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Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

Postby Gary » Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:44 pm

According to Airshowinfo it was confirmed a few day's ago, two CF-188s will attend the Lens airshow in September to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Vimy Ridge and the Battle for Hill 70. Would be great if the same happened at RIAT. More chance next year when the RAF celebrate their 100th I would guess
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

Postby jasonT1981 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:06 pm

ACC have a listing for a P51 to fly with the F22 pending final approval.

14-16 Jul RAF Fairford, UK Royal Air Tattoo F-22 HF P-51


http://www.acc.af.mil/Home/Aerial-Event ... -schedule/
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

Postby IanSSN7 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:04 am

Just received via email...

As an Easter weekend bonus we can confirm that the Swedish Air Force will attend the 2017 Air Tattoo!

Returning to display at the show this July will be a solo Saab JAS 39C Gripen, the primary fighter flown by the Swedish Air Force, plus a 'D' variant which will be available for a closer inspection in the static park.
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

Postby Voodoo1 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:32 am

Brilliant Easter surprise!

Always look forward to any Gripen display but last years display by the Swedes should of grabbed an award. Up there in my top 3 for 2016 with Soloturk and Rafale displays.

If Hungarians get confirmed it'll make a great trio this year!


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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

Postby Voodoo1 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:36 am

Sorry I'm bad, the Gripen won the Sir Douglas Bader Trophy last year! Was thinking of Soloturk that should of took something home!
If it displays like last year they may as well keep hold of it!

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

Postby MRTT » Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:20 am

Cracking Easter addition! :thumb:
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

Postby luke28 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:20 am

A fine routine, it seemed to be very under rated for such a long time but has got some well earned plaudits the last 3 years, happy its returning.
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

Postby smorton » Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:21 pm

As well as the Swedish Gripen, it seems the Swedish Air Force Historic Flight is in negotiations with RIAT. Participation could include any or all of Draken, Viggen, Tunnan, Hunter and Vampire. How to persuade the RIAT organisers to sign them up at all costs?

See http://swafhf.se/flygprogram.html
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

Postby MRTT » Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:30 pm

Chances of that happening are slim, I'm afraid.
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

Postby jasonT1981 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:13 am

smorton wrote:As well as the Swedish Gripen, it seems the Swedish Air Force Historic Flight is in negotiations with RIAT. Participation could include any or all of Draken, Viggen, Tunnan, Hunter and Vampire. How to persuade the RIAT organisers to sign them up at all costs?

See http://swafhf.se/flygprogram.html


Already been ruled out by RIAT Ops on UKAR a while ago. They had no idea about the listing and had 0 discussions with them.
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

Postby Gary » Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:56 am

Today's update 20/04/2017

The Austrian Air Force has confirmed it will be sending two Saab 105Ö jet trainers to the Air Tattoo in July. One will take part in the flying display whilst the other will be available for closer inspection in the static park.


http://www.airtattoo.com/airshow/aircra ... dates-2017

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Always great seeing the 105 :clap:
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

Postby StevenNFFC » Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:06 am

Yep, agreed. Great display by a lovely aircraft.
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

Postby grogresaurus77 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:12 am

I can't help but feel we need more USAF aircraft, surely there will be something else in the pipeline?
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

Postby EGVP » Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:01 pm

It's April for Christ's sake.
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

Postby bizfreeq » Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:31 pm

:lol: :lol:
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

Postby James Cutting » Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:25 pm

grogresaurus77 wrote:I can't help but feel we need more USAF aircraft, surely there will be something else in the pipeline?



Nope...the USAF have decided to pull out on their 70th Anniversary!! Like really...it's April !!
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

Postby Voodoo1 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:36 pm

Nice update! Great to see the little Saab back at RIAT. Hopefully it's still got last years paint scheme.

Wouldn't worry too much about static, still early doors and you never fully know until the show.

This year has the makings of a vintage year and I think DBH have got a few BIG surprises to announce.
I'm sure I read somewhere that the RAF have been working closely with Pakistan recently and the PAF have been amber for quite some time on RIAT lists (as I've previously mentioned) so wouldn't be surprised if we saw an F-16 or JF-17 from them this year!
I could be looking too much into it but I do believe we could get something special from Asia/Asia Pacific region.



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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

Postby ColeTheDemolisher » Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:49 pm

Voodoo1 wrote:Nice update! Great to see the little Saab back at RIAT. Hopefully it's still got last years paint scheme.

Wouldn't worry too much about static, still early doors and you never fully know until the show.

This year has the makings of a vintage year and I think DBH have got a few BIG surprises to announce.
I'm sure I read somewhere that the RAF have been working closely with Pakistan recently and the PAF have been amber for quite some time on RIAT lists (as I've previously mentioned) so wouldn't be surprised if we saw an F-16 or JF-17 from them this year!
I could be looking too much into it but I do believe we could get something special from Asia/Asia Pacific region.



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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

Postby Gary » Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:57 pm

Taken from a email today, for anyone still not bought their tickets

Early Bird Discount Ends in 10 Days!

Just 10 days remain if you want to buy your Air Tattoo tickets and take advantage of our Earlybird offer (ends midnight Tuesday 2 May) - giving you the chance to save up to £8 on Standard Admission tickets, with additional discount when you buy more than one day! If you haven't yet purchased your tickets, you can do so HERE.
Ticket Warning - Viewing Village Garden is the only enclosure still available for Saturday 15 July and it won't be for long! Saturday Standard Admission tickets are also selling fast and we anticipate that they will be completely sold out before the end of Earlybird (2 May). Don't miss out, book NOW!
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