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Friends Of Duxford

Post by gibson617 » Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:42 pm

I am thinking of joining the Friends of Duxford and have read that they have a viewing enclosure on the flightline for airshows and was wondering if anyone knows about this . I have been to the Gold Pass enclosure for legends a few times and would be interested to know how the Friends enclosure compares ? Going to the show on 14th September so any help would be greatly appreciated .
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Re: Friends Of Duxford

Post by Grahame W » Fri Aug 29, 2014 6:38 am

I've been a member for a couple of years and think it's good value if you are a Duxford regular because you get free entry to the museum, money off for air shows, and discounts at the shop and cafe. They also organise various club events but I've not been able to attend any of those. The enclosure is a pleasant place to watch the show from, with free drinks, good toilet facilities etc. However, I don't find it good for photography. It's situated at the extreme western end of the enclosure line, close to the Classic Flight tent. It's adjacent to the main taxiway, but the front row of seats isn't close enough to the barrier so the top of this tends to get in the way. If you stand up to take a shot, you get shouted at! Because of this, I tend not to use it. However, if you're not bothered about taking pictures, it's good enough. Hope this is useful.
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Re: Friends Of Duxford

Post by gibson617 » Fri Aug 29, 2014 2:35 pm

Thanks very much for the information , much appreciated .
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Re: Friends Of Duxford

Post by jem60 » Fri Aug 29, 2014 8:51 pm

And, even more importantly, if you are in the enclosure, you will have my wife Teresa serving you tea and coffee all day!! :clap: :clap:

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Re: Friends Of Duxford

Post by gibson617 » Sun Aug 31, 2014 5:42 pm

Tha sounds like a great reason to join , thanks .
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Re: Friends Of Duxford

Post by Pune » Sun Aug 31, 2014 6:43 pm

Hi Gibson, we have been members for a few years now and think it is really good value, a nice day out, doesn't matter what the weather is like, always got the collections and renovation workshops, really interesting stuff, pay your money and enjoy..
If you can keep your head whilst all around are losing theirs, you have probably completely misread the situation!!

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Re: Friends Of Duxford

Post by gibson617 » Mon Sep 01, 2014 3:01 pm

Hi , all sounds good . You have talked me into joining . Thanks to you all for all the information supplied .
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Re: Friends Of Duxford

Post by Pune » Mon Sep 01, 2014 3:45 pm

May see you in the Friends enclosure on the 14th?
If you can keep your head whilst all around are losing theirs, you have probably completely misread the situation!!

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Re: Friends Of Duxford

Post by Pune » Sat Sep 20, 2014 10:43 am

Did you have a good time last week?
If you can keep your head whilst all around are losing theirs, you have probably completely misread the situation!!

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