RIAT 2019

All you'll ever need to know about the UK's biggest airshow
Post Reply
User avatar
rockfordstone
Posts: 911
Joined: Wed 14 Feb 2018, 8:40 pm
Contact:

Re: RIAT 2019

Post by rockfordstone »

Wissam24 wrote:It's not that I don't like the B-2, but I'd like to see something new if the possibility was there.

Not sure it could match the Blades in formation with an A400M mind.

nothing can to be fair. absolutely unique that

FlankerPhoto
Posts: 598
Joined: Tue 25 Jun 2019, 3:43 pm

Re: RIAT 2019

Post by FlankerPhoto »

mark_aviation wrote:NOTAM up today 1230L-1430L, so something is due today.


EGVA FAIRFORD

U2972/19 - FAIRFORD MIL ATZ ACTIVE, AD, RWY 09/27 OPEN. 16 JUL 11:30 2019 UNTIL 16 JUL 13:30 2019. CREATED: 16 JUL 08:39 2019

KC-135, from Mildenhall.

Approach work for a while.

MiG_Eater
Posts: 1342
Joined: Sat 18 Nov 2017, 4:58 pm

Re: RIAT 2019

Post by MiG_Eater »

rockfordstone wrote:
Wissam24 wrote:It's not that I don't like the B-2, but I'd like to see something new if the possibility was there.

Not sure it could match the Blades in formation with an A400M mind.

nothing can to be fair. absolutely unique that


Here's something I don't understand - I actually think I would be more interested if it was just a solitary A400M flypast...

User avatar
rockfordstone
Posts: 911
Joined: Wed 14 Feb 2018, 8:40 pm
Contact:

Re: RIAT 2019

Post by rockfordstone »

MiG_Eater wrote:
rockfordstone wrote:
Wissam24 wrote:It's not that I don't like the B-2, but I'd like to see something new if the possibility was there.

Not sure it could match the Blades in formation with an A400M mind.

nothing can to be fair. absolutely unique that


Here's something I don't understand - I actually think I would be more interested if it was just a solitary A400M flypast...

wouldn't that just bee the solo display slated for somewhere else in the day?

User avatar
harkins
Posts: 1091
Joined: Tue 11 Jun 2013, 9:17 pm
Location: Stockport

Re: RIAT 2019

Post by harkins »

rockfordstone wrote:
harkins wrote:Well, "Well, there's no need for that" me, I forgot again that it's wrong in here to have an opinion that so much as hints at liking one type of airplane more than another.

it was a joke mate. wasn't having a go at you was more a reflection of some of the moaning that has gone on in here.
iim one of the ones that will take whatever we get. would love a B-1 though, or a rogue A=10

Apologies. I didn't realise you were joking and I flew off the handle (again).

User avatar
rockfordstone
Posts: 911
Joined: Wed 14 Feb 2018, 8:40 pm
Contact:

Re: RIAT 2019

Post by rockfordstone »

harkins wrote:
rockfordstone wrote:
harkins wrote:Well, "Well, there's no need for that" me, I forgot again that it's wrong in here to have an opinion that so much as hints at liking one type of airplane more than another.

it was a joke mate. wasn't having a go at you was more a reflection of some of the moaning that has gone on in here.
iim one of the ones that will take whatever we get. would love a B-1 though, or a rogue A=10

Apologies. I didn't realise you were joking and I flew off the handle (again).

no need to apologise mate :)

User avatar
Jamie87
Posts: 190
Joined: Fri 10 May 2013, 4:27 pm

Re: RIAT 2019

Post by Jamie87 »

A B-2 flypast would be lovely.

If it turns out to be true, could the organisers persuade them like they did at the 1997 show to land for a while as well?

That'd please alot of us I'm sure.
Cosford, RIAT, Rhyl, Southport

User avatar
JJC
Posts: 2168
Joined: Mon 19 Apr 2010, 7:14 pm
Location: North England

Re: RIAT 2019

Post by JJC »

B-2 would be excellent, absolutely nothing else like it and to think we’ve had one in the flying for the past 2 years in a row is ridiculous.

Fingers crossed if it comes to fruition it isn’t held over Brize for 15 mins for something mundane to go on too long, and we get something like 2017’s appearance instead.
''Time to dive into the fireworks!''

User avatar
st24
Posts: 7987
Joined: Mon 01 Sep 2008, 9:31 am
Location: Sexville

Re: RIAT 2019

Post by st24 »

Airshowhammer wrote:Looking on FC someone mentions a rumour (thats all it is) of a B2 again. If that does come into fruition, lets hope its on the Sunday as otherwise this site will go into meltdown :grin:

Its Monday only unfortunately...
You caaan't trust the system... Maaan!

User avatar
Tmyers123
Posts: 1069
Joined: Thu 03 May 2018, 6:05 pm
Location: West Yorkshire

Re: RIAT 2019

Post by Tmyers123 »

Would be nice with a KC-135R with its boom lowered this time rather than the two Eagles if it did come to fruition.

User avatar
Disaster Area
Posts: 809
Joined: Mon 01 Sep 2008, 9:07 am
Contact:

Re: RIAT 2019

Post by Disaster Area »

Qatari C17 & C130 due to arrive at 0930 Local time tomorrow from Yeovilton

User avatar
CJS
Posts: 7504
Joined: Thu 15 Jul 2010, 3:30 pm
Location: Hogwarts

Re: RIAT 2019

Post by CJS »

Tmyers123 wrote:Would be nice with a KC-135R with its boom lowered this time rather than the two Eagles if it did come to fruition.


Ah, an even more pointless escort :grin:
With just the slightest bit of finesse, I might have made a little less mess.

User avatar
rockfordstone
Posts: 911
Joined: Wed 14 Feb 2018, 8:40 pm
Contact:

Re: RIAT 2019

Post by rockfordstone »

JJC wrote:B-2 would be excellent, absolutely nothing else like it and to think we’ve had one in the flying for the past 2 years in a row is ridiculous.

Fingers crossed if it comes to fruition it isn’t held over Brize for 15 mins for something mundane to go on too long, and we get something like 2017’s appearance instead.

it was literally just one flypast wasn't it last year? 2017 it went over a couple of times

User avatar
Adie1980
Posts: 704
Joined: Fri 07 Jun 2013, 1:09 pm

Re: RIAT 2019

Post by Adie1980 »

rockfordstone wrote:
JJC wrote:B-2 would be excellent, absolutely nothing else like it and to think we’ve had one in the flying for the past 2 years in a row is ridiculous.

Fingers crossed if it comes to fruition it isn’t held over Brize for 15 mins for something mundane to go on too long, and we get something like 2017’s appearance instead.

it was literally just one flypast wasn't it last year? 2017 it went over a couple of times


Yes, literally one high flypast last year (I missed it in 2017)
A shame really, because it was holding forever out in the distance :roll:
Attending Daks over Normandy (Duxford), Yeovilton Air Day 2019, RIAT 2019 & Bournemouth Air Festival 2019

lozza
Posts: 447
Joined: Wed 10 Sep 2008, 10:00 pm

Re: RIAT 2019

Post by lozza »

CJS wrote:
Tmyers123 wrote:Would be nice with a KC-135R with its boom lowered this time rather than the two Eagles if it did come to fruition.


Ah, an even more pointless escort :grin:


In all fairness it does look good, got that shot last year over the Canyon, just a tad high :wall:

User avatar
Tmyers123
Posts: 1069
Joined: Thu 03 May 2018, 6:05 pm
Location: West Yorkshire

Re: RIAT 2019

Post by Tmyers123 »

CJS wrote:Ah, an even more pointless escort :grin:


I suppose so. Not quite The Blades, is it?

User avatar
Wissam24
UKAR Staff
Posts: 7762
Joined: Mon 29 Apr 2013, 9:54 am
Location: London

Re: RIAT 2019

Post by Wissam24 »

MiG_Eater wrote:
rockfordstone wrote:
Wissam24 wrote:It's not that I don't like the B-2, but I'd like to see something new if the possibility was there.

Not sure it could match the Blades in formation with an A400M mind.

nothing can to be fair. absolutely unique that


Here's something I don't understand - I actually think I would be more interested if it was just a solitary A400M flypast...


100%
Twitter: @samwise24 | Flickr: samwise24 | Shamelessly copying LN Strike Eagle's avatar ideas since 2016

Flare Path
Posts: 3057
Joined: Wed 07 Dec 2011, 8:53 pm

Re: RIAT 2019

Post by Flare Path »

Airbus 50th, so presumably they tried to get the A380 in formation with the A400 before The Blades. :whistle:

User avatar
capercaillie
Posts: 8009
Joined: Mon 01 Sep 2008, 3:04 pm
Location: Leominster

Re: RIAT 2019

Post by capercaillie »

Flare Path wrote:Airbus 50th, so presumably they tried to get the A380 in formation with the A400M before The Blades. :whistle:


.....or the BEA Airbus........or German Open Skies Airbus.........or an Easyjet Airbus........or indeed anything made by Airbus :wall: :cuppa:

I wonder if they asked Brize Norton? :question:
"The surrogate voice of st24"

User avatar
Skyflash
UKAR Staff
Posts: 2139
Joined: Sun 31 Aug 2008, 7:51 pm
Location: Musselburgh, nr Edinburgh

Re: RIAT 2019

Post by Skyflash »

capercaillie wrote:
Flare Path wrote:Airbus 50th, so presumably they tried to get the A380 in formation with the A400M before The Blades. :whistle:


.....or the BEA Airbus........or German Open Skies Airbus.........or an Easyjet Airbus........or indeed anything made by Airbus :wall: :cuppa:

I wonder if they asked Brize Norton? :question:


Like I said when it was announced, just get the A400 flying behind a Voyager with its drogues out. Bingo - Airbus flypast and an AAR demo.

My usual consultancy fee of £333,333 applies.
Posting comments on an aviation-related chatroom, are ya? Looks like it an' all...

mark_aviation
Posts: 401
Joined: Mon 27 Jun 2016, 8:03 pm

Re: RIAT 2019

Post by mark_aviation »

Disaster Area wrote:Qatari C17 & C130 due to arrive at 0930 Local time tomorrow from Yeovilton


So that means we’ll be getting the one in that gorgeous scheme :love: They must have some serious slack in their fleet though to have 2 heavies sitting in the U.K. for 2 weeks!

User avatar
capercaillie
Posts: 8009
Joined: Mon 01 Sep 2008, 3:04 pm
Location: Leominster

Re: RIAT 2019

Post by capercaillie »

mark_aviation wrote:
Disaster Area wrote:Qatari C17 & C130 due to arrive at 0930 Local time tomorrow from Yeovilton


So that means we’ll be getting the one in that gorgeous scheme :love: They must have some serious slack in their fleet though to have 2 heavies sitting in the U.K. for 2 weeks!


When ours are worked to the bone, sticks in the throat a bit. :whistle:
"The surrogate voice of st24"

User avatar
CJS
Posts: 7504
Joined: Thu 15 Jul 2010, 3:30 pm
Location: Hogwarts

Re: RIAT 2019

Post by CJS »

capercaillie wrote:
mark_aviation wrote:
Disaster Area wrote:Qatari C17 & C130 due to arrive at 0930 Local time tomorrow from Yeovilton


So that means we’ll be getting the one in that gorgeous scheme :love: They must have some serious slack in their fleet though to have 2 heavies sitting in the U.K. for 2 weeks!


When ours are worked to the bone, sticks in the throat a bit. :whistle:


:grin:

Re: the flypast - wouldn't it just be fascinating to know the thinking behind it. I mean, the actual thinking. Like, "I've had an idea guys..." Followed by a chorus of, "yeah that sounds great, book em in..."

I'm not knocking the flypast, it will be what it will be (and the idea of having just the A400m in a flypast is a bit weird given that it's displaying anyway) but I am genuinely interested in how it came about.

I don't expect an answer, obviously, but interested nonetheless.
With just the slightest bit of finesse, I might have made a little less mess.

FlankerPhoto
Posts: 598
Joined: Tue 25 Jun 2019, 3:43 pm

Re: RIAT 2019

Post by FlankerPhoto »

[tweet]https://twitter.com/pvgnome/status/1151120158079012864[/tweet]

User avatar
spellow3010
Posts: 408
Joined: Wed 17 Sep 2014, 1:12 pm
Location: Rugby
Contact:

Re: RIAT 2019

Post by spellow3010 »

Have there been any more developments with regards to the Spanish Harriers and the comment about Sunday being a single? Has that been confirmed anywhere? Was it a tongue in cheek remark made at Yeovilton?

I'm Mach 3 FRIAT, so it makes no real odds of difference to me... but #askingforafriend

:pinkwafer:

Post Reply