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106500 wrote:Have to say that I thought flying was a bit mundane yesterday except of course for Ramex Delta. If you don't see any other display don't miss them. Absolutely superb, noisy, skilful and quite unlike anything I've seen for some time. The interchanges between high and low were unbelievable!

Yep, MiG, F 18, Tiffie, A400, synchro..All crap :roll:
Having said that I didn't rate the BoB tribute at all...
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st24 wrote:
106500 wrote:...
Having said that I didn't rate the BoB tribute at all...


What were you expecting? Machine guns blazing?

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countryman wrote:
st24 wrote:
106500 wrote:...
Having said that I didn't rate the BoB tribute at all...


What were you expecting? Machine guns blazing?

Yep, no Heinkels, Ju87s, Do17s. ...poor...
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Certainly thought the BoB tribute could have involved a lot more, the commentary for it however was superb though.

Lowlight of the day for me was the TTTE commemoration. Three formation passes at three different wing sweeps (all aircraft at same sweep) with a break to land off the third. A few minutes between each pass too.

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boff180 wrote:Certainly thought the BoB tribute could have involved a lot more, the commentary for it however was superb though.

What did it comprise of? Formation passes or a set piece of some kind?

And please say that they didn't play music over all of it!
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Does anyone know what's going on with the traffic management on the red route, I've been queueing over an hour already, never seen it this bad before.

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jalfrezi wrote:Does anyone know what's going on with the traffic management on the red route, I've been queueing over an hour already, never seen it this bad before.


Volume of traffic, but if you leave your arrival time till 9.00, what do you expect?
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A large drone (Global Hawk?) just wheeled out near the BAE hanger. Probably nothing but there's a glimmer of hope they're going to surprise us....
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Adam L. wrote:
boff180 wrote:Certainly thought the BoB tribute could have involved a lot more, the commentary for it however was superb though.

What did it comprise of? Formation passes or a set piece of some kind?

And please say that they didn't play music over all of it!

Scramble take off, Benheim solo, balbo in 4 sections, Buchon and spit tail chase, balbo, tail chase, balbo break to land
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st24 wrote:
Adam L. wrote:
boff180 wrote:Certainly thought the BoB tribute could have involved a lot more, the commentary for it however was superb though.

What did it comprise of? Formation passes or a set piece of some kind?

And please say that they didn't play music over all of it!

Scramble take off, Benheim solo, balbo in 4 sections, Buchon and spit tail chase, balbo, tail chase, balbo break to land

Sounds fairly decent. I shall see it myself tomorrow
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Ray Purchase wrote:
jalfrezi wrote:Does anyone know what's going on with the traffic management on the red route, I've been queueing over an hour already, never seen it this bad before.


Volume of traffic, but if you leave your arrival time till 9.00, what do you expect?

I didn't ask for your opinion on the time that I arrived, and if you'd read my message you would have seen that I joined the queue at 9am, I'm still queueing now 90 mins later. I left home at 6.30am.

Ive been attending RIAT for years, and they've changed the red route this year, and c*cked up massively! Perhaps they got the Throckmorton organisers to plan the route for them...

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jalfrezi wrote:
Ray Purchase wrote:
jalfrezi wrote:Does anyone know what's going on with the traffic management on the red route, I've been queueing over an hour already, never seen it this bad before.


Volume of traffic, but if you leave your arrival time till 9.00, what do you expect?

I didn't ask for your opinion on the time that I arrived, and if you'd read my message you would have seen that I joined the queue at 9am, I'm still queueing now 90 mins later. I left home at 6.30am.

Ive been attending RIAT for years, and they've changed the red route this year, and c*cked up massively! Perhaps they got the Throckmorton organisers to plan the route for them...


You did ask for an opinion by posting.
Maybe set off earlier next time so you don't have to go on about being in a queue on little country roads at one of the biggest airshows in the world.
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Ray Purchase wrote:
jalfrezi wrote:
Ray Purchase wrote:
jalfrezi wrote:Does anyone know what's going on with the traffic management on the red route, I've been queueing over an hour already, never seen it this bad before.


Volume of traffic, but if you leave your arrival time till 9.00, what do you expect?

I didn't ask for your opinion on the time that I arrived, and if you'd read my message you would have seen that I joined the queue at 9am, I'm still queueing now 90 mins later. I left home at 6.30am.

Ive been attending RIAT for years, and they've changed the red route this year, and c*cked up massively! Perhaps they got the Throckmorton organisers to plan the route for them...


You did ask for an opinion by posting.
Maybe set off earlier next time so you don't have to go on about being in a queue on little country roads at one of the biggest airshows in the world.


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Did anyone use the blue entrance today? I haven't used it before and was wondering how bad/slow the traffic was?
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Jalfrezi - Sounds a nightmare. In what way has the Red Route changed as that is the route I use. I always aim to get there for 07-07:30, arrived at 08:30 once and was a nightmare, stuck for ages. At least weather is looking a bit better for tomorrow now.

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Markie wrote:Jalfrezi - Sounds a nightmare. In what way has the Red Route changed as that is the route I use. I always aim to get there for 07-07:30, arrived at 08:30 once and was a nightmare, stuck for ages. At least weather is looking a bit better for tomorrow now.


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Nothings happened to the route - But the organisers say that an unusual proportion of Saturday tickets were sold to punters with GL postcodes which is inevitably going to put pressure on that route and Green, which was queuing back further and faster than normal.

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That makes sense, cheers mate.

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Blippie wrote:Nothings happened to the route - But the organisers say that an unusual proportion of Saturday tickets were sold to punters with GL postcodes which is inevitably going to put pressure on that route and Green, which was queuing back further and faster than normal.

Cheers

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So not only did they know how many were turning up but also where they were coming from and still it goes wrong.
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Pringles wrote:Did anyone use the blue entrance today? I haven't used it before and was wondering how bad/slow the traffic was?

Although I come from the west, along the M4, I ignore the signs to exit at J17 and come off at J15 and up through using the blue route. No issues, the expected crawl for a while but no delays.

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countryman wrote:
ImperfectSense wrote:Was JT-10 (Spitfire SL633) up during the Battle of Britain fly-by yesterday? I'd love to see any photos of her from RIAT, regardless of poor weather :)

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Don't forget the live stream from RIAT, Liz, although timing wise it might not work for you !


Oh wow! I got your message just 10 minutes before the BofB flight began, but was able to get in and watch live! That was wonderful, thank you so much! I will have to watch tomorrow as well :)

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Did anyone else get caught on the A419 on Friday morning:

http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news ... d_to_RIAT/

Those stuck in traffic were very understanding, it was clear that it was a nasty accident. The lovely French bonus at the end of the afternoon made up for the wait. First time out with new camera, pleased with results but nothing compared to the stuff already posted.
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