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Royal International Air Tattoo 2022 - General Discussion Thread

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Post by GoldenPlane » Thu Jun 23, 2022 5:58 pm

stealth1234 wrote:
Thu Jun 23, 2022 9:56 am
I will pay you £50 if this is true. I can't see it being confirmed 😅
Me neither, but just wanted to share the info…

BTW; we are trying to get the J-197 overthere…
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Post by thevulcan » Thu Jun 23, 2022 6:08 pm

GoldenPlane wrote:
Thu Jun 23, 2022 5:58 pm
stealth1234 wrote:
Thu Jun 23, 2022 9:56 am
I will pay you £50 if this is true. I can't see it being confirmed 😅
Me neither, but just wanted to share the info…

BTW; we are trying to get the J-197 overthere…
Does it still wear the 70 years of 312 Squadron on the tail?

In terms of the B52's I was thinking the last time we had one flying which i think was 2012. :thumb:
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Post by Ollie » Thu Jun 23, 2022 6:42 pm

Red-Eye-Knight wrote:
Thu Jun 23, 2022 5:39 pm
James Cutting wrote:
Thu Jun 23, 2022 5:25 pm
thevulcan wrote:
Thu Jun 23, 2022 4:29 pm
What's the chances of a spare aircraft being bought over for the B52H? I believe in the past they have had two over the north side for airshow weekend.
There was only 1 in 2019, static.
And 2017 and 2018 if memory serves me correct?
The buff cancelled riat 2018, I think someone said it missed its arrival slot or something along those lines.

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Post by DanBeeden » Thu Jun 23, 2022 6:57 pm

I’m pretty sure the Buff that cancelled during the 2018 show departed its home base but had to turn back due to a tech issue. It wasn’t possible to get a back-up airframe to take its place.

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Post by reaper493 » Thu Jun 23, 2022 6:59 pm

Yea that was exactly it Ollie, due to its parking slot it needed to be one of the first to arrive but wasn't able to make it for some reason and RIAT said not to bother coming - got this from head of air ops at RIAT.

Hopefully doesn't happen this time.

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Post by Red-Eye-Knight » Thu Jun 23, 2022 7:23 pm

Ollie wrote:
Thu Jun 23, 2022 6:42 pm
Red-Eye-Knight wrote:
Thu Jun 23, 2022 5:39 pm
James Cutting wrote:
Thu Jun 23, 2022 5:25 pm


There was only 1 in 2019, static.
And 2017 and 2018 if memory serves me correct?
The buff cancelled riat 2018, I think someone said it missed its arrival slot or something along those lines.
Ah yes so it did, Was a few years ago memory not as good as it used to be lol :lol: :lol:

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Post by jasonT1981 » Thu Jun 23, 2022 9:00 pm

While most of the discussion has been anout the B52, What has gone under the radar is the Support the Irish Air Corps are giving this year is absolutely fantastic in their 100th year. The addition of the IAC PC12 may well actually be an Airshow debut given the first show in Ireland doesn't happen until the week after RIAT and they are new to service.

IAC only has around 16 planes, so roughly a 3rd of their fixed wing fleet will be at RIAT (Note - Planes not Helicopters, if we go by their full fleet its roughly a 5th of their entire fleet which is still fantastic support)
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Post by StevenNFFC » Thu Jun 23, 2022 9:08 pm

I don’t think we’re far from an update of:

Soiled Nappy (F)

And everyone would be saying “great update well done DBH”

The Blades (whilst certainly made up of superb pilots) are a country fair/village fetes act

Certainly, my comments will draw those out for whom RIAT can do no wrong but, thankfully, this is an open discussion forum

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Post by Campbell89 » Thu Jun 23, 2022 9:29 pm

Red-Eye-Knight wrote:
Thu Jun 23, 2022 11:27 am
From RIAT website looks like only Countries left in discussions are India and Japan as US Navy, USAF And Qatar have all went to confirmed now.

I don't expect much more to be announced now before the show starts.

India were down for attending Cobra Warrior earlier this year with their HAL Tejas jets, until a spanner was Putin the works.

Never know, may get an update announcing these given another Cobra Warrior exercise is supposedly in the planning.

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Post by NiceGuyEddie » Thu Jun 23, 2022 9:33 pm

StevenNFFC wrote:
Thu Jun 23, 2022 9:08 pm
I don’t think we’re far from an update of:

Soiled Nappy (F)

And everyone would be saying “great update well done DBH”

The Blades (whilst certainly made up of superb pilots) are a country fair/village fetes act

Certainly, my comments will draw those out for whom RIAT can do no wrong but, thankfully, this is an open discussion forum
They certainly would be over on a certain other forum. Always was a cliquey place that.

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Post by seven » Fri Jun 24, 2022 9:46 am

thevulcan wrote:
Thu Jun 23, 2022 4:29 pm
What's the chances of a spare aircraft being bought over for the B52H? I believe in the past they have had two over the north side for airshow weekend.
In all the years I've been going, I don't recall there ever being a spare aircraft for any of the big 3 from the US. Always 1 Buff and /or Bone northside, usually another in the static. I also believe there has never been more than one B-2 at any point in time at any RIAT.
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Post by reaper493 » Fri Jun 24, 2022 10:55 am

There were 2 B-1s in the 1997 display, both flying - one in the special flypast at the end and another for the main display - never understood why they sent two!

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Post by Flightline UK » Fri Jun 24, 2022 11:20 am

According to the very excellent RIAT 50th Anniversary book, one came from USAF Air Combat Command (37th BS) and the other from Kansas ANG 127th BS. I guess RIAT & USAF wanted both the full-time Air Force and ANG represented in the flying display.
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Post by DanBeeden » Fri Jun 24, 2022 11:48 am

I'm certain there were 4 B-1s at IAT '97. An Ellsworth pair from the 37th BS both with the special marks for the Tiger Meet, and a Kansas ANG pair. One of each in the static and flying display respectively. The Kansas ANG jet in the static park was the boss' jet too if I remember correctly so it also had nice markings on it.

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Post by luke28 » Fri Jun 24, 2022 12:00 pm

Yeah thats correct, Definately four B-1's on the ground, also two B-52's and a B-2.

What a time for airshows that was.

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Post by Bobby 1211 » Fri Jun 24, 2022 1:56 pm

GoldenPlane wrote:
Thu Jun 23, 2022 5:58 pm
stealth1234 wrote:
Thu Jun 23, 2022 9:56 am
I will pay you £50 if this is true. I can't see it being confirmed 😅
Me neither, but just wanted to share the info…

BTW; we are trying to get the J-197 overthere…
Fingers crossed for the B-1 and E-4B (unless you meant the US Navy E-6B) attending :D

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Post by James Cutting » Fri Jun 24, 2022 2:49 pm

stealth1234 wrote:
Thu Jun 23, 2022 9:56 am
I will pay you £50 if this is true. I can't see it being confirmed 😅
So we're currently at 1 out of 3 from this list...This could be get interesting :lol:
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2022 - General Discussion Thread

Post by milaviation » Fri Jun 24, 2022 4:42 pm

Apparently India haven’t been to a RIAT ever

Don’t get your hopes up is all I’m saying :whistle:

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Post by iain s » Fri Jun 24, 2022 4:48 pm

milaviation wrote:
Fri Jun 24, 2022 4:42 pm
Apparently India haven’t been to a RIAT ever

Don’t get your hopes up is all I’m saying :whistle:
Oh yes they have.

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Post by James Cutting » Fri Jun 24, 2022 4:52 pm

milaviation wrote:
Fri Jun 24, 2022 4:42 pm
Apparently India haven’t been to a RIAT ever

Don’t get your hopes up is all I’m saying :whistle:
If you look on the RIAT website, 2007 is one instance...
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