World Cup Final

World Cup Final

Postby alzoturtz on Wed 11 Jul 2018, 5:15 pm

Not being shown at RIAT. Confirmed on Twitter. Disappointing if England make it.
alzoturtz

Re: World Cup Final

Postby Costar1198 on Wed 11 Jul 2018, 5:21 pm

I'm quite happy about that to be honest, allows for the pure atmosphere of RIAT, with the thundering sound of jet fighters, and european pop music blasting out the speakers during most displays, it's a place where many could do without the occasional "WAHEY" of people watching the football every time someone scores.
User avatar
Costar1198

Re: World Cup Final

Postby Airshowhammer on Wed 11 Jul 2018, 5:24 pm

Costar1198 wrote:I'm quite happy about that to be honest, allows for the pure atmosphere of RIAT, with the thundering sound of jet fighters, and european pop music blasting out the speakers during most displays, it's a place where many could do without the occasional "WAHEY" of people watching the football every time someone scores.


+1.
User avatar
Airshowhammer

Re: World Cup Final

Postby neilos on Wed 11 Jul 2018, 5:43 pm

May get shot down for this, but, you go to an airshow to watch aircraft, not to watch a footie match, regardless if it’s a World Cup final.

Just a shame Legends haven’t taken a leaf out of RIAT’s book!
User avatar
neilos

Re: World Cup Final

Postby Costar1198 on Wed 11 Jul 2018, 5:45 pm

neilos wrote:May get shot down for this, but, you go to an airshow to watch aircraft, not to watch a footie match, regardless if it’s a World Cup final.

Just a shame Legends haven’t taken a leaf out of RIAT’s book!

Atleast it's in a hangar I guess, although those cheers could still drown out a Corsair...
User avatar
Costar1198

Re: World Cup Final

Postby cg_341 on Wed 11 Jul 2018, 5:46 pm

neilos wrote:you go to an airshow to watch aircraft, not to watch a footie match, regardless if it’s a World Cup final.!

Most people probably go to an airshow because it's a day out with the family...
cg_341

Re: World Cup Final

Postby borismorris on Wed 11 Jul 2018, 5:49 pm

neilos wrote:May get shot down for this, but, you go to an airshow to watch aircraft, not to watch a footie match, regardless if it’s a World Cup final.

Just a shame Legends haven’t taken a leaf out of RIAT’s book!


Not going to shoot you down..but its not just any old match is it..

Folk will be on their phones watching iplayer if they want to watch it..
I get why they are not showing it. But I'd bet it would be well attended if they did.
Also, with these canx aircraft starting to add up I dare say the flying schedule might be a tad thin. So it would be a good way of distracting folk.

But anyway, There'sa semi final to play first...
borismorris

Re: World Cup Final

Postby T6NL on Wed 11 Jul 2018, 6:01 pm

Acting as devils advocate here (I honestly couldn't give two hoots either way)... but to be fair, RIAT lowered my enjoyment of the show during certain years with tyre squealing Caterhams and some guy MC'ing 'action sports' for 7 hours. Ironically, the men flying the displays and their crews will be huddled around the TV screen if we make the final :lol:
User avatar
T6NL


Re: World Cup Final

Postby Georgeconna on Wed 11 Jul 2018, 6:56 pm

Blimey its a World Cup final Lads!! Nuts. I'll be camped up in a Pub not Supporting France Sunday!!

EditL I'll be Watchmaking the Hurling instead, The final does not look too appetisung.
Last edited by Georgeconna on Wed 11 Jul 2018, 8:44 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Cheers

George

Zero shows for 2018 Giving in a Rest.
Georgeconna

Re: World Cup Final

Postby play it cool on Wed 11 Jul 2018, 7:16 pm

neilos wrote:May get shot down for this, but, you go to an airshow to watch aircraft, not to watch a footie match, regardless if it’s a World Cup final.


Airshows always have other attractions, and I think (assuming they win tonight) England playing in a WC Final for the first time in 52 years is of more importance to many more people than the likes of Robot Wars, Alexandra Burke, Caterham cars, or any of the other sideshow attractions RIAT have had in the past. It's their shout obviously, but if England do make it, many people will leave early or not go at all, meaning less revenue inside the base. Seemingly plenty on here couldn't care less, but I'm sure many people with Sunday tickets have other interests beyond aviation.
User avatar
play it cool

Re: World Cup Final

Postby Xray833 on Wed 11 Jul 2018, 7:25 pm

neilos wrote:May get shot down for this, but, you go to an airshow to watch aircraft, not to watch a footie match, regardless if it’s a World Cup final.

Just a shame Legends haven’t taken a leaf out of RIAT’s book!



+1
Xray833

Re: World Cup Final

Postby BrawlerO on Wed 11 Jul 2018, 8:28 pm

Don’t think it will be an issue...
User avatar
BrawlerO

Re: World Cup Final

Postby play it cool on Wed 11 Jul 2018, 8:38 pm

Oh well...
User avatar
play it cool

Re: World Cup Final

Postby captainfurious on Wed 11 Jul 2018, 10:02 pm

Panic over. Airshow duties resume.
User avatar
captainfurious

Re: World Cup Final

Postby 2e1var on Thu 12 Jul 2018, 4:48 am

I've been totally amazed at the negativity to the questions about the world cup being shown, more so on various Facebook groups I must say. I'm not really a footy fan but have been totally gripped by England's run. How can a big screen away from the crowd line possibly affect your enjoyment if you aren't interested ? Had we made the final it would have been a once in a lifetime opportunity for many and tickets for RIAT would have been booked before anyone had the slightest thoughts about England being in the final, the match would have started towards the end of the displays anyway. Live and let live ?
Anyway it's all over now so we can get on with an airshow !

Rich
UBC-15X, MVT-7100, MVT-8000, FTdX3000, FTM-100, IC-7300, IC-7100, ID-31E, FT-2DE
Sony a58, Tamron SP 70-300
User avatar
2e1var

Re: World Cup Final

Postby Xray833 on Thu 12 Jul 2018, 9:29 am

[quote="
Anyway it's all over now so we can get on with an airshow !

Rich[/quote]


Looking forward to it.
Xray833

Re: World Cup Final

Postby Chrisse on Thu 12 Jul 2018, 9:51 am

Georgeconna wrote: I'll be camped up in a Pub not Supporting France Sunday!!

EditL I'll be Watchmaking the Hurling instead


France's unappealing football combined with one too many pints can have that effect.
User avatar
Chrisse

Re: World Cup Final

Postby iainpeden on Thu 12 Jul 2018, 9:55 am

Which cap shall I wear on Saturday and/or Sunday?
A very faded Frecce one, the (Belgian) NTM2016 one or the day-glo orange French Rafale cap given out at Sanicole - or the Classic Wings Tiger Moth one.

Decisions, decisions.
User avatar
iainpeden


Return to Royal International Air Tattoo

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 18 guests