RAF Tucano display 2019

RAF Tucano display 2019

Postby JJC on Tue 11 Dec 2018, 6:20 pm

Appears to be returning to the circuit next year...a welcome return!

According to the 72 squadron’s boss on twitter at least:

https://twitter.com/72squadron/status/1072546169950298112?s=21
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Re: RAF Tucano display 2019

Postby The Baron on Tue 11 Dec 2018, 7:19 pm

I have to say that I'm very surprised by this announcement, but happy to hear it!
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Re: RAF Tucano display 2019

Postby Abbo46 on Tue 11 Dec 2018, 7:32 pm

Rather excellent news that. :clap:
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Re: RAF Tucano display 2019

Postby Tom105 on Tue 11 Dec 2018, 7:46 pm

Really good new in the day and age when the RAF are always making cuts. Look forward to seeing it again it will be 5 years since it last displayed!
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Re: RAF Tucano display 2019

Postby Cole on Tue 11 Dec 2018, 8:23 pm

WOW, I am shocked, never thought I would see it again.

Well done RAF, never thought i would say that again either :lol:
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Re: RAF Tucano display 2019

Postby G-CVIX on Tue 11 Dec 2018, 8:30 pm

Good news, hopefully it'll wear a nice new scheme. Could it be the last year of the Tucano solo?
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Re: RAF Tucano display 2019

Postby minnie the moocher on Tue 11 Dec 2018, 10:33 pm

well thats me happy for 2019 :smile:
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Re: RAF Tucano display 2019

Postby jasonT1981 on Wed 12 Dec 2018, 2:20 pm

Brilliant, I spoke to the Tucano OC at RIAT in 2017 and he was saying he was wanting one last display season. Glad he got it :) Built just up the road from me in Belfast and I watched many of them roll out for their first flight.
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Re: RAF Tucano display 2019

Postby Brevet Cable on Wed 12 Dec 2018, 2:43 pm

Meh!

Double-Meh! if/when it takes up one of the display slots at RIAT.
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Re: RAF Tucano display 2019

Postby CJS on Wed 12 Dec 2018, 2:51 pm

Oh I dunno, I think for a small aircraft it has always displayed pretty well. The PC-9 displays of recent years have always been met with general approval, especially the Slovenian one. And the two types aren't that different, not really.
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Re: RAF Tucano display 2019

Postby MiG_Eater on Wed 12 Dec 2018, 3:01 pm

The Slovenian PC-9 is a staggeringly good display and i'm sorry to say the Tucano never got close to it in my view.
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Re: RAF Tucano display 2019

Postby CJS on Wed 12 Dec 2018, 3:18 pm

MiG_Eater wrote:The Slovenian PC-9 is a staggeringly good display and i'm sorry to say the Tucano never got close to it in my view.


I agree with that, my point was that a Tucano and a PC-9 are not so different that both could not (in theory) be displayed effectively at RIAT, in response to BC's meh.
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Re: RAF Tucano display 2019

Postby Brevet Cable on Wed 12 Dec 2018, 4:17 pm

Granted it's not as big a Meh! as a Grotty Tutor display.
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Re: RAF Tucano display 2019

Postby BossMann on Wed 12 Dec 2018, 5:55 pm

Could no.72 Sq work up a display similar to the Slovenian PC9?

Just a thought - if they had a 2 ship 'synchro' display then the RAF could offer a team display to all the shows in July/ August/ September/ October to make up for the Reds not being there?? therefore no need to be like the Slovenian solo PC9..... until the RAF Texan display comes along!

Anyway its great to have another display from the RAF in 2019

Good luck to the team
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Re: RAF Tucano display 2019

Postby capercaillie on Thu 13 Dec 2018, 9:59 am

Far too many blind to the everyday object.

The RAF Tucano routine has always been an absolutely first class piece of display flying, tight, energetic and constantly full of direction change and non stop action.

It might not be your cup of tea, fair enough, but personally I've always found it every bit as good as the Slovenian PC9. I'm sure had it been wearing a couple of Eastern European roundels instead and seen but once a year, the responses would be far more gushing. :dunno:
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Re: RAF Tucano display 2019

Postby Wes_Howes on Thu 13 Dec 2018, 10:05 am

BossMann wrote:until the RAF Texan display comes along!

:lmao: With only 10 on the books, we'll be lucky if one turns up in a static park
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Re: RAF Tucano display 2019

Postby Brevet Cable on Thu 13 Dec 2018, 10:07 am

I'm sure had it been wearing a couple of Eastern European roundels instead and seen but once a year, the responses would be far more gushing. :dunno:


Nah, it would still be a Meh! from me.
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Re: RAF Tucano display 2019

Postby Wrexham Mackem on Thu 13 Dec 2018, 4:02 pm

capercaillie wrote:Far too many blind to the everyday object.

The RAF Tucano routine has always been an absolutely first class piece of display flying, tight, energetic and constantly full of direction change and non stop action.

It might not be your cup of tea, fair enough, but personally I've always found it every bit as good as the Slovenian PC9. I'm sure had it been wearing a couple of Eastern European roundels instead and seen but once a year, the responses would be far more gushing. :dunno:


Exactly. Tucano demos have always been top quality aerobatic displays.

BossMann wrote:Just a thought - if they had a 2 ship 'synchro' display then the RAF could offer a team display to all the shows in July/ August/ September/ October to make up for the Reds not being there??


That's a good shout. During the Tucano's term of service I kept up a slim hope of the return of the Poachers, Blades or Swords, although in all reality a second RAF aerobatic team was never going to happen. However, a Gemini Pair reboot would seem feasible, and I agree, could be used to compensate in a small way for the Reds' absence. I'm sure it could be done, if someone were prepared to make the push.
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Re: RAF Tucano display 2019

Postby jasonT1981 on Thu 13 Dec 2018, 7:01 pm

capercaillie wrote:Far too many blind to the everyday object.

The RAF Tucano routine has always been an absolutely first class piece of display flying, tight, energetic and constantly full of direction change and non stop action.

It might not be your cup of tea, fair enough, but personally I've always found it every bit as good as the Slovenian PC9. I'm sure had it been wearing a couple of Eastern European roundels instead and seen but once a year, the responses would be far more gushing. :dunno:


Fully agree, the 2014 display was fantastic, especially the stall recovery routine.
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Re: RAF Tucano display 2019

Postby GertrudetheMerciless on Mon 17 Dec 2018, 7:51 am

Wrexham Mackem wrote:
That's a good shout. During the Tucano's term of service I kept up a slim hope of the return of the Poachers, Blades or Swords, although in all reality a second RAF aerobatic team was never going to happen. However, a Gemini Pair reboot would seem feasible, and I agree, could be used to compensate in a small way for the Reds' absence. I'm sure it could be done, if someone were prepared to make the push.


Sadly the doubled cost, the need for two (serviceable) aeroplanes (so most weekends needing at least 3 if not 4 available) and losing 2 instructors for most of the summer would rule it out.
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Re: RAF Tucano display 2019

Postby Spotty_Jag on Mon 17 Dec 2018, 10:13 am

So much pessimism. Prepare to be pleasantry surprised..! :ninja:
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Re: RAF Tucano display 2019

Postby toom317 on Mon 17 Dec 2018, 10:30 am

BossMann wrote:.... until the RAF Texan display comes along!


If we ever see one flying. :biggrin:

As a fan of the warp speed, back end on fire, style of air display, I've always had a soft spot for the Tucano. Some nice paint jobs as well.
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Re: RAF Tucano display 2019

Postby Wissam24 on Mon 17 Dec 2018, 10:48 am

capercaillie wrote:Far too many blind to the everyday object.

The RAF Tucano routine has always been an absolutely first class piece of display flying, tight, energetic and constantly full of direction change and non stop action.

It might not be your cup of tea, fair enough, but personally I've always found it every bit as good as the Slovenian PC9. I'm sure had it been wearing a couple of Eastern European roundels instead and seen but once a year, the responses would be far more gushing. :dunno:


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Re: RAF Tucano display 2019

Postby Spiny Norman on Tue 18 Dec 2018, 10:34 am

The more the merrier. Look forward to seeing it.
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