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Re: Scampton Air Show

Postby reaper493 » Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:52 am

Blackcat1 wrote:The Lancaster is airborne out of Coningsby heading towards Scampton 0937L

its not due here until after Lunch, out on an air test.

See timings below from BBMF facebook.

Saturday 9th September
Lancaster, Hurricane and Spitfire
1325 depart CGY
1330 Woodhall
1340 Scampton
1405 North Killingholme
1427 Farndon
1430 Newark
1440 Saltby Airfield
1450 Cosby
1510 Godmanchester
1530and CGY
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Re: Scampton Air Show

Postby seven » Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:35 am

twinstar wrote:Can anyone advise what time the KC-135 is displaying? Thanks

Tomorrow afternoon, and a flypast only. Two if your lucky. Three and you should have done your lottery.

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Re: Scampton Air Show

Postby Blackcat1 » Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:06 am

I only said it was heading towards Scampton , it would have been a bit early for a display , just thought I'd post it on this thread instead of heads up ;-)

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Re: Scampton Air Show

Postby Vulcanone » Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:17 am

Sentry and Sentinel have/are doing there bit


Re: Scampton Air Show

Postby MRTT » Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:23 am

11.22LT: Anson complete, shower passing through.
11.24LT: Gazelle airborne
11.33LT: Gazelle complete, Strikemaster Duo up next, I believe.
11.50LT: JP/Strike pair complete, Belgian F-16 on approach.
11.56LT: Belgian F-16 on the ground, Falcons are preparing for their jump.
12.07LT: Falcons complete.
12.23LT: Muscle Biplane complete.
12.25LT: Falcons Do-228 on the ground, French Alpha Jet up next.
12.34LT: Alpha airborne.
12.44LT: Alpha complete, fantastic display! Pembroke up next, followed by the Global Stars.
12.50LT: Pembroke cancelled, appeared to have an engine problem.
12.56LT: Autogyro displaying.
13.09LT: Pembroke is blocking the runway, Global Stars returning to their parking area.
13.36LT: Wingwalkers complete.
13.40LT: BBMF now displaying, PZ865/PS915 & PA474.
14.05LT: Hangar 11 P-51D complete, not sure what's up next.
14.07LT: P-51 on the ground, Sally B taxiing.
14.12LT: B-17 airborne.
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Re: Scampton Air Show

Postby Vulcanone » Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:29 am

ADSB Shows Belgian F-16 heading over Ipswich at the minute


Re: Scampton Air Show

Postby rh226 » Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:54 am

BAF401 F-16AM FA-123 landing around now.
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Re: Scampton Air Show

Postby 100arw » Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:17 am

Any ideas what traffic comming south down the A15 heading past the airbase to park and ride has been like?

Re: Scampton Air Show

Postby reaper493 » Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:52 am

Reports earlier what that it was quite bad, this was around 9am-10am. My gradnad arrived at 7.20 expecting traffic, and drove straight in, with no one else around.

Sounds like best plan is to arrive before 0830.
Location: Waddington

Re: Scampton Air Show

Postby reheat module » Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:11 pm

Drove into Lincoln this morning at about 08:30 from the North East (Wragby Road), clear all the way through.
Drove round the Eastern part and along Monks Road, no issues.
Lincoln town was clear.
Radio said at 08:45 that the South roundabout at Uni was chokka and the Bypass from Riseholme to Caenby (A15) stationary.
I came away from Lincoln in the rain at about 12:00
Looks like a F16 holding over Louth at 15:00 and the sky is dark over Lincoln way...
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Re: Scampton Air Show

Postby scottspencer » Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:17 pm

Anyone happen to ID the Mustang at all?


Postby baz1 » Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:24 pm

just had thunder and lightening hailstones and lethered it down black as the ace of spades and the reds took off and displayed hats off to them guys just goes to show how good they are not many display teams would do that.

well done guys you are a credit to be proud of.
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Re: Scampton Air Show

Postby reaper493 » Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:39 pm

scottspencer wrote:Anyone happen to ID the Mustang at all?

G-SIJJ 'tall in the Saddle'

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Re: Scampton Air Show

Postby scottspencer » Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:46 pm

Awesome thanks

Re: Scampton Air Show

Postby 100arw » Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:26 pm

Thanks one and all for the traffic reports.

Re: Scampton Air Show

Postby airfixpilot » Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:48 pm

Well it's too expensive for me. £39 + £2 online fee. Didn't go. Makes me very angry that they put admission prices higher every year, knowing that the draw is the Red Arrows for the general public. Like a red rag to the general public.
For us who are really interested, it's the same old thing. Same old planes on the static line with a few newbies. The same old tat of stalls with patches, books, military clothing, and aircraft models. Most plane spotter go to airfields to spot. And may travel miles to get there, or stay overnight. The problem is that military airfields are only open Monday to Friday. Not like airports.

I worked out that with estimated amount of people attending the Scampton airshows for the two days, they made approximately THREE MILLION in just admissions. This did not include the cost the traders paid for the patches.

Now I think the airshows in the UK, we're admissions are charged, are taking us and the public for a ride.

Please LOWER THE PRICE, and you are sure to get more people into the airshows. :@ :@

ps: I did attend the Monday scampton departures, but it was a complete washout with rain. Wish it had been fine as it only cost a £5. :(
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Re: Scampton Air Show

Postby Freeman Lowell » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:12 pm

Good man David. I'm sure that the RAF Charitable Trust, and the people they support, will appreciate you putting your anger aside and making your contribution.
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Re: Scampton Air Show

Postby Tally-ho » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:55 am

Hmm, this was not their finest hour, "their" being the organisers of this show. I'm hesitant to call it an Airshow. Totally overpriced (money grabbing softened up under the cloak of charity) for what turned out to be a very disappointing gathering of flying machines. What adds to the bitter taste is that this is the home of The Reds and not one other display team came to Scampton.

Without the Swedish contingent this show would have been a total flop! They should have their expenses reimbursed.

Already there are strains on the UK Airshow circuit, insurance costs, the safety thing, level of enjoyment versus expense by the paying public etc. This 2017 Scampton show has done the UK Airshow circuit no favours.
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Re: Scampton Air Show

Postby XPLUMBER » Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:22 pm

Interesting to see they are requesting feedback, also interesting to see the following;

The inaugural Scampton Airshow attracted more than 50,000 people to RAF Scampton over the weekend of 9-10 September with a total of 104 aircraft taking part in the show; 41 in the flying display and 63 in the static line-up.

Aerial highlights included the return of the BBMF Lancaster, Hurricane and Spitfire on Saturday, a USAF KC-135 on Sunday as well as a special flypast by the Red Arrows and an RAF Sentinel!

Thank you for your attendance and for supporting our parent charity, the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust.

We would love to hear your thoughts and would be very grateful if you could complete our visitor survey, available until midnight 22 September.
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Re: Scampton Air Show

Postby Wrathchild » Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:07 pm

To be fair to the organisers, they would not have had any idea which aircraft would be attending when the ticket prices were set.

Organising it for the same weekend as Sanicole was probably one of the key factors in the reduced participation - however it could have worked in the opposite manner and attracted acts to perform at both like the Belgian F-16 did. With the Saudi display team over there it was a shame that they couldn't have been tempted to display at both shows.


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