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Red Arrows 60th Diamond Season

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Re: Red Arrows 60th Diamond Season

Post by Ghastly Whisper » Fri Feb 09, 2024 5:47 pm

Perfect season to finish by hanging the self important suits up for good.
Growing old disgracefully

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Re: Red Arrows 60th Diamond Season

Post by RAF4EVER » Fri Feb 09, 2024 8:24 pm

Ghastly Whisper wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2024 5:47 pm
Perfect season to finish by hanging the self important suits up for good.
+1

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Re: Red Arrows 60th Diamond Season

Post by lardyboy999 » Sat Feb 10, 2024 5:20 pm

RAF4EVER wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2024 8:24 pm
Ghastly Whisper wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2024 5:47 pm
Perfect season to finish by hanging the self important suits up for good.
+1
+2

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Re: Red Arrows 60th Diamond Season

Post by SeaFuryFan » Sat Feb 10, 2024 5:24 pm

+3 👍

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Re: Red Arrows 60th Diamond Season

Post by Unknown74 » Sat Feb 10, 2024 5:55 pm

Sorry we're not going to see them at Ayr this Year....... Any Scottish dates?

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Re: Red Arrows 60th Diamond Season

Post by cat1 » Sun Feb 11, 2024 9:07 pm

Ghastly Whisper wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2024 5:47 pm
Perfect season to finish by hanging the self important suits up for good.
4+

9 ship typhoon display team anyone?

You can't deny that would be quite the sound and sight :ninja:
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Re: Red Arrows 60th Diamond Season

Post by Sparts99 » Sun Feb 11, 2024 9:46 pm

That's an interesting press release. I thought their first public display was at the 1965 Biggin Hill Air fair.
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Re: Red Arrows 60th Diamond Season

Post by Nighthawke » Sun Feb 11, 2024 11:31 pm

Formed in 1964
First display - media event Little Rissington 6th May 1965
First public display - Clermont-Ferrand, France 9th May 1965
First UK public display - Biggin Hill 15th May 1965

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Re: Red Arrows 60th Diamond Season

Post by Sparts99 » Mon Feb 12, 2024 11:19 am

Ok thanks.
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Re: Red Arrows 60th Diamond Season

Post by roughcutter » Mon Feb 12, 2024 12:30 pm

Ghastly Whisper wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2024 5:47 pm
Perfect season to finish by hanging the self important suits up for good.
+5 (with nobs on :P )

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Re: Red Arrows 60th Diamond Season

Post by jakdaw » Mon Feb 12, 2024 1:23 pm

Ready to stand alone on this but still enjoy the Reds maybe their target market isnt the same demographic as this forum, but still see everyone raise their heads in Lincoln when they fly-past on practices. Pretty sure many are commenting without having seen this years display (compared with admittedly a few seasons of lack lustre displays for obvious reasons) maybe ask kids and non enthusiasts what their air display favourite is? I can say that 41 years of aviation enthusiasm stemmed from a love of the Reds here and still not ashamed to enjoy (politics and behaviour aside). Will be missed by many when they are gone and can guarantee the money will not be spent on extra display acts to replace or fill their gap.

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Re: Red Arrows 60th Diamond Season

Post by James Cutting » Mon Feb 12, 2024 1:46 pm

They are a tired display team, with little changing between each season for the last few display seasons, no wonder many have little hope. Couple that with rife abuse, sexual harassment and huge ego's/self entitlement, then it is no wonder people don't want them/aren't supportive. Many argue that "changes within the team" will put a stop to this, but when something is so deeply rooted like this, it will take a lot to change.

The media merely gloss over these problems and they are still seen as a "British relic" and that is how they will always be portrayed to those who aren't that knowledgeable on their problems, and many view with rose tinted glasses.
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Re: Red Arrows 60th Diamond Season

Post by slogen51 » Mon Feb 12, 2024 3:26 pm

I think you are underestimating the team and the Royal Air Force.

I would agree with the phrase 'A New broom sweeps clean'.

They are still a huge draw and I wish them luck 🤞

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Re: Red Arrows 60th Diamond Season

Post by tornado17 » Mon Feb 12, 2024 3:55 pm

Aviation enthusiasts aside, you just have to look at the reaction of the general public after a display, they’re still a crowd favourite. We tend to be more critical of a display because of our interest in aviation. I personally think they are worth the money and highlight the RAF and British industry in a positive way. I’m sure they will still be very popular at air shows this season and they’re go down a storm in North America later this year. Being a former RAF aircraft technician, I may, of course, be biased!

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Re: Red Arrows 60th Diamond Season

Post by sgtangel » Mon Feb 12, 2024 4:19 pm

I wonder if some enthusiasts from other countries see their teams the same way. I mean the frecce, for instance, has had the same display for years, but as we see them about once a year (if that) we don’t complain. Is it familiarity breeding contempt? Would those who don’t see the red arrows as often as we do view them as tired? Just wondering really

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Re: Red Arrows 60th Diamond Season

Post by James Cutting » Mon Feb 12, 2024 5:20 pm

tornado17 wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2024 3:55 pm
I personally think they are worth the money and highlight the RAF and British industry in a positive way.
I'm not sure they are, of late... :S
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Re: Red Arrows 60th Diamond Season

Post by tornado17 » Mon Feb 12, 2024 7:00 pm

James Cutting wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2024 5:20 pm
tornado17 wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2024 3:55 pm
I personally think they are worth the money and highlight the RAF and British industry in a positive way.
I'm not sure they are, of late... :S
I agree the last few years have been negative but hopefully, these bad times are now in the past, the perpetrators dealt with accordingly and the victims get the justice they deserve.

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Re: Red Arrows 60th Diamond Season

Post by Alf » Mon Feb 12, 2024 9:34 pm

tornado17 wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2024 7:00 pm
James Cutting wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2024 5:20 pm
tornado17 wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2024 3:55 pm
I personally think they are worth the money and highlight the RAF and British industry in a positive way.
I'm not sure they are, of late... :S
I agree the last few years have been negative but hopefully, these bad times are now in the past, the perpetrators dealt with accordingly and the victims get the justice they deserve.
Not sure they highlight British industry flying almost 50 year old jets.

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Re: Red Arrows 60th Diamond Season

Post by Nighthawke » Mon Feb 12, 2024 10:16 pm

Who said current British Industry? :P

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