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RIAT 2016 Awards

Post by StevenNFFC » Mon Jul 11, 2016 6:09 pm

Well it's that time of year again - here are the OFFICIAL RIAT 2016 awards:

http://www.raf.mod.uk/news/archive/air- ... s-11072016

The King Hussein Memorial Sword (Best Overall Flying Demonstration): Krila Oluje Aerobatic Team

The 'As the Crow Flies' Trophy (FRIAT Trophy): USAF F-22A Raptor Demo Team

The Steedman Display Sword (Best Flying Demonstration by a UK Participant): Nat Makepeace - BAE Systems Typhoon FGR4

The Paul Bowen Trophy (Best Solo Jet Demonstration): French Air Force Rafale C

The Sir Douglas Bader Trophy (Best Individual Flying Demonstration): Swedish JAS-39C Gripen

The RAFCTE Trophy (Best Flying Demonstration by an Overseas Participant): French Air Force Ramex Delta Mirage 2000N Display Team

Best Paint Scheme Award: French Air Force Ramex Delta Mirage 2000N Display Team

What did you all think? Who would your awards have gone to?

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Re: RIAT 2016 Awards

Post by Voodoo1 » Mon Jul 11, 2016 6:15 pm

Agree with most of these & all were good however I feel SoloTurk should of got one of the awards, their display was outstanding on Saturday.
Then again most displays bar the odd few were worthy of something.
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Post by GaryS » Mon Jul 11, 2016 7:05 pm

Voodoo1 wrote:Agree with most of these & all were good however I feel SoloTurk should of got one of the awards, their display was outstanding on Saturday.
Then again most displays bar the odd few were worthy of something.
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Re: RIAT 2016 Awards

Post by Haggisman » Tue Jul 12, 2016 12:46 pm

Generally agree - although probably SoloTurk for the Gripen on my account.

SoloTurk, for me, was more dynamic with a few 'newer' moves. The flypast where he he kept dipping the nose multiple times in an almost bowing to the crowd motion was clever. Also liked the sheer volume of rolls in one fly past manoeuvre.

Shame really but then again the standard was very high.

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Re: RIAT 2016 Awards

Post by eagle1 » Tue Jul 12, 2016 2:28 pm

I am very happy the French Air Force Ramex Delta Mirage 2000N's won the award for the Display Team :thumbs:

I could have watched them all day. I remember last year they were brilliant as well :thumb:

Such a shame it was their final UK display :(

A great RIAT this year - Thank you to all the organizers & pilots :thumb:

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Post by NickC » Tue Jul 12, 2016 7:02 pm

Haggisman wrote:SoloTurk, for me, was more dynamic with a few 'newer' moves. The flypast where he he kept dipping the nose multiple times in an almost bowing to the crowd motion was clever. Also liked the sheer volume of rolls in one fly past manoeuvre.
The rate of roll used in his many rolls was also very impressive I thought. I was slightly surprised he didn't receive a reward too, but as you say, the quality of all the displays was very high.

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Post by NickC » Tue Jul 12, 2016 7:03 pm

eagle1 wrote:Such a shame it was their final UK display :(
I believe it wasn't just their final UK display, but their final ever display :'(

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Re: RIAT 2016 Awards

Post by ramjet » Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:28 am

This weekend was the last ever display by Ramex Delta but there may well be a similar team on the cards from the French with 2 Rafales!!

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Post by Supra » Wed Jul 13, 2016 1:28 pm

I believe the word missing is....'Public' There will be a couple more 'private' displays on home turf before they retire the Team & aircraft? ;)

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Re: RIAT 2016 Awards

Post by LancsFrosh » Wed Jul 13, 2016 5:04 pm

I went on Sunday. Shame that a few were cancelled but the weather is what it is!
For me it was the Rafale all the way.
Gutted the F22 was cut short - it was one of the main reasons I went.
Really liked Team Orlik as well.
Great show overall, very happy!

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Re: RIAT 2016 Awards

Post by Lomcovak » Wed Jul 13, 2016 5:39 pm

I think they got the awards spot on this year, there were some excellent displays but the Rafale and Gripen were standout. Possibly a bit tough that Soloturk didn't feature but there you go, shows the high standard. Reds were excellent as usual. Hats off to the RIAT team who did an outstanding job of organising once again despite some pretty duff British summer weather, I was only able to go Saturday and felt quite lucky that it remained dry and everything flew pretty much on time, although shame that Frecce had to do their flat display…..still awesome though !

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Re: RIAT 2016 Awards

Post by XV370 » Fri Jul 15, 2016 2:59 pm

I am rather suprised that the BAe Typhoon won an award as personally I did not rate the display as anything worthy of note. I cannot argue with the other awards, well deserved all of them. I voted for the Luftwaffe EF200 for the best paint job but understand it might not be everyone's first choice.

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Re: RIAT 2016 Awards

Post by luke28 » Fri Jul 15, 2016 3:56 pm

I thought the best two overall displays were the Polish Mig and SoloTurk, neither got an award..

Then again there was so many fantastic displays this year.

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