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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:11 am
by PeteHemsley
plmc135 wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:37 pm
TomTwin wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:55 pm
fisherman wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:49 pm

Entirely agree that RIAT has lost its way, perhaps it should become a bi-annual show as it once had been and feature a much stronger central theme. This year there are fewer funds across the Globe, and Countries like France are heavily committed to conflicts like Mali, and they had Bastille Day last Sunday, what a line up they assembled for that.
Yes, full marks to RIAT but...
STRONGLY disagree on RIAT becoming Bi-Annual. Would be a nightmare to have to wait two years instead of just one. Already bad enough that it’s been a week or so longer to this one.
No doubt you are aware that IAT/RIAT was a bi-annual event at one time. It actually made the wait even better because in those days it was worth waiting for. I think there are now several other shows in Europe that seem to attract better participants than RIAT. Volkel got F-35A's, RIAT struggling to get an F-35 at all.
The way aircraft are dropping out of service life these days, bi-annual would be a stupid idea.

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:41 am
by hernaman86
Wish they would move it to Mildenhall when the Americans leave, going to be another washout this year by the looks of it, i am praying for a miracle.

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:50 am
by James Cutting
Wouldn't happen, and the forecast isn't even that bad - far from a wash out.

Haven't you got a base tour to sort out instead of replying on here...? :whistle: :whistle:

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:51 am
by hernaman86
So excited to see the MIG 21, hope its loud!!!

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:01 am
by sjnovis
Zonan wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:21 pm
Gary wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:10 pm
Lots of rumours of a B-2 flypast on Sunday according to various facebook pages.
If that's true, at what time would that be?
And is it possible to see this from outside riat? I don't have Sunday tickets and my flight from Bristol departs around 17:40 so maybe I could be able to catch it still :)

Also, is there any chance it lands at Brize? I will most likely be going there on Sunday and Friday
IIRC, Last year the B-2 was in the hold over Brize for 20mins or so, before being cleared to fly past, then than was just one flyby due to the length of time in hold.

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:16 am
by Knife 04
hernaman86 wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:41 am
Wish they would move it to Mildenhall when the Americans leave, going to be another washout this year by the looks of it, i am praying for a miracle.
Not that bad for weather - a little rain Friday late afternoon and a couple of hours Saturday - all subject to change of course as they predicted rain a couple of weekends ago for the following day where I live - turned out to be a hot, sunny day!

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:52 am
by Red-Eye-Knight
I take it that we are not getting anymore updates? Pity as I was expecting the Japanese to send something and I was hoping we might find out about the 2nd Sunday flypast.....If it is the B-2 again(i would prefer a B-52) then I hope it is not held over Brize for 20 mins like last year and also for it to be a bit lower as seemed very high and far away compared to 2017.

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:55 am
by James Cutting
It's Tuesday, not Thursday ;) Japan aren't even in discussions so can't be a surprise if they don't confirm...B-2 will be a surprise announcement on the day as always, and it was held last year because of an overrunning Chinook (I believe) hence flying higher because of fuel

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:17 am
by luke28
Red-Eye-Knight wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:52 am
I take it that we are not getting anymore updates? Pity as I was expecting the Japanese to send something
Once you start expecting then you are building yourself up to be dissapointed, The Japanese support of RIAT for the past 6 years has been phenominal.

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:54 am
by scousefowler
hernaman86 wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:51 am
So excited to see the MIG 21, hope its loud!!!
Whats happening with base tour?

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:43 pm
by baz1
sjnovis wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:01 am
Zonan wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:21 pm
Gary wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:10 pm
Lots of rumours of a B-2 flypast on Sunday according to various facebook pages.
If that's true, at what time would that be?
And is it possible to see this from outside riat? I don't have Sunday tickets and my flight from Bristol departs around 17:40 so maybe I could be able to catch it still :)

Also, is there any chance it lands at Brize? I will most likely be going there on Sunday and Friday
IIRC, Last year the B-2 was in the hold over Brize for 20mins or so, before being cleared to fly past, then than was just one flyby due to the length of time in hold.
B2 plus two F15's

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:51 pm
by jasonT1981
According to a post on FB... the 2019 loyalty card has a Japanese F4 Phantom on it. Japan announced yesterday they would be at the Air Tattoo with government officials but didn't say anything about aircraft.

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:56 pm
by James Cutting
Loyalty card for...?

FRIAT logo has an F-22 on it but we're not seeing that...

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:59 pm
by MRTT
Loyalty card for the Aviation Bookshop.

Not related to RIAT in any way, shape or form. :lol:

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:18 pm
by jasonT1981
MRTT wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:59 pm
Loyalty card for the Aviation Bookshop.

Not related to RIAT in any way, shape or form. :lol:
Ahh fair enough. I saw it pop up earlier but didn't get a good look at it.

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:19 pm
by MRTT
No worries. :)

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:00 pm
by jasonT1981
2019 app is now updated from 2018.

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:11 pm
by MRTT

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:36 pm
by James Cutting
That's a marmite patch... :S :S

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:51 pm
by bizfreeq
Yeah must say I won't be rushing to get one of those! The few that do are welcome to them!