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Valley families day

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nimrod 68
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Valley families day

Post by nimrod 68 » Wed May 30, 2018 4:05 pm

Does anyone know what is displaying at Valley tomorrow for families day. Thanks in advance

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Re: Valley families day

Post by MRTT » Wed May 30, 2018 4:40 pm

Reds & BBMF Spitfire, not sure what else.

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Re: Valley families day

Post by slogen51 » Wed May 30, 2018 6:53 pm

Didn't they get a B-52 flypast a couple of years back as they came over for Baltops?

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Re: Valley families day

Post by Red Dragon » Wed May 30, 2018 8:28 pm

We did get a B52, but this year there's nothing hidden up our sleeve!
Due for the PM show are,,

1p.m. The Falcons Parachute Display Team
1:35 The BAe Avro Anson
1:55 BBMF Spitfire
2:10 RAF 100 Typhoon display
2:30 Red Arrows Display
3:20 IV Sqn Hawk T.2 x 4 Role demo
3:35 RAF Marham Tornado GR.4 Flypast
3:45 Strikemaster Display
4:15 H.M. Coastguard S.92 Flypast
Departures of Strikemaster, Typhoon and Reds before 5p.m.
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Re: Valley families day

Post by TombsRIP » Thu May 31, 2018 1:45 pm

Hi any sign of a Texan out on static display (at very least)? Cheers/Diolch

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Re: Valley families day

Post by Red Dragon » Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:02 am

TombsRIP wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 1:45 pm
Hi any sign of a Texan out on static display (at very least)? Cheers/Diolch
Yes there was one, T-6 Texan II G-CKGW/ (ZM326) was on the static line up in the morning, if no one else will have posted a photo of her I will post a photo tonight (I'm off to work in a bit). We were told that apart from the possibility of a few airframe check rides this year, it will be early 2019 before the aircraft are regularly seen airborne for instructor training then the first student training.
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Re: Valley families day

Post by TombsRIP » Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:29 pm

Thanks interesting still wearing civil (UK) reg.
Cheers

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Re: Valley families day

Post by Red Dragon » Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:38 pm

Image

Bit late with providing it, but at least you've now seen the Tucano replacement! LOL

Below is a photo from our official photographer who took advantage of being there 10 minutes earlier than others to get some close ups....

https://flic.kr/p/26EGkkA
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Re: Valley families day

Post by TombsRIP » Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:17 am

RAF 100 yrs mks on so heading for Fairford then!? Presume no MA Release yet if still wearing UK civil reg? Wonder if OBOGS issue has been resolved yet? Obviously aircraft been ferried across Nth Atlantic at altitudes requiring OBOGS to work!
Nice images. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Valley families day

Post by Red Dragon » Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:28 am

Before the photocall, nothing was mentioned of the T6 going to RIAT, but now that the aircraft has had a RAF100 sticker put on it I would say it would be a stone cold certainty along with a stickered T2 (air frame ZK031/"V") to soon be announced as going down to RIAT. We have been given no indication of how long the civil reg will remain on them but they should be removed by next January. It seems that the OBOGS problem is being dealt with by Beechcraft/ USAF and then when the cause of the problem is found, the fix will be passed onto the RAF.
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