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by Adam
Sat Nov 07, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: 2020 Airshows/Fly-Ins/Exercises/Events - Discussion and Photos
Topic: 2020 airshow season highlights
Replies: 4
Views: 794

2020 airshow season highlights

As we come towards the end of the airshow season, I usually start a "top 5" thread on here for people to share their best few photos, videos and memories from the airshow season. In this strange year, we've all seen much less flying action than we usually would, but equally, the few events...
by Adam
Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: 2021 Airshows/Fly-Ins/Exercises/Events - Discussion and Photos
Topic: Radom Air Show 2021
Replies: 3
Views: 1010

Re: Radom Air Show 2021

Not hugely surprising but it doesn't look like the airport will be ready in time for an airshow next year. Although work on the runway itself is almost complete, other essential infrastructure like the drainage system will not be complete until June 2022, and the airport will not be ready for full o...
by Adam
Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: 2021 Airshows/Fly-Ins/Exercises/Events - Discussion and Photos
Topic: Flying Legends Airshow 2021
Replies: 5
Views: 1280

Re: Flying Legends Airshow 2021 - (Location TBD)

The airshow poster teases the very exciting prospect of a curved crowdline - what a great addition to the show that would be! The showground looks to be a similar size to that of the Sywell Airshows of old, which had a capacity of 10,000 spectators per day (down from 25,000+ at Duxford) so I imagine...
by Adam
Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: General Airshow Discussion
Topic: Black Eagles new display profile
Replies: 1
Views: 524

Black Eagles new display profile

The Black Eagles, who were my favourite of the big jet aerobatic teams even before the pandemic, have used the lack of airshows this summer to totally revamp their display routine. It's the first time they've changed things up in around a decade and I think it's fair to say they've added some stunni...
by Adam
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: General Airshow Discussion
Topic: What's The Future Like For The RAF Red Arrows
Replies: 12
Views: 2148

Re: What's The Future Like For The RAF Red Arrows

Indeed - and note that it wears a Patrulla Aguila paint scheme, rather than the standard Academia General Del Aire scheme worn by non-Aguila C-101s and T-35s. As there are just 24 PC-21s on order, I imagine they will all be used as regular trainers, some or all of which wll be pulled out for display...
by Adam
Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: General Airshow Discussion
Topic: What's The Future Like For The RAF Red Arrows
Replies: 12
Views: 2148

Re: What's The Future Like For The RAF Red Arrows

Putting aside the fact that, even for a company with more experience in this field than Airbus has, taking new advanced jet trainer from a vague concept to an in-service aircraft within seven years is insanely ambitious, the PC-21 has already been selected to equip Patrulla Aguila, according to a fl...
by Adam
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: 2021 Airshow Performer Info and Schedules
Topic: French Air Force Rafale Tactical Displays 2021
Replies: 3
Views: 1204

Re: French Air Force Rafale Tactical Displays 2021

Remember this isn't really a "new" act - it all falls under the Rafale Tactical Display umbrella, so it's mainly a continuation of a 2019 display but with a few tweaks and new names. Aside from the model of Rafale they fly, the defunct Rogues Victor, along with the "new" Bravo Va...
by Adam
Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: 2021 Airshow Performer Info and Schedules
Topic: French Air Force Rafale Tactical Displays 2021
Replies: 3
Views: 1204

French Air Force Rafale Tactical Displays 2021

There's recently been some clarity on the French Air & Space Force's plan for the Rafale Tactical Demonstration teams in 2021. The Rafale Tactical Display was set up in 2019 to replace Couteau Delta, with displays coming from 30 Squadron at Mont-de-Marsan under the name Rogues Victor. 4 Squadron...
by Adam
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: General Airshow Discussion
Topic: World Championship Air Race
Replies: 2
Views: 1230

Re: World Championship Air Race

A big website update recently, with lots more information: The first series is now expected to start in Q4 2021 All 14 race teams from the 2019 RBAR Masterclass have registered their interest, as well as new teams formed of Challenger Class pilots. Lots of familiar names are involved in the organisa...
by Adam
Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: 2020 Airshows/Fly-Ins/Exercises/Events - Discussion and Photos
Topic: Shuttleworth Collection de Havilland Centenary 'Drive-In' Airshow - 27th September
Replies: 1
Views: 466

Re: Shuttleworth Collection de Havilland Centenary 'Drive-In' Airshow - 27th September

The aircraft that most catches my eye here is the Aeronca Champ! Looks to be flying at some quite dramatic attitudes and bank angles at fairly low level, especially photo no.8. Was it as gusty a display as it looks? One I shall keep an eye out for in future, if so.