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Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

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Post by MRTT » Tue May 02, 2017 5:37 pm

I'm going for the Sherdils, don't know why.

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Post by Voodoo1 » Tue May 02, 2017 6:29 pm

MRTT wrote:I'm going for the Sherdils, don't know why.
Like the thinking MRTT, the PAF did cross my mind too but the only exciting update would have to be one of their Thunders.

All will be revealed tomorrow!

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Post by Nighthawke » Tue May 02, 2017 6:30 pm

Ah yes - a display team with several 2-seat jet trainers - quite like the Breitling team then :whistle:

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Post by EGVP » Tue May 02, 2017 6:42 pm

Nighthawke wrote:Ah yes - a display team with several 2-seat jet trainers - quite like the Breitling team then :whistle:
And the Red Arrows, PdF, Pat Aguilla, Frecce, etc.?

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Post by Rory76 » Tue May 02, 2017 6:50 pm

USAF Heavies is my bet....

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Post by Al dunn » Tue May 02, 2017 9:47 pm

Blackcat1 wrote:Fair play to the Jordanian Falcons, they are good supporters of RIAT. Great skill to to fly an Extra all that way even with many fuel stops.
I thought the RJF get air freighted over in a C130

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Post by anthony martin » Wed May 03, 2017 5:53 am

how about a certain fast pointy thing from Norway :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:

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Post by beefsteak » Wed May 03, 2017 7:54 am

anthony martin wrote:how about a certain fast pointy thing from Norway :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:

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Post by Alfie » Wed May 03, 2017 8:05 am

The RJf do come over in a C130 I think it's the Yeovilton Airday facebook page where there are pictures of them being unpacked and assembled. Bit like an Airfix kit.

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Post by Rory76 » Wed May 03, 2017 8:34 am

beefsteak wrote:
anthony martin wrote:how about a certain fast pointy thing from Norway :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:

Avalanche ?
Bit early, I'll just 'ave a breakfast.....

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Post by grogresaurus77 » Wed May 03, 2017 9:02 am

B-1, B-52. Happy Christmas.

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Post by IanSSN7 » Wed May 03, 2017 9:02 am

From Website:

The US Air Force has confirmed that two of its largest and most formidable aircraft will be flying into RAF Fairford, its only European airfield for heavy bombers, to take part in the Royal International Air Tattoo this summer.

The aircraft, a B-52H Stratofortress and a B-1B Lancer will join other US Air Force aircraft including the F-22 Raptor and Thunderbirds display team as part of celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the US Air Force. Also taking part in the airshow will be an historic P-40 Kittyhawk and P-51D Mustang, both of which flew with the US Army Air Force prior to the establishment of the US Air Force in 1947.

A long range strategic bomber, the B-52 entered service with the US military in the 1950s and became a frequent sight in the Cotswolds' skies during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003, Operation Allied Force in 1999 and Operation Desert Storm in 1991 when they operated out of RAF Fairford. The first operational B-1B flew with the US Air Force in 1986 and provided the air arm with a long range bomber that was both fast and manoeuvrable. It was last seen at the Air Tattoo in 2009. The B-52H will come from Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana and the B-1B from Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota.

The Air Tattoo's links with the US Air Force stretch back to 1972 when the Americans permitted the airshow to be staged at RAF Greenham Common, near Newbury. When the Air Tattoo had to find a new home in the 1980s, the US Air Force offered RAF Fairford and the first Air Tattoo was staged in the Cotswolds in 1985.

Reflecting this strong relationship, the Air Tattoo has staged a number of memorable celebrations marking key USAF anniversaries over the years and 2017 promises to be no different.

Air Tattoo spokesman Richard Arquati said: "The US Air Force has played an important role in our history and has helped us become the greatest military airshow in the world. We're both committed to ensuring that July's anniversary celebrations continue to be both memorable and exciting for what will undoubtedly be another sell-out airshow."
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Post by welshandy » Wed May 03, 2017 9:08 am

grogresaurus77 wrote:B-1, B-52. Happy Christmas.
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:clap: :Wow: :D Shame only static love to see them fly

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Post by markranger » Wed May 03, 2017 9:12 am

Flying or Static?
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Post by IanSSN7 » Wed May 03, 2017 9:14 am

markranger wrote:Flying or Static?
Static.
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Post by Mark » Wed May 03, 2017 10:03 am

That's really made my day!!

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Hoping and praying that they actually leave on the official departure day!!
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Post by Dan M » Wed May 03, 2017 11:48 am

Mark wrote:That's really made my day!!

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Hoping and praying that they actually leave on the official departure day!!
Indeed, cant recall a BUFF leaving on the Monday for a long time

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

Post by Gary » Wed May 03, 2017 3:26 pm

Very nice to see them both back :thumb: It's been way to long since the last B-1B was at the show

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Post by MRTT » Wed May 03, 2017 3:31 pm

Cracking additions, shaping up to be a good show! :thumb:

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

Post by trevvyb » Wed May 03, 2017 5:18 pm

Hey guys , i am as excited as the rest of you to see the B-52 and the B-1B are coming again this year.
Thing is it would be great to see them give a proper flying display ... dont you think ??
So much better than just seeing them leave on Sunday.
Come on guys we need to start a petition to get these fearsome beauties in the air for a display !
After all i am sure Mr Trump would love to display his heavy bomber hand in the UK to remind everyone if he sensed there was a big support for it.
Come on guys !!!

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