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Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

Post by Gary » Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:49 am

The new Belgian Tiger will be unveiled beginning of June according to there Facebook page :)

Fantastic support by the Belgians, there goes my patch budget :P so pleased we are getting the Sea King :Wow: only 3 left in service :'(

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Post by Joe_spotter » Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:51 am

No unfortunately, if you pop it in google its the one which is orange with black stripes (basically like a tiger hahah)

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

Post by MRTT » Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:01 pm

Ah, that was supposed to be repainted in October, clearly didn't happen if it was at Marham in January!

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Post by Joe_spotter » Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:06 pm

Would love to see that

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Post by MRTT » Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:33 pm

349 Squadron have got a new special tail, released yesterday. Wouldn't mind catching it at RIAT. :thumb:

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Post by bizfreeq » Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:54 pm

cfett75 wrote:Sea King SAR demo is a hang of an addition!

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Post by MRTT » Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:41 pm

Presume it's a way of saying 'good addition'.

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

Post by Mark » Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:35 pm

MRTT wrote:Ah, that was supposed to be repainted in October, clearly didn't happen if it was at Marham in January!
I have it on good authority (don't you just hate it when people say that, lol!!) that its in progress and will be unveiled in June.
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Post by MRTT » Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:40 pm

Thanks for that Mark, 349 have released a special tail today, not a Tiger though, either one will do IMO. ;)

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Post by Joe_spotter » Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:07 pm

Does anyone know if the raf typhoon will be a special livery at riat ?

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Post by FalconFlare » Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:14 pm

MRTT wrote:Ah, that was supposed to be repainted in October, clearly didn't happen if it was at Marham in January!
Sadly that was its last operational flight in that awesome livery. One or 2 weeks after that flight it flew to SABCA for its big maintenance/upgrade and that include it's going to be repainted in the new low visitility paint like the one below:
ImageKleine Brogel 14-03-2017 FA-104 F-16AM by Tim VdB, on Flickr

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

Post by Voodoo1 » Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:20 pm

Great update!
Always like the F-16 displays and love the paint scheme too.
Finally a nice surprise in the Sea King display, not usually one for helicopter displays but this is probably the last chance to see one flying.
Will it be in the same colour scheme as the photos posted by RIAT in the email?


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Post by MRTT » Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:22 pm

Yes, unless it's the special scheme, would prefer a camo bird though. :thumb:

Hungarian Gripen down to attend a show in the UK this year, not clear which one, yet.

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Post by Voodoo1 » Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:30 pm

Camo one would be awesome and a change to the usual drab.

Hungarian Gripen would be a good addition, if the TBC get confirmed then we're in for another nice year of variation of jet displays!

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Post by MRTT » Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:14 am

3/4 of the Belgian Kings still flying are painted in a camo scheme, the other is painted in an all black special scheme and has been for the past 11 years or so!

Agree, Hungarian Gripen was one of the stars back in '13.

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Post by Gary » Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:12 am

40 Sqn have three MK48 left active, RS-02 & RS-04 in the cool camo scheme, RS-05 is the black scheme.

Also for the record, the squadron operate three NH90-NFH, RN01,RN02 and RN03 with a fourth due for delivery shortly

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Post by nathturner11 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:07 pm

Seems like RIAT has confirmed the Spanish F18 for flying according to there Instagram page

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

Post by MRTT » Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:13 pm

Yup, on their website! Nice Friday addition! :thumb:

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Post by beefsteak » Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:37 pm

Just got the email confirmation of this news too. Love a Hornet me
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Post by rh226 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:30 pm

Gary wrote:40 Sqn have three MK48 left active, RS-02 & RS-04 in the cool camo scheme, RS-05 is the black scheme.

Also for the record, the squadron operate three NH90-NFH, RN01,RN02 and RN03 with a fourth due for delivery shortly
RN-04 was delivered recently. Seen at Koksijde on 20/03.
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