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Just read the new FRIAT Christmas newsletter and it states that two Romanian MiG-21 Lancers (one flying) will be at RIAT 2010, supported by one of their C-27Js.

Quite a start! :drool: :clap: :cool:

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Is this a joke :biggrin:
that would be nice.
I seem to re-call the romanians bringing a Mig-21 back in 05/06 but that was only static! :clap:

Anything else mentioned?
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chrisward123 wrote:Is this a joke :biggrin:
that would be nice.

I wouldn't have bothered posting if it wasn't true.

Nothing else mentioned, just that RIAT and FI are working together for both shows benefits. :cool:

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Wow, that would be awesome, I still havent seen a MiG-21 in the air :)

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Good news, although I hope the news over the USAF Burgers doesn't also spread to the Park and View BBQ's!

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I think I'll need to return to RIAT this year after my one year hiatus :drool:
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I will also make a visit again me thinks next year...

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F-E-C-K to the Y-E-S! :yahoo:

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chrisward123 wrote:Is this a joke :biggrin:
that would be nice.
I seem to re-call the romanians bringing a Mig-21 back in 05/06 but that was only static! :clap:

Anything else mentioned?

Indeed, it was in 2005. They were at RAF Lossiemouth on a two week detatchment. On the way here they went to Waddington and went through Fairford on the way home.

Team RIAT, a big congratulations!


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Couldn't ask for a better start! There'll have to be something bloody good to top a MiG-21 display, for me.

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Just watched this on Youtube, looks like a bloody good display
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nA-YrBKk1D8

well done RIAT :smile:
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A flying MiG, what a start! :clap: A big thank-you and well done to everyone who helped this happen! :clap:

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Awesome! :rock:
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Ive just read the newsletter and the romanian migs (and the C-27 spartan support aircraft) are most welcome. Also a possible iraq aircraft may take appear. There is however some bad news. Because of the USAF restructuring there may be no american burger bar at the park n view :sad: :sad: and definitely none in the enclosure :sad: . but some positive noises coming from DBH

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Ian I read the burger bar as they meant the one that is in the private hospitality area by the tower on show days may not be happening. It doesn't mention the PnV ones, hence why I posted "doesn't also spread to the Park and View BBQ's"

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chrisward123 wrote:Just watched this on Youtube, looks like a bloody good display
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nA-YrBKk1D8

well done RIAT :smile:



Remembering the last time the Romainian Mig21s displayed at RIAT, they were a bit far away and high, so delighted to see them there for all the right reasons but dont build your hopes up about the display being anything like modern generation fighters.

As a side note, those barriers at Keckesmet look really formidable - six foot fence and a big barrier as well - not so friendly - any comments from any previous atttendees.


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frank wrote:
chrisward123 wrote:Just watched this on Youtube, looks like a bloody good display
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nA-YrBKk1D8

well done RIAT :smile:



Remembering the last time the Romainian Mig21s displayed at RIAT, they were a bit far away and high, so delighted to see them there for all the right reasons but dont build your hopes up about the display being anything like modern generation fighters.

As a side note, those barriers at Keckesmet look really formidable - six foot fence and a big barrier as well - not so friendly - any comments from any previous atttendees.


Think you may be getting mixed up with the Hungarians who displayed at IAT93; the Romanians had four Lancers in the static in 2005.

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There is however some bad news. Because of the USAF restructuring there may be no american burger bar at the park n view

Oh dear. Well, that's RIAT ruined then. Just as things were looking up with the news of the Mig21s...

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frank wrote:
chrisward123 wrote:Just watched this on Youtube, looks like a bloody good display
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nA-YrBKk1D8

well done RIAT :smile:



Remembering the last time the Romainian Mig21s displayed at RIAT, they were a bit far away and high, so delighted to see them there for all the right reasons but dont build your hopes up about the display being anything like modern generation fighters.

As a side note, those barriers at Keckesmet look really formidable - six foot fence and a big barrier as well - not so friendly - any comments from any previous atttendees.
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I've seen a Romanian Mig 21 display both this year and last and they were both very high and far away, in fact one of them was about a mile away! At least at RIAT we have arrivals and some spirited departures to hopefully look forward to.

The barriers at Kecskemet are not as formidable as they look on the video. I'm 5ft 9 and was still shooting over the top with no problems. The crowd line is not what we are used to here, ie no windbreaks, tents etc.

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TomG wrote:
frank wrote:
chrisward123 wrote:Just watched this on Youtube, looks like a bloody good display
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nA-YrBKk1D8

well done RIAT :smile:



Remembering the last time the Romainian Mig21s displayed at RIAT, they were a bit far away and high, so delighted to see them there for all the right reasons but dont build your hopes up about the display being anything like modern generation fighters.

As a side note, those barriers at Keckesmet look really formidable - six foot fence and a big barrier as well - not so friendly - any comments from any previous atttendees.


Think you may be getting mixed up with the Hungarians who displayed at IAT93; the Romanians had four Lancers in the static in 2005.

Tom

What about the Romanian one that displayed at either RIAT 2000 or RIAT 2001 (the latter if I remember correctly) at Cottesmore? I remember that was distant and high.

But the takeoff in front of the FRIAT enclosure should be worth it alone and it's always great to have participation from a rare air arm, particularly in the flying display.

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Good reminder Russ; I'd forgotten about that one, RIAT 2001 at Cottesmore, the twin seater displayed while there was a single seat Lancer in the static:

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Typical! a gem gets announced for participation at RIAT '10, and where am I? I'm taking part in a wedding, and taking some of the photos!!

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Corrr!

Mig 21s! TBH I dont care if they're high and far, if they're in the air, its AWESOME! Cold War Jet, flying, at RIAT! Oh yeahhhh!

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