RIAT 2018 discussion

Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby Tmyers123 on Wed 16 May 2018, 4:16 pm

harkins wrote:
Airshowhammer wrote:If the cloud is too low then everything becomes the 'most likely to cancel'. :grin:

True, but I reckon a few flat displays can be managed in weather that would knock out a mass flypast. Anyway, I'm sure it'll be fine as something tells me the weather will be fine..... :tongue:

Gonna be a big day tomorrow as the expectation levels have sky rocketed in the last day or two (not for everyone of course). And I guess that from around eight weeks out things do tend to start picking up. Definitely expecting the Belgian F-16 tomorrow and the A109 as they've now finally issued their schedules.


After *that* post yesterday, I suddenly expected all of the aircraft in the USAFE inventory, and a Malaysian Flanker accompanied by an A400M. :grin: But seriously, very excited for tomorrow’s update.
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby Kevyboy1979 on Wed 16 May 2018, 6:37 pm

A400M flying display is brilliant hope we get that always amazes me the bank it can get for such a large plane........A few F-15s and 16s would be great especially if the have a special paint scheme on them....Maybe a CV-22 Osprey again brilliant flying display act but also very nice on static.....Would be great to see some Mig-29s on static and flying.....Would be nice if the Japanese sent one for flying display as they did in 2015 as that is a rare item to see in the flying display.....Cannot wait for tomorrow's update and see what else gets added to an already outstanding show....On the downside who does anyone think will be the 1st to pull out? As there is always something that does.
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby mark_aviation on Wed 16 May 2018, 6:55 pm

Kevyboy1979 wrote:A400M flying display is brilliant hope we get that always amazes me the bank it can get for such a large plane........A few F-15s and 16s would be great especially if the have a special paint scheme on them....Maybe a CV-22 Osprey again brilliant flying display act but also very nice on static.....Would be great to see some Mig-29s on static and flying.....Would be nice if the Japanese sent one for flying display as they did in 2015 as that is a rare item to see in the flying display.....Cannot wait for tomorrow's update and see what else gets added to an already outstanding show....On the downside who does anyone think will be the 1st to pull out? As there is always something that does.


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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby CJS on Wed 16 May 2018, 7:36 pm

I don't recall ever seeing an F-15 in a special scheme, at least not in the flesh at RIAT?
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby Habu on Wed 16 May 2018, 7:41 pm

Kevyboy1979 wrote:A400M flying display is brilliant hope we get that always amazes me the bank it can get for such a large plane........A few F-15s and 16s would be great especially if the have a special paint scheme on them....Maybe a CV-22 Osprey again brilliant flying display act but also very nice on static.....Would be great to see some Mig-29s on static and flying.....Would be nice if the Japanese sent one for flying display as they did in 2015 as that is a rare item to see in the flying display.....Cannot wait for tomorrow's update and see what else gets added to an already outstanding show....On the downside who does anyone think will be the 1st to pull out? As there is always something that does.

Would be great to see the Osprey doing it's folding dance somewhere near the crowd line ; I've only seen it on youtube and don't know if it's ever done at airshows .
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby Tmyers123 on Wed 16 May 2018, 8:04 pm

Does anyone know RAF Mildenhall is still being closed down or was that scrapped? Was just wondering because that could mean that USAFE send aircraft much less in the future.

Edit: just googled it, saw that it close down in 2024 which gives us a good few years, and I also saw that two F-35A squadrons are supposed to be based at Lakenheath by 2020, which could be good for static and maybe even flying display, which would be much more convenient than them ferrying the USAFHF F-35 all the way from the US.
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby duffspeed on Wed 16 May 2018, 8:17 pm

Kevyboy1979 wrote:A400M flying display is brilliant hope we get that always amazes me the bank it can get for such a large plane........A few F-15s and 16s would be great especially if the have a special paint scheme on them....Maybe a CV-22 Osprey again brilliant flying display act but also very nice on static.....Would be great to see some Mig-29s on static and flying.....Would be nice if the Japanese sent one for flying display as they did in 2015 as that is a rare item to see in the flying display.....Cannot wait for tomorrow's update and see what else gets added to an already outstanding show....On the downside who does anyone think will be the 1st to pull out? As there is always something that does.


You should see an A400M outside an airshow. Believe it or not, it's even better. One came over our house earlier in the week, felt like just a few hundred feet and the thing was really motoring. Reminded me of the old days (80's and 90's) in the Daventry corridor when there'd be easily more than a score of aircraft over our place daily. Wonderful stuff. :rock:
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby Tmyers123 on Wed 16 May 2018, 8:19 pm

duffspeed wrote:
Kevyboy1979 wrote:A400M flying display is brilliant hope we get that always amazes me the bank it can get for such a large plane........A few F-15s and 16s would be great especially if the have a special paint scheme on them....Maybe a CV-22 Osprey again brilliant flying display act but also very nice on static.....Would be great to see some Mig-29s on static and flying.....Would be nice if the Japanese sent one for flying display as they did in 2015 as that is a rare item to see in the flying display.....Cannot wait for tomorrow's update and see what else gets added to an already outstanding show....On the downside who does anyone think will be the 1st to pull out? As there is always something that does.


You should see an A400M outside an airshow. Believe it or not, it's even better. One came over our house earlier in the week, felt like just a few hundred feet and the thing was really motoring. Reminded me of the old days (80's and 90's) in the Daventry corridor when there'd be easily more than a score of aircraft over our place daily. Wonderful stuff. :rock:


Very jealous, living in West Yorkshire I never get to see Military aircraft flying around. :sad:
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby duffspeed on Wed 16 May 2018, 8:23 pm

CJS wrote:I don't recall ever seeing an F-15 in a special scheme, at least not in the flesh at RIAT?


Have you seen the special RSAF F-15 paint scheme? Have Singapore declined yet? That'd be something to see.

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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby NTG1610 on Wed 16 May 2018, 8:28 pm

CJS wrote:I don't recall ever seeing an F-15 in a special scheme, at least not in the flesh at RIAT?


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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby Kevyboy1979 on Wed 16 May 2018, 8:29 pm

Does anyone think the Swedish Historic Flight might confirm for static? As we're they not at Scampton airshow last year? As they are rare aircraft you get to see.
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby Kevyboy1979 on Wed 16 May 2018, 8:29 pm

NTG1610 wrote:
CJS wrote:I don't recall ever seeing an F-15 in a special scheme, at least not in the flesh at RIAT?


1991

ImageMcDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle USAF 84-0021 by NTG1 pictures, on Flickr


That's awesome!!!! :yahoo:
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby The Baron on Wed 16 May 2018, 8:37 pm

Kevyboy1979 wrote:Does anyone think the Swedish Historic Flight might confirm for static? As we're they not at Scampton airshow last year? As they are rare aircraft you get to see.


Unlikely.
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby Tommy on Wed 16 May 2018, 10:37 pm

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Kevyboy1979 wrote:Does anyone think the Swedish Historic Flight might confirm for static? As we're they not at Scampton airshow last year? As they are rare aircraft you get to see.


Unlikely.


TomG was asked that question at the FRIAT forum. He said that there had been talks with the SwAFHF, and in principle it's possible for those aircraft to turn up for static display, like they did at Scampton.

But yeah, probably unlikely. One presumes a number of other factors to consider which might prevent its attendance (cost, for one thing?). With that splinter camo Viggen (and single seat Draken?) both recently having flown, I'd be delighted to see them there.
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby duffspeed on Thu 17 May 2018, 9:34 am

Not too long now. :snack:
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby Airshowhammer on Thu 17 May 2018, 9:56 am

Not getting my hopes up at all. I think Belgians and a couple statics from the Netherlands. Cue Brevet with an almighty 'MEH'.
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby FlashGordon on Thu 17 May 2018, 9:58 am

I have a feeling it will be the Belgians formally confirmed by DBH, and maybe some USAFE stuff on static.
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby Tommy on Thu 17 May 2018, 10:20 am

Why don't people just keep their hopes neutral and judge whatever update there is once it's online?
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby vulcanshammer on Thu 17 May 2018, 10:28 am

Tommy wrote:Why don't people just keep their hopes neutral and judge whatever update there is once it's online?


Yeah! Keep your speculative excitement and enthusiasm to yourselves!

Wait, isn't that what this thread (and entire site) is for? :tongue2:
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby mark_aviation on Thu 17 May 2018, 10:32 am

Just to even the playing field, I predict the first cancellations
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby borismorris on Thu 17 May 2018, 10:39 am

Royal Jordanian falcons and Great War display team doing a combined 1 hour showpiece.....

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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby duffspeed on Thu 17 May 2018, 10:45 am

A race from one end of the runway to the other between two AN-2s?
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby capercaillie on Thu 17 May 2018, 10:46 am

Mongolian Air Force making their debut with an An26 on static, Cypriot Mi24 on static also a national debut and Singapore A330 with two M346s on static, and a giant Meh from Brevet for lack of effort getting them into the flying display.

This will be countered by his elation of the combined Greek and Turkish F-4E fourship celebrating the 60th anniversary of the type's first flight culminating in an actual missing man formation.
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby Rossbeef on Thu 17 May 2018, 10:47 am

Due to the future predicted weather forecast, the Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 has been cancelled.

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