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by Red Dragon
Sat 07 Mar 2020, 11:09 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: The Red Arrows will be moving to.....
Replies: 56
Views: 12775

Re: The Red Arrows will be moving to.....

Last I heard via FC they were moving to Valley which makes sense. Dont shoot the messenger Training bases and the Reds don’t necessarily mix very well. I’d be surprised if they move West of the border. The airspace issue, and access too and from their home airfield will probably be the biggest cons...
by Red Dragon
Thu 18 Jul 2019, 9:58 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 529396

Re: RIAT 2019

Viper display looked terrific throughout. And after at times feeling neglected at the West P&V it was made up for when they sent down every Range Rover they could muster although, spoilt fractionally by a couple of Migs getting in the way. This ^^^^^^^^ 5 "Follow Me" 4 x 4's turn up t...
by Red Dragon
Tue 16 Jul 2019, 9:23 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: *Hunting the Fast Movers*... back to the past!
Replies: 8
Views: 1566

Re: *Hunting the Fast Movers*... back to the past!

Bottom right is a Blackbird tucking up its landing gear
by Red Dragon
Sun 14 Jul 2019, 9:14 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 529396

Re: RIAT 2019

Well, a lesson learnt, then. 2019 Sunday only ticket holders (for whatever reason, due to work, financial, family or any other related issues)

Plan now for RIAT 2020 so you can go to both days next year so that you won't get caught out by "1 day only displays".
by Red Dragon
Fri 12 Jul 2019, 4:35 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 529396

Re: RIAT 2019

But as an off the cuff idea it could have been a "joint" Airbus 50th/ BA 100th event one of each Airbus type passing doing a topside pass, then finished off with a A350/ Reds pass. (assuming there is an A350 already in the BA paint scheme?) Pretty sure the BA A350 hasn't been officially d...
by Red Dragon
Fri 12 Jul 2019, 4:32 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 529396

Re: RIAT 2019

But as an off the cuff idea it could have been a "joint" Airbus 50th/ BA 100th event one of each Airbus type passing doing a topside pass, then finished off with a A350/ Reds pass. (assuming there is an A350 already in the BA paint scheme?) That's not a bad shout, although I think the 747...
by Red Dragon
Fri 12 Jul 2019, 4:25 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 529396

Re: RIAT 2019

It's just the filler while the B2 holds for 20 mins over Brize for a single pass. Or the osprey holds in the near distance then cancels! These are the two things that make me worry, we will see these (for us) priority items in the hold, as the A400 & Blades trundle by us all. But as an off the ...
by Red Dragon
Thu 11 Jul 2019, 6:08 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 529396

Re: RIAT 2019

The static has just one (1) RAF fighter. A single 9 Sqn Typhoon. That must be an all time low. (Only one step from the lowest possible ) Indeed, this (IMO) is a very poor commitment from the RAF. Operational requirements or not, there are 2 (I think) Typhoon units deployed out of 8 (soon to be 9). ...
by Red Dragon
Thu 11 Jul 2019, 1:02 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: There a hole in my bucket dear Liza dear Liza
Replies: 14
Views: 2562

Re: There a hole in my bucket dear Liza dear Liza

It has been hugely over sensationalized by the press due to social media, and the British press always looking for someone to rip apart. Back in the 30's to 60's did we see constant posts of newly designed RN ships "springing leaks" of course we didn't as it was all happening during the sh...
by Red Dragon
Wed 10 Jul 2019, 3:14 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 529396

Re: RIAT 2019

If that is the case it will be another knife into the heart of this year's show being far from a classic. I seem to recall a BoB flypast not so long ago which included launching F-15s, Mirage 2000s, F-16s, a Boeing 757 (ffs) and various RAF types from Fairford without too much effort and performing...
by Red Dragon
Wed 10 Jul 2019, 1:29 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Eurocopter Tigre attendance at UK Airshow
Replies: 18
Views: 3016

Re: Eurocopter Tigre attendance at UK Airshow

It is indeed a rare bird to be seen. While I was watching the ADF role demo at Avalon 2015, even Aussie spotters there were telling me they rarely see them! Pity really as it’s part in the role demo was pretty nimble. They performed the same type of demo as the AAC apache does in UK along with a “co...
by Red Dragon
Sun 07 Jul 2019, 5:41 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Eurocopter Tigre attendance at UK Airshow
Replies: 18
Views: 3016

Re: Eurocopter Tigre attendance at UK Airshow

Not sure of the French, But the Aussies have lots of trouble with them - can't wait to retire them. They are seen as a disaster. This time the AAAC have said they want the Apache E to replace what seems to have been another “Government knows better than the Military” scenario we see here in the UK ...
by Red Dragon
Fri 05 Jul 2019, 10:20 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Deceased in 2019
Replies: 199
Views: 40897

Re: Deceased in 2019

Robert J. Gilliland, Lockheed Test Pilot & First person to fly the SR-71 Blackbird, passed away.
by Red Dragon
Wed 26 Jun 2019, 1:26 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 529396

Re: RIAT 2019

bobby 1211 wrote:Do you think we will get a update on the 18th of July as its a Thursday? On the other hand it is one day before the show so it's unlikely.


Usually from around 1st of July they stop posting weekly to posting additions/ cancellations “as and when” per day.
by Red Dragon
Wed 26 Jun 2019, 10:03 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 529396

Re: RIAT 2019

Itd be nice to see it as part of a bigger announcement not the announcement
by Red Dragon
Mon 24 Jun 2019, 1:15 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: FRIAT packages 2019
Replies: 100
Views: 14571

Re: FRIAT packages 2019

spellow3010 wrote:Been promoted to Row C for this year.


And I’ve been demoted to row C from row B last year :smile:
by Red Dragon
Sat 22 Jun 2019, 11:21 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Advice for Normandy visit, please.
Replies: 15
Views: 2312

Re: Advice for Normandy visit, please.

iainpeden wrote:now comes the hard bit of working out what to do/not to do.


Fro my experience, be weary of the American beach sectors. Things in those areas were more expensive.
by Red Dragon
Sat 22 Jun 2019, 7:38 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Advice for Normandy visit, please.
Replies: 15
Views: 2312

Re: Advice for Normandy visit, please.

While I was in La Cambe cemetery, I saw a name that rang a bell in my mind. When I got home to the UK I checked it and read the full account of the Battle of Villiers-Bocage. The name was Michael Wittman. A few days earlier I was at Point Du Hoc and standing in the shell holes and just as I got out ...
by Red Dragon
Thu 20 Jun 2019, 8:03 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Advice for Normandy visit, please.
Replies: 15
Views: 2312

Re: Advice for Normandy visit, please.

Just my 2 penneth, don't try to do too much and go into full tourist mode in an attempt to tick boxes. Sometimes, you have to sit for a while and spend time on a beach or in a town square for the brain (well mine anyway) to start to imagine the enormity of the whole thing. the C-47 building at the ...
by Red Dragon
Tue 18 Jun 2019, 2:06 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 529396

Re: RIAT 2019

MiG_Eater wrote:I would certainly like to see the Super Hornets... but can I just take a moment and say that we should be seeing a Flanker AND Fishbed at the same show.... all this American metal is rather poncy in comparison.


With everything crossed for the Fishbed’s safe arrival/ display/ return to Romania :up:
by Red Dragon
Thu 13 Jun 2019, 9:14 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 529396

Re: RIAT 2019

jalfrezi wrote:A NASA WB-57 would be a nice coup, and not outside the realms of possibility.


As a complete shot in the dark I was thinking last night....

A flypast of a NASA WB-57 (or insert any other of the NASA fleet of aircraft) with the Reds? Yes I know I can dream! :grin:
by Red Dragon
Fri 07 Jun 2019, 1:12 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 529396

Re: RIAT 2019

Mr. Crusher wrote:No, there is still one demo team that has two demo pilots


:up:
by Red Dragon
Fri 07 Jun 2019, 12:54 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 529396

Re: RIAT 2019

Well according to the Polish Air Force Facebook page...... Translation below.... We are pleased to announce that f16 tiger demo team has another certified pilot pilot. It's captain. Pil. Wojciech 'Ramrod' Kieczur. So does this mean there are now two separate F-16 teams? maybe replacing the MiG/ Sukh...
by Red Dragon
Wed 05 Jun 2019, 3:45 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: 75th D-Day Anniversary Southsea Common flypast
Replies: 4
Views: 1819

Re: 75th D-Day Anniversary Southsea Common flypast

Spitfire Mk XIX - PM631 Hurricane MkIIc - LF363 Wildcat - “Tiger 1“ - ZZ528 Merlin 3A - “Jungle 410“ - ZK001 Merlin HM2 - “Tiger 2“ - ZH847 C-130J-30 - “Omen 1“ - ZH877 C-130J-30 - “Omen 2“ - ZH878 Sentinel R1 - “Snapshot“ - ZJ694 Voyager - “Madras“ - ZZ335 Hawk T1 – XX239/CU-842 Hawk T1 – XX329/CU-...