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RIAT 2011

Postby Olicat » Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:26 pm

Who's going to RIAT this year then?

I will be :D
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Re: RIAT 2011

Postby MOD » Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:51 pm

Oli I will probably be there on Friday as my better half has expressed a desire for us to take my granddaughters there for a picnic. We did this 2 years ago and found a friendly farmer who let us park in his field for £3 all day.. This was x yards from the Whelford, Kempsford Road end ;)
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Re: RIAT 2011

Postby Olicat » Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:13 pm

Saturday for me :)
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Re: RIAT 2011

Postby Dee » Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:24 pm

Going down early friday morning and leaving sunday :)
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Re: RIAT 2011

Postby 350wedge » Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:26 pm

Meant to be going on Sunday but very much depends on the weather. If its bad I may not bother, I'm only really going for 558 and the A-10 Thunderbolt..
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Re: RIAT 2011

Postby Olicat » Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:36 pm

The A-10 being there is great, haven't seen one in a while!
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Re: RIAT 2011

Postby Cluny » Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:53 pm

Olicat wrote:Who's going to RIAT this year then?

I will be :D

Was there today and will be for every day [including the rainy ones :)) ] :p
Olicat wrote:The A-10 being there is great, haven't seen one in a while!

You will love it , the practice display this afternoon was awesome :D

A highlights vid should be up [if yt behaves] in the morning ;)
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Re: RIAT 2011

Postby Dee » Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:15 am

Looking forward to seeing 558 but really really want to see my fave A10's again after all these years!! Years ago they used to terroise our village on pretend bombing missions!! :D
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Re: RIAT 2011

Postby Lucas1860 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:25 pm

Down on Friday at Totterdown Hill, in the show Saturday then viewing from the Hill Sunday.

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Re: RIAT 2011

Postby Crew chief » Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:37 pm

Looks like its going to be wet and windy. :((
I'm not working tomorrow so i may have a ride down and sit in the park and view.

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Re: RIAT 2011

Postby MOD » Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:33 pm

Dee wrote:Looking forward to seeing 558 but really really want to see my fave A10's again after all these years!! Years ago they used to terroise our village on pretend bombing missions!! :D


Dee see Military Aircraft topic. They were at RIAT only 2 years ago.

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Re: RIAT 2011

Postby Crew chief » Fri Jul 15, 2011 6:29 pm

Had a great day at Fairford's park and view today.From when we arrived at 10.30am until we left at 3.00pm it was none stop action.Highlights for me were the Typhoon, A10 but the best was the C27 Spartan,the pilot of that areoplane really does know how to please the crowd with loops and barrel rolls which were fantastic to watch :ymapplause: :ymapplause: :ymapplause: . XH558 turned up and did a practice display at Kemble???? which we could just see over in the distance but surely if they had done it over Fairford and then sent round some donation buckets they would of got thousands £££££££.


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Re: RIAT 2011

Postby Mayfly » Sat Jul 16, 2011 11:31 am

Pretty crap weather by all accounts - really p'ing it down...

..if it's any consolation I think it's pretty much all of the UK is the same at minute but there is hopes it will start to clear early afternoon.
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Re: RIAT 2011

Postby 350wedge » Sat Jul 16, 2011 4:14 pm

Mayfly wrote:Pretty crap weather by all accounts - really p'ing it down...

..if it's any consolation I think it's pretty much all of the UK is the same at minute but there is hopes it will start to clear early afternoon.


Chucked it down here this morning but now have bright blue skies and fluffy white clouds!! BBC radar showed a clear patch over Fairford this afternoon so fingers crossed for todays afternoon displays.

Tomorrow looks like rain pretty much solid all afternoon. I'll take a decision first thing in the morning I think although I reckon its pretty high odds I wont be going :(
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Re: RIAT 2011

Postby Mayfly » Sat Jul 16, 2011 4:29 pm

If you remember last year Tony we had the worst of the weather on the Sunday and the year before it p'd down all day Sunday too!!
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Re: RIAT 2011

Postby 350wedge » Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:30 pm

Mayfly wrote:If you remember last year Tony we had the worst of the weather on the Sunday and the year before it p'd down all day Sunday too!!


At least last year there were a few dry patches, not looking as good tomorrow. Year before the year before was nice. I even got sunburnt... :))

Anyone know what time the A-10 is displaying?? Trying to decide whether or not to go. Met check reckons 98% cloud and some rain. Not really ideal :(
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Re: RIAT 2011

Postby Olicat » Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:35 pm

Got there when it began to REALLY rain! It did so for about 2 hours then eased off.

The Dutch Apache did its display in the cloudy sky over Fairford, providing a few 'rotor swirls' (the condensation trail things at the ends of the blades)

After that the sun appeared!

The A-10 broke during the display ( we think he went too fast ) and had to land after only 3 passes :(

and then my camera decided that it doesn't like my Image Stabilizing lens and stopped working while displaying the message 'Err 01'

↑ mind you that was only on the last display (could've been way worse ;) )
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Re: RIAT 2011

Postby 350wedge » Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:39 pm

Hmm if the A-10 broke it may not be displaying tomorrow. Other than 558 thats the only thing I want to see :(
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Re: RIAT 2011

Postby Olicat » Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:48 pm

They have a spare ;)

+ they said they would display on Sunday :)
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Re: RIAT 2011

Postby 350wedge » Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:51 pm

Olicat wrote:They have a spare ;)

+ they said they would display on Sunday :)


What time did it display today? Or start to display?
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Re: RIAT 2011

Postby Olicat » Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:55 pm

Camera says 2:30 PM

But if you plan on going tomorrow it will almost certainly be a different time.

I would find our programme but it's a mess. (The rain got to it)
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Re: RIAT 2011

Postby 350wedge » Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:59 pm

Cool thanks. I think I'll make a decision in the morning. Looking like rain till early afternoon...hmmm
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Re: RIAT 2011

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Re: RIAT 2011

Postby Cluny » Sat Jul 16, 2011 11:10 pm

Bout sums it up ;)
Nice bumping into RLN this morning in the rain :)
More of the same tomorrow ;)

And one of my vids has uploaded at last \:D/
Shall start a thread if one hasn't already .
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Re: RIAT 2011

Postby Mayfly » Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:23 am

From what I read the A10 went tech on Friday during practice display too.
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