RIAT 13-15 July 2018 OFF-TOPIC

ImageSocial talk and other non-aviation topics including photos. Note this a FUN area!

Forum rules
Image
Flightech
Posts: 22
Joined: 31 May 2018, 16:14

Re: RIAT 13-15 July 2018

Post by Flightech »

I heard from different websites that the RAC are bringing their latest Lockheed Martin F35b Lightning
for the flying display. Anyone heard anything about this as there's nothing in the RIAT site.

39 days to go, we need more flying rather than static planes!
User avatar
mirage 69
Scramble Addict
Scramble Addict
Posts: 1490
Joined: 09 Sep 2002, 22:10
Type of spotter: F3
Subscriber Scramble Magazine: yes
Location: Enschede

Re: RIAT 13-15 July 2018

Post by mirage 69 »

what I've heard on Spang is that they will be in Europe for 2 months and will attend RIAT with 2 birds ( static)
Hope you're right Guinnes
Flightech
Posts: 22
Joined: 31 May 2018, 16:14

Re: RIAT 13-15 July 2018

Post by Flightech »

Wondering as it's only 5 weeks till RIAT are most of the aircraft they're going to confirm be all static. Haven't seen any flying fighter jets for a while.
User avatar
SquAdmin
Scramble Master
Scramble Master
Posts: 3615
Joined: 21 Feb 2003, 11:04
Location: C a/d Y

Re: RIAT 13-15 July 2018

Post by SquAdmin »

Well, this week a CV-22 was added to the flying display.
Greetz,

Patrick
BrizeWatcher
Scramble Junior
Scramble Junior
Posts: 181
Joined: 10 Jan 2016, 00:18

Re: RIAT 2018

Post by BrizeWatcher »

Guinness wrote:a little info: Malaysia, Japan, Singapore, Canada and UAE will attend with aircraft.
Anymore on this? Leaving it a bit late in the day now.
OscarM
Scramble Senior
Scramble Senior
Posts: 299
Joined: 05 Jan 2004, 09:41

Re: RIAT 13-15 July 2018

Post by OscarM »

Yes indeed. It's only 4 weeks now so if these countries are participating they all take a long time to confirm to RAIT HQ. Or this message from months ago was a little premature. But, still 4 weeks so maybe some more really good news to come.

(Except for Canada of course)
Flightech
Posts: 22
Joined: 31 May 2018, 16:14

Re: RIAT 13-15 July 2018

Post by Flightech »

Riat said they're forecasting a lightning aircraft yesterday . I presume it'll be a f35 b lightning. I'm not sure if this the same plane for the Heritage flight, that news was 4 months ago.
BrizeWatcher
Scramble Junior
Scramble Junior
Posts: 181
Joined: 10 Jan 2016, 00:18

Re: RIAT 13-15 July 2018

Post by BrizeWatcher »

USAF Heritage Flight will involve an F-35A, presume we'll see confirmation of the RAF F-35B today!
BrizeWatcher
Scramble Junior
Scramble Junior
Posts: 181
Joined: 10 Jan 2016, 00:18

Re: RIAT 13-15 July 2018

Post by BrizeWatcher »

For those hoping for 107th FS A-10s, they're returning to CONUS tomorrow sadly.
OscarM
Scramble Senior
Scramble Senior
Posts: 299
Joined: 05 Jan 2004, 09:41

Re: RIAT 13-15 July 2018

Post by OscarM »

NOOOOOO!!! :x :(
Flightech
Posts: 22
Joined: 31 May 2018, 16:14

Re: RIAT 13-15 July 2018

Post by Flightech »

Hanks for that. Should be an awesome show.

Out of interest where did you get info that the RAF are doing a flight display with the F35B Lightning II as there's nothing on the RIAT site?

Is the USAF flight heritage team using just the 1 F35 A
Flightech
Posts: 22
Joined: 31 May 2018, 16:14

Re: RIAT 2018

Post by Flightech »

BrizeWatcher wrote:
Guinness wrote:a little info: Malaysia, Japan, Singapore, Canada and UAE will attend with aircraft.
Anymore on this? Leaving it a bit late in the day now.
I think they have to confirm earlier if they are doing flying display... Which hopefully they will be... Fingers crossed
BrizeWatcher
Scramble Junior
Scramble Junior
Posts: 181
Joined: 10 Jan 2016, 00:18

Re: RIAT 13-15 July 2018

Post by BrizeWatcher »

Flightech wrote:Hanks for that. Should be an awesome show.

Out of interest where did you get info that the RAF are doing a flight display with the F35B Lightning II as there's nothing on the RIAT site?

Is the USAF flight heritage team using just the 1 F35 A
No worries, glad it helped.

Was mentioned on the RIAT site, can't seem to find it now so removed from the list until it's confirmed.

USAF Heritage Flight will be an F-35A & P-51D Mustang!
User avatar
Coast
Scramble Junior
Scramble Junior
Posts: 171
Joined: 11 Oct 2006, 20:47

Re: RIAT 13-15 July 2018

Post by Coast »

Is that Meteor still operational? Cool!
User avatar
frank kramer
Scramble Master
Scramble Master
Posts: 3917
Joined: 28 Jun 2003, 21:58
Location: het kan in Almere

Re: RIAT 13-15 July 2018

Post by frank kramer »

Yes it is. The downside is, it has a civil registration these days...
Frank Kramer

Always going forward... still can't find reverse!
Post Reply