Farnborough International Airshow 2018

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

Postby Airshowhammer on Sat 05 May 2018, 9:58 am

That addition might sway me. Anything to hear the Rolls Royce Pegasus engine again! :love:
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Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

Postby Jakub.Zurek on Sat 05 May 2018, 12:46 pm

I agree! Not many aircraft would encourage me to attend FIA but the Harrier is certainly worth the trip :yahoo:
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Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

Postby Spotty_Jag on Sat 05 May 2018, 1:36 pm

I was hoping I won't need to attend the dreadful show, especially at £42.00! But the Harrier is an extremely attractive proposition...
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Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

Postby frank on Sat 05 May 2018, 4:49 pm

It displayed on the Friday in 2014 for definite
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Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

Postby Adie1980 on Tue 08 May 2018, 10:20 am

Validations today between 3:15pm and 3:45pm and 3:30pm to 4pm tomorrow.
Anyone have any ideas what might be flying?
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Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

Postby Harlequin67 on Tue 08 May 2018, 11:53 am

A quick note, 2 aircraft from the Blades Display Team have landed earlier.....could be related to the validations? Time will tell.
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Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

Postby Adie1980 on Tue 08 May 2018, 12:13 pm

Yep, just seen 3 of the Blades aircraft parked up by Gama Maintenence, must be them.
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Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

Postby effects on Tue 08 May 2018, 4:19 pm

Saw them display this afternoon.
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Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

Postby Adie1980 on Tue 08 May 2018, 5:03 pm

effects wrote:Saw them display this afternoon.


Yep me too, outside the TAG hangars! Ground pyrotechnics were LOUD haha :dizzy:
Only 3 ship display though?
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Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

Postby Jakub.Zurek on Tue 08 May 2018, 5:07 pm

Adie1980 wrote:Only 3 ship display though?


Yep, Mike Ling was going to display with them this year but is flying with the Red Arrows instead.
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Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

Postby Adie1980 on Tue 08 May 2018, 5:18 pm

Jakub.Zurek wrote:
Adie1980 wrote:Only 3 ship display though?


Yep, Mike Ling was going to display with them this year but is flying with the Red Arrows instead.


Ah yes, of course.
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Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

Postby boff180 on Tue 08 May 2018, 6:29 pm

It's official... the headline act of the Farnborough International Airshow has been formally announced by the organisers today....


.....
.... it's a huge international act/prototype you're all thinking for such a major international trade/public show
.....

It's.......


THE BLADES!!! :lmao:


Seriously, nothing against the Blades but for FIA to say they are the Headline Act is embarrassingly pathetic for what was up until recently one of the worlds most anticipated bi-annual airshows!

I'm not joking the press release says they are the Headline act...
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Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

Postby Jakub.Zurek on Tue 08 May 2018, 6:35 pm

Surely they are not being serious... :dizzy:
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Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

Postby MiG_Eater on Tue 08 May 2018, 8:45 pm

When I was a child in the '90s Farnborough was my favourite airshow. It was what started my fascination with Russian aircraft and was the venue where I first saw so many amazing prototypes or new production aircraft. Although i've not attended Farnborough since 2012, the airshow still held a place in my heart and I really hoped to go back some day but *everything* about this airshow is just depressing. The useless advertising created by people that clearly have no interest in aviation and no understanding of Farnborough's historic importance, the useless participation (the highlight is a jet that's over 30 years old), the ridiculous flying display lines. It really is depressing.
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Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

Postby lynothehammer on Tue 08 May 2018, 9:37 pm

I have to be honest i was buzzing with the announcement of the Spanish Navy Harrier and honestly thought this was the start of some interesting announcements, but seeing the Blades announced as a headline act just baffles me.
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Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

Postby Jakub.Zurek on Tue 08 May 2018, 9:42 pm

I feel almost blackmailed, having pretty much no option but to attend this awful show to see the Harrier.
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Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

Postby FlashGordon on Wed 09 May 2018, 12:14 am

You could just stand outside and see the Harrier for free. Plenty of decent vantage spots.
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Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

Postby AARDVARK on Wed 09 May 2018, 7:44 am

4yrs ago they were planning on having the F35 do a set routine with the Harrier as a kinda then/now/old/new thing ,they paid allot of money to get the Spanish Harrier to attend and work up a routine ,sadly that year the F35 cancelled its inaugural trip to the U.K.but they(Harriers) attended anyhow and displayed solo,I guess they couldn’t attend 2yrs back so this is a case of third time lucky ?
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Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

Postby cg_341 on Wed 09 May 2018, 7:46 am

Jakub.Zurek wrote:I feel almost blackmailed, having pretty much no option but to attend this awful show to see the Harrier.

You could always go to Spain, or Thailand, or the US? Make a holiday out of it, it'll certainly be more enjoyable than going to FIA to see one aircraft!
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Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

Postby scudpilot on Wed 09 May 2018, 11:39 am

lynothehammer wrote:I have to be honest i was buzzing with the announcement of the Spanish Navy Harrier and honestly thought this was the start of some interesting announcements, but seeing the Blades announced as a headline act just baffles me.


Is if definitely confirmed that it's the Spanish bird?
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Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

Postby wv383 on Thu 10 May 2018, 10:02 am

lynothehammer wrote:I have to be honest i was buzzing with the announcement of the Spanish Navy Harrier and honestly thought this was the start of some interesting announcements, but seeing the Blades announced as a headline act just baffles me.


It's down to money. 2Excel pump a lot of money into the show and provide a lot of corporate flights. It's a bit like the utterly boring Starduster Too. It only gets to be there because of commercial connections. Two years ago on the public days they put it on straight after Rich Goodwin's amazing Pitts display and there was a collective yawn the whole length of the crowdline.
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Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

Postby Dan O'Hagan on Thu 10 May 2018, 12:47 pm

lynothehammer wrote:but seeing the Blades announced as a headline act just baffles me.


Embarrassing. A show which needs putting out of its misery.

The Bladezzzzzzzzz would struggle to be a headline act in my back garden, let alone at one of the most expensive airshows on the calendar. Red Arrows egos in Mickey Mouse aeroplanes. A poor man's Royal Jordanian Falcons, but with much, much worse livery.

Has it been announced if the aerobatic display line will be the same as 2016?
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Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

Postby MiG_Eater on Thu 10 May 2018, 12:50 pm

I agree with your whole post, Dan, except for that I genuinely think the Blades are better than the RJF - if only for that weird half-crabbing formation pass.
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Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

Postby Amp on Thu 10 May 2018, 2:26 pm

Sadly, I too agree that from an enthusiast point of view the weekend listing is looking poor, however this is tagged onto a great trade show with some very unusual types and liveries. Sure a handful will depart early, but I believe the weekend event is aimed in part at the local families who will perhaps be thrilled by Blades and wing-walkers etc. The hardcore enthusiast has RIAT and Legends the weekend before. This is just a personal opinion. I look forward to Tuesday and Wednesday at the show, hopeful it won't rain!
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Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

Postby tuska2 on Sat 12 May 2018, 7:12 am

Yeah, but the catch 22 is that Harrier! DBH please put us out of our misery and book it!! I'd rather stick my todger in stinging nettles than have to go to Farnborough again! unless in a TARDIS...
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