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by DeanW
Sun 25 Feb 2024, 4:48 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Top 10 Airshow Moments of 2023
Replies: 15
Views: 773

Re: Top 10 Airshow Moments of 2023

Very well put together as you'd expect, thanks staffers 👍🏼 Surprised not to see the Sk60 in there though, given how much love it was shown post RIAT. Agreed. I’d also suggest the C-135FR flying appearance and the fantastic Italian Air Force participation at RIAT were also some of the highlights of ...
by DeanW
Fri 02 Feb 2024, 3:33 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 632
Views: 562793

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

and against a background of price rises I find it 'interesting' the organization think paying someone to do things like this is useful. I'm sure some of the younger folk will tell me its vital to reach young people- maybe? I'm too old to care- nor on any social media to see it ! I doubt price rises...
by DeanW
Fri 26 Jan 2024, 8:53 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Disappearing Twin-Engine Types
Replies: 7
Views: 1136

Re: Disappearing Twin-Engine Types

Pembroke G-BNPH/WV740 has gone quiet in the last few years too. I can't find any mention of it flying after 2018 sadly.
by DeanW
Tue 09 Jan 2024, 5:55 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 wishlist.
Replies: 424
Views: 155912

Re: RIAT 2024 wishlist.

Not hugely wishlist, but would fit the bill very nicely - anyone know what the “Warhawk” tactical demo is? Could just be a callsign, or do the Romanians already mount an F-16 display? Warhawks is the nickname for Esc.53 who operate the F-16. Three Romanian Vipers were flown at BIAS 2023 with some l...
by DeanW
Tue 02 Jan 2024, 11:58 am
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Dean's 2023 in review
Replies: 13
Views: 1465

Re: Dean's 2023 in review

Thanks all and Happy New Year to you all! Probably the biggest letdown of the year for me was the Starfighter at Pratica-de-Mare. What a waste of resources for the minimal total flying time it managed? :face_with_symbols_over_mouth: I feel you! While it was a fantastic effort getting the aircraft ov...
by DeanW
Tue 02 Jan 2024, 11:45 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Jalfrezi's Year in Review 2023 (picture heavy)
Replies: 18
Views: 1906

Re: Jalfrezi's Year in Review 2023 (picture heavy)

That's a cracking year you've had there, Nick. Japan looked awesome - glad you came away with so many crackers!
by DeanW
Sun 31 Dec 2023, 5:28 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Dean's 2023 in review
Replies: 13
Views: 1465

Dean's 2023 in review

My aviation year started in March, as I'm sure it did for many others, with several trips up to Lincolnshire for Cobra Warrior. This included the main arrivals day, which saw the Indian contingent land shortly after sundown on an already grey day, as well as a lucky day in week 1 with some unforecas...
by DeanW
Thu 14 Dec 2023, 7:11 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: 23 shots from 2023!
Replies: 15
Views: 2603

Re: 23 shots from 2023!

Nicely done mate, those Greek A2As are so good. That Orao cloud will forever haunt me!
by DeanW
Wed 13 Dec 2023, 12:01 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: Topic of the Week #86 - Up Town Top Tanking
Replies: 12
Views: 2662

Re: Topic of the Week #86 - Up Town Top Tanking

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by DeanW
Wed 06 Dec 2023, 12:57 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 632
Views: 562793

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

Alaska to Oshkosh isnt that much more practical than Fairford to Oshkosh. Not that im hopefully of the F22 being in the Uk Oshkosh uses Langley jets, as would a UK appearance. Langley to Fairford is 2,600 miles further than it is to do Langley to Oshkosh. Plus a journey to Oshkosh wouldn't be relia...
by DeanW
Mon 20 Nov 2023, 11:02 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Victor 30th Anniversary engine run 25th November 2023
Replies: 3
Views: 1028

Re: Victor 30th Anniversary engine run 25th November 2023

Does the Victor ever do fast taxi runs?
by DeanW
Fri 17 Nov 2023, 8:54 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 632
Views: 562793

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

Makes me think Fairford should return to every second year again.... puts tin hat on! That wouldn’t make any difference to a line up though. Look at big shows like Radom and Zeltweg that run every few years. Excluding the home nations participation, the bulk of the display will be broadly the same ...
by DeanW
Fri 06 Oct 2023, 12:36 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Northolt Night Photoshoot XXIX Thursday 5th October 2023
Replies: 132
Views: 31186

Re: Northolt Night Photoshoot XXIX Thursday 5th October 2023

Another really enjoyable shoot last night and thanks to Phil, Lee and the team for once again organising. Fantastic to see the Apaches, especially as there can't be long left for the few AH1s remaining in service, and the Avanti was a great coup. The A109 made its first proper appearance. Presumably...
by DeanW
Thu 05 Oct 2023, 9:34 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Northolt Night Photoshoot XXIX Thursday 5th October 2023
Replies: 132
Views: 31186

Re: Northolt Night Photoshoot XXIX Thursday 5th October 2023

Blackjack has no hours left and is undergoing heavy maintenance and the display pilot has gone back to normal operations so will be a miracle if it does turn up.The PC21,S are probably the same ones that have been in before as is the Canadian Herc.Gone are the days when photoshoots used to be on Su...
by DeanW
Tue 19 Sep 2023, 2:58 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 wishlist.
Replies: 424
Views: 155912

Re: RIAT 2024 wishlist.

My semi-realistic , rather random Wishlist for the next show: Czech UH-1Y & AH-1Z debut, accompanied by Let-410 Danish MH-60R Finnish Learjet A strong showing from the French – including Mirages, Atlantique & Hawkeye – Bastille Day is the weekend before the show this year . German Sea King ...
by DeanW
Tue 29 Aug 2023, 1:34 pm
Forum: European Events
Topic: Radom Air Show 2023 (26-27 August)
Replies: 343
Views: 58715

Re: Radom Air Show 2023 (26-27 August)

I'm feeling a bit flat after the long weekend at Radom, although that could be down to getting home at 2am after the flight delays. I thought the line-up was solid but it was missing that extra something special, an uncommon item such as a Krila Oluje or Hungarian Hind. After the flypast and Polish ...
by DeanW
Tue 08 Aug 2023, 9:45 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 632
Views: 562793

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

RIAT will have their P&V ticket threshold, with FRIAT tickets included, and play to that number. I’ll bet that they simply hit that number this year. 🤷🏼‍♂️ They’ve sold out of P&Vs before, if memory serves. This isn’t a new thing. Exactly this. I'm sure it's been mentioned on here by Peter,...
by DeanW
Wed 19 Jul 2023, 11:47 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT ATC
Replies: 201
Views: 96496

Re: RIAT ATC

I think across all days, on the whole, you guys smashed it this year - very well done not only on the safe and efficient running of the event (as you do every year), but also the very clear efforts to get the rare stuff in front of as many paying customers as possible. Echo that. You could really t...
by DeanW
Tue 18 Jul 2023, 7:20 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: FRIAT 2024
Replies: 144
Views: 32939

Re: FRIAT 2024

There’s a new renewal process in place where current year FRIAT members have their seat held until the end of September.

It may be that once that time has been and gone the FRIAT tickets will be available to all again.
by DeanW
Mon 17 Jul 2023, 7:31 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2023 Discuss everything thread
Replies: 4137
Views: 911384

Re: RIAT 2023 Discuss everything thread

Swedish Sk60 won the King Hussein Memorial Sword for best overall flying demonstration. A worthy winner!
by DeanW
Thu 13 Jul 2023, 7:31 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT23 Arrivals
Replies: 86
Views: 32583

Re: RIAT23 Arrivals

cg_341 wrote:
Thu 13 Jul 2023, 5:27 pm
The Italian Gulfstream that arrived has gone in to static hasn't it? Therefore the CAEW isn't coming. There's no more Italian Typhoons, they're all here.
The CAEW is due tomorrow morning, as is the Do228. The AMX, E-6 and Dauphin are all due after the flying display.
by DeanW
Sat 08 Jul 2023, 3:48 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2023 Discuss everything thread
Replies: 4137
Views: 911384

Re: RIAT 2023 Discuss everything thread

something from the RIAT ops account would be very reassuring right now I’m not too sure anyone at DBH will be jumping to provide you with any assistance after posting nonsense like this.. Going down the conspiracy path a bit, what if these aircraft were never actually confirmed, and were just put t...
by DeanW
Thu 06 Jul 2023, 12:36 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2023 Discuss everything thread
Replies: 4137
Views: 911384

Re: RIAT 2023 Discuss everything thread

Surprised nothing extra , last min additions Spanish Citation and Finnish PC-12 on static? Oh and an Argus. :smiley: The Citation and PC-12 are both listed as support with the detailed info highlighting that neither aircraft are anticipated for static display. From the latest update Dean: "We ...
by DeanW
Thu 06 Jul 2023, 11:49 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2023 Discuss everything thread
Replies: 4137
Views: 911384

Re: RIAT 2023 Discuss everything thread

Skylinerworld wrote:
Thu 06 Jul 2023, 11:37 am
AARDVARK wrote:
Thu 06 Jul 2023, 11:33 am
Surprised nothing extra , last min additions
Spanish Citation and Finnish PC-12 on static? Oh and an Argus. :smiley:
The Citation and PC-12 are both listed as support with the detailed info highlighting that neither aircraft are anticipated for static display.
by DeanW
Thu 29 Jun 2023, 12:43 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: C17s into London Stansted
Replies: 1
Views: 3237

Re: C17s into London Stansted

Presumably the first bits of support arriving ahead of Biden's visit to London next month.