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Portsmouth Navy Days 30th July-1st August 2010

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tornado17
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Portsmouth Navy Days 30th July-1st August 2010

Post by tornado17 » Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:43 am

Air displays for this event are the Black Cats (Fri & Sat only), HM Coastguard demo, Black Knights Parachute Display Team, RN Historic Flight (Seahawk only) and RM Dynamic Display (practise on Thursday 29th Aug) which should include use of helo's.

Static aircraft include the Sea King (minus rotors and tail section) on RFA Argus, a Merlin on the jetty next to HMS Dauntless and possibly some ship's flight Lynxes. As all but one of the ships are already in port, I'm not hopeful of many of these being on display but they could possibly go out early next week for a day or so and pick up a Lynx! The last to arrive is HMS Cumberland, which is due on Friday 30th August at 0930.

There are no foreign ships taking part now. RN ships are RFA Argus, HMS's Daring (not open to the public on the Friday), Dauntless, Richmond, Westminster, Cumberland, Cattistock and Tyne.

The Merlin will be landing on the jetty on Tuesday 27th July at 1245. With a decent lens, a good place to get it will be by HMS Victory.

Timings for the air displays can be found on http://www.qhmportsmouth.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; and clicking on the 'local notices' link. More information on the event itself can be found on http://www.navydaysuk.co.uk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;.

If you are going to the event, make sure you are on a ship where you can look to the west for the air displays, RFA Argus and HMS Dauntless being the biggest ships and in a central location. If not, the Round Tower at the harbour entrance in Old Portsmouth will give a decent but distant view of the displays although the aircraft should pass through the harbour entrance at some point. It will be extremely busy on the tower, I should think!!

As ever, timings and participants are subject to change for whatever reason!!!

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Re: Portsmouth Navy Days 30th July-1st August 2010

Post by tim_raper » Fri Jul 23, 2010 5:53 pm

With a decent lens, viewing from the Gosport side will offer a good view without the crush.

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Re: Portsmouth Navy Days 30th July-1st August 2010

Post by tornado17 » Sat Jul 24, 2010 12:40 pm

Been given some help in in copying and pasting!, so here's the timings for the air displays.

QUEEN'S HARBOUR MASTER PORTSMOUTH
LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS
No 28/10
*QHM DIRECTION* Navy Days – Portsmouth Harbour Channel Closures 29-31 July & 1 August 2010
1.Mariners are advised that the Queen's Harbour Master Portsmouth has made the following General Direction under Schedule 2 paragraph 6 of the Dockyard Port of Portsmouth Order 2005; that between 29 July and 1 August 2010 due to the Navy Days Event there will be the following Portsmouth Harbour Channel closures and adjustments to the Small Boat Channel Rules. These measures are necessary to ensure safety during the various air and on-water displays, which are planned to take place in the Harbour between South Railway Jetty (SRJ) and No 3 Buoy and in order to maintain security during the event. As far as possible, these displays have been arranged so as not to conflict with commercial movements within the Harbour.
2.Table of programmed closures:
Thursday 29 July 2010 (Rehearsal Day)
Time Closed Area Display / Activity
0915-1000 No formal closure (Info only) Dynamic Display Rehearsal (Boats only)
1100-1200 SRJ to No 3 Buoy (Para 3) RM Dynamic Display Rehearsal
1515-1600 SRJ to No 3 Buoy (Para 3) RM Dynamic Display Rehearsal
Friday 30 July 2010 (Navy Days Day 1)
Time Closed Area Display / Activity
1030-1045 Full Harbour Closure RN Historic Flight Display
1130-1200 SRJ to No 3 Buoy (Para 3) RM Dynamic Display
1230-1245 SRJ to No 3 Buoy (Para 3) Black Knights Parachute Display Team
1400-1430 SRJ to No 3 Buoy (Para 3) Search and Rescue Demonstration
1545-1615 SRJ to No 3 Buoy (Para 3) RM Dynamic Display
1615-1630 Full Harbour Closure Black Cats Helicopter Display Team
Saturday 31 July 2010 (Navy Days Day 2)
Time Closed Area Display / Activity
1030-1045 Full Harbour Closure RN Historic Flight Display
1130-1200 SRJ to No 3 Buoy (Para 3) RM Dynamic Display
1230-1245 SRJ to No 3 Buoy (Para 3) Black Knights Parachute Display Team
1400-1430 SRJ to No 3 Buoy (Para 3) Search and Rescue Demonstration
1500-1515 Full Harbour Closure Black Cats Helicopter Display Team
1545-1615 SRJ to No 3 Buoy (Para 3) RM Dynamic Display
Sunday 1 August 2010 – (Navy Days Day 3)
Time Closed Area Display / Activity
1030-1045 Full Harbour Closure RN Historic Flight Display
1130-1200 SRJ to No 3 Buoy (Para 3) RM Dynamic Display
1230-1245 SRJ to No 3 Buoy (Para 3) Black Knights Parachute Display Team
1515-1545 SRJ to No 3 Buoy (Para 3) Search and Rescue Demonstration
1545-1615 SRJ to No 3 Buoy (Para 3) RM Dynamic Display
These timings, which are subject to modification will appear on the Daily Harbour Movements Signal and be announced on the day by QHM Harbour Control on VHF Channel 11.
3.During the displays annotated “SRJ to No 3 Buoy” a Temporary Exclusion Zone will be set up between the following points: the southern corner of North West Wall Jetty, to Pile 101, to Pile 98, to Pile 95, to Shell Pier, to the northern end of the Gosport Marina Wavebreak (access from the south to the Gosport Marina Fuel Barge will be permitted) and across the harbour to the stern of HMS WARRIOR. During the RN Historic Flight and the Black Cats Helicopter Displays the southern limit will be extended south to the Harbour Entrance to make for a “Full Harbour Closure”. During Harbour closures and when this Temporary Exclusion Zone is in operation the Harbour will be patrolled by Ministry of Defence Police Launches & RIBs and vessels of the Volunteer Harbour Patrol.
4.As part of the safety requirement for the RN Historic Flight and Black Cat Displays, a Rib with appropriate bright colouring will be in close attendance to the Ballast Pile.
5.Outwith the closed periods outlined in paragraphs 2 and 3, vessels under 20 metres in length are to comply with the normal small craft rules as outlined in LNTM 42/05 and 28/07 adjusted as follows:
a. For the duration of the “Navy Days” Event, (30 Jul to 1 Aug) the Small Boat Channel will be extended northwards to the vicinity of No 3 Mooring Buoy.
b. Notwithstanding the 50 metre exclusion zone outlined in LNTM 28/07, all craft are to use the extended Small Boat Channel when transiting the Harbour and are not to approach Warships alongside to avoid unnecessary security concerns.
6.Vessels should only cross the Harbour with direct permission of QHM Harbour Control and should only request this clearance if they have a confirmed booking at Gunwharf Quays or the Town Camber.
7.The routine Tour Boats will be allowed to continue but their operation will be affected by the Channel and Harbour Closures outlined above.
8.Further details of the “Navy Days” event can be found at the website: http://www.navydaysuk.co.uk/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
9.Cancel this Local Notice To Mariners Mon 2nd Aug 2010 (9 days)
Fri 23rd Jul 2010
Semaphore Tower
HM Naval Base, Portsmouth.

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