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Got to hand it to Sywell, this is one the best warbird lineups I've seen for a very long time. Really exciting like up with some truly rare and special participants!

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Will the organisers be running a shuttle service from any rail stations? Can't seem to find much on the website. Would love to attend this!

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JMC wrote:
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Will the organisers be running a shuttle service from any rail stations? Can't seem to find much on the website. Would love to attend this!
It's mentioned in the podcast episode, but for now there isn't anything - if enough people pester them, there might be something sorted out, or if not this year, maybe for next.
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With the tickets for Sywell 2024 going on sale today, you can find out more about the show in our latest podcast episode:

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Hello
Does anybody know what the photographic conditions are like during the showdays? Is it like Duxford, sun in front of the crowd line?
Are there some special spots for taking pictures?

I am thinking of going to the show, but I've never been to Sywell before. So all info is welcome.
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R4118 wrote:
Thu 08 Feb 2024, 7:54 pm
Hello
Does anybody know what the photographic conditions are like during the showdays? Is it like Duxford, sun in front of the crowd line?
Are there some special spots for taking pictures?

I am thinking of going to the show, but I've never been to Sywell before. So all info is welcome.
They discuss photo opportunities in here...
Wissam24 wrote:
Thu 11 Jan 2024, 8:06 pm
With the tickets for Sywell 2024 going on sale today, you can find out more about the show in our latest podcast episode:
From memory, not south facing and will feature a "Spotters' Corner".

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That is a very good listen. The passion that comes across about this show was really good to hear.

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Oh wow! What a beauty, this show just keeps getting better! :thumbsup:
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Reds Sunday only, but they’re saying in comments on social that there’s also an evening show on the Saturdays too. That’s passed me by, but as a Saturday ticket holder it sounds good!
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bishbashbosh wrote:
Fri 08 Mar 2024, 7:00 pm
Reds Sunday only, but they’re saying in comments on social that there’s also an evening show on the Saturdays too. That’s passed me by, but as a Saturday ticket holder it sounds good!
I'm sure it was mentioned here :grin:

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I've just brought my tickets for Sunday! It will be so nice to head back after 10 years away.

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R4118 wrote:
Thu 08 Feb 2024, 7:54 pm
Hello
Does anybody know what the photographic conditions are like during the showdays? Is it like Duxford, sun in front of the crowd line?
Are there some special spots for taking pictures?

I am thinking of going to the show, but I've never been to Sywell before. So all info is welcome.
I believe the display line will run along runway 23/05 which means sadly that the display's will become more and more backlit as the day goes on. Anyone who is familiar with the sun position and taking photos at Manchester Airport will know what to expect.

For anything flying the curve in from the North East, the initial topside should be okay. I'm hoping that there is plenty on the grass in front of the trees on the Northern airfield boundary as these should be nice from the so called "spotters corner".
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This app is useful in knowing the suns position during the day, or any other place or date, I use it all the time
https://app.photoephemeris.com/

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The sun will be directly down the runway at around 1510, and then it will gradually move so that you're facing into it as the afternoon / evening go on. I was hoping that this wouldn't be the case, but i guess it is what it is.

From what i can work out, if the aircraft do fly a topside in from the North East, that could be a bit of a saving grace and could potentially be rather nice.
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StandardTom wrote:
Fri 22 Mar 2024, 9:53 am
The sun will be directly down the runway at around 1510, and then it will gradually move so that you're facing into it as the afternoon / evening go on. I was hoping that this wouldn't be the case, but i guess it is what it is.

From what i can work out, if the aircraft do fly a topside in from the North East, that could be a bit of a saving grace and could potentially be rather nice.
Unsure of the plans for this one in full but I recall from the cancelled Flying legends the display axis would be at more of an angle, more in line with the grass runway 23/05, but pushed further North to avoid overflying the small industrial park to the Southwest corner of the airfield.
I believe this event may feature a curved axis too so could work out okay, be interesting to see a finalised layout plan.
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st24 wrote:
Fri 22 Mar 2024, 11:50 am
StandardTom wrote:
Fri 22 Mar 2024, 9:53 am
The sun will be directly down the runway at around 1510, and then it will gradually move so that you're facing into it as the afternoon / evening go on. I was hoping that this wouldn't be the case, but i guess it is what it is.

From what i can work out, if the aircraft do fly a topside in from the North East, that could be a bit of a saving grace and could potentially be rather nice.
Unsure of the plans for this one in full but I recall from the cancelled Flying legends the display axis would be at more of an angle, more in line with the grass runway 23/05, but pushed further North to avoid overflying the small industrial park to the Southwest corner of the airfield.
I believe this event may feature a curved axis too so could work out okay, be interesting to see a finalised layout plan.
I think you are correct!

Hopefully I'm wrong and it will be better for the light than I think it will be.
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Timetable now added to the website.

EVENT TIMETABLE
08.00 - Car Park Gates Open
09.00 - Event Showground Open
09.00 - Flight Line Walk Open*
09.00 - Ground Activities Open
11.00 - Hangar One - Battle of Britain Bar Opens
11.00 - Last Entry to Flight Line Walk
12.00 - Flight Line Walk Closes
TBC - *** Flight Display Schedule *** - Our Flight Display Schedule is still to be confirmed.
18.00 - Event Closes (Sunday)
19.00 - Event Closes (Saturday)
20.00 - Car Parks Close (Sunday)
21.00 - Car Parks Close (Saturday)

* Access to the Flight Line Walk is an additional £5 per person and is payable at the flight line walk entrance

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Nine Spitfires announced so far...

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With the lack of updates in recent weeks and the increase in publicity type posts on social media, does anyone else get the feeling ticket sales haven't been as strong as the organisers had hoped?
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8674planes wrote:
Fri 26 Apr 2024, 1:10 pm
With the lack of updates in recent weeks and the increase in publicity type posts on social media, does anyone else get the feeling ticket sales haven't been as strong as the organisers had hoped?

Maybe i read it wrong from the podcast, but i assumed they still had lots to announce.

Since the podcast the announcements have certainly been very slow coming, as i say maybe i was expecting too much and got carried away with the excitement.

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Last time I looked (before booking two-day tickets) this event has more than enough going-on in the air & on the ground already! :thinking:

One of the strongest line-ups seen in the UK for years. We need good weather & good aircraft reliability & we'll have witnessed a classic! :sunglasses:

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