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Red bull air race - do I need to buy (expensive) tickets?

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laurawaterford Thu 10-Jul-08 09:56:05

or can we watch just as well from other vantage points. Tickets are quite pricey at £35 adult £15 kids. and there are 6 of us.

claricebeansmum Thu 10-Jul-08 19:27:01

I wondered this as well - we like the look of it but aren't that keen

brimfull Thu 10-Jul-08 19:28:04

ooh where is it?

laurawaterford Thu 10-Jul-08 19:54:20

its on the 2 and 3rd of August by the O2 arena on the embankment in London. Thank goodness I cleared a previous message I was about to post that asked if it was maybe inside???!!!!

claricebeansmum Thu 10-Jul-08 19:55:09

LOL Laura.

Just imagine...

SammyC Thu 10-Jul-08 19:56:42

I am going to chance it and not get tickets but try and watch from the waterside, kids a bit young and poss get bored or scared!....

laurawaterford Thu 10-Jul-08 19:59:06

Good idea - we'll do the same. and yes - imagine....cringe

kiwibella Mon 14-Jul-08 21:23:46

don't forget that this event is low-level flying! We live near Canary Wharf and were disappointed last year - they put all sorts of obstructions up to block the view.

I agree that the tickets are too expensive. If I remember rightly, the flying didn't last that long.

laurawaterford Tue 15-Jul-08 09:30:47

so probably not worth making the trip out to see it unless you have tickets then...

dilbertina Tue 15-Jul-08 09:33:23

hmmm, might it be worth talking to the river bus people? - they just might have a boat nearby at right time...will be a lot cheaper, and kids will get river-trip even if don't see anything else!

Milliways Tue 15-Jul-08 17:15:34

We always watch Farnborough from the top of the Tesco Multi-Storey car park. The planes loop around the car park as it is the end of the flight path so you get brilliant views - for about 30p parking!!

hanaflowerisnothana Tue 15-Jul-08 17:27:43

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kiwibella Tue 15-Jul-08 17:37:52

thames clippers now go to the O2 and then to Woolwich... it would definately be worth seeing whether they are operating this weekend. A river roamer ticket is about a fiver and you can use this all day, up and down the river.

greenday Tue 15-Jul-08 17:46:03

I went once. The atmosphere is great but you don't really get to see any action. It plunges down immediately upon take-off. Funny in the beginning, then becomes a yawn when you realise its just that.

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