Wings & Wheels, Dunsfold Aerodrome 29th/30th August.


Soran

Link Posted 10/08/2015 - 21:52
Is anyone else going this year? I think there were quite a few forum members there last year. I shall be attending both days, displaying with my car club.
Pentax K-3, Pentax K-5.
Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6, Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8, Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8
Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 WR, Pentax DA 55-300mm f/4.0-5.8
Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA 50mm f/1.8, Pentax D-FA 100MM f/2.8 Macro WR, Pentax DA*300mm f/4.0

ilovesaabs

Link Posted 11/08/2015 - 11:28
Went last year, great apart from the exit procedure from the car parks...wrong weekend this year so will be going to Shoreham instead the week before.
AKA Welshwizard/PWynneJ
Assorted Pentax/Nikon/Mamiya stuff

jeallen01

Link Posted 11/08/2015 - 21:19
Just bought tickets but not sure which day we will be going - waiting for news on which day the weather will be better.
PS: which car club?
K-3 II, K-3 and a K-70 from SRS (having now relegated the K-30 with the Hacked K-50 f/w to being a backup body) , & some Sigma and Pentax lenses (and a lot of old 35mm gear!)
Last Edited by jeallen01 on 11/08/2015 - 21:23

jeallen01

Link Posted 11/08/2015 - 21:48
ilovesaabs wrote:
Went last year, great apart from the exit procedure from the car parks...wrong weekend this year so will be going to Shoreham instead the week before.

Got there rather late last year due to the traffic queues and found the pay-cash queues too long as we both needed the loos VERY badly - so went to the local pub, and so missed the Lancs! Then went back to the car parks to watch what we could from there.

However, this year, from the W&W emails I got recently, there will be toilets in the car parks and better cash-pay arrangements - so should be easier to get in if you don't have tickets. Also the traffic arrangements should be improved - will post details if I can.

However, you really WILL have to get to the area early as the surrounding roads are narrow and twisty, and there WILL be LONG queues for a long distance from the actual site entrances.

PS: there's a special ticket deals this week only - again, I will post the links ASAP.
K-3 II, K-3 and a K-70 from SRS (having now relegated the K-30 with the Hacked K-50 f/w to being a backup body) , & some Sigma and Pentax lenses (and a lot of old 35mm gear!)

jeallen01

Link Posted 12/08/2015 - 08:00
See http://www.wingsandwheels.net/ for event details

Various routes to ticket purchase seem to be available but the prices then seem to vary – this seems to be the route to the cheapest available at the moment
http://wingsandwheels.seetickets.com/event/wings-wheels/dunsfold-aerodrome/83691... and use the code “WWSEE15” because this seems to a possible 10% discount rate for a limited time.

Adult tickets by that route are £21.00 (minus the discount) + £2.25 transaction cost (But not on debit cards) and £2.50 postage as added a bit later in the process – total for us (credit card! Duh) was £44.25.

Otherwise you could pay about another £5-£6 for 2 tickets if you take the more obvious route!
K-3 II, K-3 and a K-70 from SRS (having now relegated the K-30 with the Hacked K-50 f/w to being a backup body) , & some Sigma and Pentax lenses (and a lot of old 35mm gear!)

jeallen01

Link Posted 12/08/2015 - 08:02
From a W&W email last week on Traffic management :

"New Traffic Initiatives
Following the sell-out success of Wings & Wheels in 2014, the team have come up with a raft of new initiatives to help improve the show, a key part of which is traffic and parking management.

The traffic and parking plan has undergone a comprehensive review and heavy investment to bring the following changes:

• Additional entrance gate and car park facility directly off the A281, which will increase capacity by 50% during peak flows
• Variable Message Signs (VMS) located on approach roads providing up to date event notifications and travel time information
• Additional car park Marshals
• More comprehensive external junction management and at a wider periphery including, for example, control at the junction between the B2130 (Godalming Road) and Dunsfold Common Road
• Journey Time Monitoring which will allow the traffic team to review the external roads and adapt the entry systems and direct traffic more accurately to keep roads flowing
• Additional ticket selling staff on entry
• Special 'Cash Only' quick entry ticket sales
• Toilet facilities located in the car park
• Camping moved to a location adjacent to the aerodrome to free up more parking space on site and provide a dedicated campsite entrance
• A public bus service four times a day from Guildford Train Station in partnership with Compass Travel (Sussex Ltd)

The entire site will continue to be monitored by CCTV so we have a real-time awareness of traffic and parking issues. We are also providing evening entertainment and late night catering options to encourage visitors to stay behind and avoid leaving during the peak rush which we anticipate being between 16:30 and 18:30.

We are also increasing the awareness of our Wings & Wheels event radio which provides up to date traffic information during peak times and is on 87.9FM."
K-3 II, K-3 and a K-70 from SRS (having now relegated the K-30 with the Hacked K-50 f/w to being a backup body) , & some Sigma and Pentax lenses (and a lot of old 35mm gear!)

jeallen01

Link Posted 24/08/2015 - 15:16
My wife is very upset about witnessing some of what happened at Shoreham on Saturday, and so she won't be going to Dunsfold this weekend, although I believe that I will.

Therefore I've now got a spare advance-booking ticket which can be used on either Saturday or Sunday (not sure which day I'm going along) - anyone interested in it?

John
K-3 II, K-3 and a K-70 from SRS (having now relegated the K-30 with the Hacked K-50 f/w to being a backup body) , & some Sigma and Pentax lenses (and a lot of old 35mm gear!)

ilovesaabs

Link Posted 24/08/2015 - 20:35
I will be up in North Wales, hoping to see the Vulcan then - as the sea front is fairly straight I don't think there will be the same level of concern compared with an inland show. Otherwise I would have taken the ticket.

Although I would say, even though I was stunned by the events on Saturday in Shoreham, my appetite for air shows is not diminished. However, all the photos I took at Shoreham will not be downloaded, a painful reminder.
AKA Welshwizard/PWynneJ
Assorted Pentax/Nikon/Mamiya stuff

jeallen01

Link Posted 26/08/2015 - 16:30
jeallen01 wrote:
My wife is very upset about witnessing some of what happened at Shoreham on Saturday, and so she won't be going to Dunsfold this weekend, although I believe that I will.

Therefore I've now got a spare advance-booking ticket which can be used on either Saturday or Sunday (not sure which day I'm going along) - anyone interested in it?

John

Confirming that I will be going on Saturday as the weather looks better than Sunday - so does anyone want that spare ticket (else I will try to flog it to someone in the cash entry queue!)?
K-3 II, K-3 and a K-70 from SRS (having now relegated the K-30 with the Hacked K-50 f/w to being a backup body) , & some Sigma and Pentax lenses (and a lot of old 35mm gear!)
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