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Fighterduck
02-09-2005, 04:54 AM
Can anyone tel me if, this summer, it will be an airshow in Uk,France,Germany.....with WW2 planes?

thanks!

ploughman
02-09-2005, 05:05 AM
Yes.

Fighterduck
02-09-2005, 07:08 AM
when? where?

tom157
02-09-2005, 07:12 AM
In Eastbourne (south sussex UK) is every summer an bis airshow. I think there are old airplanes too.

blairgowrie
02-09-2005, 07:13 AM
I am going to be in the UK from August 9 - 26 and would also be interested in knowing if there will be any airshows on with WW2 aircraft. Would also like to know if any of my Forum pals would care to buy me a pint when I visit. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif Of course I would buy the next round.

tom157
02-09-2005, 07:25 AM
Here is the homepage of this airshow:
http://www.eastbourneairshow.com/

I hope this helps you.

Sandman_UK
02-09-2005, 07:38 AM
I went to the show at Duxford this year which is just north of London. The airsow was called the "flying Legends" and was the best one i have been too. It specialises in just showing WW2 aircraft and i held around May to June. If you do a search for Imperial War Museum Duxford you will get some info.

Also there is a museum there with static planes, around 50 i reckon although it could be more. Well worth it and im planning to go this year as well.

Fighterduck
02-09-2005, 07:52 AM
thanks for the info...uhm..Duxford seem to be interresting

Fighterduck
02-09-2005, 07:56 AM
http://duxford.iwm.org.uk/server/show/nav.00d004

i found the site of the Duxford airshow...and it look really cool!

KRISTORF
02-09-2005, 08:29 AM
'Legends' Airshow Sat/Sun July 9th/10th. Duxford sits literally on the M11 in Cambridgshire so is easy to get to, costs approx 25 per person and also has several hangers full of restored and work in progress restoration aircraft.

In the grounds is also a large ground warfare museum ranging from WW1 to 1st Gulf war.

Well worth a visit.

reverendkrv1972
02-09-2005, 08:42 AM
I wholly reccomend Flying Legends! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
since I moved up to North-East of England,I havent been to duxford http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif
I used to go to all their airshows in the year(usually 4 per year)
they usually have a mass flypast of everything that flies at end of the show,pretty awesome http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Fighterduck
02-09-2005, 08:53 AM
Whoa!
ok Duxford will make the deal!
Here in Swiss there isn't any WW2 airshow...Payerne was really amazing..but since 6 year in Swiss air shoe there aren't WW2 planes... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif
So i think I will go in Duxford to find some one!

trumper
02-09-2005, 11:03 AM
Flying Lengends is a classic at Duxford but be prepared for the crowds,if you like WW1 stuff and a more leisurely but wonderful display still try at Shuttleworth ,Old Warden .
http://www.shuttleworth.org/shuttleworth/index.htm

madsarmy
02-09-2005, 11:21 AM
This should help for UK airshows

http://www.aeroflight.co.uk/shows/showdate.htm

Fighterduck
02-09-2005, 11:37 AM
crowds?...uhm..also in payerne I had to fight with people http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif...i only hope to be able to take some goods footage.

ploughman
02-09-2005, 11:56 AM
The Royal International Air Tatoo at RAF Fairford in mid-July (actually an American strategic bomber base with a very, very long runway) is very good, but a mix of WWII and contemporary aviation. A big bonus is it draws in the cream of what's up to date like the Typhoon and so on, and as long as our American friends aren't creaming anyone that day they'll send the B1, B2, B52, F-117A, F-15, F-16 etc, and whatever else they like to impress the natives with. It is probably the biggest mixed airshow in Europe (lots of civillian stuff too, takes place over a long weekend). The weather is generally pretty good in mid-July too. If you go though, get the bus in from Swindon bus station. It is much quicker than by car as they have bus only routes into the Fairford area, which is sort of in the middle of nowhere.

http://www.militaryairshows.co.uk/ven3.htm

Duxford, a part of the Imperial War Museum, is a must see if you like aviation heritage. A day is nowhere near enough time to visit.

http://duxford.iwm.org.uk/

Fighterduck
02-09-2005, 12:05 PM
thank you for those info!
only another question...where's Duxford?
I serched it on my map but...didn't found it ( maby it's time to buy new one http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif )

trumper
02-09-2005, 01:18 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Duxford is in Cambridgeshire.It is about 10 miles South of Cambridge right next to the M11 motorway from London.
http://www.multimap.com/map/browse.cgi?client=public&X=550000&Y=250000&width=500&height=300&gride=&gridn=&srec=0&coordsys=gb&db=freegaz&addr1=&addr2=&addr3=&pc=&advanced=&local=&localinfosel=&kw=&inmap=&table=&ovtype=&zm=0&scale=200000&multimap.x=220&multimap.y=221
http://www.multimap.com/map/browse.cgi?client=public&X=550000&Y=240000&width=500&height=300&gride=&gridn=&srec=0&coordsys=gb&db=freegaz&addr1=&addr2=&addr3=&pc=&advanced=&local=&localinfosel=&kw=&inmap=&table=&ovtype=&zm=0&scale=200000&multimap.x=192&multimap.y=24

trumper
02-09-2005, 01:21 PM
http://www.multimap.com/map/browse.cgi?client=public&X=500000.725155676&Y=300000.917208633&width=500&height=300&gride=545118.725155676&gridn=258762.917208633&srec=0&coordsys=gb&db=freegaz&addr1=&addr2=&addr3=&pc=&advanced=&local=&localinfosel=&kw=&inmap=&table=&ovtype=&zm=0&scale=2000000&out.x=5&out.y=7

Fighterduck
02-09-2005, 02:29 PM
thanks! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Fighterduck
02-10-2005, 04:11 AM
ok...just read the brochure of the 2005 air tatoo in Fairford...but now i have to choose between this one and the Duxford Airshow:
I saw some pics of the Air Tatoo and i found also a b-52 ( never saw one ! ); i think i faiford there will be really amazing modern aircraft...but, no info about WW2 planes...

tanimbar
02-10-2005, 10:31 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Fighterduck:
thanks! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

The flying programme at Duxford usually starts at 2:00, ends about 4:30. If you haven't been before then be prepared for sensory overload. Get there early and you can wonder through the hangers and museums (no additional charge), stacks to see.

tanimbar
02-10-2005, 10:36 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Fighterduck:
ok...just read the brochure of the 2005 air tatoo in Fairford...but now i have to choose between this one and the Duxford Airshow:
I saw some pics of the Air Tatoo and i found also a b-52 ( never saw one ! ); i think i faiford there will be really amazing modern aircraft...but, no info about WW2 planes... <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Ah, I wouldn't want to have to choose between the two!
Take a look at this site for info on the hangers at Duxford.
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/mclaydon/newsframe.htm

Fighterduck
02-10-2005, 01:20 PM
aaaaaaaarrrrrrrrgh!
Now it's too hard to choose! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
uff...Duxford seem to be a holy show..only WW2 birds!Amazing...only think about it male my start to cry! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif...wwhooaaaa!
But i never saw b-52 or b-1...urgh...really hard to choose..impossible!


but i have a little problem..I read a brochure on the Fairford, and didn't understood anything about the ticket prices and if I have to buy extra tickets to watch the statics planes.

trumper
02-10-2005, 01:47 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Fighterduck:
aaaaaaaarrrrrrrrgh!
Now it's too hard to choose! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
uff...Duxford seem to be a holy show..only WW2 birds!Amazing...only think about it male my start to cry! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif...wwhooaaaa!
But i never saw b-52 or b-1...urgh...really hard to choose..impossible!


. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

The B52 and B1 [if they turn up] will only do one or two passes at the most,Duxford is 4 hours solid of WW2 aircraft.

tanimbar
02-10-2005, 04:29 PM
but i have a little problem..I read a brochure on the Fairford, and didn't understood anything about the ticket prices and if I have to buy extra tickets to watch the statics planes.[/QUOTE]
There is a B52 in the American museum at Duxford, plus SR71, Liberator, F111 etc.

Fairford static aircraft - you can walk around them, no additional charge.

By the way, Fairford is notoriously difficult to drive to, although traffic management has apparently improved recently. Anyway, plan to be stuck in traffic jams for couple of hours. Flying usually starts early (big programme) at 10-10:30.

Yog_Shoggoth
02-10-2005, 06:31 PM
I live within an hour of the Dayton International air force museum.... I get my fill of warbird. If anyone lives within a days drive of Dayton it's woth the visit. Too bad theres almost nothing else to do...

Fighterduck
02-11-2005, 02:03 AM
ok,ok...you guys, have convinced me..I think i will enjoy 4 hours of ww2 planes!..so..In Duxford in July!WWWWoooohhhaaaaa!

trumper
02-11-2005, 02:13 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Fighterduck:
ok,ok...you guys, have convinced me..I think i will enjoy 4 hours of ww2 planes!..so..In Duxford in July!WWWWoooohhhaaaaa! <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Bring clothes for hot sunny weather,cold weather,freezing cold and wet weather LOL.Oh go on both days if you can.

Fighterduck
02-11-2005, 03:34 AM
boht days...the program isn't the same?

trumper
02-11-2005, 03:48 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Fighterduck:
boht days...the program isn't the same? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Sometimes there is a slight difference but not much but to be honest if you are travelling a long way to get there then you would be wise to go both days,you won't take everything in the 1st day,but you can always make that decision after the 1st day.
Where are you travelling from?

Fighterduck
02-11-2005, 04:16 AM
I see...looking that i'm coming from Switzerland...i think i will stay for both day...maby the second i'll visit a museum.

EFG_beber
02-11-2005, 07:09 AM
In France:
http://www.ferte-meeting.com/index.html

Fighterduck
02-11-2005, 07:13 AM
Mercis!

Fighterduck
02-11-2005, 09:05 AM
uhm...i found a pre-organized trip for the Duxford Airshow: but now, i havo to chose wich kind of entry ticket i have to buy ; there i a normal two days tiket for 42$ and a goldpass two day ticket wich cost 110$: the only differents between those tickets are:
-gold --> personal place just near the taxyway
-gold --> free entry to all museums and at the flight-line (wich I don't know what it is ).

110$ isn't nothing....will it make the deal?

tanimbar
02-11-2005, 10:01 AM
The normal ticket gives you access to all the museums and hangers as well - no advantage over the Gold ticket. BUT, the Gold gives you a chair in an enclosure right next to the taxi way and flight line. The enclosure doesn't seem to get full, space to move around and relax - plus, you have an great view of the taxi aircraft (especially if the take-off is to the east). The sound, you won't believe the sound of multiple spits etc and various radials inching past you.
AND, before the display starts the Gold ticket allows you to walk the flight line - all the aircraft are lined up on the grass, have no barriers around them - clear photos, up-close. Crews/team members are normally there as well so you can have a chat.

If I was coming from Switzerland and spending two days at the show then I'd get the Gold ticket - that chair away from the crowds is worth a fortune.

You'll have a ball - Oh, I forgot, this is the UK, so it might rain http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif (there is a tent in the Gold enclosure).

trumper
02-11-2005, 11:12 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif And access to toilets LOL,[i assume] whilst us mere mortals queue for hours with our legs crossed.
Coming over from Switzerland and IF you can afford the Gold tickets then i would go for it.

Fighterduck
02-11-2005, 12:14 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by tanimbar:
before the display starts the Gold ticket allows you to walk the flight line - all the aircraft are lined up on the grass, have no barriers around them - clear photos, up-close. Crews/team members are normally there as well so you can have a chat.
. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif....that's the flight line http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif...WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAH!!!!!!!!!!No doubt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I'll get the gold pass!!! (i will became poor....but...it will meke surelly the deal!!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

sniper-690
02-11-2005, 03:48 PM
CWoS will be at Duxford on mass http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif