Abingdon Air & Country Show 2024

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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2024

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Now confirmed by the show.

What a cock up.

I feel for the organisers and ticket holders

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My questions would be, when was it upgraded and was someone from the airshow team advised and if so why was it not picked up then?? But totally gutted for the organisers, especially as so much goes to charity.
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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2024

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What a terrible shame for the show organisers.

Wouldn't you think an exemption could be granted for the weekend. Just a little bit of common sense and can-do attitude?

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What a farce, really feel for the organisers and the charities who benefit from the show. Would it be to much to think the MOD might want to offer a gesture of goodwill to make up for this mess, and really give the planned Autumn event plenty of support when it comes to static and flying displays.

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Surely its only a matter of a few signatures on a particular form?
As others have said why wasn't it picked up 6 months ago.. Don't people speak to each other at the ministry...
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What an absolute farce! And the event is always in May right? So why did nobody pick this up?

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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2024

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You really can’t make this up can you 😂😂

Swapped Shifts in work, booked time off now postponed to Sept or Oct

Ah Well still got Midlands, Cosford, Wales Air Show and 4 days in Riat to look forward to

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New date announced, there will be no civil fixed wing aircraft in the ground however.

https://www.facebook.com/share/p/Ca3caotcfRFZKrR2/

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I’m glad it’s back on but the fly in will be a big miss

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UKAirshowTour wrote:
Mon 10 Jun 2024, 9:37 pm
I’m glad it’s back on but the fly in will be a big miss
Yeah, the Albatross was the big pull for me.

Be interesting to see what it looks like.

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Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2024

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Good to see a new date confirmed, will most likely be my last air show for this year so a nice relaxed way to round things off. As has been said its a shame the fly in will not take place but clearly beyond the control of the organisers, lets just hope the show can return to its usual format for 2025 onwards.

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Hi everyone - just an update on the new show date 21st Sept with whats planned. As we have said in our statement recently when announcing about the new date etc its an adapted show but at least its something.

Afternoon Flying Displays: Spitfire XIV (from ultimate warbirds), Lynx Mk7, Jet Provost T5, Hurricane Mk1
A few more displays will be added soon and civ fixed wing will arrive / display & depart (unlike previously).

Small static park includes a Westland Scout with replica SS11 missiles, and RAF Events Team have been requested to include RAF Air Mobility Force asset(s) ie: C17 Globemaster & JAC (formerly JHC) been requested a Chinook or Puma as part of the local engagement exercise.

Ground attractions include music / classic vehicles & ex military / arena demos/ simulators including a Spitfire VR simulator from our friends at 322 Sqn Leeuwarden, trade stalls and more.

Tickets are now available online on the revamped website. www.abingdonairandcountry.co.uk