RIAT Arrivals... LIVE! 2017



Re: RIAT Arrivals... LIVE! 2017

Postby JJC on Thu 13 Jul 2017, 1:31 pm

That's one battered U-2! Is that 4 different airframes in and out this week?

Excellent work Andy, thanks again for the amazing coverage!
''Time to dive into the fireworks!''
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Re: RIAT Arrivals... LIVE! 2017

Postby CJS on Thu 13 Jul 2017, 1:36 pm

What's with the car following the U-2 before it's touched down? :shock: :shock:
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Re: RIAT Arrivals... LIVE! 2017

Postby lappup on Thu 13 Jul 2017, 1:36 pm

That U2 looks in need of a re-spray !!
Cracking Photo mate :up:
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Re: RIAT Arrivals... LIVE! 2017

Postby JJC on Thu 13 Jul 2017, 1:38 pm

CJS wrote:What's with the car following the U-2 before it's touched down? :shock: :shock:


Standard practice for the U-2 to have a 'chase car' :smile:

http://jalopnik.com/5537629/the-140-mph ... -air-force
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Re: RIAT Arrivals... LIVE! 2017

Postby dskxalive on Thu 13 Jul 2017, 1:39 pm

I may just be stupid (and I know I am), but is that not just ice on the U-2?
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Re: RIAT Arrivals... LIVE! 2017

Postby CJS on Thu 13 Jul 2017, 1:42 pm

JJC wrote:
CJS wrote:What's with the car following the U-2 before it's touched down? :shock: :shock:


Standard practice for the U-2 to have a 'chase car' :smile:

http://jalopnik.com/5537629/the-140-mph ... -air-force


Thanks JJC :up:

Is the M-346 a second one in for the static? Can't see a static listed on RIAT's website but it looks different to the one that flew yesterday. :dunno:
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Re: RIAT Arrivals... LIVE! 2017

Postby boff180 on Thu 13 Jul 2017, 1:44 pm

The 346 is a surprise, it's the company prototype for the new Attack variant.
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Re: RIAT Arrivals... LIVE! 2017

Postby Gripenjetphotos on Thu 13 Jul 2017, 1:54 pm

Pinky! :love:
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Re: RIAT Arrivals... LIVE! 2017

Postby CJS on Thu 13 Jul 2017, 1:54 pm

boff180 wrote:The 346 is a surprise, it's the company prototype for the new Attack variant.


Cool surprise! Thanks for the info Andy. :up:
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Re: RIAT Arrivals... LIVE! 2017

Postby ColeTheDemolisher on Thu 13 Jul 2017, 2:37 pm

There was a sonic boom ?
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Re: RIAT Arrivals... LIVE! 2017

Postby davidjones533 on Thu 13 Jul 2017, 2:43 pm

ColeTheDemolisher wrote:There was a sonic boom ?


Nope!
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Re: RIAT Arrivals... LIVE! 2017

Postby dskxalive on Thu 13 Jul 2017, 2:44 pm

ColeTheDemolisher wrote:There was a sonic boom ?


It's 'That' Facebook group. What do you expect?
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Re: RIAT Arrivals... LIVE! 2017

Postby Tbolt on Thu 13 Jul 2017, 2:44 pm

dskxalive wrote:I may just be stupid (and I know I am), but is that not just ice on the U-2?


Don't think so, look at the position of the missing paint a lot around the cockpit and a lot of fasteners. Plus I don't think that much ice would still be left in those positions with the temperatures we have at the moment.
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Re: RIAT Arrivals... LIVE! 2017

Postby ColeTheDemolisher on Thu 13 Jul 2017, 2:48 pm

dskxalive wrote:
ColeTheDemolisher wrote:There was a sonic boom ?


It's 'That' Facebook group. What do you expect?


Ohh 'that' one :lol: :grin:
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Re: RIAT Arrivals... LIVE! 2017

Postby Big Eric on Thu 13 Jul 2017, 3:21 pm

dskxalive wrote:I may just be stupid (and I know I am), but is that not just ice on the U-2?


There's ice under the outer wings (where the fuel tanks are), it needs a good re-spray though !
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Re: RIAT Arrivals... LIVE! 2017

Postby Phantommenace on Thu 13 Jul 2017, 3:36 pm

:smile: Don't you think it might have been down in the West Country and was caught by a flock of overfed seagulls.
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Re: RIAT Arrivals... LIVE! 2017

Postby Tbolt on Thu 13 Jul 2017, 4:54 pm

Big Eric wrote:
dskxalive wrote:I may just be stupid (and I know I am), but is that not just ice on the U-2?


There's ice under the outer wings (where the fuel tanks are), it needs a good re-spray though !


Which is where you would expect to see ice, on a cold soaked fuel tank. The weathered look makes for more interesting photos though :)
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Re: RIAT Arrivals... LIVE! 2017

Postby vulcanshammer on Thu 13 Jul 2017, 5:33 pm

[quote="boff180"]And the prize for craziest landing....

You can always count on the Dutch! :lol:
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Re: RIAT Arrivals... LIVE! 2017

Postby Skyflash on Thu 13 Jul 2017, 5:55 pm

vulcanshammer wrote:
boff180 wrote:And the prize for craziest landing....

You can always count on the Dutch! :lol:


Was he in a hurry to get his tea!?
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Re: RIAT Arrivals... LIVE! 2017

Postby boff180 on Thu 13 Jul 2017, 5:56 pm

I'm now sat in the hotel bar supping a pint, the light went so I gave up waiting for the flanker practice and the Skyhawks.

Here is my final photo post from today. I will post limited shots from tomorrow but no where near as many.

TTFN

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