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Just thinking about this - there's an Tornado GR4 pilot on exchange at Whiteman at the moment (and indeed he's the subject of a very interesting interview in the current edition of Combat Aircraft) - I wonder if that might lend credence to the idea of a B-2 coming over for Fairford/Farnborough?

Just a thought.
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B-2's are worth a little bit more than $5 million my friend.
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vulcannutter wrote: as the B2 is worth $ 5 millon each


If only the B-2 fleet where worth only millions each!!! :grin: :grin:

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Thanks to good old Wikipedia!!

The cost of each aircraft averaged US$737 million in 1997 dollars


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B-2_Spirit

You were only out by $737, 000, 000!!

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$5m = c. £3.3m at current exchange rates, which would almost buy you a Formula One racing car. And perhaps a wheel rivet on a B-2.
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vulcannutter wrote:Well thats what i was lead to beleive ????????????????.
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Hehe, that would be one of the cheapest military aircraft in service today :P

Even an F-16 costs about 30 million USD.

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Does anyone have a pic of the B2 landing at RIAT in 1997. I was there to see it and remember it being the first time one had ever landed in the UK but I was 9 at the time and didnt get any pictures.
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Doesn't the Nimrod MRA4 work out at £400 million each, now we are only going for 9.

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DanH wrote:Does anyone have a pic of the B2 landing at RIAT in 1997. I was there to see it and remember it being the first time one had ever landed in the UK but I was 9 at the time and didnt get any pictures.

me too lol :rock:

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On the ground:

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Look at all that hardware. Must be all of sixty quid's worth! :grin:

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^^Was it this airframe that was destroyed in the 2008 crash?

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paulb1973 wrote:^^Was it this airframe that was destroyed in the 2008 crash?


Yes it is - 89-0127/WM "Spirit of Kansas".

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89-0127/WM "Spirit of Kansas"

Is that the one we were on board! :joystick: :biggrin:

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Thanks for posting that Phil.
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Monty wrote:Don't want to sound like a spoil sport but it seems like an awful lot of people are ready to accept whatever they want to hear in terms of rumours this year. OK badgernelms may have known about the F-22's but does that mean he knows about every aircraft that may interest UK aircraft enthusiasts and whether or not they will attend. Not saying badgernelms is delibarately misleading us but personally i would wait till RIAT or other formal aviation websites (such as GAR and Flightline UK) to start getting you hopes up.


Especially writing about Thunderbirds that they may cancel the show in US to come to RIAT does not help his credibility...
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k_z wrote:
Monty wrote:Don't want to sound like a spoil sport but it seems like an awful lot of people are ready to accept whatever they want to hear in terms of rumours this year. OK badgernelms may have known about the F-22's but does that mean he knows about every aircraft that may interest UK aircraft enthusiasts and whether or not they will attend. Not saying badgernelms is delibarately misleading us but personally i would wait till RIAT or other formal aviation websites (such as GAR and Flightline UK) to start getting you hopes up.


Especially writing about Thunderbirds that they may cancel the show in US to come to RIAT does not help his credibility...


I would just like to state that I said "Rumoured" about the thunderbirds and that I thought as they were already booked to fly that day I too think it wouldnt happen. I did state unless they cancel of which I too very much doubt. I only post here to give info of what I have gained from friends in the know. If you choose not to believe me then thats fine but please dont slag me off. Im confident my contacts are good as I have already prooven with the f22 announcement. Maybe RIAT tried to book them and failed in the bid.

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Manonthefence wrote:I actually want to be surprised on the day.


Then why come on here?

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Badgernelms wrote:
Manonthefence wrote:I actually want to be surprised on the day.


Then why come on here?


My thoughts exactly. I come on here as part of the excitement of the airshow. I will always attend RIAT whatever but I still love to see what's rumoured and what might possibly attend. Keep the gossip coming... it helps to pass the time away.
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Badgernelms wrote:
k_z wrote:
Monty wrote:Don't want to sound like a spoil sport but it seems like an awful lot of people are ready to accept whatever they want to hear in terms of rumours this year. OK badgernelms may have known about the F-22's but does that mean he knows about every aircraft that may interest UK aircraft enthusiasts and whether or not they will attend. Not saying badgernelms is delibarately misleading us but personally i would wait till RIAT or other formal aviation websites (such as GAR and Flightline UK) to start getting you hopes up.


Especially writing about Thunderbirds that they may cancel the show in US to come to RIAT does not help his credibility...


I would just like to state that I said "Rumoured" about the thunderbirds and that I thought as they were already booked to fly that day I too think it wouldnt happen. I did state unless they cancel of which I too very much doubt. I only post here to give info of what I have gained from friends in the know. If you choose not to believe me then thats fine but please dont slag me off. Im confident my contacts are good as I have already prooven with the f22 announcement. Maybe RIAT tried to book them and failed in the bid.

Wasn't trying to slag you off personally, and apologies if it came across like that, just as you say i am inherently suspicious guy.
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I for one enjoy the rumours they are harmless and I do not base my decisions on them. Ultimately I will go whatever turns up but it does make the quieter months interesting especially between official updates and Moley clues which have been sparse this year :(
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The following were added on 16th

Aermacchi M346 Finmeccanica Training 2010
Beechcraft AT-6 Hawker Beechcraft Training 2010
Beechcraft King Air 350i Hawker Beechcraft Training 2010
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swingy wrote:The following were added on 16th

Aermacchi M346 Finmeccanica Training 2010
Beechcraft AT-6 Hawker Beechcraft Training 2010
Beechcraft King Air 350i Hawker Beechcraft Training 2010
Beechcraft T-6C Hawker Beechcraft Training 2010
Mantis UAV BAE Systems


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Cheers mate but already covered... http://forums.airshows.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=21940[/quote]


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