aldershot wrote: F-22 Raptor A wrote: aldershot wrote:
Last year they had 55 flying display but this year their is only 27 so a lot of flying displays to come
How many of those were Solo displays?
Don't forget, we have 8 fast jets, 5 teams, the A-400, Vulcan, Osprey and others.... It's a decent and full looking line up!
But their are some big regulars missing
Really? I'm not sure I'd agree.
Amongst the fast jets, the regulars are attending: Typhoon, Tornado, Belgian and Dutch F-16s, Swedish Gripen, Rafale (a recent regular). There is no American fast jet, but no specific jet is a regular, and its not a RIAT issue, its an airshow issues as a whole. Whilst there have been a variety of fast jets in recent years, none have been regulars.
I think people's perception is tainted by 2 things. What USED to be regular, 10 years ago, which now are seen sometimes, or rarely. And secondly, the general reaction driven by the US participation, which people are making out to be worse than it is