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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 youth » Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:58 pm

Ah my bad sorry clearly missed that update! facebook post was from the 1st June so thought it was new update ha :Oops:

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

Post by Mike-the-Tog » Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:00 pm

So.... Less than 6 weeks to go...

Is it just me or does it look a bit thin on the ground for confirmed flying this year? I'm sure there was a lot more confirmed by this time last year. No Tornado's, No US aircraft flying (apart from an F-35 flypast), only 2 Typhoons (there were 5 confirmed as flying by this time in 2016). Yeah... we're gonna get a 'flypast' of 100 aircraft but.. unless you're a prop-driven fly-past enthusiast... doesn't do an awful lot for me though!

I'm gonna hazard a guess the Red Arrows will be there but no other 'jet-based, non-solo' demo teams listed. Mig-21 looks to be the most exciting thing listed so far but even that's tbc!

Fingers crossed for the next few weeks!!!

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

Post by mushbuster » Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:05 pm

Just you probably, non solo jet displays announced so far
Patrulla Aguila
Frecce Tricolori
Couteau Delta
USAF heritage
Vampires

for the fast jets solo displays so far
4 x F16 displays (Turkish, Greek, Belgian and Polish)
3 x F18 displays (Finish, Canadian and Swiss)
2 x Gripen displays (Swedish and Czech)
2 x Typhoon displays (RAF and Italian)
2 x Rafale displays (French AF and French Navy)
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Mig 21

Plus C27, RJF, Swiss PC7, A400, Red Arrows, BBMF plus a few more aircraft to come I suspect
Too many to allow the same display on each day by some distance, the flying display looks pretty full to me
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

Post by James Cutting » Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:38 pm

Must be you.

Looking to be a cracking RIAT this year. Think DBH have done a good job so far (as always) and there is still plenty of time for more confirmations. Only 6 cancellations so far. Plus could be some surprises too. I'm very happy with the lineup so far. :thumbs:
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Post by 633 squadron » Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:39 pm

I'm totally not complaining :thumbs: :clap:
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

Post by MRTT » Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:05 pm

Mig-21 is not to be confirmed.

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

Post by mushbuster » Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:43 pm

Mig 21 is on RIATs confirmed list https://www.airtattoo.com/airshow/aircr ... d-aircraft awaiting confirmation of the operating unit

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

Post by 3051Howe » Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:27 pm

The griping on here is so amusing. I can’t wait, looks to be a cracking display 🙌🏻😬😬

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

Post by warthog56 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:15 am

Sorry Mike the Tog but you do need to read publicity material more closely! There will NOT be 100 aircraft in the RAF flypast - official info' states up to 50 aircraft involved - approx one per squadron currently in the RAF. One aircraft that won't be in that flypast is a 13 Sq Reaper! The 100 aircraft flypast is supposed to be over London on Tuesday 10th July!

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

Post by Fives » Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:04 pm

Slight thread drift if I may...

I notice that the road approaches to RAF Northolt have a display of lamppost pennants, nice touch for RAF 100:)

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

Post by T1m » Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:44 am

Just wondered if anyone can remember the last time an orange traffic light was used on the official website to indicate discussions are taking place? Maybe I have missed it myself but I certainly can't remember. Used to be quite exciting when notified that discussions were taking place. If they are not going to use this and go straight to green then why not get rid of this traffic light system?

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

Post by reaper493 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:59 am

T1m wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:44 am
Just wondered if anyone can remember the last time an orange traffic light was used on the official website to indicate discussions are taking place? Maybe I have missed it myself but I certainly can't remember. Used to be quite exciting when notified that discussions were taking place. If they are not going to use this and go straight to green then why not get rid of this traffic light system?
i remember seeing these over the last two years at least .

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

Post by T1m » Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:41 pm

reaper493 wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:59 am

i remember seeing these over the last two years at least .

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Thanks Mike. Maybe I missed them. Probably too reliant on the confirmation emails. Will have to check the website more often.

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

Post by homebrew99 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:48 pm

New Addition from DBH

We're very pleased to announce that the Pakistan Air Force will be joining us at this year's Air Tattoo with the Lockheed C-130E Hercules on static display

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

Post by warthog56 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:27 pm

The Pakistan C130 has merely changed venues - was meant to be at Cosford this weekend but has been "pulled" from there. Would have been nice if they had sent some JF-17's to IAT instead.................. :)

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

Post by Jakevulcan » Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:55 pm

does anyone no any rumours or tbc that might be coming

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

Post by Gary » Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:42 am

The first participant (Sycamore) is en route :lol: the Red Bull contingent have left Austria for their UK or English tour

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

Post by Supra » Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:07 am

Jakevulcan wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:55 pm
does anyone no any rumours or tbc that might be coming
Over & above the 19 pages before this one, only DBH can sensibly confirm any other attendees & then only subject to operational requirements/serviceability factors. :whistle:
Personally, I'm gonna take a 'chance' based on the current list & anything else I see would be a bonus. Life in the fast-lane etc! ;)
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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

Post by seven » Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:13 am

Rumour of a Malaysian A400m?

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

Post by Gary » Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:00 am

Today we are pleased to confirm more aircraft from the United States Air Force!  Six aircraft including the F-15E Strike Eagle and the KC-135R Stratotanker will be on static display and the CV-22B Osprey will return to the skies at this year's Air Tattoo!
HH-60G - 305RQS - Static   :clap:
CV-22B - 7 SOS - Flying  
CV-22B - 7 SOS - Static 
MC-130J Commando II - 67 SOS - Static 
F-15E - 48FW - Static 
KC-135R - 100 ARW - Static 
F-15C - 48FW - Static

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