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by aviodromefriend
Wed 10 Apr 2024, 2:18 pm
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: D-Day Squadron 2024
Replies: 7
Views: 1546

Re: D-Day Squadron 2024

Varkfan wrote:
Wed 10 Apr 2024, 1:41 pm
not so long back :grimacing:
2010.
by aviodromefriend
Sun 17 Mar 2024, 5:31 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Ace ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1806

Re: Ace ?

I just think it's quite cool that the first US ace since Vietnam was flying a Harrier, rather than one of these new fangled F-15s or some other bolshy fast pointy thing. But Harriers are fast, and nowadays they are also pointy? :crazy_face: He he...I'd like to think it just sat in the hover behind ...
by aviodromefriend
Tue 05 Mar 2024, 4:41 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 1118
Views: 648062

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

capercaillie wrote:
Tue 05 Mar 2024, 1:30 pm
Pretty certain its been 9am local time when the airfield opens the last two years although something slipped out just before the last couple of departure days, that ugly Airbus helicopter in 2022 IIRC.
9am local is 8am UTC/GMT.
by aviodromefriend
Sun 03 Mar 2024, 8:41 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 1118
Views: 648062

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

Sarcasm woosh haha! Apart from a few flypasts and a landing, what do you expect from an airborne command and control center? A few rolls; maybe a loop...? <<< That's sarcasm! That tightly flown circuit for an aircraft that is a version of the 747 was one of the many highlights of that show for me. ...
by aviodromefriend
Thu 29 Feb 2024, 4:17 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Northolt Night Photoshoot XXX Thursday 7th March 2024
Replies: 78
Views: 15806

Re: Northolt Night Photoshoot XXX Thursday 7th March 2024

capercaillie wrote:
Thu 29 Feb 2024, 12:47 pm
RIAT cannot even get German Navy stuff this year! Great catch.
Maybe because this is earlier in the year then RIAT. The deliveries of the German Orions to Portugal are taking place already.
by aviodromefriend
Wed 21 Feb 2024, 10:02 pm
Forum: UK Airshow Review News
Topic: Goodbye to the Belgian F-16 Display
Replies: 2
Views: 401

Re: Goodbye to the Belgian F-16 Display

Did they have two demo pilots between '88 and '96 or is that list incorrect? To add a bit more info: in the early 2000s "John"'s full name was John Vandenbosch, "Mickey" was Mickey Artigues and "Mitch" was Mitch Beulen. About the who is the best a few maybe interesting ...
by aviodromefriend
Wed 21 Feb 2024, 9:40 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: 'The face of things to come'
Replies: 51
Views: 5237

Re: 'The face of things to come'

bobby 1211 wrote:
Mon 19 Feb 2024, 7:42 pm
Looks like the Swedish Air Force SK60 demo will also be retired this season with the type being WFS in June.
There is always the SWAFHF. They have used an Sk60 earlier as a support aircraft (the first time they appeared at Volkel).
by aviodromefriend
Tue 20 Feb 2024, 7:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Slow, server problems?
Replies: 19
Views: 1865

Re: Slow, server problems?

Another one: today I couldn't find the off-topic forum while I wasn't logged in. Only after logging in it appeared. Is this something new that will be forever or something that went wrong?
by aviodromefriend
Thu 15 Feb 2024, 7:33 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Science Museum Wroughton
Replies: 5
Views: 1055

Science Museum Wroughton

Seen this today via twitter, having a building demolished might not be the most reasonable reason to open a new topic, but the article also mentions that this was needed to have this site opening after years of being closed. Opening should now be planned for later this year. Maybe for some people a ...
by aviodromefriend
Sun 04 Feb 2024, 11:20 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: 'The face of things to come'
Replies: 51
Views: 5237

Re: 'The face of things to come'

As much as every country replace their fighters with F-35s, a lot of countries are replacing/have replaced their C-130s with the likes of A400, C-27, that Embraer cargo/tanker aircraft and probably a few others that don't spring to my mind (wasn't there a Japanese built aircraft next to the Embraer ...
by aviodromefriend
Sun 04 Feb 2024, 9:14 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Compton Abbas The golden age of aviation airshow August 10-11 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 696

Compton Abbas The golden age of aviation airshow August 10-11 2014

Just saw this one: https://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/24095700.guy-ritchies-airfield-host-air-show-dorset/ Not sure if it is close enough to have on a website of a local newspaper in Swindon, but good that something is at least tried to get something new running. Show's website: https://compto...
by aviodromefriend
Mon 15 Jan 2024, 10:31 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: New CAA registrations G-RNTB / RNFA
Replies: 48
Views: 12693

Re: New CAA registrations G-RNTB / RNFA

And if another aircraft intervenes in the demo area for a show in which this one is flying and the only way to prevent a mid air collission is to slam the nozzles in the down position, what would the CAA say? Great job preventing a possible crash! or You are only allowed to perform conventional flig...
by aviodromefriend
Sun 14 Jan 2024, 9:55 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Sywell Airshow 2024
Replies: 120
Views: 28229

Re: Sywell Airshow 2024

Just a warning though, the van Egmond family had a reputation in the 90s for not showing up on the day. Haven't seen them announced much after this era, nor seen at any show.
by aviodromefriend
Sun 14 Jan 2024, 9:20 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Berlin Airlift
Replies: 5
Views: 817

Re: Berlin Airlift

Not sure if it has taken part in the actual airlift itself. I always thought it was a Dakota that was representing the type as Rosinenbomber. I would imagine if it really was a veteran of the airlift, RIAT would have gone to the max to get it at Fairford in '98 (given that Paul Bowen was still very ...
by aviodromefriend
Sun 07 Jan 2024, 1:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Civil supersonic aircraft development
Replies: 0
Views: 900

Civil supersonic aircraft development

From https://www.nasa.gov/news-release/nasa- ... t-rollout/ (for if a pic and/or hyperlinks don't work): NASA Sets Coverage for X-59 Quiet Supersonic Aircraft Rollout Jan 05, 2024 MEDIA ADVISORYM24-002 NASA will provide live coverage as it reveals its X-59 aircraft at 4 p.m. EST on Friday, Jan. 12, ...
by aviodromefriend
Sun 07 Jan 2024, 1:03 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: New CAA registrations G-RNTB / RNFA
Replies: 48
Views: 12693

Re: New CAA registrations G-RNTB / RNFA

What makes you think a civilian owned Harrier would be allowed in formation with the latest bit of expensive tech owned by the UK Armed Forces? :shock: Even then, once you had your shot, then what? You've only got to think back to the Vulcan displays to see how many people moaned about it not being...
by aviodromefriend
Sun 07 Jan 2024, 10:10 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 1118
Views: 648062

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

The Western Loop was out of bounds/beyond the barriers on the Friday show day. I only went that day and missed the Harriers/Phantom/Fitter etc. Just a word of warning if you are thinking of going on the Friday in case it is the same again. From memory, the green zone (west end) has always been clos...
by aviodromefriend
Mon 25 Dec 2023, 11:14 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 1118
Views: 648062

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

Personally I thought it was the worst parking of aircraft in the loop I can recall this year, with the Harriers Phantom and Fitter all too head on to the barrier. They need a small angle and it also makes them more friendly to the light at the start and end of the day, we are trying to watch the fl...
by aviodromefriend
Tue 12 Dec 2023, 7:04 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 wishlist.
Replies: 658
Views: 196305

Re: RIAT 2024 wishlist.

Patrouille de France are rumoured to be going stateside as well next year, but not sure when. Around RIAT time there are a few events at which the PdF will not be allowed to not be there, think Bastille day a week before RIAT, Tour de France at which at least they always have a flypast at the final...
by aviodromefriend
Thu 30 Nov 2023, 4:48 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 1118
Views: 648062

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

From their Facebook page: The operational theme for RIAT 2024 will be Pushing the Boundaries in Air and Space! 🚀 As part of this, you will have the opportunity to witness military flight test units, developmental aircraft from commercial manufacturers, and the future of sustainable aviation with hy...
by aviodromefriend
Thu 30 Nov 2023, 4:31 pm
Forum: European Events
Topic: NATO Tiger Meet 2024
Replies: 40
Views: 14000

Re: NATO Tiger Meet 2024

In recent years Germany had quite some improvement at airshows. ILA, Tag der Bundeswehr. ILA is on a freefall down in recent years, at least since they relocated to the special Messe Berlin part of the airfield. There WAS a time when it was the tradeshow to visit in Europe, but they have succesfull...
by aviodromefriend
Sun 26 Nov 2023, 4:23 pm
Forum: European Events
Topic: NATO Tiger Meet 2024
Replies: 40
Views: 14000

Re: NATO Tiger Meet 2024

Nwalch wrote:
Sun 26 Nov 2023, 2:42 pm
shadowdao wrote:
Sat 25 Nov 2023, 10:05 pm
Will they train on Saturday and Sunday?
They dont normally but have been known to put on an airshow/public day the weekend after the Spotters Day from time to time but generally no.
Airshow and Germany... Not the best combination.
by aviodromefriend
Fri 24 Nov 2023, 3:21 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 wishlist.
Replies: 658
Views: 196305

Re: RIAT 2024 wishlist.

Riat_guy wrote:
Wed 22 Nov 2023, 6:38 pm
bishbashbosh wrote:
Wed 22 Nov 2023, 4:44 pm
Indeed. There’s no way that Russia will be attending but we can still hope that the Germans send a MiG-29.
Germany don't have any mig 29s (anymore) think you mean poland
Which stopped flying them, donating theirs to Ukraine.
by aviodromefriend
Tue 21 Nov 2023, 10:27 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 wishlist.
Replies: 658
Views: 196305

Re: RIAT 2024 wishlist.

cg_341 wrote:
Tue 21 Nov 2023, 7:43 pm
What makes you say that?
I thought that the last few years China was no longer on the list of invited nations.