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RIAT 2018 Awards

Post by StevenNFFC » Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:08 pm

Here again for 2018 are the OFFICIAL Awards.

https://www.airtattoo.com/news/2018/jul ... air-tattoo

The King Hussein Memorial Sword (Best Overall Flying Demonstration): Royal Air Force - Battle of Britain Memorial Flight

The 'As the Crow Flies' Trophy (FRIAT Trophy): French Air Force - Couteau Delta

The Steedman Display Sword (Best Flying Demonstration by a UK Participant): Royal Air Force - The Red Arrows

The Paul Bowen Trophy (Best Solo Jet Demonstration): Turkish Air Force - F-16C Solo Turk

The Sir Douglas Bader Trophy (Best Individual Flying Demonstration): Finnish Air Force - F/A-18C Hornet

The RAFCTE Trophy (Best Flying Demonstration by an Overseas Participant): Royal Jordanian Air Force - Royal Jordanian Falcons

RIAT CEO Award: Royal Canadian Air Force - CF-18 Demo Team

Best Paint Scheme Award: Royal Canadian Air Force - CF-18 Demo Team

What do you all think to these? I'm not sure I agree with some of them!!

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Re: RIAT 2018 Awards

Post by peasus911 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:55 pm

I take it the awards are voted on by a panel from RIAT. After attending from Thursday to Monday I would have to differ with my views on more than half of the winners.
This is obviously only my view and everyone will see different things in each display. :halo:

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Re: RIAT 2018 Awards

Post by gnirtS » Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:41 pm

Hmm. Not sure i agree with lots of those.

BBMF for me wasnt the best demo. Its low energy mainly flypasts. An example of the aircraft and nothing more.

I'd have given the overseas to the Frecce Tricollori but i didn't see the Falcons as they got cancelled on Friday.
Paint scheme there were some great ones. The CF18 is ok but there were better.

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Re: RIAT 2018 Awards

Post by herc15 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:13 pm

Best paint job? RAF typhoon beyond a doubt ;)
seriously though the Belgian F16 had a brilliant paint scheme as did the pakistani herc even though it wasn't flying. i agree with gnirt the Frecce Tricollori were better than the falcons (in my eyes). Also very surprised the RAF Typhoon didn't win an award. for me it was the star of the show in terms of how dynamic the display was, a fantastic way to end the friday and sunday

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Re: RIAT 2018 Awards

Post by MRTT » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:18 pm

Certainly don't agree with the Reds & RJF winning awards, although both were very good displays, I'd say the Typhoon was much better than the former.

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Re: RIAT 2018 Awards

Post by PeteHemsley » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:50 pm

I don't agree with any of them other than Delta.

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Re: RIAT 2018 Awards

Post by gnirtS » Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:16 pm

herc15 wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:13 pm
Best paint job? RAF typhoon beyond a doubt ;)
seriously though the Belgian F16 had a brilliant paint scheme as did the pakistani herc even though it wasn't flying. i agree with gnirt the Frecce Tricollori were better than the falcons (in my eyes). Also very surprised the RAF Typhoon didn't win an award. for me it was the star of the show in terms of how dynamic the display was, a fantastic way to end the friday and sunday
See its a personal preference thing, ive seen the RAF Typhoon display 3 times in the last month now and i dont find it as exciting to watch or photograph as the other typhoons from other countries. I think the display generally shows too much underside. Its all down to what you want to see. Personally i want top side of planes, aerodynamic condensation trails, and noise and i thought the other Typhoons did it better. The RAF was "neat and tidy" but not as exciting.
Personal preference plays a lot into this and judging panels will be no different.

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Re: RIAT 2018 Awards

Post by Gary » Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:18 pm

Not sure why my fellow FRIATers voted for Couteau Delta, I must be missing something. The Belgian F-16 was far superior as was the Finnish Hornet.

Must add I completely forgot to vote this year :Oops:

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Post by MRTT » Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:27 pm

Reckon it was the free patches that did it. ;)

Personally went for the Swiss F-18 (mental practice on Thursday) for As the Crow Flies and the RCAF Griffon for Best Paint Scheme.

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Post by Gary » Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:51 pm

What free patch ? :lol: did I something? :'( Apart from Vador having a walk through on Sunday and some French ground crew, first time I can remember no freebies being handed out in years

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Post by MRTT » Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:13 am

Limited to 100 mate, were flown over with the team, had a certificate to confirm. Got my hands on one towards the end of Saturday, were only a handful left then.

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Post by Gary » Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:04 am

That will pee a few people off, they were flogging them for £20 on the stall. Someone said they had them behind the table and you had to ask and show your pass to buy.

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Post by MRTT » Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:26 am

Showed my pass and they handed it to me, no payment.

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Post by Blackcat1 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:20 pm

Yes the Swiss F18 was great when I saw her practice on Thursday as was the SU27 , saw her practice as I was leaving, must have been at the right place as she displayed right over me! Noise was incredible!!
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Re: RIAT 2018 Awards

Post by tm74sqn » Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:04 pm

StevenNFFC wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:08 pm
Here again for 2018 are the OFFICIAL Awards.


The 'As the Crow Flies' Trophy (FRIAT Trophy): French Air Force - Couteau Delta


What do you all think to these? I'm not sure I agree with some of them!!
I thought the 'As the Crow Flies' Trophy was for the aircraft/crew that arrived from the furthest distance, but I must be wrong as Couteau Delta only came from France, whereas other aircraft came from New Zealand, Australia, etc.
Cheers, TM74

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Post by DeanW » Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:30 pm

tm74sqn wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:04 pm
I thought the 'As the Crow Flies' Trophy was for the aircraft/crew that arrived from the furthest distance, but I must be wrong as Couteau Delta only came from France, whereas other aircraft came from New Zealand, Australia, etc.
Cheers, TM74
It's the best display as judged by FRIAT members. Personally voted for the Slovenian PC-9M myself, an incredibly precise and polished routine.

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Re: RIAT 2018 Awards

Post by tornado54 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:16 pm

DeanW wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:30 pm
tm74sqn wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:04 pm
I thought the 'As the Crow Flies' Trophy was for the aircraft/crew that arrived from the furthest distance, but I must be wrong as Couteau Delta only came from France, whereas other aircraft came from New Zealand, Australia, etc.
Cheers, TM74
It's the best display as judged by FRIAT members. Personally voted for the Slovenian PC-9M myself, an incredibly precise and polished routine.
Yes have to agree the Slovenian PC-9M display was excellent. That negative G loop must feel nasty if your the pilot so respect for that. As you say the display was very precise and had some very neat creative manoeuvres.

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Re: RIAT 2018 Awards

Post by turmo » Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:42 pm

'As the crow flies' is indeed a confusing and obscure name. I wish they'd rename it to 'FRIAT Choice Display Award' or somesuch.

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Re: RIAT 2018 Awards

Post by Nighthawke » Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:02 am

From airtattoo.com website:

"The As The Crow Flies Trophy is awarded in memory of the late Air Marshal Sir Denis Crowley-Milling, former controller of the RAF Benevolent Fund and founder chairman of the Air Tattoo"

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Re: RIAT 2018 Awards

Post by sneezy24 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:24 am

Personally, I think that The RAFCTE Trophy should have gone to the Swiss PC-7 team. I saw the Falcons do validation on Wednesday and was underwhelmed! They didn't display on Friday, but PC-7 did and I enjoyed it! Not high energy, but some nice tight flying.
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