BIGDEN
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Farnborough Int. Exhibition

Sat Mar 27, 2004 9:26 am

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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RE: Farnborough Int. Exhibition

Sat Mar 27, 2004 5:12 pm

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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RE: Farnborough Int. Exhibition

Sat Mar 27, 2004 9:20 pm

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?
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RE: Farnborough Int. Exhibition

Sat Mar 27, 2004 11:46 pm

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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RE: Farnborough Int. Exhibition

Sun Mar 28, 2004 3:03 am

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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RE: Farnborough Int. Exhibition

Sun Mar 28, 2004 3:56 am

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!


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RE: Farnborough Int. Exhibition

Sun Mar 28, 2004 5:02 am

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
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RE: Farnborough Int. Exhibition

Sun Mar 28, 2004 5:36 am

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!)
 
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RE: Farnborough Int. Exhibition

Sun Mar 28, 2004 5:49 am

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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