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NorrisMcWhirter
04-23-2004, 06:31 AM
Hi,

I quite fancy the idea of getting to an airshow this year but would prefer to see older aircraft (WW2, in particular).

Jets (apart from the SU27) don't do much for me.

Any recommendations?

Cheers,
Norris

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NorrisMcWhirter
04-23-2004, 06:31 AM
Hi,

I quite fancy the idea of getting to an airshow this year but would prefer to see older aircraft (WW2, in particular).

Jets (apart from the SU27) don't do much for me.

Any recommendations?

Cheers,
Norris

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Moog42
04-23-2004, 07:03 AM
I thought you died a few days ago...? Good to see that you're maintaing an interest in aviation despite crossing the great spiritual divide...

Duxford is due for some cracking airshows this year including D-Day celebrations. They already have the mutt's nuts of WWII combat aircraft on display and in storage, but the five or six airshows held throughout the year invite even more warbirds.

Check out http://www.iwm.org.uk/duxford/ and make sure you've got something to mop up the drool http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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JZG_Winter
04-23-2004, 07:22 AM
If you can only make 1 airshow, make it Duxford flying legends in July!

Members of my squad go every year, loads to see, and the flying show itself is superb!

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WOLFMondo
04-23-2004, 07:23 AM
I've been to quite a few shows at Duxford and they never disappoint. Theres going to be some good ones as well this year with the D-Day anniversary.

The Battle of Britain memorial flight always puts in a showing as Duxford as well.

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leadbaloon
04-23-2004, 07:40 AM
Flying Legends for me too.........all WW2 prop aircraft, what more could you want?

Thunak
04-23-2004, 07:59 AM
Duxford hands-down. They have several shows scheduled this summer and fall:

http://www.iwm.org.uk/duxford/airshow2004.htm

IWM has loads of activities planned for the D-Day anniversary:

http://www.iwm.org.uk/dday/index.htm


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ELEM
04-23-2004, 08:18 AM
Get along to Old Warden to see the Shuttleworth Collection in action. Here is a link to this years events:-

http://www.shuttleworth.org/shuttleworth/index.htm

It's smaller in scale, but more close and personal than Duxford. You'll really get the atmosphere of the era conjured up there, with the sights, sounds and smells.

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Inadaze
04-23-2004, 08:58 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by NorrisMcWhirter:
Hi,

I quite fancy the idea of getting to an airshow this year but would prefer to see older aircraft (WW2, in particular).

Jets (apart from the SU27) don't do much for me.

Any recommendations?

Cheers,
Norris

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If your up in the North the Sunderland Airshow is pretty good, normally it's in July and lasts the weekend. It's free amd you can watch from the cliffs on the coast. Usually the have a good mix, BOB memorial, Catalinas, Swordfish, Red Arrows, various jets. It's different each year. The Harrier is superb if its there. Because you are on the cliffs, if you get the right spot, the Harrier hovers a hundred yards off the beach at eye level right in front of you.

I don't know what will be there this year, but if your passing by at the time its worth a gander.

My mate and I go to a local hill that the planes use as a turning point. Spits go about 30 yards above your head. MAAAARVELLOUS!

The Shuttleworth collection is good. I went years ago, a private prop plane was stunting about flying half inverted? (Does that make sense??) down between the hangars. That was just the luck of the day though.

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Antony_B
04-23-2004, 09:59 AM
If you are in the York area on 21st and 22nd August try the Yorkshire Air Show (http://www.elvington.org/index.htm) at the Yorkshire Air Museum (http://www.yorkshireairmuseum.co.uk/) at Elvington near York. I've been with my young son the last couple of years and it has been great. I just can't wait to see the B-17 this year.

Here's the latest on this year's show:

"This year's show, subtitled "Classic Bomber Meet" will feature bomber aircraft from the inter-war years, through the Cold War to the present day. Already confirmed for this unique event are the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Lancaster, B-17 Preservation's "Sally B" (making a rare non-Duxford based appearance), YAM's Handley Page Halifax & Victor, Avro 504, Hawker Hind (very rare northern outing), Douglas Skyraider and a Canberra.
In addition to the bombers, the Red Arrows will open the show on Saturday and close it on the Sunday. Current RAF hardware will be on show, including a Hawk, Tucano, Harrier and Tornado. A special treat for lovers of historic maritime aircraft will be one of the first airshow outings of a privately owned Fairey Gannet, a Swordfish and Sea Hawk from the Fleet Air Arm Historic Flight (AND the possible showing of their Sea Fury)."

TX-EcoDragon
04-23-2004, 01:17 PM
Duxford for sure!

Im not in the UK though. . . woe is me. ;-(

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Taylortony
04-23-2004, 01:23 PM
Duxford for sure, what part of the UK are you in top middle or bottom? cosford is a good museum and has a show to i believe,

blairgowrie
04-23-2004, 04:59 PM
You know. I may just book a trip to the UK this year. That Duxford Air Show to commemorate the Invasion looks like a winner. I could drop in and see my friend B16 Enk at the same time. He says he will buy me a beer. A little golf, some fish and chips and the Duxford Air Show. Now that's livin in the fast lane!

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92SqnGCJimbo
04-23-2004, 05:46 PM
hmm i know waddington is doin a great d-day tribute show this year!!! however seein i fly r/c il be goin to cosford as you get the show the charp models and free entrance to the museum

MadBadVlad
04-23-2004, 05:50 PM
The Duxford 'Flying Legends' show is the only Duxford show guaranteed not to have jets in it (unless someone brings across an Me262!)- all piston engined and largely all WWII, it is the best show of the lot.

TheKetamineKid
04-24-2004, 12:24 AM
DUX m8. Cya there.

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NorrisMcWhirter
04-25-2004, 10:05 AM
Hi,

Thanks. Now, my statistics is a little rusty but I'd say that even Dubya Bush would be hard pressed to fix the voting against Duxford here.

Looks like Duxford it is, then. Do they have a 'FB saddo' congregation area or do I just look out for those clad in a bodywarmer and a satchel containing spam sandwiches and Tizer?

Indeed, my namesake did pop the old clogs the other day which is a shame. I'm keeping the name, however, out of a mark of respect (re: Yum Yum) :-)

Cheers,
Norris

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lucas_valentine
04-25-2004, 10:54 AM
Well the Farnborough Airshow is I believe still the country's most important airshow...but you won't see much WWII action there except the Battle of Britain Memorial doing a flypast. I get to see it all for free as I live two miles away from the airfield! Hehehe!