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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 James Cutting » Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:16 am

RIAT have broken tradition this morning, by releasing today's update earlier than usual. "We are pleased to announce that Spain's national aerobatic team, Patrulla Aguila will be performing at RIAT 2018!"
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

Post by Thunder » Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:11 pm

reaper493 wrote:Greek's are back

Flying a Block 52+ version of Lockheed Martin's outstanding F-16C Fighting Falcon, itself a variant making its UK flying display debut,
So what did they fly back in 2015 and 2016 then and what about the Poles when they've displayed over here?

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Post by plmc135 » Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:54 pm

Indeed both the Greek and Polish F-16C's that appeared are shown as F-16C Block 52.

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Post by bizfreeq » Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:59 pm

But were they block 52+ (i.e 52 'plus') versions which is what RIAT are saying is a first of type?
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

Post by Thunder » Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:10 pm

Team Zeus have only ever operated the 52+ version

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Post by Scudpilot » Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:20 am

I wonder what today will bring......
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

Post by Gary » Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:16 am

Airshow.hu are saying Danish Air Force will be at RIAT with a C-130J and F-16

https://airshowinfo.hu/airshowfeed/2018 ... dule-2018/
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

Post by James Cutting » Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:27 am

Gary wrote:Airshow.hu are saying Danish Air Force will be at RIAT with a C-130J and F-16

https://airshowinfo.hu/airshowfeed/2018 ... dule-2018/
Looks good Gary, would be nice to see a C-130 do a display :cool:
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Post by Mark » Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:43 am

probably both on static...
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

Post by Gary » Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:54 am

Mark, long time now speak mate :thumb: according to the website the F-16 should be flying and the C-130 static. Await official confirmation from DBH though
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Post by Mark » Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:01 pm

Its been a while buddy. Hopefully catch up with you on the Sunday or Monday if your about?
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Post by Mark » Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:07 pm

USAF F35A and P-51D Heritage Flight just announced.
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Post by James Cutting » Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:07 pm

Aircraft Update!
We are delighted to confirm that the U.S. Air Force F-35 Heritage Flight Team will take part in the #RIAT18 flying display. This special ‘then and now’ formation will be the American P-51D Mustang, teamed up with the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II - news here: bit.ly/2oZ4QA7
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

Post by MRTT » Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:53 pm

2018 Shows
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

Post by herc15 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:07 pm

MRTT wrote:Solo Turk self confirmed. :thumb:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyQvSEy ... e=youtu.be
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

Post by 633 squadron » Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:23 pm

So far we have a nice selection of aircraft. Good to see more F18's this year.
Just hoping that the weather is nice this time. :roll:
Last year it ruined lots of peoples photos!! :grr:
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

Post by Gary » Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:03 pm

Todays update 15/03
Four RAF aircraft spanning the 1930s, 40s and 50s are confirmed for the static display at RIAT 2018. An Auster Mk.5 observation aircraft and three trainers; the Miles Magister and two Jet Provost T.3 jet trainers, will help tell the tale of the pre and post-War RAF.
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Jet Provost T.3A Newcastle Jet Provost Group Jet Trainer   
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

Post by stevep22 » Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:52 pm

A couple of Breighton residents there I believe.

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

Post by MRTT » Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:52 am

No update today.
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

Post by Mark » Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:59 am

Bit early though, it usually gets released around lunch...
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