Civilian Saab Viggen might fly this summer!

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Craig wrote:What a formation! SAAB just don't do dull do they? :rock:

I dunno about that - look what's leading the formation. :cuppa: :tongue:

The rest of it though, is absolutely first rate - would actually like to see the Draken and Lansen more than the Viggen. :love:
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LN Strike Eagle wrote:I dunno about that - look what's leading the formation. :cuppa: :tongue:


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LN Strike Eagle wrote:
Craig wrote:What a formation! SAAB just don't do dull do they? :rock:

I dunno about that - look what's leading the formation. :cuppa: :tongue:

The rest of it though, is absolutely first rate - would actually like to see the Draken and Lansen more than the Viggen. :love:

Even the Gripen compared to its contemporaries has something about it. Admittedly it doesn't have the same "pick your jaw off the floor" appeal of some of the others, but compared to an F-16 or F/A18...

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Craig wrote: but compared to an F-16 or F/A18...


....it's rubbish... :tongue:

Thats a great shot and one I hope to see repeated... :cool:
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st24 wrote:
Craig wrote: but compared to an F-16 or F/A18...


....it's rubbish... :tongue:

Thats a great shot and one I hope to see repeated... :cool:

Contentious! :lol:

We may have to agree to disagree, capability wise I have no idea, but for coolness I do like the Gripen. Canards are cool! :tongue2: :butt:

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Craig wrote:We may have to agree to disagree, capability wise I have no idea, but for coolness I do like the Gripen. Canards are cool! :tongue2: :butt:


I agree canards are cool and I always loved the European deltas; Draken, Vulcan, Viggen, hey even Mirage :cool:
Clearly Gripen create some butthurt feelings these days the more it sells but hey it's just something to laugh about :tongue2:

Now where's video of Viggen and that 6-jet formation?! Come on.

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LN Strike Eagle wrote:
Craig wrote:What a formation! SAAB just don't do dull do they? :rock:

I dunno about that - look what's leading the formation. :cuppa: :tongue:

The rest of it though, is absolutely first rate - would actually like to see the Draken and Lansen more than the Viggen. :love:


We'd be spoilt for choice if EVERYTHING came over! :tongue: I haven't seen a Draken, Viggen or Lansen in my life, hopefully I'll be able to tick 1 maybe 2 off that list this year.

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Would love to see it at waddington one day
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Any opinions as to the mix of a civilian registration plus an afterburner hurting the chance of seeing this aircraft in the UK? Or is it a civilian reg in name only due to it's obvious connections with the Swedish AF Historic Flight?

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BigBlackCat wrote:Or is it a civilian reg in name only due to it's obvious connections with the Swedish AF Historic Flight?


True owner is the Swedish state through the Air Force museum so it's very much civilian... by name, operator and ownership. http://www.transportstyrelsen.se/en/Avi ... ration=dxn

I think there's a good chance of getting it to UK shows, not going to have to be CAA registered... just need to fly within guidlines at specific events in a EU country and it's already accepted by one EU country as reference. These national aviation authorities only serve as front ends to EASA for the most part. I guess we have to wait and see :confused:

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http://www.aceshighcollectables.com/pro ... &P_ID=2762
the nearest we will get to this plane in the uk :snack:
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craig.mason wrote:http://www.aceshighcollectables.com/product.asp?s=8otf8z482829&strParents=69&CAT_ID=337&P_ID=2762
the nearest we will get to this plane in the uk :snack:


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craig.mason wrote:http://www.aceshighcollectables.com/product.asp?s=8otf8z482829&strParents=69&CAT_ID=337&P_ID=2762
the nearest we will get to this plane in the uk :snack:

You could always come and see a Viggen and a Draken here in the UK! :whistle:
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