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Offline planenut

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R.A.F. 100 Aircraft Flypast
« on: April 21, 2018, 10:15:49 AM »
It is aimed to have one hundred aircraft in a flypast for a Royal Review over London on Tuesday the 10th July. the drawback with those sort of formations is the height and therefore sillouhettes of the aircraft. I shall already be ensconced in the area of RIAT so will miss that.
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Re: R.A.F. 100 Aircraft Flypast
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2018, 12:44:19 PM »
If we're lucky they'll do the same formation  on the Friday at RIAT.
Not holding my breath on that, though.
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Re: R.A.F. 100 Aircraft Flypast
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2018, 02:19:42 PM »
Difficult to set it up; those in Lincolnshire may be aware of various formation flights happening even now.
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Re: R.A.F. 100 Aircraft Flypast
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2018, 05:15:31 PM »
Did not think we had 100 aircraft left?

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Re: R.A.F. 100 Aircraft Flypast
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2018, 09:58:22 AM »
With the few of us left on this forum I actually doubted we'd get that comment.

The Royal Air Force has seventy plus strike aircraft, with over one hundred other strike aircraft being "available", so little imagination needed to assess the chances of achieving the numbers - the organization is another matter. There are over one hundred and fifty Hawks, then with transport and helicopters that gives us the possibility of "one hundred", and don't forget the Red Arrows can put up at least twelve.
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Re: R.A.F. 100 Aircraft Flypast
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2018, 05:38:43 PM »
Not quite a thousand bomber raid then!

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Re: R.A.F. 100 Aircraft Flypast
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2018, 05:44:25 PM »
The BBMF will contribute at least a slack handful?

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Re: R.A.F. 100 Aircraft Flypast
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2018, 05:44:30 PM »
speaking of the BBMF .. PDA granted for all EXCEPT the C47 owing to a malfunction today .. they're hoping to get the PDA granted Tomorrow in Time for Trenchard formation (Spit/Huri/Lanc/Dak) ..

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Re: R.A.F. 100 Aircraft Flypast
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2018, 09:59:58 AM »
With the few of us left on this forum I actually doubted we'd get that comment.

The Royal Air Force has seventy plus strike aircraft, with over one hundred other strike aircraft being "available", so little imagination needed to assess the chances of achieving the numbers - the organization is another matter. There are over one hundred and fifty Hawks, then with transport and helicopters that gives us the possibility of "one hundred", and don't forget the Red Arrows can put up at least twelve.
Knock off the ones which are unavailable due to being deployed overseas, on task/standby, down for maintenance, or not allowed to fly over London.....how many does that leave....?
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Re: R.A.F. 100 Aircraft Flypast
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2018, 11:40:07 AM »
With the few of us left on this forum I actually doubted we'd get that comment.


Not quite the same as the Queen's Silver Jubilee.  I've seen a list somewhere, I seem to remember around that number of DIFFERENT aircraft, and only one not designed and/or built in Britain.

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Re: R.A.F. 100 Aircraft Flypast
« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2018, 12:03:22 PM »
wonder if with the way things are going there will be a formation of drones

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Re: R.A.F. 100 Aircraft Flypast
« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2018, 03:03:53 PM »
wonder if with the way things are going there will be a formation of drones
Ah, that'll explain this NOTAM :
 B) FROM: 18/04/17 15:00
C) TO: 18/04/29 17:00

E) TEMPO DANGER AREA (TDA) ESTABLISHED (EG D198B). WI AREA BOUNDED BY 512336N 0034018W - 512506N 0032534W - 512235N 0032521W - 512108N 0033112W - 512000N 0033707W - 512336N 0034018W (BRISTOL CHANNEL, VCY ST ATHAN) BEYOND VISUAL LINE OF SIGHT UAS OPERATIONS CONTAINED WHOLLY WITHIN THE TDA.


Practice displays for the flypast... >:D
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