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RAF RED ARROWS - Southport Airshow..say goodbye to the Vulcan Bomber £8.36

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Dates: 19th & 20th September Southport are extremely pleased and proud to announce that on Saturday 19th September we are able to make an amazing addition to our flying programme. The last EVER
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looke_o
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Realise it's just my opinion and I'm in the minority but why pay to see crappy obsolete technology. "but it's the last flight of this graceful machine" etc. Etc. You can watch me drive my 2002 vectra to the scrapyard then if you like old crap so much.
Really I'm sure it's exciting as it flies low overhead but would be same with any easyjet flight surely.
It's an interesting point of view but one that reveals to me that you probably have a general lack of interest in aviation matters anyway (at a guess). If you did have an interest I seriously doubt you would make such a shallow comment about an aircraft developed in a post war era when Britian led the world in aviation design and technology, an aircraft years ahead of its time, British engineering at its finest (which lets be honest is more than can be said of the Vauxhall Vectra)
looke_o
voted down from me, the red arrows bore me. Get wheeled out at every show and event, the plane version of Paul McCartney.
Are you for for real , have you ever done anything Not as boring as you

Yes I am for real, just because my opinion is not the same as yours it doesn't give it any less validity.


Validity - valid
snoopy18
sabreliner
ultrak3wl
Realise it's just my opinion and I'm in the minority but why pay to see crappy obsolete technology. "but it's the last flight of this graceful machine" etc. Etc. You can watch me drive my 2002 vectra to the scrapyard then if you like old crap so much.
Really I'm sure it's exciting as it flies low overhead but would be same with any easyjet flight surely.
It's an interesting point of view but one that reveals to me that you probably have a general lack of interest in aviation matters anyway (at a guess). If you did have an interest I seriously doubt you would make such a shallow comment about an aircraft developed in a post war era when Britian led the world in aviation design and technology, an aircraft years ahead of its time, British engineering at its finest (which lets be honest is more than can be said of the Vauxhall Vectra)
looke_o
voted down from me, the red arrows bore me. Get wheeled out at every show and event, the plane version of Paul McCartney.
Are you for for real , have you ever done anything Not as boring as you

Yes I am for real, just because my opinion is not the same as yours it doesn't give it any less validity.
Oh and avoid The Carvery on the beach. Chips are foul.
Went today. Warning if you are going on the train. I got on at Wigan (to arrive S'port about noon) and I saw only one person get on before Southport it was so full. There were extra carriages and extra trains altho I did not notice them when I checked National Rail Journey Planner this morning.

Plenty of room on the beach today btw.

Perfect conditions and enjoyed seeing the planes coming straight at me.

Quite a few 'next gen' hipster people on the beach with their family. Spitfire overhead and they are splashing trainers in little puddles, or walking in circles looking at the wet sand, or making some cow pat pattern. Meh "I'd rather be at the cutting edge of technology...Facebooking on my new iPhone or sitting at home, in my room, playing COD" :{

Some of the flights were a bit 'samey' as one kid said and I get his point. Liked the Swordfish, the Vulcan, Red Arrows and especially the Typhoon. Watching that climb right over head I got an insight to what it must be like watching the Space Shuttle...in the end all I could see is two bright dots as it climbed higher and higher. On my wishlist if I'm ever the King of the World is to see a Red Arrows-type thing but with Typhoons. Oh yes! :)



Edited By: Meathotukdeals on Sep 19, 2015 23:16: timing is evertthing
For people that don't get it .... it is simple.
Forget the world as it is now and all the advances in Technology and Science.
Place your self in the world as it existed when the great Engineers & Scientists did their work.
Understand the world and its problems/knowledge at the time.
Now discover what the Engineers & Scientists did, how they jumped ahead of the knowledge of the day and what they achieved.
What Problems did they solve and what impact did it have on the world both at the time and now later in history.
That is how you should appreciate what has gone before.
That is how you can appreciate something as simple as the 'Archimedes Screw', if you understand how it advanced what was known and accepted at the time and the sequence of ideas that it 'sparked off'.

Yes, I do appreciate all these sorts of things and am saddened that great ideas and technology is just dismissed as of no importance.
These ideas are what created the world we are in now.
Think how it could be if many of these 'simple' 'Boring' things had not have happened and people had not taken risks to advance the knowledge of man.

[Apologies for the lecture :)]
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See RAF Red Arrows at Southport Air Show this week-end Advanced Ticket online - £7.32

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This is a decent cheap and fun out with the kids! I go every year and it's well worth a visit. Southport Air Show, the number one family day out in the North West. Young or old, you are guaranteed…
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The traffic is already becoming a nightmare today, and today has much better weather than yesterday so the roads will be absolutely packed later on. The traffic by the old Plough pub is chocka now, cars queuing around roundabout all moving about 2mph or less. Have a fun day, I'll watch whatever flies over the garden.
I went down the m57 way and had no issues with queues or parking, parked in the princess car park? I think - at 10:30am

The vulcan would be flying in from Doncaster, not Wood vale so should not be 'already there'
Enjoy your queeing? Always get a few who defend it BUT Southport Airshow is a nightmare for traffic. They charge you BUT yet somehow they get away with zilch traffic management. Far better just to goto Blackpool Airshow for Free AND also Blackpool for Southport airshow - realise not the same experience i.e. don't sit for hours wondering if you will get there.

I thought the Vulcan was flying on Sunday but obviously VisitSouthport website not updated - very poor! Then I see fb southportairshow also got new timetable and no mention. Vulcan FB says they are there.

Edited By: bargainhunter666 on Sep 21, 2014 09:27: e
I also went yesterday but got the train all the way. The traffic is always a nightmare for any event in Southport, it's so much easier to get the train and it takes the stress out of it.

Great show, the Arrows and Typhoon were simply awesome. It's a shame we didn't get to see the Vulcan as that was the reason we went on Saturday instead of Sunday.

The train on the way was pretty empty (from Liverpool South Parkway). That might be because we went a bit later than most (got there just before 1pm). We got the 5pm train back with no wait whatsoever. The train back was very busy though and was standing room only until it got to Liverpool where a lot of people got off.

For anyone going today, I'd strongly advise you not to take a car. Lots of people yesterday were saying it took them 3 hours to do the 10 mile drive from Ormskirk to Southport.
We (4 adults) went yesterday starting from home in St Helens at 10.15am by car up the A570 when we got to the roundabout just after the M59 junction the traffic was at a standstill. We drove cross country to Burscough Bridge to get the train instead. We got there just after 11.00am and got the last space in the car park. A very reasonable £3.35 return rail fare (Duo tickets). The first train, an "extra" for the show was so packed that no one was allowed on - people standing in the gangways The scheduled 11.18am arrived a few minutes late but was again packed to the doors and only we didn't manage to get on again!!! We then waited for the 11.43 this arrived a few moments late and was a little less packed and we just managed to squeeze on but standing all the way to Southport. On all the trains there would have been more standing room if SELFISH people had moved down the gangways more.

We got to SP at just after 12 noon and after a fish and chip lunch walked down towards the beach. The entrance procedure was reasonably effiiient- we just had to queue for a few moments to get our armbands. We got into the Show area about 1.00pm just as the Catalina flew by. We then walked right to the front of the beach and got a good viewpoint and room to spread our picnic mat on rather damp sand.

The show was excellent especially the Red Arrows, typhoon and Lancasters. It was disappointing that the Spitfire and Vulcan did not appear. We left at c4.30pm and missed the last couple of "acts" as it was starting to rain. We just managed to get onto to the 5.33pm train from Southport. Although quite a long train for that line it was packed to the doors. We had to plead with people to move down the gangways and then we just squeezed on. People were not very helpful refusing to move down and refusing to fold baby buggies despite frequent request from the train Guard. The train was VERY hot and stuffy as they closed the doors at 5.15pm but cooled down once we started at 5.40pm We stood all the way back to Burscough bridge and then drove home getting there for c6.30pm.
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