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Weston Park Worth the Risk of Showers?

Should I go or avoid?

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Phil B13/06/2019 17:48:17
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I've never been to this show and it is 100 miles and the weather on Saturday looks less than ideal. Regular attendees please advise.. How good is the show? Go or avoid?

Stuphedd13/06/2019 18:32:09
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I dont think I have ever missed the Weston show .

I have enjoyed it every time , Torrential rain , wind blowing the Trade tents down , just about everything weather wise, so a few showers are no reason not togo !! .

If you go, take some boots , there could be a bit of mud about .

Go for it ! a great experience !

cheers

Dwain Dibley.13/06/2019 18:32:30
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Its a fantastic show.............whether its worth a 100 mile trip to stand in the rain I could not say. The local weather for Sat says showers after 14.00 at the moment.

The stalls are well worth going for and you may get to see some flying even with showers going on.

D.D.

David P Williams13/06/2019 19:29:03
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Anyone know what state the ground is in? I live in the Shropshire area and we've had a LOT of rain. The parking is usually on the grass - don't want to be up to my axles in mud.

Richard Harris13/06/2019 19:50:50
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My mate who's there says it's not too deep laugh

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David P Williams13/06/2019 20:20:37
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Thanks Rich - that looks OK surprise

john stones 113/06/2019 22:18:11
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Friend onsite says wet, but not boggy, good show.

Tom Sharp 214/06/2019 01:08:32
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You could stay home and do some voluntary work for a good cause.

Bruce Collinson14/06/2019 09:44:29
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Guys, real-time reports would be dead handy for those of us wondering whether a 3 hour drive will be worth it. Although I recall the phone signal is weak, so I don't suppose there's much interweb. Smoke signals?

BTC

Denis Watkins14/06/2019 09:52:46
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Posted by Bruce Collinson on 14/06/2019 09:44:29:

Guys, real-time reports would be dead handy for those of us wondering whether a 3 hour drive will be worth it. Although I recall the phone signal is weak, so I don't suppose there's much interweb. Smoke signals?

BTC

The show opens at 10am Bruce

So should have tangible advice soon

ceejay14/06/2019 09:55:34
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was onsite last evening, at work again 25 miles from it, just fb mates there and its showery flying in between

ground is wet and slimey on top where cars drive but not boggy on my way out last night 8pm ish ground seems quite firm underfoot but obviously wet grass means willies or sturdy boots

should you go yes its a great day out if you can stay for the sat evening then even better the eve show is usually pretty good and worth the trip alone. weather permitting the BBMF are scheduled a fly by, also a mustang and aeros from a pitts and glider not to be missed

not to mention good trade

cp

ceejay14/06/2019 09:57:50
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just had message from mates onsite and the showers are supposed to ease after 2 pm today and improve as the weekend progresses

tis England though laugh will try to post updates as I get them

cp

ceejay14/06/2019 11:28:07
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Latest from site

weather currently dry not windy just a nice breeze drying things out, till next shower!!surprise

 

cp

Edited By ceejay on 14/06/2019 11:28:35

ceejay14/06/2019 12:04:02
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latest as of 12 noon

 

sunny warm and light winds flying going well I assume

 

cp

Edited By ceejay on 14/06/2019 12:09:43

Denis Watkins14/06/2019 12:57:03
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Posted by ceejay on 14/06/2019 12:04:02:

latest as of 12 noon

sunny warm and light winds flying going well I assume

cp

Edited By ceejay on 14/06/2019 12:09:43

Much appreciated CJ

Am going tomorrow, only 100 miles, so appreciate your efforts

Bruce Collinson14/06/2019 17:32:38
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Thanks CJ.

I think I’ll opt for the sturdy boots!

BTC

John Lee14/06/2019 20:02:19
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Had a great day there today, thanks to Steve & all his team. The flight line was in full swing all day & all the trade stands were open.

The ground overall is still firm, but naturally rather wet. However where there has been an amount of foot or vehicle traffic it has become muddy & increasingly churned up.

We were directed to a parking area on the higher ground towards the house on the left of the driveway, which was fine. The lower area to the right of the driveway where we normally park had obviously collected more water and was becoming churned up by the traders & campers vehicles. There were not that many visitors today but if they adopt the same procedure tomorrow be prepared for a bit of a walk to the traders & flight line.

Wellies or sturdy boots recommended, but well worth the effort.

Jon Laughton14/06/2019 21:30:12
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Fantastic day there today - minimal disruption from the odd drop of rain. Some really amazing flying and a good trade presence....what more could we want?

Old Geezer15/06/2019 00:29:28
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Saturday looks iffy according to the Met' Office, but Sunday should be largely dry, if a tad breezy, assuming the public/parking areas haven't turned into paddy fields.

Met' Office site seems pretty reliable.

George P.15/06/2019 10:02:47
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I was looking forward to this show but having had such good luck last weekend at the full size Cosford airshow I am convinced that if I go it will be a washout. Of course having decided not to go it will be a great day weather wise....you're all welcomelaugh!

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