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  • Who's doing RIAT Fairford this year?

    Hello everyone!

    The Malta Spotters will be back in the UK, this time we will be doing Heathrow, Fairford, Gatwick, London City, RAF Hendon and Duxford in an aviation tour to end all aviation tours!

    Now to get to the point, is anyone staying at the Express Holiday Inn near the Bromsgrove roundabout?

    We're organising a mini-coach from the hotel to the airshow from Thursday till Monday, and we do have some seats vacant. We leave at 07:00 daily and leave back when the gates close.

    So, if anyone wants to save him/herself the hassle of driving to the airshow and back, with all the traffic, you are welcome to pitch in and join us.

    If anyone would like to know more, email me on [email protected]

    Cheers,

    Mark


  • #2
    I'll be at Fairford, but I'll be driving up from Southampton with any luck.

    Be nice to see you there though.

    Andy

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    • #3
      It will be a pleasure to see you there! I'm thinking of having a Maltese flag on me rucksack, or something of the sort - either that or I'll wear something like my red beret!

      We're going to be tere from Thursday till Monday, so we will be more than please to meet any JP'netters who will be around!

      And if anyone will be staying at another place along the way, we'll be pleased to arrange a pickup!

      Cheers,

      Mark

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      • #4
        I'll be there from Tuesday to Monday. Staying on the Kempsford Campsite on the southern boundary of the base. If anyone else is on there, i'll be on the back field at the far end, with a St George Flag with K H F C in the 4 corners.

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        • #5
          I always stay in Burford, probably one of the most idyllic villages in England (and yes, the Polish infiltration has started even there with various bar and restaurant staff!

          Not sure if I`m going this year though, will be a last minute decision I think.

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          • #6
            I'll be there too. Can anyone of the locals provide me with detail about campgrounds near the base please!?

            Looking forward to the show...and driving on the left side of the road
            greetings,
            Philip
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            • #7
              By the way: here is the first info on participants:

              - USAF Thunderbirds Demo Team (Flying)
              - USAF Boeing C-17 (Support) (Static)
              - USAF F-15E Eagle (LN?) (Flying)
              - USAF F-117 Nighthawk (Flying + Static)
              - USAF B-1B Lancer (unknown)
              - USAF B-52 (unknown)
              - Canadian AF CF-18 Demo (Flying)
              - Canadian AF CC-150 (Static)
              - Spanish AF Patrulla Aguila (Flying)
              - Belgian AF F-16 Demo (Flying)
              - Belgian AF Sea King (Static)
              - Belgian AF Marchetti (Static)
              - Swedish AF Saab JAS 39 Gripen (Flying)
              - Swiss AF F/A-18 Hornet (Flying)
              - Brazilian AF Embraer R-99 (Static)
              - Brazilian AF C-130 Hercules (Static)
              - Greece AF C-130 Hercules (Static)
              - Greece AF A-7 (Static)
              - UK AF Red Arrows Demo (Flying)
              - Jordanian AF Royal Jordanian Falcons (Flying)
              - Jordanian AF C-130 Hercules (Support) (Static)

              - Civilian Spitfire PR19 (Rolls Royce) (Flying)
              - Civilian Robinson R44 (Alan Smith) (Visitor)
              - Civilian Vampire T11 (Static)

              There are also unconfirmed messages around stating the presence of
              Indian Air Force Sukhoi SU-30s at RIAT.

              Now that would be a highlight...although it sounds too good to be true.
              I certainly hope to see some Russian stuff there this year.
              Last edited by philip; 2007-03-03, 23:11.
              greetings,
              Philip
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              • #8
                I'll be there on Saturday and Sunday, staying at Kempsford campsite...
                http://ovp.fi

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Olli Vainio
                  I'll be there on Saturday and Sunday, staying at Kempsford campsite...
                  Where exactly is that campsite and how much is it to stay there. Due to financial reasons I'd like to camp as well
                  greetings,
                  Philip
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by philip
                    Where exactly is that campsite and how much is it to stay there. Due to financial reasons I'd like to camp as well
                    http://www.airshowcamping.co.uk/Front%20page.htm
                    http://ovp.fi

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                    • #11
                      And let's not forget the Vulcan!!!!

                      Any other takers?

                      Mark

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by MaltaAirSpotter
                        And let's not forget the Vulcan!!!!

                        Any other takers?

                        Mark
                        Im not holding my breath for it. It will be nice if it does but i am a bit sceptical.

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                        • #13
                          After last year, I wasn't going to bother. But with an advance ticket being 9 cheaper than on the day i couldn't say no. Coupled with my forthcoming move to Southampton I just couldn't resist.

                          I just hope that there are some gems there this year as I feel over the past few years the quality of participants has gone down.

                          I must try and get some display shots that actually turn out this time too!

                          Andy

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                          • #14
                            Andy, you can pick me up on the way past London

                            Shots that turn out! You know what the answer is!
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                            • #15
                              If anyone wants a lift from London, we've got coaches booked as follows:

                              11th (evening) - Heathrow to Fairford
                              12th - Hotel to Show and back
                              13th - Hotel to Show and back
                              14th - Hotel to Show and back
                              15th - Hotel to Show and back
                              16th - Hotel to Show, then evening back to London near Earl's Court

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