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by Luigi
Sun 22 Mar 2020, 9:39 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2020 - CANCELLED
Replies: 1085
Views: 174575

Re: RIAT 2020 - CANCELLED

It will more than likely be over before RIAT 2020 would have happened, but the knock on effect with everything will take a lot longer to get back into place. I'm just disappointed that the park and view isn't going to be filled with desperate togs all fully dressed in hazmat suits roasting in 30 de...
by Luigi
Mon 16 Mar 2020, 3:30 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2020 - CANCELLED
Replies: 1085
Views: 174575

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.



Funny joke

I would rather watch the old good '93 and '94 editions for free

:lmao:
by Luigi
Mon 09 Mar 2020, 2:01 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2020 - CANCELLED
Replies: 1085
Views: 174575

Re: RIAT 2020

bobby 1211 wrote: but what is the point of spending 150 pounds if its going to be the same aircraft as last year?


It's called enthusiasm.

where's written that there will be the same a/c as last year.
already the Swiss are bringing their patrouille this year which was not there in 2019.
by Luigi
Fri 28 Feb 2020, 9:23 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2020 - CANCELLED
Replies: 1085
Views: 174575

Re: RIAT 2020

Starting to get a little concerned now, below in the papers today :- 'In the papers today - the coronavirus outbreak is still top of the agenda, and the UK's top medical officer is warning that major events like concerts, sports matches and festivals could be cancelled for at least two months in a ...
by Luigi
Wed 19 Feb 2020, 12:33 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2020 - CANCELLED
Replies: 1085
Views: 174575

Re: RIAT 2020

Any jet in the flying display from France will be most welcome! I wonder if Couteau Delta are back on the scene? As for the B1, a simple take off still stands out as one of my favourite airshow moments. As a 10 year old kid having never seen one before, I thought it would sound like a passenger air...
by Luigi
Tue 18 Feb 2020, 9:14 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2020 - CANCELLED
Replies: 1085
Views: 174575

Re: RIAT 2020

Great news, another one I've not yet seen along with the Danish F16 (Flypast aside last year) I feel I am way behind you guys lol. I was only doing seaside shows until my first RIAT in 2017. So while some may get sick of F-16s, I've a lot of catching up to do. USAF F-16 demo is still missing.... I ...
by Luigi
Mon 17 Feb 2020, 8:59 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2020 - CANCELLED
Replies: 1085
Views: 174575

Re: RIAT 2020

Depends if he means flying or static. Could be F-15, B-1b, B-52, C-130, P-8, Osprey for static display, a few other contenders too. Osprey flying is probably likely (ish) too, in some form or another (based on recent years). Perhaps another top secret flypast, as in recent years? (just remember to ...
by Luigi
Mon 17 Feb 2020, 8:46 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2020 - CANCELLED
Replies: 1085
Views: 174575

Re: RIAT 2020

As for the Matadors, fingers cross and also no tail art please! Unbelievable, just be full of gratitude if they even turn up! I as much as everyone else would like to see them, Its just an opinion, I didn't like the tail art last year! I was not so impressed by their show. I remember RAF Harriers o...
by Luigi
Wed 12 Feb 2020, 9:19 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2020 - CANCELLED
Replies: 1085
Views: 174575

Re: RIAT 2020

So what is still available from the States that could be present at Fairford this year?
by Luigi
Tue 04 Feb 2020, 12:35 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2020 - CANCELLED
Replies: 1085
Views: 174575

Re: RIAT 2020

CJS wrote:I don't think anyone has suggested the show this year will be below average. As Capercaille said, I just think your original post didn't quite translate in to anything that made very much sense unfortunately.


I understand. That post was not so important to deserve any further clarification.
by Luigi
Tue 04 Feb 2020, 9:02 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2020 - CANCELLED
Replies: 1085
Views: 174575

Re: RIAT 2020

edhunter wrote:

I think the German Mig-29 will be the first confirmation.


Germans are not even able to get their few EF2000 in the air.
They have an average readiness of 4 on 12 months for each a/c.

If I well remember last year they did not part at the NATO flypast (and now I understand why).
by Luigi
Tue 04 Feb 2020, 8:50 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2020 - CANCELLED
Replies: 1085
Views: 174575

Re: RIAT 2020

just a short sentence and such a reaction...incredible.

:smile:

So general belief here is that even this year the show will be "below average"?
Last year I was happy with what I've seen.
by Luigi
Mon 03 Feb 2020, 1:59 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2020 - CANCELLED
Replies: 1085
Views: 174575

Re: RIAT 2020

until they bring good aircraft to the show they can make all the mistakes they want.
by Luigi
Wed 15 Jan 2020, 9:04 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2020 Wishlist
Replies: 170
Views: 39050

Re: RIAT 2020 Wishlist

Some of the Civilian operators have the most interesting aircraft out there. Imagine a static area with: MB Meteor HHA Hunter Draken Mirage F1 Top Aces A4 Top Aces Westwind Top Aces Alpha Jet Never gonna happen, but nice to think about! ...and let's not forget Swedish Historic Flight ( Oh, I did it...
by Luigi
Mon 13 Jan 2020, 1:24 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2020 Wishlist
Replies: 170
Views: 39050

Re: RIAT 2020 Wishlist

the dark side of "america first" policy.
by Luigi
Mon 21 Oct 2019, 10:35 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2020 Wishlist
Replies: 170
Views: 39050

Re: RIAT 2020 Wishlist

good morning!
did we already begin the Swedish historic flight saga again? :ninja:
If not: I want to see the Viggen!


just booked 2 places at the aviation club.
:yahoo:
by Luigi
Wed 31 Jul 2019, 10:43 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2020 - CANCELLED
Replies: 1085
Views: 174575

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 Luigi
Mon 29 Jul 2019, 9:50 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 556541

Re: RIAT 2019

... And what’s wrong with discussing the potential for it? The problem with this forum recently is that airshow-related discussion and debate (the entire point of the forums) is being shut down at every turn by the ‘Be gRAtEful fOR WhAt YoU gET’ crowd. Sorry this was not my intention. I am simply a...
by Luigi
Mon 29 Jul 2019, 9:41 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 556541

Re: RIAT 2019

You could have paid ‘double’ to see an F-4 fly this year on Arrivals and Departure days. it's true. When I was a student I use to go for 4 days Fr to Mo and watch it all. But now it is not anymore feasible. In my opinion the show should give the possibility to see all aircraft during 1 day. I mean:...
by Luigi
Sun 28 Jul 2019, 7:15 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 556541

Re: RIAT 2019

Of course we can not have a/c which were usual presences in the 90es (F-104 of the F-4 or the jaguar for instance) There were two Phantoms at RIAT this year. Indeed but not flying (except when they landed and left). they were only on static. I really hope to see one f-4 in the air next year. I woul...
by Luigi
Sun 28 Jul 2019, 7:11 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 556541

Re: RIAT 2019

JJC and Rockford , I have the same feeling. End of the week , only used one memory card for photos at RIAT and that's only at below 25% capacity of the card. Not buzzing this year post event and to be honest the number of photo threads in the airshow section of this forum on the event seems to be w...
by Luigi
Wed 24 Jul 2019, 1:40 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 556541

Re: RIAT 2019

I do not understand this complaining: on Saturday we had 12 fast jet single displays (including the M346 and F-35 flypast), 5 acrobatic teams (3 equipped with jets, 2 with props). Ok, the Lancaster did not appear, NATO flypast was quite disappointing, but at least I could see F-15 in the air (which ...
by Luigi
Wed 24 Jul 2019, 7:13 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 556541

Re: RIAT 2019

Anyone done the RIAT Survey? I did I was quite in depth and honest with them, interesting to see if there is any comeback. Same for me. I hope it will bring something cause I really want to insert a yearly visit to the UK (or maybe every two years) including the Tattoo. Honestly I am ready to pay a...
by Luigi
Tue 23 Jul 2019, 1:26 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 556541

Re: RIAT 2019

IIRC the 9-ship manoeuvre requires aircraft coming from crowd rear. That requires special dispensation under the regs which (IIRC) can only be given to UK teams and then only 2 or 3 hold this including the Reds, BBMF and (I think) the Blades. They don't come from crowd rear. right: I've seen this p...
by Luigi
Tue 23 Jul 2019, 11:42 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 556541

Re: RIAT 2019

Exiting the car park was a joke - no proper signage, everyone was snaking through gaps, and it took over half an hour just to get out, which could surely be managed better. only half hour? it took me 2 hours to get out haha circa 17 minutes queue. I just realize I have been lucky, but I left the ai...