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Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

Post by MRTT » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:12 pm

Good old RUAG! :lol:

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

Post by TankBuster » Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:46 pm

Top of my RIAT wish list would be the Collings Foundation's F4-D Phantom 65-0749 :thumb:. Highly unlikely I know, but I'd love to see that!

It would be a welcome return to the UK, because that very jet was based in the UK during the 1970's with the 81st TFW at Bentwaters.

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And there's plenty more where that came from!

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

Post by MRTT » Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:27 pm

Appears the BBMF are planning something to celebrate their 60th anniversary at Cosford, Fairford & Scampton.

Could be interesting! :thumb:

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

Post by Al dunn » Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:07 pm

MRTT wrote:Good old RUAG! :lol:
Dont think RUAG appeared at RIAT last year did they??

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

Post by MRTT » Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:09 pm

Don't believe they did, certainly don't remember their Do-228.

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

Post by Gary » Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:45 pm

Gazelle Squadron Display team, have self confirmed they are meant to be displaying at RIAT. Nothing official from DBH though
Royal International Air Tattoo
14-16 July 2017 RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire

The Gazelle Squadron is honoured to have been invited to display at this years RIAT show. The Air Tattoo is one of the UK's premier outdoor events and it returns this summer from 14-16 July 2017 at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire with an extravaganza of entertainment for all the family. Full details.

http://www.gazellesquadron.co.uk/events ... lay-season
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

Post by N48284 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:46 pm

Honoured to be invited?

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

Post by jaydean » Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:32 am

TankBuster wrote:Top of my RIAT wish list would be the Collings Foundation's F4-D Phantom 65-0749 :thumb:. Highly unlikely I know, but I'd love to see that!

It would be a welcome return to the UK, because that very jet was based in the UK during the 1970's with the 81st TFW at Bentwaters.

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Agreed, i think the appearance of that one aircraft could sell RIAT out very quickly

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

Post by StevenNFFC » Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:30 pm

N48284 wrote:Honoured to be invited?
On the Gazelle Squadron website it now says:
The Gazelle Squadron have applied to attend this show and are awaiting confirmation from the organisers. The Air Tattoo is one of the UK's premier outdoor events and it returns this summer from 14-16 July 2017 at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire with an extravaganza of entertainment for all the family

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

Post by Gary » Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:27 pm

Latest email from DBH

According to the latest email for DBH, Mach 3 has nearly sold out? Best be quick if anyone is still contemplating

We've listened to you - 2017 Showground Changes

Once again, we have listened to your feedback following the 2016 Air Tattoo and have taken steps to improve the event, the showground and complete visitor experience.

We have reviewed the location of the Green Service Station as many of you said that it was not visible from the taxiway. In 2017 this will move to a more prominent position on the grass right next to the taxiway and closer to the Green Entry Point. To see the location you can view the showground maps for 2017 HERE.

Also in the Green Zone, the Adrenalin Zone was lacking somewhat in adrenalin! It has now been renamed the Activity Zone and will include more free and paid for fun activities suitable for children and adults alike. Please be assured, these activities won't detract from the flying display or static aircraft!

New for 2017 will be the 'Wall of Death', a vertical cylinder within which stunt riders will harness the power of 'G' force to ride around the inside walls. You may have seen Channel 4 when Guy Martin attempted to break the World Record for the fastest Wall of Death, hitting nearly 80mph. This will be part of the Autodrome, which you said could be improved, so we have also stepped up our efforts to get a wider variety of cars and military vehicles on display. If you are part of a car club and want more information, please EMAIL.

All of this doesn't mean we haven't been concentrating on getting aircraft to the show. As every year, we will announce aircraft once we have the written confirmation - so watch this space! But don't forget, we have made a great start with the USAF Thunderbirds Demonstration Team already confirmed!

Remember, you have until midnight on 31 January to book your Super Earlybird tickets! FRIAT MACH 1 has already sold out and FRIAT MACH3 has nearly sold out! Saturday enclosures are also selling fast so BOOK NOW.
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

Post by Voodoo1 » Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:25 pm

Is it me or does the map this year look like it's been on a diet?
Pretty sure it had more on offer previously...Unless we're expecting a glut of static to fill it up? Just an observation I'd hasten to add.

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

Post by eagle driver » Sat Jan 21, 2017 8:37 am

Those that also belong to MSF will be aware of the views being voiced over the Inclusion of a Circus at this years RIAT, that and the big increase in size of the auto village , probably explains the reduced area allocated to aircraft .

Personally I find it frightening just how far the organisers are prepared to push the public into paying for something that they would much rather see elsewhere probably for free and at there own leisure nearer home .

Leave the circus,s for your local town green, and the car shows to the garages RIAT this is becoming a Joke.

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

Post by MRTT » Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:17 am

Have to agree, I know we'll never return to the 80s & 90s but please, can we turn our attention fully back to aircraft?

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

Post by mushbuster » Sat Jan 21, 2017 12:34 pm

eagle driver wrote:Those that also belong to MSF will be aware of the views being voiced over the Inclusion of a Circus at this years RIAT, that and the big increase in size of the auto village , probably explains the reduced area allocated to aircraft .

Personally I find it frightening just how far the organisers are prepared to push the public into paying for something that they would much rather see elsewhere probably for free and at there own leisure nearer home .

Leave the circus,s for your local town green, and the car shows to the garages RIAT this is becoming a Joke.
What circus are you referring to?

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

Post by Gary » Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:10 pm

Must have missed the posts on MSF about a circus :lol:

It's been pointed out on various Facebook groups, the coming week last year. The weekly updates started :lol: All eyes on the Air Tattoo website at 12pm on Thursday then :whistle:
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

Post by luke28 » Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:20 pm

Its usually around now that the Swiss release there schedules, fingers crossed for the Hornet.

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

Post by MRTT » Mon Jan 23, 2017 4:10 pm

ACC schedules are due to come out this week, I believe.

USAF Heritage Flight comprises of F-16, F-22, F-35 & A-10.

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

Post by kieran » Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:01 pm

MRTT wrote:ACC schedules are due to come out this week, I believe.

USAF Heritage Flight comprises of F-16, F-22, F-35 & A-10.
A-10!? Now that *is* wonderful news! :clap:

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

Post by MRTT » Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:22 pm

Doubt it'll make an appearance at Fairford sadly!

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

Post by kieran » Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:21 am

Just the fact the A-10 is making the rounds as part of the Heritage Flight again is wonderful news for me. Hopefully the demonstration team return too.

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