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Yeovilton Air Day - 2019

Post by darkman » Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:29 am

RNAS Yeovilton - Saturday 13th July 2019

Planning is well underway for one of the Royal Navy’s premier public events – the International Air Day at Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton in Somerset. As the Royal Navy’s only air show, it will now be known as the Royal Navy International Air Day and will take place on Saturday 13 July 2019.

Accommodation booked for this and Legends. Ticket will be booked as soon as they are announced.

Bring it on. Will be 4 years since my last visit.
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Re: Yeovilton Air Day - 2019

Post by darkman » Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:46 pm

From Facebook page

✈️ The Royal Navy International Air Day 2019 tickets will go on sale at 12pm Thursday 1st November! 🚁

Don't miss out on discounted tickets and no booking fees - available for a limited time only!

A ticket to the Air Day could be a fantastic and unique birthday or Christmas gift!🎁

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Re: Yeovilton Air Day - 2019

Post by Del » Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:50 am

Bit disappointed that they've banned telephoto lenses from the Swordfish enclosure for 2019 - didn't really see it as a big issue this year, although there were a few in there that had to be dealt with by stewards. Looks like they've decided to lump all the photographers in together and let them get on with it.
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Re: Yeovilton Air Day - 2019

Post by peasus911 » Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:36 pm

Del wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:50 am
Bit disappointed that they've banned telephoto lenses from the Swordfish enclosure for 2019 - didn't really see it as a big issue this year, although there were a few in there that had to be dealt with by stewards. Looks like they've decided to lump all the photographers in together and let them get on with it.
That's a big disappointment to me. I have been there for the last two years after going to the show for over 30 years. The whole Swordfish experience I felt was very good. Last year I did see one man constantly going forward to the front to take photos but that's surely not a reason to ban them from everybody. I took my tripod and had it set up at the rear of the enclosure, when I wanted to take photos I simply walked to the back of the tables and used my camera there out of everyone's way. Maybe a simple couple of rules could have stopped this ban upsetting the majority of camera users who were considerate to people around them. Guess its back to the queuing outside again. How very sad.
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Re: Yeovilton Air Day - 2019

Post by VLAD » Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:38 pm

peasus911 wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:36 pm
Del wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:50 am
Bit disappointed that they've banned telephoto lenses from the Swordfish enclosure for 2019 - didn't really see it as a big issue this year, although there were a few in there that had to be dealt with by stewards. Looks like they've decided to lump all the photographers in together and let them get on with it.
That's a big disappointment to me. I have been there for the last two years after going to the show for over 30 years. The whole Swordfish experience I felt was very good. Last year I did see one man constantly going forward to the front to take photos but that's surely not a reason to ban them from everybody. I took my tripod and had it set up at the rear of the enclosure, when I wanted to take photos I simply walked to the back of the tables and used my camera there out of everyone's way. Maybe a simple couple of rules could have stopped this ban upsetting the majority of camera users who were considerate to people around them. Guess its back to the queuing outside again. How very sad.
:(
We are reviewing this ;)

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Re: Yeovilton Air Day - 2019

Post by darkman » Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:43 pm

Anyone know where is the Wessex enclosure located?
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Re: Yeovilton Air Day - 2019

Post by peasus911 » Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:21 pm

VLAD wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:38 pm
peasus911 wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:36 pm
Del wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:50 am
Bit disappointed that they've banned telephoto lenses from the Swordfish enclosure for 2019 - didn't really see it as a big issue this year, although there were a few in there that had to be dealt with by stewards. Looks like they've decided to lump all the photographers in together and let them get on with it.
That's a big disappointment to me. I have been there for the last two years after going to the show for over 30 years. The whole Swordfish experience I felt was very good. Last year I did see one man constantly going forward to the front to take photos but that's surely not a reason to ban them from everybody. I took my tripod and had it set up at the rear of the enclosure, when I wanted to take photos I simply walked to the back of the tables and used my camera there out of everyone's way. Maybe a simple couple of rules could have stopped this ban upsetting the majority of camera users who were considerate to people around them. Guess its back to the queuing outside again. How very sad.
:(
We are reviewing this ;)
Hi Vlad,
Not quite sure what to do now. I was going to book into the Lynx enclosure on 1st November as it will be the only realistic enclosure that will allow cameras in, thus it will be sold out very soon after tickets go on sale. Or do I wait and see if Swordfish does a U turn. :S

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Re: Yeovilton Air Day - 2019

Post by Del » Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:13 pm

The ticket page is now saying telephoto lenses up to 20cm will be allowed in Swordfish.
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Re: Yeovilton Air Day - 2019

Post by Supra » Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:18 pm

"200mm Telephoto"...Whizz you! That's a 'wide-angle' in terms of todays Air-show /Crowd distances. Still looking on the bright side, if the sun shines you can fit more of it straight down your pathetic optical shortcoming! :grr:

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Re: Yeovilton Air Day - 2019

Post by NickC » Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:45 am

When saying "20cm" rather than the usual 200mm used in photography circles, I wonder if they mean lenses that are physically 20cm long, rather than having a focal length of 20cm. Due to the optics, lenses can be physically shorter than their focal lengths, so 300mm or 400mm may be fine, depending on the lens model. The fact that zoom lenses usually have a range of physical lengths also complicates things.

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Re: Yeovilton Air Day - 2019

Post by Del » Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:49 pm

I certainly assumed they mean physical length rather than focal length. I can't imagine (well, I can) the squabbles there will be trying to enforce that on entry (especially if people haven't noticed the warning).

The whole thing is sounding less and less attractive.
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Re: Yeovilton Air Day - 2019

Post by EGVP » Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:05 pm

This has existed in the US for ages, especially in enclosures. I can fully understand why they do it too.
I should probably change my name to EGCC again.

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Re: Yeovilton Air Day - 2019

Post by peasus911 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:49 pm

Looks like its the Lynx enclosure for me then. Fingers crossed.

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Re: Yeovilton Air Day - 2019

Post by darkman » Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:20 pm

Ticket and Wessex enclosure booked :clap:

Now bring on the updates :P :thumbs: :pop:
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Re: Yeovilton Air Day - 2019

Post by MRTT » Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:21 pm

Lynx tickets booked, looking forward to it. :thumb:

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Re: Yeovilton Air Day - 2019

Post by Del » Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:25 pm

Booked for Lynx as well. I shall be using my long lens to take photos of the people in Swordfish to make sure they didn't sneak any long lenses in :D
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Re: Yeovilton Air Day - 2019

Post by peasus911 » Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:27 pm

Lynx enclosure booked, top row looks busy already with what looks like about 10% of all stand seats sold within first couple of hours.

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Re: Yeovilton Air Day - 2019

Post by darkman » Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:18 pm

And so it begins
:clap: :thumbs:

UK FLYING DISPLAY DEBUT FOR LITHUANIAN AIR FORCE!

Christmas has come early at the Royal Navy International Air Day HQ: we're celebrating news of our first confirmed participants! The Lithuanian Air Force will make its UK flying display debut with an L-39C Albatros jet trainer at Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton on Saturday 13 July. The Eastern European Air Arm is also reprising its 2018 static display contribution with examples of the C-27J Spartan tactical transport aircraft and Mi-8UTV Hip troop transport/search and rescue helicopter - winner of Air Day 2018 Best Rotary Wing Static Display!

These very rare contributions get Air Day 2019’s participation announcements off to the very best of starts and we are sincerely grateful for the support shown by the Lithuanian Air Force.

Early bird tickets with no booking fees are now on sale for a limited period only. Book your tickets here http://bit.ly/RNIAD19Home.

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Re: Yeovilton Air Day - 2019

Post by Alfie » Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:50 pm

The Royal Jordanian Falcons have been confirmed for Air Day. I know not to everybody liking, but I think they put on a cracking display, and I for one are pleased to see them back.

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Re: Yeovilton Air Day - 2019

Post by Alfie » Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:51 pm

Belgian F16 confirmed for Airday and RAF Typhoon selved confirmed on it's own website. Roll on July Yeovilton one weekend and RIAT the weekend following. Both tickets booked and paid for.

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