New Red Arrows In America Documentary 8th January

New Red Arrows In America Documentary 8th January

Postby Euan Buchan on Thu 19 Dec 2019, 12:20 pm

A new documentary following The Red Arrows in America starts on 8th January at 9pm on Channel 5, looks good.
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Re: New Red Arrows In America Documentary 8th January

Postby Mike on Thu 19 Dec 2019, 1:41 pm

Thanks for the heads-up Euan, I'll look forward to watching it.
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Re: New Red Arrows In America Documentary 8th January

Postby chipmunk22 on Thu 19 Dec 2019, 7:32 pm

Thank You - Will watch that !!
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Re: New Red Arrows In America Documentary 8th January

Postby Unknown74 on Thu 19 Dec 2019, 8:55 pm

This will no doubt be a follow up to the Kings Of The Skies which was on in January/ February 2019?

Fantastic they’ve made this to show how The Reds Tour went.
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Re: New Red Arrows In America Documentary 8th January

Postby Euan Buchan on Wed 08 Jan 2020, 12:10 pm

Just a reminder this programme is on tonight
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Re: New Red Arrows In America Documentary 8th January

Postby keithjs on Thu 09 Jan 2020, 8:10 am

Euan Buchan wrote:Just a reminder this programme is on tonight


Personally I thought last nights first episode was very well done and a great insight into what was involved in the tour. Looking forward to the next 5. :up:
Just curious about one thing though'? Why was the Danish Air Force Challenger involved? I gather it was something to do with 'Meteorological Support'..... :dunno:
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Re: New Red Arrows In America Documentary 8th January

Postby Mike on Thu 09 Jan 2020, 8:27 am

keithjs wrote:Why was the Danish Air Force Challenger involved?

Probably because Greenland is a Danish territory. The Challengers are used for maritime surveillance and the programme mentioned that it was being used in a SAR capacity.
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Postby Spotty_Jag on Thu 09 Jan 2020, 9:22 am

keithjs wrote:Just curious about one thing though'? Why was the Danish Air Force Challenger involved?

Single engine aircraft over large expanses of water often transit with SAR support in case of emergency. As the Royal Air Force was/is currently lacking that Maritime Patrol capability, they required the support from another nation. As a friendly NATO ally, the Royal Danish Air Force kindly provided one their Challenger aircraft for both legs of the Trans-Atlantic crossing, which are equipment for maritime surveillance and the ability to drop life-rafts and other supplies required to any downed aircrew in increase their chances of survival. The support of the RDAF was essential to the Red Arrows tour and therefore I think it's highly likely you'll see the Red Arrows participating in this year's Danish Air Show at Karup in June as a thank-you.
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Re: New Red Arrows In America Documentary 8th January

Postby Euan Buchan on Thu 09 Jan 2020, 9:52 am

Still need to watch it, was busy catching up with Bancroft Series 2 then Silent Witness last night.
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Postby Wissam24 on Thu 09 Jan 2020, 9:53 am

Have to say I enjoyed it, I don't think it was a full nuts and bolts exposé type show or anything but it was interesting seeing the ins and outs of the various legs it took to get there
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Postby keithjs on Thu 09 Jan 2020, 10:28 am

Spotty_Jag wrote:
keithjs wrote:Just curious about one thing though'? Why was the Danish Air Force Challenger involved?

Single engine aircraft over large expanses of water often transit with SAR support in case of emergency. As the Royal Air Force was/is currently lacking that Maritime Patrol capability, they required the support from another nation. As a friendly NATO ally, the Royal Danish Air Force kindly provided one their Challenger aircraft for both legs of the Trans-Atlantic crossing, which are equipment for maritime surveillance and the ability to drop life-rafts and other supplies required to any downed aircrew in increase their chances of survival. The support of the RDAF was essential to the Red Arrows tour and therefore I think it's highly likely you'll see the Red Arrows participating in this year's Danish Air Show at Karup in June as a thank-you.


Thank you very much for such a detailed explanation. It all makes sense now. :up:
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Re: New Red Arrows In America Documentary 8th January

Postby The Baron on Thu 09 Jan 2020, 1:09 pm

A Danish Challenger ferried the Circus team part of the way home from Greenland.
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Re: New Red Arrows In America Documentary 8th January

Postby Euan Buchan on Fri 10 Jan 2020, 12:00 am

Just finished catching up with the programme really enjoyed it.
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Re: New Red Arrows In America Documentary 8th January

Postby Flankerman on Fri 10 Jan 2020, 1:53 pm

I (sort of) enjoyed it.....

But I hate this modern trend of 'doomsday' presentation.......

Just before an Ad break the narrator solemly intones...."If they get this widget wrong, it will be the end of the world as we know it"......

Then we come back from the Ad - and it's "They managed to fix it and everything is OK"...

It seems to be the style in all modern documentaries.

Oh - and what is the Federal Aviation AUTHORITY ????

I'll be watching the next episode though....

Ken
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Re: New Red Arrows In America Documentary 8th January

Postby lambo17841 on Fri 10 Jan 2020, 3:48 pm

Will be watching the rest of the series,interesting to see the work involved to get the team to the States.Reading between the lines they are getting a bit concerned about the age of the Hawks most of which are getting on for 30 years old.

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Re: New Red Arrows In America Documentary 8th January

Postby Big Eric on Fri 10 Jan 2020, 3:59 pm

lambo17841 wrote:Reading between the lines they are getting a bit concerned about the age of the Hawks most of which are getting on for 30 years old.

John in Seaford


I think you mean "40 years old" !
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Re: New Red Arrows In America Documentary 8th January

Postby jules48 on Sat 11 Jan 2020, 9:24 am

It was more like watching a weather channel.I know they say that pilots are very OCD but kept repeating the same thing over and over again.Hopefully the rest of the series will be better.Only my opinion of course.
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Re: New Red Arrows In America Documentary 8th January

Postby skidd40 on Mon 13 Jan 2020, 1:26 pm

I think made with a big eye on the us market with the usuall ,when they come back they tell you of 5 mins what you just watched and a little of whats to come
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Re: New Red Arrows In America Documentary 8th January

Postby Zoom on Wed 15 Jan 2020, 10:50 pm

Beautifully filmed and well presented; I presume by a firm contracted to the MoD not C5?

I liked seeing the logistics of bringing these 40 year old planes (yes 40 I was in Brighton in 1980 when one went into the sea) across the Atlantic, wondering what would have happened if they'd not had sight of the runway in Greenland?
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Re: New Red Arrows In America Documentary 8th January

Postby Stagger2 on Thu 16 Jan 2020, 12:32 pm

Zoom wrote:….. wondering what would have happened if they'd not had sight of the runway in Greenland?

ATC probably would've advised them "Should've gone to Specsavers!" ? :wink:
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Re: New Red Arrows In America Documentary 8th January

Postby Georgeconna on Thu 16 Jan 2020, 12:38 pm

Bit of a Yawn fest with all this false Jeporady crap. Take the Thunder Storm, OMG show could be Cancelled, 20 seconds later blue skis. OMG the dye could go wrong, OMG the Skyscapers are really big, Omg is the runway long enough, OMG is used a Blue Biro instead of Red.

Tune in next week casue the tyres are deflating... No thanks

I did gasp when the Blue Angels F-18 cut across the top of the camera ship. Close or Wah.

I'll let the missus Silent Witness next week instead
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Re: New Red Arrows In America Documentary 8th January

Postby Spiny Norman on Fri 17 Jan 2020, 12:57 pm

I would like to see a Gogglebox with the Pilot Episode chaps commenting.

Overall it's a good programme, though I do think that showing the 'best of British' to America - and having to rely on a Danish aircraft for the ferry part isn't showing the best of British. Best of Europe maybe.
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Postby jingernut on Fri 17 Jan 2020, 2:03 pm

Georgeconna wrote:Bit of a Yawn fest with all this false Jeporady crap. Take the Thunder Storm, OMG show could be Cancelled, 20 seconds later blue skis. OMG the dye could go wrong, OMG the Skyscapers are really big


How is that false jeopardy? These are real problems that they face.
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Re: New Red Arrows In America Documentary 8th January

Postby jasonT1981 on Sat 18 Jan 2020, 3:33 pm

It was a bit overly dramatic but that was the point. Keep the viewers interested.

These programmes are aimed at the average Joe Public and not those with massive interests in aviation. I would say 95% of what is talked about the majority of us already know but the average viewer doesn't. To us its a non issue, to those not in the know, its drama.
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Re: New Red Arrows In America Documentary 8th January

Postby jasonT1981 on Tue 21 Jan 2020, 5:50 pm

No episode this week, we are being treated to a 'first time ever' Thomas Markle exclusive interview about his fallout with Meghan.
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