RIAT 2018 Participation Summary Thread

RIAT 2018 Participation Summary Thread

Postby boff180 on Mon 04 Dec 2017, 5:43 pm

This thread is for posting confirmed/self-confirmed participants only.

Rumours.etc are to remain in the main RIAT thread. If all goes well, this post will be updated with participants as they are known.

Correct as of 22nd February 2018

(TBC) = self confirmed, not announced by DBH

FLYING
CF-188A Hornet - RCAF
F-35B - RAF
Red Arrows (Hawk x9) - RAF
RAF Review Flypast (Various) - RAF - Friday only.
F-18C Hornet - Swiss Air Force
PC-7 Team - Swiss Air Force
Vampire x2 - Norwegian Air Force Historic Flight
Great War Display Team - Civilian
NH-90 - Finnish Army
A109 - Belgian Air Force (TBC)
Gripen - Czech Air Force
L-159 - Czech Air Force
Patrulla Aguila (7x C-101) - Spanish Air Force (TBC)
F-35A Heritage Flight - USAF (TBC)
F-16C - Hellenic Air Force
F-16AM - Belgian Air Force (TBC)

STATIC
CC-177 Globemaster III - RCAF
CC-130 Hercules - RCAF
CP-140 Aurora - RCAF
NH-90 - Finnish Army
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Re: RIAT 2018 Participation Summary Thread

Postby st24 on Mon 04 Dec 2017, 6:02 pm

Well let's start as we mean to go on, CF-18A, or CF-188A... :smile:
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Re: RIAT 2018 Participation Summary Thread

Postby boff180 on Mon 04 Dec 2017, 6:03 pm

Happy? :handbag: :drool:
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Re: RIAT 2018 Participation Summary Thread

Postby aviodromefriend on Mon 04 Dec 2017, 7:43 pm

Does the comment from the RJF commentator that it is mandatory for them to fly at Fairford count as a self-confirmation for whichever upcoming year?
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Re: RIAT 2018 Participation Summary Thread

Postby st24 on Mon 04 Dec 2017, 7:53 pm

boff180 wrote:Happy? :handbag: :drool:

better.. :grin:
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Re: RIAT 2018 Participation Summary Thread

Postby rdchawk on Wed 13 Dec 2017, 2:50 pm

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Re: RIAT 2018 Participation Summary Thread

Postby Brevet Cable on Wed 13 Dec 2017, 3:09 pm

The 2018 CF-18 Hornet team's theme will be the 60th anniversary of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), whilst simultaneously joining in the RAF100 celebrations at RAF Fairford.
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Re: RIAT 2018 Participation Summary Thread

Postby boff180 on Thu 11 Jan 2018, 12:00 pm

Cracking update from the Swiss :clap:
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Re: RIAT 2018 Participation Summary Thread

Postby edhunter on Thu 11 Jan 2018, 12:21 pm

I love the display from the Swiss bug great update :clap: :shock:
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Re: RIAT 2018 Participation Summary Thread

Postby jasonT1981 on Fri 19 Jan 2018, 11:19 pm

Has the F35 been pulled? No longer on the confirmed aircraft page.

http://www.airtattoo.com/airshow/aircra ... d-aircraft
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Re: RIAT 2018 Participation Summary Thread

Postby 138EAW on Sat 20 Jan 2018, 1:36 am

Don't think the F-35 has been listed on the confirmed aircraft page yet .

The first flight of F-35 isn't due at Marham until end of May / early June. Doesn't take many delays before it's squeaky bum time for RIAT. A month and half, you'd expect them to make it though :lol:
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Re: RIAT 2018 Participation Summary Thread

Postby boff180 on Sat 20 Jan 2018, 4:35 am

jasonT1981 wrote:Has the F35 been pulled? No longer on the confirmed aircraft page.

http://www.airtattoo.com/airshow/aircra ... d-aircraft


The F-35 hasn’t been listed on the aircraft page, the website has been advertising its attendance elsewhere for a number of months now along with the Red Arrows, Flypast and Royal Review. (all discussed in the discussion thread).

http://www.airtattoo.com/airshow/visiting

“RAF100 at the Air Tattoo, a special one off event, is expected to include flying from the world famous Red Arrows and Britain's newest aircraft, the F-35B Lightning! Friday will be a day not to miss in 2018. This special, full show day, will include a mass RAF flypast, a Royal Review of aircraft plus a lot more!”
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Re: RIAT 2018 Participation Summary Thread

Postby Mr Benn on Mon 29 Jan 2018, 10:39 pm

I just wonder why they are doing this RAF flypast just on the Friday ?

Most people will be at work , so why not the weekend (or both ? ) . Or is it a cunning ploy to get people to buy Friday tickets .
Personally I'm probably going on the Saturday , so its a shame may miss this. though may change my mind if its not really that exciting.
Maybe they are getting a Vulcan or Concorde to fly over :lol:
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Re: RIAT 2018 Participation Summary Thread

Postby Paul_Reflex on Tue 30 Jan 2018, 7:51 am

Mr Benn wrote:I just wonder why they are doing this RAF flypast just on the Friday ?

Most people will be at work , so why not the weekend (or both ? ) . Or is it a cunning ploy to get people to buy Friday tickets .
Personally I'm probably going on the Saturday , so its a shame may miss this. though may change my mind if its not really that exciting.
Maybe they are getting a Vulcan or Concorde to fly over :lol:


They are doing it on Friday for the benefit of royal visitors.
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Re: RIAT 2018 Participation Summary Thread

Postby AARDVARK on Thu 01 Feb 2018, 1:19 pm

Have to say the Great warbirds inclusion is expected but I feel it gets totally lost at such a large event,would be better suited to the static display !
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Re: RIAT 2018 Participation Summary Thread

Postby Go4Long on Thu 01 Feb 2018, 2:36 pm

AARDVARK wrote:Have to say the Great warbirds inclusion is expected but I feel it gets totally lost at such a large event,would be better suited to the static display !


You can go get a sandwhich and only miss one high speed pass.

Seriously though, it'll be a fun addition.
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Re: RIAT 2018 Participation Summary Thread

Postby Brevet Cable on Thu 01 Feb 2018, 3:00 pm

AARDVARK wrote:Have to say the Great warbirds inclusion is expected but I feel it gets totally lost at such a large event

Nope....as others who saw the practice for 2007 can likely confirm.

would be better suited to the static display !

Definitely not, why waste a display team again.
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Re: RIAT 2018 Participation Summary Thread

Postby AARDVARK on Thu 08 Feb 2018, 1:10 pm

Brevet Cable wrote:
AARDVARK wrote:Have to say the Great warbirds inclusion is expected but I feel it gets totally lost at such a large event

Nope....as others who saw the practice for 2007 can likely confirm.

would be better suited to the static display !

Definitely not, why waste a display team again.


Well that’s you’re opinion and I gave mine !
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Re: RIAT 2018 Participation Summary Thread

Postby Brevet Cable on Thu 08 Feb 2018, 3:10 pm

Flash-to-bang of a week....
I presume you'll be making a similar comment on the other thread, where 'jalfrezi' posted pretty much the same as me?
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Re: RIAT 2018 Participation Summary Thread

Postby jaguar54 on Thu 22 Feb 2018, 1:53 pm

Greeks have now confirmed with a flying display in their F-16
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