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by Kieran
Tue 26 Nov 2013, 10:56 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Is RIAT still the best?
Replies: 56
Views: 5339

Re: Is RIAT still the best?

My bug-bear with the Royal International Air Tattoo is just the shift in focus on the showground and the advertising the show gets during the run up to the event- essentially the "most exciting" aspect for us enthusiasts. I do feel for Tom Gibbons. He replaced Rob Windsor back in late 2011...
by Kieran
Mon 25 Nov 2013, 4:59 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: A Genuine Question
Replies: 186
Views: 22643

Re: A Genuine Question

Douglas Bader Mouse wrote:Thank you for your feedback in public and direct messages.

Its heartening to see so many of you care.

DBM


Are you not being hung, drawn and quartered right now, going against your regime!? :lol:
by Kieran
Mon 25 Nov 2013, 10:30 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT Commentary - 2012 vs 2013
Replies: 42
Views: 7626

Re: RIAT Commentary - 2012 vs 2013

I try and position myself as far away from the speakers as possible but it is getting increasingly difficult. I vote for a quiet zone, a nice spot on the ropes where I can't hear commentary, fairgrounds, racing cars or piped music. It's not too much to ask is it? Part of the role of the commentary ...
by Kieran
Sat 23 Nov 2013, 4:31 pm
Forum: European Events
Topic: Air 14, Payerne
Replies: 136
Views: 35014

Air 14, Payerne

To be held on two consecutive weekends: 30-31st August, 6th-7th September.

Website is now online: http://www.air14.ch/internet/air14/en/home.html

Some participants already listed with just the Swiss Air Force machines and some historic elements.

You can also pre-order some ticket passes!
by Kieran
Fri 22 Nov 2013, 10:01 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Official RIAT Statement – November 2013
Replies: 154
Views: 13875

Re: Official RIAT Statement – November 2013

Just properly read TVOR's initial post and couldn't help but laugh. If I didn't laugh, I'd cry. So that post was for us to know that they've read the comments on the forum, but they're still going in the god awful direction they went in, in 2013. So we've now got: -Horrendous display lines -Loud, an...
by Kieran
Fri 22 Nov 2013, 9:29 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Is RIAT still the best?
Replies: 56
Views: 5339

Re: Is RIAT still the best?

Brevet Cable wrote:
Domvickery wrote:I got bored at RIAT this year & thats never happened to me at an airshow

:up:


:up: :up:
by Kieran
Fri 22 Nov 2013, 9:27 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Official RIAT Statement – November 2013
Replies: 154
Views: 13875

Re: Official RIAT Statement – November 2013

Typhoon01 wrote:I'd laugh if all these people go to legends, and have bought there tickets, then RIAT pull of something amazing with cracking weather! Bring on 2014!


I won't, because the display line will still be rubbish, if said star item was in the display! :biggrin:
by Kieran
Fri 22 Nov 2013, 5:52 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Official RIAT Statement – November 2013
Replies: 154
Views: 13875

Re: Official RIAT Statement – November 2013

DanO1978 wrote:Well, commendable for them to front up, at least. :clap:

That's my mind made up though - a week in and around Duxford at Flying Legends for me. :yahoo:


But the sun's in the wrong place? I can't see you being inside the museum for the whole week! :lmao: :lmao:
by Kieran
Fri 22 Nov 2013, 9:40 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Are you an enthusiast or photographer first?
Replies: 43
Views: 4159

Are you an enthusiast or photographer first?

Simple question. Are you a keen photographer who happened to stumble across aviation with the hobby? Or are you the opposite; are you a keen aviation enthusiast who bought a camera and went from there? Or do you consider yourself as both someone who equally loves aviation as well as photography? I t...
by Kieran
Thu 21 Nov 2013, 9:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Monty Python reunion
Replies: 17
Views: 1529

Re: Monty Python reunion

Nonsense. The last three OFAH episodes were equally as brilliant as the old specials and the seven series. Who can forget Del thinking he was being raided!? :clap:
by Kieran
Thu 21 Nov 2013, 7:08 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: WB-57
Replies: 17
Views: 2932

Re: WB-57

dinger wrote:Departs tomorrow morning going by radio transmissions.

Dinger.


Can you be more specific?
by Kieran
Thu 21 Nov 2013, 12:55 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: WB-57
Replies: 17
Views: 2932

Re: WB-57

There a C-5 in too, and also a C-17 on finals at the moment!
by Kieran
Wed 20 Nov 2013, 5:13 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Super Early Bird
Replies: 38
Views: 5310

Re: Super Early Bird

I'm fairly sure that any admin fee should be incorporated in the ticket price and not charged as an "extra" After the criticism this got last year, it's back? Doesn't bode well for them taking on board the rest of the points made in 2013, does it? Nothing riles people more than the sense ...
by Kieran
Wed 20 Nov 2013, 5:05 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: A Genuine Question
Replies: 186
Views: 22643

Re: A Genuine Question

Whatever will be said will probably NOT happen for RIAT 2014 and we'll be subjected to car shows, out of tune singers, a Tri@RIAT cavalcade covering all 2 miles of the showground, the Royal Jordanian Falcons and a Chris Strawson sponsored solo Jet Provost display. Sorry Douglas Bader House, I've att...
by Kieran
Wed 20 Nov 2013, 1:27 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: A Genuine Question
Replies: 186
Views: 22643

Re: A Genuine Question

Quickly off the top of my head... - Embarrassing PR disasters. There have been too many over the last 12-24 months. - Putting non-aviation showground events before the airshow. - Removal of the best static spot for photos (by the trees). - George Bacon. - Change of formula. It's the worlds largest ...
by Kieran
Wed 20 Nov 2013, 1:06 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: A Genuine Question
Replies: 186
Views: 22643

Re: A Genuine Question

-Completely U-Turning from the great spectacle that was the 2012 show.
-Crushing Paul Bowen's legacy.
by Kieran
Wed 20 Nov 2013, 12:44 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT / FRIAT / P&V 2014
Replies: 159
Views: 31948

Re: RIAT / FRIAT / P&V 2014

Yes I guess that would technically amount to exclusive access!! Maybe the second half of my idea could work though - put the non display Reds on static display? I'm guessing there are spare Hawks as well as 10 & 11 which could be used (are there??). That'd be quite nice anyway over the weekend,...
by Kieran
Tue 19 Nov 2013, 9:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Golden Apple sabre for sale
Replies: 25
Views: 3297

Re: Golden Apple sabre for sale

tommercer wrote:Where/who to?


It's well publicised the P-47 is off to America to be based in Texas!
by Kieran
Tue 19 Nov 2013, 5:37 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Friday event and anniversaries
Replies: 23
Views: 2732

Re: Friday event and anniversaries

I imagine Sebastian Vettel will be the special guest for RIAT 2014 with this new "name" for the Friday event?
by Kieran
Tue 19 Nov 2013, 5:32 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT / Waddington / Farnborough
Replies: 26
Views: 4361

Re: RIAT / Waddington / Farnborough

a few days at Legends will offer better photo opportunities Not for fast jets it wont. Neither does Duxford offer the sun behind you all day which RIAT does (Ok I know it goes off right at the very end of the day at Fairford, but if the best photo opportunities were crowd side at Duxford you wouldn...
by Kieran
Tue 19 Nov 2013, 5:22 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT / FRIAT / P&V 2014
Replies: 159
Views: 31948

Re: RIAT / FRIAT / P&V 2014

Some info about the Friday show, sounds promising. Like the sound of the F-16 anniversary park!! People planning to attend next summer's Royal International Air Tattoo on July 12-13 are being invited to make an extra pit stop as part of the RAF's official celebrations marking the Red Arrows' 50th d...
by Kieran
Tue 19 Nov 2013, 5:19 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT / Waddington / Farnborough
Replies: 26
Views: 4361

Re: RIAT / Waddington / Farnborough

RJC1878 wrote:
strangelookingalien wrote:
RJC1878 wrote:Waddington is an awful venue, avoid. :biggrin:


This isn't totally fair. RIAT is far better but Waddington is far from awful!


Apologies for the strong wording, but Waddington is my least favourite venue.


Why?
by Kieran
Sat 16 Nov 2013, 10:32 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Messerschmitt Bf-109G-2 G-USTV at Swanton Morley 1996
Replies: 12
Views: 4831

Re: Messerschmitt Bf-109G-2 G-USTV at Swanton Morley 1996

Ain't nothing wrong with a Buchon.

Though proper '109's are just peachy, particularly those of the Emil type!
by Kieran
Fri 15 Nov 2013, 5:55 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Blue Angels Announce Full 2014 Air Show Season
Replies: 33
Views: 5739

Re: Blue Angels Announce Full 2014 Air Show Season

I'd edge the Angels over the T'birds f'sure but I don't really know why there's so much derision for the USAF ADS. Did you SEE them at Fairford on their last visit? One of the least-polished, most ragged national display team performances I have ever seen* * Yes, this includes the Saudi Hawks And y...
by Kieran
Fri 15 Nov 2013, 4:10 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: F-15Es ACT
Replies: 11
Views: 2809

Re: F-15Es ACT

Even better when you're living on one of those bases though! Pah! Boring take offs and landings! Eagles by day we've now got Apaches parting the tree tops... Well I get the Eagles turning and burning most days. Also, they'll come over here returning from a sortie. Had Chinook's in here as well for ...