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Re: Newcastle Festival of Flight 22nd June 2019
« Reply #50 on: June 30, 2019, 10:56:57 AM »
It's not just here, outside of the couple of famous "biggies" most shows now are more akin to the "barnstorming" shows of the early days of aviation than what I was used to growing up in the Eighties and I have absolutely no interest whatsoever in them.
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Re: Newcastle Festival of Flight 22nd June 2019
« Reply #51 on: June 30, 2019, 02:12:05 PM »
I may be in the minority, I still really enjoy the Newcastle show. My only complaint this year was the Dakota and Tucano were too far out. Everything else was ok for a 300mm lens.

Though yes, I have had to find myself going to RIAT, Duxford and Cosford (and even Heathrow) to satisfy my airshow needs. I look at Newcastle as a fun family day and just sit back and relax on the lawns of the Slieve and enjoy whatever comes.

Newcastle 2014 and Portrush 2015 were the last shows here aimed at enthusiasts, and I don't see those days coming back.

Even Bray has been hit hard this year.

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Re: Newcastle Festival of Flight 22nd June 2019
« Reply #52 on: June 30, 2019, 04:24:18 PM »
For my 2pence worth, any clips I have seen of the majority of Newcastle shows, almost everything is too far out for 95% of the display for any decent photos.

Aerobatic prop display teams are of very little interest to me,The Blades do something a bit different, but the others are just plain boring, and we have seen them

all so many times before.Even the Reds were miles out from videos I have seen, well at least the weather behaved itself this year.

I have never gone to the show at Newcastle, and this years lineup wasn`t going to change that situiation.

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Re: Newcastle Festival of Flight 22nd June 2019
« Reply #53 on: June 30, 2019, 08:16:43 PM »
I do think living in Newcastle sways my feelings lol. It's great to have a show on my doorstep. But a bit like Portrush, if I lived elsewhere it might be harder to bring myself to go.

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Re: Newcastle Festival of Flight 22nd June 2019
« Reply #54 on: July 02, 2019, 12:28:41 AM »
I have included a link to my work in progress FLCKR page...too many photos to convert and post. I loved Newcastle this year....from a photographic point of view... I agree with Mr AT on some of his points.... displays where so far out that the person I was with who had a 300mm lens gave up. I struggled with the Tucano display using the 600...no idea why he was so far and the wingwalkers so close in!!!The only thing missing was the wildcat aerobatic team and to be honest if Newcastle had of had them as well then the smoke set would have been completed :) Still had to crop my photos on the small stuff but a 300 is deffo a waste of time these days!!! Roll on Duxford Flying Legends!!! The bretling Jet team would be great for Newcastle!!!



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