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Re: Airwaves Portrush 2019 - 31st Aug/1st Sept
« Reply #75 on: August 29, 2019, 01:20:04 PM »
Judging by the weather in the Irish sea I would say the YAK and Thunderbolt or parachute display will not happen unless they come over today :(

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Re: Airwaves Portrush 2019 - 31st Aug/1st Sept
« Reply #76 on: August 29, 2019, 01:37:20 PM »
The Yak 3 G-OLEG was on FR24 earlier on today - apparently inbound to Eglinton for the Portrush Airshow
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Re: Airwaves Portrush 2019 - 31st Aug/1st Sept
« Reply #77 on: August 29, 2019, 01:39:06 PM »
Just as well,because the weather for tomorrow is pretty bad, weather warnings out now for Friday and Saturday on the BBC Weather. I doubt it will be worth the trip.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2640004
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Re: Airwaves Portrush 2019 - 31st Aug/1st Sept
« Reply #78 on: August 29, 2019, 01:48:50 PM »
That's the end of the display season for  me AT .
Hopefully anyone going up will get some lucky breaks and maybe next year airwaves will hold their display earlier :(

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Re: Airwaves Portrush 2019 - 31st Aug/1st Sept
« Reply #79 on: August 29, 2019, 01:52:00 PM »
That's the end of the display season for  me AT .
Hopefully anyone going up will get some lucky breaks and maybe next year airwaves will hold their display earlier :(

Same for me, was hoping to do Portrush, but with the weather and cancellations, I can't justify a 7/8 hour round trip this year. Too much standing around the last few years with 2 big gaps in the displays lasting an hour each last year was too much, and sadly looks the same this year.

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Re: Airwaves Portrush 2019 - 31st Aug/1st Sept
« Reply #80 on: August 29, 2019, 02:38:45 PM »
Brietling Jet team were approached to replace Reds  but didn't work out as they as were booked elsewhere. Another foreign military team was looked into but would have cost too much and only left room for 2/3 more displays.

Huey & Loach have no display authority for 2019.


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life is never that simple. Post Shoreham there is much greater scrutiny on the flying display industry and separation criteria. Yes we knew very early in the year there would be no Red Arrows and I did go looking for foreign civilian display teams - the Breitling Jet Team were not available due to other commitments and another team was far too expensive. If we had gone for the second team I mentioned the show would have been them and possibly 2 or 3 other items - a 4 item show I suggest would not go down well or even thought good value for money. Ramore Head was closed last year but it will be open this year apart from when the static helicopters are positioning (arrival and departure) to the tennis courts - a safety requirement. If you can suggest new and exciting items I'm definitely open to suggestions and can try and source them but bear in mind we have limited budget and anything suggest has to comply with the current regulations - CAP403 and the Air Navigation Order.

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the display world is a completely different place from what it was when the display was in the West bay and it was me that suggested the move to East Bay with no affiliations with anyone in that area - I'm definitely not local. On the east side the CAA view on the golf course has also made getting jets into the area a problem (unless you close the golf course for the whole weekend) - unfortunately we are not in a position to change the Air Navigation Order. You mention the Huey and Loach, this year they do not have Display Authorisation so they cannot be a flying display item - an example of how the number of available assets are reducing. I think you will find the P-47 Thunderbolt is new - it only became available again in May of last year. As there is no display at Ayr this year we are battling against what we can offer, 'twinning' with Ayr definitely offered a better option for display assets - hence we got the Swiss Classic Flight last year. In Northern Ireland there is also the problem that a number of foreign fast jet displays now require an approach end cable to be within 100nm of the display site. We would have got the Swiss F-18 last year if that was available; unfortunately, now the foreign F-16 displays also have this requirement.

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The Red Arrows and Typhoon attendance at the show is not under the control of the organisers. The Red Arrows are missing from many UK shows due to the tour of America. The Typhoon was requested but not allocated this year, in previous years other shows have missed out as it has been at Portrush. It is a fact of the air display industry that there are fewer jets available as display items and if you go looking for overseas jets the cost is prohibitive - the complete display programme would be about 60 minutes long at the most. The bonus of the aircraft that will be attending is they can get in closer to the public than jets can.

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Re: Airwaves Portrush 2019 - 31st Aug/1st Sept
« Reply #81 on: August 29, 2019, 02:39:09 PM »
Was debating going this year but with cancellations I dont think im going to go with the inevitable gaps between acts now.

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Re: Airwaves Portrush 2019 - 31st Aug/1st Sept
« Reply #82 on: August 29, 2019, 02:52:37 PM »
Below is a list of Display Teams, many of which have never been to N. Ireland:

https://britishairshows.com/british-uk-airshow-display-teams-aircraft-schedules.html

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Re: Airwaves Portrush 2019 - 31st Aug/1st Sept
« Reply #83 on: August 29, 2019, 03:18:32 PM »
I was wondering when the golf course would get a mention--by the sound of things, Portrush is no longer a suitable venue for an airshow, either in the west bay or east bay.

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Re: Airwaves Portrush 2019 - 31st Aug/1st Sept
« Reply #84 on: August 29, 2019, 03:23:13 PM »
What was the reasoning behind the move from West strand to the East strand?

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Re: Airwaves Portrush 2019 - 31st Aug/1st Sept
« Reply #85 on: August 29, 2019, 06:09:16 PM »
I am guessing it was to get spectators closer to the action,but that seems to be the opposite of what the CAA want now.
Maybe they should move it back to West Bay, then Joe Public could watch from the beach and have all the sideshows to distract them and their prams, and the airshow enthusiasts could use Ramore and Black Rocks as before.
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Re: Airwaves Portrush 2019 - 31st Aug/1st Sept
« Reply #86 on: August 29, 2019, 07:14:20 PM »
The Bronco is in the Provence,it over flew Moria about 16.30 this afternoon

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Re: Airwaves Portrush 2019 - 31st Aug/1st Sept
« Reply #87 on: August 30, 2019, 07:51:38 AM »
Yak 3 & Bronco both arrived at Eglinton on Thursday. Catalina & Thunderbolt are due into there on Friday.

Thunderbolt is due to display at Bournemouth at 15:55 on Friday so if it does make it over here today it will be later on in the day.

Team Raven have delayed their transit over until Saturday due weather.

Huey & Loach transit also delayed until Saturday.
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Re: Airwaves Portrush 2019 - 31st Aug/1st Sept
« Reply #88 on: August 30, 2019, 12:12:04 PM »
I can see a Newcastle 2018 happening in Portrush at the weekend! Possibly their only saving grace being a two day event.

I notice that even some "normies" on social media are commenting on the lack of fast jets.
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Re: Airwaves Portrush 2019 - 31st Aug/1st Sept
« Reply #89 on: August 30, 2019, 12:38:50 PM »

Team Raven have delayed their transit over until Saturday due weather.

Huey & Loach transit also delayed until Saturday.

That sounds oddly like last year.......

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Re: Airwaves Portrush 2019 - 31st Aug/1st Sept
« Reply #90 on: August 30, 2019, 01:22:00 PM »
G-IIYI & N74189 both Stearman of Aerosuperbatics have arrived at Newtownards and staying overnight
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Re: Airwaves Portrush 2019 - 31st Aug/1st Sept
« Reply #91 on: August 30, 2019, 04:11:17 PM »
That's good. One of my favorite displays.

I might be a little crazy.. But I topped up my ILink card and decided to give tomorrow a go. It's a day out at the worst, and at best some of an airshow  ;D

Word is the Dakota was 'Misbehaving' after last Sundays display.
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Re: Airwaves Portrush 2019 - 31st Aug/1st Sept
« Reply #92 on: August 30, 2019, 07:55:56 PM »
AFAIK she did Bournemouth this afternoon.  Maybe just don't want to risk her going tech over here.
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Re: Airwaves Portrush 2019 - 31st Aug/1st Sept
« Reply #93 on: August 30, 2019, 09:18:36 PM »
I had a look at the BBMF Twitter Feed, no mention of the Dakota flying this weekend,or any mention of Portrush,so I think we can safely say no Dakota.

https://twitter.com/RAFBBMF/status/1167427013482897408?s=20

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Re: Airwaves Portrush 2019 - 31st Aug/1st Sept
« Reply #94 on: August 31, 2019, 10:41:27 AM »
Flying schedule


SHOW UPDATE! ✈️

The weather is due to clear around noon today so we’re all systems go for a great day.

Due to prevailing high winds, things are still subject to change, but at present we are planning to start the flying display shortly after 1pm, as follows:

Wild Geese Parachute Display team
Ulster Gliding Club
Autogyro
Glider Dep
Bronco
Irish Coastguard S-92
Yak-3
WingWalkers
Scout
Catalina
IAC CASA 235
Team Raven
Thunderbolt
Global Stars

On ground activities are up and running from 11am including the Ulster Aviation Society, our impressive STEM Village, RAF static aircraft displays and Helicopter displays.

Unfortunately the Naturally North Coast and Glens artisan market has had to be pulled for today due to overnight winds.

Please note the flying display is still subject to change; our first priority is safety and we are watching the weather closely.

Watch this space for updates as we have them.

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Re: Airwaves Portrush 2019 - 31st Aug/1st Sept
« Reply #95 on: August 31, 2019, 11:43:26 AM »
blue skies in portrush but a bit blustery.  Slight spots of rain
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Re: Airwaves Portrush 2019 - 31st Aug/1st Sept
« Reply #96 on: August 31, 2019, 01:57:35 PM »
Team Raven currently over Ballymoney at 1500ft

to add....
Haven't been to Portrush in a few years now due to other commitments, but this is definitely the worst lineup I have ever seen there. It used to be the highlight of my airshow calendar (locally anyway)
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Re: Airwaves Portrush 2019 - 31st Aug/1st Sept
« Reply #97 on: August 31, 2019, 02:14:05 PM »
Thunderbolt is unable to safely transit to #AirwavesPortrush today but should be here tomorrow depending on weather and service availability. 🤞  :(

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Re: Airwaves Portrush 2019 - 31st Aug/1st Sept
« Reply #98 on: August 31, 2019, 03:25:21 PM »
One of the Globalstars on FR24 G-IIRP OTT Blackpool..Mudry Cap 232.

Another has popped up G-EXIL Extra 300/S.

Also with no reg given on FR24 is Extra EA 330/SC.
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Re: Airwaves Portrush 2019 - 31st Aug/1st Sept
« Reply #99 on: August 31, 2019, 03:40:21 PM »
There is also an Extra 200 all white, G-TWOO, does not appear to be connected to any team in the show, it`s at 8000ft east of Bangor

  ...https://www.flightradar24.com/GTWOO/21eaf668

UPDATE East of Larne now at 8275ft
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