Midlands Air Festival 2021

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Midlands Air Festival 2021

Post by Adam » Thu Apr 15, 2021 11:36 am

Midlands Air Festival
Ragley Hall, Alcester, UK
4th-6th June 2021
www.midlandsairfestival.com

The third Midlands Air Festival will be held in the gardens of the Ragley Hall Estate. Friday 4th June will feature a hot air balloon "night glow", fireworks and a 90-minute evening pyro air display, while Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th June will feature a full 5 hour flying display. The event will also include parachute displays, character kites, large RC model aircraft and mass launches of around 100 hot air balloons.

Performers (last updated 02/06/21)
Red Arrows (x9 BAE Hawk T.1A) FRI/SAT **And flypast on Sunday**
RAF Typhoon FGR.4 SAT/SUN
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (Spitfire x2) SAT/SUN
Team Raven (x5 Vans RV-8) SAT/SUN
Tiger Nine Aeronautical Display Team (x9 Tiger Moth) SAT/SUN
Stampe Formation Flying Team (x4 SV-4 Stampe) SAT/SUN
Turbulent Team (x4 Druine Turbulent) SAT/SUN
Airborne Pyrotechnics (Grob 109b) FRI/SAT/SUN
Airborne Pyrotechnics (SA180 Twister) FRI
Vintage Pair (x2 Chipmunk) SAT/SUN
B-17G Flying Fortress "Sally B" SAT/SUN
PBY-5A Catalina "Miss Pick-Up" SAT/SUN
Spitfire Mk.IX PT879 (Peter Teichman's "Russian Spitfire") SAT/SUN
Westland Wasp HAS Mk.I FRI/SAT/SUN
Chris Jesson (SV-4 Stampe) FRI/SAT/SUN
Paul Freeland (F.260 Marchetti) FRI/SAT/SUN
Peter Davis (Rotorsport Calidus autogyro) FRI/SAT/SUN **TBC - self-confirmation**
Rich Goodwin (Pitts S-2SE) Fri/SAT/SUN
Brendan O'Brien (Schweizer 300 "Otto the Helicopter") FRI/SAT/SUN
Gipsey Pair (Auster AOP.6 & DCH-1 Chipmunk) FRI/SAT/SUN
Westland Scout SAT/SUN
Bell Sioux SAT/SUN
RAF Falcons parachute display team SAT/SUN

Other aerial attractions
Lindstrand Airship FRI/SAT/SUN
55% scale RC Yak-54 FRI/SAT/SUN
TJD Display Team RC warbirds battle re-enactment SAT/SUN
30 "special shape" balloons (Fox, Newspaper, Up!, Lager Bottle, Lightbulb, Benji, Guinea Pig & more) FRI/SAT/SUN

Schedule (Friday)
16:00 - gates open
16:00-17:00 - character kites
17:00-18:00 - large model aircraft
18:00-19:00 - air display part 1
19:00-20:30 - mass hot air balloon launch
20:30-21:45 - air display part 2
21:50-22:15 - hot air balloon night glow
22:20-22:30 - fireworks
23:30 - gates close

Schedule (Sat/Sun)
05:00 - gates open
05:30-07:30 - mass hot air balloon launch
08:00-09:00 - character kites
09:00-11:00 - large remote-control model aircraft
12:30-18:00 - full air display
18:00-19:00 - character kites
18:30-20:30 - mass hot air balloon launch
21:30 - gates close

2018 highlights video:
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Post by Flightline Uk » Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:31 pm

Midlands has been added to the Catalina Society's list of events. Aircraft to operate from Wellesbourne

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Post by Adam » Wed May 05, 2021 9:45 pm

Some big announcements coming tomorrow morning!

This will be the biggest and best early-season UK show, for sure.
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Post by Adam » Thu May 06, 2021 10:02 am

Huge flying display update!!!

RAF Red Arrows - x9 Hawk T.1 (Fri/Sat)
RAF Typhoon FGR.4 Solo Display (Sat/Sun)
RAF Falcons (Sat/Sun)
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight - Spitfire (Sat/Sun)

Additionally, the Red Arrows will perform a flypast on Sunday
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Post by Adam » Sat May 08, 2021 9:06 am

The announcements keep on coming! This will be a treat.
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Post by Adam » Tue May 25, 2021 5:28 pm

As per instructions from the local authority, all visitors to the Midlands Air Festival will be required to present evidence of a negative coronavirus test upon entry. This can take the form of a self-adminstered Lateral Flow Test, which can be ordered free of charge from the UK government website, or collected from most chemists.

Tests must be taken within 24 hours of arriving at the airshow.
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Post by Flightline Uk » Wed May 26, 2021 9:06 am

Event Guidance as at 26th May 2021
The following information will be updated as we near the event with the latest guidance, please check back regularly.


​​Dear Ticket Holder

PRIOR COVID TESTS WILL BE COMPULSORY IN ORDER TO ATTEND MIDLANDS AIR FESTIVAL

The organisers work closely with various organisations to assure your safety, including the Police, Environmental Health and Health and Safety. After seeking their advice, it has been decided to ask that all attendees take a Covid Lateral Flow Test within the prior 24 hours of travelling to the Festival.

Covid Lateral Flow Tests may be available at your place of work. If not, they are available, free of charge, here: https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-ra ... flow-tests as well as at your local pharmacy.

The tests are very simple to take, with instructions provided.

Once taken you can register a negative result with the NHS following the instructions in the pack. You will then get a text and email confirmation. When you arrive at the Festival you will need to show either a print out of this confirmation or the electronic original on a phone or tablet.

This applies to all ticket holders of 12 years age or more.

You must not attend the Festival if you have symptoms of Covid.

We hope you will understand our efforts to keep you all safe and are looking forward to welcoming you to a fantastic event.

With best regards

Trevor Graham & James McDonald
Midlands Air Festival Organisers
https://www.midlandsairfestival.com/event-guidance.html
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Post by Adam » Wed Jun 02, 2021 2:07 pm

Some lovely last-minute additions in the form of the Westland Sioux and Sioux Scout. Rich Goodwin has been added to the Friday line up in addition to Sat/Sun. He is listed to fly both the Jet Pitts and Muscle Biplane on both days, although in an interview Rich gave a couple of weeks ago with Flyer Magazine Rich said he would only be displaying the Jet Pitts (minus the jet engines) for the next few months.

There have also been some changes to the schedules. Friday's flying display is now split across three blocks, totalling 2hrs of air displays (up from 1.5), although by my count they've only got about 75 minutes of performances listed on their website. These will run from 18:00-19:00, 20:30-21:00 and 21:15-21:45.

Saturday's flying display start has been brought forward to 12:30 to account for the lengthier flying display that day (Sunday's remains at 13:00) and the flying will end at 18:00 on both days. The RAF Falcons parachute display has been moved from its morning slot into the main air display segment. In its place, a second daily character kites show will take place each morning, in addition to the evening character kites show that was already on the schedule.

NOTAMs suggest that the Red Arrows will open the show on Friday and Saturday, the Typhoon will come towards the middle of the flying programme on Saturday and Sunday, and the RAF Falcons will close both Saturday and Sunday.

The weather forecast is looking good!
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