RAF Waddington Airshow 2010

Discussion in 'WW2 Museums. Events, & places to see.' started by Drew5233, May 16, 2010.

  1. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

  2. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

  3. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek

    I might be going, Andy, as it's only really down the road and I've been to the last three or four in a row. Not sure thou as last year was such a disappointment.
     
  4. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Craig let me know what day and I'll get tickets for that day too incase you can make it-You can get the brews in :D
     
  5. slaphead

    slaphead very occasional visitor

    Not sure thou as last year was such a disappointment.

    What was so dissapointing about it?

    Its years since I have been to a big show. When my brother was based at Finningly (Now Robin Hood Airport (???:unsure:) we used to go there, Waddington and Church Fenton... but that was when the Vulcan, Lightning, Phantom, and Buccaneer used to make regular apearances, when the Tornado was still on the drawing board, and when dinosaurs still ruled the Earth! ;)

    Spent tooooo long in Cornwall and only had RNAS Culdrose to visit.....
     
  6. Bodston

    Bodston Little Willy

    What was so dissapointing about it?

    ...but that was when the Vulcan, Lightning, Phantom, and Buccaneer used to make regular apearances, when the Tornado was still on the drawing board, and when dinosaurs still ruled the Earth! ;)


    Well, the Vulcan was a no-show. That only left a few AEW flypasts, a handful of helicopters, the Red Arrows and the BoB flight to look forward to. Highlight for me was the Vampire.

    Quite a poor show. Not sure if I can be bothered again this year.
     
  7. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek

    Well, the Vulcan was a no-show. That only left a few AEW flypasts, a handful of helicopters, the Red Arrows and the BoB flight to look forward to. Highlight for me was the Vampire.

    Quite a poor show. Not sure if I can be bothered again this year.

    There you go, my sentiments exactly.
    With the Vulcan not flying there was nothing to take it's place.
    Be also nice to see more WWII aircraft - flying or static.

    Andy, I'll PM you.
     
  8. LesCM19

    LesCM19 "...lets rock!"

    Isn't the Vulcan airworthy now? Is it going to appear anywhere? I might be tempted as I have relations in Metheringham. Have sat at the end of the runway in the past eating burger van burgers watching jets of some sort mince about.
     
  9. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Is it an absolute bastard to visit by car?
    Just wondering, as I've seen the queues at some airshows and there's a reasonable public transport option.
     
  10. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Is it an absolute bastard to visit by car?
    Just wondering, as I've seen the queues at some airshows and there's a reasonable public transport option.

    M/Bikes are always a good option at these type of events assuming the weather will be nice :)
     
  11. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek

    Is it an absolute bastard to visit by car?
    Just wondering, as I've seen the queues at some airshows and there's a reasonable public transport option.

    If you get there early enough then getting in is pretty easy, A. But if you stay towards the end then getting out could take a good while.
    The last few years we've left early but missed the Typhoon's display but we were home in good time.
    Never used the public transport option but park and ride could be ok.
     
  12. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Cheers,
    Trouble getting out's better than trouble getting in.
     
  13. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek

    Got my tickets today for Saturday. See you there.
     
  14. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    good show

    and plenty of photos please :)
     
  15. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek

  16. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek

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    Some photos taken today. Excellent weather and quite good show if not slow at times.
     
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  17. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek

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  18. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Some vee-hickles present at Waddington:

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    Apparently... there were some aeroplanes there too?
     
  19. Oldman

    Oldman Very Senior Member

    Gage
    Thanks for the photos! great to see the old fire pump. Loved Owens new bird that is a great shot hope he enjoys it.
    I presume no B1B again this year?
     
  20. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek

    Some more.
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