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Would seem that a RIAT move is possibly in the offing.

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Would seem that a RIAT move is possibly in the offing.

Old 14th Jul 2008, 21:11
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Would seem that a RIAT move is possibly in the offing.

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BBC NEWS | England | Gloucestershire | Air show may transfer to new home

Now where could they move it? Somewhere the weather this time of year is warm, there is a considerable amount of Aircraft deployed and the sun is often shining....

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The role demo would be outstanding!
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Ermm ISK? +22, dry and sunny all weekend
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Ermm ISK? +22, dry and sunny all weekend
I think Musa Qala would be a better option.

The locals are friendlier and easier to understand. It's also easier to get to.
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I think Musa Qala would be a better option.

The locals are friendlier and easier to understand. It's also easier to get to.
You are obviousley below the Watford gap so I will say one thing , go ramm it up yer pie hole ya poof , I take offence to that
 
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It was a damn good show for 2 years at boscombe down
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Is this just not a case of "tactical arm twisting" by TP to get the yanks to allow car parking on base during RIAT??.
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Originally Posted by billynospares
It was a damn good show for 2 years at Boscombe Down
Agreed.....best venue since the Greenham days from a visiters point of view.
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Applying Service logic..............there is only one place they could move to;

St Mawgan..................
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Cottesmore was very good and easier to get to
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What about somewhere near the M25? That's a brilliant car park!
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I hear that RIAT were interested in taking over Yeovilton Air Day a couple of years ago. Perhaps the interest may be rekindled?
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I hear that RIAT were interested in taking over Yeovilton Air Day a couple of years ago. Perhaps the interest may be rekindled?

Perhaps AHA could sell the contract to them

Boscombe would get my vote, right beside a main trunk road, not too far from VL, however as mentioned above, is this a ploy to get on base parking back or do the USAFE really want RIAT off to pastures new.
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Boscombe would get my vote, right beside a main trunk road, not too far from VL, however as mentioned above, is this a ploy to get on base parking back or do the USAFE really want RIAT off to pastures new.
It would get my vote too, but out of interest what benefit does the USAFE have from hosting the RIAT at Fairford ? PR ? Financial ?


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Duxford is next to the M11
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Duxford is next to the M11
And the runway is exactly half the length of Fairfords's - just 1500m. The M11 goes through the E end of the original runway, and the Concorde at the museum had to be flown in before the M11 was built in August 1977.

You'd need a lot more than 1500m to stage RIAT.
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Wilson Airport, Nairobi - perfect, good wx, low traffic and you can hold in the Rift Valley.

Closer to home - Boscombe was good, straight off the A303 and you are in.
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My vote is still St Mawgan, with its International Airport, improved A30 links, endless accommodation (if you like caravans), great food, (if you like overpriced Fish Restaurants and Pasties) and a whole county of pointyheads that would willingly attend to see the bright shiny things.

Excellent weather at all times too.
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