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Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

Post by bizfreeq » Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:59 pm

If you read it properly it says two aircraft not 3:
both the specially-painted CF-188 and a second "grey jet" to the U.K
There is no 'of' after both, signifying they refer to two aircraft. There will only be one special to bring.
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

Post by jasonT1981 » Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:00 pm

Couteau Delta have said they will not be at RIAT in 2018, however will be elsewhere in the UK.
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Post by 633 squadron » Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:32 pm

:@ :( :( :( :(
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Post by 633 squadron » Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:38 pm

looks like theres going to be some f 35's at riat :D
https://airshowinfo.hu/airshowfeed/2017 ... riat-2018/
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

Post by Andy_99 » Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:49 pm

I've got a Sunday Ticket from Santa along with a ticket for the viewing garden :clap: :clap: :clap:

Can't wait, may also take the Friday off & try & visit an off base viewing spot as well.

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Post by stevep22 » Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:49 pm

Will be attending for the first time this year. Not had a great year this year with both my in-laws passing away within a few months. We are busy clearing their house out and today found through their letterbox a brochure from National Holidays (they used to travel with them often). My wife was looking through it and said that they did a trip to RIAT and then said these words 'Do you fancy going..?'.

20 minutes later we've booked, Friday through Sunday with 2 nights B&B and a dinner at a local hotel with coach into the show and admission for the Saturday included.

Looking forward already..... :clap:

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

Post by Gary » Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:30 pm

RAF Tornados left in service = 25 :( 258 ish days left in service
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Post by 633 squadron » Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:05 pm

thanks for that Gary :thumbs:
i'm looking forward to RIAT already !!!
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

Post by Gary » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:19 pm

Swiss added today
The nation will be sending their ever-popular PC-7 Team, flying nine Pilatus turboprop trainers, as well as the loud and impressive F-18 Hornet Display Team! Both display acts are pictured above performing a flypast at the 2009 Air Tattoo
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

Post by James Cutting » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:38 pm

Gary wrote:Swiss added today
The nation will be sending their ever-popular PC-7 Team, flying nine Pilatus turboprop trainers, as well as the loud and impressive F-18 Hornet Display Team! Both display acts are pictured above performing a flypast at the 2009 Air Tattoo
Cheers Gary, sounding great already...2 F-18's in the display will be awesome!!

Maybe we'll get more F-18s than F-16's for once this year?! :D :D

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

Post by StevenNFFC » Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:49 pm

Excellent - I really enjoy the PC-7 team as display teams go they have a really nice routine in my opinion.

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

Post by Gary » Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:07 pm

Super early bird tickets from Friday and Sunday almost sold out
If you want to save £10 and secure Friday and Sunday tickets at the Super Earlybird price of £45 you will need to act fast as this special discount will sell out imminently!

Only 500 Friday and 1,000 Sunday Super Earlybird tickets now remain and at the current rate of sales we predict these will sell out early next week. Once these tickets are sold, Friday and Sunday will increase in price and join Saturday at the Earlybird discount.
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Our Saturday enclosure options are also selling incredibly fast with all enclosures now 50% sold! If you want to upgrade your Air Tattoo experience take a look at our options and book HERE.
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

Post by Thunder » Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:21 pm

Sorry no links to post, but I've heard rumblings that the Greeks are hoping to return this year with hopefully two a/c types.

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

Post by MRTT » Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:10 pm

Return of the F-4s and a couple of Buckeyes would do me just fine, we can but hope. ;)
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

Post by reaper493 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:48 pm

Norwegian Vampire squadron have said they hoped to be at RIAT with two specially marked RAF jets.

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

Post by MRTT » Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:07 pm

SWAFHF have RIAT on their list again, slight change to the norm, dates of arrival and departure are showing. Not holding my breath though.
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

Post by Rory76 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:48 pm

Well they were working to try and get them to fly at Scampton, and there was a slight chance even a week before the show, so fingers crossed....

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

Post by James Cutting » Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:17 pm

Thursday update:

We're pleased to bring you another great update today! The beginning of the jet-age will be represented in the flying display at the 2018 Air Tattoo as two civilian owned Vampire jet fighters are confirmed!

The Cold War aircraft, from the Norwegian Air Force Historical Squadron, will be painted in special Royal Air Force livery for the 2018 season to mark the RAF's Centenary

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

Post by Andy_99 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:39 pm

The Line-up is getting better by the day.

Now we just need some of the big ticket items rolling in

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

Post by Typhoon29 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:59 pm

Looking forward to seeing this scheme at riat

https://twitter.com/cf18demomedia/statu ... 6137246721

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