Put a mark on your calendar or tie a knot in your hankie, do whatever it takes but don't forget Sunday June 8th 2014. The next Welshpool Air Show & Festival of Transport.
Some early information for you:
Gate fees: £5 per adult, £3 per child
Stall fees: Charity £10 a stall per 12ft wide stall.
Commercial stalls: £5 per ft frontage.
Oh, and one guaranteed attendee... me.
Please contact Welshpool Town Council (01938 553142) for stall bookings and info.
Herewith, the definitive list of prize draw winners.
|1st||Ultimate Avaiation Experience||Lisa Edwards of Towyn|
|2nd||30minute Aerobatic Flight||Stan Mountford|
|3rd||Air Sea Rescue Signed Photo||Albie Fox|
|4th||Red Arrow Print||Tom Owen|
|5th||Bottle GlenKenchie Whisky||G Roberts of Barmouth|
|6th||Cockburns Vintage Port||Clive Owen|
|7th||71 piece Screwdriver Set||Brian Price|
|8th||Heavy Duty Torch||Mr Evans|
|9th||Cape Nelson Wine||Mr Jones|
|10th||Ribble Table Easel||Mr Tall of Lapworth, near Wolverhampton|
|11th||RAF Cuff Links||I Chapman|
Disappointed not to see my name anywhere on the list, but that's life I suppose! Meanwhile if you are Mr G. Roberts of Barmouth or Mr Tall of Lapworth then you have still to collect your prize and can do so by visiting Welshpool Town Council offices (open Mon-Fri 9am to 2.30pm)
Well, our poster did say this was "probably the best little air show in the country". Seems many of you agreed with us. More than 50 emails and letters have landed on our desk. Here's a selection of the comments received. Thanks to everyone for attending and for taking the trouble to write and tell us how much you enjoyed it. If it helps, we loved it too. See you next year.
Here's a few bullet points to help you get the best from this year's air show...
* Gates open at 10am. First flying display 12:30. CASH ONLY on the gate, and please have the correct money ready - there'll be a queue of excited people in the cars behind you. £5 adults, £3 kids, £15 family (2+2) ticket. Oh and there's a bus from the Tourist Info car park starting at 10.30am.
* Seating is limited. Feel free to bring your own deckchairs/blankets/sofas. Only joking about the sofas.
* We've got some noisy stuff lined up this year too. Ear plugs might be in order. I'll give you a head start here - when you hear them announce the Vulcan is about to display, or the Typhoon, then get your fingers in your ears. Ear plugs also available on the Tourist Information stand.
* You can read all about all of the displaying aircraft in our souvenir programme - available on the field for just £1. A right riveting read!
* And while you're spending the odd pound, why not spend another on a raffle ticket and win yourself an Ultimate Air Experience. Again, tickets on the field or Tourist Info stand.
* During gaps in the flying programme why not pop over to the Transport Festival arena to watch the cavalcade of smoking, back-firing history on wheels.
* Camping is not allowed anywhere on the field except for stallholders, and then only by pre-arrangement.
* Finally, alas, the Grob Tutor has broken-down and will not be displaying at this year's show. We hope to be able to fill the gap, so watch this space.
* Definitely finally - keep your fingers crossed between now and 9th June for some fabulous weather.
Aviation doesn't have to take the form of whizzing, window-rattling high-speed thrills that you can expect to see at our air display on 9th June. This year our show is punctuated by flying of a more sedate kind.
Hot Air Races are staging a 3 day ballooning event at the airfield - with 5 massed launches starting on Friday evening. With subsequent take-offs planned for really very early on Saturday morning, then again that evening. More races on Sunday morning and then one last blast after the main airshow on Sunday evening.
Don't ask me what happens at an hot air balloon race - come along and find out for yourself. Or you could check out the website www.hotairraces.co.uk
Whatever, it promises to be quite spectacular.