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by Skyflash
Thu 29 Feb 2024, 12:01 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 689
Views: 568772

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

That Tracker is a fantastic addition, like everyone else I had no idea there's even a flying example in Europe! :clap:
by Skyflash
Thu 22 Feb 2024, 5:14 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 689
Views: 568772

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

JMC wrote:
Thu 22 Feb 2024, 3:48 pm
Wait till Sam tells you that he visited a Kazakh Mig-31 base!
His strike-rate over the last few years is actually really impressive in terms of travelling to see various rarities which subsequently show up at RIAT.

Maybe we should all club together and buy him a ticket to Kazakhstan... Sam?
by Skyflash
Thu 22 Feb 2024, 12:41 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 689
Views: 568772

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

Wonderful news about the Spanish F-5s... and a Czech Gripen for the flying display as well. Lovely stuff.
by Skyflash
Mon 19 Feb 2024, 1:39 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Belgian Air Force Days 2023 - A bit late
Replies: 10
Views: 1427

Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2023 - A bit late

Nice set but that A400 is never going to get refuelled by that A330 unless he gets his arse into gear, he's all over the place. :grin: Lovely set Andy, it was indeed a great weekend. Let's hope that there will be another BAF Days at some point in the future... KB is such a splendid venue that it de...
by Skyflash
Fri 16 Feb 2024, 3:57 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Belgian Air Force Days 2023 - A bit late
Replies: 10
Views: 1427

Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2023 - A bit late

Nice set but that A400 is never going to get refuelled by that A330 unless he gets his arse into gear, he's all over the place. :grin: Lovely set Andy, it was indeed a great weekend. Let's hope that there will be another BAF Days at some point in the future... KB is such a splendid venue that it de...
by Skyflash
Tue 06 Feb 2024, 1:09 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 wishlist.
Replies: 433
Views: 158034

Re: RIAT 2024 wishlist.

Mike wrote:
Tue 06 Feb 2024, 12:30 pm
Polish? Or Czech Sokol?
Apologies - Czech! :grin: Fingers going faster than brain...

I mean, any damned Sokol, really. They're fantastic little machines. Love 'em.
by Skyflash
Tue 06 Feb 2024, 11:33 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 wishlist.
Replies: 433
Views: 158034

Re: RIAT 2024 wishlist.

Something I thought of today, the return of some pyrotechnics! It feels like it's been too long since we've had some explosions along the runway! Apache 2019 i'd guess the last time? ‘Twas yes, hoping for the Czech Alca tactical demo this year as they couldn’t last year That's a great shout. I've a...
by Skyflash
Mon 08 Jan 2024, 9:42 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Life at Lossiemouth in 2023 - Part 2 (August - November)
Replies: 3
Views: 1337

Re: Life at Lossiemouth in 2023 Part 2 (August - November)

Lovely stuff Mr Deadwood - I really must get up to Lossie sometime this year! That head-on shot of the P-3 is... [chef's kiss].
by Skyflash
Tue 02 Jan 2024, 9:58 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Jalfrezi's Year in Review 2023 (picture heavy)
Replies: 18
Views: 1918

Re: Jalfrezi's Year in Review 2023 (picture heavy)

Outstanding stuff as always chief, and a pleasure to share quite a few of these experiences with you. Here's to an equally cracking 2024!
by Skyflash
Wed 06 Dec 2023, 11:11 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 689
Views: 568772

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

Wonder how many days they did at Oshkosh this year ? If it’s the back end of the week we can hope they might turn up. Wishful thinking The Raptor flew pretty much every day of the week at Oshkosh this year... it definitely flew on the Monday, for example, which is usually the 'slowest' of the daily...
by Skyflash
Fri 01 Dec 2023, 12:56 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: NATO Days Ostrava 2023
Replies: 3
Views: 1065

Re: NATO Days Ostrava 2023

Cor, lovely stuff - especially as Ostrava is a notoriously challenging venue for photography. :clap:
by Skyflash
Mon 27 Nov 2023, 3:12 pm
Forum: European Events
Topic: NATO Tiger Meet 2024
Replies: 24
Views: 8503

Re: NATO Tiger Meet 2024

shadowdao wrote:
Sat 25 Nov 2023, 10:05 pm
Will they train on Saturday and Sunday?
Almost certainly not.
by Skyflash
Fri 24 Nov 2023, 1:42 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 689
Views: 568772

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

RIAT are on the Black Friday Bandwagon with some of their merchandise... https://www.airtattoo.com/merchandise-black-friday-up-to-50-off-selected-lines/ 2023 Checklists (for anyone still after one) are available there for £2. https://www.airtattoo.com/merchandise-black-friday-up-to-50-off-selected-...
by Skyflash
Thu 16 Nov 2023, 1:09 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 689
Views: 568772

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

Talk about a PR SNAFU...
by Skyflash
Tue 07 Nov 2023, 10:06 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: NATO Tiger Meet 2023
Replies: 6
Views: 2866

Re: NATO Tiger Meet 2023

Stunning thread - lovely crisp captures of some beautiful machines :clap:
by Skyflash
Tue 24 Oct 2023, 2:10 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 wishlist.
Replies: 433
Views: 158034

Re: RIAT 2024 wishlist.

What’s the chance of the Blue Angels coming over for European tour, been so long since they were last in the UK. Sadly I've given up hope of ever seeing them in Britain. According to wikipedia their 1992 displays were part of their only European tour of the past 50 years. They flew at the KLu show ...
by Skyflash
Thu 19 Oct 2023, 3:52 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: NATO TIGERMEET 2023 Gioia del Colle
Replies: 3
Views: 2422

Re: NATO TIGERMEET 2023 Gioia del Colle

That all-red Turkish F-16 is wild... :rock:
by Skyflash
Wed 18 Oct 2023, 11:30 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Life at Lossiemouth in 2023...So Far (January - July) *PHOTO HEAVY*
Replies: 7
Views: 3211

Re: Life at Lossiemouth in 2023...So Far (January - July) *PHOTO HEAVY*

Lovely stuff matey, those Danish F-16s and the head-on shot of the E-2C are just brilliant.

I must get back up again at some point, though sadly unlikely to happen this calendar year...
by Skyflash
Tue 17 Oct 2023, 9:32 am
Forum: European Events
Topic: NATO Tiger Meet 2024
Replies: 24
Views: 8503

Re: NATO Tiger Meet 2024

Interesting... so back to Jagel then. I enjoyed 2014 and it's a beautiful part of the world. Agreed it is a beautiful unspoilt part of the world. However I felt that the 2014 event itself was hugely disappointing. The spotters were crammed in and poorly placed for anything other than taxi shots (if...
by Skyflash
Mon 16 Oct 2023, 6:18 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 689
Views: 568772

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

I'd suggest (as I do not know) it's been the case/a possibility for a long while, probably since after 2008, but its only come to light recently via a combo of reasons but three main ones. FOMO following Covid. Far less military shows in both the UK and Western Europe with many ending just before C...
by Skyflash
Tue 03 Oct 2023, 10:46 am
Forum: European Events
Topic: Malta Airshow 2023
Replies: 12
Views: 4037

Re: Malta Airshow 2023

The Sunday flying display was cancelled, anyone know why? We’re thinking about going next year assuming it will be a similar date and we’re just wondering about how logistically fragile the show is. To be fair we’re probably going to Malta anyway but it would be nice to plan dates to catch the show...
by Skyflash
Wed 20 Sep 2023, 11:18 am
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Leuchars 1996 Battle of Britain show
Replies: 8
Views: 2892

Re: Leuchars 1996 Battle of Britain show

An absolute classic. The B-1B display that year was fantastic... I'm sure I've told this story before but my family lived in Crail at the time, and when I got back home my dad and brother, who had spent the afternoon working in the back garden, asked me what had got airborne at around 4pm. The noise...
by Skyflash
Mon 18 Sep 2023, 11:41 am
Forum: European Events
Topic: NATO & Czech Air Force Days 2023
Replies: 50
Views: 9774

Re: NATO & Czech Air Force Days 2023

I thought Radom was the worst organised airshow I've ever attended, well Ostrava might have just taken the no.1 spot. 3h queue to get in by car, 40min wait to use the toilet which costs money, 40min wait to buy drinks/food (of course you couldn't buy both from one place as they only sold either foo...
by Skyflash
Fri 15 Sep 2023, 1:22 pm
Forum: European Events
Topic: Airpower24 - Zeltweg, Austria
Replies: 14
Views: 6356

Re: Airpower24 - Zeltweg, Austria

Nwalch wrote:
Fri 15 Sep 2023, 12:54 pm
Where is the crowd (or crowded from what I've read) line usually for this show. Is it south of the runway where the infrastructure is giving a sun behind the crowd experiance?
Sun behind you the whole day, with a mountain in front. It's why it's one of Europe's best airshow locations.