Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 4:11 pm Post subject: 9th Abingdon Air & Country Show
An early heads-up to say that the 2008 Abingdon Air & Country Show(the 9th in the successful series) will be taking place at Abingdon airfield,Dalton Barracks,Abingdon on May 4th 2008,once again supporting the Thames Valley & Chiltern Air Amulance.................
To help us to help the Air Ambulance to help you please check out the contact list below for ways to get involved...........
Air & Country Show
Dalton Barracks, Oxfordshire
Sunday 4th May 2008
Public Open times: 10am – 4.30pm
Flying Displays, Static Aircraft, Crafts, Arena Demonstrations, Trade Stalls, Amusements, Vintage Vehicles,Steam
Machinery, Music and much more
Proceeds to the Thames Valley & Chiltern Air Ambulance.
Planning and preparation is now in the final few weeks for the ninth in the popular series of Abingdon Air & Country Show events held on the May Day Bank Holiday weekend(4th May 2008) at Abingdon airfield,Dalton Barracks,Abingdon,Oxon.For the second year in succession we will be raising awareness and funding for the Thames Valley & Chiltern Air Ambulance based at RAF Benson.
As well as the hoped-for appearance of the Air Ambulance helicopter we will be staging a full three hour flying display in the afternoon.Aircraft involved should include historic aircraft like the Douglas Dc-6,Percival Pembroke,Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawk and the legendary Supermarine Spitfire.From today's armed forces we hope to have a RAF Hawk and Royal Navy Lynx in the flying display with RAF Merlin helicopter and Grob Vigilant on static display.
People will be able to actually take to the skies one of the historic aircraft of the Air Atlantique Classic Flight which were very popular in 2007.Several other aircraft will be on static display and private pilots will be able to fly their own aircraft into Abingdon on the day.The day is expected to finish with a mass launch of hot-air balloons in the early evening.
As well as the aviation attractions,we hope to have a wide selection of historic vehicles including the welcome return of the MG Works Car Rally that proved popular in 2007.Another locally produced car which marks a significant anniversary in 2008 in the Morris Minor(first produced in 1948) and we hope to be having a gathering of these present.As well as cars there should be buses,steam engines and ex-military vehicles on show...the latter including three tanks available for pleasure rides on the all-terrain course on the western edge of the main show site.
A wide range of childrens amusements,live music from Oxford & Kennington Brass Band,Flight Simulators,Dr Who's TARDIS,Dog Agililty Team,arena events,craft marquee and club/trade stalls make this a very good day out for all the family
Obviously all advertised attractions are subject to weather,serviceability,availability etc,and while we announce them in the best of faith,we can take no responsibility for any non-appearances.
Gates open at the Barrow Road entrance to the airfield at 10 o' clock in the morning and the day ends at 5.30 in the evening.
Public admission costs are;-
Child 5-15yrs £5
Senior Citizens £5
Under-5s get in FREE and car-parking on-site is also FREE...and there is a dedicated car-parking area set aside for disabled visitors.
Discounted price tickets are available now from our web-site www.abingdonfayre.com/tickets.php and from the following locations....Didcot First offices and Clothes 4 Work in Didcot, and Warehouse shop and Abingdon Information Office in the Old Abbey House Building in Abingdon.Our sales publicity stall will be visiting Abingdon,Didcot and Oxford town centres over the next few weeks and tickets will also be available at these locations.
Advance ticket prices are;-
Child 5-15yrs £4
Senior citizens £4
The price you see here is the price you pay...our on-line ordering facility incurs NO booking or admin fee and tickets are posted 1st Class with NO p&p charge.
Abingdon Air & Country Show is run by a small but dedicated group of enthusiasts with no financial back-up what-so-ever and so any company wishing to come on board and financially support us would be made very welcome indeed.
There is an A4 Event Poster which we use to publicise our event and I can e-Mail this tio you if you feel able to display it for us.
All information here-in is submitted in good faith and is correct at date 24th February 2008 but as stated earlier things can change for a whole variety of reasons.We would there-fore suggest people keep loggin on to our web-site(www.abingdonfayre.com) where any changes/up-dates will be posted
Press & Sponsorship Officer
Abingdon Air & Country Show 4th May 2008
For any pilots who want to make a weekend of the Air Fayre I am currently thinking of local hotels.
It would be possible for helicopters to arrive on the Saturday and transfer to the local hotels by taxi. Any Saturday arrivals need to PPR with Neil beforehand.
There is only one hotel that may take helis in the area that springs to mind , the Milton Hill Hotel and Conference centre. I've seen an EC120 in there before.
If transferring by road, a nice hotel close by is the Doghouse Hotel at Frilford, it has a field next to the hotel but is often used for balloon launches and is close if not inside of the Abingdon circuit.
Another two options in Abingdon would be the Abingdon Four Pillars or the Upper Reaches which is close to the River Thames.
If anyone wants to stay over, please PM me and I can find suitable hotels in the area.
Lets hope we can get a good meeting of Helitorquers. Theres three members in the marshalling team and one in the publicity team
I haven't got the time slot yet, I think Neil will be sending out details a bit closer to the day, but I'll be flying in from Gloucester in an R44, G-WEGO - thanks to Candia at Patriot (obvious plug!).
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