RIAT 2018 discussion

Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby aviodromefriend on Mon 15 Jan 2018, 10:20 pm

Harvo266 wrote:
Airshowhammer wrote:Don't know if its been mentioned but RIAT are now supplying a shuttle bus for departure days! :clap:

Would this be a double decker with photo opportunities for remaining statics without infamous cones or just a bus to get from A-B? (E-W)
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby ted633 on Mon 15 Jan 2018, 10:24 pm

Airshowhammer wrote:Lovely aircraft, but i hope they don’t go missing on Fairfords display line due to how small they are!


Just a wild guess, but could be for a historic flypast of some sort instead of an individual display (We can dream can't we?)
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby Go4Long on Tue 16 Jan 2018, 1:14 pm

I'd never seen a vampire until last year, then saw two different ones last year. Fun little things...emphasis on the little.
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby Tommy on Tue 16 Jan 2018, 2:12 pm

RIAT Air Ops wrote:Tommy, I was referring to the Swiss when I went for 2014 but agree, 2012 for a marked USN Super.


Ah right, apologies - I misread.
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby vulcanshammer on Tue 16 Jan 2018, 2:27 pm

Go4Long wrote:I'd never seen a vampire until last year, then saw two different ones last year. Fun little things...emphasis on the little.


Scampton? What a delight they were. Can't wait to see them at Fairford!
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby Go4Long on Tue 16 Jan 2018, 4:15 pm

vulcanshammer wrote:
Go4Long wrote:I'd never seen a vampire until last year, then saw two different ones last year. Fun little things...emphasis on the little.


Scampton? What a delight they were. Can't wait to see them at Fairford!


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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby coanda on Wed 17 Jan 2018, 12:53 pm

coanda wrote:That'll be to limit the time taken to make the trips because of people stopping to take photos on an active airfield


Thought the shuttle bus was between friat and the gate for departures...now I see it's Swindon - RIAT
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby 8674planes on Wed 17 Jan 2018, 4:53 pm

Swedish Airforce Historic flight AJS 37 Viggen , J 35 Draken , J 32 Lansen, J 29 Tunnan

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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby rdchawk on Wed 17 Jan 2018, 4:56 pm

8674planes wrote:Swedish Airforce Historic flight AJS 37 Viggen , J 35 Draken , J 32 Lansen, J 29 Tunnan

http://www.swafhf.se/flygprogram.html


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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby Jakub.Zurek on Wed 17 Jan 2018, 5:09 pm

It happens every year. They are not attending an airshow unless the far right column 'OK' on their website says 'JA'.
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby Brevet Cable on Wed 17 Jan 2018, 5:15 pm

Unless I'm mistaken, haven't there been times when their website's said 'Ja' & DBH have said 'Nej' ?
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby CJS on Wed 17 Jan 2018, 8:52 pm

Jakub.Zurek wrote:It happens every year. They are not attending an airshow unless the far right column 'OK' on their website says 'JA'.


Which, almost certainly, it won't :grin: One of Tom and his team's frustrations most years I expect, the way their very own website is actually just their wishlist of places they'd like to display at.

That said, they were obviously at Scampton last year so perhaps the balls have been set in motion between the two 'sides'? Certainly they'd be a magnificent addition to any flying display (IMHO of course).

Brevet Cable wrote:Unless I'm mistaken, haven't there been times when their website's said 'Ja' & DBH have said 'Nej' ?


No that I recall (although in fairness I often have trouble recalling my own name...) but the Swedes have certainly listed RIAT for the last what, 4? 5? years.

If (and I know it's nothing more than an if at present) the Vampires did get confirmed it would bode well for other ex RAF types being sought from distant lands to take part in the birthday celebrations.
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby Airshowhammer on Wed 17 Jan 2018, 9:16 pm

I remember reading last year when they put out a release saying that why they won’t be attending (something along those lines) and that they hope they can finalise something this year. Would love to see that J-35! Its something else :love:
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby aviodromefriend on Wed 17 Jan 2018, 10:34 pm

CJS wrote:
Brevet Cable wrote:Unless I'm mistaken, haven't there been times when their website's said 'Ja' & DBH have said 'Nej' ?

No that I recall (although in fairness I often have trouble recalling my own name...) but the Swedes have certainly listed RIAT for the last what, 4? 5? years.
And there has been one year of all those when the Swedes put JA at RIAT, then in the last week (when they had also been announced as passing through at the airfields they would refuel at) they (SWAFHF, I mean) had to admit they couldn't get a PDA. I think it was '16.
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby jason82wells on Thu 18 Jan 2018, 7:28 am

Saw on Twitter last night that there'll be no Apache demo from the UK Army this year :sad:

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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby Brevet Cable on Thu 18 Jan 2018, 7:42 am

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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby Airshowhammer on Thu 18 Jan 2018, 11:23 am

Wonder if we’ll see an update at 12?
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby Gripenjetphotos on Thu 18 Jan 2018, 11:58 am

Vampires confirmed :rock:

Two Cold War classic jets will join the flying display at RIAT 2018 from the civilian operated Norwegian Air Force Historical Squadron! A Vampire T.55 and Vampire FB.52 will take us back to the early jet-age years and will be specially painted in RAF colours to celebrate RAF100.
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby Brevet Cable on Thu 18 Jan 2018, 12:02 pm

Better than that....Vampires confirmed flying :biggrin:

Just hope it doesn't turn into a "Meh!" by only being part of the flypast(s)
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby blackcat on Thu 18 Jan 2018, 12:17 pm

Guessing we are going to get an RAF through the ages kind of thing?
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby CJS on Thu 18 Jan 2018, 12:34 pm

Lovely stuff. :-)

Definitely hope these are not only part of the flypast on the Friday. I wonder if updates will start confirming this or if it won't be known til nearer the time?
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby harkins on Thu 18 Jan 2018, 12:54 pm

blackcat wrote:Guessing we are going to get an RAF through the ages kind of thing?


Nothing against the Vampires (nice to see them in RAF markings), but I hope not, well not at the expense of big noisy fast jets from exotic places. After all, that's what the RAF Cosford event is doing isn't it?
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby capercaillie on Thu 18 Jan 2018, 1:01 pm

Jeez, I give up. Does no one actually look at what the main theme of this year's shows are? :dunno:

It would have been most appropriate in 1990 and 2015 to say let's not celebrate the RAF's finest hour, we don't want Spitfires and Hurricanes, we want big noisy fast jets from exotic places instead. Who needs history. :sleepy:
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby CJS on Thu 18 Jan 2018, 1:36 pm

capercaillie wrote:Jeez, I give up. Does no one actually look at what the main theme of this year's shows are? :dunno:

It would have been most appropriate in 1990 and 2015 to say let's not celebrate the RAF's finest hour, we don't want Spitfires and Hurricanes, we want big noisy fast jets from exotic places instead. Who needs history. :sleepy:


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What a nonsense to suggest that RIAT shouldn't, as the RAF's official 100th birthday bash, celebrate, you know, the last 100 years of RAF history. :facepalm:

I would think (hope) that there will be flying displays from aircraft significantly older than the Vampires come July, so maybe you'll need to look elsewhere for your foreign exotica this year harkins :surrender:
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Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby Brevet Cable on Thu 18 Jan 2018, 1:37 pm

And DBH are so overwhelmed by 'exotic' Countries wanting to send 'big noisy fast jets' these days that they're fighting them off with a stick..... :whistle: :lol:
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