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aviodromefriend wrote:
138EAW wrote:I think only 4 F-35B are expected in the first wave of arrivals at Marham
So no 3*3 (Guess the Reds will want to do that one) but 2*2 is possible? Well, every aircraft needs to be fully servicable on three consecutive days. Not a common thing to achieve with aircraft types that are just entering service with an air arm.



Ha it won't be a common thing after it has been in service years - it will be the least flown major type of all time

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Does anyone know of a list of former RAF aircraft that are active on the civil register? Maybe interesting to see what could actually turn up to a 100th celebration....

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davidjones533 wrote: some of the interwar types such as the Hind, Fury, Nimrod and Gladiator;.


That famous RAF type :whistle: (Disclaimer - yes the RAF utilised a few in a training capacity when they became obsolete in the Fleet Air Arm)
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With the FAA discussion above I had to have a look at Wiki which revealed this incredible stat in today's terms anyway.

At the end of the war the strength of the Fleet Air Arm was 59 aircraft carriers, 3,700 aircraft, 72,000 officers and men and 56 Naval air stations

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At the end of a world war in which we were fighting for our very survival and to protect the island from invasion in a conflict far far removed from the increasingly remote warfare of today you mean?
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Martin-Baker Meteors and VPG Vampire please! Bonus for the Norwegian pair too!

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CJS wrote:At the end of a world war in which we were fighting for our very survival and to protect the island from invasion in a conflict far far removed from the increasingly remote warfare of today you mean?


Yes that's right - whatever spin you want to put on it it's an remarkable stat.

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An AAC Dauphin from the 'Blue Thunder' ( :grin: ) unit would be cool :ninja: :ninja:
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Berf wrote:
CJS wrote:At the end of a world war in which we were fighting for our very survival and to protect the island from invasion in a conflict far far removed from the increasingly remote warfare of today you mean?


Yes that's right - whatever spin you want to put on it it's an remarkable stat.


I assume most of those carriers were the escort carriers on loan from the US Navy though, but yes, still remarkable.

CJS jeez why so aggressive? Berf was only stating some statistics.
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No aggression intended, I was just pointing out the myriad reasons why we would have had such large military assets available at that time - I don't know but I imagine that 5 years later it was quite a bit smaller.

But I'm not sure of its relevance to the RIAT thread anyway??

The trouble with text based messages I suppose, one person can put a totally different tone of voice on it to someone else.
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Croatian Mig-21!

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Second run at the A-4?

Maybe one day, a "Draken" owned Mirage F1 and/or Cheetah.

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Airwolfhound wrote:An AAC Dauphin from the 'Blue Thunder' ( :grin: ) unit would be cool :ninja: :ninja:

:lmao: :lmao: I think we have a 0.0000365% chance of that
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Turkish Stars - long overdue at RIAT!
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Danny wrote:Turkish Stars - long overdue at RIAT!
Marche Vert, Team 60 - longer overdue at RIAT!
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aviodromefriend wrote:
Danny wrote:Turkish Stars - long overdue at RIAT!
Marche Vert, Team 60 - longer overdue at RIAT!


Don't think Team 60 are still going?
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rdchawk wrote:
aviodromefriend wrote:
Danny wrote:Turkish Stars - long overdue at RIAT!
Marche Vert, Team 60 - longer overdue at RIAT!


Don't think Team 60 are still going?
Thought they re-formed last year?
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Would happily sacrifice potential Solo Turk appearance in 2018 for the Turkish Stars. Come on DBH ask them to send the Stars next year please.

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aviodromefriend wrote:
rdchawk wrote:
aviodromefriend wrote:
Danny wrote:Turkish Stars - long overdue at RIAT!
Marche Vert, Team 60 - longer overdue at RIAT!


Don't think Team 60 are still going?
Thought they re-formed last year?


They did for a few shows but only in Sweden. 2018 plans unknown right now.

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Airwolfhound wrote:An AAC Dauphin from the 'Blue Thunder' ( :grin: ) unit would be cool :ninja: :ninja:

:lmao: :lmao: I think we have a 0.0000365% chance of that


Well two landed on the common outside my school last year. Complete with men, dogs and quite a lot of guns. :-o
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CJS wrote:
ColeTheDemolisher wrote:
Airwolfhound wrote:An AAC Dauphin from the 'Blue Thunder' ( :grin: ) unit would be cool :ninja: :ninja:

:lmao: :lmao: I think we have a 0.0000365% chance of that


Well two landed on the common outside my school last year. Complete with men, dogs and quite a lot of guns. :-o
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Shhh... :-P

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CJS wrote:
ColeTheDemolisher wrote:
Airwolfhound wrote:An AAC Dauphin from the 'Blue Thunder' ( :grin: ) unit would be cool :ninja: :ninja:

:lmao: :lmao: I think we have a 0.0000365% chance of that


Well two landed on the common outside my school last year. Complete with men, dogs and quite a lot of guns. :-o


I remember seeing those photos you posted, very cool :clap:
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