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14th Jul 2018, 13:34
Check out the typhoon "100" formation at 9:14!


Capn Bloggs
14th Jul 2018, 13:44
Never wear a broad-brimmed hat to an airshow.

Where's the blimp??

14th Jul 2018, 16:37
Never wear a broad-brimmed hat to an airshow.

Unless you are Bob Hoover. :ok:

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15th Jul 2018, 11:42
Well over 50 per cent of the aircraft were made up of training and world war two vintage aircraft and helicopters. A very sad reflection on the present day RAF. With respect I do not think Bob Hoover relevant to the RAF flypast after all the US decided to come in at half-time in WW2!

15th Jul 2018, 13:11
compton3bravo (#4),
after all the US decided to come in at half-time in WW2!
Not sure about "decided". As I recall, Hitler declared war on the US on 11th December, 1941, to fulfil his obligation under the Tripartite Pact (between the three Axis Powers). Roosevelt was "pitchforked" into War whether he liked it or not..

Churchill recorded that: "he slept the sleep of the saved and thankful".

I was out there, training under the "Arnold" Scheme, at the time, and well remember the shock to the American populace.

15th Jul 2018, 15:26
Wonder if the RAF used up its entire fuel budget for the remainder of 2018 with that flypast 🤔

" sorry lads, you'll have to walk... We used all the fuel on queenie last month "

15th Jul 2018, 18:57
At least RAF get their colors right.
What is colorblind in french?
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And glad to see that French Air Force also promotes SLOP, shouldn’t be to hard, straighter then the Champs Élysée it won’t get ;)
(sorry for thread drift)

15th Jul 2018, 19:55
What is colorblind in french?daltonien(ne), i.e. suffering from daltonisme, after the colour-blind English researcher John Dalton.