Red Arrows Display In Gibraltar

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Red Arrows Display In Gibraltar

Postby Mr Mojo Rising » Tue Sep 15, 2009 2:01 pm

For those interested, the Red Arrows will be doing a display for the Battle of Britain this Saturday in Gibraltar.

It will be at Europa Point which is the most southernly point of Gib by the light house.

It scheduled to start at 11.00am.

WORD OR WARNING:

They will be flying in and landing individually on Thursday and Friday.

Long queues are expected as they will close the runway for every individual landing.

AVOID COMING INTO GIB ON THESE DAYS IF ITS JUST A TOBACCO/FUEL OR MORRISSONS RUN. on these two week days.

You will be hours in the queue to get in/get out.

No info available when they fly back, but probably sunday.

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Re: Red Arrows Display In Gibraltar

Postby princess peach » Wed Sep 16, 2009 7:55 am

I certainly wont be venturing in...unless on a moto. :D
If i can get some good pics on my roof terrace..ill try and post a couple on here,should look good with the rock in view as well...(Thats if its a clear day in Gib :roll: )..

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Re: Red Arrows Display In Gibraltar

Postby Mr Mojo Rising » Wed Sep 16, 2009 10:21 am

princess peach wrote:I certainly wont be venturing in...unless on a moto. :D
If i can get some good pics on my roof terrace..ill try and post a couple on here,should look good with the rock in view as well...(Thats if its a clear day in Gib :roll: )..


i was going to come in but my saturday has been booked doing somthing in Spain. :(

The HMS Ark Royal visit/open day was excellent, so I know the Military always put a good show on.

Ive seen it several times before anyway via the Channel Islands and Farnbourgh.

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Re: Red Arrows Display In Gibraltar

Postby Mr Mojo Rising » Thu Sep 17, 2009 11:18 am

Remember all the air display is FREE.

Dont get conned by anyone charging for the privilage.

The Dolphine boat that charges £30 will see exactly the same as on Europa Point except you will be bobbing up and down in the Bay.

Dont bother with the rip off taxi's either by going up the rock the best and only good view will be around the lighthouse totally free!!!!!!!!

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Re: Red Arrows Display In Gibraltar

Postby princess peach » Fri Sep 18, 2009 12:02 pm

I thought the dolphin boat had dropped their prices to a tenner per person?

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Re: Red Arrows Display In Gibraltar

Postby mijas bound » Fri Sep 18, 2009 3:04 pm

Mr Mojo,
i would think they will be flying out either Saturday or very early Sunday because i'm pretty sure they are in my next of the woods on Sunday for the Great North run
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Re: Red Arrows Display In Gibraltar

Postby katy » Fri Sep 18, 2009 9:18 pm

They flew over Surrey this morning. Maybe on their way to Gib?

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Re: Red Arrows Display In Gibraltar

Postby spanish_lad » Fri Sep 18, 2009 9:40 pm

queues were indeed long, took 3 hours to get out of gib today :eek:
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Re: Red Arrows Display In Gibraltar

Postby palmtrees » Sat Sep 19, 2009 2:14 pm

The display was brilliant. The traffic to Europa Point was unbelievable.

They left (according to their web site) at something after 1pm.

But there are more disruptions this weekend with other aircraft stuff arriving/departing etc as Gib is celebrating Battle of Britain weekend.

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Re: Red Arrows Display In Gibraltar

Postby princess peach » Sun Sep 20, 2009 11:40 am

My son watched the display~"the best thing hed seen for ages"he said..I missed it :( I went to IKEA out of the way of crowds...NOT! :lol:

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Re: Red Arrows Display In Gibraltar

Postby spanish_lad » Wed Sep 23, 2009 7:01 pm

princess peach wrote:I thought the dolphin boat had dropped their prices to a tenner per person?


the one that goes from gib, or the one that goes from the "queue" dock ? wanna go on this, anyone ever been ?
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Re: Red Arrows Display In Gibraltar

Postby princess peach » Wed Sep 23, 2009 8:50 pm

Its the one in Marina bay,Gib.
Ive been on a few times,really lovely...you go right out over to Algeciras way...always seen dolphins..Im sure they also have a guarentee that if you dont see the dolphins you can go again for free...something like that..well worth paying full price for,even more worth it for a tenner. :D

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Re: Red Arrows Display In Gibraltar

Postby BENIDORM » Thu Sep 24, 2009 8:26 am

When we are in UK we often see the Red Arrows practising, fantastic, always worth watching ...
Good for recruiting too !....
Great watching them landing and taking off, wish I could have seen the Gib. display...

I worked for a short while at the Gib. landing strip, ( 1960's), we operated an emergency landing strip for our carrier Sea Vixen aircraft, had arrestor wires across a section of the runway...only had two emergency landings in a few months...spent most of my time sun-bathing or in a bar in La Linea...what a life ! :lol:

Last week I saw the recently restored Vulcan Bomber fly over me ( Lincolnshire ) ...very low...awesome....Also saw numerous WWII aircraft...sent a chill down my spine.....

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Re: Red Arrows Display In Gibraltar

Postby princess peach » Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:38 pm

I would loved to have seen them too Beni,but unfortunatley having to make the choice between watching the red arrows or going to IKEA...you can guess which choice i made. :D
We watched them on the friday on the way to mercadona shopping and pulled over briefly to watch them until they disappeared.Amazing skills those pilots have eh!
I would love a ride in one,the ultimate thrill i think!
The pilots mustve had a nice change of scenery flying round the rock too.. :D

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Re: Red Arrows Display In Gibraltar

Postby Mr Mojo Rising » Thu Sep 24, 2009 2:57 pm

princess peach wrote:We watched them on the friday on the way to mercadona shopping .. :D


I guess your nearest is atunara in La Linea, but have you been to the Sotogrande one Princess???

Its the best one in the Campo :D

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Re: Red Arrows Display In Gibraltar

Postby Colinm » Thu Sep 24, 2009 5:14 pm

princess peach wrote:We watched them on the friday on the way to mercadona shopping :D

you would think that with their pilot's salaries and the current exchange rate they would have been better off shopping in Morrisons :lol:
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Re: Red Arrows Display In Gibraltar

Postby BENIDORM » Thu Sep 24, 2009 6:04 pm

Colinm....Don't be silly..... :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Red Arrows Display In Gibraltar

Postby princess peach » Thu Sep 24, 2009 6:27 pm

:lol: behave you lot!!! :roll: :lol:

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Re: Red Arrows Display In Gibraltar

Postby Mr Mojo Rising » Fri Sep 25, 2009 8:10 am

interbank 1.08 and falling :(

This is the reality of working in Gibraltar.

Together with the:

Border
Traffic
Polution
Natives (both sides of the frontier)
Guardia
Customs
Massive Tax Payments
etc

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Re: Red Arrows Display In Gibraltar

Postby princess peach » Fri Sep 25, 2009 8:13 am

MMR,just a question for you.
Are you covered the spanish side for healthcare,are you registered with the spanish docs and do you have a Tarjeta sanitaria Individual card?


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