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Air Tattoo 50

Post by TARGET » Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:41 pm

Have started looking at my recently arrived copy.Only briefly looked at earliest years but interesting insight into developing restrictions and politics affecting organising an event like this

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Re: Air Tattoo 50

Post by chrisward123 » Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:23 am

It is an incredible book, like yourself only just started reading it.
Well worth the £30!

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Re: Air Tattoo 50

Post by Mike Bridge » Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:26 pm

Great book, so many memories

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Re: Air Tattoo 50

Post by Skywatcher » Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:42 pm

Third for the book ,absolutely superb read I got it for Christmas,read it twice already as others have already said so many found memories it inspired me to have a look back through old RIAT programs and remember just how lucky we all are ,RIAT 2002 was the first iat /RIAT for me when I saw my first B-2 Spirit of Florida flyby both days [?] and thinking how awesome and incredible the shape of the B-2 is,I do remember she had four 48FW F-15s as escort that weekend
Edit my notes say it was 92-0700”Spirit of Florida “ Sat and Sun was 89-0128 “Spirit of Nebraska “- I see I have a scribble next to the start of the serial for. Spirit of Nebraska so might need further clarification
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Re: Air Tattoo 50

Post by Philwinward » Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:07 pm

I agree, its a great reminder of what used to be. Can remember attending the first show at North Weald.
One comment I would make is the lack of a dustcover to protect this valuble book. Unfortunately I suffer from greasy fingers and have to be careful how I handle the book !

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Re: Air Tattoo 50

Post by reaper493 » Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:28 pm

My wife ordered one of these for me, for my birthday next week.

She ordered it 24th Jan, she chased it yesterday as it hadn't arrived, it's turned up today...

With a postage cost of £15.85 on the royal mail stamp!! :Wow:

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Re: Air Tattoo 50

Post by turmo » Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:55 pm

Quick question, does include lists of attendees or is it more high level?

My biggest disappointment with the 25th Anniversary book was that it only mentioned 'highlight' visitors of each show.

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Re: Air Tattoo 50

Post by woody » Wed Mar 24, 2021 7:43 pm

Hi. No lists as such. It is more of a photographic compendium of all Air Tattoos. It has a lot of background info re organisation of the events and personal memories. It is a fascinating read and definitely worth buying and the price, as far as I am concerned, is a steal. If you are looking for detailed lists for each show, you may need to look elsewhere. If you have attended Air Tattoos, then this is a great souvenir of times past.

All the best

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Re: Air Tattoo 50

Post by Alfie » Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:43 pm

My wife pre-ordered it and it arrived in time for my Christmas. I thought it was fantastic with some great pictures. I first started going to the Air Tattoo back in the days of Greenham and the book has brought back some great memories.

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Re: Air Tattoo 50

Post by Mig29 » Mon May 03, 2021 7:27 am

Can’t wait

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Re: Air Tattoo 50

Post by Mike » Mon May 03, 2021 9:16 am

Mig29 wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 7:27 am
Can’t wait
Have you ordered a copy?

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