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Bournemouth Air Festival 2016

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Rory76
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Re: Bournemouth Air Festival 2016

Post by Rory76 » Sat Aug 20, 2016 8:39 am

Nice firework display at 10 last night- ships out in the bay lit up like Xmas trees.

Sounds like things got pretty dicy with the wind and high tide though- concert was abandoned at 10.45 with reports of waves breaking over the fencing, and the concert has already been abandoned for tonight.

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Re: Bournemouth Air Festival 2016

Post by Rory76 » Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:38 am

This afternoons flying canceled owing to the wind forecast. Hoping to run the Night Air section

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Re: Bournemouth Air Festival 2016

Post by Sylar » Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:45 am

The Typhoon was rather good last night, not something you see too often! Hope for some flying tonight, looks like a family day in Southbourne today,at the wife's request!

Cheers

Shane
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Re: Bournemouth Air Festival 2016

Post by bizfreeq » Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:54 am

Any flying today will be assessed again at 5pm but I'm not holding out much hope
Cheers
Mark



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Re: Bournemouth Air Festival 2016

Post by bizfreeq » Sat Aug 20, 2016 11:00 am

Typhoon team have self confirmed that they will display at 20.05 this evening
Cheers
Mark



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Re: Bournemouth Air Festival 2016

Post by Tilney.G » Sat Aug 20, 2016 2:36 pm

Rescheduled program for this evening:

From 6:00pm onwards in order:

Red Arrows
Puma
Blades
Strikemaster
Gerald Cooper
B-25
Sally B
Black cats
Typhoon
Breden O'Brien and Fireflies
aeroSPARX

Rory76
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Re: Bournemouth Air Festival 2016

Post by Rory76 » Sat Aug 20, 2016 3:47 pm

:clap:
Tilney.G wrote:Rescheduled program for this evening:

From 6:00pm onwards in order:

Red Arrows
Puma
Blades
Strikemaster
Gerald Cooper
B-25
Sally B
Black cats
Typhoon
Breden O'Brien and Fireflies
aeroSPARX
:clap:

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Re: Bournemouth Air Festival 2016

Post by Rory76 » Sat Aug 20, 2016 5:27 pm

Another tour de force from the reds in tough conditions- I could hardly hold my camera still!

Finished with a very poignant missing man flypast for Jon Egging.

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Re: Bournemouth Air Festival 2016

Post by bizfreeq » Sun Aug 21, 2016 6:41 am

Weather looks reasonable through to the end of the programme although the Typhoon may suffer from cloud base issues as this evening's rain pushes in from the west.
The current list is as follows:
12:30 RN & RM Beach Assault
13:23 Swiss Super Puma
13:40 The Great War Display Team
14:00 Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
14:17 B-25 Mitchell
14:27 Sally B
14:39 Tigers Parachute Display Team
14:56 Strikemaster
15:06 Breitling Wingwalkers
15:23 The Blades
15:45 RAF Red Arrows
16:19 Xtreme
16:29 RN Black Cats
16:40 RAF Typhoon

For anyone wanting to watch things from the airport on departure day tomorrow, the Swiss are leaving today shortly after their display.
Cheers
Mark



If our airforces are never used, they have achieved their finest goal.
— General Nathan F. Twining

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Re: Bournemouth Air Festival 2016

Post by Tilney.G » Sun Aug 21, 2016 9:17 am

Final day today, the current timetable (Updated) :)

12:30RN & RM Beach Assault
13:40Swiss Super Puma
13:55Xtreme
14:05Black Cats
14:16B-25 Mitchell
14:26Sally B
14:38Tigers Parachute Display Team
14:55Strikemaster
15:05Breitling Wingwalkers
15:22The Blades
15:45RAF Red Arrows
16:19Memorial Flight
16:36RAF Typhoon

Unfortunately it seems the Great War team wont be displaying. Still too windy.

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Re: Bournemouth Air Festival 2016

Post by lynnallen » Sun Aug 21, 2016 10:34 am

bizfreeq wrote:Weather looks reasonable through to the end of the programme although the Typhoon may suffer from cloud base issues as this evening's rain pushes in from the west.
The current list is as follows:
12:30 RN & RM Beach Assault
13:23 Swiss Super Puma
13:40 The Great War Display Team
14:00 Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
14:17 B-25 Mitchell
14:27 Sally B
14:39 Tigers Parachute Display Team
14:56 Strikemaster
15:06 Breitling Wingwalkers
15:23 The Blades
15:45 RAF Red Arrows
16:19 Xtreme
16:29 RN Black Cats
16:40 RAF Typhoon

For anyone wanting to watch things from the airport on departure day tomorrow, the Swiss are leaving today shortly after their display.

Mark- do you know what time the typhoons and the reds are leaving tomorrow ?

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Re: Bournemouth Air Festival 2016

Post by MRTT » Sun Aug 21, 2016 10:39 am

Reds are leaving today, departing Hurn at 18.31pm

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Re: Bournemouth Air Festival 2016

Post by Seaking93 » Sun Aug 21, 2016 11:31 am

Hawks XX161/161 and XX240/840/CU have just left VL heading for the show

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Re: Bournemouth Air Festival 2016

Post by Rory76 » Sun Aug 21, 2016 12:12 pm

Seaking93 wrote:Hawks XX161/161 and XX240/840/CU have just left VL heading for the show
Some lovely wingtip streamers off them.

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Re: Bournemouth Air Festival 2016

Post by bizfreeq » Sun Aug 21, 2016 12:15 pm

Typhoons will be leaving around 09.30 Monday
Cheers
Mark



If our airforces are never used, they have achieved their finest goal.
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Re: Bournemouth Air Festival 2016

Post by Tilney.G » Sun Aug 21, 2016 6:07 pm

A really good 4 days this year. The organizers had to fight with some very bad weather but managed to put on several displays each day for the crowd.

Today was great. Nice to see the wing walkers, strikmaster and a superb show from the Typhoon (Fluff was amazing!). A sunny start but thick low cloud by the end.

Maybe there was a slight weak line up but when your down there enjoying the flying you don't notice.

Roll on next year - August 31st - 3rd September 2017! :thumb:

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Re: Bournemouth Air Festival 2016

Post by MRTT » Sun Aug 21, 2016 7:11 pm

Agree, an excellent show! A great shame the Saturday display was cancelled, but good on the pilots for going up in less than perfect conditions in the evening!

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Re: Bournemouth Air Festival 2016

Post by bizfreeq » Sun Aug 21, 2016 8:19 pm

Managed to get away from the museum stall this afternoon to watch the show and really enjoyed it. Hats off to all who flew today in less than ideal conditions once that wind got up again and the cloud rolled in. As said previously, those in and behind the show should give themselves a huge pat on the back with what they managed to achieve this year.
10th anniversary next year and can't wait, though my feet, from five 14 1/2hr days volunteering on the stall, are telling me different! :thumbs:
Cheers
Mark



If our airforces are never used, they have achieved their finest goal.
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Re: Bournemouth Air Festival 2016

Post by Rory76 » Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:45 am

All in all a really good few days given the weather. Top marks to the organisers and the crews for keeping the show going in what were very tricky conditions. Must have been so frustrating for all, given how good the summer has been, and how good it looks like being again!

well done all- and a big :thumb: to the pilots for their flexibility in ensuring flying took place at all on Saturday!

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