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Royal International Air Tattoo 2024 General Discussion Thread

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2024 General Discussion Thread

Post by reaper493 » Fri Jul 05, 2024 9:06 pm

Yea maybe? Although the Saudi jets have 'wet' wings so can fly further than our Reds - guess we just need to look out for them on tracking or keep an eye on FR etc for possible flight plans.

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Post by HansvdW » Sat Jul 06, 2024 9:54 am

Apologies upfront if asked/answered already: not having a ticket; is there any way you can watch the aircraft from the outside (e.g. along the fence to collect the tailnumbers)? Is there a way to see the aircraft when landing, or is the full premises around FF off-limit for pedestrians nowadays? Particularly interested to know the situation on Monday. Cheers !

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Post by Arran J » Sat Jul 06, 2024 7:31 pm

Does anybody know if the B52 will arrive more likely on Thursday than Wednesday.

Cant remember what they did last year.

I am there for arrivals on Thursday

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Post by seven » Sat Jul 06, 2024 8:00 pm

I'd put money on Wednesday, not Thursday.
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Post by Arran J » Sat Jul 06, 2024 8:44 pm

Ok fine, thanks
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Post by James Cutting » Sat Jul 06, 2024 9:59 pm

Arran J wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2024 7:31 pm
Does anybody know if the B52 will arrive more likely on Thursday than Wednesday.

Cant remember what they did last year.

I am there for arrivals on Thursday

Cheers
Wednesday. And Wednesday this year. It's the biggest to get parked and they'll want it in first.
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Post by CourtneyBlockley » Sun Jul 07, 2024 8:34 am

HansvdW wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2024 9:54 am
Apologies upfront if asked/answered already: not having a ticket; is there any way you can watch the aircraft from the outside (e.g. along the fence to collect the tailnumbers)? Is there a way to see the aircraft when landing, or is the full premises around FF off-limit for pedestrians nowadays? Particularly interested to know the situation on Monday. Cheers !
Fri, Sat, Sunday - pay and view is around £10-15 per person. ‘Flyby Camping’ or ‘Fairford Airshow Camping’ have them flying over low to land if it’s a westerly wind.

Monday - tickets available on the gate if you get there reasonably early.

Security will generally move you along if you’re trying to watch from the fence at either side.

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Post by Vulcanone » Sun Jul 07, 2024 10:29 am

Park and view Showing as full on the RIAT website for the 17th 18th and 22nd... Having never actually used it that is all I can offer.

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Post by smudger » Sun Jul 07, 2024 12:28 pm

Park and view always sell out but they have plenty of tickets on the gate each day. I didn’t have a problem last year turning up in morning and getting in

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Post by Zonan » Mon Jul 08, 2024 5:58 pm

reaper493 wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2024 9:06 pm
Yea maybe? Although the Saudi jets have 'wet' wings so can fly further than our Reds - guess we just need to look out for them on tracking or keep an eye on FR etc for possible flight plans.

Mike
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Post by alx400 » Mon Jul 08, 2024 9:13 pm

Is anyone posting the sheets of lies once they become avail 😜👍

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Post by MikeN » Tue Jul 09, 2024 11:51 pm

Mike N back. USAF better late than never. USAFE, Guard, Reserves, and Active Duty Detachments.

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Post by Thor » Wed Jul 10, 2024 11:42 am

James Cutting wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2024 9:59 pm
Arran J wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2024 7:31 pm
Does anybody know if the B52 will arrive more likely on Thursday than Wednesday.

Cant remember what they did last year.

I am there for arrivals on Thursday

Cheers
Wednesday. And Wednesday this year. It's the biggest to get parked and they'll want it in first.
Incorrect assumption on several fronts :ninja:

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Post by James Cutting » Wed Jul 10, 2024 12:01 pm

Okay. Is the biggest, though. And arrived Wednesday last year. Ok. Maybe not the first but one of.
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Post by capercaillie » Wed Jul 10, 2024 12:53 pm

James Cutting wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2024 12:01 pm
Okay. Is the biggest, though. And arrived Wednesday last year. Ok. Maybe not the first but one of.
Bigger than a KC-10 or a C-17 or an A330? Wings are long and awkward but it doesn't mean its the biggest.

OK usually arrive on a Wednesday, but static ones have arrived Thursday as well in the past, and in the afternoon.

Your guess will probably be correct and it will turn up Wednesday morning but never assume what you do not actually know.

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Post by plmc135 » Wed Jul 10, 2024 12:57 pm

Voyager is definitely larger than a B-52 both in length and wingspan.

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Post by James Cutting » Wed Jul 10, 2024 1:06 pm

Well half the question was answered right as they arrived Wednesday last year.
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2024 General Discussion Thread

Post by Nighthawke » Wed Jul 10, 2024 1:08 pm

James you really should have known better than to provoke the nitpickers who were ready to pounce :lol:

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Post by capercaillie » Wed Jul 10, 2024 1:13 pm

Nighthawke wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2024 1:08 pm
James you really should have known better than to provoke the nitpickers who were ready to pounce :lol:
The key thing is never answer a question with totally and completely inaccurate fabricated information. That way the nitpickers usually don't respond! :whistle:

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2024 General Discussion Thread

Post by seven » Wed Jul 10, 2024 1:20 pm

Thor wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2024 11:42 am

Wednesday. And Wednesday this year. It's the biggest to get parked and they'll want it in first.
Incorrect assumption on several fronts :ninja:
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