RIAT 2019

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Looking forward to getting the early morning P&V West reactions....

I hope you all brought your long lenses
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I was thinking about the 'Reads with a bigger plane flypast' way back in this thread (not the BOAC 747 thing) , then I was wondering where the Beluga XLs might be come sunday .

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A.380 perhaps? You lucky people who are going.

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If it was something this the Beluga XL or A380, then why keep it a secret? They’d sell more tickets by announcing it and it’s not like it’s ‘sensitive’ information or anything... IF another flypast happens on Sunday I’ll put money on it being the B-2 again, or a U-2.

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mark_aviation wrote:If it was something this the Beluga XL or A380, then why keep it a secret? They’d sell more tickets by announcing it and it’s not like it’s ‘sensitive’ information or anything... IF another flypast happens on Sunday I’ll put money on it being the B-2 again, or a U-2.


I wasn't really thinking about it from the secrecy / unannounced perspective but more from the funny ' bigger aircraft ' terminology , making me think that since all of the aircraft the Reds have formated with have been bigger , then this would be something really big .In addition this would be the first chance to showcase the XL at RIAT and it's their 50th . Anyway a bit wishful thinking and my post has one foot in the wishlist thread I suppose.
Nice to have a bit of an unknown just beforehand.
Leaving London super early tomorrow.

Have a good show .

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Wissam24 wrote:Looking forward to getting the early morning P&V West reactions....

I hope you all brought your long lenses


Have changes been made?

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IP1960 wrote:
Wissam24 wrote:Looking forward to getting the early morning P&V West reactions....

I hope you all brought your long lenses


Have changes been made?


The fence looks to have been moved a good 20m+ back from where it was 2 years ago.
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Wissam24 wrote:
IP1960 wrote:
Wissam24 wrote:Looking forward to getting the early morning P&V West reactions....

I hope you all brought your long lenses


Have changes been made?


The fence looks to have been moved a good 20m+ back from where it was 2 years ago.


Oh dear. Thanks for the heads up.

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No way! Why? It was perfect last year but I wonder if the Mirage 2000 incident has meant it’s been shoved back. It’s getting ridiculous now. A 600mm on a crop is the bare minimum needed these days at air shows. Why do they hate enthusiasts so much? (apart from our money, they love that!!)

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Mirage 2000 incident?

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A few snowflakes got blown off their ladders when one had a play with his throttles, apparently some insurance claims were made and now we all suffer the consequences!!!

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Last year at P&V West it was apparent that the space had been altered, I was told to accommodate more punters.

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B52 might be on its way, one is heading north east on ADS-B at the moment -

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Albion143 wrote:A few snowflakes got blown off their ladders when one had a play with his throttles, apparently some insurance claims were made and now we all suffer the consequences!!!


Some so called 'spotters'.

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Albion143 wrote:A few snowflakes got blown off their ladders when one had a play with his throttles, apparently some insurance claims were made and now we all suffer the consequences!!!


Someone always has to accuse others of being "snowflakes".

That one word is altogether more irritating than the millennial trends it supposedly mocks.

Anyway, the queue in East is madness. How early do people get here? Last night?

A later start for me tomorrow, I don't think it's worth getting here early.

I know it's not nice to be crammed in by barriers, but perhaps that would be better than allowing the same faces to stroll to the front of the queue each year.
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Some lovely movements today!

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Some interesting points from the sheet of lies: No Turkish Phantoms, MiG, or Sukhoi arriving today, and it would appear the USAF F-16’s are coming from Shaw AFB.

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FlankerPhoto wrote:Some lovely movements today!


Which are???
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Albion143 wrote:A few snowflakes got blown off their ladders when one had a play with his throttles, apparently some insurance claims were made and now we all suffer the consequences!!!


That is down right offensive. A good friend of mine who is into his 60s suffered bad cuts and bruises having been blown off his ladder; he also had a prime Canon lens smashed.
He is a well known spotter and model maker, so committed he is always one of the first to renew his FRIAT membership for the following year. He has been spotting for 50 years plus, is a well respected radar techie who has served with the RAF and is involved in maritime radar trials with the Royal Navy. He is also one of the UK experts on Phantoms.

He ain't no "snowflake!"
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rdchawk wrote:
FlankerPhoto wrote:Some lovely movements today!


Which are???

Spanish AV-8s, 20th FW F-16s, Italian Helis.

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Majority of the highlights are tomorrow.

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Indeed, tomorrow looking like a busy day.

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iainpeden wrote:
Albion143 wrote:A few snowflakes got blown off their ladders when one had a play with his throttles, apparently some insurance claims were made and now we all suffer the consequences!!!


That is down right offensive. A good friend of mine who is into his 60s suffered bad cuts and bruises having been blown off his ladder; he also had a prime Canon lens smashed.
He is a well known spotter and model maker, so committed he is always one of the first to renew his FRIAT membership for the following year. He has been spotting for 50 years plus, is a well respected radar techie who has served with the RAF and is involved in maritime radar trials with the Royal Navy. He is also one of the UK experts on Phantoms.

He ain't no "snowflake!"


And for all of that, he's the one getting punished for it along with all of the enthusiasts who had absolutely nothing to do with the decision to move the barriers forward last year and nothing to do with the French deciding to point their engines straight at the crowd and throttle up.

Offensive indeed.
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Wissam24 wrote:
iainpeden wrote:
Albion143 wrote:A few snowflakes got blown off their ladders when one had a play with his throttles, apparently some insurance claims were made and now we all suffer the consequences!!!


That is down right offensive. A good friend of mine who is into his 60s suffered bad cuts and bruises having been blown off his ladder; he also had a prime Canon lens smashed.
He is a well known spotter and model maker, so committed he is always one of the first to renew his FRIAT membership for the following year. He has been spotting for 50 years plus, is a well respected radar techie who has served with the RAF and is involved in maritime radar trials with the Royal Navy. He is also one of the UK experts on Phantoms.

He ain't no "snowflake!"


And for all of that, he's the one getting punished for it along with all of the enthusiasts who had absolutely nothing to do with the decision to move the barriers forward last year and nothing to do with the French deciding to point their engines straight at the crowd and throttle up.

Offensive indeed.


On the other hand it does give us something else to blame on the French. :smile:
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FlankerPhoto wrote:
rdchawk wrote:
FlankerPhoto wrote:Some lovely movements today!


Which are???

Spanish AV-8s, 20th FW F-16s, Italian Helis.


Been informed it’s only 52FW F-16s.... 20FW crew
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