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by Dan213
Mon 20 Aug 2018, 9:48 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Climate Change - Airshows
Replies: 180
Views: 22785

Re: Climate Change - Airshows

Don't forget those bloody Vikings, because recent finds would indicate they caused climate change too, as the last ice-age was clearly their fault. I'd much rather people have a sceptical attitude and question claims than buy into the evangelical fundamentalism currently in vogue. Depends solely on...
by Dan213
Mon 20 Aug 2018, 9:43 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF roundel query
Replies: 18
Views: 2087

Re: RAF roundel query

A roundel is supposed to identify the operating nation of an aircraft, from a distance. Combat, trainer, transport or other role is irrelevant. The current two-tone grey on the Dave goes against international conventions as has blurred the lines somewhat as you can not distinguish certain nations a...
by Dan213
Fri 17 Aug 2018, 7:03 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Climate Change - Airshows
Replies: 180
Views: 22785

Re: Climate Change - Airshows

Can you give an example of a genuine massive reversal? A lot of stories that portray this are terrible misrepresentations of both the previous and new studies they refer to Where to start.... Salt, sugar, butter, meat, alcohol, carbohydrates ( because the 'experts' never used to differentiate ), fa...
by Dan213
Wed 15 Aug 2018, 7:45 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Climate Change - Airshows
Replies: 180
Views: 22785

Re: Climate Change - Airshows

Andyph, While I never like to predict anything at all, I will say this, on the eve of the 2010 RIAT (I believe it was) as I drove away from the East view parking area I was tuned to the local radio station. The local news came on and prominent among the Bulletins was RIAT. They had on a short inter...
by Dan213
Fri 03 Aug 2018, 5:24 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: UK based Gripen?
Replies: 3
Views: 1323

Re: UK based Gripen?

https://saabgroup.com/media/news-press/ ... -training/

Aircraft are based in Sweden and QinetiQ buys flying hours from Saab
by Dan213
Sun 29 Jul 2018, 9:06 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF Voyager?
Replies: 28
Views: 3271

Re: RAF Voyager?

Everything in the UK inventory, bar the C-17, RC-135, and P-8 (likely E-7 too) is refuellable. Considering the normal range of these types, that's not really as much of an issue as the DM would like you to think it is! Did you not read about how the C-17 nearly ran out of fuel when it went to Sudan?
by Dan213
Thu 26 Jul 2018, 9:38 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Bye Bye Scampton?
Replies: 115
Views: 11323

Re: Bye Bye Scampton?

... a distinct possibility that 100 Sqn tasks will be Civilian Contracted & their jets become spares foir the Reds, ... see ASDOT https://www.topaces.com/page?a=2245&lang=en-CA The RAF will be a different beast when the T1 retires. It will be the rise of the RPV. What's the purpose of the R...
by Dan213
Thu 26 Jul 2018, 8:16 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: The future of RIAT
Replies: 81
Views: 13074

Re: The future of RIAT

Depends.....subjectively, both Cosford & Yeovilton could be said to be better than RIAT. Cosford was good this year, one of the best for years but 'better than RIAT'? Have you been on the home brew, Brevet? *obvious troll is obvious etc etc Nope, I'm just looking at it from a Joe Pub viewpoint ...
by Dan213
Wed 25 Jul 2018, 4:14 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: The future of RIAT
Replies: 81
Views: 13074

Re: The future of RIAT

Further to my previous point, 2017 saw 160,000 visitors whereas this year saw 185,000. This all but goes to show that the claims that the price is reducing attendance has just been fabricated
by Dan213
Wed 25 Jul 2018, 4:04 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: The future of RIAT
Replies: 81
Views: 13074

Re: The future of RIAT

Brevet Cable wrote:
Dan213 wrote:Hasn’t stopped them selling out the past few years

Except they haven't.....nor did they do so this year.


Friday and Saturday sold out with Sunday coming very close too
by Dan213
Wed 25 Jul 2018, 2:27 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: The future of RIAT
Replies: 81
Views: 13074

Re: The future of RIAT

What will kill RIAT eventually is the rising cost of admission. There's only so much milk in the teat. Asking £50 for a ticket when each year seems to be ever-diminishing returns is bound to end one way. Hasn’t stopped them selling out the past few years. Have you got any evidence to suggest these ...
by Dan213
Tue 24 Jul 2018, 10:37 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2018: Thoughts & feedback!
Replies: 353
Views: 35938

Re: RIAT 2018: Thoughts & feedback!

No, 120 Sqn has not yet reformed. U.K. pilots embedded at Beaufort, both RAF and RN, were members of VMFAT-501 until 617 reformed and some instructors and students remain so. The P-8 seedcorn crews at Jax are members of VP-30. The 120 squadron standard was reformed in March with crews being detache...
by Dan213
Sun 22 Jul 2018, 2:01 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2018: Thoughts & feedback!
Replies: 353
Views: 35938

Re: RIAT 2018: Thoughts & feedback!

With reference to the flypast on Friday ,I appreciate that safety is paramount for everyone involved and the last thing you want is multiple aircraft flying through thunderstorms at close proximity..but,assuming that said aircraft had already launched and were loitering in the vicinity of the airfi...
by Dan213
Sun 22 Jul 2018, 1:04 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2018: Thoughts & feedback!
Replies: 353
Views: 35938

Re: RIAT 2018: Thoughts & feedback!

I don't like this 'If its nothing but praise for the RAF then your opinion don't matter' mentality. That’s really not the case here. I do think that it could have been better in areas but there is such a sense of entitlement on this board now that there never used to be. People seem to think that A...
by Dan213
Sun 22 Jul 2018, 12:29 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2018: Thoughts & feedback!
Replies: 353
Views: 35938

Re: RIAT 2018: Thoughts & feedback!

Hell RAF100 is a central theme of Oshkosh this year. Let's see what that's like and all. Oshkosh is essentially celebrating it in a way that RIAT celebrated the USAF last year - however as yet there are no in-service RAF aircraft scheduled to participate in any form, despite it being (I believe) th...
by Dan213
Sun 22 Jul 2018, 12:12 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2018: Thoughts & feedback!
Replies: 353
Views: 35938

Re: RIAT 2018: Thoughts & feedback!

Hell RAF100 is a central theme of Oshkosh this year. Let's see what that's like and all. Oshkosh is essentially celebrating it in a way that RIAT celebrated the USAF last year - however as yet there are no in-service RAF aircraft scheduled to participate in any form, despite it being (I believe) th...
by Dan213
Sun 22 Jul 2018, 10:03 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2018: Thoughts & feedback!
Replies: 353
Views: 35938

Re: RIAT 2018: Thoughts & feedback!

Hell RAF100 is a central theme of Oshkosh this year. Let's see what that's like and all. Oshkosh is essentially celebrating it in a way that RIAT celebrated the USAF last year - however as yet there are no in-service RAF aircraft scheduled to participate in any form, despite it being (I believe) th...
by Dan213
Sat 21 Jul 2018, 7:04 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2018: Thoughts & feedback!
Replies: 353
Views: 35938

Re: RIAT 2018: Thoughts & feedback!

Probably because the main thing they had planned at the show didn't happen, the RAF100 stickers were abysmal and they weren't even on all the aircraft that came so there wasn't even a sense of unity among it, there wasn't an example of every RAF asset in service at the show (as had been intended an...
by Dan213
Sat 21 Jul 2018, 6:19 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2018: Thoughts & feedback!
Replies: 353
Views: 35938

Re: RIAT 2018: Thoughts & feedback!

No? I don't think it hinders them either? It's my thoughts on the show as someone who took a week out of their life to attend. How is it ridiculous? If you read my post in full, you'll understand that it's pointing out that the lack of commonwealth support meant the RAF celebrations didn't take on ...
by Dan213
Sat 21 Jul 2018, 10:30 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2018: Thoughts & feedback!
Replies: 353
Views: 35938

Re: RIAT 2018: Thoughts & feedback!

Wissam24 wrote:Hence my point about only putting their eggs for the whole celebration in one basket... And that basket got waterlogged and all the eggs fell out.


What suggestions do you have Sam? Have 9 typhoons on the ground at Fairford on standby?
by Dan213
Sat 21 Jul 2018, 10:14 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2018: Thoughts & feedback!
Replies: 353
Views: 35938

Re: RIAT 2018: Thoughts & feedback!

No? I don't think it hinders them either? It's my thoughts on the show as someone who took a week out of their life to attend. How is it ridiculous? If you read my post in full, you'll understand that it's pointing out that the lack of commonwealth support meant the RAF celebrations didn't take on ...
by Dan213
Tue 17 Jul 2018, 7:02 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2018: Thoughts & feedback!
Replies: 353
Views: 35938

Re: RIAT 2018: Thoughts & feedback!

...I don't recall seeing a C-17 display since I started attending in 2007. Wasn't there a C-17 display ( of sorts ) in 2010 when the Yanks did the parachute display team drop? ( or wasn't that 2010? ) But for me the Red Arrows commentary is incredibly dull. Always has been. It's all facts and no fl...
by Dan213
Mon 16 Jul 2018, 5:50 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2018: Thoughts & feedback!
Replies: 353
Views: 35938

Re: RIAT 2018: Thoughts & feedback!

Andover wrote:I haven't been to RIAT for 9 years, so not sure about recent shows, but this year at least, there weren't enough heavy types - why no B-1B, Hercs, C-17, etc???


Ermmmm :dizzy:
by Dan213
Mon 16 Jul 2018, 5:26 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2018: Thoughts & feedback!
Replies: 353
Views: 35938

Re: RIAT 2018: Thoughts & feedback!

alans895 wrote:Did anyone find departures today a bit dull and disjointed? Were crews advised not to show off top sides on departure?


Doubt that they’re ‘advised’ to show top sides in the first place. Many of them will have been using the standard published departures
by Dan213
Mon 16 Jul 2018, 4:21 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2018 discussion
Replies: 6194
Views: 674063

Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

lambo17841 wrote:Anybody know if the C2 is going to Farnborough?

John in Seaford


C2 departed to Canada today