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    Royal International Air Tattoo

    just wondering if anyone is going this year?
    Its my first time to an airshow, taking my two kids cant wait!
    also if anyone has been do you know what times best to arrive as im imagining it will be extremley busy :-)

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    how old are your kids ?

    Original Poster

    3 and one and a half lol I bet they will love me for it

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    kassy2005;5730345

    3 and one and a half lol I bet they will love me for it



    get some ear defenders then for the kids.. top tip :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    i have got some, iv read its very very loud

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    kassy2005;5730362

    i have got some, iv read its very very loud



    more than loud .. if the Vulcan is booked its blimin louder than a loud thing from loud land but impressive :thumbsup:

    camera ?
    wet weather gear ?
    butties ?
    flask ?
    tartan rug ?

    Original Poster

    fabulous, im really hoping the vulcan makes an appearance.. got my camera.. got an upgrade to the pimms flight deck which includes lunch etc..
    got a blanket
    brollie
    need a flask \O/

    I'll be there.

    I'd advise you get there as early as possible, otherwise you'll end up sat in a queue in your car for hours.

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    kassy2005;5730395

    fabulous, im really hoping the vulcan makes an appearance.. got my … fabulous, im really hoping the vulcan makes an appearance.. got my camera.. got an upgrade to the pimms flight deck which includes lunch etc..got a blanket brollieneed a flask \O/



    digital camera ? :thumbsup:
    spare batts?
    sun hat ?
    sun glasses?
    sun cream ?

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    some of the stuff I saw at Fairford a few years ago http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u289/dog_cop/fairford004.jpg[/IMG]

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    http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u289/dog_cop/fairford017.jpg[/IMG]

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    were not allowed to get too close to this baby http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u289/dog_cop/fairford019.jpg[/IMG]

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    I got stuck on the main road at Fairford a few years back. I was not amused!

    Only ever been to one Air Display at Biggin Hill, which was quite enjoyable. Keep promising to take the kids. Maybe one day - but living just a few miles away, we get to see the planes fly over for free!

    On that note - on a flight back from the US one year, my plane actually took part in one at an airfield in Middle Wallop (sp?) The DC10 I was on, did a flyby, coming into land with gear down, before accelerating off again at the end of the runway. So if anyone was there - I was in row 23 waving at the window!

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    guv;5730496

    I got stuck on the main road at Fairford a few years back. I was not … I got stuck on the main road at Fairford a few years back. I was not amused!Only ever been to one Air Display at Biggin Hill, which was quite enjoyable. Keep promising to take the kids. Maybe one day - but living just a few miles away, we get to see the planes fly over for free!On that note - on a flight back from the US one year, my plane actually took part in one at an airfield in Middle Wallop (sp?) The DC10 I was on, did a flyby, coming into land with gear down, before accelerating off again at the end of the runway. So if anyone was there - I was in row 23 waving at the window!



    cheap skate :thumbsup:

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    WOW brilliant pics !

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    guv;5730496

    I got stuck on the main road at Fairford a few years back. I was not … I got stuck on the main road at Fairford a few years back. I was not amused!Only ever been to one Air Display at Biggin Hill, which was quite enjoyable. Keep promising to take the kids. Maybe one day - but living just a few miles away, we get to see the planes fly over for free!On that note - on a flight back from the US one year, my plane actually took part in one at an airfield in Middle Wallop (sp?) The DC10 I was on, did a flyby, coming into land with gear down, before accelerating off again at the end of the runway. So if anyone was there - I was in row 23 waving at the window!



    thats amazing :w00t:

    Also maybe take some foldable seats. :thumbsup:

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    esq3585;5730783

    Also maybe take some foldable seats. :thumbsup:



    top tip :thumbsup:

    dog_cop;5730373

    more than loud .. if the Vulcan is booked its blimin louder than a loud … more than loud .. if the Vulcan is booked its blimin louder than a loud thing from loud land but impressive :thumbsup:camera ? wet weather gear ?butties ?flask ? tartan rug ?



    TARTAN RUG!!!!

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    boothy;5730856

    TARTAN RUG!!!!



    yes its top tip from the man of top tips D_C :thumbsup:

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    esq3585;5730783

    Also maybe take some foldable seats. :thumbsup:



    iv upgraded to the pimms flight deck :whistling:.. so we will be given a directors chair each.. except the kids will probably pinch mine so foldable chairs is actually a great idea :thumbsup:

    ooh yes sun cream, must not forget the sun cream

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    [QUOTE=kassy2005;5730926]iv upgraded to the pimms flight deck :whistling:.. so we will be given a directors chair each.. except the kids will probably pinch mine so foldable chairs is actually a great idea :thumbsup:

    ooh yes sun cream, must not forget the sun cream[/QUOTE]

    see another top tip :-D

    stay away from the main roads .. will be busy as hell .... be expected to be in the queues for a while (fairford has no main roads in, all a & b roads around)

    i find the best way in is come via swindon - lechlade - and in the back way to fairford, the army camp is right next to the petrol station on the lechlade to fairford road

    Only ever been to one Air Display at Biggin Hill, which was quite … Only ever been to one Air Display at Biggin Hill, which was quite enjoyable. Keep promising to take the kids. Maybe one day - but living just a few miles away, we get to see the planes fly over for free!


    [IMG]i194.photobucket.com/alb…jpg?t=1247430234[/IMG]

    Not bad having the blades based a few miles up the road

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    faevilangel;5730948

    stay away from the main roads .. will be busy as hell .... be expected to … stay away from the main roads .. will be busy as hell .... be expected to be in the queues for a while (fairford has no main roads in, all a & b roads around)i find the best way in is come via swindon - lechlade - and in the back way to fairford, the army camp is right next to the petrol station on the lechlade to fairford road



    I think you will find with the routes they tend to have set routes dependant on which part of the county you travel from so aids the traffic congestion

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    kassy2005;5730395

    fabulous, im really hoping the vulcan makes an appearance.. got my … fabulous, im really hoping the vulcan makes an appearance.. got my camera.. got an upgrade to the pimms flight deck which includes lunch etc..got a blanket brollieneed a flask \O/



    My neighbour is on the Vulcan team, it flew low over our house on Friday - amazing noise but it is hit and miss whether it flies or not!! It failed to make its flight at Waddington due to not having its MOT equivalent

    Original Poster

    omg more awesome pics
    stopping over at the premier inn Litttle Witcombe for a couple of nights to break the journey up a bit

    dog_cop;5730959

    I think you will find with the routes they tend to have set routes … I think you will find with the routes they tend to have set routes dependant on which part of the county you travel from so aids the traffic congestion



    yeah i know, all the major roads have the signs up now :w00t: warning of quesues likely

    90% of people will go down the a417 then get off at the fairford / latton junction, where as the route i said (if coming through swindon anyway) will miss the people who don't know the route i said :thumbsup:

    it does help i live just outside fairford

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    goldmax;5731024

    My neighbour is on the Vulcan team, it flew low over our house on Friday … My neighbour is on the Vulcan team, it flew low over our house on Friday - amazing noise but it is hit and miss whether it flies or not!! It failed to make its flight at Waddington due to not having its MOT equivalent



    doh ! Been watching it on youtube.. WOW

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    faevilangel;5731032

    yeah i know, all the major roads have the signs up now :w00t: warning of … yeah i know, all the major roads have the signs up now :w00t: warning of quesues likely :p90% of people will go down the a417 then get off at the fairford / latton junction, where as the route i said (if coming through swindon anyway) will miss the people who don't know the route i said :thumbsup:it does help i live just outside fairford



    where are my free tickets then :x

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    dog_cop;5730526

    cheap skate :thumbsup:



    Yeh, what?

    emasu;5730951

    Not bad having the blades based a few miles up the road



    LOL..... I don't live in Sheffield silly!:p

    guv;5731039

    LOL..... I don't live in Sheffield silly!:p



    I know you don't :?

    Sywell FTW :-D

    The Blades calendar isn't displaying RIAT, so clearly they're not going.

    dog_cop;5731038

    where are my free tickets then :x



    if i could get free tickets, i would be going but im working

    i used to go sit outside a friends caravan at kempsford in the week building up to riat, watching the planes coming in

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    emasu;5731069

    I know you don't :?Sywell FTW :-DThe Blades calendar isn't displaying … I know you don't :?Sywell FTW :-DThe Blades calendar isn't displaying RIAT, so clearly they're not going.



    Hehe... I know you knew too!

    Thank god they've changed plans to make Biggin Hill into a fully fledged International airfield for large jets. (They do still get some - but its not the problem it would have been.)

    Get near the crowd line and centre of runway, you will see a couple of large orange pyramid shapes on the display line. This is where most of the displays centre, helecopters and red arrows head on etc. Take plenty of water and food as these are pricey and some large umbrellas for shelter from the sun and rain if your unlucky. Get there early and take your breakfast with you to eat in the car park. Well worth the money......

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    diamondnine;5731232

    Get near the crowd line and centre of runway, you will see a couple of … Get near the crowd line and centre of runway, you will see a couple of large orange pyramid shapes on the display line. This is where most of the displays centre, helecopters and red arrows head on etc. Take plenty of water and food as these are pricey and some large umbrellas for shelter from the sun and rain if your unlucky. Get there early and take your breakfast with you to eat in the car park. Well worth the money......



    actually new for this year is the Pimms flight deck which we have upgraded to.. mainly because of the tented area for the kids incase it was too hot for them :whistling:


    • BBQ lunch served from 11am until 3pm
    • Local produce from Jessie Smith Butchers and
    Chesterton Farm
    • Individual director's chairs
    • Tables & umbrellas
    • Private lawn with shaded area
    • Pay bar
    • Private toilets
    dont know what sort of view or whereabouts on the line it will be though

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    as we are talking air shows .. felt a bit left out as I prefer civil stuff http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u289/dog_cop/Ringway068.jpg[/IMG]

    Original Poster

    love it ! love anysort of plane

    Was at a footy tournament in Glos at the weekend and saw the Battle of Britain Flight go over. Still an amazing sight to see. Seen them plenty of times but never get tired of looking at them.

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    bet that was a fabulous sight!

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    http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b394/leekemp/4616_99258743984_763808984_19334-1.jpg

    this is the only pic i own of a plane lol took with my camera phone.. changing the wheel of our plane last month just before flying out to the caribbean. Hopefully il get some better shots on sunday with my new canon sx10 is :oops:
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