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by techniquest
Sat 20 Jul 2019, 7:37 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 600878

Re: RIAT 2019

We had a cracking day, despite the sun seeming to go in whenever I got the camera out. My three absolute highlights: The BOAC / Reds flypast, the Frecce Tricolore Italian flag arch to the music of Puccini and the wonderful Reds / PDF Concorde tribute. Fantastic. A word of warning however; anyone goi...
by techniquest
Sun 14 Jul 2019, 1:34 pm
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton & Culdrose Air Days
Topic: Royal Navy International Air Day 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 90320

Re: Royal Navy International Air Day 2019

We thoroughly enjoyed this year's Air Day, having parked in 'Hurricane' just before 8.30, a short time queueing for security while chatting to a lady and her son behind us; security itself was pleasant and efficient and then we were in just after gates-opening. I know the static park is nowhere near...
by techniquest
Fri 12 Jul 2019, 6:25 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 600878

Re: RIAT 2019

Came here for the classic moaning UKAR comments after I saw this announced via Facebook... you lot didn't disappoint! :lmao: :lmao:


Oh me too. So many toys being thrown out of prams, we could get Toys R Us up and running again! And it's not even half-past seven yet! :lmao:
by techniquest
Mon 23 Jul 2018, 3:56 pm
Forum: Farnborough International Airshow
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2018
Replies: 468
Views: 129531

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

If all of the trade show stuff stayed around for the weekend then it would have been one of the best shows of the year, but I knew what I was going to get long before handing my £40 over. This is where it definitely pays to be an enthusiast or otherwise in-the-know. I enjoy aircraft, but I'm nowher...
by techniquest
Sat 21 Jul 2018, 10:18 am
Forum: Farnborough International Airshow
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2018
Replies: 468
Views: 129531

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

Has anyone got the flying times for today. The official website is a load of s...... Download the app; I found that far more useful than the website. Can I be cheeky and ask where this specific part of the airfield was, I'm hoping to go tomorrow? Place yourself directly oppsite the control tower an...
by techniquest
Sat 21 Jul 2018, 7:15 am
Forum: Farnborough International Airshow
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2018
Replies: 468
Views: 129531

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

It was marketed as "FAB Friday", others can choose more appropriate "F Words" as it clearly was not FAB, Hear hear. I don't think I've ever felt as ripped-off at an airshow as I did yesterday (Friday) at Farnborough. It all started at the shuttle bus stop at the Queens Parade ca...
by techniquest
Thu 19 Jul 2018, 5:34 pm
Forum: Farnborough International Airshow
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2018
Replies: 468
Views: 129531

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

If someone could post tomorrows (Friday's) flying schedule, I'd be eternally grateful. The official site still hasn't released today's times yet The website isn't very clear on a lot of things IMO. Plus it's hard to believe what it says when they have the Herc down as a 'Fighter Plane', the Tornado...
by techniquest
Thu 19 Jul 2018, 8:42 am
Forum: Farnborough International Airshow
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2018
Replies: 468
Views: 129531

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

If someone could post tomorrows (Friday's) flying schedule, I'd be eternally grateful. :smile:
by techniquest
Wed 18 Jul 2018, 10:30 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2018: Thoughts & feedback!
Replies: 353
Views: 40947

Re: RIAT 2018: Thoughts & feedback!

RIAT is a completely different show now to how it was back in the 20th century; even to how it was maybe 10 or 12 years ago. It's a corporate fest with an emphasis on money on the one hand, and 'the family' on the other (the latter being of the attitude that families don't want to admire and enjoy s...
by techniquest
Thu 12 Jul 2018, 6:52 am
Forum: Farnborough International Airshow
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2018
Replies: 468
Views: 129531

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

Does anyone know the flying schdule for Friday (20th July), please?
by techniquest
Thu 05 Jul 2018, 8:53 pm
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton & Culdrose Air Days
Topic: 2018 Yeovilton Air Day
Replies: 351
Views: 99597

Re: 2018 Yeovilton Air Day

Looking forward to this show (as ever).
Does anyone know the approximate flying display times please? So far I've got Reds around 1-ish and BoB around 4. Cheers.
by techniquest
Sat 26 May 2018, 10:09 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: CWJ Bruntingthorpe, 27th May
Replies: 25
Views: 6608

Re: CWJ Bruntingthorpe, 27th May

It'd be really helpful to get some kind of definitive update from the CWJ team, or someone in-the-know. Their website doesn't look to have been updated and still says: "PLEASE NOTE THAT WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU CHECK THIS WEBSITE FOR UPDATES CLOSER TO THE DATE". (their caps and italics), and ...
by techniquest
Mon 30 Apr 2018, 8:18 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: RAF 100 Typhoon
Replies: 32
Views: 5702

Re: RAF 100 Typhoon

Notwithstanding my perception that the actual jet just looks photoshopped every time I see it... Surely the photo posted by 'verreli' is photoshopped, though I'm happy to be proved wrong. Seriously !!! You’re telling me to read your post ? Have you never heard of sarcasm . I knew exactly which shad...
by techniquest
Fri 27 Apr 2018, 10:16 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: RAF 100 Typhoon
Replies: 32
Views: 5702

Re: RAF 100 Typhoon

You mean the same shade of blue that the most instantly recognisable aircraft of the RAF (the RAF Aeorobatic Team) wear ?


No, I mean the same shade of blue that's on the RAF Ensign - read the post, you'll find it really helps.
by techniquest
Fri 27 Apr 2018, 6:30 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: RAF 100 Typhoon
Replies: 32
Views: 5702

Re: RAF 100 Typhoon

And another thing; wouldn't Air Force blue - as on the RAF ensign - have been far more appropriate to the anniversary than red?
by techniquest
Thu 26 Apr 2018, 11:14 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Roll Up "Dark Falcon"
Replies: 7
Views: 3130

Re: Roll Up "Dark Falcon"

Now that's how to do a special scheme. :clap:
by techniquest
Thu 26 Apr 2018, 11:13 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: RAF 100 Typhoon
Replies: 32
Views: 5702

Re: RAF 100 Typhoon

All this says to me is 'corporate' & 'cheap'. What a dismal reflection on 100 years of history - and lives.
by techniquest
Sun 16 Jul 2017, 2:17 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)
Replies: 5050
Views: 813974

Re: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)

Well it's not as if we can say "Hmm, there's a B2 going to fly by; come on - let's get in the car and go to the show today as well". No - you have to buy tickets in advance; and they weren't any cheaper if you chose Saturday over Sunday, just not worth as much. :facepalm:
by techniquest
Sun 16 Jul 2017, 2:10 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Thunderbirds opinions
Replies: 55
Views: 12715

Re: Thunderbirds opinions

We were way over in 'yellow' (east p&v area), and thoroughly enjoyed the Thunderbirds. The commentary didn't bother us at all because, frankly, we couldn't hear it.
Having the Thunderbirds taxi by, park and shut-down right in front of us was a real treat.
by techniquest
Fri 14 Jul 2017, 6:41 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)
Replies: 5050
Views: 813974

Re: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)

boff180 wrote:Yeah just spoke with B-52 the bombers are leaving Tuesday

Jeez - I haven't even got there yet and it's just one disappointment after the other. :(
by techniquest
Tue 11 Jul 2017, 4:27 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Departures day
Replies: 12
Views: 3776

Re: Departures day

Is admission possible for departures day 'on the day', or do you have to buy advance tickets like the show days?
by techniquest
Fri 07 Jul 2017, 6:42 pm
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton & Culdrose Air Days
Topic: 2017 Yeovilton Airday
Replies: 416
Views: 119880

Re: 2017 Yeovilton Airday

It's a real bummer about the Atlantique; it's always the one you look forward to the most that cancels :(
Meanwhile, does anyone have flying times for the displays tomorrow please?
by techniquest
Mon 29 May 2017, 6:40 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Cold War Jets, 28th May 2017
Replies: 15
Views: 5042

Re: Cold War Jets, 28th May 2017

A good day was had at the CWJ day yesterday, but a little disappointed that there was yet again no Comet; Nimrod could only slow taxi (as could one of the Hunters and the Delphin), and the Victor shut down too soon, so the people at the far end of the crowd-line didn't get the 'noise'. For those of ...
by techniquest
Fri 01 Jul 2016, 10:32 am
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton & Culdrose Air Days
Topic: Yeovilton Air Day 2016
Replies: 278
Views: 103807

Re: Yeovilton Air Day 2016

Does anyone have a list of times of the flying display for tomorrow, please?