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User currently offlineBigden From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 147 posts, RR: 2
Posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1108 times:

Hello Y'all,

Planning a trip to Farnborough this summer. Is this the best venue for big time photo ops?

Denis


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User currently offlineManzoori From UK - England, joined Sep 2002, 1516 posts, RR: 34
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1056 times:

Hi Denis,

Do you plan to attend for one day or for more than one day? You should know that in recent years the organisers have seen fit to scale back the extent of the flying display quite drastically to the point where they tend to fly from 2pm to 5pm each day....I remember the heady days when you could watch the display from 10am to 5pm!!!

Just for info the reasons cited by the SBAC is to keep the local residents happy and to focus attendees attentions on the exhibition stands.

Cheers!

Rez
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User currently offlineBigden From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 147 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1027 times:

Hey Rez...
Planning on going for the week with a side trip to Ireland for a day or 2. The weekend is the static display period according to the website. I hear the weather is usually good in July...comments?
Denis



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User currently offlineCkw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 732 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1015 times:

Note that during the week, Farnborough is a corporate exhibition - you will need to get corporate tickets from an exhibitor or get press accreditation to get in. The public display is the weekend only.

Weather in July - could be anything. 2002 Farnborough weather was pretty poor most of the week, only improving on Friday - in fact, on the Wed. the flying display got curtailed due to rain. But I think the reast of July was pretty good.

Cheers,

Colin



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User currently offlineManzoori From UK - England, joined Sep 2002, 1516 posts, RR: 34
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 994 times:

Yep... quite right Colin... I forget that not everyone is fortunate enough to get in during the week like I can! Big grin

Denis, like Colin mentions, the weather her in the UK, even in July can be pretty changeable! This is England after all!

Cheers!

Rez
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User currently offlineBigden From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 147 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 991 times:

Thanks guys for the info! I will possibly get hooked up with a local paper here for a pass, if not REZ can sneak me in. hahha!


Denis



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User currently offlineCkw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 732 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 977 times:

Denis - not quite that simple - you have to get a media pass from the Farnborough people. What they will want is a letter of accreditation from your paper along with examples of work you've published in the last year.

Details at

http://www.farnborough.com/news_events/media.htm

(but the forms aren't available yet)

If you've got contacts in the aerospace industry it might be easier to get tickets through them for the weekdays. In terms of photo-ops, the media pass doesn't really get you any better locations - in fact, in 2002, better pictures were had from nearly anywhere except the media enclosure  Smile

Cheers,

Colin



Colin K. Work, Pixstel
User currently offlineSukhoi From Sweden, joined May 2006, 373 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 970 times:

Colin,

Your not saying that the two purpose built photographer areas were not to your liking  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Cheers

Paul (Booked for two weeks at FAB already!)


User currently offlineCkw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 732 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 965 times:

Well, the champagne wasn't quite chilled enough, and frankly the caviar was slightly sub-standard  Smile

Seriously, the main benefit to the media pass is access to the media centre which has all the necessary telecom - whether or not you're media, you can shoot from pretty where anywhere along the runway except for a little fenced off pen for the media - thinks - perhaps the object is to keep the media from upsetting everyone else  Smile

Of course the set up could be different this year.

Cheers,

Colin




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