Pringles wrote:capercaillie wrote:Quite what the photo of a USAF C-17 is doing in the RIAT review as well, I have no idea? Quality stuff.
The C17 was part of the arrivals in support for the US aircraft on show, captured during the week; therefore is surely as justified as any photo of the F4s/C130s arriving?
Quote from the first line of the report. I attended the Saturday show, and as such, most of this report will be based upon my experiences that day.
I'm all in favour of featuring aircraft at the show from the arrival days, they are far more interesting pictures than statics. However the C-17 wasn't at the show, in fact it wasn't even present at the airfield during any of the public access days Wednesday to Monday. I maintain its a strange inclusion, particularly when you consider no image of Polish F-16, Omani CASA, Japanese KC-767, Australian Airbus, German special Typhoons, Canadian CP-140, Croatian Mi-171 and countless more relevant aircraft that were present?
As for the reporter's quote regarding the Breitling Wingwalkers, is not only rude and unprofessional, it is surprising how many of the general public you are so quick to include as important viewers when it comes to Farnborough, actually love the act.
Fortunately, the following display recaptured the attention of those that hadn’t wandered off during the preceding tedious interlude, with the Polish Mikoyan MiG-29A, from 1 Eskadra Lotnictwa Taktycznego (1st Tactical Squadron) flown by Kapitan Adrian Rojek