Cruise to Cold War Jets Open Day - Sunday 30th August 2015

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Cruise to Cold War Jets Open Day - Sunday 30th August 2015

Post by RockyDave » Mon 22 Jun, 2015 22:10

After the successful visit to the Newark Air Museum and the "VC10 BBQ" at the East Midlands Aeropark in 2014 Pete and I were mulling over a suitable event for 2015 :puzzle: . Thinking that Aeroplanes and Zed's always seem to be a very popular combination... How about meeting up at the Cold War Jets Open Day at Bruntingthorpe, just south of Leicester? :idea:

The next Cold War Jets Open Day is on Sunday 30th August 2015. The days are open to the public and the gates open typically at 9am, with the first taxi run at approx 11am. Admittance is £15 for adults, £10 for OAP’s and disabled, with accompanied children under 16 years old free of charge, all payable on the gate on the day.

A proposed itinerary could be:
Meet in the Six Hills Hotel car park (post code LE14 3PD) at 8:45 leave at 9:00, then cruise down the quiet back-roads to Bruntingthorpe on the East side of Leicester, if there is interest from those coming from the South we could also have a meeting point closer to Bruntingthorpe so we all arrive (and park up) together.

It should be a really good day out, providing our British Summer is in full swing by then, so bring a picnic, sit in the sun and watch some "Heavy Metal" thundering down the runway - and don't forget the ear defenders for those of a sensitive disposition :wink:

Just to wet your appetite take a look at this Cold War Jets Compilation from 6/5/12 at Bruntingthorpe (Copyright jetnoiseforever)
EDIT... link should now work :wink: https://youtu.be/uRHHaGyxU38

I'll keep a log of the names for everyone who is thinking of coming and will post a more detailed route closer to the event.

Folks interested so far are: :)
Rocky Dave
Kool Flyer
Badman Gee
Mugs
Jon "Mugs Mate"
DaveJue1 - no longer able to make it
Bently-Boy
Althulas
Joycey
Joycey's parents

Updated 7th July - with folks from ZedRoadster.org via DaveJue1
MacRomans
NotReadyYet
Paul Rice (Bowler)
Dominic T Diiorio
Pooley

Update 26th August - Planned Route and Timings:
Meet in the Six Hills Hotel car park (post code LE14 3PD) at 8:45 leave at 9:00 (NOTE: this on the northbound side of the A46 at the Six Hills turn off)
Leave the carpark at 09:00 and travel south down the A46
Continue southwards past the Thrussington and Ratcliffe on the Wreake turnings before taking the slip road for Quiniborough and the left turn at the traffic island for Queniborough
At the next traffic Island take the third exit signposted Queniborough
Once in Queniborough take a left turn signposted South Croxton / Tilton on the Hill
On reaching the A6047 turn right towards Tilton on the Hill
At Tur Langton turn right to Kibworth Harcourt
In Kibworth Harcourt turn right up the A6 before turning left for Saddington down Warwick Road
Continue onwards until you reach the A5199
Cross over the A5199 and you will see Shearsby Bath Hotel and Spa on the left hand side of the road
We'll regroup here, in the car park, hopefully at 09:45 / 10:00
This could also be a point where we could meet up with any others who have come from the before continuing on to British Aviation Heritage in Bruntingthorpe
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Re: Cruise to Cold War Jets Open Day - Sunday 30th August 20

Post by micklaw » Tue 23 Jun, 2015 11:20

Hi Dave good choice in day out can recommend it .we are away in the caravan that weekend otherwise would join you all only 6miles from home.
Don't forget your ear plugs that lighting is one awesome noisey mother:-)

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Re: Cruise to Cold War Jets Open Day - Sunday 30th August 20

Post by Koolflyer » Tue 23 Jun, 2015 13:07

Don't forget to put my name down for this Dave, I'll polish me carbon footprint especially for the occasion :D
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Re: Cruise to Cold War Jets Open Day - Sunday 30th August 20

Post by Badman gee » Tue 23 Jun, 2015 13:48

Dave, stick the Gee down please
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Re: Cruise to Cold War Jets Open Day - Sunday 30th August 20

Post by Mint » Tue 23 Jun, 2015 22:57

Bo****ks, we'll be away on the 30th, still in France. Will have to miss this one Dave.
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Re: Cruise to Cold War Jets Open Day - Sunday 30th August 20

Post by Mugs » Tue 23 Jun, 2015 23:26

sounds good to me, put me down please.

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Re: Cruise to Cold War Jets Open Day - Sunday 30th August 20

Post by Davejue1 » Wed 24 Jun, 2015 08:35

Eyup Dave. Put me and Jue down for this one please mate.
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Post by bentley-boy » Wed 24 Jun, 2015 15:37

Can I come too?

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Re: Cruise to Cold War Jets Open Day - Sunday 30th August 20

Post by Davejue1 » Wed 24 Jun, 2015 20:46

bentley-boy wrote:Can I come too?

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Post by Althulas » Wed 24 Jun, 2015 21:39

I love to come, providing I have my car back and I am not a rediculas amount of mileage away can you add me as a ??
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Re: Cruise to Cold War Jets Open Day - Sunday 30th August 20

Post by RockyDave » Thu 02 Jul, 2015 22:53

Bump...
I've amended the post with a working web link :dunce: plus a list of all who are interested, should be a great day. Providing you like your Jets LOUD! :D

Folks interested so far are: :)
Rocky Dave
Kool Flyer
Badman Gee
Mugs
DaveJue1
Bently-Boy
Althulas
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Re: Cruise to Cold War Jets Open Day - Sunday 30th August 20

Post by micktus » Sun 05 Jul, 2015 11:19

Dave. I would like to join you guys for this one. Is there somewhere nearby I can put a tent up as I shall drive up from home in Wiltshire on the Saturday. Mike

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Re: Cruise to Cold War Jets Open Day - Sunday 30th August 20

Post by RockyDave » Tue 07 Jul, 2015 13:09

Hi Micktus,
Have you thought of using a Travel Lodge? We booked one the other weekend and it was cheaper than a B&B and dryer than camping in this country. :wink:
Just looked and TravelLodge Markfield (5 miles from us) is doing a room for £36 on their "book now" saver rate.

https://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/146 ... ield-hotel

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Re: Cruise to Cold War Jets Open Day - Sunday 30th August 20

Post by GE45TON » Tue 04 Aug, 2015 22:18

Can you put us down for this please Dave, I am on call so hopefully won't get distracted.

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Re: Cruise to Cold War Jets Open Day - Sunday 30th August 20

Post by Joycey » Wed 05 Aug, 2015 11:05

Stick me down, Also my parents in their zed.

We have got a hotel nearby too. Breaks the drive up.

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Post by Davejue1 » Wed 05 Aug, 2015 19:46

Sorry Dave, I'm not going to be able to make this one now. I hope everyone has a good time.
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Post by Mugs » Wed 05 Aug, 2015 23:22

i think my mate is coming in his zed too so if you could put down Jon (Mugs' mate) please.

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Re: Cruise to Cold War Jets Open Day - Sunday 30th August 20

Post by RockyDave » Wed 26 Aug, 2015 12:42

Bump...
I've amended the post with an updated list of those attending together with a route and timings:

Update 26th August - Planned Route and Timings:
Meet in the Six Hills Hotel car park (post code LE14 3PD) at 8:45 leave at 9:00 (NOTE: this on the northbound side of the A46 at the Six Hills turn off)
Leave the carpark at 09:00 and travel south down the A46
Continue southwards past the Thrussington and Ratcliffe on the Wreake turnings before taking the slip road for Quiniborough and the left turn at the traffic island for Queniborough
At the next traffic Island take the third exit signposted Queniborough
Once in Queniborough take a left turn signposted South Croxton / Tilton on the Hill
On reaching the A6047 turn right towards Tilton on the Hill
At Tur Langton turn right to Kibworth Harcourt
In Kibworth Harcourt turn right up the A6 before turning left for Saddington down Warwick Road
Continue onwards until you reach the A5199
Cross over the A5199 and you will see Shearsby Bath Hotel and Spa on the left hand side of the road
We'll regroup here, in the car park, hopefully at 09:45 / 10:00
This could also be a point where we could meet up with any others who have come from the before continuing on to British Aviation Heritage in Bruntingthorpe
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Re: Cruise to Cold War Jets Open Day - Sunday 30th August 20

Post by gookah » Wed 26 Aug, 2015 12:52

RockyDave wrote:Bump...
I've amended the post with an updated list of those attending together with a route and timings:

Update 26th August - Planned Route and Timings:
Meet in the Six Hills Hotel car park (post code LE14 3PD) at 8:45 leave at 9:00 (NOTE: this on the northbound side of the A46 at the Six Hills turn off)
Leave the carpark at 09:00 and travel south down the A46
Continue southwards past the Thrussington and Ratcliffe on the Wreake turnings before taking the slip road for Quiniborough and the left turn at the traffic island for Queniborough
At the next traffic Island take the third exit signposted Queniborough
Once in Queniborough take a left turn signposted South Croxton / Tilton on the Hill
On reaching the A6047 turn right towards Tilton on the Hill
At Tur Langton turn right to Kibworth Harcourt
In Kibworth Harcourt turn right up the A6 before turning left for Saddington down Warwick Road
Continue onwards until you reach the A5199
Cross over the A5199 and you will see Shearsby Bath Hotel and Spa on the left hand side of the road
We'll regroup here, in the car park, hopefully at 09:45 / 10:00
This could also be a point where we could meet up with any others who have come from the before continuing on to British Aviation Heritage in Bruntingthorpe

Are these real places? its like I've slipped into an episode of Emmerdale.... :D
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Re: Cruise to Cold War Jets Open Day - Sunday 30th August 20

Post by Koolflyer » Wed 26 Aug, 2015 16:54

Are these real places? its like I've slipped into an episode of Emmerdale.... :D
Certainly are.................baaa! :D
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Post by bentley-boy » Fri 28 Aug, 2015 12:29

Terribly sorry but much as I was looking forward to this I am not going to make it having gawn south for a few days! Hope to see some piccies/videos to see what I missed and guess everyone will have a brill time.

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Post by Mugs » Fri 28 Aug, 2015 14:59

sorry, both myself and Jon are going to have to do the weekend shift now due to lack of staff so we're going to have to pull out. :x

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Post by Badman gee » Fri 28 Aug, 2015 15:04

Who's still going? Anyone?
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Post by Koolflyer » Fri 28 Aug, 2015 19:18

Me and Dave are......planes and no night shift :thumb:
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Post by Badman gee » Fri 28 Aug, 2015 19:26

I'm looking forward to it. Boot is full of detailing stuff!

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What time are you leaving for the museum from the bath hotel?
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Re: Cruise to Cold War Jets Open Day - Sunday 30th August 20

Post by RockyDave » Sat 29 Aug, 2015 13:48

Hi,
I reckon we'll probably arrive about 9:45/ 10:00 then leave the Shearsby Bath car park at about 10:15.

Let's hope for at least a dry day tomorrow :roll:

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Post by Althulas » Sat 29 Aug, 2015 15:02

Sorry guys I'm not going to be able to make it, I hope you have a crackin time was looking forward to this.
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Post by RockyDave » Sun 30 Aug, 2015 22:47

Thanks to everyone who came along to the Cold War Jets Open Day at a rather damp Bruntingthorpe.

Here's a few of the many photos I took during the day:
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And yes the Lightning was very LOUD - and it was great :D
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Post by Badman gee » Mon 31 Aug, 2015 10:08

Thanks for organising Dave, Pete.

Look forward to the next one!
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Post by Koolflyer » Mon 31 Aug, 2015 10:38

Mark.........as I think I hinted, got an idea for next year up your way :wink:
At least we got a top down ride there and back yesterday...bit different today tho!
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