RIAT 2018 wishlist

Re: RIAT 2018 wishlist

Postby Airshowhammer on Wed 02 May 2018, 8:51 am

On a real note if our friends from across the pond send a Buff & Bone and DBH are able to get a Mig-29/Sukhoi in the flying it'd be easily the best show in modern times, how a couple of updates changes your perspective :biggrin:
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Re: RIAT 2018 wishlist

Postby Airshowhammer on Fri 04 May 2018, 2:39 pm

Seeing as it was at Berlin (for business reasons i'm assuming?) the AN-225 (Farnborough could be on the cards?) i know it has no reason to be at RIAT but it is a wishlist :grin:
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Re: RIAT 2018 wishlist

Postby rdchawk on Mon 14 May 2018, 7:11 am

With Team 60 being confirmed flying at a Polish show, it would be nice to see them back at RIAT, especially as didn't think they were around anymore.
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Re: RIAT 2018 wishlist

Postby MiG_Eater on Mon 14 May 2018, 8:00 am

Maybe i'm just hoping for a recreation of shows of old, but Team 60 would be a great addition!
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Re: RIAT 2018 wishlist

Postby CJS on Mon 14 May 2018, 10:05 am

Well that's one I had to look up, I'll admit that. :grin:
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Re: RIAT 2018 wishlist

Postby Havoc on Mon 14 May 2018, 5:04 pm

I'd sign away my kids inheritance if this year we got..

TBM 700 Role Demo
A4 Skyhawk
Su24m Fencer
K8 Karakoum
Egyptian C130e
TBM 700
Unbroken sunshine
Caterham cars
Wall of death
Luftwaffle Mig 29s
And/or
Skyship 600!
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Re: RIAT 2018 wishlist

Postby AMB on Tue 15 May 2018, 8:33 pm

Wrexham Mackem wrote:
duffspeed wrote:How about an Mi-26? Has anybody seen one fly, even at MAKS?


It flew at Farnborough in 84, in Aeroflot colours. It appeared again at Farnborough, but I don't think it appeared in the flying display again after 84. That is to say, I didn't see it fly again after 84. As Gordon says, an absolute beast. Huge.


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Re: RIAT 2018 wishlist

Postby Havoc on Sat 19 May 2018, 7:27 am

A serious addition I've just thought about guys...
Grumman EA6B Prowler...when did we last get one of THOSE on static?
OSD is 19th March '19.

Pretty please??
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Re: RIAT 2018 wishlist

Postby kylejay97 on Tue 22 May 2018, 10:07 am

bit late to the party, id love to see the US heavies even for a flypast much like last year, Spanish Harrier (I Live in Farnborough, would like to see it a bit more ;D ), Mig-29 of sorts, SU27 of course, other than that, I've got nothing wish list left!
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Re: RIAT 2018 wishlist

Postby MiG_Eater on Tue 22 May 2018, 10:14 am

I just want some of the (semi) regular nations to send some of their rarer items!

Slovak Mig-29,
Polish Mig-29 / Su-22 pairs display,
Czech Hind
Turkish Stars / Phantoms
Jordanian *jets*!
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Re: RIAT 2018 wishlist

Postby duffspeed on Tue 22 May 2018, 10:51 am

A return of the Black Eagles would be lovely. :smile:
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Postby duffspeed on Tue 22 May 2018, 10:53 am

Wrexham Mackem wrote:
duffspeed wrote:How about an Mi-26? Has anybody seen one fly, even at MAKS?


It flew at Farnborough in 84, in Aeroflot colours. It appeared again at Farnborough, but I don't think it appeared in the flying display again after 84. That is to say, I didn't see it fly again after 84. As Gordon says, an absolute beast. Huge.


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Re: RIAT 2018 wishlist

Postby Skyflash on Tue 22 May 2018, 3:48 pm

duffspeed wrote:A return of the Black Eagles would be lovely. :smile:


Given the extraordinary effort involved in bringing them to the UK, and the fact that negotiations for it to happen had been ongoing since the 1980s, I'm fairly certain that that's something we will never see again.

I would be thrilled, naturally, to be proved wrong, but the logistics of that deployment were completely mental.
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Re: RIAT 2018 wishlist

Postby Airshowhammer on Mon 04 Jun 2018, 5:46 pm

Posting in here as i don't want to spam the participation thread. The French KC-135. They look gorgeous in that Blue-Grey colour scheme they sport. I don't think ones ever been on static at RIAT?
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Re: RIAT 2018 wishlist

Postby harkins on Mon 04 Jun 2018, 6:16 pm

I don't recall seeing one so it would be nice.

I'm still holding out hope for Greek F-4s but we're well past the time they announced them the last couple of years. Besides that I'd love it if the A-4 Skyhawk could make it after last years cancellation.
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Re: RIAT 2018 wishlist

Postby Gripenjetphotos on Wed 06 Jun 2018, 9:57 am

RSAF F-15SG would be nice to see, especially the one in 50th anniversary colours. :love:
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Postby capercaillie on Wed 06 Jun 2018, 10:24 am

Airshowhammer wrote:Posting in here as i don't want to spam the participation thread. The French KC-135. They look gorgeous in that Blue-Grey colour scheme they sport. I don't think ones ever been on static at RIAT?


Yes there has in 1995. :smile:
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Re: RIAT 2018 wishlist

Postby harkins on Wed 06 Jun 2018, 10:54 am

I really wish for the weather in that photo!!
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Re: RIAT 2018 wishlist

Postby CJS on Wed 06 Jun 2018, 11:13 am

harkins wrote:Besides that I'd love it if the A-4 Skyhawk could make it after last years cancellation.


IIRC from last year, it's been pretty near the top of Tom (RiatAirOps)'s wishlist for a while too.
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Re: RIAT 2018 wishlist

Postby harkins on Wed 06 Jun 2018, 10:28 pm

I really hope Tom's been on their case again then. Obviously though they're not big fans of air shows though, so it must be like drawing blood from a stone.

I've just seen that the Slovaks have confirmed Mig-29s for display and static at the Belgian air day in September and they were already down for a display at Radom. I appreciate they're sending a C-27 for static here but what've RIAT done to the Slovaks that we're missing out on what would be a real star item that everyone wants to see? I gather they cancelled the one for static last year too. As great as this years line up of fast jets is, it's still crying out for a Slovak Mig-29 or an Su-27 from Ukraine as they provide both a powerful and dynamic display complete with an amazing paint scheme that isn't a 'special'. There's always next year though, and we'll need to save something. At times I feel as if this is the last RIAT.
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Postby Gripenjetphotos on Wed 06 Jun 2018, 10:38 pm

harkins wrote:I really hope Tom's been on their case again then. Obviously though they're not big fans of air shows though, so it must be like drawing blood from a stone.

I've just seen that the Slovaks have confirmed Mig-29s for display and static at the Belgian air day in September and they were already down for a display at Radom. I appreciate they're sending a C-27 for static here but what've RIAT done to the Slovaks that we're missing out on what would be a real star item that everyone wants to see? I gather they cancelled the one for static last year too. As great as this years line up of fast jets is, it's still crying out for a Slovak Mig-29 or an Su-27 from Ukraine as they provide both a powerful and dynamic display complete with an amazing paint scheme that isn't a 'special'. There's always next year though, and we'll need to save something. At times I feel as if this is the last RIAT.


2016 I believe was when we were due to have Slovak MiGs over. One was penned to fly,
and the other would have been in the static park. If Belgium’s just confirmed it, then we could potentially see it over this year as a later confirmation, although I’m clutching at straws.
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Re: RIAT 2018 wishlist

Postby harkins on Wed 06 Jun 2018, 10:44 pm

Guess it is still possible then but, the C-27 already being announced doesn't aid my optimism.
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Re: RIAT 2018 wishlist

Postby G67 on Fri 08 Jun 2018, 6:13 am

Space booked at Farnborough for a Volga-Dnepr An-124. Their rates are available with a phone-call. Would look awesome amongst the C-17s and given how much work the 124s have done supporting NATO missions it would probably have more reason to be at RIAT than, say, BBMF...
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Re: RIAT 2018 wishlist

Postby rdchawk on Fri 08 Jun 2018, 7:30 am

G67 wrote:Space booked at Farnborough for a Volga-Dnepr An-124. Their rates are available with a phone-call. Would look awesome amongst the C-17s and given how much work the 124s have done supporting NATO missions it would probably have more reason to be at RIAT than, say, BBMF...


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