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Re: Newcastle Festival of Flight 2017 - Sat 5th August
« Reply #25 on: April 11, 2017, 11:52:16 AM »
I don't think I have seen one display since the 80s/early 90s from what I remember :/ I've seen video of the display and it looks fantastic.


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Re: Newcastle Festival of Flight 2017 - Sat 5th August
« Reply #26 on: April 11, 2017, 08:17:43 PM »
First display confirmed

BBMF Lancaster, Spitfire & Hurricane.

http://www.raf.mod.uk/bbmf/displays/displaydates.cfm

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Re: Newcastle Festival of Flight 2017 - Sat 5th August
« Reply #27 on: April 12, 2017, 05:53:57 PM »
Red Arrows confirmed by council on a visit mourne press release.

http://www.visitmournemountains.co.uk/GiantAdventures

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Next up is the eagerly-anticipated Festival of Flight soaring high over the shores of Newcastle and Dundrum Bay from 4-5 August. This is now a firm favourite in the summer calendar of the Councilís events programme and promises a powerful combination of stunning airborne antics led again by the Red Arrows and complemented by a lively ground level programme of family-friendly events and attractions, all played out against the iconic backdrop of the Mountains of Mourne. 
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Re: Newcastle Festival of Flight 2017 - Sat 5th August
« Reply #28 on: April 24, 2017, 05:11:57 PM »
A new display for Newcastle, Wildcat Aerobatics confirmed.

http://www.wildcataerobatics.com/about/display-schedule/

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Re: Newcastle Festival of Flight 2017 - Sat 5th August
« Reply #29 on: May 17, 2017, 05:57:30 PM »
It seems the council are going to visit RIAT. After a meeting with the RAF and the Events officers it was recommended they send at team over to Fairford to 'learn about how this airshow has become a successful event' and how the council 'might learn from it in terms of the festival of flight and how to further develop it'

http://www.newrymournedown.org/media/uploads/Enterprise_Regeneration_and_Tourism_Committee_Agenda_08-05-2017(1).pdf

Could have just listened to us though :D but it is good to see they are trying to get a better understanding of things as the booking has become a bit tame.

Also, UMVC have confirmed they will attend. However, I feel it maybe like last year with only one of their vehicles as they are booked elsewhere that day as well, just like 2016.
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Re: Newcastle Festival of Flight 2017 - Sat 5th August
« Reply #30 on: May 18, 2017, 09:20:33 AM »
Would they not be better going and visiting one of the more successful seafront airshows, RIAT is a very different beast altogether!
As long as whoever goes doesn't just see it as a jolly and actually takes something away with them from it.

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Re: Newcastle Festival of Flight 2017 - Sat 5th August
« Reply #31 on: May 18, 2017, 10:06:26 AM »

Also, UMVC have confirmed they will attend. However, I feel it maybe like last year with only one of their vehicles as they are booked elsewhere that day as well, just like 2016.

Think about the show traffic, think about doing the show in a vehicle that gets you 12 to gallon (on a good day)...

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Re: Newcastle Festival of Flight 2017 - Sat 5th August
« Reply #32 on: May 18, 2017, 06:03:22 PM »
Would they not be better going and visiting one of the more successful seafront airshows, RIAT is a very different beast altogether!
As long as whoever goes doesn't just see it as a jolly and actually takes something away with them from it.

Sadly a "Jolly" is most likely what they will see it as-they should go to some of the seaside shows as you suggest such as Bournemouth etc.
In fact why go to the shows at all-they can watch them on DVD and save tax payers money.
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Re: Newcastle Festival of Flight 2017 - Sat 5th August
« Reply #33 on: May 19, 2017, 10:35:44 AM »
I have visited Sunderland and shadowed the organisers. That's a great show

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Re: Newcastle Festival of Flight 2017 - Sat 5th August
« Reply #34 on: May 26, 2017, 02:33:53 PM »
Not sure if its been reported before but just saw on Flightline UK website that the RAF Chinook Display Team is to display at Newcastle on 5th August.

http://www.air-shows.org.uk/2017/05/airshow-news-raf-chinook-display-team-dates-2017/

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Re: Newcastle Festival of Flight 2017 - Sat 5th August
« Reply #36 on: May 26, 2017, 07:50:50 PM »
Excellent, will be at that then!
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Re: Newcastle Festival of Flight 2017 - Sat 5th August
« Reply #37 on: June 16, 2017, 03:40:21 PM »
The Ulster Aviation Society will be returning, bringing with them the Ferguson Flyer replica. They also plan to bring other aircraft, which will be announced closer to the time (I assume Spitfire & Alouette)

Few more flying displays seemingly confirmed but not released to public yet. But seems to be the same aircraft of recent years. 

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Re: Newcastle Festival of Flight 2017 - Sat 5th August
« Reply #38 on: June 16, 2017, 04:18:22 PM »
I wonder what display axis the red arrows will use in Newcastle this year to avoid flying aerobatics over the town.

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Re: Newcastle Festival of Flight 2017 - Sat 5th August
« Reply #39 on: June 16, 2017, 08:17:11 PM »
I wonder what display axis the red arrows will use in Newcastle this year to avoid flying aerobatics over the town.

They never did fly over the town, apart from when they arrived from behind. If they flew over the town then they would have been crossing the crowd line.

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Re: Newcastle Festival of Flight 2017 - Sat 5th August
« Reply #40 on: June 16, 2017, 09:38:44 PM »
I wonder what display axis the red arrows will use in Newcastle this year to avoid flying aerobatics over the town.

They never did fly over the town, apart from when they arrived from behind. If they flew over the town then they would have been crossing the crowd line.

Actually, they do.

While not part of the display as such, they tend to nip behind the Slieve Donard Hotel and the over the Dundrum road area of the town when not in formation with the other Reds which are displaying. They also use the Slieve Donard Hotel as an end point for some display moves sometimes.

Though the best use of the hotel was that crazy yet brilliant entrance from the T6 Texan in 2013 :D




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Re: Newcastle Festival of Flight 2017 - Sat 5th August
« Reply #41 on: June 17, 2017, 03:44:32 PM »
The new sponsor is Rockwell Collins, replacing B/E Aerospace.

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Re: Newcastle Festival of Flight 2017 - Sat 5th August
« Reply #42 on: June 17, 2017, 04:30:56 PM »
That's the company that bought b/e aerospace.

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Re: Newcastle Festival of Flight 2017 - Sat 5th August
« Reply #43 on: June 18, 2017, 08:21:23 PM »
That's the company that bought b/e aerospace.


That I did not realise :/ lol.

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Re: Newcastle Festival of Flight 2017 - Sat 5th August
« Reply #44 on: July 04, 2017, 03:14:11 PM »
Line up for Newcastle. Seems a copy/paste of last year for the most part.
http://www.translink.co.uk/festivalofflight/

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Newcastle, Co Down
Saturday 5 August 2017
 
Prepare for a programme of thrilling events in Newcastle, Co Down, as the Festival of Flight grips the town with all things aeronautical.
 
The main event on Saturday 5th August will see the return of the amazing Festival of Flight airshow when you can watch the skies come alive with the sound, beauty and colour of an array of aircrafts. The return of the Red Arrows, Global Stars Aerobatic Team, Team Raven, Muscle Pitts, Strikemaster, P51 Mustang and BBMF Lancaster, Hurricane and Spitfire. Furthermore, there will be new displays from the Wildcat Aerobatic Team, the Piston Provost and a Chinook
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Re: Newcastle Festival of Flight 2017 - Sat 5th August
« Reply #45 on: July 04, 2017, 03:42:09 PM »
Ooh a proper Provost! 

Presumably G-MOOS, I think that's the only one on the airshow circuit.  Shuttleworth have one too but I don't think it ventures far.


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Re: Newcastle Festival of Flight 2017 - Sat 5th August
« Reply #46 on: July 04, 2017, 06:22:27 PM »
XF597 - G-BKFW is also displaying this year, owned by Sylmar Aviation.

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Re: Newcastle Festival of Flight 2017 - Sat 5th August
« Reply #47 on: July 04, 2017, 07:52:19 PM »
I haven`t seen a Provost for yonks-last time was back in the good old days at N`ards.  :)

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Re: Newcastle Festival of Flight 2017 - Sat 5th August
« Reply #48 on: July 04, 2017, 09:47:50 PM »
Can the strikemaster and pitts display together?
I always enjoy Mark Petries displays, I wonder is there any chance of getting the second one over too

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Re: Newcastle Festival of Flight 2017 - Sat 5th August
« Reply #49 on: July 04, 2017, 10:01:22 PM »
Solo display from what I was told a few weeks ago in regards to Strikemaster. Would be nice to see the new one he has though. 

Strikemaster/Pitts Special formation more than likely again I would think.

So far feedback on the line up is very mixed. A lot of disappointment, some angry that there is no fast and loud jets (Especially with no Typhoon) People don't seem to understand how much things have changed since 2014 both in terms of council and in terms of jets at seaside shows.
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