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Royal International Air Tattoo 2016 Discussion Thread

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Royal International Air Tattoo 2016 Discussion Thread

Postby Gary » Thu Oct 01, 2015 2:26 pm

Thread started as the tickets have gone one sale :lol:

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2016 Discussion Thread

Postby RJ79 » Thu Oct 01, 2015 7:15 pm

Has there been any word on the theme for 2016 yet?
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2016 Discussion Thread

Postby MRTT » Thu Oct 01, 2015 8:10 pm

RJ79 wrote:Has there been any word on the theme for 2016 yet?


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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2016 Discussion Thread

Postby Blackcat1 » Thu Oct 01, 2015 8:17 pm

My god I though the selling of Christmas cards this early was bad enough! Lol
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2016 Discussion Thread

Postby mark.alan.barnes » Sun Nov 08, 2015 3:32 pm

As the 8th of July is my birthday I think I should treat myself especially as I had said that I had struggled to see everything that I wanted to last year.

I might have a day on my own then go back on the Saturday with my lads.
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2016 Discussion Thread

Postby Paulo » Sun Nov 15, 2015 9:42 pm

Anyone got any thoughts on Farnborough spill over this year?
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2016 Discussion Thread

Postby seven » Sun Nov 15, 2015 10:26 pm

Bit early yet, but i'd guess the MRJ, possibly F-35, and P-8.

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2016 Discussion Thread

Postby Gary » Fri Nov 20, 2015 8:59 pm

First self confirmed participant.. RUAG http://www.ruag.com/group/media/events/

08.07.2016 - 10.07.2016
Royal International Air Tattoo Fairford, UK
Participating RUAG companies: RUAG Aviation, Dornier228, Helicopter


230 days to go :lol:
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2016 Discussion Thread

Postby ramjet » Sun Dec 13, 2015 3:54 pm

Next confirmed participant

De Havilland Chipmunk - WP973 - G-BCPU (Not sure about the Bulldog!?)

Info from http://www.rtw2018.com/events/

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2016 Discussion Thread

Postby Gary » Sun Jan 10, 2016 7:49 pm

According to a post on Scramble, no Dutch F-16 display again this year, guess that's the downside of a frontline squadron providing the demo http://forum.scramble.nl/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=120503
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2016 Discussion Thread

Postby Gary » Thu Jan 14, 2016 2:55 pm

Let the excitement start :lol:

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2016 Discussion Thread

Postby MRTT » Sun Jan 17, 2016 8:51 am

Hellenic F-16 has been self confirmed by the team on Twitter! :thumb:
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2016 Discussion Thread

Postby Gary » Sun Jan 17, 2016 10:37 am

Nice to see them again, lets hope it's improved :lol: last years display was better than 2014 so hopefully 2016 will be better still :lol:
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2016 Discussion Thread

Postby ramjet » Sun Jan 17, 2016 11:14 am

According to another of the team's posts on Twitter there's a new display routine for this year :)

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2016 Discussion Thread

Postby Gary » Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:06 pm

Jan 25 The U.S. Marine Corps on Monday said it would send a pair of Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jets to two air shows in Britain this summer, a key milestone for the $391 billion weapons program after its thwarted international debut in 2014.

Some U.S. Air Force F-35 jets will also take part in the events, according to sources familiar with the plans. Air Force officials could not immediately be reached for comment.

A fleetwide F-35 grounding ordered after an engine fire in 2014 prevented what would have been the jets' international premiere at the annual Royal International Air Tattoo and an appearance at the world's biggest air show in Farnborough, outside London, both that year.

Since then, an F-35 jet assembled in Italy has made its inaugural flight there, but this year's appearance at RIAT will be the first by the stealthy, supersonic new warplane at an international air show.

"The U.S. Marine Corps is looking forward to demonstrating the capabilities of the F-35B Lightning II in the skies over the United Kingdom this July," Deputy Commandant for Aviation Lieutenant General Jon Davis said in statement to Reuters.

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Davis said a joint U.S. Marine Corps and UK detachment would use the flights to validate overseas deployment activities and prove program interoperability. The Pentagon's F-35 program office and Lockheed would support the work, he said.

The UK defense ministry had no immediate comment.

Lockheed is developing three models of the jet, also known as the Joint Strike Fighter, or Lightning II, with key suppliers Northrop Grumman Corp and Britain's BAE Systems Plc . Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp , builds the engines.

Besides Britain, seven other countries helped fund development of the jets: Norway, Australia, Canada, Denmark, Turkey, Italy and the Netherlands. All but Canada and Denmark have since ordered jets, as have Israel, Japan and South Korea.

Davis said lessons identified from the deployment would help the Marines as they set up a second F-35 fighter attack squadron this summer and prepare for the first one's move to Iwakuni, Japan, in 2017.

The Marine Corps in July announced an initial squadron of 10 F-35 jets ready for combat, making it the first U.S. military service to declare an "initial operational capability" for the F-35. The Air Force is due to follow suit this summer.

The program, the Pentagon's single largest weapons project, ran into technical problems and cost overruns for years, but U.S. officials say it has improved and that costs have fallen for the past five years.

The Marine Corp's F-35B model can take off from warships and aircraft carriers and land like a helicopter. The service branch plans to buy a total of 420 F-35B-model and C-model jets, which can fly onto and take off from aircraft carriers.

The Air Force plans to buy 1,763 A-model jets, which take off and land on conventional runways. (Additional reporting by Sarah Young in London; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama and Lisa Von Ahn)


http://www.reuters.com/article/lockheed ... SL2N15918K
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2016 Discussion Thread

Postby Stroudy » Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:16 am

Now that the sanctions are lifted i'd rather see an Iranian Tomcat and Fencer than the F-35.. but first Iran would have to be invited!
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2016 Discussion Thread

Postby stealth1234 » Tue Jan 26, 2016 11:08 am

Stroudy wrote:Now that the sanctions are lifted i'd rather see an Iranian Tomcat and Fencer than the F-35.. but first Iran would have to be invited!

some people are never happy..
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2016 Discussion Thread

Postby Stroudy » Tue Jan 26, 2016 11:32 am

stealth1234 wrote:
Stroudy wrote:Now that the sanctions are lifted i'd rather see an Iranian Tomcat and Fencer than the F-35.. but first Iran would have to be invited!

some people are never happy..


Ah the old 'Harrier III' would do me really. Just dreaming of a coup :)
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2016 Discussion Thread

Postby Scudpilot » Tue Jan 26, 2016 12:54 pm

Stroudy wrote:Now that the sanctions are lifted i'd rather see an Iranian Tomcat and Fencer than the F-35.. but first Iran would have to be invited!

We've invited Argentina, so who knows!
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