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by Spotty_Jag
Sat 24 Jul 2021, 5:25 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2022 Participation and Discussion chat
Replies: 43
Views: 3004

Re: RIAT 2022 Participation and Discussion chat

According to the New Zealand MOD website their first Poseidon is due for delivery in 2023. Also, in their video they say they are ​"excited by the prospect of showcasing our aircraft in the future"... next year is not mentioned. Having rewatched the Virtual Air Tattoo on YouTube, a lot of the aircra...
by Spotty_Jag
Sun 18 Jul 2021, 11:11 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2022 Participation and Discussion chat
Replies: 43
Views: 3004

Re: RIAT 2022 Participation and Discussion chat

jasonT1981 wrote:
Sat 17 Jul 2021, 5:52 pm
Themes look to be USAF 75th Anniversary, Training Aircraft and Air Cadets 80th Anniversary.
I didn't hear Air Cadets mentioned as a theme for next year, particularly as their 80th Anniversary is this year, as the ATC was formed on the 5th February 1941.
by Spotty_Jag
Thu 08 Jul 2021, 10:53 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: FRIAT price increase
Replies: 46
Views: 2557

Re: FRIAT price increase

What's the new price of a Mach 3 ticket now? Once you actually start to break the cost of a week at RIAT into equivalent chunks; tickets for Fri, Sat & Sun are costing at least £150, plus another £50 quid for the days spent in park and view. So really once you consider the price for the prime locati...
by Spotty_Jag
Mon 21 Jun 2021, 11:48 am
Forum: RAF Cosford Air Show
Topic: RAF Cosford Air Show 2021 - UPDATE: CANCELLED
Replies: 53
Views: 12349

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2021 - POSTPONED

I wouldn't get your hopes too high for a Cosford show in September to be honest. And if it does go ahead, expect a much smaller affair with no international participation planned.
by Spotty_Jag
Tue 11 May 2021, 11:15 am
Forum: European Events
Topic: International Sanicole Airshow, Belgium (10-12 September 2021)
Replies: 88
Views: 10608

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

boff180 wrote:
Tue 11 May 2021, 9:36 am
Red Arrows for the sunset airshow :-)
I suspect they'll be added to one of the weekend show days too, if Cosford doesn't go ahead with their planned September show.
by Spotty_Jag
Tue 11 May 2021, 9:26 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hr Photo Comp - Ciao
Replies: 39
Views: 1505

Re: 48 Hr Photo Comp - Ciao

Slightly bemused to see images of a Harrier and Mangusta featured, as neither type are operated by the Italian Air Force. :no_mouth:
by Spotty_Jag
Fri 07 May 2021, 1:15 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 50th Anniversary Book
Replies: 18
Views: 4742

Re: RIAT 50th Anniversary Book

I am surprised no-one has mentioned the excellent history videos that DBH have started to put onto YouTube? Very interesting insights into past Air Tattoos, hopefully more to come?
by Spotty_Jag
Fri 30 Apr 2021, 12:29 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Sea Fury T.20 VX281
Replies: 57
Views: 7421

Re: Sea Fury T.20 VX281

Instead of spending the money rebuilding VX281 again, maybe they should focus on getting at least one Swordfish airworthy and returning the Sea Hawk to flight.
by Spotty_Jag
Fri 19 Feb 2021, 3:11 pm
Forum: European Events
Topic: International Sanicole Airshow, Belgium (10-12 September 2021)
Replies: 88
Views: 10608

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: 386
Views: 59235

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: 1777

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: 386
Views: 59235

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: 386
Views: 59235

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: 386
Views: 59235

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, 10:01 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Battle of Britain Airshow 2020 - Cancelled
Replies: 258
Views: 51647

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: 5782

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: 205479

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: 45434

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: 45434

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: 205479

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: 7982

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: 205479

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: 14676

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: 3398

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, 8:25 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Jet Fest - North Weald 27-29 September 2019
Replies: 120
Views: 30919

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...