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Best light of the day for the lynx and Wessex! No complaint there!
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Cole wrote:
Sat 11 Jun 2022, 8:54 pm
I do not know where this has come from, but it seems to have the times correct(ish) from what we already know . (falcons, Reds, Typhoon)

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Gotta love the descriptions ('small planes'...'old plane') :laughing:

Hope everyone going tomorrow has a great day. :slight_smile:
With just the slightest bit of finesse, I might have made a little less mess.

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Subject to the usuals.

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What's the traffic been like and any more static surprises lined up?
With just the slightest bit of finesse, I might have made a little less mess.

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According to Google Maps there is about 5 miles of traffic on the M54, which is pretty standard for a Cosford show.

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Anyone know why team raven aren't able to display

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The F35 has just closed the show… my word it was loud as it approached. Woke the cat up which takes some doing.

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Static felt a bit thin, the flying display brilliant even if a little shorter than normal. Overall a pretty good show but I haven’t even attempted to join the traffic yet

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What happened to the A400 and Team Raven?

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Phil T wrote:
Sun 12 Jun 2022, 12:14 pm
The F35 has just closed the show… my word it was loud as it approached. Woke the cat up which takes some doing.
I didn’t think it was loud unless I’m going a bit deaf

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We are a few miles off the north east side of the runway.. Displays can be heard quite clearly although not always seen. The Lightning’s arrival and request to run in and hover was the loudest of the day. Didn’t see it sadly, had to make do with the BBMF Spit racing around, which is always joyous.

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TYPHOON3 wrote:
Sun 12 Jun 2022, 4:49 pm
Phil T wrote:
Sun 12 Jun 2022, 12:14 pm
The F35 has just closed the show… my word it was loud as it approached. Woke the cat up which takes some doing.
I didn’t think it was loud unless I’m going a bit deaf
I am as deaf as a door post and from where I was standing the F-35 in the hover today was the loudest thing I've ever heard. It more than made made up for the initial rather pitiful, reheatless pass it made on arrival.

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The F35 was loud. on its first pass I said to myself I thought it was louder at RIAT 2019 and must be mis-remembering.

Then it went into the hover right in front of the Cosford club. That was one of the loudest things I have ever heard. My whole body was vibrating.

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It really was louder than I was expecting
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cobmauler wrote:
Sat 11 Jun 2022, 4:22 pm
Just saw post on Facebook at 17.15
"Rumour control has said the civvie content has pulled out due to insurance issues "
I trust this is complete hogwash, or..............
It seems that this was the issue that prevented Team Raven from appearing

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Mike wrote:
Wed 15 Jun 2022, 11:10 am
cobmauler wrote:
Sat 11 Jun 2022, 4:22 pm
Just saw post on Facebook at 17.15
"Rumour control has said the civvie content has pulled out due to insurance issues "
I trust this is complete hogwash, or..............
It seems that this was the issue that prevented Team Raven from appearing
Were the organisers concerned too many of the paying punters would demand a refund of the entry fee once they'd watched them?
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I think you must be confusing them with this year’s Red Arrows :rofl:

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Mike wrote:
Wed 15 Jun 2022, 11:10 am
cobmauler wrote:
Sat 11 Jun 2022, 4:22 pm
Just saw post on Facebook at 17.15
"Rumour control has said the civvie content has pulled out due to insurance issues "
I trust this is complete hogwash, or..............
It seems that this was the issue that prevented Team Raven from appearing
Yeah, they worked on it right until Friday evening
unfortunately, the new MOD insurance requirements meant we were unable to attend. We and the organisers tried everything possible up until late Friday evening.

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All of the other civilian acts were OK. I wonder what the 'new' clause is about?

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Wrexham Mackem wrote:
Wed 15 Jun 2022, 2:48 pm
All of the other civilian acts were OK. I wonder what the 'new' clause is about?
My own guess, the other displays were all solo displays (Rich Goodwin, P51, Helicopters, Catalina) where-as Team Raven are a 6 ship with close formation aerobatics?

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Stu666 wrote:
Sun 12 Jun 2022, 11:06 pm
TYPHOON3 wrote:
Sun 12 Jun 2022, 4:49 pm
Phil T wrote:
Sun 12 Jun 2022, 12:14 pm
The F35 has just closed the show… my word it was loud as it approached. Woke the cat up which takes some doing.
I didn’t think it was loud unless I’m going a bit deaf
I am as deaf as a door post and from where I was standing the F-35 in the hover today was the loudest thing I've ever heard. It more than made made up for the initial rather pitiful, reheatless pass it made on arrival.
The Two Spanish Harriers at Riat in a dual hover were as loud as I've heard at an Airshow but both pale into insignificance when you've stood next to the funnell of a 155,000 tonner on the estuary of the River Tagus and its sounded its fogHorn - there were fillings flying everywhere!! :dizzy_face:

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Sorry if this has been covered before but does anyone know why the BAC didn't use flares?

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Martin77 wrote:
Sat 18 Jun 2022, 12:50 pm
Stu666 wrote:
Sun 12 Jun 2022, 11:06 pm
TYPHOON3 wrote:
Sun 12 Jun 2022, 4:49 pm
Phil T wrote:
Sun 12 Jun 2022, 12:14 pm
The F35 has just closed the show… my word it was loud as it approached. Woke the cat up which takes some doing.
I didn’t think it was loud unless I’m going a bit deaf
I am as deaf as a door post and from where I was standing the F-35 in the hover today was the loudest thing I've ever heard. It more than made made up for the initial rather pitiful, reheatless pass it made on arrival.
The Two Spanish Harriers at Riat in a dual hover were as loud as I've heard at an Airshow but both pale into insignificance when you've stood next to the funnell of a 155,000 tonner on the estuary of the River Tagus and its sounded its fogHorn - there were fillings flying everywhere!! :dizzy_face:
By far and away the loudest noise at any air event in my opinion was by the EE Lightnings on reheat at Bruntingthorpe, particularly as the punters were much closer to the jet than at a conventional airshow. All sadly lost now🙁

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G-CVIX wrote:
Thu 23 Jun 2022, 7:34 am
Sorry if this has been covered before but does anyone know why the BAC didn't use flares?
Aircraft carrying flares need to be treated as 'armed' when on the ground, and the base they're using has to be equipped to process live weapons. Cosford isn't, therefore no flares. Neither is Shawbury, nor Fairford strangely, which is why we no longer see flares at RIAT. A bomber base not having this seems odd, but I think its to do with arrangements that need to be in place for the show affecting how these things are processed. That's my understanding anyway.

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Wrexham Mackem wrote:
Thu 23 Jun 2022, 8:54 am
G-CVIX wrote:
Thu 23 Jun 2022, 7:34 am
Sorry if this has been covered before but does anyone know why the BAC didn't use flares?
Aircraft carrying flares need to be treated as 'armed' when on the ground, and the base they're using has to be equipped to process live weapons. Cosford isn't, therefore no flares. Neither is Shawbury, nor Fairford strangely, which is why we no longer see flares at RIAT. A bomber base not having this seems odd, but I think its to do with arrangements that need to be in place for the show affecting how these things are processed. That's my understanding anyway.
Thanks, I did think it would be something to do with this however I thought that the F-16 operated from Brize so therefore would be able to use flares, but I might be wrong as to where it operated out of. Perhaps the routine doesn't use flares this year regardless.

It's a crying shame really, who doesn't love a good flare!

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