pb643 wrote:I can't believe that the Tutor and Hawk pilots are that naive and delicate that they would not give way to visiting displays. The two are not the same and should not be treated the same. I cant imagine anyone questioning British displays being given priority treatment at foriegn shows.
At least the Reds are that "naive". They didn't hand over their slot to, let's say, the Saudies on Saturday.
pb643 wrote:I cant see the Spanish bothering next year at all, considering how they were treated this year.
What I haven't read at this thread yet (and I don't know if it was just nonsense-talk at the radio-station or truth) is that on Sunday they said the conditions were good enough to fly flat shows at the time it should have started. They were only holding to wait for further improvements to allow for full displays. They could (or should) have known Aguilla would cancel without much waiting, as that was what happened on Saturday. Then I don't get why they didn't allow them to start and fly a flat show. IMO a flat show is better than no show.
pb643 wrote:The take home point from the interview... The £££ is king.
It has always been at (R)IAT. Even at the good shows in the 90s when Paul Bowen was still around. The difference is that in those years the show had a line-up that made it more worthwhile for the enthusiast to pay their money.
TYPHOON3 wrote:One question from me is how did Tim Prince know who was an aviation enthuisiast and who wasn't?
I guess they know from the survey what percentage is an enthusiast. Then take that percentage from your total attendance, et voila.