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ZappaFan
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Re: Bournemouth Air Festival 2016

Post by ZappaFan » Wed Aug 17, 2016 3:14 pm

Swiss AF AS.332M T-324 has arrived and did a practice display this afternoon.
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ZF.

MRTT
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Re: Bournemouth Air Festival 2016

Post by MRTT » Wed Aug 17, 2016 3:21 pm

Looks like it will become known as the 'Bournemouth Rain & Thunder Festival!' :(

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Re: Bournemouth Air Festival 2016

Post by Tilney.G » Wed Aug 17, 2016 3:34 pm

BBMF landed this afternoon at Bournemouth. Weather doesn't look amazing although Thurs/Sun look fine. Saturday on the other hand....

Typhoon is also confirmed for Night Air display at 20:15 on Friday. Will have to hope for the weather to stay dry for that! :)

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Re: Bournemouth Air Festival 2016

Post by MRTT » Wed Aug 17, 2016 3:46 pm

Friday afternoon/evening doesn't look to bad luckily!

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bizfreeq
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Re: Bournemouth Air Festival 2016

Post by bizfreeq » Wed Aug 17, 2016 4:54 pm

Local met says Friday will be the worst of the 4 days with rain most of the day,sometimes heavy. Saturday should be dry for the display times but rain either side of it and a risk of a shower during and also strong southerly winds all day. Thursday high cloud, occasional sun but dry all day, Sunday dry and reasonably sunny all day. NO thunder is forecast.
However, as with all forecasts this could change in a heartbeat and I take no responsibility when it does! :whistle:
If anyone is coming down, pop into the centre of town and say hi. I will be on the Bournemouth Aviation Museum stand all 4 days, come rain and shine. We also have our Canberra nose down there to look at/in as well as a large stall selling lots of goodies. I'll be the one in some sort of heavy metal t-shirt!
Cheers
Mark



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Rory76
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Re: Bournemouth Air Festival 2016

Post by Rory76 » Thu Aug 18, 2016 7:26 am

My main concern would be the wind for Saturday- looks pretty savage during the display window. I won't be expecting to see the BBMF/ Sally B/ B-25 that afternoon in all honesty.

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Re: Bournemouth Air Festival 2016

Post by Dan D'Air » Thu Aug 18, 2016 6:13 pm

The Lancaster flew over me in Northampton this afternoon, heading NE.
Was it running home to avoid tomorrows weather?
Dan
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Re: Bournemouth Air Festival 2016

Post by MRTT » Thu Aug 18, 2016 6:38 pm

Hope not, due tomorrow! :(

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bizfreeq
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Re: Bournemouth Air Festival 2016

Post by bizfreeq » Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:08 pm

Dan D'Air wrote:The Lancaster flew over me in Northampton this afternoon, heading NE.
Was it running home to avoid tomorrows weather?
Indeed it was I'm afraid, no hangarage available to shelter from the next 2 days of crap weather. The Swordfish also went home straight after its display as it was due to depart after its slot Friday and that slot would not be happening and they didn't want to be stuck at Bournemouth until Sunday.
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Mark



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Re: Bournemouth Air Festival 2016

Post by bizfreeq » Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:14 pm

Latest local met is heavy rain and increasingly stronger winds until 3pm Friday then dry sunny and breezy. Saturday sunshine and showers all day with winds gusting up to 40mph peaking around 4pm.
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Mark



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Re: Bournemouth Air Festival 2016

Post by MRTT » Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:14 pm

No Lanc or Swordfish for the rest of the show!? :(

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bizfreeq
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Re: Bournemouth Air Festival 2016

Post by bizfreeq » Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:42 pm

Swordfish was Thursday and Friday only, Lancaster may return Sunday of the weather goes to plan.
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Mark



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Re: Bournemouth Air Festival 2016

Post by MRTT » Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:43 pm

That's a great shame! Worried about Saturday, Met seem to think that the wind won't be as bad as first thought!

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Re: Bournemouth Air Festival 2016

Post by Tilney.G » Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:17 am

Night Air was superb yesterday! Would try and go if you can!

Currently heavy rain but due to pas through. Flying been pushed back and due to start at 3pm this afternoon.

15:10RN Black Cats
15:21Swiss Super Puma
15:45RAF Red Arrows
16:17Xtreme
16:27Sally B
16:47The Blades
17:04RAF Typhoon
17:14Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
17:26RN Swordfish
17:36Breitling Wingwalkers
17:53Tigers Parachute Display Team
20:15RAF Typhoon
20:25Otto & Fireflies
20:39AeroSparx
21:00Red Devils

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Re: Bournemouth Air Festival 2016

Post by MRTT » Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:48 am

On route now, traffic dodgy around Poole.

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Re: Bournemouth Air Festival 2016

Post by Sylar » Fri Aug 19, 2016 3:14 pm

Red Arrows just done a flat display, it's a bit breezy on the front but sunny.

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Re: Bournemouth Air Festival 2016

Post by Rory76 » Fri Aug 19, 2016 5:03 pm

Good display this afternoon- especially considering the weather.

Nice flat display from the Red Arrows, and some lovely lighting when the sun broke thru.

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Re: Bournemouth Air Festival 2016

Post by bizfreeq » Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:34 pm

The Typhoon dusk display this evening was one of the best I've ever seen, superb! :thumbs:
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Mark



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Re: Bournemouth Air Festival 2016

Post by MRTT » Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:52 pm

It was truly excellent!

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Re: Bournemouth Air Festival 2016

Post by Rory76 » Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:14 pm

Couldn't agree more. The roar round the bay and the light from the burners was fantastic.

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