Russian Knights at the show

Re: Russian Knights at the show

Postby JBartlett on Tue 22 May 2012, 11:22 pm

I guess they are transiting on the 11th or 12th and practice on the 13th , Never know they may only be coming over here just for the public shows maybe the russians prefer Farnborough to RIAT :grin:

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Re: Russian Knights at the show

Postby Rossbeef on Tue 29 May 2012, 9:18 am

Any more news on the Russian Knights attending? Im still in suspense here. It Would be incredible if they do turn up though i am not getting my hopes up :/
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Re: Russian Knights at the show

Postby Russ on Fri 01 Jun 2012, 9:54 am

Nearly two weeks on and no official word. Starting to get a bit sceptical about this. :dunno:
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Re: Russian Knights at the show

Postby Rossbeef on Fri 01 Jun 2012, 10:25 am

As am i. Seems like a good source however it is looking increasingly unlikely unless Farnborough will announce it shortly?
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Re: Russian Knights at the show

Postby boff180 on Fri 01 Jun 2012, 12:08 pm

It is of note that a major industry website in Russian claimed that the Su-35 was displaying at Farnborough in a news story published.... during Farnborough week itself!
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Re: Russian Knights at the show

Postby Rossbeef on Fri 01 Jun 2012, 1:02 pm

It would be incredible to see an Su-35. Can't see it happening myself!
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Re: Russian Knights at the show

Postby Airshowhammer on Wed 13 Jun 2012, 5:05 pm

getting a little worried about this rumour now :confused:
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Re: Russian Knights at the show

Postby boff180 on Wed 13 Jun 2012, 5:50 pm

It's a wait and see if it pans out

Russia are the second biggest exhibitor at the show this year according to the lads at FAG, so would expect more than one participant from them.
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Re: Russian Knights at the show

Postby AARDVARK on Wed 13 Jun 2012, 7:22 pm

boff180 wrote:It's a wait and see if it pans out

Russia are the second biggest exhibitor at the show this year according to the lads at FAG, so would expect more than one participant from them.


Do they not owe the Swiss banks allot of money still,hence that's why they never attend shows in the west as their a/c could get impounded,or was that a load of rubbish?
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Re: Russian Knights at the show

Postby T_J on Wed 13 Jun 2012, 8:17 pm

AARDVARK wrote:Do they not owe the Swiss banks allot of money still,hence that's why they never attend shows in the west as their a/c could get impounded,or was that a load of rubbish?


The dispute involving the Swiss company Noga has been dragging on for years. Attempts were made to impound aircraft.

http://top.rbc.ru/english/index.shtml?/ ... _bod.shtml

http://articles.cnn.com/2001-06-22/worl ... s=PM:WORLD

http://en.rian.ru/world/20080528/108704920.html

http://www.kommersant.com/p842554/r_528 ... ederation/
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Re: Russian Knights at the show

Postby APG on Fri 15 Jun 2012, 1:07 pm

Knights now officially confirmed one spare one a flyer
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Re: Russian Knights at the show

Postby boff180 on Fri 15 Jun 2012, 1:19 pm

The spare is on static! :yahoo:
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Re: Russian Knights at the show

Postby DanH on Fri 15 Jun 2012, 1:24 pm

:rock: :yahoo: :clap:

Glad tidings indeed.
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Re: Russian Knights at the show

Postby Rossbeef on Fri 15 Jun 2012, 2:22 pm

Superb! It states it is the only chance to see them in the UK. Guess that rules out RIAT then?
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Re: Russian Knights at the show

Postby st24 on Fri 15 Jun 2012, 2:29 pm

Anyone seen the knights solo?? Are we in for cobra'ing and tail sliding a plenty?? :heyhey:
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Re: Russian Knights at the show

Postby boff180 on Fri 15 Jun 2012, 3:11 pm

st24 wrote:Anyone seen the knights solo?? Are we in for cobra'ing and tail sliding a plenty?? :heyhey:


Vid here...
viewtopic.php?f=16&t=43034#p427740
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Re: Russian Knights at the show

Postby farnboroughrob on Fri 15 Jun 2012, 3:51 pm

Excellen news, :yahoo: the show really needed some stars like this. Ill offer a pint for anybody able to give a eta for these and what the support aircraft is! Looking forwards to a tail slide right over the town center as there was about 10 years ago!
Finally got my trade ticket today too. Remember I will be tweeting live from arrivals week @farnboroughspot . I will be there pretty much from 8am to 5pm from Mobday 2nd to Sunday 8th, and from the show on the following Tuesday and will tweet all show arrival and practices.
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Re: Russian Knights at the show

Postby boff180 on Fri 15 Jun 2012, 4:34 pm

Il76 support, taking part in the show.

My guess would be the re engined demo bird that complies with European noise rules.

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Re: Russian Knights at the show

Postby farnboroughrob on Fri 15 Jun 2012, 4:56 pm

Thanks for that, seems a large aircraft for two Su-27's though. And I didn't believe it when a IL-76 appeared on a unofficial list long ago! Just need some JF-17's now.......
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Re: Russian Knights at the show

Postby DanH on Fri 15 Jun 2012, 4:59 pm

farnboroughrob wrote:Thanks for that, seems a large aircraft for two Su-27's though. And I didn't believe it when a IL-76 appeared on a unofficial list long ago! Just need some JF-17's now.......


The Ukrainians sent an IL-76 to RIAT last year for just one SU-27. :smile:
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Re: Russian Knights at the show

Postby AARDVARK on Fri 15 Jun 2012, 5:05 pm

Chances are will be il76 tanker, I would think.

You are in for a treat,lovely colour scheme and if should have plenty of cobras and tail slides,maybe flares if FIA allow it.
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Re: Russian Knights at the show

Postby F-22 Raptor A on Sat 16 Jun 2012, 10:23 am

Great addition to the display!

When was the last time we saw a Flanker solo in the UK (bar the SU-30s in 2007)?
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Re: Russian Knights at the show

Postby Thumper on Sun 17 Jun 2012, 1:15 am

Talk about dream come true, I can't really think of much to say except that I am massively excited!! :yahoo:
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Re: Russian Knights at the show

Postby paullangford on Sun 17 Jun 2012, 12:55 pm

Definately confirmed on Farnboroughs website


http://www.farnborough.com/aircraft/pub ... y-aircraft
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