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Flying figgis

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PostSubject: Re: Families Day 2009-07-21, 10:14

Weather looking pants unfortunately..but you never know!!! Whistle
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PostSubject: Re: Families Day 2009-07-21, 13:22

Fireworks display at RAF Wittering also on the 23rd July between 10:30 and 11pm

and off the topic RAF Wyton display on the same day of Cottesmore has these participating:
BBMF
Falcons
Grob tutor
Red Arrows

There should be more aircraft but these are the ones i know, but you lucky ones get the Red Arrows as Cottesmore doesn't even though it the 40th Anniversary of the Harriers!

The weather for Cottemsore does look like it will be clearing towards the afternoon. But hopefuly it turns out to be showers not a wash out!

Thanks, Cottesmore09
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PostSubject: wyton families day ? 2009-07-21, 14:01

Nice one lads lets hope the weather clears up.
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PostSubject: Re: Families Day 2009-07-21, 15:41

Thanks alot guys Thumbs Up Thumbs Up
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PostSubject: Re: Families Day 2009-07-22, 00:25

Weather now seems to be improving!! Roll Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Families Day 2009-07-22, 00:50

cottesmore09 wrote:
Fireworks display at RAF Wittering also on the 23rd July between 10:30 and 11pm

and off the topic RAF Wyton display on the same day of Cottesmore has these participating:
BBMF
Falcons
Grob tutor
Red Arrows

There should be more aircraft but these are the ones i know, but you lucky ones get the Red Arrows as Cottesmore doesn't even though it the 40th Anniversary of the Harriers!

The weather for Cottemsore does look like it will be clearing towards the afternoon. But hopefuly it turns out to be showers not a wash out!

Thanks, Cottesmore09

Apparently they will release the flying list for RAF Wyton on the Friday, but they said that last year and didn't.

The last time the Arrows tried to display here at Wyton, there were incursions into the display box by some gliders and it had to be stopped. Better luck this time. Whistle

Brian

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From Reds Web Site

1403 - Reds flypast WYTON
1410 - Reds flypast COTTESMORE
1423 - Reds arrive SHAWBURY
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cottesmore09



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PostSubject: Re: Families Day 2009-07-22, 13:08

Well Friday is near and here is the complete list of displaying aircraft at RAF Cottesmore families day 2009

(should be a formation of 4 squadrons of harriers for 40th anniversary and special displays)
Hawk T1
Harrier
Blades
Typhoon
BBMF
Jet Provost T3
King Air
Yak 52
Sea Hawk
Vulcan
Red Arrows fly~past only
Gnat Duo from North Weald
Team Guinot
Black cats

Tornado GR4 fast flypast
Red arrows flypast (IS TAKING PLACE )

Important info!!
The blades should start the show between 10:45 and 11am
The vulcan will be displaying at 15:00 (WEATHER AND SERVICEABILITY)
The Red Arrows flypast at 14:10

thanks and have a good day, Cottesmore09


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PostSubject: Re: Families Day 2009-07-22, 14:13

Thank you for that list.
looking forward to it now.
lets hope the weather forcast is wrong. Opps
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PostSubject: Re: Families Day 2009-07-22, 15:11

Thanks, cottesmore09.
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cottesmore09



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PostSubject: Re: Families Day 2009-07-22, 15:30

Weather report

Yes, lets hope weather is a little better, but it seems to be improving every time. Advice would be take a umbrella and a coat.

At the this present time the wind will be lighter than today and tomorrow average of 9-11 mph (SW)

Showers look hit and miss but hopefuly a drier afternoon as the showers clear.Temprature between 17 and 19 digrees C

Thats the weather report for Friday from Cottesmore09 Thumbs Up
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vulcan558
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PostSubject: Re: Families Day 2009-07-22, 15:52

Thank you again.
Yes brollies will be in the car,
Taking the wife and young lad this year. so it will be a picnic style day out for us.
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PostSubject: Re: Families Day 2009-07-23, 04:16

Any thoughts on where to park? Last time I walked-up to the runway end, I parked on the roadside through the fields on the south. Is that the best bet or is it easier to park on the road near the approach lights and walk up that way?
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cottesmore09



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PostSubject: Re: Families Day 2009-07-23, 05:54

I have seen people park near tha approach lights. As there is a farmers field enterance that has plenty of space for 1 or 2 cars that wont get in the way of farmers access. So i say that would be you best bet.

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cottesmore09



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PostSubject: Re: Families Day 2009-07-23, 07:01

There might be good news in the weahter as todays showers have not been seen just a few clouds and sunshine, hopefuly tomorrow should turn out the same, but there maybe some bad news as THUNDER STORMS may hit us!. I will keep looking at the weather and post you the update later. Trying to focus on the weather as we dont want any displays called off like the VULCAN.

No Harrier rehearsal has taken place as of yet like previous years and no arrivals either. So a chance of some after Lowstoft later on.

Also some health information, as of 8th July there has been 5 comfirmed cases of SWINE FLUE at RAF Cottesmore, the inderviduals are being treated. This will not effect the families day, but i thought i would let you know.

More updates to come!

Thanks, Cottesmore09
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cottesmore09



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PostSubject: THE COMPETE EVENT PROGRAM 2009-07-23, 07:23

Format of the Events

Please note that all events will require Ticket, Car Pass, and Photo ID

23rd July 2009 RAF Wittering

1400—1700

20(R) Sqn will be open for guests to view Harrier memorabilia

Tours and Harrier Briefs will be offered

1830—1900
Arrival at RAF Wittering
- Coach routes and times will promulgated
- Parking available with Car Pass
- Role Demo begins at 1900 (Harrier)

1900—2359
Pre-Dinner Drinks & Gala Dinner

· Dress: Black Tie (Dinner Jacket & Bow tie / ladies’ equivalent) & Sqn Cummerbunds
· Cash Bar available
· An opportunity to buy a limited edition, signed, Ronald Wong Fine-Art Print commemorating ‘VSTOL Transition’
(an exclusive Gala dinner price of £25)

2345—0030
Departure From RAF Wittering
- Coach routes and times will promulgated

24th July 2009 RAF Cottesmore
A Harrier Force 40th Families’ Day and evening Hangar Party will be held at RAF Cottesmore. Families are welcome at these event

Cottesmore Gates open Fri 24th Jul at 1000


Displays begin at 1100

The Hangar Party Begins at 1730

Please note: Tickets are required for entry to Cottesmore

PLEASE DO NOT TRY AND ENTER IF YOU HAVE NOT GOT A TICKET!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Families Day 2009-07-23, 10:16

just seen the weather looks like alot of rain comming all day but mostly rain showers it seems at cott grrrrrrrrrrrr but im still going just to see what comes ect
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PostSubject: Re: Families Day 2009-07-23, 11:00

Looking forward to this and maybe something special too, not too bothered about the rain,looks like there`ll be a fair turnout from FC,thanks for all the info too cottesmore09.
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cottesmore09



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PostSubject: Re: Families Day 2009-07-23, 11:30

No problem, like to be at help Thumbs Up .

There is good news for tomorrow, the BLADES and HAWK T1 has turned up this evening. All aircraft on list given are to be attending the event. The stars will be the Vulcan at 3pm and the Reds flypast at 2:10pm. hopefuly a special flypast by the Harriers too.

Weather is nothing to worry about and should not effect any flying. They do look hit and miss and we have only had 1 shower her today after more was expected so hopefuly we may miss them.

Thanks and unless any more updates come in have a good day Thumbs Up , Thanks Cottesmore09
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PostSubject: Re: Families Day 2009-07-23, 16:20

Hi me again, one last post before the display day Smile . I will hopefuly taking pictures to post on here tomorrow evening. News of the display and reveiws to come aswell for the people who never made it and for the people who did. More good news is that LESS SHOWERS ARE PREDICTED FOR TOMORROW, but the the bad news is any shower(s) we may get might be STORMY. Lets hope not.

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cottesmore09



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PostSubject: Re: Families Day 2009-07-24, 13:54

I hope everyone who watched the RAF Cottesmore familes day display had a good day?

We only experianced 1 heavy shower through the display and nearly all aircraft expected to fly did do so. We also had some nice additions to the day. Team guinot cancelled there display and the Vulcan never made it due to the landing gear doors having a bent bracket. I hope that she will display next year

I will be posting the pictures i took of today shortly so i will give you the link to veiw them, also details of next years families day will be issued here when they come through.

Thanks, Cottesmore09


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PostSubject: Re: Families Day 2009-07-24, 14:11

Hi Cottesmore09,

Thanks for your helpful posts for this event. Got back tonight after a great day out. I'd never been to Cottesmore before and really enjoyed the viewing areas from the main entrance all the way 'round to runway 22 - Camera friendly, relaxing and picturesque.

Puzzled as to what happened to the Harrier squadrons. Any idea why the no-show?
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cottesmore09



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PostSubject: Re: Families Day 2009-07-24, 14:18

Glad you had a great day and got a good veiw of the display,

This year the pilots wanted to be with there family and friends so no Cottesmore squadron display. They managed to get the solo airfield attack display.

The vuclan was because of the landing gear doors has found a bent bracket (as listed in previous reply) so it never flew today at all which was ashame. But some nic suprises to the display line up too.
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PostSubject: Re: Families Day 2009-07-24, 23:30

wat were the suprise additions then i didnt make the day?

no suprises with the vulcan then eh!

shame bout lack of harrier sqn movement, not heard that one before

"This year the pilots wanted to be with there family and friends so no Cottesmore squadron display"


hope a red arrows pilot doesnt take note and take that road out on a mid-year weekend schedule ....lol!
sounds like the old railway excuses with the wrong type of snow. Mad
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PostSubject: Re: Families Day 2009-07-25, 00:02

jonsworld wrote:

"This year the pilots wanted to be with there family and friends so no Cottesmore squadron display"

hope a red arrows pilot doesnt take note and take that road out on a mid-year weekend schedule ....lol!
sounds like the old railway excuses with the wrong type of snow. Mad

Remember it was a Families Day with the emphasis on Families not a 'For The Benefit of Enthusiasts Sitting At The End Of The Runway Day' and also they have just got back from an overseas deployment.

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PostSubject: Families 2009-07-25, 01:32

It is rubbish saying that they didnt fly so as they can be with there family,there is nothing prouder than to see you brother sister,son or daughter daddy or mother doing what they do with these planes.Be it flying or ground crew,to see them at work is such a feeling.Plus they would have plenty of time to be with there family as they would only be with the planes a short time to have them to fly.So dont try that one on,it wont stick.
They could have put up 4 planes for a few fly pasts,but one lone harrier at the end that did a few hovers and that was it.Very poor do altogether.
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