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Evolved Pyrotechnics Feature At Newby Hall

The Firework Champions Newby Hall on Saturday 25th July 2015 witnessed the first outing of the innovative Evolved Pyrotechnics single shot in a competition in the UK.

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Nicholas Chase and The Knights of Fire  were the competitors who decided that the Evolved products were the ideal choice of firework to use in the choreography of his musical display. In addition to the single shots Knights of Fire were the only team on the evening who elected to use a wireless firing system, the system of choice Pyrosure.

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The display was conducted according to the weight rules and budget, each team were given a monetary contribution towards firework costs and a weight limit of 120 kg net explosive quantity imposed.

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Being a showcase this was an ideal opportunity to show off the versatility and accuracy of the brand new Evolved Pyrotechnics single shot fireworks. Nicholas selected 17 varieties of evolved single shots in 30 mm 38mm and 50mm diameter. Angles from 70 degrees from vertical were used on 25 ladder racks on 7 frontage positions across 180m of undulating ground.

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495 single shots were installed ready to fire in under 2 hours, during the set up on site training was carried out and time off take to explain how the single shots would be fired to all inquisitive crew members from the teams.

Blocks and plates were used in conjunction with the adjustable feet on the Evolved ladder racks to level all the frames.

Connections to the firing system were completed and continuity test carried out, 4 missing cues were rectified and the system shut down to wait the start of the display later in the evening.

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At 2130hrs we turned the system back on and cleared the field before the teams started arming their systems ready for the displays to commence.

2210hrs Nicholas transmitted the firing the script to the 45 modules, turned the arm key on and waited for the countdown from the compare.

The display was as The Knight’s of Fire had envisaged, check it out below in HD.

For further information on Evolved Pyrotechnics and Pyrosure Firing Systems, contact Mike Knox – [email protected]

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Commemorative Fireworks Display for the Dambusters 70th Anniversary

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The 16/17th May 2013 was the 70th anniversary of Operation Chastise.

Operation Chastise was a World War II top secret mission carried out on the night of 16/17th May 1943 by the 617 Squadron who were also known as ‘The Dambusters’.

They were known as the Dambusters as their mission during World War II was to use specially-developed ‘bouncing-bombs’ to attack the dams which provided power and water to the Ruhr valley in Germany, which was the main industrial area of Germany.

On Saturday 18th May 2013 Knights of Fire Fireworks put on a fireworks display at the 617 Squadrons Association’s dinner to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Operation Chastise. Included in the audience were two veterans who took part in the Dambusters mission in 1943. The display was an overwhelming success and was described as a ‘fantastic and fitting tribute to the Dambusters’.

The fireworks display was held at Petwood Hotel in Lincolnshire which was used as the 617 Squadron’s Officers’ mess from 1943 to 1945.

Please see below for a video of the fireworks display.

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