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melcragg
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This was mentioned in the BBMF newsletter.

"We are looking at changing some of the displays this year and will hopefully be making regular appearances with a more modern RAF fighter, I won’t give any more away for now, but hopefully lots to look forward to and sights that haven’t been seen for a while."

Interesting, what could it be?

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Tommy
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That’s quite interesting - sounds like some form of a return of the Spitfire/Typhoon pairings (I don’t see the F-35 being able to commit to work-up/PDA/commitments).

Whether it be a couple of token flypasts, or a full-fat synchro display, I guess we’ll have to see.

Interesting news, anyway! 👍🏻

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I agree Tom, odds on its a return of the Typhoon synchro display, but whatever it turns out to be its reassuring that the Air Force is making the most of what its able to offer.
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I never got to see it back in 2015. Really glad to hear they will bring back WWII Aircraft/Fast Jet. Typhoon makes most sense as I don't see them going with an F35 or Hawk T2.

I did see the Mig 29 with a Hurricane a few years back and it was remarkable. Looking forward to this if it comes to be!

Blackjack Typhoon and Night fighter BBMF Hurricane?

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Tommy
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The comparison is probably a little stretched, to be fair.

The MiG-29 and Hurricane (a great symbolic moment) was a Polish MiG and (iirc) G-ROBT. A Polish display pilot and a U.K. civilian pilot - I imagine that there’s not a lot of room to work up and achieve an authorisation for anything more than a few formation flypasts on a single Saturday afternoon.

The Typhoon (if it is one) and BBMF are co-based RAF units, who have much more scope to work-up and get authorisation for a display.

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Tommy wrote:
Wed 12 Jan 2022, 12:26 pm
The comparison is probably a little stretched, to be fair.

Oh I know, I was just saying that was the only time I've seen a fast jet/WWII aircraft together and looking forward to seeing what the BBMF have as I missed out back in 2015.

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I'd preferably like to see a Hurricane and Typhoon pair.

(Even more so if they were actually both Hawkers) :drool:

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