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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Evening show as always was an absolute belter. It’s what makes Friday worth it.

Lots of big gaps hanging around though today.

Now stuck in the Premium car park as there’s no martials and it’s a free for all.

Edit: there were martials further down, suddenly traffic started moving after being stationary for 40 minutes.

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Hi all. Does anyone have the full flight schedule timetables for Saturday and Sunday? Is it possible someone could post them here? (or send via PM)

I would be most appreciative.

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It’s on the website.
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The Typhoon was never listed as displaying over the weekend (unfortunately).

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Mr Benn wrote:
Sat 01 Jun 2024, 9:15 am
The Typhoon was never listed as displaying over the weekend (unfortunately).
Sorry i didnt make it clear. I was talking about fridays display that MAF had notice of it not being a full display as its on the timetable as a pair, but chose not to communicate that.
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For those interested, the Draken is up and on its way, showing on FR24 over the North Sea at the moment. It's SE-DXR (search SE-DXR and you'll find it) which is the camo one.

Edit: Has gone into Teesside, landed around 10:15
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iainpeden wrote:
Sat 01 Jun 2024, 6:53 am
It’s on the website.
Is it possible you could point me in the right direction? I've tried looking on the website, but I can't find timings for each specific aircraft. I can only see that the air displays run between 12:00 - 15:15 and 16:00 - 18:45 today.

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Very grey skies overhead today currently. Hope it brightens up for those going.

Airbus, I can't work out how to add a screenshot of the schedule for you. If there's any paticular plane you want time fir let me know

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Didn’t the Draken go to teeside last year too and then didn’t have enough fuel for the display due to ATC

Though the organisers wanted it based closer to Ragley hall this year ?

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BossMann wrote:
Sat 01 Jun 2024, 12:25 pm
Didn’t the Draken go to teeside last year too and then didn’t have enough fuel for the display due to ATC

Though the organisers wanted it based closer to Ragley hall this year ?
It’s just landed at Cardiff in the last few minutes.

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The Draken displayed at 4pm instead of it's display slot of 5:34pm.

The DC-6, B-25 Mitchell and Rolls Royce Spitfire passed to the south of Wellesbourne Airfield on their return home.

Did the RR P-51 Mustang display?

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What was the Draken display like ??

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Mr Benn wrote:
Sat 01 Jun 2024, 11:47 am
Airbus, I can't work out how to add a screenshot of the schedule for you. If there's any paticular plane you want time fir let me know
Thanks Benn. Do you have the times for the Draken & Flying Bulls DC-6/B-25 tomorrow? And the B-17 as well (if it is flying, I'm not sure!)

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Posting from mobile so not sure if I can get this to show properly.



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Very impressed by what I saw of the Draken today, far more energetic than I was expecting and with liberal reheat use! Nothing more than a wingover in terms of aerobatics but that isn't always a bad thing for photos.
It's just fantastic to see proper fast jet display in civilian hands at an airshow, it's been far too long!

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Cole wrote:
Sat 01 Jun 2024, 7:30 pm
Posting from mobile so not sure if I can get this to show properly.
Thanks so much!! Much appreciated. Draken and DC-6/B-25 were fantastic today. Looking forward to tomorrow!

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Draken and Flying Bulls the obvious highlight from today - hopefully the sun will actually be out for them tomorrow.

DC-6 being thrown around is impressive - although did get too close for ATC on its crowd centre pull up / belly pass.

2 days in a row I've actually enjoyed the Tutor display - seems a lot more punchy this year with the new pilot.
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Thoroughly good day with the Draken and the Red Bulls the highlights.
Overall it was a well planned day out with something happening all the time. The balloons were impressive and the model aircraft excellent; I suspect one of the Skyraiders got a bit close to the pyrotechnics because it was landed pdq after going through the smoke.

The Aussie commentator was excellent; obviously an aviation enthusiast and experienced pilot who showed his love of flying but never got over excited.

Even better, Swimbo enjoyed her once a decade airshow.
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Complete opposite to yesterday, with clear blue skies.

Anybody know if the Draken is still 2.15 today ? As it displayed nearly 2 hours early yesterday.

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By the looks of Facebook, the DC6 went up to the Mach Loop after its display yesterday 👀😎🙃
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CJS wrote:
Sun 02 Jun 2024, 3:31 pm
By the looks of Facebook, the DC6 went up to the Mach Loop after its display yesterday 👀😎🙃
That was Friday

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Draken was excellent. Seemed to be flying really fast as well.

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It looks like the Tutor Display Team is displaying again today, it departed Wellesbourne for Ragley at 11:45 this morning.

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Heard on the scanner a message from the FDD to the tutor display to return to base and there was no display? Any ideas why that was?

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Thoroughly enjoyed today credit Is due to all the displays and organisers. So refreshing to see a team put together a show and push the boat out and try something new. Really is an excellent event

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