RIAT 2018 wishlist

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Postby aviodromefriend on Tue 01 Aug 2017, 6:16 pm

Water bowsers. Didn't find any this year.
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Postby Dan213 on Wed 02 Aug 2017, 9:31 am

aviodromefriend wrote:Water bowsers. Didn't find any this year.


Saw loads in the showground this year. At least 4 or 5 in each zone
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Postby Roughcutter on Thu 03 Aug 2017, 8:24 pm

Tell ya what would be a pleasant change Royal Jordanian heavy metal, appreciate their presence every year with "Guts Airline/Jordanian Falcons" bless 'em. But it would be brilliant if one year they could include a couple of fighters. Maybe a pair of F-5's or F-16's, like the Mirage F1's that used to display in the 1980's... :smile:
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Postby The Doctor on Wed 09 Aug 2017, 3:17 pm

My wishlist:

A-10
C-5
F-35
Some RAF Tonkas
More Russian heavy metal, whichever country it comes from
F/A-18
F-15

Obviously flying would be ideal but I'd take static if needed.
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Postby Adamwilliams132 on Sun 13 Aug 2017, 5:46 pm

Been thinking what we could get for the RAF 100 theme. Literally a list I'm writing now of what could be available that has served the RAF
BBMF
Meteors there's a few flying in the uk I believe
Norwegian vampires or another example again I believe there's a couple flying
Indian jags ? Long shot but maybe
Greek phantoms
The whirlwind served the RAF search and rescue well for years
A sea king
WW1 display team
Anson
Dakota
Blenheim
Gnat
Hunter
Harrier Spanish or USMC
There's plenty of prop trainer variants flying in the U.K. So I won't list those.
Any more obvious RAF related attendees I've missed ?
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Postby FarnboroJohn on Sun 13 Aug 2017, 6:31 pm

Adamwilliams132 wrote:Been thinking what we could get for the RAF 100 theme. Literally a list I'm writing now of what could be available that has served the RAF
BBMF
Meteors there's a few flying in the uk I believe
Norwegian vampires or another example again I believe there's a couple flying
Indian jags ? Long shot but maybe
Greek phantoms
The whirlwind served the RAF search and rescue well for years
A sea king
WW1 display team
Anson
Dakota
Blenheim
Gnat
Hunter
Harrier Spanish or USMC
There's plenty of prop trainer variants flying in the U.K. So I won't list those.
Any more obvious RAF related attendees I've missed ?


Wessex, Bristol Sycamore, Jet Provost: how about a special Coastal Command scheme for Sally B?

BBMF must have had a big hand in persuading the Canadians to tour with the Lanc, wouldn't this be a good time to persuade one of the US Mosquito owners to tour? (Especially since its 75 years since Op Chastise as well.... time for another trip to Derwent, first time for F35B as 617 stands up January 2018?)

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Postby Brevet Cable on Tue 15 Aug 2017, 9:24 am

Depends what's still about ( I know some types are ) they should also include the much overlooked - almost forgotten - post-WW2 transport aircraft the RAF used....Dove/Devon, Heron, Pembroke/Prince, Jetstream, HS-125/Dominie, etc.
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Postby AARDVARK on Sun 20 Aug 2017, 4:34 am

I wonder if museum airframes will be trucked in as they were for centenary of flight show ?
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Postby pbeardmore on Mon 21 Aug 2017, 6:28 pm

Sorry if mentioned before but whats the situation with the HHA Hunters? Any chance of paint schemes or a formation display?
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Postby edhunter on Tue 19 Sep 2017, 12:41 pm

I wouldn't mind seeing the Saudi hawks making a return.
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Postby Airshowhammer on Wed 20 Sep 2017, 5:43 pm

edhunter wrote:I wouldn't mind seeing the Saudi hawks making a return.


Me too. Gives me a proper chance to get my lunch :grin:
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Postby skidd40 on Fri 22 Sep 2017, 11:30 am

I know they do not fit in with the theme but i would love to see the aspa patrol , i was still on the bus last time at Waddington so didn't get the full view but looked good or at least would be something different
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Postby aviodromefriend on Fri 22 Sep 2017, 7:41 pm

skidd40 wrote:I know they do not fit in with the theme but i would love to see the aspa patrol ,
Only if the crowdline was shortened massively. It is a great show as long as the crowd is close to the action, else it is hardly a Eurocopter role demo (judging from seeing them from long (Gilze-Rijen, although not as long as Fairford) and short (Radom) crowdlines).
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Postby Red Dragon on Thu 12 Oct 2017, 11:26 pm

aviodromefriend wrote:
skidd40 wrote:I know they do not fit in with the theme but i would love to see the aspa patrol ,
Only if the crowdline was shortened massively. It is a great show as long as the crowd is close to the action, else it is hardly a Eurocopter role demo (judging from seeing them from long (Gilze-Rijen, although not as long as Fairford) and short (Radom) crowdlines).


I have to agree, they do perform a great display, but after seeing them at Sanicole this year, they did a great display I front of a short display area, but with somewhere like RIAT, they would be very underwhelming, unless you where in the FRIAT seats you'd only see dots.
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Re: RIAT 2018 wishlist

Postby boff180 on Sat 11 Nov 2017, 5:22 am

Sadly don’t expect the Smokey Bandits.

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Postby Rossbeef on Fri 17 Nov 2017, 2:58 pm

The Ukrainian Su-27 was my highlight this year so would absolutely love it to be there next year. Anything else would be a bonus.

As I only went on the Saturday this year, The B-2 would also be one of my wishes.

As a Farnborough year, I assume we could expect the F/A-18 Super Hornet. Perhaps something from China? Chengdu J-20.

Like I said though, Su-27 would be my main wish, anything else a bonus!

I look forward to the first update and hoping for Mr Mole next year!
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Postby Go4Long on Fri 17 Nov 2017, 4:44 pm

Rossbeef wrote:As a Farnborough year, I assume we could expect the F/A-18 Super Hornet. Perhaps something from China? Chengdu J-20.


Is that even a little bit possible? Honest question, I'd rank it along the same lines as the PAK-FA, so incredibly unlikely...just curious if it's actually a possibility?
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Postby aviodromefriend on Fri 17 Nov 2017, 6:30 pm

Go4Long wrote:
Rossbeef wrote:As a Farnborough year, I assume we could expect the F/A-18 Super Hornet. Perhaps something from China? Chengdu J-20.


Is that even a little bit possible? Honest question, I'd rank it along the same lines as the PAK-FA, so incredibly unlikely...just curious if it's actually a possibility?
How are the diplomatic relations between China and the UK? Not good enough for such a thing, I suppose. I don't think China has been on the list of invited countries for years.
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Postby Go4Long on Fri 17 Nov 2017, 6:38 pm

Kind of what I figured. Thanks.

Russia appears to be in the same boat, since I'm not seeing any mention of them on the archived aircraft lists going back to 2006.
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Postby HeyfordDave111 on Sat 18 Nov 2017, 7:39 am

Did not the reds visit China recently?

Should we not think it might happen through a reciprocal visit? And if China isn’t on the list, why not if we can trade and visit them?

Ah politics is a wonderful,thing huh?
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Postby sunwing on Sat 18 Nov 2017, 11:44 am

How about a ukranian airforce su-24 and the ever elusive a4 skyhawk
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Postby Tommy on Sun 19 Nov 2017, 3:18 pm

Can't remember if it's been said, or even if I said it, but it's been ages since I've seen those great German CH-53s. Seem to be a lot more airshow-shy since they were transferred to the Luftwaffe.

One of those would be tippy top.
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Postby Berf on Sun 19 Nov 2017, 4:21 pm

aviodromefriend wrote:
Go4Long wrote:
Rossbeef wrote:As a Farnborough year, I assume we could expect the F/A-18 Super Hornet. Perhaps something from China? Chengdu J-20.


Is that even a little bit possible? Honest question, I'd rank it along the same lines as the PAK-FA, so incredibly unlikely...just curious if it's actually a possibility?
How are the diplomatic relations between China and the UK? Not good enough for such a thing, I suppose. I don't think China has been on the list of invited countries for years.



The Peoples Liberation Army has sent representatives to the Edinburgh Tattoo so I don't see why the Air Force cannot send anything. I still think it is the right year for August 1st debut. Being guest of honour at the RAF's 100th will be a big status thing for the Chinese and good for trade relations.
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Postby boff180 on Mon 20 Nov 2017, 3:12 am

aviodromefriend wrote:
Go4Long wrote:
Rossbeef wrote:As a Farnborough year, I assume we could expect the F/A-18 Super Hornet. Perhaps something from China? Chengdu J-20.


Is that even a little bit possible? Honest question, I'd rank it along the same lines as the PAK-FA, so incredibly unlikely...just curious if it's actually a possibility?
How are the diplomatic relations between China and the UK? Not good enough for such a thing, I suppose. I don't think China has been on the list of invited countries for years.


Relations aren’t bad with China. If we are going to see the Chinese, this year is the most likely in my honest opinion. It won’t be the J-20 though.

The most likely candidates will be the JF-17/FC-1 most likely in Pakistan AF guide due to Farnborough or.. August 1st with their J-10s reciprocating the Reds visit for RAF100.

As for the Russians I don’t foresee anything from them in Europe whilst Putin is in power.

Of course all of it is complete guess work for now!

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Re: RIAT 2018 wishlist

Postby Berf on Mon 20 Nov 2017, 9:28 am

boff180 wrote:

As for the Russians I don’t foresee anything from them in Europe whilst Putin is in power.


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