CockpitFest Event 17th and 18th June 2017.

23 May 2017 12:59 #34223 by ScottBouch
Hi all,

June is approaching, and so it the mighty CockpitFest event at Newark Air Museum!

www.newarkairmuseum.org/Cockpit--Fest_2017

I've put together some photo galleries of previous cockpitfest's here: scottbouch.com/cockpitfest.html - still a work in progress though..

Thought I'd raise awareness of this event, as it is THE place for networking in the world of classic British aviation... If you are after any aircraft advice, manuals, information, asking around at the 'Fest is usually a good place to start! I've made many great contacts and friends through the 'Fest, in fact most of the info I've shared with FGUK has been from people I've met at the 'Fest and stayed in contact with.

I usually display my flying helmets / oxygen masks / avionics kit there, but this year I will just be attending... It's too much to organise with a young family, and with work being crazy at the moment... However, I'll probably bring some select kit to do a little bit of cold-war era reenacting for photos.

The cockpit list is on their website, they had some pull out at he last minute, but there's still an interesting selection coming. May be useful for anyone trying to get texture photos for an FGUK aircraft in development.

If you've never been before, it's an eye-opener!

There is also an aerojumble / aeroboot where you can buy anything from cockpit indicators, to whole instrument panels, avionics, and other aircraft bits and pieces.

I hope to be camping over the weekend (which is what I usually do when displaying) as there are a few international visitors coming along from another internet group I'm part of (also ironically called Flightgear, but about aircrew flying clothing), so It'll be good to share some beers on the Saturday night.

Anyone here been before, or fancy attending this year?

Cheers, Scott.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

06 Jun 2017 21:32 #34391 by ScottBouch
No takers??

I'll be there on the Saturday only, as something has come up on the Sunday.

I will be taking my intercom amplifier demonstrator rig, and will be letting people try on a flying helmet to see how Chariots Of Sire sounded in Vulcan XM607 on the return trip from Black Buck 2 after bombing Port Stanley.

Cheers, Scott.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

06 Jun 2017 21:38 #34392 by StuartC
too far awafor me to attend

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

06 Jun 2017 22:26 #34394 by ScottBouch
Hi, that's understandable..

It is an event that does bring people from afar - I have one friend coming from Belgium, one from Slovakia, another form the United Arab Emirates, and one from as far as Hawaii this year!

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

07 Jun 2017 08:44 #34399 by Avionyx
Always wanted to go to Newark.

Sadly wont be able to make it this year as the Mrs is working and a bit too far for me to drag the kids on my own!

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

08 Jun 2017 07:03 #34431 by ScottBouch
Hi Alex - very understandable. A long trip with kids on your own poses it's own challenges!

It's family reasons I can't do the Sunday this year..

But if you do plan a trip to Newark - look out for one of their many special events (like the Fest), where the museum really comes to life!

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

08 Jun 2017 20:56 #34446 by ScottBouch

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

19 Jun 2017 11:44 #34570 by ScottBouch
What a weekend it was!

Hottest day of the year, plus most visitors ever at a Cockpitfest!

Had a few people try out the Chariots Of Fire audio demo, and for those who tried it, the experience was far deeper than I had hoped for - not only were people just seeing what it sounded like, they were closing their eyes and drifting off to an imaginary flight deck and actually re-living the moment!

However, for FGUK projects I gathered some texture photos!

F6 Lightning, really in depth photographic survey, when we get round to the F6, it's going to look the bees knees! I used two F6 cockpits to gather the images up as both cockpits contained slight innacuracies, so I mixed between the two to only photograph what's correct.

I also captured under the undercarraige bays of a T5 Lightning, which will need some editing as it contains the fish-plate joints where the wings had been cut for transport.

Got some nice images of a TSR-2 throttle.

Also captured cockpit panels of a Sea Hawk, which is a main FG forum model, not FGUK, but it'd be nice to see the image overlayed, as I enjoy flying the Sea Hawk.

Photos will be appearing over the next few days.

Cheers, Scott.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Neilson, StuartC

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

22 Jun 2017 07:48 #34621 by Avionyx
Glad you had a good time Scott, look forward to seeing some photos.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

22 Jun 2017 17:42 #34623 by ScottBouch
It may be after the weekend when I get to share the photos - work has been crazy this week, and has eaten a lot of my own time up...

Cheers, Scott.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Time to create page: 0.093 seconds
Powered by Kunena Forum

PM Mailbox

You are not logged in.

Forum Search

Keyword