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Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

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Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

Post by raptor76 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:04 am

So how much of the raf's hardware do you think will turn up?

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Post by DAVEBRAD » Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:16 pm

we aint got that much!

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Post by MRTT » Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:41 pm

Thought I'd get the thread started, first announcement now posted on the RIAT website, confirming participation of the Reds & F-35B.
RAF100 at the 2018 Air Tattoo
The 2018 Air Tattoo will be a different event to that which you know - as we come together to celebrate one hundred years of the Royal Air Force! 

RAF100 at the Air Tattoo, a special one off event, will include a flying display from the world famous Red Arrows and the RAFs newest F-35B Lightning! Friday will be a day not to miss in 2018. This special, full show day, will include a mass RAF flypast, a Royal Review of aircraft plus a lot more! 

With FREE entry for accompanied under-18s and FREE parking for ticket holders, the Air Tattoo always offers great value for money day out.

Due to the scale of the 2018 Air Tattoo and us needing to find more space for static aircraft, you may be parked on or off base on either grass or concrete, so please bare this in mind. 

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Post by Blackcat1 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:40 pm

Just hope there's a few Tornados , that's all that matters to me :-)
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Post by MRTT » Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:52 pm

Park and View will be open on Tuesday, priced at £10. :thumb:

Be interesting to know whether or not FRIAT passes will be valid.

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Post by young Philip » Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:04 pm

RIAT have confirmed on Facebook that a separate ticket (£15 on web site) is required for P & V Tuesday.

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Post by plmc135 » Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:48 pm

So that nobody is confused P&V will be available on Tuesday 10th July, i.e. before the show at £10.

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Post by eagle driver » Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:18 pm

plmc135 wrote:So that nobody is confused P&V will be available on Tuesday 10th July, i.e. before the show at £10.
£10 Just to watch a couple of arrivals ,Looks like RIAT are trying even more ways to rip off us enthusiasts .No change there then.

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Post by MRTT » Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:54 pm

young Philip wrote:RIAT have confirmed on Facebook that a separate ticket (£15 on web site) is required for P & V Tuesday.
Thanks for confirming.

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Post by tm74sqn » Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:34 pm

eagle driver wrote:
plmc135 wrote:So that nobody is confused P&V will be available on Tuesday 10th July, i.e. before the show at £10.
£10 Just to watch a couple of arrivals ,Looks like RIAT are trying even more ways to rip off us enthusiasts .No change there then.
Yes, but they could be the most exciting of all the arrivals! If so, well worth the money!
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Post by Nighthawke » Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:28 pm

Plus the only people ripped off are the ones that buy the tickets :whistle:

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Post by Thor » Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:58 am

eagle driver wrote:
plmc135 wrote:So that nobody is confused P&V will be available on Tuesday 10th July, i.e. before the show at £10.
£10 Just to watch a couple of arrivals ,Looks like RIAT are trying even more ways to rip off us enthusiasts .No change there then.
Don't forget that the show is a 3-day event next year, with a full show day on the Friday. That means arrivals should be brought forward a day too as everything needs to be in, parked & coned by the end of the day on the Thursday - there's no option to rope off the west end of the showground and build the static there on the Friday morning whilst the eastern end is open to the public.

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Post by turmo » Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:07 am

Disappointed, renewed Mach3 for 2018 and then DBH announce 'oh that doesn't actually include all the event days'. Very suspicious manoeuvre, why wasn't this disclosed from July when the tickets went on sale? They knew they were going to be running a three-day show so arrivals would have to be adjusted but conveniently omitted to mention this.

I've already paid their 4.5% price increase for 2018 compared to CPI at 2.6% and now they're chancing for another tenner?

Certainly interesting things may arrive on the Tuesday but on principle I'm not stumping-up more cash to see them. I wouldn't pay an eBay seller who tried a shifty move like that* and I won't pay DBH.

So, tell me about watching from the P&V car parks...

* sorry guv, the glove only comes with four fingers! Had to use extra fabric in the palm instead. Want to buy the fifth finger separately?

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Post by Rory76 » Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:49 am

Thor wrote:
eagle driver wrote:
plmc135 wrote:So that nobody is confused P&V will be available on Tuesday 10th July, i.e. before the show at £10.
£10 Just to watch a couple of arrivals ,Looks like RIAT are trying even more ways to rip off us enthusiasts .No change there then.
Don't forget that the show is a 3-day event next year, with a full show day on the Friday. That means arrivals should be brought forward a day too as everything needs to be in, parked & coned by the end of the day on the Thursday - there's no option to rope off the west end of the showground and build the static there on the Friday morning whilst the eastern end is open to the public.
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Post by Gary » Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:06 am

turmo wrote:Disappointed, renewed Mach3 for 2018 and then DBH announce 'oh that doesn't actually include all the event days'. Very suspicious manoeuvre, why wasn't this disclosed from July when the tickets went on sale? They knew they were going to be running a three-day show so arrivals would have to be adjusted but conveniently omitted to mention this.

I've already paid their 4.5% price increase for 2018 compared to CPI at 2.6% and now they're chancing for another tenner?
Didn't you renew your Mach 3 at the show? There was no price increase that way from memory still pretty sure it was £210.
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Post by Timmo » Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:24 am

Gary wrote:
Didn't you renew your Mach 3 at the show? There was no price increase that way from memory still pretty sure it was £210.
Correct Gary, the price was £210 if you renewed at the show

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Post by Flightline UK » Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:41 pm

Back in 2003 Park and View was also open on the Tuesday (and was included within the FRIAT package :whistle: ) and there was certainly a decent number of aircraft arriving.
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Post by joe spares » Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:56 pm

Blackcat1 wrote:Just hope there's a few Tornados , that's all that matters to me :-)
Oos date been quoted elsewhere this week as mid april, seems pinky could have been the last raf tornado at IAT :(

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Post by MRTT » Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:19 pm

That'll be Mid April 2019.

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Post by Bob DeBilda » Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:59 pm

turmo wrote:Disappointed, renewed Mach3 for 2018 and then DBH announce 'oh that doesn't actually include all the event days'. Very suspicious manoeuvre, why wasn't this disclosed from July when the tickets went on sale? They knew they were going to be running a three-day show so arrivals would have to be adjusted but conveniently omitted to mention this.

I've already paid their 4.5% price increase for 2018 compared to CPI at 2.6% and now they're chancing for another tenner?

Certainly interesting things may arrive on the Tuesday but on principle I'm not stumping-up more cash to see them. I wouldn't pay an eBay seller who tried a shifty move like that* and I won't pay DBH.

So, tell me about watching from the P&V car parks...

* sorry guv, the glove only comes with four fingers! Had to use extra fabric in the palm instead. Want to buy the fifth finger separately?
Quite agree, this is very naughty of them. I don't really mind paying the extra tenner, it's the cost of another night's accommodation (if you can get it!).

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