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Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

Postby Rory76 » Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:11 pm

Unless they've said "we ain't coming" I'd personally wait and see.... I'd expect confirmation to come from RIAT when they start issuing participation updates.

I'd love to see them- but not if that takes up the RIAT allowance of USAF marquee types.
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

Postby Gary » Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:25 pm

The logistics of getting 6? Jet across the Atlantic for one show would say its unlikely especially being sandwiched into between two US shows as much I would like to see them back. Saying that the ex Lakenheath pilot is now leading them? Not sure if he's taken over? So that could be a positive thing
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

Postby MRTT » Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:57 pm

I'm led to believe it's 7 possibly 8 F-16s and 2 C-17s, not easy to get over here especially as Gary said, with two US shows either side!
2017 Shows
Middle Wallop Gazelle Fly-In
Abingdon A&CS
Duxford May
Weston Super Mare
Swansea
Yeovilton
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Eastbourne
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

Postby magnum » Fri Dec 09, 2016 6:59 pm

Thunderbirds confirmed for RIAT.

http://afthunderbirds.com/site/show-season/
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

Postby MRTT » Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:15 pm

OH YES BABY! :thumb: :clap: :thumbs:
2017 Shows
Middle Wallop Gazelle Fly-In
Abingdon A&CS
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Weston Super Mare
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

Postby eagle1 » Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:25 pm

wow ...now that is great news.....I bet RIAT tickets will go quick now :clap: :clap:
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

Postby Voodoo1 » Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:34 pm

Never seen the Thunderbirds so brilliant news and one that'll start the ticket sales!

Personally thinking 2017 is going to be a bit special and a few more big firsts...far east hint hint!

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

Postby Gary » Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:58 pm

:lol: Well I was wrong, thought the logistics would have been too much for one show :Oops: look forward to seeing them, hopefully it'll be the same as Waddington and the ground show not take up too much time :lol:
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

Postby GaryS » Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:34 pm

Just had email from R.I.A.T confirming their attendance.
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

Postby Rory76 » Sat Dec 10, 2016 1:09 am

Well that went from nothing to everything very quickly! Fantastic news!!
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

Postby stupot27 » Sat Dec 10, 2016 6:49 am

Thunderbirds are go
Someone had to say it :clap:
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

Postby welshandy » Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:23 am

stupot27 wrote:Thunderbirds are go
Someone had to say it :clap:


I'll add F.A.B :halo:
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

Postby Rockstar » Sat Dec 10, 2016 7:45 pm

Well, I go away for one day and look what happens. It's almost like DBH was watching this thread just picking their moment to announce! Just shows you can't believe everything you read and hear. Now what else would you like me to say isn't coming to RIAT? :D
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

Postby Scudpilot » Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:46 am

Bearing in mind the significance of this year to the Americans, what's the chances of the B29 making the hop across the pond?
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

Postby seven » Mon Dec 12, 2016 6:50 pm

Refer to my earlier comment regarding XH558 ;)

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

Postby GWF » Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:15 pm

Great start to RIAT 2017 with the thunderbirds confirmed.

Roll on the summer :thumb:
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

Postby Stroudy » Wed Dec 14, 2016 6:38 pm

Now, as I say every year, just to get those Iranian Tomcats over and we're laughing :lol:
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

Postby Cornish-guy » Sun Dec 18, 2016 4:28 am

And a C-5A and C-5M one flying one static - that would be Epic more than one gally on the field together :thumb:


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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

Postby Gary » Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:42 am

Info posted on UKAR by Harvo266 suggests no RNLAF F-16 or Apache Demos in 2017, the F-16 isn't a shock but it will be be a shame about the Apache.

The Dutch F-16 Demo team website seems to confirm the no F-16 display

TIME TILL NEXT DISPLAY!!

No display in 2017!


http://www.f16demoteam.nl/
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

Postby Gary » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:02 pm

RUAG have self confirmed as usual

14.07.2017 - 16.07.2017
Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) Fairford, United Kingdom
Participating RUAG companies: RUAG Aviation, Dornier228, Engineering, Helicopter, Self Protection


http://www.ruag.com/group/media/events/

Dornier 228 and Super Puma can be added to the participation list :lol:
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