils wide time window is to allow for rescheduling due to weather.

Tangoringo
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Re: RAF Benson Families Day 31st August 2023

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Thanks Roger.
As above, I think the para drop(s) are the RAF Falcons according to the online promo.

roger
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Re: RAF Benson Families Day 31st August 2023

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Oops - yes, the RAF Falcons it is.

Weather forecast for this afternoon is improved (but still damp) compared to the forecast this time yesterday.

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