Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 6:42 am Post subject: 2010 Abingdon Air & Country Charity Show
Planning is now under way for the 2010 Abingdon Air & Country Charity Show on Sunday May 2nd at Abingdon airfield,Dalton Barracks,Abingdon,Oxon.This year's show will be the 11th event organised by the all-volunteer committee and will once again support the Thames Valley & Chiltern Air Ambulance Trust.The show opens at 10.00 am and runs until 5.00pm,although it is hoped that some performers will provide musical entertainment beyond this time to allow people to stay a little longer and avoid the exit queues.
In this the 70th Anniversary year of thew Battle of Britain,we are hoping for a full display from the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight including Spitfire,Hurricane and Lancaster.Two of last year's highlights will,subject to serviceability, be making a welcome return..the Swift glider display and the classic de Havilland Vampire jet.Dominating the static aircraft park will,hopefully, be another of last year's highlights...the RAF's gigantic C-17 Globemaster III transport from Brize Norton.
Rotaries on static display are hoped to include RAF Agusta A109,Chinook,Merlin and Puma
Overseas aircraft participation is also being sought,to give us a little international flavour and pleasure flights will be available in a 1940s vintage de Havilland Dove airliner.
Among the non-aviation attractions will be over 400 MG cars(a marque synonymous with the Abingdon area) taking part in an all-points run in to the airfield,together with other historic vehicles,commercial and ex-military,tractors, and at the opposite end of the spectrum a Williams F1 Grand Prix show car.Live music will once again be providied by Fiona Harrison performing her popular medley of 1940s numbers,while further nostalgia will be served-up by several re-enactment groups.
Younger members of the family will also find plenty to keep them amused with a Mobile Farmyard,Dr WHO's DALEKS,Bouncey Castle,paint-balling etc while arena events lined up include a parade of Harley Davidson motor-cycles and an excellent sheep-dog demonstration with a difference...as well as sheep,the dogs will be working with geese.
Advance tickets will be available to order from our web-site(www.abingdonfayre.com) from February 1st and from selected local outlets soon after.Prices in advance are;-
Car-parking is FREE and there will be plenty of catering outlets and toilet facilities.
Downloadable from the website(www.abingdonfayre.com) is the Official 2010 AACS event poster in PDF format.It would greatly help us if you could please find some way of displaying it...your own or a relative's work-place(even the staff rest room will help),any schools/colleges your relatives may attend,passing it around your own e-Mail contact list and asking them to do likewise.
Unfortunately we can't offer much more than our heartfelt and sincere thanks for this help,but hope you feel that by doing this you are helping us to help the Thames Valley & Chiltern Air Ambulance to save someones life(Heavren forbid,but one it could be you or someone close who needs their help)
Is anyone planning on flying into the Abingdon Show this year. We are hoping for a good variety of helicopters this year. The return of the UH60 Blackhawk, a RAF A109, hopefully a Puma and Merlin, plus a load of other aircraft.
Not sure how many arrival slots are still available but would be good to see some helitorquers there.
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