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Old 21 August 2014, 07:54   #1
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Dawlish Air Show

If anyone is in the area of Dawlish on Saturday, the air show is well worth experiencing - especially from the water!

Another great line-up this year... http://dawlishairshow.co.uk/newindex/display-aircraft/
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I'd been trying to find out when the two Lancasters would be flying. Looks from that like it might be around 5pm.

Unfortunately I'm required in Sidmouth as safety boat cover all day, but we did get to see the BBMF Lancaster and the Vulcan flying across last year. Hopefully I'll see something this year.
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We normally get to see the Red Arrows somewhere each summer but the dates haven't worked out for us so far. We're heading down to Devon tomorrow so we might be up for an excursion to Dawlish

Any insider tips for good spots to watch from? How demented will the traffic be? Is it worth taking the SIB?
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Lancasters and Vulcan story on BEEB;

BBC News - Lancasters and Vulcan unite for Lincoln flypast

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Clacton on Sea Airshow , today & tomorrow

Tried to get the Typhoon ( Eurofighter ) as well but not much chance without specialist gear............

Enjoyed a spin out with me old mucker JCW & family.
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We normally get to see the Red Arrows somewhere each summer but the dates haven't worked out for us so far. We're heading down to Devon tomorrow so we might be up for an excursion to Dawlish

Any insider tips for good spots to watch from? How demented will the traffic be? Is it worth taking the SIB?

Sorry I've only just got back in from a long day out.

As you suspect, the traffic will be hideous and due to this I always see the show by boat. But, friends of mine have recommended a couple of places either side of Dawlish, that have a great viewpoints and good facilities too. On the Dawlish Warren side, there is http://www.langstone-hotel.co.uk which is a nice hotel and a really lovely spot. On the Teignmouth side there is http://www.thesmugglersinn.net which is high up on the hill and well known for its real ale selection. :-)

Let me know If you take the boat route and I'll do whatever I can to assist you. I'll be rafting up with several ribs, hard boats and sailers, so we should have a reasonable amount of facilities (food, drink and loo's) available between us. There's always room for more.

I must say that seeing the Typhoon and Vulcan was the highlight for me at last years show. Considering it's quite a small town, I don't know how they do it. But I'm very glad they do!
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We'll be down that way too.
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Watched the Show from Dawlish in the end...with perfect weather...
The whole event was Magic! Some great iconic aircraft and the Red Arrows doing what only they can!
The Highlight for me was seeing(and hearing!) the Last Pair of Airworthy Lancaster's (one flown over from Canada) Flying alongside a Spitfire and Hurricane!..with the two Fighters doing mock Dog fight..and Victory Rolls!!
Tremendous!
Think you Dan for the Heads up!
By the way...The traffic was "OK"on the back road to Chudliegh /M5
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Watched the Show from Dawlish in the end...with perfect weather...
The whole event was Magic! Some great iconic aircraft and the Red Arrows doing what only they can!
The Highlight for me was seeing(and hearing!) the Last Pair of Airworthy Lancaster's (one flown over from Canada) Flying alongside a Spitfire and Hurricane!..with the two Fighters doing mock Dog fight..and Victory Rolls!!
Tremendous!
Think you Dan for the Heads up!
The traffic was "OK"on the back road to Chudliegh
the sound of those aircraft is awesome & gives me goose bumps
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the sound of those aircraft is awesome & gives me goose bumps
Yep!..."Merlin"=Magic!
Make's you very proud of "The Few"!
Indeed everyone who played (and are still playing!) their part..large or small
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