Key.Aero Network
Register Free

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 31 to 40 of 40

Thread: Cockpit-Fest 2017 – 17th & 18th June 2017

  1. #31
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Glorious Souffff
    Posts
    4,869
    Very very hot. The drive back with Lynx was eventful with the radiator boiling over.

  2. #32
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    7,277
    Overall NAM was quite pleased with the new format and they are greatly appreciative of everyone's support. They already have a few ideas themselves but will also be taking on board all feedback received.

    Hopefully by the time of the 2018 Cockpit-Fest event the new cafe/toilets should be in operation adjacent to the new event location. As was advised during the prize giving NAM is dealing with a number of operational challenges and is actively engaged in addressing them. One positive was a much improved pack-up process that was much calmer and organised - thanks for helping with that.

    Sorry to hear of your travel issues rocketeer.

    Still having issues logging on here via pc so subsequent responses might be fragmented, not the best at working the family iPad!
    Find out what's happening at …. newarkairmuseum.org
    Please consider supporting Project Panini (Mod)

  3. #33
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    314
    We exhibited in hangar 2 as usual, and we really liked the new layout for Aeroboot etc. It was the hotest Cockpitfest ever! Aeroboot had some excellent bits on offer, we picked up 2 Helmets, a Sarbe beacon, Russian KM16 mask RAF MK4 grey suit (Tony, sorry you boiled over, reckon your car decides to throw a wobbly for this event like it did in 2016? Hope you sort it ok)

    We had 3 days of wall to wall laughs, some very interesting conversations, and as ever, so nice to catch up with all of our buddies and the staff at NAM.

    We would just like to say a massive thanks to all of you at NAM for all the hard work you put in to make it possible, the Saturday evening social was very much appreciated. Colin I thought you were going to melt on Sunday afternoon! Here's to Cockpitfest 2018!

    Newark..... you are the best! xxx

  4. #34
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Wales
    Posts
    531
    Any good aerojumble acquisitions anyone ?

  5. #35
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Glorious Souffff
    Posts
    4,869
    FS, the poor old Picasso is having age related issues! She has done 175k now. Next year I will probably hire a van for the exhibits! Loved all the displays and pits....it was my 18th Cockpitfest in 17 years. Yep every one of them. I have taken to listing my exhibits for each year on a display. Some of the visitors I have chatted to every year. Great fun!

  6. #36
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Glorious Souffff
    Posts
    4,869
    Just read the 'coverage' of Cockpitfest 2017 in latest (sept) edition of Flypast. Disappointing is an understatement! A few words and one small photo. This 'grass roots' aviation heritage event used to be sponsored by Flypast and was also covered very well. Now it has slipped to just a small footnote.

    Maybe I'm just getting old, but when Flypast first hit the scene in the 80s it catered for true aviation heritage from the big museums and operators down to shed guys and gals. Regular features on aviation archaeology, small museums, access to areas we did not normally get to see and coverage of grass roots aviation...the stuff the guys in the sheds did, small events. It was a breath of fresh air....something different to the more staid, word heavy times like Aeroplane used to be. I would go back to my copies time and time again. Now they come thru the door, are read in an hour and recycled via the museum. I have bought almost every copy from the first ever one. Hey ho, I guess time moves on, but I cannot be the only person who was fired by those early copies? I was in my late teens and the flames of my passion were fanned by Flypast.
    Last edited by Rocketeer; 8th August 2017 at 01:48.

  7. #37
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    UK.
    Posts
    1,620
    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketeer View Post
    Just read the 'coverage' of Cockpitfest 2017 in latest (sept) edition of Flypast. Disappointing is an understatement! A few words and one small photo. This 'grass roots' aviation heritage event used to be sponsored by Flypast and was also covered very well. Now it has slipped to just a small footnote.

    Maybe I'm just getting old, but when Flypast first hit the scene in the 80s it catered for true aviation heritage from the big museums and operators down to shed guys and gals. Regular features on aviation archaeology, small museums, access to areas we did not normally get to see and coverage of grass roots aviation...the stuff the guys in the sheds did, small events. It was a breath of fresh air....something different to the more staid, word heavy times like Aeroplane used to be. I would go back to my copies time and time again. Now they come thru the door, are read in an hour and recycled via the museum. I have bought almost every copy from the first ever one. Hey ho, I guess time moves on, but I cannot be the only person who was fired by those early copies? I was in my late teens and the flames of my passion were fanned by Flypast.
    Totally agree with you Tony on the Cockpit fest coverage.
    David Collins
    The de Havilland Hornet Project

  8. #38
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    England
    Posts
    5,445
    Yep I'll third that, p!ss poor were the words that sprang to my mind. Shame really!

    Although looking on the bright side, Mr D, I think I've just found your Picasso replacement.



    RobName:  IMG_4652.JPG
Views: 110
Size:  84.9 KB

  9. #39
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    7,277
    As I think I have posted before we should not underestimate the huge level of support that Ken Ellis provided to Cockpit-Fest while editor of FlyPast, and also the support that he continues to provide.

    Just for information, post-event I sent out a Cockpit-Fest report to 37 media contacts around the world. Some web-based reports have been published on various sites; but not many in print based titles.
    Find out what's happening at …. newarkairmuseum.org
    Please consider supporting Project Panini (Mod)

  10. #40
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Glorious Souffff
    Posts
    4,869
    I love that Rob!
    Regarding Ken, I know how much he did and still does. His support for the independents and Shed Boyz and Galz is legendary!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

- Part of the    Network -

KEY AERO AVIATION NEWS

MAGAZINES

AVIATION FORUM

SHOP

 

WEBSITES