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Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

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Post by James Cutting » Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:03 pm

The Royal Canadian Air Force confirms further support for #RIAT18 with three heavy aircraft on static display; CC-130 Hercules, CC-177 Globemaster and the CP-140 Aurora. Read more here: bit.ly/2DCNoLP
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Post by DAVEBRAD » Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:26 pm

hi,
and what goodies may the C.17 bring? the C.130 could also get in on the act...

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Post by James Cutting » Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:00 pm

DAVEBRAD wrote:hi,
and what goodies may the C.17 bring? the C.130 could also get in on the act...
I think last year it went to Brize and had the Chinook in. Maybe it will bring bits/personnel for the F-18s...Not sure
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Post by GVLCN » Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:03 pm

Guessing that a CC-150 Polaris would tank them over aswell? No real need for a C-17 to bring supplies aswell.

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Post by James Cutting » Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:03 pm

GVLCN wrote:Guessing that a CC-150 Polaris would tank them over aswell? No real need for a C-17 to bring supplies aswell.
Yeah thats what I thought. Suppose not just maing a guess :halo:
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Post by Gary » Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:41 am

It's was a great update, for so early in the year
DAVEBRAD wrote:hi,
and what goodies may the C.17 bring? the C.130 could also get in on the act...
Lots of patches :lol: Would be nice if they brought over something like a CH-148 Cyclone after the CH-147F last year. Even if they don't it's was a great update :cool:
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Post by Blackcat1 » Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:37 pm

The Canadian Chinook also paid a low level visit to my local area in South Wales whilst it was here, a nice surprise.
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Post by Gary » Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:59 am

Today's update 1/2/2018
The Great War Display Team will demonstrate aerial combat from the First World War; a vital component in the story of RAF100. The exact number of the team's aircraft that will take part is yet to be confirmed and we will update to reflect this once we have the information.
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Post by StevenNFFC » Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:19 pm

Isn't the crosswind limit on those things something like 5 knots?

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Post by Mark » Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:38 pm

It'll take em an hour to get from one end of the runway to the other. Should be just about enough time to use the loo and get a couple of bevvies down me. Result!! :clap: :clap:
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Post by herc15 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:16 pm

:lol: quite literally a show stopper
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Post by stupot27 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:23 pm

As someone once said
" I feel the need, the need for Speed :thumb:

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Post by herc15 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:27 pm

sarcasm is the lowest form of wit :thumbs:
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Post by DanBeeden » Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:10 pm

Does anyone know if there are plans to park some of the flying display items south side as they did in 2016? It would be excellent to have a chance to see the Canadian Hornet up close between flying demos.

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

Post by Alfie » Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:38 pm

I saw the The Great War Display Team at Old Sarum really atmospheric display at a WWI airfield. I think it is really nice to have something a bit different from loud fast grey jets. It will give us who are not complete anoraks something different to watch and hopefully photograph.

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Post by slogen51 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:30 pm

Anorak is slightly pejorative I would say

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Post by PeteHemsley » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:50 am

Anorack is term the media use often, I’m not sure if that’s slightly insulting or not :P

Surely being a member of fighter control puts yourself in the anorack category?

I feel for the Great War team. Usually displaying at much smaller airfields astheir routine is quite confined. I’m not sure if they’ll even see both ends of the display line
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Post by Johno » Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:15 am

I love fast jets, I hope this doesn't make me an anorak :S I never even bother to look at a a serial number :)

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Post by PeteHemsley » Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:21 am

Johno wrote:I love fast jets, I hope this doesn't make me an anorak :S I never even bother to look at a a serial number :)
The way the “outsiders” look at it is if you like aircraft and you go to airshows and airfields to watch them...you’re an anorack. I don’t see things like that personally.
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

Post by Nighthawke » Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:30 am

Anorak (no c) refers to anyone who has an obsession with a particular hobby, usually by those with little or no understanding or appreciation for that hobby.
My wife calls me an anorak at times - doesn't bother me.

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