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Old 12 August 2011, 05:55   #1
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Bournemouth Airshow 18th to 21st August

On the water is the best place to view the air displays.

Time Thursday 18th
1pm to 2pm
1pm to 2pm
1pm to 2pm
1pm to 2pm
2pm to 3pm RAF Lancaster, Spitfire, Hurricane
2pm to 3pm RAF Tutor
2pm to 3pm RAF Tucano
2pm to 3pm RAF Hawk
2pm to 3pm The Tigers Parachute Display Team
2pm to 3pm
3pm to 4pm Gerald Cooper
3pm to 4pm RN Merlin HM-1
3pm to 4pm RAF King Air
3pm to 4pm Hunter MK58
3pm to 4pm The Blades
3pm to 4pm
4pm to 5pm Breitling Wingwalkers
4pm to 5pm Sea Vixen
4pm to 5pm
4pm to 5pm
4pm to 5pm
4pm to 5pm
8pm to 8.45pm
8pm to 8.45pm
8pm to 8.45pm
8pm to 8.45pm

Time Friday 19th
1pm to 2pm The Tigers Parachute Display Team
1pm to 2pm RN Merlin HM-1
1pm to 2pm
1pm to 2pm
2pm to 3pm RAF Lancaster, Spitfire, Hurricane
2pm to 3pm RAF Tutor
2pm to 3pm RAF Tucano
2pm to 3pm RAF Hawk
2pm to 3pm Gerald Cooper
2pm to 3pm Breitling Wingwalkers
3pm to 4pm Hunter MK58
3pm to 4pm Red Arrows
3pm to 4pm
3pm to 4pm
3pm to 4pm
3pm to 4pm
4pm to 5pm RAF King Air
4pm to 5pm The Blades
4pm to 5pm Spitfire
4pm to 5pm The Matadors
4pm to 5pm RV8tors
4pm to 5pm Sea Vixen
8pm to 8.45pm The Tigers Parachute Display Team
8pm to 8.45pm Flying Circus
8pm to 8.45pm Glider FX
8pm to 8.45pm Swip Team Twister Duo

Time Saturday 21st
1pm to 2pm Red Arrows
1pm to 2pm Hunter MK58
1pm to 2pm Breitling Wingwalkers
1pm to 2pm
2pm to 3pm RAF Lancaster, Spitfire, Hurricane
2pm to 3pm RAF King Air
2pm to 3pm B-17 Flying Fortress
2pm to 3pm Gerald Cooper
2pm to 3pm Spitfire
2pm to 3pm RV8tors
3pm to 4pm RN Merlin HM-1
3pm to 4pm The Tigers Parachute Display Team
3pm to 4pm Swip Team Twister Duo
3pm to 4pm RAF Tutor
3pm to 4pm RAF Tucano
3pm to 4pm
4pm to 5pm RAF Hawk
4pm to 5pm The Matadors
4pm to 5pm Avro Vulcan
4pm to 5pm The Blades
4pm to 5pm RAF Tornado's
4pm to 5pm
8pm to 8.45pm
8pm to 8.45pm
8pm to 8.45pm
8pm to 8.45pm

10pm Fireworks on Seafront

Time Sunday 22nd
1pm to 2pm The Tigers Parachute Display Team
1pm to 2pm Hunter MK58
1pm to 2pm Breitling Wingwalkers
1pm to 2pm The Matadors
2pm to 3pm RAF Lancaster, Spitfire, Hurricane
2pm to 3pm RN Merlin HM-1
2pm to 3pm B-17 Flying Fortress
2pm to 3pm RAF King Air
2pm to 3pm RAF Tutor
2pm to 3pm
3pm to 4pm RAF Tucano
3pm to 4pm RAF Hawk
3pm to 4pm Swip Team Twister Duo
3pm to 4pm Gerald Cooper
3pm to 4pm Spitfire
3pm to 4pm RV8tors
4pm to 5pm The Blades
4pm to 5pm Red Arrows
4pm to 5pm Avro Vulcan
4pm to 5pm
4pm to 5pm RAF Tornado's
4pm to 5pm
8pm to 8.45pm
8pm to 8.45pm
8pm to 8.45pm
8pm to 8.45pm
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Old 12 August 2011, 07:19   #2
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I'm going along to watch on the Saturday, trip round the needles in the morning then anchor up for the afternoon outside the restricted area.
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We'll be there on Saturday too.
Diving in the morning then at anchor for the air show.
Into Poole for dinner then back out for the fireworks.
Will probably go round to lulworth on Sunday.
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Old 12 August 2011, 14:20   #4
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I'll be out in Streaker , my old boat Nestor will be there . Am sure some other ribnutters will be too ( the usual local suspects...) .

Great if the weather holds up !
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I'll be out in Streaker , my old boat Nestor will be there . Am sure some other ribnutters will be too ( the usual local suspects...) .

Great if the weather holds up !
I guess that makes me a usual local suspect....................
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Boris,
Thanks for posting the programme, very useful
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Old 13 August 2011, 09:32   #7
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I'm probably one as well ....
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The weather forecast looks good for Friday and the weekend so should be fine. Much better than last year. Shame the F15 isn't flying this year, was great going over your head on full after burn, made my boat shake.
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Wheres the most local slipway to bournmouth?
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Jezza,

Your best bet is probably the public slip at Baiter in Poole. Plenty of parking and reasonble access. Slip is not steep which means you may have to go out a long way.

I dry berth near there so don't have to use a slip so you may get more help from others on the site with more experience of launching locally.

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Bit more info for you.

Ramp Description: Large wide ramp. Very shallow entry angle, which makes it easy to launch and recover. Trailer needs to be walked out a distance to adequate depth for boat/ski launching. That means that it is very difficult to get a cabin trailer sailer off its trailer without getting the brakes wet particularly when not at the top of the tide. A long warp will also be required to recover such a boat and trailer without getting salt water on the car. This is a very popular launching site, which in high season can become very busy. It is the recommended slipway for Jetskis and close to the designated Jetski area in Poole harbour.
Jetskiers can be a major hazard here while launching/recovering.
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Other options would be Rockley Park or Cobbs Quay both Hamworthy and a bit further from the harbour entrance.
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I have just heard from that most respected of sources, well Mrs M actually, that the Vulcan is not flying due to a leak in the fuel tank. Shame, it is one of those aircraft that can really move you (well on full noise I am sure that you can feel your internal organs being re-arranged)
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Planning on being out there on Sunday, shame about the Vulcan, I remember them from my youth and was really looking forward to seeing one in the air.

From the Vulcan web site;
Andrew Edmondson, VTST Engineering Director said:
“Unfortunately, XH558 has developed a fuel leak from one of the large fuel tanks in her fuselage. This was discovered after the aircraft was refueled ready for this week’s flights. The leak is now being investigated to establish the cause and extent of the problem, and the necessary repair will need to be carried out before she will be able to fly again. We have every confidence that the problem is temporary, and we are working with Fire Proof Tanks of Portsmouth, the manufacturer of the fuel tank, with the aim of completing the repair as soon as practically possible”


Not flying at Dawlish, Bournemouth or Shoreham this weekend.
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Vulcan cancelled due to fuel tank leak. Sea vixen taking it's place. Two f15 strike eagles doing a fly by on Thursday afternoon, don't have times and not sure if they flying past on any other days.
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We will be going down to Bournemouth this afternoon so give us a wave if you see us (Ribeye 6.5m - WightStuff).

Particularly want to see the Red Arrows. The Website says 12:30-1:30 but post above says 1-2pm. Anyone know for sure... Don't want to arrive late!
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The best display..........

Well air show was good, and it was good to meet up with David and Matt (hope the trip up the Wareham River went OK guys), but I am afraid that all the planned events were upstaged for me and the lads by one of those events that no amount of time or money could achieve. In all my years of diving the area around here I have never seen dolphins playing like the pod we came across in Christchurch Bay. Normally they are a grey shape in the water, the odd fin, or a curved back breaking surface, these were leaping right out of the water (just like on the telly ) and rolling off one another at the surface. For us it was the best display of the day, and got Mrs M very jealous (she had to go to work ).
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We will be going down to Bournemouth this afternoon so give us a wave if you see us (Ribeye 6.5m - WightStuff).

Particularly want to see the Red Arrows. The Website says 12:30-1:30 but post above says 1-2pm. Anyone know for sure... Don't want to arrive late!


The Friday programme seemed to follow the schedule that Boris posted at the start of this thread. However, the organisers may have changed things around as a result of the recent flooding?
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About the dolphins, there seems to be local pod that's staying in the area. We were down at the end of June and then two weeks ago out of Kimmeridge and Swanage and we saw dolphins both days. They were putting on a fine show! I've been coming down to the area for 15 years plus and never seen them so often :-)
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One of the Red arrows just crashed a mile from my house

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