2018 Yeovilton Air Day

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Re: 2018 Yeovilton Air Day

Mon 06 Nov 2017, 3:05 pm

Pah, old hat anyway, seen them before. I think the L-39 doubled up last time it was over and combined RIAT and Culdrose or similar.

As for Mi8MTV-1s, IIRC the Lithuanian, Latvian, Croatian, Moldovan and one of the Macedonians at Co-operative Key in 2003 were all designated that, alternatively I could be making it all up. It was very good though. :biggrin:

Re: 2018 Yeovilton Air Day

Mon 06 Nov 2017, 3:07 pm

Wissam24 wrote:Just a shame the show is the worst for trying to catch arrivals :'(


Just corrected that Sam. :up:

Re: 2018 Yeovilton Air Day

Mon 06 Nov 2017, 3:27 pm

capercaillie wrote:As for Mi8MTV-1s, IIRC the Lithuanian, Latvian, Croatian, Moldovan and one of the Macedonians at Co-operative Key in 2003 were all designated that, alternatively I could be making it all up. It was very good though. :biggrin:


Strange that those countries helicopters use the Russian designation Mi-8MTV-1, as it's essentially the same helicopter as the export Mi-17-1V.

Maybe they were bought 'off the shelf' so to speak? :dunno:

Re: 2018 Yeovilton Air Day

Mon 06 Nov 2017, 4:05 pm

On further research I found that former Warsaw Pact countries used to use the Russian designation, whereas countries outside the Warsaw Pact (such as India) used the export designation. Though why they were using the Russian designation even after the fall of the USSR is anyone's guess.

Russian aircraft are a nightmare to determine designations for variants, sub variants, and one-offs with the Mi-8 being one of the worst!

Anyway, I think this thread has gone off on a bit of a tangent....

Re: 2018 Yeovilton Air Day

Fri 10 Nov 2017, 5:30 pm

Maybe we'll see two flying Sea Furies next year - well, one T.20 and the ISS Fury G-CBEL?
An Admirals Barge Hawker Hunter too?

Re: 2018 Yeovilton Air Day

Fri 10 Nov 2017, 9:31 pm

Would indeed be superb so see two Furies.

Re: 2018 Yeovilton Air Day

Sat 11 Nov 2017, 9:15 am

centaurus18 wrote:An Admirals Barge Hawker Hunter too?


Do you know the serial number of this one? Is it a flyer? Thanks :smile:

Re: 2018 Yeovilton Air Day

Sat 11 Nov 2017, 10:11 am

WV322/G-BZSE. Not a flyer yet, but will be soon.

Re: 2018 Yeovilton Air Day

Sat 11 Nov 2017, 1:07 pm

capercaillie wrote:
As for Mi8MTV-1s, IIRC the Lithuanian, Latvian, Croatian, Moldovan and one of the Macedonians at Co-operative Key in 2003 were all designated that, alternatively I could be making it all up. It was very good though. :biggrin:

Ahem, 2002 mate.... Yep all marked as 8MTV-1. And yes, a great few days! :cool:

Re: 2018 Yeovilton Air Day

Mon 13 Nov 2017, 1:29 am

I do wonder if there will be an arrivals day this year, my instincts would suggest not.

I know airshows and events don't have a "duty" to provide the service to enthusiasts, but when a show goes to such lengths to stop people viewing off base during the arrival days, it really doesn't seem fair that they don't provide a decent alternative.

I struggle to believe that there's no way to provide a RIAT style park and view, to limited numbers, at the 27 end, for the entire day, rather than the five hour period in the current format.

Re: 2018 Yeovilton Air Day

Mon 13 Nov 2017, 11:49 am

G-CVIX wrote:I do wonder if there will be an arrivals day this year, my instincts would suggest not.

I know airshows and events don't have a "duty" to provide the service to enthusiasts, but when a show goes to such lengths to stop people viewing off base during the arrival days, it really doesn't seem fair that they don't provide a decent alternative.

I struggle to believe that there's no way to provide a RIAT style park and view, to limited numbers, at the 27 end, for the entire day, rather than the five hour period in the current format.



I have to agree. There is a very easy off base solution that could be made available namely the car park area used prior to the arrivals day. Whilst not absolutely ideal, it could provide 90% of the requirements and would only require marshalling, portaloos and some form of food outlet.

Re: 2018 Yeovilton Air Day

Mon 13 Nov 2017, 11:57 am

LN Strike Eagle wrote:WV322/G-BZSE. Not a flyer yet, but will be soon.


Awesome! Thanks for the info. Who will be operating her?

Re: 2018 Yeovilton Air Day

Mon 13 Nov 2017, 1:28 pm

Anglia Aircraft Restorations, that same ones that own Spitfire MV268, Hurricane P2902, Fury II G-CBEL and TF-51D Miss Velma.

Re: 2018 Yeovilton Air Day

Mon 13 Nov 2017, 4:29 pm

LN Strike Eagle wrote:Anglia Aircraft Restorations, that same ones that own Spitfire MV268, Hurricane P2902, Fury II G-CBEL and TF-51D Miss Velma.


...and they have a fat bird under restoration, the Tempest II.

Also seen what else they have registered.......... :shock: :shock:

Re: 2018 Yeovilton Air Day

Wed 15 Nov 2017, 11:12 am

Nice, is there a webpage or information about these guys anywhere?

Re: 2018 Yeovilton Air Day

Wed 15 Nov 2017, 12:56 pm

vulcanshammer wrote:Nice, is there a webpage or information about these guys anywhere?

Not since they left North Weald that I'm aware of.

Also seen what else they have registered.......... :shock: :shock:

A pair of Tempest IIs, a Tempest V, a Buchon and a Mk.Vc Spitfire from Biggin Hill, according to G-INFO. What a shame they left North Weald. :sad:

No sign of that P-47 that was on the rumour mill last summer though.

Re: 2018 Yeovilton Air Day

Mon 04 Dec 2017, 5:33 pm

RCAF CF-18 looks to be coming :yahoo: :yahoo:

Re: 2018 Yeovilton Air Day

Mon 04 Dec 2017, 5:34 pm

Tom105 wrote:RCAF CF-18 looks to be coming :yahoo: :yahoo:


Yup, that is a catch and a half!

Re: 2018 Yeovilton Air Day

Mon 04 Dec 2017, 6:09 pm

Always good to see RIAT acts coming early for Yeovilton :yahoo:

Re: 2018 Yeovilton Air Day

Thu 14 Dec 2017, 2:11 pm

Canadians now confirmed by organisers.

Re: 2018 Yeovilton Air Day

Fri 05 Jan 2018, 5:50 pm

PARTICIPATION UPDATE:
Rafale M x 2 – French Navy (Flying)
Atlantique 2 – French Navy (Flying)
NH90 NFH Caiman – French Navy (Static)
Lynx HAS4 – French Navy (Static)
Falcon 50M – French Navy (Static)

We are delighted to announce that the French Navy have confirmed their support for the Royal Naval Air Station International Air Day on Saturday 7 July. Headlining their contribution is the return of the fantastic Rafale pair role demonstration. So far, flown at no other UK airshow, it’s an award-winning, all-action routine that highlights the French Navy’s cutting-edge multirole carrier fighter aircraft to scintillating effect. Starting with a thunderous formation take-off, the display showcases both present day frontline naval tactics and the exceptional performance capabilities of the fast, powerful and agile Rafale M.

Re: 2018 Yeovilton Air Day

Fri 05 Jan 2018, 5:54 pm

Awesome!


:yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

Re: 2018 Yeovilton Air Day

Fri 05 Jan 2018, 5:57 pm

Fantastique! :grin:

Re: 2018 Yeovilton Air Day

Fri 05 Jan 2018, 6:05 pm

Tenner says the Atlantique 2 cancels :wink: :butt:

Awesome additions :clap: :drool:

Re: 2018 Yeovilton Air Day

Fri 05 Jan 2018, 6:21 pm

Vive la France!
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