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Newcastle Festival of Flight 22nd June 2019
« on: December 19, 2018, 03:43:22 PM »
The 2019 Newcastle Festival of Flight will take place on the 22nd June 2019. This is due to the Reds overseas tour in Aug/Sept 2019.



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Re: Newcastle Festival of Flight 22nd June 2019
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2018, 09:05:02 PM »
That's a quieter weekend than I had expected, only a couple of smaller shows / festivals on the calendar:

http://www.air-shows.org.uk/2018/06/uk-airshow-calendar-2019/

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Re: Newcastle Festival of Flight 22nd June 2019
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2018, 09:57:54 PM »
That seems like a very sensible idea,especially if they want to get the Red Arrows.If they get the weather we had late June this year it would be a bonus.

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Re: Newcastle Festival of Flight 22nd June 2019
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2018, 02:01:20 PM »
The 2019 Newcastle Festival of Flight will take place on the 22nd June 2019. This is due to the Reds overseas tour in Aug/Sept 2019.

A new flight director is being looked for also.


I wonder if Mourinho would be interested? He isn`t doing anything at the moment,other than sulking. :-)
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Re: Newcastle Festival of Flight 22nd June 2019
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2018, 03:21:53 PM »
Just to note, while NMD have put out a tender for a flight director, that does not mean there will be a new one. Rick Peacock-Edwards could be retained as FDD via the bidding process.
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Re: Newcastle Festival of Flight 22nd June 2019
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2019, 04:53:06 PM »
Confirmed as 22nd June now. Budget is similar to what a 2 day show would have gotten last year after reductions. So apx 120k basic from council without sponsorship factored in .

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Re: Newcastle Festival of Flight 22nd June 2019
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2019, 02:00:47 PM »
The Tucano is the first to publicly announce their dates with Newcastle on it. Great to see!

http://www.air-shows.org.uk/2019/04/airshow-news-royal-air-force-shorts-tucano-t1-display-dates-2019/

edit: Reds also confirmed.
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Re: Newcastle Festival of Flight 22nd June 2019
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2019, 12:52:07 PM »
No Typhoon for Newcastle

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Re: Newcastle Festival of Flight 22nd June 2019
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2019, 01:12:28 PM »
Clashing with Armed Forces Day I'm surprised they can cadge anything off the RAF.
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Re: Newcastle Festival of Flight 22nd June 2019
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2019, 01:52:17 PM »
Armed forces day is 29th June.

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Re: Newcastle Festival of Flight 22nd June 2019
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2019, 05:32:25 PM »
I believe Rick Peacock Edwards has been re-appointed Flight Director going by recent conversations with the council.

Just over a month to go, only the 3 RAF displays confirmed however the list of displaying aircraft is with the council, so just waiting on them finalising and releasing them.

With the local elections there hasn't actually been an ERT meeting since 11th March and none are scheduled until next month.

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Re: Newcastle Festival of Flight 22nd June 2019
« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2019, 02:03:28 PM »
Armed forces day is 29th June.

The NI event is on the 22nd though.
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Re: Newcastle Festival of Flight 22nd June 2019
« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2019, 04:14:03 PM »
Yeah, forgot we get it a week before. RAF Falcon's are going to Lisburn for it.

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Re: Newcastle Festival of Flight 22nd June 2019
« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2019, 08:41:16 PM »
The Falcons are excellent, and rarely seen over here.  Last time was... Newcastle 2013?  I think.

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Re: Newcastle Festival of Flight 22nd June 2019
« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2019, 12:18:34 AM »
I remember them jumping out of Andovers.

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Re: Newcastle Festival of Flight 22nd June 2019
« Reply #16 on: May 05, 2019, 03:27:55 PM »
The Falcons are excellent, and rarely seen over here.  Last time was... Newcastle 2013?  I think.

2014 jumping out of a cessena skyvan. They were due to jump in Portrush last year but weather cancelled that.
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Re: Newcastle Festival of Flight 22nd June 2019
« Reply #17 on: May 05, 2019, 03:35:09 PM »
They have a Dornier Do228 now,it was in BFS last year C-FPSH--see my pic below.

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Re: Newcastle Festival of Flight 22nd June 2019
« Reply #18 on: May 15, 2019, 05:18:34 PM »
The council is to review all current events including the FoF later this year to develop a new tourism stratagy aimed at bringing more visitors from the ROI.

Just over 6 weeks to go and still no aircraft announced outside of the RAF trio. No websites of display teams or solo displays seem to list Newcastle at all right now. Very little to 0 press about the event while other shows promote their airshows for many months before hand. I think the council need a new promotional strategy as part of their review.

I have been told the list is on the desk of the Festivals department. I do fear we will end up with small displays like the Christen Eagle, RV7, Irish Air Corps and S92. I do know they have been in contact with at least 1 jet display thankfully. But not heard of anything coming from that as of yet.

1/5th of the budget (26k) has gone on hiring a company to provide food/drink services and entertainment on the ground. The council used to accept applications from traders and charge the traders, but now they seem to be paying for outside companies to arrange that for them.. A waste of money I think that could go on the flying budget.
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Re: Newcastle Festival of Flight 22nd June 2019
« Reply #19 on: May 18, 2019, 05:30:09 PM »
Expecting to post another confirmation on Monday. Spoke to council who have given me permission to do so.
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Re: Newcastle Festival of Flight 22nd June 2019
« Reply #20 on: May 20, 2019, 05:45:19 PM »
Blades added. Being announced at 6pm.

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Re: Newcastle Festival of Flight 22nd June 2019
« Reply #21 on: May 21, 2019, 10:46:15 AM »
The Blades always have done a good show at Portrush.  A little more enjoyable than the fast jets as they can get in closer.

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Re: Newcastle Festival of Flight 22nd June 2019
« Reply #22 on: June 09, 2019, 06:30:05 PM »
Less than 2 weeks to go now.

Line-up should be revealed this week. They were hoping to get it uploaded on Friday, but that didn't happen. Press releases going out tomorrow so I expect line-up between tomorrow and Wednesday. The jet display I mentioned is listed for Weston that day so looks like that is out.

Leaving it quite close. For once I actually don't know what's coming aside from the RAF and Blades. No display teams outside those confirmed already have Newcastle listed, and the usual ones are down for Weston such as Rich Goodwin, Ravens etc. 
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Re: Newcastle Festival of Flight 22nd June 2019
« Reply #23 on: June 09, 2019, 07:19:50 PM »
Gotta be honest, unless they reveal an F-35 (or Su 35!) display it doesn't look wrth the bus fare.
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Re: Newcastle Festival of Flight 22nd June 2019
« Reply #24 on: June 10, 2019, 01:36:44 AM »
I was going to bus it this year but with 2 weeks to go I think they are hoping that people have already booked their stay before the final lineup.  Between Newcastle and Portrush not sure who takes the prize this year for the least promotional effort!!......"They were hoping to get it uploaded on Friday".......again,council hoping that accommodation will be booked out before anything final is  announced.  The blades were excellent in Duxford well worth going to get a pic for the competition to fly with lingy!! Shame to work in shorts and not get to see the Tucano display :(  Not worth the hassle especially with 3 kids...1 or 2 no shows would be a disaster and still can't get out of my head seeing the typhoon dip below the clouds before the whole show cancelled last year. Can't see anything posted on Rich goodwins' site either :( If anyone is looking for a petrol/diesel paying passenger then I would go for the day and leave the kids at home to play on their phones as dragging them to Newcastle would be a waste of time. We desperately need a paying display in the north and wasting 1/5 of the budget providing food/entertainment in a seaside town is a joke!!..think there were enought food places milking it the last few years!! I spent more in Newcastle in the past (breakfast, lunch , dinner, amusements, petrol etc)  taking the kids than it cost for my flights 49 and tickets for 2 days 50 into duxford this year!!!
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