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Royal International Air Tattoo 2016 Discussion Thread

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2016 Discussion Thread

Postby stealth1234 » Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:16 am

welshandy wrote:I see FIA has(TBC) a USN MH60 listed as well a a US Army CH47D & USAF F16CJ(SP?). Now they would be great additions to the Static at RIAT

According to Lockheed Martins Twitter they are showcasing an F-16 ?
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2016 Discussion Thread

Postby welshandy » Mon Jul 04, 2016 11:19 am

Email just received. Must be typo re USMC KC130J listed as x2?

United States Participation at the Air Tattoo
As today is Independence Day in the United States we would like to wish all our American friends and colleagues a 'Happy Fourth of July', particularly those that are currently in the UK supporting aircraft attending the Air Tattoo this weekend.

Here is a rundown of the previously confirmed participation from the United States.

US Air Force
• F-35A (Flying)
• F-22 Raptor (Flying)
• KC-135R (Static)
• F-15C Eagle (Static)
• F-15E Strike Eagle (Static)
• CV-22B Osprey (Flying and static)
• MC-130J Commando II (Static)

US Marine Corps
• F-35B (Flying)
• KC-130J Hercules (x2) (Flying)

US Navy
• F/A-18 Super Hornet (Flying)
• P-8A Poseidon (Static)
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2016 Discussion Thread

Postby lynx77 » Mon Jul 04, 2016 11:26 am

No Buff, C5, C17, A10, U2 not even any Spang F16. Disappointing.
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2016 Discussion Thread

Postby SallyBjnr » Mon Jul 04, 2016 11:40 am

lynx77 wrote:No Buff, C5, C17, A10, U2 not even any Spang F16. Disappointing.



Agreed :( thought we'd have had at least 1 of those this year.
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2016 Discussion Thread

Postby Zac Hinchcliffe » Mon Jul 04, 2016 11:57 am

Hopefully 'previously confirmed' means more to come?

Overly optimistic?

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2016 Discussion Thread

Postby luke28 » Mon Jul 04, 2016 12:56 pm

lynx77 wrote:No Buff, C5, C17, A10, U2 not even any Spang F16. Disappointing.


Dissapointing? Give your head a wobble.

What the US have sent to RIAT is remarkable.
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2016 Discussion Thread

Postby sgtangel » Mon Jul 04, 2016 1:02 pm

They forgot to add the US Army Apache to that list
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2016 Discussion Thread

Postby robin » Mon Jul 04, 2016 1:16 pm

sgtangel wrote:They forgot to add the US Army Apache to that list


There is of course of list of aircraft/helicopters etc attending RIAT 2016 in the Airshow Information Section. This list aircraft is split into two sections, flying display participants and static participants.

If any error or correction are found in this list please let me know
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2016 Discussion Thread

Postby StevenNFFC » Mon Jul 04, 2016 1:49 pm

Got to agree with Luke28. :thumb:
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2016 Discussion Thread

Postby SallyBjnr » Mon Jul 04, 2016 3:01 pm

I'm just being greedy. Going to be a cracking show, roll on Wednesday..best week of the year! :clap:
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2016 Discussion Thread

Postby quid21 » Mon Jul 04, 2016 3:19 pm

lynx77 wrote:No Buff, C5, C17, A10, U2 not even any Spang F16. Disappointing.


There's still an embargo on US based assets flying in air displays outside the US I believe ever since the sequestration a few years ago if my memory serves. Apparently the Raptor and F-35 is being funded and brought to us by the manufacturer.

I'm very happy with what we have got at this show. The only thing missing for me would be the Mig-29s or a Backfire for good measure.
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2016 Discussion Thread

Postby welshandy » Mon Jul 04, 2016 3:47 pm

So why did Berlin get a Buff & a Bone this year :S
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2016 Discussion Thread

Postby luke28 » Mon Jul 04, 2016 3:49 pm

quid21 wrote:
lynx77 wrote:No Buff, C5, C17, A10, U2 not even any Spang F16. Disappointing.


There's still an embargo on US based assets flying in air displays outside the US I believe ever since the sequestration a few years ago if my memory serves. Apparently the Raptor and F-35 is being funded and brought to us by the manufacturer.

I'm very happy with what we have got at this show. The only thing missing for me would be the Mig-29s or a Backfire for good measure.


Polish Mig-29 in the flying display.....
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2016 Discussion Thread

Postby quid21 » Mon Jul 04, 2016 3:59 pm

welshandy wrote:So why did Berlin get a Buff & a Bone this year :S


No idea, perhaps they were on operational sorties similar to the Buff that would've flown past Cosford had it not been for a low cloud ceiling.

I thought the Mig's had been cancelled? Hoorah just gets better!
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2016 Discussion Thread

Postby grogresaurus77 » Mon Jul 04, 2016 4:18 pm

quid21 wrote:
welshandy wrote:So why did Berlin get a Buff & a Bone this year :S


No idea, perhaps they were on operational sorties similar to the Buff that would've flown past Cosford had it not been for a low cloud ceiling.

I thought the Mig's had been cancelled? Hoorah just gets better!

Just to help clarify it was the Slovakian Mig-29s, 1xStatic, 1xFlying that were cancelled, Polish Mig-29 is definitely flying, can't remember if that was the original plan where it was announced together with the Slovakian Mig-29s but it certainly is now. :thumbs:
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2016 Discussion Thread

Postby The Cat » Tue Jul 05, 2016 7:13 am

welshandy wrote:So why did Berlin get a Buff & a Bone this year :S

Perhaps because the US Ambassador is in Berlin and it was therefore good PR. He certainly spent a lot of time with it plus guest's.
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2016 Discussion Thread

Postby MRTT » Tue Jul 05, 2016 5:11 pm

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be at Fairford on Friday!
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2016 Discussion Thread

Postby John flightpath » Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:19 pm

I see there is a Turkish AF KC135 arriving tomorrow with the F16 (s). Is it going on the static for the weekend or disappearing again. ?

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2016 Discussion Thread

Postby MRTT » Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:20 pm

John flightpath wrote:I see there is a Turkish AF KC135 arriving tomorrow with the F16 (s). Is it going on the static for the weekend or disappearing again. ?

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I've noticed it's not leaving, hoping it will stay for static!
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2016 Discussion Thread

Postby luke28 » Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:31 pm

SoloTurk at Waddington and RIAT in 2014 had a Turkish A-400 as support which didn't hang around, I'd imagine the KC-135 will do the same.

I'd love to be wrong though.
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