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Please can I restate my perpetual wish that the BBMF's Spitfire P7350 takes part in the show this year? :love:

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J-22. My eternal hope.
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Can see Kazakhstan have been invited. Mig-31 please :dizzy:

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I remember once seeing an argus at waddo it would be nice to see one at riat.

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edhunter wrote:I remember once seeing an argus at waddo it would be nice to see one at RIAT.


What, a Canadair CP-107 Argus? Not sure that's *very* likely...
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Argus - a SAAB design isn't it? I think the Swedish AF brought one to RIAT around the turn of the century if memory serves correct. A strange looking contraption on the roof I thought at the time... but then the Wedgetail caught my eye.

I think the Greeks brought an Argus over in 2013 too? I remember saying 'Kalispera' to the crew as I wandered the static looking for merch.

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spellow3010 wrote:Argus - a SAAB design isn't it? I think the Swedish AF brought one to RIAT around the turn of the century if memory serves correct. A strange looking contraption on the roof I thought at the time... but then the Wedgetail caught my eye.

I think the Greeks brought an Argus over in 2013 too? I remember saying 'Kalispera' to the crew as I wandered the static looking for merch.


Nope, Greece doesn’t operate the Argus.

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spellow3010 wrote:Argus - a SAAB design isn't it? I think the Swedish AF brought one to RIAT around the turn of the century if memory serves correct. A strange looking contraption on the roof I thought at the time... but then the Wedgetail caught my eye.

I think the Greeks brought an Argus over in 2013 too? I remember saying 'Kalispera' to the crew as I wandered the static looking for merch.


Greeks haven't got any. They operate the Embraer 145 with the Erieye system on top. And yes they did bring one to RIAT as have the Brazilians in the past.
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capercaillie wrote:
spellow3010 wrote:Argus - a SAAB design isn't it? I think the Swedish AF brought one to RIAT around the turn of the century if memory serves correct. A strange looking contraption on the roof I thought at the time... but then the Wedgetail caught my eye.

I think the Greeks brought an Argus over in 2013 too? I remember saying 'Kalispera' to the crew as I wandered the static looking for merch.


Greeks haven't got any. They operate the Embraer 145 with the Erieye system on top. And yes they did bring one to RIAT as have the Brazilians in the past.


Ah yes, the Brazilian E-99 - RIAT '07, wasn't it?

The only time I've seen a Swedish Argus thingy was at Waddington 2002 on static display.
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CJS wrote:
edhunter wrote:I remember once seeing an argus at waddo it would be nice to see one at RIAT.


What, a Canadair CP-107 Argus? Not sure that's *very* likely...


That's what I first thought, and if one was flying i'm sure it'd be the top of everyone's list!

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spellow3010 wrote:I think the Greeks brought an Argus over in 2013 too? I remember saying 'Kalispera' to the crew as I wandered the static looking for merch.


They were probably checking their watches to see if they had the right time if you were.
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Quote from Google: "Kalimera is the usual greeting in the morning, if you're greeting someone in the afternoon or evening, say kalispera."
As he didn't say it was in the morning & with BST in-place there's better than 50% chance he got it right? :smile:

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"Meanwhile, "kalispera" is meant for use in the evenings, and "kalinikta" is meant to say "good night" right before bedtime."

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Wissam24 wrote:"Meanwhile, "kalispera" is meant for use in the evenings, and "kalinikta" is meant to say "good night" right before bedtime."

:smile:


So mainly for use at nightshoots then, gotcha.
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:dunno: Its all Greek to me.
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Small wonder then, that when I order a Gyros I get an All-Day Breakfast? :dizzy:

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Wow... great to see the pedantry ejaculation very much alive and well on UKAR.

Take a bow.

I've spoken to Greek people quite regularly as part of a different interest thank you very much. They taught me how to greet people, if not the correct spelling. For the avoidance of doubt, my pigeon-Greek conversation with the aircrew at Fairford took place after the show whilst walking around the static park... Very much late PM. But fine, go on and hang me out to dry.

As for my error relating to the Argus/Embraer, a fair cop... Take a bow. :win:

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A flying Phantom. Never seen one airborne and probs never will!

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In light of today's announcement of the static C130K, does anyone else miss the old C130 role demo where they used to deploy troops and vehicles onto the airfield? When was the last time they did this kind of thing?
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It would be nice for Qatar to return with there very colourful C-17.

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edhunter wrote:I remember once seeing an argus at waddo it would be nice to see one at RIAT.


Winning lottery numbers please :worship:

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