RIAT 2018 wishlist

Re: RIAT 2018 wishlist

Postby G67 on Sat 09 Jun 2018, 5:45 am

rdchawk wrote:You're joking right?


Not at all

Under the NATO Strategic Airlift Interim Solution ( SALIS ), Antonov and Volga have each had an AN-124 permanently stationed at Leipzig-Halle Airport since March 2006, with additional uplift available at short notice.


They've been hauling NATO around the globe for more than a decade. One of the very aircraft that does that will be sitting 30 km away.

What's the BBMF's contribution to modern NATO capability? OK they're part of RAF100, so bring them in and put them on static with the other relics.
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Re: RIAT 2018 wishlist

Postby AngryAndyPandy on Sat 09 Jun 2018, 8:30 am

G67 wrote:
rdchawk wrote:You're joking right?


Not at all

Under the NATO Strategic Airlift Interim Solution ( SALIS ), Antonov and Volga have each had an AN-124 permanently stationed at Leipzig-Halle Airport since March 2006, with additional uplift available at short notice.


They've been hauling NATO around the globe for more than a decade. One of the very aircraft that does that will be sitting 30 km away.

What's the BBMF's contribution to modern NATO capability? OK they're part of RAF100, so bring them in and put them on static with the other relics.


Commemorate, Celebrate, Inspire. Sidelining the BBMF to static would be a little insulting to the whole commemorate side of that, but each to their own. Also, NATO isn't the RAF so an An-124 helping NATO doesn't really have a solid link to the RAF, and if it does it's a small link compared with the what the BBMF represent. As much as I'd love to see a '124 in any capacity. :smile:
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Re: RIAT 2018 wishlist

Postby Seahornet on Sat 09 Jun 2018, 9:37 am

G67 wrote:...What's the BBMF's contribution to modern NATO capability?...


Just remind yourself that the celebration is in recognition of 100 years of the RAF. Whenever 'Modern NATO' has a celebration, you could argue that an An-124 is more relevant than the BBMF, but for this one, your argument is unsupportable.
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Re: RIAT 2018 wishlist

Postby Gripenjetphotos on Sun 10 Jun 2018, 9:51 pm

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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Re: RIAT 2018 wishlist

Postby G-CVIX on Mon 18 Jun 2018, 11:20 am

What would take an already very good show to the next level, in your opinion?

Myself, one or two of these in the final couple of weeks would be incredible.

Another attempt at the A-4.
Turkish F-4.
Greek F-4.

Something from Japan.
Something from China.
Something from India.
Something from Singapore.

F-35B full display.

A MiG-29 display.

Yes, I doubt any will happen, but that's why this is the wishlist :).
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Re: RIAT 2018 wishlist

Postby CJS on Mon 18 Jun 2018, 12:07 pm

I'm not sure that just another attempt at an A-4 would do much for me, to be honest. Actually being successful in that attempt however = :win:

As this is a wishlist thread, I shall politely request that the 4 stranded B-1b aircraft remain until RIAT, are fixed in time, then used as following:

3 for static display

1 for a full flying display, preferably with the B-2 which will of course be making another transatlantic crossing (Saturday please).

And some Indian Jaguars (F).

Cheers, much appreciated. :up:

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For me, the show is already at 'that level' but anything else added to the flying will be a great bonus, and any more static items very welcome too.
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Re: RIAT 2018 wishlist

Postby Airshowhammer on Mon 18 Jun 2018, 12:48 pm

Just thought i’d whack a J-22 into the mix!
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Re: RIAT 2018 wishlist

Postby capercaillie on Mon 18 Jun 2018, 2:08 pm

Airshowhammer wrote:Just thought i’d whack a J-22 into the mix!


Probably more a chance of a J2O into the mix. :sweat:
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Re: RIAT 2018 wishlist

Postby CJS on Mon 18 Jun 2018, 3:13 pm

capercaillie wrote:
Airshowhammer wrote:Just thought i’d whack a J-22 into the mix!


Probably more a chance of a J2O into the mix. :sweat:


Limited edition 'Flamingo Fling' please.

Wait, Flamingos, they live in Chile...

I'll have a Chilean Super Tucano please. :up:
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Re: RIAT 2018 wishlist

Postby capercaillie on Mon 18 Jun 2018, 3:39 pm

CJS wrote:
capercaillie wrote:
Airshowhammer wrote:Just thought i’d whack a J-22 into the mix!


Probably more a chance of a J2O into the mix. :sweat:


Limited edition 'Flamingo Fling' please.

Wait, Flamingos, they live in Chile...

I'll have a Chilean Super Tucano please. :up:


Some do, many don't, just jumping to conclusions now Chris. :facepalm:
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Re: RIAT 2018 wishlist

Postby CJS on Mon 18 Jun 2018, 3:54 pm

All my flamingo mates are from Chile. I don't mix with this Bolivian riff raff :-p
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Re: RIAT 2018 wishlist

Postby FarnboroJohn on Mon 18 Jun 2018, 3:55 pm

CJS wrote:As this is a wishlist thread, I shall politely request that the 4 stranded B-1b aircraft remain until RIAT, are fixed in time, then used as following:

3 for static display

1 for a full flying display, preferably with the B-2 which will of course be making another transatlantic crossing (Saturday please).



No no no, one Bone static, three flying, in a display that includes twinkle rolls in v formation and two aircraft in at least one opposition pass.

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Re: RIAT 2018 wishlist

Postby harkins on Mon 25 Jun 2018, 1:51 pm

All getting a bit late/close now so besides the RAF anniversary set-pieces I don't expect much more to be announced. However, I'm still holding out some hope that Tom's (RIAT Air Ops) tweet of a couple of weeks back about his visit to Top Aces in Wittmund does result in an A-4 Skyhawk in the static display. The other possibility that I'm crossing my fingers for is that a couple of A-10s (especially the commemorative schemed one) can make the static park. I believe there's still eight of them in Estonia and they went that way in early June, so perhaps they'll be heading back west in July.
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Re: RIAT 2018 wishlist

Postby capercaillie on Mon 25 Jun 2018, 1:57 pm

harkins wrote:All getting a bit late/close now so besides the RAF anniversary set-pieces I don't expect much more to be announced. However, I'm still holding out some hope that Tom's (RIAT Air Ops) tweet of a couple of weeks back about his visit to Top Aces in Wittmund does result in an A-4 Skyhawk in the static display. The other possibility that I'm crossing my fingers for is that a couple of A-10s (especially the commemorative schemed one) can make the static park. I believe there's still eight of them in Estonia and they went that way in early June, so perhaps they'll be heading back west in July.


Didn't they route home via Iceland last weekend?

I'd rather have the Richthofen special Taifun than a Skyhawk to be honest, controversial I know. :grin:
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Re: RIAT 2018 wishlist

Postby harkins on Mon 25 Jun 2018, 2:06 pm

Did they really? I guess they didn't touch down in the UK then as I haven't seen any mention of them going home. Gutted as I really thought that might happen. Oh well.

That Richthofen is a beauty but I'm still crossing everything for a Skyhawk. Never seen one you see.
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