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by play it cool
Fri 20 Mar 2020, 11:28 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2020 - CANCELLED
Replies: 1083
Views: 165032

Re: RIAT 2020

I don't see a problem with people discussing what impact CV19 might have on RIAT, in the RIAT section unless the UKAR Admin tell us otherwise. Absolutely - it’s undoubtedly the number one priority at DBH, and the main issue regarding all large events this summer. Why on earth wouldn’t we talk about...
by play it cool
Sun 15 Mar 2020, 12:13 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Will air shows be cancelled because of coronavirus
Replies: 293
Views: 34690

Re: Will air shows be cancelled because of coronavirus

From ITV :- "People over 70 will be instructed by the government to stay in strict isolation at home or in care homes for four months, under a "wartime-style" mobilisation effort by the government likely to be enforced within the next 20 days." No mention in the article of "...
by play it cool
Thu 12 Sep 2019, 8:21 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Official costs of RAF displays and static teams 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 3304

Re: Official costs of RAF displays and static teams 2019

Perhaps you could have asked them how much it costs them to respond to flippant FOI requests which have no journalistic purpose. Most pointless post of the day (so far)... obviously apart from this one Every little thing the reflex does Leaves you answered with a question mark I'll let myself out...
by play it cool
Thu 15 Aug 2019, 7:28 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Current aircraft being restored to flight
Replies: 60
Views: 19085

Re: Current aircraft being restored to flight

106500 wrote:Seemed to be a quest to restore to flight a Fairey Gannet (XL500) but hard to find any recent update?


Based at SWAM, St Athan. Doesn't look like it's flying anywhere soon.
by play it cool
Mon 29 Jul 2019, 7:21 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2020 - CANCELLED
Replies: 1083
Views: 165032

Re: RIAT 2020

50 years of Boeing 747 in service :heyhey:
by play it cool
Sun 28 Jul 2019, 3:40 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 531210

Re: RIAT 2019

Just looked at the current RIAT website and cant see any mention of the £5 off next years ticket. Having spent £190 this year on 2x Friday tickets plus rear of the Viewing Village Grandstand plus credit card rip off tax...and then didn't attend...I'd like to see if I can reduce my spend for next ye...
by play it cool
Sat 27 Jul 2019, 2:53 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 531210

Re: RIAT 2019

"Its a shame because the Friday should be more about attracting families and kids. " If anyone can show me another big weekday event run in term time aimed at "families and kids", I would be interested. It’s hardly unique. Many festivals are very family friendly, including Latit...
by play it cool
Sat 27 Jul 2019, 9:46 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: BBC Planespotting live....
Replies: 189
Views: 23338

Re: BBC Planespotting live....

A programme of this nature is there to educate - if those tasked with relaying the information to the audience can’t tell a Spitfire from a Lysander, it’s failing on a pretty basic level IMO. You expect teachers to know what they’re talking about, not to have a stab in the dark because it’s got a p...
by play it cool
Tue 23 Jul 2019, 5:07 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Exiting car parks blue or green?
Replies: 10
Views: 2812

Re: Exiting car parks blue or green?

On Sunday morning we approached the Blue car parks from Kempsford, but there was no marshal to steer us into the appropriate car park, culminating in a whole line of traffic coming to a dead end and doubling back on itself on a single track road. Eventually the marshal turned up, bacon butty in hand...
by play it cool
Tue 23 Jul 2019, 9:17 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 531210

Re: RIAT 2019

harking and play it cool , glad you both got to see the B-52 depart , I should have had a little more faith that it wouldn't sneak out 'out of hours'. Thanks Habu, mind you it was looking touch and go as to whether it would depart before we got turfed out! Never seen so many people leave P&V (W...
by play it cool
Tue 23 Jul 2019, 7:58 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 531210

Re: RIAT 2019

Given that weather issues are something that seem to happen quite regularly (I seem to remember something similar in 2017) it makes me wonder why DBH don't have a poor weather contingency plan. This might just be aircraft taking off, flying a circuit and landing, but that would still be better than...
by play it cool
Mon 22 Jul 2019, 10:46 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 531210

Re: RIAT 2019

And it was worth waiting until nearly 17:00hrs for the B-52to depart. Highlight of the weekend for me! Just hope I’ve got all those bloody tiny bugs off my skin, hair, bags, camera... Damm , I waited till about 4.20 , figuring they'd chuck us out at half past . Did they keep the P&V open or did...
by play it cool
Mon 22 Jul 2019, 7:59 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Exiting car parks blue or green?
Replies: 10
Views: 2812

Re: Exiting car parks blue or green?

Thanks Andy, yes more than aware of that, and also of the fact that different people in the same car park can have wildly different waiting times, but just wanted to know people’s thoughts of today’s exit. If you were at the far end of red then I know there were people queuing there before I got to...
by play it cool
Mon 22 Jul 2019, 7:43 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 531210

Re: RIAT 2019

For the first time I didn’t go on the Saturday, so just Sunday/Monday for us this year. We all came away yesterday rather underwhelmed - some great displays for sure, but too much that just didn’t do it for me. The Mig 21 display was a surprise - he certainly put that through its paces, and great to...
by play it cool
Mon 22 Jul 2019, 9:54 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2020 - CANCELLED
Replies: 1083
Views: 165032

Re: RIAT 2020

The Blades 15th anniversary
by play it cool
Sun 21 Jul 2019, 3:29 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 531210

Re: RIAT 2019

Breitling Jet Team not doing it for me... :confused:
by play it cool
Sun 21 Jul 2019, 1:25 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 531210

Re: RIAT 2019

mark_aviation wrote:...and that was the flypast that was meant to make Sunday worthwhile compared to the Saturday?


They certainly bigged it up, you’d swear anybody actually wanted it.
by play it cool
Sun 21 Jul 2019, 12:17 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 531210

Re: RIAT 2019

Ridiculous!
by play it cool
Sun 21 Jul 2019, 8:39 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Rhymes Farm P&V?
Replies: 6
Views: 2518

Re: Rhymes Farm P&V?

MrShades wrote:It was Totterdown that was closed Saturday - but thanks for the comment

Rhymes Farm is the field right next to the airfield, by the crash gate.


Of course duh! :dizzy:
by play it cool
Sat 20 Jul 2019, 11:15 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Rhymes Farm P&V?
Replies: 6
Views: 2518

Re: Rhymes Farm P&V?

I read somewhere (FB Nutters page probably) that P&V was closed because of mud. Maybe different Sunday...
by play it cool
Sat 20 Jul 2019, 10:02 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 531210

Re: RIAT 2019

I havent had chance to read through all your posts since i got home. Personally ,it was a fantastic day. As I've mentioned before, i suffer with anxiety. So yesterdays rain was a real downer as id chosen Friday as taken family. So i made the effort to go back today, and not sit all day beating myse...
by play it cool
Sat 20 Jul 2019, 7:43 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Exiting car parks blue or green?
Replies: 10
Views: 2812

Re: Exiting car parks blue or green?

Thanks Andy, yes more than aware of that, and also of the fact that different people in the same car park can have wildly different waiting times, but just wanted to know people’s thoughts of today’s exit.
by play it cool
Sat 20 Jul 2019, 7:24 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Exiting car parks blue or green?
Replies: 10
Views: 2812

Re: Exiting car parks blue or green?

Thanks Luke, not going to be any better tomorrow with the Mig 21, Reds and Harriers seemingly the last 3 displays...
by play it cool
Sat 20 Jul 2019, 6:44 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Exiting car parks blue or green?
Replies: 10
Views: 2812

Exiting car parks blue or green?

Getting out of the blue car park sounds a nightmare - was green any better? Not sure which route to take tomorrow, any (constructive ( :clown: )) advice welcome please!
by play it cool
Sat 20 Jul 2019, 6:23 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 531210

Re: RIAT 2019

Altogether now:

Hooray! hooray! it's a holi-holiday
What a world of fun for everyone, holi-holiday