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by Spotty_Jag
Fri 19 Feb 2021, 3:11 pm
Forum: European Events
Topic: International Sanicole Airshow, Belgium (10-12 September 2021)
Replies: 13
Views: 1653

Re: International Sanicole Airshow, Belgium (10-12 September 2021)

So no static as Sanicole only looks a 600m runway? What happened to Kleine Brogel as an airshow? So no change to the usual Sanicole with only helicopters / light aircraft on static display, as has been the case for decades? The Belgian Air Force are still planning their official airshow, which will...
by Spotty_Jag
Fri 05 Feb 2021, 9:27 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread
Replies: 379
Views: 40062

Re: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread

From what I've heard, there are already offers of aircraft for the show, but they are not being publicized until it's clear the event can go ahead.
by Spotty_Jag
Fri 15 Jan 2021, 10:54 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp - Red
Replies: 37
Views: 1284

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp - Red

The number of orange aircraft appearing in this thread is quite amusing...
by Spotty_Jag
Thu 14 Jan 2021, 10:27 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread
Replies: 379
Views: 40062

Re: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread

Do we know how they will socially distance the FRIAT Stand. Assuming all still have valid tickets, it's either got to get a lot higher or a huge amount wider. Anyone know how wide it is normally? I'm sure it previously been discussed that its impossible to make the grandstand any taller or longer i...
by Spotty_Jag
Sat 09 Jan 2021, 3:57 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread
Replies: 379
Views: 40062

Re: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread

it would be impossible to keep 250.000 people apart at Fairford. I bet they wouldn't be keen on crowds of 250,000! I think its more in the region of 150,000 (limited) over the entire weekend these days. According to the RIAT website, they had 170000 people attend last year, so roughly 56000 per day...
by Spotty_Jag
Wed 16 Dec 2020, 1:31 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread
Replies: 379
Views: 40062

Re: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread

bobby 1211 wrote:
Wed 16 Dec 2020, 1:26 am
Do you think air arms will be more likely to reject an invite to riat 2021 because of covid? Also could the fact that we are not in the EU anymore effect anything?
Yes & Yes.
by Spotty_Jag
Fri 28 Aug 2020, 9:01 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Battle of Britain Airshow 2020 - Cancelled
Replies: 258
Views: 48297

Re: Battle of Britain Airshow 2020 - 18th-20th September.

I sincerely hope that the IWM management have put a lot of thought and effort into making the airshow "COVID Secure" and introducing measures to make social distancing manageable along the crowdline. It's all well and good creating the extra space and limiting ticket number but that's simply lip ser...
by Spotty_Jag
Sat 28 Mar 2020, 5:43 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Germany buying new Typhoons, Super Hornets and Growlers
Replies: 28
Views: 5120

Re: Germany buying new Typhoons, Super Hornets and Growlers

MiG_Eater wrote:But in comparison to literally any other realistic alternative they are way cooler.

Agreed. The prospect of Super Hornets instead of more F-35/Typhoon squadrons in Europe should be welcome news for all sane minded enthusiasts.
by Spotty_Jag
Wed 18 Mar 2020, 10:50 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2020 - CANCELLED
Replies: 1085
Views: 190728

Re: RIAT 2020

bobby 1211 wrote:I wonder if RIAT could be 'behind closed doors'. No public, but the aircraft would still fly, with everything being streamed live for some sort of fee.

So the organizers pay the millions of pounds required to run the event... but then have revenue to pay for it? :dizzy:
by Spotty_Jag
Sat 15 Feb 2020, 6:30 pm
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton & Culdrose Air Days
Topic: Yeovilton 2020
Replies: 81
Views: 43855

Re: Yeovilton 2020

It was officially announced by the organisers... You're strengthening my point: The official text says they " should include spectacular flare launches" whereas the post on here gives the definitive "will indeed". There is a difference between hoping to do something and confirmi...
by Spotty_Jag
Sat 15 Feb 2020, 1:44 pm
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton & Culdrose Air Days
Topic: Yeovilton 2020
Replies: 81
Views: 43855

Re: Yeovilton 2020

Lack of "I believe that" or "I would imagine so" or "it's highly likely that" is the problem with that, and many other posts on forums.
As soon as other people see that in written format it comes across as authoritative and correct, whereas it's just opinion/belief.
by Spotty_Jag
Fri 17 Jan 2020, 10:35 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2020 - CANCELLED
Replies: 1085
Views: 190728

Re: RIAT 2020

rockfordstone wrote:Pretty sure its been public knowledge since last year that the theme was Battle of Britain 80th

That may be what's been said on the forums, however Battle of Britain 80th Anniversary is not one of RIAT's two key themes for 2020. :pinkwafer:
by Spotty_Jag
Thu 09 Jan 2020, 9:22 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: New Red Arrows In America Documentary 8th January
Replies: 31
Views: 7384

Re: New Red Arrows In America Documentary 8th January

Just curious about one thing though'? Why was the Danish Air Force Challenger involved? Single engine aircraft over large expanses of water often transit with SAR support in case of emergency. As the Royal Air Force was/is currently lacking that Maritime Patrol capability, they required the support...
by Spotty_Jag
Sat 21 Dec 2019, 2:30 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2020 - CANCELLED
Replies: 1085
Views: 190728

Re: RIAT 2020

Why does every single thing DBH do generate such negativity on the forums now-a-days? If you hold such a negative view of the organisation, you're obviously not going to enjoy the event, as your mindset means you're trying to find problems to take issue with - however minor and irrelevant to your en...
by Spotty_Jag
Tue 10 Dec 2019, 2:09 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Top 10 Airshow Moments of 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 13895

Re: Top 10 Airshow Moments of 2019

Interesting to note that despite Sam Wise's less than complementary review of RIAT 2019 for UKAR, the show still provided the 2nd, 3rd, 6th & 7th best Air Show 'Moments' of 2019 in the eyes of UKAR. The team at Douglas Bader House must still be doing something right... :sweat:
by Spotty_Jag
Fri 06 Dec 2019, 9:55 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Well done G-IRTY
Replies: 19
Views: 3060

Re: Well done G-IRTY

Has anyone seen anything published to explain, what the point of it all was?! Seemed a pointless exercise to me personally. :pinkwafer:
by Spotty_Jag
Mon 30 Sep 2019, 7:25 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Jet Fest - North Weald 27-29 September 2019
Replies: 120
Views: 28823

Re: Jet Fest - North Weald 27-29 September 2019

I have to say, I'm getting bored of all the negativity from the JetFest organisers and supporters against paying visitors who offered any criticism. People are entitled to their views, good or bad, about your event. When your ticket price is circa that of a number of highly respected UK airshows, pu...
by Spotty_Jag
Fri 20 Sep 2019, 2:51 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Exclusive Interview: RAF Typhoon Aggressor Sqns incl New Sch
Replies: 6
Views: 2729

Re: Exclusive Interview: RAF Typhoon Aggressor Sqns incl New

Isn't it simply a darker shade of grey..? :tumbleweed:
by Spotty_Jag
Sat 17 Aug 2019, 11:13 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Did anyone go on the wheel?
Replies: 15
Views: 5345

Re: Did anyone go on the wheel?

Let's wait and see what changes in 2020 the arrival of the new boss delivers - I must admit I don't have high hopes. Not sure the CEO of a multi-million pound company, with 50 staff, will personally decide the location of an attraction on the showground. That would be micromanagement at its finest...
by Spotty_Jag
Sat 17 Aug 2019, 11:10 am
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Falcon Wings 2019 - Šiauliai - Lithuania
Replies: 7
Views: 2436

Re: Falcon Wings 2019 - Šiauliai - Lithuania

Not your words for sure, but 'fragment protection barrier' my arse! Just when I thought it was only the UK getting anal about these OTT measures, they're spreading everywhere. I think the poster is referring to the blast-pen, a permanent structure at the air base behind some of the aircraft parking...
by Spotty_Jag
Wed 14 Aug 2019, 9:54 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: New CAA registrations G-RNTB / RNFA
Replies: 36
Views: 7910

Re: New CAA registrations G-RNTB / RNFA

From what I've heard, CAA happy to approve the Harrier to fly in civilian hands, but only as a conventional aircraft. So no hovering or vertical take-off / landing permitted. If that is the case, it'll lead to a rather disappointing display sequence. What's the point having a Harrier performing at y...
by Spotty_Jag
Wed 31 Jul 2019, 10:12 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 615156

Re: RIAT 2019

https://www.airtattoo.com/airshow/visiting/space-at-the-air-tattoo/air-tattoo-from-space
Given the weather on the Friday, I'm sure the Satellite Image will just me a white blob of cloud. But there are images from earlier than week and the week prior.
by Spotty_Jag
Tue 30 Jul 2019, 6:53 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2020 - CANCELLED
Replies: 1085
Views: 190728

Re: RIAT 2020

The static was certainly not full. Plenty of space on the airfield, there was a nice big space that a big wheel took for a start. I'll clarify my (correct) statement; the airfield space allocated to the Air Ops department for aircraft for RIAT 2019 was FULL. Comparing the space allocated this year ...
by Spotty_Jag
Tue 30 Jul 2019, 2:13 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2020 - CANCELLED
Replies: 1085
Views: 190728

Re: RIAT 2020

JackyRIATWilson wrote: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...
by Spotty_Jag
Wed 24 Jul 2019, 6:41 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019 - Issues
Replies: 150
Views: 28294

Re: RIAT 2019 - Issues

ikarus wrote:Why was the tiger striped Puma hidden in the RAF Village surrounded by clutter - deserved a place in the static rows.

In RIAT's defensive, I'm fairly confident that the RAF might have dictated to them that they wanted the Puma in the RAF Village rather than vice-versa.