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Red Arrows - worth the effort now?

Old 13th Aug 2019, 19:58
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I was quite surprised that Red 3 this season is a pilot with TUI flying B737 out of Cardiff. 😜
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Old 13th Aug 2019, 20:36
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Saw them last year at Sunderland and I havd to say that after a lacklustre airshow with many aircraft way out to sea the reds display was excellent.
Watching them come in head first, rolling around each other for the Tornado was an amazing sight.
I do though, suspect their future is entirely determined by the life of their Hawks.
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Old 13th Aug 2019, 20:41
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Originally Posted by DON T View Post
I was quite surprised that Red 3 this season is a pilot with TUI flying B737 out of Cardiff. 😜
Was a pilot for TUI, he retired from the RAF at the end of last season, joined TUI, did a couple of months then returned for this year as Red 3 broke his leg... He'll be back on the ALiccante run in November...
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Old 15th Aug 2019, 11:08
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Originally Posted by Avtur View Post
Saw the Red Arrows in Halifax, NS on Sunday at the start of their North American tour. Not the full display, presumably due to the location, but nice to see them nevertheless. Was bemused however by the "support" peeps trying to market RAF engineering (and some bird marketing Wales). Not sure of the purpose behind that. Anyway, I hope they manage to drum up some post Brexit business, and have a safe and successful tour. The cynic in me did wonder how much this tour is costing the UK tax payer, and whether they will get a good return for their "investment", particularly as funding for the front line continues to be limited.
One of the Reds objectives is to promote British industry, so it's probably part of their annual budget from Whitehall as they do take occasional tours in an easterly direction too.
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Old 15th Aug 2019, 14:56
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Originally Posted by lightbluefootprint View Post
One of the Reds objectives is to promote British industry, so it's probably part of their annual budget from Whitehall as they do take occasional tours in an easterly direction too.
One major, one minor, one 'at home' is the rotation. Majors were/are: Far East 2016, USA/Canada 2019; Minor was Middle East & Pakistan 2017; At Home was RAF 100 2018. Next year should see a 'minor' tour if the pattern follows tradition.
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Old 15th Aug 2019, 16:23
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Originally Posted by Roland Pulfrew View Post
Next year should see a 'minor' tour if the pattern follows tradition.
Greece next year then....
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Old 15th Aug 2019, 22:05
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Greece next year then....
Well I laughed!
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Old 16th Aug 2019, 07:14
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Greece next year then....
Well I laughed!
Indeed - although it took a few seconds...
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Old 16th Aug 2019, 08:02
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[COLOR=left=#000000]Greece next year then.... [/COLOR]
That is awful!!! … and you owe me a keyboard
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Old 17th Aug 2019, 02:51
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They are still great but Id probably replace them with a typhoon 3 ship....so as a potential recruitment tool, you are actually looking at what you are aspire too.
Would that be cheaper or have I just spent even more ?
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