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Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

Post by James Cutting » Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:20 pm

Isn't it just mate?! :clap:

Roll on an awesome Yeovilton and probably the best RIAT for a while! :thumb:
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Post by adimale1981 » Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:25 pm

It would be even more awesome if they tucked inside their drummers. They were hypnotic last year and thoroughly entertaining.

Happy. :clap:

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Post by slogen51 » Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:36 pm

Japanese C-2

That is really nice

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

Post by James Cutting » Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:38 pm

Aaaaaannndddd the weather looks likely to hold out...!! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

Post by bizfreeq » Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:40 pm

Well done James that's that screwed now then! :D
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Post by James Cutting » Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:54 pm

Sorry Mark... :blush: :Oops:
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Post by 633 squadron » Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:26 pm

Aaaaaannndddd the weather looks likely to hold out...!! :clap: :clap:
Just hope the heat haze isn't to bad.
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

Post by paulk » Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:32 pm

About time it got confirmed to the public

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

Post by Jakevulcan » Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:46 am

Looking like an amazing year this year cant wait :clap: :O

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

Post by Gary » Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:11 am

Sadly an Romanian Mig 21 has crashed this morning, no word on the pilot according to Facebook. Could be potentially bad news for one of the stars of the show.

Fingers crossed for the pilot anyway as that's the most important thing

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

Post by MRTT » Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:26 am

Reported elsewhere that the pilot ejected.

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

Post by Phil » Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:49 am

Also being reported that pilot didn't eject and was unfortunately killed. :(

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

Post by Headancer » Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:48 pm

Apparently after a meeting at Chequers on Friday Trump and May are heading to a joint UK US military installation.

Given the meeting is in Oxfordshire I guess it's Croughton....but there again ?

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

Post by MRTT » Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:49 pm

Mig-21 pilot confirmed deceased, tragic news. :(

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

Post by plmc135 » Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:34 pm

Being suggested on Scramble that the Romanians have unsurprisingly withdrawn their attendance at RIAT.

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

Post by Johnny » Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:41 pm

Advance tickets for park and view is sold out some days, if you turn up early on the day,will you be able to get in ?

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

Post by MRTT » Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:00 pm

Yes, limited number of tickets will be sold on the gate.

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

Post by GVLCN » Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:55 pm

Very sad news this week with both migs, the Romanian will not be atteneding now due to a fleet grounding. Yes this will be an upset to most spotters, but until investigators have determined cause of crash, no Romanian mig-21 will be flying!

Pilots safety is priority and will always take over any airshow, let’s hope that RIAT will ask the Danish Air Force F-16 pilot to fill a spot!

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

Post by bizfreeq » Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:00 pm

The guy who died was the display pilot. Grounding or not, it still wouldn't have come over. Thoughts are with his family and the Romanian air force at this difficult time
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

Post by The Cat » Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:22 am

Tuesday Park & View request. If I turn up mid morning and I'd guess no tickets available can you see anything worthwhile from were you park ?
I have weekend tickets and only a last minute change gives me Tues (and Wed) free

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