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by JJC
Fri 19 Apr 2024, 9:31 pm
Forum: RAF Cosford Air Show
Topic: Cosford Airshow 2024 - 9th June 2024
Replies: 263
Views: 52041

Re: Cosford Airshow 2024 - 9th June 2024

Great announcement.

Still doesn’t change the absolute "Kris Kris Tofferson!" show that was last year.

Also the photography for the website if nothing short of abysmal.
by JJC
Thu 28 Mar 2024, 12:05 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 1272
Views: 671130

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

Slovenian Pc-9 is a great display and adds some variety to the lineup.

Nice to see their Spartan too.

Promising news re both the Canadians and US assets too.
by JJC
Wed 27 Mar 2024, 2:39 pm
Forum: European Events
Topic: The Danish Airshow - 9th June 2024
Replies: 12
Views: 4264

Re: The Danish Airshow - 9th June 2024

Sweden:
- Sk.60 (F) - awesome!
- Gripen (F)
- C-130 (S)
by JJC
Sun 24 Mar 2024, 11:19 am
Forum: European Events
Topic: The Danish Airshow - 9th June 2024
Replies: 12
Views: 4264

Re: The Danish Airshow - 9th June 2024

- Swiss Super Puma (F) from their Instagram
by JJC
Fri 22 Mar 2024, 11:25 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 1272
Views: 671130

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

The Swedish Gripen is an excellent performer and always worth watching - a consistently punchy, well flown display whichever wing it comes from. Like the Belgian F-16 - the Swedish Gripen is one of those regular stalwarts that contributes so so much to making a RIAT, a RIAT - year in, year out - and...
by JJC
Tue 05 Mar 2024, 10:23 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Catch them while you can...
Replies: 109
Views: 48218

Re: Catch them while you can...

Somehow, the Tutor has outlived the Hawk in Canadian service…

https://www.scramble.nl/military-news/ ... 6rFSg8KALY
by JJC
Tue 05 Mar 2024, 10:20 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Interesting Internet
Replies: 2484
Views: 918655

Re: Interesting Internet

Somehow the Tutor has outlasted the Hawk in Canadian service….

https://www.scramble.nl/military-news/ ... 6rFSg8KALY
by JJC
Tue 05 Mar 2024, 1:16 pm
Forum: European Events
Topic: Airpower24 - Zeltweg, Austria
Replies: 50
Views: 11315

Re: Airpower24 - Zeltweg, Austria

On the Thursday, Police were blocking off Flatschacher Strasse from corner of the field (near Gartenweg). The crops were very high, which made approach shots difficult. They were more tolerant of people out in the field, but were still moving anyone on who went beyond the crop line. I watched from H...
by JJC
Mon 04 Mar 2024, 3:36 pm
Forum: European Events
Topic: The Danish Airshow - 9th June 2024
Replies: 12
Views: 4264

Re: The Danish Airshow - 9th June 2024

I’m making my way out for this + NTM this year.

Updates so far:

F:
- P-51D + Spitfire XVI (SE-BIL / SE-BIR)
- RDAF F-16
- CzAF Gripen
- CzAF W-3 SAR demo
- Marineflieger Sea King

S:
- Luftwaffe Tornado
- Luftwaffe P-3
- Luftwaffe CH-53
- CzAF ALCA
- Lithuanian Mi-8
- Lithuanian C-27
by JJC
Fri 01 Mar 2024, 3:36 pm
Forum: RAF Cosford Air Show
Topic: Cosford Airshow 2024 - 9th June 2024
Replies: 263
Views: 52041

Re: Cosford Airshow 2024 - 9th June 2024

With Aalborg the same weekend, and Tigermeet on at the same time, I’d wager it’ll be a rather quiet year for Cosford on the international front.
by JJC
Thu 29 Feb 2024, 12:00 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 1272
Views: 671130

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

Midnight Hawks are an awesome addition.

Hopefully the 40 Hawk finally makes it (if it’s still around?)

Very nice, tight formation team - they didn’t get a good innings in 2017 with the weather, either, so nice to have them back.
by JJC
Sat 24 Feb 2024, 10:29 am
Forum: RAF Cosford Air Show
Topic: Cosford Airshow 2024 - 9th June 2024
Replies: 263
Views: 52041

Re: Cosford Airshow 2024 - 9th June 2024

Voted with my feet this year, after how little we enjoyed last year’s show.

Roll on Aalborg!
by JJC
Thu 08 Feb 2024, 12:12 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 1272
Views: 671130

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

Good first update.

As it’s static - it would be nice to see a D model Hornet, rather than the usual C.
by JJC
Thu 21 Dec 2023, 3:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Interesting Internet
Replies: 2484
Views: 918655

Re: Interesting Internet

[*]More details on the KC-135 seen operating in LFA7 a few weeks ago, with the 100ARW confirming it is a new facet of their training (though not below 1000ft) https://www.key.aero/article/exclusive-usafs-100th-arw-kc-135-low-level-flying-training-plans-revealed?fbclid=IwAR0UoSB-v_WmdNHTEw2IKpJ7h9wsz...
by JJC
Thu 12 Oct 2023, 10:15 am
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford flying finale
Replies: 31
Views: 11786

Re: Duxford flying finale

Seriously considered this, however Duxford is just too expensive to warrant attending these days. I haven’t been to a Duxford show for 2 years, and really can’t see myself going back (aside from the BoB show, perhaps) - uninspiring lineups at a premium cost. The Autumn airshow used to be great, not ...
by JJC
Wed 13 Sep 2023, 11:34 am
Forum: European Events
Topic: Malta Airshow 2023
Replies: 12
Views: 5074

Re: Malta Airshow 2023

+ USAF TC-135W (S)
by JJC
Wed 23 Aug 2023, 12:34 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: The Victory Show 2nd to 3rd September 2023
Replies: 34
Views: 14313

Re: The Victory Show 2nd to 3rd September 2023

+ TFC’s FG-1D Corsair

Confirmed for Sat / Sun from Facebook.

As others have said, a great day out.
by JJC
Sat 05 Aug 2023, 5:55 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2023 Discuss everything thread
Replies: 4140
Views: 955668

Re: RIAT 2023 Discuss everything thread

Noted! Thanks chaps. Makes a lot of sense and not something I’d considered.
by JJC
Sat 05 Aug 2023, 10:42 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2023 Discuss everything thread
Replies: 4140
Views: 955668

Re: RIAT 2023 Discuss everything thread

I’d suggest there’s a difference in what people call a good display. I thought the Italian outshone the RAF routine in terms of dynamism, power and sheer spectacle - slingshotting around all over the place with far more energy, whereas the RAF routine is probably more appealing to a typical photogra...
by JJC
Wed 26 Jul 2023, 11:04 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 1272
Views: 671130

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

Saudi Tornado would be pretty good too, but perhaps a bit of a muted celebration without the RAF. The B-1 I can take or leave, you wouldn't get anything more substantial than what you'd get on a standard deployment anyway I'll take the Italian, Saudi and German quite happily and a B1 'standard depl...
by JJC
Mon 24 Jul 2023, 11:50 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 wishlist.
Replies: 752
Views: 206080

Re: RIAT 2024 wishlist.

Agree with some of the replies, but there's a bit of stuff that does seem the same every year (which I understand why), but if other big summer festivals do it year on year people would call them out for it (like booking the same acts over and over again) - regardless being a military show and ther...
by JJC
Fri 21 Jul 2023, 9:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Budget airlines
Replies: 30
Views: 8612

Re: Budget airlines

Ryanair are fine. You get what you pay for, but they usually get you there at significantly less cost than other operators. Never understood the hate they get, the only significant delay they’ve ever caused me (flying with them 2-3 times per year) was due to a cracked windscreen on arrival into Krak...
by JJC
Thu 20 Jul 2023, 8:00 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: The Victory Show 2nd to 3rd September 2023
Replies: 34
Views: 14313

Re: The Victory Show 2nd to 3rd September 2023

Shaping up to be a good show again.
by JJC
Thu 20 Jul 2023, 10:26 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2023 Discuss everything thread
Replies: 4140
Views: 955668

Re: RIAT 2023 Discuss everything thread

Did anybody manage to get hold of the patches from the ROAF An-26? Went up twice on Sunday, but no joy. Was also told one of the stalls was selling Saudi Hawks patches? They were selling from inside the aircraft apparently....mate of mine got a few nice ones. I assume it was maybe the wind & ra...
by JJC
Wed 19 Jul 2023, 3:41 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2023 Discuss everything thread
Replies: 4140
Views: 955668

Re: RIAT 2023 Discuss everything thread

Did anybody manage to get hold of the patches from the ROAF An-26? Went up twice on Sunday, but no joy.

Was also told one of the stalls was selling Saudi Hawks patches?