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Anybody else think Farnborough's Cr*p?

Old 23rd Jul 2018, 22:36
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Thanks stagger. A nice aeroplane and those banks looked impressive when viewed from the motorway, about 10 miles away. I just realised I photographed Qatar's A7-ANA on 13th June and still haven't processed the photos!
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Old 23rd Jul 2018, 23:17
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Originally Posted by SpringHeeledJack View Post
Weren't there sonic boom trials by RAF Lightnings over the London area to see how possible Concorde booms might affect the populace, somewhere in the 60's ?
1966 or 67. Diana Riggs brother was the pilot if memory is correct
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Old 24th Jul 2018, 13:49
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Originally Posted by SpringHeeledJack View Post
Weren't there sonic boom trials by RAF Lightnings over the London area to see how possible Concorde booms might affect the populace, somewhere in the 60's ?
Summer of '68 there was one. Hot day and I heard what I thought was a distant boom of thunder, then when I met the late Honey Monster that evening at the ATC Squadon, he asked if anyone heard it. He was already an ATCO at Farnborough and it was Farnborough's Lightning on that occasion starting over Reading and heading east..
Otherwise overland 'booms' were banned apart from one specific area used by RAE Bedford; the Bedford Levels. It was still notified in the Bedford Flying Order Book until the day they closed in the '90s
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Old 24th Jul 2018, 20:57
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As many will tell you the week before and after show is often better than the show movements .
this show was the same with IL76 4K-AZ100 (Silk Way Airlines) Ilyushin Il-76TD-90SW . In and out
with choppers being the star Movement . it returned this morning .to collect chopper
PEGASUS Members had an Enclosure all show period just need was there membership card
and high Viz . The show itself for TRADE Fine for the public a rip off worst display ever ,but thats
my opinion .

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Old 6th Mar 2019, 09:31
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Old 6th Mar 2019, 10:58
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Public weekend shows cancelled, a Monday to Friday event from 2020.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...shire-47463443
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Old 6th Mar 2019, 11:02
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Must dust-off the business cards and see if I can register a .aero domain...

I'm not really surprised they canned the public days, they've been stretching to fill them for years now. Best just focus on the main activity. Plus for us photographers who can blag our way into the trade days there are fewer plebs at the rope during displays!
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Old 6th Mar 2019, 20:22
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I'm not really surprised they canned the public days, they've been stretching to fill them for years now.
As others have commented, the trend has been clear for a while now.
Recalling a trade day 2006, it was rather dull, although the public were indeed present one sensed there was the beginnings of what ultimately transpired: More a trade show than anything else.

Heading out the gate, the old familiar sound of a Merlin engine, then another as a Spitfire and Hurricane were echelon left..
Perhaps Duxford!
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Old 6th Mar 2019, 20:54
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Trade days as well....

Itís not just the flying display. From a business/commercial perspective, Fboro used to be fun - deals were genuinely cut over lunch, and there was a buzz.

Now it feels like all the deals were done a long time back and announced at the show for corporate willy waving purposes. No real buzz any more...
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Old 6th Mar 2019, 21:13
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Now it feels like all the deals were done a long time back and announced at the show for corporate willy waving purposes.
'Twas ever thus.

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Old 6th Mar 2019, 21:15
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Youíre probably right, Dave. Perhaps Iím getting older and more cynical. I blame aviation
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Old 8th Mar 2019, 14:48
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I used to hate manning the stand or hosting guests but that was when I was an easily imposed upon junior. Mind you, company lunches and refreshments were good providing you didn't have to stay coherent.
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Old 9th Mar 2019, 09:08
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I used to hate manning the stand or hosting guests but that was when I was an easily imposed upon junior. Mind you, company lunches and refreshments were good providing you didn't have to stay coherent.
Don't quote me but I understand the Guinness tent was always operated by off duty ATCOs from West Drayton.
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Old 11th Mar 2019, 11:36
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Don't quote me but I understand the Guinness tent was always operated by off duty ATCOs from West Drayton.
As was the Guinness stand at the Boat Show in Earl's Court days.
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Old 11th Mar 2019, 17:02
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How on earth did those relationships come to pass ? (Guinness and ATCO's)
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