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by Darkstar
Wed 14 Jun 2017, 3:13 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)
Replies: 5050
Views: 751103

Re: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)

Thanks for the replies.At Avalon we are 80 meters away from the runway.I think Red Dragon can attest to this.Everybody that comes to Avalon from abroad can't believe how close we are to the runway.Was just wondering if the rules are the same over there.
by Darkstar
Wed 14 Jun 2017, 10:50 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)
Replies: 5050
Views: 751103

Re: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)

Just a quick question guys,how far is display centre from the crowd line at RIAT? Thanks
by Darkstar
Mon 12 Jun 2017, 9:05 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)
Replies: 5050
Views: 751103

Re: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)

Agree with that Blackcat.Avalon has had the B-1 for quite a few shows now,either flying or static.Have been working at the show for quite a while,so I got to see it takeoff every time.Avalons crowd line is only 70-80 meters away from the runway.The noise when you are that close is just bloody horren...
by Darkstar
Mon 12 Jun 2017, 1:46 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)
Replies: 5050
Views: 751103

Re: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)

Sorry,I didn't mean to post twice.
by Darkstar
Mon 12 Jun 2017, 1:45 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)
Replies: 5050
Views: 751103

Re: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)

Yep,I have the same feeling too.Maybe the Aurora? :rock:
by Darkstar
Mon 12 Jun 2017, 1:45 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)
Replies: 5050
Views: 751103

Re: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)

Yep,I have the same feeling too.Maybe the Aurora? :rock:
by Darkstar
Sat 10 Jun 2017, 5:21 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)
Replies: 5050
Views: 751103

Re: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)

Thanks John0001,don't be so harsh there sissy.It was actually mobile speak and will be corrected sir.By the way wissy(just a knickname for you) I'm Darth Vader and I tell storm troopers what to say.
by Darkstar
Fri 09 Jun 2017, 3:03 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)
Replies: 5050
Views: 751103

Re: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)

Departure days are looking good. Will the B-2 be there guys? By the way a bit off topic, what are you guys thought of the F-35 as a whole? Thanks heaps guys.
by Darkstar
Wed 07 Jun 2017, 10:04 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)
Replies: 5050
Views: 751103

Re: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)

To all the people who complain about the aircraft list at RIAT, I live in Aussie and we get 1 decent show every 2 years. You guys have such variety in your shows it's unreal. Having worked at Avalon show and knowing the dedication they show,(you know who you are jag man) you guys are as lucky as hel...
by Darkstar
Tue 06 Jun 2017, 1:25 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)
Replies: 5050
Views: 751103

Re: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)

Panavia Tornado,completely agree,there is nothing better than jet noise.Comparing different 16 routines from different countries is quite fun actually.In 7-10 years all we will be seeing are F-35s from 10 different countries.I admit the variety this year is great,and a great job done by RIAT.Next ye...
by Darkstar
Tue 06 Jun 2017, 6:22 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)
Replies: 5050
Views: 751103

Re: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)

Go4long,I completely agree.There is a lack of fast jet demos(4x16 displays etc) but to the credit of the organisers they have done a fantastic job.I know what it takes to organise a show and they have excelled themselves.Hopefully a few more things confirm.I will not be there,so enjoy a great show.
by Darkstar
Tue 06 Jun 2017, 12:31 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)
Replies: 5050
Views: 751103

Re: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)

Hey guys,to me the flying display is not as full as previous years.The static show looks great,but normally this years show seems a bit vacant.I know the organisers have done there best and work as hard as hell to give everybody the best they can.Just my thoughts tho,I could be wrong.
by Darkstar
Fri 02 Jun 2017, 12:57 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)
Replies: 5050
Views: 751103

Re: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)

Avalon had 3 C-17s.I was fortunate enough to be only 80 meters away from a B1B takeoff at departure day at Avalon in full burner with no earplugs.I was sore in my left ear down to my neck for 2 weeks.It was frighten insane.
by Darkstar
Thu 01 Jun 2017, 2:14 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)
Replies: 5050
Views: 751103

Re: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)

It makes me wonder if the Ruskies wanted to steal the show they could.Imagine if the sent the PAK FA.Now that would be special.
by Darkstar
Wed 31 May 2017, 12:39 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)
Replies: 5050
Views: 751103

Re: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)

I have seen soloturk display compared to Gripen.The Gripen roll rate is so clean and fast.The Gripen keeps the display a lot closer and in tight compared to soloturk.I prefer The Gripen display over soloturk.Just my opinion though.
by Darkstar
Tue 30 May 2017, 3:16 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)
Replies: 5050
Views: 751103

Re: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)

Bloody nice looking jet
by Darkstar
Mon 29 May 2017, 3:00 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)
Replies: 5050
Views: 751103

Re: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)

Having a look on YouTube of the soloturk display,and its show is great, but it goes to far away from the actual show line.It goes to high and half the show doesn't have burner.I could have watched the wrong one I don't know,but I would think the Rafale will steal the show.The demo Rafale looks amazi...
by Darkstar
Tue 23 May 2017, 1:34 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)
Replies: 5050
Views: 751103

Re: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)

Fully agree Red Dragon.I heard there might be an Aurora as a stand out item at RIAT :tongue:
by Darkstar
Mon 22 May 2017, 11:31 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)
Replies: 5050
Views: 751103

Re: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)

G'day guys,it's looking to be a cracker show.Apart from RIAT this year,Avalon would still take the cake as far as I'm concerned.To get the Aussie 35s Growlers,and all the other USAF and international attendees was amazing.I would love to see an Aussie Rhino demo there as it is a cracker.Hopefully ne...
by Darkstar
Tue 16 May 2017, 7:59 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)
Replies: 5050
Views: 751103

Re: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)

G'day guys from down under,my first post for RIAT.I have chosen to go to Hawaii for 4 weeks,because I have friends at Hickham.Will be staying on base for 4 weeks then off to Nellis 17-3 for 4 weeks.Doing the whole tour of the NTS as well.Would love to come to RIAT as I have a friend working at Fairf...
by Darkstar
Tue 16 May 2017, 7:35 pm
Forum: North American Events
Topic: Nellis AFB Airshow 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 13056

Re: Nellis AFB Airshow 2017

Stagger2,I'll be staying in AirForce accomodation on the base and I have extended my stay at Hickham for 4 weeks.And then on to Nellis and NTS for 4 weeks.
by Darkstar
Wed 03 May 2017, 9:27 pm
Forum: North American Events
Topic: Nellis AFB Airshow 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 13056

Re: Nellis AFB Airshow 2017

Stagger2,I will be living on base at Hickham for 2 weeks so will have access right beside the runway.Thanks for the Red Flag info.Either I'm going to 17-3 or 17-4.
by Darkstar
Sun 30 Apr 2017, 2:43 pm
Forum: North American Events
Topic: Nellis AFB Airshow 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 13056

Re: Nellis AFB Airshow 2017

My plans have changed,I will be going to Hawaii,for 2 weeks with access to Hickman,then on to Nellis for Red Flag 17-3.Was wondering when jets arrive for the ex?Hopefully and most likely will be on base for media day.Does anyone know if 17-3 will be international?Thanks.
by Darkstar
Fri 28 Apr 2017, 3:15 am
Forum: North American Events
Topic: Nellis AFB Airshow 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 13056

Re: Nellis AFB Airshow 2017

Thanks very much there Paul.I will be staying at a hotel just opposite the base 2 weeks prior to the show.Will be great fun to tour the NTS as well.
by Darkstar
Wed 26 Apr 2017, 10:25 pm
Forum: North American Events
Topic: Miramar/ Fleet Week/ North Island
Replies: 22
Views: 8141

Re: Miramar/ Fleet Week/ North Island

Red Dragon,I didn't end up going to Avalon,hence no info.Just wanted to let u know.Im sure I'll catch up with u on the circuit one day.Cheers mate.