stonesfan wrote:Mantog wrote:I've seen a couple of posts that are dismissive of the Grob Tutor display. That's pretty mean, imagine if you were the pilot of that display and read that people would rather you didn't display!! I always enjoy watching it.
Yes but this is RIAT!!! Stuff like that is for smaller airshows surely? Did the Belgian Red Devils display? That seemed to send a lot of people to sleep yesterday. Again, fine for a country fete type affair, but RIAT?
the show is a family event and not for the "enthusiast" anymore, I think some people need to come to terms with that....
skyking_comms wrote:For those complaining about the flying display, then why dont you go on the friday and watch the rehearsals? We saw the A10, C27, Italian Tonka, Turkish F16 etc.. We have done this for a number of years as if an aircraft doesnt fly on the saturday for whatever reason we have already seen it.
On the saturday we get the chance to see the aircrafts that dont rehearse, like the RAF ground demo which was fantastic once again!
Overall a fantastic couple of days. Roll on next year
rdchawk wrote:and the A-10 cut short
rdchawk wrote: Next year I shall not be giving RIAT any of my money after this farce and complete mistreatment of advance ticket purchasers, I shall be looking at camping at the place opposite the crowdline (if anyone can help with the name of that area as there are so many places for RIAT) and staying there for the show.
pb643 wrote:A final word on the great family day out debate. Made a concerted effort to look around at the people in the show. I could see a few families and a ladies visitors, however as far as I could see the majority were still people like myself. No family in tow trying to see military aeroplanes. I am more convinced than ever that RIAT is marketing itself to the wrong people. Realise that people will say that the weather skewed things, but with an all ticket event I am not sure that is true. (there also seemed to be a lot less people there)
I should love to see the breakdown of marketing data that makes the organisers think they are aiming at the correct people.
Go back to aiming to be the best military airshow and I would expect success to follow. Continue down the same route and I think it is doomed, there are always going to be better and much cheaper car shows, music venues, craft fairs, classic car shows, Sunday markets and all the other things it is trying to be. Go back to trying to be the best military airshow!