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Sunderland Airshow 24-25th July

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Re: Sunderland Airshow 24-25th July

Post by energy51 » Thu Jul 22, 2010 4:39 pm

yh im there saturday but not sunday whats the chances the show will be canceled due to the weather ?

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Re: Sunderland Airshow 24-25th July

Post by energy51 » Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:40 am

just to let everyone no the wingwalkers and the swift team have been added to the flying display

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Re: Sunderland Airshow 24-25th July

Post by PeteHemsley » Fri Jul 23, 2010 10:57 am

First aircraft due into Newcastle at 1400. 2 x naf f16s

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Re: Sunderland Airshow 24-25th July

Post by benyboy » Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:19 am

If anybody is passing Howden, East Yorkshire on the way up and wants to share fuel costs let me know.
Sorry its rude to ask but if you dont ask you dont know.....
..and I realy want to see that B-52

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Re: Sunderland Airshow 24-25th July

Post by pilot_ngb » Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:09 pm

Anyone have the impression that they are struggling to fill the slots this year? No Vulcan. No Blades. Reds only on Sunday. According to Twitter the flying display starts at 12:30pm. Is this later than previous years?

I think the B52 will about the only highlight for most people.

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Re: Sunderland Airshow 24-25th July

Post by energy51 » Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:57 pm

the 2 naf f16s are inbound to newcastle just flew over my house

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Re: Sunderland Airshow 24-25th July

Post by catkins » Fri Jul 23, 2010 1:00 pm

Has anyone had or seen a flight plan for Newcastle based aircraft over the weekend?

My impression of display/photo highlights are RNlAF Orange, Typhoon & Harrier always good, B-52 maybe big and slow (might even mean that my panning shots will be sharp!!) but of limited attraction (pure RIAT/Farnborough Raptor envy me thinks on my part), and my moan will be that the tide is high during the main part of the display afternoon, so no scrambling over the rocks to get closer to the flightline!
Anyhow, let's hope the weather stays fair, and that Sunderland plus Newcastle Airport put on a good show between now and Monday afternoon.
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Re: Sunderland Airshow 24-25th July

Post by pilot_ngb » Fri Jul 23, 2010 2:23 pm

yeah, at the end of the day we have a busy weekend. I think I am at the airport Sunday and Monday. Will head down to Seaham on Saturday afternoon for tha craic.

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Re: Sunderland Airshow 24-25th July

Post by Newcastle_Paul » Fri Jul 23, 2010 5:04 pm

P51 just passed over my house on route to Newcastle, should be on the ground in a couple if minutes
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Re: Sunderland Airshow 24-25th July

Post by noelb1-b » Fri Jul 23, 2010 6:19 pm

Well a nice day at Trimdon spotting 1230 Bell 412 Dutch 1,000ft hdg twds sunderland Is it here for the show. Also busy on the radio Orange 21 Poss F-16, Ninja1 and 2??? anybody wanting the freq this is what ive been listening on 136.750 Air Show Freq,124.375,284.600

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Re: Sunderland Airshow 24-25th July

Post by Newcastle_Paul » Sat Jul 24, 2010 8:30 am

Twitter.com/sunderlanduk has announced the B52 will be appearing at 2pm. No full schedule yet.
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Re: Sunderland Airshow 24-25th July

Post by pilot_ngb » Sat Jul 24, 2010 4:50 pm

B52 only performed a low flypast before turning east RTB.
I was at the airport. Controller requested a flyby of the airport but ICER denied it. Dissapointing for the people who turned up to NCL.
THYPHOON43 put on a awesome take off and arrival at NCL. Low pass on rwy25 before looping for a landing on 07 (in less than 30secs).

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Re: Sunderland Airshow 24-25th July

Post by energy51 » Sat Jul 24, 2010 8:17 pm

THYPHOON43 preformed well good to see again but did not think much of the show today but it was good to see the b52 well off to newcastle airport for the day tomrrow so any tips on where to get the best shots from ?

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Re: Sunderland Airshow 24-25th July

Post by pilot_ngb » Sat Jul 24, 2010 8:41 pm

The only official spot is by Samson Aviation (follow the signs for emergency south - there are two routes in). The airport have made a temporary parking and standing area which is very close to the 07 threshold. Probably a hundred or so people there today. From this enclosure you can get a good look at the parking area near taxiway foxtrot. Today we had a 1st class view of the Tyhpoon returning on the rwy25 low run and switching to 07 for landing. :clap: :clap: :clap:

Newcastle airport should be commended in my opinion for setting something up for the weekend.

A few people were watching on the main road near 25 threshold, but you only see the landing. Difficult to see the takeoffs because of a high perimeter wall.

Changing my mind. Ain't going to Sunderland tomorrow. Back to the airport for me.

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Re: Sunderland Airshow 24-25th July

Post by john » Sat Jul 24, 2010 8:58 pm

Hi
Thinking of going to Sunderland tomoz is it any good for photography or am I better off just going to watch
cheers john

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Re: Sunderland Airshow 24-25th July

Post by headset 57 » Sat Jul 24, 2010 9:37 pm

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Re: Sunderland Airshow 24-25th July

Post by Newcastle_Paul » Sat Jul 24, 2010 9:53 pm

Thanks for this info pilot. I'm heading up to the airport aswell tomorrow. I'll have a FC RBF patch on my camera bag (and a small girl by my side). Come and have a chat if you spot me.
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Re: Sunderland Airshow 24-25th July

Post by energy51 » Sun Jul 25, 2010 6:47 pm

we tryed to spot you but never did lol

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Re: Sunderland Airshow 24-25th July

Post by The Bossman » Sun Jul 25, 2010 6:58 pm

Just got in from the Mackum's (Sunday) airshow, not a bad day out but the same old problem the aircraft performing 1-2 miles out to sea. Even a 500mm lens was a struggle today. They just disappeared in to the haze, although the best view must of been from the decks of HMS Westminster lying off a mile out.
It was a much better airshow in years gone by before all this "risk assessment" attitude. The B52 was that far out it could of been a glider for all the noise that could be heard from it, one slow pass from the south, then half way up the crowd line it was ordered to right turn out to sea and that was that. I'm sticking with the likes of Elvington in the future, at least you can see the ruddy things. :huh:
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Re: Sunderland Airshow 24-25th July

Post by pilot_ngb » Sun Jul 25, 2010 7:06 pm

Met lee19822 at the 07 threshold. Nice chap.

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