RIAT 2020 - CANCELLED

Re: RIAT 2020 - CANCELLED

Postby UK Airshow Review on Sat 21 Mar 2020, 8:22 pm

"Requiem for RIAT" - Tom Jones looks at the cancellation of RIAT in light of the COVID-19 crisis.
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Re: RIAT 2020 - CANCELLED

Postby Luke28 on Sat 21 Mar 2020, 9:26 pm

I thought that was perfectly written. Not afraid to say I got slightly emotional reading it.

Anyway hopefully we all come through this horrible period and can look forward to next years show.
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Re: RIAT 2020 - CANCELLED

Postby Luigi on Sun 22 Mar 2020, 9:39 am

capercaillie wrote:
It will more than likely be over before RIAT 2020 would have happened, but the knock on effect with everything will take a lot longer to get back into place.

I'm just disappointed that the park and view isn't going to be filled with desperate togs all fully dressed in hazmat suits roasting in 30 degrees temperatures most of the day, then cursing the sheet of lies when the Pakistani Herc arrives late listed as an Italian again as they trudge back to their cars.

What's the betting the week it would have been will be glorious wall to wall sunshine this year? :tumbleweed:


It will not be over in July. Indeed it is just bit more than a cold for healthy people, but older people and those suffering from other pathologies will die at a very alarming pace or need intensive therapy. Differently from a flu it seems that this covid spreads very easily and therefore there will be many casualties. In Italy workers escaped from Lombardia and sought shelter at their parents' home in the south. The result is that now south of Italy is experiencing a steep increase of covid cases among old people. Jung ones do not even know they're carrying the virus. THe governament should have stopped everything (every movement, activity etc.) from the very beginning. But it did not, because of course the real theat can not be ecvaluated so easily.

It will take a couple of months before the peak is reached and some more to have normalisation. So let's say 5 months. Then countries will reopen the borders.
UK is 2 months behind Italy, and it seems that your gov. it taking a soft approach. This means that in July the situation will not be normalized yet. I do not even know if I will be able to go home in summer.

I am very sad as most people here.

(Sorry for posting tha here and not in the covid thread. I just wanted to reply to Capercaillie. If moderators find it inappropriate do not hesitate to cancel it).
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Re: RIAT 2020 - CANCELLED

Postby G67 on Sun 22 Mar 2020, 3:23 pm

MiG_Eater wrote:Extremely sad, but not unexpected. RIAT is always the highlight of my year. Come July I think those that complained about last years airshow may suddenly realise how incredibly good it was.


RIAT 2019: better than no show at all.

Damning with faint praise!
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Re: RIAT 2020 - CANCELLED

Postby speedbird2639 on Sun 22 Mar 2020, 6:42 pm

G67 wrote:
MiG_Eater wrote:Extremely sad, but not unexpected. RIAT is always the highlight of my year. Come July I think those that complained about last years airshow may suddenly realise how incredibly good it was.


RIAT 2019: better than no show at all.

Damning with faint praise!

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