RIAT 2018 discussion

Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby Milguy22 on Wed 08 Nov 2017, 4:15 pm

Are the RAF launching a full complement of displays/demonstrations in 2018? Or will their commitment be similar to 2017. Apart from the flypast on Friday. Does anyone have anymore information on this?
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby capercaillie on Wed 08 Nov 2017, 4:19 pm

spellow3010 wrote:
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spellow3010 wrote:Which category did this year's double Su-27 and Tanker support from Ukraine fall into? All sort of rumour, self confirmation, secrecy and 'don't believe it until you see the smoke trails on finals' etc. the Ukranian saga was great 'will it or won't it' popcornery. :snack:



Well in answer to that, the Su27s, were all of the above (as they were rumoured, seen by a reliable source from the display committee and confirmed by DBH) and the tanker was none of the above, as the Flankers didn't need one, it wasn't talked about and it never turned up. :whistle:


I sense the froth as you typed all that out. Fair enough though :up:


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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby st24 on Wed 08 Nov 2017, 8:24 pm

I note from the RAF 100 blurb that the official flypast and parade will now take place on the 11 July rather than the 1 April over Laaarndan. Given as that's the "first" day of RIAT could the formation(s) provide a very welcome addition to the arrivals activities - after all Brize is the traditional breaking up point of QBF formations... I wonder if the Friday RIAT flypast will merely be a repeat of Tuesday's? Either way it's going to be very busy down South in July...
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby edhunter on Fri 17 Nov 2017, 2:59 pm

Did the build up to the 2008 show start early or were the updates different for the show then?
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby aviodromefriend on Fri 17 Nov 2017, 4:35 pm

I think they were every three weeks back then. Also, it were just additions to the list of participants, no press releases or things like that.
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby edhunter on Sun 19 Nov 2017, 4:58 pm

Does anyone think the updates are likely to start before or after Christmas?
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby Brevet Cable on Sun 19 Nov 2017, 5:05 pm

Yes.





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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby jason82wells on Sun 19 Nov 2017, 5:53 pm

edhunter wrote:Does anyone think the updates are likely to start before or after Christmas?


Suggest you check out the 2017 thread for an indication
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby CJS on Sun 19 Nov 2017, 8:38 pm

Brevet Cable wrote:Yes.

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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby aviodromefriend on Sun 19 Nov 2017, 9:55 pm

Tomorrow, Tom will check with DBH's IT department if it can put an update online during Christmas. Wondering how many UKARians will keep refreshing the aircraft participation page of airtattoo.com for the complete 48 hours that Chrismas will last.
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby vulcanshammer on Mon 20 Nov 2017, 12:06 pm

edhunter wrote:Does anyone think the updates are likely to start before or after Christmas?


DBH confirmed The Thunderbirds on 9th December last year. So a pre-Christmas update is possible.
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby clearstone on Tue 21 Nov 2017, 2:22 pm

100ft for RAF100? :lol:

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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby rdchawk on Tue 21 Nov 2017, 2:38 pm

Have to admit RIAT 2018 was dreamt about the other night and 2 things that were participating were the Brazilian Smoke Squadron and a Malaysian Air force Transport plane (couldn't remember type)
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby Chrisse on Tue 21 Nov 2017, 2:46 pm

clearstone wrote:100ft for RAF100? :lol:



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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby Airshowhammer on Tue 21 Nov 2017, 6:05 pm

Keep your eyes peeled on the 4th December folks. ACC schedule release!
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby boff180 on Tue 21 Nov 2017, 6:11 pm

Airshowhammer wrote:Keep your eyes peeled on the 4th December folks. ACC schedule release!

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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby RIAT Air Ops on Wed 22 Nov 2017, 10:05 am

aviodromefriend wrote:Tomorrow, Tom will check with DBH's IT department if it can put an update online during Christmas. Wondering how many UKARians will keep refreshing the aircraft participation page of airtattoo.com for the complete 48 hours that Chrismas will last.


No I won't ...... :grin:
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby Tom105 on Mon 04 Dec 2017, 5:31 pm

Looks like CF-18 from Canada will be at RIAT and Yeovilton, info taken from video on ACC display video on facebook page but it is tentative but looking good :yahoo: :yahoo:
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby boff180 on Mon 04 Dec 2017, 5:32 pm

Yup RCAF F-18 confirmed.

No USAF solo displays are coming.
No USMC solo displays are coming.
No USAF/USN/RCAF teams are coming.

The Heritage Flight dates were not announced.
The USN solo display dates were not announced.
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby Rossbeef on Mon 04 Dec 2017, 6:31 pm

That's a pity. I was hoping to see a F-22 or F-15 display. Looking forward to the Canadian F-18 as I have not seen it before.
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby Go4Long on Mon 04 Dec 2017, 7:49 pm

boff180 wrote:Yup RCAF F-18 confirmed.

No USAF solo displays are coming.
No USMC solo displays are coming.
No USAF/USN/RCAF teams are coming.

The Heritage Flight dates were not announced.
The USN solo display dates were not announced.


I still don't know about that...the F-22 schedule appears to have a really sparse July, as does the F-16, the A10 (although their august is even more sparse),
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby Gripenjetphotos on Mon 04 Dec 2017, 8:09 pm

Lovely! Always wanted to see the Canadian F/A-18 demo! :yahoo:
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby edhunter on Mon 04 Dec 2017, 8:49 pm

It's a nice start be interesting to see what support comes with it.
Do they send a spare & was it painted in the same colours in 2008?
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby Airshowhammer on Mon 04 Dec 2017, 8:59 pm

Even if we get nothing from the ACC, a flying B1/B-52 would make up for that! :wink:
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby Go4Long on Mon 04 Dec 2017, 9:51 pm

edhunter wrote:It's a nice start be interesting to see what support comes with it.
Do they send a spare & was it painted in the same colours in 2008?


Yes, and no.

They generally send a spare. But it's grey, maybe with a special tail, and they all have the super awesome false canopy on the bottom ;-)
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