Midlands Air Festival 2024 (31 May - 2 June)

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Re: Midlands Air Festival 2024 (31 May - 2 June)

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purple_95 wrote:
Thu 30 May 2024, 5:23 pm
What would be the point of a recce given its only attending Midlands on the Friday.
Unless plans have changed and the Friday display isn’t a display - it’s the recce for the weekend.

I’ve seen no reports of a Recce today?

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Fair play on them getting straight on the phone when an act cancels, other shows would have just accepted a gap
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boff180 wrote:
Thu 30 May 2024, 5:39 pm
purple_95 wrote:
Thu 30 May 2024, 5:23 pm
What would be the point of a recce given its only attending Midlands on the Friday.
Unless plans have changed and the Friday display isn’t a display - it’s the recce for the weekend.

I’ve seen no reports of a Recce today?
I've certainly not heard anything today (I'm less than 8 miles away). I was away from home for a couple of hours, but I've seen no comments on local media and there most certainly were when two came down on a Thursday a couple of years ago. I have assumed it's a typo, unless the two are flying through with one carrying on to Exeter. Tomorrow is the only Typhoon display here this year.

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boff180 wrote:
Thu 30 May 2024, 5:39 pm
purple_95 wrote:
Thu 30 May 2024, 5:23 pm
What would be the point of a recce given its only attending Midlands on the Friday.
Unless plans have changed and the Friday display isn’t a display - it’s the recce for the weekend.

I’ve seen no reports of a Recce today?
There is no Typhoon at the weekend it’s Friday only, so unlikely to be a recce, unless a recce then display. Or some sort of pairs flypast/s. It’s a mystery. We’ll all find out tomorrow.

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Jet Provost added for Saturday and Sunday


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Ill give it to the team at Midlands, they have been able to sort out aircraft when other cancel, they should be proud of what they have got in as replacements

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According to a comment made my Midlands, the Bo105 is also stuck in austria, so will not be coming

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Danhaz wrote:
Thu 30 May 2024, 6:14 pm
According to a comment made my Midlands, the Bo105 is also stuck in austria, so will not be coming
Yep, removed from the website now https://www.midlandsairfestival.com/air-displays.html

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Arrgh. bloody weather, cannot fault the team at all though they are doing their best to pull out all stops.

Just seen the DC6 over B'ham so atleast that is here!
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Bronco will not be landing due to other commitments elsewhere.

Source - Tony
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Well when Midlands said stand by for replacements they were not mucking about, a great effort from all involved to secure the replacement displays at the 11th hour.

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Not sure how many changes I've made to the flying list at the top of this thread today! Hopefully up to date.

Great efforts by Trev and the team to try to secure some replacements at such a late stage rather than accept gaps in the schedule, really using all those contacts he's built up over the years!

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Cole wrote:
Thu 30 May 2024, 7:44 pm
Bronco will not be landing due to other commitments elsewhere.

Source - Tony
He's doing both days at Torbay, so he's covering some miles over the weekend.

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Anyone know what radio frequency is used at Midlands Air Festival.

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On friday
127.1083 used for landing and takeoff ect
130.6750 used for Air show
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Draken displaying on Saturday in addition.
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Draken for the Saturday is the final addition to the flying display this year and what a fine addition it is. The team at Midlands and the various operators who have provided the replacements at such short notice deserve huge credit.

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Once again, Trev, James and the team deserve huge credit for reacting the way they have to late cancellations. I realise it wouldn't always be possible to add in items so late, but a real lesson in how to at least try to give the paying customers a full day of displays.

I just hope the wind doesn't affect the flying, certainly quite gusty this morning and I think the balloons are going to struggle perhaps even to tether.

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10am announcement Friday 31 May:
☔️❗️We have had to cancel the B-17 flight to North Weald Airfield today due to cross wind at Duxford out of limits. A decision on today’s Midlands Air Festival display will be made by our pilots later on with safety being paramount. ❗️☔️
The B-17 has a relatively low wind limit due to being a tail dragger with a large fin. 80 Years ago this was no problem because most of the wartime airfield had a triangular runway system making a take off into the wind possible most of the time.
Duxford only has a single runway and the wind today is sadly across.
From the B-17 Preservation ~ the Sally B page facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=94 ... 2008902303

Looking at the BBC Weather forecast for Duxford Airfield it shows at 19mph for 12, and 20mph for 4pm, both with breeze from the north, so i don't think it will display.

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Add 1 Hour for all times!

MAY 31 1625-1700, JUN 01 1055-1130, 02 1210-1245

Red Arrows display teams from the NOTAM

Red Arrows: 31st May - Add 1 Hour for all times!

FORMATION TRANSIT BY MULTIPLE ACFT ROUTING:
514500N 0013459W RAF BRIZE NORTON 1614
515150N 0013616W SHIPTON UNDER WYCHWOOD 1616
515708N 0014153W NE OF BROADWELL 1617
520531N 0021329W W OF SEVERN STOKE 1620
520714N 0023113W SW OF BISHOPS FROME 1622
521952N 0023206W N OF NEWNHAM BRIDGE 1625
522028N 0015454W E OF ROWNEY GREEN 1628
521741N 0015405W VCY OF REDDITCH 1629
521140N 0015355W MIDLANDS AIR FESTIVAL DISPLAY 1630
520543N 0015344W W OF BRETFORTON 1652
515708N 0014153W NE OF BROADWELL 1654
515150N 0013616W SHIPTON UNDER WYCHWOOD 1657
514500N 0013459W RAF BRIZE NORTON 1700
ACFT EXPECTED TO TRANSIT BTN 250FT AGL-2000FT AGL. TIMINGS, HGT
AND ROUTE ARE APRX AND SUBJ TO CHANGE. FOR INFO 01522 726707.
AR-2024-3549/AU4.

Red Arrows: 31st May - Transit Flight - From Waddington to Brize

FORMATION TRANSIT BY MULTIPLE ACFT ROUTING:
530958N 0003126W RAF WADDINGTON (EGXW) 1340
531318N 0004127W SW OF HARBY 1342
522828N 0005257W EAST OF LITTLE BOWDER 1349
520927N 0010017W NW OF CALDECOTE 1352
520442N 0011156W VCY OF GREATWORTH 1354
515617N 0013425W WEST OF CHIPPING NORTON 1357
514500N 0013459W RAF BRIZE NORTON (EGVN) 1359
ACFT EXPECTED TO TRANSIT BTN 250FT AGL-2000FT AGL

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They've done an excellent job getting these last-minute changes sorted out - JP & Bronco not the most frequent of display aircraft at the moment, and I'm sure there are some rather happy Saturday goers after the Draken addition. Add them to the DC-6, B-25 and Gnat and they seem to have an excellent line-up - hope everyone who goes this weekend has a good time and the weather is kind.

Looks like the JP will be popping into Halfpenny Green over the weekend...

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Ultralights G-MICX and G-CIZD landing at Ragley.

N5057V - Stearman approaching from Rendcomb.

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RAF Tutor G-BYXH displayed and returned to Wellesbourne Airfield at 3:08pm.

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Auster AOP6 TW536 has arrived at Ragley and posted pictures on their Facebook.

They doesn't appear to be many customers so far.


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G-IPII - Steen Skybolt appears to flying around Ragley Hall - departed from Bidford

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