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by CWS
Wed 12 Jun 2024, 5:09 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 wishlist.
Replies: 1078
Views: 252783

Re: RIAT 2024 wishlist.

shadowdao wrote:
Wed 12 Jun 2024, 5:06 pm
Wishing for:
RSAF Tornado or F15 !
I was weirdly going to put something like this earlier.

For the Tornado anniversary it would be nice to get the Saudi tornado on static! Chuck in the Italians and we would have every current operator?
by CWS
Wed 12 Jun 2024, 4:50 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 wishlist.
Replies: 1078
Views: 252783

Re: RIAT 2024 wishlist.

capercaillie wrote:
Wed 12 Jun 2024, 4:49 pm
CWS forgets to bring his mum.
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Trust me the amount she talks let alone the weather means I'm with you on that wish
by CWS
Wed 12 Jun 2024, 4:49 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 2295
Views: 801960

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

I can actually see the Bulgarians attending this year as they’ve been ongoing for ages. (Doesn’t mean anything ik, India last year for example) but realistically a C-27 is all they would send as much as we would love a frogfoot or fulcrum or even hind. Albeit I’d like to be wrong. Chinook is a good...
by CWS
Wed 12 Jun 2024, 4:47 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 wishlist.
Replies: 1078
Views: 252783

Re: RIAT 2024 wishlist.

Kept meaning to get round to my 3x RIAT wishes . 1 - That my Health Anxiety doesnt stop me from going for any reason :-( 2 - The 2x times Ive took my family its been 32 degrees (2022) and pouring of rain (Friday 2019). So just nice weather please on the Saturday. . 3 - To see a B52 take off, or B2 ...
by CWS
Wed 12 Jun 2024, 4:43 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 2295
Views: 801960

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

They added a fake tree line last year so none of us 'plebs' had a view of the western end! I also position myself on the 'western' side of the 'Eastern end'. Might need a rethink on where to set myself up Genuinely curious to what you're referring to here, as it's not something I remember ever ever...
by CWS
Wed 12 Jun 2024, 4:28 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 2295
Views: 801960

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

I can actually see the Bulgarians attending this year as they’ve been ongoing for ages. (Doesn’t mean anything ik, India last year for example) but realistically a C-27 is all they would send as much as we would love a frogfoot or fulcrum or even hind. Albeit I’d like to be wrong. Chinook is a good...
by CWS
Wed 12 Jun 2024, 4:06 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 2295
Views: 801960

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

Good shout on the Bulgarians, very realistic choice compared to wishlisty choice! Completely forgot the Chinook demo hasn't actually been announced properly yet.
by CWS
Wed 12 Jun 2024, 3:09 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 2295
Views: 801960

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

RAF heavies + a few other bits or the start of the US assets is my guess
by CWS
Tue 11 Jun 2024, 10:03 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 wishlist.
Replies: 1078
Views: 252783

Re: RIAT 2024 wishlist.

boff180 wrote:
Tue 11 Jun 2024, 9:16 pm
At this rate I just want a summer airshow.
😂 amen
by CWS
Tue 11 Jun 2024, 4:56 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: RAF Fairford BTF - May/June 2024
Replies: 65
Views: 8817

Re: RAF Fairford BTF - May/June 2024

Any idea how much longer this deployment will go on for ?
by CWS
Tue 11 Jun 2024, 3:09 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 2295
Views: 801960

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

I’m interested, what would you all class as rare/star flying participants? My list is: F-35 role demo (star) German a400M (star) C-27 (star) Yellow sparrows (rare) Hungarian gripen (rare) Cf-188 (rare) F-15 (rare and star) Harrier (rare-ish and star) One hell of a flying lineup so far! Great questi...
by CWS
Mon 10 Jun 2024, 4:28 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 2295
Views: 801960

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

Its my first time attending RIAT I’m extremely excited I’m from Los Angeles it boggles my mind how most of the enthusiasts don’t see USAF often which is crazy to me because I see the F-35A/B/C F-22 F-15 F-16 F18 demos almost 5-10 a year but I never see any typhoons or gripens it’s insane to me what...
by CWS
Mon 10 Jun 2024, 3:53 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 2295
Views: 801960

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

Swedish gripen has always been a nice polished display. True and the Hungarian and Czech are also well flown. Trouble is I just can't get over enthused by Gripens, partly I suppose I still hold them guilty of retiring the far more charismatic Viggen thundering around the sky. They just seem a bit p...
by CWS
Mon 10 Jun 2024, 3:38 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 2295
Views: 801960

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

rdchawk wrote:
Mon 10 Jun 2024, 3:28 pm
Swedish gripen has always been a nice polished display.
Yeah the Gripen just displays so well. Seems to keep it within the airbase boundaries on some demos!
by CWS
Mon 10 Jun 2024, 3:36 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 2295
Views: 801960

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

I agree, as someone who never got to see the f-15 ACC demo I’m very excited that an f-15 is coming at all. I’d much rather a 5-6 minute f-15 display that is of very high quality rather than a meh eurofighter display that is the Italian one that lasts 8-10 minutes. Quality over quantity. However I’v...
by CWS
Mon 10 Jun 2024, 3:08 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 2295
Views: 801960

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

JMC wrote:
Mon 10 Jun 2024, 2:58 pm
As I mentioned, the display I think looks extraordinary.

5 minutes of F-15 will no doubt be more exciting than say 10 minutes of Grob Tutor.
100% agree, going to be a star item
by CWS
Mon 10 Jun 2024, 2:20 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 2295
Views: 801960

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

Just the fact an Eagle is in the flying program is such a rarity! From the videos, although a short demo, it certainly packs a punch!
by CWS
Sun 09 Jun 2024, 12:52 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 2295
Views: 801960

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

That is one hell of a scheme!!!
by CWS
Fri 07 Jun 2024, 9:27 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 2295
Views: 801960

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

They added a fake tree line last year A what? Seriously? I didn't get to RIAT last year, but have often found some nice views at the Eastern end. It's a little further away, but it can be good for landing shots. It was like a boundary to the last viewing area before the eastern side. Those areas se...
by CWS
Fri 07 Jun 2024, 3:48 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 2295
Views: 801960

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

To be fair, the last couple of years I haven't made it to the front and it is a big problem with the sheer amount of Marquees. For some of the heli displays, especially 2022 I didn't even see one single part of the display! I know they have to make their money to keep this running but it is becoming...
by CWS
Fri 07 Jun 2024, 9:56 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 2295
Views: 801960

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

Looking at the 'hub' it seems to be pretty good. A good idea in principle and seems to have good information on there. The two main things that needed addressing in my opinion they have addressed. Time will tell if the new bag search/security protocols will work, but I am happy they have tried somet...
by CWS
Thu 06 Jun 2024, 9:52 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 2295
Views: 801960

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

JMC wrote:
Thu 06 Jun 2024, 8:47 pm
^

😂😂😂
by CWS
Thu 06 Jun 2024, 9:37 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 wishlist.
Replies: 1078
Views: 252783

Re: RIAT 2024 wishlist.

nice special tail ! Would love to see on static
by CWS
Thu 06 Jun 2024, 9:06 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Danish f-16 livery 2024
Replies: 3
Views: 545

Re: Danish f-16 livery 2024

Genuinely one of the best I’ve seen ! Let’s just hope it doesn’t brake at Riat this year !! Need to see this ripping up the sky over Fairford
by CWS
Thu 06 Jun 2024, 3:19 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 2295
Views: 801960

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

Yep that looks very very nice!

Looks like we will be getting a few fast jets with special schemes, both flying and static