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Farnborough Air Show

Old 3rd Mar 2006, 17:55
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Farnborough Air Show

Hi there,

Would anyone be able to tell me what the main attractions at this years air-show will be??

Thanks
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Old 3rd Mar 2006, 18:34
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Okay, I'll start......A380
Anyone else?

Here is a nice little promo for this year's show
http://www.farnborough.com/docs/2006/farnborough06.wmv

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BA to announce an order for B747-800,B777-300ER and B787 .

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Old 3rd Mar 2006, 19:00
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We live in hope!
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Old 4th Mar 2006, 10:43
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I'd like some information on the show too. Not ever having been before, are the public able to attend for the whole week or only on the Saturday and Sunday?

Do we have an exact schedule for the week yet?

Is it worth attending?

Thanks
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Old 5th Mar 2006, 11:40
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They have a a website with details on it.
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Old 5th Mar 2006, 12:47
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Mon 17th - Industry Day
Tue 18th - Thu 20th - Trade days
Fri 21st - Youth Day
Sat 22nd - Sun 23rd - Public Days

Public attendance definite on 22 & 23; not sure about 21; other days no.
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Old 5th Mar 2006, 17:06
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FARNBOROUGH LOCAL COUNCIL WEBSITE

HI

For how to travel to the show locally and parking and maps
and loads more info go to Google and enter RUSHMOOR COUNCIL
The area website is there to help you Enjoy the show


Tony
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Old 26th Mar 2006, 10:19
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Info for Farnborough Air Show

Does anyone have any info for Farnborough ? I.e. how to get there , accomodation and tickets ? Thanks in advance
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Old 26th Mar 2006, 10:32
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See this website
http://www.farnborough.com/
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Old 26th Mar 2006, 12:33
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Farnborough doesn't do 'attractions'. The manufacturers save them for the real trade show at Paris !

Farnborough is a poor excuse for an airshow. Overpriced, overated and lacking. Most manufacturers tend to pull their aircraft out prior to the public days even though they are supposed to stay til the event closes.
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Old 26th Mar 2006, 14:31
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Possibly 2x MV-22 Ospreys,as they are confirmed for RIAT Fairford the week before.
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Old 26th Mar 2006, 21:36
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Farnborough Attractions

hi

yes there are Attractions at Farnborough its called spot the lost US Bomber
mind you the suggestion has been raised and i would like comments on
visibity "IE could the yanks actaully see this" to paint a large red arrow on
the Car auctions roof at Blackbushe pointing to FAB with the words Farnborough this way in large Flashing letters . as for rest of show
well farnborough is farnborough a few jars in the Swan starts off a typical
farnborough day and usualy ends it so some stuff gets pulled so what who
cares we all all know its going to happen but we are still there . ive not missed a farnborough show since early 1960 i miss the Sep shows with the
MONSOON Thunderstorms but all i say is roll on JULY2006

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Old 6th Apr 2006, 19:13
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It works the other way too. Years ago they were filming 'Eye of the Needle' at Blackbushe. They had the words 'Fluhghafen Ostofen' or something painted on the roof of the terminal facing the airfield. Old Reg the FISO was downstairs having his lunch when he happened to look out and see a non Blackbushe based aircraft execute a go-around and disappear, presumably because there was no reply on the RTF, and the aforementioned sign on the terminal. Reg was naturally a bit peeved about losing a landing fee.
By the way disregard Gulf4uk's remarks about the navigational abilities of USAF pilots; the reason for the B52 missing Farnborough was totally different (and quite simple) and was easily remedied.
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Old 6th Apr 2006, 20:43
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GETTING TO SERIOUS ON HERE?

"By the way disregard Gulf4uk's remarks about the navigational abilities of USAF pilots; the reason for the B52 missing Farnborough was totally different (and quite simple) and was easily remedied.
OK Disregard my comments which were lighthearted anyway come on now
this is not the first time this has occured and it made all the Papers
TV , RADIO biggest laugh for Years .
but perhaps its not a laughing matter so forget it untill it happens again
maybe this Year then we can all laugh again cos we all Will unless thats
not allowed by then
feeling Gloomy
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Old 7th Apr 2006, 08:35
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apolagy

hi

appolagys for any offence none was meant . just enjoy the show
whatever . its a great one despite the knockers and nimbys who really
get to me . perhaps its me getting old

Tony
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Old 8th Apr 2006, 10:40
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hi,is heathrow the nearest airport to farnborough to fly into from cork????
thanks
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Old 8th Apr 2006, 10:53
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As the crow flies Heathrow is closest, although you may want to look into flying into Southampton if it is possible.

Unless you are going to rent a car at Heathrow it might be a lot easier to get to Farnborough from Soton since there is a direct train link rather than either trekking into Central London to get to Waterloo or braving the Heathrow-Woking coach link.



Edit to Add:
Gatwick may also work better for you as well since there is a rail link that will easily allow you to go Gatwick-North Farnborough/North Camp station
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Thanks very much for that.
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Old 8th Apr 2006, 22:09
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farnborough Shuttle

hi

if you come to Farnborough MAIN station outside there is usually a shuttle
bus Service direct to the field and back after . Taxi during the show is more expensive than normal. a walk from either station will take about 30mins along
the A325 .as you get to Near the airfield you will see the swan hotel inside are pictures of farnborough past next to that is the F.A.S.T museum loads of
exhibits outside that can be viewed although i dont think its allowed to
open during the show period but most can be viewed from the road side
Well worth a look .

Tony
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