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ex- RAF Church Fenton Airshow - 26th Sep 2015

Old 23rd Jul 2015, 01:29
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ex- RAF Church Fenton Airshow - 26th Sep 2015

MOD - plug for new Airshow at Ex RAF Church Fenton.

New owner is staging an Air Display on 26th Sep. he realises it is at the end of the season but he has only recently secured ownership of the site.
From what I have seen so far - it has every chance of becoming a successful and credible annual event. Encouraging news for a change.

Having been involved with the 'glory days' of the Leuchars BofB displays - I have been asked to assist. Am involved in the production and development and various charities have been chosen to benefit; Help for Heroes etc
Please feel free to PM me for further details - especially if you're still serving and will be flying about that weekend ;-)
Mustang, Spitfire, RV8, Meteor T7, Venom, Vampire, Anson, Rapide, Huey, Loach, The Fighter Collection, JP4 - not the fuel ;-) - Harvard, 3-ship Gnats are on the card so far.
Please let me know of other's you think might be available.
Rotary or fixed wing, all welcome.
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Old 24th Jul 2015, 06:09
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EESDL. nothing on the Leeds East web site, any further details?

As a kid, I used to attend the CF air shows, then spent some time flying Chipmunks there during the infamous Valley to Chivenor hold in the late 60s. Subsequently did many ccts there in JPs and finally spent untold hours around there in the Tucano. Still live locally so will be very interested if this air show comes off.
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Old 25th Jul 2015, 12:18
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I could fly for you if you wish. RedHawk Fournier RF4D, four minutes of balletic aerobatics with twin golden smoke trails plus a waving run, all set to music. No charge this year, just overnight accommodation before & after, return fuel and some free tickets/passes.

See my facebook page RedHawk photos for details.


Yours, Bob Grimstead
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Old 25th Jul 2015, 13:40
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Aaah, well remember the days of the SSAFA CF airshow when I was a nipper. Best of luck.
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Old 25th Jul 2015, 17:34
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skua and audax - me too!

Attended many shows at CF in the 60s when I was an ATC cadet.

We had a proper air force in those days!
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Old 25th Jul 2015, 19:26
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Website will go live this week once owner is happy we can cope with late start.
The Great Yorkshire Airshow.
Any willing participants please contact Mark in the office on [email protected]
Accommodation could be in one of the blocks ;-)
Joke
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Old 26th Jul 2015, 09:54
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Would be great to have a show at CF again. First went in 1970 and most years through to the mid 80's. Some great displays and the odd incident. Anyone recall Northair's Beagle 206 doing a wheels up landing...?
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Old 26th Jul 2015, 20:05
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When at No 2BFTS at Derby in 1951, Church Fenton was one of our alternates, empotythen, but often flew over it.
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Old 26th Jul 2015, 22:56
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Be nice if Spitfire BM597 came to fly in the display as prior to restoration to flying status it was gate guard at Church Fenton for many years.
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Old 27th Jul 2015, 19:54
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not sure about BM597 but MH434 is on the program - as well as a rather large Delta aircraft ;-)
Possibly its last flying display ever.......and certainly last one North of Watford Gap ;-)
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MH434 will be fine....... I can handle any amount of Spitfires you would care to throw at me. It would be nice if there were photo opportunities whilst aircraft are parked up on the flightline (a la Duxford).


It will be nice to see the Delta Lady one last time. I am in Dorset on the Friday before the show but I will be back that evening ready for the event.


More power to the elbow of the organisers and I am sure you will keep us up to date with news of the show as things progress.
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Old 31st Jul 2015, 17:16
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Emailed the address you gave me EESDL but have had no reply so not sure if they got it? seems to be a lack of info at the moment or are they not sure on details yet as the facebook page and website are up and running.
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Old 31st Jul 2015, 21:28
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Tickets can be purchased here.

The Great Yorkshire Air Show | Attractions

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Old 2nd Aug 2015, 16:10
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Ironing out the typos in webpage - media guy got a fastball to produce some flyers for the Gamefair!
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Next week should see some relative clarity as we discover what is what.
All hands have been on getting the premises licence application and local safety plan in order - inc making a start on the Ops Manual
Etc
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Old 2nd Aug 2015, 16:39
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Any chance visitors can fly in on the day?
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Old 2nd Aug 2015, 17:52
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Visitor fly-in to Airshow

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There is every chance - indeed the owner is encouraging it - details should have been posted online by now but CLA Rush job etc etc
Provisional limiting flying visitors to 150 aircraft - there will be a slot booking system online and ticket prices etc etc
Give me this week to sort it out
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I bet they won't beat May 1970. Mil involvement then was: 4 x USAF RF4c from 10TRW, 4 x F100D of 48TFW and an HH3e. The Belgians had 2 x F104s and a Pembroke and the dutch lobbed in an F104 as well. RAF had a full range from Gnats to a Vulcan. There were no less than 28 Chipmunks and three Spitfires: BN597 on gate, K9942 on static and PM631 flying. Quite a few civvies around and the highlight of the morning was Northair Beagle B206, at that time almost new, having a whoopsy on landing in front of the entire crowd. Ah the memories.
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Yes, I recall the Northair Beagle 206 and it's 'mishap'. I may be wrong (it was some years ago) but I think another Northair B206 did something similar at Leeds/Bradford a bit later. Would be nice if Spitfire BM597 came back and did a display now its flying again as a tribute to its gate days at CF.
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About the 1970 show, I think the Belgian 104s were called the "Slivers" and who put on quite the most aerodynamicly defying display of brute force I have ever seen!
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Still no reply from them, has anybody had any contact from them?
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