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RIAT 2015 Discussion Thread

Post by Gary » Tue Sep 09, 2014 8:59 am

Too early to start a participation thread :lol:

Facebook is awash with rumours, that the USAF Thunderbirds will be returning to RIAT next year :lol: unlikely I would say with the budget cuts etc

Unofficial RIAT Nutters - https://www.facebook.com/groups/197007353797712/
UK Aviation - https://www.facebook.com/pages/UK-Aviat ... 9556124978

According to the FRIAT email last week, the info for setting up standing charges should be sent out shortly :)

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Re: RIAT 2015 - Rumours and general chat

Post by MRTT » Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:11 am

I have also heard that the Brazilian Smoke Squadron will be returning which would be good.

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Post by Skywatcher » Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:57 am

A U2 would be nice :)
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Re: RIAT 2015 - Rumours and general chat

Post by Gary » Mon Sep 15, 2014 3:35 pm

BrizeWatcher wrote:I have also heard that the Brazilian Smoke Squadron will be returning which would be good.
That rumour was started by me ;) because I was in FRIAT when two of the teams pilots paid a visit to the enclosure and said they were hoping to return next year.

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Re: RIAT 2015 - Rumours and general chat

Post by MRTT » Mon Sep 15, 2014 3:38 pm

Gary wrote:
BrizeWatcher wrote:I have also heard that the Brazilian Smoke Squadron will be returning which would be good.
That rumour was started by me ;) because I was in FRIAT when two of the teams pilots paid a visit to the enclosure and said they were hoping to return next year.
Oh right- which day did they visit, clearly wasn't paying attention.

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Re: RIAT 2015 - Rumours and general chat

Post by seven » Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:15 pm

They weren't there, only pilots allegedly ;)

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Re: RIAT 2015 - Rumours and general chat

Post by Gary » Fri Sep 19, 2014 10:44 am

BrizeWatcher wrote:
Oh right- which day did they visit, clearly wasn't paying attention.
They were in the enclosure Saturday afternoon from memory, chatting with FRIAT staff and ATC guys and gals.

Just had a letter off FRIAT regarding setting up next years standing order :) Roll on Friday 27th March when the last payment should be taken :thumb:

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Post by Andy_99 » Fri Sep 19, 2014 11:40 am

F35 will make it's first UK Apperance.

Ooopppsss Sorry - This is for Rumours not Fairy Tales :P

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RIAT 2015 Discussion Thread

Post by MRTT » Tue Nov 25, 2014 6:24 pm

2015 tickets for RIAT have gone on sale.
Super Earlybird admission tickets, priced at £26 for Friday 17 July and £36 for Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 July are now on sale for next summer's Air Tattoo. Available until 31 January 2015 this is a saving of more than 20% off the cost of a standard admission ticket.


A special commemorative flypast marking the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain will be among the highlights of next summer's show which will focus on aircraft from around the world whose primary role is to protect their nations' skies whether in support of combat missions, intelligence gathering, providing an airlift capability or delivering humanitarian aid.

Themed 'Securing The Skies - Past, Present, Future', the airshow will look to feature legendary aircraft such as the Spitfire and Hurricane, that proved so effective during World War Two; operational aircraft such as the RAF Tornado, currently in action over Iraq; and the RAF Typhoon, which remain on 24-hour standby in the UK and were scrambled recently to intercept Russian bombers.

We also hope that the futuristic Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II, which was due to take part in the 2014 airshow, will make its much heralded European display debut at RAF Fairford next summer.

Chief Executive Andy Armstrong said that with so much instability in the world, it was the ideal time to turn the spotlight on the important role air power has played and continues to play in making Britain and our allies around the world, safer.

He added: "Already, the response from international air arms has been extremely positive and we'll be looking to build on last summer's hugely successful event. With ticket prices starting at £26 and all under-16s enjoying free admission, the Air Tattoo continues to offer extraordinary value for money."
Thought it would start the discussion thread for next year

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Re: RIAT 2015 Discussion Thread

Post by bizfreeq » Fri Nov 28, 2014 2:32 pm

There is already a rumours and discussion thread that has been going since September,why do we need another one?
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Re: RIAT 2015 Discussion Thread

Post by MRTT » Fri Nov 28, 2014 7:23 pm

bizfreeq wrote:There is already a rumours and discussion thread that has been going since September,why do we need another one?
Sorry, forgot to check the forums. Will do that next time.

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Re: RIAT 2015 Discussion Thread

Post by Gary » Fri Nov 28, 2014 8:05 pm

Threads have been merged :thumb:

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Post by MRTT » Tue Dec 09, 2014 7:50 pm

Officially confirmed that the USAF Thunderbirds will not be visiting.

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Post by Apache123 » Wed Dec 10, 2014 5:26 pm

Great stuff. Its a nice early start for none attendants.

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Post by Gary » Fri Dec 12, 2014 4:09 pm

The list of invited countries is now online :lol: http://www.airtattoo.com/airshow/visiti ... st-updates

The following on from an Email from RIAT

Message from Tom Gibbons, Deputy Director Aircraft Operations
As 2014 draws to a close this is a perfect opportunity to provide an update regarding those nations that have been invited to the Air Tattoo in 2015. The full list is now online for you to view and we will begin providing weekly updates when we have some news.

We had a hugely successful 2014 show with a total of 224 aircraft from 26 Nations attending the Air Tattoo which, in today's challenging climate, is a substantial number and one that we will be striving to surpass in 2015.

Soon after the 2014 Air Tattoo we confirmed the list of countries that we wished to invite to the next show and quickly followed up by sending our invitations to the respective nations' Chief of Air Staff. A comprehensive programme of visits to the many Embassies in London followed, with a total of 48 Embassy visits completed to date, and we can report that the team received a very warm welcome from the respective Military or Defence Attachés responsible for the UK. Overall we are hugely encouraged by the positive outlook from the Attaché community and the phenomenal response from our invitation letters with eight Air Chiefs already confirming their attendance. This is an unprecedented number of confirmations at such an early stage in the planning process. You can see the full process in the infogram HERE

Our theme next year is 'Securing the Skies - Past, Present and Future' and with the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain taking place in 2015 plans are already underway for some unique flypasts and static displays. Many of you are asking if we have an update regarding participation from the USA next year, rest assured we are working hard with all of our international colleagues to bring the established favourites and some new and exciting participants to the Air Tattoo, unfortunately I am unable to expand on this work at the moment but rest assured, we will announce the details as soon as we are able.

I hope this update has been of interest and many thanks for your continuing support of the Air Tattoo and the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust.

May I take this opportunity to wish you and your families a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Kind Regards
Tom Gibbons
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Re: RIAT 2015 Discussion Thread

Post by Gary » Fri Dec 19, 2014 11:06 am

FRIDAY 17 JULY - EXCLUSIVE 'PIT' ACCESS ON OUR BATTLE OF BRITAIN DAY!
Friday 17 July will be the focus for our official commemorations marking the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain. Attendance on Friday will include exclusive 'pit' access to operational aircraft, their crews and engineers; this will not be available on Saturday and Sunday.

On Friday there will be a four hour flying display with the debut of a special mass flypast of historic aircraft. The Vintage Village will take on the 'Battle of Britain' theme and will be expanded to include additional static aircraft, re-enactors and a number of other 'Friday only' features.

Improvements for 2015 include opening the showground from 7.30am, entry from the Green Car Parks through the Green Entry Point with upgraded and additional buses dropping you at the nearest accessible point on the showground (approx. 2 minute journey), additional aircraft in the 'Pit Area', more of the showground open as well as the Viewing Village Grandstand for that bird's eye view!

Following on from the success of the Red Arrows pit area introduced in 2014 this is your only opportunity for that intimate view of aircraft that will be part of the flying display. However, there are only a limited number of tickets available, currently priced at £26, so book yours now for:

- Controlled 'Pit Area' access to historic and other aircraft representing our 'Securing the Skies - Past, Present and Future' theme - open before and after the flying display.
- Four hour flying display from 11am to 3pm (pit area is closed during this time)
- Debut of a special mass flypast of historic aircraft to commemorate the Battle of Britain
- Full access to the East Showground from 7.30am to 6pm. Click here for the map
- Aircraft arrivals and rehearsals before and after the flying display
- RAF Village, Vintage Village, Techno Zone and Autodrome (NEW for 2015) open
- Aviation Club, Cotswold Club and the Viewing Village Grandstand enclosures open
- Frequent free showground buses (upgraded for 2015) from the Green car park and entry point directly into the showground (no additional queueing at another entry point).
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Full map can be found here https://www.airtattoo.com/assets/images ... %20web.pdf

Looks like a new entry point 'Yellow' too, so the loss of any live aircraft on the crowd side down that end

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Re: RIAT 2015 Discussion Thread

Post by Gary » Tue Jan 06, 2015 1:47 pm

This has been brought up over on UKAR, but it now appears you need a free car parking permit to park. Apparently when booking online it mentioned the pass.
FREE CAR PARKING PERMIT - Car parking is free of charge - please add a free car parking permit to your order (1 per car). If you are travelling by coach, bike, foot or shuttle bus from Swindon (with our discounted combined ticket!) you don't need a parking permit.
If anyone has booked, what does it say during the process?

http://www.airtattoo.com/airshow/visiti ... ow-tickets

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Post by ramjet » Tue Jan 06, 2015 1:53 pm

Gary wrote:This has been brought up over on UKAR, but it now appears you need a free car parking permit to park. Apparently when booking online it mentioned the pass.
FREE CAR PARKING PERMIT - Car parking is free of charge - please add a free car parking permit to your order (1 per car). If you are travelling by coach, bike, foot or shuttle bus from Swindon (with our discounted combined ticket!) you don't need a parking permit.
If anyone has booked, what does it say during the process?

http://www.airtattoo.com/airshow/visiti ... ow-tickets
When booking, you are asked to fill in a box asking if you need a FREE CAR PARKING PERMIT ie. you're coming by car.
Once the procedure for purchasing a ticket is complete you print out the ticket & the car parking permit, so two pages instead of one, that's all there is to it.
Just remember you need to take BOTH pages with you.

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Re: RIAT 2015 Discussion Thread

Post by Gary » Wed Jan 07, 2015 11:04 am

First aircraft official confirmed

Vulcan - XH558

Guess VTTS have got over their hissy fit :lol:

http://www.airtattoo.com/news/2015/jan/ ... r-is-delta

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Post by Gary » Wed Jan 07, 2015 11:35 am

ramjet wrote:
When booking, you are asked to fill in a box asking if you need a FREE CAR PARKING PERMIT ie. you're coming by car.
Once the procedure for purchasing a ticket is complete you print out the ticket & the car parking permit, so two pages instead of one, that's all there is to it.
Just remember you need to take BOTH pages with you.

Roger.
Thanks Roger, I renewed my FRIAT membership during last year show, hopefully it's a case of the pass being included in the membership pack :lol:

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