Cliffs of Dover @ - Hunter Valley Airshow April 2019

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Cliffs of Dover @ - Hunter Valley Airshow April 2019

Postby ATAG Pattle » Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:35 am

Hi all,

ATAG Torian and exhibited Cliffs of Dover at the Hunter Valley Airshow last weekend.

Day 1 was great. Steady stream of people having a look and fly. A few break also gave us the opportunity to watch the aircraft on display.

Day 2 - went off! Thought I would share the report.

It was the crowd of people, not just enjoying the event, but in checking out and having a go at Cliffs of Dover. All day!!!

From about 9.30am to event close at 4pm, Torian and I would have had 30 minutes to ourselves. Torian was the only one of us lucky to sneak a lunch in.

Day 2 started nice and early with a 7am tour of the flight line, hosted by one of Australia's top Warbird photographers, Mark Jessop. https://mynikonlife.com.au/news/gear/the-air-up-there/

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Torian really looking down the barrel!

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The gates opening for the event turned into flood gates for us. Sheriff from Danger Dogs dropped into what was literally a room full of people having a go or in line waiting.

Many kids also had a fly, watched on by very happy and photo snapping parents with massive smiles, watching their young chargers getting stuck in.

Was great seeing people wanting to try and land. I enjoyed giving instruction and watching the sense of achievement on the faces of those that survived it!

It was great having the Hurricane outside our door, as we could say to the kids, see that Hurricane, jump in and lets fly it! Worked a treat.

And I mean literally outside!
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Later in the afternoon I switched from the joystick to yoke, with a highlight for me watching an 8 yr girl flying a Heinkel! And doing a good job, with a bit of coaching. Her parents were absolutely thrilled.

Plenty wanted to give a 109 a run to use the cannon's. I had my $50 bargain surround sound system and subwoofer turned right up. The sound and the air rush coming out of there was awesome.

Lost count of how many people had a taste of what Cliffs had to offer yesterday. 100+ easily. Many openly commenting and in awe of how good it looked.

One guy was super excited to hear that a flyable Wellington will be in 5.0 as his grandfather flew them in the war.

Best of all, we have been invited back when the event is back on!

Thanks again to Torian for hanging our and representing our community.

Also, I am now with Team Fusion in a PR role. Looking forward to being more of a presence in the great TWC Clan forum. Between Bonkin and I we will be sharing information on the progress and later release of 5.0.

Exciting times.

Cheers,

Pattle
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Re: Cliffs of Dover @ - Hunter Valley Airshow April 2019

Postby TWC_Creep » Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:52 am

Great story, thanks for sharing Pattle! What a great way to spread the word about this game.
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Re: Cliffs of Dover @ - Hunter Valley Airshow April 2019

Postby TWC_Sp00k » Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:04 am

Would love to have come up but was on call :( Looked like a great time was had and an awesome airshow for next year.
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Re: Cliffs of Dover @ - Hunter Valley Airshow April 2019

Postby TWC_Birdtail » Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:18 pm

WOW, good stuff....and a Hurricane 20 feet from your display...can it get any better than that....
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Re: Cliffs of Dover @ - Hunter Valley Airshow April 2019

Postby TWC_Iron_Horse » Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:16 am

Excellent review Pattle, with plenty of airshows around the UK and even some Flight Simulations such as Cosford every year just think how much interest would be shown!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Db49AZiYTWk

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Re: Cliffs of Dover @ - Hunter Valley Airshow April 2019

Postby ATAG Pattle » Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:33 pm

Thanks for the comments guys. Appreciate it.

Spook, we will get to meet up some day mate!

That's a great video Iron. Jealous of some of those set ups!
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