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by verreli
Sun 19 May 2024, 2:22 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF Display North America
Replies: 11
Views: 999

Re: RAF Display North America

Is a Hawk T Mk1 a fast jet?
by verreli
Sat 18 May 2024, 9:32 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 1846
Views: 746085

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

The article is about RIAT 2024 so very much 'on-topic'. Even the more generic F-35 article is about a display that is attending RIAT and what to expect in July.
by verreli
Sat 18 May 2024, 9:22 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 1846
Views: 746085

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

Tommy wrote:
Fri 17 May 2024, 7:04 pm
Readers of this month’s Air Forces Monthly will find an interview with him...
Well thought questions along with interesting and honest answers. Just a shame it was only 2 pages.
by verreli
Fri 17 May 2024, 11:34 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 1846
Views: 746085

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

Canberra TT.18 wrote:
Fri 17 May 2024, 7:12 pm
How long did the talentless wannabe journalist talk to the F-35B.....
Just be impressed he understands what all those whistles and screeches mean. Must bring a whole new experience to the hovering display.
by verreli
Wed 08 May 2024, 7:02 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 wishlist.
Replies: 973
Views: 236060

Re: RIAT 2024 wishlist.

capercaillie wrote:
Wed 08 May 2024, 5:47 pm
...and fingers crossed nobody gives them an F-35 to play with. :kissing_heart:
I would have thought that an RSV F35 display would be pretty spectacular.
by verreli
Tue 07 May 2024, 10:17 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 1846
Views: 746085

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

I agree in principle certainly, but there's no doubt that for many of the air forces mentioned, the value in attending RIAT is not in hopefully getting something back from the UK but in the being at the same show on the biggest military stage among many other countries all there for the same purpos...
by verreli
Thu 02 May 2024, 4:44 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 1846
Views: 746085

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

Well, with the weather the way it has been over the past 6 months or so, it will all likely be cancelled due to water-logged fields....................... I have it on good authority that the weather will be superb. Express or Mail? Guardian. I know, must be a load of rubbish but one can hope.
by verreli
Thu 02 May 2024, 4:14 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 1846
Views: 746085

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

Airwolfhound wrote:
Thu 02 May 2024, 4:11 pm
Well, with the weather the way it has been over the past 6 months or so, it will all likely be cancelled due to water-logged fields.......................
I have it on good authority that the weather will be superb.
by verreli
Thu 02 May 2024, 4:10 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 1846
Views: 746085

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

Not sure where to put this, but as it's about confirmed participants....I wonder if it's possible (time / air space allowing) to have the 4 RNLAF F-16s do a low-ish flypast together on departures day? As it's effectively their farewell to an event they've always attended strongly while in-service? ...
by verreli
Sat 27 Apr 2024, 9:47 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 1846
Views: 746085

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

...they are not satisfied with the line-up so far, which I understand as we've seen nearly everything announced so far Wow, tough crowd. While there isn't a first time appearance from a new airframe or nation yet, there's plenty to look forward to. The new RAF Typhoon scheme looks amazing. The Germ...
by verreli
Thu 25 Apr 2024, 11:05 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 1846
Views: 746085

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

I think you're reading a bit too much into it. You can read it so differently; or is this the level we're at now by judging the grammar used by DBH? You're going to have to be *slightly* more specific verreli 🙃🧐 The comment was about grammar. As for today's update, on first read, it was a bit under...
by verreli
Thu 25 Apr 2024, 8:18 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 1846
Views: 746085

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

rdchawk wrote:
Thu 25 Apr 2024, 3:38 pm
I think you're reading a bit too much into it. You can read it so differently; or is this the level we're at now by judging the grammar used by DBH?
by verreli
Tue 23 Apr 2024, 9:37 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: RAF Typhoon Display Team 2024 jet
Replies: 1
Views: 600

Re: RAF Typhoon Display Team 2024 jet

She's a looker. Nice shooting.
by verreli
Mon 22 Apr 2024, 11:41 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF Typhoon Display - Special Scheme 2024
Replies: 57
Views: 4362

Re: RAF Typhoon Display - Special Scheme 2024

Happy to be proven wrong, but I doubt that changes to the Chief of Air Staff had anything to do with it. Lets just agree that if this is an indication of what the Knighton era brings, it will be great for enthusiasts. And IMO, the RAF as a whole. Just 39 days to Midlands Air Fest and a debut for th...
by verreli
Mon 22 Apr 2024, 10:45 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF Typhoon Display - Special Scheme 2024
Replies: 57
Views: 4362

Re: RAF Typhoon Display - Special Scheme 2024

I've been a bit critical over the last few years about the RAF approach to history and marking significant events but since Wokey Wigston moved on, things are definitely improving. Squadron markings are returning to aircraft and now this. AWESOME. Congrats to all involved. Can't wait to see it in th...
by verreli
Wed 10 Apr 2024, 7:29 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Midlands Air Festival 2024 (31 May - 2 June)
Replies: 69
Views: 24063

Re: Midlands Air Festival 2024 (31 May - 2 June)

The display line is due south with crowd centre being marked by this cleared path of trees. https://maps.app.goo.gl/yY6bz8AP6tS3fNTp9 Website suggests display line is East-West or do you mean spectators are facing south? https://www.midlandsairfestival.com/uploads/9/3/4/5/9345728/screenshot-2024-03...
by verreli
Tue 09 Apr 2024, 6:29 pm
Forum: North American Events
Topic: MCAS Miramar Airshow 27-29 September 2024
Replies: 44
Views: 8697

Re: MCAS Miramar Airshow 27-29 September 2024

Just don't expect to be first in and you'll be fine. Base security will be super courteous, you'll stand in a queue, pass a few details and you're away, free to mingle with all the locals. The one thing I would highlight, when they play the Star Spangle Banner the place will come to a respectful sta...
by verreli
Sat 06 Apr 2024, 4:43 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 wishlist.
Replies: 973
Views: 236060

Re: RIAT 2024 wishlist.

Sorry, had to have a nibble on that comment. As you've said; variety is the spice of life and there's more to military aviation than just fast jets! RIAT has never, and in my eyes, should never just be about fast jets. I'd agree with Caper that a Turkish T-41 would be a remarkable participant, and ...
by verreli
Sat 06 Apr 2024, 12:54 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 wishlist.
Replies: 973
Views: 236060

Re: RIAT 2024 wishlist.

Or preferably they could bring something altogether better like [...] T-41 [...] Agreed, the Kaan is incredibly ugly and really just looks like a bad F-22 ripoff, I'd prefer the named aircraft in this list over the Kaan anyday! Never thought I'd see the day that a Cessna 172 would appear on the wis...
by verreli
Fri 05 Apr 2024, 7:55 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 wishlist.
Replies: 973
Views: 236060

Re: RIAT 2024 wishlist.

Again, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Don't get me wrong, I'd like to see an A-10 one last time too, if only to reminisce about seeing them come over the house at 100ft and strafing at Donna Nook - the good old days. I must just like ugly aircraft - not a big fan of Fat Amy though.
by verreli
Fri 05 Apr 2024, 7:26 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 wishlist.
Replies: 973
Views: 236060

Re: RIAT 2024 wishlist.

The Kaan has just flown so yes, they're unlikely but this isn't a wish list for nothing. The Boramae has been flying since 2022 with 6 aircraft flying so more possible but are half way round the world. Good job this is a wish list. The only other thing I'd like from Turkey is to see the Turkish Star...
by verreli
Fri 05 Apr 2024, 6:59 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 wishlist.
Replies: 973
Views: 236060

Re: RIAT 2024 wishlist.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and plenty would be having an accident in their pants if the ugliest of them all - the A-10 - was to show up. Variety is the spice of life after all.

Would quite like to see a Boramae too but the Korean's aren't ongoing yet.
by verreli
Fri 05 Apr 2024, 5:00 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 wishlist.
Replies: 973
Views: 236060

Re: RIAT 2024 wishlist.

With the Kaan now flying, Turkey ongoing and the 'Pushing the Boundaries' theme, it would be nice to see one in the flying display. Big wish, I know. Or preferably they could bring something altogether better like F-4s, F-5s, F-16s, T-38s, E-7, C-130, C-160, Gulfstream, CN235, KC-135, Citation, SF-...
by verreli
Fri 05 Apr 2024, 4:38 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 wishlist.
Replies: 973
Views: 236060

Re: RIAT 2024 wishlist.

With the Kaan now flying, Turkey ongoing and the 'Pushing the Boundaries' theme, it would be nice to see one in the flying display. Big wish, I know.
by verreli
Mon 01 Apr 2024, 9:47 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 1846
Views: 746085

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

Spoiler Alert... Following on from the recent weekly update about USA participation and in light of the trend for less variety of aircraft, RIAT will announce in the coming weeks that between 12 - 2pm the will be a 'half time show' on the main runway. I understand this was a suggestion made by the A...