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Royal International Air Tattoo 2024 General Discussion Thread

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Post by Red-Eye-Knight » Thu Feb 22, 2024 12:03 pm

Brilliant update today :clap: :thumbs:

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Post by homebrew99 » Thu Feb 22, 2024 12:26 pm

Nice to see those F-5M's in the static, its been a while since we saw them.

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Post by Campbell89 » Thu Feb 22, 2024 12:31 pm

Red-Eye-Knight wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2024 11:20 am
Campbell89 wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2024 9:44 am
Team Zeus would be a brilliant addition. The display in 2022 was epic.
Yes it was and that pass he did that was too close to the crowd when doing his validation was awesome even though it shouldn't have happened.
Yep, just as he pulled up he was directly above my tent at Townsend Farm.

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Post by Gary » Thu Feb 22, 2024 7:02 pm

Very nice additions. Cant remember the last time I saw Spanish F-5s
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Post by PeteHemsley » Thu Feb 22, 2024 7:51 pm

Gary wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2024 7:02 pm
Very nice additions. Cant remember the last time I saw Spanish F-5s
It won't be the last update from the Spanish

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Post by Red-Eye-Knight » Thu Feb 22, 2024 8:50 pm

PeteHemsley wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2024 7:51 pm
Gary wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2024 7:02 pm
Very nice additions. Cant remember the last time I saw Spanish F-5s
It won't be the last update from the Spanish
Interesting comment, Do you know something we don't Pete?

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Post by PeteHemsley » Thu Feb 22, 2024 8:52 pm

Red-Eye-Knight wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2024 8:50 pm
PeteHemsley wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2024 7:51 pm
Gary wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2024 7:02 pm
Very nice additions. Cant remember the last time I saw Spanish F-5s
It won't be the last update from the Spanish
Interesting comment, Do you know something we don't Pete?
Wouldn't be the first on the forum if that was the case.....just saying.

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Post by paul langshaw » Thu Feb 22, 2024 8:54 pm

Last appearance at riat was 2015

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Post by Red-Eye-Knight » Thu Feb 22, 2024 8:55 pm

PeteHemsley wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2024 8:52 pm
Red-Eye-Knight wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2024 8:50 pm
PeteHemsley wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2024 7:51 pm


It won't be the last update from the Spanish
Interesting comment, Do you know something we don't Pete?
Wouldn't be the first on the forum if that was the case.....just saying.
That's very true Pete, I hope your right as would be great to see the Spanish F-18 or Eurofighter again.

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Post by capercaillie » Fri Feb 23, 2024 11:44 am

Will the Spanish EF-18 demo return after last year's crash?

I'd imagine we'll be getting a Spanish Citation in support of the Harriers, and maybe a CASA for the F-5s but not guaranteed, so yes.

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Post by PeteHemsley » Fri Feb 23, 2024 4:54 pm

The Spanish currently working up both f-18 and typhoon pilots from Torrejon.

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Post by Red-Eye-Knight » Thu Feb 29, 2024 11:33 am

This week we announce our first formation display team for the RIAT 2024 flying display. In addition to the previously announced Hornet, the Finnish Air Force will now also be sending us their Midnight Hawks Display Team! We haven't seen the team at RIAT since 2017, so we're pleased to welcome them back to RAF Fairford, and very relevant this year as it's the 50th anniversary of the first flight of the British Aerospace Hawk aircraft.

Two further additions to our static display, starting with a RIAT debut for a Turbo Firecat. Recently retired from Sécurité Civile service in France, this water bomber is now operated in civilian hands and should be a highlight of RIAT 2024 for many aviation enthusiasts. Secondly, Gazelle Squadron will be bringing their ex-QinetiQ Gazelle for static display, as part of our Pushing the Boundaries in Air and Space theme.

Last week at the European Airshow Council Convention our team had a number of positive discussions with a number of European militaries about their intended support to RIAT 2024. It was pleasing to hear from colleagues from supporting Air Forces including the Belgian, Danish, Dutch, French, Jordanian, Slovenian and Swedish that they intend to participate. We hope to receive their formal confirmations in the coming weeks.

At the same time, we are starting to hear back from other Air Arms who are sadly unable to send their aircraft to RIAT 2024 due to their operational commitments. These can be viewed at the bottom of the invited nations list.

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Post by Red-Eye-Knight » Thu Feb 29, 2024 11:38 am

Midnight Hawks brilliant to have them back at RIAT, I wonder if a flypast of Red Arrows, Midnight Hawks and Saudi Hawks will happen with it being Reds anniversary this year?

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Post by Gary » Thu Feb 29, 2024 12:03 pm

Nice update, that Turbo Firecat is a great addition. I'd guess it'll be something similar to the 50th anniversary with all the team leader flying with the reds. Could only dream of a mass flypast of all the teams like AIR'04

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dSpqvSEmh4
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Post by reaper493 » Thu Feb 29, 2024 1:27 pm

I'd think the Reds would potentially do something with a Gnat or two as well.

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Post by Skywatcher » Thu Feb 29, 2024 4:03 pm

Excellent update
Finish hornet and midnight hawks both superb displays.
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Post by seancf16 » Thu Feb 29, 2024 4:32 pm

Skywatcher wrote:
Thu Feb 29, 2024 4:03 pm
Excellent update
Finish hornet and midnight hawks both superb displays.
The Hornet not Flying

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Post by Skywatcher » Thu Feb 29, 2024 4:40 pm

Ohh still a great addition any how .
It was good when it last flew I think in 2022.
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Post by Red-Eye-Knight » Thu Feb 29, 2024 5:52 pm

Skywatcher wrote:
Thu Feb 29, 2024 4:40 pm
Ohh still a great addition any how .
It was good when it last flew I think in 2022.
Flew in last years show like you said though still a great addition not often an F-18 is on static.

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2024 General Discussion Thread

Post by Red-Eye-Knight » Thu Feb 29, 2024 5:55 pm

Gary wrote:
Thu Feb 29, 2024 12:03 pm
Nice update, that Turbo Firecat is a great addition. I'd guess it'll be something similar to the 50th anniversary with all the team leader flying with the reds. Could only dream of a mass flypast of all the teams like AIR'04

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dSpqvSEmh4
If we get anything close to that flypast Gary I think there will be a lot of very happy people.

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