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They have just posted on their Instagram story that they are there for "a day".

Make of that what you will, but if I was Sywell I would probably be hastily editing the recent Facebook post which throws a bit of public shade at them.
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I have 2 tickets available for Saturday's show, they were bought at early bird price so £76 for the pair.
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USAF F35, p47 and p51 as opening flypast on sat only
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That’s been about the first step in the right direction for some time!

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Although the weather for both days now looks decidedly ordinary!
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Stagger2 wrote:
Fri 21 Jun 2024, 12:13 am
Wouldn't mind some clarity from the Organisers regarding the status of 'Placid Lassie'? Firstly on Static, then elevated to 'Flying' to possibly fill the vacant Tempest slot, now apparently omitted from the Flying Schedule!
Very disappointing situation as I want this Event to be a blinding success, not a succession of cancellations. :open_mouth:
Must admit, would like some confirmation on this too. It doesn't appear on the flying schedule but as a replacement for an unavailable aircraft, does seem strange to have announced it and then for it drop off the list. The post also said they were looking at other aircraft to replace other cancelations but they don't appear to have materialised either.

Perhaps this was case of announcing the display lineup a little too early, I do understand why, being a new event and wanting to position it as an airshow that really was thinking outside the box for participation however when you get a raft of cancellations it does dampen the spirits a bit.

I am however looking forward to returning to Sywell and there's still a lot to look forward to! Would just appreciate some clarity.

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Tom105 wrote:
Fri 21 Jun 2024, 1:11 pm
USAF F35, p47 and p51 as opening flypast on sat only
Is it a USAF one? :)

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TEXANTOMCAT wrote:
Fri 21 Jun 2024, 1:22 pm
Tom105 wrote:
Fri 21 Jun 2024, 1:11 pm
USAF F35, p47 and p51 as opening flypast on sat only
Is it a USAF one? :)
The picture that they chose to announce this with on Instagram certainly is. And would make sense flying with the P-47 and P-51.

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Ryan. wrote:
Fri 21 Jun 2024, 1:24 pm
TEXANTOMCAT wrote:
Fri 21 Jun 2024, 1:22 pm
Tom105 wrote:
Fri 21 Jun 2024, 1:11 pm
USAF F35, p47 and p51 as opening flypast on sat only
Is it a USAF one? :)
The picture that they chose to announce this with on Instagram certainly is. And would make sense flying with the P-47 and P-51.
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I only mention it as I'm sure you know that S/L Nick Smith is the current F-35 Demo pilot and flies for Ultimate Warbirds.... he's brought a Lightning to Sywell before... :)

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Well, Placid Lassie looks to be on her way over to Sywell now!

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Not sure what all the doom and gloom is about. The cancellations are disappointing but we are well and truly spoilt in this country. And the weather forecast isn’t bad at all. 3 corsairs, p-38 ,Fokker pair, 727 and plenty of great warbirds is making a fantastic weekend for me personally
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I'm surprised at the negativity here too. This is still the biggest 'new' airshow in this country for years and is particularly welcome for those of us who chronically miss Flying Legends.

Also, if Richard Grace's comments in various podcasts are taken at face value we are in for a much more exciting flying display than anything that has taken place at Duxford in recent years. "Not just a Duxford airshow at Sywell".

I'm thoroughly excited and looking forward to the weekend.

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TEXANTOMCAT wrote:
Fri 21 Jun 2024, 1:45 pm
I only mention it as I'm sure you know that S/L Nick Smith is the current F-35 Demo pilot and flies for Ultimate Warbirds.... he's brought a Lightning to Sywell before... :)
He’s not a S/L, he’s a Navy Commander.

And whilst he flew flypasts the last couple of seasons in the F-35B, I don’t believe he’s this year’s demo pilot.

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UKAirshowTour wrote:
Fri 21 Jun 2024, 1:56 pm
Not sure what all the doom and gloom is about. The cancellations are disappointing but we are well and truly spoilt in this country. And the weather forecast isn’t bad at all. 3 corsairs, p-38 Fokker pair, 727 and plenty of great warbirds is making a fantastic weekend for me personally
I'm with you, not sure why all the doom and gloom relating to Sywell. Whatever happens they should be applauded for getting a new show going, and one that looks to fill the Flying Legends gap dare I say. I am going Sunday and whatever the weather and content I will enjoy it. Over the years I have learnt that aircraft can go tech, weather changes ect and you just have to accept it. Looking forward to this event.

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I've only ever visited Sywell aerodrome the once, that was ten years ago to see the ill-fated appearance of the two Lancs (Vera & Thumper). Sadly because of the strong crosswinds they had to cancel along with some of the other performers. But with what was left on the programme, the organisers still managed to pull off a decent show, I had some great photography that day, shooting at what (for me personally) was a new and interesting venue. Sh*t happens regularly in this business, there are so many uncontrollable situations that factor into these events, the weather, cancellations for whatever reason. Yes quite a few of the star attractions have canxed, but there's still plenty left and I for one feel confident that the organisers will again manage to put up another good show. I'm still going come what may, that's for sure, it's gonna be a grand day out! :wink:
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Can I get away with using a 300mm prime lens, I also have a 1.4TC, or would it be better to use a longer zoom at 600mm
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Best suggestion would be a 100-400 or 100-500 for Canon or a 150-600 for Nikon. :wink:
Do you shoot the display line or the turn-outs & pitch-ups? Me, I would take both, coz the one you leave in the Car is the one you'll need! :triumph:

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Stagger2 wrote:
Fri 21 Jun 2024, 4:05 pm
Best suggestion would be a 100-400 or 100-500 for Canon or a 150-600 for Nikon. :wink:
Do you shoot the display line or the turn-outs & pitch-ups? Me, I would take both, coz the one you leave in the Car is the one you'll need! :triumph:
What about a 200-500 for a Nikon with a scar?
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st24 would be mortally wounded if all around had a weapon of choice equivalent or God forbid 'bigger' than his battered piece!
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What if quixyaxolotl goes and everyone's waving their big black and white appendages willy-nilly around though, looking down on them between aircraft passes, admiring their work?
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Mike wrote:
Fri 21 Jun 2024, 2:37 pm
TEXANTOMCAT wrote:
Fri 21 Jun 2024, 1:45 pm
I only mention it as I'm sure you know that S/L Nick Smith is the current F-35 Demo pilot and flies for Ultimate Warbirds.... he's brought a Lightning to Sywell before... :)
He’s not a S/L, he’s a Navy Commander.

And whilst he flew flypasts the last couple of seasons in the F-35B, I don’t believe he’s this year’s demo pilot.
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Just announced on Facebook - tickets now available on the gate.

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5944 wrote:
Fri 21 Jun 2024, 4:54 pm
Just announced on Facebook - tickets now available on the gate.
Blimey, that was a quick change, they'd only reinforced the point an hour before that you had to buy in advance and couldn't pay at the gate!

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Not sold enough tickets to cover costs?
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