Someone types Greek and immediately people go Phantom. Ever thought about Zeus, that has been at RIAT before already?
The Greek Block 52 has many years ahead of it. The Phantom doesn't. Last appearance of a flying Phantom was 15 years ago. As years go by its getting less and less likely. A Phantom in the RAF’s 100th big bash? Of course the possibility would get our tails wagging. Also based on Zeus’s last appearance i wouldn’t be to fussed if it wasn’t to attend as it was displaying somwhere over Brize Norton.
Tigers/Tigres are elusive beasts except in the countries that operate them. I saw a nice German & French army pair's demo of it at ILA in 2014, which was also performed during the open house at the French Tigre base. The French have already done several solo demonstrations at airshows across France, and same for Spain with theirs. There seems very little enthusiasms to demonstrate it outside the operator's borders The same could be said though for most helicopter demos in recent years. In that sense the German Bo105 demo a few years back already was an incredible catch.
And about the Greeks, who knows they decide to send team Daedalus or Pegasus?
Having seen the Australian Army pairs demo of number one attacking as number two covers it and then into aerobatics (and doing the occasional photo pass, bow to the crowd and opposition passes), it made for a very photogenic display. Hoping that the German/ French/ Spanish do a similar demo then it would be a very enjoyable demo
HeyfordDave111 wrote:If we are talking Greek, how about a buckeye, Mirage? When was the last time we had a eurocopter Tiger?
Buckeye(s) would be a dream catch, I wish Tom would pull his finger out and get something decent.. An in service Tiger/Tigre has never appeared in the UK, we're more than overdue to get one/several...
Geoff, yeah I know I must get a grip and if I had a pound for every time I'd pushed for a Greek T-2 then I'd have £3.00 .............
Seriously, it's an annual ask and I believe that there are avionics fit considerations that preclude a long (for a Buckeye these days) deployment to the UK. Hasn't stopped me asking again for 2018 though.