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by PanaviaTornado
Sun 08 Sep 2019, 7:07 am
Forum: Seaside Shows
Topic: Southport 2019
Replies: 99
Views: 29950

Re: Southport 2019

On to the flying fairly underwhelming performances from the Swedes, very high - BUT still amazing to see a flying Viggen at Southport. Going to Blackpool airport tomorrow to catch it taking off twice, 1st for display and secondly takeoff back home at 4pm. I would like to do this too, how close can ...
by PanaviaTornado
Thu 04 Jul 2019, 2:20 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 567365

Re: RIAT 2019

Tmyers123 wrote:
PanaviaTornado wrote:Are we guaranteed to get a French update? Really clutching at straws but the Rafale solo has the 19th and 20th 'free' :whistle:


He was referring to the PdF, Gazella and Puma confirmation from Tuesday.


Ah whoops my bad :up:
by PanaviaTornado
Thu 04 Jul 2019, 2:07 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 567365

Re: RIAT 2019

rdchawk wrote:They would've been better saving the French update to go with this one. Such a m'eh update close to the show.


Are we guaranteed to get a French update? Really clutching at straws but the Rafale solo has the 19th and 20th 'free' :whistle:
by PanaviaTornado
Fri 28 Jun 2019, 12:20 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 567365

Re: RIAT 2019

I'm counting 10 fast jet solos (including Harrier duo) which is what, 6 or so fewer compared to the previous 2 years of shows with different running orders. Therefore I'm hoping Sat and Sun get them all (bar the BAF F-16 Sun) and all the display teams and the like are alternated instead, not sure i...
by PanaviaTornado
Fri 28 Jun 2019, 11:29 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 567365

Re: RIAT 2019

I'm counting 10 fast jet solos (including Harrier duo) which is what, 6 or so fewer compared to the previous 2 years of shows with different running orders. Therefore I'm hoping Sat and Sun get them all (bar the BAF F-16 Sun) and all the display teams and the like are alternated instead, not sure i...
by PanaviaTornado
Fri 28 Jun 2019, 11:03 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 567365

Re: RIAT 2019

I'm counting 10 fast jet solos (including Harrier duo) which is what, 6 or so fewer compared to the previous 2 years of shows with different running orders. Therefore I'm hoping Sat and Sun get them all (bar the BAF F-16 Sun) and all the display teams and the like are alternated instead, not sure if...
by PanaviaTornado
Wed 26 Jun 2019, 12:34 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 567365

Re: RIAT 2019

Imagine if they are convinced to take part in the Nato flypast! Seeing Rhinos on Monday at P&V East blast off always makes the day that much more worthwhile.
by PanaviaTornado
Thu 20 Jun 2019, 5:30 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 567365

Re: RIAT 2019

Lose the Friday display and arrivals can be done Thursday and Friday. One less day off work, one less evening meal, night in a hotel and away from the family. And much busier arrivals days. For the last few years not much (if anything significant IIRC) has arrived or rehearsed on Friday either, mos...
by PanaviaTornado
Fri 14 Jun 2019, 1:52 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 567365

Re: RIAT 2019

I just watched the RDAF F-16 display on the Luchtmachtdagen livestream, what a display! Forgive me if already been covered but has the RDAF F-16 solo been confirmed as a no show for this year? Or is there still hope? It reminds me of the aggressive F-16 solos from years gone by, I'd love to see it a...
by PanaviaTornado
Mon 10 Jun 2019, 3:19 pm
Forum: RAF Cosford Air Show
Topic: RAF Cosford Air Show 2019 - Sunday 9th June 2019
Replies: 323
Views: 76891

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2019 - Sunday 9th June 2019

A strong Cosford for sure. The highlight for me was probably the Sea Fury, just a brilliant display. I cannot agree so much on the F-18 solo however, I've seen the Swiss (and Finns) put on a much more aggressive and 'afterburning solo' than that but I'm thinking Albrighton may have played a part in ...
by PanaviaTornado
Wed 05 Jun 2019, 6:16 pm
Forum: RAF Cosford Air Show
Topic: Arrivals
Replies: 151
Views: 18387

Re: Arrivals

Given the FJs all rehearsed last year on the Saturday, having arrived on Thursday and Friday, what do you guys think is more likely for their rehearsals? Saturday or Friday? I have Friday off (booked ages ago for this reason), also attending Sunday but as this is the only Airshow that is anywhere ne...
by PanaviaTornado
Wed 05 Jun 2019, 8:43 am
Forum: RAF Cosford Air Show
Topic: Arrivals
Replies: 151
Views: 18387

Re: Arrivals

capercaillie wrote:
Luke28 wrote:Said poster on FC also says a German Navy Tornado is due so i'm not sure how accurate that post actually is.


Well that would be a surprise considering they've been gone for 15 years.


If that is coming I'm hoping for a late confirmation of a German Mig too. Misinformation, no idea.
by PanaviaTornado
Wed 05 Jun 2019, 7:48 am
Forum: RAF Cosford Air Show
Topic: Arrivals
Replies: 151
Views: 18387

Re: Arrivals

Thank you! I know previously, most fast jets have validated on the Saturday but on Fighter Control, somebody mentioned that the Czech jets are arriving around midday tomorrow along with the Swiss but not sure how accurate that is. Belgian A109 confirmed they are arriving on Friday No probs, do you ...
by PanaviaTornado
Tue 04 Jun 2019, 9:45 pm
Forum: RAF Cosford Air Show
Topic: Arrivals
Replies: 151
Views: 18387

Re: Arrivals

Solo Fast Jets, Czech Gripen and Swiss Hornet official display calendars have 8-9 June noted. Not sure if that is a generic 'weekend date' marked or indicative of Saturday 8th arrivals and rehearsals.
by PanaviaTornado
Wed 29 May 2019, 10:30 am
Forum: RAF Cosford Air Show
Topic: RAF Cosford Air Show 2019 - Sunday 9th June 2019
Replies: 323
Views: 76891

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2019 - Sunday 9th June 2019

I'd love to be wrong, but maybe a bit late for another FJ announcement now imho?
by PanaviaTornado
Wed 29 May 2019, 10:27 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 567365

Re: RIAT 2019

The speed of fast passes has often been a source of confusion for me. I'm sure I remember fast passes being very fast indeed 10 or 15 years ago... when did the regs change? I agree, however the debut of M2000N pair a few years back, at least to me, really pushed it noticeably more than other acts, ...
by PanaviaTornado
Wed 15 May 2019, 1:29 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 567365

Re: RIAT 2019

We don't use the 2008 word here... To be fair - Wednesday to Friday saw great arrivals and practising, Monday was good for departures, and Saturday and Sunday were good for sunbathing... True, those of us lucky enough to catch that F-22 demo on the Friday saw something special, still IMHO by far th...
by PanaviaTornado
Wed 15 May 2019, 12:57 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 567365

Re: RIAT 2019

We don't use the 2008 word here... To be fair - Wednesday to Friday saw great arrivals and practising, Monday was good for departures, and Saturday and Sunday were good for sunbathing... True, those of us lucky enough to catch that F-22 demo on the Friday saw something special, still imho by far th...
by PanaviaTornado
Thu 11 Apr 2019, 11:22 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 567365

Re: RIAT 2019

I like a nice lunch break, but I'm not sure I can mange a 5hr one. Hmm, the last 4 years RIAT has outdone itself for Fast Jet participants, this year is looking a bit dry though (I'm not devaluing the efforts by DBH before the forum cheerleaders start, it is how it is). Exactly times like these why ...
by PanaviaTornado
Sun 03 Mar 2019, 8:37 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019 wish list
Replies: 398
Views: 66706

Re: RIAT 2019 wish list

Tmyers123 wrote:Italian Tornado display, would love to see that come back.


Do they still have a dedicated demo team? If so, I agree!
by PanaviaTornado
Sat 21 Jul 2018, 7:14 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2018: Thoughts & feedback!
Replies: 353
Views: 38683

Re: RIAT 2018: Thoughts & feedback!

I agree with a lot of it too. However, a display act absolutely can be judged good or less good if you have paid for the privilege, there are awards given out for exactly this. The huge gratitude I/we have for any operator that sends anything to the display should not need to be (or maybe unfortunat...
by PanaviaTornado
Fri 20 Jul 2018, 7:23 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Was the RCAF Hornet really that bad?
Replies: 34
Views: 5864

Re: Was the RCAF Hornet really that bad?

Have to say I thought the Wednesday practice display was absolutely superb however for some unknown reason to me, the show days weren’t flown with the same punch. I have found this to be the case for numerous displays over the past few years in particular. Really punchy validations and a resultant ...
by PanaviaTornado
Wed 18 Jul 2018, 2:26 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2018: Thoughts & feedback!
Replies: 353
Views: 38683

Re: RIAT 2018: Thoughts & feedback!

Overall, a great show, well done and thank you to DBH and those involved. Most of the positives I'd type would simply be repetition of previous posts so I'll just skip to some other thoughts. I'm not a photographer, so I always prefer overcast, cooler and rainy shows because it keeps the jets lower,...
by PanaviaTornado
Wed 27 Jun 2018, 8:03 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Whelford End - spotting from pavement being blocked for 2018
Replies: 174
Views: 15037

Re: Whelford End - spotting from pavement being blocked for

Critical failure on a single engined jet post takeoff (Vlof given runway arrestor gear) using 09 could result in one almighty mess given the crowds that congregate there. Surprised it took this long tbh! Not totally comparable, but as an example of how things can go rapidly wrong at anytime, the F-1...
by PanaviaTornado
Fri 22 Jun 2018, 2:34 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2018 discussion
Replies: 6194
Views: 711691

Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

As it stands now I really don't see a point in making it a three day event I don't get that at all. We look forward all year to RIAT, instead of getting only 2 full days we now are treated to 3 chances to see all of it! (Ignoring arrival/departure obvs) Oh nooo, another day of Su-27s, Mig-21s, Rafa...