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Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow- 22nd & 23rd September

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Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow- 22nd & 23rd September

Post by Pen Pusher » Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:58 pm

Batteries are charged and SD cards formatted. :D

They are only called Battle of Britain airshows as they take place in September which was when the turning point of the Battle of Britain took place. In the 1960's nearly every RAF station had a Battle of Britain airshow and not a warbird in sight.

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Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow- 22nd & 23rd September

Post by reaper493 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:48 am

It's been a while since I've been to a Duxford show with the aim of photography, recent visits have been with the kids, so time was spent making sure they didn't run away.

Regarding photography, does the far East or far west of the airfield favour the September light? Biggest lens I have is 200mm on a cropped sensor, so the middle is more often a little to far away from the action.

Thanks in advance,

Mike.

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Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow- 22nd & 23rd September

Post by peasus911 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:32 pm

The IWM Airshow page does not have the Puma listed, is there a more up to date list or has the Puma been withdrawn. Looking forward to seeing it fly as it's seldom at any events in the air these days.

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Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow- 22nd & 23rd September

Post by MRTT » Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:26 pm

Looks like the Puma has been removed, sadly.

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Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow- 22nd & 23rd September

Post by Pen Pusher » Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:00 pm

From Duxford Facebook page
Joining us for the Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show, 22 & 23 September? Please note that Saturday and Weekend Parking Permits have now sold out. Limited on-site parking is still available for the Sunday.

You can also travel to the air show via Park & Ride. Shuttle buses run from Trumpington Park and Ride and are included in air show ticket prices.
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Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow- 22nd & 23rd September

Post by iainpeden » Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:32 pm

Pen Pusher wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:00 pm
From Duxford Facebook page
Joining us for the Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show, 22 & 23 September? Please note that Saturday and Weekend Parking Permits have now sold out. Limited on-site parking is still available for the Sunday.

You can also travel to the air show via Park & Ride. Shuttle buses run from Trumpington Park and Ride and are included in air show ticket prices.
Brian
Shuttle bus is included but I think you have to pay a small charge to use the car park at the park and ride though and display your parking ticket.

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Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow- 22nd & 23rd September

Post by Pen Pusher » Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:39 pm

Cambridge P&R parking if free.
It's free to park for up to 18 hours, just pay to ride.
If you are parking longer than 18 hours. charges apply.
http://cambridgeparkandride.info/pricing.shtml

The air show shuttle bus is free so I'm not sure why Duxford are saying they are included in air show ticket prices. What about the people who bought parking tickets, are they paying for the shuttle bus as well?

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Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow- 22nd & 23rd September

Post by iainpeden » Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:51 am

Thanks Brian - I thought I had paid £1 to park last time.

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Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow- 22nd & 23rd September

Post by Pen Pusher » Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:13 am

Council slapped on the £1 parking fee and people stopped using the Park and Rides. Since they abolished the parking fee, I believe numbers have gone up again. :whistle:

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Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow- 22nd & 23rd September

Post by Redflag17 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:43 am

I assume that Duxford is open on the Friday before the airshow. Is this a good day to visit and catch the arrivals / rehearsals??

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Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow- 22nd & 23rd September

Post by jem60 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:38 pm

Absolutely!!. Thursday as well!. Only attend rehearsal/arrival days these days. I can confirm Brian's comments re park ands ride. Used it myself the other day for shopping. No charge. Duxford is open every day except for Christmas Day.

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Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow- 22nd & 23rd September

Post by Redflag17 » Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:33 am

Thanks Jem60 in the diary

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Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow- 22nd & 23rd September

Post by jeallen01 » Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:16 pm

Pen Pusher wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:00 pm
From Duxford Facebook page
Joining us for the Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show, 22 & 23 September? Please note that Saturday and Weekend Parking Permits have now sold out. Limited on-site parking is still available for the Sunday.

You can also travel to the air show via Park & Ride. Shuttle buses run from Trumpington Park and Ride and are included in air show ticket prices.
Brian
Brian - thanks for the heads-up - reminded me to buy tickets and a Parking Pass (Critical!) for Sunday (hope it doesn't rain!) before they are/were sold out :clap:

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Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow- 22nd & 23rd September

Post by Pen Pusher » Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:54 pm

Parking tickets for both day's are now sold out.

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Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow- 22nd & 23rd September

Post by jeallen01 » Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:16 pm

Pen Pusher wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:54 pm
Parking tickets for both day's are now sold out.

Brian
Brian - thanks again for the heads-up :clap:

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Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow- 22nd & 23rd September

Post by reaper493 » Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:38 am

FYI I'm selling a Saturday ticket including parking.

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Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow- 22nd & 23rd September

Post by James Cutting » Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:45 am

Looks like it is going to be an absolutely cracking weekend! :clap:

I only live 15 miles away yet I think even I will have to leave at silly o'clock, just to beat some traffic and park up :Wow:

The only real dilemma is choosing a decent spot to photograph from...Back in May I got mixed results from the centre and M11 end...Any pointers appreciated! ;)

Nonetheless, hope you all have a fantastic weekend! :thumb:
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Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow- 22nd & 23rd September

Post by Pen Pusher » Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:01 pm

J0747/18: Temporary restricted area activated
Q) EGTT/QRTCA/IV/BO/AW/000/082/5205N00007E006
RESTRICTED AREA (TEMPORARY) AT DUXFORD, CAMBRIDGESHIRE FOR A RED
ARROWS DISPLAY WI 6NM RADIUS 520521N 0000729E. AREA ESTABLISHED UNDER
ARTICLE 239 OF THE AIR NAVIGATION ORDER 2016. AIC M 071/2018 REFERS.
2018-09-0028/AS1
LOWER: Surface, UPPER: 8,200 Feet AMSL
FROM: 22 Sep 2018 15:47 GMT (16:47 BST) TO: 23 Sep 2018 16:27 GMT (17:27 BST)
SCHEDULE: 1547-1627
H7031/18: Formation flying will take place
Q) EGTT/QWVLW/IV/M/AW/000/035/5209N00027W014
FORMATION FLYPAST BY MIL ACFT WI 2NM RADIUS 520523N 0000759E
(DUXFORD AD, CAMBRIDGESHIRE). FORMATION WILL HOLD WI 4.5NM 521000N
0003730E (CHEDBURGH, SUFFOLK) PRIOR TO ROUTING DIRECT TO DUXFORD AD
FOR FLYPAST. FOR INFO 01760 444927.SEE J SERIES NOTAM FOR DETAILS OF
RA(T) AT DUXFORD. 2018-09-0433/AS1
LOWER: Surface, UPPER: 3,500 Feet AMSL
FROM: 22 Sep 2018 13:45 GMT (14:45 BST) TO: 23 Sep 2018 14:30 GMT (15:30 BST)
SCHEDULE: 1345-1430
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Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow- 22nd & 23rd September

Post by jeallen01 » Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:47 am

Great pity as we were both looking forward to Sunday, but finally decided that the weather and logistics will be against us going on, so the 2x tickets and parking permit are now on ebay (and in the For Sale & Wanted here - but with the same link to ebay) https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/392127432776

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Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow- 22nd & 23rd September

Post by James Cutting » Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:08 am

Weather forecast looking extremely poor currently...let's hope it brightens up... :( :(
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