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RAF Waddington Airshow

PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 5:12 pm
by Mayfly
Is to be no more.... :( I'm sad but had decided I wasn't going anymore anyway they mention Scampton but there is IMHO a very small chance of it going there.

http://thelincolnite.co.uk/2015/09/raf- ... -for-good/

Re: RAF Waddington Airshow

PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 5:36 pm
by Spitfire
A petition to the Ministry of Defence to campaign for the event’s safety gained over 4,600 signatures, and Lincoln’s MP Karl McCartney also joined the campaign to see the return of the show.


Oh well if the local MP joined the campaign that's it then - sorted ..... NOT ..... and that petition worked too .... NOT.... ;) :p

The RAF has been conducting a review of its air show commitments


In my experience 'review' or 'consultation period' all mean the same thing nowadays .. we've made our mind up already - it ain't happening - but we'll make you think you have a shout even though you haven't ~x(

Airshows are dwindling away year on year - and these recent crashes of the Gnat and the Hunter just fuel the arguement to stop them ... :(

Re: RAF Waddington Airshow

PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:18 pm
by Ray C
This all makes "Grim Reading" :( But...There is a new show in town, Church Fenton...God was kind with the weather after lunch.... then the first Yorkshire Airshow began... :D :D

Well done to all involved.

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Re: RAF Waddington Airshow

PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2015 9:37 am
by Aceyone
Nice set of pics !

Re: RAF Waddington Airshow

PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2015 12:13 pm
by 10680
The loss to the local economy must be huge.

But I suppose with the reductions in our armed forces they no longer see a need these for recruiting purposes.

I think "security" is an excuse.

Does that now leave Cosford as the only RAF airshow?