RIAT 2018 discussion

RIAT 2018 discussion

Postby aviodromefriend on Wed 05 Jul 2017, 6:00 pm

As the first day of this show will be about to be finished within 1 year, 1 week and 1 day from now, it is not too late to open this thread (I hope).

Dates are July 13, 14 and 15, according to airtattoo.com.

There will probably be some weather of any kind.

It clashes with Bastille Day in France, so there is a danger the Patrouille de France might have to not participate.

One of the themes will feature 100 years of RAF or whatever name will be thought out for that.

Of course DBH will be around during the upcoming year to challenge some (if not all) of these remarks.
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Re: The RIAT 2018 ask and discus everything thread

Postby Go4Long on Wed 05 Jul 2017, 6:33 pm

I'm going to go ahead and confirm that the red arrows will be there.
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Re: The RIAT 2018 ask and discus everything thread

Postby CJS on Wed 05 Jul 2017, 6:48 pm

I hammer feeling it'll be a good one. (shot) put money on it in fact. Maybe they'll get a Javelin flying again? I'm sure the Pole(vaults) will be there.

Is that enough? :-P
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Re: The RIAT 2018 ask and discus everything thread

Postby MC hammer on Wed 05 Jul 2017, 6:54 pm

Go4Long wrote:I'm going to go ahead and confirm that the red arrows will be there.


Meh!
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Re: The RIAT 2018 ask and discus everything thread

Postby john001 on Wed 05 Jul 2017, 7:32 pm

accommodation already booked
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Re: The RIAT 2018 ask and discus everything thread

Postby Flare Path on Wed 05 Jul 2017, 7:37 pm

Planning for 2018 started some years ago, I believe. The central theme is RAF 100 - I expect it to see significant contribution worldwide, the likes the Air Tattoo hasn't seen for a number of years.

Edit: Full 3 day show?
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Re: The RIAT 2018 ask and discus everything thread

Postby Wissam24 on Wed 05 Jul 2017, 7:46 pm

Maybe we'll even see a Javelin
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Re: The RIAT 2018 ask and discus everything thread

Postby boff180 on Wed 05 Jul 2017, 7:48 pm

I'm certainly aware of Tim Prince standing up and saying at a FRIAT forum in 2014 that meetings had begun and RIAT had already been chosen as the official celebration show.

After the difficulties I've had this year finding a hotel thanks to a wedding booking my entire "usual" hotel for RIAT weekend 18 months in advance (grrrrh, I've already booked my "usual" for 2018 :-)
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Re: The RIAT 2018 ask and discus everything thread

Postby Wrexham Mackem on Wed 05 Jul 2017, 8:20 pm

CJS wrote:I hammer feeling it'll be a good one. (shot) put money on it in fact. Maybe they'll get a Javelin flying again? I'm sure the Pole(vaults) will be there.

Is that enough? :-P


enough? you're for the high jump now Chris.
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Wissam24 wrote:Maybe we'll even see a Javelin


and/or a Decathlon. Somebody please relay the message to DBH.
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Re: The RIAT 2018 ask and discus everything thread

Postby Ouragan on Wed 05 Jul 2017, 8:48 pm

With Fairford due to have a lot of work in preparation for the RC-135 throughout 2018 there is of course the possibility that the runway may not be operational in July, and DBH may well be putting together a contingency plan in case that happens.
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Re: The RIAT 2018 ask and discus everything thread

Postby Brevet Cable on Wed 05 Jul 2017, 9:06 pm

I predict people will post the same information over and over again, despite it already having already been posted numerous times.
I predict people will ask the same questions over and over again, despite them already being answered numerous times.
I predict at least three topics will be started to discuss what the weather will be like.
I predict at least half a dozen topics will be started for each of the following -- where to camp, how to get there, what to do there & what camera/lens combination to use.


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Re: The RIAT 2018 ask and discus everything thread

Postby phreakf4 on Wed 05 Jul 2017, 10:06 pm

I predict that the number of "Meh"s in this thread will break all previous records.......
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Re: The RIAT 2018 ask and discus everything thread

Postby DanH on Wed 05 Jul 2017, 10:06 pm

I'm worried that the static display is looking a little thin. :biggrin:
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Re: The RIAT 2018 ask and discus everything thread

Postby captainfurious on Wed 05 Jul 2017, 10:27 pm

I'm not one to usually spread rumours but I have it on good authority the Royal Jordanian Falcons have confirmed. Cannot wait! Due to planned toilet breaks I've not seen them for years.
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Re: The RIAT 2018 ask and discus everything thread

Postby Brevet Cable on Thu 06 Jul 2017, 6:18 am

phreakf4 wrote:I predict that the number of "Meh"s in this thread will break all previous records.......

But that will be easily beaten by the number of "Best update ever"/"best RIAT ever" happy-clapper type posts for every single update no matter how mundane the item or how often it's been there.
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Re: The RIAT 2018 ask and discus everything thread

Postby frank on Thu 06 Jul 2017, 7:16 am

Is discus not a tropical fish :roll:
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Re: The RIAT 2018 ask and discus everything thread

Postby HeyfordDave111 on Thu 06 Jul 2017, 8:34 am

phreakf4 wrote:I predict that the number of "Meh"s in this thread will break all previous records.......


I predict a riot! :music:
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Re: The RIAT 2018 ask and discus everything thread

Postby iainpeden on Thu 06 Jul 2017, 9:25 am

My accomodation is already booked too - this is getting silly.

As for the static I'd like to see a return of the display that was put on in 2003 for the 100th anniversary of flight when many museum airframes were brought in. I'd also hope for a lot of Commonwealth a/c as many of those countries stood with us in the dark days of the 2 world wars.
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Re: The RIAT 2018 ask and discus everything thread

Postby Brevet Cable on Thu 06 Jul 2017, 12:07 pm

Of course, RIAT 2018 may not bappen.....
By then, one fat man with a silly harcut may have declared war on another fat man with a silly haircut. :whistle:
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Re: The RIAT 2018 ask and discus everything thread

Postby aceyone on Thu 06 Jul 2017, 12:17 pm

Brevet Cable wrote:Of course, RIAT 2018 may not bappen.....
By then, one fat man with a silly harcut may have declared war on another fat man with a silly haircut. :whistle:



Well at least there will be pyrotechnics :wink:
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Re: The RIAT 2018 ask and discus everything thread

Postby MC hammer on Thu 06 Jul 2017, 3:08 pm

Brevet Cable wrote:Of course, RIAT 2018 may not bappen.....
By then, one fat man with a silly harcut may have declared war on another fat man with a silly haircut. :whistle:



And also by then, Boris Johnson might be leader of the Conservatives and our PM. Can you see a pattern forming there?
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Re: The RIAT 2018 ask and discus everything thread

Postby Brevet Cable on Thu 06 Jul 2017, 3:17 pm

Our fat man with a silly haircut is the odd one out, though, as he wants to declare war on a skinny man without a silly haircut.
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Re: The RIAT 2018 ask and discus everything thread

Postby Big Eric on Thu 06 Jul 2017, 3:22 pm

frank wrote:Is discus not a tropical fish :roll:


Yes, it's also a round heavy thing that gets thrown at athletic track & field events. :whistle:
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Re: The RIAT 2018 ask and discus everything thread

Postby Brevet Cable on Thu 06 Jul 2017, 6:44 pm

It's a genus of snail as well.
Or from an aviation perspective, wasn't it also a glider make/model ?
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Re: The RIAT 2018 ask and discus everything thread

Postby Go4Long on Thu 06 Jul 2017, 7:45 pm

Brevet Cable wrote:It's a genus of snail as well.
Or from an aviation perspective, wasn't it also a glider make/model ?


I believe that would be a duo discus.
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