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First participant has been announced: a Vampire T11, that will be used to fly the winner of the annual BBC Children in need auction to Fairford.

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I think the Vampire will be static to be honest.

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According to a friend who had a base tour today at Tampere expect a Finnish Hornet! :clap:

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Ahh Tampere, the only airport I have been to where there was an aircraft disaster movie playing in the departure hall cafe :shock:

Would be good to see the Finns back next year :clap:

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What have we sent to Finland recently to deserve that...? :confused: (Nothing is the answer)

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We sent a Typhoon a few years ago (2007 IIRC).

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And we got a Finnish Hornet display in 2007 for that. Airshow appearances are all give and take, and the less the RAF appears abroad the less we'll see over here.

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Jumbojet380 wrote: Airshow appearances are all give and take, and the less the RAF appears abroad the less we'll see over here.


The Reds did a lot of overseas shows this year displaying in Turkey, Slovenia, France, Belgium and Holland. The BBMF have also sent their aircraft to Switzerland, Poland and the Czech Republic, and even Tornado GR4s attended Izmir and Zeltweg (yes, during the Libyan crisis!)

Great news if the Finnish F-18C does indeed confirm! Looked a stonking display at Leeuwarden this year! :clap:

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And expect the Patrouille Suisse aswell....

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i would also expect the Swiss f18 this year

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so does that mean we can expect to have a spanish example too and have four Hornet displays, like we did with the Vipers this year (Boeing, Spanish, Finnish, Swiss) :grin:

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it could be a possbility its happened before :lol:

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The number of static aircaraft may be down this year due to the extra three stages being setup.... (yes, I'm praying i'm joking as well! :wink: )

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FGR2 wrote:Ahh Tampere, the only airport I have been to where there was an aircraft disaster movie playing in the departure hall cafe :shock:

Would be good to see the Finns back next year :clap:


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Would be nice to see a B-52 back in the air seeing it's the 60th anniversary of the first flight.

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vulcan57 wrote:Would be nice to see a B-52 back in the air seeing it's the 60th anniversary of the first flight.

Agree with you on this , just wasn't the same without a flying B-52 this year.....
On another note , finger's crossed on the Finnish Hornet . Let's hope for a cracker of a show next year.

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and what would that be then b1

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robtheplod wrote:The number of static aircaraft may be down this year due to the extra three stages being setup.... (yes, I'm praying i'm joking as well! :wink: )


Christ you scared me.

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Just saw they have changed the date at their own site's participating aircraft page, although the participants listed are still those from 2011. Any update coming up?
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aviodromefriend wrote: Any update coming up?

Are you being serious??? :wall:

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To be honest, I would say there is a high possibility of a FRIAT update before Xmas, but no public ones.

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Well we haven't had a FRIAT newsletter for how long? They might be a couple announced then but I doubt it at this early stage.

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I don't really see much point in the Newsletters now. Too many other ways of getting news out.

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robtheplod wrote:The number of static aircaraft may be down this year due to the extra three stages being setup.... (yes, I'm praying i'm joking as well! :wink: )


Well don't forget there is no Glastonbury next year, so........... :biggrin: :biggrin:
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