RIAT 2018 wishlist

Re: RIAT 2018 wishlist

Postby Berf on Tue 05 Dec 2017, 11:47 pm

aviodromefriend wrote:
138EAW wrote:I think only 4 F-35B are expected in the first wave of arrivals at Marham
So no 3*3 (Guess the Reds will want to do that one) but 2*2 is possible? Well, every aircraft needs to be fully servicable on three consecutive days. Not a common thing to achieve with aircraft types that are just entering service with an air arm.



Ha it won't be a common thing after it has been in service years - it will be the least flown major type of all time
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Re: RIAT 2018 wishlist

Postby Berf on Wed 06 Dec 2017, 7:14 pm

Does anyone know of a list of former RAF aircraft that are active on the civil register? Maybe interesting to see what could actually turn up to a 100th celebration....
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Re: RIAT 2018 wishlist

Postby davidjones533 on Wed 06 Dec 2017, 10:19 pm

I would imagine perhaps the Great War Display Team, some of the interwar types such as the Hind, Fury, Nimrod and Gladiator; then Hurricanes, Spitfires, Dakotas and the Lancaster. The CAA have successfully all but killed UK classic jets, but they may be able to get some military registered Meteors and Hunters. Then there’s the types operating overseas such as the Norwegian Vampires. There’s always the JP as well. Helicopters could include the Whirlwind and Gazelle.
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Re: RIAT 2018 wishlist

Postby capercaillie on Thu 07 Dec 2017, 9:27 am

davidjones533 wrote: some of the interwar types such as the Hind, Fury, Nimrod and Gladiator;.


That famous RAF type :whistle: (Disclaimer - yes the RAF utilised a few in a training capacity when they became obsolete in the Fleet Air Arm)
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Re: RIAT 2018 wishlist

Postby davidjones533 on Thu 07 Dec 2017, 10:47 am

capercaillie wrote:
davidjones533 wrote: some of the interwar types such as the Hind, Fury, Nimrod and Gladiator;.


That famous RAF type :whistle: (Disclaimer - yes the RAF utilised a few in a training capacity when they became obsolete in the Fleet Air Arm)


And there was silly me thinking it was the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Air Force until 1939... :whistle:
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Re: RIAT 2018 wishlist

Postby Berf on Thu 07 Dec 2017, 10:58 am

With the FAA discussion above I had to have a look at Wiki which revealed this incredible stat in today's terms anyway.

At the end of the war the strength of the Fleet Air Arm was 59 aircraft carriers, 3,700 aircraft, 72,000 officers and men and 56 Naval air stations
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Re: RIAT 2018 wishlist

Postby CJS on Thu 07 Dec 2017, 10:59 pm

At the end of a world war in which we were fighting for our very survival and to protect the island from invasion in a conflict far far removed from the increasingly remote warfare of today you mean?
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Re: RIAT 2018 wishlist

Postby G-CVIX on Fri 08 Dec 2017, 11:03 am

Martin-Baker Meteors and VPG Vampire please! Bonus for the Norwegian pair too!
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Re: RIAT 2018 wishlist

Postby Berf on Fri 08 Dec 2017, 12:12 pm

CJS wrote:At the end of a world war in which we were fighting for our very survival and to protect the island from invasion in a conflict far far removed from the increasingly remote warfare of today you mean?


Yes that's right - whatever spin you want to put on it it's an remarkable stat.
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Re: RIAT 2018 wishlist

Postby Airwolfhound on Fri 08 Dec 2017, 12:44 pm

An AAC Dauphin from the 'Blue Thunder' ( :grin: ) unit would be cool :ninja: :ninja:
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Re: RIAT 2018 wishlist

Postby vulcanshammer on Fri 08 Dec 2017, 1:29 pm

Berf wrote:
CJS wrote:At the end of a world war in which we were fighting for our very survival and to protect the island from invasion in a conflict far far removed from the increasingly remote warfare of today you mean?


Yes that's right - whatever spin you want to put on it it's an remarkable stat.


I assume most of those carriers were the escort carriers on loan from the US Navy though, but yes, still remarkable.

CJS jeez why so aggressive? Berf was only stating some statistics.
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Re: RIAT 2018 wishlist

Postby CJS on Fri 08 Dec 2017, 6:14 pm

No aggression intended, I was just pointing out the myriad reasons why we would have had such large military assets available at that time - I don't know but I imagine that 5 years later it was quite a bit smaller.

But I'm not sure of its relevance to the RIAT thread anyway??

The trouble with text based messages I suppose, one person can put a totally different tone of voice on it to someone else.
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Re: RIAT 2018 wishlist

Postby Airshowhammer on Tue 12 Dec 2017, 2:55 pm

Croatian Mig-21!
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Re: RIAT 2018 wishlist

Postby G-CVIX on Sat 16 Dec 2017, 5:34 pm

Second run at the A-4?

Maybe one day, a "Draken" owned Mirage F1 and/or Cheetah.
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