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by verreli
Wed 03 Jul 2024, 9:29 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 4058
Views: 942697

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

Jdwood39 wrote:
Wed 03 Jul 2024, 8:02 am
Using NS vetting to gain quicker access to an air show I can assure you would be very much frowned upon
I totally agree and was not in any way being serious. It's an absurd proposition and was just being used to make a light hearted point.
by verreli
Tue 02 Jul 2024, 10:06 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 4058
Views: 942697

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

If you want real fast track get a purple pass. You get a dedicated route into the show and on base parking. You don't get to see many aircraft though however lunch is excellent.
by verreli
Tue 02 Jul 2024, 10:00 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 4058
Views: 942697

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

I’d rather they get let in early. Why? Less people in the main queue and also it’s in the name Friends Of Riat. They make a bigger contribution to DBH. What’s next the volunteers in the main queue? That's false logic. The resource used for the FRIAT line is underutilised. That's why they used to se...
by verreli
Tue 02 Jul 2024, 9:23 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 4058
Views: 942697

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

Wrexham Mackem wrote:
Tue 02 Jul 2024, 9:12 pm
That's nonsense. The FRIAT entry lane is a paid-for component of FRIAT membership.
Apparently not any more.
by verreli
Tue 02 Jul 2024, 7:38 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 4058
Views: 942697

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

whats the irony? The perception by anyone in the main queue is that you are 'pushing in'. It's the equivalent of buying a premium car and expecting to have exclusive use of the outside lane on the motorway. That's the irony. I am in favour of pre-screening the security step but only if it's on a hi...
by verreli
Tue 02 Jul 2024, 6:02 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 4058
Views: 942697

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

HeyfordDave111 wrote:
Tue 02 Jul 2024, 2:00 pm
Nice comment, but it was something coveted by FRIAT members, to stop the 'pushing in' etc, and allow FRIAT guys to get in quicker.
Oh, the irony.
by verreli
Mon 01 Jul 2024, 3:18 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 wishlist.
Replies: 1386
Views: 280582

Re: RIAT 2024 wishlist.

wall of fire Can the same be done for other displays perhaps? Such as the RAF Typhoon's high speed pass? Nice and appropriate while wearing 80th anniversary of D-Day markings? :worried: :flushed: What's that got to do with the price of fish? I think you're making links that don't exist. The only re...
by verreli
Mon 01 Jul 2024, 12:42 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 wishlist.
Replies: 1386
Views: 280582

Re: RIAT 2024 wishlist.

Lets face it, what's coming is coming at this stage so, with two weeks to go... I hope there isn't an update and we find out when we open the programme /sheet of lies what's on static/flying. Suspect that the LH birds and the NATO flypast will be announced though.
by verreli
Mon 01 Jul 2024, 12:08 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: 2024 Weather
Replies: 215
Views: 14935

Re: 2024 Weather

I remember watching a stream for the Friday show at work .. and just being in disbelief at that rain. The Friday was every bit as bad as it looked although by the evening, it was quite pleasant. That anything flew at all is testament to the crews. Certainly below my minimums. That a formation team ...
by verreli
Sun 30 Jun 2024, 10:35 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: 2024 Weather
Replies: 215
Views: 14935

Re: 2024 Weather

New weather maps have revealed that the UK will likely be hit by a subtropical Mediterranean airstream that could spark an 84F (28C) heatwave across the country next month. https://www.express.co.uk/news/weather/1917031/uk-hot-weather-forcast-heatwave-july Classic Express clickbait - which I clicke...
by verreli
Sat 29 Jun 2024, 9:26 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: 2024 Weather
Replies: 215
Views: 14935

Re: 2024 Weather

3/10 Must try harder
by verreli
Sat 29 Jun 2024, 8:50 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: 2024 Weather
Replies: 215
Views: 14935

2024 Weather

Two and a half weeks to go, aircraft announced, showground being prepared and it's time to discuss the one thing the organisers can't control but will make or break the show. Weather. Some will say it's pointless, and, as the forecasters don't seem to be able to get the 24hr forecast right, they may...
by verreli
Sat 29 Jun 2024, 7:46 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 4058
Views: 942697

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

So has anyone got any weird RIAT rituals ? Ask stupid Questions, expect stupid answers I've actually quite enjoyed reading some of the replies, but maybe I'm just stupid. 😁 Me too. I've no ritual but always seem to plan to set off at stupid o'clock, wake up early or finish packing late, think 'I'm ...
by verreli
Sat 29 Jun 2024, 7:37 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 4058
Views: 942697

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

J-616 is in a hangar at Fairford and has completely been build up again, sadly the livery turned out slightly a less ''wowish'' than that was hoped for, it seems just the external tanks will remain painted and it further remains in its old operational 312sqn scheme, which IMO is nicer than having i...
by verreli
Fri 28 Jun 2024, 9:32 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 4058
Views: 942697

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

linco33 wrote:
Fri 28 Jun 2024, 8:44 pm
Being my first ever RIAT, I feel I need to arrive at about 4am 😂
That should put you about half way down the lane if you're heading for green and want on base parking... and I'm only half joking.
by verreli
Thu 27 Jun 2024, 5:13 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 4058
Views: 942697

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

Also worth noting is that the lack of Soviet aircraft hasn't diminished what a great show this will be. I've been amazed at how many eyebrow raises the weekly updates have produced this year and the Floridian Sharks have done it again.
by verreli
Thu 27 Jun 2024, 1:21 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 4058
Views: 942697

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

Hopefully that means the rather nice shark special will make the trip.
by verreli
Wed 26 Jun 2024, 11:00 pm
Forum: Airshow & Aviation Videos
Topic: Midlands Air Festival cinematic
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Re: Midlands Air Festival cinematic

These aren't criticisms because I see you've put a lot of effort into it however two things you may consider next time are colour grading and story. Other than that, the music is dramatic, you timed the images nicely to the beat and captured some nice moments. I especially like the reds break slow-mo.
by verreli
Wed 26 Jun 2024, 2:24 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 4058
Views: 942697

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

nickosbad wrote:
Wed 26 Jun 2024, 1:16 pm
Any suggestions for a relatively low cost scanner that I could use to listen to the ATC (Preferably on Amazon)...not sure what i'm looking for really
A Bearcat UBC125XLT is the best bang for your buck and relatively cheap.
by verreli
Mon 24 Jun 2024, 9:46 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 4058
Views: 942697

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

It's fine to speculate and guess but in this case, I'd rather know. Irrespective, in 25 days all will be revealed.
by verreli
Mon 24 Jun 2024, 8:53 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 4058
Views: 942697

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

So doing away with zones for flags? Looks that way. Each entrance gate is still colour coded but that doesn't translate to a section of the showground on the map hence my Air Ops question to clarify where is off limits on Friday. Is it just the loop that is excluded to allow the F16 stragglers to b...
by verreli
Mon 24 Jun 2024, 5:40 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 wishlist.
Replies: 1386
Views: 280582

Re: RIAT 2024 wishlist.

jasonT1981 wrote:
Mon 24 Jun 2024, 2:27 pm
I bought this last year and it has worked well at airshows so far. I don't have any issues with the camera, though the first few times probably seemed tricky lol.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08XZ8CNF1? ... ct_details
You deliberately bought a black sun hat ???
by verreli
Mon 24 Jun 2024, 9:22 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 wishlist.
Replies: 1386
Views: 280582

Re: RIAT 2024 wishlist.

Absolutely. I find all this "wouldn't it be great if x,y, & z came..." rather tiring tbh The event is already (potentially, pending weather...) great. It doesn't need anything else....the flying time is probably already 90-95% full anyway. Also, not for nothing, but if I'd worked my b...
by verreli
Sun 23 Jun 2024, 8:27 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 4058
Views: 942697

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

Much obliged Iain.
by verreli
Sun 23 Jun 2024, 7:49 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 4058
Views: 942697

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

Does anyone know the frequency of the showground free bus service and when the last bus runs? Thinking of heading over to Green P&V for Friday arrivals this year.