RIAT 2015

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Adam L. wrote:
oscarBIGGLESholmes wrote:Last year I barely looked at the static but pitched up fairly early for a front row seat near the grandstand in the Green section. This year I really want a good look at the static, I was wondering if anyone manages to fit in the whole walk looking at everything in after the flying display?

Hi Oscar, I already asked that question a few pages back. The suggestion was that there is time to look at most of the static display after the flying, but people prefer to go on two days and spend one watching the flying and the other walking around the static display.


One thing to consider is leaping on one of the buses from where you are to the opposite far end, then you are at least walking back towards your car park. If you're lucky to get one of the open top buses you can grab some photos on the way too :smile:

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davidjones533 wrote:Looks like a new version of the app was released today. I quite like it.


The layout is much nicer, this morning though the photos on the aircraft page were taking an age to download. Did tweet DBH about it.

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Dollar99 wrote:
Adam L. wrote:
oscarBIGGLESholmes wrote:Last year I barely looked at the static but pitched up fairly early for a front row seat near the grandstand in the Green section. This year I really want a good look at the static, I was wondering if anyone manages to fit in the whole walk looking at everything in after the flying display?

Hi Oscar, I already asked that question a few pages back. The suggestion was that there is time to look at most of the static display after the flying, but people prefer to go on two days and spend one watching the flying and the other walking around the static display.


One thing to consider is leaping on one of the buses from where you are to the opposite far end, then you are at least walking back towards your car park. If you're lucky to get one of the open top buses you can grab some photos on the way too :smile:

And of course if you go with your family and there are a few aircraft you aren't interested in flying, you can always ask them to hold the fort while you wander off for a few minutes. Depends on how busy your area is though.
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This time next week I'll be as happy as a pig in,....

At the end of the show, I'm planning on driving to Leicester and returning early morning the following day to enjoy it, all over again.

How long,.. judging by your past experience,... does it taken the traffic to filter and get away?
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Never had much problem leaving - go for a wander afterwards and wait til the masses depart. It sometimes depends who's on last. If it's not a 'Joe blogs' favourite the crowds start thinning out before the end normally :-)
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P-1's have left apparently.
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Well that's a disappointment.......I didn't even know they'd arrived !!
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Regarding the Friday show.
Really feel they should look at making it an evening/Sunset show.

Would be great to start at around 4pm till 9 or something,

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blackcat wrote:Regarding the Friday show.
Really feel they should look at making it an evening/Sunset show.

Would be great to start at around 4pm till 9 or something,

Mark.


Absolutely agree. It would be something extra added to the normal show days. I have seen it a couple of times in Belgium, and the light you can get on the aircraft is just awesome. Of course in the UK chances like that are a lot smaller :grin:
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Hungarian Gripen and QinetiQ Da-42 both cancelled.
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Not surprised on the Hungarian after they lost 2.

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Wissam24 wrote:Hungarian Gripen and QinetiQ Da-42 both cancelled.
DBH should contact Horizon at St Athan....I'm sure they could do them a deal for a replacement Da-42 :wink: :lol:
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Wissam24 wrote:Hungarian Gripen and QinetiQ Da-42 both cancelled.

Strangely , they've put this info on the 'Confirmed Aircraft' page on their website , but as far as I can see there's no mention of it elsewhere ( either 'latest updates' , or their twitter & facebook pages )
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Is that a first, to have confirmations of participation by all 3 European Gripen operators to be followed by cancellation of all 3 European Gripen operators! :shock: :grin:
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capercaillie wrote:Is that a first, to have confirmations of participation by all 3 European Gripen operators to be followed by cancellation of all 3 European Gripen operators! :shock: :grin:

Well technically the ETPS are a European Gripen operator.. :grin:

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capercaillie wrote:Is that a first, to have confirmations of participation by all 3 European Gripen operators to be followed by cancellation of all 3 European Gripen operators! :shock: :grin:


No F-16s or Gripens on static :(
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Big shame about the Gripen :( I really was hoping for a participation update today but i guess thats it for this year.
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MarkEstus wrote:Big shame about the Gripen :( I really was hoping for a participation update today but i guess thats it for this year.


Do you ever post anything with a positive outlook? :surrender:
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MarkEstus wrote:Big shame about the Gripen :( I really was hoping for a participation update today but i guess thats it for this year.


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capercaillie wrote:
MarkEstus wrote:Big shame about the Gripen :( I really was hoping for a participation update today but i guess thats it for this year.


Do you ever post anything with a positive outlook? :surrender:[/quote
Of course and my disappointment is with the cancellation of the Gripen not anything else.
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The rest of your post hardly oozes optimism either though ;-)

New Zealand remains ongoing so that's hopeful still :-)
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CJS wrote:The rest of your post hardly oozes optimism either though ;-)

New Zealand remains ongoing so that's hopeful still :-)

Ah well. The USAF and Navy are ongoing and i hope we get some more nice things from them :) a few static F-16's from Belgium now they have returned from there deployment ?
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Yeovilton has the AW609 Tiltrotor this weekend , pity it can't hang around for an extra week and come to Fairford :sad:

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