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Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

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Post by bizfreeq » Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:11 pm

Hope not! :lol:
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Post by Scudpilot » Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:11 pm

I am sure I heard a rumour that they may be bringing Vera over for the anniversary, anyone else heard this?
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Post by WZ744 » Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:36 am

Hi all,
Bought my tickets for me and the missus earlier than normal. Three days in the show and P&V days also. Can't wait to get back to Kempsford :D
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

Post by Gary » Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:51 pm

Earlybird tickets for Saturday selling out, if anyone still hasn't bought theirs at discounted price
Saturday Super Earlybird Tickets Selling Out!

If you want to secure your Super Earlybird Air Tattoo tickets for Saturday 14 July 2018 you'll need to act soon as just 1,000 tickets are now remaining!
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Post by Sparky 119 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:31 pm

Is there any reasoning why the Early Bird tickets are now allocated by number and not timescale now, previously I have waited till after Christmas to purchase without any problems.

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Post by tony54321 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:23 pm

Sparky 119 wrote:Is there any reasoning why the Early Bird tickets are now allocated by number and not timescale now, previously I have waited till after Christmas to purchase without any problems.
They have "simplified" things.


"We have also simplified our Super Earlybird (£45) and Earlybird (£50) discount which no longer end on a specific date but will change after a set number of tickets are sold. This means that we will, during the year, be selling tickets in different price bands at the same time which we believe offers a better choice of discounted tickets for anyone looking to attend this amazing 'one off' Air Tattoo."

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

Post by Gary » Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:39 pm

The Canadian CF-188 have self confirmed via a live stream from the US for both Yeolvilton and RIAT

The US Demo teams starting to release schedules. Early indications no US demos
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Post by Gary » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:40 am

DBH have tweeted less than 100 super early bird tickets left for Saturday
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Post by grogresaurus77 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:03 pm

No US Demos have explicitly said "yes" but some notable ones have gaps in schedule coinciding with RIAT.

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Post by reaper493 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:50 pm

F-22, F-16 and A-10 all have gaps in their schedules.....

fingers crossed for the latter!!

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Post by Freeman Lowell » Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:34 pm

Gary wrote:The Canadian CF-188 have self confirmed via a live stream from the US for both Yeolvilton and RIAT
Wouldn't it be great if their support was a CC-115 before they're retired in favour of C.295s :thumb:
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Post by Andy Marden » Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:01 pm

Freeman Lowell wrote:
Gary wrote:The Canadian CF-188 have self confirmed via a live stream from the US for both Yeolvilton and RIAT
Wouldn't it be great if their support was a CC-115 before they're retired in favour of C.295s :thumb:
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Just to show how everyone is different, most definitely not. I've seen all the CC-115s. I'd prefer a gap-filling CC-130J please....

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Post by reaper493 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:19 am

I'd expect a C-17 personally..... :clap:

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Post by raptor76 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:40 pm

i would of thought there would also be a chance of a cc-150 polaris

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

Post by grogresaurus77 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:03 pm

Mildly off topic but why do the Canadian aircraft often have an extra number on the end as well as the C at the start (Which I'm fairly confident would be for Canada...)?

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Post by Nighthawke » Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:26 am

Rather than copy/paste a lengthy reply, see here for more info:

http://www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/en/art ... d/i8o9ztyn

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

Post by grogresaurus77 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:55 pm

Nighthawke wrote:Rather than copy/paste a lengthy reply, see here for more info:

http://www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/en/art ... d/i8o9ztyn
Thanks very much for that - most informative.

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

Post by bizfreeq » Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:51 pm

It's official, latest from DBH:
We are very pleased to be able to announce the first participant for the 2018 Air Tattoo - all the way from Canada!
We have received official confirmation from the Royal Canadian Air Force that their CF-18 Hornet Demonstration Team will be flying at the Air Tattoo in July. The 2018 CF-18 Hornet team's theme will be the 60th anniversary of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), whilst simultaneously joining in the RAF100 celebrations at RAF Fairford.
Come and witness this rarely seen aircraft in the sky at what promises to be the biggest Air Tattoo for many years.
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

Post by James Cutting » Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:35 pm

What a great start that is!! :D

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Post by Scuba 11 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:54 pm

Posted on Mil-Spotters, the Canadians plan to bring 2 Hornets , 1 in Special marks and 1 grey one.
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