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Re: RIAT Tat

Postby John_E on Sat 15 Jul 2017, 9:55 pm

Some of the prices were eye-watering, the U-2 guys were charging £20 for a pint glass. The LN Eagle guys had a discusssion about the pricing of baseball caps. One asked the other how much they were, he went off and checked a price list and came back with "£10". The other replied; "£10?!? For one?!? No waaay dude".

At the Rafale Solo Display stand they were selling some plastic beakers for £5 each. I bought one last month at La Ferté Alais for €1.

Picked up a set of pint glasses from the Pave Hawk guys, some bartering got me £5 off. Also got a Couteau Delta t-shirt for £15 and a Canadian Chinook t-shirt for my son for £5.
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Re: RIAT Tat

Postby Airshowhammer on Sat 15 Jul 2017, 10:18 pm

Blackbird wrote:The Ukrainians wanted £20 for a baseball cap. "What for just one?" I replied abdvwsljed off giving him a withering look!

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I bought one :king:
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Re: RIAT Tat

Postby boff180 on Sun 16 Jul 2017, 4:29 am

I bought one too hehe

As an example of just how late the cancellation of the A-4 was, yesterday afternoon (and possibly today) you will find the ground crew that had been sent over prior set up a stall adjacent to the German Typhoons selling patches!

They were just as gutted as us saying they had even prepared a spare airframe in case the chosen one went tech! :-(
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Re: RIAT Tat

Postby BDL on Sun 16 Jul 2017, 5:36 am

In the RAF village the F35 guys have a nice couple of pin badges for free.

Apparently the Ukrainian guys were set up behind the Il-76 though I didn't see them, there definitely is some tat from them as people in the stand are wearing Ukrainian caps.
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Re: RIAT Tat

Postby boff180 on Sun 16 Jul 2017, 5:50 am

The Ukrainians had a Gazeebo and a smaller display by the il76

They were being mobbed.
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Re: RIAT Tat

Postby Blackbird on Sun 16 Jul 2017, 6:15 am

Airshowhammer wrote:
I bought one :king:

Now thinking that perhaps I've made a mistake :oops:

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Re: RIAT Tat

Postby mikek on Sun 16 Jul 2017, 7:25 am

Airshowhammer wrote:
Blackbird wrote:The Ukrainians wanted £20 for a baseball cap. "What for just one?" I replied abdvwsljed off giving him a withering look!

Andy


I bought one :king:


were you wearing it in the Aviation Club by any chance??
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Re: RIAT Tat

Postby tankbuster on Sun 16 Jul 2017, 9:41 am

Out of interest, where do tat profits go. I assume that they have squadron charities.
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Re: RIAT Tat

Postby boff180 on Sun 16 Jul 2017, 10:48 am

B-2 patches and coins £10 at the B-1.

British exchange pilot there to chat to as well.
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Re: RIAT Tat

Postby speedbird2639 on Sun 16 Jul 2017, 10:49 am

I would imagine in the air crews pockets as a perk of the job I would guess.

Sounds like I'm the only person who has been going to air shows for nearly 30 years and has yet yo buy any tatt of an aircrew.
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Re: RIAT Tat

Postby Airshowhammer on Sun 16 Jul 2017, 10:59 am

mikek wrote:
Airshowhammer wrote:
Blackbird wrote:The Ukrainians wanted £20 for a baseball cap. "What for just one?" I replied abdvwsljed off giving him a withering look!

Andy


I bought one :king:


were you wearing it in the Aviation Club by any chance??


No i dont think so, but i have raided the Ukrainians stool! :grin:
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Re: RIAT Tat

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Sun 16 Jul 2017, 11:03 am

Airshowhammer wrote: i have raided the Ukrainians stool! :grin:

Gross. :sick:
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Re: RIAT Tat

Postby keety on Sun 16 Jul 2017, 11:09 am

BDL wrote:In the RAF village the F35 guys have a nice couple of pin badges for free.

Apparently the Ukrainian guys were set up behind the Il-76 though I didn't see them, there definitely is some tat from them as people in the stand are wearing Ukrainian caps.


One of the F-15 pilots was walking round with one on his bonce as well!
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Re: RIAT Tat

Postby Airshowhammer on Sun 16 Jul 2017, 11:17 am

B2 Spirit patch and coin just bought near the B1 thanks for the heads up Andy!!
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Re: RIAT Tat

Postby 138EAW on Sun 16 Jul 2017, 3:13 pm

Can't believe the Midnight Hawks were giving patches and remove before flight tags away in FRIAT  :shock:  well done for them not charging silly prices. Didnt want a donation either, would quite happily of paid
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Re: RIAT Tat

Postby HMS Seahawk on Sun 16 Jul 2017, 7:31 pm

U-2 t-shirts down to £20 today and selling well! On Friday the USAF special op's C-130J crew were selling "old design" polo shirts albeit in a limited number of sizes for just £1.
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Re: RIAT Tat

Postby HMS Seahawk on Sun 16 Jul 2017, 7:36 pm

tankbuster wrote:Out of interest, where do tat profits go. I assume that they have squadron charities.

Beer money?
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Re: RIAT Tat

Postby BDL on Sun 16 Jul 2017, 8:55 pm

Has to be said I have amassed mor tat than usual. How the hell the Mrs isn't going to notice the new T-shirt collection! I think I've overdone it a bit.
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Re: RIAT Tat

Postby Ian2211 on Mon 17 Jul 2017, 12:34 pm

BDL wrote:Has to be said I have amassed mor tat than usual. How the hell the Mrs isn't going to notice the new T-shirt collection! I think I've overdone it a bit.


Have to laugh, I have done exactly the same. Got a bag full of t-shirts. Don't think the Mrs was too impressed
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Re: RIAT Tat

Postby speedbird2639 on Mon 17 Jul 2017, 12:42 pm

The LN Eagle guys had a discusssion about the pricing of baseball caps. One asked the other how much they were, he went off and checked a price list and came back with "£10". The other replied; "£10?!? For one?!? No waaay dude".


Silverstone F1 caps are currently in the 'sale' at £20 so £10 seems very reasonable.

On a related note they are bitching on the Silverstone F1 page on FaceAche that the prices for 2018 have gone up 25% (edit gone up 50% in some cases) - two adult tickets for race day £760! Think about that before you moan at an 8 hr flying display being £50.
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Re: RIAT Tat

Postby JJC on Mon 17 Jul 2017, 1:03 pm

Got a Ukrainian IL-76 patch at the back end of yesterday, along with a couple of Dutch, Belgian, Czech ALCA and RSV bits and pieces.

Prices on the whole seemed a bit steep this year.... :tumbleweed:
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Re: RIAT Tat

Postby iaint on Mon 17 Jul 2017, 9:10 pm

Not so sure on the prices being steep this year, some places maybe *cough* U-2 *cough*, but many bargains to be had around the crews... I was particularly pleased to pick up a CH-147 coin for £5, a 736NAS Coin for £5, 100Sqn (glow in the dark coin), yep also £5!
The Alphajet coin was £5 cheaper this year than last, and I heard that the B-2 merchandise was much cheaper than the 2012 visit!!

My modest haul from Saturday came in the form of an Alphajet coin and patch, the three coins I already mentioned above, a 480th FS coin, RAF Lakenheath coin, 7SOS Osprey coin and a 67th SOS bottle-opener coin. Also a couple of French Pin badges (£3ea), for EC0.003 and a Mirage 2000D and I visited Squadron Prints for some RBF-tag Keyfobs.

Was a bit gutted to miss out on the U-2 coins/patches and Wedgetal coin, even first thing on Saturday morning being told they were sold out. Maybe a warning to the crews telling them to pack even more goodies to bring, or to hold a bit back each day to allow more people a fair crack at purchasing bits across the full weekend, especially selling out on the Friday before the majority of punters will appear.
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Re: RIAT Tat

Postby borismorris on Mon 17 Jul 2017, 9:47 pm

Pardon the ignorance of the unitiated...but what do you do with the coins?
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Re: RIAT Tat

Postby speedbird2639 on Mon 17 Jul 2017, 10:50 pm

Keep them in a box in the loft I presume, after having photographed and catalogued them of course!
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Re: RIAT Tat

Postby nickosbad on Tue 18 Jul 2017, 7:43 am

borismorris wrote:Pardon the ignorance of the unitiated...but what do you do with the coins?


I managed to pick up a F-22 demo coin on the Saturday and used it on Sunday as a Golf Ball Marker

Really wanted one of the B-52 ones but they were too big!
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