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sapper
16th August 2018, 08:47 AM
I had hoped to book a coach trip to Clacton on sea for the air show but left it too late.
Any one been and used the local car parks and used the park and ride scheme?

I don't want to arrive there too late to get in one of the car parks.

Naughty Nigel
16th August 2018, 09:43 AM
In the absence of a coach trip I would have thought the train might be the best way to get there.

The journey time is about two hours 30 minutes via London Liverpool Street.

sapper
16th August 2018, 09:50 AM
Dave, according to the air show web site, you can purchase a parking ticket online for 8.50 at the closest car park to the airfield.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/orange-priority-parking-clacton-air-show-2018-23rd-and-24th-august-2018-tickets-46750721667?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

John

Thanks John, I had seen that, but I want to stay a bit longer than that one is open till. I suppose I want to know what is the best time to get a place in one of the others, from a members experience.

sapper
16th August 2018, 09:54 AM
In the absence of a coach trip I would have thought the train might be the best way to get there.

The journey time is about two hours 30 minutes via London Liverpool Street.

I looked at that Nigel, from where I am, it is a roundabout way to get there, a bit shorter than from London but still with three changes. Worth keeping in mind though, thanks.

Naughty Nigel
16th August 2018, 09:57 AM
I looked at that Nigel, from where I am, it is a roundabout way to get there, a bit shorter than from London but still with three changes. Worth keeping in mind though, thanks.

From Leigh on Sea you can do it with one change at Liverpool Street. I guess the River Thames gets in the way of direct services!

Bengeo
16th August 2018, 11:00 AM
We went 4 years ago and parked in Jaywick and took a short walk along the sea wall with a couple of fold up chairs. It worked well and we missed the traffic hold ups. I've marked the car park with C on the map below. Our viewpoint is marked with a V. You could walk further on to be nearer the pier, but our spot was jutting out into the sea and wasn't crowded. We had a good view from there.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1839/42259010090_54ee73de9c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/27ohtqf)

A couple of shots of the Vulcan ... the only problem was that it came too close and it really was loud!


https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1837/42259047670_6e5a1b68c2_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/27ohEAb)


https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1831/42259047840_8b18340147_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/27ohED7)

DerekW
16th August 2018, 11:21 AM
Why not drive to the railway line that has a direct service to the Air show and park "off site"

sapper
17th August 2018, 06:00 PM
We went 4 years ago and parked in Jaywick and took a short walk along the sea wall with a couple of fold up chairs. It worked well and we missed the traffic hold ups. I've marked the car park with C on the map below. Our viewpoint is marked with a V. You could walk further on to be nearer the pier, but our spot was jutting out into the sea and wasn't crowded. We had a good view from there.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1839/42259010090_54ee73de9c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/27ohtqf)

A couple of shots of the Vulcan ... the only problem was that it came too close and it really was loud!


https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1837/42259047670_6e5a1b68c2_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/27ohEAb)


https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1831/42259047840_8b18340147_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/27ohED7)

Thanks for this, especially the map,very helpful.
I checked the exif of your images which helped me decide which lens to take, both it seems.
I have booked a parking slot and walk down to the spot you recommended.*chr

drmarkf
17th August 2018, 06:49 PM
We expect images!

TimP
17th August 2018, 07:02 PM
Nope, no Vulcans flying anymore, sad to say.
I remember seeing them as a kid at the local Navy Days, usually the white pained ones too, magnificent!!

DerekW
17th August 2018, 07:50 PM
I lived only a few miles from Waddington so saw lots of Vulcans. Even sheltered under the wings when it was raing at Battle of Britain days.

sapper
17th August 2018, 07:59 PM
We expect images!

Might do.........

drmarkf
18th August 2018, 09:08 AM
A school friend of mine was a navigator on Vulcans: he didn’t do the Port Stanley mission.
At East Midlands airport they’ve got one in the Aeropark aircraft museum, and if you’re lucky and one of the volunteers has got time they’ll take you in to the cockpit.
https://youtu.be/HG7eKPdmnEw

sapper
18th August 2018, 09:47 AM
My dad worked on the Vulcan at Woodford. I remember as a child going to an air show to see Avro planes.
Dad also made a balsa wood model of a Vulcan which crashed on its first flight.