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Re: Newcastle Festival of Flight 2017 - Sat 5th August
« Reply #25 on: April 11, 2017, 09:05:41 AM »
Ah cool, it's a brilliant show.
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Re: Newcastle Festival of Flight 2017 - Sat 5th August
« Reply #26 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 #27 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 #28 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 #29 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 #30 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 #31 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 #32 on: May 18, 2017, 09:42:54 AM »
1. Establish 40-year reputation as the premier military airshow
3. Obtain use of enormous military airfield
3. Prepare budget of > £6 million
4. Profit!

Simple really, I don't know why more airshows don't follow the same steps  :P

And if it's really necessary, you'd think they'd be better visiting the RAFCTE-RIAT team at another time of the year.  As opposed to the show weekend when they might be rather busy with running a display.

Meanwhile the Bray team just seem to be getting on with booking interesting acts.
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Re: Newcastle Festival of Flight 2017 - Sat 5th August
« Reply #33 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 #34 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 #35 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 #36 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 #38 on: May 26, 2017, 07:50:50 PM »
Excellent, will be at that then!
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