RIAT 2018 discussion

Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby Wrexham Mackem on Wed 07 Mar 2018, 10:48 am

Brevet Cable wrote:
harkins wrote:You may get to see the Queen too.

As I've posted before -- unlikely...it'll probably be Number One Son, and/or possibly one of the new batch.


Indeed. There's a flypast up the mall on the Tuesday so I don't expect the queen to be at RIAT this time. Wouldn't make sense to do the FP twice for her.
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby st24 on Wed 07 Mar 2018, 12:00 pm

Wrexham Mackem wrote:
Brevet Cable wrote:
harkins wrote:You may get to see the Queen too.

As I've posted before -- unlikely...it'll probably be Number One Son, and/or possibly one of the new batch.


Indeed. There's a flypast up the mall on the Tuesday so I don't expect the queen to be at RIAT this time. Wouldn't make sense to do the FP twice for her.

As I've hinted at earlier, most London flypasts (bar BBMF, Reds, choppers) disperse at Brize so I'm just wondering if visitors on the Tuesday may be treated to a preview of the Fridays event (assuming they'll be the same)??
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby starbuck on Wed 07 Mar 2018, 12:53 pm

Brevet Cable wrote:
harkins wrote:You may get to see the Queen too.

As I've posted before -- unlikely...it'll probably be Number One Son, and/or possibly one of the new batch.


My money is on Harry - Arriving in style in the back of the 2 seat Buchon :whistle:
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby aviodromefriend on Wed 07 Mar 2018, 4:07 pm

B_Tank88 wrote:Is it just me or are we all waiting for the announcements to pick up soon?

I feel for a RIAT line up, we a bit dry still for this time of year.
Around this time of year, we normally have one or two participants announced (and one of them being a very regular one).
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby Mr Benn on Wed 07 Mar 2018, 6:46 pm

Thanks for the replies guys. When would you expect more details of the flypast to start to filter through ?

Apologies if I ask too much ...that's Anxiety making me undecided as usual. So bear with me please. Hopefully some of the replies can help others as well . :clap:
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby Airshowhammer on Thu 08 Mar 2018, 9:57 am

What do we reckon for today? I would personally like to see the Danish F-16, its display at Yeovilton last year is one of the most aggressive i've seen!
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby Brevet Cable on Thu 08 Mar 2018, 10:12 am

Thingamabobs, whatnots & the odd doobryferkin, I should think.
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby Havoc on Thu 08 Mar 2018, 10:26 am

Today's update....?

Meh
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby boff180 on Thu 08 Mar 2018, 10:28 am

Airshowhammer wrote:What do we reckon for today? I would personally like to see the Danish F-16, its display at Yeovilton last year is one of the most aggressive i've seen!


Funny you should say that...
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby Airshowhammer on Thu 08 Mar 2018, 10:46 am

My spidey senses gave me a feeling. Thats a great addition, wonder if its the same display pilot as last year? can't believe its been 7 years since we've seen it! :grin:
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby capercaillie on Thu 08 Mar 2018, 11:01 am

Airshowhammer wrote:My spidey senses gave me a feeling. Thats a great addition, wonder if its the same display pilot as last year? can't believe its been 7 years since we've seen it! :grin:


Not that bizarre when you consider its only ever displayed at IAT once. :whistle:
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby Gripenjetphotos on Thu 08 Mar 2018, 11:29 am

Jeez, has it only come once? One to look out for then!
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby Gripenjetphotos on Thu 08 Mar 2018, 11:57 am

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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby Brevet Cable on Thu 08 Mar 2018, 12:03 pm

Havoc wrote:Today's update....?

Meh
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You were right, then! :biggrin:
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby Wissam24 on Thu 08 Mar 2018, 12:08 pm

Unless it's flying with Berlin Express, yawn.
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby Gripenjetphotos on Thu 08 Mar 2018, 12:10 pm

From Airshowstuff:

"You’ll see a little bit more of the F-35 Lightning II this airshow season! We took a peek in the 2018 Air Combat Command support manual, and noticed that the F-35 Heritage Flight team is approved for a three-pass “mini-demo” at its performances this year!"

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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby rdchawk on Thu 08 Mar 2018, 12:15 pm

Gripenjetphotos wrote:From Airshowstuff:

"You’ll see a little bit more of the F-35 Lightning II this airshow season! We took a peek in the 2018 Air Combat Command support manual, and noticed that the F-35 Heritage Flight team is approved for a three-pass “mini-demo” at its performances this year!"

Source- http://airshowstuff.com/v4/tag/f-35a/


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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby Berf on Thu 08 Mar 2018, 12:23 pm

Great addition -I will enjoy watching and photographing them
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby CJS on Thu 08 Mar 2018, 12:31 pm

3 passes sounds just...wow.... :tumbleweed:

Presumably that's 3 passes in addition to whatever the Heritage Flight will consist of (which from memory was about 3 passes wasn't it?).
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby harkins on Thu 08 Mar 2018, 12:34 pm

I'm on the fence with this. I agree with Berf's sentiment; but I also agree that it's a pretty dull spectacle as display item.
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby tankbuster81 on Thu 08 Mar 2018, 12:44 pm

harkins wrote:I'm on the fence with this. I agree with Berf's sentiment; but I also agree that it's a pretty dull spectacle as display item.


Agreed ,very bland indeed. Now if they sent an A10..... :whistle:
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby AARDVARK on Thu 08 Mar 2018, 12:57 pm

Ummmmmm meh ...lol

Is it me or is there a sort of feeling at moment of a lack of wow factor in this supposedly “huge” 100 event show,I know it’s great to see the regular Air Arms on board early but it’s not as if they are sending anything out of the ordinary or more of it ,you know what I mean ,it’s probably the turn of the likes of Aguila ,Swiss Hornet,etc etc to come anyhow,most of it can be seen the week before at Yeovilton aswell,which isn’t a bad thing,maybe they could oblige with the French Navy participants?
The only gold star at the moment is the Canadians who have really gone all out with participation.
Anyway I guess it’s onky March and so plenty of time to confirm other things .
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby CJS on Thu 08 Mar 2018, 1:02 pm

AARDVARK wrote:Ummmmmm meh ...lol

Is it me or is there a sort of feeling at moment of a lack of wow factor in this supposedly “huge” 100 event show,I know it’s great to see the regular Air Arms on board early but it’s not as if they are sending anything out of the ordinary or more of it ,you know what I mean ,it’s probably the turn of the likes of Aguila ,Swiss Hornet,etc etc to come anyhow,most of it can be seen the week before at Yeovilton aswell,which isn’t a bad thing,maybe they could oblige with the French Navy participants?
The only gold star at the moment is the Canadians who have really gone all out with participation.
Anyway I guess it’s onky March and so plenty of time to confirm other things .


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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby chill51 on Thu 08 Mar 2018, 1:37 pm

Nice update and would be nice if they send a couple of F35As over for the show :up:
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby verreli on Thu 08 Mar 2018, 1:51 pm

It's a Farnborough year so we could have four F-35 displays. The RAF B display; an RAF B 100 formation flypast; the USAF A heritage flypast and a LM tp full display.
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