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Farnborough International 2018 - Ticket Prices

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Old 2nd Jun 2018, 00:43
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Originally Posted by pax britanica View Post
If you are a member there is the Costco car park , if anyone asks your wife is inside doing the shopping . Also the roundabout on the main road just northwest of there is always good spot but pretty busy.
Not sure what there is to see these days as new civil types now in service and can be seen daily at LHR , no one is going to be that bothered about looking at the latest 737 iteration or an A321 with new engines so anyone know what might be worth the effort?

While they tollerated that the last couple of shows they were starting to ask to see your membership card once you parked up at the last show
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Old 2nd Jun 2018, 02:23
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Remember Raymond Baxter doing his bit(s) much better..
At my first show in '74, John Farley came looking for me having met me in SATCO's office.
'Terry' he said 'got a bit of a problem; I've got to fly Baxter in the display tomorrow for the TV cameras but I'm not sure if he can go the whole display without puking'.
So we duly arranged an 'extra' practice slot for him to take Raymond up in GVTOL and just throw it around to see how much he could take.
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Old 2nd Jun 2018, 07:08
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Baxter was good but, IMHO, nobody betters Maj Oliver Stewart who was the commentator long ago....
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Old 2nd Jun 2018, 09:08
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well in 1970 I earnt 20 a week so 5% of my before tax wage........................... and I went
in 1990 I was on around 900 a week so - 1.5% and I went

But the show was a damn site better than boring identikit stuff you'll see this year



Originally Posted by El Bunto View Post
Historic Farnborough public-day prices per the good old Flight archives:

1950 3s weekend ( no public on Friday )
1960 1 Friday, 5s weekend
1970 20s Friday, 10s weekend
1980 5 Friday, 4 weekend
1990 11
2000 15 in advance or 20 at the gate.

Additional per-vehicle parking charges applied although in those days I reckon most people arrived by other means.

It would be interesting to align those with contemporaneous average daily pay.

Nowadays a single-day ticket for RIAT is 55, so Farnborough sadly seems to be in line with the cost of 'large UK airshow' these days.
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Old 4th Jun 2018, 11:17
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and it could easily run to 100 per person
Wow SHK, how much do you drink and eat inside the showground?

I'm pretty sure the cost of running an airshow of this size is why the cost of the tickets are so high. But yet again, we have the same old moaners saying the same thing every year (or two in the case of Farnborough). Yes yes, in the 70s the sky was black due to so many Hunters and Phantoms screaming around the skies at Mach 6. And entry was only 20p. We get it.

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Old 4th Jun 2018, 12:29
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Farnborough International aka SBAC spend an awful amount with the constructon of the buildings/exhibition halls/chalets but only pay for the extra display items on 'public' days; all the companies exhibiting their aircraft pay an awful amount for the privilege of doing so; if they want a chalet too, that's even more to pay.

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Old 4th Jun 2018, 18:09
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Bit expensive

Afraid i wont be going this year, seems less on public days then the glory days in the past

Afraid i was put off few years back, got in ok, paid the price, main halls closed due to some private function ,
line up dropped as some stuiff gone home ie Boeing, rained so display was limited not there fault
so the good old Farnbrough aint what used to be
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Old 6th Jun 2018, 06:21
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Originally Posted by chevvron View Post
if they want a chalet too, that's even more to pay.
I read some time ago that the chalets are where the organiser makes their money; it was tens of thousands of pound per day for some of the big ones.
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Old 7th Jun 2018, 21:15
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The cynic in me suggests that they get the public in at the end so their entry fees pay for the expenses for the industry part of the week.
If they don't have the Red Arrows, the great British public won't know what they're seeing anyway.......

Ahh, here comes the nurse with my evening medication at last......
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Old 13th Jun 2018, 09:36
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Originally Posted by HEATHROW DIRECTOR View Post
Baxter was good but, IMHO, nobody betters Maj Oliver Stewart who was the commentator long ago....
I used to avidly watch Farnborough on telly from about 1957 and remember one day Raymond Baxter saying how the Farnborough controllers were so clever managing to 'launch' one display aircraft just before the previous one landed.
Little did I know then that from 1974 to 2008, I would be doing that myself!
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Old 13th Jun 2018, 11:18
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Now the show is in July it clashes with another event I go to - namely EAA Airventure in Oshkosh. Even though Farnborough is not far I know which I would rather go to.
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Old 13th Jun 2018, 14:29
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Originally Posted by paulc View Post
Now the show is in July it clashes with another event I go to - namely EAA Airventure in Oshkosh. Even though Farnborough is not far I know which I would rather go to.
When SBAC came to us telling us about the change of dates (either '96 or '98 I think) we argued about it but they wanted it to be the same time as RIAT so some display items could do both shows. Whether July or September, you can't guarantee the weather will be OK.
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Old 13th Jun 2018, 15:15
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If I'm in the UK, I watch from my mother's house near Camberley and hark back to the good old days where I was paid to attend....
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