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Following the Shoreham airshow crash, organisers of the bi-annual Farnborough airshow have decided there is not enough demand to have the weekend flying show. They cite lack of demand from spectators and complaints from locals.
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The Shoreham show hasn't been held since the crash.

The only airshow that doesn't involve flying over spectators (or anyone), is the Eastbourne air show, which most of the flying is done over the sea. Having said that, I was stuck in traffic outside Eastbourne one year, when the red arrows did a crossover manoeuvre directly over us.

If everyone follows Farnboroughs stance, that'll be the end of air shows

 


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You cannot beat the WWI planes flying overhead. What a noise.

 


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Originally posted by Forest Hillbilly

Following the Shoreham airshow crash, organisers of the bi-annual Farnborough airshow have decided there is not enough demand to have the weekend flying show. They cite lack of demand from spectators and complaints from locals.
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The Shoreham show hasn't been held since the crash.

The only airshow that doesn't involve flying over spectators (or anyone), is the Eastbourne air show, which most of the flying is done over the sea. Having said that, I was stuck in traffic outside Eastbourne one year, when the red arrows did a crossover manoeuvre directly over us.

If everyone follows Farnboroughs stance, that'll be the end of air shows

Not sure the complaints were just from locals, I'd imagine there were more from climate change protester types than them.

What you mention about Eastbourne is what they could easily have done at Shoreham as it is right on the sea too. Farnborough is nowhere near it however.

I was working there the year the Eurofighter was launched/displayed, days before the public were let in, and I couldn't believe the manoeuvres it could do. That said I wouldn't have wanted to be underneath it had something gone wrong.

 


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Biggins Hill air show was always a massive event when I was a kid, we used to look forward to going every summer. As someone said above, the spitfires, hurricanes and the Lancaster bombers flying passed was a bit special. Also the Jet fighters with their sonic booms as they shot passed was incredible.
Even if we couldn’t go, from where we lived in Bromley you’d always see something flying over from the show.

 

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Originally posted by monkey

Biggins Hill air show was always a massive event when I was a kid, we used to look forward to going every summer. As someone said above, the spitfires, hurricanes and the Lancaster bombers flying passed was a bit special. Also the Jet fighters with their sonic booms as they shot passed was incredible.
Even if we couldn’t go, from where we lived in Bromley you’d always see something flying over from the show.

Neglecting the Vulcan Bomber should be a red card imo. How very bloody dare you!

 


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View YT's Profile YT Flag Oxford 06 Mar 19 7.30pm Send a Private Message to YT Add YT as a friend

Originally posted by monkey

Biggins Hill air show was always a massive event when I was a kid, we used to look forward to going every summer. As someone said above, the spitfires, hurricanes and the Lancaster bombers flying passed was a bit special. Also the Jet fighters with their sonic booms as they shot passed was incredible.
Even if we couldn’t go, from where we lived in Bromley you’d always see something flying over from the show.

I fear that either you or he have got their World Wars mixed up, Monkey old chap. He said WW1, which would be the 'Camel' the 'Albatross' etc

 


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I have been lucky enough in the past 5 years to have two private airshows overhead. (plus the Eurofighter in 1996, flying over Dunsfold Aerodrome , where I was working,...on its way to Farnborough airshow)

Apache helicopter flying over my allotment plot (doing a few passes), then a spitfire flying over my boat 2 years ago, on its way to Tenterden.

The difference with Shoreham is that they were largely non-spectators that were killed. Or people that had not signed to 'terms and conditions' that flying displays are dangerous.


Apache at allotment.JPG Attachment: Apache at allotment.JPG (3,760.68Kb)

 


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View kingdowieonthewall's Profile kingdowieonthewall Flag glorious Goring by sea 06 Mar 19 8.07pm Send a Private Message to kingdowieonthewall Add kingdowieonthewall as a friend

Originally posted by Forest Hillbilly

Following the Shoreham airshow crash, organisers of the bi-annual Farnborough airshow have decided there is not enough demand to have the weekend flying show. They cite lack of demand from spectators and complaints from locals.
[Link]

The Shoreham show hasn't been held since the crash.

The only airshow that doesn't involve flying over spectators (or anyone), is the Eastbourne air show, which most of the flying is done over the sea. Having said that, I was stuck in traffic outside Eastbourne one year, when the red arrows did a crossover manoeuvre directly over us.

If everyone follows Farnboroughs stance, that'll be the end of air shows

I now live in Goring , Forest.
Not so much this time of year, but more or less daily there are spitfires flying by, going out to sea.
(you can hire a ride for a few bob and I believe the full barrel roll out at sea for a few grand!)
besides the beautiful growl of the spit' there are small planes & mad men in those sort of planes that look like a bike with wings & an engine on it, on a very regular basis.
just not crowds gawking at the spectacle.

 


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View Forest Hillbilly's Profile Forest Hillbilly Flag in a hidey-hole 06 Mar 19 8.12pm Send a Private Message to Forest Hillbilly Add Forest Hillbilly as a friend

And Spitfire over our boat,....

spitfire over boat (2).JPG Attachment: spitfire over boat (2).JPG (3,886.19Kb)

 


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Originally posted by Forest Hillbilly

And Spitfire over our boat,....

great photo.

 


Kids,tired of being bothered by your pesky parents?
Then leave home, get a job & pay your own bills, while you still know everything.

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Originally posted by Forest Hillbilly

I have been lucky enough in the past 5 years to have two private airshows overhead. (plus the Eurofighter in 1996, flying over Dunsfold Aerodrome , where I was working,...on its way to Farnborough airshow)

Apache helicopter flying over my allotment plot (doing a few passes), then a spitfire flying over my boat 2 years ago, on its way to Tenterden.

The difference with Shoreham is that they were largely non-spectators that were killed. Or people that had not signed to 'terms and conditions' that flying displays are dangerous.


One Apache! Pah.... living 5 miles (as the crow flies) from RNAS Yeovilton we get them in formation....

helis in formation.JPG Attachment: helis in formation.JPG (256.50Kb)

 


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View Deacon Blues's Profile Deacon Blues Flag Whangarei/Kerikeri 06 Mar 19 9.44pm Send a Private Message to Deacon Blues Add Deacon Blues as a friend

Originally posted by Forest Hillbilly

And Spitfire over our boat,....

Geee..... Over here we just get boring old dolphins and orcas, thankfully not OVER our boat.

 


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