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Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

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Post by HBHM » Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:11 am

[U2 will be parked in the green section, which isn't open on Friday. As will the majority of helicopters, the P8 and it looks like all the static f16s.

Mike[/quote]


Sorry if this is obvious to most, but I'm not a regular RIAT goer, and have tickets for Friday this year. Am I right in thinking that although the "green" static area is not open on Friday, aircraft parked there can nonetheless still be seen? A friend suggested the top of the shuttle bus from the central area to the Western Car park should do the trick? Is that correct, or have people other suggestions?

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Post by Gary » Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:19 am

AR20(NE) Booking in place for early tomorrow morning :thumbs: for the B-52 viewtopic.php?f=139&p=915872#p915872

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Post by nescafe37 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:26 am

Gary wrote:AR20(NE) Booking in place for early tomorrow morning :thumbs: for the B-52 viewtopic.php?f=139&p=915872#p915872
Copied and pasted to RIAT facebook page and gave credit. Cheers for the heads up Gary.
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Post by jules50 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:40 am

U2 arrived 1019 today.80-1083 Dragon 88 according to Threshold RIAT arrivals

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

Post by Timbo69 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:32 am

I take it the Ukrainian participation was hot air?

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Post by MRTT » Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:36 am

Who's to say they won't just appear on the arrivals schedule?

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Post by James Cutting » Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:50 am

Pretty sure that RIAT said they had filled their flying schedule up?

Thing is, we've already had loads of teams/Air Forces self confirm this year so there's no surprises if the Ukrainians don't turn up...Doubt when there would be an update.
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Post by jasonwells » Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:10 pm

Timbo69 wrote:I take it the Ukrainian participation was hot air?
When a video of a DBH chief being interviewed after watching their display is posted online I fail to see how it can be classified as hot air. From what I've read elsewhere it's paperwork/transit stuff to finalise
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Post by Gary » Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:12 pm

Timbo69 wrote:I take it the Ukrainian participation was hot air?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErvgV4P6Fzc

A couple more day's and you should be rewarded

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Post by James Cutting » Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:12 pm

jasonwells wrote:
Timbo69 wrote:I take it the Ukrainian participation was hot air?
When a video of a DBH chief being interviewed after watching their display is posted online I fail to see how it can be classified as hot air. From what I've read elsewhere it's paperwork/transit stuff to finalise
Didn't hear about that...should be interesting
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Post by DAVEBRAD » Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:20 pm

hi,
surprised we've had no update since the 5th july...even a yea or nay about THEM!!!

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Post by James Cutting » Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:31 pm

DAVEBRAD wrote:hi,
surprised we've had no update since the 5th july...even a yea or nay about THEM!!!
You won't get a no, nothing is a no. Ukrainian Air Force is still listed as 'invited', and the only ongoing talks are RNZAF - The flying schedule is full baring in mind...
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Post by adimale1981 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:36 pm

Just a question?

Why do they need to update now?

Tickets are sold out (nearly), enclosures sold out. You've committed to going or not by now. Who will they attract by making any more announcements? Just freeloading cheapskates, blocking country lanes as the parking is all filled, being unsafe, potentially ruining the airshow and planning done, especially (God forbid) if there is an accident - like at the weekend where the field at Duxford may well have been full of such people attracted at the last minute by such a tasty announcement.

Rant over.

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Post by James Cutting » Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:44 pm

adimale1981 wrote:Just a question?

Why do they need to update now?

Tickets are sold out (nearly), enclosures sold out. You've committed to going or not by now. Who will they attract by making any more announcements? Just freeloading cheapskates, blocking country lanes as the parking is all filled, being unsafe, potentially ruining the airshow and planning done, especially (God forbid) if there is an accident - like at the weekend where the field at Duxford may well have been full of such people attracted at the last minute by such a tasty announcement.

Rant over.
Disagree completely with that. Another confirmation would not cause that many issues!! What people are trying to understand is, why have all the Ukrainians said they are coming over, but RIAT/DBH are yet to confirm? An update this late of this calibre would not massively pull more people, it will just make those already going much, much happier. I can not see a couple of SU-27's "ruining an airshow"...
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

Post by seven » Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:02 pm

The flying display may well be full, but it doesn't mean we know everything that's in it!

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Post by James Cutting » Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:03 pm

seven wrote:The flying display may well be full, but it doesn't mean we know everything that's in it!

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That's also very true! :thumb:
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Post by adimale1981 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:13 pm

Sorry! Didn't mean to cause disagreement. I just can't wait to get there. :Oops:

I love the fact us people attending might not know everything there and there may be little nuggets we don't, especially where so much info is bounding around. Sure either way, it's going to be an awesome year, with great weather (I hope) and no issues.

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Post by James Cutting » Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:22 pm

adimale1981 wrote:Sorry! Didn't mean to cause disagreement. I just can't wait to get there. :Oops:

I love the fact us people attending might not know everything there and there may be little nuggets we don't, especially where so much info is bounding around. Sure either way, it's going to be an awesome year, with great weather (I hope) and no issues.
It's alright, sorry if I snapped - everyone has their own opinion :thumbs: Me neither, absolutely buzzing. Yeah exactly, understand what you mean, only my second year so absolutey buzzing - enjoy the show :thumb:
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

Post by Gary » Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:03 pm

Exciting news today as the Ukrainian Air Force confirms an Su-27 Flanker flying display at RIAT 2017! The aircraft will be joined by an Su-27 and IL-76 on static display.
:thumb:

Ukrainian Air Force Il-76 TBC Transport Sat Sun
Su-27 Flanker 831st Tactical Aviation Brigade Fighter Sat Sun
Su-27 Flanker 831st Tactical Aviation Brigade Fighter Sat Sun

 

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Post by James Cutting » Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:03 pm

Gary wrote:
Exciting news today as the Ukrainian Air Force confirms an Su-27 Flanker flying display at RIAT 2017! The aircraft will be joined by an Su-27 and IL-76 on static display.
:thumb:
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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