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RIAT '22 Tickets

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RIAT '22 Tickets

Post by EAGLE » Thu Jul 15, 2021 6:50 pm

Tickets on sale now - Prices as follows:

Friday 15th - £44.00, Full Price £55.00
Saturday 16th - £62.00, Full Price is the same
Sunday 17th - £57.00. Full Price £62.00

As always Under 18s free with paying adult

Swindon Shuttle Bus £6 Extra, Cheltenham Shuttle £8 Extra

Programmes £10 Pre-Order, £12 on the day by the looks of things.

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Re: RIAT '22 Tickets

Post by plmc135 » Fri Jul 16, 2021 11:29 am

Buy at your peril 🖓

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Re: RIAT '22 Tickets

Post by steamy » Fri Jul 16, 2021 2:23 pm

F-16 & F-35 fest

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Re: RIAT '22 Tickets

Post by Discodaz » Fri Jul 16, 2021 8:48 pm

So. No early bird discount for Saturday even thought tickets are on sale months earlier than usual
And quite a price hike. Don't get me wrong I love riat and go every year but its fair to say its becoming a very expensive weekend now. That's not factoring in hotels travel etc etc.

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Re: RIAT '22 Tickets

Post by Phanton F4 » Sat Jul 17, 2021 4:51 am

Glad I held my 2020 tickets over now,I guess we should be l glad they have survived the pandemic remember many of their staff have lost their jobs.Good luck to all concerned.

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Re: RIAT '22 Tickets

Post by 65thAgressor » Mon Jul 19, 2021 5:18 pm

I don't think anyone can be surprised at the price increase. I still believe for a six hour display and all the ground attractions it's good value for money. Look how much F1 tickets were yesterday just to get in never mind a grandstand seat. The same can be said for top level football and that's only for 90 minutes.
I could go on but won't my passion is modern fast jet aircraft there is nowhere else in the UK that can match the RIAT.

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Re: RIAT '22 Tickets

Post by iainpeden » Mon Jul 19, 2021 5:41 pm

FRIAT Mach 1 and 2 packages sold out - probably carried over from previous years.

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Re: RIAT '22 Tickets

Post by jasonT1981 » Fri Nov 19, 2021 3:48 pm

2 more themes have been announced via email and now twitter. The Queen's Platinum Jubilee and Sustainable Aviation. And a nation who has never been to RIAT before has expressed desire to attend.
Dear Air Tattoo Supporters
We thought you would like to hear from our Head of Air Operations, Peter Reoch, as he says he's very busy and we are all wondering what he and his team are up to at this time of year! Peter explains that far from being a quiet period for the Air Tattoo's Air Operations Department, the winter months are a critical period for the team in securing aircraft for the next show.

How do you decide which aircraft will take part in next summer's Air Tattoo?
We start by deciding on the themes for the event in April (15 months before the next event!), and over the summer we build the aircraft wish list considering factors such as aircraft that are relevant to the themes, practicalities of certain aircraft types attending (particularly those from other continents), rare aircraft types and any aircraft which it might be the last chance to see before their retirement from service. These are then worded into specific requests and fed into our formal invitation letters which are sent to the Commanders of Air Arms around the world in early October.

We follow these up with visits to their Defence Attachés at Embassies and High Commissions across London, which we carried out a few weeks ago. These conversations were particularly important this year to ensure we maintain our strong relationships with these representatives after a two-show hiatus. In addition to the formal process, we sometimes have international squadrons approach us directly wanting to bring their aircraft and we work to ensure their enthusiasm to attend is fed back to their chain of command to hopefully encourage the formal approach of their participation!

What are the themes for the Air Tattoo 2022?
Our anniversary theme will be a celebration of 75 years of the United States Air Force. As part of this theme, we plan to feature a diverse array of modern and historic United States Air Force aircraft both in our wonderful static displays and in the skies above RAF Fairford, with unique aerial demonstrations.
Our operational theme focuses on Training the Next Generation Air Force. We will shine the spotlight on all types of training aircraft, from elementary trainers which give young pilots their first taste of flight, all the way through to twin-stick operational conversion variants of modern combat jets. This will include showcasing iconic training aircraft in their final years of service, whilst also demonstrating new aircraft and systems which have revolutionised flying training. These will be linked into the Techno Zone® and ground exhibits to showcase technologies such as synthetic training devices. As part of the training theme, we also hope to incorporate aggressor aircraft from contractors who provide vital 'Red Air' services alongside other specialised flying training service providers.

In addition to the two main themes, we will also have a focus on Her Majesty the Queen's Platinum Jubilee and Sustainable Aviation.

How much will the pandemic affect your ability to attract international aircraft to the Air Tattoo?
After 3 years away there's a great enthusiasm from across the aviation community and I'm confident that, if things continue to go in the right direction, we'll have a good year with a full and diverse flying display programme as well as an extensive static display. New for 2022, the static aircraft park is being extended to include the South West loop which gives us an exciting opportunity to enhance the Green Zone over the weekend with lots of large aircraft for visitors to admire. We've already heard from an air arm of a nation that has never participated before and who have an ambition to participate with an aircraft. If this comes to fruition, they would be the 57th nation to attend which is very exciting news! Of course, all aircraft participation will be reliant on government/international travel restrictions, but with the removal of most travel constraints we're positive for a high level of international attendance next summer.

When will you start sharing news about these exciting aircraft that will be participating next summer?
Our policy is not to announce aircraft participation until we have received official confirmation of their attendance, which for most Air Arms is not decided until the Spring. However, we hope to be able to begin the weekly aircraft updates by February. These will include a behind the scenes update from the Air Operations Department as well as details about any aircraft which we have received confirmation of attendance for.

Can we expect to see any 'special' aerial set pieces or unique joint flypasts in the flying display and, if so, will they be on all three days of the airshow?
We listened to your feedback regarding the 2019 Air Tattoo and our objective is that the flying display programmes on Saturday and Sunday will be as similar as possible. We have several ideas and proposals for special aerial displays, which align with our themes, that the team will be working to try and make a reality over the coming months. Due to the complexity of arranging joint flypasts and unique set pieces, we'll be announcing these much closer to the show but please be assured we are working on them!
If you haven't yet bought your tickets demand is high so don't miss out and book HERE. Thank you for your continued support and see you next July.

Best Wishes
Peter and the Air Operations Team
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Re: RIAT '22 Tickets

Post by theflyingace » Sun Nov 21, 2021 4:53 pm

:clap: Bring on the Blue Angels

As long as Covid is like it is at the moment I not sure if it'll be show stopper once more.. :(

Still prolonged my tickets from 2020

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Re: RIAT '22 Tickets

Post by colt99 » Sun Nov 21, 2021 6:38 pm

theflyingace wrote:
Sun Nov 21, 2021 4:53 pm
:clap: Bring on the Blue Angels

As long as Covid is like it is at the moment I not sure if it'll be show stopper once more.. :(

Still prolonged my tickets from 2020
Not seen Blue Angels but got a feeling Thunderbirds are more a possibility with the USAF anniversary

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Post by Discodaz » Mon Nov 22, 2021 1:16 pm

ive not seen them either but the thunderbirds are awesome. I would be well pleased if they returned.. that said the American effort over the last couple of air tattoos has been poor in my opinion.( not a criticism, i understand the reasons before anyone says anything)
as long as we dont just get another b2 flypast at 10,000 feet i will be happy :lol:

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Re: RIAT '22 Tickets

Post by EASEDALE1999 » Mon Nov 22, 2021 10:20 pm

Thunderbirds are the worst team to watch. All they do is cross over in front of you. Blue Angels are more dynamic in their display. Watched them practice at el centro in 2018.

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Re: RIAT '22 Tickets

Post by Red-Eye-Knight » Sun Nov 28, 2021 12:31 pm

colt99 wrote:
Sun Nov 21, 2021 6:38 pm
theflyingace wrote:
Sun Nov 21, 2021 4:53 pm
:clap: Bring on the Blue Angels

As long as Covid is like it is at the moment I not sure if it'll be show stopper once more.. :(

Still prolonged my tickets from 2020
Not seen Blue Angels but got a feeling Thunderbirds are more a possibility with the USAF anniversary
It is the USAF 75th anniversary not the US Navy which the Blue Angels are attached too, Probably more chance of Thunderbirds than the Blue Angels.

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Re: RIAT '22 Tickets

Post by Nighthawke » Sun Nov 28, 2021 12:54 pm

The Blue Angels are US Navy not "attached to" it.

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Re: RIAT '22 Tickets

Post by Blackcat1 » Sun Nov 28, 2021 8:50 pm

Personally I always enjoy seeing the Thunderbirds. A formation of pretty colourful Vipers flying around 😂, what's not to like . But that's just my opinion :thumb:
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Re: RIAT '22 Tickets

Post by Nighthawke » Sun Nov 28, 2021 8:56 pm

Some people are just too picky. They moan about no airhows and then when one is put on they don't like the content.

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Post by jasonT1981 » Mon Nov 29, 2021 4:57 pm

I enjoyed the Thunderbirds in 2017. Had never seen them before.

However, a lot of people seem to think they are an aerobatic team and then are disappointed it is cross overs. They are a role demo team showcasing what the F16s can do rather than outright loops and breaks etc
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Re: RIAT '22 Tickets

Post by footes » Mon Nov 29, 2021 9:42 pm

Apparently the Thunderbirds are already preliminary booked for RIAT weekend. - July 16-17: Duluth Air and Aviation Expo – Duluth, MN

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Re: RIAT '22 Tickets

Post by Seahornet1 » Tue Nov 30, 2021 4:20 pm

jasonT1981 wrote:
Mon Nov 29, 2021 4:57 pm
...However, a lot of people seem to think they are an aerobatic team and then are disappointed it is cross overs. They are a role demo team showcasing what the F16s can do rather than outright loops and breaks etc
I can see what you are getting at, but by their own definition the Thunderbirds are a 'flight' or 'air' demonstration team, displaying the precision and professionalism of the USAF, and the flight capabilities of the F-16. Although their displays major on precision close formation work, they do include a fair few aerobatic manoeuvres; it's quite reasonable to call them an aerobatic team in a generic sense, even if the size and weight of the jet precludes the tight manoeuvring typical of European teams. Role demonstrations are a quite different thing, and are not what any of these teams are about.

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Re: RIAT '22 Tickets

Post by steamy » Wed Dec 01, 2021 8:41 am

I'm looking at my crystal ball ... and I forsee.... F-16's and F-35's

I'm being facetious ...

On a serious note though.... I know an airshow is high performance manoeuvres in a specific area... But say if you were to go to Volkel or one of the dutch LFA's...would you be treated to the same sort of thing (obviously not a certainty of what days)....

Not a show basher, I'll more than likely be there, but it was a bit of a brainfart thought this morning, could you catch aircraft doing similar away from an airshow environment?

edit: on a regular basis I probably should specify

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