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How do you hide posts by users? I have a feeling I'm going to be using that feature a lot in the coming months.

I understand we're all bored, but this is absolutely ridiculous. Arguing about whether or not a demo should be able to call themselves a "team" has absolutely "Well, there's no need for that" nothing to do with RIAT. This thread is going to devolve down the same path as last year obviously, which is a shame because weeding through pages of mindless whining perpetuated by the same 5 people between actual relevant conversation is just tiresome.

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How do you hide posts by users?

Don't think you can any more.
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I made an observation based on the very low expectations of most these days, someone contested that point I responded. Simple!

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speedbird2639 wrote:
Tmyers123 wrote:The MV-22B is the USMC Osprey, you mean the CV-22B.

***Pedant klaxon***


Just a shame there isn't a pedant klaxon in the Department of Defense or the back-to-front MV / CV designations would have been corrected...

"We want M-for-Marines because we're the first user and it looks cool."
"M is for miscellaneous or special mission. Here's your C-for-transport just like the CH-53, CH-46, CH-37, CH-34..."

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The Canadian system is kind of fun too.

Our system stipulates that you must have two letters followed by 3 numbers. The first letter in every aircraft we fly is a C for Canadian, second letter for type...C for Cargo, F for fighter, H for helicopter, P for patrol, I think I’m missing one.

Three numbers is where it gets fun, with our F-18’s officially being CF-188’s, C-17’s are CC-177’s, etc. If we were to get F-35’s the common theory is they would be CF-355’s.

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Go4Long wrote:I think I’m missing one.


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Go4Long wrote:The Canadian system is kind of fun too.

Our system stipulates that you must have two letters followed by 3 numbers. The first letter in every aircraft we fly is a C for Canadian, second letter for type...C for Cargo, F for fighter, H for helicopter, P for patrol, I think I’m missing one.

Three numbers is where it gets fun, with our F-18’s officially being CF-188’s, C-17’s are CC-177’s, etc. If we were to get F-35’s the common theory is they would be CF-355’s.


Just like the KCC-130H Hercules. :whistle:
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vulcanshammer wrote:
Go4Long wrote:I think I’m missing one.


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Gah...can't believe I missed that one...it was late here though.

capercaillie wrote:
Go4Long wrote:The Canadian system is kind of fun too.

Our system stipulates that you must have two letters followed by 3 numbers. The first letter in every aircraft we fly is a C for Canadian, second letter for type...C for Cargo, F for fighter, H for helicopter, P for patrol, I think I’m missing one.

Three numbers is where it gets fun, with our F-18’s officially being CF-188’s, C-17’s are CC-177’s, etc. If we were to get F-35’s the common theory is they would be CF-355’s.


Just like the KCC-130H Hercules. :whistle:


Nope. Just CC-130H and CC-130J.

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The RCAF have for many years used the KCC-130H, not quite sure why it's not on there.

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Abbo46 wrote:The RCAF have for many years used the KCC-130H, not quite sure why it's not on there.


The tanker Hercs come under CC-130H on there. :up:

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That'd explain it, cheers!

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KCC-130H is an unofficial designation, they're CC-130H(T) (they're actually CC-130H90(T) but that's another story..!)

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I feel like we all learned something here today.

In all honesty, it's not too common to hear them called CF-18's (except when talking about the demo team) let alone CF-188's, and similarly I've never heard someone refer to a CC-177. So it's all splitting hairs in the end, but at least it's somewhat on topic? The first announcements can't possible come soon enough.

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Do you think there is a realistic chance of NATO to send one of there E-3 sentry's this year?

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No.....not a hope in Hell.
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Brevet Cable wrote:No.....not a hope in Hell.



Ever the optimist,lol.

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"Brevet" and "optimism" aren't two words often found in the same sentence. :grin:

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Psst....
Re-read ed's question.....
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Brevet Cable wrote:Psst....
Re-read ed's question.....
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I think you knew what he meant Brevet :grin:
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:biggrin:

Next year?
You'd like to think so, given that one of the themes will probably be 'NATO 70'
When's the last time one was there...2012 ? The following years' attendances were cancelled ( 2013, '14 & '15, wasn't it? )
So whilst there's still more of a chance than there is of Old Harry indulging in a bit of skiing, I wouldn't hold my breath in anticipation.
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Brevet Cable wrote::biggrin:

Next year?
You'd like to think so, given that one of the themes will probably be 'NATO 70'
When's the last time one was there...2012 ? The following years' attendances were cancelled ( 2013, '14 & '15, wasn't it? )
So whilst there's still more of a chance than there is of Old Harry indulging in a bit of skiing, I wouldn't hold my breath in anticipation.


2017 had a cancellation too.

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Wasn't the 2017 cancellation RAF, not NATO ?
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Brevet Cable wrote:Wasn't the 2017 cancellation RAF, not NATO ?


No it was a NATO one.
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:up:
Tend to lose track....it seems to be a case of 'E-3 confirmed.....E-3 cancelled' whichever it comes from.
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Brevet Cable wrote::up:
Tend to lose track....it seems to be a case of 'E-3 confirmed.....E-3 cancelled' whichever it comes from.


Actually surprised it came for the 2018 show (RAF example anyway).
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