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THEME FOR RIAT 2020

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THEME FOR RIAT 2020

Post by raptor76 » Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:37 pm

Does anyone know what the theme or themes are likely to be at RIAT 2020?

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Re: THEME FOR RIAT 2020

Post by Agent K » Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:02 pm

I'd make a guess that the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain features in some way.

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Re: THEME FOR RIAT 2020

Post by raptor76 » Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:51 pm

I think it would be nice for either a tiger meet or a trainer aircraft them. What do you guys think?

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Re: THEME FOR RIAT 2020

Post by MRTT » Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:00 pm

Been a while, last done in 2011 & 2010 respectively.

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Re: THEME FOR RIAT 2020

Post by Zonan » Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:29 pm

Hope the battle of Britain wil feature a lot of spitifres, hurricanes and Bf 109s :clap:

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Post by Amp » Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:25 pm

What about 'unusual air arms', being those less frequently seen in the UK.

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Re: THEME FOR RIAT 2020

Post by peasus911 » Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:46 pm

50th Anniversary of;

First Flight of the Westland Puma.
First Production C5 Galaxy enters operational service
First Flight of Aeritalia G222

All of these could be represented and commemorated in some way next year. :thumb:

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Re: THEME FOR RIAT 2020

Post by MRTT » Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:47 pm

Not entirely sure where they'll get a G.222 from. :lol:

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Re: THEME FOR RIAT 2020

Post by slogen51 » Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:58 pm

50th anniversary of the B747 in service!

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Re: THEME FOR RIAT 2020

Post by peasus911 » Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:59 pm

Merely suggesting themes, The C27 Spartan may want to adopt an appropriate paint scheme as did the Belgian F16's with D-Day Squadron tails this year.
"Not entirely sure" I wish to enter any other opinions if it's laughed at as soon as it's posted. :(. we're not all experts.

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Re: THEME FOR RIAT 2020

Post by MRTT » Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:03 pm

peasus911 wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:59 pm
Merely suggesting themes, The C27 Spartan may want to adopt an appropriate paint scheme as did the Belgian F16's with D-Day Squadron tails this year.
"Not entirely sure" I wish to enter any other opinions if it's laughed at as soon as it's posted. :(. we're not all experts.
I was joking. Welcome to post any suggestions!

C-27 scheme would be rather lovely. :thumb:

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Re: THEME FOR RIAT 2020

Post by John flightpath » Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:18 pm

slogen51 wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:58 pm
50th anniversary of the B747 in service!
Blimey Slogen there were enough moans and groans this year, you trying to start a fight lol.

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Re: THEME FOR RIAT 2020

Post by Nighthawke » Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:23 pm

Only a few, although I agree more than enough :lol: Most seemed happy with it and enjoyed the unique event. Would loved to have been there.

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Re: THEME FOR RIAT 2020

Post by slogen51 » Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:21 pm

John flightpath wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:18 pm
slogen51 wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:58 pm
50th anniversary of the B747 in service!
Blimey Slogen there were enough moans and groans this year, you trying to start a fight lol.

John 'flightpath'.
It seemed ironic/funny at the time after a couple of cold beers.

Just watched a program about Concorde that included some film of the Reds flying in formation with it.

One Concorde passenger said it was great to have the chance to fly at twice the speed of sound as that is the realm of fighter pilots and I thought hmmm not many fighter pilots ever get above 1000mph let alone nearly 1300mph on a routine basis.

Perhaps RIAT can have a Mach 2 section.

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Re: THEME FOR RIAT 2020

Post by plmc135 » Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:08 am

Whatever the theme and whatever aircraft turn up there will be moaning and groaning :ninja: So why not call it "The Whingers Weekend" :clap:

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Re: THEME FOR RIAT 2020

Post by Zac Hinchcliffe » Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:34 am

50th Anniversary of the First flight of the F-14 and coinciding with Top Gun 2 in 2020.... The theme writes itself!

Alternatively...

100 years of the Venuzuelan Air Force....anyone for a mass Su-30 flypast? :thumb: :clap: :thumbs:

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Re: THEME FOR RIAT 2020

Post by Nighthawke » Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:43 am

F-14 50 years old? Stop it you're making me feel old :lol:

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Re: THEME FOR RIAT 2020

Post by bizfreeq » Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:31 am

Zac Hinchcliffe wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:34 am
50th Anniversary of the First flight of the F-14 and coinciding with Top Gun 2 in 2020.... The theme writes itself!

Zac
So how would you like them to commemorate that then?
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Re: THEME FOR RIAT 2020

Post by eagle driver » Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:34 am

4 Iranian Tomcats!.Would be a good start ,painted up in USN markings . :lol:

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Re: THEME FOR RIAT 2020

Post by bizfreeq » Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:36 am

:lol: :lol: you wish!
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