Mr Blue Sky returns to the Airshow Circuit for 2016!

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Mr Blue Sky returns to the Airshow Circuit for 2016!

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Just announced this evening, to celebrate the 100th anniversary 45(R)Sqn...

The RAF King Air display is returning to the Airshow circuit for 2016!

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Great to receive official confirmation, had been unclear for a few months if it was going ahead or not. Should be a nice sight, especially if the Sqn get their way with the commemorative paintjob! :up:

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Update for the 2016 season
Royal Air Force:
Toilet break act x1
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Brilliant news, has been missed from the scene since 2012! :clap:
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Harvo266 wrote:Update for the 2016 season
Royal Air Force:
Toilet break act x1

:sleepy:

Great to hear that there'll be another RAF display on the circuit this year!

Although not the most interesting type, the King Air has always been a well flown display. It can only be applauded when recently we've seen nothing but the pool of display assets shrink year on year.
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Don't forget it's 45 Sqn's Centenary as well this year...
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Will be a special. (Joint anniversary/display, mostly the former) :up:

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JJC wrote:
Harvo266 wrote:Update for the 2016 season
Royal Air Force:
Toilet break act x1

:sleepy:

Great to hear that there'll be another RAF display on the circuit this year!

Although not the most interesting type, the King Air has always been a well flown display. It can only be applauded when recently we've seen nothing but the pool of display assets shrink year on year.


No Hawk role demo but don't worry there's a King Air :roll:

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Good to see that RAF training will have at least one display on the circuit then. Looked for a while like it wouldn't. I only ever saw it once or twice I think, I can't really remember but it'll be nice to see it back.
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106500 wrote:No Hawk role demo but don't worry there's a King Air :roll:


Much better display than two Hawks faffing about...
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Piloted by Leon Creese, the RAF King Air well and truly saved the day at an extremely soggy RIAT a few years ago.

He flew majestically just as the sun came out for the first time that day to the strains of Mr Blue Eyes. As (I think) Andy said, it "made the ordinary extraordinary".

I for one will be very pleased to see it again should it come to RIAT in the summer. :clap: :up:
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Harvo266 wrote:Update for the 2016 season
Royal Air Force:
Toilet break act x1


The King Air display has always been really well choreographed and quite tight ending in a good khesan approach.

Felt a bit sorry for the lads this morning as it's clear from Twitter they read your post as they commented on being called a toilet break act.

The display certainly has my full support and the proposed three special schemes (which you can vote on your favourite on Twitter right now) look awesome!

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Not seen the King Air display, but I'm quite happy it's coming back as it's got to be good seeing one being through around no matter how tame it is.
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I remember seeing the Khe San approach in 2012 and loving it! I'm looking forward to seeing them on the circuit this year for sure, hopefully in the full Camel scheme!
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45(R) have posted a few ideas for the centenary / display scheme

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They are also conducting a poll on the twitter feed https://twitter.com/RAFKingAir
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I like the top one, but I like retro camo jobs anyway, but all look good. :biggrin:
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Stop being silly. Yes, we should all be polite and courteous - and something is better than nothing - but in the grand scheme of things, this is a toilet break.

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Another vote for a well appreciated toilet/bar break...

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Toilet breaks are under appreciated! and I would like the second scheme please, a good balance of old and current!

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CJS wrote: to the strains of Mr Blue Eyes. :


Aah that well known ELO signature tune...(I think the post title gives it away!!) :tongue:

Holty wrote:Another vote for a well appreciated toilet/bar break...


Looking forward to not seeing your pictures of it... :wink:
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My comment was tongue in cheek, and when I last saw the King Air, I didn't appreciate displays as much as I do now, so I am looking forward to seeing it but it just isn't my taste of display! Sorry for anyone I may have offended
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Top one for me :shock: :win:
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n0143773 wrote:Stop being silly. Yes, we should all be polite and courteous - and something is better than nothing - but in the grand scheme of things, this is a toilet break.


Who is being silly? :dunno:
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CJS wrote:
n0143773 wrote:Stop being silly. Yes, we should all be polite and courteous - and something is better than nothing - but in the grand scheme of things, this is a toilet break.


Who is being silly? :dunno:


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CJS wrote:Piloted by Leon Creese, the RAF King Air well and truly saved the day at an extremely soggy RIAT a few years ago.

He flew majestically just as the sun came out for the first time that day to the strains of Mr Blue Eyes. As (I think) Andy said, it "made the ordinary extraordinary".

I for one will be very pleased to see it again should it come to RIAT in the summer. :clap: :up:


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n0143773 wrote:
CJS wrote:
n0143773 wrote:Stop being silly. Yes, we should all be polite and courteous - and something is better than nothing - but in the grand scheme of things, this is a toilet break.


Who is being silly? :dunno:


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CJS wrote:Piloted by Leon Creese, the RAF King Air well and truly saved the day at an extremely soggy RIAT a few years ago.

He flew majestically just as the sun came out for the first time that day to the strains of Mr Blue Eyes. As (I think) Andy said, it "made the ordinary extraordinary".

I for one will be very pleased to see it again should it come to RIAT in the summer. :clap: :up:


:lmao:

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