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by CWS
Fri 28 Jun 2024, 11:58 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 3901
Views: 932780

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

Echoing the praise for DBH on an exceptional lineup again. I think they have absolutely smashed it since Peter took over in I believe 2020? With what has happened in the world since the new 'regime' took over in 2020, they could have been forgiven for smaller shows etc, through no fault of their own...
by CWS
Thu 27 Jun 2024, 3:48 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 3901
Views: 932780

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

More subtle than the other two demos we have lol

Maybe a more 'Grey' jet will be a nice bit of variety with the other two (Danish+Turkey) being very striking!

But I do agree the striped scheme looked good on the Polish demo
by CWS
Thu 27 Jun 2024, 3:37 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 3901
Views: 932780

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

I can't remember the last year that these weekly updates brought consistent genuine surprise items like this. Fair play to Peter and the team, every week seems to include another enthusiasts gem. 27 years since the last squadron marked Stateside F-16's at a RIAT. Beautiful stuff! Blimey! What a cou...
by CWS
Thu 27 Jun 2024, 1:43 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 3901
Views: 932780

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

Although I'm relatively new to the forums. It has not been this positive on here about a show since I've been here. It is looooooking good for July
by CWS
Thu 27 Jun 2024, 12:20 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 3901
Views: 932780

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

Really looking forward to seeing all those big tails dotted around the base during the show build up. Absolutely fantastic update - I would have been happy with just one of those heavies, but that really is fantastic work. And i'm not a numbers man, but FM F-16s are quite special! Yep, I am repeati...
by CWS
Thu 27 Jun 2024, 12:04 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 3901
Views: 932780

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

wow, just wow. What a lineup this is. They are some goooood heavies from the US. So happy the KC-10A is here.

How many C-17's now?! Must be a record
by CWS
Wed 26 Jun 2024, 9:09 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 3901
Views: 932780

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

Yeah like I said the other day, I’m very exited to see. It’s already stackedddd with great aircraft so anything now for me is a bonus . Can’t wait but have no idea what to expect tomorrow
by CWS
Wed 26 Jun 2024, 9:21 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Interesting Internet
Replies: 2887
Views: 1024051

Re: Interesting Internet

Thanks for the replies!
by CWS
Wed 26 Jun 2024, 9:16 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 3901
Views: 932780

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

Yeah I'm very interested in seeing what is to be announced. I feel like we have the bulk apart from the US assets to be added. Already very solid, anything else from now on is a bonus. Side note ... last year I think around this time there was a thread added about people maybe thinking a star item ...
by CWS
Tue 25 Jun 2024, 5:58 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 3901
Views: 932780

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

JMC wrote:
Tue 25 Jun 2024, 5:28 pm
Must admit, the F-15QA display is the most i've looked forward to a display since the Ukrainians return in 2017.
Yep agreed, it has been yearsssss since a solo eagle performed, cannot wait
by CWS
Tue 25 Jun 2024, 4:48 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 3901
Views: 932780

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

Yeah I think a certain eagle will come out on top of that poll. I can't compete with that level of rhyming above lol
by CWS
Tue 25 Jun 2024, 4:35 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Interesting Internet
Replies: 2887
Views: 1024051

Re: Interesting Internet

Tommy wrote:
Tue 25 Jun 2024, 4:32 pm


Oops
stupid question I know, apart from the obvious pain of cleaning that up, would it effect the aircraft in any way? I'm guessing not
by CWS
Tue 25 Jun 2024, 4:24 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 3901
Views: 932780

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

Yeah I'm very interested in seeing what is to be announced. I feel like we have the bulk apart from the US assets to be added. Already very solid, anything else from now on is a bonus. Side note ... last year I think around this time there was a thread added about people maybe thinking a star item i...
by CWS
Mon 24 Jun 2024, 4:23 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 3901
Views: 932780

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

The Dutch F-16AM special tail made its first flight today to Orland in Norway, its still scheduled the aircraft will also come along to Fairford if it matches tech wise etc etc, but hell it looks amazing! https://scontent-lhr6-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/449155018_1020347510097041_8519295582068760...
by CWS
Sun 23 Jun 2024, 5:45 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 wishlist.
Replies: 1385
Views: 280125

Re: RIAT 2024 wishlist.

My whishlist USMC AV8 + CH53 on support Mirage F1 Morrocco Saoudi Tornado USN Super Hornet CAG Birds + Greyhound on support Mig-29 and/or SU22 from Poland F-5F Swiss Air force on static F-4E HAF B1B flying B2 static And the Last minute surprise F-16E UAE air force on display Agree with that list !
by CWS
Sat 22 Jun 2024, 9:48 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 wishlist.
Replies: 1385
Views: 280125

Re: RIAT 2024 wishlist.

Yeah I reckon we will get something due to it being a nato celebration. The line up is already so good it’s not make or break. But if any of the ‘b’ word decide to do a flyby, it will be the cherry on top
by CWS
Sat 22 Jun 2024, 9:10 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 3901
Views: 932780

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

Yeah makes sense with the BBMF.
They stated the Saudis are the last demo team, but nothing about the final flying act added. Not sure what else will be added but counting down the days to Thursday!
by CWS
Sat 22 Jun 2024, 8:07 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 3901
Views: 932780

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

Yep, mad thing is this show is already up there without the Americans. But adding hopefully 10 aircraft maybe more from them will just add to this years stellar lineup
by CWS
Sat 22 Jun 2024, 7:09 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 3901
Views: 932780

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

Yeah they have already confirmed the likely US assets, my guess is the next 2/3 weeks will be the US participation. They are normally late in the updates, just a tad later than normal
by CWS
Fri 21 Jun 2024, 11:26 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 3901
Views: 932780

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

Chris33 wrote:
Fri 21 Jun 2024, 11:00 am
You guys are obsessed with what's said on Facebook.
I don't have an account, just fascinates me reading it. Can't believe those people are real. So ungrateful it's beyond a joke
by CWS
Fri 21 Jun 2024, 10:55 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 3901
Views: 932780

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

After yet another stellar update I thought I would just see what the Facebook dwellers thought of it ... don't read those comments if you want to keep your brain cells. What do we think is a realistic amount of US vipers coming for the celebration. I think 4 will be fantastic, and bring the total to...
by CWS
Fri 21 Jun 2024, 10:17 am
Forum: North American Events
Topic: Pacific Airshow 2024, Huntington Beach, California Oct 4-6th
Replies: 18
Views: 2562

Re: Pacific Airshow 2024, Huntington Beach, California Oct 4-6th

Blimey! This show is going to be fantastic, right at the end of my holiday.
by CWS
Thu 20 Jun 2024, 5:50 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Fairford 1993 - 30th anniversary of that Air Tattoo
Replies: 33
Views: 14582

Re: Fairford 1993 - 30th anniversary of that Air Tattoo

Unbelievable pictures , year before I was born this one annoyingly !! Wish I could go back . Looks like we are in for a modern day classic RIAT this year
by CWS
Thu 20 Jun 2024, 12:06 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 3901
Views: 932780

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

With a Tanker from Saudi and the Turkish KC-135 + the RAF heavies and the US heavies to come ... we have a proper Riat on our hands. The static filled with fast jets and numerous heavies is what makes it for me. Fantastic
by CWS
Thu 20 Jun 2024, 12:03 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 3901
Views: 932780

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

WOW, this show is looking like a cracker. Saudi F-15 is fantastic for static. As well as some more gems.