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by MattGarner
Wed 18 Oct 2023, 1:09 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 1127
Views: 652140

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

Speaking of tickets - The super early bird tickets for Saturday are now "sold out".

Source:
by MattGarner
Sat 09 Sep 2023, 9:55 pm
Forum: Seaside Shows
Topic: Southport 2023
Replies: 41
Views: 12575

Re: Southport 2023

So they have no contingency and no diversion? They knowingly flew into an airfield knowing that they couldn't display if that runway was wet? In the UK? Next year presumably they'll use Liverpool- if they're invited... All I can say is that there were a lot of very disappointed people standing in w...
by MattGarner
Sat 09 Sep 2023, 8:25 pm
Forum: Seaside Shows
Topic: Southport 2023
Replies: 41
Views: 12575

Re: Southport 2023

DerekF wrote:
Sat 09 Sep 2023, 8:11 pm
At midday when the reds were due to display it clear with blue skies. Apparently they couldn't take off because of a wet runway at Blackpool. They managed to fly later so why not display?
This tweet go into why this isn't possible:
by MattGarner
Sat 09 Sep 2023, 7:38 pm
Forum: Seaside Shows
Topic: Southport 2023
Replies: 41
Views: 12575

Re: Southport 2023

Shocking experience today at Southport by far the worse airshow I ever attended. Must admit I was on the beach at the crowd line so my knowledge of what was happening was non existent as they put no speakers at all on the beach coupled with no phone signal. So when no reds that was a surprise. Can ...
by MattGarner
Thu 20 Jul 2023, 8:09 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Show Us Ya Tat!
Replies: 6
Views: 2953

Re: Show Us Ya Tat!

Those are some nice looking patches. What did the WC-130 patch look like - Is it the "Hurricane Hunters" one? Such as: https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/NwMAAOSw ... l1200.webp
by MattGarner
Tue 18 Jul 2023, 4:36 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: RIAT 2023
Replies: 1
Views: 526

RIAT 2023

Just a handful of photos I took at RIAT this year - Full Album of the air displays at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/matthewgarner/albums/72177720309835698 and the statics can be found at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/matthewgarner/albums/72177720309864353 https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/530521...
by MattGarner
Mon 17 Jul 2023, 2:15 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2023 Discuss everything thread
Replies: 4140
Views: 951868

Re: RIAT 2023 Discuss everything thread

This was my first ever RIAT and went on Friday and Saturday and had a ball. The weather on Friday was insane but still enjoyed every moment. It took a quite a bit of time to get onto the car park on the green route (Saturday) and then a very long queue in the car park to get into the entrance of the...
by MattGarner
Fri 14 Jul 2023, 3:40 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2023 Discuss everything thread
Replies: 4140
Views: 951868

Re: RIAT 2023 Discuss everything thread

This was my first ever RIAT and yes the rain was pretty bad but still enjoyed myself and managed to get some photos as well. It was quite good to see some of the aircraft still do their displays considering the conditions. Kudos to everyone involved.

Will have to see what tomorrow brings!
by MattGarner
Thu 13 Jul 2023, 8:40 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Weather watch 23
Replies: 282
Views: 46456

Re: Weather watch 23

What's the betting for Saturday? Travelling down Friday PM and staying nearby- forecast is different depending which weather app you look at. First RIAT so will be seriously gutted if nothing is flying!! It's the wind gusts on the Saturday that seems to one of the main problems - Honestly not sure ...
by MattGarner
Thu 13 Jul 2023, 5:42 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2023 Discuss everything thread
Replies: 4140
Views: 951868

Re: RIAT 2023 Discuss everything thread

ethan363 wrote:
Thu 13 Jul 2023, 5:19 pm
Tickets released for next year.
£65 per person even with the early bird discount so looking to over £70 once that ends.
Friday prices have gone up as well. The prices for the viewing village seem to have had an increase as well compared to this year.
by MattGarner
Thu 13 Jul 2023, 11:08 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Weather watch 23
Replies: 282
Views: 46456

Re: Weather watch 23

Let's get back to talking about the weather. Wet, cloudy and windy!
by MattGarner
Thu 13 Jul 2023, 9:31 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Weather watch 23
Replies: 282
Views: 46456

Re: Weather watch 23

AJG123 wrote:
Thu 13 Jul 2023, 9:20 am
New yellow wind warning for Saturday on Metoffice :(
Just spotted that as well - Bloody UK weather :(
by MattGarner
Wed 12 Jul 2023, 8:00 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Weather watch 23
Replies: 282
Views: 46456

Re: Weather watch 23

The wind on Saturday could be a possible issue as well - Seems on the higher end.
by MattGarner
Sun 09 Jul 2023, 9:20 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Weather watch 23
Replies: 282
Views: 46456

Re: Weather watch 23

Looks like lightning has made a return on the BBC forecasts for Saturday - Sunday is looking the best so far. But again, this keeps changing.

Hopefully the whole weekend isn't too bad!
by MattGarner
Tue 04 Jul 2023, 8:32 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Weather watch 23
Replies: 282
Views: 46456

Re: Weather watch 23

For someone who is going to RIAT for the first time - What typically happens when it rains? I expect a bunch of the flying schedule gets cancelled? At least there is static on the ground to have a look at.
by MattGarner
Mon 03 Jul 2023, 2:08 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Weather watch 23
Replies: 282
Views: 46456

Re: Weather watch 23

The BBC were showing Saturday to looking somewhat better with some sun and lower rain chances earlier this morning but seems like it has changed again.

Fingers crossed for some good news.
by MattGarner
Sun 04 Jun 2023, 3:51 pm
Forum: General Aviation Photos
Topic: Barton (03/06/23)
Replies: 0
Views: 2083

Barton (03/06/23)

Barton had a bit of a Fly-In event this weekend - Went on the Saturday and saw a number of visitors which was great. Here is just some of those photos and the full collection can be seen at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/matthewgarner/albums/72177720308786241 https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/5294...
by MattGarner
Mon 29 May 2023, 10:45 am
Forum: Airline & Commercial Aviation Photos
Topic: Manchester (27/05/23)
Replies: 0
Views: 2246

Manchester (27/05/23)

Small selection from my recent trip to Manchester last Saturday - You can view the full album at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/matthewgarner/albums/72177720308619899 https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52929486547_21170e9f01_h.jpg Jet2 - Boeing 737-800 (G-DRTR) by Matthew Garner , on Flickr https:/...
by MattGarner
Thu 25 May 2023, 3:10 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Manchester Airport Runway Viewing Park Aircraft
Replies: 13
Views: 4006

Re: Manchester Airport Runway Viewing Park Aircraft

Thanks for posting these - I was there the other week and did wonder if they were being looked after as you say some of the exterior paintwork does need TLC.
by MattGarner
Fri 28 Oct 2022, 4:54 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Vulcan XH558 to leave Doncaster, possible ferry flight
Replies: 413
Views: 87264

Re: Vulcan XH558 to leave Doncaster, possible ferry flight

They released a new update about this at: https://vulcantothesky.org/news/october ... -sky-trust

Looks like it's going to be dismantled and moved instead.
by MattGarner
Sun 17 Jul 2022, 1:10 pm
Forum: Airline & Commercial Aviation Photos
Topic: Manchester Airport (16/07/22)
Replies: 0
Views: 2225

Manchester Airport (16/07/22)

Just some of the photos I managed to capture at a very sunny and warm Manchester Airport on Saturday - Full Album at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/matthewgarner/albums/72177720300592950 Enjoy :) https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52221192019_9a5b5c1fae_h.jpg PADAviation - Phenom 300 (D-CLUB) by Ma...
by MattGarner
Sun 17 Jul 2022, 11:58 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2023 Discuss everything thread
Replies: 4140
Views: 951868

Re: RIAT 2023 Discuss everything thread

For someone whos never been to RIAT before and interested in going next year - Would you say getting a ticket for one of the areas that have these grandstands a must or can you still mostly enjoy the show by standing/using your own camping chairs? Would be taking a camera to get some photos of the d...
by MattGarner
Sun 10 Jul 2022, 2:49 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Southport Airshow (9th July 2022)
Replies: 2
Views: 873

Southport Airshow (9th July 2022)

Some of my favorites from Saturday's Southport Airshow - Full Album at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/matthewgarner/albums/72177720300432152 https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52205429912_0097d8cee1_b.jpg The Muscle Biplane Pitts Special by Matthew Garner , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/6...
by MattGarner
Fri 08 Jul 2022, 10:33 am
Forum: Seaside Shows
Topic: Southport 2022
Replies: 92
Views: 25952

Re: Southport 2022

Weather doesn't seem to be too bad this upcoming weekend - Saturday seems to be a bit more windy compared to the Sunday so far.
by MattGarner
Mon 18 Apr 2022, 9:51 am
Forum: General Aviation Photos
Topic: City Airport (Barton) 17/04/22
Replies: 0
Views: 620

City Airport (Barton) 17/04/22

Managed to get to Barton again on Saturday - Some of the photos I managed to take are below. Enjoy! Full Album link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/matthewgarner/albums/72177720298186694 https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52011888320_9975ee9d6a_h.jpg Air Ambulance (G-HEMN) by Matthew Garner , on Fli...