UK Airshow Review 15th Anniversary Competition
A lot has changed in 15 years. Back in 1996, the likes of Gina G, The Fugees and the Spice Girls topped the charts, England hosted Football's European Championships and Damon Hill won the F1 World Championship. Meanwhile, Airshows in this country boasted such gems as Swedish SAAB Viggens, Italian F-104s and that old UKAR favourite the German MiG-29!
OK, so they're bad examples... charts are still full of rubbish, England are still crud at football and we now have two F1 world champions flying the flag, but the aircraft mentioned have all long since been retired and many of the shows that hosted them are confined to the history books too! It's scarcely believable though that 1996 was also the year that Paul Osborne started UK Airshow Review, and in 2011 we celebrate fifteen years of leading the field.
Now securely established as the British aviation enthusiast's number one choice for breaking news, great debate, quality journalism, incredible photography and impartial reviews. UKAR's ethos has always been a simple one - we're run by a dedicated team of enthusiasts just like you, passionate and knowledgeable about the hobby. UKAR is run by enthusiasts, for the benefit of you, the membership.
To celebrate this landmark in our history, we've called on our sponsors and affiliates as well as some of the biggest names in aviation and airshows to bring you a competition befitting of such an occasion. We're honoured that so many were willing to go the extra mile to mark our big anniversary and we extend our sincere thanks to each and every one of them - without their generosity, none of this would be possible.
You'll find a list of exactly what is on offer below, but before you get ahead of yourself, it is important to note that some of the prizes have specific requirements and restrictions (age, weight, travelling etc). It is therefore very important that you read and understand the terms and conditions (found at the bottom of the page and marked into some descriptions with an asterisk) before you enter.
When submitting your entry you have an option to mark which prizes you wish to be entered for - if you do not meet the criteria for whatever reason, do not tick the boxes for those prizes. By submitting your entry you will be accepting the terms and confirming that you are eligible to win each of the items listed.
Courtesy of GOODYEAR UK
A Flight Aboard The Goodyear Blimp
We have arranged with Goodyear for a single winner plus one guest to claim a prize that, quite literally, money cannot buy!
You will enjoy a flight aboard the Goodyear Blimp "Spirit of Safety I" when she returns to the UK skies in October as part of Goodyear's road safety campaign.
Departing from Halfpenny Green airfield, near Wolverhampton, the winner will enjoy a flight lasting approximately half an hour.
PRIZE WINNER: Andrew Shaw.
* Following the tragic accident while on the European tour in Germany, the Goodyear Blimp will no longer be returning to the UK. Goodyear UK kindly arranged an alternative prize of a track day was arranged for our winner + one guest.
Courtesy of ROYAL INTERNATIONAL AIR TATTOO
Two FRIAT MACH 3 Passes For The 2012 Air Tattoo
This 6 day package offers members everything they need and more for a memorable visit to The Royal International Air Tattoo. MACH 3 offers the serious aviologist the full treatment, from the moment the first aircraft arrives at Fairford to when the last departs on Monday after the airshow. MACH 3 members will be able to enjoy every twist and turn from the best seat in the house at The Royal International Air Tattoo 2012.
- Six day package (Wed 4 July - Mon 9 July)
- Free admission to Park & View - Wednesday to Friday and on Monday
- Enclosure access from Thursday to Monday
- Priority seat in elevated grandstand
- Complimentary daily flying programme
- Free RIAT 2012 Official souvenir programme
- 10% discount voucher against any products purchased from the official RIAT merchandise sales units in FRIAT enclosure
- Surprise Gift
- Left luggage facility
- Dedicated parking on Thursday, Friday and Monday
PRIZE WINNERS: Iain Thomson, Jonathan Coombes.
Courtesy of SQUADRON PRINTS
Exclusive UKAR 15th Anniversary Prints & Personalised Mugs
We have uniquely commissioned UKAR 15th Anniversary Print and Mug bundles for our winners. Limited to just 15 pieces of each, to mark UKAR's 15 years, these will not be available anywhere else.
Produced for us by our friends at the world famous Squadron Prints Ltd, both the mug and print will carry our Anniversary logo and are both exclusive limited edition runs especially made for this competition.
To top it off, each one will be personalised to our winners.
* Final artwork designs are TBC.
PRIZE WINNERS: Ian Finch, Richard Cutler, Michael Lovering, Mark Russell, James Vaitkavicius, Tim Spicer, Dave Griffiths, Frank Cross, Jan Brouwers, Darren Rumsey, Andrew Critchell, Fredrik Edvardsen, Helen Lorentzen, Ian Garfield, Ralph Lunt.
Courtesy of RAF WADDINGTON AIRSHOW
VIP Passes For Sunday 3rd July 2011
A pair of VIP passes for one winner plus a guest to enjoy the RAF Waddington International Airshow 2011 in VIP style at the Bomber Harris Chalet!
Tailored to offer the dedicated aviation aficionado an exciting day out with all the luxuries of a hospitality package, in an informal environment, the winner of this prize will enjoy:
- Access to a flight-line marquee
- Private enclosure with garden furniture
- VIP "Red Route" vehicle pass for priority routing
- Private car parking adjacent to the Chalet
- Morning tea and coffee with bacon rolls
- Two course buffet luncheon
- Afternoon tea with cakes and scones
- Cash bar facility
- Chauffeur driven courtesy car service to static displays and trade fair
- Souvenir Programme
- Aircraft checklist, hot off the press the same morning
- Personal tag to enter and leave the Chalet as you please
- Priority reservation opportunity for the 2012 Air Show
PRIZE WINNER: Lance Kuhn.
Courtesy of SAM PUBLICATIONS
Complete AirData Series One
We have the complete first series of SAM Publications 'AirData' series of six books, which are as follows:
- AD01 - BAe Systems Hawk
- AD02 - Panavia Tornado
- AD03 - US Marines AV-8B Harrier
- AD04 - Fairchild A-10 Warthog
- AD05 - Eurofighter Typhoon
- AD06 - McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle
Authored by Andy Evans, each title features 68 pages packed with comprehensive descriptions of each aircraft's history as well as colour photography, detail walkarounds and profile drawings.
This prize is for one complete set of six books, presented in a binder to store them all together.
PRIZE WINNER: Barry Farquharson.
Courtesy of FLYING TIGERS
Two Diecast Aircraft Models
We have two 1/72nd scale diecast models to give away to two lucky winners.
The Tornado F3 model is from the Sky Guardians range and represents ZG757, the Squadron flagship of 43 Squadron at RAF Leuchars. The second model is a Phantom FG1, again in 43 Squadron colours, from the Gemini Aces range.
These models are Limited Edition releases and come presented in collector's packaging. Both models feature an opening canopy, interchangeable undercarriage, separate armaments and a display stand, while the Tornado also features swing wings".
PRIZE WINNERS: Jamie Pluck, Mark Lindley.
Courtesy of PLANES TV
Five Annual Subscriptions to PlanesTV 'ON Demand'
We have five Gold Subscriptions to PlanesTV's 'ON Demand' service up for grabs, which entitles our winners 12 months unlimited and repeat access to over 40 full length programmes on PlanesTV.com. From the latest Airshows to archive events and documentaries, you will have access to them all.
Content is growing all the time with new full length programmes this season and from PlanesTV's archive of nearly 200 programmes.
Currently, there are over 50 hours of programmes available to watch.
PRIZE WINNERS: Antonio Segovia Rentería, Matthew Hearne, Tom Wittevrongel, Andrew Jackson, Matthew Tancock.
Courtesy of UK AIRSHOW REVIEW
A Flight With UKAR Founder Paul Osborne
Airshows wouldn't be airshows without flying, so how about taking to the skies yourself, up front, with a chance to take the controls? That's what's on offer here from UKAR's founder and owner Paul Osborne.
Flying from the delightful Andrewsfield in Essex (once home to Marauders, Mustangs and Meteors), the aircraft is a Piper PA28R Arrow - an upmarket Cherokee with retractable undercarriage, variable pitch prop and a throaty 5.9 litre engine. During the one hour flight you will cruise out over the Essex countryside at up to 140kt to enjoy the views and get some stick time of your own, returning to the airfield for a couple of circuits followed by tea and medals.
PRIZE WINNERS: Kieran Lear.
F-16 Fighting Falcon
This competition is now closed.
Entrants must supply a valid e-mail address as all winners will be notified by e-mail. One entry per person - multiple entries will be discarded. All prizes will be supplied by the companies named. The winners and their prizes will be drawn at random from all the correct entries received by the closing date (23:59 on Friday 17th June 2011). The judges' decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Prizes are not exchangeable and no cash alternative is offered. Where applicable, the winner is responsible for travel costs associated with getting to and returning from the location. Where applicable, the winner is responsible for accommodation arrangements and costs. UKAR Staff and Moderators are not eligible for this competition. Winners will be notified by e-mail and must respond within 48 hours of receipt.