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Yeovilton Air Day 2014

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Re: Yeovilton Air Day 2014

Post by MRTT » Wed Jul 02, 2014 6:22 pm

Kennet Aviation Skyraider Added to the Static.

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Re: Yeovilton Air Day 2014

Post by airtyphoon » Thu Jul 03, 2014 11:42 am

PARTICIPATION UPDATE:
Hunter PR11 (Private) - Static
AAC Islander AL1 - Static
RAF Tucano T1 - Static

WORLD'S OLDEST AIRWORTHY HUNTER
Taking part in this year's static display is Hunter PR11 WT723 - the world's oldest airworthy example and the only photo-reconnaissance version still flying. Last seen here in 2011 when part of Team Viper, WT723 has recently been painted in the authentic colours of 764 Naval Air Squadron circa 1968. It's début public appearance in new colours is a welcome addition to Air Day's historic naval line-up.


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Re: Yeovilton Air Day 2014

Post by airtyphoon » Mon Jul 07, 2014 7:14 pm

PARTICIPATION UPDATE:
German Navy P-3C Orion - Static

For the first time the German Navy is sending one of its eight Lockheed P-3C Orion aircraft to Air Day. The Orion made its first flight in 1962 but remains a key element of NATO's maritime patrol capability. Germany's examples have been in service since 2006 and regularly carry out patrol flights over the North Sea. Set to be the largest naval type in this year's static display, the aircraft is part of Marinefliegergeschwader 3 (MFG 3), based at Nordholz.


Static is looking Really Good this Year.

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Re: Yeovilton Air Day 2014

Post by Richard de Florennes » Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:12 pm

Is there any place you can recommend for (parking and) watching Friday's arrivals?

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Re: Yeovilton Air Day 2014

Post by seven » Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:21 pm

The only place you'll get away with parking is the arrivals option on base. The closures around base are very strict, so short of parking in Ilchester and walking to 09 or Pyle Lane, theres not much else!

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Re: Yeovilton Air Day 2014

Post by razor23uk » Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:35 am

Take a bike and park in the museum car park IF its open to public parking on the Friday that is. I am in the caravan park opposite the museum, on the sports ground, and its a 10 minutes bike ride to the sheep fields. The security on the road closures always let us through on our bikes but are very strict on cars.
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Re: Yeovilton Air Day 2014

Post by GVLCN » Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:47 pm

Anyone have any info on arrival times? Mainly vulcan, german p-3 & rafale's

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Re: Yeovilton Air Day 2014

Post by airtyphoon » Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:21 pm

Vulcan due Monday at 14:00 according to yeovilton enthusiast facebook page.

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Re: Yeovilton Air Day 2014

Post by airtyphoon » Thu Jul 17, 2014 7:00 pm

PARTICIPATION UPDATE:

Unfortunately the Seafire won't be able to attend due to recent engine problems. However, we are pleased to announce that the Skyraider, which was booked in for static will now take part in the flying display as its replacement.

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Re: Yeovilton Air Day 2014

Post by airtyphoon » Sat Jul 19, 2014 5:29 pm

Under a Week Until Air day 2014.

Looking Forward to The Noise,Smoke and Flares.

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Re: Yeovilton Air Day 2014

Post by Typhoon2 » Mon Jul 21, 2014 2:49 pm

PARTICIPATION UPDATE:
Pembroke C1 - Static
Unfortunately the RAF C-130 Hercules will not be able to attend due to operational commitments.
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Re: Yeovilton Air Day 2014

Post by raptor1970 » Mon Jul 21, 2014 2:51 pm

Never done arrivals day so a couple of questions.
1: If i want to come by train how easy is it to get there.
2: Do they open Cobham Hall on arrivals day
3: How much is it to get in

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Re: Yeovilton Air Day 2014

Post by pawlee1 » Mon Jul 21, 2014 4:47 pm

Hi Robert,
£20 for arrivals, don't think Cobham Hall will be open and I cant help you with the railway.
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Re: Yeovilton Air Day 2014

Post by Malcolm » Mon Jul 21, 2014 6:26 pm

raptor1970 wrote:Never done arrivals day so a couple of questions.
1: If i want to come by train how easy is it to get there.
2: Do they open Cobham Hall on arrivals day
3: How much is it to get in

Robert
From London, your choices are Paddington to Castle Cary, or Waterloo to Yeovil Junction. Either option is around 8 miles from the railway station to the airfield - too far to walk unless you're Mo Farrah. You can usually get busses from Yeovil Junction into Yeovil Bus station, and then Yeovil Bus Station out to Yeovilton. But they aren't very reliable or regular. I woudn't want to try and walk from Yeovil junction into Yeovil - It's only about a mile, but its a narrow hilly twisty road with no pavement with lots of potential for getting run over. Taxi is probably your best bet, but it won't be cheap.

I've no idea of the options from Castle Cary - I'm not brave enough to venture into bandit country north of the A303 :D

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Re: Yeovilton Air Day 2014

Post by Seaking93 » Mon Jul 21, 2014 6:54 pm

Malcolm wrote:
raptor1970 wrote:Never done arrivals day so a couple of questions.
1: If i want to come by train how easy is it to get there.
2: Do they open Cobham Hall on arrivals day
3: How much is it to get in

Robert
From London, your choices are Paddington to Castle Cary, or Waterloo to Yeovil Junction. Either option is around 8 miles from the railway station to the airfield - too far to walk unless you're Mo Farrah. You can usually get busses from Yeovil Junction into Yeovil Bus station, and then Yeovil Bus Station out to Yeovilton. But they aren't very reliable or regular. I woudn't want to try and walk from Yeovil junction into Yeovil - It's only about a mile, but its a narrow hilly twisty road with no pavement with lots of potential for getting run over. Taxi is probably your best bet, but it won't be cheap.

I've no idea of the options from Castle Cary - I'm not brave enough to venture into bandit country north of the A303 :D
Agree with you Malcolm about the area north of the A303, real bandit country with strange people, I stay safely south of the border in Ilch :D
However back to the question, as Malcolm said best bet would be train to Yeovil Junction, always met by a bus, so bus into Yeovil bus station, bus to Ilchester and then walk the last bit to the airfield.
As for Cobham Hall, no it will not be open on arrivals day, used to be for a few years but then not many people visited so it was not worth the effort.

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Re: Yeovilton Air Day 2014

Post by radfan57 » Mon Jul 21, 2014 8:21 pm

The sheep in the field at 27 end have been trained to eat people who wander where thy should'nt, this will include most people who reside north of the A303, if you take a bike watch your tyres, you have been warned!

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Re: Yeovilton Air Day 2014

Post by peasus911 » Mon Jul 21, 2014 8:31 pm

Was pleased to find a list of frequencies for Fairford and Farnborough, does anyone have any for this years show....

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Re: Yeovilton Air Day 2014

Post by Supra » Mon Jul 21, 2014 8:36 pm

radfan57 wrote:The sheep in the field at 27 end have been trained to eat people who wander where thy should'nt, this will include most people who reside north of the A303, if you take a bike watch your tyres, you have been warned!
That's the bit they want you to know! More importantly especially selected animals have been trained to pee nerve agent which (among other minor side-effects) causes even border-line free-loaders the incredible urge to buy an Admission ticket to the Showground. :ninja: Me...I just think the miserable gits are trying to cause a wave of depression amongst punters by using Local Authority legal powers to force more saps into the show :grr:

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Re: Yeovilton Air Day 2014

Post by radfan57 » Tue Jul 22, 2014 5:21 pm

Thse particular animals have been imported from a certain island north of the A303, so you have been warned! :thumbs:
Those of you who do not know what I am talking about should consult their history books :roll:

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Re: Yeovilton Air Day 2014

Post by MRTT » Tue Jul 22, 2014 5:56 pm

After I have just watched the BBC News report on VL, this is what I can gather on being at the base currently

Pembroke C1
Hunter PR11 (RN Colours, Ex Team Viper)
The Royal Jordanian Falcons
Avro Vulcan B2 XH558

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