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Military Airshows Web Poll 1
How many Airshows do you visit a year?

More than 10-------------------6 votes (7%)
7 to 10 ---------------------------- 9 votes (10%)
4 to 6 ----------------------------- 22 votes (25%)
1 to 3 ------------------------------ 49 votes (55%)
Never been to an Airshow --- 3 votes (3%)

Total Votes - 89 (100%)

Web Poll - User Comments 1 - 7

shame the weather forcasting can't be more accurate
I would visit more if I lived in England. It's a question of work getting in the way of fun!
only at duxford so far
duxford is the best
wOULD LIKE TO GO TO MORE, BUT WITH WORK COMMITMENTS AND LACK OF AIRSHOWS IN THE NORTH THERES A PROBLEM, THERE SHOULD BE DEDICATED AIRSHOWS ON TV NO IDIOTS WAFFELING ON ABOUT HOW NICE THE CAMPSITES ARE, OR EX BLUE PETER PRESENTERS TREATING US LIKE 4 Y
AM Living in the Southwest of England means that the majority of UK airshows are not easily accessible without incurring accomodation costs. RIAT moving to Cottesmore is a disaster for Devon fans
getting rare now

Military Airshows Web Poll 2
Which is your favourite UK Airshow venue?

RIAT ------------------------------------- 51 votes (43%)
Mildenhall ------------------------------ 24 votes (20%)
Waddington ----------------------------- 23 votes (19%)
Leuchars -------------------------------- 6 votes (5%)
Duxford --------------------------------- 11 votes (9%)
Other (enter in comments) ---------- 3 votes (3%)

Total Votes - 118 (100%)

Web Poll - User Comments 1 - 11

Duxford
1st class organisation: Long flying programme: For benefit of RAFBF
RIAT is fine if you can arrord 35 GBP and want to sit in traffic for 3 hours either end of the day.
elvington
RIAT is by far the best when it is at Fairford, but Cottesmore cannot compete with Mildenhall.
I think Cosford is an excellent museum
duxford for warbirds the rest are all modern aircraft every one to there own
Mildenhall big beautiful & brash
big brash all american
culdrose because of the reasonable price and good atmosphere
fairford

Military Airshows Web Poll 3
What type of aircraft do you like to see at Airshows?

Modern military -------------------------- 45 votes (40%)
Classic Jets -------------------------------- 9 votes (8%)
Warbirds ------------------------------------ 20 votes (18%)
Civilian -------------------------------------- 3 votes (3%)
Mixture of above -------------------------- 33 votes (29%)
Other (enter in comments) ------------- 2 votes (2%)

Total Votes - 112 (100%)

Web Poll - User Comments 1 - 12

modern military
I like to see a mixture of modern military
helicopters (military eg chinnock)
all
Especially the Spitfire
Piston engined warbirds
Re-heat rules!!
I am completely hooked on Fighters.
the spit fire is the best
im very much a classic person as for modern military these can be seen on a daily basis, im not just jets i like a wide range of craft
bring on the heavy's, cant beat a bit o' thunder

Military Airshows Web Poll 4
What is your favourite Aviation magazine?

Aircraft Illustrated ------------------------ 31 votes (35%)
Flypast --------------------------------------- 30 votes (34%)
Aeroplane Monthly ---------------------- 11 votes (12%)
Airforces Monthly ----------------------- 13 votes (15%)
AIREnthusiast ---------------------------- 1 votes (1%)
Other (enter in comments) ------------- 3 votes (3%)

Total Votes - 89 (100%)

Web Poll - User Comments 1 - 3

Excellent layout & Design
The best aviation monthly around and has been and will remain so for many years.
flyer

Military Airshows Web Poll 5
Which section of this website do you enjoy the most?

Calendar/News ----------------------- 40 votes (36%)
Gallery --------------------------------- 19 votes 17%)
Spitfire Page -------------------------- 19 votes (17%)
Live Aviation ------------------------- 20 votes (18%)
Quiz/Photo-Comp -------------------- 11 votes (10%)
Other ----------------------------------- 2 votes (2%)

Total Votes - 111 (100%)

Military Airshows Web Poll 6
Do you enjoy Flight Simulators and which do you prefer?

MS Flight Simulator 2002 ------------------- 137 votes (53%)
MS Combat Flight Simulator --------------- 46 votes 18%)
IL-2 Sturmovik --------------------------------- 36votes (14%)
Flight Unlimited III ----------------------------- 4 votes (2%)
Other Flight Simulator ------------------------- 26 votes (10%)
Don't like Flight Simulators------------------- 8 votes (3%)

Total Votes - 257 (100%)

Military Airshows Web Poll 7 (Sept '02 - Mar '03)
Should the US and its Allies go to war against Iraq?

Yes ------------------- 202 votes (53%)
No ------------------- 169 votes 44%)
Dunno --------------- 11 votes (3%)

Total Votes - 382 (100%)

Military Airshows Web Poll 8
Which RAF Display Aircraft / Team do you prefer to see at Airshows?

Tornado F3 --------------------- 70 votes (16%)
Tornado GR4 ----------------- 58 votes 13%)
Jaguar GR3 ------------------ 27 votes (6%)
Harrier GR7 ------------------- 92 votes (21%)
Hawk T1 ----------------------- 5 votes (1%)
Tucano T1 --------------------- 7 votes (2%)
Nimrod ------------------------- 22 votes (5%)
Merlin HC3 ------------------- 10 votes (2%)
Red Arrows --------------------- 83 votes (19%)
BBMF --------------------------- 62 votes (14%)

Total Votes - 436 (100%)

Military Airshows Web Poll 9
What screen resolution is your computer set at?

640x480 ---------------------------9 votes [4%]
800x600 --------------------------- 39 votes [15%]
1024x768 ----------------------- 136 votes [53%]
1152x864 ------------------------ 13 votes [5%]
1280x1024 ------------------------ 45 votes [18%]
1600x1200 ----------------------- 13 votes [5%]
Other -------------------------------- 0 votes [0%]

Total Votes - 255 (100%)

Military Airshows Web Poll 10
Which aircraft would you most like to see flying again at UK Airshows?

E.E. Lightning ---------------------------301 votes [35%]
Buccaneer ------------------------------ 24 votes [3%]
Vulcan ----------------------------------- 313 votes [36%]
F-111 ------------------------------------ 47 votes [5%]
Shackleton ---------------------------- 16 votes [2%]
Mosquito ----------------------------- 73 votes [8%]
Beaufighter --------------------------- 23 votes [3%]
Concorde ----------------------------- 55 votes [6%]
Other ---------------------------------- 19 votes [2%]

Total Votes - 871 (100%)

Web Poll - User Comments 1 - 8

Wouldn't it be wonderful to see a Vulcan and a Victor in the air as a display team. As the two were once our main nuclear force before the advent of the guided missile I feel they have a firm hold on British aviation history, besides which they were two awesome aircraft, the Vulcan stealing the limelight at many an airshow that I can remember. - Jay

voted for the lightning being old enough to remember seeing them at airshows ending with a zoom climb.but what about getting duxfords beafighter in the air?whispering death - ramduck

Yes i agree the Vulcan and the Lightning, when I went to airshows watching four Vulcan's do a scramble was brilliant. The nearest I have come to it was at Fairford with a B1B, but let's not forget the Phantom as well. - Steve

I agree, all of the above should be back in the air and more! Being only 17 I never had the chance to see many cold war jets flying the only chance I have of seeing them now is in museums. Some come on you people at the CAA pull your fingers out and lets get younger people educated in these older jets and keep the oldwer ones happy! I personally would also like to the return of the Victor, F105, Draken and perhaps even a P-82 Twin Mustang???? - Wes

I'd like to see them all fly again! Well at least I think we should ensure there's one flying example of key aircraft ready for both flying and static presentation at airshows around the country. Particularly British manufacturered aircraft. The problem I find with airshows these days is that they're often too samey. You see the same aircraft year in, year out and it becomes boring. However I gather from a friend that RIAT are trying to get an F-22 Raptor for this years display. Making it certainly worth a visit. I guess it all boils down to the huge amount of time it takes to develop new aircraft these days, making it even more important to keep these classic old warbirds flying. So yeah, all of the above and some...and what about some of that old Ruski stuff? Anyone fancy a Foxbat (MiG-25)? - SmokeyMcDopey

hell yeah its got to be the f-14 tomcat i quite agree especially with it comming close to retiring - Dusty

i would love to see an f-14 tomcat. probably the most popular aircraft in the world for the obvious reason. last i saw of it was at riat 1993 in static i left before it flew - stephen

I would love to see the SR71 fly again - JohnHemming

Military Airshows Web Poll 11
How often do you go to a Shuttleworth (Old Warden) Airshow?

Never been ---------------------------118 votes [56%]
I've been once ------------------------ 29 votes [14%]
I've been Several times ------------- 22 votes [10%]
Every year ---------------------------- 18 votes [8%]
Several times a year ---------------- 18 votes [8%]
Every show ----------------------------- 5 votes [2%]
Just the Evening shows ------------- 2 votes [1%]

Total Votes - 212 (100%)

Web Poll - User Comments 1 - 4

Very expensive when you compare what you can see at Hendon, Newark etc. I have to admit I am a cold war jet fan so this is not really my area of interest but even so. - Ian Wilding

If you have never been to a Shuttleworth display its a crime not only do they have THE best types of vintage aircaft but the photo taking opportunities are amazing if you are interested in aircraft give Stuttleworth a go! - Ryan Cowling

Rather a silly comment to say that OW is expensive compared with Hendon and Newark. The rather obvious difference is that both of these collections are in fact mausoleums, with the aircraft firmly nailed to the ground for all eternity. In case you hadn't noticed, the aircraft at OW FLY!!! And on a regular basis. Many are unique, the sole airworthy survivors of their type. All for 15 per airshow, the price of a couple of tickets to the cinema. OW is a self-funding trust, unlike Hendon, which is fully funded by the taxpayer. Newark do a great job, but many of the airframes are in dire need of some TLC (such as the mortal remains of their MiG-23 and -27, I know they're only on loan, but.....), and their major capital funding recently has come from a HLF lottery grant. A totally inappropriate comparison. If you like jets, go to Hendon or Cosford, and look at lifeless empty shells, but don't compare then with the sight, sound (and smell!) of living, breathing, flying AEROPLANES! - Mike

Mike's right, you can't beat seeing a plane in the air. Visiting places like Hendon is good, but if was old enough to drive id get to OW as soon as the next air display is on, id rather see one aircraft in the air than 20 static. - Robert Langham

Military Airshows Web Poll 12
Which UK Airshow did you enjoy most in 2004?

Shuttleworth --------------------------- 19 votes [7%]
Duxford ---------------------------------- 36 votes [13%]
Fairford (RIAT) --------------------- 100 votes [37%]
Waddington ---------------------------- 27 votes [10%]
Biggin Hill ---------------------------- 18 votes [7%]
Leuchars ------------------------------ 12 votes [4%]
Yeovilton ------------------------------ 12 votes [4%]
Kemble ---------------------------------- 6 votes [2%]
Farnborough --------------------------- 8 votes [3%]
Cosford ---------------------------------- 8 votes [3%]
Elvington ------------------------------- 8 votes [3%]
Seafront Display --------------------- 6 votes [2%]
Other ------------------------------------ 8 votes [3%]
Didn't attend Airshow --------------- 2 votes [1%]

Total Votes - 270 (100%)

Web Poll - User Comments 1 - 4

RITA was Great, i Was Disapointed With Shoreham They SAy EVery Year Thats It Bigger But In Fact Its Samller There Is Fewer Aircraft Every Year And the Only Display I Realy injoyed Was The Chinook That Was Fab. Looking Foward To Next Years RITA. - Aaron Simmons

I attended this show and for me this was a fantastic event. I came from Toronto Canada to see this show and had a very enjoyable time. The weather was not the best but at least the rain held off. I was empressed with the amount of non UK visiting aircraft because here in North America you only have the US and Canadian aircraft at shows. I will make arrangements to attend this show in 2005 Thank you. - john hill

Just like too say how great I thought the Chinook's display was this year!Rumour has it that next the Chinook's display will consist of two Chinooks!!!How fab would that be!!! - Ryan Cowling

Military Airshows Web Poll 13
What's your favourite aviation forum?

Key Publishing forums ---------------------- 19 votes [18%]
UKAR message board ---------------------- 42 votes [40%]
Jetphotos forums --------------------------- 18 votes [17%]
Warplane forum ---------------------------- 10 votes [10%]
Avi8 forum ---------------------------------- 1 votes [1%]
Scramble board ---------------------------- 1 votes [1%]
Fence Check forum ------------------------ 1 votes [1%]
Rumour Control forum -------------------- 1 votes [1%]
PPRuNe forums ---------------------------- 2 votes [2%]
Fighter Planes forum ----------------------- 4 votes [4%]
Airliners forums ----------------------------- 2 votes [2%]
Other forum ---------------------------------- 4 votes [4%]
Total Votes - 105 (100%)

Military Airshows Web Poll 14
Do you buy a programme at Airshows?

Yes ----------------------------------- 111 votes [48%]
Yes, for a flying schedule -------- 22 votes [10%]
Yes, as a souvenir ------------------ 32 votes [14%]
No -------------------------------------- 8 votes [3%]
No it's usually too expensive -----24 votes [10%]
No, waste of money ----------------- 5 votes [2%]
Sometimes ------------------------------ 22 votes [10%]
Rarely ------------------------------------ 3 votes [1%]
What's a programme? --------------- 3 votes [1%]
Total Votes - 230 (100%)

Military Airshows Web Poll 15
Which day do you prefer to go on, during a 2-day weekend airshow?

Saturday ----------------------------------- 89 votes [51%]
Sunday ------------------------------------- 42 votes [24%]
Either --------------------------------------- 42 votes [24%]
Total Votes - 173 (100%)

Web Poll - User Comments

I prefer the Saturday of a 2 day show because I like to travel on the Friday afternoon, stay overnight near the showsite. Get there as the gates open on Saturday, have a long day. Stay overnight, then have a leisurely return journey. What better way is there to spend a weekend!! (Tim Ford)

Military Airshows Web Poll 16
Which UK Airshow did you enjoy most in 2005?

Shuttleworth ----------------------------------- 24 votes [5%]
Duxford ------------------------------------- 68 votes [13%]
RIAT --------------------------------------- 156 votes [30%]
Waddington ----------------------------------- 47 votes [9%]
Biggin Hill ------------------------------------- 32 votes [6%]
Leuchars --------------------------------------- 20 votes [4%]
Yeovilton ----------------------------------- 26 votes [5%]
Kemble ------------------------------------- 20 votes [4%]
Cosford --------------------------------------- 27 votes [5%]
Elvington --------------------------------------- 16 votes [3%]
Abingdon Fayre ---------------------------------- 3 votes [1%]
Seafront Display ---------------------------------- 39 votes [8%]
Other --------------------------------------------- 24 votes [5%]
Didn't attend airshow --------------------------- 16 votes [3%]
Total Votes - 518 (100%)


Military Airshows Web Poll 17
What did you think of RIAT 2006?

Excellent ----------------------------------- 103 votes [56%]
Very good ---------------------------------- 33 votes [18%]
Good --------------------------------------- 18 votes [10%]
Average ----------------------------------- 18 votes [10%]
Below average --------------------------- 5 votes [3%]
Poor --------------------------------------- 7 votes [4%]
Total Votes - 184 (100%)


Military Airshows Web Poll 18 (2006/7)
What screen resolution is your computer set at?

800x600 -------------------------------------- 27 votes [12%]
960x600 ------------------------------------ 2 votes [1%]
1024x768 --------------------------------------- 84 votes [38%]
1088x612 ----------------------------------- 2 votes [1%]
1152x864 ------------------------------------- 9 votes [4%]
1280x720 --------------------------------------- 2 votes [1%]
1280x768 --------------------------------------- 4 votes [2%]
1280x800 --------------------------------------- 8 votes [4%]
1280x960 --------------------------------------- 2 votes [1%]
1280x1024 --------------------------------------- 70 votes [32%]
Lower resolution ------------------------------- 0 votes [0%]
Higher resolution ------------------------------- 11 votes [5%]
Other resolution ------------------------------- 0 votes [0%]
Total Votes - 221 (100%)


Military Airshows Web Poll 19
How do you calibrate your monitor? (2007)

I don't -------------------------------------------- 55 votes (66%)
Best guess ----------------------------------- 5 votes (6%)
Website calibration ---------------------- 1 vote (1%)
Software calibration ----------------------- 7 votes (8%)
Spyder -------------------------------------- 1 vote (1%)
Spyder 2 -------------------------------------- 6 votes (7%)
Pantone Huey ------------------------------- 1 vote (1%)
Pantone Eye-One -------------------------- 1 vote (1%)
Monaco Optix ------------------------------- 1 vote (1%)
Other hardware device ----------------------- 3 votes (4%)
Other Software device ----------------------- 2 votes (2%)
Total Votes - 83 (100%)


Military Airshows Web Poll 20
How often do you usually attend Duxford Airshows and Events? (2007)

Never been -------------------------------------------- 70 votes (21%)
Rarely -------------------------------------------------- 60 votes (18%)
Once per year ------------------------------------- 78 votes (24%)
Twice per year -------------------------------------- 49 votes (15%)
Three times per year ------------------------------ 29 votes (9%)
Four times per year ------------------------------ 7 votes (2%)
More than four times ------------------------------- 5 votes (2%)
Every Duxford Airshow -------------------------- 26 votes (8%)
Every Duxford Event ------------------------------- 4 votes (1%)
Total Votes - 328 (100%)


Military Airshows Web Poll 21
Which 2007 UK Airshow did you enjoy the most?

Didn't attend a UK airshow -------------4 votes (6%)
Shuttleworth ---------------------------------- 9 votes (4%)
Duxford ------------------------------------- 34 votes (15%)
RIAT -------------------------------------- 87 votes (39%)
Waddington ------------------------------ 13 votes (6%)
Biggin Hill ------------------------------ 6 votes (3%)
Yeovilton ------------------------------- 11 votes (5%)
Elvington -------------------------- 4 votes (2%)
Kemble ------------------------------- 9 votes (4%)
Cosford ------------------------------- 6 votes (3%)
Shoreham ------------------------------- 6 votes (3%)
Southend ------------------------------- 2 votes (1%)
Eastbourne ------------------------------- 4 votes (2%)
Southport ------------------------------- 0 votes (0%)
Clacton ------------------------------- 2 votes (1%)
Abingdon ------------------------------- 0 votes (0%)
Breighton ------------------------------- 0 votes (0%)
Blenheim ------------------------------- 0 votes (0%)
Culdrose ------------------------------- 2 votes (1%)
Dawlish ------------------------------- 1 votes (0%)
Dunsfold ------------------------------- 0 votes (0%)
Little Gransden ------------------------------- 2 votes (1%)
Lydd --------------------------------------------- 2 votes (1%)
Spirit of Adventure ------------------------------- 0 votes (0%)
Other UK Airshow ------------------------------- 11 votes (5%)
Total Votes - 225 (100%)


Military Airshows Web Poll 22
Do you intend to go to Duxford's Flying Legends or to RIAT in 2008?

Flying Legends ----------------------------252 votes (19%)
RIAT ---------------------------------------- 795 votes (60%)
Both ------------------------------------------ 169 votes (13%)
Neither ------------------------------------ 111 votes (9%)
Total Votes - 1327 (100%)


Military Airshows Web Poll 23
Have you seen Vulcan XH558 fly in 2008?

Yes, once ------------------------------------------------------250 votes (34%)
Yes, twice ------------------------------------------------------ 87 votes (12%)
Yes, several times ------------------------------------------ 63 votes (9%)
No, but hope to in 2008 ------------------------------------ 103 votes (14%)
No, hope to see her in 2009 ------------------------------ 219 votes (30%)
Not that bothered ----------------------------------------- 10 votes (1%)
Total Votes - 732 (100%)


Military Airshows Web Poll 24
Which 2008 UK Airshow did you enjoy the most?

Didn't attend airshow ------------------------------------------------------28 votes (10%)
Shuttleworth ------------------------------------------------------9 votes (3%)
Duxford ------------------------------------------------------47 votes (16%)
RIAT arrivals/Deps ------------------------------------------------------18 votes (6%)
Waddington ------------------------------------------------------52 votes (18%)
Biggin Hill ------------------------------------------------------27 votes (9%)
Yeovilton ------------------------------------------------------5 votes (2%)
Kemble ------------------------------------------------------13 votes (4%)
Cosford ------------------------------------------------------10 votes (3%)
Shoreham ------------------------------------------------------10 votes (3%)
Southend ------------------------------------------------------2 votes (1%)
Eastbourne ------------------------------------------------------1 votes (0%)
Southport ------------------------------------------------------6 votes (2%)
Clacton ------------------------------------------------------4 votes (1%)
Abingdon ------------------------------------------------------0 votes (0%)
Culdrose ------------------------------------------------------1 votes (0%)
Dawlish ------------------------------------------------------2 votes (1%)
Dunsfold ------------------------------------------------------1 votes (0%)
Little Gransden ------------------------------------------------------1 votes (0%)
Sywell ------------------------------------------------------1 votes (0%)
Middle Wallop ------------------------------------------------------3 votes (1%)
Northolt ------------------------------------------------------0 votes (0%)
Valley ------------------------------------------------------1 votes (0%)
Margate ------------------------------------------------------0 votes (0%)
Blackpool ------------------------------------------------------0 votes (0%)
Farnborough ------------------------------------------------------18 votes (6%)
Lowestoft ------------------------------------------------------7 votes (2%)
Sunderland ------------------------------------------------------3 votes (1%)
Leuchars ------------------------------------------------------4 votes (1%)
Bournemouth ------------------------------------------------------11 votes (4%)
Other UK airshow ------------------------------------------------------9 votes (3%)
Total Votes - 294 (100%)


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