I've somewhat reluctantly trimmed airshows from my budget since Biggin died and took much of my enthusiasm with it. But I do keep an eye on things via you guys and I just thought I'd say that IMO Farnborough took a calculated gamble on the Russians turning up.
Let's face it, if they'd displayed it wouldn't have mattered if everyone else had cancelled.
I only read about the Knights after they'd already cancelled, but if they'd come I'd have been on the first train every day I could get there, despite having to work all night. Some things are worth some pain.
It's nice to see people still enjoying the A380 though. I saw it at Farnborough for the first time 4 years ago and was amazed at how impressed I was. I guess watching a small tower block being thrown effortless around the skies never loses its appeal. :->