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by jason82wells
Fri 31 Jan 2020, 7:36 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2020 - CANCELLED
Replies: 1085
Views: 168717

Re: RIAT 2020

Correct, I mean they're not even on their list of confirmed aircraft.

Seems their social media circus haven't changed since last year. Earlier this week when I contacted them I got an out of office type response saying they're closed for Christmas and will be back on 2nd January...
by jason82wells
Fri 24 Jan 2020, 10:08 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2020 - CANCELLED
Replies: 1085
Views: 168717

Re: RIAT 2020

bobby 1211 wrote:Maybe RIAT is waiting with announcements until the 31st of January, that's when the early tickets sale ends.


Can't see any logic in that. I'm sure they're keen to announce something ASAP.
by jason82wells
Thu 05 Dec 2019, 9:59 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2020 - CANCELLED
Replies: 1085
Views: 168717

Re: RIAT 2020

edhunter wrote:I guess this time they are announcing all the tat first before the aircraft start getting confirmed.


They'll announce aircraft when air arms confirm their attendance. DBH have no control on when that happens.
by jason82wells
Sun 06 Oct 2019, 8:44 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2020 - CANCELLED
Replies: 1085
Views: 168717

Re: RIAT 2020

This new enclosure is also in green which means the *really* quiet part of the crowd line. It'll have no negative impact whatsoever on the typical people who like to go to the rope in red and blue. If anything it may take a few families away from that area. I feel sorry for whoever ends up in the en...
by jason82wells
Sat 14 Sep 2019, 6:35 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2020 Wishlist
Replies: 170
Views: 37955

Re: RIAT 2020 Wishlist

We're seeing them at various seaside shows, isn't that the stumbling block? See below from Southport thread, seems money isn't the stumbling block Went Airside to Blackpool Airport on Sunday - very enjoyable day. Got to sit in most of the aircraft, will post pictures later. Regarding the Swedes - s...
by jason82wells
Tue 30 Jul 2019, 8:44 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2020 - CANCELLED
Replies: 1085
Views: 168717

Re: RIAT 2020

harkins wrote:The most remarkable thing about the 93 list is how short the civilian list was.


Exactly. Back then there literally wasn't the room for them, nor the need for them to be there. Sometimes I think the civvy stuff is there to boost the numbers, even in the air ie The Blades...
by jason82wells
Tue 30 Jul 2019, 3:18 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2020 - CANCELLED
Replies: 1085
Views: 168717

Re: RIAT 2020

Good point raised with Sky Tanker however; would certainly fill up the static. The static was FULL this year. So full there wasn't space for the Turkish KC-135. Adding more tankers isn't necessarily a good idea... My understanding was that the Turkish KC-135 wasn't over in the static park because i...
by jason82wells
Sun 21 Jul 2019, 7:46 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 537984

Re: RIAT 2019

Roger_Over wrote:Thank you, fingers crossed for the BUFF!

Any news on the Phantoms?


Departing in the morning. I asked their crew both Friday and today to make sure they both said the same. Can't remember the time though sorry, before 10am.
by jason82wells
Fri 19 Jul 2019, 11:18 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 537984

Re: RIAT 2019

Was listening to the RIAT radio station on the drive in and they said that they had two special flypasts planned for Sunday but wouldn’t comment on what they might be. Still don't get this "I know something you don't, but I'm not going to tell you" mentality. Cause that always sells ticke...
by jason82wells
Thu 18 Jul 2019, 11:49 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 537984

Re: RIAT 2019

Is the Turkish KC-135 support for the Phantoms or part of the static? I know it isn't down for being on static on the website, but it would be a lovely surprise. I should imagine just support though. Normally turns up with the Soloturk but gets off on Thursday/Friday, then turns up again Monday to ...
by jason82wells
Wed 17 Jul 2019, 7:27 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 537984

Re: RIAT 2019

CJS wrote:On the less bright side, how come they've not bothered announcing the 3x F-16 flypast for Saturday, given that they've known about it presumably at least as long as they've known about the A400m/Blades flypast?


That's a really good point. They probably feared (another) backlash. Rightly so IMO.
by jason82wells
Wed 17 Jul 2019, 6:39 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 537984

Re: RIAT 2019

mark_aviation wrote:Rather unusually, the Patrouille de France and Red Arrows are displaying back-to-back on Friday. I wonder if there’s a chance they’ll form up for a joint flypast :ninja:


Would be nice but don't forget they don't always fly in the order they're printed. Typhoon could split them for example.
by jason82wells
Sun 14 Jul 2019, 7:36 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 537984

Re: RIAT 2019

Go4Long wrote:There are 26 acts scheduled to fly on Sunday according to the confirmed aircraft list.

26.

Is there a chance some of you are maybe being a touch too dramatic?


Since when has riat been a numbers game? People are comparing the quality and individual items between both days.
by jason82wells
Sat 13 Jul 2019, 6:58 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 537984

Re: RIAT 2019

Does anyone here feel that since the airshow at RAF Waddington as stopped it has also hindered getting star items to RIAT as I recall in 2012 when the black eagles came over they did both shows as they were a week apart and correct me if I'm wrong did Waddington and dbh share the cost of them comin...
by jason82wells
Fri 12 Jul 2019, 3:13 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 537984

Re: RIAT 2019

Oh dear. All that waiting, for nothing. Very disappointing.
by jason82wells
Thu 11 Jul 2019, 11:50 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 537984

Re: RIAT 2019

Andyperkins wrote:I know many have said they should announce what the Sunday flypasts will be as it will sell more tickets but perhaps they are keeping them as a surprise just as the B-2 on Saturday last year and on the Sunday the year before were kept quiet.


What does that achieve though?
by jason82wells
Wed 10 Jul 2019, 6:07 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 537984

Re: RIAT 2019

Exactly. It's 2019 and it's ticket only. DBH want to share (some) of what they know to get people through the gates and we want to know if it's worthwhile taking the time off work, sourcing accommodation and paying for it all.

No issue in that provided DBH are transparent.
by jason82wells
Mon 08 Jul 2019, 6:06 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 537984

Re: RIAT 2019

Does the rationing of assets across the weekend suggest Sunday’s flypasts have come to nought? I've not lost faith in them yet (the interview referring to them was only last week) but you do have to question the mentality of keeping quiet about them. They're not going to shift loads more tickets by...
by jason82wells
Wed 03 Jul 2019, 9:29 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 537984

Re: RIAT 2019

Are we leaning towards a B2 because of recent appearances there, or because that's what we're hoping for?

I wonder if a B52/reds combo is perhaps more realistic? It would even come with its own smoke!
by jason82wells
Wed 03 Jul 2019, 8:20 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 537984

Re: RIAT 2019

Andy Armstrong, Royal Air Force Charitable Trust Enterprises Chief Executive. Thanks, that's very interesting and makes the mind wonder what it could be. Then again for the Hawk T1 a 'Bigger plane' could be anything from a Hawk T2 Upwards You'd think they'd want to announce it pretty quickly now, s...
by jason82wells
Wed 03 Jul 2019, 7:51 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 537984

Re: RIAT 2019

FlankerPhoto wrote:https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=338745537049269

Confirmed in this video.


Thanks for sharing that.
by jason82wells
Wed 03 Jul 2019, 5:45 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: East or West ?
Replies: 29
Views: 5694

Re: East or West ?

That's good insight thanks, just seems it's unpredictable then. I think I'll stick with East and play it safe.
by jason82wells
Tue 02 Jul 2019, 9:28 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Which camera lenses to take
Replies: 21
Views: 1635

Re: Which camera lenses to take

Thanks all any of you taking tripod and gimbal or just handholding? I find a tripod far too restrictive when panning so I always take a monopod and gimbal combo on the crowd line. I find it particularly handy juggling the weight of a 150-600mm on a full frame whilst getting prop or rotor blur at sl...
by jason82wells
Tue 02 Jul 2019, 9:24 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: East or West ?
Replies: 29
Views: 5694

Re: East or West ?

MOST stuff departs in a westward direction (with the exception, randomly, of the Ukranians every year) so P&V west is usually kinda useless on departure day except for some shots of stuff taxiing and maybe a half dozen things taking off... I'm doing departures for the first time this year and a...
by jason82wells
Tue 02 Jul 2019, 7:27 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 537984

Re: RIAT 2019

To be fair, Friday go-ers (myself included) have always been aware that it's a reduced day vs Saturday and Sunday. I like the Fridays as you get time to see and shoot some of the static under less pressure and with less people around, without fear of missing out on flying. I agree that Fridays are ...