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Bournemouth Air Festival 2016

Postby bizfreeq » Fri Jan 29, 2016 2:16 pm

Thought I would start this one rolling this year. Dates are 18th-21st August.
First items for this year's show have been announced:

F-18 Solo-Swiss Air Force
AS532 Cougar Solo-Swiss Air Force

http://www.lw.admin.ch/internet/luftwaffe/de/home/aktuell/airshows.html
http://bournemouthair.co.uk/

Solid start I reckon!
Cheers
Mark



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Re: Bournemouth Air Festival 2016

Postby adeywebster87 » Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:11 am

The King Air Display Team has been added for 3 displays, Friday 19th - Sunday 21st.
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Re: Bournemouth Air Festival 2016

Postby adeywebster87 » Mon May 23, 2016 10:42 pm

Update on the Participation list for the Bournemouth Air show

The Swiss F-18 have pulled out due to other commitments, but more aircraft has been confirmed

King Air Display Team (Fri-Sun)
RAF Red Arrows (Thurs-Sun)
Typhoon FGR4 (Fri-Sun)
BBMF - Lanc/Spit/Hurr (Thurs-Sun)
Royal Navy Black Cats (Thurs-Sun)
British Army Red Devils Parachute Display Team (Thurs-Sat)
Tigers Freefall Parachute Display (Thurs-Sun)
Swiss Air Force Airbus Helicopters Puma/Cougar (Thurs-Sun)
B-17G Flying Fortress "Sally-B" (Fri-Sun)
AeroSparx Grob (Thurs-Sun)
O'Briens Flying Circus (Thurs-Sun)
The Blades (Fri-Sat)
Breitling Wingwalkers (Fri-Sun)
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Re: Bournemouth Air Festival 2016

Postby rdchawk » Tue May 24, 2016 6:35 am

If that list was published by the organisers themselves yesterday - then they really aren't in touch with information as the King Air has been pulled for the whole season.
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Re: Bournemouth Air Festival 2016

Postby adeywebster87 » Tue May 31, 2016 5:21 pm

You would be correct......they published it with the King Air still listed, bit of a rookie mistake by the organisers again
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Re: Bournemouth Air Festival 2016

Postby septic1 » Fri Jun 24, 2016 8:37 pm

B25 Mitchell and WW1 team ie Fokker Eindecker Sopwith Triplane etc added.
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Re: Bournemouth Air Festival 2016

Postby MRTT » Fri Jun 24, 2016 8:59 pm

septic1 wrote:B25 Mitchell and WW1 team ie Fokker Eindecker Sopwith Triplane etc added.

Gerald Cooper Xtreme Air XA41, The Fireflies & BAC Strikemaster have been added!
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Re: Bournemouth Air Festival 2016

Postby jingernut » Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:23 pm

Just wondering what the park and ride is like for the Air Festival?

Well run and not too crowded?

Thanks
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Re: Bournemouth Air Festival 2016

Postby peasus911 » Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:43 pm

I've used the park and ride a few times now and it seems to get better each year. Yes, there are some queues but not too bad. The car park is clearly marked and once back there its far enough away not to be in the traffic.
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Re: Bournemouth Air Festival 2016

Postby MRTT » Sun Jul 31, 2016 1:13 pm

Antonov AN-2 HA-ANG will be the Tigers & Red Devils drop ship!
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Re: Bournemouth Air Festival 2016

Postby MRTT » Sat Aug 06, 2016 12:45 am

Can't help but think that the line up is much smaller than usual this year?

Royal Air Force
The Red Arrows- 9x BAE Systems Hawk T1A (F) (THURS, FRI, SAT & SUN)
Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4 (F)- 29(R) Squadron (FRI, SAT & SUN)
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight- Avro Lancaster B1 (F) (THURS, FRI, SAT & SUN)
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight- Supermarine Spitfire (F) (THURS, FRI, SAT & SUN)
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight- Hawker Hurricane (F) (THURS, FRI, SAT & SUN)

Royal Navy
The Black Cats- 2x Agusta Westland AW159 Wildcat HMA2 (F) (THURS, FRI, SAT & SUN)
Royal Navy Historic Flight- Fairey Swordfish W5856 (F) (THURS & FRI)

British Army
The Red Devils Parachute Display Team (THURS, FRI & SAT EVENINGS)
The Tigers Parachute Display Team (THURS, FRI, SAT & SUN)

Swiss Air Force
Aerospatiale AS.332M Super Puma (F) (THURS, FRI, SAT & SUN)

Classic Jets & Cold War Era Types
BAC Strikemaster Mk82A (F)- NWAMS/Mark Petrie (SAT & SUN)

Warbirds
Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress 'Sally B' (F)- B-17 Preservation Group (FRI, SAT & SUN)
North American TB-25N Mitchell (F)- RNLAF Historic Flight (SAT & SUN)
The Great War Display Team- 3x R.A.F Se5A (F) (SAT & SUN)
The Great War Display Team- 1x R.A.F BE2C (F) (SAT & SUN)
The Great War Display Team- 1x Sopwith Triplane (F) (SAT & SUN)
The Great War Display Team- 2x Junkers CL1 (F) (SAT & SUN)
The Great War Display Team- 2x Fokker DR.1 (F) (SAT & SUN)

Civilian
The AeroSPARX- 2x Grob G.109B (F) (THURS, FRI & SAT EVE)
O Brien's Flying Circus- Schweizer S300C 'Otto' (F) (THURS, FRI & SAT EVE)
The Fireflies Aerobatic Team- Vans RV4 x2 (F) (THURS, FRI & SAT EVE)
The Blades- 4x Extra EA.300L (F) (THURS, FRI, SAT & SUN)
The Brietling Wingwalkers- 2x Boeing Stearman (F) (FRI, SAT & SUN)
Antonov An-2 HA-ANG (SP) (Red Devils & Tigers Drop Ship)

May be small, pretty decent though! :thumb:
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Re: Bournemouth Air Festival 2016

Postby seven » Sat Aug 06, 2016 6:01 am

Sea Vixen missing from your list ;)

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Re: Bournemouth Air Festival 2016

Postby Rory76 » Sat Aug 06, 2016 6:48 am

seven wrote:Sea Vixen missing from your list ;)

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Re: Bournemouth Air Festival 2016

Postby bizfreeq » Sat Aug 06, 2016 8:14 am

Swordfish is confirmed, it's overnighting in our hangar
Cheers
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Re: Bournemouth Air Festival 2016

Postby seven » Sat Aug 06, 2016 9:32 am

Rory76 wrote:
seven wrote:Sea Vixen missing from your list ;)

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In that case, Sea Vixen missing from the show ;)

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Re: Bournemouth Air Festival 2016

Postby MRTT » Sat Aug 06, 2016 10:00 am

seven wrote:
Rory76 wrote:
seven wrote:Sea Vixen missing from your list ;)

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In that case, Sea Vixen missing from the show ;)

7

;)

Cheers Bizfreeq, TBC removed!
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Re: Bournemouth Air Festival 2016

Postby MRTT » Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:19 pm

Don't suppose anyone has an updated list of participants- couple missing from the official site?
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Re: Bournemouth Air Festival 2016

Postby MRTT » Tue Aug 09, 2016 7:38 pm

RN Merlin HC3 x2 & Hawk T1 x2 will be taking part in the Beach Assault.

RNLAFHF TB-25 & B-17 'Sally B' will fly together before their solo displays.
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Re: Bournemouth Air Festival 2016

Postby John flightpath » Thu Aug 11, 2016 8:20 pm

This maybe of some interest to those of you going to this event. If you google, Brownsea Island Ferries or CityCruises Poole. These are 2 small ferry operators who depart from Poole Quay. They are doing Airshow Cruises for around £15.00 to £17.00 per head and they will keep you out in the bay for the duration of the show. I thought this may be pretty handy for photography because you are in amongst the action and they change positions during the day.

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Re: Bournemouth Air Festival 2016

Postby bizfreeq » Thu Aug 11, 2016 8:39 pm

Have done the boat trip before and it's very good, but you are a fair distance from the action so a long lens is a must. The boat exclusion zone has also been moved further back this year so that needs bearing in mind too. If you just want to watch then it won't affect so much but photography, with even a small sea swell can be a challenge.
Cheers
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