Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) 2018

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Re: Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) 2018

Post by Adam » Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:48 pm

Really? I found 2016 was a solid show, but pretty repetitive. I mean, more than half of those 15 fast jets were one of two types... Had the weather played ball, last year would have been considerably better.
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Post by Paul » Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:23 am

A nice little surprise update to celebrate 100 days to go till the show. Swedish AF Gripen flying and another for the static park along with a USAF C-17, KC-10 and a Lithuanian AF C-27 Spartan.
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Post by Adam » Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:05 pm

Good to see the static list bulking up at last with some quality items.
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Post by Adam » Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:03 am

Finnish F-18 flying, Meteor and Hunter static. Plus a load of static ultralights and trainers. Not a bad update by any means, the Finnish Hornet puts on a great display.
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Post by Adam » Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:34 am

RAF Typhoon self-confirmed. No surprises there of course.
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Post by Adam » Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:15 am

Frecce Tricolori self-confirmed. Probably one of the last chances to see them in the UK on the MB-339 - although we've all been saying that for a few years now!
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Post by Adam » Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:27 pm

It has been suggested online that the Indian Air Force are considering displaying their newly-restored Dakota at either RIAT or Flying Legends. Not wanting to sound disrespectful as it would be nice to see, but I'd rather it goes to Legends or is static only.
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Post by RFDGuy » Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:39 pm

Adam wrote:
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:15 am
Frecce Tricolori self-confirmed. Probably one of the last chances to see them in the UK on the MB-339 - although we've all been saying that for a few years now!
As in they're getting new jets or the team would be done?
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Post by AirshowHawk » Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:50 pm

RFDGuy wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:39 pm
As in they're getting new jets or the team would be done?
They announced a few years ago (2013?) that they would be switching to the newer Alenia Aermacchi M-345 aircraft, though as mentioned above the change has yet to occur.
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Post by RFDGuy » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:22 pm

Ahh nice! Hope they make the switch!
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