Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) 2018

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Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) 2018

Post by RyanS » Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:30 am

Someone passed along this post which says the F-35B, the same version purchased by the UK to use their new carriers, will be performing a flying demonstration at RIAT 2018: https://airshowinfo.hu/airshowfeed/2017 ... riat-2018/
The 2018 Air Tattoo will be a different event to that which you know – as we come together to celebrate one hundred years of the Royal Air Force! RAF100 at the Air Tattoo, a special one off event, will include a flying display from the world famous Red Arrows and the RAFs newest F-35B Lightning! Friday will be a day not to miss in 2018. This special, full show day, will include a mass RAF flypast, a Royal Review of aircraft plus a lot more!
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Post by Rhino93 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:35 pm

Looking forward to making the trip over for this one and Flying Legends this summer!

CF-18 demo is confirmed now too :)
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Post by Adam » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:25 pm

And so the first Thursday midday update is posted.

Swiss PC-7 Team (x9 PC-7)
Swiss F-18C Hornet

Both flying.

This conveniently comes one day after confirming my campsite pitch on the legendary Totterdown Hill.
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Post by Rhino93 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:03 pm

Hey Adam, we were looking at camping there too, would you recommend it over some of the other ones nearby??
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Post by Adam » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:10 am

Rhino93 wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:03 pm
Hey Adam, we were looking at camping there too, would you recommend it over some of the other ones nearby??
I can't comment, really, as it's my first time there. It's famous for the view and location, I'm not sure how the facilities compare to other campsites. I'm afraid it sold out in a matter of hours though, so you'll have to look elsewhere now. Townsend is, apparently, a good bet, and reasonably-priced as well, so maybe take a look at that? Their website is https://www.fairfordairshowcamping.net/

I'll post here what the Totterdown experience was like after the show and maybe you can try it out in 2019.
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Post by Rhino93 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:31 pm

Thanks Adam, we ended up booking Townsend, seems to have good reviews and it’s nice and close to the airport too. :)
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Post by Adam » Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:02 am

Norwegian Air Force Historical Squadron have self-confirmed their Vampire T.55 and FB.52 for the RIAT flying display. Both will be temporarily painted in RAF markings for RAF100. Not sure if this will be a full display or involvement in some kind of RAF100 flypast or set piece. Personally I'd prefer the latter.

Update 18/1/18 - this is now officially confirmed by DBH.
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Post by Adam » Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:09 pm

Update: Royal Canadian Air Force to support static display with CC-130, CC-177 & CP-140.
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Post by Paul » Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:32 pm

The Great War display team have been officially confirmed. Exact types TBC.
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Post by Adam » Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:08 pm

Not sure how to feel about that. GWDT are great at smaller venues, but I think they'll be rather poor on such a long, straight crowdline. I'm also a tad concerned that we've seen two civilian displays confirmed (and presumably more to come - we seem to be working through the various eras of the RAF) on a year when we're also expecting a bumper lineup of foreign military acts. But I'm sure DBH know what they're doing.
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