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.