RIAT 2020

Re: RIAT 2020

Postby rockfordstone on Thu 13 Feb 2020, 12:08 pm

glad to see the Patrouille de Suisse back. Getting the harriers in again would be a massive coup
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Re: RIAT 2020

Postby Tom105 on Thu 13 Feb 2020, 12:13 pm

Good additions, this new update system is a great improvement, bit of detail is always good and acknowledging info that has been on social media but sayings it not been confirmed helps explain to people why its not yet on the list despite them saying there coming. Keep it up! :clap:
As for the Matadors, fingers cross and also no tail art please!
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Re: RIAT 2020

Postby Tom105 on Thu 13 Feb 2020, 12:15 pm

Also confirmed as not participating - Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Portugal
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Re: RIAT 2020

Postby Tmyers123 on Thu 13 Feb 2020, 12:15 pm

Tom105 wrote:As for the Matadors, fingers cross and also no tail art please!


:dunno:
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Re: RIAT 2020

Postby bobby 1211 on Thu 13 Feb 2020, 12:18 pm

Nice update! I love the new update system too. Looks like Bosnia, Portugal and Bangladesh have declined the invite. Sweden listed as ongoing :up:
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Re: RIAT 2020

Postby habu21 on Thu 13 Feb 2020, 12:47 pm

As for the Matadors, fingers cross and also no tail art please!


Unbelievable, just be full of gratitude if they even turn up! :dunno:
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Re: RIAT 2020

Postby HeyfordDave111 on Thu 13 Feb 2020, 12:50 pm

Could have put money on Portugal declining.

They dont come that often nowadays unfortunately.
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Re: RIAT 2020

Postby Tom105 on Thu 13 Feb 2020, 12:58 pm

habu21 wrote:
As for the Matadors, fingers cross and also no tail art please!


Unbelievable, just be full of gratitude if they even turn up! :dunno:

I as much as everyone else would like to see them, Its just an opinion, I didn't like the tail art last year!
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Re: RIAT 2020

Postby harkins on Thu 13 Feb 2020, 1:07 pm

habu21 wrote:
As for the Matadors, fingers cross and also no tail art please!


Unbelievable, just be full of gratitude if they even turn up! :dunno:


Unbelievable, someone has to jump on a fairly benign and hardly unreasonable hope. You can have this Thursdays least entitled RIAT poster award.

If we are lucky enough to see them back this year, I would also like to see them (or one at least) in their work rig.

I don't want to get carried away, but these early announcements, the themes and news of irons in the fire are really making me dream we could be in for a modern classic.
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Re: RIAT 2020

Postby jasonT1981 on Thu 13 Feb 2020, 7:36 pm

Brilliant update today, and I really like that extra bit of transparency in talks with nations not yet confirmed.

Harriers back again in 2020 would be absolutely amazing. Germany always give fantastic support and I wonder what Canada could send.

Vera for the 80th anniversary of Battle of Britain and 75th anniversary of VE Day? One can but dream. (Yes, I am aware VERA is not RCAF )
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Re: RIAT 2020

Postby Wrexham Mackem on Thu 13 Feb 2020, 8:35 pm

jasonT1981 wrote:Vera for the 80th anniversary of Battle of Britain and 75th anniversary of VE Day? One can but dream.


The Lancaster has nothing to do with the Canadian Forces of course, so is out of scope of this ‘ongoing’ statement. As much as it would be ace to see again one day. Similarly, the Swedish historics wouldn’t be listed under Sweden, rather they’d both be ‘civilian’.

Good stuff from DBH, they’ve got the announcements going nicely.
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Re: RIAT 2020

Postby Light Chop on Thu 13 Feb 2020, 9:40 pm

Would be nice if they could be persuaded to bring a TAV-8B. :cool:
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Re: RIAT 2020

Postby Airshowhammer on Thu 13 Feb 2020, 9:52 pm

Light Chop wrote:Would be nice if they could be persuaded to bring a TAV-8B. :cool:


Thing looks like a dolphin :lol:
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Re: RIAT 2020

Postby G-CVIX on Thu 13 Feb 2020, 11:24 pm

HeyfordDave111 wrote:Could have put money on Portugal declining.

They dont come that often nowadays unfortunately.


Shame, would love to see one of their Merlins at RIAT.
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Re: RIAT 2020

Postby Light Chop on Fri 14 Feb 2020, 9:36 am

G-CVIX wrote:
HeyfordDave111 wrote:Could have put money on Portugal declining.

They dont come that often nowadays unfortunately.


Shame, would love to see one of their Merlins at RIAT.

A comment on another forum yesterday(?) suggested that there wouldn't be any foreign appearances by the Portuguese due to their budget going on hosting Tiger Meet 20.
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Re: RIAT 2020

Postby spellow3010 on Fri 14 Feb 2020, 11:05 am

Really nice update this week. The Hornet 'fly-off' last summer and rightly won by the Finnish incumbent was intriguing. Looking forward to the Swiss offerings - enjoying the venerable F5 for how much longer now?

Really good insight as well into irons in the fire. I too, will be very pleased if the Harriers come back. Keep up the good work DBH. :up:
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Re: RIAT 2020

Postby pb643 on Fri 14 Feb 2020, 11:50 am

spellow3010 wrote:Looking forward to the Swiss offerings - enjoying the venerable F5 for how much longer now?

:up:

What is the current situation with the F5's, I thought they were meant to have retired a good few years ago?
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Re: RIAT 2020

Postby rockfordstone on Fri 14 Feb 2020, 11:59 am

jasonT1981 wrote:Germany always give fantastic support

they do, would love to see them give us a Tonka display of some description this year, even if it was just a few flypasts. that eurofighter paint scheme last year was phenomenal, those there for arrivals and departures had a treat for the eyes.
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Re: RIAT 2020

Postby Streffo123 on Fri 14 Feb 2020, 12:07 pm

feel embarrassed about this but can someone tell me who DBH is?
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Re: RIAT 2020

Postby Wrexham Mackem on Fri 14 Feb 2020, 12:09 pm

Streffo123 wrote:feel embarrassed about this but can someone tell me who DBH is?


Douglas Bader House. The head office address of RIAT, and shorthand for 'the organisers'.
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Re: RIAT 2020

Postby Streffo123 on Fri 14 Feb 2020, 12:10 pm

Wrexham Mackem wrote:
Streffo123 wrote:feel embarrassed about this but can someone tell me who DBH is?


Douglas Bader House. The head office address of RIAT, and shorthand for 'the organisers'.

Thanks for that clarification, i should have known it stands for that.
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Re: RIAT 2020

Postby Airwolfhound on Fri 14 Feb 2020, 1:18 pm

I know this isn't the 'Wishlist' thread, but with all this talk of ze Germans, would be nice if they could tag along a CH53. Last time was back in 2011 unless I am mistaken ?
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Re: RIAT 2020

Postby Streffo123 on Fri 14 Feb 2020, 1:25 pm

Airwolfhound wrote:I know this isn't the 'Wishlist' thread, but with all this talk of ze Germans, would be nice if they could tag along a CH53. Last time was back in 2011 unless I am mistaken ?

Nope that's correct
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Re: RIAT 2020

Postby bobby 1211 on Fri 14 Feb 2020, 1:40 pm

Interesting post about the A-10 today on RIATs twitter page.
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Re: RIAT 2020

Postby JJC on Fri 14 Feb 2020, 1:43 pm

bobby 1211 wrote:Interesting post about the A-10 today on RIATs twitter page.


Looks like an almost mildly amusing joke to me. ‘You are an F-16/10 this valentines day’ doesn’t quite have the same ring to it...
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