The families day planned for the 5th of september will include a 3 hour flying display with up to 12 aircraft taking part. A fly past of a A380 is planned (time to follow) and a departure of a night stopping Beluga is planned. There are plan's for further parked display aircraft.
Last Edit: Dec 19, 2017 16:14:39 GMT 1 by viscount
Red Arrows web site this morning now showing their detailed flight plan for Saturday 5th Sept and it does involve Hawarden with a fly past time of 14.45. That will be just before the A380, unless.........?
Details showing another busy day for them!!
Saturday 5 September 0910 – Reds depart SCAMPTON
0952 – Reds arrive ALDERGROVE
1150 – Reds depart ALDERGROVE
1200 – Reds display PORTRUSH (Northern Ireland International Airshow, Portrush)
Is this just open to families or like Jake asked above can anyone buy tickets or just turn up and pay at the door? If just for families, where would the best places be to park up and watch the action from?
Correct, I've spoken to a few people from Airbus and there is basically a memo that goes around about the family day, you put your name down and then they post out the ticket. The ticket enables you to get 5 people in and one car. Luckily I've managed to get one. Regarding spotting outside the airport itself I'd recommend either end of the runway, there are roads that pass very close by but it will be very busy between 13.00 - 16.00.
steve If your looking for a good viewing spot I would suggest the small industrial estate on manor lane, this is behind the tower but is on a slight hill and does offer a good view over the airfield. I expect that the crash gate will be manned by security and a police presence to move people on, so give the estate a try.