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AirPower Expo at Coningsby 18th Oct

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AirPower Expo at Coningsby 18th Oct

Post by SpilsbyPete » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:38 pm

Guys.

We all now know about the AirPower Expo at Coningsby 18th Oct to 23rd Oct.

I see from Facebook,that there is a Photo shoot over that weekend.
i wonder who's organised it and at what price.

Ref my Thread in the past (over priced events)

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Re: AirPower Expo at Coningsby 18th Oct

Post by 3051Howe » Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:14 am

Not heard about this, what exactly is going on for this AirPower Expo does anyone know? Was thinking about heading up on 18th anyway so if theres likely to be something interesting going on that will seal the deal!

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Re: AirPower Expo at Coningsby 18th Oct

Post by Gary » Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:20 am

Appears there are two photo shoots

1. Friday as mentioned here viewtopic.php?f=55&t=168334
2. Saturday evening organised by COAP, don't have much info on this other than a friend has one of the the places. Cost around £45, likely sold out
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Re: AirPower Expo at Coningsby 18th Oct

Post by Vulcanone » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:37 am

Its the annual Air Combat Power Visit, with one of most RAF types that sits on the ramp for a week. Its mostly attended by the Royal College of Defence Studies folks and the like.

You get 100 Sqn Hawks flying around and the Typhoon display.

Oh and the last appearance by a Tornado I expect

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Re: AirPower Expo at Coningsby 18th Oct

Post by baz1 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:33 am

and maybe the first appearance of the F35 + maybe a P-8 ??

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Re: AirPower Expo at Coningsby 18th Oct

Post by Gary » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:51 am

Not a RAF P-8, the RAF doesn't get their first until Oct / Nov 2019, should be at Lossie early 2020 (Jan-March). Or that's what the crew were saying a RIAT. There was a USN P-8 at the ACPV last year
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Re: AirPower Expo at Coningsby 18th Oct

Post by baz1 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:01 am

what I should have said Gary, we may get a visit from a USN P-8 ?? that would be nice

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Re: AirPower Expo at Coningsby 18th Oct

Post by Discodaz » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:38 pm

Looks like I timed my annual coningsby holiday right for once..I'm there from Saturday for a week.cant wait.
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Re: AirPower Expo at Coningsby 18th Oct

Post by MRTT » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:59 pm

USN P-8 due on Friday.

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Re: AirPower Expo at Coningsby 18th Oct

Post by baz1 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:03 pm

cheers MRTT as was informed from my source as my post earlier ???

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Re: AirPower Expo at Coningsby 18th Oct

Post by Rob666 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:20 pm

There won’t be a F35 there.

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Re: AirPower Expo at Coningsby 18th Oct

Post by starfighter » Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:55 am

If that last post is correct, and I don’t doubt it is at all ,it suns up the RAF perfectly.

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Re: AirPower Expo at Coningsby 18th Oct

Post by Mark » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:40 am

To be fair the entire fleet is grounded across all partner nations.. Not really the RAF's fault.
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Re: AirPower Expo at Coningsby 18th Oct

Post by Nighthawke » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:55 am

Suspended or paused rather than grounded. There is still time for flying to resume and one to appear by the 18th, unless Rob666 you know otherwise rather than an assumption based on the suspension.

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Re: AirPower Expo at Coningsby 18th Oct

Post by Rob666 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:45 am

It’s from the base but I am referring to tomorrow night.

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Re: AirPower Expo at Coningsby 18th Oct

Post by Charles022 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:18 pm

Looks like nothing apart from a GR4 has turned up for this so far?
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Re: AirPower Expo at Coningsby 18th Oct

Post by Rob666 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:32 pm

Anything else arrived.
Cheers Rob

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Re: AirPower Expo at Coningsby 18th Oct

Post by milky_01 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:30 pm

The only thing that moved today was the Eastern Jetstream 41.

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Re: AirPower Expo at Coningsby 18th Oct

Post by Rob666 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:17 pm

Well let’s hope they pull out a lot of the based stuff for tomorrow night.

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Re: AirPower Expo at Coningsby 18th Oct

Post by PeteHemsley » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:31 pm

Nighthawke wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:55 am
Suspended or paused rather than grounded. There is still time for flying to resume and one to appear by the 18th, unless Rob666 you know otherwise rather than an assumption based on the suspension.
Suspended? Paused? Which ever way you put it, they're grounded.
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